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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF NIOBRARA, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE ) PROBATE NO. 2014-0189 OF ) JAY A. EBBERT, ) DECEASED. ) NOTICE OF HEARING IN FINAL REPORT, ACCOUNTING, AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION To all persons interested in the Estate of Jay A. Ebbert, deceased, take notice that the undersigned attorney for the estate did, on the2nd day of March, 2017, file in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court, Eighth Judicial District in Niobrara County, Wyoming, his Final Account and Petition for Distribution of the estate. Upon examination of the account and petition, you may file objections thereto in writing with the Clerk at any time on or before the 29th day of March, 2017. If no objections are filed thereto, the Personal Representative will make final settlement of the estate at the Hearing for Final Account and Petition for Distribution on the 3rd day of April, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Niobrara County Courthouse, Lusk, Wyoming, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. Dated this 10th day of March, 2017. /s/ Daniel H. Skavdahl Daniel H. Skavdahl, WSB #7-4769 Attorney for the Estate Skavdahl, Edmund & Stecher P. O. Box 156 Harrison, NE 69346 Telephone: 308-668-2466 Facsimile: 308-668-2467 Public Notice No. 4851 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 15 & 22, 2017.

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901-Legal Notices

NOTICE OF HEARING NOWCAP is requesting public comments on the proposed uses of the Community Service Block Grant funds for the 2017-2018 year. Anyone wishing to comment may do so by calling 1 (800) 442-2958 for Niobrara County or submit written comments to the address listed below. All comments must be received by May 31, 2017. These funds are allocated to assist low-income persons. Northwest Community Action Programs of Wyoming, Inc. PO Drawer 158 Worland, WY 82401 Public Notice No 4882 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 17, 2017.

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The 71st Annual meeting of the Members of Niobrara Electric Association, Inc. will be held at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds, May 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of: 1. Presentation of annual reports. 2. Election of three (3) Directors, each to serve a three (3) year term. Candidates nominated by the nominating committee are: District No. 1 (West) John Hester Lance Creek, WY District No. 2 (Center) Joel D Wasserburger Lusk, WY District No. 3 (East) Bill Wilson Harrison, NE Further nominations may be made as follows: By any fifteen (15) or more Members acting together may make other nominations by petition; or 3. Transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Only Members of this Association are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting, you may vote by using the proxy form, furnished with the Annual Report, which may be sent to the Secretary prior to the Annual Meeting or delivered directly to the Member designated by you as your proxy. No Member shall vote as proxy for more than (5) Members. Dated at Lusk, Wyoming this 27th day of March, 2017. NIOBRARA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. BY: David Keener Secretary-Treasurer Public Notice No 4881 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 17, 2017

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Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Citation Oil and Gas Corporation to conduct well completion and re-completion activities (F027728) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004492 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No 4880 Publish in the Lusk Herald on May 17, 2017.

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The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. County Attorney- Cally Lund, County Attorney, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. The group discussed the bill received from Jordan Towing for work he did during the flood with no authorization from the County. Cally said that absent a meeting, she didn’t think any one commissioner could act on behalf of the County. Executive Session- John moved to enter into Executive Session at 9:06 a.m. to discuss potential litigation. Pat seconded, motion carried. Pat moved to reconvene the regular session at 9:16 a.m. John seconded, motion carried. No action was taken. Cally then submitted a draft provision for the Brown Pit. Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman, joined the meeting. Pat asked if maybe we should check with other pit owners and do some kind of agreements with them regarding the use of their pits. Fred said that we own the permits on those pits but we would need to do an agreement on Dave Thomson’s pit. The group then discussed the preliminary agreement for event insurance for rental of the fair grounds. They discussed the need for a form explaining that vendors need insurance. Road & Bridge –Fred discussed road and bridge business. He said the headwalls on 28 Road are done. There is some cleanup, fencing and removal of equipment to be done and then Hout is done with the project. The week prior, Fred used the new tractor at the fairgrounds to work the arena and it performed very well. He is very pleased with it. Lance Creek Bridge- He said that the contractors on this project will try to pour concrete the first week in May. It needs to sit for ten days and then they will try to open the bridge by the third week in May, weather permitting. Fred said the temporary bridge is holding up pretty well and he plans on pulling it the second week of May, dependent on work done on the Lance Creek Bridge. Fred said that a landowner installed a new auto gate on Divide Road without his authorization. He said he will visit with them regarding this matter. Richard discussed the County Road Fund (CRF) and how those funds can be used. Historically, some funds have been transferred from the CRF to General County to assist with the purchasing new equipment for Road & Bridge. Richard said that this will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming Commissioners’ Association meeting in May to hopefully clarify the matter. Fred said his budget would allow for a down payment this fiscal year for a blade instead of waiting for next year to do it. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting and receipts from the Clerk of District Court for the month of March for $453.50. Alsco Service Rental Agreement- John moved to approve the agreement with Alsco for shop towels and coverall rentals. Pat seconded, motion carried. Wildland Fire Operating Plan- John moved to sign the plan. Pat seconded, motion carried. Emergency Management- James Santistevan, Emergency Management Coordinator, met with the Commissioners and discussed emergency management operations. He said that the Crook County Emergency Management Coordinator had quit so he would be offering his assistance if they need it. There being no further business, Richard adjourned the regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. to hold a Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No 4879 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 10, 2017.

