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On Friday, September 18th, Grant Elementary played host to the United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Brought to the region by Senator Mike Enzi, Secretary Duncan was in the area to visit a rural school and chat with local educators, parents, and the general public in a ‘listening circle’ setting using casual, informal conversation. Senator Enzi was pleased with the attendance for the meeting. “I appreciate this turnout-this opportunity to visit a rural school,” he said. The Secretary uses these meetings to try to develop policies that reflect what America is saying in regards to concerns about--or ideas for the betterment of-the education system. The topics discussed included: how to get new teachers interested in rural areas, teacher pay, and the

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The following are Glenrock High School's academic letter winners, which is based on a 3.5 grade point average or better during 2008-2009 academic school year:

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HERDERS DID IT AGAIN! In their closest game thus far, in what turned out to be a battle between two potent offenses, the Herders came out on top in the closing seconds of the game on the road to beat Thermopolis 32-26. The Heders, who's winning streak now stands at 14, improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the 2A East Conference.

After the two-point conversion failed, Thermopolis strong passing game answered right back, as the Bobcats scored on a 11-yard screen pass. The extra point was good, making the score 7-6 Thermopolis. The Herders running game, however, had an answer of their own as they went 66-yards on seven-plays as Johnson again found the end zone. The two-point con-

Glenrock High School Student Council President Preston Blakeley chats with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Senator Mike Enzi. Photo © Jessica Smith

need for more programs for gifted and talented students. Secretary Duncan listened to the questions and comments that were presented to him and acknowledged the need for a partnership between the federal government and the state and local governments regarding education. “There are things that we can do to be more supportive,” he said, “…[we] want to know what is working and what is not…” During the nearly hourHerder lead, which was the score at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Herders scored first, on a eight-play drive, with senior fullback Cory DeWald adding six points for Glenrock on a 1-yard run. The twopoint conversion failed, making the score 20-7 Herders. After recovering a Herder fumble on their own 15, Thermopolis took the ball over and drove 85-yards and scored right before the end of the half. Despite tight coverage, the touchdown came off

Herder running back Murphy Johnston picks up valuable yards in Glenrock’s 32-26 victory over Thermopolis. Johnston finished the game with 245 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Photo © Brandi Rowe. Herders driving the length of the field on one play: a 59-yard score by senior running back Murphy Johnston, which put Herders up 6-0

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version was good, as senior quarterback Kyle Farley started left but ran into traffic before cutting back right to add two points for a 14-7

of a tipped ball. The Bobcats' extra point try was no good, and at halftime the Herder's were up by only one point,

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long conversation, many concerns were brought forth by the people in attendance. Among them were: the need for more opportunities for early childhood education, the need for increased parental involvement, and the difficulties of having a school system ‘graded’ from one standardized test. As the meeting commenced, solutions for these issues were discussed along with ideas on how to improve current situations for teachers. “I think teachers…are udervalued in our

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On Thursday, September 10th, Ford Motor Company announced its backing of federal legislation that would ban texting while driving. The legislation, which was introduced by Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Representative Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., would require states to place this ban or risk losing one quarter of their annual federal highway funding. Fourteen states already have laws in place forbidding the practice. Although it may seem unusual for a large business entity such as Ford to back a ban on anything to do with the automotive industry, the company is extremely concerned with driver safety and the numbers are in--according to an AP article (PDT Washington), ‘In a study released in late July, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that drivers of heavy trucks who texted behind the wheel had a collision risk 23 times greater than when they were not texting. The institute concluded the results applied to all drivers, not just truckers.’

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23 times greater risk?!? What can be done to combat this most dangerous practice? Ford already has an answer. In an interview with The Glenrock Bird, Ford Motor Company’s Safety Communications Manager Wes Sherwood explains, “We support Senator Schumer’s bill--in particular the ban on hand-held texting while driving because we believe it will encourage a more rapid transition to the voice-activated, hands-free technology that Ford is leading the way on…” Ford is completely integrating amazing new technology into their vehicles and the latest system is called ‘Ford Sync’. “We have what we believe is the most advanced system out there,” Sherwood said proudly. The new system has allowed the user to control many phone operations and music player operations, and will now provide a way for the user to call up directions that will be read back to them. The voice-activated system was developed with Microsoft and is a standard feature on many models already. So what

