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PAGE 2 THE SUNDANCE TIMES JUNE 16, 1994 THE BUlqDANCE TIMES 311 Main, P.O. Box 400, Sundanee, WY 82729 Telephone 307-283-3411 Continuing The Crook County News Publication #USPC 526-720 Second Class Postage Paid at Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Entered as Second Class Matter in the Post Office at Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Member National Newspaper Association The Sundance Times is a legal newspaper for all publications Telephone: Area Code 307-283-3411 Publilhed Every Thursday by THE SUNDANCE TIMId, INC. Howard Allen, Publisher - Jim Allen, Office Manager Deanna Ericsson, Typesetter NOTE: If changing address, please include former address. Also give zip code, box or street address. POSTMAS'I~I~ Send address changes to The Sundance Times, P.O. Box 400, Sundance, Wyoming 82729 SUBSCRIPTION RA~ To P.O. Addresses in Sundance, Crook, Weston and Campbell counties, Wyo., and Butte and Lawrence counties, S.D. and Carter county, Mont., $15.00 per year. 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II IIII i I I ovsy's EEtl$ by Kenda Fuhrmann When I think back to all of the ghost stories my brothers used to try to scare me with, I have to laugh. One of the ones I remember most is one they told me about Sundance Mountain. My brothers used to try to convince me and my sister that when the bats that flew over our house went by, they were heading to Sundance Mountain. Anyway, those bats were supposed to be vampires. Of course, being as young as I was, I believed everything my brothers told me. Well, since the stories they told me gave me nightmares, they got into trouble for telling them to me. So, my brothers told me that the vampires or the bats could never hurt me or anyone because of the bright cross on Sundance Mountain that lit up over the town at night "That cross that was on the mountain has been there since I can remember. Just lately I noticed that it no longer Is lit up at night, but why? rye heard so many different rumors on why it no longer lites up and who is responsible for it being out of use. that I don't know what to believe. All I know is that the cross on the mountain that used to shine at night, should still light up now! I'm angry at who or what has made It to where the cross cannot shine over the town of Sundance. That cross has many memories from my childhood. I would like all of the kids in Sundance now to grow up seeing that cross every night before they go to bed. It is comforting to see it. Besides the fact of it being a "comfort thing", the cross is also used by some people to let them know when they are close to Sundance. Working at the campground last year, I also heard many compliments on how neat the cross was. I think all of these reasons, and many others are good enough ones to put the cross back on. rm not the only one who likes that cross and thinks it should still be on. I hope something can be done, and the cross can shine once again. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR d Dear Editor I seem to have opened a can of worms by speaking out, however no one can tell me what hard work It Is to take care of cemeteries. WeN'e cut grass when it was so high you used a hand scythe first and then mowed. I also watched my boys when they had a lot less sophisticated equip- ment than is now used and a whole lot less help. I also know I'm pretty set in my ways and you can be sure ifI hired someone to clean my yard, I wouldn't expect them to throw away anything that got in their way. IX, e always felt that way about our cemetery lot which I thought we owned since we bought and paid for it. I'm sorry I ruffled some feathers but I feel pretty strongly about this and do not feel the students or tlfeir parents were maligned. My Webster's says to malign is to speak evil of. That I did not do. My one complaint was the removal of flowers and decorations, and this has been the complaint I have heard from many others. Much of my emotionalism comes from years past when special family items were taken and later appeared in yards and the dump. This family has always supported the youth of this community, after all we've seen slx children through