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6 The Lovell Chronicle I August 28, 2014 DAVID PECK Heading into the school on the first day of classes last Thursday at Rocky Mountain Elementary are Zoey Davison (left) and Addy Admidin. facebook Turnout for primary set at 65 percent Emblem, Greybull post top precinct voting percentages BY NATHAN aSTER Sixty-five percent of Big Horn COunty's registered voters cast ballots in the Aug. 19 primary election. While that percentage tops the statewide turnout -- set at 46 percent by Sec- retary of State Max Max- field -- and the 59 percent turnout for the 2012 pri- mary, it lags behind the last two primaries in which county department heads and the state's top five elected officials appeared on the ballot. In 2006, turnout was 71 percent. In 2010, it Was 72 percent. The 65-percent turn- out this year is a reflec- tion of numbers provided this week by the Big Horn County Clerk's Office. The total does not include new voters who registered on Election Day. Countywide, the 5,548 registered voters cast 3,628 ballots. The county continues to see an increase in absen- tee ballots. Annette Dillon, the deputy elections clerk, said the county clerk's of- fice mailed out 599 absen- tee ballots and that 559 of those were returned. In the 2012 primary, the one county post that ap- peared on the ballot was a single seat on the commis- sion. This year all the de- partment heads were up for re-election. Most ran un- Votes Registered Precinct % Cast Voters* TH S THURSDAY Burlington 61% 181 296 Emblem 73% 44 60 o Manderson 60% 104 173 Shell Cowley Deaver 70% 62% 53% 199 296 58 284 477 108 BHC 65% 3628 5548 * Does Not Include New Voters Who Registered on Election Day opposed. In the GaP races that were contested, Kim Adams topped incumbent Michelle Burns for county attorney, Serena Lipp won a four-way race for clerk of the district court and Felix Carrizales and John Hyde outpolled Keith Grant to be the Republican nomi- nees for two seats on the commission. With 73 percent of its registered voters (44 out of 60) going to the polls, Emblem finished with the highest voter turnout in last week's primary. Oth- er precincts that topped the 70-percent mark included Greybull at 71 percent (811 out of 1138), Shell at 70 per- cent (199 of 284) and Basin at 70 percent (572 out of 8O8). Frannie and Deaver had the lowest turnouts, each coming in at 53 per- cent. In Deaver, 58 of 108 cast ballots. In Frannie it was 54 out of 101. Statewide numbers were lower, according to a release from the office of Secretary of State Max Maxfield. "Based on unofficial re- sults from the county clerks, voef %firnout for the prima- ry election was 46 percent of those who are registered to vote," said Maxfield. According to State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger, that percent- age is comparable to turn- out for the primary elec- tions in 2010 and 2006, when the five state elected officials were on the ballot. Voter turnout in the 2010 primary was 51 percent and 46 percent in the 2006 primary. "Turnout is generally much higher for the gener- al election," Nighswonger explained. "So if history re- peats itself, we'll likely see a lot more people at the polls on Nov. 4." Solid Waste Board member resigns BY BARBARA ANNE GREENE Big Horn County Sol- id Waste Board member Aaron Kania submitted his resignation to the board at their meeting last week. His last meeting as a board member will be Sept. 16. Kania said that he is very happy about what the board has been able to achieve over the last few years. "We've made some strides in responsibly han- dling the solid waste issues of the county," he said. The county commis- sioners will appoint a re- placement to finish out the last two years of Kania's term. Kania said the board meeting last week was fair- ly short with the majority of the meeting focusing on the construction schedule for the south end transfer sta- tion. The proposed schedule was presented to the board by Howard Johnson of In- berg-Miller Engineers. The schedule shows the project should go to bid December 2014 or Jan- uary 2015. The target com- pletion date is the end of 2015. OTHER BUSINESS The financials were presented by bookkeeper Cynde Braten. The total re- serves/other cash accounts total $15,13,519.57. The net income for July of 2014 was $45,226.65. The board went into an executive session to dis- cuss a personnel matter. Upon returning to the regu- lar meeting the matter was tabled until the employ- ee could be present for the discussion. J Town of Lovell Labor Day 00arbage Route Schedule The Monday, Sept. 1 route will be picked up Tuesday, Sept. 2. GRAND OPENING Sunshine & Company under new ownership at 108 Main St., Byron Monday, September 1 New hours: 5am-8am & 3:30pm-8:30pm Wilcoxsons ice cream, Jet smoothies, flavored iced and hot coffee, flavored hot cocoa, teas, and steamers. First 25 customers get a free fudge bar. Punch cards will be available. Call in orders accepted (307-272-2630 or 307-272-8729). Follow us on Facebook! Need a DOT physical? We have four certified medical examiners available for anyone needing a DOT physical. Call 754-7257 for an appointment. Powell Valley Hea[thcare ,PC eLerV,tD, tSmeh, rkWu=l,M.D. Do Slice Pizza for Lunch r SlicePizzaS 5o' I . . I Pepperonl Pizza I Pizza On The Run I Pizza On ! (Thursdays Only in Lovell - 11am-lpm) I The Run EWS ovgsi ,,,.,,^ o,eo -- -uo ::: : ::...: .i,. :L,,.:.,..,. ........... ili i  = i: ii ............... i North Big Horn Hospital Clinic will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day. lorth B q(orn '(o!pira('ltrict NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC 1115 Lane 12 Lovell, WY * 30%548-5201 www.nbhh.com . J 1.800.354.2911 tctwest.net [] :[] v@ q%rth B g orn osp00val 00smcv 111s Lane Lovell, WY - 548-5200" www.nbhh.com September 2014 Outreach Clinics NEUROLOGY Allen Gee, M.D. September 12 1-307-578-1985 CARDIOLOGY K. Scott-Tillery, M.D. September 2 1-406-238-2000 UROLOGY Richard Meher, M.D. September 1-800-332-7156 ORTHOPEDICS Jimmie Biles, M.D. September 24 1-877-372-4537 PODIATRY Big Horn Foot Clinic September 3 & 18 1-888-950-9191 FOOT CLINIC 307-548-5226 for appointment and information GENERAL SURGERY Charlie Welch, M.D. October 1-307-587-9800 ORTHOPEDICS DERMATOLOGY Jared Lee, M.D. Jared Lund, M.D. September 8 October 1-307-578-1955 1-800-332-7156 www.nbhh.com Please use the clinician's phone number as listed to schedule an appointment. ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT the North Big Horn Hospitol ond New Horizons Core Center provide services to persons utilizing the fociUties without discriminotion bosed on roce, color, notionol origin, oge, sex, religion or hondicop.