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Sides clash over landmark designation decision


Dawn Graves

Tamara Nelsen speaks at Wednesday's Sidney Historic Preservation Board meeting in favor of designating three properties as local landmarks.

In the anticipation of a discussion about the possible designation of the Fort Sidney Museum, the Post Commander's Home and the Powder House as local landmarks, the Sidney Historic Preservation Board had a full audience of interested citizens at its meeting on Wednesday.

Currently owned and maintained by the Cheyenne County Historical Association, the buildings have undergone some recent structural alterations – the replacement of windows at the Commander's Home, in particular – that alarmed some local citizens.

In 2011, the CCHA contacted Jill Dolberg, the review and compliance coord...

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