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Sunday, April 26, 2009

LIVESTOCK KILLED BY WOLVES REPORTED IN CONVERSE COUNTY Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

It would seem that at least two Black wolves have decided to make the Glenrock area their home-whether Glenrock approves or not. The mating pair have been seen all during the winter and have been in the areas of Glenrock and the Deer Creek Range, and their fate was to Wolf print near place of kill. Photo courtesy WG&F be left alone….until now. On the 14th of April, a calf was killed on private property in an *undisclosed area and the Department of Agriculture (who work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) were sent to the scene to investigate the cause of death. Special Agent Mike Jimenez, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wolf Recovery Project took up the report from there. “We asked them to go investigate and they did a necropsy (an animal autopsy), looked at and examined the dead calf, examined the area and confirmed that yes, indeed, this calf had been killed by a wolf,” he said. Agent Jimenez, who is the Wolf Recovery Project Leader for Wyoming, is a man who is very well-versed in wolf behavior. He ex-

plains, “Young wolves tend to go off on their own and find another wolf, pair up, mate, and start a new pack. Their new territory can be near where they came from or it can be miles and miles away….that’s very typical wolf behavior.” Since most wolves were gone out of the lower 48 states by 1930, Agent Jimenez speculates that there hasn’t been much--if anything--in the area since around that time frame. “This is the furthest east we’ve had them…..definitely not around Casper before,” he said. So what happens to the wolves now? Agent Jimenez explained, “We let wolves go anywhere when they disperse or when they move into areas anywhere in Wyoming--the entire state is a recovery area since 1995. Wolves are listed and protected under the Endangered Species Act throughout the entire state. When wolves go into an area where there’s lots of livestock, and if they don’t cause problems that’s great…we let wolves re-establish there and everybody gets along fine. If they go in [near] livestock and begin killing livestock, we remove them--we kill them very quickly. We don’t allow that to continue.” And now the hunters have become the hunted. In an area this far east and so dense with livestock, private property, and ranches, Jimenez reiterates, “We are going to kill both those wolves and remove both those wolves.” When asked how the service would track the animals, Mike Jimenez replied, “Neither of these wolves has a radio collar or any kind of tracking device, so it may take a while. Wolves use very large areas before they really establish a home range or a territory, so what we [do is] ask for the help of the public. If they Wolves continued on page 10

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Community

TIENSVOLD FILLS ONE OF THREE GLENROCK DEPUTY POSITIONS Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The Converse County Sheriff’s Office recently fill three position on their patrol staff. Glenrock residents will soon see one of their own traveling the roads and responding to calls in a CCSO vehicle. Deputy Sara Tiensvold was hired in October to fill a patrol vacancy in western Converse County.

Stephanie Turns 65,000,014

Mike Velasquez - Reporter for The Glenrock Bird The Glenrock Paleontological Museum and Robert T. Bakker Education Center invite the public to join them as they celebrate the birthday of Stephanie, a triceratops discovered north of Glenrock in November 1994. The birthday party/open house will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m on Saturday, May 2nd at the Paleon Museum located at 506 W. Birch in Glenrock.

The party will feature something for kids of all ages including museum tours, children’s activities (between 10 a.m.- noon), and the chance to browse the newly refurbished gift shop. In the afternoon, there will be a chili cook-off and everyone will get a piece of Stephanie’s birthday cake. Also, those in attendance will get a chance to see the new allosaurus display, a recent addition to the museum. Organizers will also be on hand to explain the future plans for the museum. Bring the family and make a day of it. Help the Paleon celebrate Stephanie’s birthday!

Tiensvold had been employed by the Converse County DetenDeputy Tiensvold - Photo © Amanda Smith tion Center since the summer of 2007. When the position came open in the fall of 2008, Sara tested for the position and was hired by Converse County Sheriff Clint Becker. Deputy Tiensvold is a longtime resident of Glenrock. She moved to town in 1978 and was educated in Glenrock, graduating from GHS I want to be somebody in 1995. Life’s opportunities took the public can trust and her in several directions until she work with,” came back to town and went to work for the CCSO. She explained that law enforcement was an interest for her as early as high school, but now, she is getting the opportunity to work as a sheriff’s deputy. “I kind of thought about it in high school, but things really didn’t go that way. I moved away for a while. When I came back, the jail position was open,” Deputy Tiensvold explained. Her interest goes right to the roots of law enforcement. “I want to be helpful (as an officer). I’m a friendly person. I want to be somebody the public can trust and work with,” Tiensvold stated. “My favorite part of the job will be getting back to this community and re-meeting the people. It’s changed since I left.” Tiensvold has spent the last three months attending the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas. She will begin patrolling on her own on May 1st as a CCSO Glenrock “resident” deputy.

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The new Allosaurus display - thanks to the grant from Rocky Mountain Power, is on permanent display at Glenrock’s Paleon Museum. Photo © Jessica Smith

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GLENROCK ARTISTS TAKE PART IN PRESTIGIOUS PETROLEUM CLUB ART SHOW Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The Casper Petroleum Club will hold its annual art show on Friday, May 1st, at the club on 1301 Wilkins Circle in Casper. This year, three Glenrock artists have been selected as entries by the judges’ panel. Ginny Butcher, Cheryl Feeback and Sharon Davies all submitted pieces and were selected to participate in this year’s show. For Ginny and Sharon, both have submitted pieces to the show before. For Cheryl, this is her first time submitting to the show. All three are accomplished artists who have been painting and exhibiting their work for many years. Cheryl Feeback began painting in high school and has been painting for nearly 30 years. Feeback has been painting professionally for almost 15 years. Her first submission is entitled “Zeroed In.” Cheryl’s work has been displayed in the Congressional offices in Washington, D.C. and at the Nicolaysen Art Museum for the past two years.

“Zeroed In” - Cheryl Feeback

Sharon Davies initially started painting on rocks and barnwood. She has been painting professionally since 1981. Her fourth submission to the show is entitled “Young Son.” Davies has been featured with artists such as Vivi Crandall. Sharon was instrumental in starting the Wyoming Cares Auction and has been affiliated with it since 1991. Ginny Butcher has been drawing and painting since she was a child. She has been painting professionally for 12 years. Her fifth submission is entitled “Natural Bridge.” All five times she has submitted, she has been accepted. Last year’s submission, “Sagebrush,” went on to win the Governor’s Award. The first place winner will receive a $4,000 prize. The members will vote for the top five. After the five finalists are chosen, a panelist of judges selected by Casper Petroleum Club Board of Directors will select the winner.

