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DUI arrests increase for third straight year
FROM STAFF REPORTS
SHERIDAN — Arrests made for driving
under the influence rose approximately 14
percent between 2013 and 2014, continuing
the upward trend of the last few years.
According to information provided by
Sheridan County and Prosecuting
Attorney Matt Redle, total DUI arrests rose
nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, 18 percent from 2012 to 2013 and about 14 percent
between 2013 and 2014.
Of the 295 DUI arrests made in 2014, the
Sheridan Police Department made 202
while 93 DUI arrests were the combined
efforts of other agencies including the
Sheridan County Sheriff ’s Office and
Wyoming Highway Patrol.
SPD officials said the increase in arrests
is likely due to increased enforcement
efforts.
For example, the department has conducted training for officers to recognize the
influence of drugs in addition to alcohol to
help combat DUIs.
“You can usually tell if someone you pull
over is drunk,” SPD Lt. Tom Ringley said.
“You can’t always tell if they’re under the
influence of a controlled substance.”
Ringley said the department is also trying to combat DUIs by educating servers
about when to cut off a customer who has
had too much to drink.
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From Sheridan to Washington D.C.
Local student tells
of her time working
as a Senate page
BY HANNAH SHEELY
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
SHERIDAN — She got
there on a Sunday — Sept. 7,
2014 — and by 4:50 a.m. Sept.
8 it had hit her: this was
going to be a very different
semester.
Back home in Sheridan,
Madison Pehringer didn’t get
out of bed at 5 in the morning to be at school by 6:15
a.m. In Sheridan, she didn’t
ride a private subway
beneath the U.S. Capitol to
get to lunch, she didn’t make
photocopies for people like
John McCain and Marco
Rubio and she didn’t regularly shake hands with Vice
President Joe Biden.
Yes, indeed, the first semester of her junior year in high
school would be memorable
and quite possibly life-changing.
“This was a whole new
ballgame for me,” Pehringer
said. “I like to think that
before this I was interested
in politics, but now, coming
back, it’s crazy just how
much more aware I am of
what’s going on in the
world.”
UW President
McGinity reflects on
first year in Old Main
LARAMIE (AP) — When Dick
McGinity first stepped foot into Wyoming
in 1988, he was anything but a cowboy. It
didn’t take long, however, to garner a cowboy’s nickname.
“I took him for his first horseback ride
and he looked a little inept,” said Ken
Neal, a ranch manager now living in
Dubois. “I call him ‘Wrong Way.’ The first
bunch of cows he went to move, he took
the wrong way.”
That was more than 25 years ago. Now,
far removed from his fledgling days as a
Wyomingite, McGinity occupies a different saddle atop a horse that is surely
more prone to buck: the University of
Wyoming.
SEE MCGINITY, PAGE 3
Pehringer returned on
Sunday from a semester
working as a Senate page for
the Republican Party in the
United States Senate. She
was appointed by Sen. Mike
Enzi, R-Wyoming.
When people asked her on
her first day back in town if
the experience made her
want to pursue a political
career, she said no.
By Thursday, after a few
days of letting her time in
the nation’s capital sink in,
her answer has become a definite maybe, especially as
she reflects on newfound
heroes like Sen. Elizabeth
Warren, D-Massachusetts,
who helped her see the need
for women to step into politics.
But for now, Pehringer is
adjusting to actually having
free time again and to days
that don’t involve leaving
school at 9 in the morning to
report to work in the U.S.
Senate Chambers.
Becoming a page
A family friend originally
told her she should apply to
be a Senate page. Pehringer
deliberated the idea but
remained indecisive before
taking a trip to Washington,
D.C., last spring to participate in the National History
Bowl.
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Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself
BY ALISA BRANTZ
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
SHERIDAN — A stroll down historic Main Street in
Sheridan will reveal the town’s love of art on every block.
From sculptures on display to paintings for sale in several
local stores, visual art abounds.
But if you duck inside Sheridan Stationery, Books and
Gallery you will find a large collection of locally produced
art with equal value but smaller price tags: books.
Whether born here, relocated or just passing through,
many authors have published books set in, talking about
or simply inspired by Sheridan.
Today the broad list of local authors could be attributed
to more than just an inspiring area or talented community.
Unlike days bygone, nationwide, publishing a book is
easier than ever with a variety of publication formats
allowing any eager author to distribute their works without traditional publishing contracts.
“Not everybody gets picked up by the big publishers, but
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anybody can publish things,” Robby Smith, owner of
Sheridan Stationery, said. “It’s much easier now with modern technology for people to get their thoughts out there.” A collection of books authored by Sheridan natives are stacked at Sheridan
Stationery, Books and Gallery Friday on Main Street. The bookstore stocks a
SEE AUTHOR, PAGE 8
large number of book by local authors.
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Man pleads not guilty to 6
charges for Wyoming fire
CHEYENNE (AP) — A
New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to six federal
charges related to an arson
fire that destroyed the
Hitching Post, a landmark
Cheyenne hotel that was a
popular place for Wyoming
lawmakers to stay during
the annual legislative session.
Falgun Dharia, 51, of
Flanders, New Jersey,
pleaded not guilty
Thursday to charges
including conspiracy to
commit arson and conspiracy to commit mail and
wire fraud. He faces
between 20 and 110 years
in prison and $1.5 million
in fines if convicted.
Dharia posted $500,000
bond, and the trial is set
for June 15 in Cheyenne.
Dharia’s attorney, M.
David Lindsey, of
Englewood, Colorado,
declined to comment
Friday beyond saying he
looked forward to Dharia’s
exoneration at trial.
Two other men already
are serving prison time for
the arson.
Ajay Jariwala, of
Albuquerque, New Mexico,
is serving a six-year prison
sentence for commissioning the arson, and Robert
Rodriguez, also of
Albuquerque, a five-year
prison term for carrying it
out.
Dharia was a principal
in CJM Hospitality LLC,
which had bought the
Hitching Post at a bankruptcy proceeding for $1
million. Dharia arranged
for Jariwala to oversee the
renovation of the hotel
and with Jariwala decided
hire Rodriguez to burn it
down to collect insurance,
according to the indictment.
In September, 2010,
Jariwala arranged a phone
conversation between
Rodriguez and Dharia in
which Dharia guaranteed
Rodriguez would be paid if
he set fire to the Hitching
Post main lodge, federal
prosecutors allege.
The fire happened early
on Sept. 15, 2010.
Before the fire, the
Hitching Post had a steakhouse and a bar with regular, live music acts. Rooms
on the property that survived the fire continue to
be rented out, but the main
lodge hasn’t been rebuilt.
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Picture it
Actresses Mariah Olesen as Nina, left, and Erin Kranz as Masha perform on stage during the dress rehearsal for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha
and Spike” Wednesday evening at the Carriage House Theater. The actors performed before an audience from Volunteers of America in
Sheridan. The VOA has been providing attendees for dress rehearsal audiences with the Civic Theater Guild for the past four years and they are
the favorite audience, according to the actors. Performances are scheduled for tonight and Sunday, Jan. 29 - 31 and Feb. 6 - 8. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances commence at 2 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater.
Bill to allow unregulated food advances
CHEYENNE (AP) — A House committee has endorsed a proposal that
would exempt certain Wyoming food
sales from government oversight.
The House Agriculture, State and
Public Lands and Water Resources
Committee voted 8-1 Thursday to
advance House Bill 56, also known as
the Wyoming Food Freedom Act.
The legislation would exempt single
transactions between a producer and
an “informed end consumer.”
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle
reports that the exemption would
apply to sales at farmers markets and
the ability for small farmers or other
individuals to sell homegrown or
locally raised products.
Brett Moline, representing the
Wyoming Farm Bureau, said the proposal is especially important to farmers and ranchers in rural parts of the
state.
“This is a way for some of our
farmers and ranchers to perhaps
diversify their business a little bit
and add some income,” he said.
“There is a demand for these products, as it has been pointed out.”
But Dr. Tracy Murphy, state epidemiologist with the Wyoming
Department of Health, said there are
“possible health impacts” if the bill
is passed.
“It is an erroneous assumption that
foods prepared in people’s homes are
inherently safe and therefore sales
should be exempt from processes that
strive to ensure that food sold by others is as safe as possible,” he said. “In
the last five years in Wyoming, about
a third of our foodborne outbreaks
were associated with unlicensed,
unregulated foods prepared through
churches, schools, sports teams and
homes.”
He said he is especially concerned
about residents selling unpasteurized
raw milk.
But Rep. John Eklund, R-Cheyenne,
said people should have the right to
select what they want to buy and eat.
“I think eating good, wholesome
food is a right people should have,
and they should go and purchase
what they want,” he said. “I think
I’ve eaten out of everybody’s garden
and off every table in eastern
Laramie County, and I’ve never had
food poisoning or any other problems.”
Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni,
was the only member of the committee to vote against the bill.
“In regard to liability, I don’t think
we are protected with this bill,” she
said.
The bill will now move to the House
floor for debate.
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Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug
WASHINGTON (AP) — The
Supreme Court is stepping into the
issue of lethal injection executions for
the first time since 2008 in an appeal
filed by death row inmates in
Oklahoma.
The justices agreed Friday to review
whether the sedative midazolam can
be used in executions because of concerns that it does not produce a deep,
comalike unconsciousness and ensure
that a prisoner does not experience
intense and needless pain when other
drugs are injected to kill him. The
order came eight days after the court
refused to halt the execution of an
Oklahoma man that employed the
same combination of drugs.
Oklahoma, as well as Florida, uses
midazolam as one of three drugs in
lethal injection executions. The second drug serves to paralyze the
inmate and the third one is used to
stop his heart.
The case will be argued in late
April, an attorney for the men said
Friday. A decision is expected by the
end of June.
The appeal was brought to the court
by four Oklahoma inmates with execution dates ranging from January to
March. The justices allowed Charles
Warner to be put to death on January
15 and denied stays of execution for
the other three.
At the time, Justice Sonia
Sotomayor wrote a dissent that was
joined by three other justices, calling
on the court to examine whether the
drug could be used in accordance
with the constitutional prohibition on
cruel and unusual punishment.
Friday’s order does not formally call
a halt to those scheduled procedures.
Dale Baich, an attorney for the
inmates, said he would ask the court
to block the executions until the case
is decided. Oklahoma officials did not
immediately comment.
In 2008, the justices upheld the use
of a different three-drug combination
in a case from Kentucky and set a
high bar for challenges to lethal injections. Chief Justice John Roberts
wrote then that the court probably
would not stop executions unless “the
condemned prisoner establishes that
the state’s lethal injection protocol
creates a demonstrated risk of severe
pain.”
What has changed since 2008 is that
states have been forced to change the
drugs they use in executions after
drug manufacturers took steps to
ensure their products are not used in
executions.
The inmates are trying to stop their
executions, arguing that the state
would essentially be experimenting
on them by injecting them with
unproven and untested drugs.
“The drug protocol in Oklahoma is
not capable of producing a humane
execution, even if it is administered
properly,” Baich said.
Last April, Oklahoma used midazolam for the first time in a grisly procedure. Inmate Clayton Lockett
clenched his teeth, moaned and
writhed on the gurney before a doctor
noticed a problem with the intravenous line and the execution was
called off. Lockett died 43 minutes
after the procedure began.
Oklahoma revamped its procedures
in response to the Lockett execution,
including a fivefold increase in the
amount of midazolam used. In last
week’s execution, Warner showed no
signs of physical distress.
Florida used the same procedure in
an execution carried out the same
night and has scheduled the execution
of Jerry Correll for Feb. 26.
Arizona and Ohio, which had problem-filled executions involving midazolam, have said they won’t use that
drug again.
‘The drug protocol in
Oklahoma is not capable of
producing a humane
execution, even if it is
administered
properly.’
Dale Baich
Oklahoma attorney
The unusual turn of events in
which the court allowed an execution
to proceed then decided to hear an
appeal initially filed by the dead man
and three other inmates can be partly
explained by the court’s internal practices. The votes of four justices on the
nine-member court are enough to
grant an appeal. But it takes a majority of five justices to block an execution.
An informal and inconsistent practice has in the past provided a “courtesy fifth” vote in situations similar to
the one in Oklahoma. It is unclear
why no justice was willing to do that
last week.
Joining Sotomayor were Justices
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer
and Elena Kagan.
Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony
Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence
Thomas and Roberts voted to allow
the execution to go forward.
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MCGINITY: Everyone has stepped up
his predecessors. Rep. Kermit Brown, RLaramie, and Sen. Phil Nicolas, R-Laramie,
After one year at the presidential reins of McGinity said, put UW in an advantageous
UW, McGinity, who’s rarely found without
position.
clothes both brown and gold, feels confi“To have those two right here in Laramie,
dent about his first year as head of a flagin their positions, it’s a great position for
ship university, but leaves gauging his perthe university to be in,” McGinity said.
formance up to his peers.
“The university today is in as favorable a
“I would leave it up to others to judge
spot as perhaps it has ever been in terms of
that,” McGinity said. “All I can tell you is
the importance with which it is perceived
I’ve worked as hard as I could to get up the
out there in the state and the opportunities
learning curve. I’ve given as much effort as it has to positively influence the state.”
I could.”
Bill Gern has served as UW’s vice presiMcGinity became UW’s 25th president
dent for research and economic developafter serving as vice president of academic ment since 1995, but came on as an assisaffairs under then-President
tant professor in 1979. If anyone knows UW
Bob Sternberg. Sternberg’s
during stable times, it’s Gern.
tenure as president, which last“Dr. McGinity immediately started to proed less than five months, was
vide stability I think we have to have movhighlighted by controversy,
ing forward,” Gern said. “This is a very big
including the departure of five
and complex place. He’s had a very fast
UW administrators, either
learning curve.”
because of demotion, resignaUW enters 2015 with several sweeping iniMcGinity
tion or leaving for other jobs.
tiatives focused on propelling engineering
When a pressured Sternberg
and science programs to “top-tier” status.
officially resigned in November 2013,
Despite some faculty backlash toward the
McGinity was named interim president,
selectivity of UW’s programmatic and facilthen president roughly two months later.
ity overhauls, McGinity said the university
For inheriting a university in a time of
needs to take small steps in addressing
upheaval, amidst uncertainty and disorder, these matters.
McGinity stressed he wasn’t alone in turn“There’s got to be some prioritization,”
ing the tide.
he said. “The decision with respect to the
“A year ago, everybody stepped up,” he
Science Initiative was we needed to look at
said. “The faculty and staff put all that tur- those facilities that were in the worst shape
moil and confusion behind them, got back
and that’s what we did. In the best of all
to work to do right by the students, got on
worlds, every part of the university will
with the research and paid attention to the have its turn as we go forward, but we realLegislature and trustees in how we could
ly need to work on those areas that are realdo better.”
ly far behind.”
Those who work alongside and ultimately
The UW Board of Trustees approved a
assisted McGinity in his transition to presi- two-and-a-half-year contract for McGinity
dent, have said they appreciate his willing- when he was initially named president.
ness to learn.
Though only a year into his presidency,
“We had that difficult transition last fall
McGinity said he is not opposed to a second
and he stepped in and has been 100 percent term.
responsive to anything I’ve needed to communicate with him,” said Sara Axelson,
UW’s vice president of student affairs.
“He’s kept the ship moving forward in
terms of our planning.”
The rise to the presidency wasn’t without
challenges. McGinity said he is still coming
to grasps with the number of statewide
interests that intersect at UW.
“The thing that took me quite a while to
get my mind around is the number of constituencies the university has and to which
it needs to listen,” he said. “The need to do
that is something quite different from the
six years I was in the classroom and the
almost 30 years of experience in business.
That reality is magnified by the fact the
university is the only four-year institution
in the state.”
Such magnification becomes even greater
David Palmerlee
when interacting daily with the Wyoming
UW Board of Trustees President
Legislature. Chris Boswell, UW’s vice president of governmental and community
affairs, has been with the university
through three presidential administrations,
including McGinity. Boswell said McGinity
“I serve at the pleasure of the trustees,”
played a paramount role in stabilizing the
McGinity said. “If the university is making
university following the departure of
progress and the trustees feel sufficient
Sternberg, along with improving relationconfidence in me to stay on longer, I’m
ships with the Legislature and community
available, but there’s only one thing that
colleges.
counts. To quote Coach (Bill) Belichick,
“It was so critical that the university
‘You are what your track record says you
attempt to recover from several transitions are and that’s the only thing that counts.’”
in the space of a few months, get back to
If you were to ask McGinity’s boss about
business and begin to get through the
that track record, he’d say it’s pretty good
process of filling positions and he’s been
so far. David Palmerlee, president of the
able to do that,” Boswell said. “Generally,
UW Board of Trustees, said McGinity’s
when one becomes president of a universi- leadership is embodied by his good commuty, one has spent their entire life gearing
nication habits and attitude.
for that eventuality. Dick rose from the
“I would say his first year has been terrifranks of the faculty to president in virtual- ic,” Palmerlee said. “The thing I appreciate
ly weeks, and that’s a demanding task for
most is he has been totally welcoming of a
anyone. He played a very key role in an odd more involved and active board of trustees.
time.”
He is willing to engage with anybody. My
Powell’s Northwest College President
touchstone is communication and I think
Stefani Hicswa started her presidential
he feels the same way. We have great things
tenure just a few months before McGinity.
in front of us.”
