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By David Martin

County faces revenue challenge


Sweetwater County is in an economic downturn. That part is something almost everyone living in the county is aware of. 

With the downturn, Sweetwater County’s revenue will decrease due to a drop in oil, gas and coal valuations. According to Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter, economic downturns are a fact of life for any county dependent on minerals as a source of revenue. In the past, economic downturns have traditionally impacted the county for one fiscal year. Slaughter, who has 30 years of experience working in the treasurer’s office, said a rebound often takes place about...

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