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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

County adds Firewise grant to budget


November 8, 2017

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners held a public budget hearing Tuesday to amend the annual budget to include a $259,000 Firewise grant, obtained by the county.

A federal program to aid county fire wardens with wildland fire mitigation, the grant also provides educational resources for homeowners in other than urban areas, easily threatened by wildland fires.

County Commissioner Aaron Anderson explains that the grant enables the county save money on the front end, when faced with the possibility of a heavy fire danger to homes off the grid.

“In essence, it gives us the resources to...

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