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Cheyenne County Commissioners raise their salary

First increase in more than a decade


Beginning in 2017, Cheyenne County Commissioners will receive a bump in pay.

On Monday morning, the commissioners approved a resolution increasing their annual salary to $24,500. They currently receive $17,232.

The $7,000 raise is the first adjustment to the elected officials' pay in 12 years, Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh said.

In addition to the salary, commissioners receive the same benefits as county employees, including health coverage. The resolution also includes a 3 percent cost of living raise.

"I think 12 years is a long time for anyone not to have a pay raise," commissio...

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