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Alternative capital source available for Wyoming small businesses

Enhanced Capital Wyoming Fund, LLC, of Jackson, Wyo., a Wyoming small business investment company under the Wyoming Business Council Small Business investment Credit Program (WSBIC), recently announced it has received funding to start investing in qualified Wyoming small businesses. “Wyoming thrives on the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs,” said WSBIC program manager Ryan Whitehead. “Through this program, qualified businesses can obtain capital in the form of debt or equity financing.” Qualified businesses are those that: are headquartered in Wyoming or have principal operations in Wyoming, have at least 60 percent

of their employees employed in Wyoming, or have committed in writing to move to Wyoming as a condition of the investment; have provided evidence acceptable to the Business Council of its intent to remain in Wyoming after receipt of the qualified investment; have 100 employees or less; and are not predominately engaged in professional services provided by accountants, doctors, lawyers, banking or lending, insurance, or direct gambling activities. “Thanks to our joint efforts with Wyoming leaders, Vulcan Capital, and the Wyoming Business Council, our Wyoming fund is now officially open for business,” said Gingee Prince, director of Enhanced Capital Partners. “We look forward to investing

in Wyoming people and businesses. We have a strong track record of growing successful companies and the opportunities in Wyoming have already demonstrated an abundant landscape for continued success.” “We are excited about the launch of our Wyoming fund as it continues Enhanced Capital’s commitment to provide capital for small businesses located in underserved areas,” said Enhanced Capital Partners president and CEO Michael Korengold. Wyoming small businesses seeking capital to grow their businesses should contact Enhanced Capital at or 307-201-1439.

weekend. Cowboy Parents and the UW Division of Student Affairs host Family Weekend. Among activities scheduled are an academic colleges open house in Coe Library; tours of campus, UW Art Museum, Laramie Plains Museum and Wyoming Territorial Prison; panel discussions; a family dinner at Washakie Dining Center; walking tour of historic downtown Laramie; 5K run/walk; family barbeque; hiking at Vedauwoo


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Campbell Co. Fire Dept. fill the boot

Local firefighters will be around the city labor day weekend, Sept. 1-3, with boots in hand for their fundraising Fill-the-Boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Firefighters will stand in front of Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Albertsons, Smiths and the south Shell Foodmart and in Wright on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings, asking shoppers to drop donations into their boots to support those affected by muscle-deteriorating diseases in their communities. Firefighters raised $28.5 million for MDA last year,

making the grand-total for the 56-year tradition over $400 million! Firefighters have been volunteering their time to help children and adults with neuromuscular diseases since 1954. Their goal is to raise $10,000 for families affected by the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases researched by MDA. Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including equipment loans, and summer camps. MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to

curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The majority of contributions to MDA come from individual donors. MDA maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases. For more information about Fill-the-Boot or other MDA programs, please contact Tiffany Rayner or 307-472-0755.


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By Shawn Connors - Observer Community Reporter Do you own a pet? Do you like to exercise? Does your pet like to exercise? Think your pet and yourself look alike? Well come down to the Fur Kids Foundation’s Pet-A-Palooza! A family fun event for the two and four legged alike. The Pet-APalooza is a great place for pet owners and their pets to meet and socialize all while having a good time donating to a great foundation. The event will be on Saturday, September 15th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and includes many fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. Such events include, a Mutt Strut which is a mile long walk with your dog

and costs $10 and comes with goodie bags for you and your pets! Registration for the Mutt Strut is at 9:00 a.m. and begins at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a 5k which costs $20 and includes a t-shirt! Registration for the 5k is at 6:30 a.m. which begins at 8:00 a.m. There will be vendors, a clown for face painting and animal balloons and of course some friendly animal contests! A pet-owner look-alike contest and a pet fashion show contest! Both contests will have a fun prize. During this day of fun, pet owners can find themselves watching a po-

lice K-9 demonstration at either 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Not to mention, there will even be a homemade dog-house raffle! The dog-houses that are being raffled off were designed by: Alexis Duncan and the girls from AVA’s 2011 Kidz Camp, Gary Chambers, and Heather Rodriguez. Looking to be a part of the Pet-A-Palooza? Well they are always looking for volunteers and still have room for more vendors! You can check Fur Kids Foundation out on Facebook! Come down to the CAM-PLEX Park, Shelter #5 this September 15th for a good time!

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August 31 - September 7, 2012

Road Construction updates including an Emergency Road Closure

The City of Gillette announces road construction updates, including an emergency closure of Redwood Street between Dogwood Avenue and Birch Avenue from August 30th through September 5th.

Redwood Street (Emergency Closure)

Redwood Street between Dogwood Avenue and Birch Avenue will be closed from Thursday, August 30th through Wednesday, September 5th for emergency sewer repairs to a residence on Redwood Street. Please plan accordingly.

Rohan Avenue

Rohan Avenue from the intersection of 8th Street and Rohan Avenue to the intersection of 9th Street and Rohan Avenue will be closed from Thursday, August 30th through Thursday, September 13th while crews install a new water main and perform road rehabilitation for the 2012 Pavement Management Schedule B Project. This project is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

8th Street

8th Street from the intersection of 8th Street and 4J Road to the intersection of 8th Street and Stocktrail Avenue will be closed through Thurs-

day, September 13th while crews install a new water main and perform road rehabilitation for the 2012 Pavement Management Schedule B Project. This project is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.

Robertson Circle

Robertson Circle from 650 feet west of Swanson Road to 1,160 feet west of Swanson Road will be closed from Friday, August 31st through Friday, September 7th for the installation of concrete pavement. For more information contact Public Information Officer Joe Lunne at (307) 686-5393.

Assisted parking program begins September 4

Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is implementing an assisted parking program beginning Tuesday, September 4. The parking program helps patients or visitors who need assistance from their vehicles into the hospital. Six designated parking spots will be marked with signage on the main level of the parking garage, closest to the covered walkway. A phone in

the garage will connect the caller directly to CCMH Security staff, who will assist them to enter the building and take them to their appointment if needed. Assisted parking can also be accessed before arriving at the hospital by calling 307.688.1138 and requesting assisted parking. If assistance is needed back to their vehicle, the patient can ask the clinic or hospital service to contact as-

sisted parking for them. Assisted parking is available 24/7. Assisted parking replaces the temporary valet parking program, implemented during construction of the CCMH expansion, when parking was restricted and access to the main entrance was limited.

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By Shawn Connors Observer Community Reporter Gillette’s own AVA Community Art Center is gearing up for another one of its annual fundraisers. This coming September, 14th AVA will be hosting their ninth annual Miniature Silent Auction. The Miniature Silent Auction is their second largest fundraiser of the year. During a silent auction, the community can both contribute art and bid on pieces. Pieces include original art from great local artists. With everything from paintings from Irene Daly, pottery from John Werbelow, pieces from Tom and Beth Ford, art from Sandi Aberle, and more! AVA will be accepting art any day before the 14th. Any and all art pieces may not exceed 64 square inches. Mat and frame cannot exceed 16” x 20” and items must be ready for hanging (d-rings and wire). Sculptures must not exceed 512 cubic inches. The Miniature Silent Auction is a Passport to the World of Miniatures with delicacies and wines from England, Portugal, Egypt, India, and Candyland! What’s more, you can have a chance to win a tandem bicycle built for two! AVA will be raffling tickets for the tandem bicycle at the cost of $5 a piece or 5 tickets for $20. The

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UW Family Weekend registration under way Activities both on campus and in the Laramie community are planned for Family Weekend Sept. 28-30, at the University of Wyoming. Registrations are now being accepted for Family Weekend, which offers families an opportunity to share the UW experience and spend time with their students. Parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members of currently enrolled UW students are invited to visit the UW campus for an event-packed

weekend. Cowboy Parents and the UW Division of Student Affairs host Family Weekend. Among activities scheduled are an academic colleges open house in Coe Library; tours of campus, UW Art Museum, Laramie Plains Museum and Wyoming Territorial Prison; panel discussions; a family dinner at Washakie Dining Center; walking tour of historic downtown Laramie; 5K run/walk; family barbeque; hiking at Vedauwoo

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Campbell Co. Fire Dept. August 22, 2012

- At 2:31 am to W. Echeta Road for a one vehicle accident. - At 3:00 am to Buckskin Mine for a grass fire along the railroad tracks. - At 7:24 AM to the 4500 block of Running W Drive for a medical assist. - At 8:13 am to O’Hara Dr. for an EMS assist. - At 11:22 am to Skylark for an EMS assist. - At 12:30 pm to S. Highway 59 for an EMS assist. - At 1:35 PM to railroad mile marker 4.7 (by Garner Lake Road) for a grass fire. - At 6:11 p.m. to Boxelder Road for a 2 vehicle collision. CCFD contained fluids leaking from the involved vehicles. - At 6:21 p.m. to Echeta Road for a 3 vehicle collision. One person was injury during the crash.

August 24, 2012

- At 12:14 pm to E. 5th St. for an EMS assist. - At 2:03 p.m. to the Fortification Road for a grass fire. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival found a fire burning in grass, sagebrush, and cottonwood trees; CCFD contained the blaze to 69 acres. The cause was determined to be embers from an illegal trash burn. - At 4:54 pm to N. Highway 59 and Horse Creek for a patient who was injured at the bottom of a 20’ trench. Fire Department personnel performed a low angle rescue to retrieve the patient from the trench, he was transported to CCMH. - At 6:02 pm to 2380 Highway 50 (4J School) for a fire alarm activation, crews were cancelled en route as an employee accidentally activated the alarm. - At 8:05 pm to mile marker 12 on Highway 50 for a 5 acre grass fire that started along the highway, the cause was undetermined.

August 23, 2012

- At 5:01 a.m. to 214 Ivy Creek Road for a grass fire. CCFD responded to

the scene and found a barn on fire along with a 15 acre grass fire. - At 12:17 p.m. to Union Chapel and Highway 59 for a two vehicle accident, cancelled en route. - At 3:17 p.m. to South Highway 59 near Interstate 90 for spilled anti freeze from a motor vehicle accident.

