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County officials: Road to new jail slow, deliberate


As Cheyenne County moves toward constructing a new jail, officials say they are deliberately moving slowly to ensure a new facility is prudent, economical and sensible.

Earlier this week, the board of commissioners approved an agreement with D.A. Davidson, a bond underwriter, to help crunch the numbers.

A feasibility study has already documented the myriad deficiencies of the existing jail and the need for an expanded facility.

Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson said that report just put in writing the lack of space, safety issues and constraints he deals with on a daily basis.

On Friday,...

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