1 A1 Front 0720.qxp_A Section Template 7/20/15 10:49 AM Page 1 MONDAY July 20, th Year, No. 57 Serving Sheridan County, Wyoming Independent and locally owned since Cents Press THE SHERIDAN ON THE WEB: PHOTOS, VIDEO AND BREAKING NEWS UPDATES See results from weekend races. Sports, B2 SAWS implements water rate increase, mulls last year s missed hike BY ZACHARY WHITE SHERIDAN Some Sheridan area residents will see a water rate increase for fiscal year 2016, with a possible larger increase in years to come. The board did adopt a rate increase of 2.25 percent, which is consistent with what we ve done every year, Sheridan Area Water Supply Project Manager Dan Coughlin said. That rate increase was approved at the July SAWS joint power board meeting. That may not be the only rate increase in the near future. SAWS board members approved a rate increase during fiscal year 2015, but Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said no one ever put the rate increase into effect. City billing office didn t implement our rate increase for fiscal year 2015, Liesinger said. And while the blame could be put anywhere, he said the blame should fall at the top of the food chain. Ultimately it s my responsibility to make sure all those things get done, Liesinger said. Still, Liesinger said city staff was present when the rate increase was approved last July. The city does billing for the SAWS board, and city employees had ample means of knowing a water rate increase should have been put into effect. Missing the rate increase amounted to about $25,000-$30,000 that wasn t collected. Now that doesn t sound like much for one year, but when you add that up to 10 years and you got $300,000, Liesinger said. Liesinger went to the county commissioners last week for their input on the situation. We can ignore it, and not do anything to implement that rate adjustment, Liesinger said. We can add it to our rate increase this year so we ll have a 4.5 percent adjustment, rather than a 2.25 percent. SEE RATES, PAGE 4 SHERIDAN WYO RODEO Attendance up slightly compared to last year BY TRAVIS PEARSON SHERIDAN Sheridan WYO Rodeo attendance and payouts increased in 2015, and local businesses relayed a strong week in sales. Rodeo President Zane Garstad reported preliminary attendance figures of 21,900, a small jump from 21,700 in Total payouts eclipsed $300,000, another increase over last year s $288,000. It was a great success, he said. Again, we were very pleased with our attendance. Our contestant turnout was great. Our Saturday performance was one of the best we ve seen in quite some time. Garstad lauded parachutist Dana Bowman and the Indian Relay Races as fan favorites that garnered numerous positive comments this year. Other popular Rodeo Week events, the Street Dances, were also well attended in 2015, organizer Brad Townsend said. Attendance figures were not available at press time, but Townsend said both nights attracted thousands of people downtown. On Friday night, I thought it was down a little bit compared to last year, he said. On Saturday, the attendance was good, equivalent to what it was last year. Many local businesses, especially those downtown, rely on WYO Rodeo as one of the strongest weeks of the year in Sheridan. Hotels fill up and some restaurants and boutiques generally see upticks in sales. This year did not disappoint. SEE RODEO, PAGE 4 Antelope Butte Summer Festival draws crowds despite cool weather Above: Josh Hanson sings and plays his guitar Saturday during the Antelope Butte Summer Festival. The festival, in its second year, features running and biking events, music, food and beverages to help fund the re-opening of Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area in the Bighorn Mountains. Right: John Gaviotis carries his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Thea, on his shoulders while enjoying the Antelope Butte Summer Festival Saturday in the Bighorn Mountains. Attendees experienced some cooler weather and rain showers, but many stuck it out for the event. MIKE PRUDEN THE SHERIDAN PRESS Jackson begins process for anti-discrimination measure 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Riverton RIVERTON (AP) A gunman walked into a rear door at an alcohol detoxification center in Riverton and began shooting, killing one person and seriously injuring another, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene Saturday in which the gunman went through the Center of Hope Alcohol Detoxification Center aiming at clients and firing shots, then left the building and surrendered to police. Officers converging on the building around 4 surrounded a shirtless, heavyset man who held his hands in the air, the Riverton Ranger newspaper reported. Police didn t identify the man, and no motive has been released, but they said the suspected gunman is not affiliated with the detox center. The injured man was in pretty bad shape, police Capt. Eric Murphy said. Police did not return phone calls Sunday seeking more details. Police were called about a report of an active shooter, and residents of the facility were told to hide in a bathroom to protect themselves, the Ranger reported. One man told the newspaper the gunman tried to break into his room. SEE SHOOTING, PAGE 4 JACKSON (AP) A measure banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is up for discussion for the first time in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Mayor Sara Flitner proposed the law after a similar measure passed in May by lawmakers in Laramie, where police say University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was targeted and beaten to death in 1998 because of his sexual orientation. The Jackson ordinance is up for discussion Monday at City Hall in what Flitner says is the first step in a long process. She said the measure could come up for a vote as early as August. Wyoming lawmakers rejected a statewide anti-discrimination bill before adjourning the legislative session in March. Scan with your smartphone for latest weather, news and sports The Sheridan Press 144 Grinnell Ave. Sheridan, WY Today s edition is published for: Marcine Kvidahl of Sheridan PEOPLE 5 PAGE SIX 6 ALMANAC 7 SPORTS B1 COMICS B4 CLASSIFIEDS B5
