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June 24 - July 1, 2011
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Governor Mead seeks Federal Aid for Damages from Spring Flooding This Spring Wyomingâ€™s snowpack hit record levels. The North Platte River reached record ďŹ‚ood stage in Saratoga. Many rivers, streams, and creeks across the state topped their banks and the Department of Transportation reacted to or is monitoring 37 landslides. The good news is there was no single major disaster. Governor Matt Mead, today, expressed his appreciaPhotographed by Justin Hillius tion to Wyomingâ€™s counties and other local ofďŹ cials for their work in preventing a major, lasting, event caused by ďŹ‚ooding or landslides. The Governor said local efforts in partnership with the Wyoming OfďŹ ce of Homeland Security, the Wyoming National Guard and the Wyoming Department of Transportation did a lot to protect people and property across the state. â€œOur entire state was proactive in getting out ahead of the ďŹ‚ooding,â€? Governor Mead said. â€œIf it wasnâ€™t for the tireless work of the Guard, Homeland Security, local ofďŹ cials and volunteers this could have been a disastrous spring. That is not to say we didnâ€™t see signiďŹ cant damage in certain places and we are not out of the woods yet.â€? Governor Mead signed an Executive Order on May 27. That Order activated the State Operations Center and enabled the state to mobilize its resources - including WOHS, the Wyoming National Guard, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming Honor Farm Wranglers, and others - to assist local authorities. â€œThis is the ďŹ rst time we have used our force before an emergency occurred in Wyoming,â€? said Maj. Gen. Luke Contact: Kim Deti Wyoming Department of Health, will staff Reiner, Wyomingâ€™s adjutant general. â€œBy leaning forward Phone: 307-777-6420 the project. These nurses will monitor and being in the right place at the right time, we were â€œHealth Buddiesâ€? to Support Wyoming information submitted by patients and able to protect Wyoming residents and property.â€? Medicaid Clients FDQ Ă DJ FOLHQWV IRU IROORZ XS LI WKH\ While there was no single major disaster, there are Certain selected Wyoming EqualityCare detect potential problems or increased damages associated with the landslides, saturated (Medicaid) clients are beginning to symptoms of concern. â€œDepending on agricultural lands, ďŹ‚ash ďŹ‚ooding in Crook County and the use â€œHealth Buddyâ€? devices for a cost- the case and the patientâ€™s needs, they record levels in rivers, creeks and streams. Governor effective connection to enhanced may call that patient to discuss their Mead has signed a disaster declaration. â€œThis declaration is needed for Wyoming to qualify for assistance from the medical care as part of a new Wyoming condition or they may help ensure the federal government,â€? Governor Mead said. â€œWe are likely Department of Health effort. patient visits a doctor,â€? Bush said. beyond the threshold set by the Federal Emergency The new Healthy Together Health â€œThe Health Buddy system has been used Management Agency and other federal agencies for asBuddy Project, designed especially for for a number of years in other programs sistance, but we must sign this to ďŹ nd out for sure.â€? the Wyoming EqualityCare (Medicaid) such as the Department of Veterans Aging and Disabilities Conference for Reform, ReverseOfďŹ Mortgages, and Sethe TheSet Director of the Wyoming ce of Homeland program, will connect certain clients to $IIDLUV ZLWK WHUULĂ€F UHVXOWVÂľ %XVK VDLG curity, Guy Cameron, has been working with counties to Cheyenne Aging/Mental Health/Development medical professionals who will directly â€œItâ€™s been proven to reduce the number come upthe with Disabilities preliminary Panel. ďŹ gures on damages from ďŹ‚oodWith a theme of â€œPowering toward monitor their health status using tele- of hospitalizations and costs associated and related like landslides. 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Fishing Report By Mike Smith, Empire Guesthouse and RV Park Pine Haven, WY Fishing remains decent at Keyhole on all species. The biggest challenge will be locating fish. Rising lake levels have them scattered more than fishermen are used to. The good news is: with all the newly flooded brush and weed, it has created new habitat that give this season’s fry more places to hide from predators, giving them a chance to grow. This is already proving to be true with rising lake lev-
els of the past two years. Many 12-14” walleye are showing up, as opposed to previous years when few were reported. Starting last year, there were reports of fishermen catching 30-40 of this size a day. Most of these are being released and, hopefully, the practice will continue. A walleye of 15”+ will give you a decent fillet. However, it would be a good practice to release bigger fish as well because
they are spawners. Keyhole has about 50% natural reproduction as has been shown by Fish & Game studies. Fish & Game also do supplemental stocking of walleye and northern annually. Fish & Game does not feel that size restrictions would benefit Keyhole at this time. If you feel size restrictions would help, contact one of the fish biologists in Sheridan and let them know. If they receive enough comments, they
may give it a try. Fish are being taken from 5-25 feet of water. Smaller fish are coming to shallower water on a variety of baits while some bigger fish are coming from deeper water on deep diving crank baits. There have been reports of many boats on the west end last weekend. With rising water temperatures they will start moving out there. Bottom bouncers & worm harnesses would be a good bet at this time.
Gorbachev to speak at University of Wyoming Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union during the historic final years of the Cold War, has accepted an invitation to speak at the University of Wyoming this fall. Gorbachev will speak Friday afternoon, Oct. 14, at UW’s Arena-Auditorium. The event will be open to the public and will occur during UW’s Homecoming weekend. Additional details are currently being finalized. Gorbachev served as head of state to the Soviet Union, including during its dissolution in 1991. Gorbachev is widely known for his reform measures as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan. Gorbachev,
who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, is credited for his reorientation of Soviet strategic positions which coincided with the end of the Cold War. “Mikhail Gorbachev is unquestionably one of the most influential world leaders of the 20th century. He will rank among the most significant personalities who have ever spoken on the University of Wyoming campus,” said UW President Tom Buchanan. “This will be an incredible opportunity for our students, faculty, alumni and the Wyoming community to listen and interact with a world-changing political figure.” Retired U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson will serve as moderator for the event.