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The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:03 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. Public Health Nurse- Sally Myer, Niobrara Public Health Nurse, met with the Commissioners to discuss letting WIC use her office one day a month. WIC is currently meeting in the Senior Center, but they feel that there isn’t enough privacy there. Sally said she works four days a week and WIC could use the office one day a month. The Commissioners did not have a problem with it and she said she would touch base with the hospital to see if they were in agreement. Road & Bridge –Road & Bridge Foreman Fred Thomas met with the Commissioners and discussed road and bridge business. He submitted an agreement between Wallace Henry Smyth and Niobrara County granting us permission to access the Wasserburger gravel pit. Brown Pit- Lee Brown met with the Commissioners and Fred to discuss his pit and his interest in expanding the pit by adding an additional three to five acres. Lee owns the permit on the pit and historically there has been a verbal agreement that the County can use gravel from that pit at no charge as long as it is placed on roads in that area. The expansion of the pit costs $2,000/acre (for bonding purposes as it relates to reclamation expenses) and it was initially discussed that the County would be the primary entity on the permit, however, that essentially requires a new pit being established which includes archeological studies to be conducted and a lot of money being invested. An alternate thought was for the County to be listed on the permit along with Lee, but according to a conversation between Lee and Rich Vincent with DEQ, that cannot happen. Fred asked if there was a way that the County could enter into an agreement with the Browns spelling out the existing verbal agreement and pay approximately $8,000 to expand the pit. The County would be responsible for maintenance and reclamation of the pit. The Commissioners asked Lee to come back at 1:30 to visit with the County Attorney about this matter. BenchMark of Torrington- Brian Wakefield met with the Commissioners and Fred to discuss the 2016 Road Rehab Project. Richard asked about substantial completion of a project and when that can occur. Brian explained that when the project is completed enough so that everything functions the way it is supposed to and all they have to do is cleanup, then it could be considered substantially completed and the 41 day advertising period for the final payment of the retention could begin. Brian said that all they really have to do is reshape the road and they are done. Fred said that the parking lot at the hospital is done. He said it took 12 loads of gravel and he couldn’t lower the curb line like he wanted because of utilities. He said Jim Tangney gave his approval of the work done on the parking lot. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - Pat moved to approve the MOU between Wallace Henry Smith and Niobrara County acknowledging access granted to the County by Smyth off Redbird Road #11 to access the Wasserburger Pit. John seconded, motion carried. County Attorney-Anne Wasserburger, Attorney for the Niobrara Hospital District, and Doyle J. Davies, Deputy County Attorney, met with the Commissioners to discuss an MOU between the Niobrara Community Hospital and Niobrara County, setting forth the terms and conditions by which the County shall lease the “I T” building for use as a public health office. The lease is for three years at $1.00 per year. The Commissioners mentioned the conversation held with the public health nurse regarding WIC using her office one day a month. Anne said she would visit with the Hospital Board regarding this matter and get back to the Commissioners. She also discussed parcels of land located in Van Tassell that an individual wanted to give to the County. It was the only property his mother owned and he doesn’t want to probate her estate. The Commissioners thought it might be better for someone else to have the property. Emergency Management- James Santistevan, Emergency Management Coordinator, met with the Commissioners and discussed emergency management operations. He said he has submitted the Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) and the State reviewed it and suggested minor revisions. He also said he would have the have the THIRA plan updated by September 1, 2017 and will most likely use the eclipse as an event for this plan. He discussed the IPAWS tool which provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface. He also discussed the WYOLINK program and costs the counties will be incurring in the future and concerns regarding those costs. He said he went to fairgrounds and schools and looked at floor plans for emergency shelters, and said that one downfall is that while the fairgrounds has an emergency generator, the schools do not. He said that work is being done on a regional hazard mitigation plan, which is due by 2018. Elected Officials and Dept. Heads-The elected officials and department heads gave department updates. Rick Zerbe, Sheriff, said that it is business as usual. He discussed a meeting he had with a livestock board investigator and that his office will be picking up more of those investigations due to decreased numbers of investigators. He also discussed patrols and vehicle problems. Teri Stephens, Assessor, said that notice of valuations are going out Friday, her office is receiving declarations of personal property, and they are preparing to begin property reviews this summer. Kayla Courtright, Clerk of District Court, said that her office is staying busy sending out juror questionnaires. She didn’t think there would be any trials scheduled right away. In June she will be hosting the Clerks of District Court Association meetings. Denise Smith, UW Extension Educator, said they are busy getting ready for the Foods Expo and Real Foods five week class. She said that Chrisanna is working on things for the upcoming fair. Denise mentioned that the floor in the kitchen is sinking and presented a bid for a company to come in and pump concrete beneath the floor to level it back up. She also said that due to budget cuts at the State level, there will not be UW student working for them this summer. James Santistevan, Emergency Management Coordinator, discussed his plan to tour the high school and grade school with Sally Myer, Public Health Nurse, to evaluate facilities for medical and non-medical sheltering. He also discussed grants, communications, weather spotting classes and eclipse related matters. Becky Freeman discussed a quote she received from Laramie Range Water Treatment and Plumbing, LLC., regarding water dispensers for the courthouse. Pat said he didn’t know if it was worth the expense to fix the kitchen floor right now as the settling is not that bad and is something that has occurred over the life of the building. He said it would make sense to seal the crack to eliminate drafts and insects. Pat said that he had visited with fair board member Corky Fosher and he was in agreement to seal the crack as well. County Attorney- Lee and Vikki Brown and Deputy County Attorney Doyle J. Davies met with the Commissioners to continue discussions on pit business. The group updated Doyle on the previous conservation and said that the Brown Pit, from which the County has mined pit run gravel, needs to be enlarged. They told him that to enlarge the pit, DEQ requires a bond in the amount of $2,000/acre. The Browns own the pit permit, but the County uses most of the gravel from it. The Commissioners and Fred thought that is wasn’t fair to the Browns to have to pay for the expansion of the pit and the County using the gravel at no cost. One idea to help alleviate the cost of the expansion was to be co-permittees with the Browns on the permit. However, that is not an option according to DEQ. It was also suggested that the County be the primary permittee, but that would require a new pit application. Doyle suggested that the County enter into an agreement with the Browns, with terms laid out as stated above. Essentially, the County wouldn’t lose any money because when the pit is reclaimed, the bond would be returned. The question was asked if the County could put up the bond for a private pit. Doyle says yes, because we are benefitting from it and if the owner were to benefit a bit, it could be considered a de minimus charge. Vikki asked for a certificate of insurance from our provider, but Doyle said that it would be put in agreement that we indemnify the Browns in the event of adverse actions on our behalf. We will submit something to the DEQ and see what they say. The Commissioners thanked the Browns for their continued support. Doyle presented a rough draft for the event insurance requirements for the Commissioners review. Doyle and the Commissioners then discussed the Long Term Recovery Manager Position and paperwork required. Executive Session- Pat moved to enter into Executive Session at 2:12 p.m. with Deputy County Attorney Doyle J. Davies to discuss personnel matters. John seconded, motion carried. Pat moved to reconvene the regular session at 2:23 p.m. John seconded, motion carried. No action was taken. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items included on the agenda were minutes of the March 21, 2017 meeting and receipts for the month of March from the County Clerk for $4,671.75, from the Sheriff for $415.00 and from the Public Health Nurse for $15.00. Petition to Cross County Road- John moved to approve the Order authorizing D. C. Drilling to bore under Old Highway 20. Discussion: Pat asked if a company had the authority to apply or if it had to be the landowner. Richard said he thought it was okay if the company applied as petitioner because the contract holds the petitioner accountable. Pat seconded, motion carried. The Hospital lease was laid back until the next meeting for clarification regarding whether or not WIC could use the Public Health Nurse office for one day a month. Payroll and the following vouchers were approved for payment: Vendor Total Detail Line Description A T & T $71.86 PHN Telephone Allbright's True Value Hardware $40.00 Supplies Alsco $309.90 Shop towels & coveralls Arrow Electric, Inc. $1,634.20 I T Expense BenchMark of Torrington P.C. $1,739.85 2016 Road Rehab Engineering Benzel Pest Control, Inc. $277.20 Justice center & fairground mtnc. Birch Communications $570.05 Telephone Black Hills Energy $2,113.58 Utilities Bluffs Sanitary Supply $21.41 Supplies Cally Lund $500.00 Office rent Canon Financial Services $380.00 Copier service agreement Casper Star-Tribune $1,554.00 Publications Century Link $1,619.70 Telephone Century Link Business Services $72.24 Telephone Connecting Point Computer Centers $550.00 Copier service agreement Converse County Public Health $300.88 Medical supplies Decker's Foods $90.51 Supplies, inmate meals Denise E. Smith $66.88 Travel expense Dennis C. Meier $1,000.00 Office rent Ed Buchanan $2,660.00 Deputy county attorney Frank Parts Company $241.64 Parts, vehicle repairs, justice ctr. mtnc. Geographic Innovations $1,300.00 Professional mapping Goshen County Detention Center $1,540.00 Inmate housing Great Western Tire Company $2,133.52 Tires GreatAmerica Financial Svcs. $433.50 Copier service agreement Harris Govern Ft. Collins User Group $150.00 Dues Heilbrun's Farm Industrial Supply $21.18 Parts Hiway Brake & Alignment $3,362.65 Vehicle repairs Hiway Super Service $607.00 Gas & oil Honnen Equipment Company $43.90 Parts Hout Fencing Of Wyoming, Inc. $28,487.82 2016 Road Rehab project Jordan Auto $138.45 Vehicle repairs Leslie Fowler $60.46 MCH Lusk Herald $478.90 Publications Lusk Mini Storage $45.00 Storage unit rental Monika D. Davies $500.00 Office rent Moore Medical Corp $1,606.38 Supplies, new equipment Nathaniel S. Hibben $3.85 Trial expenses Nicolas Prat, Phd $280.00 Travel expense Niobrara Co. Sheriff's Office $21.33 Postage Niobrara County Attorney $12.94 Supplies Niobrara County Hospital District $11,545.04 1% Option tax, employee medical Niobrara County Library $1,725.00 Deferred comp. Niobrara Electric Association $41.48 Radio tower Office Depot $544.21 Supplies Office Of State Lands & Investments $900.00 Radio tower lease payment Patrick Cole $350.00 Justice center mtnc. Plainsman Printing & Supply $380.28 Supplies Pre Resources Rockies, L.P. $230.96 O & M oil Proper Care, LLC. $6,800.00 Fairgrounds contract Public Agency Training Council $650.00 Schools Public Safety Training Consultants $716.00 Schools Rawhide Drug Company $10.00 Inmate medical Richard A. Ladwig $188.26 Travel expense Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. $167.67 Medical supplies Shreds, LLC. $1,776.75 Document shredding expense Torrington Office Supply $786.04 Supplies Town House Motel, LLC. $4,800.00 Courthouse contract Town Of Lusk $2,419.48 Utilities True North Steel $146.40 2016 Road Rehab Tyler Technologies $165.38 Computer expense UW Communications & Technology $105.60 New equipment UW Extension $6,000.00 Co. share 4-H educator salary Valley Motor Supply $1,251.72 Parts Valley Plumbing & Heating $151.60 Justice center maintenance Verizon Wireless $518.13 Telephone Visa $2,585.90 Travel, supplies, computer expense, postage Visionary Communications, Inc. $919.83 I T expense Wal Mart Community $353.44 Supplies, inmate meals Washakie County Homemakers $96.00 Dues Westco $3,493.77 Diesel Whitaker Oil D/B/A Outpost Truck Stop $2,504.10 Fuel WLEA -Costs Only $330.00 Academy WY Enterprise Technology Services $7.30 I T Expense Wyoming Behavioral Institute $2,055.00 Involuntary commitment Wyoming County Treasurer's Assoc. $225.22 Dues, continuing education Wyoming Dept. Of Transportation $41,836.90 Lance Creek BROS CN14063 Wyoming Machinery Company $1,057.99 Parts Wyoming Network, Inc. $230.00 I T expense Wyoming Women's Center $1,383.20 Inmate meals Xerox Corporation $137.00 Copier Service Agreement Grand Total $155,676.38 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No 4878 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 10, 2017.

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The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a Board work session beginning at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and a Board meeting beginning at 8:30 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general business of the Authority. An agenda is available at the offices of WCDA at 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY 82601. Public Notice No 4877 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 10, 2017.

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Community Conservation Meeting The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) and the Converse, Niobrara, Natrona County Soil and Water Conservation Districts invite the public and any agencies with an interest in conservation issues to participate in a Local Work Group meeting to be held at EWC College in Douglas, WY. This meeting will be on May 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The 2014 Farm Bill stipulates that conservation programs must continue to be locally led. Through stakeholder meetings, the public is given an opportunity to help local conservation leaders set program priorities. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, call the USDA Service’s Center office in Douglas at 307-624-3146, Lusk at 307-334-2953, or Casper at 307-462-5598. USDA is committed to providing inclusive and accessible programs and events for all participants. If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Tim Schroeder in Douglas, Kenny Wolfley in Casper and Clint Anderson in Lusk at 307-624-3146, 307-462-5598, or 307-334-2953, or by e-mail at [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] by May 15, 2017. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Public Notice No 4876 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 10, 2017.

