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i ' September 10, 2015 I The Love, Chronicle I 15 olns BY PATTI CARPENTER Ross Borden hadn't planned to be a special ed- ucation teacher, but a field work experience with an autistic child inspired him to change the course of his educational career. "I changed my major a ton of times, but the expe- rience I had with an autis- tic student in Cody changed it for good," explained Bor- den. "I really enjoyed working with the student. Though my mom worked as a para in the special ed- ucation field, I never real- ly considered it until after that experience." Borden joined the staff of Lovell Middle School this ROSS BORDEN year as a special educa- tion teacher. Though origi- nally from Maryland, Bor- den grew up and attended as s share math shortcuts with school from the sixth grade Billings. taught him. forward in Cody. He grad- This is Borden's first his students. He said he's "She was one of the uated from Cody High teaching job, having grad- learned a few tricks along hardest teachers I ever School and attended North- uated from MSU in May. the way and his studentshad," he said. "Getting an west College for two years, He said he's still "learning seem to benefit when he A in her class was almost where he studied secondary the ropes" after only a few shares those tricks withimpossible, but I learned so education. He continued weeks of working at LMS them. He said he also likes much from her. She influ- his education at Montana but is enjoying being part to read out loud to his stu- enced how I looked at read- State University in Bill- of what has already im- dents and to have a discus- ing and writing and that ings, where he earned con- pressed him to be an excel- sion about the reading ma- had a huge influence on current degrees in special lent school, terial afterward, how I feel about education. education and health and "I've already learned soBorden said he was in- She had a huge impact on human performance, which much," he said. "Every day spired to go into the edu- my decision to go into the he said is "a fancy name for I learn something new, and cation field by a few excep- educational field." P.E." every day I feel more com- tional teachers he had the In his spare time, Bor- Borden said he devel-fortable. This is a great good fortune to encounter den enjoys hunting and oped an interest in "adap- place to be. I feel so lucky to during the course of hisfishing. He also enjoys tive P.E." after working be teaching here and work- own education. One teach- swimming and skiing, hav- with special needs chil- ing with such a great group er in particular stood out ing competed on teams in dren in programs like Ea- of students." among the rest, so much so both sports while attending gle Mount and the Special Borden said one of his that he wrote to her recent- Cody High School. He cur- Olympics while studying in favorite things to do is to ly thanking her for all she rently lives in Powell. BY PATTI CARPENTER The doctors argued intion that would clarify that their employees. Employer ten not covered due to the Some legislators ex- Representatives of the their testimony before the their monthly fee is notGreg Wilson of Heart Moun- extremely high deductibles pressed concerns about the Joint Labor, Health and So- committee that the service a type of insurance. They tain Farm Supply testified of many of today's policies, limit on services provid- cial Services Interim Com- delivery model fosters asaid making this distinction that he provides this type He also said the cost of ad- ed and penalties that may mittee convened in Lovell better provider/patient re- clears the way for a more of membership as a bene-ministering thQse policies is be included in contracts for on Aug. 24 and 25 to review, lationship because doctors simplified method of deliv- fit to his employees to sup- about 41 percent of the cost early cancellation of a mem- among other matters, an in- are able to focus more on an ering basic health care that plement the major medical of the policy, bership. A member of the teresting piece of legislation individual patient's needs is not subject to government health insurance policies Tracey said the in- Wyoming Hospital Associa- that would clear the way for rather than on the billing red tape and regulations, the employees purchase on creased communication be- tion expressed his concern Direct Primary Care medi- requirements of the insur- especially the regulations their own. tween patients and theirthat, without regulation, a cal practices, ance provider. In addition to dictated by the Affordable Though the program providers can lead to de- patient with high medical Drs. Robert Chandler regular office appointments, Care Act (Obamacare). has been shown to decrease creased malpractice claims, needs could be terminated and Michael Tracey of Pow- they said they are also freed Dr. Tracey explained the per capita cost of ba- due to increased patientfrom such a program at a ell explained the relatively up to have more contact that the membership is sim- sic health care to individu- satisfaction. He