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Sunday, February 20, 2011 50¢ If we never learn to let go and press forward... we’ll miss the beautiful new beginnings that lead us down a better path. -Anonymous THE BIRD AT A GLANCE TOP OF THE NEWS Alphin In Court Town Council Passes Resolutions and Ordinances Another Traffic Stop Yields Marijuana Bust GLENROCK COMMUNITY - Pages 2-3 Glenrock’s Totes Of Hope New Salt Storage Container Over $40k Town To Accept CC Pmts The Official Newspaper of Rolling Hills Carrying The Right News... To The Right Places Volume #4: Issue 28 Town Council Passes Five Resolutions, Two Ordinances Glenrock Wyoming’s Sunday Morning Hometown Local News Newspaper Grow Whisker’s and Be President! Pyatt’s Pieces Are Back! Herder Sports Updates - Pg 5 Glenrock’s Special Olympiads Ready For Basketball! A-Square’s Alphin Charged with Obtaining Grant by False Pretenses CONVERSE & BEYOND - Pages 5 - 8 Yes to Wolves? Well, Not So Many Senator’s Want D.C. “Wyoming Way” GLENROCK—The Glenrock Town Council approved five resolutions and passed two ordinances on first reading at its meeting last Monday, Feb. 14. Gateway Transmission a Long Process The Council also approved the appointments by Mayor Mike McQueary of four town officials—Clerk/Treasurer Donna Geho, Police Chief Tom Sweet, Judge Michael H. Roy, and the Peasley Law Office of Frank and Scott Peasley—who were then sworn in by McQueary. Library News I’m Just Sayin’ - Cowboy Corner OH MYLANTA - AND MORE! The Council went into executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss a settlement of the Bud Grose lawsuit against the town. They emerged with an approved settlement of the suit, the terms of which were undisclosed. Resolution 2011-06 approved by the Council is an agreement with the Wyoming Department of Transportation paying the Town $46,000 for the year for the cleaning, sweeping and washing of, and snow removal from, the streets that are portions of the state highways running through town. Resolution 2011-07 approves the contract documents with nCourt for the processing of credit card payments to the Town. The Paleon Building $500,000 Community Development Block Grant application was approved for submission to the Wyoming Business Council by the Council’s passage of Resolution 2011-08. Acceptance of the final completion of WYDOT Enhancement Project-Phase III was approved in Resolution 2011-09. And the passage of Resolution 2011-10 awards the contract for construction of the Town’s new salt storage building to LT Construction of Glenrock for $43,500. Additionally, the Council passed the first reading of Ordinance No. 646, an amendment to Town Code regarding the appointment procedures for officers of the Town, extending the time frame during which a new mayor may consider such appointments from January to the first council meeting after the beginning of the Town’s fiscal year of July 1. see photo at right Wyoming Game and Fish Business Directory all this... and so much more in your Sunday morning newspaper The Glenrock Bird 39 POUND SEIZURE OF MARIJUANA Left to right: Art Alphin of A-Square talks with his attorney just prior to his appearance in court on Tuesday, February 15th. Photo © Amanda Smith Arthur B. Alphin, president and founder of Glenrock, Wyo.-based A-Square Rifle Company, appeared in Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District Converse County in Douglas, Wyo., Tuesday morning on a felony charge of obtaining state grant funds under false pretenses. Alphin is accused of submitting an application in November 2007 for training grant funds from the State of Wyoming Department of Workforce Services for an employee who stopped working for his company in September 2007 and who never returned to employment at A-Square of Wyoming, LLC. The training was to have taken place between Dec. 17, 2007, and April 25, 2008. Court documents state that Alphin had received $1,500 of the $2,000 grant money awarded. A-Square Rifle Manufacturing, known worldwide for their big game hunting rifles and ammunition, is not immune to controversy in the rifle and ammunition industry, including claims that rifles were paid for and not delivered, as well as an ATF raid on the manufacturing facility in Bedford, Ky., along with his home in Indiana simultaneously on Dec. 19, 1996, prior to the company relocating its facility to Glenrock, Wyo. According to Alphin during previous conversations with The Glenrock Bird, no evidence was found at his facility during the raid, and that he was proven innocent in court. Alphin was served a summons on the felony charge on Jan. 7, Inconsistencies in Quinlan’s information about his travel plans and the rental vehicle documentation made the Trooper suspicious. The Trooper requested assistance for a drug detection K-9 Quinlan, who resides in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. It is believed Continued Page 2 The K-9 alerted once it was deployed around the outside of the vehicle. Based upon the K-9’s alert, subsequent investigation led Troopers to search the trunk where they found approximately 39 pounds of marijuana in two large green duffle bags. The marijuana was shrink wrapped in individual bundles. he was transporting the marijuana from Lake Tahoe, California to an undisclosed location in Denver, Colorado and/or Jaffrey New Hampshire. Troopers and Special Agents from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate this case. The 39 pounds of high grade marijuana seized has an approximate street value of $234,000.00. There’s More On The Net! For around the clock updates on Breaking News, The Glenrock Bird Sunday Morning Broadcast and more! Go to: www. County & Beyond....................Page 4 News From The Nest...............Page 4 Herder Events..........................Page 5 Library/Sr. Center & More.....Page 7 It is unknown if the smugglers had intended for the masking agents to make the marijuana odor undetectable to humans or to drug sniffing K-9’s. Their efforts did not thwart the K-9 however. The drug smugglers had at- Weather Vane..........................Page 2 Police Beat..............................Page 7 26 year-old Samuel Quinlan was stopped for a speeding violation approximately 13 miles east of Rock Springs on eastbound Interstate 80 just before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. According to a source affiliated with A-Square (who wished to remain anonymous) Wyoming Workforce training funds Mayor Mike McQueary swears in town officials: (l to r) Clerk/Treasurer Donna Geho, Police Chief Tom Sweet, Judge Michael H. Roy and Town Attorney Scott Peasley. See story at left. Community...........................Page 2-3 Bird Classifieds.......................Page 7 Alphin appeared in court with his attorney, Ian Sandefer, an associate of Krampner, Fuller & Associates of Casper, Wyo., where he waived his right to have the felony charges read and to have his rights read. Conviction on the charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. No bond was set and Alphin was released on his own recognizance. tempted to conceal the odor of the shipment by placing drier sheets and an unknown white powdery substance in with the shrink wrapping. There were also odor absorbers placed in the trunk with the duffle bags. Officer from the Rock Springs Police Department to respond to the location of the traffic stop. Continued Page 2 Cowboy Corner/Just Sayin’....Page 6 2011, and ordered to appear before Judge I. Vincent Case, Jr., at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Rock Springs – For the second time in three days after stopping a vehicle for a speeding violation Wyoming Troopers have made a sizeable seizure of marijuana as it was being transported across our State. 506 W. Birch Suite #12 - PO BOX 1207 Glenrock, Wy 82637 307-298-5107 or 307-359-8681 or facebook The Glenrock Bird. - WWW.THEGLENROCKBIRD.COM - 307-298-5107

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