Johnson County

At their last meeting the Buffalo City council discussed and approved a number of smaller issues.

A one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning near Kaycee claimed the life of a Kaycee man and injured another, sending him to the hospital. 23-year-old David Niffenegger died at the scene and 26-year-old Michael Mondeau was transported to Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Buffalo.

This year's Buffalo Crazy Days and Nights celebration looks to have been a success, according to Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis, who said overall it was “a pretty good weekend.”

The 2013 Johnson County Fair and Rodeo kicked off on Sunday and will continue all this week, wrapping up with the final rodeo performance next Sunday, August 4th.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has selected Craig Jones as the new Circuit Court Judge for the Third Judicial District in Sweetwater County. Jones will replace Judge Daniel Forgey who moved to the Seventh Judicial District.

At his sentencing hearing this morning, Richard Cameron Wilkerson was sentenced to no less than 20 and no more than 40 years in prison after being convicted earlier this year of second degree murder in connection with the death of Brian Newman.

Johnson County Planner Rob Yingling gave the County Commissioners his annual report during this week's meeting, explaining what his department has been doing and what they have accomplished in the last fiscal year.

At the last Buffalo City Council meeting, City Attorney Ben Kirven again asked those attending the meeting to remind friends and family with storage units to check to see if they are missing items and contact the Buffalo Police Department to see if the items have been recovered recently from a number of arrests made by the department.

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