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ill / Continuing the Crook County news since 1884 e Sundance Times The;':sdaia;UU::'Of;:: e issueNo. 32 75Cents of Crook Elvin Rush, [ of commissioners an- a resolution which effect August 2, 2000. by the resolu- of fireworks and fires are prohibited areas, including ', agricultural land, and lands. exceptions are or refuse may be the hours of and 8:00 a.m. inside era )rovided with a and located L cleared area ten feet contained within fire ring at an campground area; fires within closed cutting torches or arc welders may be areas ten feet or open fire brand- are permitted in ten feet in radius. of the county fire re. may be fined up to to 30 days Bureau of Land will implement a on BLM admin- lublic lands in Wyo- which took ef- 3 and will remain until rescinded, in- following prohibited 1. Open fire or campfire, except within agency provided fire grates at developed recreation sites; 2. Smoking, except within an enclosed or cleared area at least three feet in diameter; 3. Operating a chainsaw with- out the proper spark arresting device; 4. Using a welder or an open flame torch, except in areas cleared ten feet in diameter. Violators may be subject to a $100,000 fine, twelve- month imprisonment, and restitution for total suppression and dam. age costs. U.S. Forest Service Supervisor John Twiss signed an order Au- gust 7th that limits several ac- tivities in the Wyoming portion of the Black Hills National For- est. The order prohibits: 1. Fires of any type without a permit, except in designated developed recreation sites; 2. Smoking, except in an en- closed vehicle or building, or in a cleared area at least three feet across; 3. Welding or open flame torch use, except in an area cleared at least ten feet on all sides from the equipment. Violation of the fire order car- des a fine up to $5,000, possible jail imprisonment up to six months, or both. The fire restriction will be in force until the area receives sig. nificant moisture. these restrictions in the interest of fire prevention We have coordinated with other federal and state gencies as well as counties throughout the state M our concerns for the potential of human caused fires. had a busy fire season and we want to remind people careful when they're out on public lands," said Alan irector. District No. 1 ases WyCAS results ual WyCAS test results show County students at or above average Schelling released Wy- results for school show Crook atttdents at or above :When compared to statewide ores went up some, need another of testinjg to get a better picture of where the district stands," said Bob Gates, education coordinator for Crook County School Dis- trict # 1. WyCAS is the state-man- dated testing of 4th, 8th, and 11 th-grade students in math- ematics, reading and writ- ing. The first test was admin- istered during the 1998-1999 school year. Please see SCHOOL page 3 h sen'es of down bursts, nor a tornado, hits area Curt Moberg Photo ..-. above Is a wind damaged, barn at the Drew and Judy ranch after a severe wind and rain storm passed area during the night of Tuesday, August 1. As can be seen, the barn received major roof damage. There were several reports of damage throughout the area during the night. Oh...H ! Bareback rider, Lance McCollum struggles to get loose after a long lap around the arena in Saturday's Crook County Rodeo. r rip... Information from the South Dakota Division of Criminal In- vestigation led to the arrest on August I, 2000 of Terry Leon Peterson and Felix Avena Jr. of the Hulett, Wyoming area. According to Crook County Sheriff Steve Stahla, an anony- mous caU to the South Dakota DCI tipped his department off on drug activity in the Hulett and Devils Tower areas. The Crook County Sheriff's Department and the Northeast Wyoming Drug Enforcement Team, with assistance from the Crook and Camp- bell county K-9 units, along with law enforcement officers from the National Park Service at Devils Tower National Monument investigated the case. Peterson, age 52, of Hulett was charged with distribution of a l nd Area men arrested in drug case Peterson, Arena taken into custody controlled substance-marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Arena, age 28, who resided at "Fort Devils Tower Trading Post, was taken into custody on a fugitive warrant for drug charges in Madera County, California. He has agreed to return to California to face charges. No local charges were filed against him. He was employed at the Fort Devils Tower Trading Post at the time of the arrest. Both men are being held in the Crook County jail pending court appearances. The case is ongoing at this time with more charges expected to be fried. The case has been referred to the Crook County Attorney's office. Several residents of the Aladdin area experienced unusually strong, violent winds last Tuesday night, feeling lucky at that, as daylight brought to light major destruction not far away in South Dakota. Drew and Judy Hutchinson, who live just east of the town of Aladdin, were seeking the safety of their downstairs as they heard the roof being ripped off their barn and watched tor- rents of water being forced through their houae windowS. The high winds ripped limbs off of trees and destroyed billboexda nearby. Along with the wind gusts, Hutchinaons estimated receiving about two inches of rain in a short time. According to Brian Klimowski of the National Weather Ser- vice, a aeries of down bursts causing the damage were tracked from northwest of Aladdin in a line to Sturs during the Tues- day night storm. Wind gusts were estimated at 80 miles per hour in the northeastern areas of Wyoming. Spearfish was hit the hardest as wind gusts averaged 90 to 110 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Sherry Roth of the Lawrence County Emergency Management Department said early estimates show about two million dol- lars in damages at the Spearfish Airport where a total of 26 to 30 airplanes were either damaged or destroyed. Reports con- fLrm at least 100 homes and eight trailer homes suffered Jdg- nificant damage in the Spearfish area. The Super 8 motel had substantial roof damage and was closed for repairs for a couple of days. Klimowski said the National Weather Service confirmed that the area damage was not caused by winds consistent with = tornado but a series of down bursts. h I I ii i Pickup men Tom Costello, left, and Mike Manor, right are shown as they try to help McCollum get free from his rig- ging. News File HC 65, Box 201 Oark, AR 72852 Ere res tn'cObn s strongly enforced 111 / Continuing the Crook County news since 1884 e Sundance Times The;';sda;iaA;u::';O;2;: e lssueNo. 