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CWC approves property swap with Sinks Canyon landowners

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

The deal would give both parties better access to their land.

The Central Wyoming College Broad of Trustees has authorized a property exchange with landowners in Sinks Canyon.

Administrators said the swap will give both parties better access to their respective properties in the canyon.

Formally, the exchange involves the Fremont County Community College District and Horny Toad LLC, with the latter company controlled by landowners May and Dave Raynolds.

"They're neighbors of the (CWC) Sinks Canyon Center," said Ron Granger, the school's vice president for administrative services.

He said CWC currently owns about three-quarters of an acre of land the Raynolds use to access their home.

Similarly, the Raynolds have 1.04 acres of land that is of interest to CWC, as it cuts through the entrance to the Sinks Canyon Center.

"This (deal) would give us the land between the entry road and our property to the northwest of the bridge (over the Popo Agie River)," Granger said. "It would give the Raynolds the land that is to the east of their property which includes the present road they use to access their home."

He said the Raynolds have agreed to the property exchange, and the state had no problem with the deal. The CWC board approved the land swap during its October meeting.

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