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near fight over the workload. Now that’s a boss. I loved working for Skip and Ed, best job I ever had!” His last job was with us at the Campbell County Observer. He started delivering newspapers for us every Friday in May of 2011 and continued to do so until he passed. He helped us grow this paper into what it is today, and I was always happy every Friday morning to sit down before his route for a couple cups of coffee listening to Glenn Woods on the radio and discussing the newspaper and politics. He loved the newspaper that he was a part of and always came to our house every Friday to share new and wonderful ideas that are incorporated today. I will personally miss more than his delivery, however. I will miss riding with him through the Black Hills and having a beer with him as we discussed guns, life, and virtues. Kenneth McCoy died last Saturday on July 21st 2012 in his sleep. He had continued doing what he loved more than any other hobby he had, riding his Harley. He had just bought a new one, and he went for one last ride with his beautiful wife, and it is believed that he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. His viewing was this past Thursday from 11am-noon at Walkers Funeral Home, and the Church service was at St. Mathews Catholic Church on Thursday at 2pm. If you would still like to attend his burial, people will meet at the McCoy house (call 670-2037 for directions) at 8:00am to drive/ride together to the Black Hills National Cemetery where he will receive a full military burial at

10:30am. He has earned his spot in this prized cemetery, as Ken joined the U.S. Army in September of 1966 and went for two tours in Vietnam finally getting out from his second tour of duty in May of 1971. He was a radio operator and earned the national Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the M-14 Sharpshooter’s Medal, and the M-16 Sharpshooters Medal. Born in Newcastle, Ken married the lovely Kathleen McCoy on July 22, 1973 and moved to Gillette in 1976, raising three boys in our great community. Ken was a Patriot to the fullest, and a proud American. He was a man who did not command respect, but earned it. He was a husband who attracted one of the best women in the world, and he was smart

enough to hold on to her for 39 years. He was a Father and Grandfather that didn’t demand love, but conjured love given willingly from the bottom of his soul. As a friend, he did not ask to receive integrity, but gained it by the actions set forth by his heart of gold. As a person, Ken was extraordinary and above his fellow men, because if you knew him, you aspired to be half the man that he was. He was a man who, with his actions, defined the word ‘virtue.’ Ken McCoy will be missed dearly by his family, his friends, and his coworkers. He will be missed by everyone who met him, as well he should be, for if you ever met Ken McCoy, you must be thinking that it is not just his family and friends who lost someone but our community and our nation has. We have all lost an icon of the American spirit, a true inspiration of the American people, and a

hero to the United States of America herself. Ken, you were an angel to people when you were alive and I am sure you will not give up that duty from above. Don’t judge us to harsh, as we can only try to follow in your greatness, but a great man like you casts a very large shadow to fill.

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Governor Asks Obama Administration for Information on Affordable Care Act Governor Matt Mead says Wyoming needs more information from the federal government to make decisions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Governor Mead opposed that law and joined in the lawsuit challenging its constitutionality. The Supreme Court upheld most of the law in its decision at the end of June. Since that decision Governor Mead and his fellow Republican Governors posed a series of questions to the President and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Now Governor Mead is following up with his own letter to Secretary Sebelius. “I have a responsibility to make what I believe are the best possible decisions in regards to health care for our citizens,” Governor Mead wrote. “I have grave concerns about the financial impact of expand-

ing Medicaid. Without additional information, the PPACA and the Medicaid expansion appear to only add to the unsustainable federal debt while taking away states’ prerogative to make the best decisions for our citizens.” Governor Mead also wrote that there are important concerns specific to Wyoming. “As a rural frontier state, Wyoming has a health care delivery system and insurance markets with some distinctive challenges to overcome.” He points out that HHS often calls Delaware and Rhode Island small states and that those states have distinctive issues in regards to implementing the PPACA. “Wyoming has half the population of Delaware and Rhode Island spread out over many times the geographic areas.” Governor Mead notes that the Obama adminis-

tration is asking for states to tell them their plans for health insurance exchanges by November 16, 2012. He wrote that ahead of that deadline he is asking for a response, “In order to arrive at an informed decision, Wyoming needs more information.” In addition to posing questions, Governor Mead also provided the results of existing studies which show there are concerns that the PPACA might not have the impacts the Obama administration desired. “We have studies that indicate implementation of the PPACA is likely to be detrimental to our private health insurance markets. An actuarial study of small group and individual markets conducted by Gorman Actuarial, LLC in 2011 projects that premiums can be expected to go up an average of 30% to 40% in the individual market due solely to new insur-

ance regulations effective in 2014.” Another concern Governor Mead expresses in his letter involves small business owners. “Wyoming has a higher percentage of very small employers that self-insure than other states. It is not unreasonable to project a number of small employers will stop providing insurance coverage and move their employees to the individual market or self-insure to avoid regulation. During recent town hall meetings, a number of small employers indicated that it would be cheaper for them to pay the PPACA penalties for not providing coverage than it will be to continue to provide coverage.” Governor Mead also invited Secretary Sebelius to visit Wyoming and see firsthand the state’s challenges and our efforts to improve healthcare.

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others. Many young adults are spending most of their free time drinking, going to house parties, and getting into trouble. StopLight Hookah Lounge plans to alleviate some of the stresses placed on the community due to a lack of young-adult focused entertainment. The business plans are drafted, suppliers acquired,

licensing secured, locations are available. All that is needed is a few more pledges, donations, and/ or investors to help get the Lounge off of the ground. Supporters or interested parties can call Dan (307) 670-4927, email info@ or visit the lounges website atwww.StopLightHookah.

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Road Construction Update The City of Gillette’s Engineering and Utilities Departments update road construction projects around the City.

Mesa Drive

Mesa Drive from Cimmarron Drive to Stetson Drive will be closed from Thursday, July 26th through Friday, August 17th for work on the 2012 Pavement Management Schedule C project. This project is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

Estes Lane

Estes Lane from 30’ east of Estes Lane to Townsend Avenue intersection will be closed from July 19th through Thursday, July 26th while crews replace asphalt street at the intersection.

Blue Avenue

T-7 Lane/12th Street intersection

The intersection of T-7 Lane and 12th Street will be closed from Thursday, July 26th through Friday, August 3rd for the installation of new water line. Traffic will be routed around using Flying Circle Drive and 11th Street. T-7 Lane from the intersection of Juniper Lane and T-7 Lane to the dog leg that turns into O-R Drive, also the west bound lane on Juniper Lane at the intersection of Juniper Lane and T-7 Lane 50’ to the east and west will be closed from Wednesday, July 25th to Friday, August 10th for installation of new sanitary sewer main and replacement of the asphalt surfacing.

Wagonhammer Lane

Blue Avenue from Harvestmoon Drive to Sinclair Street and Harvest Moon from Blue Avenue to Lunar Avenue will be closed Thursday, July 26th through Friday, July 27th while the contractor performs a leveling course and adds a 1.5” overlay. This work is for the 2012 Pavement Management Schedule D project and is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

Wagonhammer Lane from Juniper Lane to Boxelder Road and the east bound lane of Juniper Lane approximately 75’ each way at the intersection of Juniper and Wagonhammer Lane will be closed from July 19th through Friday, August 3rd for the installation of new sanitary sewer main for the 2011 Sewer Replacement Project.

Lunar Avenue

6th Street from Osborne Avenue to Brooks Avenue will be closed from Friday, July 20th through Wednesday, August 1st for work related to the 2011 Sanitary Sewer Main project which is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

Lunar Avenue from Harvestmoon Drive to Sinclair Street and Hunters Drive from Blue Avenue to Lunar Avenue will be closed Friday, July 27th through Saturday, July 28th while a contractor performs a leveling course and adds a 1.5” overlay. This work is for the 2012 Pavement Management Schedule D project and is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

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The alley between 12th Street from Flying Circle Drive between 4J Road and T-7 Lane will be closed from Thursday, July 26th through Friday, August 31st for the installation of new water line and reconstruct-

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ing the alley as required. The alleyway between Osborne Avenue and Brooks Avenue from the intersection at 6th Street to 7th Street will be closed while a contractor does base prep work and paves the alleyway. This work is for the 2011 Sewer Replacement Project and is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

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July 27 - August 3, 2012

Campbell Co. Fire Dept. July 18 2012

- At 10:30 AM to the Bay Horse Rd. for a report of a grass fire. When crews arrived on scene the fire was over 40 acres and being pushed by strong winds with high temperatures and low relative humidity. The fire grew to 474 acres as of the last report with 90% reported containment. Crews will continue to work on the fire today. - At 1:40 AM to 9406 North Highway 14-16 for a report of an electrical transformer/ grass fire. The electrical transformer on a power pole had shorted out and caused a grass fire. Firefighters were able to contain the grass fire to a quarter of an acre. - At 4:07 PM to Camel Dr. and S. Douglas Highway for a 2 vehicle accident with injuries. - At 4:40 PM to Highway 387 for a grass fire, when they arrived on scene they found four structures on fire. The fire burned 7 acres as well. The fire did not burn any primary structures (inhabited). The cause is under investigation. - At 4:43 PM to 2300 S. Douglas Highway (Walmart) for a gasoline leak under a vehicle. - At 5:26 PM to Garman Rd. for a propane smell, when crews arrived they could not detect any odors of natural gas and did not get any readings. They contacted CO-OP to see if a propane tank had possibly vented due to the heat. - At 5:57 PM to Boxelder Rd. for an EMS assist. - At 11:27 PM to Garman Rd. for a report of a natural gas smell. When crews arrived on scene they could detect the odor on the highway. Crews looked up wind and eventually found a 5 gallon bucket of methyl mercaptan (odorant for natural gas) in a vehicle parking area on Garman Rd. The container was over packed in a drum to prevent the release of the odorant and turned over to the property owner for disposal.

July 19, 2012

- At 9:01 a.m. to mile marker 81 on HWY 59 for a semitractor on fire. The fire started due to jumper cables being used to wire in a converter to run appliances inside the cab of the truck. - At 10:34 a.m. to the area of the Savageton Road for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene near the Pumpkin Buttes in Section 25 Township 44N Range 76W and found a 1 acre fire started by a bird landing on a transformer. - At 12:34 p.m. to 510 Limestone Avenue for a dumpster fire. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival the fire had been extinguished by bystanders. No damage occurred to the dumpster. - At 4:05 p.m. to the area of Wyodak on American Road for a grass fire. Upon arrival of CCFD the fire had been extinguished by WyoDak Mine employees and was contained to 1 acre. The cause was determined to be electrical arcing. - At 5:56 p.m. to 2711 South Douglas HWY to assist with resetting a fire alarm. - At 6:42 p.m. to 207 Richards Avenue for an automatic fire alarm activation. CCFD responded to the scene and determined the alarm was malfunctioning. The building owner was advised to have the alarm company make the necessary repairs. - At 7:16 p.m. to the area of Hi Light Road and Hwy 450 for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene and found a 1/10 acre grass fire along the railroad tracks. - At 8:34 p.m. to Four Corners Road for an EMS assist. CCFD was cancelled en route. - At 8:56 p.m. CCFD was redispatched to Four Corners Road for the above EMS assist. - At 10:45 p.m. to the intersection of Warlow Drive and HWY 14-16 for fluids leaking from a vehicle involved in a crash.

July 20, 2012

- At 1:31 PM to E. Warlow for an EMS assist. - At 1:42 PM to Mohan Rd. for an EMS assist. - At 5:29 PM to Coal Dust Rd. and Fairview for a report of a pump that was on fire at a construction site. The fire was out upon arrival of the fire department and is being investigated. - At 5:50 PM to the Taylor Rd. for a report of a grass fire, the rain put the fire out prior to our arrival. - At 5:50 PM to Interstate 90 near mile marker 148 for a 1 vehicle accident with no injuries. - At 5:55 PM to S. Garner Lake Rd for a two vehicle accident with injuries. - At 6:05 PM to the area of the Recluse Rd. and Bitter Creek for a grass fire that was put out by rain prior to our arrival. - At 6:24 PM to the McGee Rd for a fire that 5 acres in size started by lightning. - At 6:41 PM to the Spring Creek Rd. for a fire that has grown to an estimated 200 acres in the timber, it was started by lightning. Crews are working with Road and Bridge using heavy equipment to secure the line. Crews will continue to work through the day. - At 7:07 PM to N. Highway 59 for a 3 acre grass fire started by lightning. - At 7:37 PM to N. Gurley for a reported debris fire, the cause is under investigation. - At 9:34 PM to Decker Court for an EMS assist.

