Johnson County

The Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees received updates on the current and proposed 2016 building projects during their last meeting June 27th.

Another event tied to this Saturday's “Longmire Day” in Buffalo will be “Longmire At The Library” at the Johnson County Library that evening at 7pm.

Cloud Peak Energy has filed a law suit against its business partner, Ambre Energy Ltd., regarding a dispute on the future use of the Decker Coal Mine 20 miles north of Sheridan. Ambre Energy bought a 50 percent interest in the mine in November of last year.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is warning Wyoming residents about an extortion scam involving people who bought prescription drugs online.

Wyoming senator, Mike Enzi, took the floor last week to make augments in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. According to a media release from the senator's office, the bill will enable the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state, catalog and online sales.

The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Sheridan is starting a new initiative place adult veterans in foster care in lieu of nursing homes and hospitals. Public Affairs director at the VA, Jackie VanMark, explains what kind of person might benefit from the program.

Sheridan residents who are strapped for cash can look forward to a new housing option. Highland Property Management is finishing up construction on three new apartment buildings designated for low-income housing.

Johnson County's Commissioners held their regular meeting Monday instead of Tuesday and worked through a short agenda, mainly concerning the budget for FY 2012-2013.

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