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10 I The Lovell Chronicle I February 25, 2016 BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Bulldog wres- tlers appear to be peaking at the right time, turning in their best overall perfor- mance of the season at the 3A West Regional Wrestling Tournament in Pinedale over the weekend. Lovell finished a solid fifth place out of eight teams with 98.5 team points, beat- ing Jackson (92.5), Moun- tain View (65) and Pinedale (36) and finishing just three points behind Cod (101.5) and 7V2 points behind third- place Lander (106). Star Valley captured the regional title with 280.5 points, followed by Powell with 204 points. Nine wrestlers will be heading to the state tour- nament this weekend in Casper led by junior Jaret CollinS, who won the region- al title at 285 pounds (heavy- weight). Placing second in Pinedale were junior Joey Mickelson at 132 pounds, senior Merrill Beck at 170 pounds and senior RJ Davila at heavyweight. Freshman Alex Nich- olson placed fourth at 113 pounds, as did senior Joey next year?' Teammates Collins (34- 3) and Davila battled for the regional title at 285 pounds. Collins powered to the title by pinning Kylan Townsend of Star Valley in 42 seconds and Terrance McLaughlin of Powell in 2:38. Davila, mean- while, pinned fourth-ranked Bryan Guzman of Star Val- ley in 3:09 and edged Logan Lamb of Powell 5-4 to reach the finals. Coach DeWitt then chose to have Davila forfeit to Collins and, by rule, have Collins pick up full team points for the win. "A coach always has the option of whether 'the rule' comes into play:' De- Witt said. "I just chose not to wrestle those two. The last thing we need is an in- jury right before State. They were on board with it." DeWitt said it was fun- ny.how both Davila and Col- lins reached the champion- ship match the same way - by beating Star Valley and Powell wrestlers in the same order. He noted that Davi- la beat the second-seed- ed Guzman, noting, "That's a big win for RJ, especially NATHAN OSTER Lovell senior Joey Bassett works on an opponent during the recent Greybull Memorial Invitational. Bassett placed fourth at 138 pounds at the 3A West Regional Tournament in Pinedale over the weekend. flect what that match looked byes to place fourth, losing and that was a good thing to like:' to the same wrestler, Caiden see." Mickelson (25-14) wonLawrence of Mountain View, Bassett battled to a 3-2 three straight to reach the twice. After falling by pin to record at 138 to place fourth. himself to a move when he saw something or attempted something:' Senior Kenneth Pow- ell went 2-2 at 182 to place fourth. After pinning Jackson Morris of Cody in 56 sec- onds he fell to top-ranked Ty Dearcorn of Powell in 1:29 but reached the placing rounds by pinning Frazier Spomer of Cody in 1:30. He fell to sixth-ranked Sam Se- madeni of Star Valley 10-3 in the final match. "I saw a lot of real- ly good things from Kenny this weekend DeWitt said. "He wrestled more technical and was in a sound position. He was giving up weight to wrestle at 182 and that makes it even more difficult to win?' Placing sixth with byes, though they each went 0-2 on the mat, were freshman Jack Steed at 106 pounds and sophomore Jared Wilker- son at 126. Logan Nunn went 0-2 at 138 pounds, Mikel May 0-2 at 145 pounds and Kerry Powell 0-2 at 160 but did not advance to State. STATE TOURNAMENT The Wyoming State Wrestling Tournament will Bassett at 138 pounds and heading into State:' 132-pound championship Lawrence in 37 seconds, he After an initial loss to third- take place this Friday and senior Kenneth Powell atBeck (35-10) had a match, pinning Gabe Gar- clobbered Adam Fulkerson ranked Brandon Claye of Saturday at the Casper 182. Freshman Jack Steedstrong tournament at 170 diner of Mountain View inof Lander]4-2 and Roy Bar- Star Valley, the senior fought Events Center, with action placed sixth at 106 and pounds. The senior pinned1:50, pinning Tristan Beale of nard of Jackson 18-5 before back through to the placing beginning at 9 a.m. each day. sophomore Jared Wilkerson Kolby Carson of Pinedale in Jackson in 2:57 and beating falling to Lawrence again in rounds by beating teammate "We want to continue sixth at 126. Not advancing 2:52, crushed Buddy Bragg of William Atnip of Lander 8-1. 