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RAWLINS — Carbon County Commissioners voted to table a request from the Salvation Army for a special use permit after several questions regarding the project remained unanswered Tuesday afternoon.

Planning and Development Director Sid Fox informed the commissioners prior to the action that Salvation Army staff members were interested in creating a 500-acre camp near Aspen Alley, approximately 28 miles southwest of Encampment and 33 miles east of Baggs.

Fox told the commissioners the camp would be organized for roughly 200-400 visitors each month and involve a new operation center and shelter structures for weather events.

Salvation Army Divisional Property Director Will Raihl told the commissioner in a statement the land was donated to the Salvation Army in 2014. He also told them the staff planned to keep the grounds as close to their current condition as possible.

Raihl said they planned to only build two permanent structures: a storage facility and a bathhouse.

Brief contributed by the Wyoming News Exchange.

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