Nothing New with Power Plant

Carrie Rogaczewski, who's manager of the Sheridan County Conservation District, said nothing new is happening with the property north of Sheridan that formerly belonged to the Acme Power Plant.

Rogaczewski made the comment Tuesday morning during her quarterly report to Sheridan County commissioners. In an interview with Sheridan Media after the commissioners' meeting, Rogaczewski said the conservation district is still trying to work through the ownership of the property.

Sheridan County Conservation District took the first step last November to acquire the property. Acquisition is part of the Tongue River Initiative that would use federal and state programs to perform environmental assessment and environmental reclamation on the property.

In earlier interviews, Rogaczewski said ownership of the property by the district is needed, because only an owner can apply for federal or state funds. The Conservation District is working in partnership with others, including the Sheridan Community Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Northeast Wyoming.

Also at Tuesday's meeting, Rogaczewski told commissioners that requests from landowners to participate in conservation district projects are currently down. She said she doesn't know the reason for this, and it's something she and the conservation district directors need to talk about.

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