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By David Martin

County takes side in lands battle


Sweetwater County is siding with a growing group of concerned residents and organizations against the idea of a transfer of federal lands to the state government.

A battle over public lands has brewed since legislators introduced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment which would transfer federal lands to the state. The amendment will be debated in the upcoming legislative session in Cheyenne, where it’s expected to be one of the major issues the legislature will tackle.

The county has made a few proactive moves supporting the case for the federal government to retain control of thos...

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