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On a clear, cool, morning in early June, children from around Wyoming gathered in the mountains overlooking Casper to learn critical life-long skills. Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D, or “Peace Ofﬁcers Striving to Create and Re-enforce Dreams” has been a joint effort between the Wyoming Peace Ofﬁcers, Volunteers of America, and the Wyoming National Guard to teach Wyoming’s at-risk youth the importance of teamwork, communication, respect, leadership, and how to conquer personal fears. Brittany Goodvin, the grants coordinator for the VOA, explained that this is a premier leadership camp held every June for students between their ﬁfth and sixth-grade years. School counselors, school resource ofﬁcers, and D.A.R.E. instructors select the children from all around the state to attend. “It’s amazing to be able to work with these children and be able to witness them overcoming their greatest fears,” said Goodvin. Goodvin also explained, “with all the camps available to children, such as 4-H, scouts, and sports camps, the school resource ofﬁcers and D.A.R.E.ofﬁcers in Wyoming’s schools refer the children who are least likely to attend any other camp” by keeping their eyes out for at-risk children, as well as those who exhibit remarkable leadership qualities. Heath Steel, executive vice president for VOA, explained he learned about the program in 2003 when he traveled to Maine to participate in their program. He came back to Wyoming to implement what he learned into a P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. program for Wyoming’s youth. The camp has been held every June on Casper Mountain for the last eight years with expansion camps planned for Montana this year and Colorado in the near future. Sadly, Steel continued, these three are the only camps of their kind left in the country. Maine discontinued their P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. program soon after his visit. Sgt. 1st Class Kris Green, Wyoming National Guard Counter Drug Program administrator, and P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. volunteer since 2004, explained in years past they have had more than 100 children at-
tend representing county school districts from all over the state. This year, to offer higher quality mentorship of the children the program accepted 84 children from 12 counties. “Our vision of accomplishment at this camp is to instill in the children a sense of teamwork, conﬁdence, and leadership,” said Green. Counter Drug has teamed with D.A.R.E. to hold drug resistance programs in the state’s schools. Children can only learn so much about the side effects of drugs. So, P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D strives to teach children the conﬁdence, leadership, and teamwork for making the choices to stay off drugs. In 2004, VOA approached Counter Drug and the Wyoming National Guard with a proposal for P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D., requesting participation and demonstrations such as the Wyoming Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Command’s climbing wall, and military Blackhawk or Kiowa helicopters. Mike Scott, a sheriff with Natrona County and D.A.R.E. ofﬁcer said, “The day the National Guard brings their equipment into camp is the most exciting day for these kids. They love to see the cool equipment the military has.” The Wyoming Army National Guard’s 67th Army Band regularly participates by putting on a concert for the campers. Unfortunately, the band was unable to participate this year due to statewide ﬂood control. Sgt. Colby White, a member of the band, the Cheyenne Police Department, and Cheyenne South High School’s resource ofﬁcer, explained that during the course of the week-long camp, children are taught the fundamentals of archery, riﬂe marksmanship, as well as numerous military based exercises designed to get each group to work as a team, which is something a lot of children do not get the opportunity to do. “It’s great to work with the children, to give them a sense of conﬁdence to take home, and to implement into their everyday lives,” said White. “Our ultimate goal is to build leadership skills in all the campers and to establish long lasting relationships between the camp-
ers, the peace ofﬁcers, and the National Guard,” said Goodvin. During the camp’s designated “National Guard Day,” Wyoming Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, as well as State Command Sgt. Maj., Thomas Allan, made an appearance to discuss with the children the importance of teamwork, communication, leadership, and good decision-making in everyday life. “An organization is only as strong as its weakest link,” said Reiner, before answering the numerous questions posed by the campers. Allan discussed with the children the meaning of a term he used when he was younger; what does it mean to be “hip,” but with a military twist? He discussed the seven core Army values, placing strong emphasis on honor, integrity and personal courage. Allan explained that using these three values in each decision would help the children make the right choice and, in turn, be successful in life. In measuring success of the P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. program, the VOA can surely measure its success by the desire of the campers and mentors wanting to return. Once a child goes through the program, they can return during their high school years as a junior mentor. “Adult mentors are hard to come by to participate in the program, but once they witness the positive growth of the campers, they never want to leave,” said Goodvin. Junior mentor from Natrona County, Krissy Slagle, said she attended the camp when she was 12 and returned this year to build on her own leadership qualities as well as share her experiences from her time as a camper, and to help mentor the children. “It’s a good camp,” she said, “offering to kids valuable lessons in life. I hope to take what I’ve learned here and pass it on to others.” Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. is funded by grants through the Volunteers of America and is free for students to attend. Anyone interested in attending can contact the local school resource ofﬁcer or D.A.R.E. Ofﬁcer for additional information.
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City of Gillette Road Closure Updates 1st Street Closure (Stonepile Creek Sanitary Sewer Project Phase IIB)
1st Street from Burma Avenue to Rohan Avenue will be closed from Monday, June 13th through Monday, June 27th for concrete street paving. Business access for Tony’s Speed & Sport and Wyoming Puriﬁed Water will be maintained. This project is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.
Stanley Avenue Closure
Stanley Avenue from the intersection of 7th Street to the dead end at Stonepile Creek will be closed from Monday, June 20th through Monday, July 4th for the installation of a water main. Sutherland Subdivision repairs During June the City of Gillette’s Street Division has hired a contractor to perform shoulder milling and surface treatment on the following streets: Vivian Street, Almon Drive (including 1/2 of Almon Circle), Kinner Drive, Frisky Court and Vanscoy Drive. Trafﬁc may be restricted in this area during this project.
Enzi Drive Widening
This project, funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax, will be ongoing throughout the summer of 2011 and will widen Enzi Drive to ﬁve lanes from the Enzi Drive/West 4J Road Intersection to just south of the Enzi Drive/Shoshone Avenue intersection. The project will also relocate the trafﬁc signals
at Enzi Drive and Slate Street to the intersection of Enzi Drive and Sinclair Street - which will include a new entrance and exit to CCHS South Campus on Sinclair Street.
Highway 50 (Skyline Drive) Widening
This is a WYDOT Project (Project Number: 0007162) and is scheduled for completion on September 30, 2011. The project includes the reconstruction of 2nd Street from Echeta Road to Decker Court and reconstruction and widening of Skyline Drive from 2nd street to Lakeway Road. The project also includes the installation of a section of the new Madison Pipeline from Lakeway Road to Westover Road.
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The City of Gillette’s Public Works Department has hired a contractor to perform maintenance and repair work on Gillette Avenue. This project will be ongoing through June 19th. During this repair work, trafﬁc on Gillette Avenue between 1st Street and 4th Street will be limited to one-way trafﬁc and may be completely restricted at times. The contractor will work as quickly as possible to repair and re-open the road. Due to the moisture and cold temperatures this past winter, 4,000 square feet of surface failed and needs to be replaced.
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Miss Campbell County Scholarship Pageant 2011 is a pageant that provides opportunities for girls in Campbell County to act as ambassadors in their community. The winner of the Miss Campbell County title must be a senior at Campbell County High School or Wright Junior/Senior High School. As Miss Campbell County, she will be expected to make personal appearances on behalf of the Miss Campbell County Pageant and Wyoming Center Stage Productions. Title winners age 5-17 are also expected to make personal appearances on be-
half of the Miss Campbell County Pageant and Wyoming Center Stage Productions. All girls competing in these categories must attend school in Campbell County and be a resident of Campbell County. Miss Campbell County will receive scholarships from various area businesses and Wyoming Center Stage Productions. The scholarship amount will be between $1500 and $3000. Other titles include: • Teen Miss Campbell County Ages15-17 • Pre-Teen Miss Campbell County Ages 12-14 • Young Miss Campbell
County Ages 9-11 • Junior Miss Campbell County Ages 7-8 • Petite Miss Campbell County Ages 5-6 • Precious Miss Campbell County Ages 3-4 • Tiny Miss Campbell County Ages 1-2 • Baby Miss Campbell County Ages 6 - 11 months **Age based on date of pageant
The mission of the Wyoming Veteran’s Commission is to develop, enhance and promote programs, services, and benefits to Wyoming Veterans and their families. They do this through outreach, education, communication, and legislation. The commission strives to improve the quality of life of every Wyoming Veteran by working in harmony with the Wyoming State government, the Wyoming Military Department, and the US Department of Veteran Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations. The Wyoming Veteran’s Commission is a 12-member, Governor appointed, commission which meets, at least, quarterly. Meetings rotate around the state and audio video teleconferencing is used. Meetings are open to the public and announced through local media outlets. All Veterans are encouraged to attend and participate. The Powder River Basin is fortunate to have two outstanding commission members who live and serve in
this area, Pete Quinnell of Gillette and Al Ellefson of Hulett. The job as the State Veteran Service Officer for the Powder River Basin is to connect Veterans and their families with state and federal benefits which they may be entitled to. They also help Veterans or family members file for VA disability compensation claims based on service connected illnesses or injuries and/ or VA pension claims. To date, Veterans and/ or family members file claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs which have brought nearly $500,000.00 in federal funds to the Powder River Basin. The average claim paying the service connected Veteran is $13,000.00 per year in federal benefits for their injuries or illnesses suffered in service. If you are a Veteran who lives in the area and needs assistance in finding out what state or federal benefits you may qualify for, please contact me at (307) 696-5048 to schedule an appointment.