the Sundance Schools from kin- dergarten through high school. During those many years we supported and participated in every kind of program and project imaglnable.in the schools, Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, church schools and anything else that came along including work that we felt would help the young people. We evidently continue to do this as they still find their way to our doors' with their many projects and needs. But this doesn't mean that I think their feelings are any more important than mine or the feelings of all the other people who lost decorations and flowers from the graves of their loved ones. I take issue with the statement that Itwas a Job no one else wanted to do. It is my understanding that there are several groups and some individuals who would be glad of the Job and the pay. I guess maybe it's time for some specific guidelines on doing the cemeteries. I for one hate to see specific dates and all kinds ofrules, and still don't feel the need to have to copy other towns and places, but maybe it's time for another survey of the people who have graves in these cemeteries and see how they feel. I will talk with the mayor about thls and will offer to do this so there will be no cost to the city. I will close this with a couple of scenarios Just to try to get across the ONE point [ was trying to make: I. The work and effort to remove flowers and decorations from the graves, carry them to a vehicle, load them, take them to the dump and toss them out. 2. The work and effort to set aside the flowers and decorations from the, graves, mow and put them back. Emotionally but sincerely written, Rose Zella Proctor ;+~, Goats start feeding on DT leafy spurge On June 1 the National Park Service released Its Finding of No Significant Impact for a plan to have a flock of goats eat the nox- Ious range weed leafly spurge in- side the 1.347 acre Devils Tower National Monument and on neighboring private ranchlands. The goats arrived on site six days later. A cooperative, cost-share part- nershlp was conceived last Fall between the Park Service, the Crook County Weed and Pest Contro' District, Bear Lodge Cattle Com- pany, and rancher Charles Cure mings. Each cooperator has con tributed financially to hire the floct of 400 Angora goats to eat spurgf in the park and the adJoini~ng two ranches. Several area ranchers have shown interest in Jolning the cooverative group next year. G~ts and sheep consume leafy spurge in large quantities. Though sheep are readlly available in Crook County, the group decided to use goats. "Goats will eat spurge more readily than sheep. We expect them to do a better Job," said George San Miguel, chief of resources man- agement for the park. 'They are also much smaller and less likely to trample delicate soils at Devils Tower." To keep the goats from wandering or browsing on too many shrubs and trees, a professional goat herder has been employed to manage the flock. When the goats finish eating spurge in the park, the herder will move the flock to neighboring pri- vate rangeland to eat spurge. Goats will return to the park when the spurge recovers and grows a new bloom of flowers. "It's a win-win- Climber injured in Tower fall A Rapid City, S.D. man was In- Jured in a climbing accident at Devils Tower National Monument June 5. Elmo Rosario, 46. was climbing the most popular route on the tower, the Durrance route. While lead climbing the second pitch of the route. Rosario lost his balance and fell more than 50 feet. When caught by his climbing rope. Rosario was hanging upside down and semi-consclous. Local climbing guides on the tower quickly reached Rosario and low- ered him to the base of the climb where park rangers met Rosario - Highways- (Cont. From ~e z~" Nichols & Lewis Construction Co., Lovell, was the apparent low bid- der and is expected to start work soon. The new bridge will be com- pleted by early spring 1995. Miller said a detour for temporary traffic will be constructed around the site. 2. The transportation department in cooperation with Crook County will reconstruct a portion of the D Road north of Moorcroft. The project consists of grading ~4nd surfacing in the area approxkmately 15 miles north of 1-90. 