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December 26th

Farmers First to Peer Over Fiscal Cliff

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Several months ago, farmers were the first to see what’s over the so-called fiscal cliff of budget cuts and tax hikes. That’s when the Farm Bill expired, leaving many agriculture programs without funding, including conservation titles, rural development and beginning farmer initiatives.

December 26th

City Council Updated On Cemetery Road Pathway Grant

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council go an update from City Planner Zach Montgomery on the Cemetery Road Pathway Project.

Buffalo Building Inspector Educates Contractors

As the City of Buffalo has been adopting new building code standards over the last few months, City Building Inspector Toby Rhoades has been holding meetings to give local contractors an opportunity to learn what regulations and standards have changed with the adoption of the IBC 2012 codes.

Johnson County Year In Review 2012: January-March

Over the next few days we will review the top stories that happened in Johnson County in 2012.

Today we will start the year in review by looking at the top stories from January through March.

UW Offers New Degree to Train Professional Landmen

UW Offers New Degree to Train Professional Landmen (Stock photo)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming is offering a new undergraduate program in professional land management.

UW's program is one of just seven in North America accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Coalition Seeks to Change the Filibuster Rules

Coalition Seeks to Change the Filibuster Rules

A major push is underway to change the rules of the U.S. Senate, particularly as it relates to the use of the filibuster.

Bighorn National Forest Hiring for Summer Seasonal Positions

The Bighorn National Forest is hiring for temporary/seasonal work for the coming summer season. (A list of available positions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn)

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest recently announced they're looking to fill a wide range of summer positions. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Judge Merges Suits Challenging Wyoming Wolf Plan

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Judge Merges Suits Challenging Wyoming Wolf Plan (Stock photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge in Washington D.C. has merged two lawsuits filed by coalitions of environmental groups challenging the federal government's recent transfer of wolf management authority to the state of Wyoming.

2012 On Track to Be Wyoming's Driest in 118 years

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A year ago, all parts of Wyoming were free of drought. Now, 2012 is on track to be the driest in Wyoming in 118 years after a dry spring and summer. The latest U.S.

Governor, Delegation Want Public in on Forest Merger

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead and the state's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Forest Service to involve the public on the possibility of merging the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton national forests. The agency has been undertaking an internal study of the idea.