Monday, March 29, 2010

BuRec set to increase releases above Yellowtail Dam Tuesday

At the request of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, a flushing flow will be provided on the Bighorn River below Boysen Dam, according to the Bureau of Reclamation.  The flushing flow is designed to flush fine sediments from the spawning gravels in the Big Horn River below Boysen Dam. 

Releases from Boysen Reservoir

March 30, 2010

0200 hours - Increase the release from Boysen Dam from the current release of approximately 700 cfs to 3,000cfs

0700 hours - Increase the release from Boysen Dam from approximately 3,000 cfs to 5,000 cfs.

1700 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 5,000 cfs to 3,000 cfs.

2000 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 3,000 cfs to 2,700 cfs.

2200 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 2,700 cfs to 2,450 cfs.

2400 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 2,450 cfs to 2,200 cfs.

March 31, 2010

0200 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 2,200 cfs to 1,950 cfs.

0400 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 1,950 cfs to 1,700 cfs.

0600 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 1,700 cfs to 1,450 cfs.

0800 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 1,450 cfs to 1,200 cfs.

1000 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 1,200 cfs to 950 cfs.

1200 hours - Decrease the release from approximately 950 cfs to 700 cfs.  Maintain the release of 700 cfs until further notice.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tomorrow's Chronicle: March 25, 2010

•Easter church services
•Help the mustang center
•Town Council looks at old hospital lot
•Wyoming unemployment
•Fatal semi crash
•The Shack needs help to win a Pepsi grant
•Linda Harp announces election bid
•Housing assessment presentation
•Fluctuation of water downstream of Boysen Reservoir
•Library roles changing
•Growing Peppers with Gary Emmett
•Cowley and Byron news
•Letters to the editor

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cornell, Missouri, Ga. Tech Extend NCAA Upset Trend

From NPR: Three more underdogs have had their day at the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mnozil brass

Wow oh wow, what a show! The best I've ever ever seen, anywhere
anytime. If you ever get a chance to see them live, go! Not jazz, not
pop, not classical, an all around grat show of music and comedy.
Muscianship was superb!

Sent from my iPod
Pat Parmer

Snow? And boy scouts.

Wish I hadknown that the scouts were coming today.

Sent from my iPod
Pat Parmer

Jazz in Park County this week

The 27th annual Northwest Jazz Festival gets underway Wednesday-Friday, March 17-19, in Powell, with performances by an Austrian brass ensemble and a Northwest College alum’s vocal group. Concerts are scheduled all three days.

Wednesday, March 17: The festival kicked off a 7:30 p.m. concert by M-pact, hailed as "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The Los Angeles-based a cappella sextet features the bass renditions of Trist Curless, a former NWC student from Cheyenne.

Thursday, March 18: The instruments change from voice to brass for the concert when the Mnozil Brass takes the stage this evening. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with the All-State Jazz Band followed by the NWC Jazz Band and then Mnozil Brass to close out the performance.  

Mnozil Brass

The seven-piece ensemble has been around since 1992. What began as a handful of players performing together in Josef Mnozil’s tavern in Vienna, Austria, has become so well-known in concert circles, the group now plays more than 120 concerts around the world each year.

Both concerts are being held in the Powell High School Auditorium.

Mnozil Brass tickets are $30. They can be purchased online by following the “Jazz Festival” link at, or in person at Cody Newsstand in Cody, the Northwest College Bookstore and Nelson Performing Arts Center on campus in Powell.

Friday, March 19: The festival’s best student performers are featured in a 3 p.m. concert in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Admission is free.
Yellowstone Jazz ALIVE! - Cody

The public will again be able to sample fine dining and great jazz in the third of the successful wintertime live jazz series on Saturday, March 20. Yellowstone Jazz ALIVE! continues as a service to the arts in the local area. As the festival, now celebrating its twenty-third year, presents this monthly event jazz lovers at a dining venue Cody area, according to a press release.

Craig Hall

Bozeman guitarist Craig Hall will be leading a trio performing jazz standards while diners enjoy listening to jazz at the Terrace on the west Cody strip. Montana-born guitarist (and acoustic bassist) Craig Hall has had a busy year, having played with Grace Kelly, Joey Caldarazo, Scotty Wright, Benito Gonzalez, Azar Lawrence, Dena DeRose and Eddie Marshall as well as a slate of in-state players, including the Bozeman early-swing jazz violin-based group "The String Jumpers." But this trio is his favorite outlet.

Other members of the trio will be drummer Adam Greenberg who has been playing music for more than 20 years. Adam led his own big band as well as playing with various groups in the Midwest, before moving to Montana. There he has landed in a wide variety of ensembles including the Montana Mandolin Society and the Jeni Fleming Group. Bassist Mike Carey studied at the UW-Madison Jazz Dept. under the direction of Richard Davis before migrating to Bozeman and has quickly become a top-call player for groups of all styles.