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Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2017. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017 Vendor Name Total ABDO PUBLISHING COMPANY 561.40 ACADIA MONTANA 12,400.00 ADAMS, JESSICA 9,094.00 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE 506.42 BARTILOTTA, LISA 1,626.24 BIG COUNTRY REHAB 3,896.66 BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL COMPANY 565.89 BLACK HILLS ENERGY 4,547.76 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY. 114,837.70 BORCHER, TINA 1,587.05 CLOSE-UP FOUNDATION 9,678.14 CONNECTING POINT, INC 3,024.21 COWBOY SUPPLY HOUSE-CHEYENNE 1,099.37 DAVIES, DOYLE 637.50 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER 2,172.95 DELTA DENTAL 6,034.20 EASTERN WY COLLEGE 4,830.00 FLEX SHARE BENEFITS 575.00 FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA 2,919.54 GAUKEL, JULIE 5,500.00 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,555.00 HARRIS, KIMBERLY 2,043.06 HICKORY CREEK CATERING 762.62 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC 8,324.62 K12 MANAGEMENT, INC 251,456.94 KILMER'S BG DISTRIBUTING 1,323.84 KILMER, BRUCE 2,290.00 LEARNING A-Z 3,238.80 LUSK HERALD 1,006.33 LYONS, JAMES OR LAURA 645.84 MAILFINANCE 1,173.91 MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEMICAL 746.19 NIOBRARA COUNTY FAIR BOARD 8,000.00 RADISSON HOTEL CHEYENNE 2,550.00 SAMPERS, SARA 528.58 SCAMBLER, DOUGLAS J 11,188.47 SLAFTER OIL COMPANY 639.40 STAPLES ADVANTAGE 1,157.08 STEWART, ERICA 3,083.75 SYSCO MONTANA, INC 2,878.88 TEXAS ROADHOUSE 505.68 THAYER, JOHN 3,440.30 THERAPY SOURCE, INC 2,541.03 VALLEY PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. 1,183.87 VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC 1,503.62 VISA 6013 16,308.96 VISION SERVICE PLAN - WY 858.74 WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY 3,035.00 WY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSN. 1,284.62 YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISING 1,229.46 Public Notice No 4875 Publish in The Lusk Herald May 3, 2017.

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NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT TO CONTRACTOR Notice is hereby given that Niobrara County has accepted the work as completed according to the plans and specifications and rules set forth in the contract between Niobrara County and Hout Fencing of Wyoming, Inc., pursuant to the “2016 Road Rehabilitation Project” Plans and Specifications and that Hout Fencing of Wyoming, Inc., is entitled to final settlement therefor. On or after the 13th day of June, 2017, being the forty-first day after the first publication of this Notice, Niobrara County will pay to Hout Fencing of Wyoming, Inc., the full amount due under said contract. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2017. Niobrara County Richard Ladwig Chairman, Niobrara County Commissioners Public Notice No. 4874 Publish in The Lusk Herald on May 3, 10 & 17, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Third and final reading of Ordinance No. 11-15-280 will be held during the regular Council Meeting on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall. ORDINANCE NO. 11-15-280 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING EXISTING ORDINANCE NO. 11-15-280 TO INCLUDE A PARAGRAPH REQUIRING ALL NEW AND REPLACEMENT RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SEWER LINES TO HAVE A SEWAGE BACKUP PREVENTION VALVE INSTALLED. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING: 11-15-280: PROPERTY OWNER RESPONSIBLE FOR COST OF INSTALLING & REPAIRING SEWER SERVICE LINE AND SEWAGE BACKUP PREVENTION VALVE. (a) The cost of installing the sewer service line shall be paid by the property owner. The owners of the property served by a sewer service line shall be responsible for repairing or replacing such sewer service line when, in the opinion of the administrative official, such line has become inoperative due to stoppages, crushing, settlement or any other defect. (b) Every new construction which involves a sewer service line and any line replaced, whether residential or commercial, shall be required to have a sewage backup prevention valve installed in the line. No line will be permitted to be connected to the main line unless such valve is properly in place. The owner shall be responsible for the cost of installation, regular maintenance and repair of the valve. PASSED AND APPROVED ON FIRST READING THIS 7TH DAY OF MARCH, 2017. PASSED AND APPROVED, AS AMENDED, ON SECOND READING THIS 4TH DAY OF APRIL, 2017. Patricia L. Smith, Mayor Attest: Linda M. Frye Town Clerk Public Notice No 4873 Publish in The Lusk Herald April 26, 2017.

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Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Southwestern Production Corporation to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004383 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No 4872 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 26, 2017.

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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017, at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FIELD / FORMATION / COUNTY 553-2017 / Balidor Oil & Gas / 1280-Acre D&S Units / 25.36-35-67 / Unnamed / Niobrara.Turner / Niobrara 554-2017 / Balidor Oil & Gas / 1600-Acre D&S Units / 14.23.26-35-67 / Unnamed / Niobrara.Turner / Niobrara Applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission website (http: //wogcc.state.wy.us). Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least ten (10) days before the hearing. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 13th day of April 2017 Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission /s/ Mark Watson, Supervisor/Secretary Public Notice No 4871Publish in The Lusk Herald April 19, 2017.

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WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, and Reiman Corp, the Contractor, on Highway Project Number DR23431 in Niobrara county, consisting of bridge replacement and miscellaneous work, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on May 30, 2017. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 19, 2017. STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING By: Kimberly Lamb Project Resource Coordinator Budget Program Public Notice No 4870 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 19 & 26, May 3, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a conference call Board meeting beginning at 8:00 am, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general business of the Authority, An agenda is available at the offices of WCDA at 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY 82601. Public Notice No 4869 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 19, 2017.

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Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Liberty Resources Management Company, LLC to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004311 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No 4868 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 12, 2017.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING A public meeting on the proposed Lusk Municipal Airport DBE Program Plan for the Town of Lusk, Wyoming, will be held at 201 E. Third Street, Lusk, Wyoming at 4:30 P.M., May 2nd, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is to review and receive comments from interested parties on the proposed Lusk Municipal Airport DBE Program Plan and Plan Goals for FY 2016 through 2018. Hard copies of the proposed program may be reviewed at the following locations: Lusk Town Hall 201 E. Third Street, Lusk, Wyoming M.C. Schaff & Associates 818 South Beltline Hwy East Scottsbluff, Nebraska Electronic copies of the proposed program may be reviewed at the following locations: www.townoflusk.org http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/business_with_wydot/contractors/Disadantaged_Business_Enterprise.html Linda Frye, Town Clerk Published in the Lusk Herald Newspaper: April 12th, 2017 April 19th, 2017 April 26th, 2017 Public Notice No 4867 Publish in The Lusk Herald April 12, 19 & 26, 2017

