Notice is hereby given that on March 1, 2021, Kelsey Teichert LLC d/b/a The Gold Buckle Grill, filed an application for a retail liquor license in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Cokeville for the following described building at 10812 US Hwy 30 Building A in Cokeville, Wyoming. Protests, if there be any again such a license, will be heard at a public hearing before the Town of Cokeville Town council at 7:00p.m. On the 12 of April, 2022.
PUBLISHED: March 29, April 5, 2022 03294
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed BIDS for a general contract for the South Lincoln Special Cemetery District - Diamondville Cemetery Storage Building Access Driveway consisting of approximately the following items:
Provide and install approximately 335 square yards of 6-inch-thick concrete paving, road base, sod & topsoil removal, geotextile fabric, imported fill, concrete crack sealing, sprinkler adjustments and 12” Dia. CMP.
A Pre-bid conference will be held at 10:30 a.m., April 6, 2022, at the South Lincoln Special Cemetery District’s Office, 530 Fossil Butte Dr., Kemmerer, WY 83101.
Sealed BIDS will be received by South Lincoln Special Cemetery District’s Office, 530 Fossil Butte Dr., Kemmerer, WY 83101 until April 12, 2022, 3:00 p.m. local time, at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:
The South Lincoln Special Cemetery District Office
The office of Crank Companies, Inc. at:
Physical Address Mailing Address
41 US Hwy. 30/189 P.O. Box 365
Diamondville, Wyoming 83116 Diamondville, WY 83116
307-877-9093 (Phone) 307-877-6351 (Fax)
Copies of the plans which including instructions to bidders, bid form, bid security, bonding and insurance requirements, and in-state contractor preferences may be obtained at the offices of Crank Companies, Incorporated at the address given above upon payment of $15.00 for each set, which payment will not be refunded.
All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted to ENGINEER in writing. Questions received after 4:00 p.m., April 7, 2022, may not be answered. Only questions answered by Addenda will be binding. Oral and other interpretations or clarifications will be without legal effect.
The OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Bids may not be withdrawn after the time fixed for opening them.
South Lincoln Special Cemetery District, Kemmerer, Wyoming
(s) Allen Harwood, Chairman
PUBLISHED: March 22, 29, 2022 03226
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Default has occurred on a Promissory Note dated September 30, 2013 in the original principal amount of $1,890,000.00, and a Promissory Note dated January 13, 2012 in the original principal amount of $1,500,000.00, payable by Hout Fencing of Wyoming, Inc. (the “Notes”). The Notes are secured by a Mortgage given by Hout Fencing of Wyoming, Inc. (the “Mortgagor”) to Security State Bank, dated August 17, 2012, recorded August 30, 2012 in Book 792, Pg. 735, Receiving # 966531, as modified by a September 30, 2013 Mortgage Modification, recorded October 3, 2013 in Book 821, Pg. 629, Receiving # 943553, and a July 28, 2014 Mortgage Modification, recorded August 11, 2014 in Book 837, Pg. 503, Receiving # 977909, of the real property records of the Lincoln County, WY Clerk (the “Mortgage”). The entire balance owing on the Notes is now due and payable.
No suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued.
Security State Bank will have the Mortgage foreclosed by causing all interests of the Mortgagor in the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff of Lincoln County to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 a.m. on April 12, 2022 on the front steps of the Lincoln County Courthouse, located at 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming. As of February 22, 2022, the amount due and owing on the Notes is calculated to be $2,430,634.73, plus interest thereafter of $345.25/day, plus costs and attorney fees. The mortgaged property that will be offered for sale is described as follows:
Lot 28 in the Kemmerer Industrial Park No. 1, located in the City of Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming, filed September 4, 1980 as Instrument No. 545087 in the office of the Lincoln County Clerk, with an address of 1012 Sublette Dr., Kemmerer, Wyoming.
The mortgaged property being foreclosed may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale and any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid.
DATED: March 3, 2022
James R. Belcher
Wyoming Bar # 5-2556
Crowley Fleck PLLP
111 West 2nd Street, Suite 220
Casper, WY 82601
Attorneys for Security State Bank
PUBLISHED: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2022 03153
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct new wind turbines and update collector lines at the existing Rock River I Wind Energy Facility as more fully described below:
RMP is a public utility, as defined in Wyo. Stat. §37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), providing retail electric service under certificates of public convenience and necessity issued by the Commission. RMP is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §37-2-112.
