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The Stoplight Hookah Lounge and Oxygen Bar… You’ve all seen it there on the side of South Douglas, chilling inside Alien Ink, just across the way from our favorite loaf and jug. But do you know what a Hookah is? How about an Oxygen Bar? Do you know what we do in there? I’m guessing no. Before I can really jump into what it is we do for our community, I have to discuss a few things with you first. So, we all know how bad cigarettes are for us, right? Terrible! We see it in magazines, we hear it on the radio and we have television commercials showing children crying for their lost loved ones. Seriously, they tell us how bad they are for us right on the side of the carton. In other countries, they put diseased organs on the back and sides of the pack. They’re talking about doing the very same thing here in the States. How bad these things are for us certainly isn’t lost on anyone. So why do we keep smoking them? Recent studies say that as many as 40,500,000 (40.5 MILLION) adults smoke in the United States alone. That’s one out of five people. Why is that? Because they make us feel good! That nicotine high is unlike anything else, isn’t it? Calms us down when we’re upset, mellows us out when we feel fine. In all honesty, I’m smoking a cigarette right now. It’s keeping me sane at work – we all know the feeling. Regardless of these facts, they’re still terrible for you. But many of us just have that craving. And we have for nearly seven thousand years.

Tobacco wasn’t always prepackaged and sold in little sticks. It wasn’t always a stress reliever or something to do when we’re bored while driving. No, not at all. Tobacco was once Sacred! And I’m here to tell you how tobacco is SUPPOSED to be ingested. The oldest way to ingest tobacco is in an ancient device known as a ‘Hookah,’ a seven thousand year old vaporizer. Vaporizer… Now why does that sound familiar? It should. E-cigarettes are all the craze right now, it vaporizes the nicotine and has none of the harmful smoke and people love it. It’s far less harmful, it smells good and it tastes amazing. That’s just because we’re going back to the way it used to be and you know how it goes, don’t try to fix something that isn’t broken. First, let me explain what a hookah is. A hookah is a water pipe, born in the Mesopotamian Peninsula nearly SEVEN THOUSAND years ago. It can be anywhere from a few inches to a few feet high. From the sides extend one to eight hoses. At the top, a small ceramic bowl is filled with a form of tobacco known as ‘Shisha.’ Shisha is long cut tobacco, much like you’d find in an old fashioned pipe, with a major difference. Shisha tobacco is made by soaking tobacco leaves, stems and roots in molasses. Yes, molasses. More specifically, FRUIT molasses. Over the top of this ceramic bowl, an aerated filter is placed. This filter can be ceramic, steel or tin foil. Atop this filter you place two to four glowing hot coals. When you pull air through

the hoses, air is forced across these coals, through the filter and across the tobacco. The heat is enough to boil the moisture in the leaves and molasses simultaneously, (But not burn it) releasing it into the air you’re pulling through the device. The nicotine and sugar laden air then rushes down a pipe, through cold water, where it instantly turns into cold steam, up the hose, across your tongue and into your lungs, leaving you with a delicious flavor and a lingering sensation of overall well-being. Now… Do you know WHY vaporizing nicotine is less harmful than smoking cigarettes or even long cut tobacco out of a pipe? These companies can talk all they want on television, use their subtleties to get you to try it… But what do you really know about it? WHY is it so much better than smoking? Beyond the obvious of Carbon Monoxide being bad for you, and having to burn the tobacco to get the nicotine out of it... Carbon Monoxide bonds to nicotine and your blood much differently than oxygen does. You see, your body recognizes carbon monoxide as a poison. (Not to mention all the other stuff they cram into cigarettes during processing.) It induces headaches, coughing and in severe cases, nausea. Your body is saying “FIRE! GET ME AWAY!” Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and your body knows this is true. It’s a built in evolutionary response that has helped us to survive.

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TEAR DUCT ACTIVATOR Pour it on this anniversary, fellas. This architect’s rendering shows what the University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility will look like.

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University of Wyoming and state elected officials will break ground Friday, March 8, for a new undergraduate laboratory facility in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The ceremony to launch construction of the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility is set for 1:30 p.m. at the site of the project, located north of Lewis Street between 10th and 11th streets on the north side of UW’s campus. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., for whom the building is named, will be among those turning ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt. The state’s senior senator will be joined as speaker during the event by Gov. Matt Mead, UW Board of Trustees President Dave Bostrom and UW President Tom Buchanan. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility is for teaching laboratories for introductory courses such as general chemistry, general biology, organic chemistry, elementary physics, mathematics, computational sciences, computer science and other large-enrollment lab courses. The nearly 100,000-square-foot facility will house about 32 laboratories, eight preparatory rooms and eight offices. It will not house research laboratories. The new laboratory spaces will replace existing facilities on campus, many of which are outdated. For example, botany laboratories were last remodeled in the 1950s, while zoology and physiology, chemistry and physics laboratories remain essentially the same as when built nearly 45 years ago. The new facility also will

include a laboratory for a new UW undergraduate atmospheric sciences program that will interface with the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. Funding for the new building was made available through a 2011 Wyoming legislative appropriation of $50 million in federal Abandoned Mine Lands dollars. The project is being administered by the office of Construction Management in the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information. Completion is scheduled for spring 2015.

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Paul “Walking Stick” Taylor to perform at CAM-PLEX Heritage Center

Please join the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center staff for the presentation of Paul Taylor on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Paul Taylor, Australian storyteller, and traveler presents an evening filled with colorful storytelling and authentic Australian music played on the didjeridoo. His stories embellish the Australian life from both the European and Aboriginal cultures. Paul’s performances also highlight unique historical parallels of America’s West with Australia’s Outback. Paul Taylor comes to the U.S. from Adelaide, South Australia, on the invitation of Bobby Bridger and the Adelaide-Austin, Texas, sister city program. In 1986, Paul acted as guide for Bobby Bridger on an extensive performance tour of South Australia. Becoming close friends, Bridger invited Paul to the U.S. and Texas. From there the two traveled to Wyoming to act as a “mountain man” in Bobby Bridger’s company version of “Ballad of the West” performing at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Attending the Jackson Hole Centennial Rendezvous in 1990, Paul was initiated into the world of the mountain men and given the name of “Walking Stick.” Paul loved his initial visit to the U.S. so much

that he decided to return in 1992 and commence an extensive walkabout of the U.S. He is currently based in Laramie, Wyoming - the heart of America’s outback. Paul graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 1980. His interest in the Aboriginal culture of his own country is born from time spent as a social worker among the Aboriginal people in outback Australia’s Northern Territory in the early eighties. It was at this time

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he was introduced to the wonderful tradition of storytelling and the music of the didjeridoo, possibly one of the world’s oldest musical traditions. For more information on Paul Taylor go to www.paultaylor.ws. Due to generous grant funding and local sponsorships, tickets are only $6 for Adults, $4 for Youth/Senior/ Military. For more information, contact the CAM-PLEX Ticket Office at 307682-8802 or visit our website at www. cam-plex.com.

Daniels Fund awards grants to outstanding Wyoming nonprofits Organizations serving seniors, youth, and the homeless are among the recipients of $429,184 in grants to Wyoming nonprofits announced this week by the Daniels Fund. Grant recipients include: Boy Scouts of America, Central Wyoming Council; Boy Scouts of America, Longs Peak Council; Boys & Girls Club of Campbell County; Natrona County Meals on Wheels; Sweetwater County Child Development Center; Thayne Senior Center; Tongue River Valley Community Center; Uinta Senior Citizens; and the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools. “The importance of the nonprofit sector to our society and the size of its impact are generally not well known,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “The amount of good these

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Boxelder Road - Glock Avenue Express Drive- Westover Road

The City of Gillette announces the following road and lane closures for Boxelder Road, Glock Avenue, Express Drive and Westover Road.

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The northern westbound lane from the west end of Pepsi’s driveway extending approximately 500’ to the west will be closed from Friday, March 1st through Friday, March 15th while crews bore a new 12” water main into the Gillette Softball/Baseball complex property.

Glock Avenue

Glock Avenue will be temporarily closed from Monday, March 4th through Sunday, March 10th while crews place a temporary cap on the entrances where the Madison Pipeline project crossed Glock Avenue.

Express Drive

Express Drive will be temporarily closed from Monday, March 4th through Sunday, March 10th while crews place a temporary cap on the entrances where the Madison Pipeline project crossed Express Drive.

Westover Road (from Huntington to the intersection of Fairway)

Westover Road from Huntington to the intersection of Fairway will be closed from February 25th through Monday, March 11th for North Star Energy work.

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Longtime CAM-PLEX Operations Manager Jimmy Williams to retire in May

Jimmy Williams plans to retire in May of 2013 after 23 year tenure as CAM-PLEX Operations Manager. Williams’s career at CAM-PLEX began in May 1990. He literally transitioned from the ranch to town when he began this position. While he had little management experience at the time he had experience in the agriculture world which was essential to the position. The early years were trial by fire. One month after beginning his work at CAM-PLEX Williams was thrust into the world of horse racing. The season began in June and he quickly learned about that aspect of CAM-PLEX operations. He described the horse racing as a “…challenge but one I truly enjoyed.” Another challenge early on came with the American Dairy Goat Association Conference. Williams had to solve problems such as how to fit 1500 milking goats into East Pavilion and how to dispose of several thousand gallons of unpasteurized milk per day. Despite the challenges early on, Williams settled in well and learned to adapt to the many types of events and people CAM-PLEX hosts each year. From agricultural events to fundrais-

ers to tradeshows and events in the theater Williams was involved in them all. He was even asked to emcee the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Heritage Center Theater in 1999. He did so graciously in a tuxedo jacket with tails and his Wrangler jeans. Williams described learning to adapt “… that was what made it so fun. I had the best job in Campbell County.” One of the earliest events Williams was involved in was the first cycle of the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). NHSFR was always his favorite event and his biggest worry. “… with so many people and horses on grounds it was challenging… and the weather was always a worry. It is really the only event that really uses the facility to the extent that it is designed for. Becoming the third largest city in the state because of an event you are holding that’s a big deal.” Williams has been considering retirement for over a year. Meeting his fiancé and planning a wedding for this spring solidified those thoughts. After retirement Williams will relocate to Casper to live with his new bride. When asked what he will miss most about CAM-PLEX Williams replied,

“The people. I’ve been fortunate to work with and build relationships with some wonderful people over the years. That’s what I’ll miss the most.”

