Johnson County

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council accepted a bid to construct a picnic shelter in Washington Park near the outdoor pool.

Sweckard Construction of Laramie gave the lone bid on the project at $47,517.

Coming up on Wednesday, May 29th, the Johnson County Treasurer's Office will be holding a work session on the Property Tax Relief Program offered by the State of Wyoming.

Alongside the Republican National Committee, state superintendent of public instruction Cindy Hill has spoken out against common core education standards in Wyoming - standards supported by the Wyoming Department of Education.

Thirty-four livestock, farm and consumer groups in Wyoming from the Powder River Basin Resource Council to the National Farmers Union - recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate to encourage their support of various amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill. That includes an amendment authored in part by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

At their meeting Tuesday, the Buffalo City Council passed their 2013-14 appropriations bill, Ordinance No. 1363, on first reading.

Mayor Randy Dyess explains more about the Ordinance.

Although no official word has been heard from the Wyoming Game and Fish on whether or not they will accept the terms of the agreement and sign the 99-year lease of water in Lake DeSmet, the Johnson County Commissioners are moving forward in case that is what happens.

The 30th annual Buffalo Lions Club Lake DeSmet Fishing Derby will be this Memorial Day Weekend at Lake DeSmet.

The Buffalo City Council, at Tuesdays meeting, approved Ordinance No. 1362 on third reading, lifting the existing moratorium on water sales to those outside the city limits.

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