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www.LovellChronicle.com October 6, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle [ 5 JIM MINCHOW The Lovell Volunteer Fire Dept. and the North Big Horn Ambulance crew were called to a tractor-trailer crash on U.S. 14A 25 miles east of Lovell Sunday evening. Trooper Scott Hall said the truck carrying a heavy load of paper rolls bound for the Georgia-Pacific Wallboard plant when the truck's brakes overheated and failed. There were no injuries, but rolls of paper littered the mountainside. BY JENNIFER BUTLER concurrently. Lovell resident Patrick He received a suspend- Durtsche appeared in Big ed sentence of two to three Horn County District Court years and was placed on Tuesday to be sentenced for three years of probation for the four crimes he had com- bringing contraband into a mitted over the past few jail. years. Skar gave Durtsche In a previous court hear- credit for time served on ing, Durtsche had pleaded the probation revocation guilty to probation revoca- charge. The judge said be- tion, burglary, and bringing cause of his cooperation and contraband into a jail. He assistance with both the pleaded guilty to the fourth Park and Big Horn Coun- charge, larceny, during this ty sheriffs offices, his pro- sentencing hearing Tuesday. bation revocation sentence Judge Robert E. Skar has already been complet- sentenced Durtsche to four ed. to six years in the state A witness for Durtsche, penitentiary for the lar- Joan Haaf, a recent retiree ceny charge with an order from the Big Horn County of restitution to be made Sheriffs Office, said Durt- in the amount of $8,405.04 sche was used as an infor- to the National Park Ser- mant for about six months. vice, and four to six years Haaf said the information in the state'penitentiary for he provided led to six to the burglary of Lovell Drug eight felony charges and re- with an order of restitution moved drugs such as hero- in the amount of $5,511.06. ine, methamphetamine and The sentences are to run cocaine from the streets. warn,ng The Lovell Police Department received the:foltawing Calls the week of Sept. 27 - Oct 3: Sept 27: A collision between two vehicles was reported at the intersection of Main and Shoshone. Officers responded to the accident that happened between a vehi- cle driven by Jo Dawn Leonhardt and one driven by Patrick Henry. After investigat- ing the incident, officers cited Leonhardt for following too closely behind the other vehicle. No injuries were reported. Several motorists called the Lovell Po- lice department to report a bunch of hay scattered all over the highway near the Shoshone Bridge. Officers responded and cleared the hay from the road. Sept. 28: Lovell police officers responded to a report of two boys throwing apples at passing trucks on Main Street. The boys were warned of possible consequences of their actions and a letter was mailed to the boys' parents advising them of the in- cident. Jerry Burton, a behav- ior counselor, said he had started counseling Durtsche in November of 2007 after Durtsche had witnessed the murder of a close friend. Burton said he was suffer- ing from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Burton added Durtsche also had PTSD from an ac- cident in his early teens where he lost sight in his right eye. Burton said this is when his addiction be- gan. Burton said the level of Durtsche's addiction led him to commit the crimes MARRIAGES wise noted. Marriage licenses issued from the Big Hem CIRCUIT COURT County Clerk's office recently were: Persons fined in the Fifth Judicial Circuit David Anthony Grant and Elsie Faith Stewart, Court in Lovell before Judge Thomas Har- both of Basin. rington recently were: DEEDS Teressa E. Hart, 24, DUI