3. In about a month, WTD will open bids for a project to replace rough and broken bridge approach slabs on the Sundance marginal route and east on 1-90 for 10 miles. Work will be completed by fall. 4. In August, WTD will let a small contract at Hulett to remove and replace portions of the curb and gutter and install additional side- walk, on the highway through Hu-. lett.* 5. A MoorcroR project will be let in late fall. It calls for repair or replacement of curb and gutter and sidewalks on the highway through MoorcroR. An enhance- ment project will be done on Big, Horn Avenue consisting of curb and gutter and landscaping. 6. WTD has let a contract calling for shaping and graveling the re- mainder of the Mona Road to the state line plus various roads in the Four Oaks area. Rlssler & McMurray of Casper is the con- tractor. Mille'r also outlined future work scheduled over the next several years in Crook County. These projects include: I. Completion of the rebuilding of Highway 24 to the South Dakota state line. 2. Reconstruction of U.S. 14 north from MoorcroR for 12 miles. 3. Reconstruction of Highway 585 from Sundance to the Weston county line. Harley Eppler 3.50; Nicolas Gill Miller said the project at Sun- a gn. Amid,-~,,.h=,~Q a gn. Mar~i dance to rebuild Hlghway 58 from ~+~,,n~, a ~n. ~,~+h,, .1~h,~,~, the Junction with Cleveland Street _ -_. ............ -- :'J -- ....... 90 ~ ~.44. ansu Peruerer ~.~. Lynn to me ~o mtercnange a~ ~- nas ...... . -.Stoner 3.37; Erlka Cornelia 3.33; been wnnarawn n'om this year s Jesslca Reid 3.22; Chris Durfee construction program. 3.14; Jeremiah Erickson 3.14; and provided medical treatment. He was then evacuated by the Devils Tower Search and Rescue Team and local climbers. Rosario was transported by Hulett Ambu- lance to the Crook County Medical Center in Sundance, Wyoming and later transferred to the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. He spent several days in the hospital and received treatment for a fractured arm and facial In- Jdrles. Rosario was wearing a protective cllmbing helmet at the time of the accident which probably saved his life. Ellsbury 3.87; Matt Sackett 3.85; Lexie Harper 3.71; Shelby Rogers 3,71; Lorie Felst 3.62; Clay Hutchinson 3.57. Sarah Fouch 3.50; Jason Burke 3.42; Travis Livingston 3.42; Jen- ' nifer Mott 3.42; Stormy Drake 3.28; Jeff Campbell 3.25; David Ayer 3.14; Shannon Thompson 3.14; Tara Goodwin 3.00; Toby Gorsuch 3.00; Jason Myhre 3.00; Chert Williams 3.00; and AmyWo]ff3.00. Grade I0: Scan Heeney 4.00; Jason Lannlng 4.00; Rebecca Leinen 4.00; Peggy Foster 3.87; Stephen Gels 3.87; Shannon Burke 3.85; Kara Lill 3.85; lan Norelius 3.71; Jeanne Peterson 3.71; Keri Relnecke 3.71; James Durfee 3.66; Elizabeth Reid 3.33; Laura Cush- ing 3.14; and Clay Marchant 3.00. Grade 9: Jennifer Gels 4.00; Tara Mortensen 4.00; Julie Pollat 4.00; Whitney Rogers 4.00; Bryan Sharp 4.00, Shannon Smith 4.00; Ben Tonak 4.00; Josh Farver 3.87; Aaron Kelsey 3.87; Rachelle Lan- ning 3.87; Chris Livingston 3.87; Jaelene Materl 3.87. ~+ Aaron Vlergets 3.87; Brittany Wales 3.87; Madie Fouch 3.85; Zane Green 3.85; Matt Mott 3,85; Carla Cirks 3.62; Jeanne Schlen- ker 3.62; Kara Crawford 3.57; Ja- clyn Ellsbury 3.57; Travis RIch- ards 3.57; Heath Turbiville 3.57; Eric Hoard 3.50; Nicole Hutchin- son 3.42, and Misty Newell 3.42. Grade 8: Lucas Edwards 4.00; Michelle Gels 4.00; Mandl Peters 4.00; Jayme Dark 3.88; Jeanna Lundell 3.77; Victoria Johnson 3.75; Matt Rogers 3.57; Derek Daniels 3.50; Matt Goodson 3.44; Patrick King 3.42; Zach Miller 3.37; Lynn Peters0n 3.37; Kirk McLaughlin 3.25; Jill Tschetter 3.22; Jessica Koenig 3.00; Austin Peterson 3.00; Brandi Schulz 3.00. Grade 7: Jeremiah Bock 4.00; Wes Jones 4.00; Ryan Mortensen 4.00; Josh Smith 4.00; Stephanle Grimmett 3.87; Amanda Marr 3.77; Karie Feist 3.62; Allen Von 3.62; Zach Leslie 3.57; Callle Hllty 3.55; Sarah Yemlngton 3.55. The project is expected to be in- cluded in the next fiscal con- struction year. Ttte project will consist of curb and gutter and sidewalk plus a storm sewer sys- tem and necessary sidewalk con- nectlons to adjoining streets. SHS honor roll is announced 8undance High School Fourth QmLrter Grade 12: Meliasa Kelsey 