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tion. 5) Once you have completed the application, press “Submit” at the bottom of the page. 6) A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you used to set up the account. Open that email and click on the link to confirm and activate your account. 7) Now that you have created your account you can reserve a facility. 8) On the Online Reservation homepage click on the “Reserve” button. On the next page select “View Location Maps.” 9) A list of parks will appear onscreen. Please select the park for which you would like to reserve a facility. The map of the park will then appear along with reservation information at the top. 10) Look at the park map and select the facility type (the facility type could be a park shelter, playing field, etc...) you wish to reserve and then fill out the date and time you want to reserve the facility. 11) Please be sure to input the maximum number of guests then click on the “Check Availability” button. 12) The map then will show you what facilities at the park are available.

13) Use your cursor to hover over the facility icons, and for details click on the facility you would like to reserve. 14) Fill in the description and make sure all the information is correct and click on “Reserve.” 15) Complete the reservation checklist 16) If there will be consumption of Alcohol you are required to obtain an Alcohol Permit from the City Clerk’s office by calling 686-5210. This permit cannot be obtained through online reservations - you must contact the City Clerk’s office. 17) Once you complete the reservation checklist you will receive a reservation receipt. Please read the disclaimers on your reservation receipt and print it out for your records. 18) Be sure to log out of your account. You may also access account information, such as your daily schedule, past receipts, prior transactions and much more by clicking on “My Account.” 19) Always log out when you are finished making reservations. If you have any questions regarding online park reservations, call the Parks Division at (307) 686-5320.

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The City of Gillette is proud to announce online parks reservations. This service allows the public to reserve parks at their own convenience. The growing demand for park reservations prompted the development of this service, and it allows the public to log in and reserve a park or shelter at night or on the weekend. However, if you have any problems with online park reservations, do not hesitate to contact the Parks Division at (307) 686-5320. Keep in mind: If there will be consumption of alcohol you are required to obtain an Alcohol Permit from the City Clerk’s office by calling 6865210. This permit cannot be obtained through online park reservations - you must contact the City Clerk’s office. Instructions: 1) Visit http://www.gillettewy.gov/ parksres.html 2) When you arrive at the site, look for the “How to video” link on the left side of the page. Viewing this video before attempting to make a reservation is recommended. 3) After you have watched the video, you will need to create an account. 4) Click on the “Request Account” link then fill in all required informa-

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Stoplight Hookah Lounge and Oxygen Bar... Continued from Page 1 By Preston Bullard Fun fact: Smoke is more likely to kill you in a house fire before the flames do. What does that tell you about what your body thinks of the stuff? So what happens is your body wants to expel this poison from your body as quickly as possible and by any means necessary. This means that that it is expelling the nicotine as fast as it is the Carbon Monoxide. This means a quick buzz and near instantaneous cravings. Carbon Monoxide is also a very large and heavy molecule, which has a tendency to bond to the tar in cigarettes, making it too large for your cells in your lungs to absorb, meaning you actually don’t absorb half the nicotine you inhale! What a waste. However… When you smoke through a hookah, you inhale water vapor, oxygen and sugar. These are all substances your body craves and WANTS to keep in its system for a long, long time. (And no ladies, the sugar won’t go to your thighs. You exhale most of it. It is far too large for your lungs to absorb.) Oxygen is a very tiny, very light molecule, and water molecules are much lighter and smaller than carbon monoxide molecules. A quick look at a table of elements will show you why. Due to this face, your lungs pull in ALL the absorbed nicotine, and since it is bonded to materials your body wants and needs, the nicotine can and will actually stay in your

system for hours, making you feel the way nicotine is supposed to. There are no carcinogens, no daunting chemicals and no tar to be inhaled when smoking Shisha tobacco through a hookah. Now… Having discussed that, I have yet another question. How much, exactly, do you know about the AIR you’re breathing at this very second? I’m guessing not much. It’s something we usually take for granted until we can’t get at it. And why should we? It’s there, it’s plentiful, it’s not going anywhere… Right? Not exactly. Here’s the thing… Right now, at this very second, you are not getting enough oxygen. No, I’m not pulling your leg. You don’t know it, but you are suffocating, RIGHT NOW. Over the past two hundred years alone, the oxygen levels on planet Earth have dropped from 40% to average out at about 21%. In Gillette, at our altitude we are breathing probably close to 17%. This is an absolute travesty for our entire neurological system. Scientists are beginning to connect the destruction of our atmosphere to rising levels in cases of Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and many other mental and physical disorders. Even Cancer. Recent studies are beginning to show that almost all cancers begin with the destruction of telemorase in our DNA due to a

malfunction in cell repair and restoration from the lack of oxygen. Bottom line? We are basically suffocating from the moment we are conceived. What does this mean? Well, first off, there’s really not much we can do about the decrease. It’s not necessarily our fault. The ozone has a weather cycle, just like every other natural system on Earth. What we CAN DO, however, is supplement our bodies daily with our much needed dose of oxygen. Five to ten minutes a day sitting on a machine which pumps out one hundred percent oxygen is enough to revitalize all of your systems. In fact, from this point on, I want you to think of oxygen as fuel for your body, given that 90% of our energy level is derived from the amount of oxygen in our system and only 10% from food and water sources. Five to ten minutes of pure oxygen a day is shown to heighten concentration, alertness and both long and short term memory. It strengthens the heart muscle and arterial walls. It improves the immune system and calms the mind. It revitalizes and rejuvenates muscle tissue and bolsters the metabolism. Oxygen also clears headaches and migraines, many of which are induced by the toxicity of our current atmosphere. It’s also a perfect hangover cure. Also, as an insomniac, I can attest to the fact that a few draws of pure oxygen before bedtime helps

regulate sleep patterns and eases my chronic back pain. Oxygen is more important than ever in our day and age. For all our medicine, we continue to keep getting sick because we don’t have enough of that one crucial element. I’m not saying Oxygen is the cure all end all in modern medicine… But I am saying that it’s something we definitely need in our daily routine. Soon, here in Gillette, we will be opening a new location devoted to providing pure oxygen to the masses. And this isn’t just oxygen… It is flavored and scented oxygen, with unique tastes ranging from a good old fashioned Sex on The Beach to Lotus in The Woods. Our location will be in the downtown area, near Walmart, with easy access for anyone who wants to try. For now, though, you can get your spirits lifted inside the Stoplight Hookah Lounge at 208 S. Douglas, across the hall from Alien Ink. Please, for your own health, please stop in and see what we’re all about. You won’t regret it. About the Writer: Preston Bullard is a young author of twenty three years hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. He published his first novel, When Man Has Fallen: Renegade in March of 2012. He is looking forward to a long and prosperous career with his passion for writing and hopes to pass it on to his two children, Hunter and Grayson.

Wyoming business climate magazine now available Submitted by Wyoming Business Council The fifth issue of the Wyoming Business Images magazine is now available, showcasing the best of Wyoming’s people, places and progressive business climate. The magazine, sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council, reinforces the state’s favorable quality of place while also targeting prospective residents, employees, businesses and visitors. The magazine will be distributed by the Wyoming Business Council and through key local businesses, trade shows, conferences and events throughout the year. In addition to a print version, Wyoming Business Images may also be found online athttp://www.wyomingbusiness.org/ program/wyoming-business-images-magazine/5618. The site will feature fresh, new extended content, video, photo galleries and more. “The Wyoming Business Images maga-

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JAMIE BENNETT Memorial services for Jamie Bennett was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2013 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Knute Johnson officiating. Military Honors were provided by the American Legion Post #42 Drill Team. Jamie Lee Bennett, age 56, born, December 19, 1956, in Missoula, Montana, passed away on the 3 of March, 2013 at CCMH in Gillette, Wyoming. He was the husband of Mauri Bennett for 25 years and the son, of Jim and LaVonne (Hollibaugh) Bennett. Jamie grew up in Glendive, Montana and graduated from Dawson County High School in 1975. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 6 years. He was honorably discharged and returned to Glendive and worked for Buckley Powder Co. there and in Salt Lake City, Utah. After returning to Glendive, he met and married Mauri Parker, in 1988. He then started college at Glendive Community College, where he attended for 2 years. They then moved to Havre, Montana shortly after getting married, to finish his degree. Jamie graduated from Montana State University Northern in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in electronics, and then moved to Gillette, Wyoming where he worked for S&S Builders for 20 years. Jamie was a lot of things to everyone he cared about. He was an

awesome husband, a cherished son, brother, uncle, grandpa, great grandpa and a friend. Jamie loved fishing, fossil hunting, and rock collecting. He was always up for playing with and entertaining his nieces, nephews, and grandkids. Jamie also very much enjoyed his friendship with Todd Jurczewsky. He was like a second brother to Jamie; they shared the same interests and many great times together. He also had a soft spot in his heart for their many animals. Jamie’s family is comforted with the knowledge that he accepted the Lord as his Savior in2010. We look forward to seeing him again. Jamie is survived by his wife, Mauri; daughter, Jody (Dave) Underwood; son, Doug (Shelli) Smith; his father, Jim Bennett; sisters: Anni (Bob) Labbe’ and Penny Fischer; brother, Gordon (Bleed); nephews and nieces; Shane (Lisa) Almond, Jenny (Johnny) Leiker, Bobby Labbe’, Scott Fischer, and Miranda Fischer; grandchildren: Jessica (Ben) Fischer, Jaecob (Whitney) Underwood, Sol Poftemark, Grace Poftemark, Raechel Jones, Danielle Smith and Kyle Smith , great grandchildren: Liam Fischer, Cyrus Fischer, Desiree Poftemark and Reggie Poftemark; brother in laws: Kerry Parker and Russell (Nadine) Parker and sister in law, Peggy (Todd) Parker Meidinger; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Jenny Hollibaugh, Samuel and Maureen Bennett, his mother, LaVonne Bennett, and his nephew, Brandon Fischer. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Jamie’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.

