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By Mike Lowell
Sweetwater County Sheriff 

Popular programs could be cut without county funding increase


The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner May 18 story, “Budget reductions could end juvenile detention program,” while factual, does not tell the whole story.

The story reports that I told the Sweetwater County Commissioners May 16 that “steep budget cuts could mean the end of the juvenile detention program.” And while that is true, the real story - the whole story - is why the proposed cuts could eliminate the program and the sheer scale of what the Sheriff’s Office is, and will be, responsible for.

The new Sweetwater County Justice Complex, under construction at the site of the Sweetwater...

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