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June 12, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle 13 topic of Monday chamber meetin Mustang Days will highlight the next Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meet- ing to be held Monday, June 16, at noon at the Brandin' Iron Restaurant. The speakers for the meeting will be Linda Man- gus and Heidi Christen- son, presenting information about the upcoming Mus- tang Days celebration. Fair Manager Van- gi Hackney will also be at- tending and talking about this summer's events and fundraisers at the Big Horn County Fairgrounds. This month's "commer- cial" will be a representa- tive from CodeRed Tactical in downtown Lovell, who will be speaking about their business and the new taxi- dermy shop being opened by Ty Hecker inside the building. Additionally, Ben Steed with WyDOT will be avail- able to discuss the Main Street Road Construction thus far and answer ques- tions about the Film Festi- val and Mustang Days road openings. Call the Chamber office at 548-7552 or email lovell@ tctwest.net for more infor- mation or to RSVP. NWC lists 2013-14 graduates Local students were among the 238 students who graduated from North- west College in May. De- cember 2013 graduates are also listed. Northwest College, lo- cated in Powell, is a two- year, residential college of- fering transfer programs based upon the traditional arts and sciences, and oc- cupational programs which include strong general edu- cation requirements. Local graduates are: From Byron -- Brandon C. Asay, Rebekah L. Asay and Olivia Louise Spann (HON). From Cowley -- Shel- by Elizabeth Frost (HON, PTK, DEC). From Lovell-- Jar- ed Monk Asay, Morgan H. Baxendale (HON, PTK), Cassie Lei Beck, Hyrum B. Checketts (HON), Miran- da Jo Griffis, Pamela Lisa Hiser (HON), Stephanie T. Jolley (DEC), Jill March- ant, McKayan P. May, Mc- Call C. Ohman, Sinjin K. Smith (DEC), Nenette Alda Tapia-Mangali (HON, PTK), Jason Cole Tippetts, Jodi Walker (HON, PTK, DEC), Sarah J. Wilker- son (DEC) and Leanne K. Winterholler. (HON) = Honors Students (3.5 grade point average or better) (PTK) = Phi Theta Kappa (DEC) = December 2013 Graduate Byron June 26 meeting set for water, sewer rates; new budget BY BOB RODRIGUEZ Faced with a July 1 deadline to possibly imple- ment rate increases in wa- ter and sewer rates, as well as adopt a new budget, the Byron Town Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. in the town hall. The mayor and coun- be increased from the cur- rent $15 per month to $26 for the same period. Hop- kinson noted that the fee hikes are long overdue and are based on a recent eval- uation by Wyoming Water. Its report stated that under previous administrations the town's general fund has been subsidizing water and DAVID PECK Hail and a driving rainstorm struck North Big Horn County Tuesday afternoon, causing small hail to pile up as seen by this photo taken on a Lovell Main Street sidewalk during the storm. BY DAVID PECK The Hyart Film Fes- tival is offering a new in- centive package for local businesses as the big event nears. The fifth annual film festival plays June 19-21 at the Hyart Theatre in Lovell. According to Lovell Inc./Grow Big Horn Coun- cil voted 5-0 for the session iil to finalize details and to again offer property own- ers the opportunity to com- ment during the council's regular meeting Monday night, June 10, in the town hall. Councilor Alan Bair and Mayor Pam Hopkinson again led the move to en- courage public input, as lit- tle has been received. The possibility exists that water rates would go from the current $17.50 per month, which includes 3,000 gallons of water, to a basic rate of $19 monthly with a cost to be determined per 1,000 gallons. The latter will depend on several fac- tors, not the least of which is the coming price increase to the town from the Sho- shone Municipal Pipeline. The town's officials indicat- ed that a possible rate of $1.50 per 1,000 gallons is in the offing for Byronites, but the matter is under study. The sewer rate could ty CEO Sue Taylor, who helps festival director Jason Zeller with the event, new sewer costs to the tune Df this year is a local employer some $50,000 per year. i~ specml:i,n:'wl/{ch 10"c~ com- Bair and the mayor ob- panies can treat their em- ployees to "the Hyart Film Festival experience." Regular ticket prices are $5 per person i~er block at the door - with five total blocks of films offered - or served that in response to the report some rate in- Creases are appropriate us- ing a formula taking into account