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By Liz Wood 

Governor tours sawmill


Liz Wood

Photo by Liz Wood Gov. Matt Mead uses a chainsaw to cut a ceremonial ribbon Friday at Saratoga Forest Management. Left to right, the Governor was joined by Wyomng State Forester Bill Crapser, Wyoming House District 15 Representative Don Burkhart, Saratoga Forest Management owner Gary Ervin, Rollin Ervin and Operations Manager Clint George.

Gov. Matt Mead took a chainsaw to the ribbon Friday afternoon during the Saratoga Forest Management Sawmill’s ribbon cutting.

The backdrop for the ribbon cutting was a stack of beetle-killed logs.

Before the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mead toured the mill with sawmill owner Gary Ervin, sawmill partner Clint George and Scott Williams, the sawmill’s operation manager.

Also on the tour were Wyoming Senate District 11 Larry Hicks, BLM Assistant Field Manager of Resources Tim Novotvy, Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger and members of Mead’s staff.

The stud mill began producing lumber on Jan. 28, a...

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