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Thursday, August 19, 2004 "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance Times rant ule la!r un Se and operations, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R- ti::Jded ;;S~:oio; ,tt],trhOe~ gh ta~~ Ufo~iDi,Pua~tr~:nt eK~~~b Federal Aviation Administration, through the U.S. Department equipment, an automated weather observation system and a monitoring system. grant ~Jl help maintain the safe air travel we enjoy in Wyo- said Enzi. "Everyone who flies through Crook county will ben- from this funding." grant will purchase snow removal equipment to help keep the clear from substantial snowfall in the winter. The Automated System will improve the safety of the airport by pilots of current weather conditions. The grant money will in the purchase of noise quality monitoring system to help Environmental Impact Statement standards for noise quality in area. more information regarding this grant contact Craig Sparks at Department of Transportation Regional Office, 303-342-1254. American to visit Devils National Monument a park outing on Saturday, August 21 to hear Gloria Runs To Lodge-Goggles share traditional stories learned from her about Devils Tower and the surrounding area. This excit- ',and engaging presentation presents listeners the opportunity to and gain a better understanding of Native American stories, traditions and humor. This program begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Tower amphitheatre. on Sunday, August 22 {at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.), Gloria her knowledge of plants, and their traditional and present by native peoples of the plains. A number of plant samples on display. These programs will take place near the visitor Runs Close To Lodge-Goggles is an enrolled member of the Lakota Nation originally from Pine Ridge, S.D. She currently in Ethete, Wyo., on the Wind River Reservation. Gloria is by Wyoming Indian High School, where she is a cultural and traditional crafts instructor. A member of the Wyoming American Advisory Council, Gloria has presented at the Buf- Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo., and at the Indian Summer in Milwaukee, Wisc. In addition, she has presented cultural in France and Sweden. A strong supporter of education, Gloria enjoys sharing aspects of her culture I Others, and encourages her native students to learn more about traditions and heritage. programs are available to the public ~-ith the standard park fee of $10~ For more information on the Cultural Program at Devils Tower National Monument, call 307-467-5283 x 20. Walk examines rare plants Moon Walk participants will examine rare plants and their Saturday, August 28 at the Dugout Gulch Botanical Trail of Beulah. This easy one-mile round-trip walk will begin at P.m. at the trailhead. Burkhart, Black Hills National Forest botanist, will lead the this interesting and unique plant community. "The Dug- plant community is one of eight designated botanical ar- on the national forest," says Burkhart. "It was designated be- of its high diversity of plant species and the rare plants that Burkhart will help visitors identify these special plants, their presence, and discuss future management and conser- for the area. Burkhart has worked for the Forest for five and has been a biologist with the National Park Service and Corps of Engineers during her 20-year botany career. your comfort and enjoyment of the Moon Walk, the For- strongly suggests that you bring a flashlight, bug spray DEET, and drinking water and wear sturdy walking shoes Jackets, dressing for an unexpected thunderstorm. ) reach the Moon Walk, travel Interstate 90 to Beulah, exit 205. south for six miles on Forest System Road (FSR) 863, Sand Road, to the Dugout Gulch traflhead. Parking will be along the one-tenth of a mile past the trailhead. Parking is limited, so early or car-pool if possible. Please respect Sand Creek Road by observing the slow speed limit. Sundance Senior Citizens ByO~d Oaaia Sundance Senior Citizens board met August 12 at the Senior Center located on Second and Oak Street in Sundance. Those included Don Stoner, president; Bonnie Beaudoin, vice presi- Donna Allen, secretary; Cliff Coon, treasurer; Mary Garman Oudin, directors. Dusty Glick, director, was absent. for the beautiful two-story doll house made and donated by Clara Potter are available at the senior center and at the Cottage store in Sundance where it is on display this week. for the lucky winner will be held August 24 at the August dinner held at the Senior Center in Sundance. You need not to win. supper will be held at the Sundance Senior Citizens Cen- August 19, serving from 5:00-6:30 p.m. featuring grilled salads, baked beans, coleslaw and pie for des- group is also making preparations to serve the meal at the River Energy Corporation annual meeting to be held in Sun- ! September 18. Both of these activities will be a fund-raiser for Senior Citizens Center. of suggested amendments to the present by-laws was pre- will be studied before the next meeting. and anyone who entered the Sundance Senior Citizens those hot days enjoyed the wonderful air conditioned and building thanks to CroeU Redi-Mix. meeting for the Sundance Senior Citizens will be held Sep- 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Center. Plan to attend. Duplicate Bridge Patterson and Claudis Can" were the winners when Dupli- met August I0 with 3 tables in play. The team of Norma and jim Christensen took second place with Larry Patterson Can" coming in third. Letter to the Editor Gone for another year, that seems to be the number one statement on the porch this week. Takin' an unofficial poll it is a general opinion that this was one of the largest gathenns' of the roann' cycles we have ever had. Mr. H said he made it down to the burnout and he felt the streets had more bikes than in the past. He also commented ~l'he burnout was interestedn' and so was the wet -shirt contest I can't under-stand why some folks spend all that money on a new motorcycle and then try to bum it up for the crowd." Mr. S said he overheard a discussion between