Hicswa said she hasn’t heard of any UW
It’s been decades since McGinity’s first
president appearing on community college Wyoming ride. In between his first misadcampuses as much as McGinity does.
ventures on horseback and his appoint“Northwest College is the farthest away
ment as president, he continued to build a
from Laramie and he has made it a priority successful career in venture capitalism and
to be on our campus and interact with our
private equity, served more than seven
community,” she said. “There have been
years on the Wyoming Business Council
ongoing challenges for students transferBoard of Directors, along with several
ring to the university and he has made it a
other public and private company boards
priority, developed a task force to work on
and spent nearly seven years as a UW proit and has been on campus no less than
fessor. “Wrong Way” has also found time to
three times.
improve his equine abilities.
“That’s just huge.”
“Now, he looks damn well on a horse,”
On the legislative side, McGinity said his Neal said. “He wears a good hat, too.”
relationship with the university’s “natural
Still, McGinity’s first ride serves as a lastpartners” has gone smoothly thus far, with ing lesson in his rapid ascendance.
room for advancement.
“Every time you go out there riding, you
“I would like to think it’s improving,” he
know how you want to do it, but you always
said. “Working together is not difficult. It
have to be prepared for something else haptakes time, effort and relationship building, pening,” McGinity said. “You know, sudbut those are very important relationships
denly the weather could turn bad, a horse
and my sense right now is that they’re pret- could come up lame or some other problem
ty good. Investing enough time to do all
you have to deal with. You have to make a
that is the hard part.”
decision.
With Albany County delegates leading
“That’s the way it is if you live and work
both houses of the Wyoming Legislature,
out there. You’ve always got a plan and an
McGinity might have it easier than some of approach, but you have to be flexible.”
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‘I would say his first year has
been terrific. The thing I appreciate
most is he has been totally welcoming of
a more involved and active board of
trustees. He is willing to engage with
anybody. My touchstone is
communication, and I think he feels the
same way. We have great things in front
of us.’
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The thrill of the theater
Samantha Jo Jacob as Cassandra receives a foreboding feeling during the dress rehearsal for “Vanya
and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Wednesday evening at the Carriage House Theater. Additional performances are scheduled tonight and Sunday, Jan. 29 - 31 and Feb. 6 - 8. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday performances commence at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. at the Carriage
House Theater.
Casper appeals smoking
decision to Wyoming
Supreme Court
CASPER (AP) — A
legal battle over smoking in Casper has
reached the Wyoming
Supreme Court.
The city appealed a
district court decision
declaring that the city
clerk had illegally disqualified 67 names from
a referendum petition
by an anti-smoking
group.
The city clerk determined that the petition
fell 61 signatures short
of the number needed
to get the issue on a ballot.
The clerk ruled 67 sig-
natures invalid because
their addresses didn’t
match those on voter
rolls.
But representatives of
Keep Casper Smoke
Free say the 67 disqualified signatures should
have counted because
they were residents who
had recently moved
within the city.
The Casper StarTribune reports that
the district court judge
ruled the city hadn’t
considered other information, like phone
numbers, when it came
to verifying signatures.
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Almost
time for
FAB
I
t’s almost that time again
— time for the 2015 FAB
(For.About.By.) Women’s
Conference. If it sounds
different from last year
already, that’s because it is.
We heard some feedback from
attendees and those who
couldn’t make it that fall was
just a
tough time
of year to
get away.
So, we
moved the
event to a
Friday
afternoon
and
EDITOR’S
evening in
COLUMN
the spring
|
— April
17. So
Kristen Czaban
watch out
Sheridan, here it comes.
The FAB committee has
been meeting regularly to
put plans in the works for
this year’s event.
We’ve chosen our keynote
speaker and brainstormed
ideas for breakout sessions.
We’ve also generated a list
of individuals we think will
be fantastic local speakers
for the event.
Karen McNenny will highlight the 2015 FAB Women’s
Conference. She is a wellknown public speaker, facilitator and coach. Her role at
the conference will include
many layers.
First, she’ll kick off the
conference with a keynote
address titled, “Wonder
Woman Wants a Day Off.”
Her humorous presentation
will bring to life the paradox
and struggles of women as
they manage work, home
and personal preservation.
Then, during the afternoon of breakout sessions,
she’ll lead a workshop about
how now, more than ever,
creating community is
essential to our lives. She’ll
use the time to examine the
four cornerstones of creating meaningful community:
curiosity, unity, responsibility and engagement.
Finally, Friday evening,
McNenny will address the
crowd at the FAB Woman of
the Year banquet.
For those who just
couldn’t get enough of her
Friday, she’ll offer roundtable discussions with community members who want
to dive a little bit deeper
into either their personal or
professional transformations on Saturday.
Over the next couple of
weeks, the FAB committee
will be updating its website,
thesheridanpress.com/fab.
Check back there for
updates on session topics,
additional speakers, registration and testimonials
from past attendees.
In the meantime, mark
your calendar for April 17
and start thinking about
which woman in your life
you’d like to see recognized
as the 2015 FAB Woman of
the Year.
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SHERIDAN PRESS EDITORIAL |
Bicycle bill won’t be enough to prevent injuries, fatalities
O
n Wednesday, the Wyoming
House of Representatives
gave initial approval to a bill
that would require motorists
to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of
distance while passing them. The
bill comes after a year marked by
five bicyclist fatalities, including
one locally.
In Sheridan last June, a woman
drove her vehicle into two cyclists
who were traveling on Coffeen
Avenue near Sheridan College.
One cyclist was killed and the
other was seriously injured.
The law being proposed would
not have protected the couple
affected by that crash. Law
enforcement officers have said the
driver charged in connection with
the incident was driving
impaired. She had told officers
she was taking two narcotic medications at the time. Even had the
3-foot law been in place at the
time, the driver was allegedly too
impaired to follow it.
So how do you protect cyclists?
The answer likely isn’t a new
law, though that makes all of us
feel like we’re doing something to
help prevent future accidents.
Enforcement and education about
existing laws would prove the
most effective.
Most motorists, and many
cyclists, don’t understand that
those on bicycles have the same
rights and responsibilities as
every other driver on the road. A
more targeted public education
drive would likely help solve
much of the confusion and misperceptions about bicycles and
motorists.
Other such public education
efforts have been tried. Billboards
throughout the state in recent
years told drivers to “Look twice
— Save a life.” The campaign was
meant to lower the number of
motorcycle accidents that occur.
The Wyoming Meth Project has
also made a significant impact in
the state. Since June 2008, the
project has sustained a large-scale
prevention campaign that
includes TV, radio, Internet and
billboard advertisements.
According to the project’s website,
the prevention program has had
significant impacts on teens’ attitudes about meth.
The results include statistics
like 87 percent of respondents
saying that the ads showed meth
to be more dangerous to try than
they thought. It also showed that
91 percent of respondents to a survey said if somebody they knew
were thinking about trying meth,
they’d want him or her to see one
of the project’s ads. Putting in
place a new rule regarding giving
space to bicyclists will likely have
little effect on the number of
fatalities that occur. A powerful,
focused and statewide education
campaign explaining the rules of
the road would be much more significant, but it takes more than
putting pen to paper to make it
happen. It takes capital and a
driving force to see it through.
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FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“As a leader, he was always candid and had the
courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the
importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a
force for stability and security in the Middle East
and beyond.”
— President Barack Obama on the death of
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.
“This march is part of a longer one, and our destination is clear: to secure and protect the rights of
every unborn child.”
— House Speaker John Boehner after
Congress’ lower chamber voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage.
“I don’t know what happened. I didn’t alter the
ball in any way.”
— New England Patriots quarterback Tom
Brady, who said he could not explain how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.
Get used to Obama's swagger
H
ere's some practical advice to those who
didn't like President Obama's swagger
during his State of the Union address: Get
used to it.
Economic indicators suggest he's going to
have even more to crow about in the months
to come.
Obama taunted his
Republican opponents last
Tuesday night, reminding
them in an off-the-cuff
remark that he won both of
his presidential runs and
boasting about the suddenly
booming economy: "At every
step, we were told our goals
DANA
were misguided or too ambiMILBANK
tious; that we would crush
jobs and explode deficits.
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Instead, we've seen the
fastest economic growth in
over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a
stock market that has doubled, and health
care inflation at its lowest rate in 50 years.
This is good news, people."
His cocky, colloquial cadence was a bit
much, but it's hard to deny Obama a victory
lap now that Americans are optimistic about
the economy after six years of misery. This
isn't necessarily the result of his policies —
but neither were the six years in the doldrums
his fault. This president, like all presidents,
gets the blame when the economy is weak and
the credit when it is strong.
In that sense, people may not appreciate the
extent to which Obama is likely to be ascendant in his final two years in office. It happened rather suddenly in the past couple of
months, but the lame-duck path Obama was
on now looks more like Ronald Reagan's in
1987 and 1988. If the economy continues on its
current trajectory, as most expect, he'll leave
office a popular president and leave the 2016
Democratic nominee with a relatively easy
path to victory.
This is less a matter of conjecture than of
statistics. A president's approval rating closely
tracks consumer confidence, and consumer
confidence has begun to explode. The
University of Michigan's consumer sentiment
index, mired in the 60s, 70s and 80s during the
bulk of Obama's presidency, soared to 93.6 in
December from 88.8 in November. It leaped
again to 98.2 in January, its highest level in a
decade.
"More consumers spontaneously cited
increases in their household incomes in early
January than any time in the past decade," the
survey found, "and more households reported
unprompted references to favorable employment prospects as well as lower prices than at
any other time in the more than the half-century history of the surveys."
Obama's approval rating had a corresponding jump, to 47 percent in January's Pew
Research Center poll from 42 percent in
December. Pew polling expert Andy Kohut
said that if the economy continues on its current trajectory, he expects Obama's approval
rating to rise above 50 percent -- and stay
there. Kohut thinks the ceiling for Obama's
approval is about 55 percent, because of the
polarized electorate and because the lower
middle class remains depressed. But even
Reagan's approval rating didn't reliably exceed
50 percent until his last half year in office.
Obama has been buoyed by a huge increase
in the percentage of Americans who think he
made the economy better -- 38 percent, up
from 14 percent in 2009, according to Pew —
even as his ratings on foreign policy slump.
The GOP-controlled Congress has seen no
such gains — nor will it. Opinions about
Congress aren't tied to perceptions of the
economy. This means Obama's strength relative to Congress is likely to increase in the
final quarter of his presidency. I argued in
July†that Obama might be emboldened and
invigorated by a Republican-controlled
Congress, and he seems to have been. He will
be all the more so if his support soars while
Congress remains south of 20 percent in public esteem.
Of course, there's always the chance that
war or some other crisis could override the
rising economic confidence. Troubles in Iraq
dragged down George W. Bush's second-term
approval ratings even though the economy
was relatively strong until the 2008 collapse.
Likewise, Obama was fairly popular in 2009
despite the bad economic numbers, because
Americans blamed Bush for the economy's
crash.
Barring shocks and catastrophe, though, the
rising confidence in the economy also bodes
well for a win in 2016 by Hillary Clinton or
another Democratic nominee. As a general
rule, the party of the incumbent president
will win an election if the Conference Board's
consumer confidence index is above 100. The
index was at 92.6 in December, up from 44.9 in
2008 and 71.5 in 2012.
Barring the unforeseen, the index will soon
rise above 100 and remain there for the rest of
Obama's term. His opponents may not think it
fair, but the return of the American consumer's long-suppressed optimism will keep a
swagger in the presidential step.
DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has
authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political
parties.
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Honoring outstanding businesses, leaders in our community
T
hank you Sheridan’s business community for the phenomenal turnout last
week as we honored the Sheridan
County Chamber of Commerce business award nominees and winners for 2014.
Dozens of you took the time to nominate
some of Sheridan’s
finest, and more than 150
of you attended our
monthly luncheon to
help us honor your
friends, colleagues and
employers. Fantastic!
The Spirit of
Sheridan nominees
included Bonnie
DIXIE
Gregory, Richard
JOHNSON
Garber and Elaine
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Henry, Kim Love and
Clarke McClung, with
the award going to
Richard Garber and Elaine Henry. Garber’s
and Henry’s nominator touted the two of
them as being a dynamic duo who bring
positive attitudes and fresh perspectives to
every meeting and event they’re involved
in. It was said they have been strong supporters of whatever community they’ve
been a part of through the years.
The Strength of Sheridan nominees
included ERA Carroll Realty, First Federal
Savings Bank, Kraft’s Fine Jewelry,
Sheridan Media and Whitney Benefits.
ERA Carroll Realty was the award winner
receiving accolades for supporting
Sheridan for more than 100 years, all the
while maintaining their long standing reputation for being honest and reliable as
well as for being huge community supporters.
Business Person of the Year had the
highest number of nominees, which
included Donna Garland, Ryan Gregory,
Mark Kinner, Laura Lehan, Ryan
Mulholland, Kay Roush and Dave Wills.
The award went to Laura Lehan, owner of
PeAk Consulting, who has built a thriving
business in both Sheridan and Seattle over
the past 16 years with clients ranging from
small town shops to corporate giants.
“Laura serves as an excellent business professional in our community,” her nomina-
tor wrote.
Our final category was Business of the
Year, and our distinguished list of nominees included First Interstate Bank,
Frackelton’s and Sheridan Stationery.
Frackelton’s, which was opened in 2013 by
Kim and Mary Kay Love, was the recipient
of the Business of the Year for making a
substantial investment in downtown
Sheridan, providing many additional jobs
in our community and supporting various
nonprofits through its Dining for a Cause
fundraising promotions.
In addition to recognizing our honorees,
this year we were happy to share our
luncheon with the Sheridan Jaycees as
they awarded three Outstanding Young
Sheridanites for 2014. Their list of award
winners included Kathy Coleman for her
efforts in the Political, Legal and
Government Affairs category as well as
Josh Law and Kristen Czaban for each of
their accomplishments in the Business,
Economic and Entrepreneurial category.
Prior to the start of the awards program,
Ryan Koltiska shared with the audience
how excited both the Chamber and the
Jaycees were.
“All year long you work long hours, deal
with stressful situations, pursue solutions
to difficult problems, and then you get to
do it all over again,” he said. “Sometimes,
it may seem like what you do doesn’t matter or that no one notices. But today you
will see that’s not the case.”
And then he summed it all up by telling
them, “It matters not that you are just
doing business but how you do business. It
matters not that you do business with people but how you are treating those people.
It matters not that your business is located
in Sheridan but that you are investing in
Sheridan. That is why we are doing the
business awards. People notice how you do
business and how you invest in others.
They notice enough to nominate you and
your business for their efforts. To all the
nominees, please take that as a huge pat on
the back for all you do; people noticed!”
DIXIE JOHNSON is the CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.
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Vermont's Sanders has mountains to climb
he young man who answered the phone in the Senate
office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a
would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for
funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the
person to contact Sanders' political operation, which might
become a presidential campaign.
Sanders, 73, does not smile promiscuously, as befits
someone who thinks the republic is
being ruined by the government's parsimony regarding social programs, its
obsequiousness toward Wall Street, and
its tolerance of billionaires influencing
electoral politics. If, however, he wants to
seek the Democratic nomination, he
should soften his starchy disapproval of
rich donors.
Without them, Minnesota Sen. Eugene
GEORGE
McCarthy's 1968 anti-Vietnam War insurgency in the Democratic primaries
WILL
would have been impossible. McCarthy
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was able to precipitate President Lyndon
Johnson's retirement only because of
five wealthy liberals' seed money (e.g., Stewart Mott's
$210,000 would be $1.4 million today).
Sanders calls himself an independent, although he caucuses and reliably votes with Senate Democrats. He also
calls himself a socialist, which is naughty without being
informative. Time was, socialism meant government ownership of the means of production, distribution and
exchange — or at least of the economy's "commanding
heights." Sanders says his idea of socialism exists in
Europe's social democracies, which he considers hugely
successful. Never mind the European Union's 10 percent
unemployment rate and 0.3 percent growth rate, Greece's
prostration, etc.
Long ago, some American mayors called themselves
socialists, although, writes historian Morton Keller (in
"America's Three Regimes"), "their collectivist impulse did
not go much beyond public utilities: 'gas and water socialism.'" In 1912, America's Socialist Party reached its apogee
when its presidential candidate, labor leader Eugene Debs,
won 5.99 percent of the vote in a contest with former president Theodore Roosevelt, the incumbent William Howard
Taft, and the winner, Woodrow Wilson. In every election
from 1928 through 1948, Socialists nominated Norman
Thomas (Princeton class of 1905; martinis at the barricades?), whose best showing was a paltry 2.23 percent in
the grim year 1932.
Sanders thinks that mounting a third-party campaign
might face insuperable barriers to ballot access. If so, the
nation is not nearly as unhappy as Sanders thinks it
should be. In the “annus horribilis” 1968, Alabama's Gov.
George Wallace, with a shoestring budget and negligible
staff, ignited a conflagration of grass-roots support that
propelled him onto all 50 state ballots.
Impediments were much higher then than they now are:
California required collecting 66,000 signatures in 1967 and
signatories had to fill out a two-page legal-size form joining Wallace's party. More than 100,000 did. His Ohio supporters had to gather an absurd 433,000 signatures in 10
weeks. They exceeded that total by perhaps 100,000.