32 75Cents of Crook Elvin Rush, [ of commissioners an- a resolution which effect August 2, 2000. by the resolu- of fireworks and fires are prohibited areas, including ', agricultural land, and lands. exceptions are or refuse may be the hours of and 8:00 a.m. inside era )rovided with a and located L cleared area ten feet contained within fire ring at an campground area; fires within closed cutting torches or arc welders may be areas ten feet or open fire brand- are permitted in ten feet in radius. of the county fire re. may be fined up to to 30 days Bureau of Land will implement a on BLM admin- lublic lands in Wyo- which took ef- 3 and will remain until rescinded, in- following prohibited 1. Open fire or campfire, except within agency provided fire grates at developed recreation sites; 2. Smoking, except within an enclosed or cleared area at least three feet in diameter; 3. Operating a chainsaw with- out the proper spark arresting device; 4. Using a welder or an open flame torch, except in areas cleared ten feet in diameter. Violators may be subject to a $100,000 fine, twelve- month imprisonment, and restitution for total suppression and dam. age costs. U.S. Forest Service Supervisor John Twiss signed an order Au- gust 7th that limits several ac- tivities in the Wyoming portion of the Black Hills National For- est. The order prohibits: 1. Fires of any type without a permit, except in designated developed recreation sites; 2. Smoking, except in an en- closed vehicle or building, or in a cleared area at least three feet across; 3. Welding or open flame torch use, except in an area cleared at least ten feet on all sides from the equipment. Violation of the fire order car- des a fine up to $5,000, possible jail imprisonment up to six months, or both. The fire restriction will be in force until the area receives sig. nificant moisture. these restrictions in the interest of fire prevention We have coordinated with other federal and state gencies as well as counties throughout the state M our concerns for the potential of human caused fires. had a busy fire season and we want to remind people careful when they're out on public lands," said Alan irector. District No. 1 ases WyCAS results ual WyCAS test results show County students at or above average Schelling released Wy- results for school show Crook atttdents at or above :When compared to statewide ores went up some, need another of testinjg to get a better picture of where the district stands," said Bob Gates, education coordinator for Crook County School Dis- trict # 1. WyCAS is the state-man- dated testing of 4th, 8th, and 11 th-grade students in math- ematics, reading and writ- ing. The first test was admin- istered during the 1998-1999 school year. Please see SCHOOL page 3 h sen'es of down bursts, nor a tornado, hits area Curt Moberg Photo ..-. above Is a wind damaged, barn at the Drew and Judy ranch after a severe wind and rain storm passed area during the night of Tuesday, August 1. As can be seen, the barn received major roof damage. There were several reports of damage throughout the area during the night. ! Bareback rider, Lance McCollum struggles to get loose after a long lap around the arena in Saturday's Crook County Rodeo. r rip... Information from the South Dakota Division of Criminal In- vestigation led to the arrest on August I, 2000 of Terry Leon Peterson and Felix Avena Jr. of the Hulett, Wyoming area. According to Crook County Sheriff Steve Stahla, an anony- mous caU to the South Dakota DCI tipped his department off on drug activity in the Hulett and Devils Tower areas. The Crook County Sheriff's Department and the Northeast Wyoming Drug Enforcement Team, with assistance from the Crook and Camp- bell county K-9 units, along with law enforcement officers from the National Park Service at Devils Tower National Monument investigated the case. Peterson, age 52, of Hulett was charged with distribution of a l nd Area men arrested in drug case Peterson, Arena taken into custody controlled substance-marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Arena, age 28, who resided at "Fort Devils Tower Trading Post, was taken into custody on a fugitive warrant for drug charges in Madera County, California. He has agreed to return to California to face charges. No local charges were filed against him. He was employed at the Fort Devils Tower Trading Post at the time of the arrest. Both men are being held in the Crook County jail pending court appearances. The case is ongoing at this time with more charges expected to be fried. The case has been referred to the Crook County Attorney's office. Several residents of the Aladdin area experienced unusually strong, violent winds last Tuesday night, feeling lucky at that, as daylight brought to light major destruction not far away in South Dakota. Drew and Judy Hutchinson, who live just east of the town of Aladdin, were seeking the safety of their downstairs as they heard the roof being ripped off their barn and watched tor- rents of water being forced through their houae windowS. The high winds ripped limbs off of trees and destroyed billboexda nearby. Along with the wind gusts, Hutchinaons estimated receiving about two inches of rain in a short time. According to Brian Klimowski of the National Weather Ser- vice, a aeries of down bursts causing the damage were tracked from northwest of Aladdin in a line to Sturs during the Tues- day night storm. Wind gusts were estimated at 80 miles per hour in the northeastern areas of Wyoming. Spearfish was hit the hardest as wind gusts averaged 90 to 110 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Sherry Roth of the Lawrence County Emergency Management Department said early estimates show about two million dol- lars in damages at the Spearfish Airport where a total of 26 to 30 airplanes were either damaged or destroyed. Reports con- fLrm at least 100 homes and eight trailer homes suffered Jdg- nificant damage in the Spearfish area. The Super 8 motel had substantial roof damage and was closed for repairs for a couple of days. Klimowski said the National Weather Service confirmed that the area damage was not caused by winds consistent with = tornado but a series of down bursts. h I I ii i Pickup men Tom Costello, left, and Mike Manor, right are shown as they try to help McCollum get free from his rig- ging. News File HC 65, Box 201 Oark, AR 72852 Ere res tn'cObn s strongly enforced