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK APRIL 4, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Mark Kupke, Rebecca Blackburn, Katelynn Miller and Doug Lytle Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney Chief John Anderson Officer Jim Frye Officer Matthew Smith Officer Austin Elliott Sean Duffy, Golf Course Superintendent & Pro Shop Manager Shawn Leimser, Recreation Director MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER. MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT Adams, Angel Meter Deposit Refund $9.20 AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,673.19 Allbright’s True Value Supplies/Repairs/Misc. $613.16 American Tire Recycling, LLC Landfill Cleanup $10,000.00 ALSCO/American Linen Office Mat Rental $153.74 Atlantic Tactical P.D. Uniforms/Homeland Security $2,616.79 AVI PC Engineering Sewer Dept. Emergency Services $1,462.20 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Training $3,381.32 Birch Communications Phones $1,109.76 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $27,619.07 Body Builders Body Shop Vehicle Repair $19,181.38 Boldon Welding & Repair Equipment Repairs $433.37 CNA Surety Insurance Bond fee $500.00 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $28.48 Crescent Electric Supply Electric Line Upgrade $902.79 Deere Credit, Inc. Lease Payment $1,134.99 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 Dozer Tactical Equipment LLC New Equipment $1,173.53 Energy Laboratories, Inc. Water Samples $342.00 Frye, Jim Uniforms $177.96 Global Propane Fuel & Oil $165.72 Graham, Andrew Customer Deposit Refund $46.32 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 H & H Electric Airport Improvement Project $12,623.43 Rothenbuehler, Heidi Office Computer Support $1,026.43 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,067.60 HomeTown Country Uniforms $12.00 Inland Portable Services Water Tank Inspections $2,875.00 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Black Hills Energy Utilities $821.63 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Leimser, Shawn Reimbursement Rec. Dept. $97.79 Less Lethal Supplies $234.00 M.C. Schaff & Assoc. Airport Improvement Project $29,368.91 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Metropolitan Life Payroll Deduction $29.84 Nio. Chamber of Comm. Town Promotion $187.50 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charges $370.89 Northside Tire LLC Equipment Repair $21.20 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $2,847.81 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $438.62 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $39.10 Rawhide Drug Office Supplies $12.45 Silver Cliff Vet Clinic Animal Control Expense $93.86 Solid Waste Professionals of Wyoming Engineering Fees $4,425.44 Stallman, Jessica Ambulance Training $100.00 Taser International Ammunition $281.20 TDS Collection Service Transfer Station Tipping Fee $2,868.05 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $77.31 Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Haul $1,875.00 Valley Motor Supply Vehicle Repair $582.52 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.49 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $70.00 Walt’s Lathe & Machine Shop Supplies $62.60 Ferguson Waterworks Utility Meter Upgrade $15,000.00 Western Medical Management Ambulance Billing & Access Fee $1,309.86 WYO. Assoc. of Rural Water System Training $435.00 WY Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax $5,293.68 Wyoming Machinery Co. New Equipment/Snow Removal $36,850.66 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $17,364.40 WY Dept. of WorkForce Workers’ Comp $2,550.43 71 Construction Streets Dept. Supplies $938.00 Total Vouchers $227,564.17 MANUAL CHECKS March 2017 Deere Credit Inc. Lease Payment on Excavator $1,134.99 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $215.84 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $27.00 WY Child Support Enforcement Assignment of Wages $150.00 Jim Frye Mileage and Per Diem Training $403.05 M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc. Engineering Fees Master Plan $8,289.46 Pete Kruse Per Diem for Training $17.00 Royce Thompson Per Diem for Training $17.00 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $224.93 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $238.02 WY Child Support Enforcement Assignment of Wages $150.00 Dozer Tactical Equipment Homeland Security/Deluxe Shooters $2,849.95 WY Dept. of Transportation Plates for Transfer Station Trailer $5.00 Cassandra Matney Mileage & Per Diem, Training $187.78 Deere Credit, Inc. Lease Payment on Excavator $1,134.99 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $192.78 WY Child Support Enforcement Assignment of Wages $150.00 Cassandra Matney Mileage & Per Diem, Training $128.28 Total $15,516.07 COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held March 7, 2017 and the Special Meeting held March 27, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. Visitors: Lauren Nordeen Executive Director of Wyoming Child & Family Development, Inc. and Martha Bridge Lusk Center Coordinator gave information on the programs they offer and the area served. They provide services to children with developmental disabilities. Mayor Smith recommended that anyone who has not been there to visit. The Council convened into executive session for personnel matters at 5:10 p.m. Ed Buchanan joined the executive session by phone. The Council reconvened into regular session at 5:30 p.m. No action was taken. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve funding for Wyoming Child & Family Development Center in the amount of $1,000.00 for services provided for children with disabilities. Mayor Smith, Council Members Blackburn, Kupke, and Miller voted aye. Council Member Lytle abstained. MOTION CARRIED. Visitor Katrina Skibicki gave the Council information on the Alumni Golf Tournament that they are holding on June 23rd, 2017. All money from the tournament will be donated to the Niobrara County Alumni scholarship fund. Last year $80.00 per team was paid to the Town. They will need to bring in 30 to 40 extra golf carts for the event and are requesting that the $80.00 per team remain the same and the $10.00 trail fee be waived for the golf carts. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the $80.00 per team fee and waive the trail fee of $10.00 per cart for the extra carts. MOTION CARRIED. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. • Sean Duffy stated they are waiting on the weather and is preparing to open the Pro Shop on May 1st. • Shawn Leimser informed the Council that he will be holding a football camp this summer and inviting 20 Towns. • Linda Frye reported that the Town has received the preliminary audit report. Cassandra Matney gave information on the two meetings she attended in Casper. • Todd Skrukrud reported that there will be free landfill starting April 8th through April 30th for Town Utility Customers. The Engineers for the landfill closure advertised for bids and there will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on April 19th. The closure should take about 90 days depending on the extent of work to be done. Old Business: COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Ordinance No. 11-10-100 through 11-10-140, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 10 of Title 11 of the Lusk Municipal Code Specifically Ordinance Numbers 11-10-100 through 11-10-140 to Delete References to Fees for the Lusk Municipal Landfill and to Establish Fees and Rules for the Lusk Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to approve Ordinance No. 11-15-280, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 11-15-280 to include a Paragraph Requiring all New and Replacement Residential and Commercial Sewer Lines to have a Sewage Backup Prevention Valve Installed, on second reading. MOTION CARRIED. The Sandrock Vision, LLC Commercial Building Lease was tabled from last meeting. Linda Frye wrote a letter to Sandrock Vision, LLC owners Skeeter and Carla Shoults requesting an increase in rent. The Town received a letter of reply in which they stated they are willing to have a rent increase of $500.00 per month flat rate for a term of 5 years, or starting at $400.00 per month with a $50.00 increase per month annually for a term of 5 years ($400 per month year one, $450.00 per month year two, $500.00 per month year three, $550.00 per month year four, $600.00 per month year five), with the option for either one to renew for an additional 5 years at the final cost at the end of the contract. Also included in the letter were some issues with the building. Mayor Smith stated that she and Todd had a conversation about installing an on-demand water heater and fixing the front door. Mayor Smith commented that there was likely nothing that could be done on the efficiency of the heating and cooling. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the Sandrock Vision, LLC request for rent of annual increase of monthly rent for five years and repairs. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to authorize Mayor Smith to sign the new lease between the Town of Lusk and Sandrock Vision, LLC. MOTION CARRIED. The Niobrara Chamber of Commerce Director Jackie Bredthauer had put in a request for a temporary open container permit. At the last meeting, the Council requested more information. Ms. Bredthauer updated her permit to state Friday August 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday August 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday August 20th 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the temporary open container permit for the Niobrara Chamber of Commerce. MOTION CARRIED. New Business: COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Doyle and Monika Davies Livestock Permit Renewal for ducks. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Stephanie Scott and Camdon Fitzwater-Scott’s Livestock Permit Renewal for Chickens and Poultry, with the addition of 2 lambs from April through August. MOTION CARRIED. Dillon Humphries submitted a Temporary Open Container Permit for June 10th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Washington Park for an engagement party. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the temporary open container permit for Dillon Humphries. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the renewal of liquor licenses as presented. Mayor Smith, Council Members Lytle, Blackburn, and Miller voted aye. Council Member Kupke abstained. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the renewal of the Wyoming Educators Benefit Trust, BlueCross BlueShield of Wyoming Health Insurance and Lincoln Financial Life & Dependent Life Insurance for the coming year. MOTION CARRIED. Mayor Smith presented the department requests for the 2017 – 2018 budget. Revenues are $6,708,590.00; expenditures are $7,113,685.00, leaving a deficit of $405,095.00. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the first reading of the 2017 – 2018 budget. MOTION CARRIED. The schedule for the budget workshops to meet with department heads will be Friday April 14th starting at 9:00 a.m. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-4, A Resolution That Requests the State Loan and Investment Board to Allow Additional Funds for the Grant and a Loan Through the State Municipal Solid Waste Facilities Cease and Transfer Program on Behalf of the Governing Body for the Town of Lusk for the Purpose of the Continued Funding of the Transfer Station Project for the Town of Lusk. MOTION CARRIED. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. The next regular meeting will be May 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4866 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 12, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1, Section 1 (f) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Town of Manville has submitted a closure permit application for the Manville #2 Landfill. This facility has provided for the disposal of municipal solid wastes which has been generated by the Town of Manville and surrounding area. The approximately 3.58 acre facility is located approximately 1.5 miles south east of the Town of Manville. More specifically, this facility is located in the SE 1/4, NE 1/4 of Section 12, T32N R65W, in Niobrara County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 11,000 cubic yards of solid waste. The waste has been excavated and disposed of in the Lusk Landfill. The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the permit application and determined that it is complete. The DEQ’s solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, Section 2 (b)(i), require that the applicant must provide public notice that the application has been determined to be complete and inform the public that there is an opportunity to file comments on the application. This publication provides notice of that opportunity. Additional information on the permit application and the DEQ’s completeness review may be obtained at the address below. Any interested person has the right to file comments on the permit application and the DEQ’s completeness review. The period for providing comments shall begin on April 12, 2017 and end on May 17, 2017. Comments must be received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments on this application must be submitted in writing to the Department of Environmental Quality, Luke Esch, Administrator, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division, 200 W. 