August 26, 2012

- At 05:51 a.m. to Placer Court for the report of a camper trailer fire that had been extinguished. It was found that the refrigerator had caught fire and a passerby and the home owner were able to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived. The damage was estimated at $2,000.00. - At 9:02 a.m. to 705 Kimber Court for a smoke detector activation. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival found no signs of smoke or fire. It was determined that a living room smoke detector malfunctioned and activated. - At 9:56 a.m. to West 8th Street for and EMS assist. - At 10:39 a.m. to the area of Ridgeway Road for a smoke report. CCFD responded and found an illegal controlled burn being conducted at 216 Ridgeway Road. The fire was extinguished and the responsible people were notified of the partial burn ban in effect in Campbell County. - At 12:49 p.m. to 2298 Bishop Road, Caballo Mine, for a grass fire. - At 4:43 p.m. to the area of 302 Commerce Drive for a hazardous materials release investigation. CCFD responded to the scene and determined the substance was water was being drained from a tank. - At 6:39 p.m. to the area of Lakeway Road for a possible structure fire. CCFD responded to the area and was unable to find any fire. It was determined that smoke from a B-B-Q grill was mistaken for a house fire.

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- At 2:28 a.m. to Country Club Road for an EMS assist. CCFD was cancelled en route. - At 1:59 p.m. to Hilight Rd for some power poles on fire. Fire crew found a half acre grass fire on the east side of the BNSF tracks at MP 42. Fire crews extinguished the fire with water and foam. - At 3:30 p.m. to 187 Prairieview Dr. in Wright for an electrical box that was sparking. Fire crews arrived to find that Powder River Energy was already taking care of the problem, no CCFD assistance was needed. - At 5:32 p.m. to the 2500 block of Gallery View Dr. for a possible gas stove on fire. Fire units arrived and found no fire in the stove. Source Gas was notified and responded to the scene to ensure the stove was working properly. - At 7:37 p.m. to Hoadley Rd for a grass fire along the BNSF railroad tracks. All fire units were cancelled en route by BNSF. - At 10:40 p.m. to East of Cowboy Way for grass fire that was started by a blown fuse from a power pole. The fire was 33 acres in size, fire crews used water and foam to extinguish and mop up the fire.

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FWS releases draft report to help guide Sage-Grouse Conservation Objectives

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is making available a draft report that is designed to help guide the efforts of the States and other partners to conserve the greater sage-grouse with a landscape level strategy that will benefit the species while maintaining a robust economy in the West. The report, prepared by state and federal scientists and sagegrouse experts, identifies the conservation status of the sage-grouse, the nature of the threats facing the species, and objectives to ensure its long-term conservation. The draft report is a collaborative state and federal effort to evaluate species conservation before the Service is required to make a decision in 2015 on whether to propose protecting the species under the Endangered Species Act. The draft report has been submitted for scientific peer review, the results of which are due to the Service in the fall. “This report represents an unprecedented joint effort with the states, and we commend them for helping to outline conditions that will ensure the viability of the species,” said the Service’s Director Dan Ashe. “The challenges facing the greater sagegrouse and the conservation of its sagebrush habitat are at a scale that cannot be addressed by any one federal or state agency, non-governmental organization, or Tribe. This draft report is an important step in our collective efforts to protect, manage,

and restore sagebrush habitat for the benefit of sage-grouse and the health of this important landscape.” In April of 2012, Director Ashe convened a team of Service and state experts to provide advice on conservation objectives for the greater sage-grouse. The resulting draft report is based on scientific principles of conservation biology and uses information and conservation strategies provided by the States to identify key areas of habitat across the species’ range, as well as the threats operating within each population that need to be mitigated to conserve the species over the long term. Given the differences across the sage-grouse range, the report allows flexibility for States or other agencies to determine and develop the measures that will best achieve conservation success. The Service has asked the Greater Sage-grouse Task Force to provide their comments on the draft report, which will be evaluated together with the scientific peer review comments. Co-chaired by Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the task force was created in December of 2011 after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Gov. Matt Mead met with officials from states that contain greater sagegrouse habitat agreed to collaboratively identify actions that could avoid the need to list the sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

Greater sage-grouse are found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, eastern California, Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. A large grounddwelling bird, the decline of the sagegrouse population has been a result of primary threats such as habitat loss and fragmentation due to wildfire, energy development and invasive plant species. The birds currently occupy approximately 56 percent of their historical range. Based on a 12-month status review pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service determined that the listing of the species was warranted but precluded by higher priorities. To view the entire report online, go to: 20803conservationobjectivesteamdra ftreport.pdf

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Wyoming ranks third in Pollina’s Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business Report Wyoming has once again been recognized as one of the best places in the United States to do business with a third-place ranking in Pollina’s Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012. The prestigious annual study of job retention and creation measures a state’s economic development prowess. It is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and unbiased of its type for evaluating and ranking states based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts. Two new factors – state budget deficit and state property tax index – along with a comprehensive State Report Card were added to this year’s study.

Bob Jensen, Wyoming Business Council CEO, said Wyoming’s ranking is a testament to its probusiness commitment. “This most recent Pollina ranking continues to showcase Wyoming as a premiere place for business expansion and relocation,” said Jensen. “Wyoming has had numerous economic development successes recently that underscore the positive business environment here. We’re pleased to be recognized by Pollina once again and will continue to work hard to provide a high quality, low cost environment for businesses to grow.” Brent Pollina, vice president of Pollina Corporate Real Estate and author of the study, says the results add credibility to Wyoming’s claim as an extremely attractive place to do business. “Wyoming is a solid Pollina Top 10 Pro-Business State placing #3 for 2012. It has been a consistent

pro-business winner in economic development, ranking among the Pollina Top 10 Pro-Business States since the study was started in 2004,” Pollina said. Wyoming prides itself on being a Right-to-Work state with an excellent corporate tax structure. The state has a low unemployment rate, and no state budget deficit, and the state has a very excellent HighSchool Completion rate as well as High Teacher Compensation. “From a corporate tax burden perspective, Wyoming is an excellent choice for doing business, far exceeding other Western states like California, Washington and Oregon,” Pollina added. Wyoming also recently claimed the ranking of Best Business Tax Climate (Business Facilities Magazine, 2012), and the number 5 spot in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2012 “Top 10 Next Boom States” ranking.

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Walleye fishing at Keyhole this past week continues to be good. We’re also starting to get reports of some good crappie being caught. Most walleye fishermen are still pulling spinners on bottom-bouncers baited with crawlers in 4-10 feet of water. Some are using crank baits with success and I had one fisherman this weekend tell me he had a good day jigging minnows. Even though most fish are being caught in shallower water some have reported being taken in water over 20 ft deep. The fishermen fishing deeper water are the ones starting to pick up crappie. Those being caught are reported to be in the 12” range, with some being bigger yet. It might pay to try jigging minnows or use a slip bobber and minnow to fish the deeper depths to try and catch some of these slabs. Best advice I think I could give is if one method or location isn’t producing fish, try

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something else, whether it’s pulling spinners or crank baits or jigging crawlers or minnows. You can always try different locations. Try to find weed beds and fish the edges of them. The crappie are being located by trying differing depths. Keep track of other boats, for example, if they’re staying in the same general area they’re probably catching fish. Just keep after it and eventually you’ll come up with a combination that works well for you. One fisherman that’s a regular customer had been trying for the last 3 weekends to catch some walleye with no luck until this past weekend when he finally caught his first limit ever at Keyhole. Remember to stop by the Empire Guesthouse and let us know how you did. Bring in your catch and let us get a picture and you’ll be entered in our monthly drawing. We have an adult and youth drawing so bring your kids in too!

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Archery deer as well as the regular season in Elk area 129 open tomorrow in Campbell County. As I’ve said in the past bringing a couple of coolers to keep your meat cool is a great way to ensure it will make a great steak later in the year. Each year I am asked by many hunters what to do if they wound an animal and it jumps the fence onto land they don’t have permission to hunt. It is your responsibility to contact the landowner to gain access to the animal you wounded. Being able to show the landowner a blood trail crossing the fence is helpful, but you still need permission before you follow it. Working together you should be able to recover your game at the end of the trail.

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Northern Rockies Skies for September Submitted by the University of Wyoming A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University. The early September night sky is dominated by the summer triangle (Vega, Deneb and Altair) directly overhead. The constellation Scorpius lies on the southwest horizon with its brilliant red star, Antares. Overhead, the Northern Cross or Cygnus, “the swan,” is embedded in the summer triangle. The other constellations that lie in the plane of our galaxy are Cepheus, Cassiopeia and Perseus, located on the northeast horizon. The plane of our Milky Way galaxy stretches from the southwestern horizon, arching up directly overhead and plunging eastward on the northern horizon. Two of the most prominent constellations in the September skies are Andromeda, “the princess,” and Pegasus, “the winged horse.” Pegasus can easily be spotted since its body is dominated by the famous Great Square of four stars. Planet watch: Right after sunset you can see Saturn and then Mars, but they set within one hour or two. Jupiter rises at midnight, so keep an eye on this giant planet. Venus remains the morning star rising in the east around 4 a.m. Fall arrives Sept. 22 this year. September 2012 Northern Rockies Skies Interest: Famous Astronomers -- Vera Rubin In the early 1930s, measurements of higher than expected stellar velocities in our galaxy led Jan Oort to suggest that unseen matter -- in addition to the stars and discernible hydrogen gas

clouds -- was responsible. In the same time period, Fritz Zwicky’s studies of the masses of galaxy clusters similarly suggested the presence of unknown “dark matter.” Four decades elapsed before more systematic evidence of dark matter began to be assembled by Vera Rubin and colleagues. Her earlier master’s and doctoral theses in the 1950s, that formed the first evidences for clumpiness in the distribution of galaxies, were effectively rejected by the astronomical community of that era, earning her a negative reputation. Thus, the results were initially dismissed when, in the late 60s and early 70s, she presented findings on rotation curves of galaxies as a function of distance from their centers.

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She reported that accurately measured velocities did not diminish with distance as expected from Keplerian orbital theory. (This author recalls early meetings in which arbitrary calls for her to recant -- without any countervailing evidence -- were made.) But the evidence for essentially flat rotation curves -- more or less constant velocity with increasing distance from galaxy centers -- was abundantly confirmed by additional studies done by Rubin and other researchers. Moreover, studies in the 1970s and 80s of small groups and large clusters of galaxies also showed much higher velocities than expected from just luminous matter, confirming Zwicky’s original suggestion. Thus

the era of “dark matter” began, with searches that continue to the present for candidates other than ordinary atomic matter, but that still contributes to the mutually gravitating attraction of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. The searches are yet unsuccessful. The fraction of dark matter is now measured to be about 83 percent of the total, with luminous matter only about 17 percent. Rubin’s initial studies on the clumping of galaxies have been confirmed on all cosmological scales, up to measurements on the largest scales so far mapped -- clusters of clusters of galaxies. On all these scales, velocity measurements imply that there is little difference between the fractions of luminous and dark matter.

