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Sublette Examiner
Volume 3, Number 31 - October 30, 2003
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Public Notices

County of SublettE }
State of Wyoming }ss
Receipts and Disbursements of the County of FUND BALANCES
Sublette in the State of Wyoming, for the
Period of July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 General County $8,922,711
Prepared under the provisions of W.S. 18-3-515 Cash Reserve $2,724,271 Reserves $2,510,913
RECEIPTS: Fire Districts $938,659 Library $6,029
Property Taxes-county share $22,950,625 Fair $3,410
Delinquent taxes collected $50,169 Airports $94,001
Interest collected on taxes $37,033 Museum $1,982
Tax costs $2,460 Recreation $6,386
Motor Vehicle taxes $2,379,568 Weed & Pest $1,073
PILT $442,097 Rural Health Care $25,547
Forest Reserve $180,680 Cemetery Districts $3,866
Royalty and Gas Taxes $705,680 Mosquito Abatement Dist $2,350
State Reimbursements $317,787 12 Mill School Foundation $153,284
Sales & Use Tax reimb $3,288,661 School Dist #1 $251,641
Collected for other agencies $42,421,226 School Dist #1 Bond/Interest 0
County offices collections $1,139,815 School Dist #9 $149,652
Interest collected $380,627 School Dist #9 Bond/Interest $36,463
Misc $754,283 Towns $3,282 $75,050,711 Improvement Districts $2,151
Irrigation Districts $12,442 DFS $1,839 Predatory Animal $-
DISBURSEMENTS: Taylor Grazing #5 $109,617 Lodging Tax JP Board $71,113
County warrants paid $15,929,007 Motor Vehicle-state $11,306
Library $534,413 Motor Vehicle-county $1,098,173
Rural Health $2,277,865 Sales/Use Tax $125,268
Fair Board $303,195 Abandoned Vehicles $34,018
Museum $151,450 $17,301,448
Airport $75,000
Recreation $716,422
Weed & Pest $100,360
Cemetery Boards $284,945
Special Districts $175,271
Towns $200,403 STATEMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
Fire Districts $843,944 BONDED INDEBTEDNESS AS OF
Predatory Animal $12,105 30, 2002
Snow Machine fees-state $2,459 District #1 Outstanding 0
Motor Vehicle-state $435,318 District #9 Outstanding $1,995,000
Sales Tax-state $1,153,478
Taylor Grazing #5 $5,486 Cash & Deposits-Including Cash on
12 Mill School Foundation $13,589,494 hand, CD's, Time accounts, Checking
School Dist #1 $23,882,353 accounts, Federal securities, State and
School Dist #9 $12,575,587 Local Government securities-June 30, 2002
School Bond & Interest #1 0 $24,624,456.00
School Bond & Interest #9 $1,068,982
Fines to schools $212,673
Misc $143,238 $74,673,449
Published in the Sublette Examiner October 30 & November 6, 2003

STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE )
OF HELEN FRANCES ATWOOD, )
Deceased )
PROBATE NO. 1887
NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL
TOO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED N SAID ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that on Sept. 30, 2003, the last will and testament of said decedent was admitted to probate by the above-named court and that HELENA LINN was appointed personal representative thereof on Oct. 23, 2003. Any action to set aside said will must be filed in said court within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred.
Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said decedent or to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to HELENA LINN, c/o Wood Law Office, P.O. Box 130, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941.
Creditors having claims against said decedent or the estate are required to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers in the office of the Clerk of the District Court, on or before three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice, and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred.
DATED this 23rd day of October, 2003.
/s/ Ralph E. Wood
Attorney for Personal Representative
Published in the Sublette Examiner Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 2003.

Notice OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE
Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of October, 2003, John Copeland applied for an application for a retail liquor license n the office of the Clerk of the Town of Big Piney, Wyoming, for the following described place and premises, to wit: Concrete block building located on lots 7 and 8 of Block 3 of the original Townsite of Big Piney, Wyoming, and protests, if any, against the issuance of this license will be heard Nov. 24, 2003, at 7 p.m. at the town hall in council chambers in Big Piney, Wyoming.
/s/ Vickie Brown, Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, and 20, 2003.

Notice OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE
Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of October, 2003, Carol Copeland applied for an application for a retail liquor license n the office of the Clerk of the Town of Big Piney, Wyoming, for the following described place and premises, to wit: Metal building located on lot 9, Black 3, of the original Townsite of Big Piney, Wyoming, and protests, if any, against the issuance of this license will be heard Nov. 24, 2003, at 7 p.m. at the town hall in council chambers in Big Piney, Wyoming.
/s/ Vickie Brown, Clerk
Published in the Sublette Examiner Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, and 20, 2003.

Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Regular Meeting - Unofficial minutes
Sublette County Courthouse
Pinedale, Wyo.
October 13, 2003 7:30 p.m.
Walt Bousman, president of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District, chaired this meeting. This meeting was held in the courtroom of the Sublette County Courthouse, Pinedale, Wyo. Bill Barney, vice-president, Jerry Jensen, secretary/treasurer, Mary Lynn Worl, trustee, and Garry Eiden, trustee, were in attendance, Jauna McGinnis, clerk, took the minutes.
Others in attendance:
Pinedale Clinic: Dr. Alex, Lesta Winer
Pinedale EMS: Kris Bacheller
Big Piney EMS: Katie Krieger, Wendy Gaston, Jody Yeary, Steve Fisher
Attorney: Ed Wood
Press Reps: Cat Urbigkit, Sublette Examiner, Jeanette Blosel, Pinedale Roundup
Others: John Mortenson, Julie Maxam, Kathy Summerall, William Belveal, Jim Washam
CALL TO ORDER
Walt Bousman called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. and set the agenda. Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the agenda as discussed. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
MINUTES/PHYSICIAN CHECKS APPROVAL
Jerry Jensen motioned to accept the September regular meeting minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
Bill Barney motioned to accept the September special meeting minutes. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
After the board reviewed the physician checks, Bill Barney motioned to approve the physician checks. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
GENERAL BUSINESS
FISCAL YEAR 2003 AUDIT REPORT
John Mortenson presented the fiscal year 2003 audit report to the board. A management letter was discussed with suggestions for facsimile signatures, allowance account, and security measures for inventory control. Mr. Mortenson indicated next year's audit will include a major accounting issue, GASB 34, which will require fixed assets to be placed in a format to calculate depreciation. Jauna McGinnis is to contact Mortenson Stevens to set up a consultation in relation to this new accounting issue.
Bill Barney motioned to accept the audit report. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
KATHY SUMMERALL
Kathy Summerall voiced her concerns regarding a billing issue at the Pinedale Clinic, which she felt should be a public concern. She was not in agreement that her husband was charged for two office visits in one day. Lesta Winer also stated the clinic's position regarding the billing issue, indicating it is allowable and not fraudulent. It was discussed that the board contracts with each clinic and has no say with how they run their business, yet it would be ethical for the physicians to interact with and aid their customers at all levels.
QUESTION/ANSWER WITH ATTORNEY
The board asked the attorney to define "day-to-day operations." The chairman, who is an executive, is able to make limited decisions for things that need direction on an on-going basis. But he has no authority to take action that requires board action. It was asked if the board can appoint certain individuals to do things. This can be done to a certain extent as long as it does not involve board action. It was asked if the board could determine general consensus by individual contact. It is limited but can't be used to bypass a meeting. If the chairman is indisposed, then the vice-chairman steps in. It was also discussed what was considered a meeting. If the board has called a meeting for an official purpose for business of this board, then it is a meeting. He advised the board to be cognizant of chance gatherings.
It was suggested this should be done when new board members are elected.
PHYSICIAN BUSINESS
COPY MACHINE
Lesta Winer asked the board for the ability to purchase a copy machine for the Pinedale Clinic.
Discussed whether to lease or buy, and the useful life of the machine, and companies.
After discussion, Jerry Jensen motioned to approve up to $4,000 to come out of the $2,000/month allotment for a copy machine. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
FLOOR SCALE
Crystal Norris contacted the clerk earlier and indicated the budgeted amount for the floor scale was not sufficient.
After discussion, Bill Barney motioned to approve the purchase of the floor scale with the extra amount to be used from the $2,000/monthly allotment. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
EMS BUSINESS
SIGN UPDATE
The sign for the Pinedale Ambulance Barn is in place.
HEALTH INSURANCE
Jessica Covell has been released by her physician to return to work. She will be paying for her monthly insurance amount plus $50 for the balance.
DISPATCH ISSUES
The board indicated when dispatch issues arise, the board members should be addressing the issue with the Sheriff's Office, not EMTs. The policy regarding how calls are dispatched was discussed. The board decided to table this issue in order to determine a solution.
NEW HIRES
Katie Krieger presented the name of Bill Krieger for hire. Garry Eiden motioned to hire Bill Krieger. Motion seconded by Bill Barney and carried unanimously.
Kris Bacheller presented the name of Stephen Wight for hire. Garry Eiden motioned to hire Stephen Wight. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
APPLICATIONS
Jerry Jensen asked to modify the applications to include a place for the medical director to sign indicating their willingness to sponsor. The board agreed with this. Jerry Jensen motioned to change the applications to include the medical directors signature for approval. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
OTHER
Kris Bacheller had it clarified whether or not the part-time were to be paid for the on-call hours from 5-8 am and the lunch hour. Jauna McGinnis clarified it was for the full-time position because the part-time are paid for 12 hour days.
HEART MACHINES
Kris Bacheller inquired what to do with the old heart machines. The reasons for replacement were maintenance costs and obsolete parts. Ms. Bacheller indicated the Forest Service would be interested in the purchase of these machines. The board discussed the liability issues.
After discussion, Garry Eiden motioned to put them out for bid with the approval from Ed Wood along with a disclaimer. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
BUDGET ITEMS
Both EMS services indicated they are in the process of obtaining their budgeted items.
TRAILER
Katie Krieger reported she knows a couple contractors who would be interested in the repair work, but not until December or January.
HELICOPTER PAD
The Marbleton Helipad needs better lighting. It has already been pre-approved to install lighting for the pad. Bill Barney motioned to appoint Garry Eiden and Bill Barney to get the information necessary to make a decision. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
ADVERTISEMENT
Jauna McGinnis put an advertisement together for the full-time EMT positions. Bill Barney motioned to accept the advertisement. Motion died for lack of a second. After discussion, Bill Barney, motioned to accept the advertisement with the change that the word "personal" is struck out and the "sleeping quarters" section be deleted. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
After discussing the options for advertising, Bill Barney motioned to broad-base advertise for four weeks. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
Jerry Jensen motioned to advertise through the Internet if it is free. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
GENERAL BUSINESS CONTINUED
CLINIC ADDITION
Bill Barney was able to speak with each person in charge of the feasibility study for each architectural firm. He ascertained that Frank Swaans, who is associated with the Davis Partnership, had far more experience, intellectual grasp of the kind of problems this community will have and the methods in which to attack it. Although both are capable, feedback from the physicians and board members also indicated the Davis Partnership had a deeper grasp of the issues that would be relevant from their visits earlier this year.
Bill Barney motioned to engage the Davis Partnership to form the feasibility study on the requirements of the Pinedale Clinic and Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic. Discussion ensued. Motion died for lack of a second.
Jim Washam, Commissioner of the Wyoming Veterans Administration informed the board that once funds can be released, the administration plans to contract with the Pinedale Clinic and Afton Clinic to provide services for Veterans. Mr. Washam agreed to be a contact for the feasibility study.
The Davis Partnership has already indicated at the special meeting they would work closely with all parties involved to ensure the questions required by the Board are answered.
Bill Barney motioned to engage the Davis Partnership to do the feasibility study county-wide and include the potential of a hospital as part of it. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously.
MEETING TIME CHANGE
It was decided to leave the time as is.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MEETING
The board set the next policy and procedures meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Big Piney to address and finalize the EMT personnel and base pay scale policies.
BILLING PROCEDURES
The board reviewed the billing procedures of the district. Bill Barney motioned to table the discussion of the billing procedures. Motion seconded by Jerry Jensen and carried unanimously.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Jerry Jensen motioned to keep the same officers as is. Motion seconded by Garry Eiden and carried unanimously.
DISBURSEMENT APPROVAL
Bill Barney motioned to pay the bills as presented. Motion seconded by and carried unanimously authorizing vouchers for payroll and vendors numbered 3095 through 3182, DD3283-198 through 3302-1172 and EFT3283-7333 through 3303-1 totaling $161,027.90.
ADJOURNMENT
Without any further business, Jerry Jensen motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Mary Lynn Worl and carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:13 p.m.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Oct. 30, 2003.

BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS
CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING
The following matters will come before this Commission on Monday, NOVEMBER 17, 2003, at 9 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, or between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any of the subsequent days during which the Commission remains in session at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 777 West First Street, Casper, Wyoming.
Cause No. 9, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 611-2003, brought on the application of Roughrider Water, LLC, for an order authorizing pit treatment in Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta, Washakie and Weston counties, Wyoming.
The following matters will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2003, at 9 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, or between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any of the subsequent days during which the commission remains in session at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 777 West First Street, Casper, Wyoming.
Cause No. 3, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 551-2003, brought on the application of BP America Production Company for an order authorizing the drilling of the proposed Stud Horse Butte No. 920A well to test and produced from the Lance Pool, as defined by the commission's order in Docket No. 84-2003, in the SE1/4 of Section 20, Township 29 North, Range 108 West, 6th P.M., as an additional, increased density well, with a surface location anywhere within the SE1/4 of said Section 20, and a bottomhole location, at the producing interval in the Lance Pool, 1320 feet FEL and 1320 feet FSL, Section 20, Township 29 North, Range 108 West, with a 200' tolerance in any direction, and to authorize unrestricted production from such additional well from any portion of the Lance Pool, et al., all in the Jonah Field area, Sublette County, Wyoming.
Cause No. 3, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 552-2003, brought on the application of BP America Production Company for an order from the commission authorizing the drilling of the proposed Stud Horse Butte No. 9-15A well to test and produce from the Lance Pool, as defined by the commission's order in Docket No. 84-2003, in the SE1/4 of Section 15, Township 29 North, Range 108 West, 6th P.M., as an additional, increased density well, with a surface location anywhere within the SE1/4 of said Section 15, and a bottomhole location, at the producing interval in the Lance Pool, 1320 feet FEL and 1320 feet FSL, Section 15, Township 29 North, Range 108 West, with a 200-foot tolerance in any direction, and to authorize unrestricted production from such additional well from any portion of the Lance Pool, et al., all in the Jonah Field area, Sublette County, Wyoming.
Cause No. 3, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 561-2003, brought on the application of EOG Resources, Inc. for an order allowing three (3) additional wells in each previously created 40-acre drilling and spacing unit for the production of oil and gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Almy Formation underlying portions of Sections 14, 23, 25, 26, 35 and 36, Township 29 North, Range 113 West, and portions of Sections 2 and 3, Township 28 North, Range 113 West, all of the Big Piney Mesaverde Unit area, Sublette County, Wyoming.
Cause No. 1, Order No. 1, DOCKET NO. 562-2003, brought on the application of EOG Resources, Inc. for an order establishing approximate 40-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of oil and gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Almy Formation underlying portions of Sections 14, 23, 25, 26, 35 and 36, Township 29 North, Range 113 West, and Sections 2 and 3, Township 28 North Range 113 West, 6th P.M., with the permitted well locations as specified in the application, all in the Big Piney Mesaverde Unit Field, Sublette County, Wyoming.
Any interested party is entitled to appear at the aforesaid time and place to be heard by the commission. The applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 777 West First Street, Casper, Wyoming. If there are any protests, please make such known to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least three (3) working days before the hearing by filing a written objection.
DATED this 23rd day of October, 2003
Don J. Likwartz, Secretary
Published in the Sublette Examiner Oct. 30, 2003.

