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"Where the Kid got his name"' The favorite county newapaper of Don Stoner Continuing the Crook County news sbwe 1884 ems iliJiiii Bulldogs dominate 2A class at regional basketball tourney Democratic caucus set for March 8; county GOP delegates pledged to McCain By ~onna Schelling Presidential hopefuls vying for the Democratic nomination have opened campaign offices in Wyoming in preparation for the March 8 caucus. Senator Barack Obama opened four offices in the state, in Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, and Rock Springs earlier this month. Senator Hillary Clinton plans to set up housekeeping in Casper and Cheyenne this week. With the race to the nomination running fairly tight, the two presidential candidates are leaving no stone unturned on their paths to the national Democratic convention in August. Wyoming has 18 Democratic delegates up for grabs, twelve of which are pledged delegates, five are superdelegates, and one is unpledged. So what is the difference? Democratic pledged delegates are bound by rdiStrict or statewideresults, depending on whether it is a district level delegate or an at-large delegate, or what is known as the base delegation. Those are what Wyoming has twelve of. Seven of these delegates will be chosen on March 8; then the party Will choose three at-large delegates and two state party or elected officials as delegates at the state convention in May. Superdelegates are current or former elected officeholders, party officials and activists whose votes are added on to the base delegation. Those are what Wyoming has five of. Governor Dave Freudenthal is one of the state's superdelegates, as is state party chairman John MiUin; the other three are yet to be named. Lastly, an unpledged delegate is a free agent who is unbound by any prior primary or caucus result in a state. Wyoming's lone unpledged vote is made completely at the discretion of the delegate. The number of pledged delegates, superdelegates, and unpledged delegates are allocated by a formula that is standardized by the Democratic National Committee; and not standardized by the Republicans. And even within the two parties, the !il ii: ii~ !i! ii/ii~ /i:ii ii!i!iii! See Delegates Page 9 i~i!iiill i!ii!ii The 2A east regional champion Sundance Bulldogs - pictured left to right, back row: Scottlin Lenz, Curt Niehaus, Reed Moore, Hayden Johnston; front row: Martin Danauskis, Dude Humphrey, Russell Hadden, Cody Emrick, Derek F, ossen, Brice Scribner, Nick Kerkvliet and Ray Moore. The Sundance Bulldogs Burns and Lusk, came out of That game will be held at the school and follow the team Boys basketball team rolled the tournament with the first- Casper College gym. through the town. through the 2A east regional place trophy. The dogs travel The Sundance Booster club A complete rundown of basketball tournament held to Casper this week where will be having a send off for the boys' and girls' weekend last weekend in Douglas. theywill face Riverside in the the team this Thursday at games alongwith alookatthe The Bulldogs, who notched first round of the state tour- 8:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to upcoming state tournament is grintedon pages 6 - 7. wins over Lingle/Ft. Laramie, ney at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. participate should meet at the at museum I Cathie Draine will be holding a book signing and storytelling during the Crook County Museum open house appreciation dinner planned for March 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Frank Sanders of Devils Tower will provide musi- cal entertainment for the evening. Cathie Draine is the grand- daughter of George Philip. A retired teacher and free- lance writer, she contrib- utes a weekly column to the Rapid City Journal. Draine notes of her grandfather that "he was a man without pretense. He wanted people to understand the truly unique period of our his- tory--the open range--and the demands of the work, that formed, not only the character of the cowboys, but also the life long bonds of friendship, concern and respect." For more information about this event contact the Crook County Museum at 283-3666. i!il !iii Trash pickup in Sundance will Kaski and Green Mountain Sub- nance foreman, John Kiplinger, on two days will better utilize the future. "Instead of people having operate on anew schedule start- divisionsaswellaseveryonewest the maintenance department has manpower of the department to haul blue bags to the dumpster, ing Monday, March 3, and here of town. dedded to go with the new sched- on the three remaining days. To Rick could come to them andpick is what folks can expect: If your Wednesday accounts, including ule for several reasons. "We cur- summarize, Kiplinger said, "We l up their blue bags in the alley normal pickup service is on Mon- Carter and Moya Subdivisions, renfly make pickups three times have two full days on Monday and one day a week. It's just another day, you can expect no change. Industrial Park, and everyone a week, and we ce come to realize Thursday to pickup garbage, and service we're thinking of providing Your trash will still be removed east of town will now be picked that we don need to do it that three full days to work on other for residents and a good way to every Monday. up on Thursday. Customerswho often," Kiplinger said. main projects." stress recycling instead ofthrowing Residents whose trash was pre- were previously picked up on reason is the economics ofrunning Kiplinger said that, depending on everything in the landfill." viously picked up on Wednesday Friday also .be picked up on the truck three times a week." how the two-day garbage hauling Anyonewith questions about the will now be picked up on Monday Thursday. Kiplinger also noted that making goes, he would also like to imple- new trash removal schedule may also. That includes Vista West, According to the city mainte- garbage pickups for eight hours ment a recycling route in the near call City Hall at 283-3451. For the first time in over ten years, Sun- by the three SHS music groups: SHS Jazz dance High School music groups partici- Band II+, SHS Jazz Choir III, and the SHS pated in the Casper College Jazz Festival Jazz Combo I. which was held on February 6. The SHS Judges also selected students throughout groups performed surprisingly well consid- the two days to receive "Outstanding Musi- ering they did their first performance six cianship" awards for their solos performed weeks earlier than they are accustomed with their groups. SHS students receiving to performing. "Outstanding Musicianship Awards" were: The groups perform for judges/clini- Jazz Band-Katie Whalen, Steven Stahla, cians and high school students from other Russell Hadden and Jessyca Ciuff; Jazz schools that came from as far as Bismark, Choir-Nick Kahler, Nicole Snoozy, Abby ND: Each group gets a clinic session fol- Carter and Jessyca Cluff; Jazz Combo- lowing their performance with one of the Katie Whalen, Russell Hadden, Nick Kahler adjudicators. The clinicians this year were and Steven Stahleu from the University of Northern Colorado All three groups will perform at the an- which is known as one of the top Jazz nual Pops Concert to be held on March schools in the world. 18. Each group is also given a score which correlates to a rating with "I" (superior) be- Atright, back, left to fight: Katie Whalen, ing the best and "V (poor) being the lowest. Cody Galloway; center:Abby Carter, Nicole Although very few Superior ratings were Snoozy; front: Nick Kahler, Russell Hadden handed out over the course of the two day and Steven Stahla. festival, one of the SHS groups received a . Dab Davisphoto perfect score from one judge and a high '80s from another which resulted in a Su- perior rating. Here are the ratings received inside: 42/26 Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s. 46/32 More sun than clouds. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s. 53/26 More cliouds than sum. Highs im the low 50s; and lows in the mid 20ss. . I/,Ij 32/18 Flurries and windy, Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper teens. 39126 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s. e a gin ~S You~ay 4-H s! ed event f0cu o ence an,gy .