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County Commissioner appointee Garrett Irene brings youth, deep roots to commissioner position

The Carbon County Commissioners at its recent meeting appointed Elk Mountain resident Garrett Irene to fill a vacant seat on the Board.

The position became available when Byron Barkhurst resigned with one year remaining in his term.

Irene said in an interview he has lived in Wyoming his entire life. His family has lived in Carbon County since the late 1800s.

Making the motion to appoint Irene, Commissioner John Johnson said Irene fills a demographic that has been missing on the Board.

Irene will be sworn into office on December 5. His term will expire January 2025, after which he would have to...


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