3:26. Logan Nunn by rule, pinning to improve, and for the se- to Casper were sophomore Logan Nunn at 138 pounds, freshman Mikel May at 145 pounds and freshman Kerry Powell at 160. "Overall, we wrestled really well:' coach Nick De- Witt said. "It was evident this weekend, even for me, who Jackson 17-2 and beat Tea- gan Cordes of Powell, ranked third in the state, 6-2. He fell to top-ranked Dylan Brog of Star Valley in the title match, 9-4. "Beating Cordes was re- ally a big one:' DeWitt said. "Beck wrestled really well sees the kids week in, week this weekend. He finally out, the improvement we've found some offense we've made. With all 12 wrestlers, been looking for. That's good you could see they're making going into State. He fell just a progress. There are definite- little short in the champion- ly some building blocks for ship. The score doesn't re- In the finale he fell by pin to "Alex is just a freshman Jacob Branson of Mountain niors, we definitely want to third-ranked Trevor Clark of and the things we've seen View in 44 seconds and edg- pull out all the stops:' DeWitt Star Valley in 2:52. from the first tournament ingMarcusCantuofPinedalesaid. "If they wrestle how "Joey really stepped into until now are just amaz-4-3. In the third-place match they've been practicing and things this weekend and ing:' DeWitt said. "He made he fell to sixth-ranked Car- make some small improve- probably wrestled one of his good adjustments that have ter Hill of Star Valley 6-5. ments they'll be right in the best tournaments overall:' allowed him to continue to "He lost a close one in mix, by all means. DeWitt said. "It was good to be successful and move for- the third-fourth match:' De- "For the young guys it see him make the connec- ward. He lost to the same Witt said. "We should have will be a great eye-open- tion and run the things we've kid twice and both times got had a pin or gone into over- er and experience for them been workingon and be solid caught in a throw, time. That (decision) cost to see what State is like. We throughout a whole match. "He won smartly. We us a near fall point or a pin. want them to continue to 132 is a tough weight?' worry about him trying to Overall, he had a good tour- make improvement not only Nicholson went 2-2 atthrow and do too much, but nament. Joey wrestled a for this year but for next 113 pounds with a couple of he wrestled well technically lot smarter and committed year, as well?' Ri# Ham Coun Commissioners MINUTES OF THE BIG HORN COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING NAME: Big Horn County Commission TYPE: Regular Session PLACE: Big Horn County Courthouse Commissioner's Chambers DATE: February 2nd, 2016 TIME: 9:00 AM Chairman: Jerold S. Ewen, Members present: John Hyde, Felix Carrizales Others County Representatives: Lori Smallwood, County Clerk; List of attendees on file. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by Chairman Ewen; followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by John Hyde. Ewen recog- nized guests and presented the agenda, a motion was made by Hyde to accept the agenda as amended, the motion was seconded and carried. Willie Bridges Pryor Mtn. Engineering & Road and Bridge: L. Cheatham was in attendance to discuss his concerns regarding Davis Lane. Ewen stated the county's position regarding Davis Lane and the existing easements held by the County. Cheatham discussed ongoing negotiations between himself and local bentonite companies regarding use and trespass fees by the bentonite companies of approximately one acre of land owned by him. The Commission informed Cheatham that this is a situation they were not aware of and that the primary interest of the County is preservation of the public's fight to use that road. Cheatham was informed that maintenance of Davis Lane is M.I. SWACO responsibility while snow removal remains with the county. Carrizales thanked Cheatham for sharing his concerns. In other busi- ness, Wambeke reported that things are moving along smoothly on the North End. Hyde