2 A2 Open 0720.qxp_A Section Template 7/20/15 10:30 AM Page 1 A2 THE SHERIDAN PRESS MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015 Montana's big recreation ranches a hot sale item BILLINGS (AP) The market for large recreation properties in Montana has been active this year, according to one real estate firm. "This market is hot," said Dave Johnson, a partner in Hall & Hall real estate in Bozeman. "There's a lot of action." So far this year, Johnson said Montana has seen six sales of properties valued at $15 million or more. "That is in stark contrast to the previous eight years," he said. Among the big sales Hall & Hall has overseen is the 10,600-acre Chimney Rock Ranch west of Big Timber along Lower Deer Creek for $17.5 million and the Willow Creek Ranch west of Livingston, where more than 18,000 acres sold for $22.5 million. The company also finally closed on a deal that sewed up three ranches in the Shields Valley. The last acquisition for that East Coast landowner was the 9,600-acre Master Key Ranch for $16.9 million. "These are luxury purchases obviously," Johnson told The Billings Gazette. "To put that into context, prior to this year there were some recreational properties starting to sell, but they were all in the $1 million to $3 million range." Johnson said the recent sales are a sign of buyers' increased confidence in the U.S. economy. He noted that some of the properties had been on the market for years with no offers. None of the purchases that went through Hall & Hall's offices this year are under threat of being subdivided, Johnson said. Hall & Hall has offices in other western states, but Johnson isn't hearing of the same level of activity in other nearby states, partly because there are fewer properties on the market. "Montana stands out in that regard," he said. "Wyoming is getting more attention, but not much like this." Along with availability, Johnson said Montana also remains a good value for price per acre, but not typically as low as Wyoming. The other difference is the Montana properties are typically larger than in states like Colorado. "I think that's an attraction, bigger is better," he said. Montana properties still listed on the company's website are such high-end offerings as the Dome Mountain Ranch adjacent to the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park for $25 million; the Crazy D Ranch near Big Timber for $15.5 million; and the Yellowstone Springs Ranch in the Paradise Valley for $9.7 million. ALISA BRANTZ THE SHERIDAN PRESS Breakfast at Antelope Butte Campers gather for a pancake breakfast Sunday morning at the base of the Antelope Butte ski runs. Members of the Kiwanis donated the use of their pancake breakfast station as another fundraising aspect to the second annual Antelope Butte Summer Festival, which raises money to reopen the old ski resort as a year-round recreation area. WYOMING BRIEFS Forest Service OK moves resort closer to new gondola JACKSON (AP) A proposed new gondola and 15 other projects on the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort have won preliminary approval from the U.S. Forest Service. Bridger-Teton National Forest officials have signed off on a draft decision finding of no significant impact from the projects, which range from a zip line to expansion of the Casper restaurant. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the tentatively approved plans are now subject to public review and comment. Bridger-Teton supervisor Patricia O Connor said in a statement that the resort s improvement plan provides enhanced winter and summer opportunities while avoiding unnecessary sprawl in the backcountry. O Connor s decision would allow the ski resort to build the 4,500-foot Sweetwater gondola. Wyoming water and climate data accessible online LARAMIE (AP) Water managers and water users in Wyoming now have easier online access to climate, weather, snowpack, stream flow and state water development information. The new Wyoming Water and Climate Web Atlas was developed by the Water Resources Data System at the University of Wyoming. The work was done in conjunction with UW s Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center and the Wyoming Water Development Commission. UW s Chris Nicholson says the goal is to allow Wyoming s water users and managers to find as much information as they can, in one spot, on one of the state s most precious resources. Nicholson says the Web atlas allows users to visualize different water and climate data resources in specific geographic regions, and then retrieve information related to that area. University of Wyoming Trustees discuss budget CHEYENNE (AP) University of Wyoming trustees have established employee compensation, retention and an improved financial accounting system as the top priorities for the budget draft. The proposed budget will total about $156 million. The UW Board of Trustees this past week analyzed and discussed several priority items, most with an estimated funding amount. The Laramie Boomerang reports that much of the discussion circled around how receptive the Wyoming Legislature and the Governor s office would be to individual line items. Trustee John McKinley says employee compensation for both staff and faculty through salary and benefit increases is currently the No. 1 priority. The draft budget is scheduled for further discussion and possible amendments during an Aug. 5 UW trustees conference call. Small plane crash north of Buffalo Bill Reservoir CODY (AP) The Park County Sheriff s Office says there appear to be no survivors after a small twin-engine plane crashed near Buffalo Bill Reservoir, northwest of Logan Mountain. The sheriff s office says the plane went down Saturday afternoon. Salt Lake City air traffic control monitors contacted the Park County Sheriff s Office and said the plane had suddenly dropped off their radar. Ground teams reached the scene, but recovery was suspended due to darkness. The sheriff s office said Sunday due to the condition of the crash site, the identity of the plane as well as the identity or number of victims could not be confirmed. The crash is still under investigation. Get your Press on the Web at
