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June 11, 2015 1 The Love. Chronicle I 11 Bighorn Canyon NRA own equipment are wel- is again offering a guided come to join for a total of kayak program this year 15 participants on each on the Big Horn Lake. outing. All participants Programs will be present- must call ahead and reg- ed on both ends of the ister with Bighorn Can- lake. yon NRA. The programs will cov- There will be an oppor- er proper paddling tech- tunity to meet the guides niques, self-recovery of and become familiar with a capsized kayak, gener- the equipment on July 18 al safety precautions and during the Friends of Big- fun facts about Big Horn horn Lake Day at Horse- Canyon presented by park shoe Bend. rangers, Chief Interpreter To register for pro- Christy Fleming said. grams on the South Dis- The excursions will be trict call the Bighorn Can- offered free of charge on yon NRA Visitor Center a first come, first served at 548-5406. basis. Room in the park All trips are subject to equipment is limited to cancellation at the guide's 10 participants. Up to five discretion in case of bad participants with their weather. Registered par- ticipants will be informed do so as soon as possi- if there is a cancellation, ble to allow us time to fill "If you must cancel your vacancy," Fleming your reservation, please said. South District Programs June 20 July 3 Time Description 10:30 a.m. - 1 Horseshoe Bend p.m. 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Horseshoe Bend : to Crooked Creek (Full Moon Paddle) 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet the Guides 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ing to Medicine Creek a.m.- 1 10:30 p.m. Horseshoe Bend to Crooked Creek l hlie Notic NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR TAX DEED TO: Christopher & Elizabeth Guenther, EO. Box 144, Byron, WY 82412 The holder of Certificate of Purchase No. I 7796 issued on Sep- tember 13, 2012, gives notice of intent to apply for a tax deed to the real property reflected in said Certificate of Purchase. The applicant purchased the real property for 2011 delinquent taxes at the BigHorn County tax sale on September 13, 2012. The real property was taxed in the name of Graham, John T. and the present owners are Christopher and Elizabeth Guenther. The real property is described as follows: Drainage N2 OF 1 17 OT LESS W 150'. The redemption period will expire on September 26, 2015, and application for the tax deed will be made on or after September 26, 2015. Find Your Park ram to Bighorn Canyon NRA cautions visitors about high water Applicant is not aware of any special assessments against the property. feature Bighorn Canyon Publish: June11,18, 25, 2015 The National Park Ser- some of the local area parksThe lake level on June but sites are starting toPub/it Notice vice is celebrating its centen- firsthand, including Bighorn 9 at the Bighorn Canyon go under water. When the nial in 2016, and as part of Canyon, Little Bighorn Bat- National Recreation Arealake reaches 3,646 all sites NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR TAX DEED the celebration the Park Ser- tlefield, Pompey's Pillar and was 3,643, three feet into at Black Canyon will be To:Mr. StevenMinemyer, P.O. Box334, Byron, WY82412 vice has launched the "Find Chief Plenty Coup State Park. the flood pool and is expect- underwater. Your Park" campaign, which On May 30-31 the Big- ed to rise for the next cou- There are no docks at Be Advised That: is directed toward people who horn Canyon staff hosted Vic- ple weeks, park officials an- the Medicine Creek camp- have not already explored the toria Hfll as part ofa Find Your nounced this week. ground. Docks at this site On September 13, 2011, RSG Enterprises, LLC purchased the many National Park units Park special assignment. The Due to high water there are only available when following real property for 2010 delinquent taxes: CP#I17559, Parcel and other public lands that small group kayaked a little is a sizable amount of drift- lake levels are being main- No. 99-000-012-00285. The real property is described as follows: IRRI- celebrate our nation's many more than seven miles from wood and other debris intained between 3,635 and GATION: S 110' OF E 163' 3 20T. wonderful cultural and natu- Ok-A-Beh Marina to Black the lake, Chief of Inter- 3,640, Fleming said. Parts The real property was taxed in the name of Steven Minemyer, ral resources. Canyon campground. The trip pretation Christy Fleming of the Barry's Island trail and the present owner is Steven Minemyer. Applicant is not aware of At the Bighorn Canyontook a little over two hours, said. to Medicine creek will beany special assessments against