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Page 4 - Thursday, April 22, 1999 The Northeast Wyoming Landowners In the county. Including rural and urban dwellers, especially those within the Belle Fourche Rlver watershed, are urged to attend one I of a series of informational meetings scheduled this week to clarify Crook County's position in regard to the necessity of conforming to the regulations spelled out under the national Clean Water Act. Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m., at Sundance in the courthouse community room; Thursday, April 29, at the Hulett community hall, I:00 p.m.; and that evening at Moorcroft, at 7:00 p.m., in the town hall. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), earlier this year met with the Crook County Natural Resource District, for- marly the Devils Tower Conservation District, to Inform them that they had detected a high rate of fecal contaminants, on public lands, in two areas of the Belle Fourche River. DEQ will give the conservation district and landowners the option of initiating their own monitoring through a wa- tershed plan before DEQ is mandated to come in to remedy the problems. DEQ will be back this spring to test again; at that time they will determine whether the con- taminants are human or animal. At this time, the cause(s) of the contamination isn't known. Some of the possible causes include domestic llve- stock, wildlife, septic systems, drain fields. If this second test still shows fecal impairment, and ff no local plan is in place by the year 2000, DEQ by law, under the Clean Water Act, will come In, establish total daily maximum loads (TDML), establish responsibility or responsibili- ties and the problems will be corrected at land- owners' expense. No funds at the present time are earmarked to help with this. However, If there is a qualified voluntary local management plan in place, there are federal funds available to help with costs. In the state, there are over 47 locally initiated watershed-based resource efforts. Conservation districts in various watersheds throughout the state are undertaking landowner and commu- nity-developed watershed planning efforts. '~l'he Wyoming DEQ is mandated by the Clean WaterAct to monitor all the waters in Wyoming. Once this initial monitoring is done, the next steps are spelled out by law. The Federal govern- ment will have it done; It's mandated that it be done. This is an option for landowners to keep it local and on a voluntary basis," Veronica Can- field, board member said. "Crook County's conservation district, if they have a watershed plan and a trained operator to do the sampling, can resolve this problem or other problems as they arise," Gary Beach, ad- ministrator of the Water Quality Division, DEQ said. The last state Legislature appropriated $375,000 to be divided among the state's conservation districts to fund start-up costs which include equipment, training, and some of the analytical lab costs. It was pointed out by members of the local board that regulations can affect real estate sales. If an owner wants to sell, if DEQ is aware of impairments, and there is no watershed plan, lending agencies can require that standards be met. Lending agencies, before approving a site with a septic tank system, can require DEQ approval. Discussion brought out the fact that any mea- surable contamination might very well be a num- ber of small areas of pollution which, if corrected as the program goes along, could clear up any problems. Board members will be at the meetings to clarify issues, supply data, and answer questions. Den- nis Sun, facilitator of Coordinated Resource Man- agement, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and Bobby Frank, executive director of the Wyo- ming Association of Conservation Districts, will attend the meetings. Snow Mold and Other Lawn Problems of Spring Crook County has had a relatively, mild winter and a fairly typical spring, i.e. beautiful weather alternating with wet snow storms. That's okay for lawns, but there are some potential turf problems to be aware of this time of year. Snow mold is one such concern. As the name implies, this disease usually occurs where snow accumulates and persists. Areas that are shaded or drifted are the most likely spots but this fungus can grow where there Is little snow. There are actually two types of snow mold. The first Is called Gray Snow Mold orTyphula Blight. The name Is descriptive of the symptoms because gray snow mold shows up as patches of light-colored grass matted together by grayish white threads. The threads are the vegetative mycelia of the mold. If you look closely at the grass blades, you may see yellow to brown to black pinhead-sized, irregular round spots. However, the key diagnostic feature Is that the grass will appear matted, crusty or brittle as it dries out. Irregular patches, of 12 inches or more of yellow to yellow-brown grass may appear. The other disease is called pink snow mold and shows up as pale. yellow grass in an irregular outline. The grass may be covered with a mat of light pink fungus. Under severe conditions, both types of snow mold can kill the crowns of turf plants. The best thing to do about thIs problem is to dry out the affected areas as quickly as possible by raking the dead grass out of them. If there are dead spots in the grass, over seed them early. Fungicides can help prevent and/or reduce the severity of snow mold, but they will not cure the problem. If pos. slble, remove or prevent snow accumulations. One of the mold prone areas in myyard Is on a slope beside the driveway that has shallow soils. Avoid that combinaUon of factors if possible. Fertilizing grass at heavy rates or at the wrong time can actually make this problem worse. It is not recommended that you fertilize