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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I March 10, 2011 www.LovellChronicle.com The Lovell-Kane Museum Board is asking for help indentifying the people in this photo. The middle man might be Jack Rupe. If you know anything about this photo, call Karen Spragg at 548-7212. The museum committee needs old photos for the photo quilt that will be raffled to raise money for the museum. BY BRAD DEVEREAUX Mitchell, Dan Wolvington, A local team of chal- Devon Parks, Greg Rael, lengers is set to take on the Brian May, Craig Lund- Harlem Ambassadors dur berg, Chris Edwards, Josh ing a fundraiser game Sat- Tippetts, Stormy Jameson, urday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Isaac Mayes, Jeff Angell, at the Lovell High School. Bob McGuire, Mykel An- Proceeds from the event derson and Jen McArthur. will fund Big Brothers Big There are enough play- Sisters of Northwest Wyo- ers to fill the roster, and ming and the local D.A.R.E. now organizers are hoping chapter, to pack the stands to make According to organizerthe event a worthwhile Randy Davis, the show will fundraiser for the local pro- be filled with high-flying grams. slam dunks, hilarious com- Tickets are available edy and fun for the whole now for the game at Big family as the local team Horn Federal and First Na- tries to deal with the out- tional Bank and Trust in rageous antics of the Am- Lovell and Big Horn Feder- bassadors. Local players al and Bank of Greybull in signed up to play include Greybull and Security State Kisha McArthur, Oilver Bank in Basin. work with BLM for lands with wilderness BY KARLA POMEROY all of the BLM wilderness characteris- Commissioners in the Big Horn Ba- tics. sin met with Bureau of Land Manage- Big Horn County Commission ment (BLM) officials recently to discuss Chairman Jerry Ewen said, ' ] hey didn't 56 sites that have been marked with offer us any rationale." wilderness characteristics. He added, '%Ve're not dead set op- The survey of lands and the sites posed to wildlands (or lands with wil- is part of the ongoing process as the derness characteristics) if the area fol- BLM works to revise its resource man- lows the criteria honestly." agement plan. Washakie County Com- Wolff said, "What we want and are missioner Terry Wolff told members of insisting on is the use of accurate data." the Big Horn Mountain Coalition last Regarding the Secretarial Order, Wednesday in Worland that cooperators the BLM last week issued guidance to of the plan, which includes area coun- its field managers describing how the ties and conservation districts, have agency will use its land use planning been meeting every Friday since last process to enable local communities, September reviewing the BLM's data of states, tribes, the public and stakehold- the sites and having a firm conduct on- ers to help determine how to manage site surveys of the sites to provide accu- public lands with wilderness character- rate data. istics. Wolff said the cooperators and the The guidance will ensure public BLM met Friday, Feb. 18, to discuss the lands with wilderness characteristics differences in the data. Since the draft are inventoried, described, and man- plan has not been issued for public re- aged in accordance with Secretarial Or- view, Wolff said specifics of the data der 3310, issued by Interior Secretary could not be discussed at this time. Ken Salazar in December. But, he said, the cooperators' data Since 2003, when its wilderness in- added manmade features in the sites ventory handbook was revoked as a re- that are not included in the BLM data suit of a controversial out-of-court set- such as oil wells, roads and fence lines, tlement among then-Secretary of the "We compiled the datathe ff hould Interior Gale Norton, the State of Utah, have been," Wolff said. "weown and other parties, BLM has lacked com: data and said here's everything that's prehensive, long-term guidance on how been missed and needs to be included in to identify and manage lands with wil- the draft provided to the public." derness characteristics, according to a The cooperators asked and received BLM press release. permission from the BLM to be able to "The Wild Lands policy describes show their data at public meetings dur- the open process for taking a good look ing the BLM's 90-day comment period at these lands and hearing from the once the draft plan has been released, public, states, local officials and tribes When that plan will be released is on how they should be used to meet our up in the air, however, Wolff said, due to multiple-use mission responsibilities," the recent Secretarial Order 3310 from said BLM Director Bob Abbey. "This Department of Interior Secretary Ken is a common sense approach that also Salazar. makes sound economic sense. Last year, Big Horn County Commissioner hunting, fishing and other recreational Keith Grant said the BLM doesn't seem uses of BLM lands generated $7.4 bil- concerned about the difference in data lion for local economies throughout the telling the cooperators that the BLM West." data provides "a range for alternatives." According to the BLM press release, He added that the BLM said they select- Secretarial Order 3310 directs the BLM ed the 56 sites if they met one, some or