On March 8, 2022, the Company filed an Application together with supporting testimony and exhibits requesting a CPCN to: [i] acquire generation plant assets; [ii] construct new wind turbines and associated infrastructure to replace the 50 previously installed wind turbines; [iii] update and install new 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collector lines as well as meteorological instrumentation and communication infrastructure; and [iv] make other upgrades, as necessary, to existing switchgear and control equipment as well as limited road realignments necessary for access to new turbine locations at the existing Rock River I project site (the Rock River Project). The Company’s Application included a Petition for Confidential Treatment and Protective Order.
The existing Rock River I facility is owned by Terra-Gen, LLC (Terra-Gen) and Shell Wind Energy Inc. (Shell). The Company has negotiated a Purchase and Sale Option Agreement (PSOA) with Terra-Gen and Shell to acquire all of its interests in the Rock River facility to allow the Company to repower the site if the Commission approves this Application. The Rock River Project will be adjacent to the Company’s High Plains/McFadden Ridge Wind Energy Project and will share its operation and maintenance facilities as well as certain site infrastructure. Once the Rock River Project is complete, 100 percent of the output from the Foote North Project will be used to serve the Company’s customers.
In its Application, RMP states that the Rock River I Project is a time limited opportunity that provide benefits to customers by qualifying the new wind turbines for federal production tax credits, which expire 10 years after a facility’s commercial operation date. To achieve these benefits, the Company estimates construction of the new turbines to be complete by October 2024. The estimated total cost for the Rock River I Project is approximately $93 million. RMP intends to finance the Rock River I Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. You may review the Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during business hours or online at: https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17017).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do so, in writing, on or before April 14, 2022. Petitions shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please mention Docket No. 20000-613-EN-22 in all correspondence with the Commission.
If you wish to participate in this matter and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711.
PUBLISHED: March 29, April 5, 2022 03291
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for authority to revert the Blue Sky Block value to 100 kilowatt hours (kWh) from 200 kWh, as more fully described below.
RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
On February 17, 2022, RMP submitted its Application requesting authority to revert the Company’s Renewable Energy Rider - Blue Sky Program value to 100 kWh from 200 kWh for tariff Schedules 70 and 72, effective May 1, 2022. The Company’s Blue Sky Program is offered to Wyoming customers through Schedule 70, Renewable Energy Rider Optional (Sheet Nos. 70-1 and 70-4), and Schedule 72, Renewable Energy Rider- Optional Bulk Purchase Program (Sheet Nos. 72-1 and 72-4). The Company seeks to revert the Block size to 100 kWh from 200 kWh due to the increasing price of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).
Participation in the Blue Sky Program is optional for Wyoming customers who want to offset their energy usage requirements with renewable energy by purchasing blocks of bundled renewable energy certificates (RECs). Customers purchase RECs to ensure their energy consumption consists of renewable energy. The Company then retires those purchased RECs on the customer’s behalf and maintains Green-E certification of the Blue Sky Program. Currently, the Company’s tariff defines “Blocks” as 200 kWh of renewable energy. The Company requests the Block value revert to 100 kWh of renewable energy from 200 kWh in order to address market fluctuations. Customers will continue to have the right to purchase as many Blocks as they desire.
Schedule 70 provides customers with the opportunity to purchase Blocks at $1.95 per month. Schedule 72 provides a bulk purchase option for larger customers at $0.70 per month per Block, plus $1,500 per year fixed charge, customers must purchase a minimum of 1,212 Blocks per year.
According to RMP the forecast for 2022 indicates that if the block size remains at 200 kWh, the Blue Sky Program will have just enough funds to cover both REC purchases and administrative funds, but limited funds would be available for community renewable project grants. Conversely, if the block size reverts to 100 kWh, REC purchases will be halved.
This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business offices throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours or at: https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17001).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before April 8, 2022. Intervention petitions and requests for a public hearing shall set forth the grounds on which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-611-ET-22 (Record No. 17001) in your communications.
Dated: March 8, 2022.
PUBLISHED: March 29, April 5, 2022 03151
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP or the Company) Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct new wind turbines and update collector lines at the existing Foote Creek II-IV Wind Energy Facility. The public hearing is set to commence on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
On October 12, 2021, the Company filed an Application together with supporting testimony and exhibits requesting a CPCN to [i] acquire generation plant assets, [ii] construct new wind turbines and associated infrastructure to replace the 64 previously installed wind turbines; [iii] update existing 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collector lines and install new meteorological instrumentation and communication infrastructure; and [iv] make other upgrades, as necessary, including to existing switchgear and controls equipment and limited road realignments necessary for access to new turbine locations, at the existing Foote Creek II-IV project site (the Foote Creek North Project).
