Ranchester/Dayton Meeting

Ranchester, 12-3-18

Report-out and Rankings

Question 1:  What Do You Love Most About Sheridan County?

  • Rural lifestyle (2)
  • Culture, arts, philanthropy (3)
  • Agriculture/ranching
  • Mountains (7)
  • Public lands (2)
  • Open space (7)
  • Great schools (1)
  • Clean air
  • Natural beauty (5)
  • Recreation (6)
  • Agriculture (4)
  • Water (3)

Question 2:  Imagine the year is 2028. Your friends have come for a visit. You open the morning paper or go to your favorite local news site, read a great headline, turn to your friend and say “Listen to this headline about our county!” What is the headline?

  • 2019 Comp Plan able to preserve ag land
  • Most responsible county for increased development (3)
  • Finally has 3g network
  • Best place to live!
  • Voted best place to live and visit (3)
  • Schools and higher education voted best (5)
  • Employment at all time high (9)
  • Cleanest water
  • Young people return! (3)
  • Sheridan County has cleanest environment (despite industry) (10)
  • Best western town (Sheridan)
  • College becomes 4-year university
  • Processing and self-sufficiency (6)
  • Low employment

Question 3:  What specific issues or situations in Sheridan County cause you the most concern?

  • Diversified economy (2)
  • Lack of involvement/lack of informed citizens (5)
  • Density in the wrong places (1)
  • Youth leaving county
  • Loss of middle income/affordability (1)
  • Opioid/drug use (1)
  • Unmanaged growth/attracting economic development/workforce (10)
  • Lack of economic opportunities besides energy (10)
  • Utilities (gas, power, internet, phone, air travel)—not enough (4)
  • Rising cost of living/lack of affordable housing (7)
  • Loss of wildlife habitat, clean air and water (posted comment)