Johnson County

Over 550 pumpkins of various sizes, over 9,000 pounds of pumpkins will be available as North Star Energy and Construction hosts their fifth annual Pumpkin Festival this weekend in Buffalo's Washington Park.

Johnson County's Commissioners approved the purchase of additional shelving units for the Clerk Of Court's offices at the new judicial center.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced this weekend that two management units for gray wolf, areas 4 and 6, are closed for hunting the species. The Jackson Management Unit, known by hunters as Area 4, closed Saturday after the quota of three wolves was reached.

The Sheridan Recreation District awarded a job bid to Norwood Construction for the renovation of the Oatts Baseball Field.

Here's a review of the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

Two bills headed for introduction in the Legislature this winter would attempt to encourage more use of natural-gas powered vehicles in Wyoming. One bill would transition up to half of the state's vehicle fleet to run on compressed natural gas by 2017.

At their regular meeting this week, the Buffalo City Council approved a request from the Buffalo Police Department to apply for a grant for alcohol and tobacco compliance checks of local retailers.

Mayor Randy Dyess explains further.

Four locals from Sheridan, Kaycee and Buffalo received awards at the Northern International Livestock Exposition Stock Show in Billings last week.

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