Johnson County

Authorities have identified a 55-year-old woman whose body was found by a sheepherder north of Laramie in 2010.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced it is asking for the public's comments on how Teton Pass Highways 22 and 390 operate. Some residents of Teton County have even requested that semitrailer trucks be banned from the mountain pass.

Sheridan's non-profit organizations, and this year its businesses, are invited to sign up for the Sheridan Volunteer Expo.

The Johnson County Commissioners at their next meeting November 7, will be looking at bids to provide maintenance on the mechanical/Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at the new judicial center/justice center complex.

At a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Chamber Director Angela Jarvis reported that numbers of tourists and Lodging Tax dollars have both increased in 2012 over 2011 numbers, and that is welcome news to everyone in the community, especially local businesses, she said.

The first public meetings concerning water rights and other issues between Johnson and Sheridan Counties and the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition will be held Tuesday in both communities.

Authorities first received a report of smoke on Saturday coming from the Bighorn Mountains. The source was a small fire burning, about 1/10th of an acre in size, in a remote location one mile west of the Horseshoe Ranch.

Spearfish police say there is no foul play suspected in the death of a Black Hills State University student found dead in his residence hall.

BHSU says the body of Nicholas Bazemore, of Gillette, Wyo., was found in his residence hall Sunday night.

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