Coming to an understanding

Municipalities from Carbon County and Albany County discuss memorandum of understanding for upcoming wind energy impacts


August 21, 2019

Mike Armstrong

Representatives from Saratoga, Medicine Bow and Hanna listen to discussions about impact money concerning their town, seated behind Sheriff Archie Roybal.

There are new wind projects being slated to come to northern Carbon County that will have impact on several municipalities.

The Lucky Star Wind Energy Project (Lucky Star) will be operating on 78,292 acres, mostly owned by two privately owned ranches; Medicine Bow River Ranch and Lookout Ranch. The project will also use land from federal and state parcels.

Two Rivers Wind Energy Project (Two Rivers) will be on 19,547 acres. This project will be on land held by privately owned ranches, federal and state land.

Both projects will be near the towns of Medicine Bow in Carbon County and Rock Riv...

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