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News Thursday, March 28, 2013 '%Vyoming Windfall" returns over $340k to owners State Treasurer Mark Gordon announced that the "Wyoming Windfall" advertising program, which was recently completed, has reunited more than 1,400 owners with their unclaimed funds, totaling over $340,000. "Wyoming Windfall" is the catch name for the Unclaimed Prop- erty Division of his office. Unclaimed funds which have been held by a company or by another state for a specified number of years and have not or cannot be paid to the owner are placed in protective custody by the State of Wyoming to safeguard and make a diligent effort to return the funds to the rightful owner, at no cost to the owner. Gordon said, "Unclaimed money belongs in the hands of its rightful owners or heirs and I want to return it to them as quickly as possible." Since the passage of the 1993 Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, Wyoming has returned more than 42% of the funds re- ceived to the rightful owners or heirs. The funds are held in perpetuity until claimed. Gordon cautioned that if anyone is contacted by a person or by a company that charges a fee to return funds to the rightful owner, that person is definitely not an employee of his office. If this happens to you, contact the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer's Office to see if the funds are held by the State. If so, we will return your funds at no charge. To find out if the state is holding funds in your name, contact the Unclaimed Property Division at 307-777-5590 for a free search on all property currently held or visit www.wywindfall. gov. Debit card scam robocall scam hits Wyoming Wyoming citizens are being subjected to robocalls asking for debit card and credit card information. The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has recently seen a sharp rise in consumer complaints regarding this type of scam, and is investigating the calls. The debit card scam occurs when a person receives a tele- or more vaguely "card .--J"The recording asks thaEperson press 1, and then asks the recipient to input personal finan- cial information including the card number and pin number of their card. The Caller ID number usually shows a number outside of Wyoming. If you receive a call like this, please do not give out any per- sonal information and hang up. If you have any concerns about your debit or credit card, please contact the financial institu- tion that issued the card. People can report robocall debit card incidents to the Attorney General's Office at 777-5833 or directly to the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov or 877-382-4357. If you are the victim of this scam, please contact your finan- cial institution immediately. NOTICE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING There will be a special Crook County School District #1 board meeting to review applications and discuss the selection process for hiring a new superintendent: Monday, April 8, 2013 6:00 PM Centr 1 Office Board of Trustees Crook County School District Publish: Week of March 25, 2013 Tracy Jones, Chairman NOTICE Public meetings will be held for the purpose of receiving input on writing the 2013-2014 Consolidated Grant for Crook County School District #1. The meetings will be: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Sundance High School Auditorium J I The grant meeting will follow the National Board Certification Meeting which starts at 4:15 PM. I wednesday'AIPril 3" 2013 Mrcrft ElementarySchool Library 4:OOPM J I Thursda April 4, 2013 Hulett School Library 4:00 PM I Publish: March 28, 2013 Sudoku Solution 649158327 823947561 Puzzle on 5 1 7 2 3 6 9 8 4 previous page 278513649 Sponsored by: 1 6 4 8 9 2 7 5 3 - 3 9 5 6 7 4 8 1 2 .... 982761485 THIS SPACE AVAILABLE-CALL 7 3 6 4 2 5 1 9 8 283-3411FOR 4 5 1 3 8 9 2 7 6 DL00AILS ..... The Sundance Times Page 16 Do you know how to hard cook eggs? BY VICKI HAYMAN According to the American Egg Board, the terms "hard" and "soft-boiled" eggs are really misnomers, because boil- ing eggs makes them tough and rubbery. Instead, these eggs should be "hard" or "soft-cooked" in hot water. After reading many different opinions about the best method for making perfect hard-cooked (boiled) eggs, I dis- covered the following easy method which gives great results. This way of cooking is also known as "coddling." It does not toughen the whites as boiling does. This will also assist with the peeling process, as the cold water creates steam between the egg white and the shell which makes the shell easier to remove. To get perfectly peeled hard-cooked eggs, use eggs that are at least a week old. Eggs that are too fresh are usually difficult to peel. A centered yolk is nice for deviled eggs. The day before, put a rubber band around the egg carton and turn it on its side in the refrigerator. Also, cook the eggs on their side. For perfect cooking, start with eggs that don't have any visible cracks. There are two problems you'll want to avoid: cracked shells and the ugly green layer that can form around the yolk. In case small cracks do develop, add salt to the cooking water. The salt will help to speed up the de- naturing of the egg white, causing less of it to