is the difference between Ford Sync and other hands-free vehicle ‘programs’ out there? With Ford Sync, the vehicle owner will have no monthly subscription fee--the technology uses the customer’s device as the central ‘hub’ for the technology, and this saves the driver money. Once the program is set up, it downloads information from your phone, music player, etc. and then when you enter your vehicle it syncs up automatically with your device. From that point, you simply tell the Ford Sync what you would like to hear played or who you would like to call or where you would like to go. Although the legislation deals mainly with types of cell-phone use, it should be noted that any type of distraction can have serious consequences when combined with a multi-ton vehicle. “It’s important to note [that] it’s not just a cell phone discussion,” Sherwood explained, “People are going to talk on phones, they’re going to read maps, their going to listen to music in [their] cars. This type of voiceactivated, hands-free technology really helps

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Community Glenrock High School’s Cross Country, Football And Volleyball Teams Ride Atop Local Fire Trucks To Mark This Year’s Homecoming Celebration.

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE society,” Secretary Duncan said, “I think education is undervalued…” After the meeting was adjourned, the Secretary and his staff visited a fourth grade classroom to see our wonderful children in action before moving on to his next state and his next listening circle. Will Glenrock’s voice be heard when it comes time for the changes to be made? Although we can’t be sure what will come of this meeting, it is for sure that this very busy, very important figure in the education world took time to come to our school district and meet with our educators and parents about what could be done to better the system. That should tell us all something about the caliber of person the Secretary of Education is…that he would take the time to come to Glenrock, Wyoming, and sit down with our people and just talk…. and listen.

GLENROCK/DOUGLAS LIBRARIES ‘COOK UP’ ONE TASTY FUNDRAISER If you have a love of all things culinary, get out your pen and paper and submit a recipe for the Converse County Library Foundation Endowment Fund fundraiser! The group has 3 ½ years left to raise up to $150,000 in order to get the 2 to 1 match from the State Legislature. “All in all we could end up with $450,000 if we can raise $150,000,” Margaret Grant stated. Grant is the Secretary for the Converse County Library Foundation Board and is very excited about

the latest fundraiser. What exactly will the fundraiser be? A Converse County Cookbook! Recipes submitted will be compiled into a cookbook that will be printed in-house and should be available for sale before the holiday season. Submissions should be no later than November 1st, and are welcome to include a paragraph or small anecdote about the recipe and where it came from. The submitter’s name will appear with their recipe and

The Endowment Fund goes to purchase books, special equipment, and things that the library itself doesn’t have funds for. The money raised will be split between the Glenrock and Douglas Libraries. Recipe submissions should be sent to either Library: Glenrock Branch P.O. Box 1000, Glenrock, WY. 82637 or Douglas Branch 300 Walnut St. Douglas, WY. 82633

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It is also fortunate for us all that we have Senators like Mike Enzi, who care enough about the education of our children to ensure that visits like this one take place, and the people in the smaller towns are listened to as well as those from larger places. For more information on the United States Department of Education, visit

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The Lady Herders' Volleyball Team enjoys a ride atop a Glenrock fire truck in celebration of Homecoming 2009.

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20-19. In a tight third quarter that saw the two teams continue to exchange possessions, the Herders scored with 30 seconds left, as Farley, on a option play off right tackle, found the end zone. The two-point conversion failed, putting the Herders up by seven points with one quarter left to play. Midway through the fourth quarter, Thermopolis' pinned the Herders deep, resulting in a punt, which was returned inside the Herders' 40-yard line. The result was another Bobcat touchdown, thanks to a 15-yard touchdown pass. The extra point kick was good, knotting the score at 26 with seven minutes to go. The Herders next possession ended with a punt. After a block below the waste penalty negated a solid punt return, Thermopolis started at their own 20-yard line. However, with the Bobcats driving the ball inside the Herders' 30-yard line, Cory DeWald intercepted a passl with only three minutes left to play in the game.

