Sundance Times - Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Letter to the Editor


June 18, 2020

I haven’t written in a while so here goes. Let’s talk Census: The data involving towns in Wyoming shows that it takes over 2100 residents to be self-sufficient. We’re just under 1200.

The bulk of the money that bridges the gap for small communities comes from the state’s formula based on population. This formula divides mineral royalties, severance tax, state land lease and a small portion of the county property and local sales tax.

The census counts every person that calls Sundance home, giving our community the correct percentage of the state’s distribution. Every head counts...

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