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www.LovellChronicle.com March 25, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 Y BY KARLA POMEROY is convicted for first-degree While the crime bills ap- sexual abuse of a minor un- proved by the Wyoming Leg- der the age of 13 shall be islature earlier this month subject to imprisonment for address some concerns, a not less than 25 years, nor few don't go far enough, ac- more than 50 years." cording to Big Horn Coun- Hunt said currently ty Attorney Georgia Antley there is only a mandatory Hunt. sentence on a second of- "As a whole the pros-fense. ecutors association wasn't "Personally, I wish we happy," Hunt said. She said would revamp the sexu- while one bill addressing al abuse law. There are so changing the driving-un- many laws that they try to der-the-influence law was fit every scenario and dif- approved, the prosecutors ferent age brackets. It's im- association is hoping for a possible to account for ev- complete overhaul some- cry scenario," she said. day. HB83 prohibits adult "Since this was a bud- sex offenders from access to get session we shouldn't be school property. According disappointed, we are just to the Legislative Service hoping it will be revamped Office summary of the bill, in a major way," she said. under current law sex of- Senate File 19 (Senate fenders do not face any res- Enrolled Act 11) expands idency restrictions in Wyo- the definition of"controlled ming. The new law, signed substances" to now include by the governor this week, "any drug or psychoactive will: substance" or any combi- Prohibit persons who nation of these substance." are 18 years of age or old- The bill also adds to the er and required to register definition of being under as sex offenders from being the influence as having a upon or remaining on school controlled substance "capa- properties if there is reason ble of impairing a person's to believe children under physical or mental facul- the age of 18 are present; ties." Prohibit such persons Hunt said she is pleased from loitering within 1,000 to see the time period ex- feet of the property line of panded from five years to school property; 10 years in which prior of- Prohibit such persons fenses are counted for pur- from being on any vehicle poses of enhanced penalties, owned or leased by a school However, she said ideally it to transport children if chil- would be better if there was dren under age 18 are pres- no time period, ent in the vehicle; Two bills provid- Prohibit such persons ing major changes are from residing within 1,000 HB64 (HEA47) and HB83 feet of a property where a (HEA63). HB64 establishes school is located; a mandatory minimum sen- Provide exceptions to tence for sexual abuse of a the prohibitions as speci- minor. Under current law, fled. a person convicted of first- Sheriff Ken Blackburn degree sexual abuse of a said he has worked to ira- minor is subject to impris- prove the sex offender reg- onment for not more than istration process and under 50 years. The new law pro- this new law it will likely vides "that an actor who is require additional man- at least 21 years of age and power to make sure sex of- fenders are in compliance, including physical checks of addresses, if necessary, or use of GPS. House Bill 4 (Enrolled Act 4) relates to a 90-day time limit for competency evaluations. Hunt said cur- rently there is no time limit for a person to be evaluated for competency to stand tri- al. The 90-day limit will put pressure on the state hospi- tal, she said. The legislation will help move cases that require an evaluation for- ward in a timely manner. HB13 (EA6) relates to underage drinking and ac- cording to LSO summary "creates and expands of- fenses for persons under age 21 who attempt to gain admittance to liquor dis- pensing rooms or drive-in liquor areas. The bill also distin- guishes between possession, purchase and solicitation to purchase an alcoholic bev- erage or malt liquor. Sen. Gerald Gels (R- Worland) voted against the bill because it provides for an exception for posses- sion or consumption by mi- nors who are in the physical presence of a parent, spouse or legal guardian who is 21 or older. It also provides for an exception for participa- tion in religious services and for medicinal purposes. Hunt said the changes are minor compared to what is currently on the books. HB132 (HEA45) pro- vides a sentence enhance- ment for homicide of a preg- nant woman. The penalty for second-degree murder increases from not less than 20 years to not less than 40 years. The sentence en- hancement for manslaugh- ter or "drug-induced homi- cide" is a term of 10 to 30 years, compared to the cur- rent term of not more than 20 years with no minimum sentence. i The Big Horn County Sheriffs De- fire in Deaver. The fire was brought under partment received the following calls in control. the north end of the county for the week of Deputies responded