snow mold prone areas either early in the spring or late In the fall. A light fertilization in late spring (after the area Is dry) or early summer is recommended. Practices that help reduce the probability of snow mold and many other turfdlseases are to remove excess thatch, aerate saturated soils, maintain a mowing height of 2 I/2 to 3 inches, and to water to a depth of 6-8 inches with drying time in between waterings. The Give and Gain ers met at Blakeman on April 14. The meeting was by President Vivian p.m. The flag salute Guest speaker was son, president of group was formed to heritage of Crook started with Old Crook County Heritage poration. Dues are ~, and everyone Is loin. Members thanked I his interesting and very| tive talk. The meeting p.m. with roll call. swered by telling the their favorite flower. hers were present, sent. Evelyn gave The minutes of the Ing were read and read. The treasurer's cepted, subject to Thank you note was from Pat Bollach. Evelyn gave a report cling. Changes were made inl draw volunteers. cheon was discussed. Motion was donate to the post Doramay and the April coffee. The Elclous by the hostess. The next meeting 12, 1999 at Marie home. By: Gene Gade After several years of poor cattle prim, a number of Crook County beef producers have asked for marketing alternatives. Stocker cattle futures and optlons are one possibility for producers who want to manage the risk of fluc- tuating market prices. Nothing is foolproof in the marketing world. Everything has risk. However, some producers have had suc- cess in the commodity markets. If you want to educate your Ifon the process and find out whether futures and options would work for you, there's probably no bet- ter learning opportunity than at- tending one of the seminars of. fared by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). At these one- day seminars, participants learn the basics of hedging and for- ward pricing and participate in a workshop that will provide hands- on experience in the hedging pro- cess. Six such seminars are be- ing offered in the northern Great Plains region this spring. The seminars are free of charge and on a first-come, first-sewed ba- sIs, but pre-registratlon Is needed. All seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Seminar locations and dates are as follows: May 4, Casper, WY Holiday Inn; May 6, Greeley, Colorado, Best Western Ramkota Inn; May I I, Billings, MT, Sheraton Billings Hotel; May 13, BismarlL ND, Best Western Doublewood Inn; May 25, Pierre, SD, Best West- ern Kings Inn; May27, North Platte, NE, Stock- man Inn. To register, call 800-331-3332 or sign up on the SME Web site at www.cme.com 4-H is a program that would not exist without the hard work of volunteers. Crook County should be very proud of its volunteers. There are 12 ac- tive 4-H clubs, 200 4-H mem- bers and 50 screened leaders along with hun- dreds of non- screened volunteer leaders in the county. Leaders donate their time to our youth serving as teachers, chaperones and role models. 4-H leaders take the time to encour- age children by watching and Market 1 i H15515;1 1 supporting them at 4-H events. During National Volunteer Week take time to thank the volunteers in your life. If you are a 4-H leader, donor or parent of a mem- ber, pat yourself on the hack. We could not do it without you! De- clding to give your time to chil- dren Is the most Important and rewarding decIsion you can make. 4-H as well as your community thanks you. If you would like to become a 4-H leader or feel that you have a skill that you could teach our youth, please call the Extension Office at 1-800-516- 2700. It was two Algonquin tribes, the Michi Gama the Michi Sepe, that gave the names to the Michigan and Mississippi. New Texaco URSA Premium TDX Diesel 011 Excluslvelg For Diesel Engines W. Hwy. 14 & 1-90 ~ Sundance, WY (307) 283-2240 TOLL FREE: 1-888-345-2575 0FRCE : 605-347-2575. FAX: COW POKES By Ace Reid 'http://Www.cowpokes.com ....... J when the boss didn't trade off his old truck i this year, did it sorta give you a sad feelin' around the pocket book?" Phone 283-1074 MARKET REPORT -WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14~ 1999 Baby cakes, beef $170- $200, dak,/$75- $110. Cows steady, steers steady to $1.50 higher. Heifers steady, bulls steady. Thank you foe merka~g at Stu@s Uvestock. Com: v~, Ra~d C~, SO ........................................ Bob or Phy~ Grub, Sturgis, SD .................................. Bob 0 P~s Gn~l, Sturgle, SO .................................. W$iam Glib, Rapid City, SO ........................................ Gary Harn~jten, He.nosa, SO .................................... Kenny Lee & Sons, Slurg~, So .................................... Ker.~y Lee & Sons, S'~, SO .................................... Kenny Lee & Sons, Sturgs, SO .................................... Ruff Brothers, Nistand, SO .......................................... Ruff Brufflem, Nisland, SD .......................................... Ruff 8mtt~em, Nisland, SO .......................................... Sanders Ranch, Rapid C~ty, SD .................................. Sa~ers Ranch, Rapid C~y. SO .................................. Herb Simpson, Ne,,,~, SD .......................................... John Fr0st, Hot Sprigs, SD ........................................ K-C Pa~ip, Vale, SO ............................................ Chuck Pzinsld, Four Comers, WY ................................ Charles Verhutst, Reve. SO .......................................... Cave Hills Cattle Co., Buffalo, SD ................................ Cave Hills Cattle Co,, Buffalo, SD ................................ Dan Arneson, Red Owl, SD .......................................... Dan Ameson. Red Owl, SD ......................................... Snyder Ranch. Piedmont, SD .................................... Harvey Beug. Sh~is, SO ........................................... Ha~y Beu~j, Stutgas, SD ............................................ Leonard S1ockert, Stu@s, SD ...................................... Bud Sleen, Rapid City, SD .......................................... Lyle Hartshorn, Hermosa, SO ...................................... Lyle Hartshorn, Hermosa. SD ...................................... Allen Pray, HermOsa, SD .............................................. ~len Pray, Hermosa, SD .............................................. Bill Sh0~, Hermosa, SO .............................................. Harry/Peak Rer~h, Rapid City, SD ............................ Dunn DairT, Vale, SD .................................................... Dunn DaiP/, Vale, SO .................................................... Jim Lintz, Hermosa, SD ................................................ K~,~n Koch, Owanka, SD .............................................. K-C Partnemhip, Vale, SO .................... :. ...................... K-C Partnership, Vale, SD ............................................ Lloyd Jung. Piedmont. SO ............................................ Lloyd Jung, Piedmont, SD ............................................ Jeff Solomon, Hayer, MT .............................................. Jeff Solomon, Hayer, MT ,..: ...................................... Oale Knutson, Vale, SO .............................................. Mark Keifler, Keystone, SD ......................................... Mark Keiffer, Keystone, SO .......................................... Mark Keiffer. Keystone. SO .......................................... Ivan Reyno~s, Hill Cffy, SD .......................................... Ivan Reynolds, Hill Cily, SD .......................................... Ivan Reyr~k~, Hill City. SD .......................................... Basel 8oytan. Piedmont, SD ....................................... Terry Gladson, Gillette, WY .......................................... Lain/Rhoden, Union Center, SD .................................. Dennis Zetler, Scenic, SD ............................................ Jeff S0lom~. Hawe, MT .............................................. Jeff Solomon. Havre, MT .............................................. Tim Komes. Sturg~s, SD .............................................. Tim Komes. Sturgis, SO ............................................. Mark Ke~r, Keyslo~e, SO .......................................... Mark Ke~er, Keystone, SD ......................................... Larry RI'~, Un~on Center, SO .................................. Larry Rhoden, Union Center, SD ................................. Dale Knutson, Vale, SD .............................................. Ed Wlokler, Custer, SD ................................................ bwf cow ................................................ 1120 ............... 45.00 char cow .............................................. 1285 ............... 41.00 char cow .............................................. 1620 ............... 40.00 b~ cow ................................................ 1195 ............... 40.50 bwf cow ................................................ 1350 ............... 40.50 ted cow ................................................ 1385 ............... 40.50 blk cow ................................................ 1230 ............... 39.50 b~k cow ................................................ 1270 ............... 39.00 blk cow ................................................ 1395 ............... 40.50 blk cow ................................................ 1400 ............... 40.{)0 bik (x)w ................................................ 1545 ............... 39,50 blk cow ................................................ 10'20 ............... 40.00 blk cow ................................................ 11 40 ............... 40.00 char x cow ............................................ 1390 ............... 40.00 b~k COw ................................................ 1105 ............... 39.50 wf cow .................................................. 1135 ............... 39.50 rwf cow ................................................ 1250 ............... 39.50 bwf cow ................................................ 1300 ............... 39.50 I~k COw ................................................ 1545 ............... 39.50 blk cow ................................................ 1260 ............... 39,00 bwf cow ................................................ 1175 ............... 39.00 rwf cow ................................................ 1240 ............... 39.00 wf cow ................. ~ ............................... 1305 ............... 39.00 l~k cow ................................................ 1450 ............... 39,00 btk cow ............................................... 1490 ............... 39.00 blk cow ................................................ 1505 ............... 39.00 l~k cow ................................................ 1235 ............... 38.50 bik cow ................................................ 1460 ............... 38.50 t~k cow ................................................ 1295 ............... 38.00 bik cow ................................................ 1345 ............... 38.00 blk cow ............................................... 1370 ............... 37.50 b~k cow ................................................ 1125 ............... 37.00 bwf cow ................................................ 1240 ............... 37.00 hol cow ................................................ 1375 ............... 36.50 hol cow ............................................... 1525 ............... 