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www. LovellChronicle.com May 6, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle 11 SUSAN PECK Students from the Rocky Mountain Elementary School Preschool visited North Big Horn County Airport Tuesday where they got to sit in a real airplane after completing a unit on air travel in class. Pictured are Kooper Pierce (left) and Brady Fossen. On May 1, the U.S. unable to reach a household, will be going door-to-door Census Bureau started itsthe census worker will leave or calling households. The largest part of the 2010 a Notice of Visit. This note U.S. Census Bureau will Census operation, the Non- will include a phone num-not ask for any information Response Follow-Up. ber for the household to call over the Internet or via e- This task involves cen- the Census worker, mail. SUB workers visiting housingCensus workers will If a person feels that units that did not return the be identifiable with a cen- they were missed or not 2010 Census questionnaire, sus bag, large black note- counted, they can call a according to a Census press book and a census identifi- toll-free number, 1-866- release. The operation will cation badge. They will ask 872-6868, and speak with run over the next couple of the same information thata census operator. The cen- months, concluding in July. was included on the 2010 sus operator can take the Wyoming's two local cen- questionnaire -- housing household's information sus offices in Cheyelme and address, name, birth date, and.. complete-the Census w-Ill be rdih ti g ge, ex; race, Hispanic or- 2010questiannaire ( ver.the ihe Non-Resp6n e Follow- igin and homeownership, phone. ..... : Up effort. Census workers will not ask For more informa- Census workers will try for social security numbers, tion, visit http://2010. multiple times to visit non- banking, or credit card in- census.gov/2010census/ responding households. Ifformation. Census workershow/census-taker.php. BY BRAD DEVEREAUX Rekindling a family practice that goes back more than 100 years in the Lovell area, Alvin and Elaine Emmett purchased Karen for Plants, a retail plant nursery housed in several greenhouses on Lovell's north side. The new business will be named Greenhouse Gardens, and it connects its current owners to a family heritage of selling plants that be- gan when Alvin's great-great-grandfather Robert Henry Despain sold flowers in the present-day Lovell area beginning around 1905. Alvin Emmett said he and his wife took over ownership of the business officially on April 1. Karen Grandhauser, who ran the business for the past 11 years, will stay on as a worker and consultant at least through this season, Emmett said. Emmett said he has little experience in running a greenhouse, but he has always had a passion for plants and has a vision to make the business really bloom. "My experience in greenhouses - I'm kind of green," he said. "But my brother, Gary, has a degree in horticulture and a lot of experience that I'm leaning on." Readers might recognize brother Gary Emmett from his semi-regular Lovell Chron- icle column, "Get Growing with Gary." Alvin has degrees in biology and busi- ness and said he was excited when the op- portunity came up to buy the greenhouse and use both of his degrees. He said he and his brother's interest in gardening began with 4-H projects and stayed with him through life. He remembers fashioning window boxes outside his window while stationed in Ger- many for the military and also learning to plant tomatoes in Laramie while living on campus as a student. "I have a lot to learn but I'm not a total novice," he said. The new owners began re-arranging a few things and plan to add new products to the offerings at the greenhouse, including Alvin Emmett more fertilizers and chemicals. They are cur- rently selling new additions of seed potatoes, onion sets and seed corn, Emmett said. The business now accepts credit cards. "We're trying to make the gardening ex- perience more complete for customers, with- out having to go somewhere else," he said. Emmett invites everyone to come down to check out the bright spring colors inside the greenhouses and the new offerings at Greenhouse Gardens. "The business has been here for 11 years and we plan to continue the tradition and im- prove on what (Karen) has done," he said. Greenhouse Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Choice Aviation to host open house May 15 Choice Aviation of Cody will be hosting an open house in conjunction with a Cirrus Aircraft event next Satur- day, May 15, at Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody. The open house is sched- uled to run from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.. :: ",The events: are an .ef- fort to promote the aware- ness of general