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. The Department may, at its discretion, conduct a public hearing on this permit application. If the Department elects to hold a public hearing on the permit application, the Department will provide public notice of the hearing. At the hearing, the Department my solicit additional comments on the application. The Department is now conducting a detailed review of the application to determine if it complies with applicable technical standards for a facility of this type. If the Department finds that the application complies with technical standards, the Department will issue a proposed permit and provide public notice of the proposed permit. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Public Notice No. 4865 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 12 & 19, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the conditions of that certain Mortgage deed dated July 24, 2008, given by Emily Decker, an unmarried individual, to Lusk State Bank, Organized and existing under the laws of Wyoming, to secure the payment of one certain Promissory Note of even date therewith, which Mortgage embraced the following real property to-wit: Lots 11, 12, 13 and 14, Block 16, Tom Bell Addition to the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming, also known as 218 N. Poplar, Lusk, WY 82225, which mortgage was on July 28, 2008, duly recorded at Book 438, Page 0328, in the Office of the County Clerk and Ex-Officio Register of Deeds of Niobrara County, Wyoming. The current record owner of the property is Emily Decker. That the note is in default; and WHEREAS, the default in said Mortgage has occurred by reason of the failure of the Mortgagor or assignees to pay the principal and the interest due thereon when the same became due and payable and said Mortgage contained a power of sale to the effect that a default occurring in the conditions thereof will authorize the Mortgagee or its assigns at its or their option to declare the debt secured thereby to be due and payable and proceed according to law to advertise and sell said property to satisfy the same; and WHEREAS, no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt remaining secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof, or if instituted such action has been discontinued; and Lusk State Bank, Organized and existing under the laws of Wyoming, of P.O. Box 1400, Lusk, WY 82225, is the owner of said Note and Mortgage; and WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and party in possession more than ten days prior to the first date of publication of this notice; NOW THEREFORE, Notice is hereby given that the above described real property will be offered for sale and sold by the Sheriff of Niobrara County, Wyoming, or his Deputy, to the highest bidder for cash at public vendue at the front steps of the Niobrara County Courthouse, Lusk, Wyoming, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., on May 2, 2017. However, pursuant to W.S. § 1-18-101(a)(iii), such sale shall not be held unless a representative of the Mortgagee is present. There is due and owing as of the first date of publication the sum of $13,346.62. Publication will be Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017. Such sum will continue to accrue interest, late charges, and any other penalties as provided by the mortgage, all to the date of sale, and additionally there shall be added to the indebtedness all costs and attorney's fees associated with the foreclosure. The property being foreclosed upon 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. Lusk State Bank, Organized and existing under the laws of Wyoming, Mortgagee c/o Patton and Davison Attorneys at Law 1920 Thomes Ave., Ste. 600 Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001 Public Notice No. 4864 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:03 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Vice-Chairman Patrick H. Wade, Commissioner John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. Road & Bridge- Brian Wakefield, Engineer with BenchMark of Torrington, met with the Commissioners and Road & Bridge Foreman Fred Thomas to discuss the 2016 Road Rehabilitation Project. The group discussed the conditions of the roads that have been improved to date and areas that need more work. Fred said that the headwalls on 28 Road are not done yet, but the plan is for the contractor to complete all the road work relating to the contract before moving equipment to begin that work. Brian presented a revised change order for road work that was done on Greasewood and Redbird Roads. This clarifies the original change order which only mentioned work done on Greasewood Road. Fred then discussed the parking lot that Road & Bridge will build for the hospital. He said he can dedicate the time to do the prep work and gravel, but recommended having the base put in and then pave or concrete it right away, thereby alleviating the need to redo any of the pre-paving work if the contractor were to come in and want changes. Pat said that all the hospital asked for the county to do was build it up and gravel it. Fred asked the Commissioners to talk to the Board and figure out what they want done, and if they decide to not pave right away, he can go back in and lay more gravel if needed. Fred then discussed gravel pits and equipment. He said that Wyoming Machinery had left a CAT 140F blade for the crew to demo for a week. He said the cost is $231,456 and he discussed lease purchasing options. He said that getting a blade is his priority and that he would prefer to not trade in anything if at all possible. County Attorney- Cally Lund, County Attorney, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. Cally said that she and Pat had discussed a plan for fairground usage and insurance requirements. She has copies of other counties’ procedures and said that ultimately she would like to have facility users come in and fill out an application/contract. She said she wants facility users to have liability insurance and have a signed contract for governmental immunity and to indemnify us. The group continued discussions and decided to have a phone conference with the County’s liability insurance provider at the next meeting. Wyoming Child & Family Development (WCFD) - Martha Bridge, Lusk Center Coordinator and Twila Barnette, WCFD chairperson/board member, met with the Commissioners to discuss the program, update them on the children they serve, services they provide for these children, submit their annual funding request and present a plaque to the Commissioners made by children from WCFD in Lusk. Elected Officials and Dept. Heads- The elected officials and department heads gave department updates. Teri Stephens, Assessor, said her office is working on declarations. She also said she has signed the agreement with Master’s Touch for bulk mailing. Keri Thompson, Treasurer, discussed legislative items of interest and said that there is approximately $65,000 left to collect on the 2012 1% SPET tax. Kayla Courtright, Clerk of District Court, said that her office is staying busy sending out juror questionnaires for the new year. Denise Smith, UW Extension Educator, said the replacement of ceiling tiles in the auditorium is done. She inquired about the eclipse and whether or not to have Proper Care begin ordering bulk supplies. The Commissioners thought it best to hold off for now and see how the budget is towards the end of the fiscal year. She also asked about event insurance and the Commissioners said it is being worked on. James Santistevan, Emergency Management Coordinator, discussed his plan to tour the high school and grade school with Sally Myer, Public Health Nurse, to evaluate facilities for medical and non-medical sheltering. He also discussed grants, communications, weather spotting classes and eclipse related matters. County Coroner- Pete Pier, County Coroner, met with the Commissioners to discuss the coroner vehicle. Pete said that he will use the vehicle with the current topper and will be ordering a magnetic lock to install to secure the cot during transport. Richard suggested getting a steel plate installed in the bed of the truck to further strengthen it. Pete also volunteered the coroner vehicle to be used for Search and Rescue if the need arises and the vehicle is available. John moved to transfer the 2007 Ford Expedition to the Hospital District. Pat seconded, motion carried. WY Child & Family Development- Pat moved to approve the funding request of $1,000.00 and a property tax waiver for the FY18 budget. John seconded, motion carried. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the February 21, 2017 meeting and receipts for the month of February from the County Clerk for $4,236.25 from the Sheriff for $1,646.02, and from the Clerk of Court for $545.00. Payroll and the following vouchers were approved for payment: Vendor Amount Description A T & T $71.42 Telephone Allbright's True Value Hardware $899.23 Parts, supplies Alsco $400.31 Shop towels & coveralls B.P.O. Does #64 $1,439.60 Safety Meeting BenchMark of Torrington P.C. $ 2,319.39 2016 Road Rehab Engineering Birch Communications $570.05 Telephone Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial $589.28 Facilities supplies Black Hills Energy $2,012.22 Utilities Bob Ruwart Motors $3,645.89 Vehicle repairs Body Builders Body Shop $5,044.68 Vehicle repairs Cally Lund $500.00 Rent Canon Financial Services, Inc. $380.00 Copier service agreement Century Link $1,373.55 Telephone Century Link Business Services $137.62 Telephone Connecting Point Computer Centers $86.23 Copier service agreement Custom Micro, Inc. $5,860.00 Computer expense Decker's Foods $196.51 Supplies, inmate med. & inmate meals Dennis C. Meier $1,000.00 Rent Ed Buchanan $2,660.00 Deputy Co. Attorney Floyd's Truck Center, Inc. $44.26 Parts Geographic Innovations $1,300.00 Professional mapping Goshen County Detention Center $1,406.90 Inmate medical & housing GreatAmerica Financial Svcs. $381.50 Copier service agreement H & H Electric, LLC. $1,511.72 Justice center maintenance Heilbrun's Farm Industrial Supply $271.74 Parts Hiway Brake & Alignment $825.45 Vehicle repairs Hiway Super Service $84.00 Vehicle repairs Hout Fencing Of Wyoming, Inc. $15,923.77 Pay request 2, '16 Road Rehab Project John Midkiff $57.78 Travel expense Lawson Products, Inc. $336.33 Parts Lusk Herald $1,630.96 Publications Lusk Mini Storage $45.00 Rental fee Monika D. Davies $500.00 Rent National Sheriffs' Association $60.00 Dues Nebraska Safety & Fire Equipment, Inc. $295.00 Justice center maintenance Niobrara Co. Sheriff's Office $18.09 Postage Niobrara County Attorney $300.00 Dues Niobrara County Hospital District $13,700.41 1% Option Tax Niobrara County Library $1,725.00 Deferred comp. Niobrara Electric Association $40.16 Radio tower Pre Resources Rockies, L.P. $256.62 O & M Oil Proper Care, LLC. $6,800.00 Fairgrounds contract Rancher's Feed & Supply, Inc. $265.25 Supplies Randy Stensaas $71.96 Schools Rawhide Drug Company $74.20 Inmate medical Richard A. Ladwig $228.20 Travel expense Safety Compliance Publication, Inc. $298.50 Publications Sally Myer $34.88 Supplies Schindler Elevator Corporation $1,138.56 Quarterly maintenance agreement Team Laboratory Chemical Corp. $36.60 Supplies The Master's Touch, LLC. $1,264.00 Bulk mailing The Radar Shop, Inc. $252.00 Radio repair & expense Torrington Office Supply $249.90 Supplies Town House Motel, LLC. $4,800.00 Facilities contract Town Of Lusk $3,061.42 Utilities Valley Motor Supply $243.19 Parts Verizon Wireless $599.90 Telephone Visa $4,083.74 Postage, travel, publications, supplies Westco $1,519.64 Dyed diesel Whitaker Oil D/B/A Outpost Truck Stop $2,926.59 Fuel WY Enterprise Technology Services $7.30 Computer expense WCCA $300.00 Registration fees Wyoming Guardians Ad Litem Program $313.36 Co. share of GAL fees Wyoming Network, Inc. $230.00 I T Expense Wyoming Women's Center $4,594.50 Inmate meals for Oct. & Jan. Xerox Corporation $132.62 Copier Service Agreement Grand Total $103,626.98 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No. 4861 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 29, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Darrah Oil Company to modify the Federal W-64028A 43-12 (F026685) well site by recompleting the well and converting it from a disposal well into a sour crude oil and natural gas production facility, with one smokeless combustion device to control volatile organic compound and hazardous air pollutant emissions associated with the oil tanks and active produced water tank, located in the NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 12, T37N, R63W, approximately thirty (30) miles north of Lusk, in Niobrara County, Wyoming. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003637 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4860 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 29, 2017. 9

