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County considers new rules for large parcels

County regulations provide guidance as to what a landowner may and may not do when it comes to such things as placement of mailboxes and cattleguards – but only if they own less than 35 acres. Concerns are mounting that there are no rules governing the much larger parcels that are now being sold to people moving from outside of the state.

“A whole lot of people are coming here who don’t share the same values we do,” said Roger Connett, Crook County Land Use Planning and Zoning Commission.

Nobody wants more regulations, he said, but there should be some basic things in place for these large lot...