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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I May 13, 2010 www.LovellChronicle.com LES spring concert Below, Chase Lewis concentrates and spins his arm and lasso during the Lovell Elementary fourth- and fifth- grade concert Thursday. JENNIFER SCHNEIDER PHOTOS Above, Lovell Elementary School students look intently at each other during the fourth- and fifth-grade concert at the LHS gym Thursday. Pictured are (back row, l-r) Kaitlyn Mickelson and Mylee McArthur and (front row, l-r) Joey Mickelson and Kyle Burton. DILLON Continued from pa.el for a balance between wild horse populations and their habitat, as well as the need to manage the wild horses, Sparks said. Dillon said he is in con- tact with Sparks and Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Jared Bybee several times a week: Dillon relays what he has observed in the horses and Bybee and Sparks toll him any news concerning the Pryor herd coming from the BLM. Dillon is currently help- ing the BLM by using a dart gun to treat selected mares with the infertility vaccine PZP. He received trainihg for darting this winter in New Mexico and has just a few more horses left to ful- fill the number outlined in the most recent BLM gath- er plan. Another project that will begin in the next month is the installation of guz- zlers and water catchments for horses to utilize on the range, Dillon said. He hopes to get a team of volunteers together to install some of the guzzlers near road ac- cess to the range and the others will be flown in by helicopter by the BLM, he said. According to the BLM, the guzzlers will be installed throughout the range and are designed to collect pre- cipitation and provide ad- ditional water sources for wild horses and wild- life. The additional water sources should help to more evenly distribute the horses throughout the range, re- sulting in better utilization of the forage, according to the BLM. Plans for the guzzlers were included in the cur- rent Herd Management Area Plan, but the docu- ment was tied up in litiga- tion un"til tlib BLM won the case earlier this year, al- lowing them to implement the changes outlined in the document. While also busy at the center, Dillon said he has been spending more time on the range lately. Part of his time was spent darting mares, but he has also been on the lookout for any new foals born during the spring foaling season. "This time of year I focus on finding foals as they're born," Dillon said. "We like to know as close to their birth date as possible. They sometimes die after a week so we like to know when they're born and also keep an eye on any other changes in the herd." Dillon said he spotted a new foal Tuesday along with a few others recently. As of press time, he said no more than 10 new foals had been born this spring. Being on the range of- ten has its advantages and Dillon will soon be carry- ing a video camera with him any time he is on the range, according to PMW- MC Board President John Nickle. The footage he col- lects will be used to create a 12- to 14-minute video to be sold at the center. Nickle works closely with Dillon and said he is doing a great job as direc- tor. "He's developed those historical records that aren't kept for many herds," Nickle said, noting that an- other herd that is outlined similarly is the famous As- sateague Island horses. "Matt does a really good job. He relates to people in our district and visitors well," Nickle said. While there were other individu- al recipients of the award, Nickle noted that Dillon was the only recipient of the award connected to an orga- nization. "That made us feel good." He said the center re- ceives many compliments about Dillon and said he has learned a lot about the horses himself from Dillon over the years. Dillon's morn, Nan- cy Cerroni, said she first got involved with the wild horses when Rev. Floyd Schwieger was around. Matt, who was in college at the time studying envi- ronmental sciences, also picked up the interest and a love for the Pryor horses. Cerroni said she com- pliments Matt for bring- ing a good base in science to deal with a subject that can be very emotional for some people. Dillon is also busy pre- paring new maps and bro- chures for the center to have available during the upcoming tourist season. Tours will begin again soon, running from June 15 to Oct. 15. Tours can ac- commodate up to six people at a time, Dillon said, and rates vary depending on age and number of people on the tour. BRAD DEV'ee,e, AUX Wendy Walker, a 2008 Lovell High School graduate and a former member of the Lady Bulldogs basketball team, spoke in support of Bob Geiser during the regular school board meeting Monday in Lovell. Also pictured is Geiser supporter Max Crumrine. COACH Continued from page1 dent, looking up to someone who has sportsmanship," he said, adding, "He always has a smile on face while coaching." Bill Hudspeth said, "There will always be com- plaints against a coach no matter how good he is. Coach Geiser has built one of the bettor programs in Wyoming and I would stand by that fact until the time he finally decides to retire." Valerie Beal also spoke in support of Geiser. "Coach Geiser is an ex- cellent example for our stu- dents and an excellent rep- resentative of our school district. I strongly hope you will consider that," Beal said. CHANGES IN ASSIGNMENTS The board met in a closed session to discuss personnel after the regu- lar board meeting. After re-convening into a regular session after about 90 min- utes in executive session, the board cast a 4-1-1 vote to approve a list of coaching assignments as submitted by administrators and ap- proved by Supt. of Schools Dan Coe. The list is creat- ed with recommendations from administrators who are the immediate supervi- sors of the various coaching and sponsor positions, Coe said. Four voted to pass the list as submitted: Marianne Grant, Matt Bassett, Judy Richards and Rebecca Mon- Cur. Tracy Beal voted against passing the list. Bruce Jol- ley abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest because a relative of his is a coach in the district. Chris Edwards will take over as new head girls has- ketball coach. Other changes on the coaches list include Stormy Jameson replacing Mike Greenlee as head volleyball coach. The district still needs to hire  ligh school vol- leyball aistant coach and freshman coach, a high school boys basketball JV coach, a seventh-grade foot- ball assistant coach, an eighth-grade football assis- tant coach, an eighth-grade volleyball assistant coach, a seventh-grade girls bas- ketball assistant coach, a seventh-grade boys basket- ball assistant coach, a mid- dle school assistant track coach, a middle school stu- dent council sponsor, a mid- dle school knowledge bowl sponsor, broadcasting spon- sor, drama coach and high school athletics director. 0 t| 1 ! Of lOIO order (12" 16" 18") Expires 5/25/2010 9 E. Main Lovell, VVY ............... . . ........ . ...................................... "1 I='1!1' II I1'1!"1'11'='1"'"11'1"11 II I '11 IIIIIII You can't plan for everything, but with healthcare coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, you are ready for anything. We're from here, and we know what it's like to own a business in Wyoming. 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