Johnson County

Buffalo's other major event this weekend, along with the Memorial Day Services and the high school rodeo, was the annual Lake DeSmet Lion's Club Fishing Derby.

The event featured over $50,000 in cash and prizes available to win over the three days of the long weekend.

The Buffalo City Council voted to forgive liens against the Occidental Hotel property stemming from CDBG grants that were awarded to them a number of years ago for economic development at the property.

At their last meeting thew Buffalo City Council approved a number of catering and open container permit requests.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in Sheridan, Campbell and Cook Counties, which is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected in southeast Montana and north-central Wyoming.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder gave his report to the Buffalo City Council this week, saying graduation week went well, with no incidents reported that involved any of the graduates from the Class of 2013.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced there's only one week left for Wyoming resident big game hunters to apply online for limited quota elk, deer and antelope licenses. Though the deadline to submit paper applications has passed, online applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi issued a statement Friday reminding Wyoming citizens to reflect on the sacrifices made by those in uniform this Memorial Day - and the impact their sacrifices have made on our lives.

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners appointed an interim Fire Warden for the County, appointing Powder River Fire District Chief Stave Haines to the position.

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