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6 J The Lovell Chronicle ] September 13, 2012 WILD HORSE ADOPTIONS of bidding on horses after they were not bid on in the first round. The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Center was among those adopting hors- es at the event. The center used $550 of its budget to purchase two horses for an educational display near the center. An additional $3,000 went to build the required facilities to house the horses. Donations of labor, feed and the loving hands of many volunteers made the center's goal to create a living educational display a reality. Kaibab, a two-year old gelding was one of the two horses adopted by the cen- ter. He was gathered from Custer's band and his moth- er is named Fiasco. The colt has striking grullo coloring and classic Spanish mark- ings. He is diminutive in build and his friendly per- sonality pairs well with his new companion, a yearling female named Liesl. Liesl was noted by the BLM to be in "very poor con- dition due to hardships on the range" at the time she was gathered. A veterinar- ian at Britton Springs Cor- rals determined that she is for the most part blind. PMWHC director Lori Graham responded to her immediately when she saw her at Britton Springs and made it a goal to adopt her. "As it turns out, she is functionally blind according to the vet and now it makes sense why she got picked on by the other horses on the range and she probably nev- er had a normal life to run and play with the other ba- bies," said Graham. "This is going to be a great life for her here, I think the best possible life for her. She is safe now and will be well- cared for and loved." Liesl was adopted for a mere $125 after she was picked up in the lower Sykes area of the Dryhead far continued from page 1 lfated from her mother at a PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT DILLON Auctioneer Howard Lemm conducted the sale of excess wild horses gathered over the summer on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Britton Springs Corrals near Lovell. .......... i:i!:i : i =iii !:i!::i;i :: ,iii: ,' PATTI CARPENTER Two wild mustangs, Liesl and Kaibab, were adopted by the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center at a BLM auction of wild horses held on Saturday. The horses were gathered earlier this summer in an effort by BLM officials to reduce the number of horses living on the range. ab was adopted for a slightly higher price. Graham said she assumes Liesl was sepa- away from her mother Greta who is part of the mountain herd in Garcia's band. Kaib- very early age while the two were wintering in the lower range. In less than a week, Graham had the two hors- es eating out of her hand. Literally. Graham said she watched the condition of both horses improve dur- ing their stay at Britton Springs Corrals and ex- pects them to flourish in their new home, as they ad- just to a diet of plenty of nu- trition packed food. Already, numerous vis- itors have benefited from seeing the horses up close in a corral located next to the center, which serves as an educational resource for visitors to the area. The BLM successful- ly adopted out all 38 adult wild horses and seven foals at the special auction held at Britton Springs Corrals near Lovell. All of the hors- es were gathered during a six-wee k bait-trap gath- er on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range (PM- WHR), which straddles the Wyoming/Montana border. "The success of this bait-trap gather and adop- tion is largely due to the great working relationships the Billings Field Office has with the National Park Ser- vice, U.S. Forest Service, Pryor Mountain Wild Mus- tang Center and public," Field Manager Jim Sparks saidi/: ,The Pryor herd has a very passionate public fol- lowing and the BLM appre- ciates that - we can't man- age the herd alone." This is the first time a bait-trap method was used exclusively to gather what the BLM had deemed "ex- cess wild horses" from the range. The determination to gather the horses was con- ducted in accordance with the Environmental Assess- ment and Decision Record for a 2012 non-helicopter gather of wild horses within the PMWHR. The decision REDUCED MEDICAID a sustainable model, not- ing that the district collects about 65 cents for every dol- lar billed. "The only way to sur- vive is to share costs (with the hospital)," he said. "We have to maintain certain staffing levels, and some- times we have to use tem- porary, traveling staff." Noting the importance of the hospital and care cen- ter in the community, Pat- ten said the money generat- ed by the medical facilities is sometimes the "differ- ence between a community that thrives and a commu- nity that fails," but he add- ed that shifting costs to the critical access hospital is a short-term solution that would eventually "threaten the viability of the health care center." continued from page 1 Rep. Harvey said the Health Committee will con- sider the level of Medic- aid reimbursement rates as part of consideration of Wyoming Dept. of Health funding levels by Novem- ber 12-13, when