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Johnson County’s unemployment rate fell from 3.7% in October 2018 to 2.8% in October 2019, the largest year-over-year decrease in the state. According to the latest report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the county’s October 2019 unemployment rate of 2.8% was a slight dip …

A Nebraska man will pay $21,000 in fines and forfeit his hunting and fishing privileges for two years in 48 states after pleading guilty to poaching.

Local oil and gas operators currently owe Johnson County $17 million in unpaid mineral and industrial property taxes, and according to Commissioner Bill Novotny, the county has no effective tools to recover the money – and no real protection against future debt.

Each day, the firewalls at local businesses prevent tens of thousands of would-be attacks. And while those security systems are hard at work in the background, CyberWyoming has launched a statewide effort to raise awareness of how critical cybersecurity is by identifying best practices in th…

Kids with a psychiatric or mental health diagnosis or any social or emotional challenges are at an increased risk for an out-of-home placement, something that decades of data indicates is not in the best interest of the child or the state, according to Lisa Brockman with the Division of Heal…

Gov. Mark Gordon this month tasked 32 of Wyoming’s scientists, legislators and conservation policy experts with providing recommendations for action on invasive terrestrial species – plants capable of killing livestock, diminishing wildlife habitat and increasing fire risk.

On Tuesday, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced that consulting CEO Mike Knebel’s last day was Monday.

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service announced a winter storm warning is in effect from noon Wednesday to noon Thursday. The winter storm warning replaces a previously announced winter storm watch.

LARAMIE — During a Thursday State of the University address, acting University of Wyoming President Neil Theobald said the university will work to increase the number of endowed chair positions to 100, roughly doubling the current number.

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9, and continuing through Oct. 12, Worlds of Music will present a series of free workshops, performances and talks, as well as a community dance in Buffalo, with Lone Piñon, a Latin music trio from northern New Mexico.

Thanks to the generosity of Johnson County residents and the 4 Paws nonprofit, St. Francis Animal Shelter has added $15,000 to its operations fund.

A few years ago, Tom Knapp could never have envisioned how vital high-speed internet would become to his Kaycee auto repair business.

In a unanimous decision, the Johnson County Rural Health Care District board voted to draft a contract to present to Buffalo EMS as SafeTech Solutions is scheduled to begin a service wide assessment in October.

Johnson County Emergency Management is asking Buffalo residents to turn off their sprinklers and conserve water as much as possible as repairs take place at the  Buffalo Water Treatment Plant.

The Johnson County commissioners renewed three longstanding agreements with state and county agencies during their July 15 meeting.

Dean States knows every inch of the landscape even though he has never traveled it.

On the surface, nothing seemed amiss at the Johnson County Recycling Center last month.

With only a few weeks remaining to drill exploratory wells, Buffalo Public Works Director Les Hook hopes construction will begin early in the next year as Buffalo takes one more step toward a secondary water source.

A lifeguard sits in his tower chair, surveying the activity in and around the Buffalo city pool.

When asked to pose for a photo, Anna Buckingham immediately knew what she wanted to do.

Toby Rhoades, Buffalo’s building inspector, said he has received more building permits this year than in past years.

A friendly teenager with an infectious smile who got along with everyone. That’s how people remember Justyn Hall, 14, of Buffalo, who died from injuries sustained in a cliff-diving accident at Tie Hack Reservoir on Aug. 3.

A show arena full of buyers made Saturday night’s Junior Livestock Sale one for the record books, garnering $427,469 for local 4-H and FFA youth.

A cat is made for sleeping and eating and occasional snuggling. A cat is not for showing. Ask any cat you know and they will tell you. Loudly.

You’ve heard of the Cat in the Hat. And who doesn’t know about the old woman who lived in a shoe?

Just a month after the JOCO First board agreed to sell 22 Plains Drive to Mountain Meadow Wool for $665,000, the board began seeking other options for the building.

With their many shades of purple, blue, yellow and red, wildflowers abound at almost any turn right now in the Bighorn Mountains.

On the heels of the first confirmed West Nile virus infection in the state for 2019 in a Gillette woman, state officials said routine testing had also confirmed the presence of the virus June 13 in a batch of mosquitoes in Laramie.

The number of highway fatalities in Wyoming is up precipitously this year. To date, 76 fatalities have occurred on Wyoming highways, including four fatalities on highways in Johnson County. Statewide, that compares with 42 at this time last year and 61 in 2017.

When Lisa Purcella signed on with Pamida in 2009, it was supposed to be a short-term gig. But a decade later, and she’s still working retail in the store. She’s seen many changes – most notably that Pamida sold to Shopko Hometown in 2012. On Tuesday afternoon, Purcella locked the doors on th…

American Legion Post 13 has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the local post with a reflective look into the past and plans for the future of the local post.

She sits in a vault. Red leather-bound books line the walls, holding records of Johnson County – who owns land, who they purchased it from, who married whom.