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Commissioners cautiously take step toward new jail


Critical questions about a proposed new jail in Cheyenne County – such as how big, how much it’ll cost and can the county afford it – could be answered in coming months.

This week, the county’s board of commissioners approved a letter of engagement with D.A. Davidson, a bond underwriter.

Paul Schaub, Cheyenne County attorney, explained that while the agreement does not force the county to maintain the firm as the underwriter if a bond is issued for the project, it allows D.A. Davidson to collect information and offer direction.

“This is a typical part of a project when building a...

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