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August !4, 2003 "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance Times Week At Your the inimitable Miss Julia keep Library up appearances, even in the m~ -- J sidecar of a Harley-Davidson? WOBEGON BOY by Garrison Makey Keillor. Folded into the romance 8- of John and Alida is the check- you go on a cool sum- ered saga of his ancestors and and buy a bunch Lake Wobegon itself. NO PLACE Did you do a lot of FOR A LADY, edited by Vicki this summer and take Piekarski. Western stories by great photos? Come to our women - the 12 stories collected SCRAPBOOK IDEAS here represent almost a century on Wednesday, of women's work. NEW OR- 20 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. LEANS BEAT by Julie Smith. your photos, souvenirs, Skip Langdon secretly pen- items, etc. and well etrates a curious shadow soci- some cool ideas on ety, searching for answers about crop your photos, use murder of a particularly unat- SOuvenirs, pick some great tractive kind. and stickers and NEW YOUNG ADULT: THE BAL- them all together to create LAD OF SIR DINADAN by Gerald v summer book! Morris. Though we would rather pursue his talent as a musician, to Kole Schell, Reader Dinadan is forced to follow his Month for July! older brother Tristram's path Decks of cards for a and become a knight. activity - old or new, NEW JUNIOR BOOKS: **HARRY or incomplete - we'd POTTER AND THE ORDER OF have! THE PHOENIX** -- the long- END- awaited frith book in the Harry BLOWOUT WEEK, Potter series by J.K. Rowling. 11-15 - Monday, August There's a door at the end of a WATERMELON PARTY, silent corridor. And it's haunt- 1:00 Tuesday, August ing Harry's dreams. Why else PARTY, 1:00-2:00 would he be waking in the middle Wednesday, Aug 13 - WA- of the night, screaming in ter- GAMES, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ror? August 14 - GAMES, NEW JUNIOR NONFICTION: RUS- GAMES, 1:00-2:30p.m. SIA: ENCHANTMENT OF THE August 15 - PICNIC WORLD by Stillman D. Rogers. WITH CUPCAKE DECO- NEW EASY READERS: THE CONTEST, 11:30-1:00 FIELD GUIDE, Book 1 of the Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony ICALISTATE/FEDERAL: DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. When Summer 2003 the Grace children go to stay at Wyoming Council for their great-aunt Lucinda's Humanities. WYOMING house, they discover a field ACTION ALLI- guide to fairies and other crea- Summer 2003 newslet- tures and begin to have some ,USED NEWS, Summer 2003 unusual experiences. THE SEE- lletter, Wyoming Solid ING STONE, Book 2 of the Recycling Association. Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony MOUNTAIN ENERGY DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. When July 2003. Mallory and Jared attempt to ROOM: PUSHED OFF rescue Simon from goblins, they MOUNTAIN, SOLD DOWN use a magical stone that enables RIVER: WYOMING'S them to see things that are nor- FOR ITS SOUL by mally invisible. Asks the ques- NEW PICTURE BOOKS: GIRL few want to discuss: How WONDER: A BASEBALL STORY Will Wyoming champion a IN NINE INNINGS by Deborah that leads to chronic Hopkinson. Inspired by the life and an inability to of pioneering female baseball its future, player AIta Weiss. JACKALOPE MISS JULIAHITS by Janet Stevens and Susan ROAD by Ann B. Ross. Can Stevens Crummel. A Taste of Westem TIMES This is a recipe I came across when we lived in Texas and has been a family favorite since. It belonged to Mr. W. Tip Hall, former House Representative from the State Texas. Corn Casserole shoepeg corn, drained 2 cans Veg-AJl, drained grated cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped onion Melt together: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 stick garlic cheese 1 stick jalapeno cheese vegetables combining all ingredients gently. Place in casserole dish adding 1 cube margarine. Dot with cheese 20 minutes at 350 aearees. you our f a_fl Fa-[6 share favorite recipes in weekly column. Please send your recipes and ideas to: A Taste of Western TIMES P.O. Box 400 Sundance, WY 82729 suntimea collinscom.net i --Frolander resignation letter-- see related story, Page 1 August 1 I, 2003 Crook County Commissioners P.O. Box 37 Sundance, WY 82729 Dear Sirs: I received the letter forwarded by County Attorney Joe Baron, from the Attorney General's Office in Cheyenne today, August 9, 2003. I expected a positive ruling and was sorely disappointed the legislation providing in part for salary increases for county coro- ners would not be enacted until 2006. I have been patiently work- ing with the present commission, including those in years past, on a mutual agreement for fair compensation for this office. I have obviously been speaking to deaf ears. I have provided de- tailed accounts for time spent on cases, numbers and types of cases that we go on, and what we feel we will be covering in the future. I have been told I would be kept in contact as to changes made concerning this office and I have yet to receive one phone call, fax, letter or e-marl. I sent a letter published in local news- papers just before the last election to inform the public of the many things I provided for this office at my own expense. This includes equipment for