Memorial service for John Hinesley-Hobart will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 at Gillette Memorial Chapel, Gillette, Wy with Minister Randy Blakeman of Cornerstone Ministries, Moorcroft, Wy officiating. John Donald Hinesley-Hobart, age 21, of Gillette, Wyoming died Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Lead, South Dakota from injuries recieved in a vehicle accident. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Johnny’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at

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• CC Senior Center Dinner, Noon - 1:00 pm – Daily, CC Senior Center • Teen Volunteer Sign Up, Sept. 4 -15, CC Public Library

Friday, August 31

• Grand Opening Aaron’s Sales and Lease, 10 am - 7 pm, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy., Ste. 1A • 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. • Wright Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 pm, 265 Rochelle, Park Community Center

Saturday, September 1

• Gillette Farmers Market, 8 am – Noon, Gillette College Tech. Center • Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly, 8 am - 5 pm, CAMPLEX, Heritage Center & Energy Hall • Grand Opening Aaron’s Sales and Lease, 10 am - 7 pm, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy., Ste. 1A • Teens Dungeons & Dragons, 10 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30, 8 & 10 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Wii Play Saturday (grades 4-6), 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road

Sunday, Sept 2

• Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly, 8 am - 5 pm, CAMPLEX, Heritage Center & Energy Hall • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30, 8 & 10 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy.

Monday, September 3 LABOR DAY

• Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Dungeons & Dragons, 4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Narcotics Annonymous, 5:30 pm, 610 Kendrick Ave.

Tuesday, September 4

• Kids Storytime, 10:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • AVA Crazy “C” Cup Day, 1-2:30 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • AVA Preshool Art, 1-2 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • Teens Card Club, 4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • AVA Grade School Pottery, 4-5 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • Adult Anime Club, 6:30 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • AWAKE Awareness Group meeting, 7 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road; call 307.688.2350 for more info

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Kids Storytime, 10:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Wright Storytime, 11 am, Wright Branch Library • Peregrine Leadership Inst. Open House & Ribbon Cutting, 11:30 am - 1 pm, 1001 S. Douglas Hwy., Ste. 160 • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • AVA Mommy & Me, 1 pm 2 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • AVA Grade School Drawing, 4 pm - 5 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • CCMH: Love & Logic Parenting Class, 5:30 - 8 pm, Hillcrest Elementary; 1500 Butler Spaeth Road, call 307.688.5026 for more info

Thursday, September 6

• United Way Peanut Butter & Diaper Drive, 9 am - 4 pm, at the FCA Country Store • Toddler Time, 9:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road

(4th - 6th grade), 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • David Meece in Concert, 7 pm, Antelope Valley Baptist Church, 682-1602

• Kids Storytime, 10:30 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 & 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • AVA Homeshool Art, 2-3:30 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • AVA Grade School Kids Club, 4-5 pm, 509 W. 2nd Street • Families & Jammies, 6:30 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Read It - Watch It: Hunger Games (FREE), 6:30 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Teens Anime Club, 7 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road

Sunday, September 9

• Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly, 8 am - 5 pm, CAMPLEX Heritage Center/Energy Hall, 673-7106 • UP In Arms Gun Show & Flea Market, 9 am - 3 pm, CAM-PLEX Central Pavilion, Gun Show $6, Flea Market FREE • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30, 8 & 10 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy.

Friday, September 7

• UP In Arms Gun Show & Flea Market, 3-7 pm, CAMPLEX Central Pavilion, Gun Show $6, Flea Market FREE • AVA Little Tikes, 10 - 11 am, 509 W. 2nd Street • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30 and 8 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Narcotics Annonymous, 5:30 pm, 610 Kendrick Ave. • Wright Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 pm, 265 Rochelle, Park Community Center

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• Gillette Farmers Market, 8 am – Noon, Gillette College Tech. Center • Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly, 8 am - 5 pm, CAMPLEX Heritage Center/Energy Hall, 673-7106 • UP In Arms Gun Show & Flea Market, 9 am - 5 pm, CAM-PLEX Central Pavilion, Gun Show $6, Flea Market FREE • Teens Dungeons & Dragons, 10 am, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Safe Kids Campbell County Car Seat Check and Bike Rodeo, 10 am - 2 pm, CC Public Health, 2301 S. 4-J Rd., 688-SAFE • Alcoholics Anonymous, 12, 5:30, 8 & 10 pm, 2910 S. Douglas Hwy. • Teens Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 pm, CCPL, 2101 S. 4J Road • Kids WiiPlay Saturday

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Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving an attempted burglary that occurred at Bloedorn Lumber sometime between the hours of 1830 on 08-20-12 and 0630 hours on 08-21-12. Unknown suspect(s) broke numerous windows on the building while attempting to make entry. An outlying office was broken into and a stolen ladder was found just outside the fenced lot. 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.

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When news is NOT news By Glenn Woods

If you listen to my radio show you know what I do for a living. I sit in a padded room and I talk to myself. There’s a bit more to it than that, though. I read the news and I respond to it. I do the best I can to sort through the junk that is goes for news these days and give to you just what you need to know to get through --- LIFE! You would not believe how much out there passes for news that is not news. You might be nodding your head thinking, ‘I bet I would believe it’ but, trust me, it is worse than you think. Let’s just take a look at a few headlines that came out way this week: WOMEN PROSTESTERS DRESSED AS (female body part) PROTEST AT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. -- Ok, this is worth laughing at, especially when you see the photos. But let’s face it, the real news is inside the convention all, not with a handful of women dressed is stupid costumes that have nothing intelligent to say. ISAAC BECOMES CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE. --Lets set the record straight on this one: I grew up in Florida on a small island down near the Everglades on the West Coast. I know hurricanes. I even lived in Tampa for a number of years. Isaac was a wimp of a storm. It never posed a threat to any part of Florida and never had the chance to do any real damage. Not even to New Orleans. Just board stuff up, ties stuff down, and hunker for a day or two. Everything will be fine after the cleanup. So why did the media hype little Isaac the way that it did? Remember my mantra when it comes to what the press reports and why: “The press does not report news. They report controversy and hype, and when

then cannot find it they will creates it.” Do you like that? I made it up myself when I was around 22 years old. But back to some of this week’s bogus, useless, non-news headlines. MAN KILLED WHILE TRYING TO CREATE BIGFOOD SIGHTING. --- Ok, not real news, but that’s just funny. Especially when you find out that it’s a Montana story and the guy was hit by a car and drunk at the time. I mean, it figures, doesn’t it? Nothing much to do in Montana but to get drunk, dress up like Bigfoot and try to freak out some tourist on the interstate. I’m not supposed to laugh, I know, but I bet everyone at the funeral was nodding their heads as they looked at him in the casket saying, “yeah, figures.” SCHOOL MADE DEAF CHILD CHANGE SIGN NAME, SAID IT LOOKED LIKE A GUN. --- I’m not kidding. This is a real headline. Just fire these dopes and get some thinking people at that school. DONE! DESPITE PALIN LOOKALLIKE, STRIP CLUB BUSINESS IN TAMPA IS SLOW --- Again, that is an actual headline in a real news source that is covering the convention. Yes they have a photo of the woman who is playing Palin. Palin is hotter, and everything that Palin has is REAL! RON PAUL SUPPORTERS SLIP LETTERS UNDER DOORS ENCOURAGING DELEGATES TO VOTE FOR PAUL --- Pathetic, sad, and not a newsworthy headline. For that matter if one reads the headline that is all they need to know about the story. No need to read on. MARYLAND DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR ACCUSES ROMNEY OF RACISM -The charges are false. The governor of Maryland is a

stupid useless JERK. Moving on…. OBAMA SAYS WE SHOULD CALL ROMNEY’S PLAN, ROMNEY DOESN’T CARE. --- Honestly, why does this reporter have a job? Is it that he has reported on everything the President has had to say up to this point and there is nothing left to report on? THIS is the headline? I’m not even going to bother to read the story. OBAMA’S $107 BILLION TRASPORTATION PLAN: TRAINS AND ROADS TO NOWHERE --- Actually, that is not bad. I had to check to make sure and what do you know the press finally hit on a real news story. There are a lot of reasons that the irrelevant press is losing its audience. One of the many reasons is they no longer know what news is. When they actually stumble across a real news story they either fail to get it right or they deliberately get it wrong. I hate to say it but I do hours or research a day to prepare for my morning talk show and most of that time is spent sorting through junk like this just to find a story or two that is actually news. Now you know why I do not own a television and why I have not picked up a daily newspaper in years. But let’s also take a look at who is covering the news out here. I know these people because I have worked with them over the years in both big cities and small towns. Fact is that most people who get into news, especially television news, took the job because they wanted to be on TV. Not because they are interested in hard news. Then we have the little problem of those who say and do things to get the media’s attention, thought they have nothing intelligent to say, like

the women outside of the convention dressed as a female body part. Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m going back to re-read that Bigfoot story again. That’s just funny.

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The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution. In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed “PUBLIUS” and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five.