Miss Campbell County $65.00 Entry deadline is July 1, 2011. Call Linda at 6601798 for more information. Information packets and registration forms can be picked up at Top Notch Auto, Inc. 1502 West Second Gillette, WY 82716 located next to Value Villa and Granny’s Restaurant. Our own Nicholas De Laat, owner of the Campbell County Observer, will be judging the ages 5 and up events. Other local celebrities will also be on the panels. Names of these to be announced soon.
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Join us for a celebration of freedom at the 2011 Wyoming Liberty Fest Join us for a weekend celebration of freedom and neighborliness in Wyoming this summer. Renew old friendships and make new ones with others who share your same interests and concerns about liberty and the future of our country. We will gather at Lyon Canyon Ranch near Lander, the same location as in 2009 and 2010. We’ll start Friday afternoon August 19th and go through Sunday afternoon August 21nd. Many of the popular activities from previous years will return, including the ever popular Soap Box Hero Contest.
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For the first time, all of the events will be held at the ranch. There will be no need to shuttle into Lander
on Saturday. A new “Big Tent” will be the center of the daytime activities on Saturday. From 9:30am until 3:00pm, a fine group of speakers will address various aspects of the liberty movement in Wyoming, from politics to guns. Then from 3:00pm until 5:00pm, the Big Tent will be the location for the gun clinic where you can bring your weapons and learn more about how to clean and care for them from experts. A great lineup of speakers is planned. Here is the list of confirmed speakers as of June 1st. • State Senator Cale Case • State House Member Sue Wallis • Glen Woods, Gillette’s 1270-AM KIML morning talk show host • Steve Klein, Wyoming Liberty Group • Anthony Bouchard, Wyoming Gun Owners Association
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Regulations may force Wyodak to install pollution-prevention equipment Federal and environmental regulations may be forcing Wyodak to install costly pollution-prevention equipment in their plant along with several other facilities across the nation. Cuts in emissions have been made to meet new air quality health standards. Now that it seems to be getting under control, the next step is air quality in visibility that will impact
many national parks. Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming were all affected by a lawsuit filed by environmentalists regarding these issues. Therefore, plans have been adopted to reduce haze in these areas. The group who filed the charges is the WildEarth Guardians with the National Parks Association. Wyodak apparently
emits 6,700 tons of sulfur dioxide, 4,200 tons of nitrogen dioxide, and 3,200 tons of carbon dioxide annually. Court approval on this issue is still pending. *Information courtesy of Basin Radio Network.
Rare minerals found in Crook County Rare minerals were found in Crook County on land that was meant as a potential mine. It has been being researched for the past few years, located 5 miles north of Sundance, in order for permits to be obtained to
turn it into a rare earth-element mine, called Bear Lodge Mine. It has been said that this mine can contribute to Wyoming’s economy enormously for the following 15 years. The mineral found is one that would, and is, used
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HIV Prevention Remains Important in Wyoming (CDC) published the first report of cases in the United States of what we now know as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS),” Johnston said. “But that’s no reason to be complacent about the disease and its prevention.” Johnston said over 200 people are currently living with HIV and AIDS in Wyoming. Wyoming residents are encouraged to visit www. knowyo.org and download a voucher for free STD and HIV screening at a local public health office or family planning clinic. Participating sites are identified on an interactive map on the web site. The web site also contains information on many STDs and hepatitis and identifies resources for people seeking more details or treatment.
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Johnston noted more than 50,000 people become infected each year in the United States with CDC data showing more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV. “As that number grows, opportunities for HIV transmission unfortunately increase,” he said. “Our efforts at the department include addressing HIV infection along with other infections such as STDs, hepatitis and TB,” Johnston said. “The risk factors for infection are often the same for each of these diseases.” The department provides HIV/STD/hepatitis/TB testing and lab support to more than 55 clinics in Wyoming. For more information, please contact Johnston at 307-777-6563 or 307-2621354.
the advisor as much information as you can about your concern or request a road test with the repairing technician to quantify your concern. In that way, there should be fewer cases of “Unable to duplicate concern” or “nothing noted on road test”. As an example, a gentleman brought his vehicle to our repair facility with a concern of “rattle in door”. Per normal diagnostic procedures, the vehicle is first road tested to verify the concern. Normally, noise concerns are road tested with radio off, blower fan off, and all windows closed. After road test determination made to remove suspect door panel and physically inspect internal door components. Door fasteners tight, nothing seemingly out of place, vehicle reroad tested and released to customer with confidence
What’s Going On for the Campbell Co. Centennial Fourth of July? - 6-10 a.m.- Volunteer Fireman Pancake Feed, 106 Rohan Ave. - 7 a.m.- Universal Athletic Service Firecracker 4 Mile Run/Walk, Bicentennial Soccer Fields - 10 a.m.- Parade, 2nd Street to Osborne Ave. - 11:30 a.m.- Registration for Activities, Bicentennial Park - 12 p.m.- Free Hot Dog Feed Begins - Kids Games, Sampson Field
- Chalk It Up - Mud Volleyball, North Side Bicentennial Park - 12:30 p.m.- Strong Man/ Woman Challenge, Softball Field 3 - 1 p.m.- Fireman Water Fight, Wacky Obstacle Course, Goat-roper Field - 1-3 p.m.- KQOL 105.3 Hosts the Boogie Machine Band, North of Concessions - 10 p.m.- Fireworks Display Begins @ Camplex, Music By KQOL 105.3
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Ask the Mechanic Help me to help you. Most times you make an appointment with your local repair shop for normal maintenance. Oil changes, tire rotations, transmission services etc. Yet, there comes a time when your vehicle makes a strange noise or develops a vibration that needs immediate attention. Rarely do you have personal contact with the technician that will be evaluating your concern. Your first contact will normally be with a service advisor, who more than likely will not have any or very little automotive repair experience. It would help the repairing technician to have as much information of your concern as possible. Whether it be a squeak, rattle, or an intermittent burp you vehicle may have time to time. Remember the what, when, where and how. Give
participate fully in activities of daily living. Certified Hand Therapists have a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice of hand therapy, have successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and therapy in upper quarter rehabilitation and must demonstrate continuing professional development by recertifying every five years. Ms. Stafford sees patients at CCMH Rehab Services, located in the Wyoming Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute building (WORI),508 Stocktrail Ave., 688.8000.
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The Wyoming Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Program works to reach people who are most at-risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases to encourage them to take advantage of the free testing offered by the department around Wyoming. “We want people to know their status by being tested for HIV and other STDs and we want them to be treated quickly, if they are positive, for any of these diseases,” said Rob Johnston, HIV Prevention Program manager with the Wyoming Department of Health. “Of course, those most at-risk are young people who have sex without using any type of protection.” “It’s been 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anni Stafford, Occupational Therapist at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, has received certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function, and/or reverse the progress of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to
in repair. Customer picks up vehicle, service advisor comes to technician and states the noise is not fixed to his satisfaction and is up front. “Go see what’s going on”. They are informed what has transpired and told the rattle has not been fixed. “Show me”. The customer proceeds to start vehicle, turn radio on to ¾ volume and full base, states “Hear that buzz in the door?” After hearing noise the repair takes less than two minutes to fix. Little did they know, it had been his fourth attempt to have this repaired. In conclusion, spend as much time with your service advisor/write-up individual as you may feel necessary in order to have us all understand your concern. Do not allow him or her to just appear to be an order taker.
