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www.LovellChronicle.com February 18, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 19 PUBLIC NOT CES MDLI Cas Cost Incra_e PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to pass on a pur- chased gas cost increase of $0.180 per decatherm (Dth) to Resi- dential, Firm General Service, and Small and Large Interruptible customers, and an increase of $0.182 per Dth to Optional Seasonal customers, all on an interim basis and subject to notice, protest, intervention, possible hearing, refund, change, further investigation and further order of the Commission. The increase for all classes of customers is primarily due to higher projected gas costs in Janu- ary 2010. The Company states the proposed increase will affect all customers in MDU's Wyoming service territory; and it is proposed to go into effect for usage on and after January 1,2010. The proposed pass-on will result in an estimated increase of $75,240 in the'Com- pany's revenues during January 2010, based upon estimated sales volumes for the month. MDU's current and proposed rates for its Residential customers, stated in dollars per Dth, are: Tadff Item Proposed Current Cost Cost Purchased Gas Cost $5.030 $4.850 Surcharge Adjustment (CBA) ($0.244) ($0.244) Non-Core Revenue Credit ($0.086) ($0.086) *Total Purchased Gas Cost $4.700 $4.520 Distribution Delivery Charge $0.633 $0.633 Conservation Tracking $0.005 $0.005 Adjustment Total Gas Cost $5.338 $5.158 Net Change $0.180 $o.ooo $o.ooo $0.t80 $0.000 $o.ooo $0.180 * The Total Purchased Gas Cost for the Large and Small Inter- ruptible customer classes is the same as shown in the table except the Non-Core Revenue Credit of $0.086 per Dth is eliminated. The proposed Total Purchased Gas Cost for the Interruptible customer classes is $4.786 per Dth. The proposed increase in rates will result in an increase of $3.06, or about 3.1%, for the average residential customer using 17 Dths in January 2010. Actual bills will vary with usage. Sections 249 and 250 of the Commission's Rules allow a utility to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost increases or decreases, subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing and refund. MDU's application is on file in its Wyoming business offices and at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and may be in- spected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must so file, in writing, with the Commission on or before March 3, 2010. The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Chey- enne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30013-226-GP- 09 in your communications. Dated: February 3,2010.: Publish: February 11 & 18, 2010 MDU Gas Cost Increase PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) authority to pass on a whole- sale gas cost increase of $1.341 per decatherm (Dth) to Residential, Firm General Service, Small and Large Interruptible and Optional Seasonal customers, on an interim basis, subject to notice, protest, intervention, possible hearing, refund, change, further investigation and further order of the Commission. The increase for all classes of customers is primarily due to higher projected gas costs in Febru- ary 2010. The Company states the proposed increase will affect all customers in MDU's Wyoming service territory; and it is proposed to go into effect for usage on and after February 1, 2010. The pro- posed pass-on will result in an estimated increase of $430,500 in the Company's revenues during February 2010, based upon estimated sales volumes for the month. MDU's current and proposed rates for its Residential customers, stated in dollars per Dth, are: Current Net Tariff Item Proposed Cost Cost Change Purchased Gas Cost $6.371 $5.030 $1.341 Surcharge Adjustment (CBA) ($0.244) ($0.244) $0.000 Non-Core Revenue Credit ($0.086) ($0.086) $0.000 *Total Purchased Gas Cost $6.041 $4.700 $1.341 Distribution Delivery Charge $0.633 ' $0.633 $0.000 Conservation Tracking $0.005 $0.005 $0.000 Adjustment Total Gas Cost $6.679 $5.338 $1.341 * The Total Purchased Gas Cost for the Large and Small Inter- ruptible customer classes is the same as shown in the table except the Non-Core Revenue Credit of $0.086 per Dth is eliminated. The proposed Total Purchased Gas Cost for the Interruptible customer classes is $6.127 per Dth. The proposed increase in rates will result in an increase of $17.44 or about 21.6% for the average residential customer using 13 Dths in February 2010. Actual bills will vary with usage. Sections 249 and 250 of the Commission's Rules allow a utility to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost ihcreases or decreases, subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing and