Johnson County

At Thursday's meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, vice president of academic affairs Jon Connolly presented new statistics following a two-year-long student learning assessment. He says there was a significant gender gap in student learning at Sheridan College.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced they will be re-opening U.S. 14A - a stretch of road west of Burgess Junction - early next week. Public Information Specialist for WYDOT, Ronda Holwell, explains.

At their meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees voted to approve two separate bids, one for property/casualty insurance and the other for a storage building and drainage work at Buffalo High School.

At their last meeting, the Johnson County Commission discussed a number of othe road projects with Road And Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer.

A few items from the last Buffalo City Council Meeting:

City Building Inspector Toby Rhoades reported that he has issued one permit to build a new home and has two other permits pending.
He has also issued five permits for new roofs to existing homes in the city.

According to a recent estimate by the United States Department of Agriculture, the outlook for the fire season is severe across much of the western United States. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi were among others introducing the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act Tuesday, in hopes that it would protect money they say is rightfully owed to the states under the Mineral Leasing Act.

“Buy So We Can Build” is the slogan for Habitat For Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns' Buffalo Chapter. They will be having their annual Habitat Garage Sale this Thursday through Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds to raise money to help build affordable homes in Buffalo.

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