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The Power of Place project started with maps and a love of Carbon County. Carbon County Higher Education Center gathered a collection of maps, each of which is a different lens through which to view our county. We have dozens of maps hanging in our hallways: historical maps, geological maps, maps of oil and gas wells, maps of waterways, maps of wind patterns. You name it, we've got it, or will do our best to get it.

From this, the Power of Place was born. We organized industry leaders, community leaders, ranchers, scholars, advocates, politicians and historians to help us all learn what makes Carbon County unique and why each one of us should be proud to call this place home.

We are now in our third year of informative, timely presentations and would love to have you come spend a night to learn about Carbon County, what it was, what it is, and what it may become.

2011-2012 Schedule
Presentation descriptions are available here!

October 11, 2011
Juvenile Justice in Wyoming

October 25, 2011
Heart Mountain, WY: Lessons from the Past, Guidance for the Future

November 8, 2011
From Sugar to Diamonds

November 15, 2011
Wyoming Weather & Photography

November 29, 2011
Grizzly and Black Bears in Wyoming

December 13, 2011
The History of I-80
and tour of the new Valley Community Center in Baggs
Call 328-9274 to reserve your spot in a vehicle

January 10, 2012
Drugs on I-80

January 17, 2012
Sinclair and its History

January 24, 2012
The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 in Wyoming

January 31, 2012
Trucking in Wyoming: The World Via I-80

February 7, 2012
Three Strikes and You're NOT out - of Prison, that is!

February 14, 2012
From the Brink of Extinction: The Black-footed Ferret Story

February 21, 2012
BLM/Wyoming Honor Farm Wild Horse

February 28, 2012
Hybridization of Birds

March 6, 2012
Award-Winning Film, "The Sand Creek Massacre"

March 9, 2012
Murder Mystery Dinner-Murder Among the Mateys

Wyoming State Historical Society
‘Outstanding Educational Projects’

The Power of Place
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CCHEC presented the Power of Place series at the League of Innovations Conference in Reno, NV in March of 2009.
View slideshow here



The Power of Place 2010-2011

The Power of Place 2010-2011

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

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