36,00 char cow .......................................... 1330 ............... 36.00 hol cow ................................................ 1080 ............... 33.50 wf stm ................................................... 671 ............... 50.00 wf sirs .......................................... 533 ............... 85,50 blk & bw~ strs .......................................... 640 ............... 75,50 blk strs .................................................... 701 ............... 75,25 bwf slrs .................................................. 580 ............... 87.00 blk sirs .................................................... 700 ............... 74.50 char sirs ................................................ 510 ............... 86,50 blk & bwf sirs .......................................... 605 ............... 86.25 b~k strs .................................................... 425 ............... 96,00 mxd x sirs .............................................. 576 ............... 89.50 btk & bwf slrs .......................................... 562 ............... 89.00 blk strs .................................................... 670..,...,'..,..,,.77.00 wl slrs .................................................... 692 ............... 75.00 I~k & bwf strs .......................................... 628 ............... 82.00 red sirs .................................................. 571 ............... 81.50 blk & bwf strs .......................................... 740 ............... 72.75 hol str$ .................................................. 1115 ............... 40.50 blk hfrs .................................................... 347 ............... 89.00 blk & bwf hlrs ........................................ 488 ............... 85.50 bwf hfrs .................................................. 505 ............... 84.25 wf h|rs .................................................... 493 ............... 79.75 l~k hfrs .................................................... 544 ............... 79.75 blk & red hfts ......................................... 647 ............... 74.00 mxd x hfrs .............................................. 551 ............... 79.25 blk & bwf hlrs ........................................ 689 ............... 72,25 blk & b~ hlrs ........................................ 565 ............... 77.75 t~k hlrs .................................................... 502 .............. 76.50 Ivan Re~, Hill City, SD .......................................... wfhfm ............ Ivan P, ey~x~ds. Hill C~/, SD .......................................... blk & bwf hfrs Ig~ Broneman, Edgemont, SO .................................... red h~ ........... BnlmStmh,~,WY ........................................ ~hlrs ttelt~ea~: Med~ 81oom, Rapid C,~y. SD ...................................... Uk Idrlt Sanders Ranch, Rapid City, SD .................................. b.f hf~ ......... W~iam Glllis, Rap~d City, SO ........................................ blk hfrtt John Frost. Hol Sl~ings, so ........................................ b~k rdrtt Glen Westberg, Whitevoed, SD .................................. blk ~ ................................................ 1~ Vernon Schnose, HO~ Sprin3s, SO .............................. blk hfrtt Doprel Char~is bulls .................................................. TOP $4,000.00 ................................................................................ Top 5- $3,920.00 ................................................................................ Top I0- $3,230.00 ................................................................................ Overall on 78 hd $1,7.37.00 Hawks Red Angus bulls ................................................ Top $I ,700.00 ................................................................................ Top $- $1,260.00 ................................................................................ ~ avg - $1,0~0.OO 1999 Cattle Sale Schedule WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 - Regular Cattle Sale WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 - Regular Cattle Sale & Yearling Special WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 - Regular Cattle Sal~ & Pair Special WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - Regular Cattle Sale Upcoming Horse Sale BIG TWO DAY HORSE SALE MAY 15 & MAY 16 Annual Spring Performance Catalog Sale and Open Consignment Sale Saturday, May 15 - Performance Catalog Sale Held: Sturgis Fair Grounds Preview: 10:00 mt - Sale: 1:30 mt Preview of cataloged horses will begin at 10:00 a.m. Sale will be held at lhe, Fair Grounds, beginning at 1:30. Homes will be auctioned May15 on123 Sunday, May 16 - Open Consignment Sale Held: Sturgis Livestock Exchange Time: 10:00 mt Loose Horses 12:00 mt - Ponies - Ride In's follow June 20 - Open Consignment Sale Bull Sale Calendar All Bull Sales start at 1:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 - Cabin Creek Salem WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 - Tsrrant Angus Ranch & Schaaf Angus WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 - Larson Angus Ranch WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - Severson Angus WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 - Annual Round-Up Bull Sale 3 RC- Ir Cattle South Dakota sells April 21st Selling 4 Nurse Cows - Gentle & Fresh to 5 yrs old - 1/2 Holstein & 1/2 Brown SwiSS Vlsit our Web Site at www.sturglsllvestock.com Toll Free 1-888-345-2575. Fax: 605-347-406g I'~ & Kathy Gary Waddell Don Williams Paul Speed " ~ Fleldman Fieldman Auctioneer General Managers Whitewood, SD Moorcroft, WY 605-985-5980 606-347-9467 605-347.3415 307-756-3753 Galen Voas BrKI Severson LorN I Auctlon~r Ym~ F0m~m, ~ Office 308-432-4851 605-456-2984 Vale, SD