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~rr r r ~ r r r r ~ r r r r r r r r ........ March 7, 2013I The Lovell Chronicle t 7 BY PATTI CARPENTER John Riehards retired last week al er 24 years with the Natural Resources Conser- vation Service. Richards began his career with the agency as a soils conservation of- fleer, became a soil conservationist and was later promoted to district conservationist. He taught vocational agriculture prior to be- ginning his career with the agency. A combination of college experience and working on the family farm gave Rieh- ards the perfect background to assist local farmers. "It's interesting how I started here," he explained. "I taught vocational agriculture in Worland, Meeteetse and Deaver up un- til the schools consolidated. They had one too many teachers, so I got rifled. Itworked out pretty good, though, because my father found out he had cancer and he needed me to help him on the farm in Frannie. So, I went to work for him." After 10 years of teaching, followed by five years of helping his dad on the same farm his grandfather homestead- ed in Frannie, Richards applied for a job with the government as suggested by the district conservationist for the area at the time, Evan Murray. It was a year from the time he submit- ted his application before he heard from the agency. Over the years, Riehards' main job was to assist farmers and ranchers with plan- ning and applying conservation measures to the land. In many cases he was able to save them time and money, as well. .,7~,~ ............................... !i !iiil i John Richards Richards lives in Cowley now and hasn't quite formulated his plans for what he would like to do in his retirement. "I guess I can just do just about any- thing I want now that I'm retired," said Richards. "That's kind of nice." GORDON AT CHAMBER BANQUET continued from page one Gordon and his wife, Jennie, own and College in 1979 with a .BA in history. He operate businesses and ranches in Buffa- grew up on the family ranch west of Kay- lo and Kaycee. They are members of the cee and settled on his own in 1988. He Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming has had agricultural operations in John- Stock Growers and Wool Growers. Prior son, Sheridan, and Campbell counties. His to his run for office in 2008 he was Direc- home ranch received the 2009 Excellence tor of Conservation and Stewardship for in Range Stewardship award from the So- the Apache Corp., chairman and member ciety for Range Management. of the Wyoming, Environmental Quality He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys Council, a board member of the Wyoming fishing, hunting, climbing, skiing, kayak- Humanities Council, the Northern Wyo- ing and rodeo. His experience reaches to ming Mental Health Center, Harold Jar- agriculture, mineral development, tour- rard Park and Powder River Conservation ism, finance, recreation and politics. He District as well as the Advisory Board for and Jennie have four grown children: two the University of Wyoming College of Agri- sons and two daughters. culture Sheridan Research and Extension For more information about ,the corn- Center. munity banquet call chamber manager Gordon graduated from Middlebury Tim Bose at 548-7552. SEQUESTER HITS NRA conlinuedfrompa one For the time being, both the Afterbay National Park Service website, the Big, and Crooked Creek contact stations will re- horn Canyon National Recreation area re= main closed. Both the Cal S. Taggart Visi- ceives more than 200,000 visits each year. tor Center in Lovell and the visitors' cen- More than half of those visits are expected ter at Yellowtail Dam will remain open and to occur in the coming summer months. keep normal hours. A National Park Service (NPS) re- In Fleming's department, three sea- port for the year 2011 shows that the more sonal employees will not be hired, but some than 200,000 visitors to Bighorn Canyon student and "re-hire" positions wili be NRA spent $6,261,000 in communities sur- maintained, rounding the park. This spending support- Fleming noted that the Park Service ed 90 jobs in the local area. faces another significant "hurdle" on March "Bighorn Canyon NRA is a wonder- 27, when literally the entire park will shut ful place to learn about America's story," down if Congress does not approve the bud- said park superintendent Jerry Case. "We get or find a resolution. She said in that attract visitors from across the U.S. and "worst case" scenario the park would close around the world, who come here to expe- indefinitely on March 28. Barricades would rience unconfined water recreation, to en- be put in place that would prevent visitors joy opportunities for solitude and to relive from entering certain areas, like Horseshoe the history of the area and then spend time Bend, until a budget resolution is reached, and money enjoying the services provided "It could be for a day, a week or several by our neighboring communities and get' weeks, but we are hoping it will not happen ting to know this amazing part of the coun- at all," she said. "We are giving Congress try. The National Park Service is proud to the benefit of the doubt and we are very op- have been entrusted with the care of Amer- timistic that it won't happen, but we want ica's most treasured places and delighted people to know that it is possible, so they that the visitors we welcome generate sig' will be ready if it does happen." nificant contributions to the local, state, According to statistics available on the and national economy." 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