National High School Finals Rodeo participants invited to tour wild horse holding facility

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ROCK SPRINGS – From July 15 through 19, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering various activities in Rock Springs, Wyo., for visitors and locals to enjoy between National High School Finals Rodeo events.

The Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will conduct public tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary for the one hour tour to view wild horses from the North Lander and Red Desert complexes and Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, Great Divide Basin, White Mountain and Little Colorado herd management areas housed at the facility. To get to the facility from I-80, take Elk Street Exit 104 and go north one mile; turn right onto Lionkol Road and follow for a half mile.

The BLM Rock Springs Field Office at 280 Highway 191 N. will also be showing a 45 minute wild horse and burro educational video at the bottom of the hour from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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A BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program adoption trailer and staff will be at the Sweetwater County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide information and answer questions. Information about the program is also available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.