“Natural Bridge” - Ginny Butcher

“Young Son” - Sharon Davies

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The “Bird Word” Search Businesses in Glenrock Part Three

“The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” -- Basil C. Hume

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Installs R Us Cadlrock Mining Burns Insurance Farmers Insurance Julie Melder Glenrock Bowl Fort Diablo Glenrock Independent Valentine Speedway Sagebrush Powertools Valentine Const Popp Companies Shoreliner Knotty Pine The Flower Shop Eastgate Glenrock Motorsports Wind City Glenrock Health Center Oregon Trail Congrats to Rod Christenson! This weeks winner for the business word search part 2.

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The Legal Eagle A Weekly Law Enforcement Bulletin By Glenrock Police Officer Michael Kavenius

Road Construction Safety If you are going to be behind the wheel this season, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be driving through a construction zone. As you sit in the comfort of your own vehicle, WYODOT’s road workers are out there, pounding the pavement -- literally -- to improve our roads and freeways. The State of Wyoming has always recognized the important role that road workers play in keeping our roads safe and more convenient to use. But with cars traveling at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour --often not adhering to road safety rules and laws taught in defensive driving programs - a hardhat isn’t enough protection for a road worker standing within inches of the passing vehicles. Wyoming has enacted laws to help keep road workers safe. These laws include the doubling of fines for speeders. In this article, I offer some valuable tips to help keep our road workers safe and to keep you from getting a ticket and having to explain why you were involved in a road construction crash to the judge. * Do not exceed the posted speed limit. Doing so could result in a ticket and/or a meeting with a judge.. * Do not ignore the signs indicating dropping speed limits as you enter a construction zone. Once again, not adhering to the changing speed limit could result in a ticket. * Be aware that fines may be doubled in a construction zone when workers are present. Not sure if workers are present? Obey the posted speed limit and you’ll have a better shot at avoiding that ticket we’ve

R.A.M.S. HELPS GLENROCK BUSINESSES “GET THE WORD OUT” Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

Since October 2005, Glenrock businesses have had the R.A.M.S. advantage. Although it may sound a bit cliche’ or overdone, R.A.M.S. (Revitalization Association For Main Street) is where Glenrock’s businesses and organizations look for help with everything from business cards to signage to advertising to town aesthetics. Shortly after her arrival to Glenrock in 2005, Amanda Smith, founder of R.A.M.S., saw several local businesses and organizations in desperate need of visibility. “Do you know that there are over 80 businesses in the Glenrock business district. Most residents don’t even know some of these businesses exist because they can’t afford to advertise or even buy business cards,” explained Smith.

talked about before. * Do not pass other vehicles while driving in a work zone. Lanes may be narrowed, there may be too many bumps, and lanes could suddenly end without warning. Not adhering to the “Do Not Pass” signs is unsafe and could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Get involved in a crash and you could be charged with unsafe driving. Or, you could end up seriously injuring or killing a road worker. * Obey any and all traffic signs, including those manually erected by a road worker. * Do not remove or displace any construction barrier, barrel, sign or other device used to keep drivers safe just because it’s inconvenient for you. These devices are there for a reason. Pay attention to what’s out on the road and adhere to our tips. Doing so could mean the difference between passing safely through a construction zone and making a pit stop in court. Please drive safe and remember “Seat Belts Save Lives”.

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Along with several other business owners and organization members including Hotel Higgins owner Judi Colling, who has served as the organization’s vice-president since the first election of officers, Smith founded, chaired and developed R.A.M.S. The Revitalization Association For Main Street toRAMS continued on page 23 Sunday, April 26, 2009 The Glenrock Bird

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News from the Nest WASHINGTON FAILS TO STAND BY YOUR SIDE

by U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) On Sunday, April 26, Washington will start paying for government programs by borrowing money rather than using its revenue. This means that all of the money spent by Washington the rest of this year will either be borrowed from other countries or borrowed from future generations, exacerbating our already mounting federal debt. It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses, and millions of Americans have lost their jobs. As retirement accounts dwindle and economic uncertainty continues many are looking for their government to share the burden during this difficult time. Unfortunately, Washington seems either reluctant or outright opposed to doing their fair share. Instead of supplying pro-growth solutions, President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress have responded to the call with unprecedented spending of taxpayers’ dollars. The stimulus Cynthia Lummis speaks out against President Obama’s stimulus pacakge that package that passed in February cost $787 billion, but to pay for the passed in February 2009. Photo © Press Secretary Office. bill our government is going to have to borrow more money, bringing the total cost of the bill to $1.1 trillion. The alternative plan I supSadly, the total debt borne by the nation as a result of Congress and the ported would have provided twice as many jobs at half the cost. Administration will cripple America’s future. Currently, each American In addition, Congress passed a $410 billion omnibus spending bill with is on the hook for about $35,000 due to the national debt. Under the nearly 9,000 earmarks ignoring calls by my Republican colleagues and policies initiated by this Congress, that amount will double to $70,000 I for a spending freeze in order to curb government growth. Both bills in just eight years. Doubling the debt is not the solution to our economic were passed by Congress and signed into law forcing our children and woes, nor is it fair to the millions of hard working taxpayers. grandchildren to foot the bill. Most recently, the President proposed a budget that will dramatically increase the amount of debt in America. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the President’s budget will produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next ten years. The national debt will double in eight years, and by 2012, the American people will be paying $1 billion per day in interest. Even some of my Democrat colleagues have declared that these policies are unsustainable.

The American people know that we can’t borrow and spend our way back to prosperity. The path to our economic recovery starts with fiscal responsibility in Washington. I believe that the federal government should follow the example set by our nation’s families – tighten the budget and eliminate wasteful spending. The future of America depends on it. Note: U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is a member of the House Budget Committee.

SENATOR BARRASSO VISITS GLENROCK HEALTH FAIR Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

Fresh from a tour of Afghanistan and Iraq where Senator John Barrasso (R) WY gets his information first hand from the soldiers, we got an opportunity to catch up the the Senator on Saturday, April 25th, as he stopped by the Glenrock Health Fair for a visit.

