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2 The Lovell Chronicle I September 24, 2015 BY DAVID PECK Tickets are still avail- able for the Kane Bus Tour sponsored by the Lovell- Kane Museum this Sat- urday, Sept. 26, museum board member and guide Karen Spragg said. The route will include the Kane town site, the Ma- son-Lovell Ranch, the John Blue cabin and the Kane/Io- nia Cemetery. Those taking the tour will be picked up at the Big- horn Canyon NRA Visitor Center at 10 a.m. The tour costs $15. Tickets may be pur- chased by calling the Home- steader Museum in Paw- ell at 754-9481, the Lovell Area Chamber of Com- merce at 548-7552, Spragg at 548-7212 or 272-0959, Rich Fink at 548-2965 or 272-1931 or Sharie Loe- gering at 548-7002. Those attending are asked to bring a sack lunch for the four- to five-hour trip, along with a jacket and walking shoes. Water will be provided. Bighorn National Forest planning fall prescribed burns The Bighorn National Forest has announced that several prescribed burns are planned to be conducted this fall. The prescribed burning projects are designed to re- duce hazardous fuels, im- prove wildlife habitat and improve range forage. The prescribed burns, shown below, will take place over the next couple months and only if favorable weath- er conditions allow. Medicine Wheel Rang- er District - Beaver Creek area near Hunt Mountain and in the Mathews Ridge area northeast of Hyattville, 1,350 acres total. Tongue Ranger Dis- trict - Prospect Creek near Granite Pass and Schuler Park near Burgess Junction, 1,000 acres total. Smoke may be visible from surrounding communi- ties. No road or trail closures are planned; however, short- term closures may be need- ed during active burning. Hunters and others vis- iting the Big Horns should be aware of prescribed burns in areas they plan to visit. BY BARBARA ANNE GREENE If you visit the South Big Horn County Landfill be- tween Basin and Greybull, you will notice that the con- struction of the transfer sta- tion has begun. Board members at the September meeting were ad- vised by landfill manager Gary Grant and Inberg-Mill- er engineer Howard Johnson that the construction would start the day after the meet- ing, which was held Sept. 15. The goal is to have the build- ing completed by Dec. 16, 2015. South Big Horn Coun- dled at the new transfer sta- tion. The board, engineer and two employees of the Wyo- ming Department of Envi- ronmental Quality (WDEQ) expressed their surprise that this type of waste was still coming to the landfill. Board member Carl Olson said he would talk to the hospital to find a solution. Craig McOmie of WDEQ briefed the board on possible changes in state legislation regarding transfer stations and closures in the future. One issue that will be ad- dressed is how small commu- nities are struggling to come DAVID PECK PHOTO 'Pink Ladies' (l-r) Emily Snell, Daryn Allred, Eliza Beck, Shelby Wardell and Kendra Price were good representatives of the 50s during Decades Day Tuesday at Lovell High School during Homecoming Week. BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Town Coun- cil voted Monday night to grant the Lovell Lodging Tax Board an expanded bud- get as the board looks to as- sist a local organization and place a billboard west of Cody. The request came before the council at its Sept. 8 reg- ular meeting, but the council tabled the agenda item un- til more information could be obtained. Lodging tax board members Craig Trum- bull and Joseph Shumway attended Monday's special council meeting. The council had bud- geted $8,000 for the lodg- ing tax in the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, but the lodging tax board recently request- ed $2,000 more: $1,500 for developing signage on the North Fork Highway near Cody and $500 for the Pry- or Mountain Wild Mustang Center for advertising and promotion. Town Clerk-Treasur- er Valerie Beal said there is enough money in the lodg- ing tax fund - more than can request funding to pro- mote tourism. Councilman Brian Dick- son said he was impressed with Maurine Rudnick of Pi- nedale, who spoke to mem- bers of the Wyoming As- sociation of Municipalities during a recent meeting. He suggested that the lodg- ing tax board contact Rud- nick about ways to promote tourism and use lodging tax monies. "I'm very impressed with what they've been do- ing with their lodging tax," Dickson said. Trnmbull said the Cat- tlemen Motel being open should help the fund grow locally, and he said an RV park might also start up. He also noted that the tax grows with increased tourism. "The more we do with the tax, the more it should help tourism," Trumbull said. He said it also might be worth looking into increas- ing the tax to 3 percent. It is currently at 2 percent and is paid only by those staying at local motels, not the general site work, the Powell Tri- bune and Cody Enterprise visitor guides, brochure dis- tribution, Big Horn Lake promotion via the Friends of Bighorn Lake and Mustang Guide printing. The council voted to ap- prove the lodging tax board recommendation for up to $10,000. DISPATCHING FEES The council voted to low- er dispatching fees for the Town of Cowley from $8,000 to $7,000 after Cowley re- ceived an estimate from the Sheriffs Office for $7,000. "I have no desire to get into a bidding war," said councilman Scott Allred, noting that if the town stays firm at $8,000 the town could get nothing. "If we drop to $7,000 they'll go with us," he said. "If we drop to $7,000 we get $7,000. If we keep it at $8,000 we get nothing." Deaver has already cho- sen to dispatch through the county since the Sheriffs Office provides law enforce- ment for the community, Allred said, but he stressed