Buffalo

The reason for this weekend's Holiday, Memorial Day, was observed Monday during the annual Observances held downtown and at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo.

Buffalo's other major event this weekend, along with the Memorial Day Services and the high school rodeo, was the annual Lake DeSmet Lion's Club Fishing Derby.

The event featured over $50,000 in cash and prizes available to win over the three days of the long weekend.

The Buffalo City Council voted to forgive liens against the Occidental Hotel property stemming from CDBG grants that were awarded to them a number of years ago for economic development at the property.

At their last meeting thew Buffalo City Council approved a number of catering and open container permit requests.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in Sheridan, Campbell and Cook Counties, which is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected in southeast Montana and north-central Wyoming.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder gave his report to the Buffalo City Council this week, saying graduation week went well, with no incidents reported that involved any of the graduates from the Class of 2013.

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners appointed an interim Fire Warden for the County, appointing Powder River Fire District Chief Stave Haines to the position.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council accepted a bid to construct a picnic shelter in Washington Park near the outdoor pool.

Sweckard Construction of Laramie gave the lone bid on the project at $47,517.

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