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The Svndance Times Page 8 Thursday, April 16, 2015 e Clerk of District Court Tina Wood and Facilities Manager Randy Gill give a tour of courthouse areas to have increased security. L-R: Tina Wood, Commissioner Kelly Dennis, Sheriff Jeff Hodge, County Attorney Joe Baron, Commissioner Jeanne Whalen, Commissioner Steve Stahla and Randy Gill. BY SARAH PRIDGEON Thanks to a sizeable grant allocation from this year's legislative session, Crook Coun- ty is among eight Wyoming counties ear- marked to receive funding this year to up- grade security at the courthouse. At this month's regular meeting, the County Com- which prisoners are escorted to and from the courtroom. The courthouse was assessed in August and September of last year, when experts from the National Center for State Courts conducted assessments to gauge appropri- ate grant totals. The State Lands and In- vestments Board has allocated $82,779 to missioners took a tour of court facilities to Crook County, with a 10 percent match of see for themselves what improvements and $9197 required. security measures have been proposed. Following the tour, the commissioners "With the security funding for these eight spoke with Judge Matthew Castano and counties and the matches of local funds, Judge Thomas Rumpke regarding the par- of Wyoming's counties wil,l~-~,ticu,lars~of the grant. have or will be working towarkl " Th U}ttmate goaj here today is to explain c rity for Wyoming familie i io: 't6/he 0mmissioning b0 lythe pro ess 0f are required to conduct business in their lo- cal courthouses," commented Senator Drew Perkins regarding Enrolled Act 56, through which the funding will be provided. The tour was led by Tina Wood, Clerk of District Court, along with Facilities Manag- er Randy Gill and County Attorney Joe Bar- on. The commissioners were shown where new walls could be installed to block out the court area such that visitors would need to be buzzed through and told that the doors to court offices would be upgraded to require more secure access. The county attorney's office could also re- ceive improved security measures, includ- ing secure access and a sturdier door, to increase safety next to the door through getting the funds and get their buy-in for the match," said Wood. All three commissioners gave their assent to move forward with exploring the project, with Commissioner Steve Stahla comment- ing that it appears to be possible to use grant money to make the match and that he believes there may be funding already avail- able from Homeland Security grants. "We may need a second pot of money to cover labor costs," added Gill, explaining that the grant onlY covers materials. The county's Court Security Committee will meet on April 22, said Wood. They will begin the proposal and gather cost estimates for the upgrades to present to the County Com- mission at the next meeting. e scenes Recognizing dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week The Crook County Sheriff's Office will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunica- tions Week from April 12 - 18, 2015 to recognize the dispatchers who work behind the scenes to answer calls for help every day. The Sheriff's Office employs several highly trained and dedicated Emergency Medical 911 Dispatchers who are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and often miss holidays and events with their families. They make these sacrifices to help protect lives and property by receiving vital informa- tion and dispatching law enforcement officers, medical professionals and fire personnel to provide direct assistance to the public. CCSO dispatchers have saved lives, reduced the potential for injuries and eased suffering through their efforts. They are, in effect, first responders to each emergency situation in our community and often determine what kind of aid is needed and send appropriate assistance. They may in- struct you on how to perform CPR, render first-aid or even deliver a baby. They also ask questions about the situation and attempt to determine risk factors that responding emergency personnel might face when they arrive on scene. The critical role played by Emergency Medical 911 dispatchers across the nation, and within Crook County, is often underestimated or underappreciated. The work these dedi- cated men and women perform and the skills they demonstrate clearly enhance the safety of everyone in our community. The Crook County Communication Center is housed within the Crook County Sheriff's Of- rice. These dispatchers directly serve several law enforcement agencies, volunteer firefight- ers, Emergency Medical Personnel and the citizens of Crook County. The Crook County Sheriff's Office would like to recognize Communications Supervisor Pa- trice Patterson and Dispatchers Heyward Hammersley, Linda Pesheck, Marcia Whitney and Lacey Smith. Sheriff Hedge would like to express his sincere appreciation to these individu- als for the work they do to serve our community. Times Get the news every week! A subscription to the Times is just $30/year! (U.S. address) For: Address: City: ST: Zip: Mall along with your check to PO Box 400, Sundance WY 82729 or call us at 307-283-3411 to pay with a credit card. THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEETING IN THE CITY OF SUNDANCE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 AT 5:30PM. THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING AT 5:30 P.M. FOR LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS AND TRANSFER FOLLOWED BY A BUDGET WORK SESSION. **Sundance City Clerk Treasurer e BY SARAH PRIDGEON The County Commission last week signed an agreement for maintenance and service of its new E911 system, en- suring that the same company responsible for installing it is also on hand in case of issues in the future. "If we don't do this and the system goes down, we're in big trouble," Sheriff Jeff Hedge explained. Both the commission and sheriff were reluctant to sign a five-year agreement in case for some reason the company, Industrial Communications, goes out of business during that time. It's unlikely, said County Attorney Joe Baron, as the company has been in business for 50 years, with Commissioner Steve Stahla adding that he personally vet- ted the company extensively before the E911 system was installed. The service agreement will provide mostly remote access to help if the system goes wrong, said Hedge, and will cost $12,000 per year. The Sheriff's Office has negotiated a deal to keep the price locked for the next five years, he added. "We have the money to pay for it by what we anticipate coming in and what's already there," he told the commis- sioners. The agreement was approved unanimously by the com- mission. Circuit Court Speeding - Axel R. Nine, CA, 86/75, $ii0; Robert D. Packed, SO, 47/30, $138; Robert W. Walton, MN, 88/75, $135; Douglas G. Candee, NO, 83/75, $100; Kyle D. Grocott, SO, 85/65, $105; Branden H. Baker, Gillette, 85/75, $120; Leslie Frank Watt, Upton, 74/65, $67; Stacey J. Lennon, Gillette, 85/75, $110; Lana L. Sternhagen, SO, 86/65, $108; Alejandro Torres, AZ, 89/75, $145; Christos R. Zympas, Cheyenne, 88/75, $135; Mark E. Natchke, Newcastle, 77/65, $76; Blane S. Petty, SO, 85/75, $110; Wesley R. Busenitz, Oshoto, 54/40, $123; Justin T. Lewis, MT, 86/75, $115; Kyle S. Bishop, PA, 79/65, $87; Jeffrey A. Westland, SO, 78/65, $84; Colin R. Middel, IL, 93/80, $111; Kerr Butts, Sun- dance, 41/30, $70 Parallel Park Not Within 18 Inches of Right Hand Curb - Lacy Foskett, SO, $75 No Seat Belt (Driver With Passenger under 12) - Michael D. Wilkinson, Moorcroft, 3 x $25; (Passenger Over 12) - Gary R. Baker;Gillette, $i0; Gurpreet Kaur, :~ Compulsory lut0 Insurance Violation (I"t offense) - Terance Niebauer, Gillette, $425; {2~d + offense) - Brandy N. Degracia, Cheyenne, $410 Fail to Provide Proof of Liability Insurance - Ali P. Kistler, Gillette, $425 Expired/Improper Registration - Brandy N. Degra- cia, Cheyenne, $15 Failure to Display Valid License Plates, Tabs or Per- mits -Terance Niebauer, Gillette, $70 No Registration and Improper Display of Tabs - Christopher L. Boner, NO, $65 Vehicle Off Road - William Randall Betz, Gillette, $16o Owner Permitting Operation of Vehicle Contrary to Law - Shannon Jean Stewart, Moorcroft, $65 Fail to Stop at Port Of Entry - Aurel Sram, IL, $115; Henry Rodgz, FL, $125; James M. Evans, Canada, $110; Michael M. Haile, TX, $115 Violate Legal Weight (0-2000) - Nine Garduna, SO, $55; (2001-4000)- Edward M. Anderson, Level1, $105; (8001-10000) - Kyle A. Hamilton, Upton, $230 Oversize Operate Without Permission, Permit (day- time) - Curtis Carter, SC, $110 Weight Over Permit Limits (4001-6000) - James R. Zwack, MN, $155 Violate Permit Conditions (daytime) - Kenneth W. Lawrence, ND, $115 Passenger 60/70 Hour Rule Violation - Henry Rod- gz, FL, $160 Sheriffs Dispatch Blotter Apr. 6 - Five traffic stops. Seven VIN checks. Five pa- per services. Detention deputy did fingerprints on two subjects for outside employment. Deputy investigated a traffic complaint. Deputy investigated a report of prop- erty destruction. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Pa- trol on a car VS deer crash. Apr. 7 - Four traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Six pa- per services. Detention deputy did fingerprints on one subject for outside employment. Detention deputy did a prisoner transport. Deputy assisted the Department of Family Services. Deputy removed a traffic hazard from the roadway. Apr. 8 - Four VIN checks. 2 paper services. Detention deputy did fingerprints on three subjects for outside employment. Deputy assisted the Department of Fam- ily Services. Deputy investigated a burglary. Deputy in- vestigated a report of suspicious persons. Deputy in- vestigated a trespass complaint. Deputy investigated a vehicle crash. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol on a motorist assist. Apr. 9 - Two traffic stops. Four VIN checks. Two paper services. Deputy did a prisoner transport. Apr. 10 - Four traffic stops. Two VIN checks. One pa- per service. Deputy removed a traffic hazard from the roadway. Deputy assisted motorist. Apr. 11 - Four traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Deputy assisted a motorist. Deputies investigated a report of an assault. Deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle. Apr. 12 - Four traffic stops. One paper services. Dep- uty removed a traffic hazard from the roadway. Deputy Investigated a gas drive of INMATES: Six males, two females.