that the Lovell Dispatch increase North Big Horn Ambulance. "It's a huge benefit to have a local dispatch cen- ter. You cannot discount the benefits of hometown dis- patching. We benefit from a local dispatching center, but we need to figure out how to share costs." In other action Monday: The council voted Monday to authorize May- or Angel Montanez to sign an agreement between the Town of Lovell and Wilson Brothers Construction for the soon-to-begin sewer lift station project. The council had discussed the project at the Sept. 8 meeting, but no action was taken. It was noted at the ear- lier meeting that the start- up date for the project has changed from Oct. 5 to Nov. 2 to allow groundwater from nearby field irrigation to subside. The council held a public hearing for annual li- quor license renewals. With no public comments made, the council voted to approve renewals for the 4 Corners, Shoshone Bar, CR Liquor, ty Landfill employee Paul Mayfield gave an update to the board on his visit to the Douglas transfer station. He said it wasn't what he had hoped for, as none of the staff that loads was there to show him how the system works. "I didn't learn as much as I wanted," he said. Mayfield also asked how bio-hazard waste from the hospital was going to be han- up with the 25 percent match . $15,000 - to accommodate for the grant. McOmie had high praise for Big Horn County Clerk Lori SmaR ood (also in at- tendance) for the work she has done to administer the grant. "Kudos to Lori; you guys were the first ones out of the gate," said McOmie. "We just kind of handed you the reins." the request, but a budget amendment would be re- quired to allocate the addi- tional $2,000. Trnmbull noted that the lodging tax board is now fully functional after being mostly dormant for several years, with lodging tax flow- ing directly to the chamber of commerce for area promo- tion. Now, any organization public. Some Wyoming com- munities have a 4 percent lodging tax and some areas of the country more than that. Beal said it is important for any entity using lodging tax funds to clearly spell out how the money will be used since it can only be used for tourism promotion. The lodging tax budget calls for the tax to be used for web- Center dispatches more than law enforcement. It also dis- patches fire and ambulance emergency services. "I'm OK with it this year, but I'll go back to them next year and tell them we cannot continue to do this," Allred said of the price reduction for Cowley. "It includes fire and it includes ambulance. We dispatch Fire District No. 5 (Deaver-Frannie) and the the Diamond J Bar, the Con- oco Country Store, Maver- ik, Rose City Lanes and the Brandin' Iron Restaurant. The council voted to grant a 24-hour liquor per- mit to the Shoshone Bar for Oct. 31. Beal noted that the approval applies to all li- quor license holders in town if they choose to extend their hours on Halloween, as well. [ ~___~LJOJ~/2'A ] f Serving Northern'~ St. J0seph's | ~T,G Big HornCoun I I U Y,,ited A I m [ ^ m Cathohc Church I I I,/. llo,-h ..w:41 ..1S,os,oneAve.Love,,, I Sth 6, Montana, 548-7127 I " FevchristpherBran' t It('/ at the cY::r:f I SacdIce o_f the Mass II\\tII Park&Shshne'Lvelll I 9."5AM Bible Studyand I It II / Sunday 11:30AM ThursdaY6-PM I Sunday School I I 10:30 AM Worship Service I I \ ' II Reverend Jim Barthl I cyalto, q Zcomd I Rleverev~t ewell The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod J B gowry for ~ii;i!iiiiiiiiiiii;ii;)ii;)iii)iiiiTi gue~{io~fIg. C~,II 1)~,~ G~rre{~ - I ,.o.,,,. InByron [ The Bible Church 1 g PY II Assembly the Chronicle at the ]Wrship Service ~ Praycr7 PM J B ron Town Hall } I Y / . II 3,0 Idaho ave., t, ovell or Byron Bar! L,v- J' l] Services II Sunday School -- 9:45 AM II Morning Worahip -- 10:50 AM SAL SEPT, II Sunday Night--6:30 PM II Wed. Bible Study -- 7 PM II .ev. Dan Jarvis 10 COST , 15 Call the Lovell Chamber, 307-548-7552, Karen Spragg, [ 548-7105 307448-7212 0r 307-272-0959, Rich Fink, 307-548-2965 or r If you're struggling with recovery from habit abuse, join us at 7 PM Saturdays in the old Baptist Church behind Minchow's. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Bible Church 307-272-1931 or Sharie L0egering, 307-548-7002 to sign up. We will be leaving from Big Horn Canyon Visitor Center Saturday morning. This will be a 4-5 hour trip, so pack a lunch, water will be provided. Bring a jacket and walking shoes. We will be touring Kane townsite area, Mason/Lovell Ranch, John Blue Cabin and Kane/Iona Cemetery. Sponsored by: LovelI-Kane Area Museum Must sign a re~ease before boarding the bus. 548- 7021 WWN. hyarttheater.com THE MAN FROM I e Rated PG-13 116 min. Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 PM Friday, Sept. 25, 7 PM Saturday, Sept. 26 3&7PM Last week of Thursday nights/ e B/orth Bi 9(orn q-los italistrict 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, WY - 548-5200 www.nbhh.com CARDIOLOGY PODIATRY Per Sommers, M.D. Big Horn Foot Clinic October 6 & 27 (Telemed Oct. 2?) October 7 & 15 406-238-2000 888-950-9191 DERMATOLOGY Jared Lund, M.D. October 8 800-332-7156 NEUROLOGY Allen Gee, M.D. October 9 307-578-1985 ORTHOPEDICS Jared Lee, M.D. October 9 & 23 307-578-1955 MIDWIFE Sharae Bischoff, APRN October 14 307-754-7770 GENERAL SURGERY FOOT CLINIC Charlie Welch, M.D. 307-548-5226 November for appointment and information 307-587-9800 Please use the clinician's phone number as listed to schedule an appointment. ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT the North Big Horn Hospital and New Horizons Care Center provide services to persons utilizing the facilities without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or handicap. www.nbhh.com