Johnson County

Here's a review of the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

Two bills headed for introduction in the Legislature this winter would attempt to encourage more use of natural-gas powered vehicles in Wyoming. One bill would transition up to half of the state's vehicle fleet to run on compressed natural gas by 2017.

At their regular meeting this week, the Buffalo City Council approved a request from the Buffalo Police Department to apply for a grant for alcohol and tobacco compliance checks of local retailers.

Mayor Randy Dyess explains further.

Four locals from Sheridan, Kaycee and Buffalo received awards at the Northern International Livestock Exposition Stock Show in Billings last week.

What could have been a traffic stop ended in tragedy Thursday night when a motorcyclist sped away from a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper just a few miles west of Arlington.

While fire restrictions around the state are being lifted in several National Forest areas and counties, the bans are still active in Sheridan County. County Commissioner, Terry Cram.

Richard Wilkerson, 30, who is being held in connection with the death of 45-year old Bryan Newman after a bar altercation last month, had his preliminary hearing in Johnson County Circuit Court this afternoon.

Tonight at 7pm at the Buffalo High School Auditorium, Montana Shakespeare In The Schools will perform “Macbeth” during a stop in their fall tour throughout Montana and Wyoming.

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