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www. LovellChronicle.com DAvm PECK PHOTOS Rocky Mountain Elementary School first-grader Marianece Nuttall emphatically sings "It's My Party" during Tuesday's "Music Through the Decades" concert in Cowley. Little Gabriel Sanchez makes a fierce lion face while singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" with his fellow Rocky Mountain Elementary School kindergarten students during Tuesday night's "Music Through the Decades" concert. BY BRAD DEVEREAUX People will have a chance to enjoy Horseshoe Bend in a new way this summer in a triathlon race that will take them across a winding highway and rocky trails and on a scenic swim below the red rocks at Horseshoe Bend. Ben Zeller is organiz- ing the triathlon with as- sistance from the Friends of Bighorn Lake. The race starts at 7:30 a.m., Satur- day, June 19. It begins with a half- mile swim at Horseshoe Bend, starting from shore out to a buoy and back. While not required, wet- suits are recommended for the swim, Zeller said. After coming out of the water, the race wiI1 contin- ue on a 12-mile road bike ride from the marina out onto Hwy. 37. Bikers will hug the turns around the winding and hilly terrain, turning around at the Mon- tana border to head back to the marina. The bike portion follows the path of a portion of the Bad Pass Trail, which was used for. 10,000 to 12,000 years by Native Americans traveling to the buffalo plains, according to the Na- tional Park Service. Early trappers and traders like May 6, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 Jim Bridger also used the route to transport furs to St. Louis as an alternate to floating the Big Horn Riv- er. "It will be hilly on the way there, but nice on the way back," Zeller said. The route travels through the Pryor Mountain Wild Mus- tang Range and through habitat shared by wild horses, Bighorn sheep, black bear and an occasion- al mountain lion. Racers will then take a three-mile trail run past the HSB campsites and onto a trail that takes them past the rim of Big Horn Can- yon. Signs will be placed to alert vehicles of runners on the road, Zeller said. Vol- unteers are needed to help out with passing out water, timing, collecting tags and organizing the event. The public is welcome to come watch and cheer on the ath- letes. The triathlon will finish around the time FOBHL free boat rides are begin- ning at 10 a.m., Zeller said. Zeller first brought up the idea to do a triathlon at a series of community meet- ings last year, one of the goals of which was to plan a community event. Zeller's idea was trumped by broth- er Jason's fiim festival idea, but when the Friends of Big Horn Lake heard of Ben's idea, he said they contact- ed him and wanted to help make it happen. The event will take place on the same day as the Big Horn Lake celebration and Catfish Tournament, so Search and Rescue and EMS will al- ready be on hand, and FOB- HL has already purchased insurance, Zeller said. A triathlon lover him- self, Zeller has traveled to collegiate triathlons in Ne- vada and Alabama as well as competing locally in run- cling events in Buffalo, West Yellowstone and in the Big Horn Basin. A cost of $12 solo and $30 for teams covers pre- and post-refreshments, Zeller said, as well as a T- shirt for every participant. The top three finishers will be awarded medals in each of the three divisions: men, women and team. Sign-up sheets are avail- able at the Lovell Chron- icle, Better Body Fitness, Red Apple, Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center, Queen Bee Gardens and the Chamber of Commerce office. Entry fees must be received before the race day and no entries will be accepted at check- in. Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 certs next week: the annual combined Lovell High School band and choir concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lovell Community Center and the Lovell Middle School band and choir concert Thursday, May 13, at the LMS Commons at 7 p.m. Directors are Lin- nea Dickson (choirs) and Dane Mickelson (bands). Rocky Mountain High School will hold its combined choir and band concert, direct- ed by Clark, on Monday, May 17, at 6:30 at)tlg e RMI; . torium in Byron. ,)J Th~ Lovell Middle School Drama Dept. Wilt,hold a performance on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Commons, which will wrap up the 2009-2010 performance sched- ule other than the high school commence- ment ceremonies: Monday, May 24, for LHS and Tuesday, May 25, for RMHS. The drama performance will be in a dinner theater format, and tickets are be- ing sold at Lovell Middle School or by LMS drama students. Tickets are $6 each. The play being performed is "Caf~ Murder" - a murder mystery with audience partici- pation written by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. noting that it takes time to "learn the ropes." ,~ "There's a steep learn- ing curve," he said. "I was thrown into the lion's den my first year. A lot of people helped me out, and I did a lot of listening rather