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Sweetwater County, Wyo., Receives Trio of Tributes
from National Organizations Nov 15, 2012

Accolades Abound for County Fair, Motocross Track and Quintessential Town in Southwest Wyoming

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County in southwest Wyoming today announced that it has been recognized by three separate organizations for its various attractions and events. The Sweetwater County Fair was listed by Livability.com as one of the Top 10 Summer Fairs. The Rock Springs Motocross Club track was named High Plains Motorcycle Association (HPMA) Track of the Year. Finally, the town of Green River was awarded membership into Train Town U.S.A. by Union Pacific Railroad.
 
“These various accolades simply reinforce what those who love Sweetwater County already know – that this is a very special place to visit and to live,” says Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism’s Director Jenissa Bartlett. “We hope those who haven’t had the chance to check out our slice of southwest Wyoming will put it at the top of their summer vacation planning ‘to do’ list.”
 
Sweetwater County Fair on Top 10 Summer Fairs List
Livability.com, “a comprehensive online resource of more than 500 of America’s best places to live, visit, play and explore,” has ranked the Sweetwater County Fair (a.k.a. ‘The Big Show’) one of the top 10 fairs in the country. The 2013 fair will be held July 27-Aug. 4 at the Sweetwater County Events Complex in Rock Springs. Activities include rodeos, racing events, carnival rides, concerts, livestock shows, 4-H exhibits and more.
 
Rock Springs Motocross Club’s Track Named HPMA Track of the Year
Rock Springs Motocross Club hosts a number of motocross events throughout the year at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs. This year the venue was named the top track by the High Plains Motorcycle Association (HPMA). Check the Sweetwater Events Complex page for updated racing schedules.

Green River Awarded Membership into Train Town U.S.A. Registry
Union Pacific, as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, has awarded Green River membership into its Train Town U.S.A. Registry. Green River’s historical connection with Union Pacific is featured at www.up150.com. Train service began in Green River back in 1868. A second main line was built by U.P. in 1908 west of Green River, and in 1910 a line was constructed east of town. Green River is home to one of the largest railroad switching yards in Wyoming. Visitors can take the pedestrian overpass to see the switch engines working and the main line trains arriving and departing below.
 
About Sweetwater County
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country,” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.
 
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Contacts:
Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com
Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com



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