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Campbell Co. Fire Dept. February 27, 2013 - At 1:08 AM to M&M Circle for a medical assist. - At 4:09 AM to the 2100 block of Cheryl Avenue for a medical assist. - At 3:11 PM to 3603 Blue Avenue for a residential fire alarm. There was no fire it turned out to be a false alarm. - At 4:19 PM to the intersection of Echeta Road and Newton for a two vehicle traffic accident. Firefighters applied absorbant material to an anti freeze spill in the roadway as a result of the accident. - At 6:21 PM to Fitzpatrick Court for a smoke report in the neighborhood. Firefighters found the smoke was the result of a corn stove starting up. - At 6:47 PM to 800 East 2nd Street (Central Kwik Shop) for a smoke odor. Firefighters checked the building and believed the burnt odor was coming from a roof mounted furnace. A service technician was going to check the furnace. - At 10:38 PM to the 1000 block of Desert Circle for a medical assist.

Gillette teens among Cadets of Class 16

The Wyoming National Guard’s Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 35 teenagers who were chosen to be full cadets of Class 16 during a recent recognition ceremony, following two weeks of Pre-ChalleNGe. The 35 cadets include 31 males and four females from 14 Wyoming counties and Colorado. The Cowboy Challenge Academy, designed to help high school dropouts get their lives back on track, provides the teens with a regimented 5 1/2 month in-residence program helping them to reclaim their lives and develop the skills they need to be successful. Core components of the program include academics, citizenship, life-coping skills, civic service, leadership and physical fitness. Attendees must be between 16-18 years old and cannot be ordered to attend by the court. All cadets en-

ter the academy voluntarily and can leave the program at any time. The Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy is now accepting applications for its next class which begins in early April. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the close of business, March 29. Attendees will arrive and begin training at the program’s campus, in Guernsey, on April 7. Class 16 members are: Kyle D. Atkinson, Clearmont; Nyklas M. Barr, Worland; Noah A. Bouck, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Christopher D. Carey, Thayne; Justin M. Carreras, Sundance; Kevin Carrillo, Greeley, Colo.; Kauner D. Charlebois, Cheyenne; Tyson T. Christensen, Cody; Shaun Z. Chriswisser, Hanna; Austin M. DeWitt, Buffalo; Carter M. Drake, Worland; Robert Duran III, Cheyenne; Cody L. Edwards,

Riverton; Tristan A. Elisson, Rock Springs; Jessica A. Ellis, Worland; Cleve A. Jordan, Casper; Landon J. Lester, Evanston; Jamaal C. Lohr, Eaton, Colo.; Ray M. Phillips, Casper; Forest G. Renaud-Fontaine, Laramie; Keenan M. Rivera, Casper; Zain A. Robidart, Gillette; McKenna C. Ruby, Gillette; Ryne D. Sandercock, Casper; Michael J. Schmitt, Casper; Maksim S. Shakirov, Rawlins; Derek B.N. Shreffler, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Dylan B. Tarris, Cheyenne; Laci LeeAnn Thompson, Dubois; Jade E. Tilton, Gillette; Trystan J. Waldhart, Laramie; Kameron M. Walker, Rock Springs; Devon W. Willson, Cody; Andrew V. Wolfrum, Aurora, Colo.; and Brandon A. Zacevich, Rawlins. For information about the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy, cadet applications, or information on becoming a mentor, call 307-836-7500.

March 1, 2013 - At 5:38 a.m. to Lakeway Road in the area of Sage Valley Jr. High for a vehicle vs. tree collision; no one was injured in the crash. - At 11:50 a.m. to Country Club Road for an EMS assist. - At 2:36 p.m. to 300 West Sinclair Street, Gillette College, for a bomb threat. CCFD stood-by while the campus buildings were searched and then cleared from the scene when nothing was found. - At 7:07 p.m. to Latigo Street for an EMS assist. - At 8:04 p.m. to 5408 Crane Street for a possible structure fire. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival found light smoke throughout the structure. The source was determined to be a heating element in the furnace that had shorted out and partially burned up. Power to the element was disconnected and the residence was ventilated of the smoke. - At 11:36 p.m. to East Warlow Drive for an EMS assist.

ence of an explosive condition. Nothing was found. - At 1:39 PM to Church St. for an EMS assist. - At 8:12 PM to S. Highway 59 for an EMS assist, fire was cancelled en route. - At 10:53 PM to W. 6th St. for an EMS assist. March 3, 2013 - At 2:13 a.m. to Green Ave. for an EMS assist. - At 5:21 a.m. to the JM Rd. for an EMS assist. - At 11:01 a.m. to Dogwood Ave. for a fire investigation. No fire was found upon arrival. - At 2:12 a.m. to South HWY 50 for an EMS assist. - At 7:03 p.m. to Echeta Road for an EMS assist. March 4, 2013 - At 5:35 a.m. to Sierra Way for an EMS assist. - At 6:59 a.m. to the 100 block of Sequoia Dr. for an EMS assist, cancelled enroute. - At 11:19 am to Coal Train Road for a Medical assist. - At 1:00 pm to the area of South Highway 50, mile marker 15, for a two vehicle accident with injuries. This was due to the limited visibility of the snow storm in the area at the time. Three people were injured in the accident and transported to

CCMH by EMS. - At 3:39 pm to the area of East Boxelder Road and Chara Road for a two vehicle collision with injuries. One driver was injured and transported to CCMH. - At 9:43 p.m. to 118 Westhills Loop for a reported chimney on fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy fire on the second floor and attic area. The cause of the fire was determined to be from the chimney attached to a fireplace. The damage to the residence was estimated to be near $40,000. - At 11:25 to Jakes Tavern for an EMS assist. March 5 , 2013 - At 5:21 a.m. to 1100 block of Almon Circle for a possible natural gas leak. Firefighters arrived on scene and determined the odor was coming from a gas riser that needed to be re-leveled. - At 1:26 p.m. to the 2400 block of Sammye Ave for an EMS assist. - At 3:25 p.m. to the 1900 block of Delanie Court for an EMS assist. - At 9:21 p.m. to East Lincoln Street for an EMS assist. - At 11:24 p.m. to Carter Avenue for an EMS assist.

March 2, 2013 - At 12:17 a.m. to 303 East Laramie Street for a natural gas leak inside the residence. CCFD responded to the scene and upon arrival monitored the atmosphere inside the home for the pres-

Fall Hunting regulation meetings The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has scheduled informationgathering open houses to discuss proposals for the 2013 fall hunting seasons in the Sheridan Region. Meetings will be held at: • Game and Fish Sheridan Regional Office (700 Valley View Drive), 4-7 p.m., Monday, March 18 • Johnson County Library (171 North Adams Ave., Buffalo), 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 • Gillette College Technical Education Center Pronghorn Room (300 West Sinclair St., Gillette), 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 21 Big game is experiencing a mild winter in the Sheridan Region this year. Antelope and deer populations are generally doing well. Liberal antelope seasons are proposed in some areas with large “any antelope” and doe/fawn license quotas. However, antelope and mule deer populations have not fully recovered in parts of Campbell and Crook counties, where more conservative seasons are proposed. Large numbers of doe/ fawn deer licenses, particularly for white-tailed deer,

are proposed for some hunt areas. Elk-season proposals remain liberal, similar to last year, because elk numbers remain at or above objective in most areas. Moose season proposals for the east slope of the Big Horn Mountains remain similar to last year for both moose hunt areas 1 and 34. Game-bird season proposals are similar to last year. Specific proposals will be available for public review at the open houses. Game and Fish personnel from the Sheridan Region will review public comments and prepare recommendations for the final Sheridan Region meeting at: Sheridan College, C-TEL Hall, Room 136 (3059 Coffeen Ave.) Tuesday March 26, 7 p.m. Comments may be submitted in writing at the meetings or mailed to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Ln., Casper, WY 82604. Mailed comments sent through the mail must be received in Casper by 5 p.m. Monday, April 1. Written comments are given to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission for its review prior to

its meeting in Casper April 25-26. At its April meeting, the Commission will review statewide Game and Fish season recommendations, hear comments from the public, and set fall seasons. The state of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone requiring additional or auxiliary aids should contact the Sheridan Regional Office at 800-331-9834 (in-state) or 307-672-7418 (out-of-state). Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

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Natrona County woman pleads guilty to Medicaid Fraud Attorney General Greg Phillips announced today that Connie Bryant of Casper pleaded guilty recently on charges of fraudulently billing Wyoming Medicaid. From about August 2010 to August 2011, Bryant billed Wyoming Medicaid certifying that she provided long term care waiver services to her disabled daughter that she in fact did not. The Long Term Care Waiver offers an option for individuals who need nursing home level of care but wish to remain in their home and receive specialized services that could delay or prevent admission to a nursing home. Bryant pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Obtain-

ing Property by False Pretenses and agreed to repay the Wyoming Medicaid program $4,407.59. “Medicaid provides medical care for many of the most vulnerable segments of Wyoming’s residents. Every dollar we can return to Wyoming’s Medicaid program protects the system and benefits our neediest and most vulnerable citizens,” Christine Stickley, Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said. The case was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General’s Office with the assistance of Wyoming Medicaid, part of the Wyoming Department of Health, and prosecuted by the Natrona District Attorney’s Of-

fice. People convicted of Medicaid fraud may be excluded from future Medicaid participation. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The unit also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Hotline for reporting suspected fraud or abuse by a Medicaid provider is 1-800-378-0345. You too can help stop Wyoming Medicaid fraud. Visit http://www.stopwyomedicaidfraud.com for more information.

