Aaron Palmer


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Gatchell Weathers Changes, Moves Forward With Summer Plans

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo has had an interesting spring, dealing with funding issues, the resignation of its director and finding ways to stay open for as many hours and days as possible with a short-handed staff.

Johnson County Gives Additional Funding To C.A.S.T.

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed, after discussing the issue, to give an additional $30,000 to support the Critical Air Service Team, or C.A.S.T. at the Sheridan County Airport, but on a split 2-1 vote.

Senior Prank Causes 'Stink' at Kaycee School

In what was called a “senior prank gone awry,” the Kaycee School was shut down Sunday evening and part of Monday morning while officials investigated a terrible smell emanating from the high school wing of the building.

Opposition To Fluoride In Buffalo's Water Still High, Apparently

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson

With the second of two public forums on the matter coming up on Thursday, residents are still stepping forward to express opposition to adding fluoride to the water in Buffalo.

SCJC Director Explains Funding Issues

SCJC Director Derek Andrews

Sheridan College in Johnson County (SCJC) is facing a budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year, and college officials are looking into options to cut corners, including the possibility of moving out of their current location in the Bomber Mountain Civic Center.

New Charges To Be Filed Against Michael Johnson As Old Charges Dismissed

Johnson County Judicial Center

Michael Johnson was to be arraigned in Johnson County District Court Monday afternoon, but the charges were dismissed so new charges can be filed against him.

County To Charge More For Lengthy Information Searches

Johnson County will be charging more for requests for public information that end up a lengthy, time and resource consuming proposition, after discussing and acting on a Resolution concerning documents under the Freedom Of Information Act at their last regular meeting.

Buffalo Council Gets Presentation On D.A.R.E. Trip

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson

Buffalo's City Council was given a presentation by the Buffalo Police Department on their annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program's annual trip to the Black Hills.

BDA Shows Off Signs, Makes Requests For Upcoming Events

BDA Director Sharon Nadeau with one of the A-frame style ad boards.

Buffalo Downtown Association Director Sharon Nadeau gave a presentation before the Buffalo City Council at their last meeting, to show off some new signage that can be used by businesses or other entrepreneurs for advertising purposes downtown or in or near Crazy Woman Square.

Habitat For Humanity's Annual Garage Sale This Weekend

The annual Habitat Garage Sale in Buffalo is their major fundraiser to help build affordable housing in Johnson County.

Habitat For Humanity of Johnson County will be having their annual Habitat Garage Sale fundraiser this weekend at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Gatchell Has New Interim Director After Resignation

Sylvia Bruner, Interim Director of the Jim Gatchell Museum, spoke to the Johnson County Commissioners at their regular meeting this week, to update them on what has happened in the last couple of weeks at the museum.

Buffalo Council Passes Sign Ordinance On First Reading

The Buffalo City Council passed Ordinance No. 1383 on first reading but on a split 3-2 vote of the council members.

The Ordinance was introduced at the council's regular meeting Tuesday evening, and the council then took public comment before passing it on the split vote.

Buffalo Community Members Honored At Chamber Lunch

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce honored community members at their annual Chamber Award Luncheon on Wednesday.

The luncheon is an opportunity for the chamber to recognize individuals and businesses that donate time and resources to the chamber and their events, as voted on by the people in the community.

Buffalo Chamber Releases Schedule For Longmire Days Events

The cast of Longmire. Photo by Aaron Palmer.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce has released the schedule of events for this year's Longmire Days, which will be happening July 8th, 9th, and 10th.

County Awards Commissioner's Scholarships

Johnson County's Commissioners awarded their scholarships at their meeting on Tuesday, granting $4,000 to high school students in both Buffalo and Kaycee to help further their educations.

Buffalo Council Approves $13.9 Million Budget On First Read

Buffalo's City Council passed on first reading Ordinance No. 1384, the annual appropriations, or budget bill, for just under $14 million, but only on a split 3-2 vote.

Council Hears Update on NE Wyoming Growth Alliance

Dave Simonsen, representing Jo Co First, spoke with the Buffalo City Council at a recent meeting, updating them on the Northeast Wyoming Growth Alliance, which he said was the new name of the Tri-Cities Regional Economic Development Group.

Habitat's Annual Garage Sale This Weekend In Buffalo

Habitat For Humanity of Johnson County will have their annual Garage Sale this Thursday through Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds just north of Buffalo.

Buffalo Council Approves Special Use Permit For Businesses

Buffalo's City Hall

Buffalo's City Council approved a Special Use Permit for a business in the Sunset Business Park on Highway 16 East.

Busy Planning Department Gives Report To Council

Lynn Barrett

Buffalo Planning Director Lynn Barrett, during her report to the city council at their last meeting, updated them on the nearly finished Sign Ordinance, a couple of grant applications and the latest issues from the Planning and Zoning Commission.