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Midday Thursday a grass fire started just off of I-25 north of Kaycee and burned nearly 2,000 acres before being contained by forces. The fire blew to the north and stretched along the interstate, burning west of I-25, east of Old Highway 87, and north of Reno Road. The fire was fought from …

The Buffalo Senior Center hosted its second ice cream social and jam session on Wednesday, July 15. There is a third social scheduled for July 29 for returning or new attendees. Attendees were offered a choice between sandwich or cup and chocolate or vanilla. After ice cream was finished a s…

Grouse Mountain Archery hosted their annual summer 3-D shoot on Saturday, July 18, 2020 west of Buffalo. The shoot was completed along a two mile walking trail that held more than a dozen 3-D targets of local and non-local animals including deer, antelope, bears, and even a crocodile. Partic…

The Bighorn Bluegrass Camp was hosted last week for local kids wanting to improve their skills with an instrument or singing or to learn a new skill altogether. Because of COVID-19, all the teachers who helped during the workshop were local to Johnson County this year and taught the 44 parti…

An unusually warm and dry spring continues to haunt local hay and cattle producers, with hay fields yielding lower tonnage per acre and rangeland showing signs of stress. 

The Kick Em Up Cans barrel race held on July 3-4 hosted barrel racers from around the state for the two day event. Friday evening's races ran late into Saturday morning and on July 4th racers were able to dodge most of the rain and race through the afternoon. There were more 100 entries in t…

Despite concerns over COVID-19, Johnson County 4-H was able to host their annual Mountain Camp on Saturday, June 27 at the Johnson County Youth Camp. While the getaway is normally a full weekend campout, restrictions cut the event back to a single day. Joining Johnson county kids were 4-Hers…

The Big Horn Audubon Society hosted it's monthly Birding at the Brinton event for local birders on Saturday, June 20. Roughly 20 attendees joined the guides in touring the Brinton grounds to observe, both visually and audibly, the birds that are spread throughout the area. Birds spotted duri…

Buffalo's local produce and craft vendors have returned with tents and tables for the summer farmer's market season. While most vendors and food trucks have remained at Crazy Woman Square, two booths, Grass King Cattle Company and Lower Piney, have moved away from the normal farmers market t…

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Despite COVID-19, Buffalo's city pool has officially opened for the year - conveniently on the first official day of Summer. Local families and community members flocked to the pool to cool off in the brisk water doing everything from cannonballs and laps to getting beach balls stuck in foun…

After this weekend, summer has officially begun and with heat setting in a sweet snack to cool off with has returned. The Tropical Snow shop on Main St. offers customers dozens of variations of flavors to add to their shaved ice including singles and combinations. They are open every day exc…

Birthday celebrations were the perfect excuse for a couple of different groups to enjoy the sunshine and cold water of Lake DeSmet. The swimming beach hosted a number of families fishing, swimming and just enjoying the sunshine from the sand. 

Kaycee held its first summer series festival on Saturday in Downtown Kaycee for the community and visitors. The first of three events scheduled for this summer, Saturday's festival included dog trials in the morning, followed by a redneck truck and car show, wheelbarrow races and a street da…

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On Monday, June 15, three recent high school graduates held a Black Lives Matter protest for Buffalo and any community members who were interested in joining. With nearly 100 people in attendance at its peak, the protest wound its way from behind the jail to Crazy Woman Square in downtown. B…

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The Johnson County Cowgirls kicked off their summer rodeo season on Sunday, June 7, with the first rodeo of the year. Competitors traveled to Buffalo to compete in everything from barrel racing to goat tying. Barrel racing was by and large the largest event of the day with 130 total entries …

The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen visit the Elgin Park Trailhead in Bighorn National Forest every year to help with maintenance and cleaning. The annual trip coincides with National Trails Day - the first Saturday in June. This year's group camped out for the weekend beginning on Friday, …

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The National Weather Service on Sunday warned that a major winter storm will affect most of Wyoming Sunday night into Monday night. Winter storm warnings have been issued for much of central Wyoming, including Johnson County. 

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Before most of the world was awake, a team of biologists and volunteers gathered on Dec. 13 at the Sinclair gas station in Kaycee. The team’s mission was to collect ultrasound data to estimate the body fat percentage of each radio-collared deer and gather blood and fecal samples. 

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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.

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Johnson County School Board trustees voted 7-1 Monday night to adopt a 4.5-day week calendar for the 2020-21 school year.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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CODY — Federal government attorneys filed an appeal to overturn a portion of last fall’s court ruling that sent the Yellowstone grizzly bear back under Endangered Species Act protection.

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“They’re eating the nose and going on. We’ve been told by experts that when they get into a situation of depredation rather than predation, it’s just wanton killing. They are killing two or three lambs a day just for the fun of it. It’s something that’s very mentally disturbing.”Tommy Moore,…

Story Community-wide Garage Sale will be held Sunday June 2, beginning with breakfast and a bake sale at the Story Woman's Club from 7 a.m. until it is gone. The Woman's Club will also be selling raffle tickets for the Centennial quilt and Centennial coffee cups, which this year celebrate th…

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The engines of a black Boeing RB-50, a large specially equipped B-29 airframe, hummed loudly, secretly flying along the cold Pacific Ocean shore of enemy territory. Within the fuselage, wearing radio headphones, 1st Lt. John “Jack” Carr listened to Beethoven being transmitted from a Soviet w…

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The Wyoming Game & Fish Department has stocked Lake DeSmet with kokanee salmon to evaluate if the Pacific fish will thrive and to provide anglers with deep-water fishing opportunities.  

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If you’ve ever spotted knapweed, mulled around for mullein, hounded houndstongue or weeded out weeds, the Johnson County Weed and Pest District has the perfect opportunity for you.

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Don’t be blue – the Bighorn Bluegrass Camp isn’t going anywhere.

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Officers, deputies, emergency service technicians, search and rescue volunteers and their families filled the Johnson County Fairgrounds community building as the Big Horn Baptist Church and the Family Crisis Center honored their heroic efforts.

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In 1987, “The Simpsons” first aired on television, the first criminal conviction by the use of DNA evidence took place, President Ronald Reagan gave his historic speech at the Berlin Wall urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” and Paul Rickett began working at The D…

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A year after the Wyoming Legislature voted to incorporate computer science into the state’s Common Core of Knowledge, the Wyoming Department of Education has released its draft computer science standards.