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September 2015

WYOMING SNOWMOBILE

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News, events and reports from the Wyoming State Snowmobile Association


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Board Reports...3 Directory...4 News & Schedule...5 Club/District Reports...6-12 Associates...10

The Wyoming Snowmobile Wrangler is the official newspaper of the Wyoming State Snowmobile Association and is provided to the association’s members through their paid memberships. It is published seven times annually: September through March. Jeff Moberg

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Wyoming Snowmobile

Hi folks, can you believe it is time for our first Wrangler and we have started to have our first club meetings! Well I hope you all are having a good summer. I have heard that a lot of you are already cutting and splitting fire wood for the safety Shelters, good job. The work we all do to get ready for the season makes all of our snowmobiling area much more fun for everybody to enjoy. I have been to a lot of meetings throughout the Bert Miller year and summer related to snowmobiling and for the most part I think Wyoming is in fairly good shape. In April I went to Washington DC for the DC Fly-In and it is good to get to know those who are our friends in Snowmobiling. Then in June I attended the International Snowmobile Congress that was held in Niagara Falls. It is a good time to hear about the issues that the other snowmobile states face and a great time to meet up with friends that have been made across the Northern United States, Canada and other countries. In August we met with Yellowstone Park and Superintendent Wenke’s team in West Yellowstone to discuss winter use in YNP and the NonCommercially Guided snowmobiling. I think the meeting went very well with all the working group representatives discussing the pluses and minuses the groups had and the issues we are all working through. I really think folks were looking to discuss the negatives of winter use in YNP. When we really looked at the positives and we found there has been a lot of success for the first year of this program. We all know that there will be some fine tuning that needs to e done and we discussed working on the course program and making sure that the entrance fee will be updated to handle the cost of the program. A lot of the discussion was also on the snow coaches and their needs and requirements. So in the end let’s all take this program and be very proud to get a start back into Yellowstone. I also went to Evanston to have a Wyoming State Trails council meeting a few weeks ago to discuss issues we have all across the state for motorized and non-motorized. We had a very productive meeting and some very interesting issues to resolve. I would like to thank Ron McKinney and his crew for their hard work during the summer and the winter. I also really enjoyed seeing the ATV and snowmobile trails in the Uinta mountain range. This is a very beautiful time of the year for us and I hope we can keep the forest fires to a minimum in the state of Wyoming. So let’s finish the summer off, have a great fall and start getting ready for a fun winter season. THANKS ALL!!! Bert

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Hello Everyone! Fall is in the air and the colors are starting to change here in Alpine. Can’t wait till the first snowflakes hit the ground! Summer has gone by fast and we are ready to move into a different season. For the business side of things please watch for the club update sheet and club membership update sheets that I will be sending out mid-September. We will be having our fall meeting in Buffalo on the 12th at 9 a.m. at the Hampton Inn. I will be handing out Holly raffle tickets to your district reps to get to Sinclair you. If you do not get some please let me know and I will mail them out. Hope everyone is as excited as I am for the winter season! Doing the snow dance, Holly Sinclair

Dan Adams launches during last year’s pink ribbon ride on togwotee pass. Photo by Michelle Buzalsky

Deadline for the October Wyoming Snowmobile Wrangler will be September 25!


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Appointees

Officers

President: Bert Miller -(307) 899-3419, 4330 Pat O’Hara Mtn Dr., Cody, WY 82414, b.miller1962@ hotmail.com

Legislative Chairman: Jeff Moberg - (307) 283-3411 Historian: Vacant Safety Chairman: Lou Grunewald, Sr. - (307) 2349000, 1743 E. Yellowstone, Casper, WY 82601 Charity Chairperson: Brenda Miller - bnbnkids@ hotmail.com Awards: Mike Kelly - (307) 899-7342, 4238 Pat O’Hara Mtn. Dr., Cody, WY 82414, mikekelly39@ hotmail.com

Vice President: Taylor Jones -(307) 350-4607, taylorelmwire@yahoo.com www.snowmobilewyoming.org

