Buffalo's Top Stories For 2011: April-June

Buffalo's Top Stories For 2011: April-June

The top stories for Buffalo and Johnson County for the second quarter of the year began in April with the hiring of a new Assistant/Deputy County Attorney.

County Attorney Ken DeCock announced that he had hired Christian Lukjan, whom he felt had the right combination of qualifications and demands that made him the best choice.

The Buffalo Police Department investigated a burglary that same month. A person or persons broke in to a number of machines at a local laundromat and had stolen the money from them.

Buffalo's Christopher Prosinski, a former BHS standout athlete and University of Wyoming football player, was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prosinski made the team and played most of the 2011 season for the Jaguars.

Another outstanding BHS athlete, Case Esponda, was named the 2010/2011 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead toured the nearly-complete Buffalo/Johnson County Criminal Justice Center building in May, saying he was impressed with the project and that he was pleased that most of the workers on the project were Wyoming residents.

High spring runoff and unusually wet weather contributed to a number of areas flooding in June, but the immediate area around Buffalo was spared a lot of damage.

And a young Buffalo man lost his life when his pickup rolled into Clear Creek in downtown Buffalo. Emergency responders braved the high and rapidly moving water to try to rescue 21-year-old Kristopher Graham, but were not able to rescue him in time.

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