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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

County commissioners face many challenges


December 26, 2018

It was a year of tough decisions for the Sweetwater County Commissioners.

In March, the Commissioners were faced with a packed room of residents all waiting for their turn to voice support or opposition to U.S. Representative Liz Cheney’s proposed Wilderness Study Area bill, which would release Wyoming’s WSAs.

With a 3-2 vote, the Commissioners approved a motion for a full release of all 13 WSAs, including the three areas that run into other counties. Commissioners Wally Johnson, Don Van Matre and John Kolb voted in favor, while Commissioners Randy Wendling and Reid West voted against...

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