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Buffalo Mayor Issues Two Proclamations

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson made two separate proclamations during the council's latest regular meeting earlier this week.

Buffalo Council Approves Variance Request

Buffalo's City Council approved a variance request to allow a second dwelling unit in an existing accessory building on a property located within the city, to be used as a temporary dwelling for household guests, never a rental unit.

County Approves Another $10K Advance For Gatchell

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

Johnson County's Commissioners have approved another $10,000 “advance” to the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, after they approved a $20,000 advance to them in April.

Buffalo Council Votes Down Joint Recreation District

Buffalo's City Council voted against forming a joint recreation district at their regular Tuesday meeting.

Johnson County Also Defeats Joint Powers Rec District Board

Johnson County's Commissioners also voted on the issue of whether or not to form a Joint Powers Recreation District, as proposed by the Johnson County School Board, to replace the existing rec board.

County Approves Various Requests Before Them

Johnson County's Commissioners approved a number of requests before the at their meeting earlier this week.

The commissioners approved a request from Vicky Gearhart to become a member of the Mountain Plains Heritage Park Board.

Meeting Shows Opposition To Fluoride In Buffalo's Water

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson

A public forum held Monday evening in Buffalo to discuss the possibility of fluoridating Buffalo's municipal water showed those attending were predominantly against the idea, but open to looking into alternatives to help with the oral health of the county.

Buffalo Council OKs Nelson Engineering On Lobban Project

Brent Bennett

Buffalo's City Council discussed and approved Nelson Engineering of Buffalo to perform project administration and inspection services on the upcoming Lobban Avenue Reconstruction Project, set to begin in mid-May and finish in November of this year.

County OK's Maintenance Contract For Bomber Mt. Generator

Marilyn Connolly

Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly brought a contract for maintenance services on the recently-purchased backup generator at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center for the Johnson County Commissioners to review.

Johnson County Approves, Signs EWP Project Forms

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed to act as the sponsor and sign the application for the Powder River Conservation District (PRCD) to receive Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding from the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Buffalo Council Takes Care Of Miscellaneous Items

Buffalo's City Council approved a number of various items on the agenda during their last regular meeting.

Buffalo Downtown Association Unveils New Banners

Sharon Nadeau, Director of the Buffalo Downtown Association (BDA), has unveiled new banners that will be on display throughout the summer on downtown poles to help beautify the downtown corridor area.

Johnson County Approves, Signs EWP Project Forms

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed to act as the sponsor and sign the application for the Powder River Conservation District (PRCD) to receive Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding from the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Big Horn Basque Club May Host 2017 NABO Convention

Basque dancers during the NABO Parade in Buffalo, 2011.

Planning has apparently begun for Buffalo's Big Horn Basque Club to host the North American Basque Organizations (NABO) annual convention in the summer of 2017.

Move-In For New Nursing Home May Be Delayed

Johnson County Hospital District Board

The date for moving into the new Amie Holt Care Center, the new two-story nursing home facility nearing completion at the Johnson County Healthcare Center, may have to be pushed back from its current May 25th tentative schedule.

Fink Gives Report On Airport Board To Commissioners

Gerald Fink

Johnson County Airport Board Chairman Gerald Fink gave an update to the county commissioners on the recent airport board meeting, touching on amounts they could charge for future hangar leases to ongoing work being done by the county at the airport.

Justice Center JPB OKs Items At Quarterly Meeting

The Joint Powers Board for the Buffalo/Johnson County Justice Center had their quarterly meeting with the county commissioners and approved and accepted a number of items the board had on their agenda.

Council Grants Water Tap For Property Outside City

Property owner John Iberlin brought a request before the Buffalo City Council to allow him to purchase a water tap for water service to his property in the county.

County Requests Continued Secure Rural Schools Funding

Johnson County's Commissioners approved Chairman Bill Novotny to sign a letter to lawmakers in Washington, DC asking for continued funding of the Safe Rural Schools (SRS) Program for Fiscal year 2016.

Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday In Buffalo

Bill Hawley

The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming (PMO), with help from the Buffalo Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff's Office, will be conducting the spring Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday in Buffalo, to coincide with the National event taking place the same day.