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Despite Secretary of State’s proposed “Cuts,” Budget grows 8.6 percent Submitted by Keith Phucas - Wyoming Liberty Group • Wyoming Secretary of State Reluctant def: unwilling; disinclined; a reluctant candidate One clever way for a state agency to avoid the budget axe when pleading its case before a legislative committee is to invoke statutory mandates. Such was the case with Wyoming’s Deputy Secretary of State Patricia O’Brien Arp, who told inquisitive members of the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee in August, that her office “cannot cut any programs, as they are statutorily mandated,” and tinkering with funding for those programs could compromise quality. As a result, Arp offered precious few budget items to put on the chopping block – one lawyer, and funding for publications and computer program maintenance. With natural gas revenues in a slump earlier this year, Gov. Matt Mead re-

quested state departments cut their 2014 budgets by as much as 8 percent, and this summer agencies submitted proposed reductions. To a casual observer, the call for cuts sounded like tough medicine; while advocates of smaller government welcomed the proposal. The Secretary of State, called the record keeper of Wyoming, registers the state’s businesses, and oversees elections and securities trading, among many other duties, it is governed by about four dozen state statutes. The agency’s total budget is $7.9 million, and 8 percent of that amounts to $632,000. But only an unsheltered portion of the $3.3 million general fund appropriation for 2014 is on the fiscal firing line. And even with planned “cuts,” the agency’s 2013-2014 budget will grow by 8.6 percent. In her letter to the governor, Arp reluctantly offered cuts “the Secretary

of State does not endorse” that would terminate the office’s attorney ($121,009 salary), forego funding to publish state government directories and Wyoming Constitution ($15,000) and maintenance money for computer programs ($124,037). This would chop $260,046, which is nearly 8 percent of the $3.3 million one-year appropriation – but only 3.3 percent of the department’s entire budget. So when one considers the department’s current twoyear budget is projected to increase about $661,000 from the previous biennium, it’s difficult to be sympathetic about the agency’s supposed fiscal plight. Though the joint committee voted to accept the proposed reductions, the legislature could restore the funding to publish the directory and Constitution as lawmakers did in 2010. And considering the Deputy Secretary’s “strong plea that the Governor and Legislature not take the

Governor comments on Yellowstone winter use

Governor Matt Mead in favorable comments about a Yellowstone National Park Winter Use Plan said it “allows for market driven decisions, an opportunity for increased access and operator flexibility.” Alternative 4 has been identified as the preferred option by the National Park Service. Mead concurs, while suggesting clarifications in the comment letter he sent to Daniel Wenk, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

Mead’s clarifying comments address support for a two-season transition period. His comments support non-commercial guided access for snowmobiles, the development of metrics and standards that address increased access, and maintaining entry to Yellowstone through the east gateway. “Yellowstone is a magical place, particularly in the winter. Alternative 4 is the optimum choice for managing over-snow vehicle use

in Yellowstone,” Governor Mead said. “This gives citizens the opportunity to visit Yellowstone through a noncommercial guided snowmobile access program.” The Governor has committed to working with the National Park Service to provide for non-commercial guided snowmobile access, including identification of resources required to ensure the program’s success.

attorney position,” it’s possible even the lawyer might be spared. After all, the attorney designated “number 0027” is “doing a good job.” If the axed funding is restored, the Secretary of State’s budget would go unscathed and cost taxpayers more than its 20112012 biennium budget. If the planned reductions hold, that merely trims the department’s spending growth. So despite the hand wringing over meeting the governor’s budget cut request, this government agency’s spending continues to go up. But then government always seems to grow larger and costlier with time doesn’t it? Will things ever change? Incidentally, by finishing up hearings a day early, the joint committee was able to cancel its Friday hearing schedule, thus “saving” about $8,000, according to one committee member’s “conservative estimate,” given that state government would not paying the additional expense of keeping out-of-town legislators in Cheyenne another day. Now wouldn’t it be nice if this savings were passed on to the taxpayers before Wyoming lawmakers find somewhere else to spend the money?

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Joke of the week Submitted by Kyle Smith A government social worker was visiting the Indian reservation for the first time. Over by the store, a woman was yelling up a blue streak at an old Indian man. The man looked like he could use some help. The social worker walked over and broke up the disturbance by pulling the man aside. “Hey, that lady sure has your number.” “She no lady. She my wife.” “You don’t say. What’s her name?” “Wife name ‘Three Horse’.” The social worker smiled. “Now that’s a strange name. Three Horse. Yep, that sure is a strange name. How did she get a name like that?” “Nag nag nag.”

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Dear Editor, In a recent letter to the editor, John Hammond raised issues about social security and his opposition to increasing the age of social security eligibility. I support the current system of social security eligibility for those Americans who are currently over age fifty. But for Americans who are under age 50, I support increasing the age of social security eligibility gradually over time, so that today’s four-year-old’s will not be eligible to draw social security until they are seventy years old. By enacting this change to social security law, Congress would help to save social security from going broke. If Congress does nothing, social security will have to reduce the benefits it pays out by 22% in the year 2037, or sooner. That is because there are so many more baby boomers who will be receiving social security than there will be working Americans to pay into social security. Further, since Americans are living so much longer than was the case when social security was created, today’s long-living social security recipient receives substantially more social security benefits than he or she paid into the system. As a result, the social security system will decline dramatically and must be reformed in order to save it for our children. By enacting social security reforms that today’s young people can plan for, Congress can save the social security system for ourselves, our children and even our grandchildren. But if Congress turns a blind eye, we will manage the decline of social se-

curity into insolvency, which is both irresponsible and immoral. The same can be said for our Nation. I believe it is my duty as Wyoming’s representative to create a solvent future for our Nation and to reinstate America’s opportunity society, so our children have the right to pursue happiness in the manner in which our Creator endowed them. Sincerely, Cynthia Lummis

Dear Editor, The Wyoming Department of Agriculture held the formal Public Hearing in Cheyenne on Wednesday, August 22nd. This officially closed the public comment period. Now the Department is charged with reviewing all of the input they have received at the three public information meetings in Riverton, Sheridan, and Casper, as well as written testimony, phone calls and comments on an online petition. After the public hearing, a group Wyoming citizens who took time out of their busy lives and responsibilities to travel to Cheyenne to testify gathered in an informal discussion about next steps and possible legislative strategy. About thirty people attended the formal public hearing in regards to the proposed changes to the Wyoming Food Rule. At all three public meetings, and at this formal public hearing, there was not a single person who spoke in favor of any of these rule changes except for the one person who is trying to get the ability to sell eggs to

restaurants in Riverton. In a nutshell, all testimony was to the effect that the cut leafy greens should be removed entirely, the egg chapter is okay so long as people still have the ability to sell ungraded eggs through grocery stores which the Department assures us is the case, and that the rule on herd shares does clarify the ownership issue if they remove the word “solely.” The hearings heard very passionate, but very reasoned and articulate testimony on the effect these rules would have, and good solutions were proposed. We intend to stay on top of this, and as involved as we can, and will let everyone know as each step in the process happens. The next step is that the Department finalizes the proposed rules after reviewing all testimony, then they submit it to the Governor and it also goes to the Legislature’s Management Council. We will let you know as soon as we do, what changes, if any, the Department makes in their proposed rules, and make sure you have the opportunity to communicate with the Governor and the Legislature if needed. Afterwards, some of the folks got together for an informal discussion about possible legislation. It was a lively and productive discussion, and I think we will be able to accomplish some good things thanks to the great coalition of producers and consumers that have coalesced over these food issues. Wyoming FoodFreedom

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August 31 - September 7, 2012

Davy Crockett By Mike Borda

When looking back through American lore, some names stand out amongst the others. One of those names is Davy Crockett. And although many think of the quintessential outdoorsman, the real life Crockett was much deeper than just the legends we hear today. His life was filled with adventure, patriotism, and the fight for what was right. David Crockett was born in Tennessee on August 17, 1786. From the beginning, his life was filled with difficulties. During his adolescence he ran away from home and began life on his own. not yet a teenager, Crockett was already making a name for himself. His hunting and trapping skills began improving rapidly, and he quickly became a noted outdoorsman around Tennessee. He married Mary Finley in 1806, and the pair moved to Franklin, Tennessee. Crockett later joined the Tennessee militia, and fought in the Creek War under future President Andrew Jackson. During his service, Crockett became popular amongst the troops for his heroic acts and knowledge of the outdoors. Following this service, he used his popularity to establish a political following. In 1826 he was elected as a United States Representative from Tennessee’s 9th district. Re-elected in 1833, he ended his political service in 1835. By this time, disillusioned with the political leaders in power, he

packed up and headed to Texas, where the Texas Revolution against Mexico was underway. Arriving in 1826, Crockett shortly made his way to the Alamo to join the other troops. This move proved to be his undoing, however. After he arrived, against orders and under the command of Colonel William B. Travis, Crockett joined many others and stayed at the Alamo even after being ordered to retreat. Shortly after, the Mexican army under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna began laying siege to the area, with Crockett now trapped inside. The Texans fought the siege for days, until March 6, 1836. On that day, the Mexican army opened up the siege and began a full-out attack on the Texan troops. Reports vary, but the general consensus is that Crockett and the small group of men under his control were caught in the open, and with nowhere to hide were gunned down. The reports also say, however, that prior to his death Crockett was one of the leaders of the Texan troops, rallying them to fight. Davy Crockett was a far more complicated man than his legend would suggest, and his true biography is what should be remembered by Americans present and future. Crockett showed the spirit of patriotism we all admire too, and the adventure of his life is definitely one worth researching further.

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The Battle of Suggs By Jeff Morrison

A range war that had been brewing between the cattle barons of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and small ranchers in northeastern Wyoming erupted into deadly violence in April 1892. Fifty men, comprised of cattlemen, stock detectives and Texas mercenaries, who had been hired by the WSGA, entered Johnson County with the intent to eliminate a list of individuals they had accused of rustling. The tables were turned on the Invaders when they were surrounded at the TA Ranch, south of Buffalo, by a posse of 200 or more angry residents of the county. The Invaders were rescued by the arrival of federal troops from Fort McKinney, taken into custody, and later taken to Cheyenne to await trial. So ended the Johnson County Invasion… But, contrary to most “official” accounts, the range war didn’t end there. Rumors and out-right threats of follow-up invasions kept tensions high throughout northeast Wyoming. The war had attracted an element of wouldbe gunfighters and toughs who, anxious to earn a reputation, attached themselves to the “Rustler” faction and added further fuel to the fire. The WSGA demanded that more federal troops be sent to the area to keep the peace, and President Harrison complied. The stage was set for another large gunfight on the High Plains. The term “sleepy one-horse town” would never be used to describe Suggs, Wyoming. Established in 1891 along the Sundance-Buffalo Road, where the stage was ferried across Powder River, Suggs quickly became a wild, end-of-tracks town, even though the tracks actually ended in Gillette, 40 miles away. The Newcastle News-Journal not so tactfully claimed that, “… never before was so much moral obliquy (sic), ornery cussedness, and veneered slum, crammed into the gut of a temporary, ramble, shackle town.” According to the News-Journal, Suggs had one main street, “300 yards long and 200 feet wide … There are half a dozen log houses and two or three frame shells, the balance are tents – tents of all shapes and sizes. Some square, some octagon, some with balloon frame, some with several turrets, some with shunting roofs, some with false roofs,

some boxed up to the coves, some worn with last winter’s smoke, some torn by the fangs of a hurricane, some scorched out by fire, some pierced with bullets. A few have rough board floors, but the many have Mother Earth cleanly swept.” As with most of the towns that flourished at the end of the tracks across the West, Suggs had more than its share of saloons, brothels and gambling dens. These establishments not only attracted the rail crews and local cowhands, but every low-life and lay-about in the region as well. As the NewsJournal put it, “It comes as near the last camp of the devil on earth, sitting at the mouth of the yawning caverns of Satandom, as the most fertile imagination can picture.” After the murder of George Wellman, the foreman of the Hoe Ranch and a U.S. Deputy Marshal, in May, 1892, the bad-boys of the Rustler faction were no longer welcome in and around Buffalo. Several of them took up temporary residence in Suggs. On June 8, six troops of the Ninth Cavalry, under the command of Major C. S. Ilsley left Fort Robinson, Nebraska, and unloaded in Gillette, where they camped and made preparations to march to Powder River. These were the famed “Buffalo Soldiers”, African-American soldiers who had been recruited for service on the frontier, and who had earned an impressive reputation in several Indian campaigns in the southwest. Accompanying the black soldiers and white officers was Phil DuFran, a former stock detective and city marshal of Buffalo, who had been part of the Invaders at the TA Ranch. DuFran had loudly boasted that he would return with a U. S. Marshal’s badge and take revenge on the Rustlers. To the citizens of northeast Wyoming it looked as if he had come with the Army to do just that. The morning after their arrival in Gillette, the six troops of the Ninth began their march up the Wild Horse draw to Suggs. Major Ilsley later testified that he began to notice the agitation and suspicion of the local citizens about 25 miles from Suggs. He soon learned that the source of this angst was the presence of Phil DuFran. When the command reached Suggs, Ilsley explained to the concerned populace that