alcohol, deferred, $190 Warranty deeds issued from the Big Horn fees, 18 months probation; open container al- County Clerk's office recently were: cohol, moving vehicle, fined $40 Joseph Simon and Dianne Simon to Jeremy Jesse J. Bassett, 18, under21 consume alcohol, Dickson and Carmen Dickson; Big Hem fined $190 ($150 suspended), 6 months pro- County S.S. 08-003 Lots 56, 290, 29P, 2 bation T56N R94W Tony Rodriguez, 17, under 21 possess alcohol, Matthew C. Bassett and Tracy Bassett to Jona- fined $190 ($150 suspended), 6 months pro- than Morgan and Kellee Morgan; Big Hem bation County S.S. 07-007 Lots 1, 62AT56N R95W Andrew M. Palmer, 20, no seat belt, fined $25 Quitclaim deeds issued from the Big Horn For speeding in a 30 mph zone: County Clerk's office recently were: Cornelius Covaci, 35, 43 mph, fined $122 Stephen C. Burrell to Stephen C. Burrell Trustee Melissa J. Ehrmantraut, 47, 35 mph, fined $59 of the Stephen and Kathleen Burrell Trust Dat- For speeding in a 45 mph zone: ed 9/2/2011; Lovell Original Town (part) Lots Clarence R. Hofmann, 61, 68 mph, fined $182 1,3, 4 Block 23 For speeding in a 55 mph zone: MUNICIPAL COURT Adam W. Pankonin, 27, 71 mph, fined $122 Persons fined in the Lovell Municipal Court For speeding in a 65 mph zone: before Judge Sylvia Gams recently were: Kimbedy M. Good, 20, 75 mph, fined $70 Aubrey Marie Jordan, 33, dog at large, fined $55; Richard P. Trimmell, 56, 70 mph, fined $15 dog at large 2nd violation, fined $55; vicious Grenoble A. Le Prefuet, 56, 75 mph, fined $80 dog, fined $120 Amanda J. Dobson, 29, 85 mph, fined $100 For speeding in a 20 mph school zone:John A. Mayfield, 41, 77 mph, fined $86 Allan P. Clark, 30, Sierra Vista, AZ, 31 mph, fined Dan W. Bunnell, 68, 74 mph, fined $67 $240 Tri M. Tran, 47, 83 mph, fined $94 Ronald A. Foote, 60, Thermopolis, 25 mph, fined Warren J. Adams, 32, 81 mph, fined $88 $65 William P. Berry, 23, 74 mph, fined $67 Rhee C. Bachman, 47, Oakdale, MN, 25 mph, Jeff J. Frost, 48, 75 mph, fined $70 fined $55 William R. Nelms Jr., 48, 76 mph, fined $73 Todd A. Harsted, 47, Ten Sleep, 25 mph, fined Juan S. Chapa, 59, 76 mph, fined $73 r$65 Amber Dawn Downing Metcalfe, 23, 78 mph, Amy R. Vyvey, 33, Worland, 28 mph, fined $160 fined $79 Jerry Wellman, 83, 25 mph, fined $65 Cheryl R. Jolley, 47, 70 mph, fined $15 Individuals are local residents unless other- Kenneth P. Roesch, 61, 73 mph, fined $64 he did. Burton added he believe sentencing Durt- sche to several years in jail would only make him clean of drugs, not make him so- ber. He recommended an intensive inpatient rehabil- itation facility for 180 days. Skar urged Durtsche to seek treatment after his sentence is completed. m- Officers were called to mediate a dispute between two neighbors over one neigh- bor cutting back some .plants that were in the way of walking on the sidewalk. After investigating the incident and talking to a witness, Hailyn Selle was is- sued a citation for breach of the peace. Sept. 29: Officers were called to investi- gate a noise disturbance that sounded like two women arguing. Police investigated and issued a citation to Elizabeth Romano for breach of peace. Sept. 30: A motorist called Lovell Police to report approximately 200 head of sheep on the highway just east of the causeway on Hwy 14A. The caller noted that there were dogs with the sheep but did not see people present. Oct. 2: A Lovell resident called to report a minor accident where a driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a fence. Officers re- sponded to the scene and issued a citation to Cameron Tirrell for driving too fast for the conditions. The Big Horn Co_unty Sheriffs Office er was notified and asked to remove pigs received the following calls for the week of from the road. Sept. 29 - Oct. 