Johnson County

BUFFALO (WNE) — Johnson County law enforcement seized more than a thousand fentanyl pills and a handful of other drugs after a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Kum & Go parking lot in early January. “We pulled over 1,300 fentanyl pills, which is a big bust for Denver, let alone Buffalo,”...

Brad Burns, left, sits his weight back in the harness to keep the rope tight while guest climber Arvil Nagpal begins his ascent up the rock face. Burns is a local climber and climbing guide who was invited to participate in an HBO program that pitted some of the world’s top climbers against each other. Buffalo Bulletin file photo.

BUFFALO —Scaling the rock above the Mediterranean Sea in Mallorca, Brad Burns moved like a seasoned professional. Ropeless, with only the water below to cushion a nearly 50-foot drop, Burns accidentally veered from the designated route, but he used his strength to hoist himself to the top, fists in...
BUFFALO — When Buffalo's Clerk-Treasurer Julie Silbernagel first opened the application for water and sewer funding distributed by the state this past fall, she felt a little overwhelmed seeing the number of tabs she'd need to click through.   “I think my first reaction was just, how am I going to...
The Board of Weston County Commissioners has again rejected a settlement proposed by a group that has sought legal action over the manner in which a vacancy in the Wyoming House of Representatives was filled. Bruce Moats is representing the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Bauman and...
BUFFALO (WNE) — The city of Buffalo will consider amending an ordinance that would prohibit residents from feeding wild turkeys. Both the city and Wyoming Game and Fish Department have received complaints about the number of turkeys congregating both in people's yards and on city streets, sometimes...
BUFFALO — A bill proposed by Rep. Barry Crago, R-Buffalo, that would give game wardens greater authority to cite hunters for trespassing is one step closer to law. The Joint Judiciary Committee approved the bill at its Nov. 10 meeting, paving the way for it to be considered during the Wyoming...
BUFFALO – An influx of federal dollars to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission could mean that 162 orphan oil and gas wells in Johnson County are eventually plugged and reclaimed. The commission was awarded $25 million that will go toward plugging and reclaiming orphan wells as well as...
BUFFALO — The Bighorn National Forest dropped its plan to treat mountain big sagebrush and duncecap larkspur, based on objections from environmental groups. The forest has been revising its Invasive Species and Other Plant Management Plan — last updated in 1998 — that governs how it treats...
Public denied the right to comment   The News Letter Journal intends to continue with its lawsuit against the Board of Weston County Commissioners despite a Nov. 1 statement from the board revealing its votes for the replacement of former Rep. Hans Hunt more than a year after they used secret...
BUFFALO — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will vote at an upcoming meeting on whether to purchase the Ellis Sheep Company Ranch off of Hazleton Road for $3.45 million. The 2,640-acre parcel located in Johnson and Washakie counties would become a Wildlife Habitat Management Area. According to...

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