Johnson County

Deputy County Attorney Barry Crago gave a quick update on the Muddy Creek re-alignment to the Johnson County Commissioners at their last meeting, saying not much had been figured out yet, but they were continuing to work on the issue.

This will be the 27th year, according to the organizers, that upwards of 100 to 125 hardy souls will brave snowy weather and icy waters in nothing but bathing suits to prove...well, only they know why they do it!

Rob Forister has been organizing the plunge for the last ten years.

Priscilla Welles, with the Vision Buffalo Commission, has been working toward getting Buffalo its first dog park, and has spent the last few months researching possible sites and speaking with the city council on the feasibility of each.

Now that Christmas has come, the gifts are all opened and the mounds of paper, plastic, cardboard and other waste has piled up, it is time to figure out what to do with all of the unwanted material.

As part of a bird count being conducted nationwide, the Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is asking for volunteers to help with the 2014 Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. It'll be held on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Powder River Conservation District (PRCD), out of Kaycee, came before the Johnson County Commissioners at last week's meeting, to give their annual report on their accomplishments this year and plans for the new year.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, during his report to the city council, said he was sending officers to Colorado to pick up the department's newest patrol car. He expected the car to be in the normal vehicle rotation this week.

Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock's office released a statement last Saturday, giving his thoughts on Michael Lindstrom being found guilty on numerous counts in his trial last week.

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