DuFran held no official position and that the Army was not there to arrest people or serve warrants. After camping near Suggs over-night, he decided to move his command four miles further downstream. Initially, he intended to establish his summer camp on Clear Creek, somewhere in the vicinity of present-day Clearmont, so that he would be far enough away from Suggs that it wouldn’t be a temptation for the troops. But after conferring with his officers and revisiting his written orders, he concluded that he was not supposed to cross Powder River. So, on the 13th of June, Camp Bittens was established. The local population, especially the Rustler faction, was not pacified with Ilsley’s assurances of non-interference. Part of the faction, having not been a part of the actual fighting at the TA Ranch, was spoiling for a fight. The presence of black soldiers incited them further. Although the Buffalo Soldiers were not a novelty to northeast Wyoming, having been previously stationed at Fort McKinney, most of the cowboys in Wyoming, at that time, were originally from Texas. For the first few days, whenever the soldiers had business dealings in town, the Rustlers would follow and attempt to goad the soldiers into a confrontation by making loud racial slurs and threats. To the credit of the black soldiers, these childish attempts were completely unsuccessful. But on the evening of June 16th, a grave mistake by one soldier lit the fuse that caused an explosion of violence. Private Emile Smith was in Suggs that evening on official business, riding over from camp to post flyers advertising that the camp was looking to hire freight haulers. His friend, Private Abraham Champ, had gone AWOL from camp and hiked into town. It turned out that many of the prostitutes working in Suggs had also worked in Buffalo and Nebraska,

where the soldiers of Ninth had been previously posted. Champ had been a frequent customer of one working girl in particular and, having recognized her on his arrival, was determined to renew the relationship. But after locating her cabin, he found the door locked, and repeated attempts to get her attention by kicking the door didn’t seem to help. He eventually gave up and wandered down to one of the local saloons to have a drink with Private Smith. As the two soldiers were drinking their beer, the door burst open and they were confronted by a very angry man with a pistol. It seemed that the man was the latest lover to cohabitate with Champ’s former flame, and he took exception with Champ’s attempts to visit her. As the man held his pistol to Champ’s head and spewed racially charged insults at the soldier, Smith drew his revolver only to find a half dozen more pistols aimed in his direction, held by other patrons. The bartender quickly stepped in and separated the combatants. The two soldiers left by the back door, and raced for camp, doubled up on Smith’s horse, and were shot at before they were very far from town. Their fellow soldiers were outraged at the treatment the two had received, and vowed to even the score. The officers attempted to maintain order by doubling the camp guard and threating to arrest anyone leaving camp without permission. At 10:30 the next night, the sound of gunshots alerted the officers that their attempt had failed. Twenty soldiers had managed to sneak past the perimeter guards and marched on the town, with Privates Smith and Champ leading the way. Jack Bell, the town marshal, saw the troopers coming but was swept aside when he attempted to talk them out of violence. The Battle of Suggs began with a warning shot (or signal), followed by a

volley directed at a log saloon called the “Rustler Headquarters”. To the soldiers’ surprise, an answering volley erupted from the saloon. There followed what one citizen later described as, “the liveliest three or four minutes in the history of Suggs.” As the soldiers retreated to the edge of town, bullets seemed to be coming from every building and tent. They returned fire, indiscriminately firing into windows and tents, unmindful of how many innocent bystanders may have been taking cover in them. Actually, most of the noncombatants had fled for the hills at the first volley. Private Champ and another soldier had been wounded in the outset. They were promptly put under arrest by the detail sent from Camp Bittens to end the firefight. When the dust settled on the Battle of Suggs, two horses and one soldier lay dead in the street. Private Willis Johnson was shot in the back of the head. It was never known for sure, but the officers of Camp Bittens acceded during their testimonies that it was possible he was accidently shot by the troopers behind him during the initial volley. Privates Champ and Smith served three months in jail and were fined 50 cents for their roles in instigating the battle. Marshal Jack Bell attempted to arrest Phil DuFran for inciting a riot, but failed to get an official indictment. To avoid another violent confrontation, DuFran was taken by military escort back to Gillette, where he wisely boarded a train and left Wyoming. The next year, the B & M Railway reached Suggs and beyond. The station was placed on the west side of the river and named, Arvada. The post office was moved as well, and the other tents and buildings followed suit. Within a few days, the rowdy town of Suggs ceased to exist.

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Gillette College Women’s Basketball Coach announces signings of last two recruits for Pronghorn Program

As the Fall semester begins to attract students to the Gillette College campus this week, Will Rider, head women’s basketball coach for the Pronghorns, announced the signing of his last two recruits to National Letters of Intent to play this coming season. Alicia Carline is a 6’ 2” post player from Freyberg High School in Palmerston North, New Zealand who brings size and experience to the line-up. Alicia will replace fellow countrywoman Chanee Amato who chose not to return to Gillette College this Fall and in so-doing, will now join her friend Freya Newton as the 2nd New Zealand player to join the Pronghorn roster. They are former teammates who are quite familiar with one another having played high school and International Club ball together

the past 4 years. Coach Rider stated that, “Alicia is a very athletic and gifted post player who moves well in the lane, can pass the ball as well as score, and can be a defensive force in the middle with her shot-blocking abilities. It is fun watching Alicia and Freya play off of each other which will provide some fun and exciting hoops for the basketball fans in Campbell County. It won’t take long for players and coaches in Region 9 to take notice of their abilities.” Alicia is the daughter of Ms. Angela Parker and is considering a major in the field of Criminal Justice studies. Breanna Thomas is a 5’ 8” guard/ forward from Judson H.S. in San Antonio, TX and is the final signee for the Pronghorn program. The Texas native had contacted the Pronghorns early in the Spring but due to the

fact that they had already filled their roster with perimeter players, Coach Rider wished Brianna the very best but would hold onto her information in case anything changes. That is exactly what happened when Anastasia Champlin decided not to return to the team which left a spot open for another perimeter player. Coach Rider states, “We were able to make contact with Breanna and were fortunate that she had not yet signed with anyone. She is a versatile, quick, and athletic forward who can play a number of positions on the floor both offensively and defensively. We are excited to have a player of her caliber on our team.” Breanna is the daughter of Doris Brown & George Thomas and plans to major in Journalism.

High School tennis results With fall sports taking off like a shot out of a cannon, young men and women are busy with practice, games and not to mention school work now. The Tennis season opened up on August 23rd and courts were filled with hard hitting tennis players that all had a very good start. Thursday, August 23rd: Gillette Boys 5 Jackson 0 #1 Singles: Brandon Swan def. Chase Gerard, 6-2, 6-2. #2 Singles: Sam Coulter def. Ben Fairbanks, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 #1 Doubles: Michael Cook and Tanner Sandvick def. Billy Frank and David Gilmore, 6-2, 6-2 #2 Doubles: Cale Miessler and Camdin Hinkle def. Josh Gilmore and Kevin Krause, 6-2, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Gabe Belden and Thomas Bush def. Jackson Livingood and Peter Frank, 6-4, 6-4 Sheridan Boys 3 Jackson 2 #1 Singles: Reed Ritterbusch (Sheridan) def. Chase Gerard, 6-4, 6-0 #2 Singles: David Gilmore (Jackson) def. Cameron Ellis, 6-1, 6-4 #1 Doubles: Adam Berry & Brad Peterson (Sheridan) def. Billy Frank & Ben Fairbanks, 6-3, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Lachlan Brennan & Logan (Sheridan) def. Josh Gilmore and Kevin Krause, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 #3 Doubles: Fuller Ross & Jackson Livingood (Jackson) def. Turner Martini & Dawson Yeager, 7-5, 6-1 Gillette Girls 3 Jackson 2 #1 Singles: Nina Berlin (Jackson) def. Barb Giffin, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 #2 Singles: Melissa Slaughter (Jackson) def. Madison Hinshaw, 6-3, 6-2 #1 Doubles: Paige Cook & Kelsie Sanders (Gillette) def. Annalise Johnson and Karlie, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 #2 Doubles: Lauren Miller and Micheala Schock (Gillette) def. Abby Smith and Lauren Kingston, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Rachel Knuetson and Bridget Cargal (Gillette) def. Michelle Slaughter and Lexi May, 6-4, 6-2 Sheridan Girls 3 Jackson 2 #1 Singles: Julia Fenn (Sheridan) def. Nina Berlin, 6-0, 6-1 #2 Singles: Hailey Ligocki (Sheridan) def. Melissa Slaughter, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 #1 Doubles: Rachel Wood and Megan Eisenhauer (Sheridan) def. Annalise Johnson and Karlie Rambo, 6-2, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Abby Smith and Lauren Kingston (Jackson) def. Jordan Mecca and Laramie Westcott, 6-0, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Kristina French and Claire French (Jackson) def. Denim Lind and Gina Ramanjenko, 6-4, 6-0 Friday, August 24th: Torrington Boys 3 Central 2 #1 Singles: Ring (Torrington) def. Broughton, 6-2, 6-0 #2 Singles: Cameron (Torrington) def. Willis, 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 #1 Doubles: Rothwell/Mundell (Torrington) def. Burron/Hall, 6-3, 6-4 #2 Doubles: Gray/Havens (Central) def. Stoeger/Madeau, 6-0, 6-0 #3 Doubles: Means/Peterson (Central) def. Gottschim/Rothwell, 6-0, 6-2 Cody Boys 5 Rock Springs 0 #1 Singles: Shad Moir def. Josh Hansen 6-0, 6-0 #2 Singles: Dan Dunn def. Andy Monroe 6-2, 6-0 #1 Doubles: Trey Blough & Jordan Steckler def. Kade McJunkin & Tony Lew 6-3, 6-1 #2 Doubles: Ethan Smith & Jesse Harvey def. Cole Alexander & Josh Rohnson 6-1, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Eric Theriault & Tanner Nordeen def. Toby Petek & Jeff Johnson def. 7-6, 6-0 Central Girls 5 Torrington 0 #1 Singles: Zarzycka def. Vhavarma, 6-2, 6-2 #2 Singles: Humphries def. Hessler, 7-5, 6-3 #1 Doubles: Hopfensperger/Kray def. Krieger/Gutierrez, 6-0, 6-0

