Johnson County

The Buffalo City Council, at the request of Police Sgt. Garth Nicholas, upheld a ban on open containers at the softball/baseball fields at Centennial Park.

At their regular meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners approved a number of “housekeeping” Resolutions and contracts.

The University of Wyoming has established a website that provides ways for landowners to reduce wildfire risks to houses, cabins and outbuildings.

Sheridan Search and Rescue volunteers worked with county emergency responders in back-to-back incidents over the weekend.

An inmate from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp is on escape status after being seen leaving the the facility without permission this morning.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has recruited three college students for summer work at the Story fish hatchery. Information specialist with the Game and Fish, Warren Mischke, said these interns will shoulder a big responsibility.

With the filing of objections to a mining permit application for a gravel pit in the Shell Creek area northwest of Buffalo, questions have been brought forward as to whether the lack of zoning in Johnson County has contributed to a perception that stands against noise and air pollution and other associated problems with industry “have no teeth.”

At their meeting June 5th, the Buffalo City Council approved on second reading Ordinance No. 1357, the Annual Appropriation Bill in the amount of $13,883,607.

The appropriation is for FY 2013 from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

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