Johnson County

* UPDATED* According to information obtained form the National Weather Service in Riverton, the Cato Fire 13 miles northeast of Buffalo continues to burn in Johnson County, but has now spread into Sheridan County as well.

Sheridan County fire warden, Bill Biastoch, has assigned red flag fire conditions to the area. He said the combination of extreme heat and high winds is contributing to fire danger in the county.

Republican state legislator, senator Bruce Burns of Sheridan, is sponsoring a draft of a bill that would require ATMs to enable consumers to elect to donate to state parks and historic sites.

County Commissioners Chairman, Mike Nickel, appeared on Public Pulse last week on Newstalk 930, KROE, and announced there's still an opening for a Planning and Zoning Commissioner to advise the county commissioners regarding the physical development of the county.

The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce is in full teaching mode this summer, as the tradition of “Wyoming Wednesdays” has come back to town. Nancy Herdt, information specialist for the Wyoming Office of Tourism, explains this week's area of study.

The Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum is celebrating its 51st birthday, and that means free public admission all day today. In addition to cake and ice cream to mark the occasion, there will also be a special event in the afternoon.

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess was in Cheyenne last week to give a final presentation to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for the final grant for the Crazy Woman Square Revitalization Project.

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissiners approved a request from the Community Resource Center of Johnson County (CRC) on behalf of the Johnson County Court's Supervised Drug Treatment Program for additional funds for FY 2012.

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