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By Stephanie Thompson

County seeks impact funding


February 27, 2019

Sweetwater County is requesting about $5.3 million in impact funds for the TransWest transmission-line project, which will run through portions of the county.

During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding between Sweetwater County, Carbon County, Baggs, Dixon, Sinclair, Saratoga, Rawlins and Wamsutter for the impact funding request.

According to information in the MOU, a high-voltage transmission system will extend about 730 miles across four states from south central Wyoming to southern Nevada. This project is...

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