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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead was in Jackson Friday, where he helped announce the agreement between Plains Exploration and Production Company and the Trust for Public Land to sell its oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of land in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range.

The area closure surrounding the Gilead Fire has been lifted, as have Stage I fire restrictions.

Forest supervisor Bill Bass stated, “We’d like to thank the public for their understanding and cooperation since the restrictions were imposed.”

A nationally operating atheist group has plans to start a Wyoming chapter this month to help citizens to organize and lobby lawmakers for stronger separation of religion and legislation.

A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project in northwest Wyoming by buying out a vast area of mineral leases inside Bridger-Teton National Forest.

At their meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners ratified the Certificate Of Substantial Completion for the new Judicial Center building.

The Johnson County Library has been recognized for a program they began last year for elementary school kids in Johnson County.

Book Buddies is a program where adults from the community volunteer their time and read to area kids.

Johnson County's Commissioners, at their meeting this week, discussed the possible purchase of a man-lift for maintenance and cleaning of the new Judicial/Justice Center complex.

In a media release from the Governors office, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead states he is looking forward to the Wyoming Broadband Summit, which is to take place in Cheyenne on October 23. The purpose of the Summit is to showcase how broadband contributes to a better future.

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