July 21, 2012

- At 7:08 a.m. to the Campbell County Landfill for hazardous materials in a trash bale. The bale was examined and the quantity of the substance was determined to by within DEQ permissible limits for burial at the landfill. - At 8:57 a.m. to Ventura Avenue for carbon monoxide leak. Crews monitored the premises and Source Gas was contacted to mitigate the carbon monoxide leak. - At 10:39 a.m. to S. Douglas HWY for an automatic fire alarm activation. No fire was found and crews were able to reset the alarm. - At 1:30 p.m. to Homestead Lane for an EMS assist. - At 2:23 p.m. to the area of the Wyoming/Montana border on the Parks Road for a timber fire. CCFD was cancelled en route when it was determined the fire was in Montana. - At 3:01 p.m. to Hwy 59 in front of 800 Edwards Street for a 3 gallon oil spill. CCFD applied Bio-Solve and floordry to the spill and notified City of Gillette Streets Division for clean-up. - At 5:14 p.m. to the area of Bacon Creek in the Rochelle Hills for 2 fires. One fire was contained at 5 acres and the other fire is currently 500 acres. Crews continue to work on establishing containment lines as of this morning. - At 5:15 p.m. to mile marker 103 on I-90 for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the area and was unable to find the fire. - At 6:14 p.m. to the area of the Parks Road for a timber fire. CCFD responded to the scene and extinguished a 1 acre fire. - At 6:39 p.m. to the area of the Bishop Road for a grass fire. CCFD determined the smoke that was reported was coming from the fire on Bacon Creek. - At 8:06 p.m. to the area of the Edwards Road for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene and found the fire had been extinguished

by rains. - At 8:16 p.m. to West 3rd Street for an EMS assist. - At 8:51 p.m. to HWY 450 for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene and found the fire had been extinguished by Black Thunder Mine personnel. - At 9:06 p.m. to Nogales Way for an EMS assist. - At 11:37 p.m. to the area of 341 Antelope Road for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival found and extinguished a single tree that was on fire due to being struck by lightning.

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of the Weston Hills for a timber fire. CCFD responded to the area and searched for the fire but was unable to find anything.

July 24, 2012

- At 1:03 AM to Lilloct Lane for a medical assist. - At 4:17 PM to 31 Clarkelen Road for a grass fire that started at the base of a power pole. The grass fire was contained to ½ an acre. - At 5:32 PM to 1000 Church Avenue; Apt. 10 for a report of a smoke odor. Firefighters found the odor to coming from the condenser of the refrigerator – no fire. Recommended the refrigerator be taken out of service. - At 8:43 PM to 196 LVB Road for a grass fire threatening a structure. The grass fire was contained to less than an acre and was started by fireworks. The person was cited for firing off fireworks. - At 8:48 PM to mile marker 88 for a grass fire started by a lightning strike. - At 8:51 PM to Wagensen Road for a grass fire that was extinguished by rain. - At 8:53 PM to 305 Wright Blvd. (Wright Library) for a fire alarm. There was no fire – lightning may have caused the alarm. - At 9:53 PM to the Adon Road for a grass fire caused by lightning. Rain extinguished the fire.

July 22, 2012

- At 2:41 AM to Sundog Drive for a medical assist. - At 10:24 AM to the Wagensen Road for a grass fire north of the Road. The grass fire was contained to 120 acres. - At 11:22 AM to the area of Highway 387 and Highway 50 for a wild land fire. No fire was found in the area. - At 3:23 PM to the 4400 block of Bertha Avenue for a medical assist. - At 4:04 PM to Bishop Road and Highway 59 for a grass fire – no fire found. - At 4:23 PM to 2513 Dogwood Avenue (Park Side Apts.) for a fire alarm. No fire – unknown person(s) activated pull station. False Alarm - At 4:29 PM to mile marker 88 on South Highway 59 for a lightning caused grass fire. The fire was contained to 162 acres in size. - At 4:345 PM to Hilight Road; North of Wagensen Road for a smoke report – no fire found. - At 4:35 PM to 1215 Lawver Road for a lightning caused grass fire. Rain had extinguished the one acre grass fire. - At 6:15 PM to the Hilight Road (by Old Cowboy Bar) for a grass fire that turned out to be the same fire as Cadero Fire. - At 6:12 PM to 308 East Redwood Street for an electrical arcing outlet. A flat hair iron arced when it was plugged into an electrical outlet – no more arcing. The tenant was advised to have an electrician check the electrical outlet prior to reusing it. - At 9:28 PM to Pumpkin Buttes for a lightning caused grass fire. Rain had extinguished the fire. - At 11:30 PM to Sierra Drive for a medical assist involving a gun shot wound.

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-The Bacon Creek I Timber Fire (SW of Wright) was contained to 44 acres. All firefighters are off this fire. Bacon Creek II Timber Fire is at 602 acres and 90% contained BLM Fire Crews are on scene. Campbell County Firefighters were released on Sunday evening. The Spring Creek Timber Fire (NW of Gillette) was contained to 65 acres. All firefighters are off this fire.

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July 23, 2012

- At 8:24 am to Foothills Blvd for an EMS assist. - At 11:23 am to the area of HWY 450 in the Rochelle hills for a timber fire. The fire is currently 100 acres and crews continue to work on establishing containment lines. - At 3:02 pm to Ptarmigan Avenue for an EMS assist. - At 4:09 pm to Stocktrail Avenue for an EMS assist. - At 4:15 pm to the area of the Yellowhammer Buttes for a timber fire. The fire was contained to 4 acres and started by lightning. - At 5:24 pm to 2512 Sage Valley Drive for a residential fire alarm. CCFD was cancelled en route by the alarm company. - At 6:14 p.m. to North Garner Lake Road for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene and extinguished a 1 acre fire started by mechanical failure in a water well. - At 7:50 pm to Federal Avenue for an EMS assist. - At 7:50 pm to Cliff Davis Drive for an EMS assist. - At 9:23 p.m. to Arcadia Avenue for an EMS assist. - At 10:24 p.m. to the area

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Websites now free for Wyoming businesses Google’s Wyoming Get Your Business Online program makes it easy for Wyoming businesses to grow

Google is announcing Wyoming Get Your Business Online. Google worked with local partners to design the program, which will help drive economic growth by giving Wyoming businesses the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers, and grow their business. Increasing the number of small businesses online is one of the best ways to expand the Wyoming economy. Wyoming Get Your Business Online is an easy and fast way for Wyoming businesses to get online. For the next year, participating Wyoming businesses can go to www. to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online. Google is partnering with Intuit to provide its popular Intuit Websites offerings for free including an easyto-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year. In addition, business owners from across Wyoming are invited to the kickoff event at The Wolcott Galleria, 136 S. Wolcott Street in Casper,

Wyo., on July 30. Participants will learn how to build their own website, as well as attend sessions devoted to growing and promoting their business online. Businesses simply limit their exposure to customers if they don’t have a website. Small businesses need to be online because that’s where their customers are. While 97 percent of Americans look online for local products and services, 58 percent of small businesses do not have a website or online presence. In America today, no matter the size of the business, having a website is as vital as having a phone. “The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many Wyoming small businesses from taking the first step,” said Mistique Cano, communications manager, Policy at Google. “This program makes it fast, easy and free for businesses to get online.” “As a leading provider of small business solutions, we have witnessed the growth small businesses have seen from getting online,” said Jennifer Cre-

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Farmers Market: Day One By Shawn Connors - Observer Community Reporter There is nothing like summer shopping at the annual Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is a place where people from all over the region come to buy and sell produce and a variety of knick-knacks. The Farmers Market has everything a person could need from fresh cherries from Montana to delicious pumpkin bread and even artful piggy banks! With people from Newell, Spearfish, and Colorado you can find yourself getting fresh produce from all around the region. The com-

munity has plenty of opportunities to obtain these magnificent foods with the market being held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first day is always the smallest; but, as more crops become ready, the market grows and grows until its end on September 29th. Among all the great food and trinkets, one can find themselves tasting the wonderful bakery of Blanch Guernsey. Alissa, Blanche’s daughter, is working up the funds to go on an exciting trip to Europe next June with her orchestra

group. With small things like babysitting and various bake sales to earn money, the Farmers Market is the perfect place to help raise funds and with the help of her family, Alissa is steadily on her way to her goal. At her table you could find pumpkin bread, rice crispy treats, cookies, soups, and even waffle cookies! Expensive and fun school trips happen all the time and it’s always delightful to see someone making an extra effort to achieve their goals.

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Gillette-Campbell County Airport reports May and June traffic Gillette-Campbell County Airport today announced traffic for two months, May and June of 2012. For the month of May, passenger traffic exceeded last year’s total, with 5,464 passengers versus 5,437 in May of 2011. In June, however, the airport experienced 2012’s first monthly year-over-year decrease; the airport served 5,290 arriving and departing traveler totals, compared with 5,734 in June of 2011. Year-to-date, the airport continues to outpace 2011 traffic totals; in the first six months of 2012, Gillette-

Campbell County Airport welcomed 31,075 passengers, marking a 1.6 percent increase versus the same time period last year. About Gillette-Campbell County Airport: The Gillette-Campbell County Airport is located in Northeastern Wyoming in a major energy producing part of the country known as the Powder River Basin. Gillette is at the hub of this basin, and the Airport serves the commercial service and general aviation needs for a large portion of this corner of the state. The Airport sees approximate-

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ly 62,000 passengers come through yearly and is currently served by Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to Denver, Salt Lake City and to Rock Springs, Wyoming. The GilletteCampbell County Airport and tenants currently employ approximately 260 people in the surrounding area. Leave Your Mark on Campbell County...


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• Gillette College Learn Outdoor Programs, June 30- Aug 26, Gillette College, 1-800-913-9139 x 8350 • CC Senior Center Dinner, Noon - 1:00 pm – Daily, CC Senior Center • WY Land Trust Kids Nature Camp, July 30 - August 3, call 307-851-0255 for more info

Friday, July 27

• CCHS Class of 1982 30 Year Reunion, see web page for more info, http://tinyurl. com/7r63528 • AVA Kids Summer Day Camp, 9 am - 5 pm, 500 W. 2nd Street • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 and 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Narcotics Annonymous, 5:30 pm, 610 Kendrick Ave.

Saturday, July 28

• CCHS Class of 1982 30 Year Reunion, see web page for more info, http://tinyurl. com/7r63528 • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30, 8 & 10 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Dungeons & Dragons, 10 am - 3 pm, CCPL; 2101 S. 4J Road • B.A.C.A. Family Fun Day, Noon -7 pm, Wright, WY Multi-Purpose Building • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL; 2101 S. 4J Road • Kids Wii Play Saturdays (4-6th Grade), 1-4 pm, CCPL; 2101 S. 4J Road • Gillette Farmers Market, 8 am – Noon, Gillette College Tech. Center

Road • Narcotics Annonymous, 5:30 pm, 610 Kendrick Ave. • Craig Morgan in Concert, 8 pm, CAM-PLEX, Heritage Center

• Teens Anime Club, 7 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • John Conlee in Concert, 7 pm, CAM-PLEX, Heritage Center

Tuesday, July 31

• AVA Little Tikes, 0-11 am, 509 W. 2nd Street • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 and 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Main Elements Apparel Grand Opening , All day, Ribbon Cutting 12:45 pm, 2711 S. Douglas Hwy., Ste. 100 • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Narcotics Annonymous, 5:30 pm, 610 Kendrick Ave. • Wright Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 pm, 265 Rochelle, Park Community Center • AVA Uncorked!, 7-9 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street

• Kids Storytime, 10:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Card Club, 4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road

Wednesday, August 1

• AVA Preschool Art, 10-11 am, 509 W. 2nd Street • Kids Storytime, 10:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • AVA Just for Boys, 1-4 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • AVA Grade School Drawing, 4-5 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • AVA Mommy & Me, 1-2 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street

Thursday, August 2

• AVA KIDZ Summer Day Camp, 9 am - 5 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • Kids Toddler Time, 9:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Kids Story Time, 10:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • WY Tax Association Power Hour Lunch, 11:30 am, Boss Lodge, 910 N. Gurley (call 307-635-8761 for more info) • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy.

