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www. LovellChronicle.com March 11, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Wanted: State and federal prisoners for Big Horn County Jail BY KARLA POMEROY County officials antici- pate Big Horn County Jail revenues to decline with the opening of the new Wyoming prison in Tor- rington, however, Sheriff Ken Blackburn told the Big Horn County commission- ers last Tuesday, March 2, that "February doesn&apos;t look great but was not as bad as expected." Revenues totaled $84,754.13 in February, with the majority com- ing from federal prison contracts and only about $11,600 from state in- mates. Blackburn said that the $11,000 will be going away as the Torrington prison is able to accommo- date more prisoners. He said he has been ne- gotiating with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to house prisoners since Big Horn County is already a certi- fied federal facility. If suc- cessful, the county could house prisoners from the Wind River Indian Reser- vation and from a reserva- tion in Montana. Commissioners Jer- ry Ewen and Keith Grant told Blackburn that while they were at the 2010 Leg- islature in Cheyenne they spoke to State Treasurer Max Maxfield and State Auditor Rita Meyer. They said they told them that while they did not have a written contract with the state when the county ob- tained the State Loan and Investment Board grant there was an understand- ing that the county would house state prisoners. Blackburn said he is also checking with other nearby states including California and Washington about contracting for pris- oners. "We're not looking at hard core sex offenders, ho- micides or flight or escape risk prisoners," Blackburn said. Ewen asked if Black- burn was preparing long- range plans if other reve- nue avenues did not come to fruition. Blackburn said he is expecting this year's budget to be tight. Grant asked if an op- tion would be to close down a portion of the jail and house the prisoners in what was originally designed as the juvenile pod. Blackburn said they are averaging 55 prisoners a day, but only 20 of those are county inmates. %Ve're going to contin- ue to get new contracts," he said. Despite the possible upcoming budget con- straints, Blackburn said as of March 1 the county now has 24-hour coverage. He said with the help of the school resource officer and the deputy shared with Frannie and Deaver they are able to schedule 24- hour coverage, which will be less expensive than hav- ing officers on call in the late hours. He said deputies will work four days on and four days off. PB2t-time officers will help cover a few shifts, including three in March, he said. Officers look for stolen flooring The Lovell Police Department received the following calls for the week of March 2-9, 2010: March 2" The LPD is investigating a re- ported theft of several roles of vinyl floor- ing taken from the back of a pickup parked at the elementary school. t- Officers documented a report of harass- someone had vomited on her porch. An officer responded and determined it was most likely animal vomit. ur A motorist called and said his truck was stuck on the railroad tracks outside of Lovell. The LPD notified BNSF and the BHCSO while responding and helping the man get the truck off the tracks. BIRTHS We are interested in printing the births of North Big Horn County babies. Please call and personally report these births by con- tacting the Chronicle at 548-2217. Correction: Born to Joseph and Lauren (White) Shumway at the Banner Gate- way Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona on February 18, 2010 at 6:21 a.m., a baby girl, Claire Susan Shumway weighing 7 Ibs. 6.8 oz. Her grandparents are Joe and Kathy White of Lovell and Joe and Susan Shumway of Laramie. Great grandmoth- er is Alys Winterholler of Lovell. Born to Toni Steensen at the Powell Valley Hospital on March 2, 2010 at 2:53 a;m:, a baby girl, Aaliyah Marie Langer weigh- ing 7 Ibs. 2 oz. Her grandmother is Dawn Langer. Born to Kindy LaNae and James Alan Krei at the Powell Valley Hospital on March 4, 2010 at 11:00 p.m., a baby boy, Hunter Maison Krei weighing 6 Ibs. 12 oz. His