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The Wyoming State Fair in Douglas

DOUGLAS (WNE) — With Dan Cheney as interim director for the Wyoming State Fair Aug. 13-17, the new board is actively trying to find a permanent manager – and so far 30 people have already expressed an interest in filling that role.

Cheney stepped in after the WSF Board fired longtime Director James Goodrich in March.

When asked if he would be applying for the position in a permanent capacity, Cheney said firmly, “No.” He did not elaborate.

While the board received 30 applications as of June 4, the job is advertised as open until filled.

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The board last week reviewed plans for the 2019 fair and prep for future years, as well as trying to figure out how to go through and read the applications, score them, then narrow them down and begin the interviewing process.

Ideally, the board would prefer to interview just two or three candidates, but no more than five or six, Wyoming Business Council Representative to the board Ron Harvey said.

“Currently, we have 30 applications. We don’t know how serious those applicants are, but we need to set up a process, a procedure of how the committee wants to move forward with this,” he said.

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