Sanders, however, insists that he is no Norman Thomas,
who ran not to win but to leaven the nation's political conversation with new ideas. Sanders says he will not run in
Democratic primaries unless he thinks he can win. But
how can he win the nomination if he cannot rally followers sufficient in numbers and intensity to get him on state
ballots as a third-party candidate? On the other hand, he
does not want to be in 2016 what Ralph Nader was in 2000.
Nader's 97,488 votes in Florida, where Al Gore lost by 537
votes, cost Gore this state and the presidency.
Sanders, a powerhouse on social media, visited Iowa
four times last year and relishes the kind of retail campaigning that Iowans reward. Vermont's neighbor New
Hampshire comes next in the nomination calendar. He
represents what another Vermonter, Howard Dean, called
"the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party," but his
agenda is not really radical. It is not progressivism on
steroids; spinach, maybe.
He thinks college education has become too expensive
but he may not understand Washington's role in this:
Colleges increase tuition to capture increased federal subsidies for students. He passionately favors federal funding
for universal preschool, and dismisses research, based on
50 years' experience with Head Start, indicating that its
benefits are small and evanescent. He is serenely sure
"other research" reaches encouraging conclusions.
Sanders vehemently denounces Supreme Court rulings
that limit government's power to restrict the giving and
spending that finance political advocacy. The court says
money is indispensable to the dissemination of advocacy,
so some limits abridge First Amendment protections.
Sanders' authentic passion enlivens our often synthetic
politics. There is, however, some justice in the fact that his
principled rejection of the connection between money and
speech might prevent his other principles from being
heard.
GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator
for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American
culture.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
TODAY IN HISTORY |
HEALTH WATCH |
Take a more
active role in
your health
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
R
eproductive Health
Care of the Big
Horns was established in 1998. The
intent was to provide
quality reproductive
health care to the lowincome population in
Sheridan that otherwise
might
not get
care.
The
goal of
the
clinic
then,
and
now, is
TOBIE
the
same:
ALSUP
quality
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care
for our
patients regardless of
income or situation.
However, health care
is certainly not the same
as it was in 1998. With
the sweeping changes at
the federal, state and
community level, health
care can be a complex
maze for patients and
medical personnel.
Traditionally, it was
common for patients to
only access health care
during a life threatening
illness or emergency situation.
There has been a trend
in recent years toward
early discharge from
hospitals with more
emphasis on home care
and outpatient settings
for care. Because of
this, it is critical that we
all take a more active
role in our health and
wellness. It is vital that
we understand and utilize our community
resources that allow us
to stay well.
In fact, many employers provide wellness programs that reward
employees for good
health and good health
practices. Find out if
this is a service that
your workplace offers.
We know, as a society,
that it is better for
employees to care for
themselves and prevent
illness when possible,
rather than struggle
with a debilitating diagnosis later.
I encourage each of
you to contact one of
Sheridan’s many qualified health care
resources for a wellness
exam. Ask questions
about recommended
screening tests, exercise
practices and nutrition
patterns that are best for
you.
If you already have a
wellness appointment
with your provider, good
for you! You can do your
part by preparing before
your appointment. Write
down all the medications
that you are taking and
be ready to offer your
most recent health
issues to your provider.
Write down the questions that you may have
and have these ready for
your appointment. If you
are uncomfortable asking questions, take someone with you. Two listeners are better than one.
Providers and staff will
appreciate your interest
in staying well.
TOBIE ALSUP is a Registered Nurse and
has more than 30 years of clinical
experience. She is a board member at
Reproductive Health Care of the Big Horns.
JUSTIN SHEELY | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Directing the All-State Band
Scott A. Jones, associate professor of music at Ohio State University, directs the All-State Band during the Wyoming AllState 2015 Gala Concert Tuesday evening at Sheridan High School. More than 450 students from Wyoming’s high
schools came to the Wyoming All-State Conference last week. The conference was highlighted by the Gala Concert,
which featured the students performing together in band, orchestra and choir in the gymnasium.
LOCAL BRIEFS |
FROM STAFF REPORTS
‘Nonprofit Tuesday’ to
benefit Relay for Life
‘Souper’ Bowl food
drive begins Monday
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan area Relay for
Life fundraising season will kick off Tuesday
with a rally from 4-6 p.m. at the Black Tooth
Brewing Company.
For every pint of beer sold Tuesday, $1 will
be donated to the local Relay for Life event.
From 4-6 p.m., visitors to the brewery will
have an opportunity to learn more about the
American Cancer Society and Relay for Life
with the option to sign up as a team captain or
participant in the Sheridan event set for June
27 at Kendrick Park.
During the annual relay, participants and
survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome,
remember people lost to the disease and honor
people who have fought or are fighting cancer.
To learn more about the relay, see
www.relayforlife.org. For more information
about the kickoff event, call Mikaela
Sandridge at 235-0044 or Karen Steir at 6747342. The Black Tooth Brewing Company is
located at 321 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — The AARP and Wyoming
Retired Educators of Sheridan have partnered
with local food banks for a “Souper” Bowl
community food drive this Monday through
Friday.
There will be two drop-off sites: the
Sheridan Senior Center and the YMCA.
Both sites will have a decorated box for each
of the team’s contending in the big game Feb.
1. Put your non-perishable food items in the
team’s box that you think will win and running tallies will be maintained and shared to
show each team’s support.
The food drive will benefit The Food Group,
which said that approximately 2,300 students
in Sheridan County may not have enough food
to make it through any given weekend.
For additional information, contact Les
Engelter at 672-9116.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211
Smith St.
The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY EVENTS |
Sunday
• 2 p.m., Classic Western Film Series, “The Wild Bunch,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., $10 for
adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students
• 2 p.m., “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for
adults, $12 for students and military
• 2:30 p.m., Jane Party, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.
Monday
• No events scheduled.
TIPPED OVER |
Children’s TV activist Peggy
Charren dies at 86
BOSTON (AP) — Peggy Charren, the founder
of Action for Children’s Television who waged
a decades-long fight to improve the quality of
children’s programming, has died. She was 86.
Charren, who had vascular dementia, died
Thursday at a nursing home in Dedham,
according to Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel
in Providence, Rhode Island.
Charren founded Action for Children’s
Television in 1968 because she was so frustrated by the poor quality of programming —
which she called “wall-to-wall monster cartoons” — available to her daughters.
The group’s first meeting involved just a few
friends in her Newton living room.
But the grassroots organization grew to thousands of members, working with the Federal
Communications Commission to establish a
children’s television division and lobbying the
National Association of Broadcasters to adopt
voluntary guidelines for children’s programming.
ACT lobbied Congress, helping get the
Children’s Television Act passed in 1990. The
act established programming standards,
including advertising limits.
ACT disbanded in 1992, but Charren continued to lobby until retirement in 2005.
Throughout her work, she was proud of her
commitment to the First Amendment, noting
she never sought censorship of any programming.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a longtime friend
and political ally, told The Boston Globe that
Charren was “the principal defender of children’s television in America” and “a conscience sitting on the shoulder of every commercial broadcaster.”
For her work, Charren was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995, the
nation’s highest civilian honor.
“She took on the giants of the commercial
television industry in the 1970s and brought
about substantive programming and legislative
changes that bettered the lives of millions,”
said Jonathan Abbott, president of CEO of
Boston public television station WGBH.
Charren is a former trustee of the station.
Charren’s efforts are felt to this day.
“Peggy Charren was TV’s first true kids’
advocate and someone who we profoundly
respected,” children’s cable station
Nickelodeon said in a statement. “She was a
pioneer who transformed the TV landscape to
serve kids with high quality programming.
Her legacy is one that we will always honor
and uphold.”
Charren is survived by her husband, Stanley,
two daughters, six grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday at
Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, followed by
burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 24, 1965, British
statesman Winston Churchill
died in London at age 90.
On this date:
In 1742, Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor during
the War of the Austrian
Succession.
In 1848, James W. Marshall
discovered a gold nugget at
Sutter’s Mill in northern
California, a discovery that led to
the gold rush of ‘49.
In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under
the aegis of Robert BadenPowell.
In 1924, the Russian city of
Petrograd (formerly St.
Petersburg) was renamed
Leningrad in honor of the late
revolutionary leader. (However, it
has since been renamed St.
Petersburg.)
In 1935, beer was first sold in
cans in Richmond, Virginia, by
the Gottfried Krueger Brewing
Co.
In 1942, the Roberts
Commission placed much of the
blame for America’s lack of preparedness for Imperial Japan’s
attack on Pearl Harbor on Rear
Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and
Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short, the
Navy and Army commanders.
In 1945, Associated Press war
correspondent Joseph Morton
was among a group of captives
executed by the Germans at the
Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria.
In 1961, a U.S. Air Force B-52
crashed near Goldsboro, North
Carolina, dropping its payload of
two nuclear bombs, neither of
which went off; three crew members were killed.
In 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52
on a training mission crashed
into Elephant Mountain in
Maine after encountering turbulence and losing its vertical stabilizer; seven of the nine crew
members were killed.
In 1975, the extremist group
FALN bombed Fraunces Tavern
in New York City, killing four
people. Pianist Keith Jarrett performed The Koeln Concert in
Germany. Comedian Larry Fine,
of “Three Stooges” fame, died in
Los Angeles at age 72.
In 1985, the space shuttle
Discovery was launched from
Cape Canaveral on the first
secret, all-military shuttle mission.
In 1989, confessed serial killer
Theodore Bundy was executed in
Florida’s electric chair.
Ten years ago: Authorities in
Iraq said Sami Mohammed Ali
Said al-Jaaf, an al-Qaida lieutenant in custody, had confessed
to masterminding most of the
car bombings in Baghdad. The
United Nations broke with years
of protocol and commemorated
the 60-year anniversary of the
liberation of the Nazi death
camps, directly linking its own
founding with the end of the
Holocaust in some of the
strongest language ever.
Five years ago: In an audio
message, Osama bin Laden
endorsed the failed attempt to
blow up a U.S. airliner on
Christmas Day and threatened
new attacks against the United
States. Afghanistan postponed
parliamentary elections. The
Indianapolis Colts beat the New
York Jets 30-17 in the AFC championship game. The New Orleans
Saints of the NFC made it to
their first Super Bowl after battering the Minnesota Vikings 3128 in overtime. Bowler Kelly
Kulick became the first woman
to win a PBA Tour title, beating
Chris Barnes in the final of the
45th Tournament of Champions
in Las Vegas. Actor Pernell
Roberts, 81, died in Malibu,
California.
One year ago: A truck bombing struck the main security
headquarters in Cairo, one of a
string of bombings targeting
police in a 10-hour period, killing
6 people on the eve of the third
anniversary of the revolt that
overthrew President Hosni
Mubarak and left the Arab
nation deeply divided.
Thought for Today: “To
improve is to change, so to be
perfect is to have changed often.”
— Winston Churchill (1874-1965).
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
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PAGE: What does a Senate page do?
Take Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, for
instance.
While there, she went on a Capitol tour
“Senator Leahy was really awesome just
with a staffer for Sen. John Barrasso, Rbecause he’s been in the Senate so long and
Wyoming, and asked about the Senate page he’s also been in all the Batman movies,”
program since she couldn’t find much
Pehringer said. “He has a scene in the
information on it. The staffer later told her ‘Dark Knight Rises’ when the Joker crashes
that Enzi had an opening to appoint a
the cocktail party and his line in the movie
Senate page.
is, ‘We’re not afraid of thugs like you.’ He
Pehringer
acted out his scene
applied, and
for a couple of us
months later her
pages on the Senate
parents, George
floor when they
A typical day
Neeson and Wendy
were in recess, and
Wood Neeson, were
that’s probably my
Madison Pehringer said she went in a little
sending her off to
favorite memory of
blind when she was appointed as a Senate
live, work and go to
being on the Senate
page in D.C. for the fall 2014 semester of her
school in D.C.
floor.”
junior year in high school. Maybe it’s better
“It was the awe of
Pehringer and the
she did, because a schedule like the one she
being in the
other pages now
kept is not for the faint of heart. Here was
Capitol,” Pehringer
regularly tweet
her typical day as a Senate page:
said about making
with Sen. Cory
• 4:50 a.m. — Alarm goes off
the decision to
Booker, D-New
• 5 a.m. — Get out of bed in the room she
apply. “The Capitol
Jersey, and
shared with three roommates who became
is just gorgeous,
Pehringer gets
the best of friends.
and it’s this huge,
giddy when she
• 5:30 a.m. — Make breakfast in the basehistoric building,
tells you about getment kitchen of Webster Hall, using a
and just the
ting to hear
microwave and a hot plate.
thought of being
President Petro
• 6:15 a.m. — Be at the Senate page school
able to be there
Poroshenko, the
located in Webster Hall. Study pre-calculus,
every day. There
current president
English, political science and chemistry.
weren’t any pages
of Ukraine, in a
• 8:30 a.m. — Finish the school day and
there, so there was
joint meeting of
head to the Capitol to begin work. Prepare
kind of that mysCongress.
the Senate chambers for the day’s session.
tery about the proShe was there in
• 9:30 a.m. to noon — Senate convenes.
gram, too, that
November when
Provide assistance as needed.
‘What do these peothe Senate voted on
• Noon - take the private subway system
ple do? Why aren’t
the XL Pipeline,
that snakes under the Capitol to Dirksen
they here?’”
and she and the
Senate Office Building to eat lunch in the
Pehringer soon
other pages didn’t
cafe.
found out for hermind missing the
• 1-6 or 7 p.m. — Work on the Senate floor
self what Senate
chance to go to an
until Senate adjourns.
pages do.
Army-Navy game
• 7-10 or 11 p.m. — Make dinner; do homeBy her second day
in order to be at
work and chores; go to bed.
on the job, Sept. 9,
“Voterama” on the
2014, Senate was
Saturday after the
back in session
election. They
after a month-long
worked the floor
recess.
until almost 1 a.m.
as vote after vote was made.
Pehringer attended school that day from
Union Station became a favorite hangout
6:15-9 a.m. By 9:40 a.m. she was on the
Senate floor preparing the chambers for the because of its food and free Wi-Fi. Pages
day’s work, piling records on desks, runmust give up their cell phones and can only
ning bills here and there, getting water,
use the internet at Webster Hall for their
lecterns and other needed items for senacourses in order to eliminate distractions
tors, and bustling through areas like the
from school and work. They also were not
cloak rooms that are off-limits to all but
allowed to talk to the press or to use social
Congress members, clerks and pages.
media during their time as a page.
There were a lot of mistakes made that
“Election night was the Super Bowl of
day, but all 30 pages — 14 for the
Webster Hall,” Pehringer said. “Everyone
Republicans and 16 for the Democrats —
had ice cream and popcorn and every sinlearned as fast as they could before retiring gle TV that we had was tuned in to every
to their home in Webster Hall where they
news channel that was broadcasting the
made dinner, did homework and hit the
voting results.”
sack before another full day in the Senate.
Pehringer also visited sites like
Jamestown, Valley Forge, the Library of
Congress and Philadelphia on school field
Unlikely heroes and hangouts
trips.
“I would highly recommend it to anyone
While in D.C., Pehringer found some
who has any inkling of an interest in poliunlikely heroes and hangouts for a
tics,” Pehringer said, “to anyone looking to
Wyoming girl her age.
expand their horizons in high school.”
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Smelting company says Atlantic
Richfield concealed pollution
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — American
Smelting and Refining Co. said in a lawsuit
filed earlier this month that Atlantic
Richfield Co. concealed pollution-related
documents during the sale of Atlantic
Richfield’s zinc fuming plant to Asarco that
led to legal problems with the
Environmental Protection Agency.
Asarco filed a civil lawsuit in Helena
District Court alleging breach of contract,
saying Atlantic Richfield failed to tell it or
the Environmental Protection Agency of
pollution caused by the zinc plant located
on Asarco-owned land in East Helena. The
zinc plant operated for 45 years under
ARCO before Asarco bought it in 1972.
The lawsuit says that during the 1972 sale
agreement, which included Atlantic
Richfield’s agreement to compensate
Asarco for cleanup costs, Atlantic Richfield
failed to provide critical documents that
showed discharges of hazardous substances into groundwater.
Atlantic Richfield said it operated a
closed non-contact cooling water system
that did not discharge pollution, according
to the lawsuit.
In 1984, the EPA listed the smelter property and surrounding residential areas of
East Helena for the National Priorities List
for Superfund site designation, identifying
Asarco and Atlantic Richfield as potentially responsible parties.
In the lawsuit, Asarco alleges that it was
found as the only liable party because of
the concealment by Atlantic Richfield, the
Independent Record reported.
In 2005, Asarco filed for bankruptcy and
in 2009, settled environmental claims.
Asarco has paid more than $138 million for
cleanup at the site, the lawsuit said.
An attorney for Asarco, Adam Duerk of
Missoula, declined to comment on the lawsuit. A phone call seeking comment from
Atlantic Richfield’s parent company, BP,
was not returned Friday.
EPA project manager Betsy Burns said
the lawsuit should not have any impact on
the cleanup of the site because of federal
laws governing cleanup obligations.
Exxon gets $1 million penalty in Yellowstone spill
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials have issued a $1 million penalty
against Exxon Mobil Corp. for safety violations stemming from a 2011 pipeline
rupture that spilled 63,000 gallons of
crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River.
The Department of Transportation
order issued Friday reduces the penalty
as originally proposed by about $700,000.
That comes after the Texas-based oil
company challenged some claims it
didn’t do enough to prevent the accident.
