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Volume 5 Issue 9

First Nationwide Alert Test Did it Fail?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Governor Issues Proclamation for Veterans Day

“The Nationwide EAS Test served the purpose for which it was intended – to identify gaps and generate a comprehensive set of data to help strengthen our ability to communicate during real emergencies. Based on preliminary data, media outlets in large portions of the country successfully received the test message, but it wasn’t received by some viewers or listeners. We are currently in the process of collecting and analyzing data, and will reach a conclusion when that process is complete.” Stated Damon Penn, a senior official with FEMA.

Glenrockians Honor Veterans With Veteran’s Day Program

Community News Glenrock Schools Holiday Band and Choir Schedule -Page 2 Town Council Minutes - Page 2 The Sign Of The Phoenix - Page 3 Elvis was in Glenrock - Page 3 Converse County 4H Donning Doors with Wreaths - Page 3 Pyatts Pieces - Page 3 Bingo Night in Glenrock is Coming! - Page 3

Converse County and Beyond

It is also important to keep several key points in mind:

Grizzly Bear Relocated - Page 4 Casper Attorney Censored - Page 4 WHP makes big drug bust after 92mph chase - Page 4

First, as we have explained throughout this process, the value of the test is in its assessment function. We were able to accomplish that today—in a comprehensive way. The goal of this test has always been to do exactly what happened – to test this decades-old system to see what works well, and what upgrades or changes are needed as we further work to modernize our nation’s public alert and warning system. This test was the first time we have been able to identify where the system works, where it doesn’t, and what additional improvements need to be made as we move forward. It’s only through comprehensively testing, analyzing, and improving these technologies that we can ensure the most effective and reliable emergency alert and warning systems available at a moment’s notice in a time of real national emergency. Second, it will take some time to assess the full results of today’s test. The FCC and FEMA are currently collecting preliminary data about the results, and under the FCC’s rules, participants in today’s test have 45 days to report back the full results of their test experience. Over 30,000 communications service providers participated in the test, including broadcast stations, cable system operators, satellite radio and television and wireline video service providers. Continued Page 5

News From The Nest Barrasso: Keep The Internet Open- Page 5 Barrasso: CUT THE RED TAPE - Page 5

Bird Odd’s and Ends

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is encouraging Wyoming citizens to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate ceremonies and prayers on Veterans Day, November 11. Governor Mead will be attending the Blue Star Memorial dedication in Douglas on Veterans Day. Already Governor Mead and veterans from many branches of the military attended a proclamation signing event. They were joined by members of the Wyoming National Guard, including Adjutant General Luke Reiner. This offered Governor Mead the

opportunity to thank all veterans for their service. He also said one of great parts of being Governor is the chance to meet and hear from veterans. “It is just a very humbling experience to get to know you. Wyoming is appreciative, I am appreciative and I know the country is appreciative,” Governor Mead said. “It is important we continue to celebrate Veterans Day and recognize what veterans have meant to our country and will mean to our country. While I am in office I look forward to continuing to do what I can to support veterans in every way possible.”

On Veterans Day Friday November 11, 2011 Governor Mead joined Douglas residents in the unveiling of the Blue Star Memorial Highway sign in Douglas as a tribute to honor all those who honored our country by defending the United States of America. Photo Lori Hoyt.

Sponsored by Douglas Cottonwood Garden Club, The Wyoming Federation of Garden Clubs in cooperation with the Wyoming Dept. of Transportation

Jake Hogan of American Legion Post 9 Leads the procession of Retiring the Colors following the November 10 Veterans Day Program at the Glenrock Middle School Auditorium. Photo Amanda Smith

Community members and Veterans filled the GMS auditorium to just about capacity on Thursday afternoon to honor those who served our great Country and to recognize those who are still currently serving. Many of Glenrock’s residents are Veterans from every Armed Force, and each Veteran as well as each Service was honored this day. Glenrock schools were on hand to show their appreciation as well including The Purple Pride Choir beautifully directed by Miss Rachel Dahlinger, and the 7th and 8th grade band directed by Mr. Jeremy Huck. Miss Karla Lee and Jonathan Finch of GHS FCCLA presented the Welcome speech followed by Veteran Marv Wohletz Commander of Legion Post 9 introducing the many Veterans that stood proudly as they stated their name, service they were in and where they were stationed. It was a beautiful moment to witness such a tribute to those who defended and defend the United States of America Thank you to each and every Veteran. We Salute You.

Cowboy Poetry - Page 6 I’m Just Sayin - Bunkhouse Recipes - Page 6 Straight Talk With Sassy - The Parrot and so much more in this issue of The Glenrock Bird!