#2 Doubles: Stratton/Olsen def. Randall/Brooks, 6-1, 6-0 #3 Doubles: Humphries/Zarzycka def. Bustillos/Chavez, 6-4, 6-4 Rock Springs Girls 3 Cody 2 #1 Singles: Cassie Law (RS) def. Jenna Parduba 6-4, 6-1 #2 Singles: Sam Lambert (Cody) def. Cassie Johnson 7-6, 6-1 #1 Doubles: Skye Irwin/Taylor Thompson (Cody) def. Abree Ambrosa & Lexi Valdez 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 #2 Doubles: Kirsi Anselmistith & Mera Weidle (RS) def. Cierra Schutzman & Laurel Markert 6-4, 6-4 #3 Doubles: Lexy Newman & Courtney Ward (RS) def. Meg Dickerman & Abbey Morales 7-5, 7-6 Saturday, August 25th: Rawlins Boys 3 Riverton 2 #1 Singles: Brent Hansen (Rawlins) def. John Kelleher, 6-3, 6-1 #2 Singles: Brennan Hansen (Rawlins) def. Bradley Branson, 6-1, 6-2 #1 Doubles: Justin Ford/Tyrell Taylor (Rawlins) def. David Gard/Jonathan Frayley, 7-5, 6-4 #2 Doubles: Virgil Morrison/Nathan Hatfield (Riverton) def. Steven Porter/ Liam Lovato, 6-0, 6-3 #3 Doubles: Ryan Childers/Than Esposito (Riverton) def. Ryan RoybalAustin Tarango 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 Central Boys 4 Kelly Walsh 1 #1 Singles: Kelly (Central) def. Becher 6-2, 6-2 #2 Singles: Brus (Kelly Walsh) def. Willis 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 #1 Doubles: Menghini/Hall (Central) def. Junge/Neff 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 #2 Doubles: Gray/Havens (Central) def. Ladd/Woodward 6-1, 6-7, 6-0 #3 Doubles: Means/Peterson (Central) def. Murphy/Campbell 6-1, 6-1 Central Boys 5 Natrona 0 #1 Singles: Kelly def. Hardt 7-6, 6-3 #2 Singles: Willis def. Orcutt 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 #1 Doubles: Menghini/Hall def. Degraeve/Dexter 6-2, 7-6 #2 Doubles: Gray/Havens def. Slomke/DeJongh 6-0, 6-0 #3 Doubles: Means/Peterson def. Kuhn/Rodosevich 6-0, 6-1. Natrona Boys 5 East 0 #1 Singles: Hardt def. Hatanelas 6-1, 6-2. #2 Singles: Orcutt def. Hass 6-? 6-? #1 Doubles: Degraeve/Dexter, def. Corbin/Loken 4-6, 7-6, 6-1 #2 Doubles: Slomke/DeJongh def. Struna/Plowman 6-2, 6-1 #3 Doubles: Kuhn/Rodosevich def. Martin/Berrion 6-1, 6-4 Kelly Walsh Boys 4 East 1 #1 Singles: Hatanelas (East) def. Becher 7-5, 6-2 #2 Singles: Brus (KW) def. Hass 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 #1 Doubles: Junge/Neff (KW) def. Corbin/Loken 6-3, 6-4 #2 Doubles: Ladd/Woodward (KW) def. Struna/Plowman 6-3, 6-1 #3 Doubles: Murphy/Campbell (KW) def. Froelichier/Martin 6-3, 6-2 Cody Boys 5 Green River 0 #1 Singles: Shad Moir def. Teten Knight 6-0, 6-0 #2 Singles: Trey Blough def. Isaish Munoz 6-1, 6-1 #1 Doubles: Dan Dunn & Jordan Steckler def. Victor Florez & Alexander Marchel 6-0, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Ethan Smith & Jesse Harvey def. Fred Wittman & Chad Menley 6-2, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Eric Theriault & TJ Fitzsimmons def. Trenton Ramirez & Hector Perez 6-1, 6-1 Rawlins Girls 4 Riverton 1 #1 Singles: Andrea Souza (Riverton) def. Reegan Ford, 6-2, 7-5 #2 Singles: Rawlins wins by forfeit #1 Doubles: Lauren Anderson/Amber Martin (Rawlins) def. McKenna Christopherson/Alex Verosky 6-0, 6-2 #2 Doubles: Kelsi Portz/Taylor Williams (Rawlins) def. Gillian Fahey/Fallyn Richmond 6-1, 6-0 #3 Doubles: Emma Trent/Echo Martinez (Rawlins) def. Christina Linthi-

cum/KaylaRae Lawrence 6-2, 6-0 Natrona Girls 4 Central 1 #1 Singles: Hendricks (Natrona) def. Zarzycka 6-2, 6-2 #2 Singles: Parmely (Natrona) def. Rose 6-4, 6-4 #1 Doubles: Hopfensperger/Kray (Central) def. Murphy/Lopez 6-4, 6-3 #2 Doubles: Soler/Ellbogen (Natrona) def. Olsen/Stratton 6-2, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Paulley/Phillips (Natrona) def. Humphries/Marrow, 7-5, 6-4 Central Girls 4 Kelly Walsh 1 #1 Singles: Zarzycka (Central) def. Rudkin 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 #2 Singles: Murray (Kelly Walsh) def. Rose 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 #1 Doubles: Hopfensperger/Kray (Central) def. Boothe/Zirger 6-0, 6-2 #2 Doubles: Stratton/Olsen (Central) def. Fritzler/Patterson, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 #3 Doubles: Humphries/Marrow (Central) def. Hageman/Brachie, 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 Natrona Girls 5 East 0 #1 Singles: Hendricks def. Rich 6-0, 6-0 #2 Singles: Parmely def. Semler 6-1, 6-0 #1 Doubles: Murphy/Lopez def. Carlson/Jessen 6-2, 6-0 #2 Doubles: Soler/Ellbogen def. Jackson/Simental 6-1, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Paulley/Phillips def. Marquardt/Dabbah 6-2, 6-1 Kelly Walsh Girls 5 East 0 #1 Singles: Rudkin def. Rich 6-0, 6-0 #2 Singles: Murray def. Semler 6-1, 6-0 #1 Doubles: Boothe/Zirger def. Carlson/Jessen 6-0, 6-1 #2 Doubles: Fritzler/Patterson def. Jackson/Marquardt 6-1, 6-2 #3 Doubles: Hageman/Brachie def. Simental/Dabbah 6-0, 6-1 Cody Girls 5 Green River 0 #1 Singles: Jenna Parduba def. Bri Rundell 6-0, 6-1 #2 Singles: Sam Lambert def. Loren McKenzie 6-2, 6-1 #1 Doubles: Skye Irwin & Taylor Thompson def. Shayla Strauss & Andrea Flares 6-1, 7-6 #2 Doubles: Cierra Schutzman & Katie Shippen def. Aubrey Hart & Bailey Deverick 6-0, 6-3 #3 Doubles: Laurel Markert & Jessie Gordon def. K’Lee Lake & Virginia Barker 6-2, 6-1

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BMX State Championship By Valarie Terry - Observer Sports Reporter

Last weekend, the Razor City BMX track hosted the Wyoming State ABA BMX Championship. More than 120 racers were expected at race on Gillette’s Razor City BMX track. Riders from Florida, Iowa, South Dakota and Wyoming showed up to compete in this state race. Four out of the last five Wyoming State Championships races were held at Gillette’s race track. The location of the state championship is determined by the largest amount of membership registrations, renewals and new members. The long weekend of racing started on Thursday with regular races, followed by Friday’s single point scholarship races, moving onto Saturday’s double point race and ending on Sunday with triple point and State Championship races. The competing racers had two qualifying rounds and one main event. Many riders raced against kids who have been competing against them since they joined BMX and some raced against other riders from around the country. Registration was from 9-10 AM, races started around 10:30 AM. There was a $35.00 registration fee for the State Championship, most of which covered the trophies given to winning racers. Between qualifiers and mains they had a strider race with each pint sized rider winning their own little trophies. Strider races have become quite popular in the BMX community and there were about 5 competitors who rode in the race Sunday. Strider bikes do not have pedals and are for kids ages 1-5 years of age. Each strider racer had the option of having an assistant help them ride the rolling hills on the track with them. After the strider races were over and the littlest of racers had their trophies in hand there was a 50/50 raffle ticket give away. Hats, shirts, cash, forks for racing bikes, backpacks, and a pro cruiser bike frame were among some of the items given away.