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The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente, the U.S. joined the war on the side of the Triple Entente, but was never officially a member or part of it. The Triple Entente (from French entente [ɑ̃tɑ̃t] “good will”) was the name given to the alliance among France, Britain and Russia after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente in 1907. The alliance of the three powers, supplemented by various agreements with Portugal, Japan, the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Spain, constituted a powerful counterweight to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.




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Saturday, August 4

• Gillette Farmers Market, 8 am – Noon, Gillette College Tech. Center • Teens Dungeons & Dragons, 10 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • AVA Van Gogh Kiddos, 10-11 am, 509 W. 2nd Street • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30, 8 & 10 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Smokin on the Prairie Charity BBQ Cook Off, 1 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall


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Monday, July 30

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KENNETH MCCOY A visitation was held from 11am-Noon p.m. on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at Walker Funeral Home, Gillette, Wyoming Funeral service for Kenneth McCoy was held at 2 p.m. Thursday July 26, 2012 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Gillette, Wyoming with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating. Interment will take place 10:30 a.m. Monday July 30, 2012 at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota. Kenneth McCoy, age 65, of Gillette, Wyoming died Saturday July 21, 2012 in Red Lodge, Montana after an extended illness.

Kenneth Lee McCoy was born March 27, 1947 in Newcastle, Wyoming to Leander and Alice (Walker) McCoy. He attended school and graduated from Newcastle High School and continued his education at Casper College graduating with an associate’s degree. Kenneth served his country in United States Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1968 and again in 1971. Kenneth married Kathleen Hartwig July 22, 1973 and the couple moved to Gillette, WY in 1976. Kenneth was employed by several companies in the Gillette area including Exxon Oil, Rawhide and Caballo Mines, Sammons Trucking, Kissack Water Service, Eldridge Excavation and the Campbell County Observer. Kenneth was also a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Harley Hogs. He also was an active member of the Healing Waters Program helping veterans returning from combat and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kenneth enjoyed junior football and

was a Little League Baseball, wrestling, and football coach. His hobbies were fishing, fly tying, hunting, camping, and riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed his gun and rock collections. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife Kathy of Gillette, WY; sons, Brian (Sarah) McCoy of Valrico, Florida; Kevin (Kimberly) McCoy of Gillette, WY; and Jeremiah (Beverly) McCoy of Sheridan, WY; and four grandchildren, Bailey, Ethyn, Cobi and Alyssa; brother, Rusty (Patty) McCoy of Newcastle, WY; sisters, Ila Cornelius of Woodward, OK; and Jane Olson of Huffman, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Mary, Nita, Edie, and Alice Marie. A memorial has been established to The Healing Waters Program and Bikers Against Child Abuse. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Kenneth’s name in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY. Condolences may also be sent via the internet at

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Local first-time author Tom O’Neal’s book “Video Games and Machine Guns” is out! O’Neal will speak at Campbell County Public Library on Saturday, July 28 at 1:00p.m. in the library’s Pioneer Rooms. Following the program, O’Neal will host a book sale and signing. O’Neal is a local sheriff’s lieutenant and former soldier. He knows first-hand what it’s like to be deployed to a foreign country. Thanks to his son Steven, he now knows how it feels to be a family member of a deployed soldier. “Video Games and Machine Guns” tells the story of being a

Marine serving in a war zone and what it’s like to be that Marine’s family back home. Steven was deployed with the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines (2/2)to Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan – “one of the most embattled areas of the country in one of the most active times during the decade long war,” O’Neal told Gillette News Record reporter Nathan Payne. Their location had no power, no running water, and rats competing for their food. Come hear this local story about the cost of freedom.

WCSP to Host Statewide Forum on Developmental Disabilities The Wyoming Community Service Providers has scheduled the first statewide forum on developmental disabilities for August 16 at the Ramkota Best Western hotel in Casper. The Forum is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can register by visiting The WCSP is an association of non-profit providers of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. The first Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Forum will focus on providing a broad understanding of the current state of services and supports for those with disabilities in Wyoming, and it will initiate conversations about building a stronger, more sustainable system for the future. “Legislators and Department of Health officials are currently considering how to best fund these critical services for the most vulnerable population in our state,” said Tina Bahmer, Executive Director of the WCSP. “We felt the time was right to bring together providers, families, lawmakers and agency officials to create a conversation about the work that is being done, and to


talk about how we can all partner to continue serving these folks into the future.” The Forum will feature keynote speaker Aaron Bishop, Executive Director of the National Council on Disability. Mr. Bishop has worked in disability services and public policy for more than 20 years, including as a staff member for Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee. Mr. Bishop will provide a national perspective on developmental disability issues and will offer insights on how Wyoming can continue to provide services, even in a difficult budget environment. Currently, nearly 2,300 people with developmental disabilities are served by the state’s Developmental Disability Waiver, a program that funds services through Medicaid. Meanwhile, some 472 people remain on a waiting list for services, with an average wait of 18 months. The longest current wait time is for adult services at 59 months, followed by acquired brain injury at 32 months, and children at 29 months. In addition to Mr. Bishop’s address, the Forum

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Sunday, July 29, 2012 12 Noon - 6 p.m.: Jr. Horse Check-In 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Camper Check-In

Monday, July 30, 2012 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Halter, Showmanship, & Performance (MSP) 7 p.m.: Craig Morgan in Concert (HC)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Performance (MSP) All Jr. Horses released following show - No Exceptions (MSP) 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Barns Open for Equipment Drop-off & Herdsmanship Decorating Only (All Items Left at Your Own Risk) 5 p.m.: Energy Hall Set-Up (EH) 6 p.m.: Team Penning & Ranch Sorting (WA) 7 p.m.: Style Show (HC)