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Wyoming business climate magazine now available Submitted by Wyoming Business Council

The fifth issue of the Wyoming Business Images magazine is now available, showcasing the best of Wyoming’s people, places and progressive business climate. The magazine, sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council, reinforces the state’s favorable quality of place while also targeting prospective residents, employees, businesses and visitors. The magazine will be distributed by the Wyoming Business Council and through key local businesses, trade shows, conferences and events throughout the year. In addition to a print version, Wyoming Business Images may also be found online athttp://www.wyomingbusiness.org/ program/wyoming-business-imagesmagazine/5618. The site will feature fresh, new extended content, video, photo galleries and more.

“The Wyoming Business Images magazine has allowed us to share a variety of articles about Wyoming’s businesses and the people behind them,” said Business Council Business & Industry Director Ben Avery. “In addition to our in-house collateral materials, this publication gives us another marketing piece to showcase what business looks like in Wyoming.” The annual magazine is a collaborative effort between the Wyoming Business Council and Journal Communications (www.jnlcom.com), a custom publisher of community and specialty magazines with clients in more than 30 states. For more information about the publication or to request copies, please contact Brandon Marshall, Business Development Manager at the Wyoming Business Council at 307.777.2820 or brandon.marshall@wyo.gov

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Five ideas for a better Wyoming economy Submitted by Sven Larson - Wyoming Liberty Group Earlier this week I reported that Wyoming is experiencing major economic growth problems. In the bad recession years 200911 we were the only state that saw our state GDP fall two years in a row. I also reported that our private sector is very reluctant to hire new workers. In 2012 there were almost 1,000 fewer private employees in Wyoming than in 2009. One sector that has not seen a recession is government. While the productive sector has slimmed down and is held back by a mediocre outlook on the future, state and local governments in Wyoming have hired thousands of new employees. Wyoming has more government workers relative private workers than any other state in the country. The combination of anemic private-sector growth and heyday-level expansion of government is unsustainable. It is time for our governor and our state legislators to get serious about putting the private sector in the driver’s seat of our economy. There is a lot we can do, from small, immediate steps to large, structural reforms. Below are five ideas on how to improve the state economy. Two of them are short-term items, while three require longerterm reforms. First, the two immediateaction items: 1. Cap government growth. This can be done in many ways, from the classic TABOR (Taxpayers Bill of Rights) to more sophisticated growth caps. One example is a payroll parity rule which ties growth in the number of government employees and their compensation to the growth of employment and compensation in the private sector. If Wyoming had introduced this payroll parity rule in 2007 it would have saved taxpayers $301 million in 2011 alone. 2. Windfall tax holidays. Our state government has ample funds put aside in various accounts for “rainy day” purposes. But the trend is that funds continue to grow while legislators spend the “rainy days” scrambling for more tax revenue (the extra fuel tax dime is a good example). Furthermore, windfall revenue from the state’s funds is often used toward new spending, which tends to be more permanent than the windfall revenue. To prevent this in the future

we could use a rule that all windfall revenue should be used strictly toward a tax holiday the following year. If, for example, the state gets an unexpected $300 million in capital gains in 2013 it would match that with a $300 million rebate on the property tax in 2014. This prevents spending increases and lets the private sector keep more of its hard-earned money. Longer term solutions require more comprehensive reforms. Here are some ideas to consider: 1. Block-grant federal funds. Even though Congress is 1,700 miles away, it is good at making Wyomingites know it exists. One of its ways it does so is through federal funds for the state and local governments. Historically, federal funds have grown at rates of 6-8 percent per year, which means that state matching and maintenance-of-effort funds have to grow about as fast. To stop this cost drive, our state should negotiate a block-grant solution for all federally sponsored programs, where we get to decide how to run the programs – and what programs we would like to privatize. (Wyoming Liberty Group will publish a report on this topic in late March.) 2. A Regulatory Overhaul Commission. Wyoming is often praised for its low taxes, though recent stud-

ies from the Tax Foundation show that we are not as good anymore as we used to be. In other areas, we have performed poorly for quite some time. Business regulations is one of them, as demonstrated by the 2011 Freedom of the 50 States study from the Mercatus Center. Overall the study ranks Wyoming 21st, one reason being intrusive and stifling regulations. This criticism was echoed by the 2012 CNBC study of state business climates (which also mentions poor access to venture capital as a problem). To address the regulatory situation, the governor or the legislature could appoint a Regulatory Overhaul Commission with the purpose to create a complete map of all business regulations, local as well as statewide, and propose repealing and streamlining regulations to improve Wyoming’s business climate. 3. Structural prioritization of government programs. One of the major economic problems in Wyoming is that government is sprawling in all directions. It is involved in everything from income security and infrastructure to education and health care to “economic development.” But not everything government does is equally important. On the contrary, most of what government does can be handled better by the pri-

vate sector. Given how fast government has grown over the past five years – with 7,000 more state and local government employees in five short years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – it is fair to say that our state legislators are not very good at separating essential government functions from non-essential functions. Time is ripe for our lawmakers to start learning how to focus on the essential functions and structurally reform away the nonessential ones. These are some ideas, though the list is of course not exhaustive. It focuses on measures to reverse the destructive imbalance between a growing government sector and a troubled private sector in Wyoming. There are many other areas where we need good, free-market oriented reforms to improve both economic and individual freedom, with education and health care being two of them. However, reforms to contain and reverse the overall growth in government in Wyoming will have positive effects on all sectors of our economy. They would facilitate reforms to privatize non-essential government functions and help inspire private businesses to step in and replace government where government should not be involved.

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Paper or Plastic? and What’s Cooking Exhibitions March 6-April 27

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibits this month at the museum. Paper or Plastic? The History of Grocery Stores in Wyoming is a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum that examines the history of retail food sales in Wyoming from the late 19th century to the present. The Rockpile Museum has supplemented this exhibit with 12 photographs of local grocery stores including the Hopkins Grocery, The Pines Grocery, Red Owl Grocery, Lindsey Food Market, Decker’s Food Center, and many others. What’s Cooking features various kitchen utensils and other cooking related objects from the museum’s collections. Many of the utensils and gadgets exhibited in the two cases, which complement the traveling exhibit, were available for purchase

through the early Sears Roebuck’s and Montgomery Ward’s catalogues. These two exhibits are being held in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit Key Ingredients: America by Food that will be on display at the Campbell County Public Library from March 16th to April 25th. The exhibit is part of Museum on Mainstreet, a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the Wyoming Humanities Council. Locally, Campbell County Public Library and Campbell County Rockpile Museum are teaming up to bring this exhibit to Gillette. Key Ingredients explores the cultural and historical forces that shape American regional cuisine and the connections between Americans and the foods they produce, prepare, preserve, and serve.

Water Wasting amendment approved Last Monday the Gillette City Council had its second of three readings for a water-wasting ordinance. Before the second vote was taken, councilman Forrest Rothleutner proposed an amendment. The amendment to the ordinance was that it would sunset on July 1st, 2016. Rothleutner noted that the effective date was fixed to reflect the estimated time of the second Madison Pipeline to be completed. “I’m suggesting that when we need to take action as a city council and we need to preserve the livelihoods of everyone in the community by do-

ing the best with our water we do so, but we don’t unnecessarily flex our muscles when we have ample water supplies for everyone.”---Rothleutner The proposed amendment to have the water wasting ordinance sunset on July 1st 2016 received “no” votes from council members Louise CarterKing and Ted Jerred, as well as Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy, but was still able to pass by a tally of 4 to 3. The council members voting “no” to the amendment voiced concern about unintentionally sending a message that there would no longer be any

need to conserve water after July 1st, 2016. “We don’t people to ever waste water, I think that would be slapping the other people in the state in the face after we’ve got money from the state for this water. We do not want to waste it. We have got to keep it for our futures.”---LCK The ordinance itself (allowing the City of Gillette to fine residents for water wasting) passed on its second of three readings by a vote of 5 to 2, with council members Robin Kuntz and Kevin McGrath voting “no”.

Enzi to serve on tax, energy subcommittees Senate Finance Committee announces subcommittee members

As the lone accountant on the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will serve as the Republican Leader on the Subcommittee on Taxation and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Oversight, allowing him to work directly on the nation’s tax system. The Senate Finance Committee announced the panel’s six subcommittees for the 113th Congress in an executive session during a hearing on the nation’s budget and economic outlook Feb. 26. “I’m pleased to be on a panel charged with directly working on legislation to reform and modernize the confusing web of our current tax system,” said Enzi. “Our tax rules are overly complex and outdated, and they do not incentivize American eco-

nomic growth. I look forward to the opportunity to preserve the committee process, and to restore sanity to our tax and fiscal policies.” Enzi will also serve on the Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, as well as the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Enzi is also a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, where he serves as the Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Children and Families. As a new member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Enzi will serve on the Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce

Subcommittee, and the Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee. Enzi’s other Senate committee assignments are the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and the Budget Committee.

Who’s Brand is this in Campbell County? Answer from last week Randy Hayden

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The original first and second amendments to the bill of rights James Madison proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution, but only 10 were approved. When the Constitutional Convention sent the proposed Constitution to the states for ratification, Anti-Federalists voiced strong objections to it, especially criticizing the strength it invested in the national government and its lack of explicit protections for the rights of individuals. Politicians in several states were able to secure their states’ ratification of the Constitution only with the promise that it would be almost immediately amended. In 1789, James Madison, then an elected member from Virginia of the First Congress’s House of Representatives, proposed 19 amendments meant to answer the objections already raised in the states. The Senate consolidated and trimmed these down to 12, which were approved by Congress and sent out to the states by President Washington in October, 1789. The states ratified the last 10 of the 12 amendments. They became the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, and are now referred to as the Bill of Rights. Not enough states (10 were needed at the time) ratified the first two of Madison’s original 12, however, and they did not become law. The first of these would have established how members of the House of Representatives would be apportioned to the states. It was drafted to ensure that members of the House would continue to represent small constituencies even as the general population grew, small enough that Representatives would not be too far removed from the concerns of citizens. In addition, keeping the House of Representatives from being too small was thought to protect against its becoming a kind of oligarchy. Congress did send this amendment to the states, but the number of states that ratified it was just short of the number needed. Although the proposed amendment did not become law, Congressional apportionment is nevertheless grounded in the Constitution (Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3) and the total number of members of the House of Representatives is set by federal statute (currently at 435). The second of Madison’s 12 amendments forbade Congress from giving itself a pay raise: Congress could vote for a raise but it would only apply from the beginning of the next Congress. This amendment also failed to gather the required number of state ratifications in the years after it was introduced. In 1982, however, Gregory Watson, a university student doing research for a government class, ran across a description of this amendment and realized that it remained “alive” because it had included no language in it about a window of time in which it had to gain the needed number of state ratifications. Watson organized a successful effort to lobby various state legislatures, seeking their ratification of the amendment. As a result, the needed number was eventually reached and this amendment, first proposed in 1789, became the 27th (and most recent) amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1992.


