Johnson County

BUFFALO — Eight months after Fourth Judicial Court Judge William Edelman dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by the Patriot Conservatives of Johnson County PAC against the Buffalo Bulletin, the case has finally concluded after the PAC's bank account was garnished to pay court-ordered sanctions. Chris...
BUFFALO — Portions of the Bighorn National Forest roughly 14 miles northwest of Buffalo are closed to the public as a 21-acre fire burns in remote terrain. As of press time Tuesday, portions of the forest nearest the Gem Lake fire are closed, including North Rock Creek Trail 040. According to the...
CASPER (WNE) – Two people died Thursday when a small plane crashed in the Bighorn National Forest, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday.  The plane went down en route to Buffalo from Powell. It ignited a wildfire that, as of Friday afternoon, had burned about an acre of forest near...
BUFFALO — As the sun ducked under the Bighorn Mountains and a golden glow took over the Friday evening sky in early July, hay broker Jason Watts was still in his tractor, making another pass on his hay field during the first cutting of the season. While Watts drove, freshly cut hay dropped out of...
BUFFALO (WNE) – Parents in Johnson County could soon have an inside look into some curriculum materials being used in their children's classrooms, thanks to a curriculum library website currently being built by Johnson County School District No. 1. "It's that transparency piece that we've been...
Off-track betting facility approved in county   BUFFALO (WNE) — Wyoming Downs off-track betting is coming to Johnson County after all, following approval from the Johnson County commissioners at their June 21 meeting for a new facility in the county. The commissioners’ approval is a reversal from...

Shyan Green and her father, Wally Green, measure the length of a post pulled from the ground at the Buffalo City Park on June 4. Shyan was working with other Boy Scouts to replace old and rotted posts at the park’s parking lot as her public service project to earn her rank of Eagle Scout. Green is about to become Johnson County’s first female Eagle Scout. (Photo by Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin)

BUFFALO — Donning a tan shirt, green pants and a merit-badge covered sash, Shyan Green is known around town as the girl-Boy Scout. And that's pretty cool, she says. Green is on track to become Johnson County's first female Eagle Scout, the highest and most difficult-to-reach rank in scouting. As of...

Bighorn National Forest, Via the Wyoming News Exchange

BUFFALO —  There's no doubt among local stakeholders that Yellowstone's closure will affect tourism in the area. They're just not quite sure how. Flooding shut down Yellowstone National Park last week, with only partial openings on the near-term horizon. As a result, tourists have had to modify...
The Weston County Commission has denied any wrongdoing or violation of state law and has asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Baumann and Raymond Norris against the commissioners. At issue is a secret ballot vote used to appoint former Wyoming...

Michael Rea performs an embryo transfer on a heifer named Trixie at the Painter Ranch. The process improves the odds for producing genetically superior cattle, boosting profits for ranchers. (Photo by Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin)

BUFFALO — Michael Rea focused the lens of his microscope, scanning each section of a small dish, sifting through specks and smudges, looking for something. Behind him, Brent and Stephanie Painter monitored his progress on a small, black tablet. The garage was quiet, other than the sound of the wind...

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