INVITATION FOR BIDS
TOWN OF BIG PINEY
BIG PINEY - MARBLETON
TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT
Bids are invited for the Big Piney - Marbleton Transmission Line Project for the Town of Big Piney, Wyoming.
The project includes approximately 5,000 lineal feet of 10-inch PVC water main, valving, connections to existing water mains and other appurtenances; approximately 100 lineal feet of culvert; fence gates and other related work.
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Big Piney will receive sealed bids prior to 2 p.m. MST on Friday, Nov. 14, 2003. at the Big Piney Town Hall, 401 Budd Avenue (P.O. Box 70), Big Piney, Wyoming 83113 for the Big Piney - Marbleton Transmission Line Project.
The contract documents are provided by:
RENDEZVOUS ENGINEERING, P.C.
P.O. Box 4858
25 South Gros Ventre Street
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
Tele: (307) 733-5252
Fax: (307) 733-2334
A $50 deposit is required for each copy of the contract documents. The deposit will be refunded for contract documents returned in good condition within ten (10) days after the bid opening.
Bids shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the maximum bid amount. Bid must be submitted upon the provided bid forms.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the Town Hall in Big Piney, at which time the construction documents and project plans will be made available.
The successful bidder shall provide performance and payment bonds for the full amount of the contract.
In accordance with State of Wyoming statutes, a five percent (5%) bid preference will apply to bids from Wyoming resident contractors.
The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities in the proposals.
Published in the Sublette Examiner Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2003.

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