Buffalo

The Johnson County Commissioners held a work session Tuesday, focusing mainly on budgets submitted by department heads.

Tuesday morning the commissioners discussed the budgets of Treasurer Carla Faircloth, Sheriff Steve Kozisek and Planner Rob Yingling.

The three-day Memorial Day Weekend Buffalo Lion's Club Lake DeSmet Fishing Derby wrapped up on Monday, and was a big success again in this, it's 30th year, according to Lion's Club Chairman Keith Neustel.

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.

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