Johnson County

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Buffalo woman has filed a federal appeal challenging her murder conviction in the 2009 shooting death of her husband. Leah Benjamin is serving a state sentence of 20 to 30 years on a conviction of second-degree murder in the death of Donald Benjamin.

Buffalo's waste water treatment plant will soon get the liner at one of the sewage lagoons repaired, according to City Works Director Les Hook, who informed the City Council of the agreement reached at their last meeting.

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees, at their meeting Wednesday evening, approved the purchase of an adjacent property to the healthcare center.

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo will host an Open House this Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

The Bureau of Land Management's Buffalo Field Office will be teaming up with the Audubon Society on June 15 and 16 by hosting what they're calling a BioBlitz on at the Mosier Gulch Recreation Area.

The Wyoming State Board of Education announced Thursday there are six candidates moving forward to the interview process in the search for a director of the Wyoming Department of Education.

Representatives from the Wyoming Department of Transportation spoke to the Johnson County Commissioners at their last meeting, updating them on current year funding, trends they see in the near future, and what impacts the recent fuel tax increase may have on their budgets and future projects in the state.

The Johnson County Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring another Buffalo Summer Art Guild Visiting Artist Program next week.

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