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|U|]BlOOIgRllgIHglllUIltHI . ri]'7"-__----:,--7"-?!!]]:!! L !;_:!!_ L] ,]JL www. LovellChronicle.com October 21, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 Meet the Candidates tonight in Lovell,, The Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce tested county races, Lovell municipal races, will host a Meet the Candidates Night to- the Lovell School Board and the North Big night - Thursday, Oct. 21 - at the Lovell Horn Hospital Board have been invited. Community Center. The program begins at 7 p.m, Refresh- Candidates for statewide office, con- ments will be served. Harvey impressed with science and positive tone at water meetings BY BRAD DEVEREAUX Following a pair of meetings in Billings recently, Rep. Elaine Harvey (R-Lovell) said the tone of the meetings has changed for the better compared to when the group began meeting several years ago. Sept. 28 was the Big Horn River Sys- tem Issues Group meeting in Billings, Harvey said. The local area was represent- ed well, attendees representing the Town of Lovell, Big Horn County, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the National Park Service, Friends of Bighorn Lake and the State Engineering Office. Harvey said she and most of the Wyoming people in at- tendance had concerns about the lake be- ing at a lower level than they are comfort- able with going into the winter months. After listening to the various presen- tations given, Harvey said she was im- pressed to see that the BOR is using more science for the management of the sys- tem. Harvey said she was also impressed with the BLM's rule curve model, which is a dynamic plan that gives the BLM an idea of what weather conditions will be like, while allowing adjustments to be made throughout the year. "At the end of the meeting I was pleased with the decisions being made and the re- sponsiveness of the Bureau in response to concerns," Harvey said. "I don't think it's perfect, but they are being responsive to our needs." Harvey said reports from the BOR, U.S. Army corps of Engineers and other agen- cies gave everyone a detailed look at what's going on with the lake and river. Bob Croft of FOBHL gave a report about happenings at the lake. Following a sediment study presented at the meeting, Harvey said silt collecting at Horseshoe Bend is something that will probably have to be dealt with in the future to ensure the area is viable for recreation, power creation and several other uses. "We recognize something has to be done, but after we study more about how silt is deposited, we'll know more about what to do," she said. She reiterated the importance for the local economy of keeping Horseshoe Bend open for recreation. Thursday, Oct. 7, was the annual meet- ing where the Bureau of Reclamation de- tailed the fall operating plan for Yellowtail Dam. The plans were released Monday, Oct. 11, after the BOR received input from the public. Senior Center Chatter Come in costume to Halloween at the Center News from the North Big Horn Se- nior Center this week includes a remin- der that they will be holding their an- nual Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 29. Seniors are encouraged to come in costume, as a prize will be given for the best one. Special entertainment has been lined.up, treats will be given to all participants, and everyone is promised a good time. Secondly, Director Denise Andersen wishes to say a huge thank you to the army of staff and volunteers who assis- ted with last Thursday's Flu Clinic. "Due to your help," Andersen said, "the day went smoothly, and 200 flu shots were given." She also appreciated assistance from volunteers with the necessary paper- work. Make-up flu shot clinics will be of- fered soon. Call the Public Health Office at 548-6591 for more information. Lastly, a reminder to the public to pick up the shelf stable meals available free to people 60 years old and older. A senior may pick them up for others, as well, as long as the person's name and birth date can be provided. G R IZZ Continued from g61  Karli Leonhardt and Caleb Estes, sophomore atten- dants Jake Jones and Si- enna Rausch and freshman attendants Jake Loyning and Hannah Winland. Friday began with class skits at RMMHS. The senior class was present- ed the homecoming cup for their performances and school spirit before the stu- dent body assembled out- side for a parade. The se- niors' banner and trophy will be displayed in the school's trophy case. Sorenson said this was the first time in recent years the school has held a homecoming