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Weekend Happenings in Buffalo

This weekend there will be a number of events going on in Buffalo this weekend, some will help get you in the Holiday spirit, others just for fun, and one to help keep you safe outdoors.

Wyoming Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures Five Workers

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PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) - An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically. Encana officials say the cause isn't known, but contract workers were welding at the time in the Jonah gas field.

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BLM wild horse roundup planned for SW Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management plans to begin gathering wild horses in southwest Wyoming this week.

Commissioners Give Floodplain Plan Update

The floodplain management plan for Sheridan County, that must be in place by January, has undergone a few changes recently, and become confusing to some.

So, News Director Leslie Stratmoen discussed the plan in detail this week, with two of the commissioners, in hopes of gaining a better understanding.

Here's the report.

Friends Auction May Hit Million Mark

The Friends of Sheridan County Public Library may have reached their goal of raising over $1 million with their auction earlier this month.

Dayton Tables Weapons Ordinance

The town council in Dayton tabled a discussion of an ordinance prohibiting discharge of weapons in city limits until a full council can be convened.

Survey: Binge Drinking Declines at State University

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Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.

The rate of binge-drinking over a two-week survey sample declined to 43 percent in 2011 from 46 percent in 2001.

Farm Bureau Sets Next Year Policy

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The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has adopted policies for the coming year on various issues, including livestock trespass, taxes, wildlife damages and support of the coal industry.

The organization adopted the policies during its annual meeting this month in Laramie.

County Discusses Airport Water Line

Johnson County's Commissioners, at this week's meeting, discussed the proposed airport water line project with Jim Martin at WWC Engineering, going over preliminary costs and requirements if the county chooses to approve the project.

Moving Expenses Approved For New Buffalo Planner

Buffalo City Attorney Ben Kirven spoke to the city council at their meeting this week to ask for approval to sign and send an agreement for the city to pay for moving expenses for the new city planner.

SheridanWyoming.com