refund. MDU's application is on file in its Wyoming business offices and at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and may be in- spected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must so file, in writing, with the Commission on or before March 5, 2010. The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. HIGH-SPEED INTERNET VV'I l [3BI tJE Available In Your Area! If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Chey- enne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30013-227-GP- 10 in your communications. Dated: February 3, 2010. Publish: February 11 & 18, 2010 Rocky Mo.ntMn Power, Prniect PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the application of Rocky Mountain Power (Rocky Mountain or the Company) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct the new Paradise Substation and approximately 6.5 miles of double circuit 230/69 kV transmission line (collectively, the "Proposed Project") located in Sublette County. On February 4, 2010, Rocky Mountain filed an application requesting a CPCN to construct the proposed substation which will consist of a 30 megavolt-ampere (MVA) 69/25 kV transformer with a 69 kV circuit breaker, associated protection and control equipment and two25 kV distribution circuits. The proposed transmission line will have three phase 230/69 kV double circuit 1272/1272 aluminum conductor steel reinforced transmission lines supported by 95 foot steel mono-pole structures with static wire lighting protection. The transmission line will also have a mobile 50 MVA transformer. The Company states the Proposed Project is Jocated on Bureau of Land Management land. The proposed Paradise Substation will be located in Township 31 North, Range 109 West, Sections 4 and 9. The Paradise Substation will be situated north of Paradise Road approximately seven miles southwest of Boulder, Wyoming. The 6.5 miles of 230/69 kV transmission line will be located within Township 31 North, Range 109 West, Sections 9, 8, 17, 18 and 19 and Township 31 North, Range 110 West, Sections 23, 24, 26 and 27. The transmission line will extend from the Paradise Substation approximately 6.5 miles to the southwest to the existing 69 kV transmission line at East Green River Road. Rocky Mountain states that the Proposed Project is to accommodate growing load in the Upper Green River Basin area. The Company states customer load growth and electricity demands has surpassed the Cofnpany's current capabilities in this area and that new high voltage transmission lines and distribution infrastructure is needed to ensure safe, adequate and reliable electric service in this region. The Proposed Project will add 19 MW of additional load serving capacity in the area near Boulder, Wyoming. Rocky Mountain proposes to begin construction on the Proposed Project in July 2010. The current estimated completion date of the Proposed Project under normal construction circumstances, weather conditions, labor availability and materials delivery is prior to December 15, 2010. The estimated cost of the Proposed Project is $18,507,800 and will be financed through equity and possibly debt. The estimated annual cost of service related to the Proposed Project is $6,457,000 and the estimated annual operating revenues are $7,171,000. Rocky Mountain states that the site of the Proposed Project consists of undulating terrain with steep slopes with sagebrush and various prairie grasses. The Company states the Proposed Project will cross the historic Lander Trail. Interested persons may inspect the application at Rocky Mountain's Wyoming offices in Cheyenne or Casper, Wyoming and at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. Anyone wishing to file a statement, intervention, protest, or a request for a public hearing in this matter must do so, in writing, with the Commission on or before March 8, 2010. Any petitions filed shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner inthis proceeding. Please be sure to mention Docket No. 20000-364-EA-10. A public hearing will be held on March 23, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., unless rescheduled by order of the Commission. Public comment will be accepted at that time. If you choose to intervene, you will be required to attend the hearing in person or by telephone. If you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Dated: February 10, 2010. Publish: February 18 & 25, 2010 Tillett Probate Notice STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT ) SS. ) FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE NO. 5552 IN THE MATTER ) OF THE ESTATE OF ) MELINDA JEAN ) DONAWICK-TILLET, ) ) Deceased. ) ) NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified that on the 13th of January, 2010, the estate of the above named decedent was admitted to probate by the above named Court, and that JLee Steed was appointed Personal Repre- sentative thereof. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to her Estate are requested to make immediate payment to the under- signed at P.O. Box 3129, Cody, Wyoming 82414. Creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate are re- quired to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers, in the office of the Clerk of said Court, on or before three months after the date of the first publication of the notice, and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred. Dated the 29th day of January, 2010. M. Jalie Meinecke, #6-3415 Meinecke & Sitz, LLC 1513 Beck Avenue P.O. Box 3129 Cody, Wyoming 82414 307-587-1300 Attorney for Petitioner Publish: February 11, 18, & 25, 2010 Plus, Call NOW and Get: FREE Standard Installation FREE virus Protection  mo,,tL, FREE 24;7 e.,tome, Support WILDBLUE lnternet is: FAST! EASY! ALWAYS 0N! Please recycle this newspaper BHC ! in.uor License notification PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on the 12TH day of February, 2010, the following applicants filed an application for a license, in the office of the clerk of Big Horn County: RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES • William & Joann Batts, DBA Hyattville Caf - Hyattville • The Secrets of Shell, LLC, DBA Trapper Creek Lodge Restau- rant - East of Shell • Paint Rock Inn, LLC - Hyattville • Steven R. Montanez, DBA Oasis Bar - Northwest of Lovell • Hideout Adventures, Inc., DBA The Hideout at Flitner Ranch- East,of Shell • JR McLaughlan, Inc., DBA Dirty Annies Country Store - East of Shell LIMITED (CLUB) LIQUOR LICENSES • Midway Golf Club - North of Basin COUNTY RETAIL MALT BEVERAGE PERMIT • AI Martin, DBA Antler Inn - SheJI • Old Shell Lodge, LLC -Shell • Snowshoe Lodge, LLC - South East of Shell • Wyoming High Country, LLC - Forest Service Road # 19, Lovell • Dickerson, Inc., DBA Horseshoe Bend Marina - Big Horn Can- yon National Recreation Area and protests, if any there be, against the issuance (transfer or renewal) of the license will be heard at the hour of 1:00 P.M. on the 16th day of March 2010, inthe board of county commissioners chambers, Basin, Wyoming. -Publish: February 18, 25, March 4 & 11, 2010 Cowley sewer jet bids PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Cowley is accepting bids for a 1979 FMC trailer model sewer jet with rebuilt pump. Sealed bids will be accepted at Cow- ley Town Hall, P.O. Box 635, 20 S. Division ST., Cowley, WY 82420. Please mark envelope sewer jet bid. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 P.M. on March 8, 2010 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The Town of Cowley reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For more information or to make an appointment to view the sewer jet, call (307) 548-6799 and leave a message. Publish: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2010 Tardive Dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome that can be caused by the long-term use of REGLAN/METOCLOPRAMIDE drugs. Tardive Dyskinesia is characterized by involuntary lip smacking, grimacing, tongue protrusion, blinking, or involuntary and repetitive movements of the fingers, hands, arms, shoulders or legs. These symptoms are rarely reversible and there is no known treatment. If you or a loved one has experienced problems as e result of the drug REGLAN, or have been diagnosed with Tardive Dyskineeia (TD) after taking REGLAN, please call us. You may be entitled to compensation. Law Offices of Michael Shickich | 877-266-LAWS (5297) Casper, Wyoming .L TOLL FREE The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist 0r experL Anyone considering a lawyer should inde- pendently investigate the lawyer's credentials and abilities and not rely on advertisements or self-pr0dalmed expertise. MINCHOW'S FOOD COURT 353 E. Main • Lovell • 548-7979 OPEN 11 am - 9 pm Mon.-Thurs. • Frl. & SaL 11 am - 10 pm ' Sunday 11 am - 8 pm RED EAGLE FOOD STORES12 QUALITY E)ON SERVICE GAS FOR LESS 548-7246 • West End of Lovell NORTH BIG HORN SENIOR CENTER 757 Great Western Ave.. Lovell ql M-F, 12 NOON TO 1:00 PM. No reservations required 60 + just $2.50 Non Seniors $4.75 e have all you need for a hotmeal or picnic/ Red A Featuring ChesterFried and WondeRoast Chicken.' Open: 8 am - 8 pm Mon.-Sat. • 9 am • 6 pm Sunday ' 9 E. Main • Lovell Enjoy Delicious, Appetizing Meals CSUC-A$1AN DINER Call 548-2781 to take out or tater your events or parties! ASIAN COMBOS Ft. $4.99 /UIIERICAM CLASSIC COMBOS Served w/rice & pansit noodles * Sirloin Steaks 899 - Bacon & Eggs 3.99 Beef-Chicken-Pork-Shrimp entrees Burgers, Salads, Kids Meals, etc.