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  • Make sure you're registered to vote

    Buffalo Bulletin, Wyoming Editorial Roundup|May 9, 2024

    How and when Wyoming residents can vote will be slightly different this year. The August primary will be the first major election affected by two new voting laws that became law in 2023. One rule, designed to prevent crossover voting, makes May 15 the last day that registered voters can change their political affiliation. Historically, voters could change their party affiliation at the polls on Election Day, and many are accustomed to doing so. Voters are now prohibited from changing party affiliation during the 96 days leading up to the primar...

  • Housing needs become dire

    Buffalo Bulletin|Apr 25, 2024

    A housing needs report from the Wyoming Community Development Authority paints an ominous, but not surprising, picture of our community’s current housing situation. Housing issues have plagued Johnson County, northeastern Wyoming and the state over the past four years as population growth drove real estate prices and average rents to historic highs. While the housing market has cooled in recent months, advocates say the situation is still untenable for many residents. According to the report, anyone working for an average wage industry in t...

  • Obey the signs

    Buffalo Bulletin|Jul 20, 2023

    For weeks muddy conditions on the Bighorn National Forest have been the norm. Some roads have become impassable, exacerbated by irresponsible motorists. It has become all-too-familiar to witness or hear about travelers and recreationists stuck on muddy mountain roads, despite the warnings from the U.S. Forest Service. Repairs necessitated by these incidents can strain limited resources, resulting in longer closures that impact everyone’s access to the forest. Moreover, travelers risk damaging their equipment and personal property, p...