Good Friday in Iraq and Easter Sunday in Afghanistan. Senator Barrasso spoke with two soldiers from Cody to get first hand information from those in the battlefield. According to one soldier who was in Iraq for his second tour, there have

Senator Barrasso spent the week of Easter in the Middle East talking to his constituents fighting in the war. He explained to us that he spent Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Hunting/Ranching/G&F SHEEP SHEARING SEASON IN FULL SWING Say that three times!

Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

It’s Spring here in Wyoming and time once again to create herds of naked sheep. If you’ve never seen the sheep shearing process, you are missing out on one of the most fast-paced, efficiently run endeavors in the world. Once again, Brad and Laurie Boner opened their ranch to let those of us unfamiliar with the process get an inside look. Brad Boner’s Great-Grandfather came with Brad’s Grandfather to Wyoming in 1902 and set up a homestead. The family, on Brad’s Father’s side, has been ranching sheep ever since. The family on Brad’s Mother’s side has been involved with sheep for the last four generations. This is a family that is very familiar with the sheep raising process as well as the sheep shearing process. Mr. Boner acknowledged, “The sheep are the bread and butter” of the family’s ranching, which also includes cows and bulls. While sheep are similar in care to other cattle, they are a bit easier in the fact that they are good browsers. Their body style and small mouth allow them to get into places cows can’t and this allows them to pick a better diet for themselves than a cow is able to. Brad Boner stated, “Because of the way they’re made, they can get into a lot tighter places…. and be a lot more selective about what they eat.” This better browsing leads to healthier sheep which, in turn, leads to about 4 to 5 inches of wool growth on each animal. Shearing the sheep, however, isn’t just something done to make money-it‘s also done to relieve the animals of their burden. The wool is heavy, hot, and if let go too long can lead to disease issues for the animals. Mr. Boner explained, “It’s a fair “Start at the belly amount of work, but it’s necesand then do the first leg…” sary. You certainly don’t want the sheep running around [in the] summer in a hundred degrees with four inches of wool on them.” And since the wool continually grows, in theory you could have a sheep with 15 inches of wool accumulated in five years--that would be one miserable animal, one which probably wouldn’t be able to walk under the weight of it’s own hair. Enter Foley Shearing. The Boners have been using Foley Shearing for the last several years and are very pleased with the work they do. Dave Foley, who originally came from New Zealand, now lives and works out of Kaycee, Wyoming. Each year he helps his crews (who are all from New Zealand) obtain their work visas so they can come and work their magic on the wool-laden sheep of Wyoming and surrounding states. Foley has two crews consisting of a total of thirteen men who work

for him each year. Since this is how these men make their livelihood, it is all they do and they are very, very good at it. How it works is this: A portable ‘shearing shed’ is driven to the designated ranch. Each shearer then sets up in his station with his shearers and a type of sling suspended from the ceiling. They put their upper torso through the sling and use it to hold their weight in a slightly bent position. This allows them to have “Ganger” Mike Harrex Sheers a sheep in less thank 1.5 full use of both minutes. Photo © Jessica Smith arms without killing their backs. The sheep are run up a ramp (from a pen nearby) and down a narrow ‘hallway’ where the shearers can pull them into their station to begin the shearing. After the animal is sheared, it is allowed to ‘escape’ out an opening in the side of the shed and down a small ramp to freedom….. sort of. After the sheep, sans wool, come down the exit ramps they are herded into another pen and sprayed for ticks before being released back onto the ranch. The fleeces are packed into a hydraulic press machine and turned into huge bales for transport. The shearers work from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day until all the sheep are sheared. Mike Harrex, the crew chief (“We call it the ‘ganger’,” he corrected me with a smile) explained the way they shear a sheep. “Start at the belly and then do the first leg…the reason we do it like that is we try to keep the fleece in one so it’s easier to work with. Then you just work your Sheep Shearing continued on page 11

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County News

MORE ON THE GATEWAY WEST TRANSMISSION LINE Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power are planning to build a high voltage transmission line across southern Wyoming and southern Idaho. The Gateway West Transmission Line Project will include 1,150 miles of new, high voltage transmission lines (both 230 kv and 500 kv) and would run from around Glenrock down to Medicine Bow, over past Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Kemmerer, and on into Murphy, Idaho. Jeff Hymas, of Rocky Mountain Power, explained some of the aspects of the proposed project. “This project is necessary to increase transmission capacity in the region, to provide increased reliability to the transmission system, and to enable new generation sources to be brought online,” he stated. “The energy from these resources [will be] delivered to where it can be used by customers throughout the West.” First proposed in 2007, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held public scoping meetings to get comments on the project. Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power have been holding public and land owner meetings with the same purpose since December of 2008. The companies wanted to get feedback on the proposed routes for the project and to provide more information to the public. The last such meeting was held on Monday, April 20th in Douglas. A ‘study corridor’ has been identified, which is a 2 mile wide area running the entire length of the proposed route. The entire corridor will not be used for the project, however, only what is eventually decided on as the route for the transmission lines. Each line needs a width of 300 feet for the structures that will hold them. Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power are proposing to build two different segments beginning near Glenrock, separating into a westerly route and an easterly route, and then meeting up again near Medicine Bow. “We do anticipate building both sides of this loop,” Mr. Hymas said. The westerly route, called 1W, will utilize an existing transmission corridor by upgrading the lines already there and adding two new lines. The easterly route, called 1E, will be built to accommodate one new line--it’s exact route is still ‘up in the air’. So why can’t all the lines be put along the existing corridor? Mr. Hymas explained, “It’s also important to have redundancy in a transmission system.” Having both the 1W and the 1E routes provides this redundancy. In the case of power failure in the lines on one side of the ‘loop’, the other side would allow for some transfer of

