Johnson County

Burlington Northern Santa Fe will close a railroad crossing in Sheridan County today for rail work.

The Buffalo City Council will have more money to help pay for overtime during the next three weeks during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Association.

The annual Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours will be happening this week and next week at Buffalo's Willow Grove Cemetery.

A one-vehicle rollover west of Buffalo Sunday evening is still under investigation, and not many details are known at this time. Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies responded and assisted with the rollover, but the investigation is being handled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

A private citizen effort to reopen the Antelope Butte Ski Area as a nonprofit took a step forward this month, as the recently formed Antelope Butte Foundation met with the National Forest Service to put a hold on action to dismantle what's left of the facility in order for ABF to develop and present their business and fundraising plans to the state.

A Gillette man is dead after falling asleep at the wheel and being ejected from his pickup during a rollover. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 61-year-old Paul J. Drew of Gillette died en-route to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following the accident on I-90 which took place on Thursday afternoon 15 miles east of Buffalo in Johnson County.

The long-debated debt-ceiling plan was passed by congress last week, and Wyoming legislators have voiced their opinions about the plan.

The Buffalo City Council, at last week's meeting, voted to waive the building permit fee for the county's new courtroom facility, which is scheduled to begin construction later this month.

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