feather into the water. Use at least a tablespoon of table salt per two quarts of water. Bring your eggs to room temperature before cooking. If the eggs have been stored in the refrigerator they can be warmed gently under flowing, hot tap water. By bringing the eggs to room temperature, they are much less likely to crack in hot water. In addition, the temperature of the egg at the start of the cooking process will affect the cooking time. An egg that is at room temperature at the start of the cooking process will require about one minute less cooking time than eggs taken directly from the refrigerator. At the large end of each egg is a small air space. When you hard cook an egg, this air heats up, expands, and escapes through pores in the she11--but not before the egg white sets. This leaves the egg with a flattened end. Pricking the egg with a pin to make a small hole provides a quick escape route for the air, which gives you an egg with a smoothly rounded end. If you prick an egg, watch for a small jet of air shooting from the hole as the egg cooks. Gently place the eggs in a single layer in a pan with enough cold water to cover eggs completely (approximately by 11/2 inches). Starting with cold water lets you heat the egg more slowly, which keeps the whites from getting rubbery. If you have two or three layers of eggs stacked up in a small pot, they may cook unevenly. Over high heat, bring water JUST to a rapid boil. As soon as the water reaches a rapid boil, remove pan from heat and cover eggpan tightly with a lid. !!Set ,/for 20. miruates for eggs,  time wh'n ._.i.th g-a,efhlly. )vroOk:cttuses 'Is 'en-layer to form etroind the yowls. This layer is caused by a reaction between the iron in the yolk and the sulfur in the white. Heat speeds up this reaction so the longer your eggs cook the greater the chance of discoloration. Drain off water from the eggs after exactly 20 minutes. Transfer the eggs to the bowl of ice cubes and cold water to stop the cooking process and minimize the iron-sulfur reac- tion. Let eggs cool at least 10 minutes in cold water, then drain. Either store in refrigerator or peel the eggs. For egg safety  USDA advises: Always buy eggs from a refrigerated case. Choose eggs with clean, un-cracked shells. Buy eggs before the "Sell-By" or "EX1  {expiration) date on the carton. Take eggs straight home and refrigerate them right away. Check to be sure your refrigerator is set at 40F or below. Don't take eggs out of the carton to put them in the refrig- erator -- the carton protects them. Keep the eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator -- not on the door. Raw shell eggs in the carton can stay in your refrigera- tor for three to five weeks from the purchase date. Although the "Sell-By" date might pass during that time, the eggs are stiU safe to use. Always wash your hands with warm water and soap be- fore and after handling raw eggs. To avoid cross-contamina- tion, you should also wash utensils, all counters, and other surfaces that touch the eggs with hot water and soap. Don't keep raw or cooked eggs out of the refrigerator more than two hours. Store the hard cooked eggs in a cov- ered container (eggs can release odors) in the refrigerator. They should be eaten within five days. Egg dishes such as deviled eggs or egg salad should be used within three to four days. The answer to perfect hard cooked eggs is to cook careful- ly. Even the simplest of cooking demands a degree of care and attention. However, in the end all it involves is knowing the correct way to proceed. (Sources: American Egg Board, USDA} Federa Son :Banquet" NVVTF Conserve. Hunt. Share. April 6, 2013 Spearfish Holiday Inn & Convention Center t  RSVP TODAYIII Jet Mattern: (605) 641-0059 ._ Comments: continuedfrompage 1 project's 1721 acres would be disturbed. The project would have a larger impact on transporta- tion, according to the report, particularly in the construc- tion phase. The 200-strong workforce and frequent ship- ments of materials and sup- plies is expected to increase traffic by 400 passenger cars and 24 trucks per day on New Haven Road, south of the proj- ect area, which may result in an increase in traffic accidents and significant wear and tear on road surfaces. The workforce would reduce to around 60 during opera- tion, and still further to 40 during aquifer restoration, but mitigation measures are nev- ertheless recommended in the study. Erosion, soil compaction, in- creased salinity, soils-produc- tivity loss and contamination are listed among the potential impacts on geology and softs but, according to the study, Strata intend only to remove vegetation where necessary and to stockpile soils for rec- lamation. Erosion would be mitigated by minimizing the required land disturbances, ensuring timely re-vegetation and reclamation and install- ing drainage controls, while wind erosion would be pre- vented through limited traf- fic speed and spraying of un- paved roads. Neither the quantity nor quality of surface water is ex- pected to suffer greatly during the project's lifetime. Strata in- tends to use water from either the Oshoto Reservoir or Little Missouri River for dust control and construction, equating to an annual use significantly less than the currently permit- ted annual