Herders' running game went to work. It started with a quaterback scramble, as Farley went up the pipe for 13-yards. Senior running back Austin Smith hit a play off tackle for 12 more. Cory DeWald then found open running room on a draw play for 17-yards, putting the Herders at the Bobcats' 4-yard line with only nine seconds to left play. The final play of the drive saw a reliable Johnson getting the ball once more, running around the left end to score a touchdown, with three seconds to go. The two-point conversion failed, making the final score 32-26. "It was exciting," Head Coach Ray Kumpula said. "The kids really stepped up. In the fourth quarter, the seniors really just showed their mettle. They were driving for the winning score and we were having a hard time stopping them. Their quarterback was completing every pass and Cory just stepped in front of that ball for the interception and they were not going to be denied." Johnston finished the game with 245 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Smith added 115 yards on 16 carries, followed by DeWald's 45 yards on 9 carries. The Herders face Big Horn next in a Homecoming contest at home, September 25th at 6 p.m.

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Glenrock's cross country team went to Douglas on September 18th and brought home a few titles. For the girls varsity, senior Mary Nelson continued her strong 2009 season as she crossed the finish line first with a time of 22:17. Not far behind, as usual, was junior Marissa Widiker finishing third with a time of 22:35. The boys varsity was paced by junior Daniel Walters' (20:54) 17th place finish, followed by sophomore Raider Nelson (21:18), who finished 20th and junior Kurry Anderson (21:51) who crossed the line in 22nd place. For Nelson, it was his season debut, as he returned from a broken collarbone. On the boys junior varsity team, freshman Dustin Horn won the individual title with a time of 20:44. Following Horn were sophomores Cody Grenseman (22:47) in eighth and Brandon Pittsley (23:22) in 12th. Freshmen Noah Eitel (25:30) and Lane Blakeley (26:31) came home 18th and 21st respectively. Rounding out the team was Steven Flynn's (32:18) 25th place finish. The girls junior varsity had an especially strong effort as the entire team placed 13th or better. Senior Kylie Walters (28:17) seventh

place finish led the way for the Herders, followed by sophomore Jessica Grant (29:08) in 11th, Shaynna Hoyt (29:50) in 12th and Chanel Doherty (30:00) in 13th. Coach Al Finch said the team competed well, and that Nelson won the title despite not posting her fastest time of the year. "Mary just competed well. Marissa did too, but Mary just had a little more. It was a really good race, there were three of them that were battling (Nelson, Kelly Walsh's Bridget Weiner, who finished second, and Widiker)." Horn's performance was especially impressive, as he posted the fastest time for the entire team. "That's what I was hoping for Dusty," Finch said. "He'd been running well the whole year, but he just went out at the beginning, took the lead and never looked back, and looked really strong. And that's kind of what I've been waiting for because now he's done running JV; with his time, he was our No.1 guy." Finch said that he expected no other changes other than Horn moving up to varsity. "We'll keep them the same. But it looks like there are going to be some combined

Dusty Horn winning the JV race at the Douglas Cross Country meet. - Photo Š Vicki Widiker

races, like over at Douglas they ran the girls all together and split them at the end. And they do that depending on numbers. It sounds like they are going to do that in Thermopolis too, which is good because they all get to run that race and then we can split them out afterwards."

At the Douglas Invitational, the Herder who lowered his time the most was Steven Flynn, who cut his previous best 2009 time by a minute. The Herders run next at the Thermopolis Invitational on September 24th.


As the varsity football team continues its winning streak, Glenrock's junior varsity team continues to work out the kinks. The JV, which runs the same double wing offense as the varsity, currently stands at 1-2 on the season. The team opened the season with a win at Rawlins, but has dropped its last two to Torrington and Buffalo. However, the one win and the two losses have come against 3A competition, and the coaches are optimistic about the future of Glenrock football. "They're


Coach Carl Federer said. "They are mostly freshmen and sophomores. We play a couple of the junior kids down there just to give them young guys some help, but they're really young, but there coming along great for us." Specifically, on offense, Federer said juniors Tyler Kelley at quarterback and fullback Clint DeWald are both playing extremely well. In addition, Federer said junior Matt Widicker and freshmen JD Pittsley and DC Hall have stepped it up on the offensive line. On defense, Federer pointed to the play of sophomores Matt

Morgan, Gunner Kron and Ryan Bone, with the latter two heading up the defensive backfield. At defensive end, both Morgan and freshman Tate Johnston have been playing well according to Federer. Despite the team's record, there are reasons for encouragement. "The thing is, we haven't been beat by better teams," Federer said. "We've basically been our own worst enemy." The JV squad hits the gridiron next September 28th at home against the NC sophomores, at 4:30.


