Johnson County

Buffalo's Planning Director, Lynn Barrett, during her report to the city council at their last meeting, confirmed the Wyoming Business Council had approved the grant application from the Kaycee/Buffalo/Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board.

After months of discussions, studies, surveys of parents, students, teachers and staff, the Johnson County School Board approved the calendar and schedule for Kaycee's K-12 school to move to a four-day week beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

Jennifer Haskins and Mary McCorkle, with the Buffalo Downtown Association (BDA), spoke to the Buffalo City Council at their last meeting on their Mission and Vision Statement, gave some examples of what the BDA will be doing this year to improve the downtown corridor, and to have the Mayor sign the agreement with the Main Street Program.

The Johnson County Youth Camp now has a new lease agreement between the county and state for the site located on state land just off of Hazelton Road in the Big Horn Mountains.

As part of the Alternative Break program, students with the University of Wyoming will spend their spring break working on projects ranging from assisting homeless youth in San Francisco to conservation efforts in Trinidad.

Johnson County's Commissioners, at Tuesday's meeting, discussed the possibility of changing the tentative lease agreement between themselves and the Wyoming Game and Fish over water rights in Lake DeSmet.

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees, at their Monday night meeting, were given an update on the district's pursuit of a new Superintendent to replace the retiring Dr. Rod Kessler.

The newly re-formed Johnson County Historical Society will offer this month's presentation this Wednesday, March 12th at 6:30 pm at the Johnson County Library.

Geologist/paleontologist Dr. Randolph Moses will be the speaker and will present the geological history of the Trailside area of the Big Horn Mountains.

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