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Appraisal Next Step in Property Purchase

Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says an appraisal of the property known as 'the hole' on West Lincolnway is needed before serious negotiations can begin between the city and the company that owns 2/3 of the property on a possible city purchase.

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''The Hole' West Lincolnway, Cheyenne (Doug Randall/TSM)
''The Hole' West Lincolnway, Cheyenne (Doug Randall/TSM)
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Steenburgen Urges Action on ‘The Hole’

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce President and C-E-O Dale Steenburgen says  his organization isn't taking a position on whether the city should purchase a property on West Lincolnway commonly referred to as "the hole". But he says it's clear that something needs to be done about the property.

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Commentary: Cheyenne City Council Votes ‘No’ On Your Property Rights!

As you may know, the city of Cheyenne has fallen in line, as good soldiers, with the recent U.D.C. decision passed by the City Council and Mayor Rick Kaysen to float our property rights down the "global" river.

We continue to hear some of the City Council m

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Cheyenne Council Approves 2013 City Budget

The Cheyenne City Council Tuesday evening approved a $49.6 Million dollar budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins on July 1, 2012. Prior to approving the proposed budget, the council approved an amendment by Councilwoman Amber Ash to transfer a little over $279, 000 in money the city saved when health insurance rates did not increase as expected into a special economic development fund.

Following approval of Ash's amendment, the council voted 9-0, with Councilman Sean Allen absent,

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(Courtesy James Applegate)
(Courtesy James Applegate)
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Applegate Runs For Commission

Jim Applegate, a Cheyenne attorney and former state senator, has announced his candidacy as a Democrat for one of the four-year seats on the Laramie County Commission. He says one area where he differs from several ot

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Kaysen says Budget Moving Forward

Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says his budget proposals for fiscal year 2013--which starts July 1, 2012--are moving ahead on schedule. The mayor notes the city council held a workshop on the budget on May 18th, and the City Council Finance Committee on Monday approved the proposal.

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Cheyenne City Councilman Jim Brown (Amy Richards/TSM)
Cheyenne City Councilman Jim Brown (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Cheyenne City Council Reviews FY 2013 Budget

The Cheyenne City Council held a work session on the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Friday.  Mayor Rick Kaysen told the council that the total General Fund Budget as proposed for FY 2013 is $49,560,879 a 1.8 percent decrease from the original  FY 2012 budget.

Kaysen said a challenge in the FY 2013 Budget was the loss of approximately $1.1 million from the state as a direct distribution. In addition to the reduced amount, the 2012 budget session of the Wyoming Legislature added language that limited the use of the direct distribution funds.

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Councilman Jimmy Valdez (Amy Richards/TSM)
Councilman Jimmy Valdez (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Valdez Runs for Another Term

Cheyenne Ward 1 Councilman Jimmy Valdez says he is running for a fourth  term on the city's g0verning body. Valdez, a local businessman, says if he is re-elected he would like to work for better planning of city projects as well as completion of those which have already been started. He cites the city's legal battle to obtain a part of the Hollywood Video parking lot as the sort of situation that should be avoided.

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(Courtesy Amber Ash)
(Courtesy Amber Ash)
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Ash Announces Commission Run

Amber Ash, who has represented Ward 1 on the Cheyenne City Council for the past four years, says she is running for the open four  year seat on the Laramie County Commission as a Republican. Ash, who is 28, says one of her priorities if elected would be to improve the relationship between the commission and the Cheyenne City Council, which she says has became more adversarial over recent years.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Doug Randall/TSM)
Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Doug Randall/TSM)
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Councilman Disappointed in Tennis Court Progress

Ward 1 Cheyenne City Councilman Jimmy Valdez says he is disappointed that it has taken so long to install new tennis courts in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Valdez says it has been over two years since the project was first discussed, and  the work still hasn't started. Valdez made the comments at Monday's meeting of the Cheyenne City Council Finance Committee, where he joined Councilman Jack Spiker in supporting a proposal to start work on the tennis courts, which passed the committee on a 2-0 vote.

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