1st REED PAPENFUSS (N) Gillette, WY 2nd DUSTIN STANHOPE (N) Casper, WY


1st JASON SIKKENGA (I) Gillette, WY 2nd GALEN STANHOPE (I) Rock Springs, WY 3rd LOGAN JOHNSON (I) Gillette, WY




1st STEVEN Casper, WY





1st SETH ALLDREDGE (X) Casper, WY 2nd KORDELL HUNT (X) Gillette, WY 3rd MICHAEL STRAHAN (I) Casper, WY


1st DONALD ADAMS (X) Rock Springs, WY

1st KAYDEN FREAR (X) Gillette, WY 2nd JUSTIN STOLTE (I) Casper, WY 3rd MASON PHELPS (I) Gillette, WY 1st KYLE PAPENFUSS (X) Gillette, WY 2nd CONNER BATES (I) Gillette, WY 3rd JACOB WILKINSON (X ) Casper, WY




1st HAYDEN MINCHOW (X) Gillette, WY 2nd KELTON ROTI (X) Gillette, WY 3rd TYLER HENDRICKSON (N) Cheyenne, WY




1st TYLER BOWMAN (X) Gillette, WY 2nd WESLEY COFFEL (X) Casper, WY 3rd DANE PAPENFUSS (I) Gillette, WY


1st DALTON SULLIVAN (I) Rock Springs, WY 2nd CODELL FRANKLIN (I) Casper, WY 3rd COLE DOROHA (I) Rock Springs, WY


1st ORION ROSS (X) Gillette, WY 2nd STEVEN HUYCK (I) Gillette, WY 3rd TRUSTIN ELLIOTT (I) Casper, WY




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Vikings vs. Jaguars Jr. Football League By Valarie Terry - Observer Sports Reporter Saturday August 25th the 5th and 6th grade Vikings and Jaguars met in a head to head matchup that was sure to be an intense game for these Junior Football leaguers. The game got off to a slow start as both teams took some time to feel each other out. Before half time the Jaguars were clearly dominating the Vikings and were playing very tuff offense and defense. The Vikings team, from Lakeview and Rawhide schools, won their first game of the season against the cardinals and tied when meeting up with the Jets. QB for the Vikings, Fernando Juarado, played very well connecting several times with wide receiver Logan Tiedeman but despite their efforts the team was not able to pull off a win and the Jaguars took home the win. Team mom, Robyn Schonberg, says “These boys are doing a great job and working very hard this year”. The boys are sup-

ported by their head coach Mark Rumfelt and assistant coach Darrell Brink who has been vigorously working with them teaching them the tricks and tips for game days. With moms and dads lining the sidelines cheering for the team, the Vikings were not short on support or encouragement. Jennifer Anderson, mother of Chance Anderson, said “The team is doing very well and the coaches are excellent, all of the kids have progressed tremendously”. Chance Anderson is a wide receiver and is one of the smallest kids on the team but that does not hold him back from being a stand out on the team. Although the Vikings didn’t against the Jaguars they still walked off the field with their heads held high, they had a great attitude and they never gave up. If there is one thing this team’s parents and coaches have taught them, it’s that losing gracefully is winning in the end.

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Help Wanted

Guns for Sale

Cook needed at Lu La Bells. Motivated and Energetic. Days Only. Apply at Lu La bells.

Czech CZ-82 Pistol. 9X18 Caliber, semi auto. High quality steel construction made for field use. 12 round capacity magazine, cock and lock style safety, super accurate polygonal rifled barrel. Comes with extra magazine, cleaning tools, and original issue military holster. Regular price $387.93, On sale with this ad for only $315.00. Call Wyoming Mountaineers 299-2084 and mention this ad.

Powder River Roofing, a growing company in N.E. Wyoming, is hiring full time roofers. Call 307-696-7465 for an interview. Personal Assistant needed to organize and help. Basic computer skills needed, must be good with organization. I am ready to pay $600.00 per week. Interested person should contact: deans995@ Bl-32-2V Full Time Flooring Installers wanted. Must have experience. Bring resumes in to Carpet Express Direct on Hwy. 59 next to the Prime Rib Restaurant. Exciting new career. Unlimited income potential. Think you can sell? Call 307-2994662. We offer commission, fuel allowance, and much more. Sell in the Bighorn, Casper, Powder River, and Black Hills Area. Powder River Mechanics is hiring one shop mechanic. Must be able to perform efficiently, but with the best quality in town. Relaxed work environment. Duties include repairing all domestic and foreign vehicles, atv’s, jet ski’s, motorcycles, boats, and more. Call Powder River Mechanical at 307-670-2037 to set up an interview. Are you a friendly outgoing individual? Do you connect with people casually? Are you looking for supplemental income? Do you need to be in charge of your own hours? We are looking for an independent contractor for commissioned based ad sales. For more information call Sandra at 307-689-0028 or email at State Wide Sales people. Print Advertising Sales for new State-wide newspaper. Call 307-299-4662

Business Opportunities Looking for investor in local business. Call for Details. 307-257-2306. Exciting career available Now! No weekends, holidays, or nights. Unlimited income potential. 20% commission plus gas allowance selling print advertising. Call Anne Peterson (advertising manager) at (307) 299-4662 or email AnnePeterson@ CampbellCountyObserver. com Health problems? Try doTERRA certified pure essential oils. 307-680-0363. www.

Merchandise 1939 HA Selmer Trumpet $750 OBO. 687-1087 Exterior door with window, interior light fixtures, and computer supplies. E-mail Refrigerator (white) Great condition $100 307-2995918 QUEEN SLEEP NUMBER BED like new. $700 call 680-2982. Can text photo if you like. Blue Dual Reclining Sofa. Good shape $100 Call 6802982. Can text photo if you like. Spyder Semi-auto paint ball gun. cal..68 Special Edition. Only used twice! New $300 For you $175 plus two canisters. Call 680-1302 If you are interested in purchasing Nutrient Rich Ranch Raised Beef grown locally, call 307-340-1108. Great Jerky Five roasts and twelve pounds of hamburger for a flat rate. $150.00. All ranch raised beef. This is an approximate savings of 10% on the total. Contact Jason Walker at 307-686-0577 For sale: whirlpool refrigerator, brand new patio propane heater, still in box Cabela’s shower tent, large dining room dark blue/red rooster rug, 10” wet tile saw, treadmill. Call 682-6353. Two place aluminum snowmobile trailer. $1,600. 307689-0202

Taurus Model 827, 38 SPL revolver. 7RND, 4” barrel, Stainless Steel. MSRP $664.00. Mention this ad and get MSRP for $350.00 (4 easy payments of $102.03) Wyoming Mountaineers, call or text 307-299-2084 D132-TFN Remington model 770 Sportsman with 3x9 scope. 270 win. 22” barrel, black syn. Stock. MSRP $375.00. Mention this ad and buy same MSRP for $325.00 (or 4 payments of $95.40). Wyoming Mountaineers, call or text 307-299-2084 D132-TFN Colt AR-15, Sporty Target. Pre-ban, INCREDIBLY LOW SALE NUMBER. Great condition $1,500. (307) 6894339. D1-32-2V 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

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

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.

Wyoming Country Party Convention The Wyoming Country Party would like to invite you to our first party convention. Thinking of running for office? We are looking for viable candidates. Find out more at Want to come to the convention? The Wyoming Country Party convention is this Saturday, August 11th at 1pm at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper. Paid for by the Wyoming Country Party.

Child Care Full Time babysitter available in Sleepy Hollow at my home. CPR Trained, accepting 2 children. Cost is $100.00 per week per child. Hours are 7:30am-5:30pm. Call 307-257-2306 for more information, and to meet and interview.

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.

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! Custom Harley Soft tail. Being built, need to sell now. Almost finished. Chopper, built in Sturgis, SD. Asking $5,500 and will help you build it. HAVE ALL PARTS! Call 257-2306 Boat for Sale with trailer. Needs work. Call 670-8980 for info.

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

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Homeowners and renters insurance for house, trailer, or apartments. Call Elizabeth Jones Agency 307-682-6520

2 Bedroom Duplex, with one car garage, washer/dryer, no pets. $700rent/$700deposit. 307-689-0202 Room for Rent. Nice Room for Rent for one responsible person. $480.00 per month. 689-9358.

Minnows, crawlers, leeches, fishing tackle, boating and camping supplies. Fully furnished cabin rentals, 50 Amp Full Hookup RV sites 5 minutes from Keyhole Reservoir in Pine Haven. Empire Guesthouse & RV Park 307756-3454.

Powder River Roofing is N.E. Wyoming’s top quality roofing, with the highest safety standards in the area. Call for your FREE estimate today for metal/wood/shingle removal, install, and repair. (307)-696-7465. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Want To Get in Shape?Like to have Fun? Learn The Graceful moves of American Oriental Belly Dancing! The 3rd Sunday of every month. Call Leanna Tabatt 307-6808457 Looking to buy a new computer? Why waste the money? “Your Computer Store” has refurbished towers and laptops rebuilt right here in our store. Plenty of memory, disc space, and advice. Come by and see our inventory at “Your Computer Store,” where YOU come first! 802 E. Third St next to Ice Cream Land Powder River Mechanics. We have the cheapest labor rates, but the best quality repairs in town. We offer full services on Foreign and domestic vehicles, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, motorcycles, jet ski’s, boats, and more. Let us put you on a Preventative maintenance schedule so your vehicles run miles past your warranty. Call for an appointment. 307-6967713. Avenue Mall - Over 30 vendors, come check us out! 217 Gillette Ave. Mon-Fri. 9AM to 7 PM, Sat. 9AM- 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM Computers have become like cars, and they need repaired. Want the best quality repair work in N.E. Wyoming? Bring your computer to “Your Computer Store.” Quality work at a quality price. “Your Computer Store,” where YOU COME FIRST 802 E. Third street next to Ice Cream Land.

Wanted to Buy I Buy Militaria. Swords, uniforms, bayonets, medals, guns/parts, field gear. 6827864 Wanted: Old Batteries. Call 307-670-1675. D4-30-8P WILL PAY CASH FOR CAMPERS. Call Scott (307) 680-0854.

Work Wanted

Autos, Trucks and Vans


‘76 Electra-Glide would consider trade on Pan or Knuck if ya know of anyone, ‘81 sent it to LA-S&S, 11.5to1 and dual-plugged to run regular-gas, had burn-out time at Hog-Jam! Ben 680.7464.

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

2004 Yukon Denali XL,6.0 Motor, Loaded $14,000 OBO 660-9351 2008 Hyundai Sonata LMTD, 40,000 mi. $13,500, Call 307-660-2532. 2000 Chevy Silverado 4x4 1/2 Ton Pickup. New tires, ext. cab, long bed. 148,000 mi. One owner. 307-6700858 or 303-250-4096 97’ Chevy Long Box Extended Cab. ¾ Ton, selling for Parts. $1,000 OBO. 307680-7431

Homes for Sale

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

40+ Acres 2 miles south of Wright 1999 Atlantic Oak Modular. $250,000 OBO Call 307 - 680 – 2374 Great House - 4 bedroom, 2 bath, computer room, huge island kitchen, fireplace. Must see! call 307-687-0333 C1-23-tfn FSBO 2,688 SF home on corner lot with fenced back yard. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, upgraded kitchen, finished walkout basement, oversized garage. $259,000. 307-680-9180.

Home Appliances/ Furnshings Microfiber couch with 2 recliners combined. Green. $100 Call 299-4967. Booth Table. L-shaped. With Chairs. Seats 6. $500.00 Call 299-4967 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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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

Auto insurance preferred and SR-22’s. Call Elizabeth Jones Agency 307-682-6520 Motorcycle and ATV insurance. Call Elizabeth Jones Agency 307-682-6520

Tri-level house for sale 4 bed 2 bath $209,000 (307) 6701925.

