Johnson County

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.

The Johnson County Commissioners, at last week's meeting, voted unanimously to accept a Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant from the State of Wyoming.

This latest heatwave in the Sheridan region may be one of the last of the summer as fall isn't too far off on the calender.

Post offices nationwide have been in the news this summer, as advances of advertising and mail service in email and the Internet are finally catching up with the United States Postal Service, causing significant financial problems.

Flu season is still a few weeks away, but Associated Press reports say that plenty of flu vaccine is expected to be available across the country this year. A recent AP report said that 166 million vaccines are expected compared to the 157 million supplied last year.

The Powder River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest has announced plans for a construction project on Elgin Park Loop Road that will begin Tuesday. Powder River District Ranger Mark Booth explains that the work is pretty straight forward.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting eight public meetings around the state in the next few weeks to give the public a chance to comment on the revised Gray Wolf Management Plan.

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