to a report of do- March 15-22, 2010: mestic violence outside of Cowley. Alco- March 15-" Deputies responded to a report hol was involved but no weapons were of a vehicle on its side in John Blue Can- present, according to the report. There yon. They cleared the scene after a tow was evidence of violence, but the par- truck righted the vehicle, ties were not willing to press charg- March t 6-" A deputy assisted the occu- es and they agreed to separate for the pants of a vehicle that was stuck on a ru- night without further incident. ral road just over the Wyoming-Montana March 2t-' Deputies received a report of border, the theft of a diamond-plate toolbox with March t7-" Deputies responded with the a black plastic lid. The case is under in- fire department to an out-of-control ditch vestigation. DEEDS $330 ($150 suspended), 6 months proba- Warranty deeds issued from the Big Horn tion and 10 days in jail (suspended) County Clerk's office recently were:Anne M. Shine, 42, fraud by check under Jerry H. Harms to Eric E. Short and Kristin $1000, fined $430 ($250 suspended) and Short ; Lovell Linnabary "A" Block 4 Lot 6 months probation 1 (Part) David W. Friday, 28, driving while license is Quitclaim deeds issued from the Big Horn suspended, fined $408 County Clerk's office recently were:Steven S. Corr Jr 21, failure to display license Louise W. McArthur to Nora Lee Onstine; plate or permits as required, fined $50 Deaver Original Town Block 65 Lot 3, 4, 5 Kevin H. Barthelemy, 21, no vehicle registra- MUNICIPAL COURT tion, fined $50 Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court Jose L. Aquilar, 17, seat belt violation, fined before Judge Sylvia Cams recently were: $25 James G. Christiansen, 29, seat belt violation, Craig Mickelson, 27, battery of a household fined $25 member, fined $930 ($250 suspended), 8 Individuals are local residents unless oth- months probation and 30 days in jail (20 erwise noted, suspended) CIRCUIT COURT For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit David W. Friday, 28, 75 mph, fined $80 Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Hat- Melodic M. Fries, 44, 78 mph, fined $87 rington recently were: Roger A. Harrell, 48, 82 mph, fined $81 Shawna A. Mclaughlan, 32, 62 mph in a 45 Steven S. Corr Jr 21, 81 mph, fined $78 mph zone, fined $156 Karlie E. Hammond, 21, 78 mph, fined $63 Diana Stanfield, 48, breach of peace, fined Anthony L. Kadlec, 72, 77 mph, fined $66 t lice The Lovell Police Department received March 20: The LPD received a recording the following calls for the week of March on a video camera from a group of people 16-23, 2010: that believed they recorded an animal March 18-" The Lovell Police Departmentgrowling in an area behind their home on received a report of a stolen vehicle. The ve- Lane 12. Lovell Game Warden Rick King hicle was later located and the owner said said he is examining the recording and he thought it was probably just a prank, also checking the area in question for any Officers responded to a report of domes- tracks. tic violence in progress at a home in King said he has not confirmed the an- Lovell. An officer arrested Craig Mick-imal was a mountain lion and said there elson, 27, at the scene. Mickelson fledare several other possibilities of what the the scene after he was put in handcuffsanimal could be. He said it is possible for and officers searched the area. Mickel-mountain lions to be in any area in Wyo- son later turned himself in. Mickelson ming and told residents to be aware, but was cited for battery. Charges for inter- not to be alarmed or panicked because of fering with a peace officer are pending, the latest report. The Bureau of Reclama- reproduction byflushing fine from 700 to 5,000 cfs during tion, at the request of, and sediments from spawning the flushing flow. On March in collaboration with the gravels in the river accord- 30 at 2 a.m the release of Wyoming Game and Fish ing to a press release. The water from Boysen Dam Department has scheduled flushing flow also improves will be increased to 3,000 a flushing /low in the Big insect production in the,cfs and further increased to Horn: rover downstream Of ' stream by 0pete up' inter: 5,000 Cfs at approximately: " i- (i L~ )~ " - : l Boysen Dam. Flows were stltlal spaces be e Yi grav- 7:15 a.m. for I0 hours be- reduced from 800 cubic feet els and cobbles. The flushing fore being reduced gradu- per second (cfs) to 700 cfs in flow is generally welcomed ally back to 700 cfs by ap- February to conserve water by anglers because it pro- proximately noon on March to provide a flushing flow vides easier wading condi- 31, 2010. in late March, according to tions. Following the flushing The public is urged to Wyoming Area Manager, flow there is a reduction in use extreme caution during John H. Lawson. floating algae, this period of rapid fluctua- The purpose of the flush- Flows in the river below tion of flows below Boysen ing flow is to improve trout Boysen Dam will fluctuate Dam. March 29 -April 2, 2010 Install sewer line on Jersey from Park to Washakie Install water line on 7th from Great Western to Bulldog. ~i~:: i i iii i i i i i !i i i!iii == i ii i i i :: i i i ii i i iii i: North Big Horn Senior Center 757 Great Western Ave Lovell Wednesday Thursda I I I Call 548-6556 for home delivery before 10:30 am Mon.