The pipeline break during flooding
near Laurel left oil along an 85-mile
stretch of the Yellowstone, killing fish
and wildlife and prompting a monthslong cleanup.
Also Friday, attorneys property owners
damaged by the spill announced Exxon
agreed to pay them $2 million to settle a
civil lawsuit.
Another pipeline break on the
Yellowstone last week spilled an estimated 39,000 gallons of oil near Glendive.
Singing with the choir
JUSTIN SHEELY | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Cody Heaps of Sheridan sings with the All-State Choir during the Wyoming All-State 2015 Gala
Concert Tuesday evening at Sheridan High School. More than 450 students from Wyoming’s high
schools came to the Wyoming All-State Conference last week. The conference was highlighted by the
Gala Concert, which featured the students performing together in band, orchestra and choir.
DUI: Increased support for programs
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Lt. Mark Conrad with the SCSO said
it is difficult to explain why the DUI
arrests are up without considering
other factors.
“It is hard to speak to why the numbers are up,” Conrad said. “Is it
increased enforcement? Is it because
there were more accidents that resulted in those arrests? Were more people
just making poor choices? It can be
interpreted so many ways.”
The SPD and Sheridan County
Sheriff ’s Office utilize grants to provide pay to officers willing to work
extra hours specifically to monitor
DUIs or to patrol events such as the
Sheridan WYO Rodeo or local concerts. The SPD will receive a combined
$40,750.88 for the grants for the 2015
fiscal year. For fiscal year 2014, the
SPD received $35,550 for the grants.
The city police department has also
pushed for increased business participation, community support and patron
use of the Tipsy Taxi program as a
way to combat DUIs.
However, the program started in July
2012 and the year-to-year statistics
indicate that the Tipsy Taxi program
has not served to decrease the overall
number of DUIs within Sheridan
County.
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AUTHOR: Variety of options available to self publish
Looking for local
reads?
Some of the many local authors
you will find at Sheridan
Stationery, Books and Gallery
include:
• Deck Hunter. “She always said
she was just a chicken farmer from
New Jersey, but she is a fascinating author,” Smith said of this
author.
• Cynde Georgen. She is the
superintendent of the Trail End
State Historic Site, and mostly
writes history-based books.
• Judy Slack. Slack is the director
of The Wyoming Room; she has
compiled historical reference
books.
• Billie Little. Little is the principal researcher for the Sheridan
County Historic Preservation
Commission. She wrote, “Going,
Going, Gone,” a book that compiles old pictures as historical lessons on days bygone.
• Sam Morton. One of his writings, “Where the Rivers Run
North,” was written as historical
fiction, but all the characters are
based on historical people who
lived in Sheridan. Smith said this
piece is one of the most popular
books at her store.
• Nicole Legerski. A book of this
local grade-school teacher’s poetry can be found on the shelves.
• Margot Liberty. One of her joint
ventures, “A Cheyenne Voice: The
Complete John Stands in Timber
Interviews,” by John Stands in
Timber and Liberty, was recently
named to the Outstanding
Academic Title List by Choice, an
independent reviewer of academic
publications.
• Sarah Suzor. This award-winning author has published several
collections and recently finished a
national book tour for “On the
Fox,” which has been listed on the
Small Press Distributions Best
Seller List.
• Heidi Heuerman. A writer and
an artist, she wrote a “how-to”
book on fiber arts, showing readers a process for adapting photographs through sewing and quilting.
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Unless you’re Craig Johnson with
an agent working for you to find
publishers willing to pay you to
write, the first step is generally to
write, proof and design your book.
From there, your options may
include hiring a subsidy publisher
or self-publishing via an electronic
book, print-on-demand book or traditional “sell on the shelf ” book.
E-books cost the least in up-front
investment and overhead with the
potential for large income.
Online publishers such as
Smashwords, Kindle Direct
Publishing, PubIt (Barnes & Noble)
and Kobo's Writing Life will let
authors self-publish their books for
free in e-book format and keep large
portions of the income generated.
Kindle Direct Publishing lets the
author keep 70 percent of the total
revenue of the book, leading to
large incomes for self-published
authors whose titles take off online.
On the down side, most e-book
publishers do little to nothing in
terms of helping you with the creation or marketing of the book, and
e-editions of books are competitively priced meaning authors have to
sell more copies than most printed
books to make money.
Print on Demand is another
option for publishing in which
authors submit an electronic copy
of their book to a vendor who will
then either print the book and try
to distribute it to other — typically
larger — book distributors, such as
Barnes & Noble, or just offer the
book online.
Some of the advantages of POD
publishing are having a hard copy
of the book which you didn’t have
to produce yourself and having a
well-connected distributor who may
get your book in the hands of larger
companies otherwise out of your
reach.
Some of the disadvantages
include higher initial investment
costs and the potential to have to
format the book to the vendor's
specifications.
Another third party publishing
option is that of subsidy publishers.
Subsidy publishers work in a similar manner to traditional publishers in that you submit a book for
consideration and they reject manuscripts often. However, they are not
as selective as traditional publishers, opening the doors for more
authors to make it to print.
‘I am an American and I
believe in Freedom of the Press,
so I think anytime anybody can
get their ideas or stories out there
for other people to read —
different books touch different
people in different ways — it’s a
great thing.’
Robby Smith
Owner; Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery
Subsidy publishers charge the
author for binding and publishing
but then they contribute to the marketing and distribution of the book
and pay out royalties on the sales.
Though the books publish in the
original author’s name, authors
tend to have limited control over
design elements with this option.
The largest up-front investment
allows for total creative control:
printing your book on your own.
Though the process is daunting —
requiring copyright registrations;
purchasing of an ISBN scanner
code; hiring a designer, editor, printer or all of the above — it is possible
to produce a traditional book that
you can then market to bookstores
for sale without the contracts, costs
or pitfalls of an outside publisher
working on your book.
With the number of avenues to
self-publishing, a wider variety of
local authors becomes available in
towns, and on tablets, across the
country.
“I am an American and I believe
in Freedom of the Press, so I think
anytime anybody can get their ideas
or stories out there for other people
to read — different books touch different people in different ways —
it’s a great thing,” Smith said.
Lawmaker seeks to up penalty
for abuse of pregnant women
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana legislator
proposed Friday that domestic abusers receive
additional punishment if the victim is pregnant.
Rep. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, said he introduced House Bill 197 to address domestic abuse
involving unborn children.
The bill would require that a minimum of two
years in state prison be added to any punishment for using seriously harmful force if the
victim was known to be pregnant.
Regier, who introduced the bill in the House
Judiciary Committee, said it could cover varying degrees and types of abuse including physical, psychological and financial.
Different forms of the bill’s concept have been
previously introduced.
In 2013, a bill making fetal homicide a felony
became law. It included exemptions for medical
complications and abortions.
In 2009, a bill similar to Regier’s faced political
opposition based on its use of the word “fetus.”
Gregg Trude, director of Right to Life
Montana, said HB 197 was worded to avoid political riffs.
“This bill is about domestic abuse only,” Trude
said.
Maggie Moran, director of NARAL Pro-Choice
Montana, said the organization opposed previous versions of the bill that “politicized the
issue.” She spoke in favor of HB 197, saying it
enhances a woman’s ability to choose to safely
carry out a pregnancy.
No one spoke in opposition.
JUSTIN SHEELY | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Tuning up
Sheridan High School Orchestra director Razmick Sarkissian hands back a violin after a quick tune up for a student prior to the Wyoming All-State 2015
Gala Concert Tuesday evening at Sheridan High School. More than 450 students from Wyoming’s high schools came to the Wyoming All-State
Conference last week. The conference was highlighted by the Gala Concert,
which featured the students performing together in band, orchestra and choir
in the SHS gymnasium.
Former Colorado state
senator pleads guilty
to embezzlement
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
(AP) — A former state senator accused of falsifying time
sheets for work at a sheriff ’s
department and a university
has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
The district attorney’s
office added in a statement
that Steve King also pleaded
guilty Friday to official misconduct. He was a senator,
former sheriff and the
Republican nominee for Mesa
County Sheriff when he committed the crimes at jobs he
held when the legislature was
not in session. He dropped
out of the sheriff ’s race amid
mounting legal trouble, and
completed his senate term
last year.
King was sentenced to two
years’ probation following his
plea and ordered to pay restitution of $2,431.25 each to the
sheriff ’s department and
Colorado Mesa University.
The case was handled by
the Arapahoe County district
attorney to avoid conflict of
interest.
FDA approves 2nd vaccine
against meningitis strain
WASHINGTON (AP) —
Federal health regulators
have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of
bacteria that can cause deadly
cases of meningitis.
The Food and Drug
Administration said it cleared
Novartis’ Bexsero vaccine
against a subtype of meningococcal bacteria in people ages
10 to 25. The agency cleared a
similar vaccine from Pfizer
last October. Prior to that,
vaccines available in the U.S.
only covered four of the five
main subtypes of bacteria
that cause meningococcal disease.
In meningococcal disease,
bacteria can infect the bloodstream, causing sepsis, or the
lining surrounding the brain
and spinal cord — meningitis.
Meningitis symptoms
include fever, headache and
stiff neck, sometimes followed
by nausea and vomiting.
The disease spreads through
saliva and other throat fluids
via coughing, kissing and
sharing utensils.
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Jennifer Black reads her lines from the playbook in the dressing room upstairs prior to the dress rehearsal for
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Wednesday evening at the Carriage House Theater. Performances
are scheduled for tonight and Sunday, Jan. 29 - 31 and Feb. 6 - 8. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances commence at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater.
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Developments at the Wyoming Legislature
CHEYENNE (AP) — Developments at the
Wyoming Legislature on Fri., the ninth day
of the 2015 General Session:
Science Standards. The Legislature last
year prohibited the department from considering the standards. Some lawmakers
object to the standards because they state
that burning fossil fuels contributes to
global warming.
ROAD KILL: The Senate received from
the House a bill that would let people to
keep road-killed game.
OFFICIAL ANIMALS: The House placed
on the general file a bill that would make it
a felony to recklessly or with criminal negligence injure or kill a police, fire or search
and rescue animal.
VOTING RIGHTS: The House for the
third time voted to approve a bill that
would establish a procedure for the nonviolent felons who have completed their sentences to get a certification from the
Wyoming Department of Corrections that
they have regained their voting rights.
DRONES: The Senate received from the
House a bill that would restrict the ability
of law enforcement to use drones.
EXECUTIONS: The House for the third
time approved a bill that would provide for
confidentiality of people who carry out
executions of condemned inmates for the
state. There are currently no inmates on
death row in Wyoming.
SCIENCE STANDARDS: The House for
the second time approved a bill that would
allow the Wyoming State Department of
Education to consider Next Generation
BICYCLES: The House for the second
time approved a bill that would require
motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of
distance while passing them.
AGENDAS |
Board of County Commissioners staff
meeting
9 a.m. Monday
Second floor commission library #216
Sheridan County Courthouse Addition
224 South Main St.
• Call to order
• Executive session per §16-4-405
(a)(iii) and 16-4-405 (a)(vii)
• Consider purchase offer for Milward
Water-Hole Property
• Staff and elected reports
• Adjourn
Joint Sheridan College Board and
Sheridan County School District 2 Board
of Trustees meeting
6 p.m. Monday
Board room
SCSD2 central office
201 North Connor St.
• Concurrent enrollment
• Graduation counts program
• Graduation Coach and English 1010
• Changes to placement scores at
Sheridan College
• Exploring dual enrollment systems
• Credentialing issues
• Summer institute
• Alternative high school presentation
• Quick update on construction projects
Dayton Town Council work study
7 p.m. Tuesday
Dayton Town Hall
608 Broadway St., Dayton
• Council discussion on Council vacancy
interviews
• General Council discussion
Sheridan Economic and Educational
Development Authority Joint Powers
Board meeting
11:30 a.m. Tuesday
• Introductions and overview
• Document high yields from local
school districts
5-Day Forecast for Sheridan
TONIGHT
SATURDAY
Room TR002
Thorne Rider Campus Center
Sheridan College
3059 Coffeen Ave.
• Call to order
• Roll call
• Agenda additions and deletions
• Review and approval of minutes from
August 19, 2014, meeting
• Public comment
• Old business
• New business
1. Election of board officers
2. Quarterly report from First
Light Children’s Center
3. Budget discussion and
adoption
• Reports from board, staff updates
1. Update Hi-Tech Park construction and site certification
2. Update creative economies
study
• Time and place of next meeting:
April 28, Sheridan College
• Adjourn
TUESDAY
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
Report gives mostly
high marks for attorney
general nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department evaluators
have given mostly high ratings to the management skills of
Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee for
attorney general, in a report made public five days before
she faces a Senate confirmation hearing.
The evaluation depicts Lynch, currently the United
States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as a
hands-on manager who personally reviews all indictments,
meets regularly with top staff and helps make decisions on
major cases. The report found no significant morale problems within the office and called her “exceptionally wellqualified” for her current job.
“She is bright, articulate and charismatic and
is truly an exemplar of efficient stewardship
and managerial excellence,” the evaluation
states. It was written by the Executive Office for
United States Attorneys, an arm of the Justice
Department whose responsibilities include peer
reviews of prosecutoras’ office.
But the review also identified areas for
Lynch
improvement, including the office’s responsiveness to public records requests made under the federal
Freedom of Information Act.
The report, released Friday by the Senate Judiciary
Committee, had been requested by the committee chairman, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. Obama
nominated Lynch in November to succeed outgoing
Attorney General Eric Holder. Her confirmation hearings
are set for Wednesday and Thursday before Grassley’s
panel, and the full Senate also must approve her appointment.
Lynch is not expected to face major hurdles during the
confirmation process, though in the new Republicanmajority Senate some lawmakers already have signaled
that they plan to question her aggressively on whether
she’ll support Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration. They’ll also likely be looking for assurances of a
greater rapport with Lynch than they’ve had with Holder,
who often clashed with Republicans during trips to Capitol
Hill and was even held in contempt by the House over a
document dispute.
Lynch since 2010 has been the top prosecutor for a district that includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and
Long Island, having also held that role from 1999 to 2001.
As a prosecutor, she was best known for her prosecution of
the four New York police officers charged with violating
the civil rights of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant
who was beaten and sodomized while in custody.
The evaluation said Lynch’s office meets most Justice
Department standards, including caseload for prosecutors,
professional responsibility and budget management.
But the report also found that Lynch’s office does not
effectively supervise its FOIA program, does not timely
respond to requests for records and does not conduct regular training on the topic for its staff. The office has a “substantial backlog of requests,” and the designated FOIA
contact has never attended recommended training, the
report said.
MasterCard to lift hold on US
credit card swipes in Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — MasterCard on Friday became
the first major credit card company to say it will start handling U.S. card transactions in Cuba.
Citing new guidance from the U.S. Department of
Treasury, MasterCard said it would begin processing
swipes by U.S. card holders in Cuba beginning March 1.
The announcement comes one month after President
Barack Obama said the U.S. would work to restore normal
diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50
years with the communist-run island. The move affects
Americans who travel to Cuba to visit relatives or for a
handful of other authorized purposes, including educational visits. General tourism to Cuba is still prohibited by the
half-century old trade embargo, and it would take an act of
Congress to lift the ban.
New regulations announced earlier this month lifted a
ban on U.S. banks and credit card companies from doing
business in Cuba.
A spokeswoman for American Express said the card
provider is evaluating the new regulations released by
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control “to better
understand what is permissible and how we would operate
if we choose to do so.”
Visa did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
MasterCard Inc., which is based in Purchase, New York,
said in a statement cardholders should contact their bank
before visiting Cuba to make sure their card will function
on the island.
Mending US-India ties: Obama
heading for weekend visit
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity, President
Barack Obama is flying to India this weekend to be guest of
honor at the country’s Republic Day festivities.
Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi are trying to move the world’s two largest democracies past tensions that have beset their relationship in recent years.
Obama and Modi met in Washington for the first time
late last year and swapped stories about their political
campaigns, particularly how they each employed techsavvy tactics to attract new voters.
Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit India twice
while in office; he also traveled there in 2010 for an economic summit.
SPORTS
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Big Horn
teams take
a win, loss on
the road
Friday
FRIDAY SCORES |
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOYS BASKETBALL
Big Horn 74, Wright 41
Cheyenne Central 48,
Cheyenne East 38
Glenrock 58, Wheatland 55
Hanna-Elk Mountain 44,
Rock River 38
Kaycee 59, Upton 40
Lusk 74, Southeast 34
Lyman 59, Shoshoni 52
Rawlins 75, Torrington 33
Sheridan 67, Cheyenne
South 45
Star Valley 50, Mountain
View 39
Worland 80, Douglas 45
FROM STAFF REPORTS
come out and control the tempo,” Smith said.
“Offensively we had to be disciplined and knock
down shots so they weren’t able get long
rebounds in transition.”
As the shots started to fall, the Broncs extended that momentum the full length of the court,
changing defenses and getting after the Bison
guards to keep them from getting to the rim.
Sheridan kept the Bison guessing, using a
man-to-man in the first quarter before switching it to a matchup zone in the second, holding
South to just six points in each quarter.
“One end always feels the other end,” Smith
said of the success on both ends of the court.
“When you’re having that kind of success offensively, you feel like you’re going to dig in a little
bit more on defense.”
BIG HORN — Friday night saw
a win and a loss in 2A basketball
as the Big Horn Rams and Lady
Rams faced off against Wright
on the road.
