Johnson County

The Powder River Basin Resource Council is over the hill this year, and will celebrate its 40th anniversary Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan at their annual meeting and banquet.

Wyoming voters face three constitutional questions in next week's general election.

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.

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