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January 20th, 2016

Conservation Easement Land Transfer Closer To Complete

The Meadow Wood Ranch Conservation Easement held by Johnson County will soon be transferred to and overseen by the Wyoming Stockgrowers Land Trust if the last few pieces of the puzzle fall into place, according to County Deputy Attorney Barry Crago, who updated the county commissioners on the issue at their meeting this week.

Madden, Kinskey: State Needs To Tighten Belt

State Representative Mike Madden and State Senator Dave Kinskey spoke at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Wednesday, telling those in attendance that tough times are coming for the state, but by tightening belts and working together the state should pull through the economic problems on the horizon.

Two Concerns Found, Otherwise Clean Audit For Buffalo

Two minor issues were found in the annual audit for the City of Buffalo, and Auditor Tracey Jelly, with Cloud Peak Accounting of Buffalo, explained what they were and how the city can correct them.

Johnson County Amends Budget For Homeland Security Grant

Johnson County's Commissioners have amended their current budget for FY 2015-16 to accommodate a Homeland Security Grant for the county's Emergency Management Office.

Commission Oks Funding for Airport Wildlife Fence, Annexes More Private Properties Into County Fire Districts

UPDATE: The Sheridan County Commission approved both a federal and state grant to help fund replacement of a wildlife fence on the county airport grounds in Sheridan, during Tuesday morning’s meeting, and continue to annex private parcels of land into county fire districts.

Commission Continues County Fire District Annex Effort

As reported earlier, more private property parcels were annexed into Sheridan County Fire Districts Tuesday in Big Horn, Clearmont and Sheridan Area Rural.

County Approves Logging Contract for Story Fuel Break

A 16-acre fuel break for Story and fuels treatment project will move forward, now that the Sheridan County Commission has accepted a bid from JL and Sons Logging.

January 19th

Low Rail Transportation Demand Keeps 150 Locomotives Idle

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad officials say they are keeping about 150 locomotives and rail engines stored near Gillette because of decreased demand.

Community Forum on Medicaid Expansion

The panel at Tuesday night's Medicaid expansion forum in at the Sheridan Fulmer Library. From left to right: Attorney Kim Cannon, Sheridan Health Center Director Wendy Ongaro and Kennon Products Inc. President Ron Kensey. (Photo Ron Richter ©)

A community forum regarding Medicaid expansion in Wyoming was held at the Library in Sheridan Tuesday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter hasthe story.

Senator Kinskey Weighs In on Medicaid Expansion

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State Senator Dave Kinskey of Sheridan (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Governor Matt Mead’s budget proposal for the biennium calls for legislators to expand Medicaid to cover more than 20,000 state residents who cannot afford health insurance. The Legislature has been apprehensive of buying into the plan that is part of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act.