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! ........ :::;,..If!! L. I i' ' * ' . , ,, r, .,~ d. j k ,~;~. '/';' ~:' "~ ....... 'l'*hl'"Hilii'hi*l,,iMm....,,, .... .,, I',n,l. illa!iiHl,lll What's Inside ... New Dist. One SRO 5 Hyart Board honored 6 Council supports bike racks __ 13 Journey along Route 66 15 LOVELL, WYOMING - VOLUME 109, NUMBER 14 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 "75 Senior Drake Welch glares at Lovell High School Spanish teacher Bob Weber during Favorite Sports Team Day for homecoming Monday morning. Dressed as twin nerds during homecoming Twin Day Tuesday are Garet Fowler, left, and Sloan Colvin. DAVID PECK PHOTOS ':/ BY DAVID PECK Ifs three days down and two to go for the Lovell High School 2014 Homecoming celebration with the theme "Light My Fire." The fun began Monday with Favorite Sports Team Day, and Tuesday was Twin/Couple Day, capped by a powder puff football game. Wednes- day was Superhero Day. Thursday is Class Color Day, with seniors wearing white, juniors black, sophomores purple and freshmen green. Friday is Bulldog Day. The annual chili and cinnamon rolls dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the Lovell Elementary School Cafeteria, fol- lowed by the spirit walk at 7:15 to the LHS Johnny Winterholler Gym for the annual pep rally, followed by a bonfire. The pep rally will include class competitions, the LHS dance team, the recognition of fall sports teams and activities and the announcement of the homecoming royalty. Classes are making a class flag or banner to go along with the theme, sponsor Katie Hernandez said, and the week features a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students have been putting money in jars to nominate their favorite teachers - Hernandez, Danielle Malson, Bob Weber, Bret George and Supt. Dr. Rick Woodford. The teacher with the most 0ney bythe end of the day Thursday will geta pieface at the pep rally. There will also be a 50/50 raffle at Friday's football game. There will be two culminating athletic events Friday. The Lovell Bulldogs will host Rocky Mountain for volleyball matches at 3 (fresh- men), 4 (JVs) and 5:30 p.m., followed by the Bulldogs taking on the Pi- nedale Wranglers on the gridiron at 7 p.m. A street dance will follow the football Posing on Twin Day Tuesday for the LHS Homecoming celebration are (l-r) Katie Powell, Teann Tippetts, Mya Meier and Tori Aiken. Freshman Mandi Baxendale sprints for yardage during the powder puff football game Tuesday night, part of this week's homecoming festivities. Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday The North Big Horn Senior Center is sponsoring a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Center, located at 757 Great Western Ave., in Lovell. A raffle is also under way for a handmade quilt. Tickets are available at the Center and the winning ticket will be drawn at the event. A 50/50 raffle will also be held the day of the event. A continental breakfast will be served courtesy of North Big Horn Hospital. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Alzhei- mer's Association for research that may help understand the disease. BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Main Street Proj- ect has finally made the big jump. After weeks at Montana Avenue, the east detour has moved two blocks west to Kansas Avenue, almost totally freeing the down- town business district to normal traffic. The move was made Tuesday evening. With the recent progress made; and with the Extreme Weight Loss show being filmed on Main Street Saturday, Proj- ect Supt. Lloyd Wulf of Reiman Corp. said at Tuesday's public project update meeting that the concrete and water and sewer crews would not work this com- ing weekend, working through Friday and resuming work on Monday. Wyoming Dept. of Transpor- tation Public Relations Special- ist Cody Beers said Tuesday that Wilson Brothers Construction has about three weeks of excava- tion and pipe replacement to go, currently digging between Idaho and Jersey and working west to Hampshire. After last week's cold snap, the weather has been perfect this week, Beers said, and is forecast to remain good for some time to come. He said the goal is to fairly quickly move the east detour to Jersey Avenue to free SEE 'MAIN STREET PROJECT,' page3 BY PATTI CARPENTER work being down was a big thing Administrators reported to for us at our school." trustees at the Big Horn County He said it delayed students School District No. 2 board meet- getting their iPads because the ing held on Sept 8 that the first network was unavailable to set week of school began with the them up properly. He said they compute.r