The girls of Big Horn fought
hard — regaining some ground
after falling behind by 23 points
— but fell short in the end to the
tune of a 53-37 loss.
A scoring drought from midway through the third-quarter
until mid-way through the
fourth saw nothing but missed
buckets and a stagnant scoreboard for the Lady Rams.
“We were doing a lot of things
right, we just couldn’t get the
ball in the hole,” head coach
Justin Kidneigh said. “Some
nights that ball just doesn’t want
to go in the bucket, but they
played hard and played to the
end. They don’t give up easy;
they don’t give up ever, really.”
Wright came out strong with a
press defense and active zone
offense that disrupted the Lady
Rams initially. But Big Horn was
able to settle down, rotate their
defense and transition some baskets in the first half.
The Lady Rams struggled
throughout the game with
rebounds, though, struggling to
hold onto the ball against a
physical Wright team.
“We had a hard time holding
on, but the girls were out there
fighting for it,” Kidneigh said.
Emily Blaney was the top scorer for the evening, putting 10
points on the board including a
3-pointer in the fourth that
broke the scoring drought and
ignited a gap-lessening return
for Big Horn.
“Emily played really hard,”
Kidneigh said. “She got some
nice steals in our defense and
was able to convert them into
points. She gave us a particularly strong offense.”
Other top contributors were
Ashton Koltiska with 6 and
Bailey Bard and Cassiday Enlow
with 5 each.
Abby Buckingham, Blaney and
Koltiska each claimed four
rebounds.
The Lady Rams will take
tomorrow off from game play
and get back at it Thursday
against Riverside.
“We talked a lot tonight about
things we need to learn,”
Kidneigh said. “Wright showed
us some things we need to work
on, so we’re going to work on
them in practice and put our lesson to work for us against
Riverside.”
SEE BRONCS, PAGE B2
SEE RAMS, PAGE B2
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Big Piney 61, Wind River
33
Burns 47, Pine Bluff 43
Campbell County 61,
Laramie 27
Cheyenne East 43,
Cheyenne Central 39
Douglas 45, Worland 40
Hanna-Elk Mountain 43,
Rock River 27
Kemmerer 65, Wyoming
Indian 50
Lander 46, Cody 45, OT
Lovell 43, Powell 38, OT
Lyman 51, Shoshoni 33
Mountain View 41, Star
Valley 40, 2OT
Newell, S.D. 58, Hulett 42
Rock Springs 54, Riverton
46
Rocky Mountain 58,
Riverside 24
Sheridan 37, Cheyenne
South 31
Southeast 50, Lusk 33
Thermopolis 54, Greybull
31
Upton 50, Kaycee 43
Lady Broncs
pull out 37-31
victory
BY MIKE PRUDEN
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
SHERIDAN — It wasn’t the
prettiest game they’ve played
this season or the most conventional, but the Sheridan High
School Lady Broncs (11-1) were
able to pull out a 37-31 victory
over Cheyenne South (6-7)
Friday night.
If you were sitting in the
stands at Sheridan High School,
you were in for a yawner, at least
at the beginning.
The Lady Bison ran an offense
that most teams don’t use until
the end of games when they are
holding onto a lead: they stalled.
After the Lady Broncs won the
tip and took a 2-0 lead, South
must have had enough of
Sheridan’s offense. They weren’t
going to let them touch the ball
for a while.
They passed the ball around
the volleyball line at half court,
dribbled toward the top of the
key, then passed it back out.
It looked like the crowd was in
for a long night of girls basketball.
“I haven’t really seen anything
like that,” Sheridan coach
Jessica Pickett said of the
strange offensive strategy. “I
guess it’s a decent way to limit
the number of possessions. That
would be kind of a rough game
to watch.”
Despite their attempt to limit
possessions, the Lady Broncs
were still able to force turnovers
and turn them into buckets at
the other end, taking an 8-1 lead
after one quarter.
Then, things completely
changed for Cheyenne South.
They abandoned the stall strategy, and, suddenly, the scoreboard started to light up.
Coach Pickett said the odd
start may have played a part, but
once South started looking to
score it was tough for the Lady
Broncs to ever find a rhythm.
SEE VICTORY, PAGE B2
B1
JUSTIN SHEELY | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Sheridan Bronc Dontae Crow, left, is fouled by South’s Brendyn Nelson during the boys basketball game Friday
at Sheridan High School.
Broncs dominate Cheyenne South
in second quarter, win 67-45
BY MIKE PRUDEN
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys
basketball team used a big second quarter to
propel themselves to a 67-45 win over Cheyenne
South (7-5) Friday night at Sheridan High
School.
It was tough to tell if the defense led to offense
or the offense led to defense for the Broncs (7-4),
as they were clicking on both sides of the ball.
Leading 11-6 after eight minutes, head coach
Gale Smith’s boys came out with intensity in
the second quarter to jump all over the Bison to
the tune of a steal and a fast-break layup, a 3pointer, another 3-pointer and another forced
turnover.
The Broncs were in complete control of the
game, and just like that the scoreboard read 3312 in favor of the home team at halftime.
“Our number one priority in this game was to
Eagles pick up first conference
win of the season
BY MIKE DUNN
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
DAYTON — The Tongue River
Eagles may have picked up their
third win of the season Friday night,
but if you ask the players or the
coaches, all that matters is that they
got their first conference win out of
the way.
The Eagles began 2A conference
play last night with an 81-71 victory
against the Moorcroft Wolves (5-10).
“This was a huge game for us,”
Senior captain Wyatt Schumacher
said. “It’s great to get a win in the
first game in conference.”
It was a high-intensity game from
the beginning. The Eagles pulled out
to an early lead with the Wolves nipping on their heels. An impressive 9of-13 from the field gave the Eagles
an early advantage.
But the Wolves weren’t going down
easily.
Tongue River couldn't shake them
off. The Eagles would sink their freethrow shots, the Wolves would
answer with two of their own.
Tongue River drained one from
behind the arch, Moorcroft mirrored
the same.
SEE EAGLES, PAGE B2
MIKE DUNN | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Tongue River Eagle Lane Dockery, center, shoots against
Moorcroft Friday at Tongue River High School in Dayton.
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WEEKEND SPORTS OUTLOOK |
Saturday
Basketball
Sheridan girls vs.
Laramie, 12:30 p.m.
Sheridan boys vs.
Laramie, 2 p.m.
Tongue River girls
vs. Sundance, 2:30
p.m.
Tongue River boys
at Sundance, 4 p.m.
Swimming
Sheridan at Kelly
Walsh
Wrestling
Sheridan at
Chadron, Nebraska
Indoor Track
Sheridan, Big
Horn, Tongue River
at Gillette
Hockey
Sheridan Hawks
vs. Riverton, 9 a.m.
Sheridan Hawks
vs. Rock Springs, 5
p.m.
Sheridan College
Women’s basketball vs. Little Big
Horn, 3 p.m.
Men’s basketball
vs. Little Big Horn, 5
p.m.
Sunday
Hockey
Sheridan Hawks
vs. Rock Springs,
9:30 a.m.
Sheridan College
Men’s basketball
vs. Wyoming AllStars, 3 p.m.
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BRONCS: The Broncs schedule is full of back-to-back games
FROM B1
A big bonus for Sheridan all season long has
been their depth, allowing them to keep fresh
bodies on the floor and keep the intensity
going. Nine Broncs found the scoring column
last night, sharing the wealth throughout the
game.
That is going to be crucial as Sheridan
enters the back-stretch and conference-por-
tion of the season. Their schedule is full of
back-to-backs, including this weekend — the
Broncs play Laramie tomorrow afternoon —
so winning the first night is important to get
a rhythm going as the season progresses.
“You can’t win two in a weekend if you
don’t win the first one,” Smith said. “Anytime
you have two home games in conference, you
want to win them both. You’ve got to get off to
a good start Friday, and then Saturday it’s the
mentally tough teams that win.”
On a night full of even scoring, Dylan
Daniels led the way with 15 points, Blake
Godwin had 14 including 8-of-8 from the freethrow line and Coy Steel came off the bench
to score 10.
The Broncs are back in action today against
Laramie at 2 p.m. at Sheridan High School
before heading to Cheyenne next weekend for
matchups against Central and East.
VICTORY: Despite struggles, the Lady Broncs held on to the lead
FROM B1
“We just kind of struggled
the whole night to get the flow
going,” Pickett said. “Part of
that was seeing the stall from
the first moment they had the
ball, and part of that was you
never know with your kids
what it’s going to be. I don’t
feel like we went out and
played like we know how.”
In the second quarter, the
Lady Bison were able to score
15 times as many points as
they had in the first quarter to
cut the Sheridan lead to six at
the break.
The Lady Broncs were able to
hang on to around a five- or
six-point lead for most of the
rest of the game until the Lady
Bison cut it to 30-29 with just
under three minutes to play.
South was forced to send
Sheridan to the foul line at the
end of the game, and a few
missed free throws gave the
Lady Bison a number of opportunities to tie or take the lead.
But the Lady Broncs buckled
down defensively to maintain
the lead, and a couple of crucial plays sealed the deal for
Pickett’s squad.
Robbi Ryan squeezed in two
made free throws in the middle
of a handful of missed ones,
and a Kaycen Townsend steal
took away any chance the Lady
Bison had at a comeback.
“I guess that’s the only
encouraging thing,” Pickett
said, “to come out and know
that they were mentally tough
and did not lose it, to come
together and finish it when
they needed to.”
The Lady Broncs will battle
Laramie at Sheridan High
School today at 12:30 p.m. and
will travel with the boys to
Cheyenne next weekend to
faceoff against Central and
East.
Winning streak
JUSTIN SHEELY | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Lady Bronc Robbi Ryan and a Lady Bison take a tumble during the game Friday
night at Sheridan High School. .
RAMS: Boys take lead in third quarter
FROM B1
On the boys’ side of the court, the Rams
claimed a decisive win over Wright, 74-41.
“The kids came out with a lot of energy,
and I was really proud of the way they
shared the ball and boxed out,” head coach
Ryan Alley said. “We had a really good week
of practice. We focused on rebounding and
some things we needed to clean up, and it
worked for us tonight.”
The Rams were strong out of the gate but
took their commanding lead in the thirdquarter.
Heading into the second half Big Horn had
38 points on the board and in a fast eight
minutes they added an additional 24 to that.
Four scorers contributed double digits:
Seth Kite with 18, Collin Powers with 15 and
Max Lube and Colton Williams with 10
points apiece.
“Seth was our leading scorer, but there
were lot of guys who were right there with
him,” Alley said. “A lot of guys came off the
bench really well, and it was really a team
win. The intensity was good throughout the
whole game, and we just had a lot of guys
chip in.”
The Big Horn boys will also take nearly a
week off before heading to Riverside with
the girls on Thursday.
“Riverside is going to be a tough game, a
good test for us,” Alley said. “We played
them the first game of the season and ended
up winning, but it was a hard fought game,
and this one should be as well.”
EAGLES: Team forces five turnovers in third
his tie with excitement and frustration.
But when the going got tough for the
But nearing the end of the first half,
Eagles, they stepped up.
Tongue River sophomore Will Kearns took
Five-foot-9 freshman Jay Keo ripped down
the game into his own hands. Kearns’ 10several offensive boards for his team, while
foot shot, a steal and a 3-point shot with sec- senior Lane Dockery handled the free-throw
onds to go put the Eagles up 39-32 at the half. line, going seven-of-15 in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles stepped on the court in the secBoth teams exchanged a volley of free
ond half with purpose. The red-hot Tongue
throws, but Tongue River got the upper
River squad went five-of-five from the field
hand. Moorcroft could only manage six-of-22
in the first three minutes and expanded
free-throw shooting in the fourth-quarter.
their lead to 14. The Eagles finished the
Four Eagles’ players scored in double digthird quarter making three-of-five from
its during the game, led by Dockery with 22
behind the arch and forced five turnovers.
and Schumacher with 15.
Tongue River went into the final quarter
The Eagles were playing without their typof regulation with a 61-43 lead and seeming- ical leading scorers Cody Buller and Austin
ly their first conference win of the season.
Scammon who are fighting injuries.
Moorcroft had other plans.
Scammon said after the game he was proud
Three Eagle turnovers and an eight-point
of the way his team has stepped up during
run brought the Wolves within striking dis- their absences.
tance with a little more than six minutes to
The Eagles will continue to attempt to
go in the game. With the game getting close, improve their conference record tomorrow
a blown traveling call caused Tongue River
when they travel to Sundance to take on the
head coach Robert Griffin to forcibly rip off 1-8 Bulldogs.
FROM B1
MIKE DUNN | THE SHERIDAN PRESS
Lady Eagle Eryn Aksamit, left, looks for a shot against Moorcroft Friday at Tongue River
High School in Dayton.
Lady Eagles beat Moorcroft 60-20
BY MIKE DUNN
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
DAYTON —The Tongue River Lady
Eagles (9-5) continue their hot streak
with a commanding 60-20 win over the
Moorcroft Lady Wolves (0-15).
The Lady Eagles dominated the
game from the opening tip off. In the
first quarter, Tongue River went 8-of16 from the field and terrorized the
glass with eight offensive rebounds.
Beginning with a 4:30 13-2 run,
Tongue River didn't look back.
Thanks to an extremely questionable
Lady Wolf shot selection, Tongue
River coasted their way to a cozy 21-2
lead in the first-quarter.
It was the same story in the next
quarter. The Lady Eagles had one
opening after another to the hoop,
grabbing many easy layups inside the
paint.
The defending state champions had
a powerful 36-7 lead at halftime.
The only sign of life from the Lady
Wolves offense came with a modest
six-point run in the opening minutes
of the third quarter. But from there, it
was back to business as usual for
Tongue River.
The Lady Eagles showed mercy by
slowing down their transition fast
breaks, but it did little to keep them
off the scoreboard.
After a 40-point Lady Eagle lead was
reached with 5:45 in the fourth quarter, the running clock rule was activated, and the home team took home
their first 2A Northeast victory of the
season.
After beating Riverside (Basin) 56-18
last Saturday, the Lady Eagles have
allowed a staggering 19 points per
game in their last two outings.
Today, Tongue River will head east
to play the Sundance Lady Bulldogs
(2-7) . Sundance is still searching for
its first win of 2015 with their last victory coming on Dec. 13, 2014, in a 44-24
rout of 1A Midwest.
Matt House
hired as FIU’s
defensive
coordinator
MIAMI (AP) — Josh Conklin was FIU’s defensive coordinator in 2014, while Matt House held the same role at
Pittsburgh.
They’ve essentially switched spots for 2015.
Weeks after losing Conklin to Pitt, FIU announced Friday
that it hired House as his replacement.
House was the defensive coordinator at Pitt for the past
two seasons, and was its secondary coach in 2012. House
has also had NFL jobs in St. Louis and Carolina, plus college work at Buffalo, Gardner-Webb, North Carolina and
Michigan State.
FIU coach Ron Turner says House is “a very sound, very
thorough and very impressive coach.”
FIU and Pitt played in Miami this past season, with Pitt
winning the Panthers vs. Panthers matchup 42-25.
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B3
SCOREBOARD |
NFL SUPER BOWL |
Super Bowl Composite Glance
From The Associated Press
W
L
Pct.
Bal. Ravens
2
0 1.000
New Orleans
1
0 1.000
N.Y. Jets
1
0 1.000
Tampa Bay
1
0 1.000
San Francisco 5
1
.833
Green Bay
4
1
.800
N.Y. Giants
4
1
.800
Pittsburgh
6
2
.750
Dallas
5
3
.625
Oak-L.A. Raiders3
2
.600
Washington
3
2
.600
Indianapolis-Balt.2
2
.500
Chicago
1
1
.500
Kansas City
1
1
.500
Seattle
1
1
.500
New England
3
4
.429
Miami
2
3
.400
St. L-L.A. Rams 1
2
.333
Denver
2
5
.286
Arizona
0
1
.000
Atlanta
0
1
.000
0
1
.000
Carolina
San Diego
0
1
.000
0
1
.000
Tennessee
0
2
.000
Cincinnati
Philadelphia
0
2
.000
0
4
.000
Buffalo
Minnesota
0
4
.000
PF
68
31
16
48
219
158
104
193
221
132
122
69
63
33
53
138
74
59
123
23
19
29
26
16
37
31
73
34
PA
38
17
7
21
123
101
104
164
132
114
103
77
39
42
29
186
103
67
249
27
34
32
49
23
46
51
139
95
NBA |
National Basketball Association
By The Associated Press
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W
L
Pct
GB
d-Atlanta
36
8
.818
—
Washington
29
14
.674
6½
d-Toronto
28
15
.651
7½
d-Chicago
29
16
.644
7½
Cleveland
24
20
.545
12
Milwaukee
21
21
.500
14
Miami
19
24
.442
16½
Brooklyn
18
25
.419
17½
Charlotte
18
26
.409
18
Detroit
17
26
.395
18½
Boston
14
26
.350
20
Indiana
15
30
.333
21½
Orlando
15
31
.326
22
Philadelphia
8
35
.186
27½
New York
8
36
.182
28
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W
L
Pct
GB
d-Golden State 34
6
.850
—
d-Memphis
30
12
.714
5
d-Portland
31
13
.705
5
Dallas
30
14
.682
6
L.A. Clippers 29
14
.674
6½
Houston
29
14
.674
6½
San Antonio
27
17
.614
9
26
18
.591
10
Phoenix
New Orleans 22
21
.512
13½
Oklahoma City 22
21
.512
13½
Denver
18
24
.429
17
Sacramento
16
26
.381
19
Utah
15
28
.349
20½
L.A. Lakers
12
31
.279
23½
Minnesota
7
35
.167
28
d-division leader
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Thursday’s Games
Chicago 104, San Antonio 81
Utah 101, Milwaukee 99
Boston 90, Portland 89
L.A. Clippers 123, Brooklyn 84
Friday’s Games
Toronto 91, Philadelphia 86
Atlanta 103, Oklahoma City 93
Miami 89, Indiana 87
Cleveland 129, Charlotte 90
New York 113, Orlando 106
Chicago 102, Dallas 98
New Orleans 92, Minnesota 84
L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Boston at Denver, 9 p.m.
Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn at Utah, 9 p.m.
Washington at Portland, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Miami at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 6 p.m.
Dallas at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Minnesota at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Boston at Golden State, 8 p.m.
Washington at Denver, 8 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
ECHL |
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Florida
35
25
7
0
3
Greenville
41
25
14
0
2
Reading
38
23
13
1
1
Elmira
40
20
15
0
5
South Carolina 38
17
14
1
6
Orlando
35
18
14
3
0
Gwinnett
36
13
21
1
1
North Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Toledo
36
26
5
3
2
Fort Wayne
39
27
9
1
2
Cincinnati
37
19
14
0
4
Wheeling
37
19
18
0
0
Kalamazoo
34
16
15
1
2
Indy
39
11
21
4
3
Evansville
39
11
23
3
2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Allen
37
28
6
1
2
Quad City
37
18
13
4
2
Wichita
38
18
14
2
4
41
19
18
1
3
Tulsa
Rapid City
39
16
21
0
2
Missouri
37
14
19
2
2
36
12
22
2
0
Brampton
Pacific Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Idaho
39
24
11
1
3
Ontario
40
23
11
2
4
Colorado
38
25
13
0
0
Utah
40
18
15
4
3
Bakersfield
40
17
18
1
4
Alaska
35
15
17
2
1
Stockton
39
13
25
1
0
NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point
for an overtime or shootout loss.
Friday’s Games
Toledo 2, Kalamazoo 1, SO
Orlando 4, Greenville 3, SO
Elmira 3, Brampton 1
Wheeling 5, Fort Wayne 4
Gwinnett 7, Florida 5
Indy 4, Allen 1
Cincinnati 4, Evansville 0
Tulsa at Missouri, 8:05 p.m.
Bakersfield at Utah, 9 p.m.
Wichita at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m.
Colorado at Stockton, 10:30 p.m.
Idaho at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Elmira at Brampton, 7 p.m.
Greenville at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Reading at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.
Florida at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m.
Allen at Toledo, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m.
Evansville at Indy, 7:35 p.m.
Fort Wayne at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m.
Quad City at Missouri, 8:05 p.m.
Bakersfield at Utah, 9 p.m.
Wichita at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m.
Colorado at Stockton, 10:30 p.m.
Idaho at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Elmira at Brampton, 2 p.m.
Reading at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m.
Allen at Kalamazoo, 3 p.m.
Florida at South Carolina, 3:05 p.m.
Wheeling at Toledo, 5:15 p.m.
Idaho at Alaska, 7 p.m.
Colorado at Stockton, 7 p.m.
Indy at Evansville, 8:15 p.m.
AHL |
American Hockey League
By The Associated Press
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP
W
Manchester
42
26
Portland
43
23
Worcester
41
21
L
10
17
15
OL SL
4
2
3
0
3
2
Providence
43
20
17
5
1
St. John’s
44
18
20
5
1
East Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
40
22
13
4
1
Hershey
17
1
3
Wilkes-Barre/Sc43 22
Lehigh Valley 40
19
16
4
1
40
17
19
3
1
Binghamton
Norfolk
42
16
22
2
2
Northeast Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Springfield
42
26
12
4
0
41
25
11
5
0
Syracuse
Hartford
41
24
12
3
2
Albany
42
20
14
3
5
Bridgeport
42
19
18
4
1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Rockford
43
24
13
4
2
Milwaukee
40
23
12
2
3
Chicago
41
21
15
4
1
Grand Rapids 40
20
16
3
1
Lake Erie
39
17
16
3
3
North Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Utica
40
24
10
5
1
Adirondack
42
22
16
3
1
Hamilton
42
19
17
6
0
Toronto
40
17
17
6
0
Rochester
42
18
23
1
0
West Division
GP
W
L
OL SL
Oklahoma City 43
28
10
2
3
San Antonio
40
23
14
3
0
Texas
40
16
15
9
0
Charlotte
43
16
21
5
1
Iowa
41
15
24
1
1
NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point
for an overtime or shootout loss.
Friday’s Games
Charlotte 3, Oklahoma City 2
Grand Rapids 5, Utica 1
Hartford 4, Springfield 3
Portland 4, Bridgeport 2
Syracuse 3, Lehigh Valley 2
St. John’s 5, Binghamton 2
Rochester 3, Adirondack 2
Providence 2, Manchester 1, OT
Hamilton 3, Toronto 0
Albany 3, Worcester 2
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2
Iowa at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Texas, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Worcester at Albany, 2 p.m.
Hamilton at Toronto, 3 p.m.
Binghamton at Hershey, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Lake Erie, 7 p.m.
Iowa at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.
Rochester at Adirondack, 7 p.m.
Providence at Springfield, 7 p.m.
Hartford at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
St. John’s at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.
Portland at Bridgeport, 7:30 p.m.
Utica at Rockford, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Texas, 8 p.m.
NLL |
National Lacrosse League
By The Associated Press
All Times EST
East Division
W
L
Pct
Toronto
3
0 1.000
New England
2
0 1.000
Buffalo
2
2
.500
Minnesota
1
1
.500
Rochester
0
2
.000
West Division
W
L
Pct
Colorado
2
0 1.000
Vancouver
1
2
.333
Calgary
0
2
.000
Edmonton
0
2
.000
Friday’s Game
Toronto 13, Buffalo 11
Saturday’s Games
Minnesota at New England, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Rochester, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 30
Jan Minnesota at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Jan New England at Edmonton, 9:30
Saturday, Jan. 31
Calgary at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Rochester, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
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Getting around your opponent
Lady Bronc Emily Julian drives past a Cheyenne South player during the game
Friday night at Sheridan High School.
Friday’s Sports Transactions
By The Associated Press
BASEBALL
American League
HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with INF
Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract.
MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with OF
Jordan Schafer on a one-year contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with
INF Eric Sogard on a one-year contract.
TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with INFDH Mitch Moreland on a one-year contract and with
RHP Ross Ohlendorf on a minor league contract.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES — Claimed OF Eury Perez off
waivers from the New York Yankees.
CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with OF
Dexter Fowler on a one-year contract. Claimed
RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Texas
Rangers.
NEW YORK METS — Named Luis Rojas manager
of St. Lucie (FSL) and Jose Lege manager of
Savannah (SAL).
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms
with RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a one-year contract.
American Association
AMARILLO THUNDERHEADS — Traded RHP Erik
Draxton to Bridgeport for INF Juan Martinez.
KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed LHP Kyle
Gehrs.
LAREDO LEMURS — Signed LHP Henry Garcia.
ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released RHP Anthony
Claggett.
Can-Am League
NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed INF Steve
Nikorak.
Frontier League
RIVER CITY RASCALS — Traded RHP Tommy
Mendoza to Sioux Falls (AA) for a player to be
named.
SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Sent RHP Charle
Rosario to Gary SouthShore (AA) for a player to be
named.
TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed OF
Reggie Lawson and RHP Jeremy Mickelson.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Lavar Edwards
and S Keelan Johnson to the reserve/future list.
DENVER BRONCOS — Named Bill Kollar defensive line coach.
HOUSTON TEXANS — Promoted Brian Gaine to
director of player personnel and Jon Carr to director of college scouting.
NEW YORK JETS — Named Kacy Rodgers defensive coordinator and Bobby April Jr. special teams
coordinator.
OAKLAND RAIDERS — Named Todd Downing
quarterbacks coach, Marcus Robertson defensive
backs coach, Sal Sunseri linebackers coach and
Mike Tice offensive line coach.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed P Brad Wing
to a one-year contract extension.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
DALLAS STARS — Signed C Travis Morin to a twoyear contract extension.
ECHL
BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Signed RW Akim
Aliu.
READING ROYALS — Signed G Kenny Reiter.
UTAH GRIZZLIES — Signed D Ray Macias.
Announced G Igor Bobkov was reassigned to the
team from Norfolk (AHL).
LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League
EDMONTON RUSH — Activated F Tyler Melnyk.
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
COLUMBUS CREW SC — Signed D Hernan
Grana.
FC DALLAS — Named Fabian Bazan the strength
and conditioning coach.
NEW YORK CITY FC — Announced the transfer of
MF Kwadwo Poku from Atlanta (NASL).
PHILADELPHIA UNION — Agreed to terms with
MF Brian Carroll, F Conor Casey and player-coach
Fred on one-year contracts.
U.S. Soccer
USS — Named Andreas Herzog coach of the U.S.
Under-23 Men’s National Team.
COLLEGE
FIU — Named Matt House defensive coordinator.
IOWA STATE — Dismissed sophomore S T.J.
Mutcherson for violating team rules. Announced
WR Damein Lawry, TE Alex Leslie and OL Duaron
Williams will transfer.
MINNESOTA — Announced women’s senior basketball G Rachel Banham was awarded a medical
hardship waiver by the NCAA.
THE CITADEL — Named Craig Mosqueda
women’s volleyball coach.
WISCONSIN — Announced three-year contract
extensions for women’s soccer coach Paula
Wilkins and men’s soccer coach John Trask
through 2018 and a four-year contract extension for
volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield
through 2019.
Krzyzewski goes for 1K Sunday on Fox
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
All times in EST
Saturday, Jan. 24
AUTO RACING
8 p.m.
FS1 — United SportsCar Championship,
Rolex 24, at Daytona Beach, Fla.
BOXING
9:45 p.m.
HBO — Super middleweights, Gilberto
Ramirez (30-0-0) vs. Maxim Vlasov (30-10); welterweights, Mike Alvarado (34-3-0)
vs. Brandon Rios (32-2-1), at Broomfield,
Colo.
EXTREME SPORTS
1 p.m.
ABC — X Games, at Aspen, Colo.
9 p.m.
ESPN — X Games, at Aspen, Colo.
FIGURE SKATING
3 p.m.
NBC — U.S. Championships, at
Greensboro, N.C.
8 p.m.
NBC — U.S. Championships, at
Greensboro, N.C.
GOLF
3 p.m.
TGC — PGA Tour, Humana Challenge,
third round, at La Quinta, Calif.
7:30 p.m.
TGC — Champions Tour, Mitsubishi
Electric Championship, second round, at
Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Noon
ESPN — Kentucky at South Carolina
ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Kansas St.
ESPNEWS — Tulsa at East Carolina
ESPNU — Rutgers at Penn St.
FS1 — DePaul at Xavier
NBCSN — Charleston at Drexel
2 p.m.
CBS — Kansas at Texas
ESPN — Florida St. at North Carolina
ESPN2 — Arkansas at Missouri
ESPNU — TCU at West Virginia
NBCSN — Northeastern at William &
Mary
2:30 p.m.
FS1 — Georgetown at Marquette
4 p.m.
CBS — UCLA at Oregon
ESPN — Michigan St. at Nebraska or
Miami at Syracuse
ESPN2 — Michigan St. at Nebraska or
Miami at Syracuse
ESPNU — Iowa St. at Texas Tech
6 p.m.
ESPN2 — Oklahoma at Baylor
ESPNU — LSU at Vanderbilt
7 p.m.
ESPN — Teams TBA
8 p.m.
ESPNU — Memphis at Tulane
10 p.m.
ESPNU — San Diego St. at Colorado St.
12 Mid.
ESPNU — Arizona St. at Stanford
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
8 p.m.
FOX — UFC, card TBA, at Stockholm
MOTORSPORTS
10 p.m.
FS1 — AMA Supercross, at Oakland,
Calif.
NHL HOCKEY
7 p.m.
NBCSN — Exhibition, Skills
Competition, at Columbus, Ohio
SOCCER
10 a.m.
FS1 — FA Cup, round 4, Middlesbrough
at Manchester City
TENNIS
9 p.m.
ESPN2 — Australian Open, round of 16,
at Melbourne
3 a.m.
ESPN2 — Australian Open, round of 16,
at Melbourne
WINTER SPORTS
10:30 a.m.
NBCSN — Skiing, FIS, at Kitzbuehel,
Austria (same-day tape)
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Noon
FSN — Middle Tenn. at Charlotte
2 p.m.
FSN — West Virginia at Kansas
Sunday, Jan. 25
AUTO RACING
7 a.m.
FS1 — United SportsCar Championship,
Rolex 24, end of race, at Daytona Beach,
Fla.
EXTREME SPORTS
1 p.m.
ESPN — X Games, at Aspen, Colo.
FIGURE SKATING
4 p.m.
NBC — U.S. Championships, at
Greensboro, N.C.
GOLF
3 p.m.
TGC — PGA Tour, Humana Challenge,
final round, at La Quinta, Calif.
7 p.m.
TGC — Champions Tour, Mitsubishi
Electric Championship, final round, at
Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
1:30 p.m.
CBS — Indiana at Ohio St.
2 p.m.
FOX — Duke at St. John's
3 p.m.
FSN — Seton Hall at Butler
4 p.m.
CBS — Louisville at Pittsburgh
ESPNU — N. Iowa at Illinois St.
6:30 p.m.
ESPNU — Notre Dame at NC State
7 p.m.
FS1 — Creighton at Villanova
8:30 p.m.
ESPNU — Washington at Utah
NBA BASKETBALL
1 p.m.
ABC — Miami at Chicago
3:30 p.m.
ABC — Oklahoma City at Cleveland
NFL FOOTBALL
8 p.m.
ESPN — Pro Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz.
NHL HOCKEY
5 p.m.
NBCSN — All-Star Game, at Columbus,
Ohio
TENNIS
9 p.m.
ESPN2 — Australian Open, round of 16,
at Melbourne
3 a.m.
ESPN2 — Australian Open, round of 16,
at Melbourne
WINTER SPORTS
10:30 a.m.
NBCSN — Skiing, FIS, at Kitzbuehel,
Austria (same-day tape)
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
2:30 p.m.
FS1 — Butler at Xavier
3 p.m.
ESPN2 — UConn at Cincinnati
4:30 p.m.
FS1 — Iowa St. at Texas
5 p.m.
ESPN2 — Duke at North Carolina
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DRS. OZ & ROIZEN
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen
MARY WORTH by Karen Moy and Joe Giella
BORN LOSER® by Art and Chip Sansom
GARFIELD by Jim Davis
FRANK & ERNEST® by Bob Thaves
Move over, fat and carbs.
Protein's grabbing the spotlight. Half of all consumers
want more of this healthy
nutrient, and new surveys
reveal that one in five is paying extra to get it. Protein-fortified milk, bread, breakfast
cereal, cookies, water and
even gummy bears are crowding grocery-store shelves.
We're not quite ready for
high-protein bugs for dinner
or dessert (a steady diet of
fried crickets and chocolatecovered mealworms), but we
do know that getting the
right protein is important. It
provides essential building
blocks for muscles, internal
organs, blood cells, hormones, enzymes and diseasefighting antibodies. Getting
enough can help you maintain strong muscles, stave off
hunger pangs, help control
blood pressure and lower
stroke risk.
However, too much of the
wrong protein sources, like
fatty meats, whey and casein,
milk proteins and processed
stuff like bacon, lunch meat,
sausage and ham, or trickedup, sugar-laden "protein
treats," can change your gut
bacteria, cause inflammation
and boost your cancer risk as
much as smoking does.
So here are our sciencebased answers to your questions about protein:
Q: I'm middle-age. Should I
eat more protein?
A: Probably not. Women
need about 46 grams of protein daily, men about 56
grams. That's about the
amount in a 4-ounce salmon
filet, a glass of skim almond
milk, two tablespoons of
peanut butter, plus a small
amount of protein from
whole grains and veggies.
Add a cup of oatmeal for the
guys. Most of us get way
more -- an average of 70
grams for women, 101 for
men.
Q: Who needs more protein?
A: About one in 13 teenage
girls and up to 41 percent of
older adults need more proteins. Research suggests
older people may need extra
protein to help maintain
muscle. Muscle mass declines
naturally with age, which can
increase your risk for falls,
frailty, weakness and even
health issues like diabetes.
(Muscle cells burn lots of
blood sugar; the fewer you
have the less you burn.) You
also need a bit more if you're
pregnant, breast-feeding or
extremely active.
Q: What are the best
sources of protein?
A: A high-protein diet
packed with meat increases
your risk for heart disease
and cancer as much as smoking says one headline-grabbing University of Southern
California study. Munching
more plant-based proteins,
such as nuts, quinoa and chia
seeds, as well as lean proteins, like salmon, ocean
trout and skinless poultry, is
a better idea. That way, you'll
avoid the high levels of saturated fat found in red meat,
pork and egg yolks, along
with heart-threatening carnitine. You'll also dodge the
sodium and nitrite preservatives in bacon, processed
meats and sausage that raise
blood pressure, interfere with
healthy blood sugar and
make arteries less flexible.
