Johnson County

Buffalo's Chamber of Commerce hosted an Open House to officially open their new Visitor's Center last Thursday.

The Tenth Annual Johnson County Relay For Life took place Friday and into Saturday at the Buffalo High School track. Dana Delaney, first-year organizer for this year's relay, said although there were some trying moments, she was pleased with how it turned out.

The Johnson County Commissioners will have their second meeting of July on Monday instead of the traditional Tuesday, and the top priority will be adopting the Appropriations Bill, or the yearly budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees recently approved capital construction budget requests to submit to the state's Administration and Information Budget Division.

The Northern Wyoming Community College District's April purchase of the Spear-O-Wigwam Ranch will be put to use, as the college has announced its line-up of summer/fall 'Learn Outdoor' classes, some of which will begin next week.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso recently addressed his fellow Senotors about his support of the Balanced Budget Amendment cosponsored by every Republican Senator. Barrasso stated that it's time for Washington to take a lesson from Wyoming.

The National Institutes of Health have awarded the University of Wyoming with a $5 million grant to help support neuroscience research at the University.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi this week addressed colleagues on the floor of the Senate by saying that Congress continues to wast time on non-binding resolutions and to call up votes on substantial debt reducing measures.

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