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR THE WWC MEDICAL FACILITY AREA FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR PROJECT AT LUSK, NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Corrections, has accepted as complete, according to plans, specifications, and rules governing the same, the work performed under that certain Service Contract 05SC0806813 between the State of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Corrections and A. Pleasant Construction, Inc., whose address is: 1 Pleasant Way, P.O. Box 939, Green River, Wyoming 82935 for the work performed, materials, equipment, or tools furnished or used and services rendered for the substantial completion of the WWC Medical Facility Area Flood Damage Repair Project, Bid No. 0032-B, at the Wyoming Department of Corrections, WWC, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming and the contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Department of Administration and Information will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on May 8, 2017. The date of the first publication is March 29, 2017. Public Notice No. 4859 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 29, April 5 & 12, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Merit Energy Company to conduct blowdown and venting activities (F024192) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004192 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4858 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 29, 2017.

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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017, at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FIELD / FORMATION / COUNTY • 748-2017 / Balidor Oil & Gas / Force Pool 480-Acre D&S Unit; Smathers 34-67-14N-4H / 14.23.26-34-67 / Unnamed / Niobrara / Niobrara • 749-2017 / Balidor Oil & Gas / 480-Acre D&S Unit / 14.23.26-34-67 / Unnamed / Niobrara / Niobrara • 1039-2017 / WOGCC / Show Cause - Asher Associates (Abandoned Equipment) / / Unnamed / Unnamed / Niobrara • 1042-2017 / WOGCC / Show Cause - Royal Oil (Abandoned Equipment) / / Unnamed / Unnamed / Niobrara Applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission website (http: //wogcc.state.wy.us). Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least ten (10) days before the hearing. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 17th day of May 2017 Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission /s/ Mark Watson, Supervisor/Secretary Public Notice No 4883 Publish in The Lusk Herald May 24, 2017

