Johnson County

The silver anniversary for Story Days begins Friday and lasts through the weekend, with anything from a flea market to the 1st annual disc golf tournament on the list of happenings.

The Johnson County Commissioners have approved a permit application for a bentonite mine in Southern Johnson County.

The 4K Paws Dogwalk/Run will be happening Wednesday in Buffalo, and as you would guess, the event has something to do with four paws.

Despite falling unemployment numbers in the state, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says although pleased, he will continue to push the creation of more jobs in the future. The state unemployment rate for July was 5.8 percent.

A storm Sunday that swept across northern Wyoming and southern Montana with lightning causing a string of 12 wildfires in southeast Montana and one near Cody that have resulted in smoke across the Sheridan area.

The average combined ACT score increased from 20 to 20.3 in Wyoming in 2011, according to a release from the Wyoming Department of Education.

The new Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Center will have to wait at least a few more days to get power, according to Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman, who attended an meeting Monday to update the entities involved in the project.

Emergency Management Coordinator for Johnson County, Marilyn Connelly, put in a request to the County Commissioners at last week's meeting for them to authorize the White Powder Response Plan, and to authorize a preparedness exercise to be staged at the courthouse at a future date of her choosing.

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