District Representatives

Secretary/Treasurer: Holly Sinclair - (307) 8802625, P.O. Box 11051, Jackson, WY 83002, wssaholly@gmail.com

District #3 - Teton, Uinta, Lincoln Counties: Alex Sinclair - (307) 880-3409, sinclaircrf@gmail.com

District #4 - Sheridan District #1 - Platte, GosCounty: Rick Young - (307) hen, Laramie, Albany Coun- 752-8444, mtnswin@hotties: Justin Madden - (307) mail.com 360-7609, maddenjustin17@ gmail.com District #5 - Park, Big Horn Counties: Mike Kelly District #2 - Carbon - (307) 899-7342, mikekelCounty: VACANT ly39@hotmail.com

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District #6 - Weston, Campbell County: Paul Marker - (307) 660-6187, paulmarker66@yahoo.com

District #9 - Sweetwater, Uinta Counties: Taylor Jones - (307) 350-4607, taylorelmwire@yahoo.com

District #7 - Fremont County: Rocky Treese (307) 851-3022, ltreese63@ gmail.com

District #10 - Johnson, District #13 - Sublette Washakie Counties: Tony Niswender - (307) 660-8720, County: Bill Lanning (307) 367-4795, brlanning@ niswender@collinscom.net centurytel.net District #11 - Crook County: Todd Leimser- toddleimser@collinscom.net

District #8 - Natrona, Converse Counties: Lou Grunewald, Sr. - (307) 2349000, rec-vee@hotmail.com

District #12 - Dubois and parts of Fremont Counties: John Lee - (307) 455-3200, jolee@wyoming.com

Wyoming State Trails Program 125 Sunflower St. P.O. Box 1429 Lander, WY 82520 On the web at: wyotrails.state.wy.us Barrett Building, 4th Floor, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002 Permits and general information: (307) 777-7477, Fax: (307) 777-6472

Program Manager: Ron McKinney - Office: (307) 335-8229 ext 223,Cell: (307) 349-2886 Regional Supervisor: Josh Milek- Office: (307) 335-8229 ext 225, Cell: (307) 349-4778 Regional Supervisor: Forrest Kamminga - Office: (307) 335-8229 ext 225, Cell: (307) 212-2821

Wyoming Snowmobile Clubs Bearlodge Snowmobile Club - P.O. Box 1084, Sundance, WY 82729 Big Horn Mountain Snomads: Ed Novak (307) 746-8188, P.O. Box 397, Sheridan, WY 82801, novaks@rocketmail.com Big Horn Sno-Goers - P.O. Box 664, Worland, WY 82401, bighornsnogoers@gmail.com Campbell County Sno-Goers - P.O. Box 5150, Gillette, WY 82717 Casper Snow Gypsies - P.O. Box 3301, Casper, WY 82602 caspersnowgypsies@yahoo.com Cody Country Snowmobile Association: Levi Signor - P.O. Box 1745, Cody, WY 82414, (307) 213-0571, levi.signor@gmail.com

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Dubois Sno-Katers - P.O. Box 1064, Dubois, WY 82513 Jackson Hole Snow Devils - P.O. Box 4276, Jackson, WY 83001, www.snowdevils.org, mail@snowdevils.org Lander Snowdrifters: Cal Anacker - (307) 335-7156, P.O. Box 281, Lander, WY 82520, canacker@hotmail. com Lincoln County Snowbears - P.O. Box 322 Kemmerer, WY 83101, ss_ridgeway@yahoo.com Pinedale Snow Explorers - P.O. Box 1124, Pinedale, WY 82941, pse1271965@gmail.com Powder River Sno-Buffs: Ray Pearce - (307)-7518504, P.O. Box 754, Buffalo, WY 82834, rpearce@ wyoil.com

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At large membership- $20/year. See www.snowmobilewyoming.org for contact info to join a local club.