The Lady Herders returned to conference play on Tuesday and a hit major roadblock courtesy of the Wheatland Bulldogs and three-time all stater Paige Hellbaum. The Herders dropped all three games, 25-11, 25-8, 25-21. The conference loss was the first for the Lady Herders, which now stand at 3-1 in the Absaraka Conference, and unfortunately for the team it comes on the heels of the Lusk Pool Play Tournament Championship, which Glenrock won September 19th. "I thought we were feeling confident but we have

this thing with Wheatland and Rawlins," Head Coach Tara Chandler said. "One or the other of those two teams have won our conference for the last eight years, and it's one of those things where it's a matter of trying to convince these girls that we're good enough, and to actually get them to believe it. Against Wheatland we stepped out there and we didn't even play at all like we've been playing. It was not a good effort. As a team, we struggled." Wheatland's Hellbaum, who most likely will be playing Division I volleyball next year, totaled 17 kills, which topped Glenrock's entire team total.

player stood out, and that at some point the coach ended up benching every girl. She added that although the team started to play better by the final match, she felt that it came down to confidence and the ability to compete, emphasizing that while the loss was a tough one, it may prove important as conference play continues. "By the third game we started a little bit playing our game where kids who can hit were hitting, and we were blocking a little bit. But up to that point I felt like we were just defending, just trying to stay alive instead of competing, which I guess is good. It's good to see, for me and for them, what it is going to take. If we want to be the best we have to beat and compete with the best. And we just haven't believed in ourselves."

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Chandler also said the team's confidence, or lack thereof, caught her off guard. "I've been really pleased up until now with our confidence and our attitude. It surprised me that we Youth Volleyball lacked confidence 5th and 6th grades that much against Mon & Wed - Times TBA Wheatland, in a big time game, Begins Sept. 28th when it really mattered. So I guess I'm still looking Co-Ed Volleyball for a team leader, Tue & Thurs - 6pm - 9pm looking for that girl that's going Begins Sept 29th to bring it every night."


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Rita Heath - Glenrock Librarian Gude! Hello in Pidgin English from the library! We want to express our gratitude to Mary Ann Jacobs. We have many talented residents in our community who have big hearts and she is one we put in that category. Mary Ann has graciously donated baby washcloths that she has crotched to go to our endowment fund. We had to put a price on them, which wasn’t easy because knowing the long hours it took to complete. We priced them at $5.00, so for $5.00 you get to take home a treasure that’s worth much more.


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There will be no Story Time this week. We will continue the following week with the color yellow… makes me think of ducks! Tuesday, September 29 is a good day for Ronnie to be at the library. She is from the Converse County Conservation District and that means, Learning at the Library. Her program this month is called Earth as an Apple. It is

designed for homeschoolers kindergarten through 12th grade. The fun starts at 2:30. Make sure you get involved with our teen and juvenile book discussions. They will start September 29. We will be wrapping ourselves around mysteries. Please come into the library for the detailed schedule. Read Me A Story for October 3 ~ October 10 will be, The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown. Dial 4362353 and listen to a good story. We’re on the web at http:wyldweb.state. Our phone number is 436-2573. Fax number is 436-8525. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 to 5:00. Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 to 8:00. Saturday: 10:00 to 1:00. Closed Sundays. Thought for the day: Library, Endowment, and Donation.

COWGIRL SPIRIT Nighthaw Bird Columnist Susan R. Stoltz It was more than shocking. It was un-heard of. Picture it: May 11, 1920, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A new mayor and four council members were just elected to office. The Jackson Hole Courier reprinted articles that appeared in publications throughout the United States - Boston, Cincinnati, and New York to name a few. This election brought about great accolades from some and the worst ridicule from others. It seems all five officeholders won by a large margin; all five were movers and shakers in the community, articulate and already civil leaders. All five were women. The office of mayor was now to be held by Grace Miller. Wife of Robert Miller both had been instrumental in the original platting of the town, and the draft drawings were hers, not her husbands. Twelve years after this election they sold their ranch and homestead to the federal government to be the centerpiece for the National Elk Refuge.