3 A3 Open 0720[#2]THIS ONE.qxp_A Section Template 7/20/15 10:25 AM Page 1 MONDAY, JULY 20, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A3 Scrap of white cloth is found to deter deer JACKSON (AP) A couple of Jackson Hole wildlife researchers who set out to test how well roadside reflectors keep deer away from traffic have made a surprising discovery: white canvas bags are an even better deterrent. Researchers suspect the effect might have something to do with the white tails of deer. Corinna Riginos and Morgan Graham recently presented findings from a three-year Wyoming Department of Transportation-funded study that assessed deer-vehicle collisions along three stretches of highway in the Bighorn Basin. The research analyzed the behavior of deer and how frequently they were being hit where post-mounted wildlife warning reflectors were set along the road. As a control, white and black bags were also fitted over the reflectors. What we see is we have the highest number of carcasses... in places where reflectors were covered with the black bags, Riginos said. We have intermediate levels where the reflectors are exposed, and the lowest levels of carcasses where the reflectors are covered with the white bags. The implication here is that reflectors covered with white bags are about 65 percent more effective than reflectors with the black bags, she said. That s pretty stunning, actually. Apart from crossings overpasses and underpasses there s nothing 65 percent effective out there. The project also analyzed patterns of deer-vehicle collisions on Wyoming highways between 2008 and 2013, and resulted in a hotspot map that summarized the frequency of accidents all around the state. Deer hit on Wyoming roads cost $44 million to $52 million a year when accounting for injury, damage and lost wildlife value, the study said. Weighing differences in road characteristics, how deer use the land and habitat, Riginos and Graham found five variables that were the best predictors of collisions.</p><p>traffic volume and the speed limit were the most important factors relating to the nature of the road. Statewide there was on average a doubling in deer hit by motorists when the speed limit went from 55 to 75 mph, and a doubling in traffic volume resulted in a 35 percent jump in collisions, Riginos told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. Places where deer migrated through and wintered were the best predictors of collisions. As for land use, the presence of cropland made for the likeliest deervehicle collision hot spots. The reflector portion of the study tested the effectiveness of Streiter- Lite red glass deer delineators that cost $8,000 to $10,000 per mile to install, not factoring maintenance. That s much cheaper than wildlife crossings paired with fences, which can cost millions of dollars. The white bags, made from 10- ounce cotton duck canvas, cost even less, just $1.50 a sack. Sticking a white bag on a post was much more cost-effective than putting a Swarovski crystal reflector on there, Riginos said. The reason why white bags are a better deterrent than reflectors is an open question, but Riginos suggested it could be related to how deer react to various colors. White, she said, is also the color of the underside of deer tails, which deer flash as a warning sign to other deer. Spokesman: Depression may have led to Tenn. killings CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) A Kuwait-born man who shot and killed five service members in Tennessee was first treated by a child psychiatrist for depression when he was 12 or 13 years old, a family representative said. The representative, who spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity to avoid unwanted publicity, said 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez also fought drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help clean himself WASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War. The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties on July 20 came into force just after midnight Sunday and the diplomatic missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections to embassies. When clocks struck 12:00 in Washington and Havana, they tolled a knell for policy approaches spawned and hardened over the five decades since President John F. Kennedy first tangled with youthful revolutionary Fidel Castro over Soviet expansion in the Americas. Without ceremony in the predawn hours, maintenance hung the Cuban flag in the lobby of the State Department alongside those of other nations with which the U.S. has diplomatic relations. The historic shift will be publicly memorialized later Monday when Cuban officials formally inaugurate their embassy in Washington and Cuba s blue, red and whitestarred flag will fly for the first time since the countries severed up. The representative said relatives of Abdulazeez believe those personal struggles are at the heart of last week s killings at a pair of military sites in Chattanooga. They do not know of anything else to explain it, said the representative, who has been involved with the family since the shootings. The claim fits a pattern of behavior by Abdulazeez that includes a drunken driving arrest earlier this year and the ties in Secretary of State John Kerry will then meet his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, and address reporters at a joint news conference. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana plans to announce its upgrade to embassy status in a written statement on Monday, but the Stars and Stripes will not fly at the mission until Kerry visits in August for a ceremonial flag-raising. Shortly after midnight, the Cuban Interests Section in Washington switched its Twitter account to say embassy, one of a series of similar changes being made to the two country s social media accounts. In Havana, the U.S. Interests Section uploaded a new profile picture to its Facebook account that says US EMBASSY CUBA. And, Conrad Tribble, the deputy chief of mission for the United States in Havana, tweeted: Just made first phone call to State Dept. Ops Center from United States Embassy Havana ever. It didn t exist in Jan And yet, though normalization has taken center stage in the U.S.