two bikers Wadesday with the older one sayin "When I was your age we had to walk 2 miles, up hill, in zero degree weather to get this drunkl" The younger fellow retumed "How can I feel so thirsty today when I drank so much last night?" I reckon the excitement that runs within human veasles is at times very hard to understand. The real trick to carrying on is not to get carded away I guess. The bike event around here means to be nuts is normal and sane is Stul~d". Burnout specialists reminds me of my daddy's old sayin "Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself." Oh well life is to important to be taken seriously. Whatever it is - I didn't do it. Sad, sad news was delivered to the porch this week as the news of the passin' of Bobby Hegge. Many stones were told about this remarkable young man. Mr. T summed it all by sayin' "Bobby was a man short by nature but eight foot tall in stature." Mr. S reflected, "1 was once a juror in Bobby's court and knowing him with the laugh that would win your heart, I came to know him as a strong professional who demanded respect in his courtroom." Yes we all knew Bob here on the porch, we share in the gdef of his family. We remember him as a man being clever by his answers and wise by his questions. NOW gone - never forgotten. It's gett'in time to see those tomatoes start tumin' red or you might want to dig out that green tomater relish receipe you grandmother gave you. Yep there sure are some days that make you sense that fall is just about to show itself. Mrs. T said her garden is Iookin' so great right now. She said her peppers are just startin' to get some size and the summer squash need a couple of good weeks left to make a crop. Mr. R came to town from the homestead to have a cup of coffee with us and reported that he had some grain this year that filled up right nice. He was expectin' to have it in the grainert by weeks end. He was not as complementary of the hay crop out his way "We have never received the necessary rain to make a good crop of hay, but I am sure thankful we got what we got to hell the fall grazin' out. Ma says 'Oh well, we were born naked, wet, and hungry and sometimes things just get worst.' Not much else to report from the old porch, speakin' of which it could sure use a little paint on it this summer by golly. So rll leave you with this "You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." Off Oh, the gravity of it all the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a phenomenon insofar as it has the largest concentration of middle- Cu~ aged bikers (and quite a few who left middle age behind a long time ago), who flock to the event with the predominant thought in their minds of either seeing naked people or being naked people. Plenty of Steve Lcm~ attendees will vehemently argue they are here merely to ride and admire the custom bikes, to watch the headliner concerts or to shop the hundreds of vendor booths. But after Jim The son two long weeks of waiting for something to happan...well, that tells the truth m~ better than anything else, wouldn't you say? WOW!! What a few years can do to a community. When our kids were in 4-H, FFA and in school and it was fair time the kids were busy with floats for the parade, getting their fair projects done and into the fair. They looked forward to the parade being over as it was a time to have lunch (free) and getting together with friends to talk about school starting and get caught up with what happened over the summer. Parents too got caught up in the excitement of sitting on the courthouse lawn with neighbors and fnends talking about the haying season, crops or the latest breed of cattle. Parade watchers were two to three people deep back then and the parade lasted until 11:30 to 11:45 just in time to find lunch and someone to visit with for a while. This year our daughter and her two kids were here for the parade. We were both shocked not to see the floats there used to be in the parade. Her kids got enough candy to fill a pretty good sized bowl. They were happy about that and I also think candy, gum, balloon throwing is part of a good parade. Crook County Fair time used to be a time both town people and country people got together and looked forward to this one day. Most farmers and ranchers would take this day or part of the day off from haying and come to town for the parade, fair, rodeo and the fun and excitement of seeing friends, family and neighbors. My point here is I am saddened because now that I have grandchildren starting school here in Crook County they won't be a part of or get to see "the way it used to be." Judy Meisnf~r On the Road I remember meeting Miles Hare when we both were younger and more agile. Jim Sutton brought Miles to Brookings, South Dakota for the Jackrabbit Stampede. He was the first that rd seen who ever "jumped" the bulls. And man, was he good.., lie's still at it, after two world championships and thousands of bulls. I asked Miles this summer how many bulls he'd fought in his career;, he had a ready answer, "Jim, I don't know the whole total,but I've fought bulls at Houston for 27 years, never missed a performance or a bull in any performance. And their computer shows me at over 10,000 bulls fought in Houston alone!" As he told me he There is quite a difference to being a participant in group A: the voyeurs looked like a kid who can't believe what he's just done. He's one of a kind who patiently wait, peadng fish-eyed with cameras ranging from cheap gas and Miles swears that when he's ready to retire the last two rodeos he'll station disposables to several thousand dollars worth of digital camera take are Houston and Deadwood. Oh, and he reminded me that when he hanging around their necks, for a glimpse of exposed flesh. This club's walked down the alleyway to the first bull dding he worked in Houston, members are mostly guys wtx)---whether marnad or not - spend all their timethree of the men walking in front of him, getting ready to ride bulls that day (when not riding, admidng the bikes, watching concerts and shopping, of course) dickJng pictures and retum home with the usual 285 blurred and smudgy photos