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Oxford Inc. will be in charge of handling Sheridan County’s air quality dust mitigation program this year, as the County Commission at their meeting Tuesday, awarded the contract to the company for their bid of just over $428,000.

The Buffalo Planning and Zoning Commission discussed briefly an agenda item concerning a joint city/county water line project at the Exxon station east of Buffalo.

Smoke seen over Sheridan on Monday afternoon was from a controlled burn at the Sheridan County Airport, officials said.

Airport management performed the burn to clean up several ditches and other overgrown areas on the airport property. The burn was overseen by the airport fire department.

Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees, during their recent monthly meeting, were updated on happenings and issues at the hospital, nursing home and clinic and their various departments.

The Story Historical Society held their monthly meeting on Sunday, featuring Misty Stoll, Superintendent of the Fort Phil Kearny State Historical Site, who presented a thorough history of the Fort to the nearly 50 people in attendance.

About 30 firefighters, Rocky Mountain Ambulance crews and Sheridan police participated in a drill at the former state offices at the corner of East Works and South Gould streets in downtown Sheridan.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead held a news conference Thursday in response to Peabody Energy and Arch Coal announcing that some 480 coal miners are being laid off due to financial difficulties during challenging market conditions.

Tickets for the second season of the Wyoming Theater Festival go on sale today to the public at noon. According to a news release from DannyLee Hodnett with the Festival, tickets can be purchased from the WYO Theater online at www.wyotheater.com, or by calling the WYO Theater.

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