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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

New Homeland Security director hired


November 2, 2016

WORLAND – A new Homeland Security and emergency management director will start mid-November after the Washakie County Commissioners approved a motion to hire an area resident.

Jeff Schweighart, who grew up in Thermopolis, accepted the commissioners’ offer via telephone at Tuesday morning’s scheduled commissioner meeting. Currently Schweighart resides in Meeteetse.

Washakie County Commission Chair Aaron Anderson discussed commute and a timeline for relocation and it was decided Schweighart will have until the end of the year to relocate, granted he commutes to work daily.

He is an...

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