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./ ~v,~s rile x 6318 Lncoln, NE 685C,~ S Ninety First Year No. 6' Thursday, Feb. 9, 1989 lie UNDANCE Continuing IMIES The Crook County News IN THE BLACK HILLS OF WYOMING THIRTY-FIVE CENTS PER COPY SCOUT ElK Anniversary Week is being observed mounted on a display base which is from a From Feb. 5 to 11. Sundance Scouts are Webolos den. for the special week. There are two The recent cold weather cancelled some meet- iof Cub Scouts in Sundance and two dens of ings at which other racers would have been with a third to be formed, finished. The derby will be held in March. are some Pinewood Derby cars current- The Blue and Gold banquet will be Mid aete displayed at Crook County Library. All Feb. 16. Den 5 with the exception of the one Photo by Howard Allen Crook County War Memorial Fund Drive Progress Chart $40,000 $35,000 $3o,boo $5,000 $3,875 Unemployment is down in county Between November and December, Wyoming's state- wide unemployment rat@ in- creased only slightly to 7.6 percent. That compared to 7.1 percent in November and 7.6 percent in December 1987. In Crook county, the Decem- ber unemployment rate was 5.8 percent compared to 6.2 per- cent in November and 6.3 per- cent in December 1987. Nationally, Wyoming ranked fifth highest in the nation in unemployment. Boy Scouts to sell tickets Local Boy Scouts will be selling tickets for the Scout-O- Rama to be held March 4 at Rushmore Mall in Rapid City. Tickets wil be sold from Feb. 8 through Feb. 20. Tickets are $3 each and the back of the ' tickets contains a $6 off coupon good at any Pizza:~,{t. t! Devils Tower artist Gisele Robinson is currently through Feb. 24, features mostly landscapes in featured in the latest exhibit at Crook County Art oils and acrylics. Gallery. Gisele's exhibit, which will be on display Photo by Howard Allen Kindergarten screening planned in county Kindergarten registration and screenings will be held in Crook county early in March. These screenings are offered free by Crook County School District No. One and the Developmental Pre-School Services. Children will be screened in the following areas: speech and language development, gross and fine motor development, cognitive development, hearing, vision, social/ emotional development, and dental. Children from birth through and including children who will be in kindergarten next fall will be screened in the above areas. Children must be 5 years on or before September 15, 1989, to enter kindergarten. Parents of kindergarten age children are asked to bring immunization records, birth certificates and social security numbers to the screening. The schedule: MARCH 7, Hulett Element- ary School -- Call Bonnie Stoddard or Donna Willey at 467-5231 for an appointment. MARCH 8, Sundance Ele- mentary School -- Call Gall Kaiser at 283-1227 for an appointment. MARCH 9, Moorcroft School Gymnasium -- Call Mary Lou Peterson at 756-3373 for an appointment. ity dads have eds sion Sundance City Council COvered the waterfront night during its month- with Mayor Jim discussions on a topics from sewer gas to ordinances, from rates to oper- pool, and needs to plans : of two new inside the city. are the high points on Gaff Gill, who city fire chief, reported gas problem and had check- manholes and some He said there was a smell at several sites readings and that some are freezing shut in Weather. Environmen- Billings, discussed with the council slip lining a of city sewer line to help gas problem. sewer line will be a continous pipe. H the cost at $15.-$20 city doing what needed. members were gen- erally in favor of proceeding with the job. Patterson was expected to investigate the line Tuesday with city maintanance foreman John Kiplinger. Patter- son will draw up a proposal for the project and the council will then hold a special meeting to make its decision. 2. Commerical water rate: Miller discussed commercial rates for neighboring cries and then outlined his proposal for commercial water rates to be charged Sundance Country Club. He proposed a $3,000 avail- ability fee plus an annual fee of $1000 and then a rate of 40 cents per 1000 gallons for the non-profit user. He said the schedule was patterned after Newcastle's rates. He said the city has enough water to comfortably supply the golf course with 100,000 gallons a day or 3,000,000 gallons monthly. City engineer Ralph Goodson said the city has plenty of water and will recover its costs through the water rate and annual fee. The council considered a resok~tion setting commercial rates for users of over 500,000 gallons a month and said the user must make a request to the council, which will then decide which rates apply. Mark Hughes told the council that the golf club can't arrive at cost figures for its water sprink- ler system until it knows it can get the water. The council took no action on the resolution but will act on the resolution when the special meeting is held. 3. Swimming pool: The mayor said that Donna Heeney will act as the program director for the swimming pool with Maggie Norelius serving as the pool manager for the coming season. This wage scale was adopted by the council for pool employ- ees: Program director - $6.50 hr.; pool manager $5.50" hr.; employees with water safety instructor licenses - $5 hr.; life- guards - $4 hr.; and office employees - $3.35 hr. Miller said that Donna Heeney said the bad pool leak should be fixed or the pool not opened. As soon as the weather permits, the city pool will be drained and efforts will be made to get the leak repaired. The mayor said if the leak cannot be repaired, the pool will not be opened. The pool building also needs repairs, the council was told. 4. Bridge replacements: The mayor, who is also resident engineer for the Wyoming Highway Dept. outlined plans for replacing two bridges in 1990. Bridges to be replaced are the old wooden bridge on High- way 116 near the elementary school and the bridge over Sundance Creek on Cleveland Street near the Turf Bar. Miller said contracts to re- place these bridges will be let early next year. He said only one bridge will be built at a time with the Cleveland Street bridge to be built in March, April and May and the other lllllllllllll~ WEATHER lllllllllllll~ The readings: Max. Min. Prec. Jan. 31 51 4 T Feb. 1 -13 -20 .20 Feb. 2 -24 -31 .05 Feb. 3 -16 -33 0 Feb. 4 -9 -30 T Feb. 5 6 -16 T Feb. 6 13 0 .02 bridge in June, July and August while school is out. Miller explained the detours that will be set up while the bridges are under construction with the highway department installing new pavement on those city streets to be used in the detours. There will be no cost to the city for the paving. Miller said the new 116 bridge will be of concrete with sidewalks, a pedestrian railing and a netting to prevent walking on the railing. Access will also be provided for the walking path to be installed along Sun- dance Creek. The Cleveland Street bridge Cont. on Page 2 The 1988 Outstanding Cooperator award has IAnda taking over the operation in 1975. been presented by the Devils Tower Conservation Since then, numerous conservation practices District to Jim and Linda Gels, Aladdin. The have been installed including seedings, fencing award was made at the district's annual banquet and spring developments. Under the Great Plains held in Hulett Jan. 21. Conservation Program, a stock water system has Shown left to right are Perry Livingston, Terry been developed that includes a spring develop- Everard, Rich Gray, Jim and Linda Geis, Mike ment, storage tanks, over 16,000 feet of pipeline King and J.O. McDonald. and seven stock tanks which improves the distri- The Gels ranch has been affiliated with the bution of livestock grazing and range condition. conservation district since 1960 with Jim and