This series began in January this year and will continue through May. It is free, with no cover charge. Dinner reservations at Terrace can be made by calling 587-5868. For more information on these events, the artists, and dinner menus available please visit the festival website at
The Yellowstone Jazz Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts and also from private and business donors.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Eleutian featured on Fox

Eleutian Technology, an internet teaching company based in Ten Sleep, was featured recently in a FOX TV spot, "Investment Opportunities in Wyoming."

Click here to check it out.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Composting meeting tonight

The Town of Lovell will hold a meeting about composting as a possible alternative solution to burning yard waste in Lovell. Everyone is invited to attend and ask questions at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

Read the full story at

Friday, March 5, 2010

State Basketball

Twitter updates: scores in real-time.

It's time for the big tournament to decide the best teams in the state.

Lovell Lady Bulldogs - Third place
Defeated Southeast in a 36-26 defensive battle
Advance to semifinals against No. 1 ranked, undefeated Big Horn Friday.
Lost 43-37 against Big Horn.
Advance to third-place battle with Wyoming Indian Saturday.
Beat Wyoming Indian for third place. 

Lovell Bulldogs - Consolation
Lost 31-41 to Southeast Friday night.
Won against Tongue River, 57-48, Friday.
Advance to consolation final Saturday at noon against Moorcroft.
Defeat Moorcroft 49-47 for the consolation championship. 

Rocky Mountain Lady Grizzlies - Eliminated
Lost 24-37 to Tongue River Thursday.
Lost 37-42 to Pine Bluffs Friday morning, eliminated.
Thanks for a great season!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Governor announces he will not run for re-election

Gov. Dave and First Lady Nancy Freudenthal at the press conference this morning where the Governor announced he will not seek a third term. Photo courtesy  of Governor's office.


Gov. Dave Freudenthal issued the following statement after announcing he will not seek a third term at a press conference on Thursday, March 4, .

“We are here today, in part, to confirm that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2010.  This decision is not made lightly but enjoys strong support from my family.  I suspect this statement comes as no surprise to most observers of the Wyoming political scene,” Freudenthal said.
"The more important purpose of today is for Nancy and me to thank the Wyoming citizens for allowing us the opportunity to serve as your Governor and First Lady.  As I am fond of saying, in the end being Governor is still just a job – a unique one – but a job nonetheless,” the Governor said.
“We look forward to working with our successor later this year in a transition process which will be marked by a sense of cooperation and goodwill,” Freudenthal said.
“I also want to thank the many dedicated state employees, agency administrators and citizen members of the many state boards and commissions that have contributed to our success,” Freudenthal said.
“In the remaining ten months of my term, we will continue to serve the State to the best of our ability.  Although, I must admit that the time previously dedicated to campaigning will now be dedicated to simply enjoying the great people and unique outdoor lifestyle of Wyoming,” Freudenthal said.


“Governor Freudenthal has created a lasting legacy for our state," U.S. Senator John Barrasso said following the announcement. "There’s no question that Dave always puts Wyoming first. We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship and our state has excelled under his leadership.

“Bobbi and I wish Dave and Nancy all the best.”

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued a statement following the Governor's announcement:

“I appreciate the way Dave has worked with the delegation in Washington and me in particular. Cooperation gets a lot done for Wyoming. Dave has been a good spokesman and salesman for our state. His fiscal conservatism and his recognition of the power of the legislature has resulted in good things getting done and bad things from happening. Assuming the rest of the year goes well, Dave will be pleased with his legacy and I thank him for his service.”


Rep. Elaine Harvey (R-Lovell) released a statement Thursday following the Governor's announcement:

"Over the years, I have had many opportunities to work with Governor Freudenthal. Even though we have fundamental differences in philosophies, we have had an amicable working relationship.  He worked hard helping us have the resources and contacts to work with federal agencies to keep water in the lake.  He has supported projects for our area in his capacity of SLIB Chairman.  He knows where we are and has visited our schools and community.  I have appreciated his support in making our area an important part of the state.
The Republican Governors Association spokesman Tim Murtaugh released the following statement:

“Washington, DC Democrats had high hopes that Dave Freudenthal would run for another term, which would have required him to challenge state law and overturn the will of the people of Wyoming.  His decision further indicates that national Democrats are out of touch with real people, including those in the Cowboy State.

“Freudenthal is the latest in an increasingly long line of Democratic governors declining to seek re-election, which means Wyoming now becomes a prime pick-up opportunity for us.  The scary thing for Democrats is that incumbent governors in Ohio, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and Iowa are far worse positioned than Freudenthal was.”