Johnson County

A bill that would improve landowners' bargaining position in condemnation actions is going down to the wire in the Wyoming Legislature.

Wyoming has the second-highest juvenile incarceration rate in the nation, according to a report released yesterday by Wyoming Kids Count. Statistically, 440 per 100,000 of Wyoming youth are in correctional custody, a number surpassed only by South Dakota.

At the Johnson County Commissioner's work session Tuesday, consensus funds projects were discussed by the commission, Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess and Kaycee Mayor Tommy Knapp.

The Buffalo Pool Board approached the City Council at their last meeting, requesting funding from excess one-percent money to purchase starting blocks for the outdoor pool to accommodate a 2-day swim meet they hope to make an annual event.

The Cowboy Carousel Committee had a successful fundraiser on Kickstarter recently, raising more than their goal of $25,000 to help in their dream of moving the Cowboy Carousel to a new home, the Cowboy Carousel Center to be housed at the Historic Beutler Building on North Lobban Avenue.

Volunteers reported 310 eagle sightings in the Powder River Basin during the 2013 Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey conducted by the Bureau of Land Management. Bald eagles accounted for 179 total sightings on the morning of Jan. 18.

Sheridan Musicians, Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers, have been nominated for two major awards at the 12th annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA).

The Buffalo High School Drama Department will present their Spring play this Friday and Saturday at the BHS Auditorium.

The play, entitled “Ivan's Place” will be directed by Lori Lyle, who also wrote the story.

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