Johnson County

BUFFALO — Mail sent from Johnson County could be routed through Billings, Montana, instead of Casper under a U.S. Postal Service proposal.   The proposal, currently in the public comment and review phase, would repurpose a processing and distribution center in Casper as a local processing center,...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Sheridan County commissioners approved a yearlong “extraterritorial assistance” agreement between the Johnson County and Sheridan County Sheriff’s Offices Feb. 20.   The agreement — which is in effect from March 1, 2024 to March 1, 2025 — allows the JCSO to to provide law...
Energy exploration   BUFFALO — Johnson County oil fields are the subject of extensive research by University of Wyoming professors and graduate students hoping to boost future energy production.   Two projects, funded at roughly $53 million total, are underway with an eventual goal of more oil and...
BUFFALO — Ranchers whose land straddles Johnson and Campbell counties are hoping wildlife managers will consider the role that predators play in declining Greater Sage-Grouse populations.   While an ongoing decline in sage-grouse populations statewide is mainly attributed to habitat disturbance...

Jack Gampetro and Marianna Gampetro work on school work on Jan. 12 at their home.The pair is homeschooled by their mom Darcie Gampetro. “They asked to homeschool because they were a little bit bored in school,” Gampetro said. “They like having the freedom to do what they want.” On this day Jack was working on an essay about Louis Braille and Marianna was studying Russian — which she is learning as a second language. Photo by Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin. 

Families welcome choice   BUFFALO — Marianna was the one who decided to switch to homeschooling, her mother Darcie Gampetro said.   Marianna was 9 years old and halfway through fourth grade at Cloud Peak Elementary School when she left the public school system to try homeschooling.   “It was always...
Production at Johnson County facility to begin in August   BUFFALO — Uranium Energy Corp. has announced that it will resume operations at its mine and processing plant in southern Johnson County in August.   The company and its board have been waiting for a consistent uranium market to commit to...
BUFFALO — Though there is a broad consensus that something needs to be done about spiraling property taxes, reaching consensus about how to reform the state's property taxes has been more difficult.   Last week, Rep. Barry Crago, R-Johnson and Sheridan counties, and 29 other sponsors dropped a...
BUFFALO — When Chris McBarnes was hired to head the WYldlife Fund in 2019, he knew it had to be headquartered in Buffalo.   The Indiana native said he fell in love with Wyoming during hunting trips to Johnson County. For that reason, it's fitting that the organization that appeals to individuals,...
BUFFALO — Federal legislation that would, among other land management directives, release three wilderness study areas in Johnson County from longtime protections, is one step closer to becoming law.   Long championed by Wyoming's congressional delegation and the Wyoming County Commissioners...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Plea agreements between Florida resident Jeb Rou and county attorneys in Campbell and Johnson counties were approved in November 2023, ending a multi-year investigation by Wyoming Game and Fish Department law enforcement officers that resulted in more than $137,000 in fines and...

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