Johnson County

Sheridan Media recently reported on the effects of this year's record-setting drought and how it may impact wildlife. Game and Fish information Specialist, Warren Mischke, said we may see deer, elk, moose or bears in unusual
areas.

UPDATE- The Gilead Fire Incident Management Team confirmed that the fire has grown to 5,632 acres and is still sitting at 5% containment.

Officials with Local Government Liability Pool (LGLP) took a tour of the arena at the Johnson County Fairgrounds to inspect and give an opinion on the new railing system and also gave their opinion on how the county should proceed with their proposed fuel depot.

The city water line break that resulted in ther closure of Buffalo High School earlier this week has moved City Works Director Les Hook to request permission from the city council to prepare a grant application to the Wyoming Water Development Commission for funding to replace the inferior line from

The Gilead Fire burning burning 10 miles northwest of Buffalo and 8 miles southwest of Story is now at 4,430 acres as of Thursday night. The fire is also estimated to be 5% contained. Heavy smoke at times Thursday gave the impression that the fire had grown significantly.

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of summer 2013. Buchanan made the announcement during his “State of the University Speech”.

The Gilead Fire Incident Management Team will host two meetings this weekend to update the public on the Gilead Fire which is located approximately 8 miles southwest of Story. Interested individuals are welcome to attend either meeting.

At Wednesday evening's Main Street Market in Buffalo, local artists Aaron and Jenny Wuerker and Marchel Kelly were recognized for their hard work on the mural on the Trading Post building facing Crazy Woman Square in Buffalo.

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