the Coroner vehicle, many hours of ve- hicle maintenance, an office, and its equipment. It has taken the last eight years to acquire an increase of $15 a month for my base salary, however, the per call fee has increased from $100 to $150. The problem is, each year due to paperwork and advancements in technology, mol;e time is required to sus- tain a higher level of professionalism. We are told, as department heads, that the budget is tight. I can certainly understand that, and that is why I have never asked you for things I already have. The problem is, =somewhere" we have the money to create new positions within the system, but we can't afford adequate com- pensation to keep the good employees we already have. I chose not to seek re-election last year because I could not afford to be away from my business any longer for the hours it takes to do the job as it should be done. Because of local support, new commissioners and possible legislative changes, I changed my mind. Those 'hopes' have now been erased. Many members of our community really don't understand what this office is respon- sible for. You yourselves have admitted the same thing. You have been invited several times to go on a call so you have first-hand knowledge of what it entails. Each and every time you have de- clined, leaving me without further options of making my case. If it were not for the citizens of this county, I would have left long ago. Only the whispers of thanks from the families have made nearly 14 years of service to the community worth the wait for adequate compensation. The County Coroner's calls are increasing and will continue to do so as our population increases. The State of Wyo- ming and the Wyoming Coroner's Association are both working on new guidelines that will set minimum standards for all coroners in Wyoming. Under these new guidelines, it appears many hos- pice cases will fail under the investigation of a coroner. If, and should this happen, our call volume will nearly double. Therefore, I officially resign the position of Crook County Coro- ner as of August 15, 2003 at the end of the business day. This won't come as a surprise as I have indicated how serious finan- cial considerations are. I appreciate your compensation of the deputies as of July 1, 2003, as I have been paying them out of my salary these past years. Although both men are employed (law enforcement and county hospital), and are often unavailable, it has relieved me of being on call 24/7 365 days a year. I find it interesting the Attorney General's letter states rural county coroners don't put in as much time as county commis- sioners and should not be compensated as much, although state statutes have called for County Coroners to be compensated no less than the lowest paid county official. The Attorney General determined to implement only a portion of the legislation valid on July 1, 2003. The portion not implemented is the change in salary because it is not in compliance with current state statutes. If that stands true, then the rest of the bill should not be changed until the next election. Is that in the best interest of the tax- payer? Does the AG change only those things in the bill he deems important rather than acknowledge the legislature's bill as a whole? I have informed the deputies of this office of my intentions. Personal property will be removed from the Coroner's vehicle. The vehicle and county property will be taken to the lo ation of your choice. If you wish to speak with me, please call my home during evening hours, write to P.O. Box 486, Sundance, WY or via e-mail at mfrolandeK_a . cn.com. Sincerely, Michael R. Frolander BH Advisory Board plans field trip meeting The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (NFAB) August meet- ing is a day-long field trip to help members become informed about Black Hills National Forest issues as they relate to U.S. Forest Ser- vice Chief Dale Bosworth's four priorities: catastropb.ic fire; invasive species; loss of open space; and unregulated off-road vehicle travel management. Scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may attend any part of the meeting, but are advised that the agenda involves off- highway travel with numerous stops between Rapid City and Sturgis, SD. Those attending the meeting should come to the Rapid City Civic Center west parking lot, 444 Mt. Rushmore Road at 8 a.m. The day will include travel on roads requiring vehicles with high undercarriage clearance, and members of the public will need to pro- vide their own transportation and food. Those planning to attend should call Gwen Ernst-Ulrich at (605) 673-9209 by the close of busi- ness on Monday, August 18, 2003. ue season By Teresa Dodd~ The regular season came to a close at the annual Hulett Tourna- ment with all six teams competing. This also kicked off the All-Star games. The Sundance and Hulett All, Stars played on July 21 and 22, with Sundance winning both games. On July 25-26, the team played in the Belle Fourche Tournament. Sundance brought home a 2nd place tro- phy and medals, now available for viewing at the Country Cottage. The All-Stars this year were: Tye VanHorn, Jonathon Shamion, Hayden Johnston, Kirksey Dodd, Reed Moore, Ryan