In its Application, RMP states that the Foote Creek North Project is a time limited opportunity that provides benefits to customers by: [i] making full use of existing Company wind energy lease rights at a previously developed wind energy facility to continue energy production using larger, more efficient turbines; and [ii] qualifying the new wind turbines for federal production tax credits (PTCs), which expire 10 years after a facility’s commercial operation date. To achieve these benefits, the Company estimates construction of the new turbines to be complete by October 2023. The total cost for the Foote Creek North Project is approximately $82 million. RMP intends to finance the Foote Creek North Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital. The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, and Powder River Basin Resource Council intervened and requested a hearing.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules. All interested persons may appear and be heard, in person, by video or telephone conference, or through counsel appearing in person or by video or telephone conference.
Attend Zoom Meeting and actively participate at:
Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing:
1 253 215 8782 US or 1 669 900 9128 US
Meeting ID: 894 7720 7020
Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.
If you wish to attend the hearing and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-606-EN-21 in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to https://psc.wyo.gov/calendar/livestream at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing.
PUBLISHED: April 5, 12, 2022 04012
STATE OF WYOMING ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF LINCOLN ) THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF )Probate No. PR-2022-13-DC
MICHEAL LEROY RICHARDSON, )
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO: ALL PERSON INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MICHEAL LEROY RICHARDSON:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 30th day of March, 2022, the persons claiming to be the distributees of Micheal Leroy Richardson, deceased, filed with the above Court an Application for Decree in the above-captioned matter requesting the Court to establish the right and title to certain real property located in Lincoln County, Wyoming, and to distribute said real property to the applications pursuant to Wyoming Statutes, §2-1-205.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any objection to the Application must be filed with the Clerk of District Court within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication of this Notice, and if no objections are filed thereto, the Court will then proceed to determine if the facts stated in said application are true and undisputed and whether a decree establishing the right and title in and to the real property described in said Application should be entered and the real property distributed to said applicants. Any interested person shall be given the opportunity to object to said Application.
DATED this 30th day of March, 2022.
Kenneth D. Roberts
CLERK OF COURT
PUBLISHED: April 5, 12, 2022 04053
Notice is hereby given that on February 28, 2021, Pilot Travel Center #760, filed an application for a retail liquor license in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Cokeville for the following described building at 10501 US Hwy 30 in Cokeville, Wyoming. Protests, if there be any again such a license, will be heard at a public hearing before the Town of Cokeville Town council at 7:00p.m. On the 12 of April, 2022.
PUBLISHED: March 29, April 5, 2022 03293
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN AND FOR LINCOLN COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING
IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP )
ZOIE DAWN BURRUP, )
A Minor (DOB 1/6/2016) )
RALLIE J. BURRUP, ) Case No.: PR-2022-12-DC
A Minor (DOB 6/7/2018) )
DANIEL R. CHRISTENSEN AND ROBYN E. )
NOTICE OF VERIFIED PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID GUARDIANSHIP:
You are hereby notified that on the 24th day of March 2022, a Verified Petition for Appointment of Guardianship, was filed by Petitioners and proposed guardians Daniel R. Christensen and Robyn E. Christensen, in regard to minor children; Zoie Dawn Burrup and Rallie J. Burrup, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, Wyoming.
Notice is further given that any person who objects to the Petition shall file a written objection with the Court and request a hearing on the matter, or in the alternative a decree by default may be entered in this matter and the Court may appoint the proposed guardians of the minor children as petitioned.
The putative father of the minor children, Zachary J. Burrup’s was unable to be served with the Petition, and his last known address was An objection to the Petition shall be filed before the expiration of the later of twenty (20) days after the mailing of this notice, or thirty (30) days after the date of last publication. If no timely objection is filed, or if a party fails to appear at any hearing, the Court may enter a decree establishing the appointment of the guardians of the minor children as stated above.
Dated: March 24, 2022.
John J. Starcevich, W.S.B. 7-5829
Edwards Law Office, P.C.
P.O. Box 5345
Etna, WY 83118
Attorney for the Petitioner
PUBLISHED: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 2022 03292
CITY COUNCIL MEETING MEETINGS
March 14, 2022
The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 14th day of March, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Mayor William Thek, Councilmember Robert Bowen, Councilmember Dale Hicks, Councilmember Bill Price, Councilmember Mark Quinn Councilmember Eric Rudy, and Councilmember Jamie Thornock.
Motion was made by Councilmember Thornock to approve the agenda as presented; seconded by Councilmember Hicks and unanimously approved by Council.
VISITOR’S COMMENTS AND PETITIONS:
Representative Scott Heiner reported on the recent legislative session in Cheyenne.