4.00; Toni Mignery 4.00; Radonna Vore 4.0; Elliott Heilman 3.71; Amanda + Crawford 3.66; Bobbl Jo Ferderer 3.60; Julle Jensen 3.57; Rita Natschke 3.57; Tiffany Seidel-' Smith 3.57; Albert Shoffstall 3.57; Michelle Newlin 3.50; Sonya Halar 3.42; Kevin Blakeman 3.33; Coy McLaughlin 3.33; Chris Moeller 3.28. and George Meisner 3.00. (:]~e II: Travis Barnes 4.00; Jason Farver 4.00; Angela Halar 4.00; Moon Jarvis 4.00; Katherine Sharp 4.00; Wea Duvadl 3.87; Jamle Adam Honomichl 3.14; Janelle Thompson 3. I I. SF, COND SEIdESTER Grade 12: Melissa Kelsey 4.00; Toni Mlgnery 4.00; Radona Vore 3.87; Julie Jensen 3.85; Kevin Blakeman 3.66; Amanda Crawford 3.66; Elliott Heilman 3.57; R/ta Natschke 3.57; Tiffany Seidel- Smith 3.57; Albert Shoffstall 3.57; Bobhi Jo Ferderer 3.40; Michelle Newlin 3.33; Sonya Haiar 3.28; Coy McLaughlln 3.16, Jennifer Vineyard 3.14; George Meisner 3.00; Lara Reinecke 3.00; Shoun Parker 3,00. Grade II: Travis Barnes 4.00; Jamie Ellsbury 4.00; Jason Farver 4.00; Angela Halar 4.00; Moon Jarvts 4.00; Katherine Sharp 4.00; Wes Duvall 3.87; Jason Burke 3.71; Shelby Rogers 3.71; Matt Sackett 3.71; Lexie Harper 3.57; Clay Hutchinson 3.57. Lorie Feist 3.50; Sarah Fouch 3.50; Jennifer Mott 3.42; Chert win situation. Spurge is controned on public land and private land. and the goat owners earn money from renting out their flock and selling the mohair grown on spurge diets," said Deborah Liggett, the new park superintendent at Devils Tower. 'The combination of goats, sheep, flea beeries, and careful use of herbicides might be the long- term solution for this expensive problem." For decades park staff battled leafy spurge with herbicides. 'The chemicals contaminated the soil and river and took a heavy toil on the willows and cottonwood trees." said San Mlguel. Every year we would spray and every year the spurge would come right back." Experts agree that long-term suc- cess in the war with spurge can be achieved only with an integrated, r~ultl-pronged approach using all the available weapons. Williams 3.25; David Ayer 3.14; Stormy Drake 3.14; Toby Gorsuch 3.14; Travis Livingston 3.14; Jeff Campbell 3.00; Stephanie Drake 3.00; Shannon Thompson 3.00; Amy Wolff 3.00. Grade 10: Shannon Burke 4.00; Peggy Foster 4.00; Scan Heeney 4.00; Jason Lanning 4.00; Rebecca Leinen 4.00; lan Norelius 4.00; Stephen Gels 3.87; Kara Lill 3.85; Jeanne Peterson 3.85; Keri Rei- necke 3.71; James Durfee 3.66; Nathan Hornor 3.50; Elizabeth Reid 3.16; Clay Marchant 3.12; Laura i Cushing 3.00; Brandl Lundell 3.00. Grade 9: Josh nifer Gels 4.00; Aaron Kelsey 4.00; nlng 4.00; Tara Julte Pollat 4.00; Whitney 4.00; Bryan Sharp 4.00; Smith 4.00; Viergets 4.00; Chris Livingston 3.87; Materi 3.87; Madle Matt Mott 3.85; Jaclyn 3.71; Travis Richards 3.71 Cirks 3.62; Candace Jeanne Schlenker 3.82, Crawford 3.57; 3.57; Heath Turbiville Hoard 3.37; Misty Newell 3.28; Karl cry 3.00. Grade 8: Lucas Michelle Gets 4.00; Mandl 4.00; Jayme Dark 3.87; Johnson 3.71; Jeanna 3.62; Patrick King 3.50; Danlels 3.42; Lynn Peterso~ Matt Rogers 3.33; Kirk lin 3.28; Zach Miller 3.28; Goodson 3.25; Austin "3.16. Grade 7: Jeremiah Bock Amanda Marr 4.00; Mortensen 4.00; Stephanle Grlmmett 3.85; Von Eye 3.85; Wes Jones 3.66; Jessica Reid 3.62; Marci 3.57; Sarah Yemlngton Katie Felst 3.42; 3.42; Amber Richards 3.42; Hflty 3.37; Erika Cornelia Jeremiah Erikson 3.16; Ferderer 3.14; Lynn Janelle Thompson 3.12; Durfee 3.00; Callle Jessl Oster 3.00. An Easy Way to BBQ Beef Sandwich .................................. Floats ................................................ $1.00 & Prices good through ~, June 19. PH. 283-2205 HOURS: 9 A.M. - 10 P.M. Health C0vemge F0r SmalIGmups, Big benefits at affordable prices! Choice of deductibles Dental Maternity Adult screening Prescription drugs Vicky Vineyard ~.~. Security Insurance BlueCross BlueShield Agency, Inc. of Wyoming 283-1182 A member of tt~ Blue Cross Blue Shletd Associa~, art associa6ort of k~le0e~t Blue Cm~s Bk~e Sh~ ~ COW POKES By Ace "If they ever have a ropin' where the man tl~= catches the most vegetation with his cattle wins, I'll git rich!" We've ROPED IN an the FULL BANKING you'll EVER NEED! Trust State Bank to provide for Crook County! Sundance State Bank Phone 283.1074