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Dedicated public servant: State Treasurer Joe Meyer dies l Page 3 S _, .:. -r -  217 ' " r-,T , ST SHELTOi".J ,.",dA. 985,?4-2263 75 Volume 128 * Issue No. 41 A Thursday, 00l'le 00unClance IIII I In Bref Pink Challenge Employees at X Sundance State Bank announced last week they are challenging all local businesses to wear pink each Friday during the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness and in honor of friends and family in our own community who have faced a cancer diagnosis. For more information about the search for a cure and how you can help, see or Burn ban eased Limited trash burning now allowed According to a release from lhe Crook County Fire & Emergency Management Office, the County Burn Ban has been partially lifted as of Tuesday evening. The ban will currently allow for the burning of garbage only between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. in appropriate devices with spark arrestors in a cleared area. Officials warn that extreme caution is still necessary as warm, dry weather is expected to return. To keep up to date with the burning restrictions visit the County's website at Hunter Ed class begins next week A hunter education class sponsored by the Sundance Rod and Gun Club wilt be- gin on Monday, October ] 5 at the Crook County Fair Ex- hibit Hall. Classes are sched- uled to run from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. and will go for seven nights. Wyoming statute requires that hunters born after Jan. 1, 1966 are required to ob- tain a hunter education cer- tificate if they plan to hunt land outside of their own family property. For more information, con- tact Doug Ramsey at 307- 2902901. Weather Thu 47133 10/11 Sarah Pridgeon photo Jessica Baxter leads high school students through a brand designing exercise as part of the "Code of the West" presentation at SHS. Learning the "Code of the West" BY SARAH PRIDGEON Sundance High School em- braced cowboy etlcsthrough- out the week, introducing its students to the ten principles of behavior that Wyoming ad- opted as its ofcial code in 2010. In association with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, students listened to local residents discuss the impact of ethics on their lives and took part in activities to open their minds to the cow- boy way of life. "It's based on the code of ethics that's now part of who we are," explains Jessica Bax- ter of the Boys & Girls Clubs, who, along with fellow trainer Andrew Snead, took charge of the day's activities. "Through games and activities, we get the kids engaged in talking about the code and how it ap- plies to their lives." The %Vyoming Youth Initia- tive: Finding the Hero With- in" program is based on the books of James Owen: Cow- boy Ethics, Cowboy Values and The 7)-y, the former of which also formed the basis of Wyoming's official code of behavior. Cowboy Ethics was written to remind people of a time and a place when your handshake was as good as a contract, where people drew a line and kept their promises, and outlines Ten Principles to Live By - or, by another name, the Code of the West. Among the activities en- joyed by the students, local residents spoke of the impact of ethics in their own lives. Speakers included Birch Negaard from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Game Warden Chris Teter, Pastor Dave Jagemann of the Chapel of Faith and father/ daughter rancher team, Dal- las Roll and Bo Carlson. "Mr. Jagemann and Birch talked about the worst jobs they've had, but how they still did their best work, that was cool," says student Logan Fossen, typifying the enthusi- astic reaction of the students to the day's events. Hands-on activities formed the rest of the day's agenda, with exercises and games de- signed to spark students' in- terest by encouraging their participation. The exercises, and program as a whole, are based around three ques- tions: What do I believe? Why do I believe it? How do I live my life in a way that shows it? One such activity involved designing a personal brand, including symbols to rep- resent the student's back- ground, interests and person- ality. "I like that we got to make our own brands with Jessica, it was interesting and made us think," comments student Sophia Hoist. "I also got to meet my new neighbors [Roll and Carlson] up at Jackpot Ranch. I wish I could have stayed there for the rest of the day." The ten principles them- selves encompass: live each day with courage, take pride in your work, always finish what you start, do what has to be done, be tough but fair, when you make a promise - keep it, ride for the brand, talk less and say more, remember that some things aren't for sale and know where to draw the line. "It showed us that this is how you should be living, how you wig succeed and live a life you will be happy with," com- ments student Taylor Bjor- nestad. "It's about not harm- ing others and teaches you how to stay above the line." The program is mostly used in secondary schools, with an alternative called "Happy Trails" available for younger children, says Baxter. Happy Trails is based on Cowboy Values and uses simpler, one- word concepts such as "cour- age," "heart" and "duty." Owen, founder of the initia- tive that inspired the program, initially wrote his book, Cow- boy Ethics, with Wall Street in mind but soon realized that the message, "everyone needs a code.., a creed to live by," resonated with a much wider audience. "The feedback I got was particularly emphatic on one See Code I Page 8 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s. Fri 68146 ' '' 10112 ,:L,",. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s. Sat 64/42 " " 10113 A few showers possible, windy. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 40s. Sun 57137 :: ,:: 10114 ' Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s. Mon 59141 , 10115 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s. CCSD#1 Superintendent resigns unanimous vote and will be BY SARAH PRIDGEON sarah Lon Streib tendered his res- ignation as Superintendent of the Crook County School District at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday. His wife, Mary, also submitted her resignation as Moorcroft's speech and lan- guage pathologist. Both resignations were ac- cepted by the board with a effective as of October 3 i. Though administration of the school district has been sub- ject to much scrutiny recent- ly, with a petition calling for Streib's dismissal addressed at last month's meeting of the board, the resignation was tendered for personal reasons and is said to be unrelated to the recent turmoil. Further details were unavailable at press time. Fiscal focus for October council meeting BY SARAH PRIDGEON Questions of funding, both positive and otherwise, were raised at this month's regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, with money lacking for the planned transfer sta- tion and ambulance repairs, but extra on the cards from the Wyoming Association of Municipalities. As the meeting began, May- or Paul Brooks told the coun- cil of a NE Leadership Meet- ing on October 27 in Wright. He also spoke of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities meeting that took place on October 3, explaining that gas and oil prices are higher than expected, prompting him to request from the state that the footnote be removed on what the city can spend funds on. According to Clerk-Trea- surer Kathy Lenz, speaking after the meeting, "The Gov- ernor is supportive of not do- ing an eight percent cut for cities and counties, but not of removing the footnote.  Regarding the upcoming special council meeting on October 10 at 6:30 p.m., for the purpose of awarding the bid for the transfer station, Mayor Brooks announced that the city lacks the mon- ey to complete the station as designed. %Ve will move forward with what we have, to show the Department of Environmental Quality we've . made meaningful progress," " he stated. Lenz told the council that a: letter has been received from : Land & Water Conservation i confirming the award of a.: grant to install a manhole at the swimming pool, which is necessary in case a hydro- valve fails. She presented l a letter to Burbach Aquat-i ics that, in keeping with the ; initial contract, requested i Phase 2 of professional ser- vices be initiated, facilitating installation of the manhole. A motion was passed to  grant the mayor authority to ! sign the letter, with the coun- cil agreeing that the manhole See Councill Page 9 SUNDANCE, WYOMING CONTINU NG THE CROOK C()UNTY NEWS SINCE 1884