NEWY Looking For Funding For Congressional Tours

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess
Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess

The North East Wyoming Municipal Leaders, or NEWY, are looking for help from governmental agencies to fund upcoming Congressional tours of the area.

The first such tour happened two years ago, with representatives from various states touring coal mines, gas fields, tourism attractions and recreational areas throughout Northeast Wyoming to see how the different industries can not only co-exist, but in many instances rely on each other for the betterment of the local economy.

That's according to Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess, who spoke to the Johnson County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday to seek $5,000 from them to help with expenses for the tour.
He will also approach the Buffalo City Council for the same amount at an upcoming council meeting.

Cities and counties in this corner of the state are all expected to help fund and organize the tours, which are tentatively scheduled for June or July. The group is expected to tour coal mines, power plants, participate in tourism and recreational opportunities here, and meet with local dignitaries.

The county commission will re-address the issue at a later commission meeting.

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