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Council Discusses Christmas Water Main Break

During their last regular meeting, the Buffalo City Councilman Russ Humphrey asked City Public Works Director Les Hook about an incident that happened on Christmas Day.

Commission Closer To Finishing Personnel Policy

Bill Novotny

Johnson County's Deputy Attorney Barry Crago reported to the county commissioners at their last meeting that he has “two loose ends to track down,” which he thought he could complete soon, and then he would e-mail updated copies of the latest version of the county's personnel policy to the commissioners and the various department heads for their review.

Buffalo Council Takes Care of 'Housekeeping'

The Buffalo City Council took care of some “housekeeping” during their first meeting of the year.

County Looking At Options On Fleet Fuel Contract

Johnson County has had recent issues with their contract fleet fuel cards through a local business, but hope to have them resolved soon. The issues were discussed during a recent county commission meeting.

Chili Fest Saturday At Willow Park Nordic Area

Nordic ski buffs, snow-shoers and other winter fun lovers can enjoy a day on the mountain this Saturday as the Powder Pass Nordic Ski Club hosts their Willow Park Chili Fest.

Saturday's Buffalo Rabies Clinic At New Venue

Saturday the City of Buffalo will be offering their Rabies Clinic for area pet owners to protect their dogs and cats with low-cost vaccinations.

Buffalo Business Gives Proposal For City Garbage Collection

Scott Gruntmeier.

Scott Gruntmeier, owner of Bald Mountain Sanitation of Buffalo, gave a proposal to the Buffalo City Council at their last meeting, expressing his desire to take over the sanitation services for the city.

Council Approves Permanent Conditional Use Permit

Mike Johnson

Buffalo's City Council has approved a conditional use permit on a permanent basis, as recommended by the Planning ans Zoning Commission.

Tonight's Business After Hours Features New Fitness Studio

Angela Fox, Buffalo Chamber of Commerce.

Tonight, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this month's Business After Hours event at a new business located downtown and above an already well-known business.

County To Receive FEMA Funds For Flood Damages

Johnson County has received notice that they were awarded FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) funding through the “Reimbursement Assistance for Costs” program stemming from the flooding event in the county that happened in June of 2015.

Buffalo Students Recognized For Innovative App Idea

Students from Buffalo were recognized as the Best In-State Winners in the fourth annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their mobile app idea named “BeatBully.”

County Proclaims January 24-30 As School Choice Week

Bill Novotny

Johnson County's Commissioners have proclaimed January 24th through the 30th as “Johnson County School Choice Week.”

Buffalo Council Amends 2016 Budget

Buffalo's City Council has approved an amendment to their 2016 budget to allow themselves to retire a couple of loans and make purchases for and repairs to the justice center.

County To Participate In Cybersecurity Analysis Project

Johnson County will be participating in a Cybersecurity Analysis Project to study the county's level security in electronic data, coming up at the end of this month, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly, who updated the county commissioners at their last regular meeting.

Commissioners Updated On Mock Shooter Training

Marilyn Connolly

Johnson County's Commissioners were updated on the latest information on the upcoming Active Shooter Training Sessions, and the forthcoming drill that are being planned.

Buffalo Council Approves Emergency Operating Plan

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson

Buffalo's City Council Approved and signed the 2016 Emergency Operating Plan, as requested by Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly.

New Venue For Saturday's Buffalo Rabies Clinic

The Buffalo Rabies Clinic is coming up this Saturday, giving area pet owners a chance to protect their dogs and cats with low-cost vaccinations.

County Approves Mine Expansion Request

Johnson County's Commissioners have approved an application to expand a Bentonite mine near Kaycee by 290 acres over its current size.

Buffalo Police Vehicle Damaged While Parked

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder

During his report to the city council this week, Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder was asked how much damage was done to a police vehicle during a recent incident where it was run into by another driver.

Johnson County Hospital Announces First Baby of Year

Penelope Anna Scott-Deaver, first baby born in Johnson County in 2016. Photo used by permission of family.

The first baby born in Johnson County came into the world at the Johnson County Healthcare Center on January 2nd, a full 10 days past her due date.