appropriation. During operation, there is a the project's impact on air quality would be minimized. Noise may prove a prob- lem for the nearest residents, however, as the study points out that they are significantly closer than anticipated. Con- struction activities, vehicle traffic and heavy equipment operation may prove occasion- ally annoying to nearby resi- dents but would reduce once construction is completed. The most significant poten- tial impact highlighted in the study is on historical and cultural resources, with both archaeological and histori- cal sites at risk of being dis- turbed by construction. The study treats 25 sites within the project area as eligible for listing on the National Regis- ter of Historic Places and rec- ommends avoiding any sites not within the proposed dis- turbance area. Before the license is grant- ed, an agreement will be es- tablished between the NRC, Wyoming State Historic Pres- ervation office, Bureau of Land Management, interested Native American Tribes and Strata Energy to outline the mitigation process for each af- fected resource. An Unexpect- ed Discovery Plan will also be developed to outline the re- quired steps if an unexpect- ed resource is encountered. The study also mentions a po- tentially problematic impact on visual and scenic resourc- es, specifically at Devils Tower National Monument,10 miles east of the project. Although the project itself will not be visible at the lower park por- tion, climbers who ascend to the top of the tower may be able to see portions of it and its lights in the night sky. These lights would also be visible to nearby residences; chance that a release of pro- however, Strata would con- cess solutions_from the fa- duct baseline..;-m from surface impoundments or a transportation accident causing release of yellowcake might result in surface water contamination. However, the study finds that monitoring and spill response would limit the impacts. Although the project's impact on ground water wftl be small during construction, relating mostly to the area around the Oshoto Reservoir, the short- term impacts may increase during operation due to the use of lixiviant in the injection stream, increasing the con- centration of chemicals in the recovered ground water. Among the potential impacts of the Ross Project on the ecol- ogy of the area are removal of vegetation; reduction in wftd- life habitat; risk of soft erosion and weed invasion; changes to the existing vegetation through the mine's activities; a loss of sensitive plants and habitats; and a spread of invasive spe- cies and noxious weeds. Wildlife in the area could be impacted by a loss or altera- tion of habitat, causing direct or indirect mortalities, while aquatic species could be affect- ed by a disturbance of stream channels, increases in sus- pended sediments, poUution and habitat reduction. How- ever, as construction would be completed in phases and aquatic habitats avoided wher- ever possible, the amount of surface area disturbed at any one time would be reduced. Combustion-engine emis- sions from diesel- and gas- powered equipment would occur during all phases of the project, particularly con- struction, and may affect air quality, according to the study. Emissions and fugitive dust would be generated by construction but, thanks to the predominant winds in the area, its remote location and air quality control systems, monitoring plan and, onbe construction is complete, the overall visual impact will be reduoed-, - As Strata is committed to hiring 90 percent of the con- struction workforce and 80 percent of operations staff locally, the socioeconomic ef- fects of construction would be small to moderate and would mostly impact com- munities with small popu- lations during the influx of workers. Tax revenues paid to Crook County, mean- while, would be significant. The project's impact on waste management would be small at every stage, according to the study. Waste during op- eration would primarily be liquid streams consisting of process bleed that will even- tually be disposed of onsite at the deep-injection wells. A separate technical review was completed in February to analyze safety aspects of the application. The review found that Strata's applica- tion meets the NRC's regula- tory requirements. The Draft SEIS is avail- able for viewing on the NRC website at http://www.nrc. gov/reading-rm/adams.html "Please provide any informa- tion, comments or concerns you may have on the Draft SEIS during the comment period, which will end on or about 5/13/13f says Moore. Comments should be sub- mitted in writing to Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules and Di- rectives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Of- fice of Administration, Mail- stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commis- sion, Washington, DC 20555- 0001 with "Docket ID NRC- 2011-0148" in the subject line, or online at www.regu- lations.gove under the same docket number once the Fed- era] Register notice has been published at the end of the month. "The NRC staff will address your comments in the Final SEIS," says Moore. I111 CROOK COUNTY NEWS ,_ , (,:' ' JIB Sundance News w th Peggy Sym0nds M-F 8 30 a m ........ 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