Johnson County

A Sheridan man who's facing his first year as a Republican state senator said preparing for his first legislative session has taken some adjustment. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek has released the victim's name in a rig collapse that happened last Thursday east of Buffalo.

Killed in the incident was Joshua Nicholas Adam, 26, originally from Ida, Michigan but living in Gillette at the time of his death.

Johnson County Healthcare Center's Chief of Staff, Dr. Brian Darnell, gave his monthly report to the board at their most recent meeting, covering topics ranging from a busy month of December at the facility to how the flu has shown in the local population.

The Buffalo City Council approved Mayor Mike Johnson to sign the joint Resolution between Johnson County, the City of Buffalo and Town of Kaycee to use this year's Countywide Consensus Funds for the Johnson County Library.

Former Johnson County Commission Chair Delbert Eitel, along with former Commissioner John Gibbs attended the most recent commission meeting and former Commissioner Eitel recommended Gibbs to the current commissioners to oversee the upcoming land sales of county-owned lands near the county airport.

It's time once again to take a look back at a few of the top stories from this past week with our Sheridan Media Week in Review.

UPDATE: As reported earlier, only three people were injured in Thursday's multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter checked in with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to bring us the followup report.

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek has confirmed there was a fatality in a drilling rig incident east of Buffalo Thursday afternoon.

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