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Bureau consultant says there is "a lot of will to make something happen"


A study of the Bureau of Reclamation’s problems in attracting qualified employees to the area is leading to broader avenues of local communication and could even result in the privatization of some federal land.

“In all the places I’ve worked in the United States, I’ve never seen this situation,” Jeffrey Simons, of Stantec, told the local Rotary club last Wednesday.

“Not only do you have four communities, but you have multiple counties and the tribes.”

Simons, who also spoke to the chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Committee the next morning, said the four towns’...

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