Bird Business Directory Area Businesses - Page 7 Bird Classifieds - Page 7

NEWS FROM: The Converse County Republican Party The Converse County Republican Party is hosting a fund raising BINGO in Glenrock. The event will be November 13, 2011, at the Four Aces Restaurant and Lounge. The non-traditional BINGO will start at 3:00. The event is open to the public. Several local elected officials will be present to help with the BINGO. This is a chance to get to know some of your local elected officials in a non-working setting. There will also be a raffle for a hog. Tickets for the raffle will be available at the event, as well as the week of November 7-12, at the Four Aces and Glenrock Super Foods in Glenrock and the La Bonte in Douglas. For more information please call Terry at 351-3234.

Community Message Board The Town of Rolling Hills - Where the deer and Antelope really do play! If you haven’t done so already, check out the Town of Rolling Hills great website. Chock full of information so be sure and check it out:

Glenrock Town Council Meeting October 24, 2011. Next Town Council Meeting will be November 14th. Mayor Pro Tempore Care called the town council meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll calls were taken and all elected officials were in attendance with the exception of Mayor McQueary.

Meetings in Glenrock Where: The Senior Center East Door (thrift store entrance.) When: Monday nights from 7pm - 8pm

THANKSGIVING DAY PUBLIC ADVISEMENT: Thanksgiving Holiday sanitation schedule for the Town of Glenrock: Thursday, November 24 route will be collected on Wednesday, November 23 and the Friday route will remain the same. We will have two collection crews going so please have your containers out early on the 23rd. Thank You, Glenrock Public Works.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – being no additions or corrections to the minutes of October 10, 2011 they stand as presented. REPORTS – Mayor Pro Tempore Care advised the public that the County Commissioners will

Bird Special Announcements!

be holding their quarterly meeting tomorrow night. Councilwoman Care reported on the RAMS

A.J. LaPointe and Lyndsay Rush are proud to announce their engagment on the date of October 4th, 2011

Meet and Greet at the FlowerShop as well as the Conservation District luncheon and the Paleon

The two will wed on December 11th, 2011 at two o’ clock in the afternoon at the Glenrock First Southern Baptist Chapel Lyndsay’s parents are Mark and Pat Rush of Pinedale, WY and AJ’s parents are Sandra Bryant of Casper and Galen LaPointe of Casper. ...but in this life I have found you, a period in time of that which my heart has found its rhythm, beating in time to the passion of yours, a movement that can only mean that you have found me too...

Open House. Councilwoman Popp reported on the Paleon Open House. Attendance was good, there was significant positive feedback, and there were approx. $400 in donations received. JUNIOR COUNCIL REPORT – Gina Byrd reported on the events at the high school.

bers voting, AYE – motion carries. ORDINANCE NO. 653 – ZONING AMENDMENT MH SUBDIVISION – SECOND READING – Mayor Pro Tempore Care read the ordinance by title. If approved the ordinance change will allow for the construction duplex units in a mobile home subdivision. Councilman Anfinson approved the ordinance on second reading. Second by Councilwoman Goff. All members voting, AYE – motion carries. ORDINANCE NO. 653

Maternal grandparents: Steve and Stacey Szymanski of Glenrock




– Mayor Pro Tempore Care read the resolution awarding bid to Headquist Construction for $245,300 dollars for the sewerline

Councilman Anfinson made a motion to approve the resolution. Second by Councilwoman Popp.

Dave Andrews updated the council on the cause for the delay, and advised them that substantial

completion has been met and the new system is currently operational. The extension will allow for


Councilwoman Anfinson. It was noted that Civil Engineering Professionals (CEPI) has reduced their

the final two components to be delivered and installed. All members voting, AYE – motion carries.

Engineering fees by 5% to allow the project to be completed within budget. All members voting,


RESOLUTION 2011-54 – TEMPORARY ANIMAL HOUSING AGREEMENT Councilwoman Popp made a motion to approve a temporary agreement for animal housing with

FINANCIAL REPORT – Councilman Anfinson made a motion to approve the September

Councilwoman Goff. All members voting, AYE – motion carries.

Financial Reports. Second by Councilwoman Popp. All mem-


** 6th Grade Band and Music Concert Nov. 17 at 7:00pm in the GMS Auditorium ** 7th-12th Grade Band Concert Dec. 7 at 7:00pm in the GMS Auditorium ** 7-12th gr. Choir Concert Dec. 14 at 7:00pm in the GMS Auditorium

Liam was welcomed home by his Big Sister, Evelyn Rose, 3

Hotel Higgins To Host 5th Annual Christmas Art Show and Sale! Feeback and Lynn Williams are featured in the show. As always, etchings by nationally collected artist Jim Blair are also included in the show. New paintings will be added weekly until Christmas. All the paintings are small and make great gifts!