2012 Campbell County Fair Schedule of Events

Friday, August 3, 2012 9 a.m.: Sheep Show/Jr. Llama & Alpaca Show to follow (EP) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) 12 Noon: Sheep Lead Entries Due - Paperwork Only (FO) 3 p.m.: Pocket Pet Show (PLT) 4 p.m.: Sheep Lead (EP) Sheep Lead - 30 mins. following Sheep/Llama Show, but not before 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Open Class Rabbit Entries Due - Paperwork Only (CP) 5 p.m.: Mini-Animal Show (PLT) 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP) Saturday, August 4, 2012 8 a.m.: Open Horse Show (WA) 8 a.m.: Jr. Rabbit Show/Open Rabbit Show to follow (CP) 9 a.m.: PRCA Slack (MSP) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) 10 a.m.: Swine Show (CP) 10 a.m.: Fiddle Contest (EH) 11 a.m.: Pioneer Dinner (HC) 12 Noon: Open Rabbits Due (CP) 1 p.m.: Dachshund Races hosted by Campbell County Humane Society (WYC) 5 p.m.: Free Barbecue sponsored by Campbell County Energy Industry (PLT) 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7 a.m.: Barns Open for Livestock Drop-Off Friday, July 27, 2012 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Poultry Due (CP) Friday, August 3, 2012 9 a.m.: Fabric & Fashion Modeling & Judging (PACT) (HC) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Trade Show Set-Up 9 a.m.: Sheep Show/Jr. Llama &(WYC) Alpaca Show to follow (EP) Sunday, August 5, 2012 5 p.m.: Open Class Dog Show Entries Due (FO) 9 a.m. 3 p.m.: Judging 10- a.m. - 7 4-H p.m.:Interview Trade Show / Kids(EH) Corral Open (WYC) 8 a.m.: Church Service (FST) 10 a.m.: FFA Projects Due (EH) 12 Noon: Sheep Lead Entries Due - Paperwork Only (FO) 9 a.m.: 4-H & Open Dog Show Agility Classes (WYC) Saturday, July 28, 2012 12 Noon: Dairy Cattle Dairy(PLT) Goats Due (EP) 3 p.m.: Pocket Pet&Show 9 a.m.: Youth Rodeo (WA) 8 a.m.: Supreme Cow Contest (FSB) 1 p.m.: FFA Projects Judged 4 p.m.: Sheep Lead (EP) (EH) 10 a.m.: 4-H & Open Dog Show All Other Classes (WYC) 4 p.m.: Campbell (WA) Sheep Lead -County 30 mins.Jackpot following Sheep/Llama Show, but not 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) Sunday, July 29, 2012 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Open Class Energy Hall/Mini before 4 p.m. 10 a.m: Jr. Beef Show (EP) 12 Noon - 6 p.m.: Jr. Horse Check-In Corner Entries DueClass (EH) Rabbit Entries Due - Paperwork 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Open 2 p.m.: Demolition Derby (MSP) 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Camper Check-In 5 p.m.: Jr. & Only Open(CP) Wool Due (CP) 6 p.m.: Release All Exhibits 6 p.m.: Cat Show (CP) Show (PLT) 5 p.m.: Mini-Animal Release all non-sale animals after Beef Show, but not Monday, JulyFriday, 30, 2012July 27, 2012 6 p.m.: All Jr.PRCA Livestock Due [Beef, Swine, Sheep, 7 p.m.: Rodeo (MSP) before 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Halter,Fabric Showmanship, & Performance (MSP)& Judging (PACT) Meat Goats, Rabbits, Market Goats] (CP/EP) 9 a.m.: & Fashion Modeling (HC) 9 a.m.: Sheep Show/Jr. Llama & Alpaca Show to follow (EP) 7 p.m.: Craig Morgan in Concert (HC) 6:30 Saturday, p.m.: Market Goat 4, Weigh-In August Monday, August 6, 2012 Friday, July 27, 2012 Friday, August 3,2012 2012 (CP) 5 p.m.: Open Class&Dog Show Entries (FO) 10(HC) a.m. p.m.:(EP) Trade9Show / Kids Corral[4-H Open 7 p.m.: Campbell County Talent Competition 8 a.m.: Open Horse Show (WA) a.m.: Awards Program & FFA(WYC) Horse, Poultry, and 9 a.m.: Fabric & Fashion Modeling Judging (PACT) (HC) Due 9 a.m.: Sheep Show/Jr. Llama & Alpaca Show-to7follow Tuesday, 31,Class 2012Dog Show Entries Due (FO) 7 p.m.: Dairy & Show/Open Dairy Goat Show (EP) 8 a.m.: Jr.Cattle Rabbit Rabbit Show to follow (CP) Energy Hall Awards Only] 5 p.m.:July Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) 12 Noon: Sheep Lead Entries Due - Paperwork(FST) Only (FO) 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Performance (MSP) 7 p.m.: Market Lamb Weigh-In (CP) Due - Paperwork Only (FO) 9 a.m.: PRCA Slack (MSP) 4 p.m.: Sale Buyer's Dinner (CP) 12 Noon: Sheep Lead Entries Julyshow 28, -2012 3 p.m.: (PLT) All Jr. Horses Saturday, released No Exceptions (MSP) 10 a.m. - 7 Pocket p.m.: Trade Show(PLT) / Kids Corral Open Pocket (WYC) Pet Show 6 p.m.: Youth Livestock Sale (CP) Saturday, July 28, following 2012 3 p.m.: Pet Show 8 Barns a.m.:Cow Supreme Cow Contest 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Open for Equipment Drop-off & (FSB) Thursday, August 2, 2012 10 a.m.: Swine Show (CP) 4 p.m.: Sheep Lead (EP) 8 a.m.: Supreme Contest (FSB) 4 p.m.: Sheep Lead (EP) Herdsmanship Decorating Only (All Items Left at 8 a.m.: Beef Weigh-In (FSB) 10 Market a.m.: Fiddle (EH) Sheep LeadContest - 30 mins. following Sheep/Llama Show, butmins. not Sheep Lead - 30 following Sheep/Llama Show, but not Your July Own29, Risk) 8 a.m. 11 a.m.: Floriculture Garden/Mini Corner 11- a.m.: Pioneer Dinner (HC) Sunday, 2012 before 4 p.m.& CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities (map) Sunday, July 29, 2012 before 4 p.m. 5 p.m.: Energy Set-Up (EH)Check-In (EH) 12 Entries Noon: Rabbits 12 Noon - 6Hall p.m.: Jr. Horse 4 p.m.Open -Due 6 p.m.: OpenDue Class(CP) Rabbit Entries Due - Paperwork CP = Central Pavilion 6 p.m.: Team & Ranch Sorting 9 a.m.: Market/Breeding Meat hosted Goat Show (EP) 1 p.m.: Dachshund by Campbell 2 p.m. - 7 Penning p.m.:Noon Camper 12 - Check-In 6 p.m.: Jr.(WA) Horse Check-In Only (CP)Races 4 p.m. County - 6 p.m.: Open ClassEPRabbit Entries Due - Paperwork = East Pavilion 7 p.m.: Style Show (HC) 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: OpenSociety Class Poultry & Entries Due (CP) Humane (WYC)(PLT) 5 p.m.: Mini-Animal Show 2 p.m. 7 p.m.: Camper Check-In Only (CP) EH = Energy Hall 10 a.m. -77p.m.: p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) 5 p.m.: FreePRCA Barbecue sponsored by Campbell County Monday, July 30, 2012 Rodeo (MSP) = Morningside Park Arena Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Judged (CP) (PLT) 5 p.m.: Mini-Animal ShowMSP (PLT) Energy Industry 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Halter, Showmanship, & Performance (MSP) 10 a.m.: Wool WYC 7 a.m.: Barns Open for Livestock Drop-Off 12 Noon: PRCA Permit Steer Roping (MSP) 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP) 7 p.m.: Craig Morgan in Concert (HC) Saturday, August 4, 2012 Monday, July 30, 2012 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP) = Wyoming Center 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Poultry Due (CP) HC = Heritage Center Theater 12 Noon: Swine Weigh-In (CP) 8 a.m.: Open Horse Show (WA) 8July a.m.: Jr. Horse (MSP) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Trade Set-Up Halter, (WYC) Showmanship, &1Performance p.m.: PRCA Roping (MSP) Sunday, August 5, 2012 PL = Plaza WA = Wrangler Arena Tuesday, 31,Show 2012 8 a.m.:Steer Jr. Rabbit Show/Open Rabbit Show to follow (CP) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Interview 1 p.m.: Open Class Exhibits Judged (EH) Saturday, August 4, 2012B3 = Barn 3 8 a.m.: Church Service (FST) 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Performance (MSP)(EH)in Concert (HC) 7 4-H p.m.: CraigJudging Morgan 9 a.m.: PRCA Slack (MSP) 10 a.m.: Projects Due following (EH) Poultry (CP) 9 a.m.: 4-HShow & Dog (WYC)(WYC) All Jr.FFA Horses released show - No Exceptions (MSP) 1 p.m.: 10 a.m. - 7Open p.m.: TradeShow ShowAgility / KidsClasses Open = Free Stage Tent 8Corral a.m.: Open Horse ShowFST (WA) 12 Noon: Cattle & Dairy Due (EP) Drop-off & 2 p.m.: Rabbit Meat PenShow Weigh-In 9 a.m.: Youth Rodeo (WA)(CP) (CP) 2 p.m.Dairy - 8 p.m.: Barns OpenGoats for Equipment 10 a.m.: Swine PLT = Plaza Tent Tuesday, July 1 p.m.: FFAHerdsmanship Projects Judged (EH) 31, 2012 8 a.m.: Jr.(WYC) Rabbit Show/Open Show to follow (CP) 4 p.m.: Horse Show Cattle Classes (WA) 10 Open a.m.: 4-H & Open Dog Show All Other Classes Decorating Only (All Items Left at 10 a.m.: Fiddle Contest (EH) FO = Rabbit Fair Office 4 p.m.: Campbell County Jackpot (WA) 7 p.m.: John Conlee Concert with special guest 10 a.m. 6 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) Your Own Risk) 11 a.m.: Pioneer Dinner (HC) 8 a.m.: Jr. Horse Performance (MSP) 9 a.m.: PRCA Slack (MSP) FSB = Fair Scale Barn 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Open Energy Williams and Younger 10 Chancey a.m: Jr. Beef Show (EP) the 5 p.m.: Energy HallClass Set-Up (EH) Hall/Mini 12 Noon: Open Rabbits Due (CP) Brothers Band (HC) All Jr. Horses released following show No Exceptions (MSP) 10Campbell a.m. - 7County p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) Corner Entries Due&(EH) 2 p.m.: Demolition Derby (MSP) 6 p.m.: Team Penning Ranch Sorting (WA) 1 p.m.: Dachshund Races hosted by 5 p.m.: Jr. &Style Open Wool-(HC) Due (CP) Barns Open for Equipment Drop-off 6 p.m.: Release 2 p.m. 8 p.m.: & All Exhibits 7 p.m.: Show Humane Society (WYC) 10 a.m.: Swine Show (CP) 6 p.m.: Cat Show (CP) all non-sale animals after Beef Show, but not 5 p.m.: Free Barbecue sponsored by Campbell County Contest (EH) Herdsmanship Decorating Only (AllRelease Items Left at 10 a.m.: Fiddle 6 p.m.: All Jr. Livestock Due [Beef, Swine, Sheep, before 5:00Industry p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Energy (PLT) Your OwnDrop-Off Risk)(CP/EP) 11 a.m.: Pioneer Dinner (HC) Meat Goats, Rabbits, Market Goats] 7 a.m.: Barns Open for Livestock 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP) 6:307p.m.: Goat Weigh-In (CP) Monday, August 6, 2012 a.m. -Market 7 p.m.: Poultry Due (CP) 5 p.m.: Energy Hall Set-Up (EH) 12 Noon: Open Rabbits Due (CP) 7 p.m.: Campbell TalentSet-Up Competition 9 a.m.: Awards Program [4-H & FFA Horse, Poultry, and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.:County Trade Show (WYC) (HC) Sunday, August 5, 2012 6 p.m.: Team Penning & Ranch Sorting (WA) 7 p.m.: Dairy Cattle4-H & Dairy Goat Judging Show (EP) Energy HallService Awards(FST) Only] (FST)1 p.m.: Dachshund Races hosted by Campbell County 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Interview (EH) 8 a.m.: Church 7 p.m.: Market Weigh-In (CP) 7Lamb p.m.: Style Show (HC) 4 p.m.: Sale4-H Buyer's Dinner 10 a.m.: FFA Projects Due (EH) Society (WYC) 9 a.m.: & Open Dog(CP) Show Agility ClassesHumane (WYC) 6 p.m.: Youth Livestock 12 Noon: Dairy Cattle & Dairy Goats Due (EP) 9 a.m.: Youth RodeoSale (WA)(CP) 5 p.m.: Free Barbecue sponsored by Campbell County Thursday, August 2, 2012 1 p.m.: FFA Projects Judged (EH) 10 a.m.: 4-H & Open Dog Show All Other Classes (WYC) Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Energy 8 a.m.: Market Beef Weigh-In (FSB) (WA) 4 p.m.: Campbell County Jackpot 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) Industry (PLT) 8 a.m. - 11-a.m.: Floriculture & Garden/Mini 4 p.m. 87 p.m.: Open Class Energy 10CAM-PLEX a.m: Jr. BeefMulti-Event Show (EP) Facilities a.m.: Barns OpenHall/Mini for Corner Livestock Drop-Off 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP) (map) Entries DueEntries (EH) Due (EH) Corner 2 CP p.m.: Demolition Derby (MSP) = Central Pavilion 7 a.m. - 7Meat p.m.: Poultry Due (CP) 9 a.m.: Market/Breeding 5 p.m.: Jr. & Open Wool DueGoat (CP)Show (EP) 6 p.m.: Release All Exhibits EP = East Pavilion 9 a.m. 11 a.m.: Open Class Poultry & Entries Due (CP) 8 a.m. 7 p.m.: Trade Show Set-Up (WYC) 6 p.m.: Cat Show (CP) Sunday, August 5, 2012 Release all non-sale animals after Beef Show, but not EH = Energy Hall 10 a.m. - 7 All p.m.: Trade / Kids Corral Open (WYC) 6 p.m.: Livestock Due [Beef, Swine, Sheep, before 5:00 p.m. 9Jr.a.m. -Show 3 p.m.: 4-H Interview Judging (EH) 8 a.m.: Church Service (FST) MSP = Morningside Park Arena 10 a.m.: Wool Judged Meat Goats,(CP) Rabbits, Market Goats] (CP/EP) Monday - Friday 10 a.m.: FFA Projects 9 a.m.: 4-H & Open Dog Show Agility Classes (WYC) WYC = Wyoming Center 12 Noon: PRCA Permit Steer Roping (MSP)Due (EH) 6:30 p.m.: Market Goat Weigh-In (CP) Monday, August 6, 2012 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Heritage Center[4-H Theater 12 Noon: (CP) 7 p.m.:Swine Campbell County TalentCattle Competition (HC) Goats Due (EP) 9 HC a.m.:=Awards Program & FFA9Horse, 12Weigh-In Noon: Dairy & Dairy a.m.:Poultry, Youthand Rodeo (WA) 1 p.m.: PRCA Steer Roping (MSP) PL = Plaza WA = Wrangler Arena 7 p.m.: Dairy Cattle & Dairy Goat Show (EP) Energy Hall Awards Only] (FST) 1Class p.m.: FFA Projects 10 a.m.: 4-H & Open Dog Show All Other Classes (WYC) 1 p.m.: Open Exhibits Judged (EH) Judged (EH) 7 p.m.: Market Lamb Weigh-In (CP) = Barn 3 4 B3 p.m.: Sale Buyer's Dinner (CP) 4 Show p.m.:(CP) Campbell County Jackpot (WA) 1 p.m.: Poultry 6 FST p.m.:=Youth Livestock Sale (CP) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) Free Stage Tent 2 p.m.: Rabbit4August Meat (CP) Class Energy Hall/Mini Thursday, 2012 PLT = Plaza Tent p.m.Pen -2,8Weigh-In p.m.: Open 10 a.m: Jr. Beef Show (EP) 4 p.m.: Open HorseBeef Show Cattle Classes 8 a.m.: Market Weigh-In (FSB) (WA) FO = Fair Office Theresa Kokesh Corner DueCorner (EH) 2 p.m.: Demolition Derby (MSP) 7 p.m.: John Concert with special guest 8 a.m. - 11Conlee a.m.: Floriculture &Entries Garden/Mini Owner/Operator FSBCAM-PLEX = Fair Scale Barn Multi-Event Facilities (map) Chancey Williams and the Younger Band (HC) Entries Due Jr. (EH) 5 p.m.: & Open WoolBrothers Due (CP) 6 p.m.: Release All Exhibits CP = Central Pavilion 1105 West First Street 9 a.m.: Market/Breeding Meat Goat Show (EP) 6 p.m.: Cat Show (CP) Release all non-sale animals after Beef Show, but not EP = East Pavilion Gillette, Wyoming 82716 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Open Class Poultry & Entries Due (CP) EH = Energy Hall p.m.: AllShow Jr. Livestock before 5:00 p.m. Phone: (307) 686-3113 10 a.m. - 76p.m.: Trade / Kids CorralDue Open[Beef, (WYC) Swine, Sheep, 2701 S. Douglas Highway MSP = Morningside Park Arena 10 a.m.: Wool Judged (CP) Goats, Rabbits, Market Goats] (CP/EP) Meat 307-682-0808 WYC = Wyoming Center 12 Noon: PRCA Permit Steer Roping (MSP) 6:30 p.m.: Market Goat Weigh-In (CP) Monday, August 6, 2012 HC = Heritage Center Theater 12 Noon: Swine Weigh-In (CP) 1 p.m.: PRCA Steer Roping (MSP) County Talent Competition (HC)PL = Plaza WA = Wrangler Arena 7 p.m.: Campbell 9 a.m.: Awards Program [4-H & FFA Horse, Poultry, and 1 p.m.: Open Class Exhibits Judged (EH) B3 = Barn 3 7 p.m.: Dairy Cattle & Dairy Goat Show (EP) Energy Hall Awards Only] (FST) 1 p.m.: Poultry Show (CP) FST = Free Stage Tent says 7 p.m.: Lamb 4 p.m.: Sale Buyer's Dinner (CP) 2 p.m.: Rabbit MeatMarket Pen Weigh-In (CP)Weigh-In (CP) PLT = Plaza Tent 4 p.m.: Open Horse Show Cattle Classes (WA) 6 p.m.: Youth Livestock Sale (CP) FO = Fair Office 7 p.m.: John Conlee Concert with special guest FSB = Fair Scale Barn Thursday, August 2, 2012 Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (HC)

