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January 5, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 DAVID PECK This little pirate, Kennedy Brimhall, though not yet in school herself, participated in the Halloween Parade at Rocky Mountain Elementary Oct. 31. this week that he has now come nearly full circle on a proposal by the University of Wyoming to raise the bar on admission standards due to a freshman support program the university has implemented. November 10 The 2011 sugar beet harvest is "99.5 percent complete," Western Sugar Senior Agriculturist Mark Bjornestad reported Tuesday, and he said the crop is excellent. November 1 7 For only the second time in the long history of the school, the Lovell Bulldogs are state champions in football. The Bulldogs completed a dream season, running the table to finish 11-0 with a 21-13 win over the Lyman Eagles Friday afternoon in the Class 2A championship game played on Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. Forty-two veterans were honored at a special Veterans Day luncheon and celebration held at the North Big Horn County Senior Citizens Center on Friday. The center has been hosting the annual event to honor local veterans for more than 20 years. November 24 The Hyart Redevelopment Corp, is continuing to raise money for needed projects at the theater, including upgrading restrooms, refurbishing the marquee, upgrading the sound system and -- the biggest project -- a needed conversion to full digital projection, estimated to cost from $50,000 to $75,000. December December 1 The Wyoming Health Insurance Benefits Exchange Steering Committee has taken on the daunting task of dissecting, analyzing and trying to figure out a way to set up a state run health insurance benefit exchange or "buying program" in keeping with the new federal health insurance requirement. The School Facilities Commission met in Casper on Nov. 17 to review projects they will be sending to the legislature for funding approval. Lovell High School's remodel is one of many projects on the drawing board that the legislature will be considering for approval early next year. After 10 years at the helm of the Lovell Bulldog golf program, Coach Ben Fowler has moved to Nevada to take a new position with Haliburton, leaving behind a program he has built into a state power. December 8 In his typical shoot-from-the-hip style, Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming didn't mince words in his address to his colleagues in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 30, when he stated his opposition to the health care reform signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. It was always worth the effort, though steep and slippery, but now a project to improve the trail to the spectacular Porcupine Falls in the Bighorn National Forest east of Lovell is making the site more accessible to visitors. December 15 After a year of preparation, discussion and contemplation, the Lovell Town Council voted Monday night to move forward with the project to demolish the old Lovell hospital on East 10 th St. and replace it with a senior housing project. December 22 A special meeting has been set by the Cowley Town Council inviting residents of the town to help hammer out the details of a new animal control ordinance expected to go into effect next year. The ordinance will set limits on keeping livestock in town based on the size of lots located within a special zone. Gov. Matt Mead told a gathering of public officials Monday in Greybull that his budget request for the new biennium includes nearly $170 million for local PATTI CARPENTER In preparation for the upcoming campaign, Gerardo Beltran and Josh Mangus button up the evaporators at the Western Sugar Cooperative in Lovell in September. government, which includes cities, towns and counties across the state of Wyoming. December 29 In the wake of a Wyoming Supreme Court ruling reversing a District Court de- cision involving a claim by Excel Construc- tion Inc. that it is entitled to $2,688,173 from the Town of Lovell, Mayor Bruce Mor- rison vows that there most likely will be further litigation, as the town "has a lot to lose." The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 20 issued its opinion regarding Basin- based Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Steven R. Cranfill in the breach-of-contract case. The Town of Lovell through its attor- ney contends that the project was left in- complete. Cranfill reviewed Excel's posi- tion, and cgclvded that his court did not have jurisdlcisn. For the first time in nearly 40 years, the federal government plans to impose new child labor rules for youth working on farms and ranches. Reserve your full page ad by calling 548-2217 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. The time you call determines the price of your ad. Price starts at $350. Ads must publish Jan. 12 - Feb. 23. Ad space is limited.