Johnson County Year In Review 2012: April-June

Over the last few days we have reviewed the top stories that happened in Johnson County in 2012.

Today we will look at the top stories from October through December.

Madsen Gives Farewell, Thanks To Buffalo Council

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Buffalo City Councilman Scott Madsen took a few moments at the end of their last meeting to thank the council for his appointment and the chance to serve, and thanked those in the community for their support.

No Plans For New year's Eve? Here Are Some Options

Still undecided what to do to ring in the new year in Johnson County?
If sitting at home watching the ball drop on television isn't your idea of a good time, some local establishments are offering some options for you to choose from.

2nd Annual Winter Wilderness Holiday Ball was Saturday

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Four year-old Elvis Siedlarz decked out in 'tropical' for the Winter Wilderness Holiday Ball.

Saturday night the Kalif Shrine became a tropical paradise for the 2nd annual Winter Wilderness Holiday Ball, a fundraiser for the Wyoming Wilderness Association.

This Week's Poll Question

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Maybe we've taken it for granted, but most of us have considered our schools to be safe havens where our kids can learn, find new friends, and enjoy recess. We drop them off each school day, fully expecting to pick them up after school.

Sheridan Media Week in Review

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It's time to take a look back at some of the top stories for this past week with our Sheridan Media week in review. It was apparent from several of the people we interviewed that being with friends and family was the best part of Christmas.

Gov. Mead Pleased with Fed Purchase of State Land

Gov. Mead Pleased with Fed Purchase of State Land (Photo courtesy of user Dan Dzurisin)

Governor Matt Mead applauded the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service for finalizing the purchase of an 86-acre parcel of state land. This is the second sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park and is part of an agreement made in 2010.

BLM Announces New Oil/Gas Industry Practices

BLM Announces New Oil/Gas Industry Practices (Photo courtesy of user wener22brigitte)

The Bureau of Land Management recently announced its new standards for the oil and gas industries that can help better protect wildlife.

WGF Commission Director Talks License Fee Hikes for Anglers, Hunters

WGF Commission Director Talks License Fee Hikes for Anglers, Hunters

With the legislature set to convene in early January, some legislators have been talking about possible increases in fees for game and fish licenses in Wyoming.

Anonymous Donor Restores Casper Sculpture After Theft

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An anonymous donor has made a sculpture exhibit in Casper whole again after a thief made off with part of the installation.

The sculpture is called "Green & Greener Pastures" and it's located in Pioneer Park in Casper. The sculpture features two grown sheep and two lambs.