Johnson County

As we wrap up coverage of the Legislature, we hear from Governor Matt Mead who sent these comments from his office following the session.

Johnson County, along with a number of other interested parties will be investigating maintenance and upkeep on Snider Ditch to maintain water rights and interests for any future endeavors involving the ditch and adjacent properties.

The second annual Johnson County Lego Building Contest is officially underway, and those interested in participating can pick up their entry guidelines at the library through March 25.

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo and the Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan are teaming to bring classes to both communities to teach people how to protect their family heirlooms for future generations.

The Sheridan City Council approved on third reading last Monday an ordinance to raise the mayor's salary from $24,000 a year to $48,000.

While we discussed a number of bills and budget issues during the 2102 Wyoming Legislature, the bills that were of interest to Sheridan and northeast Wyoming for the most part were “winners”, says Sheridan Representative Rosie Berger.

Johnson County Republicans held their convention on Saturday, voting on delegates for both the state and national conventions.

State Representative Mike Madden, speaking at the Johnson County Republican Convention Saturday, said the state's reserve accounts are in good shape so far, but low oil, gas and mineral prices are going to make future budgets a challenge if they stay at current low levels.

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