Cheyenne, Wyo. – The mayor of Cheyenne has declared
emergency status for the Cheyenne Civic Center in an effort to expedite repairs after the building was flooded earlier this week.
Jack Spiker's Friday declaration means the city won't have to go through the standard procedure of advertising for bids or the
city's typical purchasing procedures as it repairs the building.
A Tuesday downpour flooded the civic center's basement, damaging electrical equipment and destroying the chiller used to cool the building.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that city officials say the cost of repairing the damages could reach $1 million.
City officials say the building will closed
for at least 30 days, resulting in the cancellation of two shows.