Johnson County

Economic Development Group Creates Plan

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board approved a resolution Tuesday to apply for a business ready community planning grant through the Wyoming Business Council.

Health Center Program Targets Obesity

Johnson County Healthcare Center, as part of the Affordable Care Act, will be required to implement a ”health improvement project” which will hopefully improve people's health through weight-management.

Public Works Director Says Reservoir's Full

Buffalo's main water source, Tie Hack Reservoir, is now full, according to City Works Director Les Hook, who gave his report to the city council at their last meeting.

Hook said the reservoir started spilling the first week in October.

Board Approves Contracts, Isolation Requests

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees approved both the employment and isolation requests brought before them at their last board meeting.

State Offers Nicotine Addicts Free Help

A state health department spokeswoman says people who want to kick the tobacco habit have a much better chance of success if they plan ahead and have tools and medication at the ready.

Fort Hosts Full Moon Friday

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An October full moon was the perfect backdrop as visitors got a taste of the spookier side of history at Fort Phil Kearny Friday night. It was the first-ever “Full Moon Fort” with guided lantern tours of the fort grounds sprinkled with the fun and freaky facts of soldier and native daily life.

Shutdown Effects Mixed, Says Buffalo Chamber

The recent partial shutdown of the Federal Government has had negative effects on some local businesses, but slight or no effects on others, and in some cases has actually helped local business, according to Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis.

Johnson County Healthcare's Sufficient

Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Schueler gave a report to the Board of Health on Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training that is currently happening in Kaycee.

Board Hears Audit, Project Update

The recent audit conducted of the Johnson County School District has been completed and came back “clean” for the most part, with only a few items left to be completed.
District Business Administrator Matt Ramey gave a report to the Board of Trustees at their last meeting, saying there are a few minor issues that will need to be addressed, and the auditors will have a report ready to present to the board in the near future.

Johnson County Attorney's Report For September

Johnson County and Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock's office, during the month of September, received 40 new misdemeanor cases, eight of which were DUI's.
There are 75 cases pending in misdemeanor or Circuit Court, 35 of which are DUI's and 7 are drug-related.

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