Address: City: State:

Riverton Sno-Goers: Michelle Buzalsky - (307) 349-4640, P.O. Box 2115, Riverton, WY 82501, rivertonsnogoers@gmail.com, sleddinthewinds.com Snowy Range Snowmobile Club: Matt Burkart - P.O. Box 1930, Laramie, WY 82070, membership@srscwy.com Sour Doughs: Johanna Karstoft - P.O. Box 1602, Rock Springs, WY 82902 Sweetwater Snowpokes: Pete Leibee - P.O. Box 1731, Rock Springs, WY 82902, rmpatv@gmail. com Top of the Rockies: Bob Strobel - (307) 690-5681, P.O. Box 3172, Alpine, WY 83128, toralpine@mail.com, ridealpine.com

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Send to: Holly Sinclair P.O. Box 11051, Jackson, WY 83002


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Yellowstone Announces Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for This Coming Winter Season! Here are some highlights of this year’s Yellowstone Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Vice President, Access Program for this winter season (2015BlueRibbon 2016). Coalition First, each day during the coming winter season, there will be up to five snowmobiles in each of four Non-commercially Guided Transportation Snowmobile Events/ trips, one from each of the four Yellowstone Park Gates. Second, you will be required to possess a non-commercial snowmobile access permit which would be awarded annually through an online lottery system. The lottery located at the www.recreation.gov website started on September 1 to determine the trip dates for Non-Commercially Guide Leaders wanting to visit Yellowstone this coming winter season (20152016). The lottery will remain open until September 30, 2015. After the lottery is finished and the initial trips are awarded (only one trip from the lottery) you can still sign up to lead a trip or a second trip at www.recreaction.gov on a first-come-first-served basis for the dates still available. Note these remaining dates will be available in mid October. Finally a total of only two trips allowed per season per non-commercial guide are allowed; the trips can last up to three days. Note starting this year you will be charged $40 for each day of your permit, day permit $40 two day permit $80 three day permit $120. Third, each snowmobile operator will be required to have successfully completed the Yellowstone Snowmobile Safety Education Certification training course. The training course is available online. This course was developed with the help and sponsorship of the Wyoming State Snowmobile Program. This “No Cost” course is now available at website below: provalenslearning.com/yellowstone-snowmobile-education-certificate. Fourth, you will be required to use only current Best Available Technology (BAT) snowmobiles in your group. Note these required machines can be rented at location near the four gates. For the complete detailed information on the Non-Commercially Guided Access Program, please see the Yellowstone Park Service website at (www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/ngsap.htm) For additional information on the Yellowstone Winter Use issue and snowmobile community’s combined fifteen year effort to keep snowmobile access to Yellowstone in winter, visit our dedicated website www. saveyellowstonepark.com. Please remember one of our collective main efforts during the last SEIS Winter Planning process was to have a “Non-commercially Guided” access program for entry into Yellowstone. We accomplished that and now is your chance to plan a trip into the Park without a commercial guide. Please consider signing up during the lottery period at www.recreation. gov for an opportunity to lead a non-commercially guided trip into the Yellowstone Park this season (2015-2016).

Jack Welch

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Casper Snow Gypsies Keg and Cork for the Driven Power Sports Fall Kickoff - Sept. 26 Yellowstone Non-Commercial Guide Leader Lottery Deadline Sept. 30 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Oct. 7 Casper Snow Gypsies Halloween Party - Oct. 31 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Nov. 4 Casper Snow Gypsies Participating in the Casper Christmas Parade - Nov. 28 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Dec. 2 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Jan. 6 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Feb. 3 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Mar. 2 Cody Country Snowmobile Club Meeting - Apr. 6