grandparents are Pat and Diana Ball- inger, Otis Krei, and Jon and Joy Bonnar. Great-grandparents are Wray and Eloise Exley, and Thelma and Norm Homan. Born to Brooke and Chris Robertson of Lara- mie on March 1, 2010, a baby girl, Emily Renee Robertson weighing 7 Ibs. 8.9 oz. Her grandparents are Bret and Rhonda Savage and Joyce and Glynn Collins. DEEDS Warranty deeds .issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Wayne L. Moore to Marvin E. Mauch and Janell K. Mauch; Deaver Original Town Block 77 Lot 5, 6, 7 Michael Kirk Jameson, Jr. and Stormy Nicole Jameson to Michael Kirk Jameson, Jr.; Lot 89 (Part) T56N R96W Monte Foos to Jennie Rael; Sec. 34 (Part) T57N R96W SW4, Sec. 34 (Part) T57N R96W S2NW4 Quitclaim deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Justin L. Campbell and Kevin R. Campbell to Justin L. Campbell, Rick J. Camp- bell and Kevin R. Campbell; Lot 2 Farm Unit A Sec. 6 -1:57N R97W, T57N R97W W2NE4 Sheriff's deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Big Horn County, Sheriff Ken Blackburn to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corpo- ration; Lovell Strong's "A" Subdivision Block 1 Lot 3 (Part) Big Horn County Sheriff, Kenneth G. Black- burn to Aurora Loan Services, LLC.; Big Horn County Virginia Subdivision Lot 3, Lot 39-N (Part) T56N R96W MUNICIPAL COURT Personsfined in the Lovell Municipal Court before Judge Sylvia Gams recently were: Casey Allen Ellis, 17, fighting, fined $410 Cara Zeller, 291 no child safety restraint sys- tem, fined $60 Russell L. Stockie, 45, Cody, seat belt viola- tion, fined $25 Dean E. Lundberg, 36, Lamont, Alabama, broken windshield, fined $104 For speeding in a 30 mph zone: Raymond H. Rutherford, 58, Helena, Mon- tana, 38 mph, fined $82 Individuals are local residents unless oth- erwise noted. CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Terry D. Vankirk, 23, selling liquor to minor un- der 21, fined $305 ($200 suspended) Colleen Borovatz, 33, speed too fast for con- ditions, fined $50 Victor Werbelow, 47, seat belt violation, fined $25 Patrick Hoffman, 18, failure to display license plates or permits as required, fined $50 Kempton R. Fitzherbert, 17, criminal entry, fined $180, 6 months probation and 10 days in jail (suspended); property de- struction under $1000, fined $180, $165 restitution, 6 months probation and 10 days in jail (suspended) Natalie A. Hamilton, 34, no vehicle registra- tion, fined $50 Roland Simmons, 63, seat belt violation, fined $25 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Schuyler N. Hinckley, 46, 79 mph, fined $72 James T. Zastrow, 43, 70 mph, fined $15 ment to a Lovell resident. Officers received a report of a car throw- ing gravel at a Lovell resident and a baby in a stroller. An officer made con- tact with the driver of the vehicle and gave him a citation for driving without a valid driver's license. March 3-" The LPD received a report from a census worker that a man had followed her, first on foot and later in a vehicle, while she canvassed the neighborhood. The ,subject. gave a,physical description of the man and was tod to call the LPD immedi- ately if it happens again. March 6-" A Lovell subject reported receiv- ing harassing phone messages from anoth- er area resident. He said he also received unsolicited phone calls from the Steve Willkos show asking him to be a guest on the show. a- A Lovell resident reported it looked like March 7: Officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident where an Oldsmo- bile Alero had crashed into a pillar at the Bank of Lovell. According to the police re- port, driver Romo Ramiro was northbound on Nevada and reported that his gas ped- al stuck, causing his vehicle to strike the brick planter outside the bank.. ,r Officers responded to a home in Cowley   : ,   ................ , .... art Deputies find driver after hit and run The Big Horn County Sheriffs Of- fice responded to the following calls in the to assist a North Big Horn Hospital am- bulance on a report ofa64-year-old man north end of the county for the week of who was kicked by a horse.. .... ..... March '2i9,12.010: ....... March 8' Officers documented a case of .Mr 21 Deputies responded to a location vandalism involving fireworks in a mail- " in Cbwley following a report of a hit and box at a Lovell residence. There was mini- run accident. A deputy followed the path of the vehicle involved and later arrested mal damage from the fireworks, the report states. March 9: Following a traffic stop, Debra Brittney Doerr was arrested on a warrant for shoplifting under $1,000 and taken to jail in Basin. Ten percent of REDDI reports result in DUIs The Wyoming Highway Patrol is proud to announce the continued success of the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately program. In 2009, travelers throughout the state made 7,247 reports of suspected impaired drivers. Law en- forcement officers contacted 2,185 of the reported vehi- cles resulting in 739 arrests for Driving While Under the Influence. Since the inception of the program, 200,726 re- ports have been made re- sulting in 46,001 contacts and 18,116 arrests. The program started Sept. 1, 1982. The REDDI program is designed to give the public a readily accessi- ble tool to report suspected impaired drivers by calling a toll free number of#HELP (cell phone), 1-800-442- 9090, or 911. The reports driver Christopher Hamilton in connection with the hit and run. March 3: Deputies backed up the Wyo- ming Highway Patrol on a reported acci- dent involving a Chevrolet pickup and a flatbed truck near the Red Eagle gas sta- tion. Deputies responded to assist with a ju- venile issue in Cowley. are directed to the proper agency where the suspect ..................... vehicle is traveling and law enforcement officers are dispatched. The reports can be made anonymously to protect the caller's identity if requested. The Wyoming Highway Patrol would like to encour- age the public to continue the use of the REDDI pro- gram to keep highways safe for all. Big Horn Basin Outlook Weekend Outlook North Big Horn Hospital Clinic March 25, 2010 Re( ional Snow Pack Call and make your appointment for March 25 with Dr. Hoffman for ONLY SlO! 548-5201 NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC l 115 Lane 12 Lovell, Wyoming 82431 : * : :::::::::::::::::::::::: :. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ii::i ii  ii  ilil ii i iiii ::iiiii::ii:    i;i::l ii; : ;: i ig::i ::i::!::i::i::t!::l;::i::i::ii::i i::i::iii:: iiii :: i i:::= .  :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : :=::: : :  ; ii iiii   : :::.:: iiiiiiiii:: ii iiii:i;iii i  :: > : : ....... Deputies responded to the Marathon oil fields to back up the fire department on a reported weed fire that was burning 'but'of contL ' ' : : , March 5: Deputies recieda6pi-:,of vehicle theft in the Lovell area. Deputies were called off before reaching the scene because the car was returned. Deputies separated the parties involved in the dis- pute for the night. March 6: Deputies received a report of a juvenile acting suspicious at a neighbor- hood in Deaver. Deputies added some ex- tra patrols for the area. March 8: Deputies were called to respond to the unattended death of Pat Dean in By- ron. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday Mostly cloudy 48 / 22 Friday Partly to mostly cloudy 54 / 28 Saturday Mixed showers 45 / 24 Sunday Variably cloudy 47 / 25 Monday Warmer 56 / 24 Lingering atmospheric energy and moisture could create flurries or some snow . --:%1::::'-.:...: i::::': ..........  40s / 20 -:::::::': s on Thursday, but any accumulations will be light if at all. The clouds will stay in place on Friday, but it should be a dry day. A small weather disturbance moving ":::., ii   ,:I<IL----'>' :%:7 4o!2ll Os :::i'"" i through Saturday will bring in the potential for a mixed shower or light snow, but oveU <:i:-: again it does not look very significant. Sunday and Monday look drier and :':i: ............ "'i ................... Cody  ii .i.:.-.ii'" 0 e :i i ::::? I ......... a RordHigh/I-ow 5 n1938 23ih1932 RecordHigh/Low 74 in !994, 4 in !998 .................... .................... Worland " -----.ii -.%..: Record 24hr. Precip. 0,47" in 1995 Record 24hr. Precip. 0,29" in 1989 .... ...............  50a / 20e . ....... Jet Stream Forecast for 3/15 Sunrise & Sunset . .-%. 7.,.:.. <\