Johnson County

The Associated Press reports human cases of West Nile Virus are on the decline in the state of Wyoming. In 2007, there were 185 cases and 2 deaths related to the virus, which tapered off to 10 cases in 2008, 12 cases and 1 death in 2009, 6 cases in 2010, and three infections last year.

The first ever Cowboy State Strongman Classic is coming to Sheridan next month.

The Cat and Dog Shelter's annual Rabies vaccination event is in full swing this week at the Kendrick Park band shell. Cats and dogs have trickled in for low-cost rabies vaccines since Tuesday, and volunteers and veterinarians will be on hand from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

A permit to allow Croell Redi-Mix, Inc. to operate a gravel mine at a 320-acre site they call the “Shell Creek Pit,” has had objections filed against it with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed to a contract with Campbell County to provide juvenile housing and detention services for Johnson County juvenile offenders.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council awarded the contract to construct the sports fields complex to O'Dell Construction of Sheridan.

At the bid opening last week, all four bids came in substantially over the original engineer's estimate of $2 million.

This week, The Associated Press reported a fire crew has been removed from the Big Horn National Forest.

Scouts from major film companies spent a few days in Sheridan County this week, but they weren't looking for talent—they were looking for sets.

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