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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Ten Sleep agrees to sponsor two grants


February 7, 2019

TEN SLEEP – At Tuesday’s February meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council, the town agreed to be fiscal sponsors for two local endeavors, the town garden, and the annual Nowoodstock music festival.

Traditionally, Nowoodstock organizer Pat O’Brien applies for a grant through the Wyoming Arts Council to help fund the talent for the event, and once again, Ten Sleep agreed to sponsor the grant.

The annual music festival, held every August in Ten Sleep, celebrates 19 years this August, with a large crowd of music lovers from around the world congregating in Ten Sleep’s town park.

Featuring acts from around the United States and Wyoming, Nowoodstock hosts three full days of music, with craft and food vendors and activities for visiting children.

The event, originally a jam session for local musicians, is broadcast live over the internet by RT Communications, and averages 3,000 visitors to Ten Sleep for the weekend event. 

In addition to the grant, O’Brien expressed interest in working with the town to bring recycling to the event, and will coordinate with council member and town recycling coordinator Amy Truman.

O’Brien has until March 31 to submit a grant proposal to the Wyoming Arts Council for consideration.

The second grant, from the Wal Mart Foundation, would help the Ten Sleep Garden, founded last year by Wes and Leah Linster, acquire funding for garden materials and tools.

The Linsters recently secured a three-year lease on the garden property, located on Second Street in Ten Sleep.

In other town business, the council designated three lots recently added to the east end of town, through an allotment, with lot numbers.

The three lots, designated 209, 213, and 217 North Willow, were approved by the council and their designation will be submitted to the Office of the County Assessor.

The Ten Sleep Senior Center reported that due to Wyoming Department of Transportation regulations, two of their vehicles, a transport van and car, must be taken out of service due to reaching 100,000 miles.

The council approved the center to start researching replacement vehicles and the sell of the expired vehicles.


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