electricity to the substation near Medicine Bow. This keeps the electricity flowing for the customer. In many cases, the new corridor (1E) will require new facilities and easements, and this has raised many questions from the land owners who will be affected. Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power have been attempting to answer some of these questions through the local meetings. Jeff Hymas stated, “Based on some of the questions that came up in the meeting on Monday, I think we recognize that people who own property along the proposed route have concerns and that’s why we’re holding meetings-in order to learn more about and to hear the concerns and the issues that land owners have so that we can take those into consideration.” “The information that we get from these meetings helps us to evaluate all of the options that are on the table so that we can determine the best possible route for the transmission lines that balance[s] the needs of electricity customers, communities, property owners, and the environment,” he explained. Another reason for both the 1W and 1E segments, according to Hymas, is for one of them to serve as a collector line. There are a lot of proposed wind projects in the area and these projects need a way to connect to the system without building a lot of separate lines. The BLM is currently working on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding the project. The first draft of this statement should be available in late August or early September of 2009 and will include all proposed and alternate routes that are being reviewed, along with detailed information about each route and the public comments received about the project. There will be more public comment periods before the final draft is completed sometime in the Spring of 2010. The BLM must issue a final determination of the project before construction can begin. Rocky Mountain Power is expecting to have some segments completed by 2014. Regardless of the efforts made, there are still issues to be resolved between the power companies and the land owners. Mr. Hymas summed up his company’s current viewpoint by saying, “The thing that is important to know is that an exact route for the lines has not yet been determined and won’t be fore some time. We are still in the process of evaluating all of the options.” Hope springs eternal that Rocky Mountain Power, Idaho Power, and the land owners will be able to reach a common ground--one that will be acceptable to all involved--as the Gateway West Transmission Line Project gets underway.

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County News & Beyond RIVER WALK CLEANUP LEADS EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES IN DOUGLAS Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The First Annual River Walk Cleanup in Douglas was deemed a success by organizer Shannon Cross, owner of Ivy Leaf Gardens in Douglas. In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd, Cross and other volunteers gathered near the Douglas Middle School to Clean up trash and debris along the pathway that follows the North Platte River in Douglas. According to Cross, the event drew about six very determined volunteers on Wednesday. The Group met at the designated area at the south end of the river walk, and fanned out in every direction along the river. The group picked up approximately 75 lbs. of garbage left along the path throughout the year. The group walked the entire river path, and enjoyed a nice day in the sun as Mother Nature cooperated with the group on their mission. Cross was extremely happy with the results, and will continue to schedule the project as an annual event. She hopes next year’s turnout will be slightly larger, but was happy with the group’s accomplishments. “We plan on making this an annual event,” Cross explained.

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Wolf killing continued from front page

see wolves (and report the sightings), that helps us out.” Is there anything else the well-armed public can do?……not exactly. In Idaho and Montana, there are approved wolf management plans and the general rule for those states has been modified so that, even if wolves are listed, if they are seen just chasing any kind of livestock they are allowed to shoot the offending animal. Not so in Wyoming. The rule for Wyoming was set up in 1994 and basically states that a wolf can only be shot on private property by the property owner if caught in the act of attacking--not just chasing or being near--a horse, donkey, cattle, or sheep. This rule was put in place as part of the recovery effort, but now there are many times the number of wolves needed to remove them from the Endangered Species List. Are they a danger to humans? According to Agent Jimenez, “Wolves are not harmless and wolves are not excessively or unreasonably dangerous. They’re a predator. You have to look very hard to find historic records or anything in wolf literature about wolves killing people.” Regardless of the low danger factor to humans, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to resolve this problem as quickly as possible. If you find dead livestock, cover the carcass to protect it from scavengers and call the State Office of Wildlife Services (located in Casper). The more confirmed reports received, the sooner the wolves will be located and destroyed. For further information or to report a wolf incident, call the State Office of Wildlife Services 307261-5336, or Special Agent Mike Jimenez 307-733-7096 office, or 307-330-5631 cell.

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Sheep Shearing continued from page 8

way around the sheep…,” he said. If shearing sheep sounds easy, these guys make it look even easier--shearing one sheep every 1.5 minutes. Looks can be deceiving, however. Shearing sheep is most definitely not easy--the animal is squirming around underneath the shearer and it’s his job to make sure and keep nicks to a minimum while getting the fleece off in one piece……all in 1.5 minutes. A good crew can shear in the ballpark of 200 sheep per man on a good day and that takes experience. The men of Foley Shearing have been doing this a while, however…… Mike Harrex alone has been at it for 16 years--the last 11 of those for Foley. So what do a bunch of sheep shearers from New Zealand do after they are done shearing sheep in the States? Many of them head for England next for the shearing season there, before heading home to New Zealand to shear sheep there. All of this leads up to next year when they will be back in Wyoming relieving our sheep of their woolly burden. It’s no wonder these guys are so efficient! Once a sheep is relieved of it’s wool, the worry for the animal doesn’t end there. Due to the way weather in Wyoming behaves, the ranchers must be very diligent in tending to the sheep until it is actually Summer. In fact, during the week of this article, there was a major dip in the temperature accompanied by snow and the Boners had to move all of the sheared sheep into a barn--no easy task with such skittish animals.

A freshly sheared sheep jumps to freedom after his 1.5 minutes of sheep shear-

The wool from the Boner Ranch is sold and eventually put to use in the public as yarn or other wool products. The next time you curl up under an afghan or put on that crocheted scarf from Aunt Dee, remember…. the yarn used to make them just may have come from Wyoming sheep raised right here near Glenrock! Thank you to Brad and Laurie Boner for once again allowing access to the amazing workings of their ranch!

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The Bird’s Chirp THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN! Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The smell of fresh popcorn lingering in the air. The electric excitement in the children’s eyes as they eagerly filed into the Grant Elementary School Gymnasium could only mean one thing on Friday, April 24th; the circus was in town!

Teacher Sunny Fleck (background) cheers Ring Master Jonah Young, Dog Trainer Avery Urbatsch and Dogs Wesley Gosney and Brandy Lenzen during this years Kindgerten Circus at Grant Elemntary School in Glenrock. Photo © Mike Velasquez

The Grant Elementary School kindergarten class proudly presented its Annual Kindergarten Circus! The fantastic show was presented complete with death defying feats of human strength, amazing (but very dangerous) animal acts, hilarious clowns and much, much more!

The bigtop setting was complete with ring master, who called the audience’s attention to each great act as its appearance was made in the center ring. Professional circus roustabouts (kindergarten teachers Sunny Fleck, Gretchen Taylor and Amy Young) quickly made prop changes for each act as they came into the arena. The circus was in Glenrock for two sellout performances on Friday, one at 10 a.m. and one at 12:45 p.m. at Grant Elementary School. Performing the amazing feats were 59 members of the kindergarten class.

Chili Dinner and Auction May 1st at Glenrock High School We will begin serving dinner at 5 pm. The live auction will begin at 7 pm. There will also be raffle items.