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Rose Crabtree’s election to a two-year term on the town council was especially note-worthy. Rose ran against her own husband and beat him by a large majority, 50 – 31. What is even more remarkable is that Henry Crabtree was the sitting mayor at the time of the election.

ment,’ as it was called in those days, was rounded out by Mae Deloney, Faustina Haight and Genevieve Van Vleck, all interesting women in their own right who had prominent positions and were well respected throughout the town. But they weren’t the only ladies elected to official positions that year. There was also Edna Huff; health officer, Viola Lunbeck; treasurer, Marta Winger; county clerk and Pearl Williams, a twentytwo year old woman of diminutive stature. Her five-foot tall frame held the office of town marshal and she packed a pearl handled gun wherever she went. She was also known for her sense of humor. Wyoming women were the first to earn the right to vote in this country. The first women in the world to be appointed a court bailiff or to serve on a jury were from Wyoming. The first woman judge, first woman ever elected governor, first woman to direct the U.S. Mint, and the first licensed nurse all from Wyoming. They exemplify what women of perseverance, intelligence, and determination can accomplish. Who knew a state with such a minimal population would be such an important example to all? You’re a kick in the pants Wyoming women. Let’s keep it up into the future.

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SERIAL POACHER KILLING BIG GAME An apparent serial poacher has been killing big gameanimals near Newcastle, stealing these animals from legal hunters and frustrating game wardens. Late last week a buck mule deer was shot and left along Highway 85 about 24 miles south of Newcastle, the same area where five antelope were shot and abandoned on Sept. 4. *From evidence gathered at the scene, I believe this mule deer poaching is related to the antelope poaching,* said Newcastle Game Warden Dustin Shorma. Deer season does not open in hunt area 11 until Oct. 1. The ling shot ber

forked-horn yearmule deer was with a small calirifle, much like

five pronghorn. *This is likely the same person or people,* Shorma said. *I think most types of poaching are opportunistic, random incidents. But given the location and type of firearm used, it is definitely the same modus operandi.* Shorma said big game animals are attracted to this area of the highway because there is alfalfa growing in the right-ofway. *It*s the only green vegetation in the area and they*re coming to take advantage of it. These animals have enough trouble dealing with the traffic without somebody blasting away at them.* Although local media have been alerted and Shorma put up posters around town, there have been no leads in the pronghorn poaching case. *I*m sure somebody knows something. Highway 85 is not

bustling with traffic, but there*s enough traffic that I think somebody saw something. We*d really like you to come forward with information on either this mule deer poaching or the antelope poaching.* Anyone with information on this crime, or who witnesses any wildlife crime, should call the Stop Poaching tip line at 1-877WGFD-TIP. Be alert and gather as much specific information about a violation as possible. Try to document the date, time, location and specific nature of the violation. Include a physical description of the suspected violator or include contact information if possible, as well as a license plate number and description of any vehicles involved in the incident. Informants can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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Senate Agrees with Barrasso - Millions in Forest Fire Funding for Urban D.C. an Outrage WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is stomping out a U.S. Forest Service plan that gives $2.8 million of wildland fire management funds to Washing-

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ton, D.C. “There are many wasteful and wild schemes born in Washington-but this takes the cake. There is not a single national forest in the nation’s capitol. Yet D.C. was awarded $2.8 million in wildland fire management funding. The last major fire in D.C. was likely lit by British troops in 1814,” Barrasso said. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 5.5 million acres of U.S. wildland have burned this year. None of it in Washington DC. “$2.8 million in wildfire management funds going to an urban center with

no national forests? It is an outrage, especially considering that Wyoming and the West deal with families losing homes to fires and bark beetles devastating our forests.” Wyoming was initially awarded zero dollars in the first round of U.S. Forest Service projects under the stimulus. When the Congressional Delegation and the Governor appealed to the Department of Agriculture, funds were eventually awarded for forest projects in Wyoming. “The pine beetle epidemic is severe and it’s growing every day. These beetles continue to claim acre after acre at an alarming rate. This is devastating our forests. It presents a clear and present wildfire threat to public land us-

ers, communities and homeowners.” More than one million acres in Wyoming are infested with mountain pine beetle. Wyoming has more than nine million acres of national forest land. Much of that is at extreme risk. “The people and forest communities in Wyoming deserve better. I refuse to stand by and watch our Western states burn when resources are on hand to stop it.” The Barrasso amendment to strip Washington, D.C of $2.8 million of forest fire management funds passed the Senate by voice vote.

