Buffalo's annual Oktoberfest returned to Crazy Woman Square on Saturday as community members and guests joined together to celebrate the traditional German holiday. Held on the same as the 20th anniversary as 9/11, the event began with a remembrance moment and continued into the festivities …

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Adam Todd earns his living during the summer months in Buffalo, guiding tourists from near and far on horseback through the Bighorn National Forest.

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Each year, the Wyoming Christian Motorcyclist Association travels to a different part of the state to meet up and spend time together for a long weekend in a different town in the state. The Wyoming CMA returned to the Buffalo for the first time in about a decade and enjoyed a weekend of gam…

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New West held their back to school orientation potluck and get together the week before school started, welcoming back former and new students alike. The school talked about their goals for the students and how to make those goals possible. The nacho potluck fed guests while students laughed…

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The annual Kindercamp was back in regular session this year with students returning to the school to explore their new place of learning. The young students got to know new teachers, classmates and the Meadowlark Elementary School including everything from the cafeteria to the nurse's office…

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The annual back to school Zombie Run was held once again this year in its normal form. After a year with some slight changes last summer due to COVID-19, the zombie run returned to its starting place in Crazy Woman Square. Students and parents alike joined together to run around town, dodgin…

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Christian Nelson joined several dozen new pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Meadowlark Elementary for the kinder camp the week before school started. The kids explored the school and got a chance to get to know their teachers and classmates before the school filled up on day one. 

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The Patriot Conservatives of Johnson County are suing the Buffalo Bulletin for $36 million for alleged libel, defamation and slander they say was contained in an “article” that was published two weeks ago. 

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The summer Saturday's in the Square brought the town together this year once again, once in July and once in August as musicians from around the state joined together to celebrate music and summer with Buffalo. Food vendors and performers joined community members in their lawn chairs to list…

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The annual Big Horn Tire Show and Shine Car Show was hosted again on Saturday, August 14, drawing in snazzy cars and their owners from around the region. Spending the morning being judged and lined up for visitors and other showmen to look browse, the show wrapped up with a car parade throug…

The special election held to vote on a single bond issue was held Tuesday, August 17, in Johnson County. With roughly 56% voter turnout, just over half the county turned up to vote, resulting in the bond failing. For information about the election, read our front page article on the election…

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Everyone has their own reason for showing up in the Buffalo High School FFA barn. Some want to learn about larger livestock. Others want to make friends at a new school.

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The Johnson County Fair and Rodeo took over the fairgrounds last week as kids and animals from around the county joined together to show off a year’s worth of hard work. The week included emotional highs and lows, lots of naps and plenty of time in the dirt. Enjoy some of our favorite photos…

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A team of Wyoming Conservation Corp members staked out a hitch in the Bighorns near HF Bar guest ranch for a few weeks in July, repairing and restoring part of a trail that rises away from the ranch and up into the Bighorns. The group camps, traveling up the trail to their new workplace ever…

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Students and staff will not be required to wear masks in Johnson County School buildings when they return to school later this month. That is according to a press release sent Monday from the Johnson County COVID Task Force. 

The Pioneer and Classic Car Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the summer months to hang out with friends, show off their favorite cars and enjoy hopefully cool evening weather. People show up when they can, bringing different cars and arriving to lots of waves and cheers from …

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Buffalo celebrated it's annual Crazy Days Crazy Nights festival in late July. Regular events like business sales in downtown returned with additional events like a movie in the park. Families and guests wandered through town to find an event of their choosing. 

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Johnson County 4-H hosted their annual Mountain Camp during the last weekend of June, which this year meant pushing through lots of rain to enjoy the tropical Hawaiian theme. The kids arrived, in the rain, on Friday afternoon to set up their tents, in the rain, and then return for an afterno…

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The variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than its mutated predecessor the Alpha variant, or B.1.1.7, which in turn is roughly 50% more contagious than the initial virus strain. And it’s overtaken the state as our rate of new vaccinations stalls.

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Grouse Mountain Archery hosted their annual 3D archery shoot at the range just west of Buffalo. The fundraiser event helps to raise money for the club and get people out and shooting during the summer. The club hopes to use the money raised to buy more permanent targets for the range. 

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Buffalo hosted a weekend chalk art and music festival on Saturday, July 17 as residents and visitors were encouraged to visit downtown and add their own chalk creations in front of stores. Booths were set up in Crazy Woman Square with food and gifts from local businesses and music and dance …

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The annual BigHorn Bluegrass Camp filled the Johnson County Fairgrounds with music last week as kids learned new instruments and new musical skills during the week in anticipation of the final show on Friday evening. The student and teacher show was held in the backyard of the Occidental Hot…

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Creekside Performing Arts recently put on a children's performance of the show "Shrek Jr. the Musical." The show was largely produced using kids of all ages, who took the stage alongside a few adults to bring Shrek to Buffalo. The show — which was Creekside's summer production — had three sh…

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The Johnson County 4-H sports fishing program hosted their annual end of year fishing derby on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Meadowlark Lake. The kids spent the morning fishing in the lake and the creek above the lake, although fish weren't biting much in Meadowlark. They rotate through different …

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The Bulls A team hosted their final home game of the season on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Prosinski Park. As the final game, the team celebrated lone graduating senior Olie Wagner with a senior presentation and recognition for his years on the team as we moves forward. They played Thermopol…

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In celebration of the Fourth of July, the fireworks truck cycled customers through as they picked up their holiday treats. Meanwhile the hot weather kept kids and families out and about at the pool in an attempt to stay cool and enjoy the holiday before the lunch and dinner feasts. 

