Commission Approves Grant, Appoints Rolston Chair, Receives Pipeline Update

Bob Rolston will serve as chairman of the Sheridan County Commission for 2016. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Local Sheridan County fire departments will receive funds to purchase WyoLink radios and the sheriff's office will be able to replace mobile computers with funds from the Homeland Security office.

A grant of $56,000 for the county was approved this morning during a meeting of the commission and another grant of $27,000 was approved at the same time, specifically for the sheriff's office.

The mobile computers are used in the patrol vehicles and WyoLink is a statewide system designed to coordinate communications between state, local and federal public safety agencies.

As the start to the meeting, commissioner Bob Rolston was elected to take over the chairman position for the year. And during the meeting, Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark gave an update on the gas pipeline project being proposed by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board. We'll have more on both Rolston's appointment and the pipeline project in upcoming news.