Tickets are $5 per person. This includes the dinner and one raffle ticket each. This way everyone has a chance to win something. There are items for adults and kids. It will be a fun night for all!! Some of the auction and raffle items are: • Nights Stay at Cadillac Jacks in Deadwood • Generator • Pheasant Hunt • King Size Log Bed • Shoulder Taxidermy Mount • $300 of Prime Beef • Season Tickets on Broadway • Jewelry • Prime Rib Dinners • Artwork • DeWalt Drill • 100 pc. Socket Set Many more GREAT items!

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At left, Snake Lady Jessica Peterson shows the audience her slew of snakes while at right Hanz and Franz, Cody Hogan and Zack Barker show off their super human strengths during Friday’s Kindergarten Circus at Grant Elementary. Photo © Mike Velasquez.

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Bird Seed ANNUAL “TREES FOR TRASH” SET FOR MAY 2ND Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The Town of Glenrock will host their annual “Trees For Trash” on Saturday, May 2nd at the Glenrock landfill, according to Glenrock Town Planner Kathy Patceg. The program will held in conjunction with the Town’s Arbor Day Exposition. Glenrock is designated a Tree City U.S.A. community. The Tree City U.S.A. program is offered by the Arbor Day Foundation in conjunction with the U.S.D.A. Forestry Service. The “Trees For Trash” program offers local residents the opportunity to trade trash for trees to plant in their yards. This year approximately 330 trees will be offered including dogwood, white fir, Fremont cottonwood and Colorado blue spruce. The tree giveaway will begin at the landfill at 10 a.m. on May 2nd, and will continue on a first come-first served basis until all the trees are given away, according to Patceg. Last year’s tree giveaway was interrupted by Mother Nature, but was successfully completed the following week at the Glenrock Town Hall. Patceg urges all residents to take part in the “Trees For Trash” program. So haul your garbage up to the landfill and take a few trees home to plant in your yard.

Engagement Announcement Heather Cassandra Pauline will wed Christopher Michael Rhamy on Friday, July 10, 2009, in Kimball Park behind the Paisley Shawl. Heather is the daughter of Ada Jane and the late G. David Pauline of Glenrock.  Chris is the son of Brace and Linda Rhamy of Douglas.  The couple will reside in Glenrock. Photo courtesty Ada Pauline.

Senior Shenanigans Happy Birthday this week to Shirley Cain and Robert Hill. Be sure to stop in anytime this month for a free lunch courtesy of Deer Creek Drug. Please contact the center if you would like your birthday or anniversary added to our list. We will be having our annual “Volunteer Recognition Dinner” on April 30 at noon. If you have volunteered at anytime this past year at the Glenrock Senior Center, please be sure to join us. RSVPs are appreciated. Fun Night will be April 30 starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be pizza, salad, and dessert. Please stop in or call to sign up. The commodities are in. This month’s items are chicken and cereal. You may pick your commodities up at the Glenrock Senior Center.

SENIOR LUNCH MENU Monday, April 27 - Chili, fritos/crackers, salad, cinnamon roll Tuesday, April 28 - BBQ ribs, macaroni and cheese, spinach, salad, roll, peach cobbler Wednesday, April 29 - Liver and onions or hot dog, roasted potatoes, creamed peas, salad, roll

Thursday, April 30 - Baked chicken, potatoes au gratin, green beans, salad, roll, very berry tart Friday, May 1 - Popcorn fish, macaroni & cheese, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, cookies

HEAD START LUNCHES Tuesday, April 28 - Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, apricots - Lunch: Salisbury steak, potatoes, peas, bread, pears Wednesday, April 29 - Breakfast: Whole wheat muffins, pineapple Lunch: Chicken noodles, carrots, rolls, raspberry bananas Thursday, April 30 - Breakfast: Toast, peaches - Lunch: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, apples Friday, May 1 - Breakfast: Banana bread, oranges - Lunch: Turkey wrap, lettuce, corn, plums SCHOOL LUNCHES

Monday, April 27 - Pizza, All Tuesday, April 28 - Chicken patty sandwich, All Wednesday, April 29 - Beef stroganoff, All Thursday, April 30 - Sloppy Joes, All Friday, May 1 - Sub sandwich and chips, All Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Glenrock Police Beat , 04.18.09 - Traffic Stop. Written warning issued for speed. - OAĂ&#x2026;. PBT administered at direction of P&P - Dead Deer reported to Game and Fish Dept. - E-911. Small child playing with the phone. - Officer patrolled Rolling Hills. x2 - Subject fingerprinted for employment. - Citizen Assist. Officer complied. - Missing Dog. Message left for ACO. - E-911 Medical. Transport one to Casper. - Dog at large. Message left for ACO. - E-911 Domestic. WHP&Casper PD notified. - Officer monitored activities at the Glenrock High School Prom. - Extra Patrol requested at a residence. Sunday, 04.19.09 - Alarm at Business proved to be false. - Verbal warning issued for town park closure. - Officer responded to verbal domestic dispute. - Traffic stop. Citation issued for no insurance. - OAA. PBT administered for P&P - Traffic stop. Verbal warning for no front plate. - Dog at large reported. Unfounded. - Motorist assist. Officer complied. - Traffic stop. Verbal warning for improper display of registration. - Dog bite. Report taken. - Officer completed a vin inspection. - OAA. Officer complied. - Citizen assist. Officer UTL. Monday, 04.20.09 - Ambulance transported one to WMC, Casper. - Traffic stop. Verbal warning issued for passenger side brake light.*2 - OAA office conducted PBT at the request of probation and parole. - Rolling Hills patrol completed.*2

- Traffic stop. verbal warning issued for speed. - Lost vile of medication. Information logged. - Office spoke w subject regarding a civil matter. - Emergency units dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on tank farm road. - Barking dog complaint. Hanger left on front door. Tuesday, 04.21.09 - Officer patrolled Rolling Hills Area. x2 - Dispute over property. Citation issued for Larceny. - Controlled Burn reported. - Comm. Tech. performed Notary. x3 - Report of disorderly subject. Subject cited, charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. - Controlled burn reported. - Message left for ACO on a possible dog abandonment. - Dog at large reported. Message left for ACO. - Patrol notified of loose calves on the interstate. - PBT administered at request of P&P - Officer performed welfare check. Wednesday, 04.22.09 - Injured dog reported, unfounded - Rolling Hills patrol completed. - Traffic stop. Written warning issued for no front plate. - Traffic stop. Written warning issued for speed. - Officer provided directions to driver. - Abandoned vehicle, tagged for tow. - Range key issued. x2 - Traffic stop. Verbal issued no front plate.