-Cuba relationship, there remains a deep ideological gulf between the nations and many issues still to resolve. Among them: thorny disputes such as loss of a job over a failed drug test. Several years ago, relatives tried to have Abdulazeez admitted to an in-patient program for drug and alcohol abuse but a health insurer refused to approve the expense, said the representative. He was medicated like many children are. Through high school and college he did a better job sometimes than others staying with it, the representative said. JUSTIN SHEELY THE SHERIDAN PRESS Lining up at the Senior Olympics billiards tournament Jacky Jones sets her sights on the ball during the Wyoming Senior Olympics billiards tournament Thursday at Rails Brews and Cues. 5 decades later, US-Cuba diplomatic ties restored over mutual claims for economic reparations, Havana s insistence on the end of the 53-year-old trade embargo and U.S. calls for Cuba to improve on human rights and democracy. Some U.S. lawmakers, including several prominent Republican presidential candidates, have vowed not to repeal the embargo and pledged to roll back Obama s moves on Cuba. Still, Monday s events cap a remarkable change of course in U.S. policy toward the communist island under President Barack Obama, who has sought rapprochement with Cuba since he first took office and has progressively loosened restrictions on travel and remittances to the island. Obama s efforts at engagement were frustrated for years by Cuba s imprisonment of U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross on espionage charges. But months of secret negotiations led in December to Gross s release, along with a number of political prisoners in Cuba and the remaining members of a Cuban spy ring jailed in the United States. On Dec. 17, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced they would resume full diplomatic relations. (ISSN X) Published Daily except Sunday and six legal holidays. 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4 A4 THE SHERIDAN PRESS MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015 SCSD3 budget fairly steady for upcoming fiscal year 2016 BY CASSIDY BELUS SHERIDAN Sheridan County School District 3 will see little change in its general budget for fiscal year Overall, the total budget remains similar to last year s, operating at $3.85 million dollars as opposed to FY15 s $3.9 million. For the 2016 budget, business manager John Camino s main focus was to decrease expenditures. The district has struggled financially over the past few years, needing to dip into reserves for FY15. Receiving the external cost adjustment this year has improved the district s situation, Camino said, however SCSD3 will still need to be cautious. We just need to be fiscally sound with our money, he said. While the major maintenance fund seems to have doubled to $204,000, much of last year s funds were carried over. In reality, the district only received a grant for $107,000 this year. We knew some of the projects coming down would be pretty expensive, Camino said. So, we saved [from last year s major maintenance budget]. The School Facilities Commission required SCSD3 to fix various issues such as damage to its bus barn, updating its restrooms and repairing water damage to the Arvada school. Most of the major maintenance funds will be spent this year. Even with the slight decrease in the General Fund budget, as well as an $11,000 decrease in capital projects, SCSD3 is seeing increases in various budgets. Now that the district is participating in the Bridges Grant program, it received $40,000 for special revenue, kicking the total from $80,000 last year to $120,000 this year. Additionally they ve increased the activity funds budget by $5,000 to a total of $80,000. In order to save money, Camino was able to decrease the food service fund from the estimated $140,000 to $134,000. SCSD3 was able to add another step to the district employees salary schedule. Although admissions have decreased, the state uses an average of the past three years which cushioned the fall in average daily membership funding, leading to a smaller drop in funding. With several employees bottoming out on steps and lanes, Superintendent Charles Auzqui said the district saw fit to add an $800 increase for employees at the bottom of each column. This increases a teacher s salary from $52,200 to $53,000 after 15 years if they have a bachelor s degree. Teachers with master s will climb from $61,800 to $62,600 at his/her 21st year. With few major changes in the fiscal year 2016 budget, it was passed unanimously on Wednesday, by the school board and will take effect for FY16. Stars sign autographs at Longmire Days RATES: No increase last year FROM 1 John Bishop, who plays the character Bob Barnes, signs autographs during Longmire Days in Buffalo Saturday. REPORTS ZACHARY WHITE THE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday Activated alarm, 1000 block Long Drive, 12:14 Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block West Fifth Street, 5:52 Saturday Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 11:49 a.m. Activated fire alarm, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 3:54 Sunday RMA assist, 500 block East Seventh Street, 11:52 a.m. RMA assist, 1600 block Terra Avenue, 6:24 ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday-Sunday No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Friday Admissions Baby boy Busby, Sheridan; Fallon A. Busby, Sheridan; baby boy Kola, Sheridan; Emersyn Rae Annabelle Stockton, Sheridan No dismissals reported. Saturday Admissions Marissa K. McGuire, Sheridan Dismissals Baby boy Busby, Sheridan; Fallon A. Busby, Sheridan; Alexis R. Kola, Sheridan; baby boy Kola, Sheridan; Cyrita Martini, Sheridan, Utah; Fitz William Warner Martini, Sheridan, Utah; Oliver Rush Warner Martini, Sheridan, Utah Sunday Admissions Reagan M. Allred, Sheridan; Nathan Allred, Sheridan; Summer Kay McGuire, Sheridan Dismissal Emersyn Rae Annabelle Stockton, Sheridan SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Friday DUI (citizen report), North Main Street, midnight Parking complaint, West Burkitt Street, 3:20 a.m. Found property, West Burkitt Street, 7:03 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, Broadway Street, 7:32 a.m. Careless driver, Russell Drive, 9:06 a.m. Abandoned vehicle, South Sheridan Avenue, 9:59 a.m. Juvenile out of control, Coffeen Avenue, 10:30 a.m. Accident, Coffeen Avenue, 11:28 a.m. Dog at large, East Fifth Street, 11:51 a.m. Accident, South Thurmond Street, 12:21 Theft (cold), West Timberline Drive, 12:53 Tree/shrub violation, North Sheridan Avenue, 1:02 Vehicle identification number inspection, West 12th Street, 1:18 Welfare check, Coffeen Avenue, 2:05 Domestic, Mydland Road, 2:18 Theft (cold), Coffeen Avenue, 2:20 Traffic complaint, Sheridan area, 2:34 Fraud, Taylor Avenue, 2:44 Death investigation, South Sheridan Avenue, 3:14 Animal welfare, North Main Street, 3:28 Dog bite, Huntington Street, 3:35 Dog at large, Kendrick Park, 5:47 Animal welfare, Coffeen Avenue, 6:52 Reckless driver, Smet Avenue, 6:57 Public intoxication, West Fifth Street, 8:08 Reckless driver, Sheridan area, 8:10 Welfare check, Sheridan