Public Pulse

March 8 - 15, 2013

On the Contrary is a column in debate format originated by the Campbell County Observer. The opinions expressed in this debate do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the writers of this column, the Observer staff, or of the Observer itself. To show two sides of a debate, many times one of the guest columnists or regular writers may be playing devil’s advocate. This article is not to push political agenda’s or opinions, but to show both sides of the debate. To become a guest for “On the Contrary” email us a request at CampbellCountyObserver@gmail.com

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The Issue: High Capacity Magazines

The Sides: Nick is debating against high capacity magazines, and Tim is debating for the high capacity magazines. Nick: Why do you believe that there should be no ban against high capacity magazines? Tim: What good is a ban on large magazines, when it’s so easy to get around it? You can tape two regular clips together and bang (no pun intended) you are back to a large load. Just pop it out and flip it over to reload. Nick: Here is the difference. With a Chinese SKS, it takes an average of 6 seconds to reload. With an AR-15, about 4 seconds, and with an AK-47 about 3.5 seconds. Now that is with practice. A trained military soldier can cut most of these numbers in about two thirds, but most of these shootings by these psycos are not trained military soldiers. These head cases put themselves in a very stressful situation when they decided to perform one of these horrific acts, so their re-load time is going to be extended because of the possibility of fumbling around with the magazine during entry into the firearm. During this reloading time, of usually about 8-15 seconds, this gives a possible victim or multiple victims the ability to counter attack and stop the monster from continuing on with his slaughter of innocents. Tim: Okay, let’s say the average nutball can’t reload as fast as John Rambo or Chuck Norris. He can still carry more weapons with smaller clips. How many pistols can you strap on your person and still walk? More than enough for the average massacre. The scene from the Matrix comes to mind where Neo opens his coat and he’s packing a small gun shop. Granted, more ammo is cheaper than more weapons, but nut-balls don’t care. They will spend their last dollar to fulfill their plan. If the shooter is too stressed to reload smaller magazines, the victims are equally stressed and not prone to thinking straight either. Just because you can get away, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to under stress. Nick: Alright, this is getting hard for me because I am playing the devil’s advocate here. So I had to look on some anti-gun websites (but we are not talking about firearms, not guns…they don’t even get their wording correct) and here is a good argument for banning the high capacity

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magazines. Since the Newtown shootings, some firearms advocates have stated to the media that magazine capacity is not really an issue since it takes only seconds to change a magazine. Do the math. If the Newtown killer had to reload after every six shots instead of 30, in conjunction with the rapid response of public safety personnel, there was a potential for five to 10 lives being saved. The changing of magazines could have created a precious opportunity for more kids to escape. Tim: And if he had to just pull out a fresh cocked and locked weapon, shooting would continue unhindered. I will say this much for small magazines. If my intent is to take as many souls with me on my way out of this world, and I had ZERO access to firearms, I would find a way. Timothy McVeigh knew that well. He killed 168 people, including 19 children under age 6, and he injured more than 680. He also did more than a half a billion dollars in damage, and never fired a shot. Nick: I do agree with you that when a person gets the resolution to kill, there isn’t much you can do to stop them. But you can limit the damage you can do. Currently, bombs are illegal, and he is the only mass killer with bombs of his kind in the United States. I am a gun owner. I own, for self-protection, a small pistol that carries a six-bullet clip( actually, I own one that carries a 10rnd, 16rnd, and many more, but let’s just talk about one of my pistols for arguments sake). That’s all I need. That’s all anyone needs. Nobody but law enforcement and the military need high-capacity magazines. Hunters don’t need more than six bullets. If you are keeping a high-capacity clip in your home for self-protection, unless you are invaded by an army you are likely to hit targets you weren’t aiming at. Most home invasion firefights happen in less than 1 min. and require only about 3-5 rounds. So without threat of invasion of an army, which the government would then issue military high capacity magazines to the citizens for support or the government threatening your inalienable rights through use of deadly force, why would the average citizen possibly need them? Tim: You can only limit damage if someone misses. Bombs are illegal but it didn’t stop McVeigh and it didn’t stop the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. He killed three people and injured 23 others. And went unfound for decades! You say that six shots is enough. How do you determine that? I have seen home invasions where four or more people break in at once, WITH GUNS! With a 6 shot magazine, that only gives me a 2 shot miss window. I’m sorry, but I don’t think the bad guys are going to wait for me to reload. We have to remember the most important reason to have a large magazine. It’s not for “offense”, but rather “defense”! I can’t defend myself and my family if I run out of ammo in 6 shots. I might have one shot left and have to decide, “Do I shot this guy and save my wife, or shoot the other guy and save my child?” I say, be armed and able to shoot them both! Anything man can touch he can use offensively. I can drive a car into a crowd of people and kill as many as were killed in Connecticut. We don’t limit the size of cars or the size of the fuel tank. Nick: Ok, you got me. I got nothing, so I am going to agree with you that a ban on high capacity magazines would only hurt law abiding citizens in their constitutional right to protect their lives, their property, and the lives and property of those around them that would otherwise become victims. Any federal (or state) ban on high capacity magazines would be a direct attack on the millions of American citizens who are good, patriotic, and decent, intelligent people while not deterring at all the very small percentage (less than .01%) of

complete wastes of our great society. If a high capacity magazine ban comes in affect, than the government in general is only stating that they do not care about the lives and property of the citizens that they are supposed to represent, but care about not making ‘political suicide’ at a time when calls for firearm reform is on the front line. With this ban they would be crying out that they do not care about the rights of their constituents, but about the level of control that the government can try to implement. With this possible ban the government would be telling us that this is not a country that regards itself as ‘of the people, for the people, and by the people’ but “we will punish everyone for one man’s actions, as you are all not individuals, but you are just the masses there for our purposes, and only public employees can be trusted.” They will in a sense be saying that even veter-

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ans, who were and are the true guardians of this Nation cannot be trusted after they leave the direct control of government superiors. I for one own a SKS, an AK, and an AR, and I will never give up mine. Tim, you win.

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Should assault rifles be banned?

No - 72.2% Yes - 27.8% Results are from 1,062 votes counted. To vote on the next “On the Contrary” subject, go to our website at www.CampbellCountyObserver.net and click on the “polls” page.


Public Pulse

Campbell County Observer

March 8 - 15, 2013

Bold Republic Weekly Well that was a BRILLIANT POINT! By Glenn Woods Now and then, on my radio show, I give a caller the “Brilliant Moment Award.” These awards, few in number, are only given out when a caller has stumbled on a brilliant thought, point, or idea. Last Tuesday someone called the show and made one such point on the Gun Control argument that likes of which I had never heard before. He related that those in favor of gun control or even a complete gun ban often use the argument, “Well the Founding Fathers only had muskets. When they wrote the Second Amendment they never imagined the sort of weapons we have today.” Following that logic, the caller pointed out, should we limit speech because the Founding Fathers never imagined radio? Now THAT is a brilliant point. Let’s expand on the idea: In the time of the founding fathers they had newspapers, however these had very limited circulation. Most people did not get them. Most people got their news by word of mouth. Back in their day if someone wanted to make a speech he could only be heard by the few people within range of his voice. The founding fathers never imagined the invention of the microphone and the speaker. These allowed a single man to speak to thousands, rather than just a hundred. Then came the invention of recorded sound, thank you Thomas Edison. Through this new medium a speaker could record his words and send it out to as many people as might want to replay it, providing they

had access to a player. And then came a flurry of inventions, such as cinema and radio. Soon mass audiences could sit and hear political speech from the comfort of a theater or even, Lord Help Us, the comfort and privacy of their living room. Then - THE IDIOT BOX WAS INVENTED! That would be television for those of you too young to remember the term. Now that it was so easy to reach so many people, did government feel the need to regulate it? You bet they did. Remember “The Fairness Doctrine?” The idea behind “The Fairness Doctrine” was that only a few people in a given town or city could afford to own a radio station. This meant one person could control all information in a town or city, and that would be bad. So, government wrote a law saying that one person or company could only own “X” number of media in a town, and that if any point of view was offered on TV, on radio, in print, or at the cinema, an offer of equal time must be offered to any opposing view. But then came the invention of cable TV and with upgrades to the printing press and more television and radio stations popping up around the nation it was seen that The Fairness Doctrine was no longer needed, because anyone who wanted to get their point of view out had multiple ways of doing so. Then, (insert dramatic music here) out came THE INTERNET. Fast forward to today and anyone can have their own online TV station or radio show or online newspaper,

blog, and who knows what else. Anyone with an opinion can get that opinion out there with a simple key stroke or two. The Founding Fathers never imagined that free speech would or could be so easy and free. Now anyone can type a few lines on their phone and “TWEET” it to millions of people. There is FaceBook and YouTube and Tumbler and so much more. So should we say to someone “You don’t need that much free speech? When the Founding Fathers wrote the first amendment they never imagined you reaching so many people so easily. We need to limit your speech.” How about, “the Founding Fathers never imagined you traveling so far so fast. We need to limit your right to travel.” So let’s properly apply this to the gun argument. The concern is that if someone gets hold of a gun that can fire a lot of bullets really fast they might do a lot of damage to a lot of

people in a very short period of time. OK, I understand the concern, but passing a law banning me, a law abiding citizen, from owning such a gun does not prevent a criminal from owning such a gun. There is this little thing called the under-ground economy. You might have heard of it. It’s worldwide and it has been in operation for thousands of years.

