Johnson County

Wyoming residents now have two ways to easily report potential Medicaid fraud thanks to a new state website and hotline.

The new website can be found online at http://stopwyomedicaidfraud.com . The hotline can be reached at 1-855-846-2563. People can use the two anonymously if they wish.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital kicked off their Electronic Medical Records system Monday after months of system preparation and staff training.

At Tuesday's city council meeting, Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess suggested to City Planner Zach Montgomery that the city look into adorning the new band shell building in Crazy Woman Square with a plaque commemorating the firefighters and pilots that slurry bombed downtown in 1988 that saved the rest of the buildings from the arson fire that demolished the buildings where the square stands today.

Tuesday, the Sheridan County Commissioners accepted the 99-year lease proposal from the Wyoming Game and Fish for junior water rights on Lake DeSmet. Wednesday, the Johnson County Commissioners rejected the G&F proposal, stating that they weren't comfortable with the length of the lease.

At their meeting Tuesday, Johnson County's Commissioners and County Attorney Ken DeCock also discussed the county's proposed fuel depot

At their meeting Wednesday, the Johnson County Commissioners publicly criticized County Attorney Ken DeCock for his handling of events concerning the exchange of letters over a grant application and the reason for the letters being sent to the media a full day before the commissioners were notified of any problem.

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special conference to express their disappointment with the Johnson County Commissioners decision to reject a lease proposal from the Game and Fish for water rights on Lake Desmet.

The Associated Press reports Wyoming has recorded its first human case of West Nile Virus of the year occurring in an adult male in Crook County.

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