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Page 4- Thursd.',August 4, 2011 SUMMER HOURS: $0y:Dinner 5:30&30 Au0us! 4: Marta's M01e Pork 214 K gdin Street Sundance W- 307 2833644 NOTICE to Parents of Home-School Children Crook County School District #1 (CCSD#1) is required to enforce the .compulso,ry school attendance laws o,f the State.o.f, Wyom, ing for children between tle. ages of 7 and 16. It is the responsibility ot the burintendent of CCSD#I to enforce this policy within the district, CCSD#1 w follow the releva,nt state statues .,S..21-2-101-107 and W, S. 21-4-30) in coo .lrating with parents who wish to have. their children receive education in a home sdool environment as an alternative to attending public or private schools. If you wish to home school your child(ren) durina the 2011-12 school year, please fill out the ap.plication whicB is available by contactinq the Office of the Superintenlent, PC) Box 830, Sundance, WY, 82729-'0830 (283.229% Please contad the local community education coordinator for information about college classes offered in the Crook County high schools. Todd Mdnerney, Chairman Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees Publish: Week of August 1,2011 Call us today for your FREE Security Analysis Smoke & Fire Alarm Systems Complete Systems with Local Monitoring DVR's &Time Lapse VCR's ! Toll Free: 1.888.310.8170 I 307.682.5193 ! colhnscom.net .. ' '  _ ,, Deprtmcm CROOK COUNTY PREVENTION & HEALTH COALITION ?etd with l-'ttanmt rmt fu "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" Crook County Museum District Board of Trustees June 23, 2011, City Hall, Moorcroft, Wyoming Trustees Present: Pare Thompson, Larry Goodson, Dennis Conway, Rod Knudson and DeeLynn Garman. Guest Present: Shirley Con- way Museum District Employees Present: Martha Keith, Rocky Courchaine Justin Gaskin. Chairman Paxn Thompson called the meeting to Order at 5 p.m. Pam asked Larry Goodson to lead the pledge to the flag. Agenda: Pam Thompson asked for approval of the Agenda. DeeLynn Garman made a motion to approve the agenda. Bob Smoot seconded the motion. Motion passed. Secretary's Report: Minutes were presented. Larry Good- son made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. Rod Knudson seconded the mo- tion. Motion passed. Treasurer's Report: Dennis Conway read the report to the board. The balance in the Sundance State Bank on June 23,2011, is $175,188.94. The Balance in the Summit Na- tional Bank on June 30,2011 will be $25,234.94. Bob Smoot made a motion to approve the treasurer's report and Larry Goodson second the motion. Motion approved. Purchase Orders: The em- ployees presented their pur- chase order requests. Rod Knudson made a motion to sign the purchase orders and pay the bills. Larry Goodson seconds the motion. Motion passed. Unfinished Business: Bud- get Meeting with Commission- ers will be August 3,2011. Committee Reports: Larry had emailed handbook revi- sions. Changes in red were discussed. DeeLynn made a motion to approve the Em- ployee Policy and Procedure Handbook Bob Smoot second the motion. Larry Goodson moved to sign the By-Laws. Rod Knudson seconded the motion. We will sign the By Law at the next meeting Mo- tion was passed. Martha spoke about our Logo for our Muse- um District. All directors and employees passed the Iogos around and discussed them. Where Legends Live and His- tory Begins; this will be our Museum District Logo. District/Foundation Re- ports: Museum employees gave their monthly report on their museums and their time off requests. Upcoming events: Moorcroft Jubilee July 9 at 7 a.m. Dis- trict Board will be cooking. Visitor Center open house July 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Crook County Museum Dis- trict Board will be cooking hosting Pancake Breakfast on July 30 in front of the Crook County Courthouse at 9 a.m. Crook County Museum Dis- trict Board will host a Lun- cheon for the Joint Judicial Committee on the front steps of Old Stoney on August 30. The next Crook County Mu- seum District meeting will be July 21, 2011, at Sundance community room at 5 p.m. Submitted by DeeLynn Garman, Secretary; Pam Thompson, Chairman NRCS accepting applications for Farm Bill programs Summer is planning and field season and no there is no better time to get applications in for Farm Bill programs than now. The USDA Natural esources Conservation Service (NRCS) of- fers a variety of proffam s to help producers reduce soil erosion, enhance water SUlplies, improve water quality, and restore wildlife habitat. "Producers who have a conservation plan have higher priority when it comes to funding,  said Cheryl Grapes, assistant state conservationist for programs. "They know what needs to get done and they are ready to go." Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; however, a deadline for the next round of funding will be announced early this fall. Conservation public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty. "NRCS conservation programs offer a great variety of opportu- nity, and producers will probably find a fit for their individual resource needs and goals," said Xavier Montoya, State Conser- vationist "The best place for anyone who's interested to start is to visit with our staff in the local NRCS field offices. Conservation- ists can help landowners and operators develop a conservation plan based on goals and objectives for their operation." The conservation programs offer financial incentives and tech- nical assistance for a variety of conservation practices available to private landowners who wish to voluntarily participate. Pri- vate landowners are encouraged to visit their local NRCS offce about the programs. Applications on file that were not selected for contracts in 2011 may be carried-over. However, applicants should contact the local office if they wish to maintain or change their application. Here is a breakdown of the programs: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as com- patible national goals. EQIP provides financial assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices on eligible agricultural land. Examples