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www.LovellChronicle.com April 15, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 11 SUSAN PECK Madison Tippetts (left) and Meryck McArthur play "Concert Duet in Three Movements" during the LHS band concert Tuesday. RMHS band to play at NWC concert The Northwest Col- bands at NWC. lege Wind Band presents The concert will also its newest repertoire at its feature performances annual spring concertMon- by the Rocky Mountain day, April 19, in the Nelson High School Band of By- Performing Arts Center Au- ron and the Broadus High ditorium. The NWC band School Band of Broadus, will be under the baton of Mont. These groups are Neil Hansen, director of directed by mother and son, Susan Clark at Broa- dus and Spencer Clark at Rocky Mountain. The concert will end with a combined work with all three bands together. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Lovell to celebrate Arbor Day next week Lovell's annual Fifth Grade Arbor Day Celebration will be held Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. at the new East Little League Baseball fields lo- cated on East 2 "d Street. The Tree Advisory Board members, the Town of Lovell, American Colloid Com- pany, the U.S. Forest Service and Bighorn Canyon NRA, will be helping to plant trees with Lovell fifth-graders. The program will begin with a wel- con t6:a]] thrticipants, teachers and supporters ofVArbor Day, followed by a speech by Randy Tippetts, of ACC. ACC has donated funds to purchase awards for the poster contest winners. Arbor Day Poster Contest winners will be announced and awards will be given. Lovell Mayor Bruce Morrison will then address the significance of trees in Lovell, and the importance of becoming stewards of the environment. District Forester with Wyoming State Forestry Division Paul Morency will also address the importance of trees, tree care and how "Trees are Ter- rific and Energy Wise," which is also this year's poster contest theme. He will also be presenting the Town of Lovell a "Tree City USA Award" for maintaining Tree City USA status. For a city to become a Tree City USA they must proclaim and celebrate Arbor Day, establish a tree advisory board, have a town tree ordinance and spend $2 per capita for trees and tree care. TREES ARE ENERGY WISE Strategically placed trees can be as efficient as other energy saving home im- provement, such as insulation or installa- tion of weather-tight doors and windows, according to a NPS press release. Trees can be helpful in reducing heating and cooling costs. Trees can save energy through cooling homes in the hotter months. They also pro- vide windbreaks during the windy winter months, resulting in burning less fossil fuel to produce electricity for cooling and heat- ing. Strategically placed shade providing trees can reduce cooling costs up to 30 per- cent. Tips to get themost benefits :out:of shade trees: Plant deciduous trees, those that shed their leaves during the winter. Deciduous trees are considered the most solar-friend- ly trees. These trees provide shade and block heat during hotter months. By dropping their leaves in the fall, they admit sunlight in the colder months. Place deciduous trees on the west and south sides of a home or buildings. Shade hard surfaces such as patios, driveways and sidewalks to minimize land- scape heat load. Plant evergreens, which retain their leaves or needles yearlong, in a planned landscape pattern. They can serve as wind- breaks to save from 10 to 50 percent in en- ergy used for heating. To maximize benefits from evergreens: Plant them to block and slow winter winds, usu'lly on tile norLh side of a home. Do not plant them on the south or west side of a home, they will block warming sunlight during the winter. These trees also provide some shading benefits during summer and provide excellent animal and bird habitat. BHC Commissioners Programs seek budget advice, funding BY KARLA POMEROY Big Horn County Public Health will be providing all regular services with a few less employees for the time being. Public Health Nurse Sue Wiley reported to the commissioners last Wednes- day that Sheridan May has been hired at the Lovell of- rice for three days a week, replacing Marsha Fergu- son, who retired. Ferguson was working four days a week. Wiley said Patricia O1- son retired April 1 from the Greybull office and she is anticipating a third retire- ment later this year. "We're down to four po- sitions. The county supports four positions and two oth- er positions are supported with grant funding," Wiley said. She said she is waiting for a decision from the state about grant funding and if it can continue to be used for salaries before replacing employees. "When we hear what the state will allow I'll come back to you about filling the position with grant fund- ing," Wiley said. She asked the commis- sioners if they had any rec- ommendations as she be- gins preparing next year's budget. Commissioner Jer- ry Ewen said they have not settled on a set amount or percentage for departments to cut. "We need to figure out our shortfall; it could be 10 percent," Ewen said. In other budget news, Big Horn County Car Seat Program Director Linda Boyce came to the commis- sioners seeking funding for herself and one other per- son to be trained as a quali- fied inspector for the safety seats. She said currently she can only distribute the seats but cannot advise peo- ple on whether they have in- stalled the seats correctly. Estimated cost for train- ing and traveling expenses is $457.30. Boyce said the program distributes