Johnson County

The Wyoming Wilderness Association has been pushing for the designation for the Rock Creek Wilderness Area as protected wilderness since 2005, when the Bighorn National Forest recommended the action in its forest plan.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced the 2012 Landowners of the Year, and Ryan and Teresa Fieldgrove of Buffalo were honored as the recipients for the Sheridan Region.

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council dealt with a number of smaller issues.

Ordinance No. 1365, annexing the “Madsen Addition” to the City of Buffalo was passed on third and final reading with no public comments offered.

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed to send a letter of support for Kaycee's Street Project to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) with Kaycee's application to them for matching funds for the project.

The Fifth Annual Sheridan College in Johnson County Rope For Knowledge Scholarship Roping will be this Saturday from 9am to 3pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo.

At the last Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, Planner Rob Yingling discussed a number of issues with county subdivisions with the commission and received guidance on what to with them.

After tabling the transfer at their last meeting due to contradicting payoff amounts for back sales taxes owed against the license, the Buffalo City Council approved the transfer of the license at their last meeting.

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest are asking the public to make every effort to prevent human caused fire on the National Forest. As of August 12th, firefighters have responded to six forest fires on the Bighorn National Forest, four of which were started by lightning.

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