State Rep. Mark Kinner says he believes that the current downturn in Wyoming's mineral-based economy could help shift the state away from the reliance on coal, oil and natural gas.

Dayton's town council has approved a request for $5,000 for a board working to bring natural gas service to the Tongue River Valley.

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Johnson County Commissioner Bill Novotny was approved by the rest of the commission as the chairman for 2016, and Commissioner Jim Hicks was approved ad the vice-chairman.

The Buffalo City Council has approved a Resolution authorizing the city to apply for a grant to cover the matching funds needed for an application for a hazard mitigation grant through the Federal government.

In addition to appointing Commissioner Bill Novotny as the new chairman for the commission, and designating Commissioner Jim Hicks as the vice-chairman, and designating who will serve on the various boards and committees, the Johnson County Commissioners also approved a number of “housekeeping” motions necessary during the first meeting of each new year.

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Jan. 6, 1916.

Local Sheridan County fire departments will receive funds to purchase WyoLink radios and the sheriff's office will be able to replace mobile computers with funds from the Homeland Security office.

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