shared a call be received regarding a culvert/drain that is not managing the flow of water and asked Wambeke to look into it. Carrizales shared a complaint he received about Lane 13 and the cars illegally parked within the county fight of way. Bridges reported that the Sheriff had been out to see the land owner almost a month ago but he will report to the Sheriff that the cars are still there. Wambeke shared an inquiry about the purchase of old iron I beams stored at the north road and bridge lot. Discussion determined the metals age is cause for liability concern that would preclude a sale. Hovey reported on activities on the south end, gravel being stock piled for Road 8 and informed the Commission that the current aging motor grader will soon require replacement. Bridges reported on letters received from American Colloid regard- ing their plans to mine adjacent to a county road. Bridges supported the conditions outlined in the letter, reporting the safety conditions he has stressed to American Colloid to ensure their equipment operators are aware of all operational safety conditions. Carrizales shared his desire to visit the site prior to the work beginning and asked that photos be taken of the site prior to commencement of the work. Ewen asked about the need for traffic management with Bridges stating that a response letter could re-enforce that safety and fight of way concerns be followed stringently. Hyde moved for Bridges to draft a letter outlining county concerns and overall support of the mining proposal with the letter to be reviewed and approved prior to sending. The motion was seconded and carried. Potato Ridge Haul road concerns will not be discussed until the County Attorney can give advice. It was agreed that an executive session for potential contractual/litigation concerns will be set up as soon as possible. Bridges gave an overview of old Greybull River Road vacation process and progress. Bridges presented a WYDOT review of engineering costs for the Road 7 1/2 project and asked for approval of the Pryor Mountain Engineering contract amendment for the proj- ect. Carrizales shared his conversation with S. Carlson regarding this review, noting it added to his understanding and accomplished the transparency he felt was needed. Hyde moved to approve the contract amendment for engineering services for Road 7 1/2 (IRP), the motion was seconded and carried. Smallwood presented resolution #9 for the Agreement with Washakie County to support the Memorandum of Agreement for Lane 57. Hyde moved to approve the resolution as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Hyde commented on his desire to have folks request to be on the agenda when there is a topic they would like to address. Hyde noted this process would allow the Commission and applicable departments an opportunity to gather needed information to respond to concerns in a timely and efficient manner. Ewen agreed that the point was well taken. Topics for discussion and decision should be added to the agenda prior to the meeting and clarified that Commission meetings are open to the public and that citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend. Carl Meyer - Airport Manager: Meyer presented the Airport report. Meyer reported that WYDOT is looking at a possible way to help fund painting of runway numbers required by the FAA on the crosswind runway. Meyer presented both Airport WACIPs outlining activities planned in upcoming years. By consensus the Commission agreed to have Meyer send tentative approval of the WACIPs. The need for a larger mower for the Cowley airport was presented. Carrizales said he owns a mower of the type needed.and offered to donate it to the airport. The old equipment will be sent to an auction in March. Meyer also shared that the operating agreement was returned by REACH for clarification of hazardous materials responsibilities. Meyer requested signature on two RFR's for project reimbursement. Marquerite VanDyke & CarolWillard -Deputy County Clerks: Van Dyke and Willard presented bills and payroll. Hyde moved to approve the bills as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. ALSCO 46.72, AMERICAN