Johnson County

Friday, Federal authorities announced intentions to remove Wyoming gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, which would effectively transfer management of the population over to state officials.

At the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees meeting last week, the board heard a mostly positive update from District Business Manager Matt Ramey on construction and remodeling at the district's schools.

The Johnson County Commissioners will have their first meeting of September on Tuesday and according to their Agenda, will discuss the OJJDP Grant Application with County Attorney Ken DeCock, as well as the proposed county fuel depot, both of which have been issues at the heart of recent “bad blood” between the commission and the attorney's office.

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have released the latest information on the Gilead Fire.
The report, as of Monday afternoon, September 3, was the fire grew by 300 acres yesterday, and is now 1,359 acres. It is located roughly eight (8) miles southwest of Story.

The Center for Responsive Politics reports Wyoming's congressional race has already raised more than half a million dollars. Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the center, said this year's funds are some of the most suspicious in history.

The University of Wyoming’s only peer-reviewed scientific journal, “Rocky Mountain Geology,” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The Buffalo-Johnson County Recycling Center Board announced late last week that Josie VanNorman, Buffalo-Johnson County Recycling Center Manager, was recently recognized for her outstanding work at the facility.

A public information meeting was held Sunday night in Buffalo to update those interested in the situation with the Gilead Fire, burning in the Bighorn National Forest approximately 10 miles NW of Buffalo.

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