area, 8:30 Theft (cold), Gladstone Street, 8:44 Malicious destruction, Coffeen Avenue, 9:15 DUI, North Brooks Street, 9:55 Drug activity, West 12th Street, 10:06 Suspicious vehicle, Coffeen Avenue, 11:07 Saturday Noise complaint, North Main Street, 12:08 a.m. Trespass in progress, North Main Street, 1:07 a.m. Bar check, Broadway Street, 1:30 a.m. Burglary (cold), North Main Street, 8:03 a.m. Phone harassment, West Fifth Street, 8:14 a.m. Stolen vehicle (cold), West 11th Street, 8:27 a.m. Theft from vehicle (cold), North Mountain View, 10:10 a.m. Barking dog, Fifth Street, noon Welfare check, Sheridan area, 12:10 14th Street, 12:57 14th Street, 12:57 DUI, North Brooks Street, 4:09 Damaged property, Coffeen Avenue, 4:15 Welfare check, Coffeen Avenue, 5:01 Removal of subject, North Main Street, 5:13 Accident, Bellevue Avenue, 5:16 North Gould Street, 7:24 Threats (cold), East Sixth Street, 7:53 Harassment, Wyoming Avenue, 8:21 Dispute, North main Street, 8:57 Agency assist, Sumner Street, 9:26 Battery, East Timberline Drive, 9:35 Domestic, Crook Street, 11:58 Sunday Noise complaint, North Main Street, 12:32 a.m. Domestic, Sheridan area, 12:49 a.m. East Fifth Street, 2:45 a.m. Verbal domestic, Avoca Place, 3:25 a.m. Dog at large, East Montana Street, 8:31 a.m. Theft (cold), Coffeen Avenue, 9:12 a.m. Welfare check, North Gould Street, 10:04 a.m. Dog at large, Fifth Street, 10:31 a.m. Filthy premises, South Carlin Street, 10:49 a.m. Welfare check, Sibley Circle, 11:35 a.m. Animal found, Spaulding Street, 11:56 a.m. Welfare check, Champion Drive, 12:55 Damaged property, North Main Street, 2:38 DUI (citizen report), Burkitt Street, 4:39 Drugs, Sheridan area, 5:06 Reckless driver, Burkitt Street, 5:48 Medical, Terra Avenue, 6:21 Domestic, West Brundage Street, 8:39 Malicious destruction, North Main Street, 8:58 Avoca Place, 9:19 Traffic complaint, Avoca Place, 10:14 Welfare check, North Main Street, 11:11 SHERIDAN COUNTY SHERIFF S OFFICE Friday Theft (cold), Badger Creek Road, 10:07 a.m. Domestic disturbance, West Loucks Street, 2:30 Wyoming Highway Patrol assist, Beatty Gulch Road, 5:58 Information, Cottonwood Drive, 7:06 Welfare check, Pompey Creek Road, 8:18 West 15th Street, 8:39 Saturday Noise complaint, Gillette Street, Ranchester, 2:40 a.m. SEE REPORTS, PAGE 7 Commissioners seemed baffled at first by the blunder. To ignore the one that wasn t collected sets us back in our finance plan, really significantly, County Commissioner Steve Maier said. Because a percentage on a percentage on a percentage really grows. In the end, Liesinger said the joint powers board would have to decide what they want to do to fix the situation. The fact is the ball got dropped, and I don t know how exactly to handle that in terms of going back to the city and asking them to do whatever, Liesinger said. SHOOTING: Armed with handgun FROM 1 The man said the shooter looked through a window at him, pointed his gun at him through the window, and attempted to open the door. The unidentified man said the shooter wasn t able to open the door and he proceeded to another part of the building, armed with what the witness identified as a.45-caliber handgun. The witness said he saw shell casings on the floor outside his room. After the shootings, authorities gathered the center s remaining occupants on the sidewalk across from the building. Many were upset, and several told the newspaper they would refuse to reenter the center that night, even if it meant defying a court order. The facility offers three days of close observation, 14 days of social detoxification, and up to three months of transitional living to its residents, including some people who are sent there by judges. RODEO: Some businesses say it s the biggest week of the year, others say it s normal FROM 1 Bruce King, with King s Saddlery and a WYO Rodeo emeritus board member, said the Main Street shop had as much traffic as we could handle. It was spectacular, he added. King said contestants came down after the morning slacks and kept the store buzzing throughout the week. On Friday and Saturday, an influx of tourists of which numbers were up quite a bit, King estimated added to the hustle and bustle. P.O. News & Flagstaff Café owner Chad Franklin said WYO Rodeo 2015 was on par with other years and continued a strong run of summer events in Sheridan County. It s always a great week, he said. We enjoy the people. There s an art to dealing with the crowds like that. Being at capacity for an extended period of time means the restaurant stocks up on food, ramps up staffing and takes it one day a time. Of course, not every business gets a huge Rodeo Week bump. Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing and Communications Ryan Koltiska said while some of the organization s members report huge weeks, others report average weeks or minimal increases. It is always, depending on the business, a great week, for downtown especially, he said. But we did hear from some of our businesses that Rodeo Week is not their best. All in all, from powwows to parades and all the events in between, individuals reported another great WYO Rodeo Week. I think the rodeo board just does a great job, Franklin said. It s a huge undertaking.
5 A5 People 0720.qxp_A Section Template 7/20/15 10:27 AM Page 1 PEOPLE MONDAY, JULY 20, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A5 Robert, Liz Lewis celebrate 50th anniversary FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN Robert and Liz Lewis of Sheridan celebrated 50 years of marriage Sunday. The couple was married July 19, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Vietnam War. He retired from employment with the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years. She worked for Sheridan Memorial Hospital for 21 years and a Sheridan County school district for three years before retiring in The couple has three children: Shannon (Bob) Hufnagel of Okarche, Oklahoma; Carol (Michael) Muro of Charlottesville, Virginia; and Synda Debolt of Lander. They have four grandchildren. The couple will celebrate with a family trip in the fall. FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN The seventh season of Vaudeville at the WYO Theater has commenced and another performance of The New Vaudevillians will be offered Wednesday. Ron Kensey is back as emcee, along with Kathy McNickle and the New Vaudevillians Band. Vaudeville is a series of "up to 5 minutes" upbeat, high energy acts including singing, dancing, magic, standup comedy, sketch comedy, animal acts, tightrope walking, Robert and Liz Lewis of Sheridan celebrated 50 years of marriage Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO New Vaudevillians to be offered Wed. Museum at Nixon s library gets makeover acrobatics and unusual circumstances. Each performance this summer will feature different acts and all shows are familyfriendly. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling or online at For more information or to ask about participating, call the WYO Theater or McNickle at The theater is located at 42 N. Main St. YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) The museum dedicated to Richard Nixon s presidency is getting a makeover. The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum said Monday that the galleries in California s Orange County are getting a $25 million upgrade to add more audio and video features and interactive touchscreens common to most modern museum exhibits to appeal to younger, tech-savvy visitors. The galleries have been little changed since the museum opened in 1990, except for an exhibit on the Watergate scandal that opened in The current exhibits are scheduled to close Sept. 28 and reopen in fall Pickleball featured as the activity of the week at ParkFit FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with pickleball at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Sheridan County Fairgrounds Taco John s and Good Times Prime Rate Motors Starbucks Coffee Mullinax Construction Farmers Co-op Holiday Station Stores Big Horn Beverage Quick Printing THANK YOU! This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity. Each session begins at 12:10 For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at Fish hatchery personnel to speak at Wyoming Wednesday this week Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events. The events are free and open to all. The next event will feature Wyoming Fish Hatchery personnel as they reveal activities that occur at the Story Fish Hatchery. Get your Press on the Web at Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Sponsors Perkins Family Restaurant Warehouse Market Albertson s WalMart Ridley s McDonalds ABC Signs City of Sheridan Sheridan Printing
6 PAGE SIX A6 THE SHERIDAN PRESS MONDAY, JULY 20, things to know today FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Your daily look at latebreaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S., CUBA RESTORE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS The Cuban flag is set to fly outside what is now the country s embassy in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in PEOPLE KILLED IN EXPLOSION IN TURKEY No one has claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurred in the southeastern city of Suruc near the Syrian border. 3. GREEK BANKS REOPEN, BUT LIMITS REMAIN Many restrictions on transactions, including cash withdrawals, remain, while new taxes mean coffee, tea and even condoms all cost more. 4. ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS RECRUIT NEW GENERATION The extremist group enlists teens and children using gifts, threats and brainwashing, according to AP interviews with residents who fled or still live in IS-held territory in Syria and Iraq. 5. UNDER OATH, COSBY PROVIDES DETAILS ON WOMANIZING Transcripts from a deposition help show that the comic actor was a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes. 6. DEPRESSION MAY HAVE LED TO TENN. KILLINGS Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez also fought drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help clean himself up, a family spokesman says. 7. GOP SHEDS CAUTIOUS APPROACH TO TRUMP His rivals spend much of the weekend condemning his comments and suggesting he is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief. But the tycoon simply may not care. 8. WHO IS READY TO ENDORSE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL The U.N. Security Council is set to adopt a resolution approving the accord and adopt measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions against the Iranian economy. 9. WHAT BLOCKS TRAFFIC TO AND FROM ARIZONA An elevated section of Interstate 10 collapses amid heavy rains in the California desert, injuring one driver and halting travel for thousands. 10. BROADWAY AUDIENCE SMARTPHONE FAUX PAS GET SPOTLIGHT Some theater-world insiders say it s time to educate, rather than scold, spectators who are used to interactivity and may not be steeped in theater etiquette. Views from up Steamboat Point KRISTEN CZABAN THE SHERIDAN PRESS Steamboat Point in the Bighorn Mountains offers sweeping views after an approximately one-mile hike up steep terrain. LOCAL BRIEFS FROM STAFF REPORTS WWA summer outings continue SHERIDAN The Wyoming Wilderness Association will continue its series of 17 free summer outings across Wyoming, several of which will occur around Sheridan County. A variety of terrains will be traversed, led by experts in the field. Hikers will learn about wild land policies, wilderness characteristics and development threats. The next local offering will be a strenuous ranch-to-ranch picnic hike in the Bighorn National Forest on Saturday. Please be aware of the hike difficulty ratings and guage your interest accordingly. Not all hikes allow dogs and prior permission must be obtained from WWA. If allowed, all dogs must be on a leash. Typically space is limited to 12 participants. TUESDAY EVENTS Those attending are asked to RSVP. To sign up for an outing, call WWA at or DSA to hold annual meeting Wednesday SHERIDAN The Downtown Sheridan Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the community room at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 121 S. Main St. This meeting will introduce new board members, elect new officers, recap the past year s activities and discuss future projects. The annual meeting of the DSA is open to all members of the community who are interested in the future of Historic Downtown Sheridan. For more information on DSA, see or call All day, Wyoming Theater Festival, wyomingtheaterfestival.com for specific times, titles and locations 10-11:30 a.m., Tidbit Tuesday, Sheridan County Museum, 850 Sibley Circle 5, Miss Wyoming Outstanding Teen Send-Off, Powder Horn Clubhouse, 23 Country Club Lane, $50 for adults, $30 for children 7-9, Bluegrass Old Timey Jam Performance, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. 