County faced changes and challenges in 2021

This year, the Board of County Commissioners had new faces join county leaders and worked through ongoing discussions about the future of the county — especially in regard to ambulance service and the proposed Natrium plant being built in Wyoming.

New faces

Mary Thoman began her first term as a county commissioner in January after being elected in November 2020. Thoman replaced longtime Commissioner Wally Johnson.

In June, Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter announced his decision to resign and retire after 28 years. Slaughter’s last day was July 1.

“I will miss coming to work everyday,...


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