aspects including repairs and maintenance, equipment expenses, raw water costs and employ- ee payroll. Wyoming Wa- ter noted that the latter are not out of line. Under a re- vised ordinance, councils and mayors will review the situation and formula an- nually so that costs could be reduced once the big pic- ture is seen. The town just wants to break even, the mayor and Bair observed. Meanwhile, copies of the new water and sewer ordinances, as well as those regulating mosquito con- trol and copies and fax ser- vice plus the preliminary budget, can be reviewed at town hall. $3 per person for advance purchase through June 18. The employer special al- lows a business or company to purchase an entire festi- val pass for all employees for $6 per employee, which entitles the employee and one family member to at- tend all five festival blocks. That's a savings of up to $44 for two people. According to Taylor, the idea is for employers to pur- chase ~e festival pass for all i: em~103;ees as :ah: incen- tive, not l ick and chSose which employees want to go. The festival will offer something for everyone, Zeller said, with a special emphasis on comedy. Big Horn Fire District #2 is accepting sealed bids on the following: Sealed bids with the note of 'Fire Truck' noted on the envelope must be received by June 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM. Submit to: Big Horn County Fire Dist. #2 PO Box 823 Basin, WY 82410 To schedule an appointment to view, please call 307-272-6042 or 307-431-1554. Bighorn Canyon NRA campfire talks begin It is time for the camp- fire talks to begin once again at Bighorn Canyon NRA. The following is the schedule for June 2014: Fort Smith Afterbay Amphitheater 9 PM Horseshoe Bend Camp- ground Amphitheater June 14, 8 p.m. -- Do you see what I see? A close- up look (and more!) at Big Horn Canyon with Ranger Elgart. June 27, 8 p.m. -- Come learn about mountain men. Many mountain men used the Bad Pass Trail that runs through the Big Horn Canyon area. Ranger Wil- liams will wear moun- tain man clothes and fire a Hawken Rifle. Normally heavy on dra- mas, this year's festival fea- tures 13 dramas and 25 comedies, Zeller said. "I look at the list of films we have this year and just laugh, knowing what's com- ing," he said. "We've never had this much comedy., The five sessions this year include Thursday, 7-9 p.m., science fiction; Fri- day 7-9 p.m., guys and gals night; Friday 9:30 to 11 p.m., horror; Saturday 3-4:30 p.m., family friend- ly films; and Saturday 7-9 p.m., grab bag, a variety of themes. "We have more award-winning films this year than ever before," Zeller said. Harp to seek independent bid for commissioner BY KARLA POMEROY Basin resident Lin- da Harp is making a bid as an independent candi- date for Big Horn County commissioner. "People need to have a choice and one party on the ballot is not a choice," she said. "I still believe I can do good things for Big Horn County. I have the time. I have been retired since 2010. I have the time to do the job the way it needs to be done." Harp is now collecting 104 signatures to put her name on the ballot for the November General Elec- tion. The county clerk will have to certify that all sig- natures are registered vot- ers. Signatures are due by Aug. 25. "I've been talking to people all around the coun- ty for years and my passion hasn't changed," Harp said. 548-2217 Here's Lookin' at You, Lovell! Thanks for 35 Wonderful Years Dr" Rinch:d Jfnes' and to meet Dr. Jacob Despain Monday, June 16= 4:30-6:30 pm at Family Vision Clinic 1708 Stampede Avenue * Cody 307.587.2404 Friday, June 20, 2014 5:30 pM - 11:00 PM Big Horn County Fair Hall $20.OO per plate (must present ticket at door) Contact Fair Office for tickets 307-568-2968 or get with one of the Fair Board Members. Social Hour at 5:30 PM ~fi $15 per student, limited to t6 students Course includes how to care for a choking infant or child, basic first aid, Dinner at 6:30 PM personal safety for the babysitter, injury prevention, how to care for children Live Auction by Swenson's Auction (feediny) didpering, etc.),preventing'probiembehavior, behaviormanagement,ethics and babysitting as a business. at 7:30 PM Call Diana Ballinger, 307-548-5225, ,o register or for more information. Dance to follow o ,ore.by Lane 12 LovelI,WY www.nbhh.com Hyart Theater in Lovell June 19, 20 & 21, 2014 Thursday - 7 pm: Science Fiction Friday 7 pm: Guys & Gals 9:30 pm: Horror Saturday- 3 pm: Kids~Humor~Drama 7 pm: Humor~Drama www.lovellinc.org/downtown.html or call 307-548-6707 for more information