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NIOBRARA COUNTY NOTICE TO APPROPRIATORS OF WATER Public notice is hereby given that the following listed water users have completed the requirements of proof of appropriation and beneficial use of ground water for the following wells approved by the State Engineer. Pursuant to Section 41-4-511, Wyoming Statutes, 1977, the below listed proofs of appropriation will be held open for public inspection from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during April 10 through April 14, 2017, at the following location(s): 1. State Engineer's Office, Herschler Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 2. Office of the Division Superintendent, 1833 South Sheridan Ave., Sheridan, Wyoming. As allowed by Section 41-4-312, any person claiming a water right interest in the same sources of supply to which the below advertised proofs refer may inform the Water Division Superintendent of his desire to contest the rights of the person or persons seeking adjudication. The statement of contest shall be presented within fifteen days after the closing of the public inspection and shall state with reasonable certainty the grounds of the contest. The statement must be verified by the sworn affidavit of the contestant, his agent or attorney. If no contest is initiated, the advertised proofs will be submitted to the State Board of Control for consideration during its meeting beginning on May 8, 2017, with the Division Superintendent's recommendation that certificates of appropriation be issued. DAVID SCHROEDER, SUPERINTENDENT, WATER DIVISION TWO Public Notice No. 4857 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 29, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive sealed bids in the Office of the Procurement Services Manager, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Building No. 6189, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82009-3340, until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on May 9, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING JANITORIAL MAINTENANCE AT THE LUSK REST AREA. A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Inspection will be held at 6:00 p.m., Mountain Time on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Lusk Rest Area located at Milepost 39.241 on US18-20, West of Lusk, Wyoming. Only bids received on Wyoming Department of Transportation bid forms will be considered. Bid forms and further information may be obtained, without charge, by going to http://www.publicpurchase.com, logging in and clicking on Bid No. 17-191AC. You must be registered with Public Purchase to log in and view bids. If you are not registered, click on the “free registration” button and follow the registration instructions. The registration process takes up to 24 hours, so signing up right away is recommended. BY: HANS F. HEHR, CPPB PROCUREMENT SERVICES MANAGER Public Notice No. 4856 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 29, April 5 & 12, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. 2017 has been filed on behalf of VANYA KAYLEEN BARNSDALE in the Wyoming district Court for the 8th Judicial District, whose address is 424 S. Elm Street, Lusk, WY 82225, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above named person from VANYA KAYLEEN BARNSDALE to ANIKA IVANKA BARNSDALE. Any objection must be filed with the District Court within 30 days following the last date of publication of this notice, or an Order Granting Name Change may be granted without further notice. DATED this 1st day of March, 2017. By Clerk of Court, Kayla Courtright, Clerk of District Court/Deputy in Niobrara County, Lusk, Wyoming. Public Notice No. 4843 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8, 15,22 & 29, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017, at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FIELD / FORMATION / COUNTY 408-2017 / Sunshine Valley Petroleum Corporation.Vermilion Energy USA / 640-Acre D&S Units / 23.26-40-64 / Unnamed / Turner / Niobrara 409-2017 / Sunshine Valley Petroleum Corporation.Vermilion Energy USA / Additional Horiz Well (Total of 2 Turner) / 23.26-40-64 / Unnamed / Turner / Niobrara 419-2017 / John Jay Darrah, Jr. / 40-Acre D&S Unit / 14-37-63 / Unnamed / Dakota / Niobrara Applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission website (http: //wogcc.state.wy.us). Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least ten (10) days before the hearing. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 16th day of March 2017 Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission /s/ Mark Watson, Supervisor/Secretary Public Notice No. 4855 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Samson Exploration, LLC to conduct blowdown and venting activities (F027643) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004190 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4854 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by ConocoPhillips Company to conduct blowdown and venting activities (F027664) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004164 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4853 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF NIOBRARA, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE ) PROBATE NO. PR 2016-00243 OF ) RICHARD J. JORDAN, ) DECEASED. ) NOTICE OF HEARING TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified that on the 16th day of December, 2016, an Application for Determination of Heirship pursuant to W.S. 2-9-201 was filed. The decedent, Richard J. Jordan, died upon March 18, 1958 in Sioux County, Nebraska. The decedent at time of death owned 100% of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and to the following described real estate, to-wit: Twp. 36 North, Range 60 West of the 6th P.M., Niobrara Co., WY Sec. 31: SW1/4 NW1/4_; S1/2_SE1/4_; NW1/4_SE1/4_ Petitioner, Margo L. Anderson owns an 11/140th undivided interest in and to the above described mineral interest through transfers by intestacy and testamentary transfer. A hearing shall be had to determine heirship of the above described mineral interest upon February 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. MST in the District Courtroom of the Niobrara County Courthouse located at 424 South Elm, Lusk, Wyoming. Dated this 5th day of January, 2017. /s/ Daniel H. Skavdahl Daniel H. Skavdahl, WSB #7-4769 Skavdahl, Edmund & Stecher P. O. Box 156 Harrison, NE 69346 Telephone: 308-668-2466 Public Notice No. 4802 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 11, 18, 25 & February 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Wyoming Statute 21-3-110. Duties of Board of Trustees, individual yearly gross salary payments shall be published during the month of March of each year. Each individual annual gross salary shall be identified by category and each individual salary shall be published as a gross dollar amount without identification other than by category. Salary schedules are listed at www.growingluskleaders.org NIOBRARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 2016-2017 CATEGORY/ANNUAL GROSS SALARIES Administration/Directors COUNT TOTALS 30,000 1 38,000 1 55,110 1 82,680 1 84,870 1 92,240 2 123,600 1 598,740 Elementary/Middle School Teachers 24,490 1 36,050 1 44,225 1 44,970 1 45,626 1 45,695 1 45,715 2 46,460 1 46,745 3 47,645 1 47,930 1 48,805 1 49,135 1 50,295 1 50,755 1 51,040 1 51,325 1 52,805 1 53,255 1 53,385 1 54,305 1 54,813 1 56,080 1 57,570 1 58,290 1 59,060 1 59,805 1 60,265 2 60,748 1 62,785 1 63,060 1 65,305 1 65,924 1 66,271 1 66,552 1 67,825 2 68,570 1 70,529 1 2,321,403 High School Teachers 4,903 2 9,620 1 17,514 1 23,000 1 31,439 1 43,480 1 44,970 1 45,715 1 46,000 1 48,345 1 49,154 1 49,530 1 50,755 1 51,175 1 51,610 1 52,530 1 52,705 1 52,805 1 53,664 1 53,845 1 54,020 1 54,449 1 54,555 1 54,765 1 56,080 1 56,337 1 56,543 1 57,560 1 57,569 1 57,855 1 59,029 1 60,169 1 60,265 1 60,365 1 65,509 1 65,785 1 67,825 1 72,921 1 1,909,263 Clerical/Food Service 9,004 1 16,267 1 22,520 1 23,275 1 24,062 1 27,829 1 29,757 1 33,397 1 186,111 Educational Assistants 1,450 1 2,849 1 2,939 1 9,643 1 17,763 1 18,498 1 19,968 2 20,703 1 21,070 1 21,437 1 22,173 1 22,540 3 23,643 1 23,875 1 24,003 1 27,938 1 27,938 1 36,680 1 410,158 Custodial/Transportation Staff 4,637 1 10,620 1 14,599 1 17,538 1 21,315 1 23,678 1 31,720 2 39,000 1 39,832 1 43,472 1 278,131 GRAND TOTAL 5,703,806 Public Notice No. 4852 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE The Third and Final reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 10 of Title 11 of the Lusk Municipal Code will be at the April 4, 2017 regular Council meeting. The Ordinance reads as follows: TITLE 11 UTILITIES CHAPTER 10 SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION Sections: 11-10-100 Effective Dumping Fees and Prohibitions 11-10-110 Limbs, Branches, Clean Wood 11-10-120 Rules and Regulations 11-10-130 Amending Fees 11-10-140 Use of Other Places for Disposal of Garbage, Refuse or Other Materials Strictly Prohibited 11-10-100. Effective Dumping Fees and Prohibitions: (a) Fees for dumping at the Lusk Municipal Solid Waste Transport Station shall be as follows: (1) Pickup loads, two wheel and tandem axel trailers not exceeding 16’ in length: $10.00 minimum or by load weight, whichever is greater. All loads shall be weighed before and after dumping. Load weight will be charged at the minimum or at the rate of 10¢ per pound whichever is greater. (2) Tires 17” and under: $5.00 per tire (3) Tires 17” to 20”: $10.00 per tire (4) Tires over 20”: Contact Town Hall for price. (b) Pickups shall be _ Ton, _ Ton, or 1 Ton. Dump Trucks, Tractor-Trailer, and Trucks larger than 1 ton are prohibited. Trailers larger than 16’ in length are prohibited. (c) Tires must be separated from rims or will not be accepted. (d) Automobiles, televisions, air conditioners, paint, asbestos, or any toxic or hazardous materials are prohibited. (e) All loads shall be secure for transport to the Solid Waste Transport Station by rope, straps, tarp or other manner so that materials cannot be subject to falling out during transport. A fee of $10.00 shall be assessed in addition to the load charge to anyone failing to properly secure a load. (f) A recycling fee of $2.50 shall be charged on all electric bills within the Town of Lusk. 11-10-110. Limbs, Branches, Clean Wood. Limbs, branches, and clean wood (i.e. wood free from nails, screws and metals) may be dumped at the Lusk Municipal Landfill at designated hours. Days and Times shall be determined by Town Personnel supervising the landfill. 11-10-120. Rules and Regulations. The Governing Body of the Town of Lusk may, by Resolution, promulgate such other and further rules and regulations for the operation of the Solid Waste Transfer Station and its use by the Public. 11-10-130. Amending Fees. The Governing Body of the Town of Lusk may amend the dumping fees at the Solid Waste Transfer Station from time to time. 11-10-140. Use of Other Places for the Disposal of Garbage, Refuse or Other Materials Strictly Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to dump garbage, refuse, or waste materials of any kind in places within the Town of Lusk other than where and in the manner as provided in this Chapter. Any person violating this Ordinance shall upon conviction be pay the fines and costs provided for in the General Penalty Provisions of the Lusk Municipal Code. Linda M. Frye, Town of Lusk Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4850 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK MARCH 7, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday March 7, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Rebecca Blackburn, Katelynn Miller and Doug Lytle Absent: Council Member Mark Kupke Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney James Santistevan, Cemetery/Parks, Emergency Management Cory Wilcox, Shop Mechanic, EMS Director MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER. MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,115.46 Allbright’s True Value Supplies/Repairs/Misc. $691.26 ALSCO/American Linen Office Mat Rental $153.74 Atlantic Tactical P.D. Uniforms $336.70 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Training $1,237.54 Bloomers, LLC General Misc. $57.95 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $27,619.07 Boldon Welding & Repair Parts and Supplies $102.24 Caselle Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $748.00 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $26.53 Connecting Point Copier Lease $43.00 Creative Product Source Supplies $383.08 Crimestar Records Management Supplies $300.00 Custom Micro Interactive Support and Maintenance $750.00 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 Decker’s Food Center Supplies $196.67 Double Y Vehicle Repair $66.02 Envision Electric Inc. Electric Line Upgrade $150.00 Filener, Chantry Repairs $80.00 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 Hansen Equip. Comp. Inc. New Equipment $554.86 Frank Parts Company Repairs/Supplies/Misc. $2,402.30 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,463.47 Holmes Ranch Excavation General Misc. River Project $192.00 Interstate Batteries Equipment Repair $35.95 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Jordan Automotive General Misc. River Project $1,344.93 Black Hills Energy Utilities $1,274.45 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Lusk Herald Advertising $1,821.90 Lusk Lodging Tax Lodging Tax Distribution $1,953.78 Luskwyoming.com Public Relations Advertising $100.00 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Meng, Ryan Fire Dept. New Equipment $189.08 Metropolitan Life Payroll Deduction $29.84 Miller Construction General Building Upkeep $3,850.00 Nio. Chamber of Comm. Town Promotion $187.50 Niobrara County Grant Funds $4,500.00 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Nio. County High School Reimbursement for Metal (Batting Cage) $500.00 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charges $144.85 Normont Equipment New Equipment $50.85 Northside Tire LLC Equipment Repair $1,667.00 Northwest Pipe Fittings New Equipment $48.84 NTP Small Engine Service Equipment Repair $32.00 One-Call of Wyoming Tickets $8.40 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $2,996.21 Pitney Bowes Supplies $163.17 The Pizza Place Training $71.45 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $219.31 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $39.10 Respond First Aid System Supplies $110.86 Rose Brothers, Inc. Equipment Repair $41.00 Safety-Kleen Systems Supplies $199.00 Same As It Once Was General Misc. $50.00 Silver Cliff Vet Clinic Animal Control Expense $113.10 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $232.58 Valley Motor Supply Vehicle & Equipment Repair/ Parts & Supplies/Misc. $38.97 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.45 WAM Education Supplies $150.00 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $70.00 W.M.P.A. Power Purchase $115,729.68 Walt’s Lathe & Machine Shop Supplies $103.02 Ferguson Waterworks Supplies $504.95 Winnelson Parts & Supplies $644.70 Westco Fuel & Oil $566.28 Wilkens New Equipment $955.00 WY Dept. of Revenue & Taxation Uniform Assessment Tax $56.36 WYCO Recycling Recycling Parts & Supplies $650.00 WYO. Assoc. of Rural Water System Training $385.00 WY Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax $6,889.27 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $12,266.61 WY Dept. of WorkForce Workers’ Comp $1,774.93 Total Vouchers $214,016.76 MANUAL CHECKS February 8, 2017 – February 28, 2017 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $224.65 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $238.02 WY Child Support Enforcement Assignment of Wages $150.00 Dept. of Fire Prevention & Submission of Plans & Electrical Safety Specifications plus return postage $325.00 Royce Thompson Per Diem for Training in Lander $89.25 Total $1,026.92 COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held February 7, 2017 and the Special Meeting held February 10, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. Visitors: Jim Jordan asked for a permit to move a building. Mayor Smith requested more information. Mr. Jordan wants to move a building from the prison to his shop; he will come down the street from the prison and go around by Daley or across the tracks. Mr. Jordan plans to cut the building down by 8’, so as not to disturb any lines. Todd stated that Mr. Jordan needs to secure a permit from the Town office for a small fee and he needs to contact telephone and cable. Todd also stated it would be nice if Mr. Jordan had a plan for emergency services while he takes up the street. Council Member Lytle asked if Todd will be contacting emergency services or Mr. Jordan. Todd stated Mr. Jordan should have a plan and make the contacts. Council Member Miller asked how long the street would be shut down. Mr. Jordan stated no more than 30 minutes. Mr. Jordan plans to do this the day of the power outage on the 23rd of April. This is day to day operations and Todd will review the permit and make the decision. This hinges on Mr. Jordan receiving the bid. Monica Wilcox from EMS was present to give an update on the hospital and a needs assessment request. The company that will provide the assessment is SafeTech Solutions. This is a Rural EMS Needs Assessment that will be funded by the State and the Hospital. Total cost is $30,000.00, with the State paying $25,000.00 and the Hospital paying $5,000.00, when it is approved by the stakeholders. Signatures from all elected boards are required and an approval letter. The application period is from April 1st through June 30th. EMS Director Cory Wilcox stated, may be we will learn something from the assessment. Town Attorney Dennis Meier will look over the papers. The Council will table this. