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June 28, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 Extreme fire danger: BLM urges caution The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/ Big Horn Basin District is warning the public that the fire danger rating through- out the WR/BBD is extreme and urges caution for those recreating on public lands. "We are experiencing a lack of moisture and unsea- sonably hot and dry condi- tions, which are expected to continue for the foreseeable future," said WR/BBD Assis- tant Fire Management Offi- cer Ryan Sundberg. "Please be fire safe while recreating this summer." Several large fires are currently burning in the Rocky Mountain area, some of which were human- caused. Sundberg cautions that wherever people are camping and recreating this summer, there will be plen- ty of cured vegetation that can easily burn. "Ensure your camp- fire is completely out before turning in for the night," he said. In addition, Sundberg urges people to be aware of the potential for a fire to spark when driving or rid- ing off-highway vehicles through tall grass. OHVs must be equipped with Soci- ety of Automotive Engineers approved spark attesters. The public is also reminded that the use of fireworks is illegal on public lands. Please report all wild- fires immediately to the Cody Interagency Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9954 or to 911. For more informa- tion about fire conditions, contact Sundberg at 307- 347-4790. BY KARl.& I DMEROY rice has to deal with a lot of one line item that is of con- Big Horn County Sher-unfunded mandates includ- cern is the amount of over- iff Ken Blackburn told the ing providing fingerprinting time in both law enforcement commissioners recently that services for employment for and the detention center. he was willing to make some a $5 rate and vehicle iden- Blackburn said he would de- concessions on his law en- t'ffication number checks for fend and stand by the over- forcement and detention $5. He said sometimes VIN time. He said the county has center budgets but to make checks require a deputy to go more county prisoners than major cuts would require di- to the vehicle and that costs ever before and a lot of over- rection from the commission- time and travel, time has come from several ers on the type of services In discussing some of his specific sexual assault inves- the county wants to continue capital improvement needs, tigations. to provide. Blackburn said the $25,000 "I'm willing to justify The commissioners metbudgeted for a jail floor re- every single minute of over- with several department placement can be eliminat- time,"he said. heads June 6 during a bud- ed as a resident has offered He added that according get workshop. They told em- to. replace the floor in return to the Uniform Crime Re- ployees that they are hoping for an old pickup the depart- ports, departments should to be able to fund depart- ment is not using, have a ratio of 3.6 officers ments at the current level He said the $25,000 per 1,000 residents and the while working to absorb a phone upgrade would im- county is at 1.6 officers per 15 percent health insurance prove the reverse 911 sys- 1,000. premium increase, tern. In discussing the deten- The county received a He is seeking five new tion center, Blackburn said bit of good news on the reve- vehicles. He said he has cut some agencies have cut back nue side late last week when back to having just one depu- on the number of prison- Commissioner Keith Grant ty on duty at a time, covering ers they are sending to the reported that the county the entire county, but that county. He said some agen- would receive its full PILT means the deputies are put- cies require two deputies for (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) ting a lot more miles on the transport so that increases payment for federal proper- vehicles, expenses. ty within the county that the "We can change the type Captain Deb Cook said county cannot assess proper- of services we offer if you di- with the Torrington medium ty taxes, rect us to. We can leave our security prison at capacity Funding is likely to be vehicles at the sheriffs of- based on staffing they hope gone the next year, however, rice, but that reduces our to be getting state prisoners The estimated revenue this visibility around the coun- again. year is $1.2 million, ty. We can refer all livestock Blackburn said the coun- While salaries and ben- calls to the brand inspector ty doesn't qualify for some efits account for the largest and all highway crashes to contracts because it doesn't expenditure in the county's the Wyoming Highway Pa- offer certain services like budget, the departments trol." He said referring calls GED programs. with the largest budgets are to other agencies means The approved budget for law enforcement and the de- residents will have a longer the current year for law en- tention center, wait for their complaints to forcement is $1,369,800 and Blackburn told the com- be answered and their needs the initial requested budget missioners, "When I present addressed, before items were omitted a budget I try to be proactive. "That's the challenge we was $1.98 million. The de- I need the commissioners to have here, finding the bal- tention center budget is at tell me where to be proactive ance between the budget and $1,682,896 currently with an and where to be reactive." services," Blackburn said. initial request of $1.94 mil- He said the sheriffs of-The commissioners said lion. Lovell Chronicle will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Advertising deadline will be Monday, July 2 at noon. Friday, July 6 Lovell Farmers' Market, Queen Bee parking lot, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Bighorn Lake Celebration Triathlon, Horseshoe Bend, 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 Cowley Riding Club Pioneer Day Rodeo Queen and Princess Contest, Cowley Rodeo Grounds, 6 p.m. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2nd Monday, board room, 7 p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month~ 9a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of Amedca, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed arfd Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support GrouP, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m NHCC multi-purpose room. Cowley Riding Club, 3rd Monday, 7 p.m 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Fdday, 1 p.m. Call Weedy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, place tba. Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pro. Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m call 548-9918 for loca- tion. Lovell Town Council, 2rid Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays at Big Horn Federal at 7 p.m contact Permillia, 272-8384 North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. North Big Horn Hospital Hometown Healthy Living, fst Tuesday, 7-10 am Lovell Community Center. All other Tuesdays at NBHH. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m North Fork room, West Park Hospital in eDdy. Pindroppers Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m Mayes Fabric, 406-788- 9689. TOPS @ WY169, every Sponsored by Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church basement in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 ~m. Tri-Mountain View Ms- LENDER sonic Lodge, 2nd FDIC Insured Thursday, dinner 6:30 7:30Pm"p.m.l dge meeting Big Horn WyDOT Driver Licens- Federal ing Facility open in Lovell every Tues- day, 9:30 a.m to 4 Greybul],Powdl, l"hennopolis, Cody, Worhmd, Lovdl p.m. Call the Lovell Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. Call Stormy, 548-2217, to advertise your business in our local business guide. I Your hometown guy Bruce Jolley Car Counselor 307-548-7571 "/Water lines "/Septic systems ,/Foundations 1785 Hwy 310, Lovell, WY 82431 "/Demolition "/Canal/Drain cleaning Brad Baxendale "/Gravel & Dirt 307-272-8072 ,/Roadways ,/Driveways 20 ton Track Excavator Mini-Excavator Loaders & Dump Trucks Skidsteer loader Motor Grader & Dozer Mr. FiX-It-Man Fixed Right & Right Away Garland J. 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Call us to see if you are eligible. We also have free washers and dryers for tenants. Call Nick Lewis 548-7586 Minchow's Service, Complete ~ervice Work E=mon Mobil Lubes r gsll~e~ll~: . .~ 1A~4 Inter~tateBatter~ ~ --"I~" Owned 3ince l~,J ram, i iiii iiiiiiiii i!iii!ii i i i i i iiiiii!iii ii !iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i i!i!iiii iiiiiii!iiiiiiii ii iiiiii iiii i !ii! iiJ $iM d wiii! ii i i iii iii i i i iii i i iii!iiiiiiiii i i iii Minchow's Food Court 353 E. Main, Lovell BUMPIE - the ice cream hut - America's Sub Shop Hamburgers Fries Tacos and more HALLMAN, EAGLER & HUNT, P.C. Attorneys at Law Jim Ha//man, Tim Eagler & Georgia Antley Hunt P.O. Box 469 535 Greybull Ave. Office: 307-765-4575 Greybull,WY 824216 FAX: 307-765-4543