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August 11th, 2011

Jo Co to Host Public Hearing on Animal Regulations

The Johnson County Commissioners will have a public hearing to let citizens voice their support and/or concerns over the proposed County Animal Regulations that are currently being discussed for possible implementation by the county.

Jo Co Signs Water Rights Agreement for Steerhead Ranch

The Steerhead Ranch made a request of a number of water rights holders upstream from them, including Johnson County, to allow them to move their water rights to divert water for irrigation.

Thursday Farmer's Market

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Shoppers at Thursday's Farmer's Market

The market in Sheridan remains steady, that is, the Farmer's Market. Held each Thursday at the Whitney Commons across from the library, all sorts of goodies can be found from jewelry to artwork, purses, and baked goods. And let's not forget the vegetables.

Few Details Yet in ATV Accident on Champion Drive

According to Rocky Mountain Ambulance Co-owner Marc Ketcham, RMA responded to a three person single-ATV accident on Champion Drive in Sheridan at around 11 am on Thursday.

USDA Pays $22M to Protect Wyo Sage Grouse Habitat

Female Sage Grouse in the Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming. She had eight or nine chicks scattered in the sagebrush around her. (Photo courtesy Dave Oyen, CC)

CHEYENNE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $22 million to encourage ranchers and farmers to conserve habitat for sage grouse in Wyoming. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new funding Thursday.

August 10th

Hospital Board Presented with Solid 2010 Financial Year End Report

The finance committee presented another successful fiscal year – posting a net income of about $3.2 million - for Sheridan Memorial Hospital to the board during their meeting on Wednesday.

SAWS Approves Cost Sharing Agreement With City

SAWS Administrator and Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a cost sharing agreement with the City of Sheridan at their monthly meeting Wednesday. The agreement is to enter into a contract with States West Water Resources Corporation to work with SAWS and the U.S.

Diabetes Dirt Duathlon is Saturday

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The Diabetes Dirt Duathlon is Saturday. (Image Courtesy of Sheridan Memorial Hospital)

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Diabetes Dirt Duathlon is this Saturday,which benefits the local diabetes test strip assistance program that provides glucose meters and test strips to low income and uninsured residents with diabetes.

Jo Co Approves Connelly as Agent for Federal Funds

Johnson County Commission

Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connelly was approved by the commissioners to act as the county's agent for receiving Federal emergency assistance funds.

Recycling Center to be Razed This Week

The old Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Center scheduled to be demolished this week.

The old Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Center on Fetterman Street is scheduled to be demolished this week, to make room for the county's courtroom facility addition to the justice center.