A permit for a gravel pit near Kaycee is closer to being approved by the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) after Johnson County's Commissioners approved sending a letter to them stating there are no county zoning regulations against the proposed pit.
Wyoming's Poet Laureate, Rose Hill of Sheridan, will be the featured guest for a “Day For Poetry” today in Buffalo, beginning with writing seminars at Buffalo High School and ending with a reception and poetry reading tonight at the Occidental Hotel downtown.
Buffalo's water may be safer from wildfires and subsequent damage in the future after the city council approved a grant application to study fire mitigation in the watershed drainages that feed Tie Hack Reservoir, the city's source for municipal drinking water in the Bighorn Mountains above the city.
Johnson County has been awarded an OJJDP (or Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Grant for nearly $35,000 and the commissioners approved chairman Jim Hicks to sign the award agreement document at their Tuesday meeting.
Volunteers of America, who provides juvenile detention, probation and diversion services for Johnson County, gave their quarterly update to the county commissioners recently, saying they have been busy through the summer months.
Johnson County's Commissioners have approved a request from Kaycee/Buffalo/Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board (KBJ Joint Powers Board) Director Dave Simonsen to allow the remaining budget funds from the previous fiscal year to be used for a two projects for the Bomber Mountain Civic Center facility.
As part of the ongoing agreement negotiations between the City of Buffalo and Pacificorp over electricity the city will generate and sell back to the company, the city council has signed an agreement that will allow different departments within Pacificorp to share information about the city with each other.