Buffalo

Miguel Bustillo, Deputy Dallas Bureau Chief with the Wall Street Journal, is in Buffalo this week, researching the Cowboy Carousel, its history here and the push to get the local treasure a new home, get it repaired and open again for the public to enjoy.

At a special meeting called by the Johnson County Commissioners Thursday morning, County Assessor Cindy Rogers asked for the voucher submitted for legal fees to be returned to her, and that the county not pay those fees.

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council heard from City/County Engineer Wayne Hill on the status of projects he is overseeing and working on.

Richard Wilkerson entered a plea of “not guilty” in his arraignment hearing in Johnson County District Court Wednesday afternoon to the charge of second degree murder, stemming from the death of 45 year-old Brian Newman in a Buffalo bar earlier this year.

At their regular meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees got updates from District Business Manager Matt Ramey on the new school crossing signs on South Main Street and the status of construction at the new Cloud Peak School.

Governor Matt Mead announced Tuesday he's seeking input on the Cowboy State's energy strategy going forward. Mead said he hopes the strategy will show Wyoming is an innovator in developing energy and regulating its development.

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest want the public to know that smoke may be visible in various parts of the National Forest during the winter months, as firefighters plan on burning slash piles. BHNF Public Affairs Specialist Susie Douglas.

Buffalo City Attorney Ben Kirven brought a settlement proposal before the city council at their last meeting, suggesting to them it might be the best solution to an ongoing issue with the waste water treatment plant.

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