Malo, Joe Jensen, Nathan McNally, Emery Bennet, Derek Malo and Shannon Morris. Also playing, but unavailable for the Belle Fourche game were Travis Crawford, Jeremiah Jundt and Zach Meier. At this time, thanks go out to all the coaches, volunteers, umpires, parents and kids who helped to make this another successful sea- son of baseball. Also, special thank yous to Bob, Cindy and Russell Hadden. They came to the games early to prepare the fields, run the concession stand and stayed late to clean up, on top of the Babe Ruth games. Thank you! A note to parents and kids, please remember that coaches are on a volunteer basis. Coaches spend 3-4 days a week practicing with or playing with the kids on the team, for two months. Please bear this in mind the next time you become upset over where the kids are playing. As coaches are human, sometimes mistakes are made, but for the most part, coach knows what position is best not only for the team, but for the child also. Thank you and see you next year. Your Community Education brochure of college credit classes will have a new look this fall. Community Education centers in Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance have combined all of their credit classes in a single brochure so the entire Crook County community can tell at a glance where to find the courses they need. A course not available in your own hometown might be as close as a thirty-minute drive away. And many courses not offered locally are available through Eastern Wyoming College distance-learning oppor- tunities, which are also described in the new brochure. You can reg- ister for classes anywhere in Crook County at your nearest Crook County Community Education center. Getting your associates degree through Eastern Wyoming College in your own neighborhood has never been easier. Watch for the yel- low Community Education brochure in your mailbox the week of Au- gust 11-15. Author and wildlife biologist Joe LaFleur brings "Better Birdwatching at Devils Tower National Monument" on Thursday, August 21. This multimedia slide program will focus on the birds and habitats of the park. This program ,,vill review the habitat types and many of the more common breeding birds of the area in addition to their sounds. The program will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Devils Tower Amphitheatre. On Friday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m., join author Joe LaFleur for a guided field trip on the Tower Trail that will provide hands-on learn- ing about how to identify birds, in addition to what birds to expect in the different types of habitat like rocky cliffs and conifer forest. Par- ticipants will meet at the Visitor Center. Joe LaFleur is a wildlife biologist from Fort Collins, Colorado and author of Better Birdwatching and Pioneer Nature; as well as soft- ware, videos and books about outdoor travel and nature in the Moun- tain West and Alaska. He has been an avid birdwatcher for over 13 years and has degrees in Wildlife Biology and Technical Communica- tions from Colorado State University. For additional information, contact the monument at 307-467-5283 ext. 20. * BW a 1- or 2-receiver satoUite ~ system for $49.gg ~m~ s2m and get a $49~9 credit on yore first bill get Sta ard Profe=doW dJdbn. * Just sumcdbe to a ndnlmum of America's Top 50 entellatnme~ package for 12 c(xlsecutive mmlUls. Mike Penning, Owner * Belle Fourche, SD WWW-~ * 11~71041011 ~.~0 R K foot of frontage in downtown Beulah, WY, Block 5 Lots 10, 11 (S. 50') and buildings housing, Bar, Restaurant, Trading Post Store, Gas Station, shop, Liquor License, along with all other permits needed. All equipment needed to run bmdness as it is now will be included along with the buildings on above-mentioned property. Gross volumes of business be shown to potential buyers. Gross sales am $1,000,000 +/-. The assessed value of the property and buildings is $130,000 +/-; taxes are current and total $824.00 for last year. All property is free and dear. This will be an asset ~ and owners will keep the corporation. The corporation has other business interest and property that will contirvue to o ate. We will keep property of a pemonal nature but will give buyer a chance to buy any items we may deride to sell. (Mounts, family photos, Hamm's collection, etc.) Inspection by potential buyers is encouraged. All employees and conlracto are amclous to meet and continue working for Ihe new owners. The Forsberg family will be to assist in helping the new owners during the transition if desired. For information contact Gmgg Fomberg, 307-643-2222, 602-315-3368 or gmaofombem_ i earthlink.net, you may learn morn about lhe Trading Post at Bids may be submilted to: Tmdi PO B xt Spurl hu SD On o before 15th, 2003, minimum bid to be $265,000 plus n rketable at cost. $5,000.00 cbeck shall the bld made to Fomberg, Inc. "Pnis is to be a cash Sale, closing Wtltdn 30 days of the ok of the transfer of the liquor license. Sale is contingent on l he transfer of the liquor lice 'by the Crook County Commission. In the case that there is more than one ble bid, we reserve the right to offer a second bid offer to the top bidde . We reserve the dght to refuse any and all bids. I II ( i t