parade, which snaked through Cowley and across Main Street be- fore ending with a pep rally assembly at Rocky Moun- tain Elementary School. Students wore costumes and each class carried a banner through the streets to get the town involved in the homecoming celebra- tion. Once the parade reached RMES, high school athletes passed out trading cards with their pictures on them to elementary school students. High schoolers taught the Grizz cubs the school fight song and cheers and invited them to the up- coming sports games. Sorenson and Sal- ly Bernhisel are student council sponsors this year, but Sorenson said they had a lot of help organizing from students, staff and parents. She said members of the Wyoming National Guard also participated in the parade and some oth- er events. She said the sol- diers helped to complete the celebration's theme and she thanked them for being there. T I L L EY co.,,..., ,rom ,.,0, She said her clothes were taken for evidence as well and samples were col- lected. Defense attorney James Castberg of Sheri- dan questioned the validity of the report since no docu- mentation of either the re- port to the police or the evi- dence taken at the hospital could be located. Sheriff Ken Blackburn testified Tuesday afternoon that records weren't kept as precisely in the 1980s as they are in today's comput- erized world. Blackburn testified that when he took office some records were still found in boxes. "To this day we find new records, new hidey holes they've been kept in; the whole filing system was haphazard at best," he said. Former Sheriff Dave Mattis began an organiza- tional effort but computer systems weren't used un- til 1994. Blackburn testi- fied that he would not be surprised if evidence from the 1980s could not be eas- ily located. In comparison, to- day's process involves an evidence custodian and a records custodian and by statute the sheriff is charged with keeping all records for a period of five years and some more seri- ous crime records indefi- nitely. Prosecutors called on an expert witness to testify about the behavior of sex- ual assault victims, both during and after the crime is committed. Dr. Veronique Valliere, PSYD, was introduced to the jurors Tuesday after- noon. Valliere stated she became the director of an outpatient treatment pro- gram in 1994 and started her own program in 2004. She now has a staff of five clinicians and has coun- seled several hundred vic- tims of sexual assault, both children and adults. Vallierre testified that in only about 16 percent of cases do victims report the crime at the time it oc- curs. Generally, the victim struggles to make sense of why the assault happened. The perpetrator is quite often a trusted fam- ily friend and the victim "just wants everything to go back to normal." The victim is quite of- ten confused and scared and hesitant to get a fam- ily member in trouble. Castberg questioned Vallierre about the amount of pay she receives for tes- tifying as  expert witness and was told the fee for the Tilley hearing is $4,000 plus $200 per hour. Castberg also ques- tioned Vallierre about whether or not she ever testifies for the defense. One area of service Vallierre also provides is to treat sex offenders, gener- ally convicted, with treat- ment lasting between three and five years. Vallierre said she has seen well over 1,000 perpe- trators either in treatment or through evaluations since 1994, she said. "If I do an evaluation and it's in favor of the de- fense, there is no hearing," she explained. The hearing was to re- sume Wednesday with wit- ness testimony, and clos- ing arguments: are not., expected before Monday ov even Tuesday, according to Big Horn County Attorney Georgia Antley Hunt. Representative Elaine Harvey Senator Roy Peterson and the Big Horn County Republican Party invite you to .... , !ii iiiiQi i li Rep !Y! i ade/d sV!i R i r : te atIve .........  GdTI Cynthia Cloud - State Auditor Joe Meyer - State Treasurer Cindy Hill - Supt. of Public Instruction Special Guests: U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso In Lovell Monday, October 25, 2:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park Then warm up with hot cider and spudnuts at Best Buy Auto AUTO 9ALE9 ...... 187 E. Main, Lovell, Wyo. 82431 (307) 548-9200 bestbuyautos.net Paid by Harvey for House District 26, Peterson for Senate, Big Horn County Republican Party and Best Buy Auto. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's authorized committee. |lBll|ii llliW|UlillilItlTIlltfllWIll]!:lIIlllll/llllmBB l]ElT!i;Ql|l]'llIlll4111