State agrees to continue talks with concessionaire

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Cheyenne, WY (AP) - The State of Wyoming has agreed to continue working with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park.

Milward Simpson is director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Simpson said Thursday his office has agreed to keep negotiating with the owners of TePee Pools Inc. through October. Simpson earlier had given the company an early May deadline to remove its pool and other property.

Simpson says he's hopeful the state and the company can reach agreement on a master plan for how to develop a first-class facility at the park.

Simpson and Gov. Matt Mead have scheduled a meeting to hear public comments on the future of the park Saturday in Thermopolis.

Attempts to reach a lawyer for the company were not immediately successful Thursday.

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