car seats to low- income families throughout Big Horn County. The pro- gram distributed 82 seats in 2009. Funding is made pos- sible through county funds, donations and a Communi- ty Service Block Grant. She said the seats cost about $60 each now, so she will be requesting a budget, in addition to the training, of $4,920. She said no wages or mileage is charged to the program in order to keep program costs under con- trol. OTHER BUSINESS In other business at last week's commissioner meet- ing: In the grants report, consultant Linda Harp re- ported that Lovell, Byron and Cowley are wanting to proceed with the tri-town walking path. The path would be built at the same time the Wyoming Depart- ment of Transportation works on highways in the area, which is now sched- uled for 2014. Harp said the communities do have a plan- ning grant from WYDOT and Byron has already pro- vided its match, with Cow- ley and Lovell expected to provide their matching funds soon. However, the grant was received a few years ago and an extension is needed. The commissioners approved sending a letter seeking the extension. Stefanie Padilla said the airport board would be seeking funds for another "fly-in." They would like to plan the event around the time of the completion of the new runway. There was discussion about reimbursement from a Homeland Security Coro- ner's grant with documen- tation needed before funds could be released. The commissioners declined to refund funds used for a hearing officer on a road hearing to B'linda Dover. Dover had requested a private road be made pub- lic as her property is land- locked. Dover said her neigh- bors with whom she had the dispute had requested the officer. Dover had to put up a $5,000 bond to request a hearing on the road issue. Big Horn County Attorney Georgia Antley Hunt said the bond is used for hearing expenses and it did not mat- ter who requested the offi- cer; it was the commission- ers' decision to use a hearing officer. Not all of the bond money was used for hearing expenses and a large portion had been returned to Dover. The commissioners approved a 24-hour liquor permit for Dirty Annie's for an event at Shell Communi- ty Hall. The commissioners approved a petition for one resident to be included in the Northwest Rural Water District. The commissioners re- approved the sale of one lot in Byron to Curtis Abraham. The sale was on hold while ownership of the land was researched and the motion had been rescinded pending the research. Liquor licenses for Paintrock Inn and Horse- shoe Bend Marina were ap- proved. Brock S. Meier was appointed to the Byron Sol- id Waste Board. He will fill the vacancy left by the res- ignation of Dennis Cozzens, until October 2012. Road and Bridge fore- man Jerry Denniston said one of the juveniles respon- sible for county sign and mailbox damage in the Shell area came to apologize and attempted to put one sign back. He said he would get in touch with the county at- torney's office about restitu- tion. Many of the signs were not damaged, just pushed oVe'. Fourth change order approved for Lovell Library project BY KARLA POMEROY Additional funding for a new restroom at Washing- ton Park in Basin will be available, but how much is uncertain at this time. Funding through the consensus block grant and county matching funds amounts to about $63,000, which has not been enou- gh to build a new restroom at the current location, or move the restroom closer to the picnic shelter. Howe- ver, the Lovell Library ex- pansion project will have additional funding leftover when that project is com- plete next month. Engineer Willie Bridges said there would be about $50,000 in additional funding for the restroom project, which should allow for a new res- troom to be built near the shelter. Grants consultant Lin- da Harp said a transfer of funds to the new project must be approved by June from the State Land and Investment Office. The available funds come after the county com- missioners approved a fourth change order on the Lovell Library last Wed- nesday. The change order, in the amount of $80,545, brings the total project cost to $465,417. Bridges said items in- cluded in the change or- der include a flag pole with lighting (approximately $10,000), brick planters as part of the new lands- caping outside, a six-foot vinyl privacy fence, repla- cing current sidewalk with colored decorative concre- te, repairs to a sewer line, a motion sensor fan in the bathroom, a motion sen- sor paper towel dispenser in the bathroom, cabinets around the copy center, an electrical upgrade, additio- nal shelving in the stora- ge area, a new sink for the bathroom and a new pla- que for the addition. April 24 & 25, 2010 Lovell Rodeo Grounds April 24, 10 am Clinic Learn about the pattern, proper grooming and other skills associated with the queen contest. April 25, 1 pm Queen Contest For girls and young women who aren't, or haven't been married, or engaged, and never have had children. / Queen (girls ages 15 - 21) / Princess (girls ages 10-14) / Junior Princess (girls ages 9 and under) After the contest there will be the first meeting of the Junior Rodeo Club, anyone interested please attend. For more information call Teresa (548-2213 or 548-7447) or Chandi (272-9606). Sponsored by the Lovell Riders BARNYARDS 00IBACKYARDS Gardening & Yard Smafl Acreage Please register by April 15th - 4:30 pm Contact: Dallen R. Smith @ 307-765-2868 or dsmith69@uwyo.edu *Lunch will be provided on April 17th for $10.00" * Big Horn County Extension * * P.O. 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