The Saratoga Sun -

Citizens want Battle Pass open earlier, all year


Liz Wood

Vistas like this can be seen on Battle Pass. Organizers want to have the pass open earlier in the spring to enhance the economy between the Platte and Little Snake Valleys.

Two public meetings will be held this week so that citizens can voice their opinions on opening Battle Highway, Wyoming Highway 70, by May 1.

The first meeting will be in Encampment on Aug. 19 and the second will be at the Valley Community Center in Baggs on Aug. 20.

John Farr, President of the Battle Pass Scenic Byway Alliance, is encouraging citizens to come and share their thoughts on opening the pass earlier or possibly even keeping it open all year with Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) District Engineer Pat Persson.

Farr presented several talking points to the Riverside and...

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