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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Commissioners discuss security concerns at Lighthouse


May 2, 2018

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard concerns from the county Maintenance Department, after damages to the Lighthouse facility, due to a violent episode from an out-of-county patient in April.

The seven-bed Lighthouse center run by Cloud Peak Counseling, houses almost 70 patients per year, per average, from Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, Fremont and Washakie counties. A 2017 expansion brought more room the facility, with a social detox and high risk area, at a total cost of $97,000.

Currently, under Title 25, patients entering the Lighthouse for care are assessed for possible risk...

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