It’s the same way they smuggle all those drugs into and around the nation every day, despite the laws against drugs. Make guns that fire lots of bullets really fast illegal and the only people who will not own them are the people who obey the law. That means the honest people will be out gunned. But let me add one more element to this. It involves

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the idea that someone else has the right to tell me what I need or what I am allowed to have. If you don’t think you want, or need, a gun like that, then don’t buy one. As for the people who want one, frankly, it is none of your business. Now THAT is a law that I would like to see passed. How about a MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS law!

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Letter from Senator Mike Enzi to the Campbell County Observer and it’s readers

Editor, Last week, Diana and I travelled over 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held “collecting common sense for Washington from Wyoming” listening sessions in 11 communities in the state. We were pleased to hear from Gillette area residents. What always impresses me about the people of our state is their ability to come up with new ideas to solve the most complex of problems. We don’t need to be told how to live our lives or have someone do the hard work for us, we know what needs to be done and we just do it. That’s what we need more of in Washington. Concerns about gun control, the sequester (federal spending cuts) and the extent to which the federal government is a part of our lives were part of the discussion in every community I visited. Gillette area residents also brought up concerns about energy and how regulations affect businesses among quite a few other topics. Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your thoughts and ideas with me. While it’ll take me some time to absorb everything that was shared, the listening sessions were definitely a learning experi-

Letters to the Editor ence. I appreciate all the great ideas and great Wyoming common sense. And please, keep it coming. You can get ideas to me by calling my Gillette Office (307682-6268),my D.C. office (1-888-250-1879) or emailing me through my web page at enzi.senate.gov. It’s more difficult for me to respond to comments on my Facebook page and Twitter, but I review them as closely as possible. I encourage you to “like” www.facebook. com/mikeenzi and “follow” @SenatorEnzi. I send out frequent updates when the Senate is in session. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

Letter from U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis

Dear Friends, Last week the President launched a negative campaign against sequestration, an across-the-board federal spending cut proposed and created by the Administration. These scare tactics conveniently deflect attention away from the reason sequestration is even necessary. The federal government is too large. Our country has a fiscal and moral crisis that is our $16 trillion debt. It’s past time something was done. Last Friday marked the first time real spending cuts happened in Washington in years. How drastic are the $85 billion in cuts? Spending

is cut back to 2008 levels. That, coincidentally, was the same year I began my term in Congress. As I recall, 2008 was not a year of bare-bones spending. Will sequestration affect citizens of this country? Yes. Will it be the apocalyptic scenario played out by the President in auditoriums throughout the country? No. House Republicans have twice voted to replace these automatic cuts with a package of common-sense reforms and targeted spending cuts. However, Senate Democrats failed to act on the proposals. Sequestration is not the best approach to reducing federal spending, but it is the only way to get Washington to make real spending cuts. Instead of touring America warning of meat shortages, impossibly long TSA lines and nationwide increases in homelessness, the President should exercise real leadership and work with Republicans and Democrats alike to advance solutions that address the real drivers of our debt, eliminate wasteful spending, and shrink the size of a bloated federal government. Last Tuesday I reintroduced the Federal Workforce Reduction through Attrition Act. It’s a measure that cuts billions - $35 billion over the next five years - from the federal budget by gradually reducing the size of the federal workforce by 10%. It’s done by natural at-

trition. For every three federal employees who retire or leave service only one position would be rehired. Instead of blindly filling empty desks federal agencies will be forced to consider which positions are crucial and make their decision based on necessity rather than luxury. If you have questions about sequestration, don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

Letter From The Publisher (reprint)

First of all, I would like to personally thank all of our subscribers and the citizens that support our newspaper by weekly store and machine sales. We are coming up on our 100th edition of the Campbell County Observer in the end of February because of all the support we have received by

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our great community. As many of you know, for the past two years our newspaper has evolved dramatically to better fit the needs of the residents of our county and for the benefit of our readers. This letter is an announcement explaining our next change for your information. Ever since our fourth edition either our editor Keary Speer or myself has been answering the letters to the editor. This has been a huge hit, and we have received nothing but positive feedback in relationship to our responses. However, part of our feedback has been a reduced amount of people submitting letters. One reader said this: “I wanted to respond to this letter, but you did such a good job slamming the PETA supporter I did not have too.” Though we have not had any negative responses to our answers because they reflect the majority of the opinion of our conservative

county, our responses also seem to hinder responses submitted by the public. After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that your opinions in our Public Pulse section is much more valuable than ours, as traditionally this section is reserved not only for the public to share opinions and information to each other, but also to the government officials who subscribe to the same newspaper. So in conclusion, I feel like I have inadvertently suppressed your opinions. So as of this edition, we will no longer be answering your letters to the editor. Again, thank you all for your fine support, and remember you can not only submit your letters to the editor, but you can submit your own sports articles, community articles, readers on the road, jokes, and much more by going to our website at www.CampbellCountyObserver.net. Hope to hear from you soon!

Letters to the Editor You may submit your letters to the editor the following ways: Mail your letter to 707 W. Third Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or Email your letter to: CampbellCountyObserve@gmail.com All letters must be under 250 words and must be signed with a valid name and telephone number. We reserve the right to not publish any letter for any reason. We will call you before printing your letter for verification that you wrote it for two reasons. The first is that we do not want to print a letter that has the wrong name on it, and the other is that it is the position of this newspaper that any public opinions or writings where the source is hidden is not worth being printed.


Public Pulse

March 8 - 15, 2013

Governor thanks legislators, says they took on tough issues Governor Matt Mead spoke to members of the Wyoming House and Senate at the close of the 2013 Legislative Session. Governor Mead said Wyoming benefits greatly by having a citizen legislature and this year lawmakers faced many tough challenges, but addressed them head on. “As I thought about what all of you did this session and the decisions you made, I want you to go home knowing I really appreciate you addressing the tough issues,” Governor Mead said. The Governor also contrasted the work of Wyoming’s Legislature with the approach in Washington DC. “One of the fundamental problems with Congress is they do not make tough decisions. They think first of their own future

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Weekly Sports Trivia Answer from Last Week Which NFL Franchise has appeared in the most Super Bowls? Both The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys

rather than the country’s future.” When revenues in Wyoming declined Governor Mead and Legislature strategically reduced spending. Wyoming also recognized the need for long-term stable funding to maintain roads. The Legislature passed a fuel tax increase to address highways. They passed important measures to strengthen education. “While I do not always agree with the Legislature I have the utmost respect for what lawmakers do and the sacrifices they make for the State of Wyoming. We can say that their decisions are based on what is best for the next generation not the next election or what is popular,” Governor Mead said.

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What’s Going On? Friday, March 8

• AVA Little Tikes, 18 mths to 6 yrs 10AM to 11AM $7.00 • AVA Uncorked, Must be 21 to attend class. $35.00 • The Chipper Experience! - Heritage Center - 7 PM $10/$5 • Ladies Night Expo - Central pavilion - 3 PM to 9 PM • WBA Meeting - Jakes Tavern • Valley Pool Tournament at Jakes Tavern

Saturday, March 9

• AVA Van Gogh Kiddos! 10 - 11:30 AM - $25.00 • Rancher’s Round Up Banquet - Energy Hall - 6 PM to 12:30 AM open to the public • RCM Barrel Race - East pavilion - 10 AM to 8 PM • Valley Pool Tournament at Jakes Tavern

Sunday, March 10

• Valley Pool Tournament at Jakes Tavern • Spring Stake Conference (LDS Church Meeting) - Wyo Center Equality Hall - 10 AM to 12 PM - free to the public • RCM Barrel Race - East pavilion - 10 AM to 8 PM • Don’t Forget! Daylight Savings Begins!

Monday, March 11

• Life Drawing 7 PM to 9 PM, Class Fee $40 • Gillette Challenger League Games (Special Needs Chirldren Games) Wyo Center Frontier Hall - 6 PM to 7 PM • Gillette Little League Baseball Tryouts - Central Pavilion - 5 PM to 10 PM

Tuesday, March 12

• AVA Homeschool Art. 2 3 PM $12.50 • AVA Learn The Guitar, 4 PM to 5PM - $50 per Month Session • Gillette Little League Baseball Tryouts - Central Pavilion - 5 PM to 10 PM

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Campbell County Observer

March 8 - 15, 2013

Despite Flu, Great Opponents, and Missing Players; Camels earned regional championship! Submitted by Elsa Bush The Camel boys received a first round bye due to being the #1 seed for the regional tournament. Their first game was Friday night against the Cheyenne South Bison. The Camels came to play; they wanted that #1 seed for State. At times it seemed to be a football game with players on the floor. The Bison are a scrappy team and after beating the Sheridan Broncs Thursday night to make State they wanted more. This will be the Bison’s first ever visit to State and they were going to fight with everything they had. With that

said they still came up short against the Camels with a 72-33 score. Next on the list for the Camels were the Laramie Plainsman who were the #2 seed. Laramie also came out fighting after going 0-2 against the Camels during the regular season. They had the lead to start the 4th quarter, but the Camels fought back. They were not only fighting the Plainsman but sickness as well. We were missing one key player and another fighting to keep the flu at bay during play. At one point the gym was silent do to the score but James Chick our an-

nouncer fixed that getting the Castle of Chaos going and putting some life back into the Camels. The Plainsmen came up short with the Camels final score of 60-55. This is the last game for the season on our home floor and the last game for six seniors as they went out with a bang as Regional Champs. They will now head to Casper as the #1 seed for the East playing the#4 seed from the West, the Rock Springs Tigers at 9PM at Casper College on Thursday March 7th.