PRESIDENT’S ENERGY PLAN WILL COST U.S. JOBS Barrasso: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Barrasso (RWyo.) issued the following statement following President Obama’s climate change speech before the United Nations: “Demand for energy will only increase. We should focus on developing all of America’s abundant energy resources. Picking energy winners and losers is not the right course.” We want to make energy as clean as we can, as fast as we can, without raising prices on American families. American energy means creating Americ a n

jobs. With unemployment at its highest rate in decades, we need red, white and blue jobs - not just green jobs. Nearly one in ten Americans are looking for work. President Obama’s scheme is for less American energy production. Less energy production will mean fewer jobs for Americans. We cannot afford the consequences as a nation. Additional Washington restrictions and new bureaucratic regulations on U.S. manufacturing and energy production will result in additional job losses.”


WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., commemorating the 50th anniversary of Western Wyoming Community College. The bill’s passage marks the first piece of legislation written by Lummis to pass the U.S. House.

“Across our nation, community colleges play a vital role in the higher education system,” Lummis said. “No state feels their significance more than the state of Wyoming. Wyoming is almost 100,000 square miles and is served by one four-year University. Western is the fifth of seven comprehensive community colleges that bridge this geographic span, making college affordable and accessible across the state.” “Western has been a pillar in our state’s educational community since 1959. The work being done there is absolutely critical to the future

of Wyoming and its people. I congratulate the school’s board, educators, students and Sweetwater County for fifty years of success.

H.Res. 696 recognizes 50 years of achievement and service by Western Wyoming Community College. Western began in the fall of 1959 serving only 40 students out of Rock Springs High School. Today, they have an award-winning campus on College Drive in Rock Springs, as well as an extended campus in Green River, which collectively serves 4,000 credit and 2,000 community education students each semester.

Vendors get ready….because coming in December is the 1st annual Winterfest brought to you by the Glenrock Downtown Development Committee. Scheduled for Saturday, December 5th and held in the Glenrock Rec Center gym, the event promises to be a great day of food, crafting, and fun! For more information or to reserve your booth space, call Lana Richardson at 4362639. MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY AND BUCKLES BOOTS AND BLING! COWBOY POETRY DINNER SHOW! HOLY COWBOY POETRY AND MMM AUDIENCE BATMAN! WHAT A GREAT GREAT GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL!!!!!!!! A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED OUT! WOWZA! SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR! - Amanda and The Bird/Open Range Staff

The Glenrock Boys and Girls Club First Annual Live Auction at the Paisley Shawl. Saturday Oct., 10th beginning at 6pm! Call 436-5797 for ticket information!

Western serves Sweetwater, Uinta, Carbon, Sublette, and Lincoln counties – all of Southwestern Wyoming. It is a valued partner with industry, education, and local business in its service area to provide transfer and technical education, workforce training, cultural and athletic activities, and community education



• Monday, September 28th Backed Chicken Potatoes AuGratin Green Beans Salad Very Berry Tart

• Thursday, October 1st Baked Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Gravy California Veggies Salad Devil’s Food Cake With Strawberry Sauce & Whipped Topping

• Tuesday, September 29th Baked Pork Chips Rice Pilaf Carrots Salad • Wednesday, September 30th Swedish Meatballs Over Mashed Potatoes Brussel Sprouts Roll Marinated Carrots Peach Cream Whip Over

Sunday, September 20, 2009

• Friday, October 2nd Hamburger on a Bun Oven Browned Potatoes Herbed Broccoli Coleslaw Pear Crisp

