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8 i The Lovell Chronicle I November 11, 2010 www.LovellChronicle.com Lovell Elementary School students spent some time at the end of October celebrating Red Ribbon Week, which educates students about the dangers of drugs and the importance of character. They also fanned out into the community for a service project to clean up local parks. Students pictured gathering trash are (l-r) Rachel Hallman, Dawson Wood, Jeremy Schneider and Brent Snyder. General election turnout at 75 percent BY NATHAN OSTER Three out of every four registered vot- ers in Big Horn County went to the polls in last week's general election, according to figured released this week by the county clerk's office. A total of 4,449 votes were cast in the election, which featured only a few contest- ed county and statewide races, but some very active municipal races, particularly in the north end, that generated fireworks in the lead-up to the Nov. 2 vote. Annette Dillon, a deputy in the county clerk's office, said new voter registrations are still in the process of being tabulated, but that there were 5,895 registered voters on the books as of Nov. 1, which was the day before the election. With 4,449 votes cast, the county came in with a turnout of 75 percent. Statewide the turnout was set at 71 percent, according to the secretary of state's office. Frannie topped all county precincts in turnout. There must have been quite a few new registrations, because by the end of the election day, there were more votes cast (128) than there were registered vot- ers at the start of the day (116). Manderson and Emblem tied with 79 percent turnout, followed by Basin and Shell at 77 percent. Big Horn County Voter Turnout Precind Basin Burlington Offo Percentage 77 7O Votes Cast 678 79 215 R.egister.ed Voters 882 303 74 88 119 i Emblem -79 53 67 Hyattville 72 78 108 Manderson 144 183 906 1225 233 Greybull Shell 74 77 304 Lovell 76 1234 1624 Cowley 73 347 473 Byron 69 256 367 Deaver 72 89 124 Frannie >100 128 116 BHC 75 4449 5895 * Does Not Include New Voters Who Registered on Eledion Day BYRON SCHOOL bare land could be used for if it was demolished. Resi- dents suggested affordable housing, a park or a play- ground. A Byron resident sug- gested tearing down a por- tion of the building but leaving the swimming pool for community use. Others brought up the concerns that the pool would have to be staffed and it could take considerable work to get the pool back in working order. The group estimated it could $50,000 to $75,000 per year to run the pool. Several people in at- tendance said the school structure is in good shape and was built using ad- vanced building techniques of the time, but noted the gymnasium was the oldest and probably poorest built portion. Some people touted the value of leaving the gym- nasium standing for com- munity recreation or the auditorium for movies or performances. Others had ideas to house a museum, town stor- age, school district storage, an indoor rec center or offic- es for government entities. Another person attending suggested using the facil- ity as a training facility of some sort or to house out- reach programs for nearby colleges. George also pointed out that heating and util- ity costs would also have to be covered. He said he obtained data from School District One that showed annual heating costs of $110,000 when the high school was fully operation- al last year. Other costs of keep- ing the building could in- clude adding new energy efficient windows and add- ing fire suppression to the building. Talking about the time- line for the building, sever- al people said they thought the SFC would be willing to work with the town for timing of the demolition or partial demolition, should the town elect to go in that direction. With any leftover school district operations moving out by the end of the 2010-11 school year at the latest, the district won't pay to have the building Continued from page 1 next winter, George said. Charles Hessenthaler commented that the Byron school should be left stand- ing. He said other buildings in the district like the Cow- ley Log Gym should have been demolished, but they never were. He said the log gym wasn't razed because it has historic value. "The Byron school has historic value, too," Hes- senthaler said. "We'd be foolish to tear it down based on the assumption that nothing will move in to utilize the building with- in the next (30 years)." "We don't need vacant lots in Byron," he added. Taylor brought up the possibility of vandalism and kids breaking into the empty building. She also asked residents to think about the amount of hous- ing and jobs that would need to be filled if a large business moved into the former RMHS. Karma Sanders said the building is sentimental to her but stated the town cannot afford to take on the burden of paying mainte- nance on the former school. 't, gase recycle) mis newspaper -)pen-_ B urning OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 15 FROM 7am To 4pro You MUST contact the LPD dispatcher .............................. (548-2215) to get permission ...... PRIOR to burning. 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. 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