network down and a received them on Monday, Sept. power outage but ended well. 8, which was later than expected. "Well, it was a challenge, but"I think it's going well, everything went well," said Lovell though," he said. "The kids are Elementary School Principal really excited about it and we're Cheri Hoffman. "We had a powertaking things kind of slow. I think outage, and we had the networkwe made some good decisions not down. I had one teacher comment to let them take them home right that the only thing that hadn't away." happened was the sewer going He said he thought the teach- down and about a half hour later ers at the middle school had a it did. But in the end everything very good start to the year and worked out all right" he commented that the two new District Supt. Rick Woodford teachers at the school were doing added that it was an opportunity a "phenomenal job." to learn that a lot of the emergen- "It's been a bit glitchy, but I cy lights didn't work at the school, think overall it's been outstand- and said the district needs to get ing," said Hazen. them fixed Special Ed director Jeanette "We found lights, and we Ohman reported that her depart- moved to different classrooms,ment is excited about having a The teachers were great," saidnew teacher at the high school. Hoffman. "They were very flexible The special education students at and they made everything work the high school are displaced right out OK." now because the construction Middle School Principal Doug isn't finished on their classrooms, Hazen added, "We found the net- but Ohman said they are excited about moving into their new area will go about working on their in the near future, which will in- curriculum plans for the district. clude a kitchen and a shower. "It's a system that will main- LHS Principal Scott O'Trem- tain a level of autonomy in the ba was not present to give a schools, but as a system I think report, it will unify us and provide a lit- tle more cohesiveness than we've TEACHER TRAINING had in previous years," he ex- Woodford informed the board plained. "So we're excited about it on some staff activities that took and it is something we'll be work- place during the first week teach- ing through over the next several ers reported for duty, which was years. It's not a quick, get-it-done a week before students reported type of thing. It's a process." to school. The activities included a number of trainings including FACILITIES UPDATE suicide prevention training, some Woodford said a week prior to advancED training and learning the start of school some individu- about the concept of professional als expressed doubts that school learning communities and teach- would start on time, but it did er collaboration, start on time "In the old days, the curricu- "Honestly, if you walked lum director would sit down in his through on the first day, you or her office and work it through," could walk through the classroom explained Woodford. "Those days wing and almost forget that it was are over Now teachers are very a construction zone," he said. "It involved and it is a collaborative looked like a school for the first process. I think it's exciting work time in months." and in the end we will be better He said the contractors met because of it." their deadlines and any construc- He said all three schools will tion that's still happening is hap- submit plans by the middle of Oc- pening after hours. He said there tober, which will include what is still a large punch list that the their teams look like and how they contractors are working through. The family and consumer sci- ence and music classes are still displaced, and students are be- ing bused to the middle school as well as to lunch. He expected the cafeteria to be up and running within a few weeks. He added the multi-purpose room will be ready for use around Oct. 1 and the ad- ministrative wing and family and consumer science areas are ex- pected to be ready around Oct. 15. He reported the new strength and conditioning facility is well under way and is currently wait- ing for lights and flooring mate- rial to be installed. He said the equipment that will be used by students is in the process of being planned and ordered. "We're going to spend a good chunk of money on equipment," he said. "It doesn't make sense to spend nearly $1 million on a facil- ity and not put nice equipment in there. It would kind of defeat the purpose." He said the equipment is ex- pected to cost slightly less than $80,000. He said Athletic Direc- SEE 'CONDITIONING FACILITY GETS NEW EQUIPMENT,' page 3 The Lovell Chronicle, 234 E. Main, Lovell, WY 82431. Contact us at: 548-2217o www.lovellchronicle.com