Johnson County

Areas of the Big Horn National Forest near Sheridan and Buffalo are playing host to a new species of moth.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that, in 2010, 35.7 percent of Americans are obese, and another 33.3 percent of people are overweight. In fact, the United States ranks number one worldwide for overeating.

Johnson County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer brought an application before the county commissioners Tuesday for approval to apply for two years of WyDOT's CMAQ funding for dust abatement in the county.

Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees heard a presentation from board member Dr. Grace Gosar on the health of students and staff of the district.
She gave the trustees a short quiz to test their “Health IQ” with most trustees not getting a favorable grade.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce offered their monthly Chamber Luncheon Wednesday, this month featuring a relatively new organization, Creekside Performing Arts.

The new Sheridan Health Center opened its doors in its new location as of Monday. Also this week, the Sheridan County Commissioners approved a lease agreement in the amount of one dollar per year.

Sheridan residents with retirement accounts tied up in the stock market are having a tough week.

At their last meeting, the board of trustees of the Johnson County Healthcare Center heard a number of updates on various subjects including the appointments of Dr. Edelston, Dr. Dole and Dr. Dr. Bateman, which were approved.

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