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Michelle Buzalsky It has been a busy hectic summer fellow snowmobilers. I hope you are like me and ready for some snow and rides to escape the business of life. We are looking forward to an event filled winter with lots of rides and activities for all. Riding with fellow snowmobilers who share the passion and wanting to promote our sport for many future generations is what this is all about. Here is to a really great season. We recently had our annual campout at Boysen Reservoir for some much needed rest, relaxation, and fun on the water. The next best thing to snowmobiling is playing on the water on a jetski, getting tugged around on a tube, or just doing some paddle boarding. We did get a little serious in that we had a planning meeting for 2016 Fun Days which we are hosting in Dubois. Plans are well under way and we will have some great info to share about the event forthcoming. May the Snow Gods bless us with a multitude of the white stuff and lots of fluffy powder (hopefully the forecasts for an above normal snow year are true). As always, looking forward to sharing some great times and adventures as we get ready to rock the 20152016 riding season. Hope to see you all on the snow this winter. As always we encourage everyone to stay connected through our facebook page, and access information on our website www.sleddinthewinds.com . If you have something to share with the group please let us know so we can get it posted. THINK SNOW!


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Once again the summer has flown by and talk of winter and snowmobiling is happening more and more. Ottobre As you all know, the hillclimb last year was canceled due to poor snow conditions. As a result, the upcoming 2016 hillclimb will be the 40th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb and we hope to once again raise money for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and other charities. The No. 1 raffle item will be the 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobile donated by the ZBroz. Also as a result of last year’s cancelation of the hillclimb, we have already begun efforts to raise sponsorship money to help in putting on next year’s event. This year the Snow Devils have joined Old Bill’s Fun Run, a local organization that helps non-profit companies and events raise money. The giving period to donate to the Snow Devils as a sponsor through Old Bill’s is from now until September 18. If you are interested in helping us this way, please call Nan Coover at (307) 413-3599 or Jan Ottobre at (307) 413-6306 for more information. We still have merchandise such as sweatshirts, T-shirts and hats for sale from last year’s event at discounted prices. See our website www.snowdevils.org for more information. The Snow Devils will hold their first monthly general meeting on Tuesday, October 1 and our Fall highway clean-up will occur sometime shortly after the first of October. The Snow Devils plan to have a booth at the SnowWest Intermountain Snowmobile Show to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in October. We will be selling raffle tickets for next year’s fund raiser and will also have some great give-aways for all those who attend. Please check out our website at www.snowdevils.org for upcoming events, and for dates and details about the annual World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb in March 2016. Have a great fall! jan

Deadline for the October Wyoming Snowmobile Wrangler will be September 25!


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Becky Thorne

Here we are in August, and the Casper Snow Gypsies had a busy summer and have a lot planned for the upcoming season. Here is a list of what has gone on since March. March 15 – Poker Run, April 11 – Spring Banquet, May 16 – Trail Mix Run, July 11 – Poker Run, August 22 – Garage Sale and as I am writing this article everyone is getting ready for our club campout in the Big Horns August 28, 29 and 30. April 11 we had our Spring Banquet at the Parkway Plaza. We elected new officers, handed out awards and reminisced about the season. A huge thank you to the Parkway Plaza for their generosity. They give us two rooms every month to hold our board meetings and club meetings. We are working on developing a close relationship with the local dealers here in Casper. This season we will do our Poker Runs with our local Polaris Dealer – Driven Power Sports, Alpine Motorsports – Arctic Cat Dealer and Casper Mountain Motorsports – Yamaha. We kicked off the summer with a summer Poker Run with Casper Mountain Motorsports on July 11. Riders were allowed to ride any motorized vehicles that were street legal. We held it around Casper so that

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A water station for the Trail Mix Run.