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Father’s Day By Sandra Boehler Father’s day is a day to honor fathers for being a huge part in which we have become in our lives. Sometimes it is hard to comprehend how these strong men who molded our lives started off a little baby boy so many years ago. I look at my Dad’s baby picture and it amazes me that he was one day someone’s baby. Then I see the picture of him looking so handsome in his Army uniform and think of what he went through in Korea, being away from his wife and family. My Dad was a strong, hard core man with the heart of a teddy bear. I was very fortunate growing up. My Dad believed that you work hard for what you get. However, he did play hard as well. Family time was very important to him. We spend almost every weekend with Grandparents and an aunt and uncle who had six children. So, my family of four became a family of twelve. We would take summer camping, boating, and fishing trips together. I remember Dad and my Uncle Billy spending their day pulling us kids on homemade boogie boards on the water all day long. The sunburns they endured meant nothing to them as they were enjoying the time entertaining us. We always had plenty of chores to do at home with two huge gardens and lawns to help with the upkeep. My Dad loved to do woodworking projects. He had a love for trains, as he was a railroad foreman. Outside the screened in patio he built a town consisting
of an elevator, a train depot and other businesses. He purchased train sets which were laid on tracts and traveled around the town and past his water pond. When I was about eight years old we build a pontoon made from fifty-five gallon barrels. We enjoyed lots of family time fishing with my Mom and Grandpa. Sad to say a wind storm tore it from it is anchor and when it was found, several miles across Lake Sakakawea, it was irreparable. Dad bought a boat and we still fished and enjoyed our summer lake time. My Dad did not want us to have a job growing up as he believed you would soon enough hit the work world however he also taught us nothing came free-there is no silver platter. We had plenty chores to earn money for our fun time. He never spanked us. Grounding was his punishment as he knew that was the hardest on us. He had this look when you knew you were in trouble and it was best to just walk away. He loved every holiday and would decorate our two city lots with outside decorations. Our yard was known as “TOY LAND” at Christmas. He would spend weeks setting out all the lighted decorations and stringing lights. Even Santa, with fishing pole in hand was lite and placed in the boat which was strung with lights. The television station and newspaper from one hundred miles away came to take pictures and write an article. We were so blessed with our Dad. He made sure our birthday
130 million tons of coal in the Powder River Basin is being given up by the Bureau of Land Management. There will be a sealed-bid lease sale at the Caballo West Coal Tract, next to Caballo Mine on August 17th 2011 by BLM. This is the final sale out of four
pieces of land and all bids must be submitted by August 16th in order to be considered. For more information on how to bid, visit Basin Radio Network’s web site. *Information courtesy of Basin Radio Network.
Question of the Week Does the Federal Government and it’s agencies get in the way of energy production, or are they doing the right thing? “Without Question!!!!” - Harry Setalan “I think that the goverment doesnt do enough. These rich companies ruin the land while lining their filthy pockets.” - John trekir
was OUR DAY. We got to pick what we had for dinner and I would get cherry cheesecake for my birthday cake. We had two days out of the year we did not have to help with dishes and that was our birthday and Halloween. As we grew and became young adults he was always there for us. He didn’t have many comments but we knew by his actions when he was proud of us and when he disapproved of what we had done. We were not spoiled financially however we did not lack for anything. He made sure we had what was necessary and made us buy what was not. He had to laugh when I was so excited to buy my first car, a white corvair, not in the best of shape but it was mine. Think he worried a little when I traveled with that beat up car but always made sure I knew things like checking the oil and tires before setting off on an adventure. He was a man who never forgot Mom and Dad’s anniversary or Mom’s birthday. We would go shopping for something special for Mom. I still have a dress he just loved and had to buy for her birthday one year. Guess I am as sentimental as he was. He loved to take Mom to dinner at the local steak house about twice a month. It was a special time for just them. Some of my favorite memories are going to the pipe and tobacco store, the smell was amazing. Yes I still have his pipe stand which contains some old tobacco. He was a man
who taught me hard love but I never felt unloved. He was a great grandfather who could not spoil my two daughters enough. They also enjoyed spending time with him. He was fortunate to be here when his great grandson Wyatt was born and yes he spoiled him worse than my daughters. As a matter of fact his obituary card is a picture of my Dad and Wyatt on the riding lawn mower. We lost my Dad in 1998 at a very young age, 67. I, being a Daddy’s girl, was devastated. In my heart I know he knew he was not long for this world. He called me earlier that Good Friday evening and just wanted to catch up on my life. We talked regularly but something was different in his voice that night. When I told him I would call him on Easter Sunday he just kind of stuttered around. When I look back now I believe he knew he would not be celebrating Easter here on earth. He passed away about 1:00 AM that Saturday morning. I pray that all of you who still are blessed to have your Father show him how much you love and appreciate how much he has given to your life. We can never show our parents enough gratitude for what they sacrifice to make our lives happy. Remember on Sunday to wish them Happy Father’s Day. May you all have an enjoyable day with your children. I miss you and love you Dad. Give Mom a hug.
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Tuesday, June 28
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Wednesday, June 29
- City Council Morning Meeting, 7 a.m., 3rd Floor Conference Room- City Hall - Children’s Developmental Services Board, 7 p.m.
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Community High School Rodeo State Finals to be held in Douglas
State Finals are this coming weekend in Douglas for the High School Rodeo. Seventeen of our boys and girls made the finals and will be participating, battling for the top four spots in their category. Participants:
1. Ace Thurston – Lance Creek 2. Seth Coursen – Evansville 3. Neil Williams – Mills 4. Trey Gladson – Gillette
Taylor Hanes promotes healthcare benefits at 2011 Energy Exposition Taylor Haynes was in Gillette to promote healthcare benefits at the 2011 Energy Exposition. Though popular in this conservative state, he lost the 2010 race for Wyoming. A self-proclaimed “most conservative person,” he can also be considered more of a
Libertarian. He strongly believes that the Republican Party should not be counted out and will win back the White House with the right person. He, however, does not support the current front runner for the GOP in this next presidential election. Though he
1. Colton Miller – Lance Creek 2. Ryan Ellenson – Gillette 3. Ace Thurston – Lance Creek 4. Neil Williams – Mills
1. Logan Murphy – Torrington 2. J.W. Thrush – Gillette 3. Cole Robinson – Moorcroft 4. Dusty Moore – Douglas
has many strong feelings about politics and the nation’s economic outcome, when asked if he would be running again, Haynes did not commit either way. *Information courtesy of Basin Radio Network
Gillette City Council passes 2011 Budget A 7-0 Gillette City Council vote passed the budget for the 2011 fiscal year. An amendment rushed the waiting period from three readings reduced to one.
