Cherry County Burn Ban
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:06
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Cherry County Commissioner passed a resolution prohibiting open burning in the county. This includes trash barrels and campfires. The action comes in response to the recent fires in the Niobrara Valley and the continued extreme fire danger due to drought. Gary Weaver met with the board to discuss communication during the fires as well. A suggestion was made to purchase a radio frequency that emergency crew could all use when facing such huge situations. Mr. Weaver will bring additional information back to the commissioners at their request.
IN other business the board of commissioners met with a group of people concerning the county's role in the possible acquisition of the golf course Northeast of Valentine. There was considerable discussion about the importance of the golf course to the local residents and the economy and possible players in the financial package to purchase the property. No action was taken as the commissioners would like to see a business plan before committing. The Cherry County Visitors promotion board supports to interest in the golf course.
The board also approved the recommendations of the county planning commission for zoning regulations related to wind energy in the county. Ron Mercure met with the board to discuss National Park Service law enforcement on the Niobrara River. Some outfitters feel that over zealous rangers are scaring people away from the river. No action was taken.