Buffalo

The Special Purpose One-Cent Sales Tax in Johnson County that was added for the library expansion project will expire on December 31st of this year, after the county collected the amount needed to pay for the project.

The Christmas snow storm that hit northeast Wyoming over the weekend and into early Monday blanketed the area in a lot of snow and closed roads throughout the corner of the state, but mid-day Monday saw residents and visitors alike pitching in to begin digging out, getting the roads open and getting life at least somewhat back to normal.

All roads in the northeast quarter of Wyoming, including Interstate 90, were reported open by late Monday morning and early Monday afternoon.

Next week, the Council for the Bighorn Range is providing public workshops in Buffalo and Sheridan regarding the proposed Wyoming Constitutional amendment on the transfer of management or title of public lands.

The search for a new administrator/CEO for the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo appears to be close to finished, pending acceptance of a counter offer from the candidate, according to current administrator Sandy Ward.

Buffalo Chamber of Commerce CEO Angela Fox has announced that the publisher of True West Magazine recently shared with her that the town of Buffalo had received some recognition from the publication.

During the last regular city council meeting of the year, Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson took the time to publicly thank the outgoing council members Bill Hawley, Dave Long and the late Russ Humphrey, for choosing to commit to serve the public in that capacity.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, during his report to the city council this week, said recent alcohol compliance checks by his officers yielded only one sale to a minor, which he called a “great accomplishment” compared to when they began doing the checks just a few years ago.

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