The structure of the Johnson County Recreation District could be shaken up in the next year after school trustees aired concerns at the school board’s July 13 budget meeting.
Cases of tularemia, or rabbit fever, have caused alarm in Wyoming. A cat in Washakie County, voles in Crook County and two people in Weston County recently tested positive for the disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
Local health professionals have proposed what they say is a cost-effective way to treat tooth decay before it starts – add fluoride to the city of Buffalo’s drinking water. But, the city is looking at cost and concerns that too much fluoride isn’t healthy.
In a special meeting called on July 15, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners finalized the fiscal 2015-16 budget at $44.3 million and approved the special district mill levies.
A 32-year-old city ordinance upset vendors doing business during Longmire Days and ignited heated comments at the Buffalo City Council meeting Tuesday.
Claims of fraud, neglect and failure to pay both employee benefits and vendors have led to a $3 million lawsuit between North Star Energy & Construction LLC and its former CEO.
In response to a projection from the assessor’s office that Johnson County’s valuation could be cut in half next year, the county commissioners have tentatively approved an overall budget of $44.1 million, $5 million less than requested.
Johnson County’s valuation could plummet by nearly 50 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to County Assessor Cindy Barlow.