The Saratoga Sun -

Making his own tracks


Dave Tatum of Platte, S.D., feels like he was welcomed into a family when he started working for Carbon County Weed and Pest.

"I don't feel like I've been hired to do a job, I feel like I have been accepted into a family," he said.

Tatum began working for the county Oct. 10 after Larry Justesen announced his retirement. Tatum will take over Justesen's duties Nov. 1 as Carbon County's new weed and pest supervisor.

Justesen, after working more than 30 years for the Carbon County Weed and Pest Department, will officially retire Oct. 31, leaving big shoes for Tatum to fill, Tatum said.

"It's go...

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