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8 a.m.: Market Beef Weigh-In (FSB) 8 a.m.3,-2012 11 a.m.: Floriculture & Garden/Mini Corner Friday, August CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities (map) during 9 a.m.: Sheep Show/Jr. LlamaDue & Alpaca Entries (EH)Show to follow (EP) 1-800-359-0260 100 South Burma Road 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) CP = Central Pavilion a.m.:Lead Market/Breeding Meat Goat Bus: (307) 682-9501 Gillette, WY 82716 12 Noon:9Sheep Entries Due - Paperwork Only (FO) Show (EP) EP = East PavilionSarah Anderson 3 p.m.: Pocket Pet-Show (PLT) Open Class Poultry & Entries Due (CP) 9 a.m. 11 a.m.: Cell: (307) 680-8561 4 p.m.: Sheep Lead -(EP) EH682-8468 = Energy Hall Artist 10 a.m. 7 p.m.: Trade Show / Kids Corral Open (WYC) Fax: (307) Sheep Lead - 30 mins. following Sheep/Llama Show, but not MSP = Morningside 10 a.m.: 500 Park HopeArena Dr. before 4 p.m.Wool Judged (CP) 4 p.m. - 612 p.m.: Open Class Rabbit Entries Due - Roping Paperwork(MSP) WYC = WyomingGillette, Center WY 82716 Noon: PRCA Permit Steer HAR Only (CP) HC = Heritage Center Theater 12 Noon: Swine Weigh-In (CP) Phone: 307-299-0667 NGUS Gary Thar 5 p.m.: Mini-Animal Show (PLT) 1 p.m.: PRCA 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo (MSP) Steer Roping (MSP) PL = LLC Plaza WA = Wrangler Arena E-mail: 1 p.m.: Open Class Exhibits Judged (EH) B3 = Barn 3 Saturday, August 4, 2012 11 1 p.m.: Show (CP) 8 a.m.: Open HorsePoultry Show (WA) FST = Free Stage Tent


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Abiding Grace Lutheran Church to host 2nd Annual “Worship in the Park” Submitted by David Maynard, PE Abiding Grace Lutheran Church of Gillette, Wyoming will be hosting their 2nd Annual Worship in the Park on August 5th, 2012 at the Amphitheater at Lasting Legacy Park in Gillette, WY. The worship service will begin at 10:00AM and will feature contemporary Christian music, and a sermon from their new presiding Pastor, Phillip Hofinga. Following the service, Abiding Grace invites all attendees to stay around for some bar b que, games, fun and fellowship with them. Abiding Grace Lutheran Church is Wyoming’s pioneer church and is

one of the newest members of the American Association of Lutheran Churches in the nation, having started in March of 2010. Their teachings hold true that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and while they do maintain a more traditional service with the conservative beliefs of the Lutheran church they also utilize a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary music for their Worship. Following their special “Worship in the Park” event, Abiding Grace will return to their regular schedule of Sunday worship service at

9:30AM with fellowship to follow. Additionally, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church continues to offer bible studies throughout the week, Sunday School, an active Youth Group, adult and children’s choir, church band, adult and youth Confirmation class, and much more. Abiding Grace Lutheran Church is eager to grow and share God’s word with our community. You can contact them at abidinggracegillette@gmail. com or follow them on Facebook at

Church’s Corner

“Gospel to Gillette” events

Here are a couple of updates on ‘Gospel To Gillette’ events that are taking place over the next month. * Our next GTG informational meeting will be Tuesday, July 31st at 7PM at Roadway Alliance Church. All are welcome! * GTG will be distributing Bibles, Gospel tracts, and bottled water at the Campbell County Fair (August

2nd through 5th). We need volunteers who would be willing to man the booth for a few hours on one of these days. This is a great opportunity to spread the Good News in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. Please email or call if you’d like to help out. * On Wednesday, August 29th at 7PM, Living Rock Church will host

a GTG Seminar titled “Marriage, Divorce, & The Gospel.” We’ll hope to finalize the logistics for this seminar at next week’s informational meeting. Take care and may God bless you and your continuing service to Him! Faithfully, Rev. Toby Holt On Behalf of ‘Gospel To Gillette’

Governor offers online training for members of Boards and Commissions

Online training is now available for all Wyoming boards and commissions. Many dedicated people serve on these boards and commissions. Their responsibilities range from licensing and discipline to policy development and program oversight. The online training is intended to provide important information in a convenient manner according

to Governor Matt Mead, “Time and energy are two of our most valuable resources and those who serve are generous with both. A position on a State board requires the highest levels of responsibility, accountability and trust.” The online training is on Governor Mead’s website at: resources/WyomingBoardTraining/Pages/de-

fault.aspx. There is also a new handbook available for members of boards and commissions. “Boards and commissions need to be efficient, to produce reasonable policies and to represent the interests of the people of Wyoming,” Governor Mead said. There are more than 174 boards and commissions in Wyoming with over 1500 members serving.

Readers on the Road

Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred at Lakeway Power Sports on 07-11-12 between the hours of 11:30 am. and 2:00 pm. Unknown Suspect(s) entered the business through an open bay door taking a blue and white 2009 Yamaha YZ85 dirt bike. On the front of the dirt bike is the number 212 and the words Oedekoven Racing in cursive. The words Thomas Welding are on the back of the bike. If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers at 686-0400 or the High School Crime Stoppers at 682-4185. You can remain anonymous and may earn up to $1,000 in reward.

Dr. Kirti Patel recertified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Kirti Patel has received recertification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, valid through 2022. ABIM is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. ABIM is an independent, non-profit organization. ABIM certifies one out of every four practicing physicians in the United States,

and there are more than 200,000 ABIM Board Certified physicians. Certification stands for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 19 subspecialties and means that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. For more information about ABMS, visit www. Dr. Patel’s practice is Gillette Internal Medicine Associates, 407 Medical Arts Ct., Ste. D

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Wyoming finalizes plan for use of the settlement payment resulting from the National Foreclosure Settlement

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The State of Wyoming announced Monday that the direct payment it received in the settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and fraud, and unacceptable servicing practices will be used to provide mortgage and financial counseling and assistance to Wyoming residents. The State of Wyoming will work with a Wyoming nonprofit, the Wyoming Housing Network, Inc., to administer the counseling and assistance program throughout the State. The Wyoming Housing Network, Inc. (WHN) was

conceived through a collaborative statewide planning process in January 2005 to address the affordable housing need in Wyoming. Based in Casper, WHN educates homebuyers and homeowners and works with partners to create and preserve affordable housing in Wyoming. The program will provide a broad range of services related to homeownership and financial literacy. This includes (1) homeownership related financial literacy, budget training and financial counseling; (2) financial counseling assistance to homeowners that are in default or at risk of

default on their home loan; (3) foreclosure mitigation counseling; and (4) post homeownership education and counseling. The State’s direct settlement payment of approximately $2.6 million will be able to fund the program for six (6) years. WHN is currently developing the program and will formally start it this fall. It is anticipated that the program will increase financial literacy in Wyoming and help homeowners in default or at risk of default on their home loans to remain in their homes.

Letters to the Editor

Yes YOU built THAT! By Glenn Woods To quote the President: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Well, Mr. President, in defense of those who make their living out here in Wyoming, I can tell you, for a fact, and beyond a shadow of a doubt, that in fact, these people out here DID “DO THAT,” --- DESPITE the best efforts of people like you, in Government. Across Campbell County I’ve met small business owners who complain to me, on a weekly basis, how they would be doing far better than just scraping by, if government were to just get out of the way. They show me how much of their earnings are taken from them and add to that how much time and money is spent keeping up with the endless, nonsensical, useless, cumbersome, pointless bureaucracy that they must deal with. Now here comes the threat of the internet sales tax bill, written by our own senator Enzi, who seems to have forgotten how cumbersome adding another level of bureaucracy can be to a small business. He used to own one, after all. Trust me when I say that there was a lot less government to deal with back when he had one, yet people still thought it was far too much. It never ends, does it? Then endless rules and regulations, which are laws, burying the business owners of America to the point that they spend more time in their office trying to figure out if they are complying with the law than they do actually serving their costumers and actually making money. A couple of weeks ago I told you that ObamaCare regulations (laws) have now reached a total of 32,000 pages, and still growing. Please tell me how a business is supposed to function under that. Can anyone in govern-

ment explain to me how a business can function under the EPA, the FDA, OSHA, and the other lettered layers of legality too long to list in this article? Now let’s add to it the many state , county, and city departments, agencies rules and regulations (which are laws), and you get a small idea of how hard it is to start, much less maintain a business in America today. If you are an employee and you wonder why your boss is in such a mood all the time, just imagine putting up everything you own, including your house, and borrowing even more, to start a business. Imagine working fourteen hour days, weekends too. Imagine having to deal with lazy, or shiftless, employees, the IRS, too many government agencies to count, banks, creditors, and customers. Imagine skipping paychecks and borrowing money just to make sure that your employees get a paycheck when the business had a bad month. --- And I’m just getting warmed up here. --- Potential lawsuits, equipment repair, and theft. --- You work nights, weekends, holidays -- The list is endless. Then, one day, your president says -- “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” The cry from the America business owner heard across the nation used words that I cannot print in a family newspaper. How often of they cried out, “If you want the economy to grow, get out of our way.” I’ve had a few, a very few, try to convince me that only government can build roads, and railroads. Well, guess what, American had railroads that stretched from the bottom of Florida to the tip top of Canada, build by private investors alone, long before we ever built a rail line from coast to coast. Even then the

first continental rail line was mostly built with private money, long before government got involved. Indeed, after that first line was finished many others, from coast to coast, were built with nothing but private money. What is more interesting is that every government subsidized rail line went bankrupt, while every private lines all made profits. Don’t believe me? I invite you to look that little fact of history up. Yes, in fact Mr. President, the American business owner does much better when people like you, who have never run a business, simply stay the heck out of the way. Ok then, enough pulling punches here. I need to just come out and say, on my radio show, and in print, what most everyone in the nation is already thinking: No, Mr. President, you are not smarter than the rest of us. No sir, we do not need you lecturing the hard working business people of American on something that you know nothing about. Mr. President, you have never honestly earned anything in your life. You got into Harvard based on who your grandparents knew. Not on your work. No one has seen any work you did for the Harvard Law Review. That house in Chicago was given to you through a backroom deal. Your autobiography was written by someone else and is 65% fiction. You did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize for anything that you ever did. You never did anything in congress but vote PRESENT, if you showed up at all. You, Mr. President, have no business lecturing the business people of Campbell County USA on ANYTHING when your life, Sir, is a FRAUD!

Dear Editor, I am pleased to provide my endorsement for Representative Sue Wallis as she makes her bid for re-election in House District 52, and I want you to know why. As a citizen lobbyist, I’ve had the pleasure to see Ms. Wallis in action and work with her on several issues that are important to many Wyomingites. I have been especially impressed with her ability to organize and lead others, think and act outside of the politically correct “box,” and innovate where others simply imitate. She has a rare combination of courage, leadership, and hands-on experience in Wyoming business and politics. There isn’t a stronger nor clearer voice when it comes to food freedom, Wyoming enterprise, and individual liberty. With her roots in Wyoming agriculture and her wealth of experience in the Wyoming House, it’s vital that we keep her in office to continue fighting on behalf of personal choice, free enterprise, and economic growth. I hope you’ll join me in helping to send Sue Wallis back into the Wyoming House of Representatives where she can continue to work on behalf of us all. By Clair Schwan From Editor Nicholas De Laat: I will not officially endorse anyone, and nor will my newspaper. I know daily papers do, but I think it is unethical when everyone is buying advertising in your paper to endorse one candidate or another. The Campbell County Observer, as you will see in our Election Guides, will give any paying candidate a chance to get their information and opinions out to the public. This way, we get the voters the information they need, and they make the decision themselves. Thanks for writing in!