This was due to the fact that the fiscal year starts July 1st. They reduced expenses from last fiscal year by $11 million, to $113,741,103, not including this
1. Hayli Boham – Laramie 2. Faith Carson – Arvada 3. K.L. Spratt – Lysite 4. Taylor Mason – Casper
1. Austin Eller – Glendo 2. Avery Jamerman – Wheatland 3. Dusty Moore – Douglas 4. Ace Thurston – Lance Creek
1. Chandler Markel – Scottsbluff, NE 2. Emily Faber – Rozet 3. Cassidy Kruse – Gillette 4. Coralee Spratt – Lysite
1. Shyann Lucas – Jackson 2. Amber Robinson – Pinedale 3. Mattie Hepp – Gillette 4. Shana Lyons – Lander
1. Coley Nicholls (Kinnear) and Garrett Grieve (Baggs) 2. Cameron Irwin (Buffalo) and Logan Milligan (Torrington) 3. Trever Nelson (Moorcroft) and Tanner Judge (Wilson) 4. Trent and Tate Johnson – Gillette
1. Hawk Whitt – Thermopolis 2. Cole Ponce – Big Horn 3. Bryce Burnell – Arvada 4. Cody Culver – Casper
1. Taylor Rieniets – Gillette 2-3 (tie). K.L. Spratt – Lysite 2-3 (tie). Taylor Mason - Casper 4. Faith Carson – Arvada
1. Trapper Rieniets – Gillette 2. Colby Thurston – Lance Creek
1. Emily Faber – Rozet 2. Coralee Spratt – Lysite 3. Shana Lyons – Lander 4. K.L. Spratt – Lysite
year and last year’s $65.5 million Madison Pipe line construction project. Everyone involved was pleased by the outcome of the vote overall.
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What’s Going On? - Teen Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 p.m., CCPL - Teen Summer Reading-The Americas, 2-4 p.m., CCPL - Donkey Creek Jazz Festival, 5:30-7 p.m., Gillette College - Ruff Cut Band @ Jake’s Tavern - Couple’s Night at the Gillette Golf Club, 5:30-6 p.m., 1800 Country Club Rd. - Performing Arts Workshop Performance-”The Wizard of Oz”, 7 p.m., Camplex Heritage Center, for Tickets Call 682-8802 - Summer Slash Roller Derby, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Camplex Wyo. Center Equality Hall, for Tickets Call 6828802
Saturday, June 25
- Donkey Creek Jazz Festival, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Gillette College - Trash to Trees, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Gillette College Tech. Center - AVA-Photography Basics, 9 a.m., $75 per session or $100 for both, Call 682-9133 for more info. - AVA-Advanced Photography, 1-4 p.m., $75 per session or $100 for both, Call 682-9133 for more info. - Ruff Cut Band @ Jakes Tavern - Wii Play Saturdays, 4-6th Grade, 1 p.m., CCPL - Teen Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 p.m., CCPL - Tractor Pull, 1 p.m., Camplex Wrangler Arena - Performing Arts Workshop Performance: “The Wizard of Oz”, 2 p.m., Camplex Heritage Center, for tickets call 682-8802 - Car Racing; CLMA/WDRA, 7 p.m., Gillette Thunder Speedway
Sunday, June 26
- CCPL CLOSED - Donkey Creek Jazz Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Gillette College
Monday, June 27
- AVA- All Fired Up! 9-11:30 a.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 682-9133 for more info. - AVA- All Fired Up! 1-3:30 p.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 682-9133 for more info. - Teen Summer Reading- Africa, 2-4 p.m., CCPL - Library Board Meeting, 4 p.m., CCPL - 4-H Rodeo/Timed Events, 4-10 p.m., Camplex Wrangler Arena - QuickBooks for Employers, 6-8 p.m., Gillette College, $50 per person, Call 686-0254 ext.4501 for more info.
Tuesday, June 28
- Senior Center- Vet’s Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., Call 6860804 for more info. - AVA- All Fired Up! 9-11:30 a.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 682-9133 for more info. - Story Time, 3-5 yr. olds, 10:30 a.m., CCPL - America’s Edge Luncheon, 12-1:30 p.m., Prime Rib Restaurant- RSVP by June 24, 689-2506 - AVA- All Fired Up! 1-3:30 p.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 682-9133 for more info. - Teen Summer Reading- Africa, 2-4 p.m., CCPL - All About Women Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Brother’s Coffee - CCSD Board of Trustees Meeting, 7 p.m., ESC
- AVA- All Fired Up! 9-11:30 a.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 682-9133 for more info. - Story Time, 3-5 yr. olds, 10:30 a.m., CCPL - AVA- All Fired Up! 1-3:30 p.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 682-9133 for more info. - Summer Reading, All Ages, Tic-Tac-Go Global Fun, 1 p.m., WBL - Teen Open-Play Gaming, 1-4 p.m., CCPL - Teen Summer Reading- Africa, 2-4 p.m., CCPL - One World, Many Stories, 2:30 p.m., 1-6th Grade, CCPL
Thursday, June 30
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- AVA- All Fired Up! 9-11:30 a.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 6829133 for more info. - Toddler Time, 18 months- 3 yrs., 9:30 a.m., CCPL - Story Time, 3-5 yr. olds, 10:30 a.m., CCPL - AVA- All Fired Up! 1-3:30 p.m., Pottery Class Fee $60, Call 6829133 for more info. - Senior Center- Tin Lizzie BusDeadwood, 2 p.m., Call 686-0804 for more info. - Teen Summer Reading- Africa, 2-4 p.m., CCPL - Families & Jammies, birth-6th Grade, 6:30 p.m., CCPL - CC Cowgirls/Cowboys, 6:30 p.m., Camplex Wrangler Arena - AVA- Painting Adult Beginners, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 week session till July 14, $125(all supplies included) - Teen Anime Club, 7-8:30 p.m., CCPL
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Bev’s Brew When walking into Bev’s Brew, the aroma of great coffee lingers in the air and it is known that it is original. Mugs and beans can be seen for sale and there is a sense that something is different about this place. The coffee is organic and everything that Bev sells is natural. From food to vitamins and supplements, it is a whole place of “good for you” supplies. “When I started this business,” said Bev, “I thought there was a niche that people were ready for. No one in town was only serving natural and organic food and coffee. We go farther and serve gluten-free for the people who need it.” Bev is always very busy and also genuinely kind. She has medicinal combinations of herbs to boost immune systems, joints, and many other functions. Written on the wall in chalk you will find slogans like, “Where food is a medicine”, or “Where the water is wetter and the
coffee is better.” She loves the business because she, “likes being able to help people in their health and nutrition. It is very important to me.” She is working on expanding to a healthy organic breakfast. Also, there may be a drive through window soon. “My customers are people who are interested in fitness and health. The products that I sell contribute to that.” One customer, Jeremy Hugus of Casper, said that his lunch was, “light and fresh, just what I wanted today. It is a great alternative to something greasy and heavy.” With Bev’s kind smile and loving attitude, it is worth stopping in to see her place. If you are interested in living a healthy lifestyle, she is someone who can point you in the right direction for diet. Or, if you just want a quiet place to think or read, stop in and enjoy the atmosphere sometime.