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On Monday, September 14th, a press conference was held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at the Converse County Courthouse in Douglas. The purpose of this meeting was to herald the release of the ‘Converse County Together: Now & Tomorrow (CCTNT) Growth Management Plan’ for public review by Converse County and its communities. Ben Herman of the planning firm Clarion Associates out of Fort Collins, Colorado, was on hand to help explain the planning process, “It’s been a very interesting process…I’ve been working on these kinds of planning efforts for more than 30 years,” he said. The process took place over 14 months and included input from steering committees, zoning commissions, local elected officials, and the good citizens of Converse County. Joe Coyne, Executive Director of Converse Area New Development Organization (CANDO) was also present to lend his thoughts to the process.

pared through a combined effort from Converse County, Glenrock, Douglas, Rolling Hills, and Lost Springs and aims to: - Respect individual property rights, while balancing community health, safety, and welfare… - Protect taxpayer and communities’ interests, so that current residents will not shoulder the costs of new growth. - Maintain our livable communities so that future service levels are not diminished by new development. - Ensure that new growth helps provide for necessary facilities to serve the resulting increased population (e.g., public safety, parks). Now that it is prepared, the plan will go to the communities for amendment and adoption as Joe Coyne explains, “We have reached a point in the planning process where we’re ready to hand the draft plan off to the Commissioners and to all the municipalities

According to the website, the CCTNT Plan is a ‘policy plan that guides decisions about growth in our region. Once adopted, elected and appointed officials of Converse County, Douglas, Glenrock, Rolling Hills, and Lost Springs will use the CCTNT Plan as a guide for their land use and public investment decisions. The plan is meant to strategically address how we can work together to guide future growth--to achieve the kind of future we all want for our communities and rural areas over the next 20 years’.

It is now up to the communities to hold public hearings and get the public’s comments before adoption of the plan can be considered. For more information on the growth plan, visit the project’s website at www.CCTNTplan. com or call CANDO at (307) 358-2000.

LOOK WHO’S IN THE NEWS! Happy Birthday Myrtle!

What: Myrtles 80th Birthday Party When: October 3rd, 2009 at 4:00 pm Where: Shoreliner Lounge, Glenrock Wyoming Please join us for an evening of fun, food and dancing! Your presence is your present

Free Old Student and Teacher Desks and Classroom Cabinetry

Interested Bidders for Old Grant Elementary School Kitchen Equipment

On September 26, 2009 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, the Old Grant Elementary School located at 412 S 4th, Glenrock, will be opened to the public for individuals to remove any old student or teacher desks and classroom cabinetry. Entrance to the building will be on the north side of the old cafeteria. All items are to be removed off the property by 12:00 pm. No tools or equipment will be provided by the school district for removal of any item.

There will be a mandatory meeting on September 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Old Grant Elementary School Cafeteria, 412 S. 4th, Glenrock, for anyone interested in bidding on kitchen equipment from the Old Elementary School Cafeteria. Sealed bids are due at the CCSD#2 Central Office, Box 1300, 120 Boxelder Trail, Glenrock, WY 82637, by Noon on Friday, September 25, 2009. Successful bidders must remove items by October 7, 2009 or they will remain the property of CCSD#2. The school district reserves the right to waive irregularities and informalities and reject any or all bids without further obligation and to accept any bid deemed desirable.

It’s more than a power line. It’s a lifeline to new communities. “ THE GATEWAY WEST PROJECT IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE.” A vibrant and growing region like ours needs energy. It’s the power critical for new neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, churches and businesses. It turns on lights, computers and runs your refrigerator. The Gateway West project will create new transmission lines to relieve an already over-burdened system and provide the headroom required for the lives, © 2009 Rocky Mountain Power

The core values of the plan are listed as: 1. Orderly Growth and Balance 2. Sustainable Economy 3. Diverse Housing 4. Transportation Connectivity 5. Efficient Urban Utilities, Facilities 6. Safe and Healthy Communities 7. Conserved Natural Resources

and allow them to then start considering adoption of that plan as well as any changes they might want to make to that plan.”


