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12 I The Lovell Chronicle I September 13, 2012 Join Big Horn County Library on Mon., Sept. 24,5 pm at Washington Park (behind the Basin Libary) Wyoming Author of the Walt Longmire Series Dinner" Book Signing" Silent Auction" Live Music $25/person. Tickets available at all Big Horn County Libraries. This event is a fundraiser for the BHC Library Foundation Endowment Challenge. State Legislature matches raised money 3 to 1! LOVELL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Xhursday, Sept. 20 7:00 p.m. Multi-purpose Room Organizational Meeting for upcoming year. Cancer patients, care givers, family members, survivors... Everyone is welcome. NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER 548-5200 * 1115 Lane 2 * LovelL WY 82431 ' www nbhh corn Digital X-rays (limits radiation for patients) Oral Hygiene Instruction (to maintain healthy smiles) Routine Exams and Cleanings Deep Cleanings Sealants Night Guards Space Maintenance Fillings Crown and Bridge Bleaching Root Canal Therapy Extractions Implant Restoration Dentures Dr. Jeremy W. Hill Dr. Jaime J. Hill Hill Family Dentistry we try our best to make your dental treatment accessible. Hill Family Dentistry is an in network provider for Delta Dental of WY and Blue Cross Blue Shield of WY. Now accepting Medicaid. FAMII?( I)I!NTISTRY PC 1110 Beck Ave in Cody, WY (307) 527-HILL (4455) LUMPS + BUMPS Ken Ferbrache, MPAS, PA-C Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 Ken Ferbrache, MPAS, PA-C will be checking bumps, lumps, moles, growths, and other skin abnormalities for only =10! Call North Big Horn Hospital Clinic, 307-548-5201, to schedule your appointment. 'rth Big on 'italistrict NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC: 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, WY 82431.307-548-5201. North Big Horn Little League Call for Board nom,nabons am mllaMe: League Secretaw = Fundraising Coordinator -Umpire in Chief  T-ball/Coach Pitch Coordinator :*-Equip Manager , Reid/Facilities Manager JRayer Agents = Grant Research & Writers , Median NBHLL needs additional hands and voices to join the 2012-2013 board. NBHLL is looking for an additional six to eight board members. If you have kids in Little League baseball and want to see additional growth and improvement, we could use your help. NBHLL is in its third season and going strong. Nominate yourself or someone else who has a keen interest in the program and we will talk to them to see if they are inter- ested in accepting the nomination. To nominate someone call league president, Doug Arnold at 307-254-0140 by September 13, 2012. Next board meeting is Thursday September 13 at 6 pm, Lovell Firehall. Elections to be held at October meeting. in WORLAND I = - Intense Innovation Tuesday, Sept. 25 Networking Breakfast 8--9A Session, lunch included 9A--4P $75 A $300 value, cost reduced thanks to RCDI grant assistance. Worland Community Center, 1200 Culbertson Ave The way to wealth is innovation. The Manufacturing-Works team of lnnovation Black Belts in partnership with the NWC Center for Training & Development will be conducting a course on how to create new ideas. For more information, contact the NWC Center for Training & Development at 30Z754.6062. join us on It was originally reported in the Basin Republican Rustler on August 23, 2012 that Big Horn Co-op, Overland Express and WYDOT submitted fuel supply bids to Big Horn County School District No. 4 (Basin) for the present school year...and, that the school board accepted the bid proposal submitted by the Wyoming Department Of Transportation. Big Horn Co-op acknowledges the bid process as being equitable to all parties involved when businesses par- ticipate in the process and their bid information is presented without bias. In as much ms we dislike losing a bid to a competitor, we fully recognize that such an outcome is a distinct pos- sibilit.. We kiowingly accept that as part of the process. We could vigorously debate the concerns presented to the school board regarding the inadequacies of the unsuccessful bidde, which included 'allegations that breakdowns could easily result from drivers incorrectly blending their own fuel, that safe fueling sites were lacking and that credit card usage by drivers creates an apparent inconvenience when buses are on extended trips. We resist anything more than simply suggesting that a modest anlount of training and education might nullify these questionable obstructions. Instead, our prefer- ence is to address the most offensive issue in this entire matter, which is the intrusion of State Government into private enterprise. While it may be allowable by statute, it begs the question as to whether a government entity should be competing for business in a marketplace that has been, and could continue to be, more than adequately serviced by existing businesses. Given the serious state of the economy, would it not be more prudent to serve the public good by utilizing the infrastructure already in place through the private sector, than increase governmental services at 'taxpayer expense? We are keenly aware of the investment made tO install fuel handling systems that meet the federal and state s "tandards required to sell retail petroleum products, as well as the ongo- ing costs for frequent testing of those systems, training of people and system modifications that result from regulatory, changes. We are questioning whether WYDOT is held to the same set of rigorous regulatory, s 'tandards as are imposed upon those of us in the private sector. If so, that is how it should be. We are fairly certain, however, that we shoulder the financial brunt of regulatory compliance to a much larger degree and have witnessed a reduction in the number of retail competitors as a result. In short, the ability for the private sector to remain viable into the future is very dependent upon being able to generate profitable sales volumes today from a relatively modest sized market. We applaud the position taken by school board member, Audra Crouse, who recog- nized and factored into her vote the significant level of finandal contributions that flow to the schools and community, events from local businesses. With its newly found revenue stremn, we'll be looking for WYDOT's ad on the sports calendar and in the year book from now on. They'll work their way up to county, fairs and event sponsorships over time. Our intent is not to needlessly cry foul, but to bring to the public's attention what we perceive to be an injustice by a State Government that is big enough to push us in whatever direction they want to go. Will this one event result in our demise or the demise of a competi- tor? Probably not. Did it pinch a nerve? Absolutely! Big Horn Coop Farm & Ranch, Hardware, Home & Garden Center Greybull 307-765-9656 Basin 307-568-2217 Worland 307-647-4281 Riverton 307-856-3785 Buffalo 307-684-9561Powell 307-754-3491 Lawn & Garden, Hardware, Paint, Plumbing, Irrigation, Electrical, Automotive, Oil, Seed, Crop Protection, Convenience Store, Propane, Sulk Fuel, Fertilizer, 24hr Fuel Islands, Rental, Tires, Lumber (Greybull)