- Traffic stop. - Traffic stop. - Traffic stop. - Ambulance.

Written issued for no brake lights. Repair order issued registration. Verbal issued expired registration. Negative transport.

- Ambulance, one transported to Douglas. - Traffic stop. Citation issued for speed and written warning issued for expired registration. - Vehicle parked with lights on. No one home. Dispatch left message. - Driving complaint, parties counseled. Thursday, 04.23.09 - Officer completed Rolling Hills Patrol. - OAA. Bolo for an overdue vehicle. UTL. - Traffic Stop. Verbal warning issued for driver side brake light. - Traffic Stop. Citation issued for no insurance and warning issued for no front plate. - Traffic Stop. Verbal warning issued for speed. - Traffic Stop. Citation issued for speed.x2 - Officer spoke with subject concerning a civil matter. - Officer left messages out at South Rec, stating all camp trailers be moved before this evening due to the threat of flooding. - Violation of protection order. See report. - OAA. Domestic. Officer Bolo. - Officer performed a PBT. - Harassment reported. - Open gate. Officer secured property. Friday, 04.24.09 - Rolling Hills patrol completed. - Ambulance requested. Negative transport. - Traffic stop. Verbal warning for speed.*3 - Range key issued. - Loose horse on Birch street. Animal returned to pasture. - ACO patrolled Rolling Hills. - Controlled burn reported in the county. - OAA. PBT administered at request of probation & parole.

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HELP WANTED HIRING-Glenrock School District hiring Summer Groundskeepers. Salary will be $8 per hour. Call 436-5331 or stop by 120 Boxelder Tr for application form. Application deadline Noon, May 15, 2009 HIRING-Glenrock School District has an opening for a Full Time Secretary at Grant Elementary. Salary $9.85 - $10.60 per hr based on experience. Questions please call 436-5331. Applications due by noon on April 29, 2009. EOE

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On April 9th, the Glenrock Good News Club joined the Glenrock Boys and Girls Club for an Easter Egg Hunt. Prizes were awarded for finding special eggs.  The message of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection was shared with the egg hunters.  Thanks to Kay and the Boys and Girls Club for your cooperation.  After the egg hunt the Good News Clubbers gathered for the final club of this school year.  We sang our theme song “Good News to all the World” and ate cupcakes.  The Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.).  Upcoming events to note are day camp June 22-26 at First Southern Baptist Chapel.  Day camp starts at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Participants need to bring a sack lunch.  Camp Good News on Casper Mountain will be held August 3-7.  Camp Good News is for boys and girls ages 7-12.  Registration forms for both events are available from the C.E.F. office or call 436-5593.

Glenrock Rec Center - Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:00 p.m. Participating Artists: Cameron Magee, Jaylee Rowe, Addy Sexson Shelby Warren, Chelsea Thibodeau Ivy Engle, Roper Taylor, Maci Turk Steven Ritter, Alexis Green Glenrock Historical Commission 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00PM at the Deer Creek Museum - 935 W Birch The Relay For Life Is On

The Relay For Life is ready to get started for 2009 If you would like to be on the committee or volunteer for the Relay in an capacity please join us. If you have any questions about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life please give me a call. Hope to see you at the meeting.

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Receiving a rating of II were: Hayley Allington--flute solo, Tess Gerber-oboe solo, Raider Nelson--tenor sax solo, Caitlyn Kumpula--flute solo, Mary Nelson--alto sax solo, Casey Reeves--tuba solo, Caleb Williams-piano solo, Kyle and Caleb--trumpet duet, Casey and Jon--trombone/ tuba duet, the Trombone Section, and the Trumpet Section. The rating of III went to: Ryan Boner--trumpet solo, and Ryan and Cole-trumpet/trombone duet. Glenrock High School students attend the festival every year and these hard-working young men and women have once again done the town proud. Congratulations to all the winners from the District Music Festival! Thank you to Jeremy Huck, Glenrock Band Director, for the information.

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Two members of Glenrock’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter earned the right to represent the State of Wyoming at the 2009 FCCLA National Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville, TN during the week of July 11-16th. Cierra Dawson and Veronica DeSanti will travel to Nashville as state representatives to the convention. Dawson and DeSanti won the honor by placing 1st in National Programs in Action at the State Convention in Cheyenne, WY with their project “Rolling For Safety.” The two students need to raise $900 each in order to attend the Conference in July. The program believes that the only way to receive a donation is to work for it. Cierra and Veronica would appreciate any support you could give them. Both state that they are proud to represent Wyoming at the national level. If you can help, feel free to contact GHS FCCLA Advisor Candace Stoll at the high school.

Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

On Saturday, April 25, both the Glenrock High School and the Glenrock Middle School bands, under the direction of Jeremy Huck, took gold medals during the Elitch’s Six Flags Music Festival in Denver. Taylor Tresch, a GIMS 8th grade student also brought home the award for Outstanding Musicianship. Congratulations to the Glenrock Bands, Taylor Tresch, and Mr. Huck!!! Tune in to The Glenrock Bird for the full story next week! Sunday, April 26, 2009

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GHS Concert Band rated a I, as did the GHS Jazz Band. Also receiving a I rating were: Kara Lutz--alto sax solo, Lisa Adams--tenor sax solo, Preston Blakeley--baritone solo, Jon Likes--trombone solo, Caleb Williams--trumpet solo, Kyle Farley--trumpet solo, Aspen Hanks--timpani solo, Scotti Koltiska--snare drum solo, Toni and Clint--trumpet/sax duet, Aspen and Caitlyn--flute/keyboard duet, the Saxophone Section, the Clarinet Section, and the Percussion Section.

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The Bird Herd TONY LEHNER GLENROCK INVITATIONAL: A SNOW-STUDDED EVENT Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

After what is termed in the sport of track and field as a “false start,” Glenrock finally got the cooperation of Mother Nature on Monday, April 20th, and played host to nine teams in the girls division and ten teams in the boys division at the Tony Lehner ‘Snowy” Invitational Track and Field Meet at GHS Stadium. The meet, previously scheduled for Friday, April 17th, was postponed due to the uncooperative SNOWY nature of the Wyoming weather this spring.

