Trapping Banned in Kleenburn Area

The Sheridan County Parks and Recreation Board has banned trapping in the Kleenburn Recreation Area near Acme. Action came in a special meeting that followed Tuesday's meeting of the Sheridan County Commission.

The parks board adopted rules for the recreation area in January 2010, but did not prohibit trapping. The resolution adopted this week notes that the parks board earlier this year observed a need to amend the rules.

The amended rules will be effective immediately upon filing the resolution with the county clerk. In addition to prohibiting trapping, the rules ban archery, fireworks, motorized vehicles, discharge of firearms, and prohibit fires except for portable gas or charcoal barbecue grills. Hours of use in the area are from sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

The recreation area is the site of Carneyville, which is a former mining camp in the Tongue River Valley between Sheridan and Ranchester. The mine and the camp were later renamed Kleenburn, as a marketing ploy to emphasize the “clean-burning” coal produced by the mine.

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