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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

County Continues Debate on Prairie Dog Control


Some people might see them as cute prairie creatures. Others, however, see prairie dogs as disturbing the soil, causing holes that can result in injured livestock, and potentially spread plague.

In a previous county commissioner meeting, the commissioners met with Matt Anderson of the USDA regarding a yearly contract with the county for services including prairie dog eradication.

On Monday, July 6, the commissioners met with Anderson, Jerry Feist, Tim Veenendaal and opened the meeting to Sen. Steve Erdman, other Panhandle county commissioners and residents of Cheyenne County. The follow-up...

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