Dear Editor, When I heard President Obama’s comments that successful entrepreneurs depended on outside help, I was reminded of a plant tour from twenty-five years ago. JTM had expanded its plant in Harrison, Ohio, and was displaying a massive new refrigeration system to HVAC engineers. One of the Maas brothers explained that he had slept at the plant for over two weeks to insure the safety of a king’s ransom of raw product in cold storage. He said, “You don’t own a business. A business owns you.” Jack Maas and his family grew a small West Side butcher shop with superior products into an outstanding regional food giant without help from anti-business types like Obama. Dick Rensing From Publisher Nicholas De Laat: My business would be much better off and creating jobs if it wasn’t for various levels and divisions of government. My wife and I built this newspaper with $4,500 start-up money that we saved into what it is today (and still growing). We did this not only without the government’s help, but with government as strictly a burden. President Obama was so very wrong

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that maybe he meant the opposite, as he should have said that the government has never helped small business, and never will. Dear Editor, As both sides of the argument relative to the pros and cons of smoking rages on, non-smokers can complain about the hazards of so-called second hand smoke and cite viable statistics that smoking has a direct and negative effect on one’s health, often ending with terminal cancer of one kind or another. They also complain that our youth are becoming addicted at an earlier age, as well. Folks to whom smoking brings pleasure reminds us that in America, we have freedom of choice and the second-hand smoke health concerns are misguided, as pollution, industrial waste and chemicals in our environment are the real and negative culprits. Smokers should be more considerate of those near-by who do not smoke, and nonsmokers should simply “live and let live,” as we are all FREE Americans! Rick Rotundo From Publisher Nicholas De Laat: Great letter, and I agree with you. I am a smoker (for now, quitting soon) and I am always considerate to the non-smokers. I can’t stand it when both non-smokers AND smokers are inconsiderate of each other. What is worse though, is special interest groups and governments inconsiderate to property rights. Almost all of our bill of rights, if you read them close, involve property rights. If I own a bar, and I want to allow smoking, it is my choice. Customers and government have NO right to dictate how I run MY business in MY building. The owner of Mingles did it right, he opened up the only non-smoking bar in town and now attracts all the people who want to drink socially but not deal with the smoke. If all the bars were non-smoking, I would open up the only smoking one. It is just good business. The question is not health, it is property rights. Anyone who tries (or succeeds) in taking that away I believe is an enemy to our constitution, and though they may have the best intentions in mind and are great people, I may have them as a friend but could never be proud to call them a countryman. This issue is not about smoking.

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July 27 - August 3, 2012

FDA-Gate: The Heavy Cost of “Mere Disclosure” Submitted by Benjamin Barr - Wyoming Liberty Group The First Amendment is the guarantor of all other liberties protected by the Constitution. The reason for this is simple: open public debate helps bring wide scale attention to other constitutional abuses. Cut off critical debate and abuses go underground. Case in point this week: the Food and Drug Administration. Besides the fruitless task of trying to purify all food and drugs across the U.S., the FDA has taken on a new role: suppressing dissent and criticism. This weekend, the New York Times released details that the FDA built an “enemies list” after spying on Agency employees to determine which employees or members of the public were critical of its operations. To read the FDA’s super-secret enemies’ list is to enter the paranoid world of secret police. One memo excerpt listed “Possible Future Concerns” and included the possibility of employee contact with the news organization Frontline. A little transparency, it would seem, is bad for the FDA’s soul. Another memo illustrated the FDA snooping through emails “among Actors indicating a collaborative plan to produce a document defamatory to HHS/FDA” and its connection to Congressman Van Hollen’s office. The documents go on to describe individuals as “point men” and include exaggerated concerns about their

“constant communication,” especially with the press. In spy-speak only the FDA could dream up, “Actor 20 was referred to Actor 1 by Actor 3, Actor 21 has been referred to Actor 1 by Actor 2.” And you thought the TSA was bad? Oddly enough, federal law protects whistleblowers from exactly this sort of harassment and intimidation. The First Amendment would offer robust protection too, if it weren’t a relic long forgotten in Washington. Eavesdropping, keystroke logging software, and hacking are all no-no’s, especially when there is no evidence of criminal behavior by otherwise free individuals. Many Americans instinctively understand that government “oversight” of speech is a horrific idea. Unfortunately, the campaign finance reform lobby generates great emotional fervor about the magnificent ends government can reach when allowed to tinker with public speech. Corruption, eliminated; negative speech, done away with; trust in government, attained! But it usually shies away from historical facts-that government uses these powers to suppress dissent, silence the unpopular, and mute political opponents. As the reform lobby sings the manifold benefits of happy disclosure, government abuses multiply when people are silenced. Suppose you were an FDA employ-

ee. How willing would you be to make (publicly disclosed) contributions to political candidates who oppose the Agency’s operations? If you supplied the FDA’s cafeteria with food, would you be so keen to privately associate with others intent on reforming the Agency knowing the FDA’s operatives are combing over your daily movements? Or might you just try your best to be meek, silent, and unnoticed? True enough, such a system might bring about “positive” speech and paint a happy veneer of confidence in government and the FDA’s operations. But it would do so at the beck and call of government thugs, not as a result of a healthy civil society. While cheerleading over “disclosure” and the supposed good of campaign finance reform continues, it is important to remember how government really acts when it manages our speech. The FDA example is just the most recent to show that “mere disclosure” is far-reaching, invasive, and deeply damaging. As the “mere disclosure” trend continues, Americans will be forced to be silent or applaud their government like subdued marionettes lest they otherwise face retribution. Whether overseen by the FEC or the FDA, the time has come to put an end to spying on other Americans who are audacious enough to exercise their First Amendment freedoms.

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Health Care Coverage

Most respondents, 81 percent, say they have health insurance. For Wyomingites between the ages of 18-29, 74 percent have health insurance. That number rises to 89 percent for those over age 65. In terms of party affiliation, 89 percent of Republicans have health insurance, while 74 percent of Democrats do. Sixty-two percent of those with a family income of less than $20,000 per year have health insurance, while 96 percent of those earning $75,000 to $100,000 do, and this falls back to 85 percent for those earning more than $100,000 per year. No surprises here folks.

Freedom to Make Health Care Decisions

Federal Health Care Reform

Worry about whether federal health care reforms restrict freedom of choice shows a similar pattern. Here again, women are more worried than men about federal health care reform, by 58 to 46 percent. The fissure widens to a gulf between Republicans and Democrats. While 86 percent of Republicans

are worried or very worried about federal government restrictions to their health care freedom, 74 percent of democrats are either not very or not worried at all about federal restrictions. It would appear that Democrats believe, in the face of all the contrary evidence, that government is better at making choices for individuals than are the individuals themselves. Therefore unsurprisingly, conservatives are very worried about federal restrictions to health care choice while moderates are evenly worried and unworried, but liberals are overwhelmingly unworried. These are interesting results given the fact that 67 percent of respondents say it is possible to solve health care problems with more freedom rather than less. It would appear, however, that many persist in their misguided faith in big government’s ability to fund and solve our health care challenges. People with health insurance tend to be more worried about federal restrictions to health care choice than those without. Seventy-one percent of

those with health insurance are worried or very worried about federal reforms that restrict choice, while only 52 percent of those without health insurance are, but a full 31 percent of those without health insurance are not very worried at all. Given that people are generally happy with their current coverage, those with coverage could be more concerned because Obamacare means employers may drop their plans. When it comes to what to do about federal meddling in health care freedom, a full 73 percent of those who knew about the opportunity to enshrine health care freedom in the Wyoming constitution on November 6th 2012 were very worried about federal restrictions to health care choice. While most Wyomingites are not drinking the federal health care Kool-Aid, they seem to be unaware of the opportunity to amend the Wyoming Constitution to protect their health care freedom. Be sure to check back next week to find out what Wyomingites think about this opportunity.

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When it comes to questions of freedom, however, a crevasse begins to open up. Even though younger respondents tend to be less likely to have health insurance, 81 percent of those between 18-39 said freedom to select health care choices is very important, compared to 74 percent of those between ages 40-64 and 79 percent over age 65. Under the Affordable Care Act scheme, young and healthy people may be forced to buy health insurance that is more expensive than what they

would have to pay in a free market should they chose to buy health insurance. The scheme is designed to force young people to subsidize the cost of for the unhealthy and elderly. Decision-making freedom is also more important to women than men, and to Republicans than Democrats. Eighty-seven percent of women say this freedom is very important, while only 67 percent of men do. The fissure deepens with party affiliation. While 86 percent of Republican respondents say choice is very important, 58 percent of Democrats do. Only four percent of Republicans but 15 percent of Democrats say choice is not important or they are unsure.


Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin The desire for security -or even only the illusion of security -- can drive people to make choices destructive to their own liberty and well-being. The promise of government-guaranteed health care security is a good example. To find out whether potential voters in Wyoming are falling for this false promise, Republic Free Choice surveyed them on their existing health care coverage, whether freedom to make their own health care choices is important to them, and their opinions on federal health care reform. How people respond shows that although most have health insurance and are satisfied with it, there are big demographic and ideological divides regarding the importance of freedom and government restrictions.

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Tennant helps the Roughriders take down the Davy Jones Rangers 6-3

Austin Tennant went 2-2, sparking the Roughriders to a 6-3 victory in seven innings over the Davy Jones Rangers on Saturday at Rapid city. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings. Drake Kelley recorded the win for our boys. He allowed three runs over seven innings striking out two, walking two and surrendering seven hits. Davy Jones Rangers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Ewing singled to ignite the Davy Jones Rangers’ offense, before Stroup singled, plating Ewing.

The game was never in doubt after the third, as our boys scored two runs on a two-run single by Turner Lofing. RIDERS built upon its lead with three runs in the fourth. A clutch hit into a fielder’s choice scored Kadison Wass to open the scoring in the frame. Two runs in the top of the seventh helped the Davy Jones Rangers close their deficit to 6-3. A wild pitch and an RBI single by Robinson sparked the Davy Jones Rangers’ rally. The Davy Jones Rangers’ Delterrera flew out to end the ballgame.

Batting D McCann W Hinkel D Kelley T Lofing K Wass A Tennant A King A Youngs T Rogen I Durgin Totals

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R 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 6

H 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 8

RBI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 5

BB 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2

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Riders survive Dickinson ND 6-4 thanks to Tennant’s late-game heroics

Austin Tennant brought home the winning run to give the Riders the lead in the sixth inning, as our boys hung on to beat Dickinson ND 6-4 on Saturday. Turner Lofing singled to start the sixth. He then went from first to third on a single by Kadison Wass. Finally, Tennant came to the plate with the score tied at four in the sixth inning, and hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Lofing. Dalton McCann did his best to jumpstart the offense for the Roughriders , reaching base three times including a double in the first inning. Mason Stillman recorded the win for the

HR S% 0 64.1% 0 64.1%

Batting D McCann W Hinkel D Kelley T Lofing K Wass A Tennant A King A Youngs T Rogen Totals

AB 2 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 2 25

R 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6

H 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6

RBI 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5

BB 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

SO 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2

Pitching M Stillman I Durgin K Wass Totals

O 15 3 3 21

IP 5.0 1.0 1.0 7.0

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R 4 0 0 4

ER 2 0 0 2

BB 1 0 0 1

Roughriders drop 7-6 game to Longmont twins despite efforts of Youngs

Roughriders drop 7-6 game to Longmont twins despite efforts of Youngs Andrew Youngs did all he could to give RIDERS a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Longmont Twins, as the Riders lost 7-6 in seven innings at rapid city on Friday. Youngs led the Roughrider offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He also drove in one run singling in the second inning. Stauss got the win in relief for Longmont twins. Stauss pitched three innings and allowed one run. Balman, Mau and Moroyogui helped lead Longmont Twins. They combined for six hits and three RBIs.