6x10 trailer. Great shape, fits your biggest Harley. $1,400 obo. 299-4967.

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

1982 Chevy Ventura Van. 350 Engine, 400 Turbo newly rebuilt transmission. Interior in GREAT shape, has a working electric wet bar and built in cooler in back. Carb. needs re-jetted, other than that there are no problems. Must see. Asking $3,500 or best offer. Price:$3,500obo. Contact: 307-670-8980

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.

Heavy Equipment/ Trailers

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

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.

Tonneau Cover for sale! Cover will fit any pickup with an 8' bed, long wheel base - $125.00

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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

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Sports Report

Campbell County Observer

August 31 - September 7, 2012

Camels Friday Night Home Opener By Valarie Terry - Observer Sports Reporter

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Camels travel to Evanston for their first win of the season By Kevin Koile - Considering the shootouts we’ve had the past couple of years, we were hoping to get the same thing in Evanston this time around. The Red Devils hosting number 3 Gillette…first quarter…the home team wearing the red, and they would make the first mistake…Matt Johnson thinks he has a man down-field, but he’s going to under-throw him, and instead he’ll find Dani Fischer who plays for the other team…and the Camels would set up shop in enemy territory at the 38 yard line. About 3 plays later…they’d cash in…good penetration by the defensive line but Austin Fort is able to dump the ball over the middle to Taylor Bigelow…no one was covering him and he’ll scamper down the near sideline for a 31 yard touchdown play…PAT is good and the Camels are on the board first, leading 7-to-nothing. Now how about some defense? The Red Devils were looking to cross midfield, but that’s not going to happen. Stephen Alm is going to bust through and he’s going to make a sack lunch out of Johnson. That took care of that problem for a while and it’s a good way to start the season. On the next possession…more defenses…this time Johnson was in the gun, but that did not do him any good. The Camels would get to him quickly and then Carson Mock would finish the job this time. All the way back to the 10 yard line and Evanston would have to punt the ball away. But on their next possession, the home team finally got things going… Wyatt Day is going right up the gut and he’s got some daylight…this play turned into a 54 yard pickup from the 39 all the way to the Gillette 7 yard line, before he got tackled out of bounds…that was the play they needed to spark the offense. Now they just have to finish the job…Kyler Wagstaff is now under center and he’s going to take care of things himself…sneaking his way across the goal line from 7 yards away and this game is tied up at 7 points a-piece, after the first 12 minutes. 2nd quarter…the visitors would respond…here’s Bigelow again finding a hole on the left side and going through it…he had one hundred and fifty plus on the game and here’s 40 of them right here, from his own 33 to the Evanston 27, and his team was in pretty good shape and were threatening again. A few plays later…they’d take to the air…Fort is just a junior and he had a pretty good game…over the middle to Fischer and he’s in for a 21 yard score…throw in the extra point and the Camels retake the lead, 14-to-7. The Red Devils would then try to turn up the heat…Wagstaff playing it dangerously by going over the middle, but he was counting on Johnson to be there and he was…look at him fight for the extra yardage…he got about 15 more yards after the initial hit. A 49 yard pickup to the Gillette 8 yard line…but the drive would stall and the home team had to settle for a field goal, so they’re down, 14-to-10. Moving ahead…the visitors would get a good punt return all the way to the Evanston 13, and when you have that good field position…you better score…they fooled the camera and Jason Cortez would punch in from 8 yards away…the Camels would take a 21-to-10 advantage, going into halftime. Now I know the Devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal, but I guess he liked the cheer-leaders in Evanston instead. 3rd quarter…not much happening on offense for either side, so the

defense would own the quarter… Zach Tolzien would break that play up before it got a chance to get going and there was nothing doing that time around. On the next play…this is probably one that Wagstaff wanted to have back…throwing into double coverage and Fischer would step in front of that pass to make the interception. There were a number of times when the Camels would start their drives on the other side of the 50, which is usually a good thing, if that ever happens. They were knocking on the door again, but this time the wrong person answered…Fort gets picked off by Day and that’ll snuff out that scoring threat…his team-mates could not do anything with the turnover, but at least they were able to stop the scoring threat for the time being. Here comes some more defense… Wagstaff is rolling out, and he’s got a good look at one receiver down field…however Cole Petty had a pretty good look at that pass as well, and he’ll step for an I-N-T of his own…not much happened scoring wise, so it was still a 21-to-10 contest going into the final 12 minutes. 4th quarter…the visitors got down

to business…here’s Bigelow again, busting his way through 3 defenders for a 2 yard score and that would push the score up to 28-10. Here was Evanston’s problem… starting field position…most of the time they started deep in their own territory and this time it came back to bite them. That bad snap resulted in a safety and it could’ve been much worse. Visitors now lead 30-to-10. And Gillette was not done…Petty is now taking the snaps…he’s behind there somewhere…and he’s pulling off a few moves and dragging a few guys with him…all of that for 8 yards, but it resulted in 7 points for his team, and now the scoreboard reads, 37to-10. The fire was still burning for Evanston but time was against them… they scored once to make it 37-17… then on the first play after a fumble recovery…they take to the air… Wagstaff was looking for Johnson the entire time and he hits the bull’s eye for a 25 yard score, but that was all the offense that the Red Devils could muster…like I said, bad starting field position played a factor, as Gillette would pick up a 37-to-24 road win.

Campbell County Camels Football Results/Schedule Week 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Week 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Away Team Campbell County Rock Springs Campbell County Kelly Walsh Campbell County Campbell County Central South Campbell County

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Home Team Score ID Evanston 24 714 Campbell County 721 East 724 Campbell County 727 Laramie 730 Sheridan 733 Campbell County 736 Campbell County 739 Natrona 7

Possible Contest Dates August 24 Aug. 31-Sept. 1 September 7-8 September 14-15 September 21-22 September 28-29 October 5-6 October 12-13 October 19-20

Here are the latest volleyball standings, for games played up through and including August 26th. Some scores from Cheyenne, Riverton and Cokeville are still missing. Records will be updated as the missing scores are plugged in. Anyone with any information on a missing score is asked to email: The first volleyball coaches/media poll will be unveiled on September 12th. 4A East: East: 6-0 Gillette Camels: 3-1 (no score from 8/24 vs. Bonneville, ID) Central: 4-2 Laramie: 4-2 Sheridan: 0-1 (no scores reported from weekend in Riverton) South: 0-6 2A Northeast: Sundance: 4-2 Wright Panthers: 1-1 Moorcroft: 0-0 (no scores reported from Custer, SD) Big Horn: 0-1 Tongue River: 0-1

What’s Going On In Sports? Friday, August 31

Week Away Team Score Home Team Score 1 Lovell vs Wright 2 Wright vs Wheatland 3 Big Horn vs Wright 4 Wright vs Newcastle 5 Tongue River vs Wright 6 Wright vs Glenrock 7 Moorcroft vs Wright 8 Wright vs Burns * Denotes that this game does not count for postseason qualification Possible Contest Dates August 24 Aug. 31-Sept. 1 September 7-8 September 14-15 September 21-22 September 28-29 October 5-6 October 12-13 October 19-20

Saturday, September 1

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turnovers and a few interceptions while only allowing Evanston to 295 yards for their offense. Offense made a pretty big difference in the outcome of the game as Austin Fort connected with as many as seven different receivers. Dani Fischer was a strong offensive player, he caught two balls with a total of 28 yards including Gillette’s second touchdown of the game. With the season off to a pretty bright start the camels are pumped up are ready to treat their excited fans to a win at home. Looking at the team you can see a lot of proud young men wanting to please their coaches and reassure them they are in it to win it. The Camel fans will be packing the stadium at 7 PM on Friday August 31st and will be ready to see another victory on the Camels home turf.

Volleyball Standings

• Volleyball Camel Invite, CCHS

Wright Panthers Football Results/Schedule

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The Camels High School football team found themselves on the field Monday afternoon gearing up for the home opener against Rocks Springs. With temperatures well into the high 90’s these young men were putting their blood sweat and tears into practice. Running drills and going over play after play these fierce young men are determined to win Friday night when they play at the camel stadium. The matchup in Evanston proved the Camels are a force to be reckoned with, as they came back home with a victory. The Camels defeated Evanston 37-24. Making his debut on the field was junior Quarter Back Austin Fort; he had a rather impressive night with 2 touchdowns and one rushing touchdown and went 17-32 for 184 yards. The Camels have built up a pretty tough defense forcing multiple

• Volleyball Camel Invite, CCHS • Limited Late Models, 7 pm, Gillette Thunder Speedway • CCHS Girls Swimming & Diving vs Laramie, 10-11 am, Aquatic Center • RCM Youth & Adult Barrel Racing Clinic, 1-5 pm, CAMPLEX, East Pavilion

Sunday, September 2

• RCM Youth & Adult Barrel Racing Clinic, 1-5 pm, CAMPLEX, East Pavilion

Monday, September 3 LABOR DAY Tuesday, September 4

• CCHS SO Volleyball Camels VS Sturgis, 4 pm, CCHS South Campus • CCHS SO Volleyball Camels VS Spearfish, 5 pm, CCHS South Campus • CCHS Tennis Lady Camels VS Spearfish, 4-5 pm, Gillette

Wednesday, Sept. 5

am, CAM-PLEX East Pavilion; 751-3966 • CCHS Tennis Camels VS Riverton and VS Laramie, 2pm and 5 pm, Gillette

Saturday, September 8

• Team Hope Wyoming 5K Run/Walk, 9-10 am, Rec Center, call 299-3039 for more info • ACTRA Fall Roping, 9 am, CAM-PLEX East Pavilion; 751-3966 • CCHS Tennis JV Invite, 9 am, Gillette • CCHS Varsity Tennis Camels VS Cheyenne East, 9 am, Gillette • CCHS Swimming/Diving Lady Camels VS Natrona & Kelly Walsh, 10 am, Aquatic Center • CCHS Varsity Tennis Camels VS Cheyenne Central, Noon, Gillette

Sunday, September 9

• ACTRA Fall Roping, 9 am, CAM-PLEX East Pavilion; 751-3966

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Thursday, September 6

• ACTRA Fall Roping, 9 am, CAM-PLEX East Pavilion; 751-3966

Friday, September 7

• ACTRA Fall Roping, 9


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