Buffalo, WYO — The historic Cowboy Carousel that will be the “jewel in the crown” of the newly opened Cowboy Carousel Center in Buffalo’s Downtown Historic District got a somewhat unexpected honor yesterday (December 11th, 2012) when the Wall Street Journal put the historic carousel on their front page. The Cowboy Carousel was featured not [...]
Todd Barman from the National Trust Main Street along with Mary Randolph from the Wyoming Rural Development Council, and Britta Fuller from the Wyoming Main Street Program will be visiting Buffalo on October 11th, 2012 to explain the National Trust Main Street Program, the four point approach, and perform a RECON visit for Buffalo’s Main Street Program.
There are certain services that any person or business or community can ask the WMS program for help — information on revitalization and rehabilitation programs, reviewing their community for becoming a part of the program, etc. But there are other services that are dedicated just for Certified and Affiliate Main Street Programs in Wyoming (of which Buffalo and Sheridan are both Certified programs). This kind of technical assistance is worth about $20 thousant dollars a year ! And it can really help a city’s downtown prosper — if the city and other government agencies (like the county) do what is required of them to support the program. It’s not a one way street — there are responsibilities for local programs that they and their communities need to participate in to qualify for the program. And qualifying is NOT a one time event but is done annually to be sure the community is on the right track. These are called RECON visits and Buffalo will be having their RECON visit on October 11th, 2012. Therefore, Main Street merchants need to show up and show support, learn each year a little more of what the program is about and how they can get involved or contribute.
JOHNSON COUNTY’S NEW JUDICIAL CENTER BUILT TO LAST — EXPECTED TO BE HERE “AFTER REST OF US LONG GONE”
The entrance to Johnson County, Wyoming’s new Judicial Center is grand in an open and airy way, with the Meeteetsee timber columns rising up to a sky high ceiling and lights with stamped brands everywhere that complement the timber. The floors are a grey stone from Brazil, and everything in every square inch is extremely well crafted. The two courts — circuit and district — on two separate floors are mirror images of each other. Except for one major difference, which is that children’s services are more concentrated on the second floor. Everywhere there are high tech toys to make security better, data collection and processing a snap and climate control more efficient. It’s state of the art — and all under budget and on time. Where else but in Johnson County!