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Lummis visits Valley

Junior senator tours river restoration projects, Expo


Mike Armstrong

Senator Cynthia Lummis, left, and SERCD Director Joe Parsons look over a river restoration project on Thursday morning.

The Valley hosted U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R - Wyoming) on Thursday as the junior senator toured restoration projects on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers and later spoke at the inaugural Platte Valley Expo.

Lummis witnessed firsthand projects where 22,000 linear feet of stream channel was restored and aquatic habitat enhanced.

She first visited the Ryan Ranch where restoration of a channel has reconnected 180 miles of fish habitat to the North Platter River. As if on cue, Lummis got to see a boat drift down the North Platte with two fishermen casting their lines into water tryi...

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