Q: Can a vegetarian get
enough protein?
A: Yes! Compared to a typical, three-ounce serving of
beef, chicken or fish with 1527 grams of protein, here's
how plant proteins stack up:
1 cup cooked lentils (18 g); 1/2
cup tofu (20 g); 1 cup cooked
black beans (15 g); 1 cup
cooked quinoa (11 g); 2 tablespoons peanut butter (8 g); 1
cup cooked spinach or broccoli (about 5 g). Great idea:
Try going meatless on
Mondays. Cook a pot of
three-bean chili, stir-fry tofu
with your favorite veggies or
tuck black beans into a
whole-wheat burrito topped
with salsa, sliced avocado
and a dollop of no-sugaradded yogurt.
Q: Do I need to buy foods
and drinks with added protein?
A: Probably not, unless
you're a hardcore bodybuilder or endurance athlete.
Eating or sipping some protein within two hours after a
work-out fuels optimal muscle recovery, but most of us
get enough protein from a
snack or our next meal to do
that.
Q: Does it matter when I eat
or drink protein-packed
foods?
A: Yes. It's smart to have
protein at every meal, rather
than skimping through the
day and having a big serving
at dinner. You'll feel more satisfied (protein helps prevent
between-meal hunger pangs)
and maintain strong, sexy
muscles.
DEAR ABBY
Pauline Phillips and Jeanne Phillips
DEAR ABBY: My 15-yearold daughter's best friend
took her life today. My daughter is devastated.
As a parent, I don't know
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what to do. I'm afraid to go to
bed this evening because I
want her to fall asleep before
me. It hurts not being able to
take that pain from your
child. I want to hold her in
my arms tonight. She needs
her space, but I don't know
how to help her.
I don't know how it feels to
be so young and lose a best
friend by her own hand.
What can I do? -- HOW DO I
TAKE THE PAIN AWAY
DEAR HOW: The smartest
thing you and the parents of
other friends of the deceased
girl can do is to see that your
children have access to grief
counseling by a professional.
When a tragedy like this happens, many schools offer it to
the students, but if this isn't
being offered at the school
your daughter and her friend
attended, then the parents
should step in.
DEAR ABBY: I am 22 and
will graduate from college
soon. I have worked hard for
the last four years and will
graduate with two degrees.
Recently, I decided to throw
away all my makeup. I rarely
wore it, and I think I am
beautiful without it. Now
that I'm about to enter the
job market, I'm worried society won't see me as looking
professional without it. I
have appropriate dress
clothes and I'm comfortable
without the added "fluff" of
makeup, but how will others
see me? Is makeup a necessary part of the business
attire?
I want to go into job interviews with as much confidence as possible and do well
in my career. Also, if I wear
makeup to an interview, will
it be necessary for me to
wear it on a daily basis once
I get a job? Please enlighten
me. -- BARE AND BEAUTIFUL
DEAR B AND B:
Employers expect applicants
to put their best foot forward
during a job interview. But
unless wearing makeup is
part of the job description, I
don't think it's a requirement.
How others will view you
depends upon how well you
perform the job for which
you're hired. If you do it
well, you will be respected. If
you don't, no amount of
makeup will put you in a better light. Being well-groomed
does not necessarily mean
wearing makeup.
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office approximately
15’x20’, quiet with large
windows. $425.00 with
utilities included.
Contact:
(307) 672-7491
BUILDINGS
FOR LEASE
Rail Road Land
& Cattle Co.
Has Shop Space,
Warehouse Space,
Retail Space,
Office Space and
much more
for lease!
673-5555
Furnished Apts for Rent
1 BR. No smk/pets.
$650 + elec. Coin-Op
W/D. 307-674-5838.
ROCKTRIM. $500 / mo.
Wi-Fi/Cable. 752-8783.
Unfurnished Apts for
Rent
Houses, Unfurnished for
Rent
LGE, IMMACULATE
4 BR/3 Ba. in Big Horn.
Carport, storage, RV
Parking. W/D hooks.
W/S/G & lawn care
provided. $1500/mo.
No smoking/pets.
307-751-7718.
2 BR + office. 1 Ba
Offstreet parking. All
utilities pd. No smoking.
$750/mo.
307-751-5815.
3BR/2.5 BA Condo.
$1300/mo + Util. 2 car
garage. 220 W.
Loucks. Central A/C.
1500 SF. Avail 2/1.
751-4061.
LGE 2 BR/1 Ba in Big
Horn. W/S/G provided.
W/D Hookups.
$750/mo. 1 pet w/
approval.
307-751-7718.
2BR 1BA. W/D.
$650/mo + util. & $400
dep. Avail. NOW!
Call 673-4307.
2BR, 1 ba, 1 car gar,
fenced backyard, A/C,
W/D, no smoking/pets.
$850/mo + util. Lease &
dep. 672-3507.
2 BR 1 ba., remodeled,
W/D hks., fncd. yrd.
quiet, No smk/pets.
Avail 2/1. 673-5429
Houses, Furnished for
eves.
Rent
RANCHESTER
EXECUTIVE HOMES
STUDIO apt.,
at The Powder Horn
$450/mo.+ heat & dep.,
for Rent,
util. pd. No smk. Pets?
furnished; from
Laundry rm. incl.
$1800/mo; utils incl;
751-4060
thru May only. Contact
MOVE IN SPECIAL
Judy at Powder Horn
Harmony Apartments
Realty, 674-9545.
Buffalo. 2-3 BR 1 Ba +
Duplexes, Unfurn. for
util. Call Grimshaw
Rent
Investments.
2
BR.
1.5
Ba.
307-672-2810
Exceptionally
clean.
BIG 3 BR. Porch, gar.,
W/D Hookups. Close to
laundry, creek, sun
Y
&
park.
No
room,
$1200,
incl.
Smokers/pets.
Leave
H/W/S, No smk./pets.
msg. 674-9458.
Close
to
park
&
Mobile Homes for Rent
downtown. 752-4066
3 BR, 1 Ba. 2 car gar.
2 BR. $700/mo.
Util not incl. W/D
Woodland Park.
Hookups. No smk.
763-8631.
$800/mo. 752-8372.
Mobile Hm. Space for
Rent
COZY 2 BR. Off street
parking. Washer/Dryer.
Oak Hardwood floors.
$600 + Dep + Elec. No
smkg/pets. Lease/ref’s.
Call for apt. 752-4735.
RV SPACE, Big Horn.
By day, month or year.
674-7718.
Unfurnished Apts for
Rent
Houses, Unfurnished for
Rent
DOWNER ADDITION
STORAGE 674-1792
CLEAN 1BR
Ranchester 4Plex no
smk util incl $610+dep
672-8641
3 BR, 2 Ba. $1000/mo +
util. $1000 dep. No
smoking/no pets. Avail
mid-Feb. Call 674-7155.
CALL BAYHORSE
STORAGE 1005 4th
Ave. E. 752-9114.
WKLY
FR
Monthly
fr
Americas Best
Inn. 672-9757.
$210.
$630.
Value
Storage Space
Storage Space
Help Wanted
CIELO STORAGE
752-3904
CALLING ALL
ARTISTIC MINDS!
The PAINT POST is
looking for
OUTGOING &
ARTISTIC individuals
who love to teach &
entertain! Duties
include teaching
painting classes,
assisting in the wine
bar & retail boutique.
P/T; some nights &
wknds req'd. Contact
[email protected]
gmail.com
INTERSTATE
STORAGE. Multiple
Sizes avail.
No deposit req'd.
752-6111.
E L D O R A D O
STORAGE Helping you
conquer space. 3856
Coffeen. 672-7297.
$150/MO. 16' x 30' rm.
12' ceiling. Overhead
door. 307-256-6170.
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caring to take care of
your loved ones?
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stay independent at
home. Over 18 yrs. exp.
Mary's Home Care 307752-5626
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Omarr’s Daily Astrological
Forecast
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
was born in Gold Beach,
Ore., on this date in 1973.
This birthday gal has
starred in such films as
"Mortal Kombat," "I Know
What You Did Last Summer" and "Billy Madison."
She's also guest-starred on
episodes of "CSI: Miami,"
"Frasier" and "Murder, She
Wrote." Crowned Miss Teen
USA in 1990, the actress has
been married to former tennis great Pete Sampras
since 2000.
ARIES (March 21-April
19): Welcome outside opinions but don't challenge
them. Reserve challenges
for a concrete contest.
You're on the ball where
athletic competitions or
physical activities are concerned.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Ask for forgiveness or
address a misunderstanding. You'll find it very easy
to fix relationship problems
or make contact with those
who have your best interests at heart.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Faith will be rewarded.
Working conditions and income could improve, or a
chronic situation could be
relieved. Your good taste is
at a peak, so buy clothing or
things of beauty.
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Don't take "no" for an
answer. Surround yourself
with people who say "yes."
If a romantic partner is
timid or shy, be encourag-
ing. Lend a hand to the unfortunate or offer kindness
to a friend.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Today you're more sensitive
and sympathetic than usual
so others will be more likely
to find an affinity with your
views. Your romantic nature is in high gear; you
seek an impossible dream.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Negative feedback can vanish permanently if you take
constructive criticism to
heart rather than resenting
it. Make allies of people
who've proved to be completely trustworthy and sincere.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Feed constant cravings. You
aren't going to be satisfied
until a special someone
Jeraldine Saunders
pays attention to you. A coy
demeanor just makes you
more determined to capture
romantic prey.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Expect the best and it
will knock on the door. You
will find an acceptable way
out of a tight spot. Check
your answering machine or
email so you don't miss out
on an enjoyable activity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You could fall in
love or just watch things
fall into place. A health
problem or work related
problem could undergo positive improvement without
any action on your part.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19): Stay on your toes. Career, school work, or family
can make heavy demands
but can also provide bountiful rewards if you remain
willing to handle unforeseen circumstances.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Just as you reach the
end of your tether, something good will occur. Patience and steadfast loyalty
are your best qualities,
even when you're fascinated
by fresh possibilities and
fantasies.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): To err is human, to forgive is divine. Over the next
several days, be divine and
don't let a case of sensitive
feelings interfere with
being fair. Aim your energies at creating future prosperity.
IF SEPTEMBER 25 IS
YOUR BIRTHDAY: Al-
though part of you is focused on spiritual values,
the desire to make a success
in the outer world will become more important to
your happiness during the
next six to eight weeks. You
can achieve your ambitions
without sacrificing your
ethics by employing astute
decision-making tactics and
widening your network of
like-minded people. Make
headway over the winter by
being organized and efficient, and focusing on
shrewd financial moves.
February is a good time to
make your fantasies come
true, perhaps by taking an
exotic vacation or planning
ahead to fulfill one of the
items on your bucket list.
CLASSIFIEDS
B6 THE SHERIDAN PRESS
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Bridge
CHRISTMAS COMPETITION BID AND LEAD
ANSWERS
Now for the answers to
the bidding and openinglead questions in my
Christmas Competition.
3. Look at only the South
hand. After opening one
spade, what would you
rebid after partner responds (a) one no-trump?
Three spades, game-invitational (but there is a case
for four spades, hoping to
buy a good dummy).
(b) two clubs? Three
hearts splinter bid, or, if
you do not use that gadget,
four clubs, which is forcing. You hope partner can
control-bid (cue-bid) four
diamonds.
(c) two diamonds? Three
spades (or three clubs).
(d) three spades (game-invitational limit raise)?
Four clubs, control-bid.
Phillip Alder
(e) four clubs, a
splinter bid showing at least fourcard spade support
and game-going values with a singleton
or void in clubs?
Four hearts, control-bid.
(f) four spades? Pass (a
tad cautious) or five clubs
(control-bid) or six spades
(throwing caution to the
wind).
4. Look at only the West
hand. What would you respond after partner opens
(a) one diamond? One
heart (but there is a case
for raising diamonds to try
to make it harder for the
opponents to bid spades).
(b) one heart? Four
hearts (a weak freak) -sock it to 'em.
(c) three hearts? Anything but pass! I like four
no-trump, Blackwood. I
guess my second choice
would be six hearts.
5. Look at only the East
hand. North opens one notrump, and South raises to
three no-trump. What
would you lead? Heart six,
second-highest from a
weak suit when the top two
cards are not touching.
Dear Readers: It is
time again
to tell you
about a
worthwhile
charitable
group I've
been writing
about for more than 30
years! You keep asking -all year long, mind you -- so
here we go. How can you
do a good deed rather than
throwing out holiday (and
other) greeting cards we all
seem to accumulate? Pass
them on to be repurposed
into another product and
teach life skills to children
at ST. JUDE'S RANCH FOR
CHILDREN.
This marvelous, yearlong
program helps resident
children earn some spending money while being exposed to business skills.
The children may have
been neglected, abandoned,
homeless or abused. Working on this project can give
them life skills that carry
beyond their time at the
ranch.
They take the fronts of
greeting cards (no writing
on the front or back) and
turn them into new cards.
These are available for
sale, and the profits benefit
the residents at the
ranches.
All types of card fronts
are welcome, but they especially need birthday and
thank-you card fronts.
Some guidelines for the
cards:
Remember, card fronts
only, and no writing on either side.
Unfortunately, Hallmark,
Disney and American
Greetings cards CANNOT
be used because of copyright issues.
A size of 5 inches by 7
inches or smaller is the
easiest to work with.
The address:
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
If you would like to order
cards, visit
www.stjudesranch.org for
details.
A pack of 10 cards is $17,
and there are a multitude
of different occasions. Or
call 877-977-7572 to order. -Heloise
P.S.: Tuck in a dollar or
two, won't you?
PET PAL
Dear Readers: This
week's Pet Pal is an
alumna of Pet Pal, Bella
the Yorkshire terrier from
Louisiana. Bella's beds are
handmade by her owner.
She's a cutie tootie of a dog
who sleeps like a queen.
Visit www.Heloise.com
Help Wanted
Help Wanted
Help Wanted
SECURITY STATE
BANK is accepting
applications for a full
time Teller. Banking
experience is preferred
but not required,
excellent
communication and
customer service skills
are essential. Starting
wage DOE. Benefits
include
health/dental/vision/
401K/ PTO. Send
resume to 2070 Coffeen
Ave., Sheridan, WY
82801. Attention: Kellie
Arndt. Closing date
1/28/15. Security State
Bank is an equal
opportunity employer of
women, minorities,
veterans and individuals
with disabilities.
TAKING
APPLICATIONS
FOR:
Journeyman
Electrician to Work
for a Good Solid
Company. Bring
resume to 1851 N.
Main St. 674-9710
THE CITY of Sheridan
is actively recruiting a
personable, energetic
and
dynamic
individual with skills in
customer service for
the
position
of
C U S T O M E R
S E R V I C E
SPECIALIST.
This
position is responsible
for
performing
technical, clerical, &
financial
accounting
duties in support of
the City’s Customer
Service
operations.
This
is
a
fully
benefited
position
including
health,
dental, vision, & life
insurance,
state
pension
retirement,
tuition reimbursement,
paid time off and a
wellness
program.
The hiring range is
$17.17-$18.97/hr
DOE.
Candidates
must
pass
a
comprehensive
background & credit
check.
Qualified
applicants
should
submit a completed
City of Sheridan job
application to City
Hall, 55 Grinnell Plaza
by 1/26/15. Full job
description, required
m i n i m u m
qualifications
and
application can be
found
at
www.sheridanwy.net.
The City of Sheridan
is a drug-free work
place.
TEMPORARY NIGHT
SECURITY, Wyo. Girls
School (WGS),
Sheridan; Class Code
SOYS03-02268,
Target Hiring Range:
$2184-$2730/mo.
General Description:
This position is
temporary/time-limited
which is not currently
benefitted; anticipate 812 weeks, however,
should it be filled for 6
months or longer, it will
become benefitted.
Provide overnight
security for residents,
staff, property, buildings
& dormitories at WGS,
an institution for
adjudicated female
youth. For more info or
to apply online go to:
http://www.wyoming.
gov/loc/06012011_1/
Pages/default.aspx or
submit a State of Wyo.
Employment App. to the
HR Division, Emerson
Building, 2001 Capitol
Ave., Cheyenne, WY
82002-0060, Phone:
(307)777-7188, Fax:
(307)777-6562, along
w/ transcripts of any
relevant course work.
The State of Wyo. is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer & actively
supports the ADA &
reasonably
accommodates
qualified applicants w/
disabilities.
CNA
CLASSES
beginning in March. Call
Sheridan Manor & 6744416 & ask for Donna.
SHERIDAN MANOR
is now hiring CNA's.
Call Donna at 307674-4416. Also hiring
RN's & LPN's. Call
Brenda at 307-6744416.
IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS Housekeeping.
Experience
preferred. Top
wages. Apply in
person at Motel 6 &
Hampton Inn.
• Maintenance
• Overnight
Maintenance
• Bartenders
• Hostess
RETIRED PERSON, 14 hrs./day, 3 days/wk.
P/T. $11-$13/hr. Buggy
Bath, Call 674-6888.
www.thesheridapress.com
Hints from Heloise
Heloise
and click on "Pets" to see
Bella's picture. -- Heloise
LEFTOVER LOTION
Dear Heloise: I use hand
lotion from pump bottles.
When the product stops
reaching the tube, I unscrew the cap and wipe the
lotion off the tube -- it's
messy. There are still
MONTHS of product left.
