Commissioners Vacate 5-Mile Road

Sheridan County commissioners vacated a county road in Ranchester and approved operations of a quarry and a bazaar in a meeting that lasted less than half an hour Tuesday morning.

The vacated road was County Road 120, also known as the Five-Mile Road Extension, which is between the Spirit Road Subdivision and land owned by Sheridan County School District 1. Commissioners initiated the vacation process in July.

The quarry approval was for operation of a quarry of nearly 46 acres in the Prairie Dog Creek area off Highway 14 southeast of Sheridan. The permit will allow the land to be leased to Mullinax Concrete Service Company of Sheridan for mining of sand and gravel. No crushing will be done on the site, and hours of operation will be 7:30 to 5 on weekdays, 7:30 to noon on Saturdays, and no operations on Sundays. No one from the public commented during the hearing.

Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for operation of a two-day sales event to be held twice a year at the residence of Roger and Diane Tormanen. The property is on Coffeen Avenue on the west side of Highway 87. The Wyoming Department of Transportation sent a letter to the county stating that parking along Coffeen Avenue is prohibited. No one from the public commented during the hearing on Tuesday.