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The Lovell Chronicle, February 21, 2008, page 8 It's tournament time in Wyoming. Here, the Rocky Mountain boys basketball regional play-in victory over Shoshoni wcith fellow students at the RMHS night. C ontinued from page one for use as storage and the state," Winland staid. "Our Community Leaders of gym would likely be uti- enrollment has been suchAmerica and others. lized for sports practices, that we could do tlhat." Winland didn't know if The bus barn and shop Now the scho ol boardthe program would be cut would remain operational, is faced with tNe tough for just a year or longer, Away with FFA? task of possibly cuttingbut "if it is cut, the option Another angle the programs that are no lon- of it coming back is not board has discussed and ger affordable. He said the ruled out," he said. 'Tee is seeking input on at the board and adminfistrators just don't have that cush- hearing is to cut the FFA looked at vo-ed p)rograms ion anymore to continue to program to save money, and discussed whflch would fund programs that we're Winland said that schools have the least armount of not receiving money from have been under funded in impact on studemts if cut the state for." vocational areas for a long and FFA was thei]r consen- Hocker said because time and with the finan- SUB. school funding is deter- cial challenges the district Winland said the dis-mined by a three-year is facing, something's got trict would still offer weld- rolling enrollment aver- to give. ing and offer other lead- age, declining enrollment "This district in theership opportunilties that has made the board take past has made the com- would be lost afte;r cutting a look at some options to mitment to continue to FFA in other aftCer-school do what's best for students fund vocational areas even programs, like Skills USA, while staying true to their though we weren't ade- Future Business Leaders fiscal responsibility. He quately funded from the of America, Familly Career said the overall goal of the DAVID PECK squad celebrates its Gym in Byron Monday Democrats that want to participate in the March 8 county caucuses must be registered to vote by tomorrow (Friday) Feb. 22, according to party officials. The Big Horn County caucus (6 delegates) will be held at March 8 at 2 p.m. at the Basin Chamber of Commerce, located at 407 W. C St in Basin. Anyone who Deadline to register would like to register is Friday, Feb, 22 can do so with a town or county clerk. "Based on the extremely close the race for the nomina- tion, and the fact that we have seen record turnout among Democrats in so many states across the country, we are anticipating an unprecedented level of turnout for our caucuses on March 8," said Wyoming Democratic Party Communications Director Bill Luckett. Luckett said Wyoming's Democratic caucuses should play a larger-than-normal role in determining who will be the party's presidential nominee due to the competitive- ness of the race. "The Clinton campaign is sending staffers to multiple locations across the state, and the Obama campaign has already sent staff members to several Wyoming towns," Luckett said. "When is the last time we had multiple pres- idential campaigns send staffers to Wyoming? This year will provide an historic opportunity for Wyoming Demo- crats to decide who will win the party's presidential nomi- nation." Continued from page one Agriculture Committee. HB 89 deals with ownership of subsurface pore space and specifies the person who owns the land above the sub- surface also owns the pore space. HB 90 concerns carbon collection and sequestering and specifies the DEQ as the agency that oversees the in- jection of carbon dioxide into the subsurface. The bill also specifies that one needs a permit to inject C02 and carry board is to do what's best the necessary insurance. for students. "In today's energy market, many of our customers He said next week's of Wyoming coal are using less and less of a carbon foot- public hearing will ad- print," Harvey said, by burning natural gas or using other dress everyone's concerns methods. "Capturing carbon from coal beds in Wyoming and let the board take note makes our energy more marketable. It's another way to of other issues that they keep our coal market alive longer." might have overlooked. He Another bill introduced, HB 3, involves campaign fi- encourages questions and nance reporting. This bill would allow state politicians comments from all differ- and other officials to file campaign financial reports on- ent sides of the topic, line. Harvey said the original version required online ill- The public hearing is ing; an amendment brought to the bill makes it an option. scheduled for Tuesday, Harvey said this would not likely be an issue in 15 years, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m at Rocky but many people who would like to serve their community Mountain Middle School in are not necessarily computer-literate. Deaver. Some House bills that failed on introduction were HB Hocker said they are 4 - federal grazing permits, sponsored by the agriculture scheduled to break ground committee, HB 19- Sales and Use Tax on food - Exemp- on the construction of the tion, Revenue Committee; HB 26 - school finance - Main- new 6-12 facility in June or tenance - Operations, Education Committee; HB 32 - Ve- July and have occupancy hicle Sale and Use Tax, revenue committee; HB 47 - Long of the building 18 months Term Care Access, Labor Committee;,HB 63 - Driver Set- later to begin the 2009-10 vices Fees, Transportation Committe and HB 65 - Eco- school year. nomic Development Account, Minerals Committee. NBHH Marketing Department Janet Kofitnik awarene such as the program are rth Big q rth Big q-forn q-(0spiral istrict 5i48-5200 1115 Lane 12 Lovell Our mission: To enhance to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve by providing compassionote and quality health care. The Wyoming Democratic Party is pleased to announce that is the deadline to register as a Democrat in your county to participate in the 2008 county conventions and presidential caucuses to be held on March 8 in every Wyoming county seat. You can register with your county clerk. If you are 17 years old now but will be 18 by the Nov. 4 general election, you may register and participate in the caucuses. For more information, call 800-729-3367 or visit the state party Website at www.wyomingdemocrats.com. Paid for by the Wyoming Democratic Party, www.wyomingdemocrats.com. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. llr l, 1