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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Blowing off steam

Community gathers for turbine meeting


Last updated 3/28/2024 at 10:39am

Drew Lawson

Community members gather at the Harrington Opera House for a community meeting regarding wind turbines, a controversial topic in Lincoln County current events. The packed Opera House meeting was held Tuesday, March 26.

HARRINGTON - Approximately 165 people packed the Opera House here Tuesday, March 26 for a community meeting concerning wind turbine projects that featured three speakers with axes to grind against the state and federal governments, wind and solar energy pushes and windmills.

The meeting, sponsored by the Lincoln County Cattlemen's Association and moderated by Edwall-based columnist and County Planning Commission Chair Sue Lani Madsen, was intended by Madsen to be an educational meeting.

"The biggest bias I have is I don't want this to tear the community apart," Madsen told the crowd. "That's t...

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