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With rodeos moving in and out of the fairgrounds near constantly, the Wednesday night rodeos are keeping the riders busy and the fairgrounds active. With everything from barrel races to roping to goat tying to bull riding the Wednesday night rodeos offer a variety of events for all ages.

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The Buffalo Quilting Gals hosted their annual quilting workshop for the first time since COVID-19, bringing applicants from the canceled year back to make their own quilts this year on June 24 at Summit Church. Each kid worked directly with a volunteer from the Quilting Gals to practice thei…

Johnson County 4-H put on their annual Carnival on Friday evening, June 18, 2021 in the Livestock pen at the fairgrounds. Each club was responsible for creating their own carnival game to go alongside the educational booths, petting zoo, and cake walk. 

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The Robinson Canyon Fire, which was suspected to have been started by lighting, took hold in some pretty rough landscape - forcing local crews to look outward and bring in regional fire teams to help fight the blaze. One of several regional fire teams was brought in to deal with the larger, …

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Early each summer ranchers from around the county make their annual trek up the mountain, bringing livestock out of the hot and dry flats into the cooler grasslands to graze for the summer months. For the Curuchets, moving just over 3,000 sheep takes about a week and only works with the cont…

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Kaycee kicked off their first Friday Night Rodeo of the season as the opening show for LeDoux Days weekend on Friday, June 18, 2021. The weekend included a rodeo and street dance each night with some raffle items and a variety of other events to keep visitors and locals busy for the weekend event. 

The Horse Nations Indian Relay Races returned to Buffalo last weekend for their annual race at the fairgrounds. The races travel around the western United States with teams representing tribes from around the region. The teams compete in a variety of events ranging from one horse sprints to …

With several days of record-breaking heat and temperatures generally rising, the pool decided to open a week early, offering a cool break from the hot air beginning last Saturday, June 12. Kids flocked to the gates, leaving bikes scattered around the entrance as they enjoyed a cool break fro…

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The third annual Johnson County Weed and Pest weed pull day was held Friday, June 11, 2021 both in Kaycee and Buffalo as local and state wide organizations drew out community members to assist in the removal of noxious weeds around the county. Participants spread out both to their own locati…

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After months of planning, preparation and coordination Buffalo has a new community orchard. The orchard is a collaboration between the Bread of Life Food Pantry, the Boys & Girls Club and the school district with trees, bushes and vines aimed at growing local fruits for the community's b…

While last summer’s drought conditions created difficulty for many Johnson County hay producers — cutting the crop for some to as little as one-third of the normal yield — hay conditions are so far improved. Continued spells of hot temperatures, though, could mark a return to difficult conditions. 

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After dedicating decades of her life working in the Kaycee and Buffalo libraries, Mary Rhoads is taking the road to retirement. Working in the children's department, Mary was famous with Buffalo's toddlers from story hours, puppet voices and experiments to keep the young minds and voices of …

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The first ever Baaahffalo Sheep fest was hosted in downtown Buffalo on Saturady, June 5, 2021. The event was kicked off with a brief parade through downtown Buffalo, turning at the creek and bringing everyone to Prosinski Field for a collection of foods, games and wool and sheep-centered act…

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Kaycee's Alliance for Hope, a community organization based on supporting the community and the mental health of it's residents. The walk included t-shirts, some dogs tagging along and lots of catching up between friends. 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12-15 on May 12, meaning middle and high school-age Johnson County residents now have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

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For the first time since the public pool was built nearly 40 years ago, the city of Buffalo will charge a nominal admission fee. Citing the need to begin saving for the eventual replacement of the pool and improvements to the current site, at the May 4 City Council meeting pool board members…

Buffalo’s Boys and Girls Club takes a small group of kids to the Buffalo Bowl each week to practice a new game and enjoy an activity outside of the club. The alley opens special for the club to let the kids come play, turning on all six of the alley’s lanes for the kids to take their shots a…

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The Foley family has been shearing Johnson Counties sheep for almost 35 years. The crew travels around Johnson and neighboring counties spending early mornings and long days running sheep through the shearing trailer and tossing full wool fleeces out every few minutes. Dave Foley and his son…

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For the first time in more than a year, Doris McCune and Shirley Shelton saw each other clearly.