to consider, as part of its existing land- use planning process -- which includes substantial public input -- whether to designate appropriate areas with wil- derness characteristics under its juris- diction as "Wild Lands" and to manage them to protect their wilderness values. The Secretarial Order restores bal- ance to the management of the nation's public lands and provides national guid- ance to the BLM on how to meet its ob- ligation to identify and consider lands with wilderness characteristics. The order requires the BLM to consider all of the resources on pub- lic lands -- including wilderness char- acteristics -- in its land-use planning process. Lands with wilderness char- acteristics provide outstanding recre- ational opportunities, as well as cultur- al, scientific, historical, and ecological resources. "It's important to know that this or- der doesn't change the management of a single acre of public land, but simply broadens the management tools avail- able through the public land-use plan- ning process," Abbey said. According to a BLM fact sheet, Sec- retarial Order 3310 directs the BLM to A taco fundraiser -- to help a Lovell woman's grandson represent Wyo- ming at the Down Under Bowl football game in Aus- tralia this summer -- is Thursday, March 17, at the Lovell Fire Hall. Inez Ontiveroz and her crew will be selling home- made tacos and tortillas from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the fire hall. Proceeds will help her grandson, Austin On- tiveroz, a Laramie High School senior, defray ex- penses for the July 5-15 trip. The Down Under com- petition is open to any Wy- oming high school senior football player. Nine Lara- mie athletes are currently raising funds for the com- petition. Ontiveroz, who led the LHS Plainsmen team in tackles this past season from his outside lineback- er position, is the son of Young University and Utah State assistant football coach. He played at both Utah State and Dixie State College. Helping Inez Ontiveroz with taco sales will be daughter and granddaugh- ter, Anna and Kiana Fink; her sister Ruth Montanez, and Dorothy Nelson, Mar- ilyn Revelle, Sally Wam- beke, Judy Schatz, Diane Simon and daughter Han- na, Jessica Caz and others. Tacos are $3 apiece or $5 for two, and a dozen homemade tortillas cost $5. Tacos are available for pick up, but delivery also is available -- within the Lovell town limits -- the day of the event by calling (307) 272-4481. A drawing for prizes will be offered during the taco sale. First place is two tickets for a home UW football game (except the consider, with the public, in its plan: Liz and Milton Ontiveroz of Nebraska contest), winner's ning processes whether lands with Laramie. : choicei s'e nd pla eo a sga:-_" wilderness characteristics should be Athletes from the Unit- soned pri elrib dona e'd by' protected as "Wild Lands." It does not ed States, Australia and Roger's M at Processlhg of itself create any Wild Lands designa- New Zealand come together Powell; and third place, a tions, nor require that any particular each June and July to par- UW sweatshirt. Tickets are lands be so protected, ticipate in friendly compe- $1 apiece or 6 for $5. A Wild Lands designation, by con- titions against other highxTaco ingredients have trust to congressionally-designated Wil- school athletes. The Down been purchased locally from derness Areas, can only be made after Under Sports TournamentsRoger's Meat Processing in consultation with the public through a have included competition Powell and Minchow's Food land-use planning process, can be re- in football, cheerleading, Court in Lovell. visited without legislation, and will not basketball, volleyball, golf, Austin Ontiveroz will necessarily preclude all forms of motor- cross-country, track andbe at the taco fundraiser to ized and mechanized travel, or the stak- field, freestyle wrestling talk with any Lovell High ing of new mining claims, and swimming. The com- School or Rocky Mountain Abbey, governors from Idaho and petition, called the mini- High School football player Utah and Joel Boussman, president of Olympics, is sponsored by who may be interested in the Wyoming County Commissioners International Sports Spe- competing in a future Down Association, were scheduled to testily cialties Inc. (ISSI), based in Under Bowl football game. Tuesday before the U.S. House Commit- Logan, Utah. For more information, tee of Natural Resources.The testimony Chris Pella, ISSI direc- call Inez Ontiveroz at (307) will be reported next week. tor, is a former Brigham548-2436. n falrg finq )0 Basin Mi 209 S. 4th We '11 ele c Bring a first-time. raffle an Easter cake. and earn 6 free raffle tickets. Entrepreneur of the Year Trailblazer Award .............. 2011 Outstanding Citizen Outstanding ~du~ators from RESOURCE CENTER Apart of the community for over 3o years. 435 E. 5th Street 548-67zz Your friends at the Children's Resource Center remind you that in Wyoming, every child should have one developmental screening before the age of two. They are quick and fun check-ups to make sure your child is on track. If needed, we will help develop a plan to get your child where he or she needs to be. All developmental services are free, regardless of income. 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