than talking. As the year went on I learned about commit- toe work and learned about the issues around the area. "The Appropriations Committee was a whole new ballgame, and I was even deeper into the pool learn- ing the state budgeting pro- cess. That committee gets into everything. You learn about predicting revenue, saving a bit, taxation issues and setting the budget, working with the governor and state agencies. You're involved with everything. There's not an issue Appro- priations doesn't touch." Like the legislature in general when he was first appointed, Peterson said he Continued from page 1 has had to come up to speed as a member of the Appro- priations Committee, and he noted that the commit- tee is hard work. "I tell people that, af- ter four years on Appropri- ations, I'm just starting to learn the ropes," he said. "There's a lot to learn there to be effective. It's a lot of work. You meet for a week in December and most of January ahead of the four- seek Budget Session in Feb- ruary." Peterson said he still maintains his belief that money spent locally is spent most wisely, and he said he will continue to work to get more money for cities, towns and counties. "We need to reassess distribution and savings for the state," Peterson said. "How much is enough? We need to have a policy on savings. We need to be more disciplined and get money to the towns and counties. That's where knowledge (from experience) comes in." Peterson said he has al- ways tried to be responsive to constituents and help them solve problems. Some- times it takes a piece of leg- islation to take care of an issue, but sometimes a call to an agency head will do the trick, he said, which is where his experience on Ap- propriations working with department heads comes in handy. Senate District 19 cov- ers Greybull, Shell, Em- blem, Lovell, Byron, Cow- ley, Deaver, Frannie, Willwood, Penrose, Clark and the Powell area. ite is mined, the bentonite producers would have been held to the 5 percent sur- face disturbance rule that guides oil and gas drilling," Harvey said. "That would have stopped new permits from being granted in sen- sitive areas." During her first term of the legislature, Harvey worked on initiatives to curb methamphetamine production and use, as we]] as protect children from the effects of adults using or making the prod- uct around them. The laws and policies worked and meth abuse numbers are lower today. Now, she serves on the local Pre- scription Drug Abuse Com- mittee and works for state- wide solutions to dispose rors) -- Dalton Banks; Bar- ber -- Sam Woodis; Moorish Dancers/Gyp- sies -- Kenia Rivera, Kallee Hernandez, Camaron Wam- beke, Rachael Allred, Brady Winland, Ashley Bridges and Lauren Peterson; Hors- es -- Ricky Rivera and Jes- sica Allred; Prisoners -- Me- lissa Bernhisel. Director Clark said he would like to thank: Accompanists -- Lorrie ~iiiiiiii!iiii!i!iiiii!iiiiiii!i!iii!i!i!i!iii!i!i~' 10w r Oip ]/z with pur a hat Aprom, pt one Vz 210 E. Main St., Lovell, 307-548-2077 o en i ark t to fr : Tuesday - Saturday 7 -.,-.---- --, -..- o- .. .::i:::i::i::$9.95 41 F.. Main, Cowtey, Wyoming, 548-2990 of unneeded prescriptions and tracking fraudulent acquisition of controlled substances. Although Big Horn County has a somewhat diversified economy with mining, agriculture and some manufacturing there is a marked lack of service industries in the county, Harvey said, noting, "Even when we get a more stable lake, we don't have the ser- vices in Lovell to Sul~port:$ tourism economy. Love]] needs more restaurants, motels and sporting/fish- ing retailers." Harvey's goals include working to preserve state's rights in a national politi- cal climate that she said is creating unfunded man- dates and taking away per- sonal freedoms, especially in the health care area. With eight years of writing and orchestrating the pas- sage of several landmark bills, Harvey said she feels well equipped to take on these challenges. "I would appreciate your continued support in the August Primary Elec- tion," Harvey said. Harvey is a member of the House Labor, Health " nd Social Services Com- ~ttee and the House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee. She co-chairs with Sen. Ray Peterson of Cowley the Selected Com- mittee on Developmental Disabilities and serves on the Select Committee on School Facilities. Continued from page 1 Brost and Miriam Roberts, Costumes -- Evelyn Cart- er; Choreography-- Shan- non Baker, Lacie Bassett and Maggie Asay; Scen- ery -- Berta Newton, Rich- ard Mayes, Charles Pol- lart, Geranne Rasmussen, Sienna Rausch and others; Make-up -- Karyn Clark; Behind-the-stage hands -- Mary Schwope, Brianna Hocker, Joe Parker and Bi- anca Ballinger; Posters and programs -- Russell Rob- erts. "Also, an extra special thanks to all the moms who have helped keep us going by supplying us with delicious food during our rehearsals," Clark said. "Rocky Moun- tain staff: thanks for all of your patience and support through this. Sorry if we have missed anyone; that doesn't mean that we aren't grateful."