the 2013- 14 supplemental budget is due. She said some parts of the budget are so frag- ile that they cannot take an 8 percent cut, and thus, the Dept. of Health is being considered for only a 4 per- cent cut instead. The Health Committee will make a recommenda- tion to the governor's office, which will make a recom- mendation to the legisla- ture via the appropriations committee, which will then bring the supplemental budget to the full legisla- ture in January. Walk to end Aizheimer's disease slated for Sept. 22 BY PATTI CARPENTER The North Big Horn County Senior Center is host- ing a Walk to End Alzheimer's disease on Sept. 22 in the parking lot at the center. This will be the 10th year the center has sponsored the event. Alzheimer's i alzheimer's -- is a disease that robs those af- flicted of past, present and fu- ture memories. In the more ad- vanced stages, assciatin'l, it robs them of their indepen- dence by taking away their ability to perform the most common, everyday tasks, like turning off the stove or putting on their shoes. Senior Center Director Denise Andersen thinks its important that the center sponsor the walk since the disease mostly occurs in an elderly population. "I thought this would be a good outreach for the cen- ter to increase awareness of the problem," said Ander- sen, "since most members of our center are at the age where the disease touches their lives in some way." The walk started in 1989. Since then, millions have walked to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association and to help fund research to find a cure for the disease. Andersen started the walk 10 years ago in Lovell after watching a close friend slowly decline from the disease. Participants are invited to walk as much or as little as they like. As always, Andersen and her crew plan to make the walk entertaining with fun laps designed to break up the monotony of walking around a track. Last year the fun laps included poker laps, kazoo laps, lip laps and bounce the ball laps. There will also be a quilt raffle to raise additional funds. The somewhat loose structure of the event allows both teams and individuals to make donations or collect donations for the cause. Andersen hopes the event will not only raise much needed funds to help find a cure for the disease but will also raise awareness. A table with information about the disease will be set up at the event. The event will take place on Sept. 22 from 8-10 a.m. For more information contact Andersen at 548-6556. involved extensive public involvement and paid heed to the recommendations of wild horse advocates. The Environmental As- sessment conducted by the BLM analyzed the effects of the decision to conduct a non-helicopter gather to remove excess wild horses within the PMWHR. Ac- cording to information re- leased by the BLM, the field office received about 1,000 individual comment letters and 63 unique com- ments on the preliminary Environmental Assess- ment, and considered those when making the final de- cision. "Really, this entire op- eration of selective removal through baiting is unprece- dented for the BLM," Wild Horse Specialist Jared By- bee said. "We actually gath- ered and handled about 150 wild horses without injuries or incidents involving the wild horses, the public or BLM staff." The gather and adoption operation: which includes the holding, care and feeding of the removed excess wild horses, was con- ducted by BLM and Nation- al Park Service personnel. Cam purpose Room Sat., Sept. 8 and Mon.-Sat., Sept. 10-15 7 am- 10 am No appointment necessan/ If you have any questions regarding the Lovell Health Fair or Blood Screening, contact Trisha Mangus at 548-5225. I'lpid func. $15 Hemogram (CBC) ~ Comp,ete bio0d count (CBC)of red and white blood cells and platelets Also screens for anemia nd leukemia and other disorders that affect the cells in your blo(d: ; over age 50. ,40. [::l =35 Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy ~ Provides an assessment of overall vitamin D status for the screening of deficiency or toxicity. This test measures both D2 and D3 together and reports a total 25-hydroxy vitamin D. Several factors are associated with an increase d risk of developing vitam!n D deficiency. I:l $Z5 lhyrd Panel-- "- 1'3, T, ~Additionatscreening that ncludes three levels for the  uke (THBR) "1'4 (thyroxine) and free Thyroxine index/calcula. 71 S25 Hemoglobin AIC ~ Measures historical blood sugar control for up to 3 months. This test is recommended at least twice a year for diagnosed diabetics. ,CRP levels can lisease: No cMfelne. $20 Ferritin ~ Indicates the level of high iron stored and can be useful in screening for hemochromatosis, anemia and some liver diseases. group and Rh type. icate potential for is used to determine Rh [ =!0 Colo Kit ~ Take home test to screen for risk of colon cancer. Your results will be available for you to pick up at your Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Lovell Community Center from 9 am to noon. Proudly sponsored/AI'.  .. locally by: '2OrTtl $ (Otl 9(o.ftaf istrfct 307-548-5225 www.wyominghealthfairs.com J