Glenrock Library News Salaam!! Hello in Farsi from the library! Visit our Mango Foreign Language database on line. Find out how to get connected. There are over 80 languages to choose from. Learn from the comfort of your own home. This database comes to us courtesy of the state library. The American Library Association has hosted National Gaming Day since its beginning, four years ago. It encourages libraries across the country and also internationally, to participate for this fun filled day. It is sponsored by the FamilyandPartyGames. com. They are expecting more than 20,000 people in 12,000 libraries to participate this year. Our library is one of those 12,000 libraries. Hope you take in the day with us. If you want to know more about National Gaming Day go to



the wastewater treatment facility, extending the final completion date until December 9, 2011.

grant program. Councilwoman Goff made a motion to approve the resolution. Second by

Paternal Greatgrandparents: Bob and Myrtle Fulton of Glenrock, Patrick Flaherty of California, and Diane Best of Colorado

William Jared Smith and Amanda Lee Smith proudly announce their engagement on the date of September 26th, 2011. The two will wed on December 20th, 2012nunc in Bora Bora with Sodales suscipit sit a reception ceremony on August 20th, 2012 in Wyoming. Fringilla Viver aliquet i n t and e g eBob r, iSchiesser n t e r d uof m Portsmouth, Amanda’s parents are Trish Virginia and Jared’s parents are Sarahpede. Keelin Smith of Kechi, consectetuer Kansas and Jim Smith (deceased.)

Pro Tempore Care read the resolution approving an amendment to the construction documents for


Paternal Grandparents: Doug and Patti Fulton of Glenrock Maternal Greatgrandparents, Shirley Cain, Jim Cain, and Vi Szymanski all of Glenrock

I said “one day I want to know what true love is” and you said “its right here, its right now”

– Mayor


Hector and Sharron Bernard, at $850/month, for a period of six months. Second by

The tree is up and the paintings are hung! Don't miss the 5th Annual Christmas Art Show and Sale now through January 7th at the Paisley Porch Gallery located in The Hotel Higgins. Original paintings by artists Ginny Butcher, Sharon Davies, Cheryl


replacement on Grove Street. Funding for this project was awarded through the SLIB consensus

Glenrock Schools Music Concert Schedule Gregg and Amber Fulton would like to announce the arrival of their son, Liam James Fulton. Born Sept 8 2011 at MHCC 7 lbs 12 oz 21 inches


Paisley Porch Gallery Hotel Higgins Original art at affordable prices.

their website. The fun starts today, November 12 at 11:00 to 1:00 T.A.B. (teen advisory board) met on October 26. The first program they will host will be held December 2. An open house is planned to invite the community for a bit of Christmas cheer. More information will follow. Both libraries in Glenrock and Douglas will be closed November 24-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, November 28. Hope all of you have a great turkey day!! Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. -- Broadcaster Walter Cronkite For Read Me A Story: November 12–November 19:The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown. November 19-November 26: 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston.Pick up the phone and dial 436-2353 to listen to a good story. We’re on the web at glen or at Our phone number is 436-2573. Fax number is 436-8525. Be sure to “friend” us on facebook!! Just look up Glenrock Library.

New paintings added weekly

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The Sign Of The Phoenix

Elvis Was In The Building!

A group of Glenrock and Casper ladies came together to form a charitable group that raises monies for those who need assistance with medical bills in Converse and Natrona Counties. They call themselves “Phoenix” and they are a motorcycle organization that was founded in early 2010 when a fellow rider named “Ariana Dempsey” came down with a liver disease just days after the company she works for cancelled their insurance policy. After numerous medical treatments Ariana found herself in a situation unable to afford many more treatments and the Phoenix members from top to bottom Phoenix was formed. are “Cookie, KO, Keebler Elf, and Hot The group will hold a fundraiser for Ariana called “Ariana’s Hands For Hope” on November 19th at Butch’s Bar located in Evansville at 1180 Oildale road, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be food, fun and a raffle during the fundraiser with several high ticket items being raffled off. Wells Fargo has set up a donation account for Ariana for those who would like to make donations to her medical treatments under “Ariana’s Hands For Hope” and donations can be made under that account name at any Wells Fargo location.

Rod” Photo Amanda Smith

Currently there are seven female members of the fundraising biker group with some pretty colorful biker names: President Diamond, Vice President Cookie, and board members Momma, Snugles, KO, Hot Rod and Keebler Elf. “We’ve been able to pay for some of Ariana’s bills, but not all of them. Its been pretty difficult” stated Sky Upton, Ariana’s partner. The group intends on raising monies for other women in need of assistance by holding various fundraisers throughout the year.

Converse County 4-H’ers Donning Doors with Wreaths

by Amanda Smith

In October the Converse County 4-H group put together one heck of a fundraiser! The group gathered together and set out to raise monies for the program by holding their 8th annual 4H Christmas Wreath fundraiser. This year the 4-H kids sold 269 wreaths to area residents and businesses, bringing in a hefty $3,400.00. That's good news! And there's more to go round if you weren't able to order your wreath before the early November deadline. Since the wreaths arrive in cases, there are extras available for purchase at the Extension Office in Douglas.

