Johnson County

Members of the Critical Air Service Team, or CAST, Dave Searle, John Stopka, Jay Stender, Bruce Garber and Angela Fox, were the featured speakers at this month's Buffalo Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

A party has been planned for tomorrow to launch the restart of commercial air service in Sheridan.

Wyoming's Poet Laureate, Rose Hill of Sheridan, will be the featured guest for a “Day For Poetry” today in Buffalo, beginning with writing seminars at Buffalo High School and ending with a reception and poetry reading tonight at the Occidental Hotel downtown.

Buffalo's water may be safer from wildfires and subsequent damage in the future after the city council approved a grant application to study fire mitigation in the watershed drainages that feed Tie Hack Reservoir, the city's source for municipal drinking water in the Bighorn Mountains above the city.

Johnson County has been awarded an OJJDP (or Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Grant for nearly $35,000 and the commissioners approved chairman Jim Hicks to sign the award agreement document at their Tuesday meeting.

A county office is closed for the next three days. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has the details.

The Johnson County Cooperative Extension Office will be closed over the Christmas/New Year Holiday, after the county commissioners approved a request to allow the closure.

Buffalo will have another public input meeting on the proposed changes to the sign ordinance coming up in January, according to City Planning Director Lynn Barrett.

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