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6] The Lovell Chronicle I August 19, 2010 www.LovellChronicle.com DAVID PECK PHOTOS Lovell candidate for mayor Stephen Fowler presented a slide show during the North Big Horn County Meet the Candidates forum last Thursday night at the Lovell Community Center. It must have helped, because Fowler advanced to the General Election in November with a solid second-place finish in Tuesday's Primary. Lovell Mayor Bruce Morrison addresses the audience at the North Big Horn County Candidates Forum Thursday night at the Community Center. Morrison topped the ticket in Tuesday's Primary to advance to the General Election. I / / / NBHH seeks commission support Voters re-elect Noyes, Anderson BY KARLA POMEROY Big Horn County Clerk Dori Noyes was re-elected to her third term, edging chal- lenger Cynde La Counte 1,933 to 1,613 in Tuesday's primary election, according to unofficial results from the Big Horn County Clerk's of- rice. Most precincts were tight but Noyes carried Lovell 572-362. She also won Cowley 211-104, Deav- er 49-26, Frannie 33-18, Burlington 102-90, Hyat- tville 47-21, Manderson 58-49 and Shell 133-57. La Counte carried Greybull 383-365, Basin 331-243, Otto 46-29, Emblem 20-16 and Byron 106-75. Noyes said, "I'm thank- ful that the people of Big Horn County believe enough in me to give me another four years." As clerk, Noyes said, she was pleased with how the election went and the unofficial results. The can- vassing board will meet at Dori Noyes 1 p.m. Thursday to certify election results. Big Horn County Asses- sor Gina Anderson won re- election to a second term by defeating challenger Teri Hill by 800 votes. Unofficial results show Anderson with 2,162 votes to Hill's 1,305 votes. Anderson said, "I ap- preciate the support of the community and putting their faith in me for anoth- er four years. I love this job Gina Anderson and I will continue to learn. That's what I like is a chal- lenge." Anderson won all 13 precincts in the county, her largest margins coming in Basin, 372-203, Shell 149- 40, Lovell 531-365, Cowley 199-96 and Greybull 412- 335. With no Democratic candidate (barring an eligi- ble write-in), Noyes and An- derson will be unopposed in the General Election. for expansion project Municipal election Morrison, George, Peterson, Yates and Cordner top the ticket in local mayoral races BY DAVID PECK Eight candidates were eliminated and 25 will sol- dier on in the General Elec- tion with the possibility of additional write-in nomina- tions as voters made deci- sions in their respective mu- nicipal elections Tuesday in north Big Horn County. In Lovell, incumbent mayor Bruce Morrison top- ped the ticket with 327 vo- tes unofficially (48.5 per- cent) to advance to the General Election in Novem- ber, and he will be joined on the ballot by challenger Ste- phen Fowler, who received 171 votes (25.4 percent). Jim Szlemko ran a strong third place with 100 votes but will not advance to the General, nor Garrett Pike, who received 68-votes, rThe- ved 48 votes (23.3 percent). Carl Watts garnered 31 vo- tes, Gary Gruell 23. Both were eliminated. There was one write-in vote cast. Dennis Cozzens top- ped the ticket in the Byron town council race, recei- ving 96 votes to advance to the General Election. Alan Bair was second with 71 vo- tes and will join Cozzens on the ballot in November along with Karma Sanders (65 votes) and Linda Ne- Ville (55 votes). Finishing just out of the running was Andy Petrich, who received 51 votes. Jeff Langston re- ceived 21 votes. There were also 25 write-in votes cast, not enough for someone to break into the top four. In Frannie's four- way race for mayor, Jack BY KARLA POMEROY North Big Horn Hospital CEO Rick Schroeder and Foundation Coordinator Ja- net Koritnik came to the Big Horn County commissioners Tuesday seeking a letter of support for the hospital's master plan. Schroeder said the master plan has four phases with total cost "in today's dollars at $33 million." The first phase is estimated at $4.63 million and they are se- eking $400,000 from the State Loan and In- vestment Board and wanting support from the commission and from the Lovell Town Council. Schroeder said he will be going to the council in September, just prior to the application deadline of Sept. 16. The SLiB will be meeting in January and likely will have a few new members after the Novem- ber General Election. Schroeder said the first phase will be to construct a new providers clinic. Cur- rently, the