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LHS HOMECOMING-ROYALTY October 3, 2019 The Lovell Chronicle 7 DAVID Pacx Posing immediately after being crowned at the pep rally Thursday night are Lovell Hi b School homecoming royalty selections (l-r) freshman attendants Erminia Garcia and Jadyn Snyder, sophomore attendants Ashlynn Fink and Casen Hiser, junior atten Hunder and queen and king Amanda Lillard and Quinton Hecker. Threat reporting Service Safe2Tell records Wyoming increase JACKSON (WNE) A program that gives stu— dents, parents and teach— ers a safe place to re— port threats in schools saw growth in the 2013—19 school year. SaerTell offers an anonymous way to report a’range of threatening be— haviors and situations. The 24—hour confidential ser— vice has a toll—free num- ber (800—996-7233), an app downloadable from the Apple Store or Goo— gle Play, and a web portal through which reports can be made. Since SaerTell start— ed in October 2016 it has received nearly 2,900 tips from across Wyoming, ac— cording to its website. The 1,448 tips reported during the 2018—19 school year re— flects the steady growth it has seen since opening. “The increase each year in the number of tips submitted by and trust they 17 gram, Program Manager Bill Morse said in the press release. SaerTell acts as an in— termediary between the reporting party and what— Big Horn County jobless rate decreases in August BY SAM SMITH The unemployment rate in Big Horn Coun— ty decreased significantly from 4.4 percent in July to 3.9 percent in August. The August number remained the same as August 2018’s rate. ' According to the Re— search and Planning sec— tion of the Wyoming De— partment of Workforce Services. Big Horn @9113: [had .207 Workers-.1197; employed in Augusta de. crease from July when 236 workers were jobless. The August number was a slight decrease from last year when 209 workers were unemployed. The number of em— ployed ,workers in the county was 5,036 in Au— ust, a slight decrease rom July when 5,076 were BlASSIFIEflS-ifl C ody/ Powell employed and a decrease from last year when 5,156 were working. Big Horn County had 5,243 workers in the labor force in August, a decrease from July when 5,312 were working or seeking jobs and a decrease from last year when 5,365 were in the labor force. , The Research and Planning section reported in a press release that the State’s,seasonallmdjusted unemplo, ment rate, rose. slightly mm 3.6 percent in July to 3.7 percent in August. Wyoming’s unem- ployment rate remained lower than its year—ago level of 4.2 percent. From July to August, most count unemploy- ment rates ollowed their normal season pattern .and decreased. The larg— tméss . “Because of the flexibility and responsiveness of my professors Asst. professor of anthropology and sociology, Northwest College UVV bachelor's in ethnomusicology i100 est decreases were seen in Campbell (down from 5.7 percent to 4.5 percent), Washakie (down from 4.3 percent to 3.5 percent) and Albany (down from 4 percent to 3.2 percent) counties. From August 2018 to August 2019, unemploy— ment rates fell in 15 coun— ties, rose in seven counties and remained unchanged in Big Horn County. The largest . decreases , Oc- - curred in Converse (down from 3.5 percent to 2.8 percent), Fremont (down from 4.7 percent to 4.1 per— cent), Sweetwater (down from 4 percent to 3.5 per- cent) and Natrona (down from 4.3 percent to 3.8 percent counties. Unem— ployment rates increased in Campbell (up from 4 percent to 4.5 percent), Learn more about Aura and other Wyoming Cowboys at uwyo.edu/cowboys Hot Springs (up from 3.1 percent to 3.5 percent), Goshen (up from 3.4 per- cent to 3.7 percent) and Platte (up from 3.3 percent to 3.6 percent) counties. Teton County had the lowest unemployment rate in August at 2 percent. It was followed by Niobrara County at 2.6 percent and Weston County, Converse County and Carbon Coun- ty, each at 2.8 percent. The highest . bell County at 4.5 percent and Fremont County at 4.1 percent. Total nonfarm em— ployment in Wyoming (not. seasonally ad'usted and measured by p ace of work) increased from 292,500 in August 2018 to 296,700 in August 2019, a gain of 4,200 jobs (1.4 percent). OdS 'C I. . S€RVIC€S Iii_| I I I - Providing for most mental ’ health/substance abuse concerns Group therapy denominations students shows the level of comfort have in the Safe2Tell Wyoming pro— _ unemployment. . .- rateswere foundin Camp- deals - Substance abuse evaluations ' Serving individuals, couples and families ' Faith-based counseling available from counselors of several ever agency — law enforce- ment or school district will take action in a situ— ation. An investigation de— termines whether a threat is credible and what action should be taken. . The organization did not provide county—specif— ic data for Wyoming. ants Riley Dodd and Zeke Newman, senior attendants Rebekah Price and Dominic The top five types of tips reported in Wyoming last school year were sui— cide threats, drugs, bul— lying, self—harm and vap— ing. SaerTell said va ing, which was not one o the original tip categories, has quickly become one of the most reported tips. Health officials investigating case of vaping—related severe lung disease Wyoming’s first case of vaping—associated lung ill— ness has been confirmed in a Uinta County resident, according to the Wyo— ming Department of Health (WDH). The young adult was hospitalized with se- vere lung disease. “Many states have al— ready, Lrepqrte,d . vaping—as: ._. sociated .lung illness, in—- cluding six deaths," said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiol- ogist with WDH. “The Wy- oming individual reported vaping in the months lead- ing up to illness}? “We will continue to work with local and federal officials to investigate and identify the specific sub- stances or vaping products that are linked to this out— break,” Harrist said. “It is important to follow current public health recommenda— OUNseLING " ‘People Helping People tions to avoid illness.” The Centers for Dis— ease Control and Preven— tion (CDC) has recommend- ed that people consider not vaping any substance while this investigation is ongo— ing. Those who do contin- ue to vape should not buy products off the street, should. not use. products With .THC, CBD,.; or ,tother cannabinoids and should not modify or add sub- stances to these products. “If people who vape ex- perience symptoms as- sociated with severe lung disease, they should seek medical care right away,” Harrist said. Symptoms include: Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain; Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; - Fatigue, weight loss. fever, or '- Fees are based-on income. Insurance Medicaid eligible ' Nlll'lllNlll llliflliEllllllllflN: - BHBCS is nationally accredited through CARF to ensure the highest level of services. provides 24-hour I emergency on-call assistance I - Lovell office, 1 l 14 Lane 12 Phone 548-6543 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-.5 p.m. neurons & nouns. ' - Basin office, 1 16 South 3rd Phone 568-2020 Monday-Friday,8 a.m.- 5 pm. A BigHorn Basin l Counseling Services ' a