Thursday, August 23, 2012

Voter turnout high in Laramie County -- and it shows

Pleased to see that Laramie County voters had the foresight to approve all of the infrastructure propositions on the Aug. 21 ballot. Voters will get a new Botanic Gardens building, along with road improvements to the park and vicinity. The municipal pool will get much-needed upgrades. The old airport building will be replaced by something that resembles a facility that serves the state capital and its largest county. Downtown's 17th Street will get a makeover, and we will construct a new building for the Cheyenne Police Department. And then there are all those county flood control and sewer and water projects that are not flashy but necessary. All good stuff. And it looks as if Laramie County had the highest voter turnout in the state with almost 65 percent. The statewide numbers were dismal, coming in at less than 50 percent, the worst in 30 years.

What to make of the defeat of the recreation center and the Archer Complex facility? I have no good advice except this: back to the drawing boards, people! Come back to us when you have better plans.

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