7:30-9, Concerts in the Park, band shell, Kendrick Park TIPPED OVER Songwriter, music producer Buddy Buie dies in Alabama ATLANTA (AP) Perry Buddy Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and then fuel its success with the lyrics he wrote for the band, has died. He was 74. Buie died Saturday, said Chip Chapman, owner of Chapman Funeral Home in Eufaula, Alabama, which is handling arrangements. A memorial service is planned for 1 CDT Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Eufaula, the funeral home said. Singer Rodney Justo, one of the band s original members, remembers how Buie brought him and other musicians together to form the Atlanta Rhythm Section in the early 1970s. He calls me one day, and he says I have an idea Rodney, and I d like you to be a part of it, Justo recalled on Sunday. He said I want to get all the top musicians in the South, put them together and build a super group. Atlanta Rhythm Section was Buddy s dream, Justo added. He wanted a band that he could produce, manage, write songs for and to be a vehicle for his songs. The band had wide influence, and they helped define the Southern Rock genre with other bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, according to Buie s biography in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Though Buie is known for his work with the Atlanta Rhythm Section, he has also written or co-written numerous hits performed by artists such as Carlos Santana (the song Stormy ); Gloria Estefan ( Traces ); and Garth Brooks ( Mr. Midnight ), according to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Buie, a native of Dothan, Alabama, was once Roy Orbison s road manager, Justo said. Over the years, Buie created many of his songs in a small fishing trailer on a creek in the Eufaula area, according to the biography, which credits him with writing or co-writing hundreds of songs. Buie wrote many of them with his old friend James J.R. Cobb, 71, who was also a member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The two would retreat to the fishing trailer to get away from outside distractions. We would stay up late, sometimes write all night, Cobb said in a telephone interview Sunday. There wasn t a phone to ring and no one to bother us. The pair began writing songs together in the mid-1960s, and were still getting together to create music as recently as about six months ago, Cobb said. He estimates that they wrote at least 100 songs and possibly more than that. Eddie Owen, a longtime music promoter in the Atlanta area, said I don t think there are many native Atlantans over 40 that weren t influenced by his songs and work. Though he was involved in many aspects of the music business, Buddy wanted to be a songwriter that s his thing, said Justo, 70, who first met him more than 50 years ago. He was also an intensely loyal person who built and nurtured lasting relationships in the music industry, Justo said. Buddy was a very loyal kind of guy and loved loyalty, Justo added. He used to tell me that people forget their beginnings. TODAY IN HISTORY FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. On this date: In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States convened in Richmond, Virginia. In 1917, the World War I draft lottery went into operation. In 1923, Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa was assassinated by gunmen in Parral. In 1944, an attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion only wounded the Nazi leader. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago. In 1954, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into northern and southern entities. In 1965, the Bob Dylan single Like a Rolling Stone was released by Columbia Records. In 1968, the first International Special Olympics Summer Games, organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, were held at Soldier Field in Chicago. In 1976, America s Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars. In 1989, Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest by the military government of Myanmar. In 1990, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, one of the court s most liberal voices, announced he was stepping down. In 2012, a gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people. (Defendant James Holmes was found guilty on 165 counts, after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.) Ten years ago: A day after being tapped by President George W. Bush, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts paid courtesy calls on senators while a conservative group purchased TV ad time in support of his nomination and abortion rights groups staged protests. Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty the engineer in the original Star Trek TV series and several movies, died in Redmond, Washington, at age 85. The competition show So You Think You Can Dance premiered on Fox. Five years ago: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted almost totally along party lines, 13-6, to approve Elena Kagan to be the Supreme Court s fourth female justice. Actress Lindsay Lohan began a 14-day jail sentence reduced from 90 due to overcrowding for violating probation in 2007 drug case. One year ago: Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders who said the rebels were tampering with the site. Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam, closing with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. Thought for Today: We may well go to the moon, but that s not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us. Charles de Gaulle, French statesman ( ).
