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www. LovellCh ronicle.com April 1,2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 GOP hopefuls make their pitch at Lincoln Day dinner BY NATHAN OSTER Republican candidates for state and county offices gathered in Greybull Sat- urday night to raise mon- ey and build party unity for their upcoming cam- paigns. Big Horn County's Lin- coln Day Dinner attracted two of the four GOP guber- natorial candidates in Matt Mead and Run Micheli, as well as current Secretary of State Max Maxfield and two candidates for state auditor in Bruce Brown and Cynthia Cloud. One of the two guber- natorial no-shows, Rita Meyer, was unable to at- tend, but did appear at a meet-and-greet earlier in the evening at Greybull High School and provide a statement that was read by Run Wright of Greybull. The fourth GOP can- didate for governor, Colin Simpson, had a previous commitment but sent his wife Deb to speak on his behalf. Candidates were limit- ed to three-minute presen- tations by the event's em- cee, Dan Cue of Lovell. The event featured live and silent auctions as well as an address by the chair- man of the state Republi- can party, Diana Brown. The first of the four Re- publicans vying to succeed Gov. Dave Freudenthal to speak was Mead, a na- tive of Teton County who is perhaps best known for serving as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming from 2001- 07. He said his priorities would be, first and fore- most, jobs and the econ- omy, and said he would Work to achieve full use of resources. Meyer, currently the state auditor, said in a NATBAN OSTER Wyoming candidate for governor Run Micheli addresses the crowd during the Big Horn County Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday evening in Greybull. statement that Wyoming is in the midst of a diffi- cult time -- and that the state's residents need a leader they can trust to navigate the state through those difficult times. Micheli's presentation focused on a single state- ment, that what the state needs is a governor who is experienced and commit- ted to conservative lead- ership, and said he knows how to run a state agency (he directed the Wyoming Department of Agricul- ture from 1995-2003) and understands state govern- ment. Deb Simpson, mean- while, spoke of her hus- band's 12 years represent- ing Park County in the state Legislature -- and of his family's roots in the Greybull area. She added that he has an optimistic vision for the state's fu- ture, consistent with his own beliefs of faith, in- tegrity, family values and hard work. Maxfield, who an- nounced his plan to seek re-election in Lovell, said that he will devote his time and energy to getting a Re- publican elected governor if he is fortunate enough to run unopposed this year. He cited the wide gulf in the number registered state Republicans and Democrats, and empha- sized that "they can't beat us, but we can lose." Brown, of Devils Tow- er, and Cloud, of Cody, spoke of their qualifica- tions. Brown has a back- ground as a CPA, ran against Meyer four years ago and said that he would not be outworked in cam- paign or if he was elected to the post. Cloud is also a CPA and touted her ex- pe'rience establishing and building two businesses from the ground up. HOUSE RACES With the filing period still more than a month away, the local candidates on the Republican side do not yet know if they will be tested in their bids for re- election. District 26 Rep. Elaine Harvey of Lovell used her time at the microphone to speak of the troops return- ing home from overseas -- and the fact that many of them do not have jobs waiting for them. She said serving her constituents for the past eight years has been the most gratifying part of her job, citing her recent work on behalf of the bentonite companies as an example. District 28 Rep. Lor- raine Quarberg of Ther- mopolis, seeking her fourth term in office, said she has consistently been a supporter of strong de- fense, states rights, indi- vidual and private proper- ty rights and capitalism. COUNTY RACES Virtually all of the county offices will be on the ballot this year, includ- ing two seats on the Big Horn County Commission and all of the other county offices, including clerk, at- torney, sheriff, treasurer and assessor. To date, the only con- tested race is for the office of sheriff, where Ben May- land of Basin is challeng- ing incumbent Ken Black- burn, who is completing his first term in office. Citing the lateness of the hour and the candi- dates who had yet to speak, Blackburn deferred his op- portunity to speak, saying there would be plenty of opportunities in the cam- NATHAN OSTR Republican candidate for governor Matt Mead makes a point during Saturday night's Lincoln Day paign to come. Mayland, who lives in Basin and has been in law enforcement for the past 10 years, said "strong, consis- tent leadership" is needed in the sheriffs office. "Everything rises and