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Welcome sign goes missing

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Alexis Barker, NLJ News Editor

The sign welcoming people to Wyoming along U.S. Highway 16 at the South Dakota border has gone missing, as first reported by First Line Distributors on June 23 on Facebook.

According to Laura Dalles, senior public relations specialist for District 4 of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, this is a common occurrence in Wyoming “as it is quite a souvenir item for some.”

Dalles noted that the sign has been replaced three times in the last seven years, but there will not be a full replacement at this time because a new style of sign was already being designed and prepared for deployment in the coming months.

“We will replace it (the sign) with a basic green and white welcome sign for now,” she said. “WYDOT is in the process of building new welcome signs that will include the new license plate design, so all welcome signs around the state will be replaced with the new look. The plan is to have them replaced within the year.”

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