Green River Star -

By David Martin

Winton, Dines areas to see new AML work


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Some of the ruins still visible at Winton. A new Abandon Mine Lands project will occur near the ghost town to mitigate a drainage channel.

Residents driving near the abandoned towns of Winton and Dines may notice work and permanent road diversion leading towards Winton next year.

According to Robert Thoman, a consultant with BRS Engineering in Riverton, the channel near Winton will be the site of an Abandoned Mine Lands project focused on correcting and naturalizing the channel. During its heyday, Winton was one of the many towns that sprung up as a result of coal mining activity in Sweetwater County. The coal fueled Union Pacific locomotives until the years after World War II, when the company shifted from coal to diesel-fuel...

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