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IIilllml l@@llLl V l lili , Jlllll lll www. LovellChronicle.com June 3, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 5 BY BRAD DEVEREAUX After a vehicle acci- dent near the Cowley wa- ter tower was reported to the Lovell Dispatch Center around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement agents in the north end of the coun- ty hurried to respond to the area. But upon arriv- al, there was no accident, but instead a person on a four-wheeler ready to lead the responders to the area where his friend was hurt after falling offhis ATV. Sheriff Ken Blackburn, a Lovell police officer and a North Big Horn Hospital ambulance traveled north of Cowley, nearly reaching the Big Horn Canyon Na- tional Recreation Area on dirt roads, traveling into terrain too rough for the am- bulance to continue, Black- burn said. The ATV rider told them his downed friend was still a mile further into rough terrain made mostly of slick bentonite holding water from recent storms. Dave Keele continued on a four-wheeler toward the scene with an EMT kit while Blackburn made the call to activate the north Big Horn County Search and Rescue team. Black- burn then continued in his truck toward the crash vic- tim. Search and Rescue team members and depu- ties spread out around the large area of land, trying to find more accessible routes for the ambulance and res- cue workers to access the crash site. A life flight he- licopter was put on stand- by, Blackburn said, but be- cause of impending storms and dust at (higher eleva- tion) landing areas, an air- lift wasn't an option. A deputy located a rea- sonable way to get to the crash site and led first re- sponders, on four-wheelers, Jim Thomas, Jack Carpen- ter and Scott Murphey to the site. "I've never been so glad to see those guys coming over the hill," Blackburn said. The responders had pain medicine and other medical equipment and training in trauma to help Blackburn stabilize the vic- tim. The victim, Ryan Jones, 23, of Billings, had a se- verely broken arm and pos- sible back and neck inju- ries, Blackburn said. He was secured to a backboard and transported - slowly- in the back of a 4WD pick- up to the ambulance wait- ing nearby. A medical team kept the patient stable in the back of the truck while another vehicle followed to provide light to the work- ers. "There were a lot of factors involved," Black- burn said, including find- ing the location of the site, navigating the large area of land and rough terrain and battling the clock as night closed in and storms ap- proached the area. The initial call was re- ceived at 7:28 p.m., rescue workers were on scene at 8:17 p.m. and the call was complete at 10:54 p.m. Blackburn said rescue workers were delayed be- cause the riders were un- familiar with the area and had trouble relaying where the accident occurred. How- ever, there was an "impres- sive amount of teamwork" carried out by all agencies involved, Blackburn said. He complimented Dave Keele for doing an out- standing job. "Dave's calm demean- or was key to resolving the situation," Blackburn said. "He went above and beyond the call of duty with little equipment to help the pa- tient." Blackburn thanked his wife, Janene, for riding with him and using her first responder training to help calm the victim. The am- bulance crew "did a heck of a job getting in and out of there," Blackburn said, and the speed of the SAR re- sponders and help from the LPD was also invaluable. .... The Lovell Police Department re- ceived the following calls for the week of May 26-June 1, 2010: May 26: Following an investigation, a Lovell officer wrote a citation to a mo- torist for improper backing that nearly caused an accident. 1" The LPD is investigating a report of a smashed mailbox and complaints Of loud at a residence in l~ ~ ; Lovell. The LPD is investigating a report of two beds that were stolen from the Western Motel. May 28: Lovell officers assisted an am- bulance crew by responding to a report of a death at a Lovell residence. Jere Har- rington, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was visiting the area from Or- egon. mP Officers were called to the scene where some children had played with oil and spread it onto some property adjacent ...... to the yard they were playing in. The responsible subjects agreed to clean up the oil. The Big Horn County Sheriffs Department re- ceived the following calls in the north end of the coun- ty for the week of May 24- June 1, 2010: May 24: Deputies are in- vestigating a case of simple assault at Rocky Mountain High School in Byron. May 26: The Sheriffs De- partment received a report from a Burlington North- ern-Santa Fe worker that it appeared a vehicle had crashed into the railroad bridge, damaging a portion of