Wyoming

Two minor issues were found in the annual audit for the City of Buffalo, and Auditor Tracey Jelly, with Cloud Peak Accounting of Buffalo, explained what they were and how the city can correct them.

The Meadow Wood Ranch Conservation Easement held by Johnson County will soon be transferred to and overseen by the Wyoming Stockgrowers Land Trust if the last few pieces of the puzzle fall into place, according to County Deputy Attorney Barry Crago, who updated the county commissioners on the issue at their meeting this week.

State Representative Mike Madden and State Senator Dave Kinskey spoke at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Wednesday, telling those in attendance that tough times are coming for the state, but by tightening belts and working together the state should pull through the economic problems on the horizon.

Johnson County's Commissioners have amended their current budget for FY 2015-16 to accommodate a Homeland Security Grant for the county's Emergency Management Office.

UPDATE: The Sheridan County Commission approved both a federal and state grant to help fund replacement of a wildlife fence on the county airport grounds in Sheridan, during Tuesday morning’s meeting, and continue to annex private parcels of land into county fire districts.

As reported earlier, more private property parcels were annexed into Sheridan County Fire Districts Tuesday in Big Horn, Clearmont and Sheridan Area Rural.

A 16-acre fuel break for Story and fuels treatment project will move forward, now that the Sheridan County Commission has accepted a bid from JL and Sons Logging.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad officials say they are keeping about 150 locomotives and rail engines stored near Gillette because of decreased demand.

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