falls on leadership," he said. Mayland said if he is elected, he would work to spend county tax dol- lars in the most efficient way possible, work with the county commissioners to streamline the sheriffs budget, ensure that crimes are investigated properly, and work closely with the county attorney's office and courts to ensure that the sheriffs office is doing its part to bring solid cases to them for prosecution. He added that "officers need a strong leader they can turn to when they have ques- tions and concerns -- and I am that leader." In his summation, Mayland said he brings "the training, experience, dedication and leadership required to make (the sher- iffs office) an agency you can trust, depend on and be proud of." Clerk Dori Noyes used the dinner to make her for- mal announcement that she intends to seek re-elec- tion, as did County Attor- ney Georgia Antley-Hunt. Hunt called the first three years of her term "ed- ucational" and "interest- ing" and said a four-year term in office is not enough to accomplish what she hopes to accomplish. She touted her prosecu- tion of four people who com- mitted sex crimes against children and said that, if elected, she would work to improve lines of communi- cation with all agencies. Former fair secretary sentenced BY BRENDA TENBOER .... Former, Big Horp Coun- ty'Fair secreta. Lorraine Gonzalez was'sentenced last Wednesday in the Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court for making five unau- thorized purchases for per- sonal gain. She entered a no-contest plea. Gonzalez will repay $413 to the BHC Fair board of trustees to cover the costs of fuel and one major credit card purchase she made us- ing tax dollars. She must also pay $180 court costs and spend the next six months on probation. Mick Gonzalez, 19, also pleaded no contest to one charge of larceny from in- cidents where he made sev- eral fraudulent charges, which included buying a set of tires, tools and fuel with fair funds for personal use. Big Horn County and Prosecuting Attorney Geor- gia Antley Hunt chose to file the charge against Mick Gonzalez under Wyoming Statute 6-3-402, misde- meanor larceny, which is defined as theft of less than $1,000, rather than a felo- ny. "Because of Mr. Gonza- lez's age and his willingness to pay full restitution with- out contesting the amount, I agreed to charge it as a misdemeanor," Hunt said. Mick was ordered to re- pay $1,304 plus $180 court costs and will also spend the next six months on pro- bation. ..... AfferS;es? :. BQr00strand00 Clinic .... 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Meyer IToming State Auditor Award presentations: 2010 Outstanding Citizen and Outstanding Educators from BHC School Districts 1 & 2 $28 per person For tickets call 548-7552 Saturday, April 3 Byron Lions Easter egg hunt, photos with the bunny start at 9:30 at Jones Park. Cowley Easter egg hunt, Cowley Park, 1 p.m. Friday, April 9 Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Lovell Community Center, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner. For tickets and more info. 548-7552. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2rid Thursday. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7p.m. BHC Treasurer at Coun Annex, '/st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 7 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, lstand3rd Tuesday, Byron Town Hall, 7 p.m.. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Compassionate Friends Support Group, last Wednesday, Long Term Care Center Conference Room, West Park Hospital, 7 p.m. Contact Melodye Trusty, 578-2416. Cowley Riding Club, 3rdMonday, 7 p.m. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pm Lovell Guitar Club, Thursday, 8 pro. Call Steve, 548-7227. Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Lovell Lions Club, 2ndFriday, noon; 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., 548- 2431. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 2nd Thursday, Big Horn Federal, 7 p.m. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. NAMI Big Horn County, 1st Thursday, 548-2431, 548-6865. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppers Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 pro., Big Horn Federal hos- pitality room. Spokes-n-Folks, call 548-2431; 548-2883. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church base- ment in Powell, 6 p.m. 754-2652, 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. VFW Meeting, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Big Hum County Annex bldg, Lovell. Veterans Representative, 1st Wednesday, Powell Workforce Center, 9 am - noon; 2nd Thursday Frannie Town Hall, 9 am - noon & Lovell Police Dept. 1 -4 pm; 3rdFrlday, Greybull Town Hall, 9:30- 1:30 am & Worland Workforce Center 12:30 - 2:30 pm. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the Lovell Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. Sponsored by the|OVil000000.00ronide