it. The case is under in- vestigation. May 28: Deputies are in- vestigating a report of a lawnmower being stolen from a residence outside Lovell. May 29: Deputies, along with Park County law en- forcement, are investigat- ing a confrontation that reportedly took place in By- ron between a Park Coun- ty resident and a Big Horn County resident. May 30: Deputies are inves- tigating a possible breaking and entering case that was reported in Cowley. Deputies received a re- port of an accident on the Airport Road out- side Cowley. Deputies and the north Big Horn County Search and Res- cue team responded and helped a male victim of an ATV accident to re- ceive medical attention (see related story). May 31: Deputies arrest- ed a subject near Lovell fol- lowing a report of a fight that occurred near Foster Gulch Golf Course. June 1 -" Deputies and crime scene specialists ob- talned information about a burglary that occurred re- cently between Deaver and Cowley on Lane 9 where 15 weapons were taken from a residence. The Sheriffs Of- fice recovered the weapons and has identified a sus- pect in the case. If convict- ed, the suspect could face charges of burglary and be- ing a felon in possession of a firearm. The suspect was coop- erative, Sheriff Ken Black- burn said, and the case is being forwarded to the County Attorney's Office for prosecution. Blackburn said the case was a good example of teamwork and citizens played a vital role in bringing the case to a close. He also praised dep- uties for working hard on the case since its incep- tion. ~~~ O from the Center for Training & Development. F Northwest Collgge ! :, Center forTraining & Development ................... ~ -~ ......... Climate Almanac How can and help students Recreation Outlook and teachers excel? Research shows that 60% of third graders and 90% of high school students have cell phones. This workshop by ]ames Kapptie to use a variety of powerful Web 2.0 tools on mobile devices to better connect with all levels of students. .... i:ili!+i+i ............. i i+i+i i+ i r:i:i+ +i .............. i ........ BIRTHS We are interested in printing the births of North Big Horn County babies. Please call and personally report these births by con- tacting the Chronicle at 548-2217. Born to Elizabeth and Donald Brinklow at the Powell Valley Hospital on May 24, 2010 at 8:42 a.m., a baby girl, Alexis Marie Brinklow weighing 5 Ibs. 2 oz and at 8:45 a.m., a baby boy, A/den Robertson Brin- klow weighing 5 Ibs. 6 oz. their grandpar- ents are Glynn and Joyce Collins, Don- ald and Elaine Brinklow and Monty and the late Doris Rossenborg. DEEDS Warranty deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Ray B. Fink and Eileen E. Fink to Craig Ken- neth Wmterholler and Melissa C. Winter- holler; Lovell Stockhill Subdivision Block 2 Lot 12 Jaguar, Inc., President David V. Banks to Benjamin R. Zeller; Cowley Banks Addi- tion Lot 2 (Part) BGT, LLC, Manager Paul Bonneau and FPP, LLC, Manager Denise Tully and Manag- er Fran Tully to Trustee Paul J. Bonneau and Trustee Wai Yee Bonneau, Paul and Wai Yee Bonneau Living Trust dated Oc- tober 11, 1999; T57N R97W Sec. 33 Lot 2 (Farm Unit), Lot 3 (Farm Unit B), and Lot 4 (Farm Unit C) H.D. Yarbrough and Margaret Yarbrough to Kurt Edward Dobbs and Larae B. Dobbs; Cowley Original Town Block 32 Lot 2 (Part) Quitclaim deeds issued from the Big Horn County Clerk's office recently were: Alan J. Bair and Mary A. Bair to Larry Thom- as and Linda Thomas; T56N R97W SE4SE4 Sec. 32, Lot 58A 3-P Cattle Co., President Gary E. Petrich and Vice President Andrew Petrich to Larry Thomas and Linda Thomas; T56N R97W (N2) Lot 62 MUNICIPAl. COURT Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court before Judge Sylvia Gams recently were: Tyler M. Harvey, 18, expired registration, fined $60 Thomas M. Hoffman, 27, 26 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $120 Troy S. Pittman, 35, seat belt violation, fined $25 Michael S. Jarvis, 47, seat belt violation, fined $25 Bradley M. Coyne, 26, 27 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $130 Darryl J. Muhs, 49, Joliet, Montana, 28 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $140 Destiny M. Hultgren, 25, Laramie, seat belt violation fined $25 Jennifer Beal, 50, seat belt violation, fined $25 Lola M. Larsen, 52, seat belt violation, fined $25 Anthony L. Saracemi, 59, 28 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $140 Sarah J. Willis, 25, 26 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $130 Michael D. Pope, 66, seat belt violation, fined $25 Echoann M. Natschke, 22, Regent, South Dakota, 27 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $140 Katrina L. Outland, 27,Olympia, Washington, no seat belt, fined $25 Michael P. Reese, 29, Billings, Montana, 30 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $160 