Johnson County

Tuesday, the Sheridan County Commissioners accepted the 99-year lease proposal from the Wyoming Game and Fish for junior water rights on Lake DeSmet. Wednesday, the Johnson County Commissioners rejected the G&F proposal, stating that they weren't comfortable with the length of the lease.

At their meeting Tuesday, Johnson County's Commissioners and County Attorney Ken DeCock also discussed the county's proposed fuel depot

At their meeting Wednesday, the Johnson County Commissioners publicly criticized County Attorney Ken DeCock for his handling of events concerning the exchange of letters over a grant application and the reason for the letters being sent to the media a full day before the commissioners were notified of any problem.

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special conference to express their disappointment with the Johnson County Commissioners decision to reject a lease proposal from the Game and Fish for water rights on Lake Desmet.

The Associated Press reports Wyoming has recorded its first human case of West Nile Virus of the year occurring in an adult male in Crook County.

Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is sponsoring a 5K walk/run at the Powder Horn Saturday morning.

At the request of First Northern Bank, the Buffalo City Council approved a variance for a water tap installation on a property outside the city limits.

A seafood company is recalling some of its smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Spence & Co. Ltd. is recalling its smoked salmon trim sold in 8-ounce packages in Wyoming and several other states. The packages bear lot number 6704701.

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