2: t- Deputies were called to mediate a family Sept. 26: A resident of Byron called to ex- dispute in Byron and were able to calm press concern that his ex may attempt to the parties involved. No arrests were damage his property while he was at work. made. Officers spoke to ex and advised that it Oct. 1: A resident of Byron called to report a would not be a wise choice to damage prop- suspicious person hanging around his prop- erty. erty. Deputies investigated and concluded Sept. 28: Sheriffs deputies were called to in- that the person was lost and looking for a vestigate a complaint by a resident of Cow- ride. The ride arrived and took the person ley that someone was banging on the side away from the area. of his house. Deputies investigated and did Oct. 3: A motorist called to report three not find anyone at the scene, cows in road on the west end of Byron. The A motorist called to report several pigs owner was notified and cows were removed on the highway near Cowley. The own-"'" ~m:the rOad. TOWN OF LOVELL SEPTEMBER 1 to DECEMBER 31 FROM 7am TO 4pm iiiiiiiiiiii!iiii You MUST contact the LPD dispatcher (548-2215) to get permission PRIOR to burning. iiiiiiiii!iiiil iiiii iiiiiiiii ii iiiiii iil iii i! iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii i iiiii i i i!i i iii iii!i iii !ii i!iiiii! iiii ii! iii ii i iiii iii Residents who are sensitive to smoke may call and register with the Dispatcher and those who plan to burn will be notified if there is a sensitive resident in the area. If a complaint is received by the dispatcher a police officer will be sent to investigate and may require afire to be extinguished. There is a 2 hour burn down period until 6 p.m. 1 In honor o[ Columbus Day, we wi ! ! be Big Horn Basin Outlook Weekend Outlook Recreation Outlook / ,,/ou With "~a,e,.. Big Horn Fi st ~, ~ 548.2, I:.~U; E~.a;r~d. Lovell Big Horn County Long Range Forecast Thursday Scattered showers and thunderstorms 69 / 40 Friday Mostly cloudy with rsln showers 56 / 37 Saturday Still cool, chance of showers 55 1 34 Sunday ~Partly cloudy 62 / 38 Monday Mostly sunny and briefly milder 65 / 48 A trough of chilly and wet Pacific air will be moving into and through the region late this week and this weekend. Mountain locations will .... ~,~ ..,~%~ .~:~:~. ~ see their first real snowfall of the fall season. Lower elevations could .~c.~...~ '~ 60el30e ~ .~,.. have their first hard frost or freeze of the season come Saturday night. ..-'~~ ~0=/30e ,.-~. ~,;-~ .... "-" " P~'we Lovell "~,~ " Climate Almanac Lovell G~ull .~%~ '% ........ :%~. ~o. ,-~.~" ~ ~ Meeteetse Record H gWLow 87 n 1938 11 in 1919 Recor~ H ~h/Low 86 D~QQ3 17in 2000 . ~,~'~.. ..... ~ "~'~.. ~.._ Worland Record 24hr. Precip.1.40" in 1997 Record 24hr. Precip. 1.15" in 1993 - Jet Stream Forecast for 10/10 Sunrise & Sunset ..... ~ [~[ " -;%~ :'~ ' """ Sunrise Sunset ."'~%~,- ""%"~. "~- 1J~ermepoll~.~J~- Fdday 7:17 AM6:44 PM " ~,.. .:~.~. Sunday 7:20 AM6:41 PI~I ~,~].~.~.~.. ~ National Weather Service Forecasts: ~ http:l/www.crh.noaa.gov/dw/index.htm Big Horn Lake - Chilly temperatures and brisk winds for " - - . this weekend. Scattered rain and possibly some snow showers will be possible too. Reservoirs Storage (acre-feet) % of full pool aes. Inflo. Res. Outflow Yellowstone National Park- Snow showers will continue Boysen 690,056 93.1% 857.9 cfs 954.2 ~ to be in the forecast for at least Saturday. Some snow showers though may linger into Sunday too. Road and Travel - (1-888-996-7623) or (307) 772..0824; Cellular: #ROAD Big Horn Mountains - Continued rather cold for this Road and ~avel on the web- httpff/wydotweb,Mate.tw.ua/web/hlghway/text_road-html weekend with lingering rain and snow showers. 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