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10 IT he Lovell Chronicle I January 1, 2015 After many years of steadily ramp- ing up over-the-counter sales, the Queen Bee Gardens honey candy com- pany of Lovell has taken the full plunge into retail sales by opening a new store- front on Main Street in Lovell. July Max Maxfield is an honorary cit- izen of Lovell. Lovell leaders hon- ored the Wyoming Secretary of State Saturday morning for his many years of considering Lovell as his home away from home by presenting him with a key to the city and proclaiming that Maxfield is an honorary citizen. A locally-made film was the People's Choice Award winner at the 2014 Hyart Film Festival, Director Jason Zeller an- nounced this week. "Absaroka," made by part-time Cody resident Patrick Mi- gnano, was a runaway hit at Saturday night's final session (June 21) of the film festival. Big Horn County School District No. i Board of Trustees appointed Ed Riding interim trustee during a spe- cial teleconference board meeting on Monday. Riding will temporarily fill the shoes of Jim Thomas, who left his post early due to a job promotion with his employer WyDOT. Since his pro, motion with WyDOT required him to move from the Byron area, he no lon- ger meets the requirement that trust- ees live in the area they represent. 0 Dr. Richard Jones will miss his practice, but he will, most of all, miss the people. Jones, who opened Family Vision Clinic in Lovell and Cody in 1981, retired June 30 after 33 years helping people see better in the North Big Horn Basin. A big shovel pulverized the medi- an strip in the 200 block of East Main and a portion of the 100 block in Lovell Tuesday as the Lovell Main Street re- construction and water and sewer proj- ect moved closer to Phase II, when total Main Street closures and traffic de- tours begin. It has taken 14 years of dedicated efforts by many individuals and fami- lies, but the new and improved Byron Memorial Park at the east entrance to the Town of Byron is complete as of a few weeks ago. 7 The Town of Lovell is once again seeking funding for a project to build sidewalks on the Shoshone Avenue Hill, allowing school children a safer way to reach Lovell schools, all three of which lie be- low the hill. Family Nurse Practitioner Shelby Frost hit the ground running this week as a new provider at the clinic at North Big Horn Hospital. Frost, who began seeing patients on Monday, saw seven during her first day on the job. A brand new mobile medical unit will soon be visiting communities in Big Horn County, providing convenient services to members of some of the less populated communities in the area. During events that will be scheduled in advance, sports physicals, flu shots and DAVID PECK Bank of Lovell employees Bridgette Rodriguez and Bekah Anderson post results on the board during the primary election party on Aug. 19. Several local positions changed in last year's elections. other services will be made available through the van. 4 Unanticipated delays created iby additional asbestos materi- al removal requirements and other construction-related change or- ders will delay the start of the school year for students in Big Horn County School District 2 by seven days. The Western Sugar Cooperative has been hit with a new round of pro- posed fines stemming from the Jan. 4 death of Anfesa Marie Galaktionoff at the Lovell sugar factory and subse- quent investigations. 1 A fire that flared last week on the Big Horn Mountains east of Lovell was declared 100 percent contained Tuesday, accord- ing to information from the Bighorn National Forest. The lightning-caused Roane Creek Fire started last week in timber and grass about 2 miles south of U.S. Highway 14A in the Pete's Hole area." Scientists are returning this week to one of the most remarkable paleon- tological sites in North America as they re-open exploration of Natural Trap Cave on Little Mountain east of Lovell. August It wasn't exactly a meeting of the minds, at least not like minds, but area mayors and proponents of the proposed North Big Horn Coun- ty Museum District met in Cowley last Thursday night to talk about the issue, which will be on the Aug. 19 primary election ballot. Piles of clothing in all shapes and sizes and household items are up for grabs this week at the annual Days of Goodwill event held in the LDS Gym on Shoshone Ave. in Lovell. The event, now in its fourth year, offers free used items to anyone who feels the need. In celebration of community mem- bers who have both won and lost their battle with cancer, the Relay for Life will light up the night on Saturday night with hundreds of luminaria can- dles and other activities. 4 Voters in Wyoming will go to the polls Tuesday to nominate a variety of candidates for of- fice on the Republican and Democrat- ic tickets including national, state and county offices, as well as finalists for nonpartisan municipal offices. About 30 people crowded into the Big rn County commissioners meet- ing.rgpm Tuesday, Aug. 5, with a few standing out in the foyer, to voice sup- port for public health. Students at Rocky Mountain schools in Cowley will start the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Aug. 21, while Lovell students will wait until Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to an earlier-announced con- struction delay. 1 After 16 years, there will be a new commissioner for Big Horn County with longtime commissioner Keith Grant losing out to Felix Carrizales and John Hyde in his bid for a fifth term during Tues- day's primary election. Voters in North Big Horn County on Tuesday rejected the formation of a museum district that would have sup- ported the proposed North Big Horn County Museum and Historical Center, voting 577 in favor and 884 against the district in the primary election. Big Horn County will have another new attorney with Shell attorney Kim Adams defeating Greybull resident and incumbent Michelle M. Burns for the Republican nomination with 71 per- cent of the votes in Tuesday's primary election. John Bundy, a 36-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been named superintendent of Bighorn Can- yon National Recreation Area in Mon- tana and Wyoming. Bundy will assume his new post on Aug. 24, according to Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica. 8 Always related but with slightly different missions, the Absaroka Head Start and Early Head Start early childhood edu- cation programs are both moving into a newly remodeled building on East Main Street in Lovell. When asked what the focus of his ministry is, Jim Barth, recently ap- pointed pastor of the Lovell United Methodist Church, said, "Relation- ships - building relationships with peo- ple, building disciples in the church and building relationships outside of church." September It's been a challenging summer for Lovell Main Street business- es with the dust, noise and dis- ruption of the Main Street reconstruc- tion and water and sewer project, but as the project finally moves west of the central business district, busi- ness owners feel they've weathered the storm. The sugar campaign will begin ear- ly this year on Monday, Sept. 8, when beet trucks begin rolling into town. Lo- cal farmers are expected to start dig- ging beets as early as this weekend. An international team of scientists has completed its first field season of cave study and excavation at Natural Trap Cave, located in the flanks of Wy- oming's northern Big Horn Mountains, northeast of Lovell. 11 A tanker truck hauling some 5,500 to 6,000 gallons of liq- uid latex crashed and rolled about 25 miles east of Lovell on U.S. 14A on the face of the Big Horn Moun- tains early Tuesday morning, partially blocking traffic and sending the driver to the hospital. Wheels are turning on local roads and at the Western Sugar plant in Lovell as this year's campaign begins a bit ahead of schedule. Trucks could be seen rolling through the gate at the Lovell operation on Monday, Sept. 8. The first beet piles are already growing in size and the 24/7 operation of pro- cessing them into sugar is in motion. 8 School Resource Officer Kris Brimhall said things look pretty familiar to him in School District No. 1. The venerable Hyart Theatre, and those who have lovingly cared for her over the years, were honored Friday night by the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office during a banquet and awards ceremony in Powell. 5 If all goes according to plan, closing on the sale of TCT to Meeteetse/Burlington resi- dent Neil Schlenker will be Dec. 21. Continued on next page i Kannon ......................................