aviation, the many opportunities associ- ated with the industry and to build relationships with other pilots, aircraft own- to 8 a.m., a barbecue lunch ers and hopeful pilots and/ from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or aircraft owners," General and an evening reception Manager Todd Simmons of with guest speakers from Cowley said. "The event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. family oriented." "We hope the day will be The day will include filled with fun and interest- Cirrus Aircraft demonstra- ing features that will gener- tion flights, Choice Aviation :ate awareness, interest and discovery flights, :. :::understanding of general display of aircraft availal : aviation in our communi- for charter and rent, pilots ties," Simmons said. and flight instructors on site Discover flights can be to answer questions, a pan- scheduled by calling Choice cake breakfast from 6:30 Aviation at307-587-9262. Y BY BRAD DEVEREAUX turning onto the highwaying vehicle from the west to would need to pass a slower WyDOT engineers have from County Road 9. After slow or stop if necessary." moving truck on the right decided not to include an reviewing public comments The letter states thatin this case. This confusion eastbound inside accelera- and reviewing the roads WyDOT also looked at crash could lead to crashes," Steed tion lane on the Shoshone in question, WyDOT engi-histories for eastbound traf- wrote. River Bridge as part of the neers decided the three-lane fic between Road 9 and the WyDOT will widen the Lovell-Sage Creek Highway bridge was not warranted. Shoshone River Bridge andexisting bridge to a 40-foot Improvement Project, slat- "While it does take aperformed an on-site inspec- clear width with eight-foot ed to begin in 2015. Resi- while for loaded trucks to tion of the area. It also states shoulders and 12-foot lanes dent Engineer Ben Steed reach highway speeds, they that more crashes could be to help address safety con- announced WyDOTs deci- have a three percent down- caused by the change, cerns related to stalled vehi- sion in a letter dated April grade to help this effort. "The addition of an in- cles on the bridge and large 14, 2010. Most trucks should be able side acceleration lane could farm equipment moving Many of the comments to reach 40 mph or better create some confusion as across the bridge. Current- received at a May 7, 2009, by the time they cross the to which side to pass on as ly, the shoulders are about meeting asked for the inside bridge," Steed wrote. "In Wyoming drivers are typi-four feet or less, Steed said. acceleration lane to accom- addition, there is adequate cally accustomed to passing The future project will modate bentonite trucks sight distance for an oncom- on the left side, but drivers include two bridge replace- ments, Sage Creek and Bur- struction is planned in 2015 lington Northern-Santa Fefor bridge improvements Railway, and improvementsand 2017 for roadwork. at the intersection of U.S. There will be more pub- 310 and U.S. 14A west of lic meetings sometime this Lovell between mileposts summer after preliminary 238 and 242. Tentative con- plans are ready, Steed said. Monday, May 10 Daughters of Utah Pioneers Big Horn Company pot luck salad luncheon, 1 p.m., Big Horn County Annex, Lovell. Thursday, May 20 Veterans Assistance, Senior Citizens Center from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gerald Swan, 307-250-3890. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Thursday. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7 p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Care 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, 2rid Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P offica 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, 3rd Monday, 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. LoveU 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, 548-6885. 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. Plndroppere Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., 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, 2rid Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. VFW Meeting, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Big Horn County Annex bldg, Lovell. Veterans Representative, 1st Wednesday, Powell Workforce Center, 9 am - noon; 2nd Thursday Frannie Town Hall, 9 am - noon Sponsored by & Lovell Police Dept. 1 - 4 pm; 3rd Friday, Greybull Town Hall, 9:30 - 1:30 am & Worland =,=,. Workforca Center 12:30 - 2:30 Len0eR ' FDIC Insured pm. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facil- Big Horn ity open In Lovell every Tuee- day, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ,~| ca. Love. Chro.lcle at Feder,. 2217 to list your club here. c.yo~ Po.~ T~.~op~ Coay. Wo,~Z~ Low,