The funds raised will go to the Converse County 4-H council to be earmarked for 4-H events, awards, and programs that are held throughout the year. So if you are like most of us and haven't donned your door with a Christmas wreath yet, be sure to contact Converse County 4-H located at 133 West Center St. in Douglas and grab yours today! Or call 307-358-2417. They're beautiful, they're big, they look great on your doors and they're for a great cause! Nicely done 4-H! Nicely Done!


Skipping Thanksgiving One of John Grisham’s best selling, “Skipping Christmas”, is a compelling short story about a couple who decided, for a variety of reasons, that they would “skip Christmas this year”. It was a screen adaptation of his novel starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, “Christmas With the Kranks.” It was both a comical and poignant portrayal of what occurs when two people, Luther and Nora Krank, forgot those things that really matter, in an attempt to avoid the frenzy traditionally associated with the holidays.

During the last week in October Elvis Presley made his presence known in Wyoming, and Glenrock didn’t miss out on the experience! Steve Davis, professional Elvis Impersonator and Traveling Historian, put on a great show at the Classic Cafe and again at the Fort Diablo in Glenrock. Casper didn’t miss out either as Shepherd of the Valley in Casper experienced their own concert of the famed stars music. Michelle Doherty of the Classic Cafe stated “Its great, its just really great to have him here and we really enjoyed it!”

“Millie” a new resident of Glenrock and Mother of Glenrockian Deb Lewis snuggles up to Elvis during his performance at the Classic Cafe in Glenrock. Photo Amanda Smith

Of course, none of us would think of “skipping Thanksgiving”! Would we? No, of course most of us wouldn’t. At least, not outwardly. It all starts inward. It is a matter of the heart. One could conceivably go through the motions of turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, and “all the trimmings”,; invite family and friends, and at the end of the day, the attitude of gratitude may be non-existent. What if you were to make a list of all the things for which you are thankful, and then before the feast of the day commences, with those gathered around the table, invite them to mention that for which they are thankful? What do you think would happen? Of course, you wouldn’t want the food to get cold, so you’d have to rush through the exercise. Perhaps your family is one of the few who have actually attempted such a thing in the past. How did it go? The story is told of a disheveled old man who was seated at the counter of a bustling truck stop, and seated next to him was a rather large, burley younger man, with a chiseled looking face, and a stern exterior. The older gentleman had ordered a rather meager meal of barley soup, and crackers, while his stool mate had ordered a large t-bone steak with all the trimmings. Once served the older man paused, bowed his head

and then began to partake of his meager fare. The big burley man watched as the old man bowed his head,, then he asked the old man in a rude tone, “What are you doing old man? Giving thanks for that pitiful meal?” The old man, without looking at the scoffer, simply nodded his head in the affirmative. The large man who dwarfed the diminutive older man, glanced at his hearty t-bone stake, and bellowed aloud, “Well not me, I dive right into my food, and none of that giving thanks nonsense for me.” Those within earshot of the two at the counter were taken back by the comments of the scoffer. After a brief interlude of silence, the old man glanced at his adversary, and with a twinkle in his eye adroitly replied, “I know, so does my dog!” Doubtless, there’s a myriad of things for which to be thankful, or enumerate as blessings. Personally, I prefer to divide those things into two categories, First, the “horizontal things”. That is all that we gather around us; they are primarily tangible, and in most cases will rust, fall apart or deteriorate, sooner or later. Everything from houses and cars to the clothes in our closets. Earthly things. Second, are the “vertical things”. Heavenly things, or those things that ultimately can be attributed to a personal, infinite God, Who delights in giving us reason to be thankful. Those ethereal things such as mercy, forgiveness, family, children, friends, security and true love, to mention a few. Unfortunately, when our focus is solely on the “horizontal”, the “vertical” fade and become more obscure, or worse, forgotten. So, in reality we may find that at day‘s end on Thanksgiving, when our girth has expanded from our over-indulgence, yet our gratitude has shrunk. And sadly, we have “skipped Thanksgiving” again this year. Perhaps without thinking about it. Think about it. And, Happy Thanksgiving. For comments email Mike at

