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After months when Johnson County saw very little coronavirus activity, the community’s luck seems to have run out as the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in the county has grown by 74% in the past month.

In light of the ongoing hunting seasons, Wyoming Game and Fish wildlife biologist Cheyenne Stewart offered a brief class on how to take Chronic Wasting Disease samples on Thursday. Stewart presented to Bureau of Land Management employees so that if anyone brings a carcass by and wants to pro…

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In a Facebook post on a personal page, Johnson County Healthcare Center marketing director Marcy Schueler wrote that a Johnson County resident died earlier this week of coronavirus-related causes. That is the second Johnson County resident to die of the coronavirus since the pandemic began i…

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CASPER — A report by a government watchdog agency concluded the Bureau of Land Management fell short in establishing standard protocols when it rolled out a temporary royalty relief program for struggling oil and gas operators at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even as county budgets have tightened this year, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to temporarily lift a countywide hiring freeze last week in order to fill a vacancy in the Johnson County clerk’s office.

The Wyoming Fish and Game has begun setting up their hunting check stations in Johnson County. The stations serve a variety of purposes including gathering information on the local herds, collecting lymph node samples to test for CWD and checking hunting licenses and permissions. 

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Bankrupt coalbed methane company US Realm Powder River nabbed a 96% discount on its royalties for 23 federal leases under a Bureau of Land Management COVID-19 relief policy this spring, despite owing the federal government almost $4 million in unpaid natural gas royalties detailed in court claims.

CASPER — The University of Wyoming will be allowed to have 7,000 fans in attendance at the Cowboys’ first home football game this fall. The school on Tuesday announced the attendance number, which is roughly 24% of full capacity at War Memorial Stadium. The stadium seats 29,181 fans. 

CHEYENNE — Laramie County and most of Wyoming have seen a spike in the number of active COVID-19 cases over the past week, which one health official is partly attributing to a relaxed attitude toward safety precautions.

In celebration of Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, the Fireants played live music next to the patio at Papa Binos. The local musical group roots their music in zydeco, cajun and latin sound. Four musicians joined in the performance and encouraged listening and dancing for some. 

GILLETTE – Although there's been a recent statewide surge in active COVID-19 cases in Wyoming, residents can expect “significant changes” and loosening of some of the state’s public health orders put in place to help mitigate the pandemic.

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Solid waste district looks to continued property tax for landfill

Bighorn National Forest forest supervisor Andrew Johnson has lifted stage 1 fire restrictions in the national forest. Stage 1 restrictions were implemented on July 20 in response to hot and dry conditions in the forest when fire danger was rated extreme. The high number of abandoned campfire…

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Recoveries among another 69 patients with laboratory-confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus helped push the number of active cases in the state back down on Thursday.The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the 69 recoveries reported Thursday offset an incr…

SHERIDAN — Clayvin Herrera, the Crow tribal member cited with taking big game animals out of season back in 2014, has again appealed his case, postponing the answers to several questions regarding tribal hunting rights in and around the Bighorn National Forest. 

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming continued to climb Wednesday, increasing by 15 with the report of new confirmed cases in 13 counties.The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 37 new cases of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus were reported Wednes…

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“Best Birthday Ever!!” Lane screamed as he ran back into the yard and shade to escape the 95-degree heat of Saturday afternoon. Moments before, Lane had gotten back from two VIP drives around Buffalo: the first in the back seat of a classic car and the second on the back of a motorcycle. The…

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Labor Day weekend drew visitors from around the region to the Bighorns for camping, hiking and riding getaways. Campgrounds and dispersed sights were spread thick with guests before the cold weather set in briefly on Monday. 

Eight Wyoming newspapers – including the Buffalo Bulletin — bested all other newspapers across the country, garnering 84 awards in the National Newspaper Association’s 2020 Better Newspaper Editorial and Better Newspaper Advertising Contests, NNA officials announced.

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BUFFALO — Annual counts of male Greater Sage-grouse dancing at their springtime mating grounds are up in the Powder River Basin and appear to have leveled out across Wyoming after 5% declines in each of the past three years.

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The official groundbreaking ceremony for Wyoming's first skilled nursing facility for veterans was held on Aug. 26 outside of the Veterans Home of Wyoming. The home is located at the former Ft. McKinney just outside Buffalo and after construction is complete will also include a three cottage…

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It’s been a dry, hot summer and Tie Hack Reservoir west of Buffalo looks like it is suffering the effects of the summer’s drought. The water level is down and cracked dirt extends for yards beyond the boat ramp to the water. 

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon revealed the details of Wyoming’s initial round of budget cuts Wednesday afternoon, with state agencies cutting more than $250 million to essential programs and eliminating a total of 274 state positions.

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A group of freshly minted first graders lined up against the wall of Meadowlark Elementary School on Monday morning, eyes twinkling with excitement and anticipation.

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The BBQ for Blues fundraiser event on Thursday, Aug. 20, included a silent auction, live music food from 4th on Main and a bounce house and dunk tank. All the money raised during the event was donated to the Operation Blue Santa program. The program supports local families and individuals wi…

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The annual zombie run was held yet again this year despite concerns surrounding COVID-19. The zombie run course was designed by student Massimo Haas and included a number of stops spread around the high school campus. Participants had 45 minutes to participate in the run, after which prizes …

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Early groups clung to the edges of Crazy Woman Square, hanging on to any bit of shade available while some later arrivals took to dancing in front by the stage. Buffalo’s Meet Me in the Square events returned Saturday, Aug. 22, with multiple bands, lots of food and a space to come and hang o…

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According to Wyoming Department of Agriculture statistics, 34,000 sheep and lambs call Johnson County home. They outnumber the county’s human population four to one.

Saturday in Buffalo was home to several garage sales stretching from one edge of town to the other. With everything from clothes to kitchen supplies to furniture for sale, several shoppers spent the day hopping between all the different sales. Most of them started on Friday and continued int…

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Wyoming's primary elections were held on Tuesday, Aug. 18 across the state including three different polling locations in Johnson County. Kaycee had it's own polling location and Buffalo had it's two: one at the Catholic Church Annex and the second in the gym at the Bomber Mountain Civic Cen…