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January 7, 2021 l The Lovell Chronicle 15 of Land Management outlines guidelines that would prioritize physical characteristics over genetic factors and possibly greatl lower the size of the herdf Nancy Cerroni, director of the Pryor Mounain Wild Mustang Center, said the elements of the new plan may not only disrupt the current social structure of the herd but may also risk bloodlines in the future. A local man was found dead Sunday morning after an alleged drunken scuffle took place between himself and a com anion. Edward Diaz, 49, 0 Byron was ar- rested by Lovell Police on a charge of manslaughter, Lovell Police Chief Dan Laf- fin said. Accordin to the affadavit of probab 6 cause, the victim was Simon Bra- camontes of Lovell. Rocky Mountain High School seniors Aubrianne Crosby, Caden Welling and Justin Dausman will gradu— ate at the top of their class in May, whatever form that ceremony takes. Based on current pro— jections, local hospitals will likely not face overwhelm— ing numbers of COVID—19 patients within the re- gion, the North Big Horn Hospital Board of Trust— ees was told Tuesday night during the board’s regular meeting. Legislative leaders vot— ed unanimously on Thurs— day to pursue several piec— es of emergency legislation, all but guaranteeing the Wyoming Legislature will meet in its first special ses- sion since 2004. Four Fremont County residents have died due to complications of the coro- navirus. They are the first confirmed deaths from the global pandemic in Fre- mont County. The fatalities tripled Wyoming’s previous COVID—19 death toll, which now stands at six. A series of new public orders issued by Governor Mark Gordon to take effect Friday will ease restrictions on gyms and personal care services. The case of Edward Diaz, charged with man— slaughter for the death of a Lovell man, has been bound over to district court. Hospital officials con— firmed Wednesday positive the first COVID-19 case Kristen K. Hall Vernon Keith 8 3 m g a 1 “allele 1. Flare: _> - " Margaretha gamilieJame; Joyce}; lac r'lf- g V RuthMaellammnd' Saul'Anthdny*Ahgulo Jr. ' AitaCharlottg. . ' DAVID PECK The local “wild bunch” of (l-r) Jan Ellis, Annella Prosser and Diana Harrison pause as they cruise through the drive- through car show at the LHS Gym parking lot Friday evening, June 26, during Mustang Days. tested at North Big Horn Hospital, bringing the to— tal count to two Big Horn County residents, who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Big Horn County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 have closed their schools for the remainder of the school year. North Big tal received a loan of $2.37 million Friday to fund the hospital’s pa roll following a rule clari ication issued by the Small Business Ad— ministration which allowed community hospitals to be eligible for resources pro- vided in the CARES Act, in— cluding loans from the Pay— check Protection Program. The population of North Big Horn County will soon look fit and well groomed as, after six weeks of closure due to the COVID—19 crisis, personal care service businesses and gyms were allowed to open on May 1 due to a slight relaxation of restrictions under a new order issued last week by Gov. Mark Gordon. Amid the chaos, fear and danger of the COVlD—19 crisis, a Lovell native, Jer- iLynn Tippetts Angal, has plunged into the heart of the pandemic, taking a po- sition as a traveling nurse in New York. Horn Hospi- More than 4,000 meals were delivered weekly by District 2 bus drivers. Lovell High School will honor three outstanding graduating seniors during a non—traditional com- mencement on May 18 and a traditional ceremony to be planned for a later day in the summer, if possible. Lauren Mitchell is the vale- dictorian and Merisa Col— lins is the salutatorian. The Class of 2020 honor student is Rabiah Khan. ' The, Big Horn County Health Officer issued a variance to the COVID—19 Order #2 on May 8 allowing religious organizations to gather for worship with certain provisions, such as the six—foot social distancing, to be enforced by organization leaders. Local churches are reopening in various stages. After the hair 'salons, barbershops and gyms got the go-ahead to welcome back customers last week, Big Horn County restau— rants, bars and church— es have now received their own OK to open up their doors. Either in person or vir- tually, Wyoming lawmak- ers will come together lat— er this week to discuss how best to distribute the $1.25 billion that is coming the state’s way in the federal coronavirus relief bill. The recent COVID—19 shutdowns have produced jBarbaratMye, . Abril‘lZfQflQD April ‘13, 2020 April 15, 2020 April 16. 2020 er’lisortf . May 16:: June 4, 2020 June 13, 2020 June ‘17, 2020 June 18, 2020 . June 20, 2020 July 7.1.2020 .. : elm Edward all 7f p; v ' 1 Malcolm Earl Tr : April 6,2020 Aprit19,2020 a Me: 'Retha'acsen June 10, 2020 . July 1. 2020. July 3.1.2020 an interesting side effect on local recreation during the coronavirus pandemic: increased visitation at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. services that 21 were temporarily suspended at the onset of the COVID—19 pandemic Several ancillary Elizabeth B. Kendall~Bréwne Aug. 2020 Jacob Chartres Arley ' Aug. 24. 2020 Keith Whitehouse Sept. 3, 2020 Ge. depomer. ‘ Calvin William'Je'well' * Pearl Ann Snell , Olivia Hernandez , ~ 869?». . Richard Whaley ~ Sept. 30, 2020 Rodolfo Rudy Martinez 063.2, 2020 Gatherihe Elizabeth Asay . 3. 2020 031.5,,2020 v Cantata Maya EGWards 'LOW&l!;'YBt¢S :. Alden'ande‘rsan» . ' 7 0012.1112020. I DAVID PECK Fireworks light up the sky Saturday night, July 18, above Cowley to wrap up the 2020 Pioneer Day celebration. are now being resumed at North Big Horn Hospital. The strangest school year in living memory end— ed with graduation ceremo- nies as unique as the year that came before. This held especially true for Lovell High School, where se— niors pulled up to the front of the high school in their vehicles, and one by one, got out to pick up their di- ploma, before getting back in their car and letting the next vehicle pull up. Rocky Mountain High School held an outdoor ceremony the following night at the foot— ball field. A multi-sport athlete who has excelled on and off the court was recent- ly named the winner of the Wilford Mower Award as the top female athlete in the Big Horn Basin for Class 1A— 2A. Rocky Mountain High School graduating senior Aubrianne Crosby won the award for her performanc- es on the hardwood and on the track. Certified nurse prac— titioner Ali Wagner joined the medical staff at North Big Horn Hospital in April. Wagner brings a wealth of experience to the job in pe— diatrics, women’s health and family medicine. While it still ranks near the bottom in confirmed cases of COVID—19, Big Horn County saw its total double over the Memorial Day weekend, growing from two to four following the positive tests of two women who contracted the virus while working outside the county. The Board of Trustees for North Big Horn Hospi- tal accepted a request from CEO Rick SchrOed'er: toas— lay his retirement indefi- nitely last week in their May 19 regular meeting. Local high school offi- cial Chris Edwards has been selected by the Wyoming Sports Officials Association as the football official of the year for his 21 years of ser- vice to the sport. Hunter Harris and Pat- ti Sanders were named top senior athletes at LHS. June, The ballot is set for the 2020 Primary Election in Big Horn County, and there are few contested races at the local level. Filing for office ended on Friday. Outdoor gatherings of up to 250 are now allowed by the state, rekindling hope for public celebrations within Big Horn County. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE