Johnson County

While almost everyone is familiar with designated pre-holiday shopping days like “Black Friday,” or maybe even “Small Business Saturday.” From there, we move on to “Cyber Monday,” which, in turn, becomes “Hashtag Giving Tuesday” (#Giving Tuesday).

Elk Petroleum is planning is employing new technology in Sheridan County that will enable oil to be harvested from the North Ash Creek Oil Field.

The second annual Light Up Buffalo celebration happened Saturday with shopping, music, refreshments, dancing and fireworks.

Liquor license renewals were up for approval at the last Buffalo City Council meeting, and one citizen spoke on behalf of the Century Club saying they should not be blamed for a death that occurred there earlier this fall in an altercation between two patrons.

Projects at the Johnson County Fairgrounds are either under construction or in the planning stages and coming together according to Gary Arno and Carla Harper with the Fairgrounds board, who gave an update to the county commissioners at their last meeting.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced that gray wolf Hunt Area 8, the Fish Creek Management Unit north of Jackson, closed Thursday at 2:40 p.m. The area closed because the mortality quota of seven wolves was reached.

A University of Wyoming poll shows that a strong majority of residents continue to disapprove of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The health care reform law is opposed by 66 percent of the poll respondents, compared to 24 percent who approve.

Officials with the Sublette County Sheriff's Office say a small plane, and its pilot, that were missing for a week have been found in a rugged mountainous area of western Wyoming.

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