the property. National Recreation Area, the The group camped overnight "In several turns of theunder water at lake level staff has begun to build part- at Black Canyon and paddled lake there are driftwood3,646. The swim beach ar- The redemption period will expire on September 18, 2015, and nerships with many state and back to the marina, rafts with large trees in eas at Ok-A-beh and Horse- the application for the tax deed will be made by RSG Enterprises, LLC federal parks to draw people A short story about this them," Fleming said. "These shoe Bend are minimal dueon or after September 18, 2015. into local sites in 2016. trip will air on Thursday June driftwood rafts can cause to high water. This notice is sent pursuant to Wyoming Statutes 39-13-107 and One of the partnerships 11, on Montana This Morning serious damage to props." For current lake con- 39-13-108. is with Q2 TV in Billings. In as well as the 5:30 and 10:00 The high water is also ditions or help planning a June and July, Montana This news shows. Victoria willaffecting the Black Can-visit, visitors may call theDated this 18th day of May, 2015 Morning anchor Victoria Hill share all of her adventures to yon and Dayboard 9 camp-Cal S. Taggart Bighorn will participate in activities each of the parks on Sunday, grounds. These camp- Canyon Visitor Center at RSG Enterprises, LLC that will let her experience July 5, on Face the State. grounds are not closed, 307-548-5406. ger district office to relocate next week to Greybull Employees of the Med-tion will be disrupted until south of Greybull. Wheel / Paintrock Rang- icine Wheel / Paintrock Monday, June 22, when the The ranger district will er District. For the last Ranger District are prepar- new office is scheduled to also be renamed with the of- 19 years, employees have ing to move to their new of- open in Greybull. rice relocation to Greybull. worked from both loca- rice in Greybull next week. "As anyone who has The Medicine Wheel tions. When the new office The last day the Lovell moved likely knows, moving Ranger District, headquar- opens, the ranger district office, located at 604 East schedules don't always align tered in Lovell, and thewill be known as the Med- Main, will be open to the as planned," said district Paintrock Ranger District, icine Wheel Ranger District public is Monday, June 15. ranger Dave Hogen. "We'll formerly headquartered in with all employees working Beginning June 16, services do our best to keep the dis- Greybull, were administra- in Greybull. such as purchasing firewood ruption to a minimum." tively combined in 1996, An open house at the permits, visitor map sales The newofficeis located with both districts' names new office will be held later and general visitor informa- at 95 U.S. Highway 16/20combined as the Medicinethis summer. Publish: May 28, June 4, and 11, 2015 Public Notice NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR TAX DEED TO: Harold E. & Louise/k Potter, EO. Box 63, Byron, WY 82412 The holder of Certificate of Purchase No. 1 17793 issued on Sep- tember 13, 2012, gives notice of intent to apply for a tax deed to the real property reflected in said Certificate of Purchase. The applicant purchased the real property for 2011 delinquent taxes at the Big Horn County tax sale on September 13, 2012. The real property was taxed in the name of Harold E. & Louise A. Potter, and they are the current owners. The real property is described as follows: IRRIGATION 70' X 134.5' OF N2 BEG 95' NE COR 1 26 1 ST. The redemption period will expire on September 26, 2015, and application for the tax deed will be made on or after September 26, 2015. Big Hom Coun Commi ioners'. May 19, 2015 minute cont. and recommended approval of the Marathon pipeline revised flood plain development permit. Hyde moved to approve the flood plain development permit for the Marathon Pipeline Company, the motion was seconded and carried. Hill will attend a meeting in Burlington regarding their desire for community growth. Fred Werner- BHC Maintenance: Werner gave an overview of SLIB funded projects and their progress. Game and Fish observed the owl on the courthouse roof and determined the project can pro- ceed on the remainder of the building with no harm done to the owl. Hyde gave an overview of the Lovell Annex rental/lease situation. The use review group agreed by consensus to recommend a rental agreement as the preferable course of action. The rental agreement will be $2,500/month with the Town of Lovell responsible for snow re- moval and landscaping. As the agreement is developed other issues will be ironed out. Discussion indicated the rental rate is fair based on past information and should cover approximately 80% of the