WELDING & GAS INC. 359.17, AGGREGATE INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY, INC 7,163.44, ASCENT AVIATION GROUP, INC 60.0, WHITE LINE LLC 150.00, BOB BARKER COMPANY, INC. 2,298.68, BASIN PHARMACY 2,376.39, TOWN OF BASIN 12,519.35, BIG HORN CO-OP MARKETING ASSN 9,114.70, BIG HORN CO-OP MARKETING ASSN 127.96, BIG HORN RURAL ELECTRIC CO. 180.00, BIG SKY STEEL & SALVAGE 495.40, COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1,205.89, COVENANT INSURANCE GROUP INC. 1,975.00, DONNA K CAPELLEN 42.72, L. N. CURTIS & SONS 132.12, PATRICIA CRAMPTON 300.00, DEM- CO 397.33, JR MCLAUCHLAN INC 37.31, LARAE DOBBS 161.81, TIMOTHY A EAGLER 780.00, EYE PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS 959.00, FREMONT MOTOR CO. POWELL 28,685.00, CENGAGE LEARNING - GALE 50.03, GARVIN MOTORS INC 24.36, GDA ENGINEERS 4,799.00, HASCO INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 114.83, ROY HARPER 112.78, HUB-BHJ INT~L MOUNTAIN STATES LTD 85.00, IACP INTERNATIONAL ASSOC OF CHIEF 150.00, INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTR. 1,474.00, MICHAEL K JAMESON, JR 1,200.00, JOHN tL HALEY IV 699.25, KANE FUNERAL HOME 190.00, KEELE SANITATION 147.00, CHRISTOPHER J KING, PC 625.00, LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC. 522.28, LOVELL CHRONICLE 30.00, TOWN OF LOVELL 275.46, MICROMARKETING LLC 10.00, MAYES BROTHERS LLC 1,354.41, MIDWAY AUTO SALES 80.96, MINCHOWIS SERVICE 1,917.61, MINCHOWIS FOOD COURT 104.42, MODERN PRINTING COMPANY 69.48, MONTANA-DAKO- TA UTILITIES 1,338.40, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC 4,375.20, MOUNTAIN MOTOR SUPPLY 92.47, MOUNTAIN VALLEY MO- TORSPORTS 1,723.22, HILLARY G. MULLEY 84.17, MURDOCH OIL, INC. 159.78, KAMI NEIGHBORS 983.61, NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL 963.50, THE OFFICE SHOP, INC. 310.98, TAVIS OLSEN 247.20, PARAGON CORPORATE HOUSING 480.00, PITNEY BOW- ES POSTAGE BY PHONE 155.27, PITNEY BOWES INC 137.70, POWELL VETERINARY SERVICES 38.00, QTPOD 87.51, QUILL CORPORATION 418.13, RACO INDUSTRIES LLC 142.63, RAMS HEAD FINANCIAL, SERVICES 2,450.41, RED APPLE SUPER- MARKET 16.47, RIVERBEND PLUMBING & HEATING 112.80, ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 809.62, SHERRI SCHELL 612.00, SAINT VINCENT HEALTHcARE 254.00, GAlL SCHENFISCH, MS 192.50, SECURITY STATE BANK- PETTY CASH 19.14, SILVERADO AUTO SALES LLC 9,608.00, MAE SMITH 69.22, SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY HOSPITAL DIST 2,500.00, SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY HOSPITAL 111.75, SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY SEARCH & RESC 573.85, STANLEY CONVERGENT SECURITY 969.90, SYSCO FOOD SERVICES 17,466.15, THE INK SPOT 415.00, TRACTOR & EQUIP- MENT CO. 21,262.35, TRANS UNION RISK & ALTERNATIVE 8.00, TRAVELING COMPUTERS, INC. 6,341.58, TRI-STATE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT INC. 7,545.00, TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC 165.38, SECURITY STATE BANK 2,323.67, U.S. POSTMASTER 2,800.00, WY DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES 2,940.00, VALLEY HARDWARE 155.51, AMERICAN WELDING & GAS INC. 30.34, VERIZON WIRE- LESS 1,277.63 WPOA 470.00, WESTATE MACHINERY CO. 273.00, WHEELER~S IGA 73.91, WYO.COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ASSOC 100.00, WYO. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY 750.00, WYOMING DEF12. OFTRANSPoRTATION 1,534.50, YORKTOWN INDUSTRIES, INDIANA INC 297.80, TRUDY CRAFT 62.92 Transfer of Funds Hearing: Smallwood presented Transfer of Funds resolution #8. Hyde moved to approve the resolution as pre- sented, the motion was seconded and carried. Darwin Irvine - Big Horn Basin Counseling Services: Irvine presented the annual contract support letter for Big Horn Basin Coun- seling Service from the Commission for the Center's 36th year. Irvine reported that changes in their contract and reimbursement removal for some services is resulting in a large operating deficit for the Center. There was discussion regarding the Title 25 meeting that occurred in Worland the previous week which highlighted past difficulties getting Big Horn County citizens admitted to the