Girls-B.Hughes 12:16.98, 1st 100/110m hurdles Girls-N.Tresch 16.92, 1st, K.Lutz 19.43, 7th, S.Brant 20.82 300 meter hurdles Girls-N.Tresch 50.39, 1st, S.Brant 60.90, 8th 400 meter relay Girls-(W.Summers, S.Brant, M.Smith, G.Byrd, 57.14, 3rd) Boys-(D.Nielsen, D.Sibrel, Track teams from across the state made C . M a c o rmic, Matt Widiker photo © Brandi Rowe the trek to Glenrock on Monday, and R.Lee, 46.21, 2nd) were rewarded with a sunny day and 1600 meter relay a brisk tailwind ( a good thing in Girls-(S.Stewart track) for their troubles. In the team 67.2, J.Stewart competition, Glenrock placed 3rd 67.8, N.Tresch in the team standings, scoring 121 64.0, M.Widiker points and the boys placed 4th with 66.5, 4:25.79, 1st) 79 points. Individual results are as 3200m relay Marissa Widiker photo © Brandi Rowe follows. Girls-(S.Stewart 2:40.5, B.Dahlke 3:01.8, B.Hughes 2:36.6, M.Widiker 2:40.6, 11:00, 100 meter 2nd) Girls-J.Hunt 14.71, 4th, J.Stewart Discus 14.95, 5th, W.Summers 15.30, Girls-R.Downs 77’9”, 8th, D.Laird 69’1” G.Byrd 15.50, M.Smith 15.56 Boys-J.Bishop 100’7”, M.Flynn 82’6”, S.Flynn 35’4” Boys-D.Nielsen 12.28, 1st, R.Lee High Jump 12.68, 5th, D.Sibrel 12.91, D.Downs Girls-R.Downs 4’9”, T3rd, K.Walters 4’3”, 8th 13.08, C.Macormic 13.18, D.Rowe Brooke Hughes photo © Brandi Rowe Triple Jump 13.62, L.Butler 14.76, G.Kron 15.30, Girls-G.Byrd 28’5”, 7th, S.Hoyt 28’5”, 8th, R.Downs 28’5”, W.Summers R.Boner 16.97, S.Flynn 19.04 27’8” 200 meter Shot Girls-J.Hunt 29.29, 3rd, J.Stewart 29.35, 4th, W.Summers 30.75, 8th, Girls-S.Hoyt 32’2.5”, 3rd, K.Gray 28’1.5”, 7th, S.Wickett 25’10.5”, G.Byrd 31.15, M.Smith 31.54 K.Kindt 23’9” Boys-D.Nielsen 23.72, 1st, R.Lee 24.76, 2nd, D.Sibrel 25.62, Boys-R.Lee 44’.5”, 1st, J.Bishop 40’9”, 6th, J.Barr 35’10.5”, C.Macormic 26.19, G.Lewis 26.56, D.Rowe 26.98, G.Kron 32.11 T.VanAntwerp 29’5.5”, C.Nelson 25’8”, 800 meter Pole Vault Girls-M.Nelson 2:56.0, 3rd, K.Walters 3:05.24, 7th, B.Dahlke 3:05.78, Girls-S.Wickett 6’9”, 4th, K.Lutz 6’9”, 5th 8th, J.Grant 3:17.62, H.Allington 3:22.93 Boys-D.Downs 10’, 1st, K.Farley 9’, 4th, L.Butler 7’ Boys-D.Walters 2:21.72, 5th, L.Butler 2:23.32, 6th, M.Widiker 2:29.83, Long Jump S.Gore 2:31.0 Boys-K.Farley 19’3”, 6th, D.Walters 17’7”, D.Rowe 17’5.75”, G.Kron 1600 meter 13’9.25” Girls-M.Nelson 6:15.06, 3rd, J.Grant 7:18.49, H.Allington 7:47.39 Boys-D.Walters 5:30.68, 8th, M.Widiker 5:30.75 The team will compete this weekend at the Douglas Twilight. Look for 3200 meter all the results and action in next week’s edition of The Glenrock Bird. Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

On April 16th , 17th , and 18th at the Casper Events Center, the Wyoming State High School Art Symposium held its 41st annual event. Sponsored by the Wyoming Secondary Art Educators association (WSAE), and exhibiting over 4,000 pieces of art created by approximately 1,500 Wyoming high school students, the exhibit is the largest of its kind in the United States. Glenrock High School Art Instructor, Joy Kroll, took 13 of her students to participate: Hayley Allington, Hannah Dahlke, Christine Davis, Eric Davis, Cody Edmondson, Ashley Eason, Emily Engle, Monty Green, Dan Grilley, Stephanie Hague, Mallissa Lang, Casey McKillip, and Katie Taylor showed off their artistic abilities with projects ranging from pencil drawings to 3-D ‘sculptures’. So who came away with blue ribbons? Eric Davis and Dan Grilley! The names may be recognizable from previous Bird articles--Davis is part of the Culinary Team currently in San Diego at the National Competition, and Grilley recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Eric’s entry was a 3-D ‘sculpture’ of an electric guitar made from pine. He created the design on three different layers, cut out those layers, and put them together. The decision to create a guitar rested on one factor--in Eric’s words, “I just love playing guitar!…” Dan’s entry was a still life done in charcoal pencil. Each student who chose to create a still life project was allowed to set up his or her still life any way they wished. They then photographed it from different angles, chose the photo they liked best, and drew their final project from that photograph. “It looked pretty cool,” Grilley admitted. When asked how they felt about being recognized with blue ribbons, both young men’s faces lit up. Eric grinned, “I was pretty stoked! That’s my third State thing this year,” the Senior explained, “it’s a good way to go down!” Dan was also very pleased with the outcome. “I was pretty excited! I was actually at the District Music Festival,” Grilley said, “[and] when I heard about it, I was really happy!” Joy Kroll, Art Instructor at G.H.S. said proudly of her students, “I’m just really glad that they received a blue ribbon. It’s very, very tough to get blue ribbons.” “There’s over 4,000 pieces of work--only the top 25% get a blue ribbon,” she explained. “It’s a lot of work and a lot of competition. They did a great job!” she added with a smile. During the three-day event, the ribbon awards aren’t the only thing given out. Art scholarships and purchase awards are presented, and the Congressional Art Awards are announced. The WSAE also recognizes outstanding art teachers. The Wyoming High School Art Symposium is a Wyoming High School Activities Association sanctioned event. See Photos State Art Page 21 Sunday, April 26, 2009

