Johnson County

Sheridan County School District #2's board of trustees met for the first times since the beginning of the school year, and thanks to their advance preparation, the school year has kicked off with textbook precision.

At last week's County Commissioner's meeting, County Planner Rob Yingling gave a report to the commission on the status of various subdivisions and a brief view of upcoming public meetings on zoning regulations.

At last week's Buffalo City Council meeting, City Attorney Ben Kirven gave his report, touching on a number of subjects including easement changes and classes he would like to attend.

At their meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District One board of Trustees heard the latest enrollment numbers from the district's schools.

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A power outage in Buffalo yesterday left 317 customers of Rocky Mountain Power without electricity, and crews completed repairs by late afternoon.

The outage occurred at 12:31 Monday and crews worked on the problem throughout the afternoon before getting power restored.

Two Wyoming Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, equipped with 600-gallon water buckets, were activated to fight the fires on Casper Mountain.

The wildlife of the Big Horn National Forest are among the most affected by the Gilead wildfire, which has been growing since it was started by lightning last month.

The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Hospital has joined national VA efforts with a goal of ending veteran homelessness within the next five years.

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