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The Big Horn Sno-Goers have been kinda slow. All they did was Niswender the yearly highway clean up and are planning a few activities this winter. They are not sure of what or when but it will be a great time I'm sure. The Powder River Sno-goers did their highway clean up too. They jumped out to help me out after an unfortunate accident back the end of March with a Go Fund Me account and for those that were not comfortable with the internet they also opened and account at ANB Bank in Buffalo. Now the Campbell County Sno-Goers also stepped up to help me out with a raffle for a Polaris 120 Donated by Destination X. They are working on a power sports swap meet along with the Razor City Riders to be held at the CAM-Plex on September 26. If you have any old parts or accessorizes that are cluttering up your shop, garage or trailer, this could be your chance to make room for new toys. It is also a chance to find something new that you may be looking for. There was talk about another wood cutting for the safety shelters on the northern Big Horns. But they are concentrating mostly on the raffle and the Swap meet. In other news, I hear rumors that there will be Polaris and Snow Bikes being rented on the Southern Horns and that Ski-doo might be moving in on the Northern Horn. Also heard that there might be some Hill Climbs and some Vintage rides around North East Wyoming, Well that's about it till next time. Remember to do those snow dances and wear your tether and tek vests!!

Wyoming Snowmobile four wheelers, side by sides and even mopeds were able to participate. We did a 50/50 payout. 50% was paid in winnings and the other 50% was donated to Make A Wish of Wyoming. It was a beautiful day and Casper Motor Sports would like to do this Poker Run as an ongoing tradition and to build it up. As we plan dates for our winter poker runs we will be working with Driven and Alpine as sponsors. Thank you to these dealerships for their support and generosity to our club. May 16 the club volunteered at the Trail Mix Run. The club volunteered to have water stations and help the marathon runners cross busy streets. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their help for this community event. August 22 the club held a garage sale. Thank you to Tara and Brad for letting us use your garage for the sale. We will use the money raised to help pay for upcoming events such as the Halloween Party. Thank you to those who donated items, and helped with the garage sale. A huge thank you to Pepsi company here in Casper. They donated pop, water, and other drinks for our sale. August 28, 29 and 30 the club will be heading to the Big Horns for camping, fishing and four wheeling. We will be having our crawfish boil again provided by the Thornes and Santistevens. We are looking forward to another great weekend. September 7 we will be having our annual Labor Day picnic at Ayers Natural Bridge. This is a great place to have a get-together. It lies between Glenrock and Douglas. If you have never been there be sure to go sometime. You can reserve shelters and swim in the creek but remember no pets are allowed. September 26 we will be at Keg and Cork for the Driven Power Sports Fall Kickoff. We will be having a booth, handing out applications and a 50/50 raffle. Thank you to Driven for inviting us to participate.

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Snow Gypsies at the Summer Poker Run with a representative of Make A Wish of Wyoming,

October 31 we will have our second annual Halloween Party. Last year we had a huge success so we are doing it again this year. Costume contest, haunted house, pumpkin carving, cake walks and lots of other games. Cost of attendance is a large bag of candy. November 28 we will be participating in the Casper Christmas Parade. This has been a club tradition to participate in this parade and we have many fans who look for us every year and see what we come up with. Planning and building the float can be a lot of work but when we see the kids and their excitement during the parade it is all worth it! Thank you to the continuing officers and newly elected officers. President Becky Thorne, Vice-President Sheila Kranich, Secretary Daniel Reed, Treasurer Kim LaFave, Safety Director Rick Nyquist, WSSA Representative Lou Grunewald, Public Relations Karen Santisteven, Activity Directors Ray Kranich and Tara Leglar, Board Members Dave Juenaman, Rich Mackler, Dave See, Jon Hazelton, Terry Keller and Shawn Reed.