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The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming announced yesterday that it is seeking public nominations for three open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which will advise the BLM on public land issues. The BLM will consider the nominations for 45 days when the agency is publishing its formal call for nominations in the Federal Register. The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The Bureau, which manages more land than any other federal agency, has 24 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each RAC consists of ten to 15 members with an interest in public land management, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics. The diverse membership of each RAC is aimed at achieving a balanced outlook the BLM needs for its mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses. “I value the advice given to the BLM by these citizen-based Resource Advisory Committees, and I know that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar shares my view of their importance,” said BLM Director Bob Abbey. “The people who live, work, and recreate near or on BLM-managed lands deserve a formal voice on public land issues, and their input will enhance our agency’s ability to manage the public lands for multiple uses while conserving resources for future generations.” Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be judged on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision

making. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations; a completed background information nomination form; and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The three RAC positions open in Wyoming are one each in the following categories: • Category One – Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation. • Category Two – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations. • Category Three – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the publicat-large. Nominations should be sent to Cindy Wertz, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, PO Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY, 82003: or FAX to (307) 7756003, or email Cindy_Wertz@ For more information and to download a nomination form, go to the website at http://www.

Grizzly Bear Relocated Cody -The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on November 4, 2011. The bear was captured because it was frequenting a ranch east of the Absaroka Front north of Cody, WY in what would not be considered typical grizzly bear habitat. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the bear was moved to preempt any conflicts with people, property, or livestock. The bear was released in the Cascade Creek drainage approximately 10 miles west of Flagg Ranch and approximately 10 miles east of the Idaho-Wyoming state line. The release site is located within currently occupied grizzly bear habitat and grizzly bears are present throughout the area. Bears are capable of moving long distances over a short time period and a relocated bear is not expected to remain near the release site.

Casper Attourney Censored

and grizzlies. The decision to relocate and the selection of a relocation site is made taking into consideration the age, sex, and type of conflict the bear was involved in. Grizzly bears are listed as “Threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, therefore consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the appropriate land management agency is also conducted to minimize the chance of future conflicts and maximize the survival potential of the relocated grizzlies. Bears are relocated in accordance with federal law and regulation. When selecting a relocation site, the Department makes every consideration to minimize potential conflicts with livestock and people.

CHEYENNE - Casper attorney, Mary M. Dunn, received a formal public censure by order of the Wyoming Supreme Court on November 1, 2011. Dunn undertook to represent a client with respect to a personal injury claim, including the preparation of a governmental claims act notice and a civil complaint, but failed to prepare and file those documents and failed to do anything to preserve the client’s claim. The Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct regulate the conduct of Wyoming attorneys. Dunn violated Rule 1.1, which requires a lawyer to provide competent representation to a client. Dunn also violated Rule

1.3, which requires a lawyer to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, and Rule 1.4, which requires attorneys to maintain communication with a client.

Dunn stipulated to these facts and consented to this discipline. The Board of Professional Responsibility approved the stipulation, recommending that the Wyoming Supreme Court publicly reprimand Dunn. After reviewing the record and recommendation, the Wyoming Supreme Court entered its order publicly censuring Dunn and requiring her to pay the costs of the Wyoming State Bar for prosecuting this matter.

Bears can create conflicts after they have obtained food rewards. The Department continues to stress the importance of keeping all attractants (food items, horse feeds, bird seed and others) unavailable to bears. Reducing attractants reduces human-bear conflicts.

Grizzly bear relocation is a management tool afforded bear management personnel to minimize conflicts between humans

Drug Courier Attracts WHP Attention At 92 MPH

“Overhead Overhead power lines think.” are closer than you think.

An eastbound vehicle clocked on radar traveling at 92 MPH attracted a Troopers attention on Tuesday afternoon as it sped by the Trooper who was patrolling westbound on Interstate 80. Nothing unusual that a Trooper will not encounter on a daily basis except that this particular speeding driver was hauling just over 12 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of approximately $72,000.00. The marijuana was discovered during the traffic stop when the Trooper called for a Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detection K-9. The K-9 alerted near the trunk of the vehicle. When Troopers opened the trunk they found 1 suitcase which contained 11 vacuum sealed packages of high grade marijuana. The 51 year-old driver has been charged with two felonies, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The subject is being held at the Sweetwater County Detention facility in Green River. It is believed the load of high grade marijuana was being transported from California to Minnesota and had no ties within Wyoming.

Look up before you go up.

This case remains under investigation at this time and Troopers are being assisted by Special Agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9’s are trained to detect narcotics and are utilized to conduct drug sniffs of vehicles to locate narcotics being transported from one location to another. The Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detecting K-9, Trooper and K-9 training and the K-9 equipment were purchased with a federal grant secured from HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area).