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By Elsa Bush As the Lady Camels came into Regionals, they needed to win their first game in order to make the State playoffs. First round play was against the Cheyenne South’s Lady Bison on Thursday night in the Castle of Chaos. The Lady Camels came out focused to win with a final score of 83-32 which gave them a definite spot for State. On Friday night they were matched up against the Cheyenne East Lady T-Birds. After two losses

to them during the regular season the girls wanted this win badly. They played like a team I have never seen before. They got the lead and never looked back with a win of 73-47. The final playoff game was Saturday at 1 PM in the Castle of Chaos. The girls were fighting for a 1st place seed at State against all time rivals the Sheridan Lady Broncs. They went into the game tied 1-1 with a win loss record for the regular season. The last

What’s Going On In Sports? Friday, March 8

• Camel Basketball, girls and boys, State Tournament – Casper

Saturday, March 9

• Camel Basketball, girls and boys, State Tournament – Casper

Sunday, March 10

• Don’t Forget! Daylight Savings Begins!

Monday, March 11

• Riders Baseball Practice Varsity/JV 5:30 AM (PB)

Tuesday, March 12

• Riders Baseball Practice - Varsity/JV 4:30 PM (Field) • Twin Spruce Jr High 6,7,8 Track, 1st practice 3 PM

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Camel kids do well in Sheridan Submitted by Steve Johnson This past weekend the Camel Kids Wrestling Club took part in the Sheridan Shootout 3 day wrestling tournament. Results are as follows: On Friday night 5 wrestlers participated in the Greco-Roman Tournament: In the Bantam Division Wyatt Eadus placed 5th in the 50 pound class and Deyton Johnson placed 1st in the 65 pound class. In the Novice Division Dylen Johnson placed 3rd in the 93.6-104.6 pound class. In the Schoolboy/Girl Division Adrian Alvarado place 1st and Deric Johnson placed 2nd in the 143.6-147.4 pound class. On Saturday, 18 wrestlers took part in the Folkstyle Tournament: In the PeeWee Division Bradynn Terry placed 2nd in the 40b class, Brendan Ahlers placed 4th in the 45d class, Grady Cope placed 5th in the 50a class, Draedyn Johnson placed 2nd in the 50b class, Larson D’Agosta placed 3rd in the 55 pound class and Gracin Peak placed 5th in the 55 pound class. In the Bantam Division Tyson Merdink placed 4th in the 50b class, Wyatt Eadus palce 2nd in the 50d class, Jais Rose placed 2nd in the 55b class, Antonio Avila

placed 1st in the 55c class, Deyton Johnson and Mason Brown placed 3rd and 4th in the 60a class, Cohen Granzer placed 2nd in the 60b division. Brody Sorensen participated but did not place. In the Intermediate Division Blake Harding participated but did not place. In the Novice Division Dylen Johnson placed 2nd in the 105 pound class. In the Schoolboy/Girl Division Adrain Alvarado and Deric Johnson placed 2nd and 3rd in the 143.6-158.4 pound class. On Sunday, 10 Wrestlers took part in the Freestyle Tournament: In the PeeWee Division, Bradynn Terry placed 3rd in the 40 pound class and Draedyn Johnson placed 4th in the 50 pound class. In the Bantam Division. Wyatt Eadus placed 5th in the 50a class, Antonio Avila placed 3rd in the 55a class, Jais Rose placed 1st in the 55b class, Deyton Johnson and Mason Brown placed 1st and 3rd in the 60 pound class. In the Novice Division Dylen Johnson placed 2nd in the 97.4-104.6 pound class. In the SchoolBoy/Girl Division Adrian Alvarado and Deric Johnson placed 1st and 3rd in the 144-160 pound class. Adrian Alvarado earned the Triple Shooter Award.

Pronghorn women make school history, advance to semifinals

Gillette Soccer Club hosts Winter Blast indoor tournament Submitted by Audra Stumbaugh

Gillette Soccer Club hosted its annual Winter Blast indoor tournament this past weekend with a great turn out of teams. The Gillette Edge U-13 Girls were in action this past weekend playing in the boys division, they started by narrowly defeating the Gillette U-14 boys 3-2 on Saturday, followed by a hotly contested loss to the Casper U-13 boys 6-3. The girls rebounded Sunday morning with a dominating 4-0 win over the Casper U-14 boys, earning them a rematch with the Casper U-13 squad in the finals. After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, the girls were unable to stave off the powerful Casper attack, ultimately losing 7-1. Emily Jones, Delaney Hallcroft, Kiley Hatzenbihler, Kennedy Schomer, and Megan Phillips each had two goals while Traelyn Knez added one. Other team members include Sarah Hernandez, goalie Christina Lacek, and coach Mike Jones. The girls’ next tournament is this coming weekend in Rapid City. The U12 girls purple team also had a great weekend. They too played in a Coed division starting off against the Razor City Renegades Boys beating them 8-0, and then taking on the Casper Blades U11/U12 Boys winning 9-0 which put them against the Razor City Renegades RCR Red in the Semi Finals where they won 6-1. The Championship was very exciting as it went into overtime against the Gillette Edge Boys U12 team. The girls pulled out the win 6-5! The top scorers for the weekend were Kennedy Ayers with 10 goals, Grace Roswadovski with 8, Emma Jarvis with 7,

and Alba Roop with 1 along with Alyssa Stumbaugh. Other team members include Mercedes Cunningham, Mya Lockwood, Chloe Williams and coaches Justin and Kristina Roswadovski. The U10 girls purple team followed the older girls as they played in a Coed division as well. They fell short two goals in their first game against the Casper Blades boys 3-5 and tied their second game against the Gillette Edge boys U10 purple 1-1. Sunday morning they came out strong against the Razor City Renegades boys winning 6-3 putting them in the Championship facing the Casper Blades boys again losing 4-1. Top scorers for the weekend were Brady Deimling with 3 goals, Shaelea Milliron with 3 goals and 2 assist, Peyton Roswadovski with 2 goals and 1 assist, Macy Schomer with a goal and Skylar Wyllie with 1 goal and 1 assist. Other team members are Hannah Durgin, Karissa Tranas and coaches Justin and Kristina Roswadovski. The U10 boys white team started off strong Saturday winning their first game against the Razor City Renegades 2-1 and later that day winning 5-0 against the Casper Blades White. Sunday they took on Heart Mountain losing 3-4. They took home a second place win against the Heart Mountain team in the Championship. Team members include Maddox Jarvis, Jamen Kolata, Eduardo Lopez, Angel Ontiveros, Riley Ringer, Kale Roswadovski, Logan Ulrich and Peyton Wasson. Coached by Jeremy Guernsey.

After an ugly win against Northeastern Junior College on Monday afternoon, the #3 Gillette College Pronghorn women looked to tighten the ship in the quarterfinal game of the Region IX tournament against #7 Miles Community College. The Pronghorn women defeated the Lady Pioneers both times the two teams met in the regular season. They were able to do it a third time, with a 65-48 victory, and move to the semifinal round of the tournament for the first time in school history. The Pronghorns found themselves down, 12-6 with 13:02 to go in the first half, which forced Head Coach Will Rider to call a timeout. Up to that point, the Pronghorns shots were hitting the rim, but not finding the net. The Lady Pioneers did a good job of boxing out Gillette College under the basket. The Lady Pioneers were able to make high percentage shots to get to a 21-13 lead with 8:52 to go in the half. Halli Stocklin for Gillette came in to the game off the bench and sank two big triples to give some momentum for the Pronghorns. Keke Wright tied it up at 23 for Gillette College, off a floater in the paint. The Lady Pioneers answered quickly, by taking back the lead. With 34.4 seconds remaining in the half, and Gillette down 29-26, Kiela Garner made a three from outside the arc on the left side. On the next play, Freya Newton

stole the ball from Miles in the Pronghorns front court. Wright was fouled trying to make a shot from 13 feet away in the paint. She made one of two from the line to give Gillette College their first lead since it was 2-0 at the start of the game. It was 30-29, with Gillette on top, as the teams headed into the locker room. There were five turnovers in less than 40 seconds to start the second half. Alicia Carline got the first points of the second stanza, both from the charity stripe. That was the start of a 6-0 run for the Pronghorns. Miles Community College rattled off three out of four free throws from the line, but Stocklin responded with a triple from the right side. The Lady Pioneers were able to cut it down to seven points later in the half, but Gillette College started running away from Miles. The Pronghorns led by as many as 22 points, at 59-37 with less than seven minutes to go in the game. Gillette College will play #5 Northwest College on Wednesday at 5pm. The Pronghorns split their games against the Lady Trappers in the Regular season. They lost to Northwest, 96-79, on Jan. 23rd, in Powell. They got the win at home, 65-52, in the last regular season game of the year, on Feb. 23rd. You can watch the game at http://www.ihigh.com/wncc.

Peak wrestling results Submitted by Jannie Miller Three Peak wrestlers competed in the WY Middle School Nationals Dual Team Qualifier March 2nd in Douglas, WY. Wrestlers who finish 1st qualify for the Team Wyoming Gold division and 2nd place finishers are on the Team Wyoming Silver division. Trevor Jeffries earned a first place finish in the Middle School 95 lb division and will be competing for Team Wyoming Gold in Des Moines, Iowa April 13th-14th and in

Cody, WY May 4th and 5th. Parker Smith finished 3rd in the 115 lb division and Dalton Macy finished 4th in the 105 lb division. At the Sheridan Shootout in Big Horn on March 2nd Baran Lechner in the Novice 70 lb division, Josh Macy in the Novice 85 lb division, and Warren Carr in the 90 lb division all placed first in Folkstyle. Mason Miller finished 2nd in the Novice 70 lb division. Tanner Macy finished 4th in the

Intermediate 65 division. Brady Carlson and Tristan Wornkey were the only two wrestlers to compete in all three styles. Brady Carlson competing in Intermediate 70 lb division placed 4th in the Greco-Roman, 4th in Freestyle, and 5th in Folkstyle. Tristan Wornkey in the Intermediate 80 lb division placed 3rd in Freestyle, 4th in Greco-Roman, and did not place in Folkstyle.

