Johnson County

Johnson County's Commissioners were given a report from the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce on their current plans and upcoming events for the summer season.

The Buffalo-Johnson Recycling Center handled nearly 1.2 million pounds of materials during 2016, and they have consistently recycled over a million pounds each of the last four years, according to Phil Gonzales, with the recycling center's joint powers board.

The towns are scattered throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, with each having unique settings, history, and draws for visitors.

Johnson County's Commissioners voted to cancel a tax bill on the recommendation of County Treasurer Carla Faircloth, who brought the mistake before them to request the change.

The Bighorn National Forest Service is encouraging the public to help identify trails that will be a part of efforts to increase the pace of trail maintenance. Public Affairs Specialist for the Forest Service Susie Douglas, shared more.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order supporting domestic energy independence on Tuesday. The executive order calls on federal agencies to identify all rules, regulations, policies and guidance documents that stand in the way of energy production.

Johnson County's planned TW Road Project is tentatively scheduled to begin next spring or summer, and County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer gave an update to the county commissioners during a recent meeting on where in the planning process the project currently sits.

Mayor Mike Johnson awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to Tree Mechanics, LLC of Buffalo saying that owner Garrett Dotson and his crew trimmed all of the trees downtown at no cost to the city, which the mayor said he appreciated very much.

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