Converse County & Beyond

businesses and dreams of tomorrow. So it’s more than a power line, it’s a lifeline for today and to the future. To learn more about the Gateway West project, visit us at

The plan was preSunday, September 20, 2009

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The “Bird Word” Search GLENROCK HOMECOMING WORDS Word Search fall football high school king queen glenrock herders big horn dance volleyball seniors fun purple pride dress up Congrats toBrandy Robinson for winning the Neil Diamond Word Search Two Wekks Ago! Brandy won a Glenrock Bird T-Shirt !

Whoever turns in a copy of the solved puzzle first, will receive a FREE Glenrock Bird t-shirt Sponsored by Reliant Federal Credit Union. Turn in solved puzzles to 214 S. Fifth Tues - Thurs after 9am.


POLICE BEAT Thursday. 09.17.09

Sunday. 09.20.09

-Barking Dog. Officers spoke with the owner -Emergency Message Delivered -Cat At Large. Transported to pound -Ambulance. Negative transport -Comm Tech Performed Notary x4 -VIN Inspection Completed -Range Key Issued x3 -Rolling Hills Patrol Completed x2 -Civil Standby Completed -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning issued for speed -Traffic Stop. Written warning issued for expired registration -Stolen Bicycle Reported. -Officer Unlocked a Vehicle Door. -Medical. Transport one to Casper -Warrant Arrest. Transported to detention center -Driving Complaint. Verbal warning issued for driving habits -Water Leak Reported. Public Works notified

-Verbal Dispute. Parties separated for the night -Brush Fire Reported on Deer Creek Road. Units responded -Rolling Hills Patrol Completed x3 -Range Key Issued x3 -Gas Drive Off Reported in Douglas -Comm Tech Performed Notary -Officer Performed a Welfare Check -Officer Administered a PBT

Friday. 09.18.09 -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning issued for improper display of front plate -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning issued for speed -24 Hour Tow Tag Placed on Abandoned Vehicle -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning for expired registration -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning for brake light -Officer Patrolled Rolling Hills x2 -Barking Dog Complaint -Traffic Stop. Citation issued for speed x2 -Range Key Issued -Comm Tech Performed Notary -Citizen Assist. Officer unlocked a door -Traffic Stop. Written warning for registration required -Traffic Accident. Report taken -Officer Administered a PBT Saturday. 09.19.09 -Medical. Adult male with heart problems refused transport -Suspicious Subject Call Referred to the CCSO -E-911 Ambulance. Transport to Douglas -Dogs at Large. Owner notified to get dogs -Officer Performed a VIN Inspection -Officer Patrolled Rolling Hills -Range Key Issued -VHW Added -Extra Patrol Requested -Barking Dog -E-911 Welfare Check. Not home -OAA. Officer Complied -OAA. Information documented -Suspicious Circumstance. Officer UTL -Rolling Hills Patrol Completed

Monday. 09.21.09 -Found Property. Entered into lost and found -Rolling Hills Patrol Complete -Barking Dogs. ACO spoke with owner -Officer Performed a VIN Inspection -Extra Patrol Requested for a Residence -Range Key Issued -Officer Patrolled Rolling Hills Tuesday. 09.22.09 -Suspicious Person Reported at Business. Officer UTL -Break In at Local Business was Reported. Investigation started -False Alarm Reported -Extra Patrol Requested -Grass Fire. Unfounded -Comm Tech Performed Notary -Fingerprints Taken For Employment Purposes -Range Key Issued -Dog At Large. Transported to pound -Rolling Hills Patrol Completed x2 -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning issued for speed -Civil Matter. Officer spoke with parties -Officer Patrolled Rolling Hills -PBT Administered at Direction of Probation and Parole Wednesday. 09.23.09 -Citizen Assist. Officer complied -Comm Tech Performed Notary -Officer Patrolled Rolling Hills -Controlled Burn Reported in the County -Check Fraud Reported. Under investigation -Ambulance Request. Transport to Casper -Traffic Stop. Verbal warning for stop sign -Driving Complaint. UTL -ACO Patrolled Rolling Hills -Range Key Issued x3 -Rolling Hills Patrol Complete -Transport. Officer transported one -Harassment. Officer spoke to subjects -Unwanted Guest. Trespassed from property -Warrant Arrest. One Transported to CCSO

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