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By Glenn Woods
The lines in my studio ﬁlled with angry callers when I announced on the air that American Electric Power CO. planned to close down ﬁve coal ﬁred plants, due to “proposed” new regulations from the EPA. The question, ‘where do they get the coal?’, came to mind. A little digging revealed that the answer was - from Campbell County. Imagine the audience reaction on my radio show when I read the news that coal-ﬁred power plants across the West, including Wyodak east of Gillette, could be forced to install costly pollution control equipment under a new agreement between federal regulators and environmentalists. A call from our radio station to the parent company of Wyodak gave us the impression that the company was not sure yet what steps to take in light of these new proposed regulations. They have no idea what the new regulations are going to be, so they don’t know what is going to happen to the plant. While they said that it was premature to say that the plant would have to close due to the cost of the regulations, (again, they do not know what they are up against), at the same time we were assured that “utility rates would necessarily skyrocket.” For the record, the exact words, “utility rates would necessarily skyrocket,” do not come from Wyodak, but from the President of the United States, back when he was running for ofﬁce. He promised it. Now, he is doing it. I guess you can’t blame a man for keeping
his promises. But let’s dig a little deeper beyond the President and ask the question: What would prompt the federal government to push for regulations what would either bankrupt or force our nation’s coal power plants out of business? Surly the EPA must be under pressure from the courts and environmental groups to push through drastic regulations in the name of saving us all from…. I’m not even going to try and ﬁnish that train of thought. Again, just a little digging and a short jog of the memory and we ﬁnd that the EPA is now, itself, run by radical environmentalist. So what we have here are groups of environmentalists with such names as “Wild Earth Guardians,” sitting down to “negotiate” a solution with the EPA. In other words, radical eco’ nuts are writing job crushing regulations with radical eco’ nuts over a café’ mocha latté. Strongly absent in the room is any representation from the rest of us. WE THE PEOPLE! I thought that was what Congress was for. Didn’t we hire people to speak for us when it comes to passing such laws. The answer is, yes, we did, but they have turned their jobs over to someone else. This all goes back to who writes the laws. Don’t let anyone fool you by calling a law something else. A bureaucrat will try to convince you that they do not write laws. They write rules, and regulations. But any rule that is written by any branch of government, be it the Legislator, the Executive, the Judicial, or even a lowly unelected bureaucrat, is a
law. To put it another way: if you have to obey, or else, it is a law. Now, the last time I checked we have this little document called The Constitution. In that little document it states that only Congress can write laws. So what has been happening? Why are bureaucrats able to write law and get away with it? I’m not sure of their reasoning, other than their spines are made of jello and they do not want blame cast toward themselves. Or, perhaps the idea is that they can’t get environmental laws passed through by vote, so they just hand the power over to the EPA, but, I’ve noticed, that Congress no longer writes laws. Not really. Current laws are hard to read and understand. They do that intentionally, to make them unintelligible to us average bumpkins. The next time you have a moment go on line and read a law and you might notice something odd: these laws are ﬁlled with vagaries. They do not command or instruct anyone to do anything. Rather than writing laws Congress is now writing outlines. These outlines are nothing more than the intent or the idea of what Congress would like to accomplish. They then turn these outlines over to the bureaucrats and order them to write the rules and regulations needed to accomplish these outline goals. The dangerous thing here is that it gives mindless, (yes, I meant to say mindless), unelected bureaucrats free reign to interpret the legislation as they see ﬁt and write law
as they see ﬁt. Next all you need is a radical left wing environmentalists administration to appoint radical left with environmentalists to the EPA and you have the current situation that we are now in. So then, what do we do about this “little problem” of the coming rising utility rates and the loss of jobs that will come with it. Make no mistake about it, no matter if Wyodak is closed down or not, utility rates will skyrocket, and so will the cost of everything else, the economy will slow, jobs will be lost. There are many fronts that we must ﬁght this on. The spineless professional politician must be run out of ofﬁce, real citizens who have actually read the Constitution must be placed in ofﬁce. Don’t tell me that it can’t be done. Last November showed us that it can. Next, the power to write law must once again rest only in and with Congress. The next front we face is the war on public opinion. We have made headway in this battle, but we have a long way to go. The battle has now arrived, full force, in our own back yard. This time it’s personal.
Dear Editor: Our Republican women wanted to share the recipes we have all collected and enjoyed over the years in a Campbell County cookbook. We have highlighted this idea in a few meetings but now we need to gather the recipes that we know are out there. Our theme for this collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan “Our Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” We expect to ﬁnd recipes from everywhere brought West by our members. The beneﬁt of the cookbook will be a scholarship established for a Campbell County student. All recipes, no matter how humble, or how complex, will be welcome additions to this cookbook. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and a method for contacting you. Thanks! Mary Horning Vice President Editor: Cook two pounds of bacon slow, but leave the bacon rare. When bacon is removed, take eggs and fry in bacon, making sure you take your spoon and scoop the bacon grease on top of the eggs consistently. Add tobacco to the eggs. Serve over potato’s with home made country gravy using antelope sausage for the gravy ingredient. Trust me, it is a great breakfast (just don’t ask my wife).
Joke of the week
A man called 911 and said that he had come across another man having a heart attack. “Can you tell me your location sir?” “Hessian Avenue.” “Can you spell that sir?” “H…A…C…. Hey, I’m just going to drag him on over to Elm St. and you all can pick him up there.”
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Kellam certiﬁed as Health Fitness Specialist
Ruth Kellam, a registered nurse in the Cardiac Diagnostics and Rehabilitation department of Campbell County Memorial Hospital, recently received certiﬁcation as a Health Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM Certiﬁed Health Fitness Specialists are required to have at least an Associate Degree and are qualiﬁed to work with special populations with medically controlled diseases who have been cleared by their physician for inde-
pendent exercise, such as the CCMH Cardiac Rehab program. Certiﬁed Health Fitness Specialists are skilled in conducting risk stratiﬁcation, conducting physical ﬁtness assessments and interpreting results, constructing appropriate exercise prescriptions for healthy adults and individuals with controlled conditions released for independent physical activity, motivating apparently healthy individuals with medically controlled diseases to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle
behaviors and motivating individuals to begin and continue with their healthy behaviors. The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientiﬁc research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, ﬁtness, health, and quality of life. As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Re-
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gional Chapter members. Cardiac Rehabilitation helps patients gain a healthier lifestyle by strengthening their hearts and reducing their risk for future problems. The program combines exercise with information on how to modify coronary risk factors after a heart attack, stent, coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, stable angina or heart-lung or lung transplant. Cardiac Rehab is located in the CCMH annex, call 688.2330 for more information.
Friday, June 24
- Rustlers @ Rapid City Post 22 Big Stick Tournament, TBA, Rapid City, SD - Roughriders @ Hladky Memorial Tourney, TBA, Gillette
Saturday, June 25
- Rustlers @ Rapid City Post 22 Big Stick Tournament, TBA, Rapid City, SD - Roughriders @ Hladky Memorial Tourney, TBA, Gillette
Sunday, June 26
- Rustlers @ Rapid City Post 22 Big Stick Tournament, TBA, Rapid City, SD - Roughriders @ Hladky Memorial Tourney, TBA, Gillette
Monday, June 27
- Roughriders vs. Durango Post 76 Las Vegas, NV 1-9 inning, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28
- Rustlers vs. Spearﬁsh, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Championship for the Gillette Blue Jays Riverton held the US Energy Invitational tournament for girl’s fast-pitch softball this past weekend. The 18 and under team took home the championship beating the Gillette Heat and the Cody Pride in a tie
breaker, a 4-3 win, for the semiﬁnals. They went on to beat Douglas for the championship. While the two 10 and under teams took 3rd and 4th place. The 12 and under team took 4th place as well.
tied for the fastest time in the ﬁnal go, it was not enough to overcome the hole she dug herself in the 2nd go. As a team the Gillette College women came in 5th place with 293.3 points. Montana State won the women’s national title with 560 points. For the Gillette College men’s team they ended up
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in 6th place with 490 team points. Sam Houston State ran away with the team title with 755 points. Dane Kissack had the 2nd fastest time in Tie Down Roping in the ﬁnal go and that helped him to a 3rd place ﬁnish overall. Bull Rider Nathan Schraper was one of just 5 riders to score in the
Rank 1. SAMSU 2. MCNSU 3. UWY 4. MVC 5. NWOKSU 6. GILLET
School Name Sam Houston State University McNeese State University University of Wyoming Missouri Valley College Northwestern Oklahoma State University Gillette College
Points 755.0 700.0 655.0 510.0 500.0 490.0
Sports Question of the Week Are you excited about the new Jr. Hockey team coming to town? “I think it is great. It will complement the great high school level team we have currently. GO WILD!!!” - Cathey Sorcoski
championship round and he came in 6th overall with a ﬁnal round score of 80. Casey Breuer also earned a top 10 ﬁnish for the men as he came in 7th in bareback riding.
