Johnson County

At this week's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, Scott Duncan, Juvenile Probation Coordinator, and Todd Richins, Division Director for Volunteers of America, presented the Commissioners with their quarterly report on the juvenile justice program for the county.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, at the Tuesday City Council meeting, requested permission from the council to apply for a grant to purchase a LiDAR unit.

The LTI TruSpeed SX LiDAR unit, or Light Detection and Ranging, will improve accuracy of officers acquiring targets for speed enforcement.

Whiskey lovers are awaiting the release of the second batch of Wyoming Whiskey.

The small batch bourbon is set to be in stores Friday. Supplies are limited so some liquor stores say they may only be selling to people who've signed up for bottles or who've won store lotteries.

Nine figure skaters, ranging from 7 to 16 years of age, will perform their competitive routines for the community at the Sheridan Ice Rink Saturday evening at 6.

Sheridan County School District One has cut six jobs in order to balance its budget. Business manager, Jeremy Smith, said student enrollment, and therefore state funding, is down.

The Historic District Business Committee met Thursday to start planning a spring clean-up event for downtown.

The Sheridan County Commissioners are now accepting applications from 2013 high school graduates for three scholarships. The Commissioners are prepared to offer $1000 to be paid in $500 installments over two semesters to students who plan to attend eligible institutions within the state.

The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Working Group will meet in Gillette in March to discuss the conservation of the bird and its habitat. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in Room 208 of Gillette College.

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