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City, county discuss expanding court space, sharing facilities


Cheyenne County may be outgrowing its jail and its courtrooms.

A proposal for a shared building to house city police and the county sheriff’s office developed into a discussion about the inadequacies of the county’s courtrooms and jail at Monday’s county commissioner meeting.

Sidney mayor Wendall Gaston came before the commissioners with the suggestion of a shared facility. The city recently completed a comprehensive study on the police department building, the results of which strongly recommended a new facility at a cost of $3 to $4 million.

“There was some comments made about...

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