Johnson County

Johnson County's Commissioners considered a request from County Sanitarian Rick Durfee to purchase a zero-turn mower for the county-run Mikesell/Potts Recreation Area at Lake DeSmet.

Justin Gerard, former Buffalo City Councilman, had his preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Campbell County Courthouse in Gillette. The state's case was found to have probable cause, and the case to be bound over to District Court for further proceedings.

Flu season seems to have hit Sheridan County early this year.

Game and Fish officials, along with local law enforcement, responded to a report that a bear was in town this morning behind the Heritage Towers, near the YMCA. Tim Thomas, with the Game and Fish said no bear was found and emergency responders stepped down after an hour-long search.

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, joined Public Pulse host, Kim Love, on Tuesday. Love asked the governor if he wanted to weigh in on the Lake DeSmet issue involving the disparities between Sheridan and Johnson counties regarding a 99-year water lease agreement with the Game and Fish.

Unsuitable donations to the People's Assistance Food Bank have caused the organization to rework its entire business model.

The Johnson County Community Resource Center's new Community Prevention Professional, Todd Cornell, was officially introduced to some community members at last week's Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition meeting.

At the Buffalo City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon, Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder informed the council that the BPD and Johnson County Sheriffs Office have adopted a zero-tolerance policy on bar fights, stemming from an altercation last month at the Centery Club that resulted in the death of 45-year old Brian Newman.

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