costs to operate the building. There was discussion about terms and the need for a 180 day termination notice. Hyde will start a draft of the agreement. Jason Beal - Emergency Management Coordinator: Beal pre- sented the process for hiring a consultant for the update of the Pre-Di- saster Mitigation Plan: After consultation with WY Homeland Securi- ty five requests were sent to potential vendors and one response was received. A second consultant was interested but unable to perform the task during the required time frame. Beck Consulting was the winning bidder. The County Attorney reviewed the proposed con- tract. Beal presented the contract for approval, Hyde moved to ap- prove the contract with Beck Consultant services for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan update as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Hyde highlighted the need to include some information re- garding impacts of natural disasters on the economics of public land uses in Big Horn County. Smallwood presented Old and New Business: Smallwood pre- sented new legislation offering elected officials' workers compensa- tion insurance beginning July 2015, Hyde moved to provide workers compensation insurance for all elected official in Big Horn County, the motion was seconded and carried. Smallwood presented a letter from Karen Mahan, WY Department of Public Health Nursing, requesting permission to initiate a search for open positions in Big Horn County Public Health and asking for a letter from the County letter granting approval to proceed with recruitment. Hyde moved to approve the let- ter as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Hyde moved to approve the multipurpose fair building use agreement with School district #4, the motion was seconded and carried. A. Dillon present- ed the HUB International insurance renewal questionnaire and topics for discussion regarding county coverage on buildings and vehicles. Lindsey presented comments from the County Attorney regarding the franchise renewal with Charter Communications. Ewen suggest- ed Lindsey contact Adams for assistance in changing certain language in the contract Lindsey gave an update on the Schieider Well/Deav- on Energy issue and reported a file relating to the well missing from the County Attorney's office. Further investigation will be done. Cliff Winters - BHC Weed and Pest: Winters gave an over- view of payment issues with an ongoing Firewise project between the Greybull dyke and the river channel, reporting that sprouting salt cedar and russian olive requires further treatment. Winters stated that maintenance is a 5 year project. Hyde asked why the county is involved within City limits. Carrizales requested that C. Wedeveld (Firewise) explain the grant and ongoing maintenance. Smallwood will request clarification from Wedeveld. Sue Taylor - Grow Big Horn County: Taylor attended and re- quested a minute to present a revised funding request/formula for support of Grow Big Horn County. The revised formula is based on percentages funded by all involved. Taylor suggested that Towns were waiting for County action, Ewen shared he had not received any contact from towns. Carl Meyer returned to present a grant/aid application for the additional 25 feet of apron work at the Greybull Airport. Meyer clari- fied this was an application only and funding will require an additional Commission approval. Hyde moved to approve the grant request as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. Hyde moved to go to executive session to discuss potential lit- igation, the motion was seconded and carried The session was adjourned with no action taken Old and New Business Continued: Hyde moved to approve a 24 hour malt beverage permit for the Branding Iron for the PEAKS event in Shell. SmaUwood presented bids received for a vehicle for the County Coroner. Due to timing 2015 fleet pricing and bids were not available from most venders. Hyde moved to approve up to $45,000 for the County Coroner to select and purchase a vehicle for Coroner office use, the motion was seconded and carried. Minutes for the May 5th Commission meeting were presented. Hyde moved to ap- prove the May 5th minutes as presented, the motion was seconded and carried. The rifle for a 2005 Rhino owned by Sheriff's department was presented for signature to transfer to new owner. Hyde moved to approve the transfer of the 2005 Rhino, the motion was seconded and carried. 