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Visitors Center director under fire

Commissioners question Hausmann's efforts

 

November 8, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Cheyenne County Commissioners questioned the effectiveness of the Cheyenne County Visitors Center as its expenses increase and revenues decline. The center may be closed in the future, Hal Enevoldsen, visitors committee member, told Commissioners, to cut costs.

With expenses increasing for Cheyenne County Visitors Center, County Commissioners Monday questioned the effectiveness of its director, Heather Hausmann.

Promotions fund expenses have increased drastically, according to information provided by Diane Scott, county treasurer.

From July 2016 through June 2017, expenses totaled $240,056, a difference over its revenue of $63,454. It is the greatest difference between revenue and expenses over the previous four years combined.

Lodging tax dollars have declined, as well, Hal Enevoldsen, visitors committee member, explained to the commissioners.

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