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October 18, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 BY DAVID PECK In Cowley, there is no laundry list of projects that would be funded by the pro- posed sixth-cent specific use tax. There is only one, and according to Mayor Joel Pe- terson, it's work that needs to be done. Cowley wants to resur- face all streets in town and install curb and gutter, as well as aprons, at intersec- tions. The project would cost $2.3 million. "We have one project on the list," Peterson said. "We can piecemeal it together, but to do the task right will cost $2.3 million. "We want to do an over- lay on every street, which will eliminate the loss we will face in 10 years." Putting curb and gut- ter and aprons at intersec- tions would not only pre- vent damage to property and street signs caused by drivers cutting corners, it would provide more safety to children and other pedes- trians crossing the street, the mayor said. "There isn't an edge right now, and more and more kids are walking to school," Peterson said. DAVID PECK This intersection at First West and Fourth South in Cowley has literally become a gravel turning lane due to the lack of curb and gutter in town, which would be added to Cowley streets if the sixth-cent sales tax passes, Mayor Joel Peterson pointed out this week. "When they get to an in- damages the road surface, growth of the community tersection, where do they Peterson said. we can't. We've had anoth- stand? And people are cut- "It's easy to do becauseer 200 move to town since tingthe corner." our streets are narrow," he 2010, but they do every- Some intersections said. "The one-cent sales thing (for funding) based on are being cut so much that tax would fix it once and for the 2010 census." a second lane has been all. For Peterson, improv- formed around a corner, "The Town of Cowley ing the streets now would and gravel is being spread has been trying to do it prevent headaches in the onto the pavement, where it on our own, but with the future. Open house at Bighorn Canyon NRA tonight The superintendent of Taggart Visitor Center in that you would like to by the visitor center dur- Bighorn Canyon Nation- Lovell on Thursday eve- discuss, or an idea for aing the open house to al ReCreation Area (NRA) ning, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 change in operations, or chat with Superintendent is announcing an infor- p.m. just interested in a goodCase," a press release mal open house at the Cal "If there's an issue cup of coffee, please stop stated. ,or Secretary of State Max pollbooks for the 301 poll- have had their civil or vot- of State's website at http:// Maxfield announced that ing places throughout the ing rights restored. Max-soswy.state.wy.us/Elec- Monday, Oct. 22, is the state," Maxfield said. field urged those who are el- tions/CountyClerks.aspx. last day to register to voteIn order to register, a igible to vote but who have Maxfield said that those ahead of the Nov. 6 election, person must be a U.S. citi- not yet registered to do so who are unable to register 'Woter registration clos-zen, resident of Wyoming, by contacting their county by the Oct. 22 deadline have es 14 days before the Gen- and at least 18 years of age clerk's office, one more chance to regis- eral Election so that county by Election Day. Persons A list of county clerks is ter--at their polling place on clerks have time to prepare convicted of a felony must available on the Secretary Election Day, Nov. 6. Turkey shoot scheduled The Lovell Rod and Gun Club is hosting their annu- al Turkey Shoot on Oct 27. Registration begins at 10 a.m. All participants who trap shoot are guaranteed a tur- key, whether they win it by winning one of their match- es or as a default by not winning any. There will be extra prizes for hitting a white target and for multiple wins Annie Oakley and Buddy Shoots are a buy-in for each and pay out cash to the winners. Lunch will be available. BY KARLA POMEROY Basin resident Linda Harp announced last week she is declaring an official write-in campaign for the of- rice of county commissioner. Harp ran for the Repub- lican nomination against Jerry Ewen in the August primary election and lost the nomination 1,339 votes for Ewen to 1,225 votes for Harp. She said a lot of people contacted her after the pri- mary election to consider being a write-in. "The race was close and a lot of people thought I should continue the race," she said. Harp said she was also concerned with the low vot- er turnout, saying, "We need more people to get out and voice their opinion." She said she recent- ly saw the following quote and hope it inspires people to get out and vote this No- vember. "It matters that you vote. It is your voice - and the only person who can silence your voice is you. So applaud, complain, march, protest, petition - these are your rights but, without your vote, they are mean- ingless actions, backed up by nothing." Linda Harp Harp said she and her committee will be get- ting out information mak- ing sure those who want to write-in her name know how to spell it and to make sure they understand the write-in process. People must circle the write-in box and write the name in for it to be counted. "I know it's a chal- lenge to do a write-in cam- paign, but that's not to say it's impossible," Harp said. 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