2015-2016 Commissioner Scholarships were reviewed with the following awards made. Casey Banks, Denice Escalante and Dylan Ohman. Alternate recipients will be William Despain, Anthony Estes and Jessica Whetham. Smallwood presented Good of the County Items and Mail: Fi- nancial Statements: Ken Blackburn - BHC Sheriff (April 2015); Lori Smallwood- BHC Clerk (April 2015) Monthly Report(s) and prepared correspondence review: BHC Falrboard (April 2015); North Bench Drainage District Assessment Roll 2015; Byron Solid Waste Disposal Dist. Minutes (April 2015); Weed & Pest Minutes (April 2015) Bonds: Douglas Crouse-North Bench Drainage Dist. ($10,000); Nancy Robi- son-South End Water Users Improvement Dist. ($50,000); Margaret Rock Deaver/Frannie Cemetery Dist. ($5,000); David Monk-Cow- ley Drainage Dist. ($1,000); Spencer Ellis - Cowley Drainage Dist. ($1,000) Hyde moved to adjourn, the motion was seconded and carried. STATE OF WYOMING ) COUNTY OF BIG HORN ) I, Lori Smallwood, County Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Board of the County Commissioners, do hereby certify the above and fore- going to be a full, true and complete copy of proceedings of the Com- mission on May 19th, 2015 Board of County Commissioners Big Horn County, Wyoming /s/Jerold S. Ewen, Chairman /s/John G. Hyde, Member /s/Felix Carrizales, Member Attest:/s Lori Smallwood, County Clerk, Clerk of the Board Published: June 11, 2015 Applicant is not aware of any special assessments against the property. Publish: June 11, 18, 25, 2015 Town of Lovell NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT Pursuant to W.S. 16-6116, notice is hereby given that the Town of Lovell has accepted the work on the Town of Lovell, Lovell Camper Park Restroom Project, #PME-091401 in Lovell, WY, as completed ac- cording to the plans and specifications and rules set forth in the con- tract and that McCollam Service and Construction is entitled to final settlement therefore. Upon the 41st day 0uly 22, 2015) after the first publication of this notice, the Town of Lovell, under whose direction of supervision the work has been carried out will pay to McCollam Service and Construction the full amount due under the contract. All persons, firms, or corporations who have any claims for work done or materials furnished on said public work are hereby notified that final payment will be made to McCollam Service and Construction in ac- cordance with the terms of the contract on July 22, 2015. This section does not relieve McCoUam Service and Construction and the sureties on their bond from any claims of work or labor done or materials or supplies furnished in the execution of the contract Publish: June 11, 18 and 25, 2015 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Wyo-Ben, Inc. of Billings, Montana has applied for a regular min- ing permit amendment from the Land Quality Division of the Depart- ment of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. The mining permit amendment area for the mining of bentonite will be located in: T58N R97W Sections 23, 24, 25,26 in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The area is approximately 4.5 miles east of the town of Frannie, Wy- oming, and immediately south of the border of the state of Montana. The proposed operation is scheduled to begin September 2015 and continue until the year 2027. Information regarding the proposed mining operation and recla- marion procedures may be reviewed in the office of the l and Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Lander, the office of Wyo-Ben, Inc. at 2700 Rd. 26 Greybull, Wyo- ming, or the Big Horn County Clerk's Office, Basin, Wyoming. Writ- ten objections to the proposed mining operation must be received by the Administrator of the ] and Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality, Herschler Building, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, before the close of business August 3, 2015. If an objection specifically requests a public hearing before the Environmental Quality Council, a public hearing shall be held with- in twenty (20) days after the final date for filing objections unl~ess a different period is stipulated to by the parties. The Environmental Quality Council or Director shall publish notice of the time, date and location of the hearing or conference in a newspaper of general circu- lation in the locality of the proposed operation once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks immediately prior to the hearing or conference. The hearing shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. 16-3-101 through 16-3-115), and the right of judicial review shall be afforded as provided in that act. All parties as given in W.S. 35-11-406(j) will be mailed a copy of this notice. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conserva- tion Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan as required in W.S. 35-11-4060) Publish: June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 2015