CNFR 2011 Men’s Teams - Interim (As of June 18)
Thursday, June 30
- Rustlers @ Sturgis, 5:30/7:30 p.m. - Roughriders vs. Sturgis, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Next up is the Triple Crown Scheels Tournament in Rapid City.
CNFR Wraps Up for Gillette College
Jordan Thurston just missed out on her 2nd consecutive National Championship in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center on Saturday as she came in 2nd place, just 1 tenth of a second behind Montana State’s Kate Sharon. Even though Thurston
Wednesday, June 29
- Roughriders vs. Casper, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
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“Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball. “ - James Patrick Murray
CNFR 2011 Women’s Teams - Interim (As of June 18)
Rank 1. MTSU 2. SAMSU 3. TARLET 4. TXTUL 5. GILLET
School Name Montana State University Sam Houston State University Tarleton State University Texas Tech University-Lubbock Gillette College
Points 560.0 430.0 402.5 307.5 293.3
Coach LaDuke and our teams turned in a great showing at the CNFR this week. Our women’s team ﬁnished 5th and men’s team ﬁnished 6th in the nation. During the Short Go, Casey Breuer rode three times, 2 re-rides, to return and score of 68.5 points and ﬁnish in 7th place in
Bareback. Nathan Schaper scored 80 points on his bull ride for a ﬁnish of 6th place. Dane Kissack and Weasel, his horse, ﬁnished strong with a 9.3 seconds nailing down 3rd in Tie down Roping and NIRA Men’s Horse of the year. Jordan Thurston turned in an impressive 6.3 seconds to take 2nd place in the Goat
Tying. She ﬁnished just a tenth of a second behind the lead. It was a great week and such a pleasure to watch this ﬁne group of young men and women represent our college. In addition to being great athletes, they are a kind and respectful group that represented us well.
Bareback Casey Breuer
Bulls Nathan Schaper Rance Maddocks
Tie Down Dane Kissack
Barrels Crystal Hershey Chelsea Moore
Breakaway Chelsea Moore
Goat Tying Chelsea Moore Jordan Thurston
Saddle Bronc Chancy Miller Cole Elshere
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Our Roots A Publicity Stunt Gone Wrong Early in the morning of October 1, 1941, George Hopkins had a three-fold mission: make history, win a $50 bet, and draw some public attention for his up-coming attempt to set a world record. A Hollywood stunt pilot and accomplished skydiver, at age 30, George already held an impressive list of records. He had made 2.347 jumps to date, the most ever recorded at the time. He also held the record for the highest altitude jump, 26,400 feet, and the longest delayed jump, 20,800 feet. In just a few days, he intended to break the record for the most jumps in a single day which stood at 30. But today, he intended to become the ﬁrst person to parachute onto the top of Devils Tower, Wyoming. Of course, he would have to climb down after he landed. That is why he was bringing along a sharpened car axle, a sledge hammer, a barn pulley and 1000 feet of 1-inch diameter rope. George was not only fearless but he was a resourceful thrill-seeker as well. Too bad he did not know much about climbing. George departed for his date with destiny from the Rapid City airﬁeld in a 2 passenger airplane piloted by Joe Quinn. The weather was cold with a 35 mile-perhour ground wind. It would, no doubt, be colder and quite a bit windier when he attempted his landing 1,200 plus feet above the Belle Fourche River, but that was all in a day’s work for George. As the plane approached the jump point, George readied himself to hit a target about the size of a football ﬁeld. The plan called for Quinn to make another pass after George landed to drop the package containing the “climbing” gear he would need to get down. At the critical moment, George vaulted out of the small plane into the history books and that’s about when things started to go wrong… The wind must have a bit brisker than anticipated because George, fearing he would over-shoot the top of the Tower, decided to partially collapse his chute to check the drift. This made him come down even faster than expected and when he attempted to plant his feet he bounced into a nearby protrusion of rock. Fortunately, he did not break any bones and even maintained enough presence of mind to give a cheerful wave to Quinn, who captured the moment with a camera. Down below, one small crowd of spectators, who had gathered to watch the stunt, asked the National Monument custodian, Newell Joyner, how long it would take Hopkins to climb down from the top. Joyner thought for a moment and replied, “About ﬁve hours,” then added as an afterthought, “unless he slips.” Just as planned, Quinn dropped the climbing gear on the next pass over. George would pound the sharpened axle into a ﬁssure with the hammer and then attach the pulley and rope for his descent. But instead of landing nearby, the package containing said equipment skipped off the top and was snagged by some brush growing 50 feet below the rim. George’s optimism must have ﬂagged somewhat as he watched Quinn’s plane disappear over the horizon on its way back to Rapid. It did not take but a few probing attempts to reach the gear for George to realize he might be in a bit of a jam. Later that afternoon, another plane approached the stranded daredevil. This plane, ﬂown out of Spearﬁsh and piloted by Clyde Ice, came in low and fast. As it ﬂashed by George, about six feet above the top of the Tower, another rope was thrown from the plane by Ice’s assistant. This rope stayed on the top, but turned out to be a tangled nightmare. As George began attempting to untangle the mess, Ice returned to pick up some supplies for the would-be mountaineer, as it was
becoming obvious Hopkins would have to spend the night up there. On his next trip he dropped food, blankets and a tarp for making a crude tent, along with a note promising George they would get him off in the morning. To George’s delight, the thoughtful pilot had even dropped a medium rare T-bone steak for his dining pleasure. Things were looking up. The worst was over. Then it began to snow. Meanwhile, down below, a disgusted Joyner was arranging for rescue. He sent for two highly experienced mountaineers, Ernest K. Field and Warren Gorrell, to attempt to reach Hopkins by climbing the National Monument. It should be noted that, at this point in history, only a few people had actually climbed the Tower and there were only two known routes to the top. The two rescue climbers would not be able to reach the vicinity until the next day, however. Still determined to ﬁnish what he started, George tossed a note over the side that stated he intended to parachute over the side. The response from the National Park Service amounted to: “Don’t even think about it!” That afternoon, George got all the publicity he could have hoped for when newspaper and radio reporters, along with about a thousand other spectators, showed up to watch the rescue effort. More supplies were dropped for him although most of it went the way of his original climbing gear. The next day, Field and Gorrell arrived and began scouting a way to ascend to the top and return with Hopkins. Both known climbing routes proved to be beyond their technical abilities and they eventually gave up for the day after one of them nearly slipped to his death. There were two encouraging developments before the day was over: Goodyear offered the services of its blimp, the Reliance, to attempt a rescue using a special basket that would be lowered to Hopkins; and Jack Durrance, who had pioneered the now-famous Durrance Route to the top of the Tower just two years earlier, telegrammed from Dartmouth, where he was a medical student, to say he was on his way to help. Up on top, George settled in for another night. He now had all the food he could eat, a fur-lined ﬂight suit, and a stove. He also had some unwelcomed guests. Shortly after the ﬁrst of the food-laden care packages began raining down from above, George discovered that the top of Devils Tower was populated by chipmunks and rats. And the next morning, it began to snow again… On Day 4, Field and Gorrell managed to haul a 30-foot extension ladder to the top of one of the rock columns and secure it into place to aid the rescue that would be executed once Durrance arrived. Plane loads of curious spectators buzzed around the Tower to get a better look at “Devils Tower George”. Jack Durrance, along with class-mate and fellow climber Merrill McLane, was having difﬁculty even getting to Devils Tower. Snow storms had cancelled all the ﬂights out of Chicago, so they were forced to ride a train to Denver, and then continue by car. Along the way they were joined by two more climbers, Chappel Cranmer and Henry Coulter. The Goodyear blimp, Reliance, was also grounded due to weather. Day ﬁve began much like the other days of the ordeal- cold, wet and depressing, but George was still determined to rescue himself rather than rely on others. He had an image to maintain after all. Around noon two climbers from the Jackson Hole area arrived on the scene, Paul Petzoldt and Harold Rapp. Choosing not to wait for
