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Nearly six months after the retirement of area 4-H extension educator Blaine Horn, the University of Wyoming and Johnson County are moving forward to fill the extension position with an agriculture-based educator who will serve just Johnson County.

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As the Greater Sage-Grouse population in northeast Wyoming dwindles, the Bureau of Land Management is working to reclaim some land disturbed by energy development and wildfires — two of the biggest threats to the population's survival. 

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The year began with hope: hope for a new vaccine, hope for the end of a pandemic, hope for a return to normal. And for the most part, normal did return. Events from the past happened once again, smiles emerged in school hallways as mask requirements were adjusted and summer returned with sev…

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Young hunters joined parents and dogs from around the region on the Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area for the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt held the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Each kid is allowed three birds a piece and can hunt the ring-necked pheasants tha…

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The Buffalo community a number of organizations joined together on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 to celebrate Veteran's Day and all of Johnson Counties local veterans and servicemen and women. Meadowlark Elementary School students joined for the ceremony at the downtown memorial and then the Scout…

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Johnson county showed up for Halloween this year with a wide range of costumes and a LOT of candy, as the kids of both Kaycee and Buffalo joined in annual celebrations with lots of creative ideas and treats. Kaycee celebrated with their annual halloween parade of costumes and parties, while …

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Before the sun could rise over the eastern horizon Friday morning, hunters and guides were beginning to rustle around the main tent as preparations for the day began. Hunters joined up with their guides and hunting partners and slowly headed out in groups, staggering their departure times ba…

As the summer months wrap up and the season for warm weather rodeos and summer rides fades, we wanted to look back on the role of the horse. Used for everything from work on the ranch to rodeos and races to rides on the mountain, horses are a part of so many lives in Johnson County. Enjoy so…

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Two Sheridan County men face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after an altercation with a Washakie County Sheriff’s deputy and a subsequent manhunt that led to the closure of U.S. Highway 16 for almost five hours.

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The Bread of Life Food Pantry moved back to their normal location in St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Sunday, Sept. 12 after a summer of temporary living in a few old classrooms at Bomber Mountain Civic Center. The organization moved out for the season while the building underwent expansion an…

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

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…