include installing water quality improvements, such as livestock waste management systems; enhancing grazing lands management through fencing and water developments; and increasing water conservation by improving irrigation systems. Approximately half of Wyoming's EQIP funds are allocated to the county level to support priority resource needs identified by Local Work Groups. In addition, several national and state initiatives are available through EQIP, including the following: The Organic Agriculture Initiative assists farmers and ranchers who wish to transition to organic agriculture, as well as current organic producers to broaden their use of organic methods. The Sage-grouse Initiative assists producers to implement practices that will improve sage-grouse habitat. The Livestock Waste Initiative assists producers who want to make changes to their livestock waste management sys- tems to improve water quality and comply with environmental regulations. The High Tunnel Pilot assists agricultural producers to install Seasonal High Tunnels or Hoop Houses to explore the resource benefits of raising vegetable crops in these systems. * The Ogallala Aquifer Initiative assists agricultural produc- ers in S0t]theast Wyomingto conserve water through'irrigation- water management and conversion to dryland.uses ........... * Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) offers financial incentives to improve high quality wildlife habitat that supports state and local priorities. Examples include aspen regeneration, stream restoration, riparian area improvements, and restoring fish passage. * Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program focuses on reducing risk to agricultural producers. In recent years, the funds have been directed to, and have assisted, producers in restoring vegetation along water courses by removing invasive species, especially Russian Olive and Salt Cedar. Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) offers landowners assis- tance to restore and protect wetlands and associated uplands through permanent easements, 30-year easements, and cost- share only restoration agreements. The program is designed to achieve maximum wetland functions and valueswhile obtaining optimum wildlife habitat. Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) emphasizes support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity, and protection of grassland under threat of conver- sion to other uses. Participants voluntarily limit future develop- ment and cropping uses of the land while retaining the right to conduct common grazing practices and operations related to the production of forage and seeding. Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) provides matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses. Working through existing programs, USDA partners with State, tribal, or local governments and non-governmental organizations to acquire conservation easements or other interests in land from landowners. USDA provides up to 50 percent of the fair market easement value of the conservation easement. Applications are available at your local USDA Service Center or NRCS Field Office listed under United States Government in your community phone directory. For more information go to www.wy.nrcs.u sda.gov/program s/index.html. The Sundance Times Crook County Natural Resource District June 29 Board Meeting CaD to Ozcle - Chairman Wayne Garman called to order the third June Board Meeting of the Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) at 6:08 p.m. on June 29, 2011, in the Greater Hulett Community Center in Hulett, Wyoming. Attendance - The following Board Members were present: Chairman Wayne Garman, Trea- surer Tom Ferrell and Secretary James Gels. The following CCNRD Employees were present: Sarah D. Mason. The following Visitors were present: John Vilkaitis Approval of Minutes from Pceou.s Board Meeting - The CCNRD Board of Directors read the Minutes from the previous Board meeting of June 2 i, 2011. Tom Ferrell made a motion to approve the Minutes as written, Jim Geis seconded this motion. Motion carried. 2010-2011 Budget Amend- ment - Tom Ferrell moved and Jim Geis seconded a motion to make the following amendments to the CCNRD 2010-2011 Bud- get: Move 2,000 from Board Travel Line 72 to District Personnel Line 50. Move 700 from Employee Training Line 69 to Payroll Ex- penses Line 51. Move 100 from Employee Training Line 69 to Unemploy- ment Tax Line 52. pp. of Fda Ret - The CCNRD Board of Directors read through the Financial Re- port. Tom Ferrell made a motion to approve the Financial Report as read, Jim Geis seconded this motion. Motion carried. Open Issues Addressed - 2010-2011 Budget: The CCNRD Board of Directors discussed the deadline to submit the proposed 2010-2011 budget in the newspa- per and a budget hearing date. Sundance State Bank: The CCNRD Board of Directors dis- cussed removing Catherine "Jinx" Hilty from the current CCNRD Sundance State Bank account. i ;Torn Fefi'ell'tiiade a:motion t0ap- ]' prove ahd Jim Geis seconded this ' motion. Motion carried. Sundance State Bank: The CCNRD Board of Directors dis- cussed acquiring the necessary forms to add Sarah D. Mason to the CCNRD Sundance State Bank account, as well as a VISA credit card. Tom Ferrell made a motion to approve and Jim Geis seconded this motion. Motion carried. New Issues Addressed - Payroll: The CCNRD Board of Directors continued discussion from an earlier June Board Meet- ing regarding adding Catherine "Jinx" Hilty to the payroll as a financial advisor. Tom Ferrell made a motion to approve and Jim Gcis seconded this motion. Motion carried. Financial Risk Management Resolution: The CCNRD Board of Directors reviewed an updated Financial Risk Management Reso- lution form. Upon discussion, Jim Geis made a motion to ap- prove the signing of the financial Resolution as written, and Tom Ferrell seconded this motion. Mo- tion carried. Adjournment - Chairman Wayne Garman adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednes- day, June 29, 2011. Submitted by Sarah O. Mason Smok00-free Event - Under the Tent open =tcat00 at Noon