Batting D McCann D Kelley W Hinkel T Lofing K Wass A Tennant A King A Youngs M Fogle Totals

AB 4 4 3 3 2 4 4 2 4 30

Pitching A Kaufman A Zigray W Hinkel Totals

O 12 3 6 21

R 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 6

H 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 8

IP H 4.0 11 1.0 2 2.0 1 7.0 14

RBI 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 5

BB 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 6

SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4

R 7 0 0 7

ER 1 0 0 1

BB 2 0 0 2

Batting D McCann W Hinkel D Kelley T Lofing K Wass A Tennant A King A Youngs M Fogle T Rogen Totals

AB 3 3 2 4 3 2 2 3 2 1 25

Pitching O W Estabrook 14 T Rogen 1 T Rogen 3 K Wass 2 Totals 20

H 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 9

RBI 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5

BB 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5

SO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3

IP 4.2 0.1 1.0 0.2 6.2

H 5 0 0 1 6

R 3 0 0 0 3

ER 0 0 0 0 0

BB 5 0 0 0 5

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By Valarie Terry - Observer Sports Reporter Last week, on Tuesday, July 17th teen chess enthusiasts from around Gillette played in a tournament at the Campbell County Public Library. Kids from grades 7th through 12th showed up to the library ready to win the title of best teen chess player in Gillette. The tournament started at 10AM and ended around noon. Each player was able to play two games which determined who would win 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Michael Ray came in 1st place and took home a $10.00 Gold Bucks card, Johnathan Tindell was the 2nd place winner and took home a $5.00 Gold Bucks card and Joy Smith came in 3rd place she picked out a free book of her choice from the library. This was the library’s first teen chess tournament. The library has had a chess club in the past, but unfortunately had

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Rogen pitched one inning and allowed no runs. Gillette jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Riders attack began with a single from Westin Hinkel. Then our boys brought home one run in the second inning, and matched that run total in the Third. In the second, RIDERS scored on an RBI single by Andrew Youngs, bringing home Tennant. Post 22 scored two runs of its own in the third. Post 22 scored on a two-run double by Riddle.

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RIDERS ‘s Rogen comes through in the clutch, upends Post 22, 5-3

Tanner Rogen brought home the goahead run to give the Gillette Roughriders the lead in the sixth inning, as our boys hung on to beat Post 22 5-3 on Sunday. Kadison Wass walked to start the sixth. He then went from first to second on a single by Austin Tennant. Finally, Rogen came to the plate with the score tied at three, and doubled, scoring Wass and Tennant. Tennant got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the second and sixth innings. Rogen got the win in relief for Gillette.

Riders. He allowed four runs over five innings. Stillman struck out three, walked one and gave up five hits. The Roughriders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The attack began with a double from McCann. A groundout by Westin Hinkel then moved McCann from second to third. Drake Kelley singled, plating McCann. Then our boys pushed more runs across when Kelley scored on a groundout by Wass. It didn’t take long for Dickinson ND to respond as it scored three runs of its own in the third. Dickinson ND scored on an RBI triple by #1, an error, and an error.

to close it down. When service director, Darcey Acord, got a phone call from a group of teens wanting to put together a chess tournament, she was more than happy to help them. The library kept all the materials from the chess club and was able to supply chess boards and timers. They were also able to supply snacks and prizes funded by the Young Adult program department. “I was sad to see the chess club disappear so it was nice to have kids from the community still interested and involved in the game” said Darcey when asked about the chess tournament. There is another chess tournament scheduled for August 21st, for more information call the Campbell County Public Library and ask for Darcey Acord, service coordinator or Sue Knesel Teen Department Manager.


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2012 Summer Cheerleading Camp By Valarie Terry - Observer Sports Reporter For the past 4 years, Kelsie Dewey has been offering a cheerleading camp for youth in Gillette. This year she offered it as a summer camp to give kids a better opportunity to participate in the program. The Cheerleading camp is funded by the Campbell County Parks and Recreations district grant. The camp is free for these young aspiring cheerleaders and they even get to take home a shirt. Kids from grades K-12 are welcomed to sign up for this annual week long camp. The cheerleading camp offers basic cheerleading skills as well as beginning stunt and tumbling skills. Each grade group participates in a parent performance on the last day of camp. “We have had a great turn out on parent performance days” says Kelsie. Kelsie Dewey has been

the Campbell County High School cheerleading coach for the past 5 years. Kelsie says she loves working with the younger kids because they are like sponges; they absorb so much of what is being taught, they are very responsive and have a great time. Some of her past camp attendees have put their camp experience to use and have cheered with the Junior High cheer squad. Over 120 kids signed up to attend the cheerleading camp this year. The largest class she taught this year was a group of 30 kindergarten and 1st graders. She has recruited 3 High School cheerleaders along with the assistant High School Cheerleading Coach to help out at the camp. Volunteers Cori McKeown and Dakota Wayne are seniors this year and Brianna Bagley is a sophomore.

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Gillette Thunder Speedway Finish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Start 7 5 6 9 10 4 3 11 2 1 8

Finish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Start 6 1 5 2 4 7 3

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Start 3 2 1 8 4 7 6 5

IMCA THUNDER STOCK - Main Event Car 33C 80 7 X3 19 S16 08 5 01 30 39

Driver Alan / Mcneil Chad Horst Derric Culey Shayna Reed Matt Wanner Teresa Schuler Thomas Martell Clay Bennett Brittini Snyder Rod King Mark Brandt


Car E5K 18 X3 71 8K 33M 18J

Driver Eddie Kirchoff Tony Leiker Shawn Reed Byran Bettcher Ed Kirchoff Brian Miller Paul Jones

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Driver Richard Haberstroh Dylan Schmer Austin Long Marty Erivez Toby Smith Jason Snyder John Robertson Scott Anderson

Midwest Mod - Main Event Finish Start Car Driver 1 4 66 Allan Locken 2 2 17 Troy Leiker 3 1 7 Allen Racing 4 9 14 Kenny Bell 5 7 8 Scott Edwards 6 6 34H Rob Hoffman 7 5 54 Tom Manning 8 8 29 Ty Miller 9 12 9E Wyatt Smith 10 3 10J Scott Joslyn 11 10 23 Ernie Acuna 12 11 89 James Hance Finish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Race Points 40.00 39.00 38.00 37.00 36.00 35.00 34.00

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The hot, dry weather can produce some little thought of problems that we don’t have to worry about when we receive more moisture. The forage that deer and antelope depend on cures earlier and they begin to search for the last of the green plants from the spring. These are often found in the barrow ditches along roads and highways that have caught what little moisture has fallen. Sweet clover and alfalfa often grow tall in the ungrazed areas between the highway right away fences and can be a big attractant for hungry deer and antelope. I have been receiving many more crippled animal calls this summer because of this and most of them come in during the early morning and late evening. If you drive at these times keep a close eye out for animals feeding on the lush plants next to the roads and slow down to avoid a costly collision.

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It’s a “bout” time By Valarie Terry - Observer Sports Reporter

The Powder River Rousta Bout It Betties were at it again July 21st at the Rock Pile Ice Arena. The Betties went up against the hard hitting, fast skating Madhouse Madams from Spearfish, South Dakota. These two teams are not strangers by any means. They had a bout in early June where the Madams dominated the Betties. This would be the first time the Madams would come to Gillette to skate with the Betties on their home turf. The women came out ready to skate until the bitter end. In the first period, the Madams were putting

up a good fight, but by half time the score was 84-35 with the Betties leading. When the 2nd period began there was some hope still left for the Madams. Despite their outstanding positive attitudes, they were not able to gain the lead and the Betties won the bout, Betties 159 and Madams 65. The Powder River Rousta Bout It Betties are one of the three, all women, roller derby teams to form in the Gillette area in the last couple of years. Roller derby is an all-women’s sport and has grown in popularity over the past couple of

years. The sport provides a positive family friendly environment the community can enjoy, no matter what age you are. From half time dance performances to prize winning duck tosses they are sure to keep you entertained. Sponsors and volunteer’s from the community donate their time items and money to help make home bouts possible. With both of Gillette’s home teams, the Powder River Rousta Bout It Betties and the Coal Miners’ Daughters, we should be seeing a lot more roller derby bouts in Gillette.

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What’s Going On In Government?

Glenn Miller By Mike Borda

At the beginning of the 20th century, the most popular singers in the world performed not in stadiums but in opera halls and performance theatres. The top musicians of the day were opera singers and classical composers, who wowed audiences with their knowledge of the intricacies of the music of the past. However, times were changing. New forms of music were taking shape, and the crowds were yearning for something different. One man aimed to provide them with just that, and

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history would see him as a great success. Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904 in a small Iowa town. As a teenager, he began playing instruments, eventually deciding on the trombone. During high school, like many kids his age Miller began listening to band music. This new trend created a spark in his creative musical mind, and he proceeded to join a local band after graduating. Miller soon became bored with the local scene, and began touring in 1923 to earn more fame and experience. During these tours, he learned from and played with some of the greatest musicians of the time, including Ben Pollack and Bennie Goodman. It was during the next decade of his career that Miller finally arrived in the expansive New York music market, ultimately recording his own albums. While it was not quick success, eventually the Glenn Miller Orchestra gained their footing and became famous across the country. In the years leading up to World War II, they recorded dozens of top hits, performed their own radio show and even starred in movies. As with everyone else, however, the onset of World War II changed Glenn Miller. While he was overage to be drafted, Miller volunteered for the Army so that he could participate in the war effort by entertaining the troops. His concerts were wildly popular amongst the soldiers, and he enjoyed

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great notoriety for his patriotism. This patriotism would end, tragically however, in 1944. On December 15, Miller was scheduled to fly from England to Paris for a performance. The following morning though, the plane never arrived in Paris. The disappearance was investigated thoroughly, but no evidence from the aircraft was ever found. To this day, the reason behind the disappearance is still in dispute, although most agree that his plane was lost somewhere in the English Channel. What is not in dispute, however, is the impact Glenn Miller had on the history of music. In two short decades, Miller brought his love of “Big Band” music to the American people, and provided them with years of entertainment and musical genius. Through it all, he never forgot his country and the soldiers who fought for him to be able to play his music. While we may not know how his life ended, history will never forget how he shaped music forever.

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Morning Star and Little Wolf: Part II By Jeff Morrison

Oglala Sioux leader, Crazy Horse, and his followers had been struggling to survive an early and harsh winter in December of 1876, when a large group of bedraggled, frozen, and half-starved Northern Cheyenne refugees arrived at their winter camp on Tongue River. The Cheyenne, led by Morning Star (who was better known by his Lakota name: Dull Knife), had been attacked by soldiers under the command of Colonel Ranald Mackenzie on November 25, in their camp at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. They had been forced to abandon most of their belongings, including their tipis and almost all of their horses, and had been eluding pursuit, and making their way to Crazy Horse’s village since then. Morning Star’s camp represented most of the Northern Cheyenne still at-large after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and included many other Cheyenne leaders, such as Two Moons and Little Wolf, and their respective bands of followers. Their Sioux allies took the Cheyenne in and cared for them as best they could. Their sad condition shocked Crazy Horse, and he, along with the other Sioux leaders present, resolved to send a peace delegation to General Nelson A. Miles in his winter cantonment at the mouth of Tongue River, where presentday Miles City, Montana now stands. But the peace delegation was promptly attacked by Miles’ Crow Indian scouts as they neared the encampment. Retaliatory raids by the Sioux, designed to draw the soldiers out into an ambush, caused General Miles to take the field in such force the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne were forced to retreat back into the rugged foothills of the Wolf Mountains. On January 8, 1877, Crazy Horse took a gamble and attacked Miles’ column as it camped on a bend of the Tongue, near present-day Birney, Montana. The Battle of Wolf Mountain, as it would be called, pitted around 500 soldiers against an equal number of Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors. Initially on the defensive, Miles’ force eventually pushed the Indians into the hills with the aid of their mobile artillery, but the battle ended in a draw due to blizzard conditions. Both sides suffered remarkably light casualties, and the combatants went their separate ways. Miles returned to his encampment on the Yellowstone; and Crazy Horse moved his camp onto Powder River.

