Johnson County

Road crews with the Wyoming Department of Transportation are preparing to close U.S. 14A west of Burgess Junction. The 22-mile stretch of mountain road is expected to close for the season at noon on Monday, December 3.

A media release issued by Visionary Communications stated that at 10:02 am Friday, a contractor ran an auger through a 24 pair fiber cable between Buffalo and Sheridan, affecting services for both communities for much of the day. The service was restored at 5:07 pm Friday.

Todd Richins, a new director with Volunteers of America, or VOA, gave a quick quarterly report to the Johnson County Commissioners, touching on numbers of those served and where the program is through the first quarter of this fiscal year.

Saturday will be full of events in Buffalo to help kick off the Holiday Season, culminating in the annual Chili Feed and Lighted Christmas Parade downtown.

Events will begin that morning and continue through the evening with something to do for everyone.

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees got a “clean audit report” from Tracey Jelly of Dooley and Jelly CPAs at their November meeting Wednesday evening.

Dozens of men and women donned mustaches, real for the men and fake for the women, to show their support for mens health issues at Thursday night's Movember Gala.

Sheridan Travel and Tourism is offering people a chance to win a stay in authentic lodgings in the Big Horn Mountains. The contest ends at midnight on Friday. One entry per household is accepted, with vacation time available from this December through September.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso, of Casper, spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday about Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to drastically limit the use of the filibuster.

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