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Bank of the West

Bank of the West's Lander location is shown. Campbell County will no longer be doing business with the bank.

GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County will not be doing business with Bank of the West anytime soon.

At their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners designated five local banks as depositories for county money. The local branch of the Bank of the West was originally on that list, but the county voted to remove it.

Last year, Bank of the West announced it would no longer do business with a number of industries, including coal-fired power plants and fracking.

Since then, Wyoming cities such as Worland and Rock Springs and counties like Fremont and Sweetwater have cut ties with the bank. Gov.-elect Mark Gordon, then state treasurer, also said Wyoming would no longer place investment money in Bank of the West.

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Campbell County has not had money at Bank of the West for many years, said County Administrative Director Robert Palmer.

The city of Gillette recently took a similar stance.

Gillette Finance Director Michelle Henderson said Bank of the West was not on the list when the city sent out requests for bank depositories for public funds.

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