said doctors time when he needs it most. new model for health care with patients, ilar to a gym membership, als like doctor visits, gener- find themselves more satis-Medical student Ga- services delivery, which fo- They argued that, since There are no co-pays for of- al checkups and some other fled, too, because they are len Mills testified that he cuses on providing prima- the direct primary care sys- rice visits and no insurance routine services, it does not able to focus more on pro- went into medicine to com- ry care services to patients tem is a flat rate fee system, companies are involved in include major medical costs viding services than billing bine his love of science with through a monthly "mem- the system is more cost ef- the process. He noted that, like emergency room visits, for services, his desire to help people. He bership" fee, rather than fective and provides bet- in his practice, the sys- surgeries, visits to special- Some of the negative said this model appealed through a health insurance ter patient care. In their tem allows him to interact ists and high dollar testing aspects of this type of plan to him because it would al- plan. opinion, the current insur- with his patients in many like MRIs, and colonosco- were also discussed, some of low him to focus on caring In such a program, pa- ance-based system forcesways (in person, via text, pies, normally covered un- the more obvious ones being for his patients. He said the tients pay a relatively small doctors to focus too much by phone, email or through der a major health insur- that the cost of the member- idea of practicing medicine monthly fee (usually less care as a "revenue stream," home visits) without worry- ance plan. ship can not be applied to- using this model was very than $100 per month) in looking for treatments that ing about how the insuranceDr. Chandler recom- ward any major medical in- appealing to him. exchange for basic med- are billable versus treat- company will pay him. mended patients maintainsurance deductible, it can The discussion is ex- ical services like routine ments that are best practice He said that some very insurance policies for those not be claimed as a deduc- pected to continue at the doctor's visits. The fee is and most cost effective for small employers, who are"big ticket" items. He not- tion on taxes, it can not be next committee meeting based on the patient's age. patients, unable to afford expensive ed that those policies are paid for through a health that will take place in Oc- In their practice in Powell, They asked the commit- insurance policies for their designed for catastrophic savings account or counted tober. In particular, some 307Health, Drs. Chandler tee, which Consists of both employees, are already tak- claims not primary care. He to fulfill the requirement for legislators expressed an in- and Tracey charge month- state representatives and ing advantage of the ser- said about 80 percent of the individuals to have a health terest in examining how the ly rates from $20 to $75 per senators, for support of an vices offered at 307Health health care delivered is for insurance policy dictated by patient/provider contracts month per patient, upcoming piece of legisla- by providing policies toprimary care, which is of- the Affordable Care Act.could be regulated. Town of Lovell Liquor Lieen_e -s Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSES FOR THE TOWN OF LOVELL, WYOMING September 10, 2015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the applicants whose names are set forth below have filed applications for renewal of their Retail Liquor Licenses or Restaurant Liquor Licenses in the Town of Lovell, Wyoming for the term of November 3, 2015 to November 2, 2016. The names of said applicants and the description of the places or premises which the applicant desires to use as the place of sale are set forth as follows: RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES (i) AUDREY BAY 195 West Main Street, Lovell, Wyoming 22' x 16' Room in front portion of building. d/b/a FOUR CORNERS LOUNGE (2 SHOSHONE BAR & GRILL, LLC. BY FINK 159 East Main, LoveU, Wyoming Room 94' x 24' in front half of 1st floor building. d/b/a SHOSHONE BAR & GRILL (3) BIG HORN FOODTOWN, INC. 9 East Main Street, Lovell, Wyoming Room 33' x 75' in NW corner of building d/b/a C R LIQUOR STORE (4) JACK W. BISCHOFF &cJANICE HILLMAN 40 Hwy 14A East, Lovell, Wyoming 40' x 80' room on south side of building d/b/a DIAMOND J BAR & LOUNGE (5) DICKERSON, INC. 575 East Main Street, Lovell, Wyoming 23' X 26' Room in SW Corner of building d/b/a COUNTRY STORE (6) MAVERIK, INC. 217 W. Main Street, Lovell, Wyoming 686 sq. ft. room in NW portion d/b/a MAVERIK of building RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE (1) ROSE CITY LANES, LLC 127 East 3rd Street, Lovell, Wyoming 10' X 12' room in center of Building d/b/a ROSE CITY LANES (2) RUSTY NAIL, INC. 483 Shoshone Avenue, Lovell, Wyoming 6' X 7' room in west portion of back dining room d/b/a BRANDIN' IRON RESTAURANT PROTESTS IF ANY AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF ANY OF THESE LICENSES WILL BE HEARD AT A PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 AT 7:00 EM. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 336 NEVADA AVENUE, LOVELL, WYOMING Valerie A. Beal, Clerk/Treasurer Publish: September 10 and 17, 2015 IN THE DISTRICT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT BIG HORN COUNTY, WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF ) NAME OF PAYTON DAWN DOWD and ) Civil No. HARLEY LYNN DOWD, By and through ) their mother, Sheena E. Tillett, ) 2015-000071 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME WHEREAS, Sheena E. Tillett, has filed a Petition with the Clerk of this Court for permission to change her daughters names from PAYTON DAWN DOWD to PAYTON BROOKLYN TILLETr and from HARLEY LYNN DOWD to HARLEY LYNN TILLETT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all parties opposed to this Petition should file notice with the Court before the Petition is granted. DATED this 21st day of August, 2015. /s/Serena K. Lipp Clerk of Court by /s/Cathy Munis Deputy Clerk Publish: August 27, September 3, 9 and 17, 2015 Public Notice Rocky. Mountain Power: Docket No. 20000 181.F_A.1F, PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Appli- cation of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) requesting authority to modify the contract term of its Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Quali- fying Facilities (QFs), as more fully described below: RMP is a public utility, as defined in W.S. 37-1-101 (a) (vi) (C), pro- viding retail electric public utility service under certificates of public convenience and necessity issued by the Commission. RMP is subject to the Commission's jurisdiction under W.S. 37-2-112. On August 26, 2015, the Company submitted an Application to- gether with testimony and exhibits requesting authority to modify the contract term of its PURPA PPAs with QFs. Specifically, RMP requests the Commission issue an order approving a reduction of the maximum contract term of prospective PPAs with QFs under the PURPA of 1978 from 20 to three years consistent with the Compa- ny's hedging and trading policies and practices for non-PURPA ener- gy contracts, and to align its IRP cycle. The Company also requests approval to modify its avoided cost methodology to reflect all active QF projects in the pricing queue ahead of any newly proposed QF requests for indicative pricing. RMP states it is necessary to reduce the maximum contract term for PURPA contract from 20 to three years due to a dramatic increase in QF pricing requests it has received in 2014 and 2015. RMP asserts the current Commission approved PURPA contract length puts retail customers at risk of harm due to significant and unnecessary expo- sure to long-term price risk. Further, RMP states that the 20-year max- imum QF contract term is inconsistent with the hedging policy put in place as a direct result of input from the Company's stakeholders. According to RMP, this change will uphold the ratepayer indifference standard under PURPA and protect Wyoming customers. This is not a complete description of RMP's Application. Interest- ed persons may inspect the entire application at RMP's Wyoming of- rices and at the Commission's offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, in- tervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before September 28, 2015. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or you wish to file a public comment, statement, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wy- oming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired per- sons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-481-EA-15 in your communi- cations. Dated: August 28, 2015. Publish: September 3, 2015 IN THE DISTRICT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT BIG HORN COUNTY, WYOMING IN THE MATI'ER OF THE ESTATE ) OF FRANK KUKIA, ) Deceased. ) Probate No. 2015-00029 IN THE MATI'ER OF THE ESTATE ) OF DOROTHY J. KUKLA, ) Deceased. ) Probate No. 2015-00030 NOTICE OF APPLICATION An Affidavit and Application has been filed in the Fifth Judicial District, Big Horn County, Wyoming, Probate No. 2015-00029 for a decree of summary distribution of mineral interests of Frank Kukla located in Big Horn County, Wyoming and an Affidavit and Applica- tion has been filed in the Fifth Judicial District, Big Horn County, Wy- oming, Probate No. 2015,00030 for a decree of summary distribution of mineral interests of Dorothy J. Kukla located in Big Horn County, Wyoming. If no objections to the applications have been filed with the Clerk of District Court in Basin, Wyoming within thirty days of the first date of publication hereof, the petitioner will ask the court to enter a decree establishing the right and rifle to then mineral interest of Frank Kukla and the mineral interest of Dorothy J. Kukla located in Big Horn County, Wyoming. DATED this 31st day of August, 2015. /s/Sandra Siel Kitchen (WSB#5-2143) Copenhaver, Kath, Kitchen & Kolpitcke, LLC EO. Box 839 Powell WY 82435 Attorney for Petitioner Publish: August 27, September 3, 9 and 17, 2015