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Tourism challenges and rewards

Carbon County residents continue to fund tourism


December 15, 2022

Mike Armstrong

Carbon County Visitors Council director Leslie Jefferson, head of marketing Megan McComas and board members Julie Webb and Alex Gruenhagen had a memorable time at the Wyoming Hospitality and Tourism Fall 2022 Summit in Casper.

On November 6, the voters of Carbon County renewed the lodging tax in a strong manner. The tax was approved by 79 percent of the residents who voted.

Keeping the tax will help make sure the Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) can continue to fund grants for activities for the different communities throughout Carbon County. The events that the CCVC sponsor promote visitors spending the night in the county so the funds can be replenished. However, the CCVC and Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) realize getting visitors to come into the state also means there is the benefit of tourists purchas...

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