Susie Roberts was presented with the 2021 Citizen of the Year Award from the Kemmerer Police Department. Sue Giorgis, Vice Chair of the Fossil Basin Promotion Board, presented the Fossil Basin Promotion Board 2021 Yearly Report. Florian Herrmann, Casey Adams, and Danella Myers of Herrmann Global gave an update on the FBPB content strategy, social media management, and paid digital 2018-2022.
Motion was made by Councilmember Hicks to approve the items on the consent agenda as presented; seconded by Councilmember Price and unanimously approved by Council. Those items were:
(a) approval of the minutes of February 28, 2022, as presented;
(b) approval of the payment of the bills and payroll payments as presented:
15415 UMWA $264.80 15416 Wyoming Retirement System $15,614.54
15417 Salzman, Aaron 12.00 15418 Ace Hardware 81.62
15419 All West Communications 213.90 15420 Baldwin, Christopher 24.00
15421 Bridger Valley Propane 671.70 15422 City of Kemmerer 1,453.60
15423 Combs, Tyler 24.00 15424 Communication Tech., Inc. 850.50
15425 First Bank of Wyoming 5,358.41 15426 Freedom Mailing Services, Inc. 823.12
15427 Hansen, Brigham & Kyla 60.50 15428 Harris Law Office, PC 1,250.00
15429 Harris, Samuel 60.50 15430 Intermountain Fire Protection 100.00
15431 Kemmerer Gazette 237.33 15432 Lincoln County Sheriff Office 2,360.00
15433 LogMeIn Comm., Inc. 377.36 15434 Netwize 1,623.25
15435 Norco, Inc. 12.32 15336 One-Call of Wyoming 1.50
15437 Peterbilt of Wyoming 68.92 15338 Pope, Sara 24.00
15439 Ricoh USA, Inc. 585.94 15340 Rocky Mountain Power 8,940.30
15441 Safe Checks 540.58 15342 Salzman, Rosa 168.00
15443 Sandberg, Tanner 60.00 15344 Shums Coda Associates 480.00
15445 Southwest Doors, Inc. 237.95 15346 Verizon Wireless 602.85
15447 Wagner & Wagner, Inc. 6,599.33 15348 Wex Bank 163.71
15449 Wheeler Machinery Co., Inc. 1,256.93 15450 WYDOT-Financial Services 0.56
3/2/22 Federal Tax Deposit-ACH 10,479.25 3/2/22 Payroll Deposit-ACH 36,931.84 3/2/22 Orchard Trust-ACH 725.00 3/2/22 ICMA-ACH 50.00
(c) Authorize the Mayor to sign the lease at Old Town Hall with McKell Littlefield.
(a) Motion was made by Councilmember Hicks to appoint Mark Vickery to the Zoning Board for a term to expire on 12/31/2024, seconded by Councilmember Rudy and unanimously approved by council.
(b) Motion was made by Councilmember Bowen to approve the All West blanket excavation fee and bond for the final phase (2022) of the fiber project in an amount not to exceed $11,524.00; seconded by Councilmember Hicks and unanimously approved by council.
(c) Motion was made by Councilmember Hicks to enter into a planning contract with JUB on a yearly basis in an amount not to exceed $15,000; seconded by Councilmember Price and unanimously approved by council.
(d) Motion was made by Councilmember Hicks to Pass on 1st Reading Ordinance No. 2022 869, Amending Section 23-59, Water/Sewer Requirements, and Section 18-8; Required for Occupied Land Within Two Hundred Feed of Public Sewer; Exceptions; seconded by Councilmember Bowen and unanimously approved by council.
Dale Hicks verbally resigned as the City liaison to the Fossil Basin Promotion Board.
(e) Motion was made by Councilmember Bowen to give the Town of Diamondville a 60 day notice of the request to dissolute the Kemmerer-Diamondville Fossil Basin Promotion Board; seconded by Councilmember Hicks. The mayor then called for the question. Those voting “Yea” were Councilmember Bowen, Councilmember Price, and Councilmember Hicks Those voting “Nay” were Councilmember Quinn, Councilmember Rudy, and Councilmember Thornock. Mayor Thek broke the tie with a “Nay” vote. Motion failed.
Brian Muir, City Administrator, made comments to the Council. Councilmember Thornock, Councilmember Hicks, Councilmember Price, and Councilmember Bowen made comments. Mayor Thek made comments.
There being no further business before the Council, Councilmember Price made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilmember Hicks and unanimously approved by Council; 9:43 p.m.
CITY OF KEMMERER, WYOMING
BY: MARK QUINN,
PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL
PUBLISHED: April 5, 2022 4011