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12 I The Lovell Chronicle { October 14, 2010 www.LovellChronicle.com FOILIND! Found dogs are usually lost dogs. Make someone really happy ... place a classified ad in the Lovell Chronicle to find his owner today. The Lovell Chronicle 548-2217 Local classified ads just $2/week DAVID PEC The afternoon suns shines on Big Horn Lake in this view from Little Mountain recently. North Big Horn County has enjoyed an amazing "Indian summer" this year. Most big.game hunting seasons open on Friday While some firearm, big- game seasons have been go- ing since September, many other areas opened Oct. 1, and another group of areas will be opening Oct. 15. Hunters familiar with Wyoming big-game seasons know that the state does not have a uniform opening date for all big-game species, but there are many areas that share the same opening date. For deer and elk the most common openers are Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. For hold- ers of general licenses, this provides hunters the ability to hunt openers for a num- ber of different areas. Both residents and non- residents who hold general elk licenses can hunt in any general elk license area in the state. There are gener- al elk areas in most national forests in the state includ- ing Medicine Bow, Bighorn, Targhee, Wasatch, Bridger- Teton and Shoshone. Wyo- ming's other national forest, the Black Hills, is limited quota for elk. Deer hunters who have general licenses also have a number of choices on hunt- ing locations. As with elk, residents can hunt any gen- eral deer license area in the state. General licenses for nonresidents are divided into regions, and nonresi- dent hunters with Region General licenses can hunt any general licenses area within their region. For ex- ample, a nonresident who has a Region A deer license could hunt any or all of the six general license hunt ar- eas within that region but could not hunt the nine gen- eral license hunt areas in Region B. Some deer and elk areas are limited quota only, and both residents and nonresi- dents hunting those areas, must have the limited quota lieense for that specific hunt area. Some limited quota deer areas are within the boundaries of nonresident deer regions, and those ar- eas are off limits to general license holders. The deer and elk regu- lations contain complete in- formation on hunting sea- son dates and limited quota and general license areas. Regulations are available on the Game and Fish Web site http://gf.state.wy.us or at li- cense agents throughout the state. Hunters with ques- tions can call the Game and Fish at (307) 777-4600. Fair board mulls superintendent applications BY BRENDA TENBOER The Big Horn County Fair Board of Trustees has a large pool of applicants for the fairgrounds super- intendent position formerly held by Howard Gernant. Eleven people turned in applications and/or re- sumds but with two board members absent from Mon- day's regular meeting, the decision was tabled until next month. The position will remain advertised for the next four weeks, accord- ing to board chairman Al- fred Anderson. '%Ve've still got some time," Anderson said. Vice chairman Wil- lie Bridges will attend the Rocky Mountain Associa- tion of Fairs convention in Missoula, Mont., Nov. 10- 13. The convention features educational workshops, na- tionally known speakers and entertainment show- cases. It is an opportunity to shop for entertainment for next year's fair, which is tentatively scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 7, 2011. "We want to look for something kind of different and new," Bridges said. Fair secretary Vangi Hackney will also attend the annual event. Member Karen Sylves- ter said she has received a lot of public input in favor of returning to a "free night" of entertainment. The board members agreed earlier this year to consider one page of sugges- tions to improve the fair at each meeting. Myriah Sylvester, who worked as an interim secre- tary and in the office during the 2010 fair, had several ideas. The Web site, according to Myriah Sylvester, was poorly designed and not easy to navigate, creating a lot of confusion especially with on-line registrations. Hackney said the tab for on-line registrations has been moved and other changes to make the site more user friendly have also been made, but the youth also need to be trained on the system. Hackney said she went to Lovell and took entries but it is impossible for staff to enter all of them manually. Bridges said a computer should be made available in the office for those who do not have access at home. Kids need to be urged to learn the program and make the entries them- selves, Anderson said. Paying the superinten- dents was another sugges- tion on Sylvester's list. John Haley, who at- tended the meeting, said he believes it is a good thing to pay them, but "it depends on your budget." "We do kind of pay them, we give them meal tickets," Anderson said. Hackney said there is at least one superintendent that drives from the north end and pays for camping space throughout the week in addition to taking time off from work. The board will seek more input and determine if other fairs pay their su- perintendents. Myriah Sylvester's sug- gestions also included do- ing away with two separate premium systems. Anderson wholeheart- edly agreed, saying the fair now uses the American and Danish system and it would lessen confusion and cut ribbon cost. 'Tdjust as soon get away from Danish," he said. Haley said usually breeding stock is judged on the American system. Bridges also agreed there is a need to get away from Danish but minor ad- justments need to be made. "Right now in market class there are a lot of pre- miums paid out. We could pay out top six and give rib- bons to three," he said. The need to veer away from specialized ribbons, such as those that say 4-H or FFA specifically was dis- cussed in length. The big ro- settes cost about $12 each. Sylvester and Matty Moody, who was absent from Monday's meeting, were appointed to a com- mittee to work out the nec- essary changes. Also on the agenda Oct. 11: The board voted to in- crease the contribution to the demolition derby purse from $2,000 to $3,000 in an effort to increase the num- ber of drivers and specta- tors. Anderson said Mr. VanderPloeg, who orga- nized the derby last year said he believes Big Horn County could get as many as 40 cars with a larger purse. "They did a great job this year," Karen Sylvester said. Bridges said attendance needs to increase by 12 per- cent to recoup the costs if entry fees stay the same. Last month the board asked Hackney to survey vendors to see if they were in favor of having a choice between setting up under the grandstands or the mid- way. There were mixed re- sults. The Greybull Athlet- ic Club has repeatedly had the opportunity to operate under the grandstands, but does not have an exclusive contract. Other vendors in- dicated they would like to set up in the prime location. No action was taken. The board discussed three businesses or individ- uals who have not yet paid , for advertising in the fair book. Certified letters were sent to remind them. The possibility of a "play day" with barrels, poles, and speed pole events for adults and children was discussed. "I did this for 20 years in Washington, it was really popular, it is a family sport," said one resident. "I'd just like to find out if there is any interest around here." Board member Mitch Shelhamer who was absent Monday is also interested in organizing a "fun day," ac- cording to Bridges. "He most likely would do it in the spring, though," he said. Steve Ramsey has served PVHC for nearly 26 years. SU RI Big Horn County $251 In Wyoming $35 I Outside Wyoming $40 Offer good through Oct. 8, 2010 "at ,  a -ember Call today to get your new subscription started. 0000't00wat 00a.I ,,.tjgbet.| 307-548-2217 or out" royal su": the|OVe||00chronide We ac'   B .e W.love] 'oh ro nic]e, corn ......... 234 E. Main, Lovell, WY 82431 1 307-548-2217