my hands when the doctor at the burn center let them know I needed to be there sooner rather than later. Little did I know when I got up Thursday March 26, From that point on I had little control over anything that was happening to me. They put me on the plane 2015 that my life would be forever changed. We were gave me happy drugs and the last thing I remember was riding at Granit Pass area. I’d pretty much tried out all the sleds but decided to take the M6000 141 out to see flying over Lake DeSmet - then I was in Greeley. So here I am some seventy plus days down the road what it could do. That decision was the first step along to my new life. There are no words to describe what I this journey to learning to live with my new normal. I have been thru that would allow you to feel it with me. took it to the same places that I had taken the other sleds but as I was headed back to the group I saw a line I’ve had three surgeries to graft my hands, chest and forearm. I’m wearing compression gloves on my hands, up the hill through the trees and decided to check it a compression armlet on my forearm and a compression out. I was nearing the end of the vest on my chest. I will have to wear them 24/7 (well run the sled decided it wanted to turn down into the trees I jumped not while taking a shower but you get the picture) for at least a year. These garments serve two purposes. First to the high side but the sled was already starting to roll. It threw me they are designed exactly for me as they hold the graft tight and aid in the healing process. Second they give on down the hill into a tree well me an added layer of protection so I don’t do stupid where I became hung up in the things like try to catch my computer when I drop it. tree branches. The sled rolled on top of me with the throttle pinned They are part of my everyday wear. I’m still on pain medicine and a drug to help with the nerves that are all wide open and the track spinning on my chest. My first reaction was scrambled in the burn areas. My hands have become my number one priority above all else because without full to scream which I did. I realized use of them well I don’t even want to consider that. I I couldn’t hear myself so how was will go to physical therapy for as long as it takes not only anyone else going to hear me. I to help gain back the use of my hands but to combat tried to smother the exhaust with damaging scar tissue. my hands to kill the sled but that Here’s the moral of the story: ALWAYS ride with a didn’t work out. We needed to get tether so when you fall off your ride the machine stops; to medical help and fast - closest spend the money and buy a vest; and never ride alone. place was Bear Lodge. The ride The tether would have saved me because the machine wasn’t the easiest one I’d ever taken that’s for sure. The EMT took one look at me and called for an ambulance would have stopped running even though it was on top - while waiting its arrival I managed with help to get out of me. In the event that didn’t happen the vest would have maybe saved a layer of skin. This has made a of my snow gear. Once in the ambulance they started an IV with Fentanyl; after two shots of that and no pain believer out of me - safety first. If your sled doesn’t have relief the switched to morphine. Upon arrival at hospital a tether get one installed and wear a Tek Vest. I’ve been they determined I needed to go to a burn center. I chose riding for years and never dreamed this could happen to me but it did and it can happen to you too. the one in Greeley, Colorado. The next decision was RIDE SAFE. to fly or go by ground - the decision was taken out of


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Brenda Miller

It is really hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about snow. It seems like summer just started and now the kids are back in school. Again this year we didn’t get our Safety Shelter off the mountain until the middle of July. Our first meeting was held September 2. We have a busy fall ahead of us. We have to get the Safety Shelter cleaned up, cut wood for the season and get it loaded into the shelter. We will also need to do our fall highway cleanup and be sure there are no trees blocking our back trail. All before the snow flies. The officers for this year are: President Levi Signor, Vice President Michele Hoefke and Treasurer Jenni Rosencranse. The club is looking for someone to be the Secretary this year. We have the same board members: Levi Signor, Rob Marshall, Dustin Rosencranse, Tony Simek and Bert Miller. The Cody club has our meeting the first Wednesday of every month September through April. We are hoping to have a good snow year. Some predictions are for above average snowfall and some are not. Guess we better do a lot of snow dancing later this fall. We are hoping to see new faces at our meetings and other club functions. Until next Month Brenda Miller

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I can’t believe that another fall is upon us. After being in Jackson a couple weeks ago and waking up to ice on my windshield and puddles with ice on them it must be true. Our club members are wide scattered, some fighting forest fires and others just fighting the daily grind. We picked up trash along Sinks Canyon highway this spring, once again not finding much to pick up. With our switchback road now paved we don’t get all the parts that were shook off of recreation vehicles and trailers like we used to get. For our club business we are looking at our grooming contract with the state, mulling over if our club could take over the state’s contract if they pull out. Comments were made about how much easier it was to pull our new groomers which are much lighter than the older ones. Our club is continuing to look for new funding sources like grants for newer equipment. A motion was made to help out with Fun Days this next year. A planning meeting at Fremont Bay at Boysen was scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9 to discuss who can help with what. I hope everyone is getting in the mood for some early snow, I know I am.

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