Mysterious Scientology Project Raises Questions in Wyoming - 2009-02-11
The construction began last summer, stirring up dust that wafted down this desert valley and into a small community of off-the-grid homes.
As many as 20 heavy trucks a day hauling construction materials and equipment rumbled down the valley's main gravel road, passing into a gate marked with a "No Trespassing" sign. Helicopters flew in sling loads of cargo. Powerful work lights lit up the valley at night.
Public planners in southwest Wyoming's Sweetwater County - a sagebrush expanse roughly the size of Massachusetts - say the contractor hired for the project has told them it intends to build a 22,000-square-foot underground storage vault to store documents.