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Kerri Tankersley came to Pinedale for a job manning a security checkpoint in the gas fields. But that job didn't last, and an influx of new workers has driven up the cost of living around town. Now she works two jobs to pay her $975-a-month rent.

Last updated October 17 2008: 11:39 AM ET
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