Susan Mickelson, 35, 25 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $45 Joshua T. Klebenstein, 22, 27 mph in a 20 mph zone, fined $140 Suzanne C. Willis, 61, seat belt violation, fined $25 Harry L. Elder, 59, improper backing, fined $60 For speeding in a 30 mph zone: Steven G. Montanez, 38, 39 mph, fined $86 Tyrell P. Humphreys, 16, 36 mph, fined $74 Kenneth Harvey, 56, 39 mph, fined $86 Derek M. Stone, 46, 38 mph, fined $82 Individuals are local residents unless oth- erwise noted. CIRCUIT COURT Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- rington recently were: Derek S. Leonhardt, 21, no vehicle registra- tion, fined $60 Janet E. Kinser, 47, 36 mph in a 30 mph zone, fined $74 Jesse A. Rodriguez, 41, breach of peace, fine suspended, 6 months probation and 37 days in jail Dennis A. Brossman, 56, seat belt violation, fined $25 Lewis E. Hansen, 46, 37 mph in a 30 mph zone, fined $88 Michael S. Kvia, 28, 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, fined $100 Shanna Ramirez, 26, 40 mph in a 30 mph zone, fined $100 Karen L. Vinzant, 59, stop sign violation, fined $100 For speeding in a 65 mph zone: Benjamin A. Coy, 37, 81 mph, fined $78 Joshua L. Collins, 35, 75 mph, fined $60 Elbert O. Sowerwine 3rd, 65, 78 mph, fined $69 Virginia R. Norris, 36, 79 mph, fined $72 BY BRENDA TENBOER Micah Maas, 22, of Greybull was sentenced in District Court last Thurs- day to serve a two- to four- year sentence in prison after repeated probation vi- olations. Maas was initially sen- tenced to the Wyoming State Penitentiary in 2007, but the sentence was sus- pended and Maas spent only 60 days in jail. He was placed on four years super- vised probation. Since his arrest in this case, Maas has spent a con- siderable amount of time in jail on various Depart- ment of Probation and Pa- role holds and was convict- ed of another crime after six grams of cocaine were found at his home in Au gust 2008. The two- to four-year prison sentence means Maas will be transported to the Wyoming Medium Cor- rectional Institution in Tor- rington, where he will go through the classification process. Also in District Court: Jessica Thompson en- tered five pleas of not guilty during an arraignment hearing last Thursday. Court documents allege Thompson sold two oxy- codon tablets to an under- cover Lovell police officer on July 21, 2009. It is also alleged she sold hydrocodon to an undercover officer on three separate occasions in August 2009. A fifth charge of accessory before the fact is listed on the warrant al- leging Thompson helped a friend sell a controlled sub- stance in September. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk, a $10,000 fine or both. Cranfill ordered a pre- sentence investigation and a jury trial will be sched- uled. A sentencing hearing for former Basin resident Quinton Vavra was contin- ued at the request of his at- torney and rescheduled for 10 a.m. June 17. Vavra al- legedly used Big Horn Ru- ral Electric credit cards and charge accounts to make personal purchases. Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday Slight chance of thunderstorms 74 / 52 Friday Numerous thunderstorms 76 / 47 Saturday Just a few thunderstorms 74 / 45 Sunday More settled weather 76 / 48 Monday Redeveloplng thunderstorms 72 / 45 :]Fll -= [.], ,= rml; Residual moisture wilt cause a few isolated thunderstorms on Thurs- day. Another batch of moisture and a weather disturbance moving m on Friday will bring in more numerous showers and thunderstorms which will then redevelop on Saturday too. Sunday looks to be the pick day of the weekend with warmer drier weather conditions. rVl'~J~ :(=.+. [+ IIolPI~ i L'EITI: "::-.++::.: ~.~+-.:+~ . ~..+: so-+,.?" .. ...... ........ "+.+L 70S 1 401" "~. Lovell Greybull ,. "+"--o~....... Average High/low 751~:~H~/IOY# : : : : ;t~:[48 .....-- " .... ~leateetea "~' " ~'~'~ Record High/Low 98 in 1969. 30 in 195t Record High/Low 99 in 2000. 33 in 1990 ..... ....... ..... "...J@O~I40s .... ~.~. +--,~.. Average P~ecip. O:." A~t~mgls P~/.,. 0+32" : .,.~ ............. ~ Wetland~ii :lecord 24hr, Precip. 0.79" in 1940 Record 24hr. Precio. 1.01" in 1983 .... %,,.,. 7~" ~ 70s/=10s .., " Jet Stream Forecast for 06/07 Sunrise & Sunset .~ :.~7"- :'~-'.': Sunrise Sunset , .~ ...." .~. +-I~. e ~ i ~--~,~;']i~.. Tlll~t~'::::/:::5~:'M:~:~4~l:I~IFriday 5:35 AM 8:49 PM ::~:::,~~': ...... ::~'I@Os#"~S'~" Sunday 5:35 AM 8:50 PM .... .-~ MnnCl~y 5:39 AM 8:42 PM " ~... National Weather Service Forecasts: http:llWWW.cm.noaa.gov/riw/index.htr~ Big Horn Lake - Temperatures will be warm for the first _-" -- -- --e_;- I - -.'( : full weekend of June. Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms will be possible. Reservoirs Storage (more-feet) % of full pool Res. Ioflo,ReL Outflow BighornLeke 978~82iO : ~,4% ::~