Buffalo

Priscilla Welles, with the Vision Buffalo Commission, has been working toward getting Buffalo its first dog park, and has spent the last few months researching possible sites and speaking with the city council on the feasibility of each.

Now that Christmas has come, the gifts are all opened and the mounds of paper, plastic, cardboard and other waste has piled up, it is time to figure out what to do with all of the unwanted material.

As part of a bird count being conducted nationwide, the Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is asking for volunteers to help with the 2014 Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. It'll be held on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Powder River Conservation District (PRCD), out of Kaycee, came before the Johnson County Commissioners at last week's meeting, to give their annual report on their accomplishments this year and plans for the new year.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, during his report to the city council, said he was sending officers to Colorado to pick up the department's newest patrol car. He expected the car to be in the normal vehicle rotation this week.

Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock's office released a statement last Saturday, giving his thoughts on Michael Lindstrom being found guilty on numerous counts in his trial last week.

The annual contract between the county and Wyoming Game and Fish to provide maintenance on the boat ramps and restrooms at the Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area was tabled until January, to give Deputy County Attorney Barry Crago more time to discuss some wording changes in the contract with the Game and Fish.

The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, approved a request from City Works Director Les Hook for final payment to Barnum Construction after they completed work on a campground west of town connected to the west pipeline project.

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