POWELL - Park County and two of its cities have agreed to give the town of Meeteetse a bigger cut of state money so it can buy a much-needed garbage truck.
The Powell Tribune reported Thursday that officials from the county and from Powell and Cody agreed to let Meeteetse have $130,000. It's part of nearly $1.7 million the county and its municipalities are getting from the State Loan and Investment Board.
It wasn't immediately clear what Meeteetse's share would have been based on population.
The county will get about $661,000, Cody about $523,000 and Powell about $347,000.
Meeteetse hauls its garbage 27 miles to a county landfill, and its existing truck has required extensive repairs. It was out of service for three weeks, forcing Meeteetse to borrow a truck from Cody.