I was at a gathering of
friends. Thinking they
might have some insight, I
posed the question and was
ridiculed for even caring.
What other items do people
discard with months of
product left due to packaging issues? -- D. in Florida
Hey, don't let anyone kid
you about not "throwing
away money"!
Lotions and tubes are notorious for being difficult
to get the last drop out.
Hint from me: Put a flat
cap on (if possible) and
store the lotion upside
down. Plastic bottle? Use a
serrated knife, cut the container down and scoop
from the inside. -- Heloise
HOLIDAY TOWELS
Dear Heloise: I have accumulated many Christmas hand towels. To save
storage space, I wrap Nativity figurines and all my
delicate things with them
as I put them away for the
coming year. -- Carolyn in
Pennsylvania
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
CHAPS
EQUINE
Assisted Therapy is
looking for a PT Barn
Manager. Candidate will
have experience caring
for horses, ability to
manage and supervise
volunteers, aptitude for
facility maintenance and
upkeep. Contact us at
[email protected]
Now Hiring
Help Wanted
NOW HIRING
housekeepers.
Apply at
Candlewood Suites
1709 Sugarland Dr.
Help Wanted,
Professional
LOCAL NON-PROFIT
is seeking an Executive
Director.
Candidate
must be experienced in
fundraising,
grant
writing,
personnel
management,
budget
development, financial
oversight,
marketing
and promotion and
horse handling and
care. If you are self
motivated and ready to
make a difference for
our community please
contact
us
at:
[email protected]
Professional Trades
BUD'S BACKHOE
SERVICE
Get the snow & ice that
plows leave behind!
752-0008.
Antiques
OLDER
Coca-Cola
674-7295
UPRIGHT
machine.
Real Estate
FSBO: 828 Joy St.
Sheridan, WY. 2 BR, 1
BA, 1 car garage
townhome in Highland
Park
Townhouse
Complex. The unit is in
very good condition &
also has a 12'x24'
heated sun room. The
unit is served by HOA
that covers the lawn
care, snow removal,
heating, cable TV &
exterior care. Priced at
$187,000. Call for a
showing 307-751-2154.
*Wage DOE
Apply in person at the Front Desk.
1809 SUGARLAND DRIVE
SHERIDAN, WY
NOW TAKING
applications for Line
cooks, Servers w/
experience. Morning &
eve. shifts avail. Apply
in person, 1373 Coffeen
Ave.
SATURDAY
January 24th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
NEW LISTING
1998 Sparrowhawk Rd
$445,000
Hosted by
Julie Szewc
306 N. Main St.
Sheridan, WY
PICKLES
(307) 672-8911
Office Hours
Sat 9am-2pm
www.eracrc.com
SUNSET TERRACE.
2003 3 BR/2 Ba home.
Carport. C/A. 24' wide.
Open floor plan. Nice
cond. $65,000. Owner/
Broker. 970-468-0404.
Omarr’s Daily Astrological
Forecast
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor
Cameron Bright was born
in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on this day in
1993. This birthday guy
played the role of Alec in
three installments of the
"Twilight" franchise. His
other film work includes
roles in "Little Glory," "XMen: The Last Stand" and
"Ultraviolet." He currently
co-stars as Manny Flynn on
the crime drama "Motive"
and has appeared on
episodes of "The 4400" and
"Stargate SG-1."
ARIES (March 21-April
19): Logical reasoning is
laudable. You can easily figure out tough problems. Although you're earthy,
practical and to the point,
that special someone will
imagine you mean much
more.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): You might think you're
as tough as nails, but even
the strongest nails bend
sometimes. Compassion is
necessary in certain situations. Take into consideration the special needs of
others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
If you believe someone is intelligent, then that person
will appear to act intelligently. If you already have a
preconceived notion about
something, then circumstances seem to pile up
proof.
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Strokes of genius may
make money. Use facts and
knowledge to make deci-
sions, but don't rely on
wishful thinking. You must
differentiate between an opportunity and a scam.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Think positive. Worries and
concerns may only serve to
limit your ability to function at full speed. Fear of
failure can be overcome
through hard work.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Your heart might be bigger
than your pockets. You may
need more income so you
can adopt a stray dog or
help the homeless. If you
contribute to a good cause,
your wishes will come true.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Your various career ambitions fit together like a
finely cut jigsaw puzzle.
This isn't a good time to ex-
Jeraldine Saunders
periment with investments,
however, or to rely on the
assurances of a stranger.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): It might be much easier
to break through to the top
than you think. That glass
ceiling might only be made
of plastic wrap. If you do attain the heights, don't look
down on others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Take the bull by
the horns rather than running away from a fight. A
lack of self-confidence and
nagging self-criticism might
keep you from giving a pet
project your best efforts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19): Ambitions shouldn't immobilize your good sense.
Things may seem to be at a
standstill. But what seems
like a mountainous problem
may be shown to be a mere
molehill by next week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Take pride in possessions. Anything worth owning is worth the effort
needed to preserve it. Paint
a wall, wax the car, sew on a
button, or find other ways
to make things last longer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Practice what you
preach and increase your
reach. Let your imagination
run free; be inspired by
something that improves
your life. A movie, a book
or a person can have a powerful impact.
IF JANUARY 26 IS YOUR
BIRTHDAY: Your social circle may widen in the next
three to four weeks, but you
might perceive some individuals as more glamorous
than they really are, making this a poor time to pursue new romantic
relationships. Get all your
ducks in a row to prepare
for April, when you may
have more than your fair
share of responsibilities.
Your ambitions could be on
the upswing in April and
May, so work hard. You
have what it takes to make
sound business, career and
financial decisions in late
June and early July. Look
for the silver lining in early
September and use protective celestial alignments to
launch plans, request professional guidance, or gain
recognition and advancement.
YOUR ELECTED
OFFICIALS |
CITY
John Heath
Mayor
307-675-4223
Public Notices
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
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Kristin Kelly
Councilor
307-673-4751
Shelleen
Smith
Councilor
307-461-7082
Thayer
Shafer
Councilor
307-673-4118
Alex Lee
Councilor
307-752-8804
Jesus Rios
Councilor
307-461-9565
Kelly Gooch
Councilor
307-752-7137
COUNTY
Pete Carroll
Treasurer
307-674-2520
Eda
Thompson
Clerk
307-674-2500
Nickie Arney
Clerk of District
Court
307-674-2960
John Fenn
4th Judicial
District Court
Judge
307-674-2960
William
Edelman
4th Judicial
District Court
Judge
307-674-2960
Shelley
Cundiff
Sheridan
County Circut
Court Judge
307-674-2940
P.J. Kane
Coroner
307-673-5837
Terry
Cram
Commissioner
307-674-2900
Tom
Ringley
Commissioner
307-674-2900
Mike
Nickel
Chairman
Commissioner
307-674-2900
Steve
Maier
Commissioner
307-674-2900
Dave
Hofmeier
Sheriff
307-672-3455
Bob
Rolston
Commissioner
307-674-2900
Paul
Fall
Assessor
307-674-2535
Matt
Redle
County
Attorney
307-674-2580
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WOODLAND HILLS
IMPROVEMENT
AND SERVICE DISTRICT
The annual membership meeting and election of
District Director of the WHI & SD will be held on
Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The meeting will be held at
Perkins Restaurant-Solarium Room, 1373 Coffeen
Avenue.
The 2015-2016 discretionary budget items will be
discussed and voted on, along with the election of a
new District Director. Any interested party who would
like to run for District Director for a four year term
should contact Valerie LaBreck, 48 High View Road,
Sheridan, WY 82801, for an APPLICATION FOR
ELECTION OF SPECIAL DISTRICT DIRECTOR.
The completed application must be returned not later
than 10 days after publication of this notice. Election
will be held by mail ballot, which will be sent to all
registered residents of the District.
Any non-resident landowner who wishes to vote must
contact Sheridan County Clerks Office, to obtain an
affidavit of ownership and a ballot in accordance with
the Wyoming Election Laws. Ballots may be mailed to
arrive prior to the date of the meeting or they may be
delivered in person on May 5, 2015 to the Sheridan
County Clerks office, which is the designated Polling
Place. The Polling Place will be open from 8 A.M. until 5
P.M.
Any other lawful business may be considered at the
annual meeting.
Publish: January 24, 2015.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The City of Sheridan, Wyoming will receive sealed bids
for 2015 Street Striping Project. These improvements
are generally described as follows:
Base Bid street striping includes grinding the surface,
heating the surface, placing the mastic material down
and melting it into place. Placement of the mastic
material shall be approximately 600 linear feet of 8”
white striping,50 linear feet of 8” dashed white striping,
700 linear feet of 4” double yellow striping, 2200 linear
feet of 4” dashed yellow striping and 8 turning arrows
located at various intersections within the City of
Sheridan.
Alternate 1 includes 1200 linear feet of 4” double yellow
striping, and 600 linear feet of 8” white striping.
Alternate 2 includes 400 linear feet of 4” double yellow
striping, 200 linear feet of 8” white striping, and 4
turning arrows.
Sealed bids will be received at City Hall, in the Clerk’s
office on the third floor, until 10:00 a.m. local time on
Thursday February 5, 2015 The bids will then be opened
and read aloud at the Council Chambers on 3rd floor of
City Hall.
All bids shall be submitted in accordance with and on
the forms included in the Project Manual. Bids shall be
submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:
City of Sheridan
City Clerk’s Office
Attn: Scott Badley
55 Grinnell Plaza
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Contract Documents, including proposal bid forms,
drawings and Project Manual, have been placed on
online at http://goo.gl/ls7GBl.
Contract Documents may be obtained on or after
January 6, 2015 online at http://goo.gl/ls7GBl, at the
non-refundable cost of $10.00 per set.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on January 20,
2015 at 2:00 pm local time, beginning at Council
Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall, Sheridan, Wyoming.
Contractors, in submitting their respective bids,
acknowledge that such bids conform to all
requirements of Wyoming State Statute. Each bidder
must include a bid security with the bid, payable to the
City of Sheridan, in accordance with the Instruction to
Bidders.
No bidder may withdraw its bid after the scheduled
time of the bid opening. Bids are to remain open for 60
days after the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right
to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, and to waive
any irregularities of any bid. The Owner also reserves
the right to award the contract to such responsible
bidders as may be determined by the Owner.
City of Sheridan, Wyoming
By: /s/ Nic Bateson
Public Works Director
Publish: January 6,17, 24, 2015.
Rosie
Berger
Representative
House Dist. 51
307-672-7600
Default: Failure to fulfill an obligation, especially the obligation to
make payments when due to a lender.
Encumbrance: A right attached to the property of another that may
lessen its value, such as a lien, mortgage, or easement.
Foreclosure: The legal process of terminating an owner’s interest in
property, usually as the result of a default under a mortgage.
Foreclosure may be accomplished by order of a court or by the
statutory process known as foreclosure by advertisement (also
known as a power of sale foreclosure).
Lien: A legal claim asserted against the property of another, usually
as security for a debt or obligation.
Mortgage: A lien granted by the owner of property to provide
security for a debt or obligation.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
You are hereby notified that a Petition has
been filed on behalf of Lee Roy Eugene Abbott in the
District Court in and for Sheridan County, Wyoming, Civil
Action No. CV2014-248, the object and prayer of which
is to change the name of the above–named person
from Lee Roy Eugene Abbott to Gene L. Abbott.
Any objection must be filed in the District
Court, 224 S. Main, Suite B-11, Sheridan Wyoming 82801
in writing, on or before February 24, 2015 or the prayer
of the Petitioner shall be granted.
DATED this 30 day of December, 2014.
By:/s/ Nickie Arney
Clerk of the Court.
Publish: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The City of Sheridan, Wyoming will receive sealed bids
for 2015 High Tech Road Paving Project. These
improvements are generally described as follows:
Concrete pave a portion of High Tech Road from the
current west end of High Tech Road to Yellowtail Drive.
Concrete paving is estimated at 4,400 SY of 7” thick
Class A Concrete with no curb and gutter.
Sealed bids will be received at City Hall, to the Clerk’s
office on the 3rd floor, until 2:00 p.m. local time on
Thursday February 5th, 2015. The bids will then be
opened and read aloud at the Council Chambers on 3rd
floor of City Hall.
All bids shall be submitted in accordance with and on
the forms included in the Project Manual. Bids shall be
submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:
City of Sheridan
Attn:Scott Badley
2015 High Tech Road Paving Project
55 Grinnell Plaza
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
An electronic copy of the project Contract Documents,
including proposal bid forms, drawings and Project
Manual, have been placed online at http://goo.gl/ls7GBl
and may be examined at the office of the City of
Sheridan Engineering Department, 2nd floor of City
Hall, Sheridan, WY.
Contract Documents may be obtained on or after
January 6, 2015 online at http://goo.gl/ls7GBl at the
non-refundable cost of $10.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday,
January 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM local time, beginning in
the Council Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall, Sheridan,
Wyoming.
Contractors, in submitting their respective bids,
acknowledge that such bids conform to all
requirements of Wyoming State Statute. Each bidder
must include a bid security with the bid, payable to the
City of Sheridan, in accordance with the Instruction to
Bidders.
No bidder may withdraw its bid after the scheduled
time of the bid opening. Bids are to remain open for 60
days after the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right
to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, and to waive
any irregularities of any bid. The Owner also reserves
the right to award the contract to such responsible
bidders as may be determined by the Owner.
City of Sheridan, Wyoming
By: /s/Nic Bateson
Public Works Director
Publish: January 6, 17, 24, 2015.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The Town of Ranchester, Wyoming will receive sealed
bids for the Main Street Mercantile Project. This project
is funded by the Wyoming Business Ready Community
Grant and Loan Program and the Town of Ranchester.
These improvements are generally described as follows:
New Wood framed Structures and associated site work
for a new Retail building with 3 tenant spaces.
Sealed bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. local time on
February 10th, 2015. The bids will then be opened and
read aloud at the Ranchester Town Hall.
All bids shall be submitted in accordance with and on
the forms included in the Project Manual. Bids shall be
submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:
Town of Ranchester
145 Coffeen Street
PO Box 695
Ranchester, Wyoming 82839
Contract Documents have been placed on file and may
be examined at Ranchester Town Hall, 145 Coffeen
Street, Ranchester, WY or at the Office of the Architect.
Power of Sale: A clause commonly written into a mortgage
authorizing the mortgagee to advertise and sell the property in the
event of default. The process is governed by statute, but is not
supervised by any court.
Probate: The court procedure in which a decedent’s liabilities are
settled and her assets are distributed to her heirs.
Public Notice: Notice given to the public or persons affected
regarding certain types of legal proceedings, usually by publishing
in a newspaper of general circulation. This notice is usually
required in matters that concern the public.
Disclaimer: The foregoing terms and definitions are provided merely as a guide to the
reader and are not offered as authoritative definitions of legal terms.
Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of
the Architect: Dale Buckingham Architects, 45 East
Loucks St., Suite 301, Sheridan, WY 82801 at the nonrefundable cost of $150.00 per set. Electronic Copies of
the Contract Documents are available at no cost.
A non-mandatory Pre-bid conference will be held at
2:00 PM local time the Ranchester Town Hall on
January 29, 2015.
Contractors, in submitting their respective bids,
acknowledge that such bids conform to all
requirements of Wyoming State Statutes W.S. § 15-1-113
and W.S. § 16-6-101 et. Seq, and the Wyoming
Preference Act W.S. § 16-6-201 through 16-6-206. Each
bidder must include a Wyoming Certificate of Residency
if you are a resident contractor and a bid security with
the bid, payable to the Town of Ranchester. Bids must
be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to
Bidders.
No bidder may withdraw its bid after the scheduled
time of the bid opening. Bids are to remain open for 60
days after the bid opening.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or
parts thereof, and to waive any irregularities of any bid.
The Owner also reserves the right to award the contract
to such responsible bidders as may be determined by
the Owner.
Town of Ranchester, Wyoming
Publish: January 5, 14, 24, 2015.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Wyoming Public Service Commission
(Commission) has given Powder River Energy
Corporation (PRECorp) authority to adjust its Cost of
Power Adjustment (COPA) to reflect a net increase of
$2,340,833 per annum in wholesale power costs
charged by its supplier, Basin Electric Power
Cooperative, effective for usage on and after January 10,
2015, subject to notice, protest, intervention petition,
opportunity for hearing, refund, and such further action
as the Commission may deem appropriate.
Residential customers are included in the
“All Other” category of Rate Classes. The effect of the
proposed $0.000384/kWh reduction in credit (i.e.,
increase) on an average residential customer monthly
bill is approximately $0.34 per month, based on an 898
kWh/month typical residential usage, excluding taxes.
Actual bills will vary with usage.
PRECorp’s application is on file with the
Commission at its offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and at
PRECorp's offices in Sundance, Wyoming, and may be
inspected by any interested person during regular
business hours.
Anyone desiring to file a public comment,
statement, protest, intervention petition or request for
a public hearing in this matter must file with the
Commission in writing on or before February 20, 2015.
The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed
intervention or request for hearing and the position and
interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or
request a public hearing that you will attend, or want to
make a statement, a protest or a public comment, and
you require reasonable accommodation for a disability,
call the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the
Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300,
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications impaired
persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming
Relay by dialing 711. Please contact us as soon as
possible to help us serve you better and please include
reference to Docket No. 10014-157-CP-14.
Dated: January 21, 2015.
Publish: January 24, 31, 2015.
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