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12 I The Lovell Chronicle J May 20, 2010 www. LovellChronicle.com more gas commission BY BRENDA TENBOER Big Horn County Air- port Board members met with the county commis- sion on Tuesday to ask for an emergency increase in fuel funds. Commissioners agreed to spend $35,000 from the General Fund to pay for aviation fuel at both the Greybull and Cowley airports. Chairman Dave Flit- ner of Shell said as of May 7 the fuel level at the North Big Horn County Air- port dropped to below the 1,100-gallon minimum. "We are unable to ser- vice the aviation client base until the tank is replen- ished," Flitner said. Airport board coffers for fiscal year 2009 - 2010 are down to $56,300 with much of those funds already obli- gated. Jill Harper, board sec- retary, said several un- planned expenses came up that were not part of the original budget and those expenses caused the short- fall. Certified fuel handler training for two airport managers, repairs to the manager's trailer at Cow- ley and repairs to a hangar door were all unanticipated but necessary, she said. Flitner said a complaint was lodged with the Feder- al Aviation Administration about the lack of fuel avail- ability and the state will step in to cover the costs if need be. "It's already hurt the business; we were warned about running out of fuel," said airport board member Walt Hibbert. "We are advertising that we're out, but we're letting locals know they can access what they can," Harper said. At the purchase price of $3.77 per gallon, the cost to fill both tanks is $47,721. In April, 11,400 gal- lons of fuel was sold with a payment pending for credit card charges, Russell said. "Obviously, the price of aviation fuel fluctuates weekly so the above figures are estimates, but hopefully close," Flitner said. The airport board is re- questing the commission in- crease the fuel budget from $132,000 to $162,000 so fuel may be ordered immediate- ly, Flitner said. %Ve are hopeful that we will be able to scrape by this fiscal year, but it will be very close," Flitner said about the overall budget. Last year, it is estimat- ed 64,000 gallons of fuel was sold at the two airports combined. The payment to cover the new tank for the Texaco Chevron fuel station is $14,000 each year, which is about equal to the profit from fuel sales. ' We have to sell a lot of fuel to cover the cost of that tank," said commissioner Keith Grant. Airport board member Don Russell said fuel pric- es are set slightly lower than neighboring airports to make visiting Big Horn County more appealing to travelers. Russell shopped around and found that the advertised price per gallon of airplane fuel in Greybull is $3.97, Cody posts $4.34, Powell is $4.28, Sheridan is $4.85 and Buffalo charges the most at $5.04 per gal- lon. Wenstrom seeks rticipation for Festival BY DAVID PECK A Deaver woman is getting out the word early about the planned Deav- er Festival 2010 to be held Sept. 11, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Deaver Community Hall. Rose Wenstrom is head- ing up the event billed as "an arts festival highlight- ing creativity in every me- dium imaginable." The fes- tival will include "a farmers' market, vendors, artists, ex- hibits, crafters, performanc- es, information booths, deli- cious food and sunshine," according to a poster about the event. "I want to get the word out now," Wenstrom said. "I would like a lot of communi- ty participation. We'll have teachers' exhibits and chil- dren's artwork from Dis- tricts One and Two. This is an opportunity for local kids, including FFA and 4-H, to display their art- work and crafts and raise money with booths. "We want cowboy po- etry, drama groups, dance groups, musmmns - every kind of art form together in one spot. We want to really make a fun day out of it." Wenstrom is seeking artists, artisans, vendors, food vendors, crafters, mu- sicians, teachers, poets and organizations to "pres- ent and entertain, display and sell goods, and enjoy a beautiful fall day," the post- er states. She noted that the event is free to the pub- lic and offers inexpensive booth space, free for non- profit groups. For more information, call Wenstrom at (307) 664- 2206, e-mail her at dwen- strom@tctwest.net or write to the Dearer Festival 2010, Attn: Rose Wenstrom, P.O. Box 171, Deaver, WY 82421. Check the festival's Website at www.deaverfes- tival.com. iiiiiiii!i!i!i!!!iliji!ijiiiiiiiiiiii i iJ ...... iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!!iiii!i;ii!iiiiiii Aquatic center BY BRAD DEVEREAUX With the public open- ing of the Powell Aquatic Center May 10, Big Horn County residents are in- vited to jump in and try out the different water fea- tures for fun and fitness. Powell Aquatic Center Director Carrie Parmer said since the ribbon cut- ting ceremony last week, she has received a lot of positive feedback about the new facility, which in- cludes a multi-function rec- reation pool and an eight- lane 25-yard lap pool. The rec pool includes a splash pad with fountains, a beach entry, a slide, a water walk and a continu- ous river channel. The riv- er channel can be used to float lazily or also for ex- ercise, as some lap swim- mers swim against the current and others walk against the current for a low impact workout. "The aquatic center is unique in its offerings," Parmer said, noting the next closest water walk is located in Billings and the new aquatic center will provide a closer option for Big Horn County residents who want to get in the wa- ter. "It's great for playing and splashing and also se- rious exercise. The winters can be cold and windy and it is hard to get outside, but you can come here to get a workout that pro- tects your joints and is in a nice environment," she said. The river channel flows around a non-heated Jacuzzi with jets, which is safe for kids to enjoy as well as adults, Parmer said. A cargo net suspend- ed above floating Lilly pads is a challenge for kids to make their way across a portion of the pool. The lap pool features a rim-flow design and all the water comes into the pool from the bottom in- stead of the sides, Parmer said, making for a ,faster pool. It is easy to get in and out of, she said, with a chair available to lower swimmers who need assis- tance into the water. The building also in- cludes a concession stand that offers both healthy and traditional concession foods, locker rooms, three family changing rooms and a multipurpose room available for parties, meet- ings and other events. The facility is most- ly finished on the inside, though the crew is still working to get the con- cession stand up and run- ning, Parmer .said. The outside is still under con- struction and the parking opens with plash in Powell BRaD Dr WRr~UX Swimmers give the water walk a whirl this week at the Powell Aquatic Center. The center features an eight-lane 25-yard lap pool and a multi-function beach entry recreation pool with splash pads. The facility is now open to the public. lot is expected to be fin- ished in June or July, she said. Parking is available now at the north side of Homesteader Park, near the horseshoe pits. The facility is still in need of more lifeguards and a few other employ- ees, Parmer said. There will be several exercise programs, swim- ming classes and youth programs offered this summer, Parmer said, in- cluding water Pilates, ar- thritis class and shallow and deep water aerobics. The aquatic center has programs tailored to all ages, she said. Parmer is a 2000 graduate of!: veI1 High Schoo]: She:s@am at Paw- ell for three years in high school and said she has al- ways been drawn back to working at pools when she could after high school. She received an asso- ciate's degree in outdoor education at Northwest College and a bachelor's in recreation from the Uni- versity of Idaho. She worked at the aquatic center in Cody for nearly two years as an aquatic specialist before taking the new position in Powell in January of 2009. She said her time in Cody helped her prepare for the new role as director. The aquatic center will host several events this summer, the first of which is a big end-of-school party on May 27, Parmer said. They will also hold a Flick and Float in June, with a movie projected on the wall while viewers watch from the water. A grand opening will be held once the parking lot is com- plete, she said. The aquatic center is located on the east side of Powell at 1065 Coulter Avenue, next to Home- steader Park. 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