-Fri. Scrambled eggs Good Friday on the day you need the meal. and diced ham, Heals are subject to change due to availability of items. Seniors 60 and over who have hashbrowns, who,eCe nter completed mandatory assessments are eligible for meals (in house dining or home wheat biscuit, or- delivered meals) regardless of race, creed or,national origin, ange sauced peaches and granola. Closed Breakfast Big Horn Basin Outlook Weekend Outlook Beef & noodles, Tater tot casserole, Hamburger on Chicken salad on Baked fish, parslied carrots, vegetables, banana, wheat bun, tomato, wheat bun, pasta potatoes, broc- plums, bread, tossed bread, onion, lettuce, pick- salad lite, straw- coli, banana bread, salad, les, potatoes, pears, berry & banana,chilled fruit cocktail mixed green salad w/whipped topping, w/carrots. ' creamy coleslaw. I I I I i~ Breaded pork patty, Taco salad, taco Sweet & sour pork, Stuffed peppers, Tuna noodles, whipped potatoes, meat & beans, steamed rice, orien- mashed potatoes, seasoned zucchini, gravy, squash, bread, vegetables, fruit in tal vegetables, grape 49-er salad, bread, bread, peach cob- fruit, tossed green pudding, juice, apricots, apricot crisp, bier, creamy confetti salad, bread, coleslaw. Recreation Outlook I,1 ? Lasagna, Italian Chicken breast,Roast turkey, Pepper steak over Country steak, vegetables, bread, potatoes, gravy, mashed potatoes w/ rice, carrot coins, mashed potatoes, tossed green salad, California veg-gravy, green beans, Jean's vegetable gravy, peas, apri- melon cup. etables, vegetable pumpkin bread, fruit salad, bread, apple, cots, bread. salad, fresh fruit, cup, tossed salad. Birthday Party Chicken strips, oven Beef stew, pickled BBQ pork patty, Creamed turkey Salisbury steak, browned potatoes, beets w/onion, mashed potatoes,over biscuit, mashed potatoes, zucchini, carrots tossed salad, fruit broccoli, tossedvegetables, tomato gravy, beets, wheat & basil, rolls, fruit salad, peanut butter salad, fresh fruit, on lettuce leaf, fruit bread, plum crisp, sundae w/pineapple cookie, cocktail, vegetable tossed & blueberries, spring salad. salad. :::::::::::,:::::::::::::, :- LOVELL:;: ~i:~i~i~.i:i!i~i:]~i:::: 164 E. Main .:~i:~:i:?i:i !i~ii:iiiiii!iiiili :i~ 548-7231 '~;,~;~i~' Big Horn County Long Range Thursday Overnight snow showers 62 / 31 Friday Light rain and snow showers 50 / 29 Saturday Partly to mostly cloudy 49 / 28 Sunday Mostly sunny and warmer 60 / 31 Forecast Monday Partly cloudy and pleasant 62 / 30 Dry through much of Thursday but snow showers will become possible overnight A quick moving disturbance and cold front will drop . :.%:.::: ~.:: .: temperatures and produce light to moderate snow showers on Friday . Turning mostly dry and mostly sunny by Saturday. Sunday anda ~'ov Monday look to be very nice days. e~ i :ii?' co,y Climate Almanac Normals for 03/25 to 03/29 50s/2Os Lovell 50s 120s Averag~ ~ :: % - --s M~leetse "" :.: " Record High/Low 79 in 1925, -15 in 1953 Record High/Low 75 n 1999 2 n 1996 ~F~"'- :.40s/20s ~: ~-.~.:. Wodand ~ ~: Record 24hr. Precip. 0.33" in 1971 Record 24hr. Preci 1.50" in 1975 - : ~50s / 20s '::::~i Jet Stream Forecast for 03/29 Sunrise & Sunset *::-.:::: ,=. " .~:.: - : Sunrise Sunset Thermopolt~% / Friday 7:06 AM 7:33 PM i ii :: """ ' ii ~i34 PM Sunday 7:02 AM 7:35 PM iii! ~r',day 7:~ ~ ~!24 PM -~,i ' National Weather Service Forecasts: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/nw/index.htm Big Horn Lake - Light rain and snow showers and chilly . . . temperatures should be expected on Friday. Saturday River Basin River Basin will be cool but mostly dry. Yellowstone National Park - Snow is likely on Friday with Shoshone River 56% of normal Upper Yellowstone River 56% of normal a few to several inches of new snow possible. A few ~ R!~6! ~ ~ ~i~ Madi~6~ H~aewat~ e~/,~ ~i snow showers early Saturday. then turning dry. Road and Travel - (1-888-996-7623) or (307) 772-0824; Cellular: #ROAD Big Horn Mountains - Snow showers on Friday with Road and Travel on the web- http:l/wydotweb.state.wy.u~web/highway/text r~ad.html small accumulations likely. Small chance of snow Forecast preparea by: DC~')/~V/~c~her" Inc. Cheyenne, WY 82001 showers early Saturday, dry and milder Sunday. www.dayweather.com WEATHER ~URNAL March17 i~ : 26 20: Marcb2~ 59 ; O0 This week's forecast sponsored by the I Help loved ones keep in touch with a gift subscription of the Lovell Chronicle. A one-year subscription to folks in Big Horn County is just $25, in Wyoming $35, and out of state just $40. Give us a call at 548-2217.