Lighthouse facility. Irvine shared some of the past experiences with BHC patients in the Light- house facility. Hyde moved to sign the letter to support the Big Horn Basin Counseling Service contract with the State, the motion was seconded and carried. Joy Hill - Land Planning: Hill provided an update on department activities. LaRae Dobbs - BHC Emergency Management Coordinator: Dobbs reported that the B.H. County Emergency Operations Plan needs updated in an expedited manner to allow for further WY Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) grant fund drawdown. Dobbs gave an overview of the State's changes to create regions through upcoming Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plans. Dobbs reported that our region will include Park, Bighorn, Washakie and Hot Springs Counties. Dobbs presented a letter stating that Big Horn County would like to proceed with our regional plan process as soon as possible using state support. Hyde moved to approve the letter giving notice of intent to participate in a regional pre-disaster mitigation plan, the motion was seconded and carried. Dobb's gave an overview regarding an idea to collaborate with Washakie County to obtain a pet disaster relief trailer and WOHS's determination that site resources couldn't be combined for its purchase. Dobbs outlined recent changes in laws that expanded mandates to include emergency plans for pets in addition to service animals. There was a discussion regarding the Emergency Management office and the need for rain gutter and some soffit repairs. Fair Reorganization: Hyde moved to go to Executive session for personnel issues, the motion was seconded and carried. The session was adjourned. Hyde moved to leave all fair and fairgrounds operations as is to ensure the continuity and success of the 2016 Big Horn County Fair and further that Big Horn County will request applications for a County Fairground & Multipurpose Building Program Manager in late August 2016. The motion was seconded and carried. Old and New Business: Smallwood presented budget adjustment resolution #9. Hyde moved to approve the resolution as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Smallwood presented a State of WY surplus property resolution to allow listed county employees to access State Surplus property. Hyde moved to approve the surplus resolution as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Smallwood presented an LDS Church offer to deed land adjacent to Penrose Cemetery to the County. Hyde moved to respond that the County is interested in what their requirements would be for a transfer, the motion was sec- onded and carried. Smallwood presented minutes from the January 19th meeting. Hyde moved to approve the minutes as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Smallwood presented the Wyoming State Energy Office proposal for the South Big Horn County Sr. Center HVAC upgrade.. Carrizales requested clarification on the application contents. Hyde moved to approve submission of the WY State Energy Office Proposal, the motion was seconded and carried. Smallwood presented Good of the County Items and Mail: Finan- cial Reports: Serena Lipp-District Court Clerk (January 2016) Monthly Report(s) and prepared correspondence review: Byron Solid Waste Dist. Minutes (December, 2015) Bond: Marvin Rageth-Sidon Irrigation Dist. ($100,000) ;Shirley Busteed-Cowley Cemetery Dist. ($3,000) ;David Dausman-Byron Drainage Dist. ($1,000); Charles Hessenthaler-Byron Drainage Dist. ($1,000); Carrizales moved to adjourn, the motion was seconded and carried. STATE OF WYOMING ) COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) I, Loft Smallwood, County Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Board of the County Commissioners, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a full, true and complete copy of proceedings of the Commission on February 2, 2016. Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming /s/Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman /s/John G. Hyde, Member /s/Felix Carrizales, Member Attest:/s Lori Smallwood, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Publish: February 25, 2016