Most accidents involving electricity happen by coming in contact with overhead power lines. Any time you’re working outside on your roof or with long or tall objects such as ladders, gutters, pool skimmers, or irrigation pipes, be aware of what’s above you. Even momentary contact with an overhead line can prove instantly fatal. For more safety information, visit

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BLM Seeks Nominations to Resource Advisory Council

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Scholarship Opportunity for Wyoming Students America’s leading small business association offering future entrepreneurs a head start in college November 3, 2011 CHEYENNE, Wyo. —An application for one of America’s most highly regarded and wellpublicized scholarship awards in now available online until December 15. Since 2003, the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000. Last year, more than 4,500 students nationwide applied for a YEF scholarship. NFIB was proud to award 131 scholarships to young entrepreneurs across the country, including one Wyoming high school senior, thanks to the financial support from numerous small-business leaders, corporate, and foundation supporters. Wyoming high school seniors wishing to apply for a 2012 scholarship can go online at until December 15. The nomination period by an NFIB member will occur February 1 to March 1, 2012. NFIB members can also go to the same online address to make a tax-deductible contribute to the program.

lished to raise awareness among the nation’s youth about the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award recipients will attend the university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institute of their choice with $1,000-$10,000 in tuition assistance from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. In June of this year, NFIB YEF also honored four students selected as $5,000 scholarships winners and named the “2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year” who was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. To qualify for a YEF Award, students must be running their own business. They are required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Standardized test scores, GPA, and class rank are also considered in the selection process. NFIB members around the country nominate applicants for the Young Entrepreneur Awards. An independent, outside committee selects a group of qualified semi-finalists. For further information, please call or send an email to NFIB/ Wyoming Member Support Manager Stephanie Wentz at 303-860-7713, or Stephanie.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was estab-

Barrasso & Portman: Where Are the Plans to Cut Red Tape? President Should Enforce Executive Order and Publish Independent Agency Plans WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rob Portman (ROH) called on President Obama to enforce his Executive Order 13579 asking independent agencies to publicly publish plans to improve and streamline regulations. Each independent agency was supposed to make its plans public by yesterday, November 8, 2011. In addition to requesting the specific plans, the Senators asked for more information regarding the timeline for the independent agencies to act on the plans. In a letter to the President, the Senators wrote “Excessive regulation has made it harder and more expensive to create jobs. Regulations have been identified as a major concern to small businesses. With our nation suffering from persistently high unemployment, we must act swiftly and responsibly to remove unnecessary, duplicative and burdensome regulations on America’s job creators, particularly small businesses.” FULL TEXT OF THE LETTER Dear Mr. President: On July 11, 2011, you issued an executive order addressed to in-

dependent regulatory agencies. Executive Order 13579 and the accompanying memorandum asked independent agencies to comply voluntarily with the same cost-saving and burdenreducing principles that apply to executive agencies. The order also called on each independent agency to develop and publish a retrospective review plan within 120 days. Yesterday marked the deadline for release of those plans. We respectfully request that you provide us with the details of the plans submitted by independent agencies not yet public and any economic analysis underlying those plans. Specifically, we ask you to provide us answers to the following questions: 1.What existing significant regulations were identified by independent agencies for retrospective review? 2.What existing regulations were determined to be outmoded, ineffective, excessively burdensome, or harmful to job creation? 3.What is the timetable for action by independent agencies to eliminate or streamline those regulations, and what are the anticipated monetary savings? 4.What independent agencies, if any, have committed to abide by your request that they “follow the key cost-saving, burdenreducing principles outlined in the January Executive Order [13563]” in promulgating new regulations? (See Presidential

Mem. To Independent Agencies, July 11, 2011). Excessive regulation has made it harder and more expensive to create jobs. Regulations have been identified as a major concern to small businesses. With our nation suffering from persistently high unemployment, we must act swiftly and responsibly to remove unnecessary, duplicative and burdensome regulations on America’s job creators, particularly small businesses. We look forward to hearing from you. Background on the President’s Executive Order

Nationwide Alert Test Continued From Front Page

Over the next several weeks, these service providers will be providing test result data to the FCC and we will continue working closely with our many other stakeholders to get their feedback on how the test was received. It’s important that both the news media, all our stakeholders, and the public understand that it will take some time to fully analyze the effectiveness of the test and what improvements are needed.

We look forward to working with all our stakeholders to improve this current technology and build a robust, resilient, and fully accessible next generation alerting system that can provide timely and accurate alerts to the American people.

Executive Order 13579 included the following language: (b) Within 120 days of the date of this order, each independent regulatory agency should develop and release to the public a plan, consistent with law and reflecting its resources and regulatory priorities and processes, under which the agency will periodically review its existing significant regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so as to make the agency’s regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving the regulatory objectives.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (RWyo.) expressed his support for a resolution of disapproval against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Net Neutrality Rule (S.J.Res.6). Sponsored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), this resolution will overturn the FCC’s unprecedented Washington takeover of the internet. Excerpts of his remarks: “I support Senator Hutchison in her resolution because it will keep the internet free and open. Republicans and Democrats agree, earlier this year the House of Representatives passed a similar resolution and it had bipartisan support. Net neutrality is very real. The time to act is now. We’ll be voting in the next day or so and the reason we need to act now is that the rules, the rules of having more bureaucratic government control go into effect in just a few weeks. November 20, 2011. It does seem that Congress is being disregarded. “Brett Glass of Lariat, a wireless internet service provider in Wyoming, warned the FCC about the effects on smaller providers. He said that the red tape will hurt his ability to deploy new service

