Johnson County

State Senator John Schiffer says Wyoming's tourism industry must be aggressive, adding that competition with Montana is fierce. He told those attending yesterday's legislative forum that Montana would love to take all of Wyoming's tourists.

The Buffalo City Council has awarded the contract for the South Burritt Street Reconstruction Project to Powder River Construction of Gillette.
They were the lowest bidder of the five bids the city received for the project.

Deputy County Attorney Barry Crago updated the county commissioners on the status of the easement issue with a landowner in the Muddy Creek area of the county, south of Buffalo.

City Works Director Les Hook told the city council at their last meeting that he is beginning to work on abandoned ditches within the city limits.
He will be identifying them, mapping them and looking into any possible water rights the city may be entitled to by having them declared abandoned.

Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees got a report from District Business Manager Matt Ramey this week, where he touched on the final audit report, health insurance and construction on South Burritt.

The annual Pancake Supper fundraiser for the Buffalo Senior Center will be this Friday from 5:30 to 7 at the senior center.

Assistant Director Sally Frost tells us what types of programs are helped through these types of fundraisers.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder gave his monthly report for December to the city council at their last meeting, and said alcohol compliance checks performed netted only one that sold to a minor.

County Commission Chair Delbert Eitel brought information to the other commissioners concerning a rare earth project that may happen in Northeast Wyoming in the near future.

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