hospital has nine visiting spe- cialists and six providers but only eight pa- tient rooms and one small procedure room. Physicians have to share office space and there is no room for a nurse manager. The two-story 15,000 square-foot buil- ding will house the North Big Horn Hospi- tal Clinic on the main floor, which will ne- arly double the space of the current clinic. ces and more patient rooms. - ....... The second floor will house physical, occupation and respiratory therapy, Schro- eder said. The building will be located southeast of the main entrance and the helicopter pad will be relocated. The new facility will allow the physi- cians to see more patients since the lack of space results in fewer patients being seen by all providers. With the additional spa- ce, Schroeder said, they hope to increase the number of specialty providers coming to the clinic, as well, including a pediatri- cian. With the vacation of the clinic to the new building, the phase includes relocating the emergency room to that side of the buil- ding, which will provide more space than is currently available and allow the hospital to meet HIPAA compliant regulations with the ER, something they are unable to do with the current configuration of the ER, Schroeder said. Realizing the $400,000 is just a small portion of the $4.63 million, Schroeder said they have been working with Richard Ha- wley of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's office to find additional funding sources and he is op- timistic that they will be able to fund the re were also-eightwrite-in votes recorded. In the Lovell council race, incumbent Bruce Wol- sey topped the ticket with 462 votes unofficially to ad- vance to the General, along with Rick Banks, who recei- ved 433 votes. There were also 83 write-in votes cast, leaving the possibility that there could be two more candidates for council on the General Election ballot. In Byron, Bret George received the most votes in the four-way race for mayor with 103 (50 percent) to ad- vance to General Election. He'll be joined on the ballot by Gary Petrich, who recei- Cordner topped the ticket with 27 votes - 26 in Big Horn County and one in the Park County, unofficially. Nadine Kreutzer was se- cond with 5 votes but may not advance to the Gene- ral since there were also 18 write-in votes, two in Park County, leaving open the possibility of a write-in no- mination. Harold Curry re- ceived 2 votes, Jason Dixon 1 to be eliminated. In the race for council, incumbent James Beard re- ceived 24 votes (two in Park County), incumbent Mar- ty Roedel 23 (two in Park County), Richard Kelly 18 (one in Park County) and Gayla Hazen 14, but there were also 20 write-in votes (one in Park County), lea- ving election judges to de- termine the final General Election ballot. All candidates advance to the General Election in Cowley and Deaver. In Cowley, both Joel Peterson and current councilwoman Carolyn Bar- nes will be on the ballot in November in the race for mayor, but Peterson recei- ved a decided edge on Tue- sday, garnering 187 votes (77 percent) to 50 for Bar- nes. There were six write-in votes. Incumbent David Ban- ks topped the ticket for the Cowley Town Council, recei- ving 20.3 Yots, while Diane Badge was'a strong second with 146"tes. Frani Bri- mhall received 67 votes. All three will advance to the General Election, and there were also six write-in votes cast. In a battle of current councilmen, Fred Yates re- ceived the most votes for mayor of Deaver, garnering 32 votes to 22 for Don Wen- strom Jr. Both will advan- ce to the General Election. Two write-in votes were cast. Incumbent Mark Coz- zens received 47 votes for the Deaver Town Council, Gary Fulbright 37. There were also nine write-in vo- tes cast. It will provide room for small, modest offi- first phase. Filing for district boards continues BY DAVID PECK Names have continued to trickle in to the Big Horn County Clerk's office for those filing for special district boards - school boards, hospital boards and others - to be elected at the General Election on Nov. 2. Filing for the special district boards began on Aug. 4 and continues through next Monday, Aug. 23. Applications can be picked up at district offices for school board candidates, from administrative secretary Cindy Werner at the hospital or from the clerk's office in Basin. According to the clerk's office, the fol- lowing persons had filed by Monday: North Big Horn Hospital District- Pat- rick Ballinger Sr. of Deaver (Deaver-Fran- hie seat, incumbent), Linda L. NeVille of Byron (at large, incumbent), Bruce Wack- er of Lovell (at large, incumbent) and Dee Cozzens of Lovell (at large). North Big Horn Senior Citizen Ser- vice District - Dueane Calvin and Agnes Haskins of Cowley and Ron McClure, Lo- retta Tippetts and Barbara C. Walker of Lovell - all incumbents. School District No. 1 - David Monk of Cowley (Area D, Cowley, incumbent), Tri- cia Despain Aagard of Burlington (Area C, Burlington) and Diana S. Ballinger of Deaver (at large). School District No. 2 - Marianne Grant, Judy Richards and Bruce Jolley, all incum- bents. Fire District No. 1 - Michael Leonhardt of Cowley. Fire District No. 5 - Dan Zwemer of Dearer. Cowley Cemetery District - Lila Steed, Jan Ellis and James Donley. Deaver-Frannie Cemetery District - Gary Patterson, LaMoine Sorenson and Fred Wambeke. Treasurer, clerk of court mis- identified Big Horn County Treasurer Becky Lindsey and her husband have been married 29 years. The number of years was incorrectly published in the special county and state election edition Aug. 12. Also, Becky Lindsey was misidentified under her pho- to. She is the county treasurer. Also misidentified in her photo_was Vickie Larchick. Larchick is the Clerk of Dis- trict Gourt. Both candidates were unopposed in Tuesday's primary election for the Republican nominations for their respec- tive offices. Micheli carries Big Horn County in GOP governor race Meyer topped the ticket in Greybull with 221 votes, but the race was close. Simpson received 188 votes, Mead 176 and Micheli 162. In Basin, Meyer garnered 169 votes, Simpson 151, Mead 144 and Micheli 99. Mead topped the ticket in Frannie and Shell. Statewide, unofficial vote totals reported Tues- day night have Mead edging Meyer 29 percent to 28 per- cent - 30,272-29,558 - for the Republican nomination with Micheli close behind with 27,592 (26 percent). Simpson finished fourth un- officially with 16,673 votes (16 percent). Big Horn County matched the statewide to- tals in supporting Leslie Petersen, a Lovell native, for the Democratic nomina- tion for governor. Petersen received 120 votes in Big Horn County, Pete Gesar 58, Chris Zachary 25, Al Hamburg 22 and Rex Wilde 18. Cindy Hill won big in Big Horn County as she did statewide in the race for the GOP nomination for super- intendent of public instruc- tion. Hill received 2,019 votes in Big Horn County, incumbent Jim McBride 718, Trent Blankenship 440 and Ted Adams 180. Mike Massie, unopposed on the Democratic ticket, received 218 votes in Big Horn County. The Cynthia Cloud- Bruce Brown race for state auditor followed suit in Big Horn County as Cloud edged Brown 1,724-1,530. Cloud also won the state- wide race 51-49 percent. Rep. Cynthia Lummis won the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Rep- resentatives with 83 per- cent of the vote statewide, and she did even better in Big Horn County, receiving 3,036 votes (87 percent) to 428 (12 percent) for chal- lenger Evan Slafter. Unop- posed David Wendt received 230 votes in Big Horn Coun- ty for the Democratic nomi- nation. All other races featured unopposed candidates: Max Maxfield for Secretary of State (GOP), Maxfield chal- lenger Andrew Simons (Dem) and Joe Meyer for State Treasurer (GOP). Both Sen. Ray Peterson (R-Cowley) and Rep. Elaine Harvey (R-Lovell) were un- opposed to retain their seats in the Wyoming Legisla- ture, as was Lorraine Quar- berg (R-Thermopolis) in far south Big Horn County. BY DAVID PECK Big Horn County pret- ty much followed the state- wide trend in votes for Wy- oming's top five elected officials, plus the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, with one exception. Voters here favored Ron Micheli for governor, but Micheli finished third in the seven-way race for the Republican nomination, ac- cording to unofficial results that left Matt Mead with a slight edge over Rita Meyer for the GOP nomination. Micheli received 1,341 votes in Big Horn County, earning 37 percent of the vote, while Mead received 838 votes (23 percent), Rita Meyer 721 (20 percent) and Colin Simpson 667 (18 per- cent). Alan Kousoulos re- ceived 21 votes, John Self and Tom Uben 9 each. Micheli was strongest in Lovell, where he received 466 votes to 206 for Mead, 142 for Meyer and 135 for Simpson. He was also strong in Cowley with 155 votes to 100 for Mead and in Byron: 116 votes compared to 24 for Simpson and 23 for Meyer. Micheli also topped the ticket in Burlington, Otto, Hyattville, Mander- son and Emblem.