to currently underserved or unserved areas. “He warned that many broadband providers, they’re small businesses and they’re serving rural communities. He wrote ‘the imposition of regulations that would drive up costs or hamper innovation would further deter future outside investment in our company’ he said, ‘or others like it.’ Americans have made it very clear that they oppose Washington worsening the web. Over 60% of voters oppose Washington putting its hands on the internet. “This regulation that we’re debating today is a classic example of Washington trying to fix something that is not broken. 93% of Americans are satisfied with their broadband service. 91% of Americans are satisfied with their broadband speed. The internet is working remarkably well. There is a fundamental disconnect with those in Washington who seek a more powerful bureaucracy and those at home in the 50 states of our union who are seeking a stronger economy.” Background on Net Neutrality During his 2008 Presidential campaign, candidate Obama promised a new rule to regulate the Internet for the first time in history. On December 21, 2010, the President’s Federal Commu-

nications Commission (FCC) delivered on his promise when three Democrat Commissioners voted in favor of “net neutrality.” This partisan vote was against the will of the Congress and the Courts. The FCC’s rogue regulatory action against the Internet – a major job-engine of our economy – threatens jobs and Americans’ freedom.

This unelected group of Washington regulators gave itself broad new authority to interfere in the area of Internet development and accessibility. At nine percent unemployment, the Administration has prioritized regulating another sector our economy that accounts for 1/6 of America’s Gross Domestic Product.

By becoming the gatekeeper of internet services, the FCC is putting the future of internet technology – whether on a Smartphone, iPad, or computer – in the hands of Washington regulators, not internet providers. Recent consumer innovations such as 3G/4G wireless speeds and robust fiber networks now become riskier investments for companies. Deterring private network investment will impact every Americans’ ability to access and freely utilize the internet that they want, the way they want it.

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Positive Thoughts by TJ Casey

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Source: Chris Green of Kitchen Classics cooking school, Phoenix 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Giving Green: Natural Ways To Spread Holiday Cheer

(ARA) - The holidays are a time for celebrating, reflecting on the past year and exchanging gifts with friends and family. However, unique and meaningful ideas can be a daunting task. Gifts that keep giving and growing are a perfect solution. Plants are not just beautiful, but also cheer up any space and even improve air quality in a home or office space.

When gifting plants:

Give care: Always include care instructions for the plant gift. Even the most experienced indoor plant grower appreciates a little help. Most live goods come with suggested light feeding and watering recommendations. If the plant selected does not have these care instructions, ask before leaving

2 teaspoons onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed 12 small boiling onions, blanched and peeled 1 bay leaf 1 dried chipotle pepper, whole for less heat, or 1 pepper in adobo, diced (optional) 1 (10 ounce) can condensed onion soup 3 (10 1/2 ounce) cans beef broth 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke seasoning (sold in the spice aisle of most supermarkets) 1 pound golden potatoes (such as small Yukon Gold), cut into 2-inch chunks

the nursery so the recipient can keep this lovely gift green. Customize the plant to the person: Flowers, succulents, cacti, tropicals and even bulbs can make great presents. The varieties and combinations are as endless as the personalities on your gift list. It is important to match the plant to the recipient. For instance, a plant needing daily watering would not make a good gift for a constant traveler. Instead, give them an interesting cactus or succulent, which needs less frequent care. For an artistic friend, try a terrarium that can be customized to their tastes. The more sophisticated giftee may appreciate a colorful and delicate orchid. For those with asthma or allergies, plants like palms, peace lilies and ferns do an excellent job of improving air quality and filtering out toxins.

Be aware of life around you; have respect for everything. Don’t be blinded by the guru; those who say their life will sing. Hard work is key to things in life; but be persistent, never quit. Rid yourself of stress and strife; now and then just think and sit. Don’t let others lead your path; let your mind and own heart lead. 6 carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks 3 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch chunks 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water (optional, for thicker broth) Salt and pepper, to taste In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. In a sealable plastic bag, mix together flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add a small handful of meat at a time and shake until well coated. Brown meat in hot oil, in batches, about one minute per side. Remove meat, reduce heat to medium and add onions. Brown Containers make a difference: Those boring, plastic pots that house most plants are not very attractive or personal. Pop your plants into colorful ceramic, glass, wood or even metal containers for a more interesting and personal touch. Inexpensive terra cotta pots can be painted in bright or metallic-colored paint, large coffee cups as containers can add a quirky element or baskets can be lined with plastic and used to hold small pots. When repotting plants yourself, make sure to use a high-quality potting mix such as Miracle-Gro Potting Mix or Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix. Also, keep in mind that specialty plants like cacti, African violets and orchids may perform better in special potting mixes. When in doubt, ask the nursery for recommendations. For presentation, wrap foil, paper or cellophane around the outside of the container and use fabric bows or raffia to add a finishing touch.

