Johnson County

Wyoming has some shoddy history when it comes to intercultural relations with Native Americans. Joseph LaForge, whose Crow name is Red Bear, remembers being kicked out of a resteraunt as a young boy because of his heritage. He grew up hearing stories from his grandparents about the subjugation of his family and even the massacre of their horses. While it's a sore spot for both settlers and natives here, Joseph is doing his part to leave the past in the past and bridge the gap between the two cultures.

At their last meeting, the Johnson County Healthcare Board of Trustees approved price increases, increases in wages and pension contributions and the capital budget in preparation for approval of their final operating budget later this month.

The Buffalo Senior Center will be hosting a dog show this Saturday for fun (and some fun prizes) and all types of dogs and their human companions are welcome to participate.

The Wyoming Game And Fish Commission has been meeting in Lander this week to discuss a number of issues including the proposed lease of water at Lake DeSmet. They chose to stick to the original lease conditions and not negotiate at all with Johnson County.

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis joined other members of the House Tuesday to voice their support for the repeal of Obamacare. Lummis went over the top ten reasons why the health care law is bad for women.

One of the Sheridan Trolleys is going to deviate from its usual downtown route to provide logistical support for the rodeo, starting today. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dixie Johnson.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center, in the historic train depot, is hosting an American Indian art show and sale Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will be up until the end of the month, but this week provides a unique opportunity to meet the artists.

Firefighters say it's unlikely that Wyoming's largest wildfire will be fully contained until fall or winter.

Rain and cooler temperatures are helping firefighters, but officials caution that the fire season is still young and warm, drier weather is returning this week.

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