GWC WRESTLERS GRAPPLE AT TORRINGTON INVITATIONAL Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

Twelve members of the Glenrock Wrestling Club traveled to Torrington on April 17-18th to compete in the Torrington Wrestling Tournament. The Glenrock wrestlers are sharpening their skills in competition to prepare themselves for the State Greco/Freestyle Tournament to be held in Casper on May 1-3rd at the Casper Events Center. Garrett Schwindt of Glenrock pins his opponent

Although team stats Photo © Florie Schwindt aren’t kept at these events, both wrestlers placed in the top two in the Greco tournament on Friday evening, and 10 out of 12 Glenrock wrestlers placed in the top five in Saturday’s Freestyle tournament. Nearly 200 wrestlers from throughout the state took part in the the Torrington tournament. Jackson Taylor of Glenrock pins his opponent. Photo © Florie Schwindt

Individual results are as follows. Friday’s Greco Results Kollen Milmine 7/8 45 lbs. 2nd place Cody Milmine 7/8 60 lbs. 2nd place Saturday’s Freestyle Results Dayton Matthews 6 & under - DNP Kollen Milmine 7/8 45 lbs. 4th place Cody Milmine 7/8 - 60 lbs. 4th place Casey Sebesta 7/8 55 lbs. DNP Dakohta Reynolds 7/8 55 lbs. DNP Aftin Matthews 9/10 50 lbs. 1st place Joseph Taylor 9/10 60 lbs. 3rd place

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Logan Manciu 9/10 60 lbs. 4th place Garrett Stellpflug 9/10 112 lbs. 2nd place Garrett Schwindt 11/12 70 lbs. 4th place Jackson Taylor 11-12 85 lbs. 5th place Casie Wickett 11/12 112 lbs. 1st place Look for all the results for the state tournament in The Glenrock Bird. Good luck wrestlers!

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Letter to the Editor To the Citizens of Glenrock and Rolling Hills: In light of the recent media coverage of events involving the Law Enforcement Community, I would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention the kind of Law Enforcement Officers you have serving in your communities. On March 21, 2009, two local Law Enforcement Officers responded to a call in Glenrock. If not for the selfless actions of these officers and some concerned citizens, I am sure a life would have been lost. When the Officers arrived at the scene, the found a garage filled with smoke and flames. A Citizen told the Officers a person was still inside a vehicle in the garage. To say the least, the scene was extremely dangerous. WHP Trooper Sheldon Poage and Glenrock Police Sgt. Paul Brown did their best to control the scene and combat the fire.

words of criticism. Please take a minute of your time if you see these men, and give them a personal “Thanks”. It is something they seldom hear but often deserve. I would also like to extend my thanks to all the citizens who assisted in this event having a positive outcome. No life was lost due to the caring neighbors, friends, and strangers. All came together and worked for the good of someone in need. This incident is a solid reminder of how fortunate we are to live in “Small Town America” today. Tom Sweet Chief of Police Glenrock Police Department

When it appeared fire units may not arrive in time to stop the flames from consuming the vehicle and garage, these two Officers entered the building and were able to remove the person from the vehicle and get him safely outside the building. Trooper Poage and Sgt. Brown acted in a manner above and beyond their duty. As Chief of Police of Glenrock, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly say “THANK YOU” to these two fine Officers. The Citizens of Glenrock and Rolling Hills should be honored to have such dedicated and professional Peace Officers working for them and living in the their community. Too often the only words these Officers hear are harsh

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truly been positive changes in Iraq. Iraq recently held local elections where over 14,000 people ran for office. Of that number, over 4,000 were women. In Saddam Hussein’s reign, elections were unheard of. Residents can now elect the people they believe will actually get the job done. Timelines are in place for the training of army and police replacements to take over when the U.S. troops leave Iraq. U.S. troops are also on schedule to be out of the local communities, as the pullback is 80% completed at this Barrasso speaks with Glenrock Firefighter Den- point. According to Senator nis Flynn during Saturday’s Health Fair and Barrasso, a complete U.S. Safe Kids Day Fair. Photos this page © Jessica pullout is scheduled for the Smith end of 2011. Senator Barrasso also took the time to discuss healthcare. He explained that healthcare is a major issue in the U.S. today. As the Medical Director of the Wyoming Health Fairs, Senator Barrasso explained that a dollar out of every six dollars spent today in the U.S., is spent on healthcare. “Today we have a sickness system instead of a healthcare system,” Senator Barrasso explained. “ Prevention and early diagnosis are the keys to improving healthcare in the United States.” Barrasso explained that half the money spent on healthcare in the U.S. is Health Fair continued from page 6

RAMS continued from page 5 day boasts 40+ members that include area businesses, clubs and organizations. The main goal of the organization is to help local businesses become more visible through advertising, marketing ideas, aesthetics and promotion. R.A.M.S. has helped various businesses and organizations in the community with advertising (design and cost) business cards, signs, as well as various other methods of making Glenrock area businesses more easily accessible to the community. Their work also made it possible for the Masonic Lodge to receive a grant allowing them to refurbish the front of their building and install windows matching the adjoining Commerce Block. Funds raised during the Fire and Ice event have been ear marked for Welcome to Glenrock Signs, provided by RAMS for each entrance into town Membership isn’t a necessary criteria to become eligible for help. You only have to be a member of the Glenrock area business district. Each application for funding is considered according to need and fund availability. R.A.M.S. raises funds throughout the year with Santa and Friends, the hunter’s barbecue and this year’s new “Fire and Ice” Auction. On the third weekend in July, R.A.M.S. also hosts their annual “Taste of Glenrock” held at Kimball Park in June. The “Taste of Glenrock” showcases annually the very best of what Glenrock has to offer from dining to dancing, leatherwork to tailoring, and much, much more. For more information on R.A.M.S. and their activities please visit the website at www.r-a-m-s.org, or call 307-436-5447. To become a member or be considered for funding, attend a R.A.M.S meeting in the Hunt Room of the Historic Hotel Higgins. Look for time and place information in the Meeting & Events section of The Glenrock Bird. Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Senator Barrasso speaks with Glenrock Health Center Adminstrator Melanie Collins, and Glenrock resident Linda Epperly during Saturdays Health Fair.

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