The long winter took a much worse toll on the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. Two Moons and his band negotiated surrender with Miles not long after the Battle of Wolf Mountain. By the spring thaw, Morning Star, Little Wolf, and even Crazy Horse decided to spare their people further hardship, and made their way to Red Cloud Agency near Camp Robinson in northwest Nebraska. Morning Star had assumed that he would be allowed to live out his days at Red Cloud Agency near his long-time Sioux friends, Crazy Horse and Red Cloud. But the Department of the Interior, in an effort to forestall a sequel to the Great Sioux War, decided to separate the various Sioux bands and leaders as much as possible, and remove the Northern Cheyenne altogether. Morning Star, Little Wolf, and around 972 Cheyenne people were marched south to the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation at Darlington Agency in Oklahoma Territory. Conditions at Darlington were deplorable. The agency was typically under-supplied, and livestock delivered for Indian consumption was often malnourished and diseased. What wild game once existed on the over-crowded reservation had long ago been hunted into non-existence. Worse yet, an epidemic (possibly cholera) swept through the area during the winter of 1877-78, killing a great number of Cheyenne and Arapaho living there. During the summer of 1878, Little Wolf and Morning Star decided they needed to return north in order for their people to survive. Little Wolf implored the agent, J. D. Miles, to intercede on their behalf in obtaining permission to return to Red Cloud Agency. The agent told Little Wolf he could not. Negotiations, which dragged on during the summer months, deteriorated after three Cheyenne men snuck off the reservation on their own. After sending a message to the agent that they hoped to avoid bloodshed, Little Wolf, Morning Star and 300 Northern Cheyenne people crossed the river that marked the reservation boundary, and began their long voyage home. The Department of the Interior had no intention of letting the Northern Cheyenne return north without a fight, and troops were sent in pursuit before they had been gone a day. Of the 300 or so Cheyenne, it has been estimated that only

50-60 were fighting men. Open conflict was not a viable option for Morning Star and Little Wolf. They wished to avoid contact with the military altogether, and fought only when there was no other option available. Even so, during their trek northward, they fought four significant battles with pursuing soldiers and several minor skirmishes with drovers and other civilians. At the height of the exodus, it is estimated that as many as 10,000 soldiers and 3,000 or so civilians were actively engaged in finding the migrating Cheyenne. Six weeks into the journey, after crossing the Platte River, a council among the chiefs was held to take stock of the situation. Many had been killed during the weeks of running and fighting. Morning Star felt that it would be wise to turn toward Red Cloud Agency and seek the aid and support of their Sioux friends. But Little Wolf believed the only safe refuge for their people would be in Powder River country, where it would be far easier to elude and discourage pursuit. In the end, the camp was divided between Morning Star and Little Wolf. Morning Star reached Red Cloud Agency during a winter storm. But the Sioux allies he expected to find were not there. While the Northern Cheyenne had been in Oklahoma, Red Cloud Agency had been moved to the White River in presentday South Dakota, and renamed Pine Ridge Agency. While they searched for their missing friends, the band of Cheyenne stumbled into an Army patrol from Fort Robinson. Assuring the officers they had no hostile intentions, they accompanied the patrol back to the fort. Along the way, they took the precaution of dismantling a few firearms and secreting the parts among the women and children. Although they were fed and

allowed the run of the fort, the commander, Captain H. W. Wessells Jr., had the Cheyenne weapons confiscated. After a few days, he informed Morning Star they would have to return to Oklahoma as soon as the weather permitted. Morning Star explained that they would rather die than return. Wessells had them locked in barracks and did not allow food or heat in an effort to force them to agree to return. The Cheyenne responded by reassembling their weapons and staging a violent escape that left many of their own dead. Most of the remaining Cheyenne were found during the night and brought back to the fort. Morning Star, along with 37 others, remained at-large, attempting to reach Pine Ridge Agency. By the time he arrived in late January, only nine Cheyenne remained alive. The Department of the Interior decided that the survivors would be allowed to remain at Pine Ridge. Meanwhile, Little Wolf and his band had disappeared into the Nebraska Sand Hills, where

they wintered without incident. In the spring of 1879, they arrived in Powder River country. Not long after, scouts from Fort Keogh (built on the site of General Miles’ camp on the Yellowstone), made contact with Little Wolf. Surrender was negotiated in which the band was allowed to stay near the fort, and the Cheyenne men were invited to join the service of the army as scouts. In 1884, the Tongue River Reservation was established with the agency located at the sight of present-day Lame Deer, Montana. Morning Star did not live to see the return of his people to their homeland. He had died in 1883, at Pine Ridge. His body was moved to a burial site on the new reservation. Little Wolf became an army scout. Around 1880, he resigned as Chief and went into voluntary exile after having killed another Cheyenne during a heated altercation. Little Wolf died in 1904, and was buried beside his friend, Morning Star.

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Miscellaneous Licensed daycare now open. Spots available full-time and before and after school. Close to Rozet school and the post office. Monday through Friday 6:30am to 6pm. Ages 3 and up. Call 307-299-1915 Bring your catch by the Empire Guesthouse for photographs which may be published in this newspaper with our fishing reports. Along with that, the Guesthouse staff will be awarding monthly prizes for those that let us photograph them and their catch. It doesn’t have to be a trophy to enter and there will be special prizes for those 12 and under. Carp shooters are also welcome to enter. Check with the Guesthouse for more details. ACE will reduce your appetite and give you energy. The natural way to lose weight. 660-2974

Toy Parts & Accessories Stock pipes for Sportster. 500mi. Stock pices for Dyna Wide Glide. 1500mi. Email for info. Harley Accessories for sale. Call 307-670-8980. Ask for Tammy.

Campers & Motor Homes 1997 32ft. Class A Motor Home. Sleeps 6, Only 31,000 Miles. Asking $17,000. Call (307) 660-7520. Large Private RV/Camper Lot for rent. Big yard, trees. All utilities available. $400 per month, $400 deposit. 1 year lease. Call (307) 6601007. 5th wheel camper for sale. Call Skip (307) 680-0073

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Savage Arms/Stevens Model 350 12 Ga. pump shotgun. 3” chamber, 28” barrel, 4+1 Capacity, Black soft touch synthetic stock. Screw in chokes comes with modified choke. Bottom eject makes this an excellent waterfowl and upland bird hunting gun. Regular price $294.95. On sale with this ad for only $250.00. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 299-2084 and mention this ad. Get a piece of history. Mosin Nagant Russian M91/30 Surplus Rifle. Very good to Excellent condition 7.62X54 Caliber. These are a very accurate rifle shooting 4” groups at 1000 yards. Open sights are adjustable to yardage with a push of a button. Great gun for hunting deer or elk very cheap ammo available for target practice ($85 per 440 rnds) Comes with military issue sling, sling pouches, bayonet, and cleaning tools. Retailing as high as $175.00 on sale with this ad $145.00. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 2992084 and mention this ad. Wyoming Mountaineers now offers easy payment plans on any in stock firearm. Your debit card is your line of credit. Purchase any firearm that is in stock making 4 payments weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Processing fee and payment plan fee apply. Call Wyoming Mountaineers for more details. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 299-2084 and mention this ad. Taurus Model 827, 38SPL Revolver. 7rnd, 4” Barrel, Stainless Steel. MSRP: $664.00 on sale with this add $575.00. or make 4 payments of $163.20 each. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 2992084 and mention this ad. Gunsmithing Special of the week. Electrolysis Barrel Cleaning. Increase the accuracy of your firearm, get ready for hunting season or a summer of shooting fun. Most cleanings complete overnight and your gun is ready the next day. This week only $25.00. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 2992084 and mention this ad. Before you buy, make a call to get a quote. We can order any gun you are looking at and just may be able to save you a ton of money. Call for a free quote. $15.00 FFL Transfer Fee on all internet purchases. If you find that smoking great deal on the internet we transfer guns for only $15.00 per gun. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 2992084 and mention this ad. 1903 Springfield. 30o6 Cal. U.S. Military. $700 obo. Call (307) 682-7864

Heavy Equipment/ Trailers 6x10 trailer. Great shape, fits your biggest Harley. $1,400 obo. 299-4967. 1981 Circle J 4-horse Horse Trailer. New floor, paint and wiring. $2500 OBO Call 307 - 680 – 2374 1981 Circle J 4-horse Horse Trailer. New floor, paint and wiring done in shop class 2 years ago. No rust only used once since redone. $2500 or OBO Call 307 - 680 – 2374

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Work Wanted Skidsteer with Operator. For all your Snow Removal and Dirt needs. Call Ken at 307680-5947

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Home for sale by owner in Western Way. Asking $239,000 for the 1,800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 bath home with an unfinished basement and a two car garage. Fully fenced, large landscaped yard with a sprinkler system. Home is within walking distance to the new recreation center and the new elementary school that is being built. Please contact me at 307-670-1209 if you are interested.

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Pets Basset Hound pups for sale; 9 weeks old; need shots. Rust and White and Tricolor $250.00; One Lemon and White female $300.00. Transportation cost additional if I deliver @ 25 cents per mile. Serious Inquiries Only! Please call 307-382-9282.

Produce for Sale Fresh local “Free Range” eggs. All natural, no animal by-products. No antibiotics. $3/Doz. 257-9049

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1952 Chevy Dumptruck, hauls 5 tons of coal $1500 307-682-1172

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1986 Toyota Tercel 4x4. $1050.00. Call 307-2995918

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Toys (ATV’s Boats, Etc.) BOAT FOR SALE. 18ft 120 port jet outboard bass tracker for sale. Call 307-680-5947 2010 Polaris 550 eps with less than 100 miles, books for $8,000. make and offer. Call Steve Terry at 307-2992992 Chopper - Custom built frame, s&s engine, carb, etc. 80ci. Evolution engine. Wide glide front end. Low. Torn apart down to frame. Have all parts, could be built in two days with under $200.00. Asking $5,500 or best offer. Price:$5,500obo. Contact: 307-670-2037 1981 Harley Davidson FXBSturgis, 1st dual-belt drive to commemorate Hill-Climb @ Sturgis, Jack-Pine Gypsies rally started in ‘41, 50th anniversary model. 12K on straight-up original paint, new Moetzler’s driven-by beefed Shovel, 102hp at wheel. Perfect in every aspect, serious inquiries only, loan is $15K and value of over 25K. Ben 680.7464, 3-other older bikes and this has to go to the right person!

Three antique pressedbacked oak chairs. Excellent condition. $85 each. 6820042 Storage Unit Sale!!!!! Home stereo, car speakers, 2 dressers, mattress and box spring sets $20, chests, coffee table, chairs, end tables and much more. Call (307) 682-7864

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Apartments for Rent 1-5 bedroom units available for rent. Please contact Real Estate Systems of Gillette Inc at 307-682-0964 for all the updated details. Foothills View Apartments Hot Move In Special! Cool, Clean, Quiet Apartments. A/C, 2 Bdrm. $695 1Bdrm. $595. Showing anytime Call 307-686-6488 C3-28-2v Spacious & new, 1, 2, &3 bdrm affordable apartments available now! Call 6858066. Washer and dryer in every unit. Private sunny patio or balcony. Special move-in rate, 1 bdrm: $694, 2 bdrm: $777, 3 bdrm: $888. Move in now and deduct $ 200 off first month while special lasts. Call Konnie or Celeste at Highland Properties 685-8066.


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Keyhole Fishing Report Submitted by Empire Guest House & RV Park PIne Haven, WY We’re still getting scattered reports of decent walleye fishing by some. A report last week from a couple of fishermen that went out at dusk in the Deer Creek area said they caught walleye as fast as they could drop a minnow and jig for several hours. They said they caught walleye up to 20” that night. Most fishermen have been having better luck with night crawlers this time of year. Crawlers and vertical jigging work well once you find some fish. Slow death hooks fished on lindy rigs work great. Slow death hooks are bent in such a way as to make them spin as you slowly pull them thru the water. They give your bait much more action than a plain straight hook. Some worm spinners come with these hooks or you can make up your own rigs. Try this on a bottom bouncer and see how it works for you. Night fishermen are still reporting seeing lots of shiner minnows at night being pushed to the bank by walleye. They’re casting black and silver Rapalas around these schools

Call for your free estimate! and taking some fish, some in as shallow as a foot of water. We’re getting a lot of reports of perch being caught. Most are in the 6-8” range. A few 10-12” also have been reported. Hopefully they’ll grow some and make for good ice fishing this winter. Smallmouth fishing is still good. Try using 2-3” twister tails on ¼ oz jigheads in the rocky areas for best luck with these scrappy fish. You’ll also pick up some Northern pike doing this. Don’t forget the Carp Bowfish-

ing Tournament August 14th. Get a 3-man team together and come out for some fun! If you can get out a couple of times before the tournament and practice your shooting and do some scouting, you’ll do a lot better on tournament day. Sign up and rules meeting will begin at 6:00am at the Empire Guesthouse in Pine Haven. Shooting hours will be from 7:00am-3:00pm. Entry is $100 per 3-man team. Call the Guesthouse at 307-756-3454 for more information.


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Mary Gray Catching her first ever walleye at Keyhole Res.

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