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December 12, 1985

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HE 0 NDANCE Continuing IME5 The Crook County News IN THE BLACK HILLS OF WYOMING TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER COPY by Pat Larsen Times News Editor Crook County Commis- have made application to Farm Loan Board for fifty matching funds to re- existing Crook County and build an addition to it, to Ralph Gtxxison, local and director of the jail Farm Loan Board will con- the request for $650,000 at meeting. Total cost of ect is estimated to )J~ up 1.3 million dollars. said that if the jail is the existing jail and office facilities will be and plans now call for on the section of the Crook The addition include converting a ing, additions for jail small part of the basement com- munity room to support facilities for the jail. Only approximately 150 square feet in the far northeast section of the community room would be sealed off for jail use, Goodson said, less than two or three per- cent of the space. The project is still in the con- ceptual planning stages, Goodson said, so figures on the size of the addition are not available. According to preliminary, plans, the space now used by the school district office would be converted into sheriff's administrat]'b~0f- rices and a public lobby. Though remodeling and building of the addition, areas would be created for sheriff's office administrative support, jail support, sheriff's office operations, port and storage, exterior exercise, inmate and processing, communications and 14 cells. Goodson said that the com[" missioners would like to start construction of the new facilities as soon as possible, but won't be able to set a date until after the Farm Loan Board approves or disapproves the grant applica- tion. Besides the commissioners and Goodson, the team working on plans for the jail include Sheriff Ron Pulse, Pete hness of the Planning Studio, I~c., Cheyenne, and Ira Blackwell, architect, also of Cheyenne. Crook county has been housing some of its prisoners in Weston county's jail since July of this year because of stricter regula- tions governing capacity. The jail capacity was lowered from 15 to eight in July following an inspection by the state fire marshal. .Emergency feed funds expended The Crook County Civil De- fense Office has been informed that the Emergency Feed Pro- gram funds have been expended. There will no longer be funding for transportation until another appmpriatiom i~ pa~ad by the. forthcoming leglislative ~ssio~. Instructions received have specified that all paperwork should be turned in as soon as completed and they will be for- warded to Cheyenne to await appropriations, and will be paid on the first-come, first-serve basis as before. Foming Highway Depart- engineer Jim Miller, Sun- e, said Tues~lay that damage overpass which carries over 1-90 at Beulah is at $I00,000. overpass structure was Saturday when a truck an over-height load at- to pass under the over- was closed to traffic !week. Top photo shows the girders in the bridge and hole punched through the in the west side of the a steel plate will be over the hole in the to open one-lane traffic to vehicles. No semis will be the bridge. Impact collision severely bent and the girders on the east of the overpass. Miller said will not make any per- until spring. shows the overall scene with the overpass crossing 1-90. State Highway Patrolman Jim Grimmett said Robert Willing- ham, Gillette, was driving the Admiral Construction Co. rig when the accident occurred about noon Saturday. The truck was hauling two large oil field tanks which were destroyed when the impact ripped them from the trailer, One is shown on its side in the bottom picture while wreckage of the second tank is scattered along the side of the interstate. Grimmett said W'fllingham was charged for a~ over-height load and that damages to the bridge will be charged to the construc- tion company. The sign on the overpass ,says clearance is 16 ft. 4 inchee but Grimmett measured the overlm~ clearance after the accident and found it to be 16-7. The too-tall load measa,red about 16-9 before tl~ accident. Photos by Howard Allen Photo by Pat Larsen County development seminar planrmd in Sundance Tuesday A seminar on economic development in Crook county will be held in the Crook County Courthouse community room, Sundance, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 17. Co-sponsored by the Crook County Chambers of Commerce, Sundance Planning Department, Small Business Administration Calendar Thurs., Dec. 12 Story hour, 10:30 a.m., library. HS basketball, 4 p.m., at Sage Valley. Fri., Dee. 13 Hospital bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., hospital. JH basketball, 5:45 p.m., at Upton. Sat., Dec. 14 HS basketball, 4 p.m., at Hill City. Mun., Dec. 16 Story Hour, 3:30 p.m., library. Chamber of Commerce, 6:30 p.m., Are. High school Christmas pro- gram, 7 p.m., high school. AA, 8 p.m., hospital. Alanon, 8 p.m., 283-2877. Tues., Dee. 17 County development seminar, 12:30-6 p.m., community room. Road and Do, 2 p.m., library. Elementary Christmas pro- gram, 7 p.m., elementary school. and Wyomin_g Business Develop- ment Center,. the seminar will give a basic overview of the methods, requirements and avenues available for the economic growth and develop- ment of Crook county. Topics which will be covered include venture capital, financing alternatives, industrial revenue bonds, various loan programs, the state Small Assistance Act and community financing. Scheduled to speak are Scott Weaver, WIDC; Ted Akers, municipal bond consultant from Kaiser & CO.; Bob Goodman, EDSB; Bob Autlick, SBA; and representatives from local banks, including Jim Viergets, Sundance State Bank and Jim Aplan, Hulett National Bank. State Representa- tive Marlene Simons hopes to be Rick Jackson, organizer of the seminar. The moderator of the seminar will be Bob Palmer from the Wyoming Business Development Center, Gillette. The seminar will be open to the public at no charge; however, pre- pre-registration is requested. Register by calling 283-1762 by Monday, December 16. WEATHER Readings Max Min Preeip Nov. 29 5 -7 0.06 Nov. 30 5 -10 0.10 Dec. 1 -2 -21 0.03 Dec. 2 21 -23 0.00 Dec. 3 39 16 0.00 Dec. 4 36 23 0.00 Dec. 5 45 15 0.00 on hand to speak, acoording to NEWS BOX Historical sodety cancels meeting The Crook County Historical Society will not meet in December. Crook county's centennial year is ending, and the society wishes everyone a happy new year in 1986. $*$$$*$**$*$$*$$$$~**~$$$$$$$*~$*$$*$*$$$$$$$*$*$$$*$$$~$$$*$ Square dance leseons to be given The 4-~af Clover 4-H Club will sponsor square dance lessons to people ages 8 to 80 on Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m. Call Rita McKeuney at 283-1917 for registration information. ***$$$$*$*$$*$****$$$$$$$*$$$$**$*$**$~$$$$$$~**$*$$$*$*$$*$$ Christmas bazaar planned at hoqfltal The Third Annual Hospital Employees Christmas Bazaar will be held in the hospital lobby, Sundance, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, December 13. ************************************************************* Hospital plmn~ mmmography The mammogram machine will be at Crook County Memorial Hospital the week of December 16-20. Appointments may be made by calling the radiology department, 283-3501. $$$~$$$$$$$$0*$0$$*00$$$8*$$$0$$0$$$~$$$$$$8$$8$$$$$$$*$**$$$ VFW plans Cbristm~ party, meeting The VFW Post #4311 will hold its monthly meeting and a Christmas party at the Tri-County hospitality room December 16 at 8 p.m. Members should bring a tray of goodies and a gift for exchange. Norms Bernd will be the hostess. $$$$*$$*$$$$$***$$$$$$$$$$**$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$*$$*$$$$$$$**$$,$ Potluck, Christmas program set by Farm Bureau The Sunny Divide Farm Bureau will have a potluck supper and Chr/stmas program December 14 at the Commurdty Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be there. ************************************************************* Regular NWMHC meeCmg ~cbeduled The Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center will meet December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Granny's Kitchen East in Gillette. *********************************************************** NHTC meeting in Sundance The Northern Hills Tourism Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 12 at the Are Restaurant, Sundance. For more information, contact Susan Worthington at 283-1182.