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By David Martin

County asked not to extend fair


Recent discussion about extending the Sweetwater County Fair to allow 4-H events to occur separate from the other activities has drawn some criticism from a fair and 4-H volunteer.

Mike Newman, a resident of Rock Springs, said the move could hurt 4-H events associated with the fair, such as the livestock auctions. Newman believes the 4-H auction would be negatively affected by the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo, which would occur during the suggested 4-H dates.

“It’s the highlight really of their 4-H projects,” Newman said about the auctions.

The county commissioners, as well as members of...

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