The new Johnson County Judicial Center will officially open today with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony from 3 to 7pm.
Johnson County Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman tells us more about the festivities and why the new facility was needed.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is expected to be on hand to tour the new facility with the commissioners and other dignitaries and then participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the building.
The project has taken roughly 13 months to complete, according to Wildeman. The Judicial Center, he said, is actually attached to the existing Justice Center by a secured hallway system that allows transfer of inmates from the jail facility to the courtrooms without leaving the secured sections of the two buildings.
Wildeman also said refreshments will be offered during the open house.
The ribbon cutting will be at 3pm this afternoon, with refreshments served from 3:30 to 7pm and tours of the new judicial center will be given from 3:30 to 7pm as well.
The public is invited to attend.