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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. Chinese Type 53 Carbines 7.62X54R. These guns have been fully restored and are excellent shooters. They are a shorter model of the Mossin Naugant making them easy to carry through the brush and trees. Large caliber with plenty of take down power for the largest and most dangerous game. Ammo is still available and still very reasonably priced. This gun comes with a fold down bayonet permanently attached. Adjustable sights on an elevation ramp rear sight makes this package very versatile. permanently attached floor plate magazine holds 5 rounds with one additional one in the chamber. These guns are selling fast at the remarkable price of $175.00 with mention of this ad. Call Wyoming Mountaineers (307)299-2084 to get yours today. A friend of mine called the other day and tells me he has 2 friends that are looking for some AR-15’s do I have any? I told him yes I do, They are M4 style scope ready models and priced at $695.00. Great, he says, They will be right over. They never showed up so a few days later I asked him if his friends were still interested. He told me nope, they bought them online for $1500.00. So, here they come with UPS, I still made my $15.00 for the transfer but while they were there they looked at the rifles I had in stock and discovered they were the same models they ordered with the same features and they could have bought 2 from me for the same price they paid for one they ordered. Don’t let this happen to you, Any gun, Any models, Any features can be ordered or built for a lower cost. Call for a free quote. Call Wyoming Mountaineers (307)299-2084 to get yours today. 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.

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.

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. 2006 Dodge Mega Cab 4x4 Laramie 102,000 miles $16,000 307-689-7290 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora. Black. Leather interior. Good condition. 87,400mi. Power everything. Front wheel drive. New tires. Call Charlene 307-660-7316. 1993 Chrysler LHS for sale or trade. Needs tie-rod and alignment. Runs good. $1,500.00 OBO. Email KevlarGrease@gmail.com 1994 Plymouth Voyager for sale or trade. Runs/ looks great. 188,000 miles. $2,000.00 OBO. Email KevlarGrease@gmail.com 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4. New BF Goodrich Tires, Runs good. $1,200.00. 307299-4662. (a141-tfnh) 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 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 1952 Chevy Dumptruck, hauls 5 tons of coal $1500 307-682-1172

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March 8 - 15, 2013

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Professional Golf of an Older Age By Mike Borda Throughout the centuries, some things have continued to entertain Americans year after year. One of those things has always been sports. From football to boxing, basketball to soccer, baseball to tennis - Americans have spent millions of both dollars and hours watching the athletes they love compete against the best in the world. While the sports landscape of today may look vastly different from that of the early twentieth century, some things have remained the same. To ponder the comparison in times, one need only look so far as professional golfer Walter Hagen. Born in Rochester, New York on December 21, 1892, Hagen was from a regular family not blessed with significant wealth. He began his golfing career as a caddy at a local country club, in an effort to earn some extra money for his family. However, it would become apparent that Hagen had far more skill at this game than the average person. He began cultivating it, by the time he was in his teens he was giving lessons. Hagen competed in his first tournament at the age of 19, and two years later began playing professionally, winning the U.S. Open.

But while his golfing career was becoming illustrious, so was his off-course persona. Hagen was a noted socialite, and loved to live lavishly. His life was filled with luxurious cars, parties, and clothing. By 1929, Hagen had amassed 11 majors, the world record at that point. He also had filled his career with match-play victories, playing in exhibitions across the country and winning many rich purses. In fact, Hagen is among the first golfers to actually call themselves professional, by earning a living from the game. Most golfers at this point were amateurs, only playing for recreation. The playing career of Walter Hagen ended in 1940, after he had toured the world raising golf’s awareness in other countries. During his career, however, Hagen also began manufacturing his own golf club line. His brand of clubs brought a new choice to the introductory golfer and are

still made today. Walter Hagen died in 1969, but his impact on golf, and indeed all sports, is still felt today. Hagen set the standard for opulence in a time where athletes were by in large local heroes. His motto for life was, “You’re only here for a short visit.

Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Truly words he lived by.

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Five Scalps: The Story of Edward Rose By Jeff Morrison The term “Mountain Man” typically invokes a mental image of a self-reliant loner, expert guide and hunter, fierce fighter, with perhaps a bit of scoundrel mixed in. Edward Rose possessed all of these qualities, albeit more than the usual amount of the scoundrel trait. It is believed Rose was born in 1786 around Louisville, Kentucky, to a white father and a half-Cherokee, half-black mother. He left Kentucky for New Orleans when he was 18 as part of a keelboat crew, picking up a reputation as a brawler and a robber along the way. In one of these pursuits he gained a few permanent facial scars that would give rise to his first Indian name “Cut-Nose”. By 1806, Rose had made his way up to St. Louis where he joined an expedition led by Manuel Lisa in 1807 to establish a trading post at the mouth of the Big Horn River, near present day Custer, Montana. The post was christened “Fort Raymond”. Lisa planned to collect furs not only through trapping them, but by trading for them with the regional Indian tribes as well. To that end he sent three of his men, John Colter, George Drouillard, and Edward Rose out, loaded with trade goods, to make contact with any Indian villages they could find and entice them to trade at the post in the spring. Both Colter and Drouillard travelled far and wide on their mission, while Rose found a friendly Crow village on Tongue River and spent the winter dispensing the trade goods he carried for various favors. When he returned to Fort Raymond in the spring of 1808, Rose could not satisfactorily explain how he spent his time and Lisa’s trade goods. The ensuing argument turned violent and Rose was finally restrained, although he managed to seriously injure one of the 15 men needed to subdue him. Lisa, who was in the process of preparing to return to St. Louis for more supplies, hastened his departure. Rose finagled more trade goods from the fort and returned to the village to live with his new Crow friends. During his time with the Crow, Rose’s reckless bravery earned him the name “Five Scalps” after a battle with the Hidatsa (Minnetaree) tribe, in which Rose sin-

gle-handedly charged the enemy Indians and killed five of them with a tomahawk. He also explored much of the land between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills. This knowledge of landscape and native inhabitants was in great demand by trading companies mounting expeditions into the Rocky Mountain region. In 1809, Rose was hired by Andrew Henry to serve as interpreter and guide for one such expedition into Crow country. At first Rose ingratiated himself to Henry by becoming an indispensable asset to the brigade, but eventually deserted to the nearest Crow village, taking a large supply of trade goods with him. Wilson Price Hunt, leader of an expedition sponsored by John Jacob Astor in 1811, found Rose living with the Arikara tribe along the Missouri River. The original plan of the Overland Astorians, as this party would become known, was to follow Lewis and Clark’s route to the Oregon coast. They intended to establish a permanent land route to the Columbia River in the process, linking up with the other half of their expedition who had already travelled by sea to the mouth of the Columbia River where they had established a large trading post. Before the party had ventured much further than St. Louis, however they were advised that, due to the volatile disposition of Indian tribes near the Missouri headwaters, it would be better to find an alternative route to the Columbia. With this in mind, Rose was hired to fill the role of guide and interpreter. “We had in our company a hunter by the name of Rose,” Hunt wrote in his account of the journey, “[He was] a very unpleasant, insolent man. We had been warned that he planned to desert us when we came across the Crow Indians, to persuade as many of our men as he could to abandon us, and to steal our horses. For that reason we kept a close watch at night.” The Astorians put their lives in Rose’s hands as he guided them from the Grand River to the Little Missouri, then across the rugged hills of what is now northern Crook and Campbell Counties to Powder River, then to the base of the Big Horns where they encountered a Crow village. At this

point Hunt decided to proactively thwart any nefarious plans Rose may have been hatching by encouraging him to remain with the Crows in return for a half-year’s wages, a horse, some beaver traps and supplies. For the next few years, Rose lived alternatively with the Crow and Arikara. He took an Indian wife and fathered two children. But his hard drinking and love of brawling got him in trouble with what passed for law and order among the trading forts and he was taken in chains to St. Louis to spend time in a stockade jail. Once released, he returned to Crow country. Another fur trading expedition was under way in 1823, under the command of William Ashley. His roster of mountain men included Jedediah Smith, Hugh Glass and a young Jim Bridger. In spite of his reputation, Edward Rose was also hired to interpret and guide. This time Rose wasted no time getting into mischief. While the expedition was camped at the Arikara villages on the Missouri, Rose and a few other men snuck into the village against orders one night. At midnight Rose returned to the camp to alert everyone that one of the men had been killed in the village. By morning the situation had deteriorated into a small war that left 13 of Ashley’s company dead and several more wounded. Rose stayed to assist Colonel Leavenworth in a punitive campaign against the Arikara the following month. The expedition accomplished very little, but Leavenworth was impressed with Rose and spoke highly of

him in an official report, in which he expressed some surprise when he learned of Rose’s bad reputation. When Ashley resumed his expedition, he split his brigade into two parts, leaving Jedediah Smith in charge of the second party. Rose was chosen to accompany Smith, who intended to spend most of the winter trapping and hunting before rejoining Ashley’s group in the spring. Rose led them to the main winter encampment of the Crows in the Wind River Range and the mountain men decided to winter with them. Relations between Smith and his only means of communications with their Crow neighbors – Rose – began to erode almost immediately. Rose proceeded to negotiate trade between the Indian camp and the mountain men, with the evident intent of bleeding Smith’s supplies dry. By January, Smith had

had enough, and chose to press on in the dead of winter, to his rendezvous with the other brigade, leaving Rose behind with the Crow. It is generally believed that Edward Rose spent the remainder of his life hunting, trapping and living with his adopted people, the Crow. In 1832, Rose, along with Hugh Glass and another unknown mountain man were surprised by a party of 30 or more Arikaras on the Yellowstone River and killed. Scoundrel or not, Edward Rose was considered an expert guide, trapper and interpreter during his lifetime. Although his ethnicity was mostly white/European, he is celebrated today as one of two known Black mountain men. It is very likely that he was the first non-Indian to set foot in what is now Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell and Crook counties of Wyoming.

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