for their buddies back at the plant. Where. See it. C'mon, I know you eee it." =You were drunk again, Bill. All I see is your thumb." Group B is a wildcard category figed with overly confident ladies (and sometimes men) who think age and gravity haven't done their job by pulling were Larry Mahan, Gary Lefew and John Quintana. And he's still at it. You'd maybe heard that Jeff Collins, the former world champion bareback rider had retired? Well, he's un-retired. Looking down from above him in Deadwood this summer, it was also interesting to notice that he was riding with a bareback ngging with pink inserts near the hand(~ld and rhinestones all over it. Pretty gutsy Champ! I don't know where this will go or even if I should mention it, but I down the parts. Whether male or female, they possess the gumptioh to decided I'd at least bdng it up even if it makes me look naive, t honestly ea~'say crazy things to their fellow posse of bikers. ,~ ~was su,-prised to hear the news that one of the top ropers in the PRCA was "For being fifty, I don't k)ok too bad in this lhong..." and "Ate my Kennedy - thougM to have "aced" a calf dudng Frontier Days in Cheyenne this year. I for-President pasties on straight?" Trying to answer the pasties question involves bending over tosee what on the ground the good Mr. Kennedy is looking at. You can almost imagine-- if animated, the woman's skin hanging on for dear life and barking orders like the captain on a sinking ship rallying her all female crew..."Holy cowl She's left her bra back in the tent. All crew relx~ to stations. Pullt For the love of God, pulll We're losing them..." Group B appeals to men for the simple reason that since the beginning of time when Adam and Eve messed it up by eating a fern apple, we guys have spent virtually every waking moment trying to figure out how to get our women beck out of those fig leaves. How dumb was that? I can barely dare to fantasize ho~w great it would have been to be placed in a tropical setting with all the food you could eat, no work, and a life partner w-no shares your aura natural world (all while she listens attentively to your jokes and applauds at all the right moments). Adam, for crying out loud, manl You and Eve should have left the apples alone, asked God to throw in a plasma TV with a remote control, and you would have been in Heaven, buddy. Unfortunately, future generations of Eve were led to further cover their bodies, keeping us men in a sexual quandary. Nonetheless, this histoncal paradox is broken each year by willing free spirits at Sturgls who attompt to escape from the bonds of society and gravity. TypicaMy though, tl'e younger skinned ones refrain from too much indecent exposure. If not solely from the thought that flashing men old enough to be their fathers and grandfathers is a major turnoff, then most assuredly drawing upon their own mother's childhood preachings to the evils of nudity. The concept of a moral majority can and does go awry, however, when daughters discover women their own mother's age acting out the very evils expounded upon. =Oh my gosh. Look. Jimmyl That lady is flashing the crowd. She must be at least forty-five years old." "Hey, Suze...isn't that...your Morn?" "Aaaaaaiiiiiieeeeee." The message here is maybe we should keep the clothes on regardless of our age and gender. It is interesting to note how men who refuse to show so much as an ankle or an elbow at family gathednge on the lake--even when temperatures soar into the lO0's, suddenly shuck clothes dudng Rally time faster than ears of corn before a big BBQ. Nothing says 100% American Beefcake like big, bare chested bellies hanging over size 46 baits and barely contained within black leather vests that sport lurid, sewed-on patches boasting a way with the ladies. Yeah, baby. I can't believe how you girls hold yourselves back. The rumble has faded for another year and all the ~ class stiffs have trudged back to their jobs (somewhere lower on the food chain than the corporate mucky-mucks who they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with at the biker bars for seven days), once again reestablishing tr'e carefully defined lines of an orderly society. For a couple weeks though, they were just men and women who put aside their titJes and po6itions to shara the freedom end commonality of folks who like motorcycles and put their chaps on one leg at a time. Let us ra~ this year's glass and toast to the 500,000 participants and to JC "Pappy" Heel, the man accredited with starting the first Sturgls Rally. Somewhere on the other side of this wodd, he and his original nine biker buddies are still standing around waiting for something to happen. I guess some things aren't supposed to of~_.nge. ange DSL 2-RANGE Consistent Speed . Secure High Ouallty Local Service want to believe that everyone plays by the rules and fair play. But "doping" a calf when you find a bad one has been drawn for you, seems the ultimate in cheating. The timed event guys don't know until two hours before the performance what animal has been drawn, and getting in the pen with them to give a shot to slow 'era down would take, (what's the word? cajones?) Anyway, perhaps getting the word into the media about it may bring it out in the open where it can be discussed. The PRCA way is generally to hide any thought of impropriety. Obviously that doesn't work. What can be done? This calf was apparently blood tested after the incident and the tranquilizer was found, but there's no way of proving that the man who benefited actually did it, Which reminds me of another gripe. Why do the timed event contestants have to haul their horses to a rodeo and not know what animal they've drawn while the rough stock guys can call and find out eadler in the week so they can draw out if they get a "dink"? Sounds like the height of unfairness to me, but perhaps there's another answer somewhere, rve asked several contractors but have received no satisfactory answers yet. COW POKES~ By Ace Reid "Jake, you buy an' sell as many cows as I have, you'll find out it don't take no barber to git trimmedt" We can help you trim expenses and maximize profits. See the banJ