Black Hills Bentonite, LLC submitted a request to the Johnson County Commissioners to add additional acreage to their existing mine permit for their Johnson County Mine site west of Kaycee.
The commissioners reviewed and approved the request at their meeting last week. Commissioner Delbert Eitel recused himself from the vote because he works for the company, but explained to the commission that this request was for a different permit than one they had approved just recently.
Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman and Commissioner Johns Gibbs gave more details on the request.
The request for the additional acreage was given the commission's approval.