the tardy Durrance, they decided to make a rescue attempt themselves and proceeded to climb towards Hopkins’ “Desert Island in the Sky”. Between the wind and the ice buildup, it was not long before they were forced to return to the bottom to wait for a break in the weather. Once on the bottom they were presented a note that Hopkins had thrown down. “I do not want to be rescued by mountaineers.” It read, “I am not a mountaineer. I got up here by air and I’m going to get down by air.” Apparently, George was waiting for a break in the weather as well, since another night went by without him following through on his promise. Around midnight Jack Durrance and his companions arrived with a large escort of law-enforcement vehicles. It was decided the next rescue attempt would begin at dawn. This time all eight mountaineers– Durrance, Petzoldt, McClane, Rapp, Coulter, Cranmer, Field and Gorrell- would make the climb. They set out around 7:30 the next morning and reached Hopkins around 4:00 pm. Just before reaching the top, when they were within speaking distance of Hopkins, Paul Petzoldt called up to him. “Well, George,” he said, “We heard you got up here by air and want to get down by air. You’ve got ten seconds to make up your mind because we want to get off this thing. It’s cold as ice.”
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George ﬁnally gave in. “For God’s sake, come and get me!” was his answer. After a quick lesson on rappelling, the climbers, with George in tow, reached the waiting crowds below around 9:30 at night. The six day ordeal was over. George had accomplished all that he set out to do that windy morning: he made history by becoming the ﬁrst, and only, person to reach the top of Devils Tower by parachute, he won his $50 bet. It has never been reported whether or not he collected. He managed to drum up enough publicity for himself and the National Monument to steal newspaper headlines all over North America for a week. Not only that but thanks to all the food that survival food that had been dropped to him, he even gained six pounds in the process. Unfortunately, things did not end up quite how George had hoped. His record attempt for the most jumps in a single day ended prematurely after he injured himself when his chute opened incorrectly during the twelfth jump. His altitude record would be beaten before the year was over, as were all his other records in time. His mark in history faded in the years since. Now, if anyone remembers his name at all, he is known as: “That fool who jumped onto the Tower and had to be rescued.”
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Our Roots Campbell Co. Fire Dept. June 15, 2011
• At 1:05 AM to the address of 300 Hillside Drive, lot # 14, for a reported structure fire in a single wide mobile home residence. The occupants of the residence were home at the time of the fire and made it safely outside before the arrival of the Fire Department. The cause of the fire was determined to be from an unattended cooking pot that was on the stove, which was full of hot oil, and ignited. The home was a total loss due to the extent of the damage and was not insured. • At 4:49 AM to the area of the east side of Highway 50 near mile marker 19 for an oil treater fire. The cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty switch in the oil treater. The damage was estimated at less than $1000.00 total. • At 7:48 AM to Union Chapel Road (1 mile east of Sleepy Hollow Subdivision) for a one vehicle rollover. The driver was not hurt. • At 11:00 AM to the area of Four J Road and Lakeway Road for an unknown type liquid spill. The liquid was found to be a hydrocarbon type liquid and Fire crews neutralized the affected areas. It was unknown as to the cause of the incident. • At 2:00 PM to the 500 Block of Gillette Avenue for an EMS assist. • At 4:44 PM to the intersection of Lakeway Road and 4J Road for a vehicle/pedestrian accident. The pedestrian was not seriously hurt. • At 9:42 PM to 2009 South Douglas Highway (Clarion Inn) for a diesel fuel leak coming from a pickup. Firefighters applied PlunN-Dike to a fuel tank in the bed of the pickup to stop the leak, applied a petroleum eating enzyme to the spilled diesel fuel and covered with floor dry.
Battle of Gettysburg
June 16, 2011
• At 9:07 AM to the address of 3504 Hackathorn Lane for a citizen assist of a concern of a controlled burn. • At 2:03 PM to the area of Trinidad Court for an EMS assist. • At 5:05 PM to Buckskin Dr. for an EMS assist.
By Mike Borda As we approach the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, I find it only appropriate that I don’t simply describe the actual events of the battle, since that would take up far more than one newspaper page. Instead, I would like to look at only the statistics. These numbers, while not telling the whole story, give a dramatic look at the toll this three-day battle took on our nation. Battle: July 1, 1863 – July 3, 1863 Participants: • Union: 93,921 • Confederate: 71,699 Casualties: • Union: 23,055 - 3,155 killed - 14,529 wounded - 5,369 captured/ missing • Confederate: 23,231 - 3,500 killed - 15,250 wounded - 5,830 captured/ missing
- Pittsburgh, PA (49,221) - Detroit, MI (45,619) - Milwaukee, WI (45,246) - Charleston, SC (40,522) - Richmond, VA (37,910) (Confederate capital)
Statistics courtesy of: http://gburginfo.brinkster.net/Casualties. htm http://www.census.gov/population/www/ documentation/twps0027/tab09.txt
Pickett’s Charge (July 3, 1863) • Approximately 12,500 Confederate soldiers • 6,555 total losses - 1,123 killed - 4,019 wounded - 3,750 ultimately captured In relation, here are comparisons to the amount of soldiers deemed casualties (killed/wounded/captured/missing). • Total casualties - 49,286 combined • Total city populations (1860), from U.S. Census - New York City, NY – 813,669 • Casualties would equal 6% of population - San Francisco, CA – 56,802 • Casualties would equal over 86% of population • Casualties larger than total populations of:
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June 19, 2011
• At 12:22 p.m. to 800 South Butler Spaeth Road for a pile of grass on fire. CCFD responded to the scene and found a pile of discarded grass clippings smoldering in the playground of the old Hillcrest School. CCFD extinguished the fire and determined the cause to be spontaneous combustion. • At 2:14 p.m. to 109 North HWY 14-16 for a diesel spill in the parking lot of the gas station. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival found an approximate 3 gallon spill. CCFD applied BioSolve and Floor-Dry to the spill and informed the owners of cleanup requirements. The spill was caused by a diesel nozzle the malfunctioned and failed to shut off. • At 4:59 p.m. to Four J Road for an EMS assist. • At 9:44 p.m. to East Laramie Street for an EMS assist.
June 20, 2011
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