7 A7 Almanac 0720.qxp_A Section Template 7/20/15 10:55 AM Page 1 ALMANAC MONDAY, JULY 20, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A7 DEATH NOTICES Jack B. Wilson Jack B. Wilson, 92, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Sheridan Manor. Online condolences may be written at Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. From 4 Animal incident, Cottonwood Lane, Story, 10:22 a.m. Agency assist, East 14th and North Gould streets, 12:57 Shots, Highway 87, Banner, 2:45 Theft (cold), West 16th Street, 2:47 Threats, Forest Service Road, 5:46 Fireworks, Decker Road, 9:37 Open door, West Third Street, 10:25 East Second Avenue, Dayton, 11:45 Sunday DUI, Halway Lane and Highway 14 West, Dayton, 12:36 a.m. Noise complaint, Sheridan area, 12:58 a.m. Dayton Street, Ranchester, 8:59 a.m. Knode Road, 10:20 a.m. Domestic, Rawhide Drive, Banner, 10:44 a.m. Reckless driver, Highway 87 Banner, 1:01 Shots, Fischer Drive, Banner, 1:04 Fight, West 13th Street, 8:33 Drugs/possession, Highway 335, 10:25 Welfare check, Wyarno Road, 10:48 ARRESTS Names of individuals arrested for domestic violence or sexual assault will not be released until those individuals have appeared in court. Friday Stacy Markle, 35, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, DWUS, warrant, circuit court, arrested by SPD OJaylan Jackson, 40, Sheridan, disorderly conduct public intoxication, municipal court, arrested by ZACHARY WHITE THE SHERIDAN PRESS Movie in the park snuggles Bryan Belus and Lela Belus share a laugh while watching Ice Age in Kendrick Park on Friday. REPORTS CONTINUED SPD Teresa Diane Mann, 57, Sheridan, DWUI, driving without interlock device, possession of marijuana, circuit court, arrested by SPD Saturday David Corey Wasson, 20, Douglas, open container, possession of marijuana, interfere with officer, circuit court, fireworks in city, municipal court, arrested by SPD Mary Anne Cureton, 51, Sheridan, DWUI, circuit court, arrested by SPD Noah Carter Hensley, 43, Sheridan, DWUI, open container by vehicle operator, speeding, circuit court, arrested by WHP Sunday Felisa Lorraine Smith, 40, Sheridan, bench warrant (contempt of court), municipal court, arrested by SPD Douglas Scott Amend, 24, Sheridan, probation violation/revocation, district court, arrested by SPD Felisa Lorraine Smith, 40, Sheridan, bench warrant (contempt of court), municipal court, arrested by SPD Jacob R. Kekich, 22, Sheridan, disorderly conduct 2x (public intoxication, resisting arrest), municipal court, arrested by SPD David Eugene Heiling, 36, Ranchester, compulsory auto insurance, DWUI, circuit court, arrested by SCSO Marjorie Ann Bordeaux, 31, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, child endangering, circuit court, arrested by SPD April J. Bretzman, 28, Banner, failure to maintain lane of travel, DWUI, circuit court, arrested by SPD JAIL Today Daily inmate count: 75 Female inmate count: 17 Inmates at treatment facilities (not counted in daily inmate count): 0 Inmates housed at other facilities (not counted in daily inmate count): 3 Number of book-ins for the weekend: 14 Number of releases for the weekend: 11 Highest number of inmates held over the weekend: 77 Charter the Sheridan Trolley! Add a touch of nostalgia to your event! Just $110 an hour (2 hour minimum) gets you and 30 of your friends and family to your destination. Call to reserve your trolley today! Here are the results of Saturday s Power Ball lottery drawing: Winning numbers: ; Power Ball 33 Powerplay 3x Estimated jackpot: $80,000,000 Joyce M. Tippie Joyce M. Tippie, 81, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her residence with family by her side. Online condolences may be written at Arrangements have been entrusted with Champion Funeral Home. Michelle Sanders Michelle Sanders, 45, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30, on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the VA Chapel. Online condolences may be written at Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. SERVICE NOTICES Dylan J. Crossland Funeral services for Dylan J. Crossland, 25 year old Kaycee man who died Friday morning, July 17, 2015, in a 4-wheeler accident south of Buffalo, will be held Wednesday July 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the Harold Jarrard Park Building in Kaycee with Reverend Danny Davis and Pastors Matt Davis and Dave Largent officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 until 9:00 and at the Harold Jarrard Park Building in Kaycee the day of the funeral from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.. Donations in Dylan s memory may be made to the Dylan Crossland Music Scholarship Fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at Thomas Anthony Bush Thomas Anthony Bush, 63, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 5:30 on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the First Congregational Church with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. Online condolences may be written at Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. 5-Day Forecast for Sheridan TONIGHT TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Partly cloudy with a shower 53 A stray afternoon thunderstorm Almanac Sheridan County Airport through Sunday Times of clouds and sun Partly sunny Sun and Moon Comfortable with sunshine The Sun Rise Set Temperature Today 5:41 a.m. 8:47 High/low...85/46 Tuesday 5:42 a.m. 8:46 Normal high/low...88/54 Wednesday 5:43 a.m. 8:45 Record high in 1960 Record low...45 in 1993 The Moon Rise Set Precipitation (in inches) Today 10:24 a.m. 11:01 Tuesday 11:22 a.m. 11:28 Sunday " Wednesday 12:20 11:55 Month to date " Normal month to date " Year to date " First Full Last New Normal year to date " Big Horn Mountain Precipitation 24 hours through noon Sunday " July 23 July 31 Aug 6 Aug 14 UV Index tomorrow a 10a 11a Noon 1p 2p 3p 4p 5p The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. Shown is the highest value for the day. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Weather on the Web For more detailed weather information on the Internet, go to: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc Regional Weather Cody 58/85 Billings 61/92 Lovell 58/90 Basin 57/92 Worland 54/91 Regional Cities Hardin 61/95 Parkman Ranchester 54/86 59/88 Dayton SHERIDAN 57/87 53/88 Big Horn 57/92 Story 54/82 Thermopolis 52/88 Buffalo 57/86 Shown is Tuesday's weather. Temperatures are tonight's lows and Tuesday's highs. Kaycee 51/87 Broadus 63/93 Clearmont 57/90 Gillette 58/89 Wright 60/87 Tue. Wed. Thu. Tue. Wed. Thu. City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Billings 92/62/t 92/62/t 81/58/pc Laramie 74/48/t 74/51/c 80/50/s Casper 87/54/t 86/58/s 88/53/s Newcastle 85/58/t 87/60/pc 90/58/s Cheyenne 75/54/t 78/59/c 85/58/s Rawlins 77/53/t 78/53/s 80/51/s Cody 85/59/t 83/61/t 77/56/c Riverton 84/58/t 84/59/pc 83/57/pc Evanston 76/52/t 75/54/t 75/52/s Rock Springs 76/54/t 76/55/t 76/53/s Gillette 89/58/t 90/62/pc 88/54/s Scottsbluff 83/60/t 87/60/t 94/62/s Green River 79/55/t 79/51/t 82/52/s Sundance 82/59/t 85/62/pc 84/57/s Jackson 78/46/t 72/48/t 67/44/c Yellowstone 72/41/t 67/43/t 61/39/c Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. National Weather for Tuesday, July 21 Shown are Tuesday's noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.