Johnson County

Two local children's charities have been awarded state grant funding totaling $10,000.

Mercury levels at Meadowlark Elementary School in Buffalo showed “no indication for concern,” as samples “were well below Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs),” according to Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Administrator Dan Bulkley.

Buffalo Planning Director Lynn Barrett Gave her report to the city council at their last meeting, updating them on the proposed re-zoning of the downtown district, grant approvals, and the sign ordinance.

The St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo had a bake sale fundraiser this past Saturday and raised Roughly $300 to use for veterinary care for the cats and dogs at the shelter.

Johnson County School District Superintendent Gerry Chase released information this morning concerning testing done at Meadowlark Elementary School last week to determine if mercury levels there were a health risk to children and staff at the school.

Sales tax in Johnson County jumped from 5% to 6% as of April 1st, after being approved by voters in the county during last fall's general election.

State Representative Mike Madden has been reappointed to his position on the Johnson County Tourism Board, after getting approval from the county commissioners at their last meeting.

Buffalo's City Council has approved an application from R.B. Dreams, LLC d/b/a PIE Zanos for a retail liquor license for a bar on site at the soon-to-be opened restaurant in downtown Buffalo.

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