Don’t push thru, first do the math; don’t take it all, just what you need. To solve your woes, use common sense; smarts is good but not the key. Don’t get caught astraddle fence; keep your heart and own mind free. Make your life the best you can; no one else but you can see. Each and every woman and man; the person, we all would be proud to be.

onions, about 3 minutes total, then remove from pot and set aside Drain excess fat from pot. Add browned meat, bay leaf, chipotle pepper (if using), onion soup and beef broth to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add Liquid Smoke, potatoes, carrots, browned onions and celery; cook 30 minutes more. (For a thicker broth, 30 minutes before stew is done, slowly stir the flour-water mixture into stew.) Season finished stew with salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6 to 8 servings

Plants at the party: Little gifts from nature go a long way in spreading the holiday cheer to friends, family and neighbors. When hosting a party, offer little mementos for your guests to take home. Try a small terra cotta pot painted gold and planted with rosemary or thyme and tied with a lovely ribbon Or, maybe small, colorful pots filled with soil and a bulb to add a pop of spring to the winter months. Add a photo of the flower your guest can expect and directions on forcing the bulb to the gift tag. Whether paying a call on friends or attending a party, host or hostess gifts are another fun way to spread holiday cheer. Poinsettia, amaryllis and Christmas cactus are seasonal favorites. Plants make excellent gifts and will be a reminder of the good times you shared.

Do you really have a migraine? Many people believe their headache is migraine, based on its intensity only. A migraine headache usually has a specific time/ duration pattern with a beginning and an end, lasting from a few hours to a couple of days. A migraine is usually one-sided, although it can switch sides and may be related to light and sound sensitivity. It will often respond to anti-migraine medications. Tension headaches usually come on without specific cause, occur on both sides of the head and sometimes feel like a “tightening”. They can become daily headaches, which make them more difficult to treat. A cervicogenic (or neck-related) headache often is one-sided and does not switch sides, is aggravated by head or neck movement or by prolonged positioning, and has a common pattern beginning in the back of the head and moving forward to behind the eye. It does not respond well to medications and may last for longer

than a few days. A thorough assessment can lead to appropriate treatment of your headache. Clients with headache conditions that will benefit from physical therapy can expect improvement within 8 visits. Wind City Physical Therapy has the only level 2 Trigger Pont Dry Needling therapists in the region. This is one treatment approach that has had many of our patients saying” you gave me my life back”. We use a research supported approach for your rehabilitation and you will be treated by Doctors of Physical Therapy at each visit. This means proven expertise through clinical experience and specific examination. Our primary concern is our patients and their well-being. Contact Wind City Physical Therapy at 235-3910 and allow us to assess your needs.

So I’m in High School and this guy that a lot of people make fun of, sometimes even to his face, has sort of become my friend. I actually like him and maybe more than like him. He has a nice personality and in my eyes he’s cute. People in our school are nice to his face but say stupid things about him behind his back, that I overhear. I started eating lunches with him because sometimes he sits by himself, but now people are starting to talk behind my back. I don’t want to write what some people are saying around school because I don’t want to hurt my friends feelings or start problems with my other friends. I can tell it hurts him but he doesn’t ever talk to me about it and I don’t even know if he talks to anyone about it. I want to speak up to my friends and the other kids in school that say stupid things but I’m afraid I’ll end up in the trash bin. How do I handle this Sassy? He really is a good person with a good heart and sometimes I think he is even better than the kids who make fun of him. I don’t want to call it bullying.. because no one really targets him, but no one includes him in anything either. I hope to hear back from you.

and better person and taking someone under your wing. One can only imagine the lonely place a kid lives in when he is made fun of.

Kind of Sad in School First of all - thank you!!! Thank you for being a bigger

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Now, I challenge you to become an even bigger person, call your friends and anybody else out that makes fun of this friend of yours. A big statement is made just in you accepting him. For others, sometimes its fear, and not wanting to reach out for some of the reasons you stated, and other reasons are that some kids are just plain mean and insecure. So next time you hear someone making fun of him, you can simply say "does it make you feel better to make fun of people, wow, hope you never have someone in your family you might have to defend.” But truthfully I feel the more people that see you accepting this friend of yours, and enlisting your friends to also get to know him I believe others will follow. Again thank you for being a role model and a great person. Keep me posted! Sassy Do you have questions you’d like me to answer? Submit your questions to: and I’ll give it to you straight!

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