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. • James Santistevan reported on hiring summer help for the parks and cemetery, and the eclipse. • Cory Wilcox stated that for the eclipse the EMS crew will be available. • Linda Frye reported that the 1% Specific Purpose Tax is close to being collected and a public hearing will be held before the next meeting for the renewal of liquor licenses. • Todd Skrukrud reported that the Transfer Station will be open to the public around April 15th and they are working on signage. The landfill will be closing around the first of May. The Town has hired Shawn Leimser as Recreation Director, Barbara Cushman as Pool Director, and offered a contract to Sean Duffy for the “Pro-Shop” Manager. Old Business: COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve Ordinance No. 11-10-100 through 11-10-140, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 10 of Title 11 of the Lusk Municipal Code Specifically Ordinance Numbers 11-10-100 through 11-10-140 to Delete References to Fees for the Lusk Municipal Landfill and to Establish Fees and Rules for the Lusk Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station as amended, on second reading. MOTION CARRIED. New Business: Niobrara Chamber of Commerce is requesting an open container permit at Washington Park from August 18th through August 20th. The Council would like clarification on the times. Chamber Director Jackie Bredthauer will be asked to attend the April meeting. This item was tabled. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Cody Thompson’s Livestock Permit Renewal. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the Hanger Lease Renewal for Dan Hanson. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the Golf Course “Pro-Shop” Management Contract for Sean Duffy. MOTION CARRIED. The Commercial Building Lease with Sandrock Vision, LLC is expiring on April 1, 2017, which was a five (5) year lease. After a brief discussion, it was decided to have Linda contact Sandrock Vision, LLC and discuss the contract with them. This item was tabled. The Niobrara Country Club’s lease is up for renewal and ends May 31, 2017. Their contract needs to run through the term of the liquor license. It was decided to make contact with board members of the Club to discuss the contract. This item was tabled. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER, to approve Ordinance No. 11-15-280, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 11-15-280 to include a Paragraph Requiring all New and Replacement Residential and Commercial Sewer Lines to have a Sewage Backup Prevention Valve Installed, on first reading. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN gave information on the Black Hills Energy grant that is available to the Town. The grant can be up to $50,000.00. Council Member Blackburn suggested looking at the website blackhillcorp.com and get information on the grant guidelines. This could be used for a match for a Community Center. The Town of Lusk received bids for a Skid Steer Loader. There were two bids from Wyoming Machinery. The bid for a new from the factory “226D” Skid Steer Loader and would take up to 14 weeks to receive was $37,363.00 and the bid for a new “232D” Skid Steer Loader in inventory was $36,154.00. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE, to approve the bid for the new “232D” Skid Steer Loader in the amount of $36,154.00. MOTION CARRIED. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 5:53 p.m. The next regular meeting will be April 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4849 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:03 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. Hospital Update- Mark Groh, Hospital Board member, Chris Smolik, CEO and Jim Tangney, Facility Manager met with the Commissioners and discussed hospital business. The hospital asked if the County would consider donating one of the sheriff’s vehicles that will be sold. The Commissioners said that the sheriff plans on selling two Ford Explorers. The hospital did not think these vehicles would be large enough, however, they would look at them. They said they thought they needed a larger vehicle because they take medical waste to Casper a couple of times a month, deliver laundry to the Wyoming Women’s’ Center and take lab samples to Douglas or Casper. The group then discussed the parking lot that they would like road and bridge to help build. According to Chris Smolik, the size of the parking lot will be approximately one lot. He said he visited with Fred about doing the work and Fred said he didn’t see a problem with doing it, but said it was up to the Commissioners to decide what to do. The Commissioners said they would direct road and bridge to work on this. They then discussed the financial status of the hospital and other business. County Attorney- Cally Lund, County Attorney, met with the Commissioners via a phone conference to discuss county business. Cally briefed the Commissioners on the request from Special Prosecutor Nate Hibben to appoint Christyne Martens and Katie Adams from the Attorney General’s office, as substitute special prosecutors in the matter of Lisa Mellott because the special prosecutor originally appointed to the case has left the Attorney General’s office and Mellott has filed an appeal, and there remains some work to be done in the district court prior to the Supreme Court addressing the issue. Event Insurance- The Commissioners asked Cally about event insurance at the fairgrounds. The eclipse activities are being held at the fairgrounds and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the County’s liability insurance provider said that since the County is not hosting the event, the sponsoring entity needs to provide insurance. Cally said she will talk to Bill Miller with the Local Government Liability Pool for further information and report back to the Commissioners. Pat said that the fair board had concerns over possible damages to the buildings as a result of the eclipse events and the potentially large numbers of people who will be attending. Pat mentioned a conversation he had with a local landowner regarding the recent eclipse meeting and the fact that the Sheriff was not in attendance. Pat later found out that an issue had arisen preventing the Sheriff from attending the meeting. The landowner said they would like to have a meeting with other landowners and the sheriff to iron out what they can and cannot do in regards to protecting their land during the eclipse weekend. Pat asked Cally to attend the upcoming meeting and she voiced concerns about people misconstruing her comments as legal advice. Richard said he had been contacted by the same individual regarding the matter. Public Health Nurse- Sally Myer, Public Health Nurse, met with the Commissioners and discussed public health business. She said she has handed out some pamphlets to let people know she is available and that she has seen some people. Richard brought up concerns over people having to make appointments vs. having regular hours. She said that she might have a conflict that would interfere with her posted hours if she had to attend a meeting out of town. She said is working on the emergency response plan and will be meeting next week with the school, prison and hospital to be closed points of dispensing vaccinations (PODs) for their select groups in the event of a disaster and the need for mass vaccinations because these entities have their own nurses on staff that could administer the vaccines. She will draft Letters of Concurrence with each entity spelling out their obligations and responsibilities. She said that there would also be a POD for the County employees as well as a separate POD for public vaccinations located at the fairgrounds. Visionary Communications- Chantry Filener, Teri Stephens, Keri Thompson, Sally Myer, Kelly Dean and Rick Zerbe met with the Commissioners and held a phone conference with Brian Murphy of Visionary Communications to discuss the logistics of changing to Visionary Communications as the internet service provider for the courthouse and sheriff’s office. The group discussed fees, upload/download speeds and redundancy. Pat moved to move forward with Visionary Communications as the internet service provider for the above entities. John seconded. Motion carried. Consent Agenda- John moved to approve the consent agenda. Pat seconded, motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the February 7, 2016 meeting, receipts from the Public Health Nurse for 1/17/17 – 2/17/17 for $73.00 and a notification from the State Dept. of Revenue notifying the Commissioners that all entities with the ability to levy a mill were in compliance with their rules and regulations. Appointment of Special Prosecutor- Upon the recommendation of County Attorney Cally Lund, Pat moved to appoint Christyne Martens and Katie Adams from the Attorney General’s Office, to serve as assistant special prosecutors in the Mellott appeal. John seconded, motion carried. Nate Hibben will continue to be the special prosecutor. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No. 4848 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR BAR AND GRILL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that the 27th day of February, 2017, The Pizza Place LLC d/b/a The Pizza Place filed an application for the renewal of a Bar and Grill Liquor License #1 in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Lot 7, Block 5, Original Town Site in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such licenses will be heard at 4:00 o’clock p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4847 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8 & 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of February, 2017, Peggy Anne Fitzwater, d/b/a Triangle 4 Café and Steakhouse, filed an application for the renewal of a Restaurant Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Lot 14 - 20 in the South half of Out Lot “D”, Original Town Site in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming. And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such licenses will be heard at 4:00 o’clock p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town of Lusk, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4846 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8 & 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of February, 2017, The Silver Dollar Bar of Lusk, LLC, d/b/a Silver Dollar Bar, filed an application for the renewal of a Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Lots 1 & 2, Block 2, Original Town Site in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such licenses will be heard at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4845 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8 & 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that the 28th day of February, 2017, Rex & Julie Tollman d/b/a Lusk Liquor Store filed an application for the renewal of a Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Lot 4, Block 2, Original Town Site in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County Wyoming. And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such licenses will be heard at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4841 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8 & 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Legal Notice The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a Board work session beginning at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, and a Board meeting beginning at 8:30 am, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general business of the Authority. An agenda is available at the offices of WCDA at 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY 82601. Public Notice No. 4844 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2017. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 02/01/2017 - 02/28/2017 Vendor Name Total ACADIA MONTANA 12,400.00 ACT 2,966.00 ADAMS, JESSICA 6,363.24 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE 554.71 BARTILOTTA, LISA 2,697.24 BIG COUNTRY REHAB 3,943.33 BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL COMPANY 655.98 BLACK HILLS ENERGY 8,066.11 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY. 114,837.70 BRUCH, SHELLY 3,000.00 BRUCO INC 1,635.18 CHEYENNE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION 1,089.60 COMM-CORE 930.86 CONNECTING POINT, INC 957.73 COPENHAVER, KATH, KITCHEN & KOLPITCKE, LLC 1,900.00 COVERED WAGON MOTEL 735.00 COWBOY SUPPLY HOUSE-CHEYENNE 1,627.23 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER 1,946.01 DELTA DENTAL 6,034.20 DIANA BROWNING WRIGHT, INC. 4,703.00 EASTERN WY COLLEGE 9,450.00 FLEX SHARE BENEFITS 575.00 FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA 6,708.38 FRANKLIN COVEY INC 1,085.26 GAUKEL, JULIE 5,500.00 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,555.00 GSG ARCHITECTURE 1,980.00 HACIENDA MOTEL 588.00 HEILBRUN'S INC, LUSK 715.93 HOLIDAY INN GILLETTE 623.00 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC 7,559.99 INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES 526.65 JORDAN AUTOMOTIVE & TOWING 1,350.00 K12 MANAGEMENT, INC 247,398.12 KILMER, BRUCE 2,290.00 LONG BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, IN 22,350.00 LUSK HERALD 1,239.64 LYONS, JAMES OR LAURA 770.99 MALLO CAMP 910.00 MATHERN, MARK 2,371.45 MEDICINE BOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC 4,777.60 MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEMICAL 502.70 MILLER ENTERPRISES, INC. 660.00 NORTHSIDE TIRE LLC 1,700.96 PESI, INC 1,709.91 PLATTE COUNTY SCHOOL DIST #1 650.00 ROUGH N REFINED 1,169.91 RUSSELL MILLS STUDIOS 11,320.00 SAMPERS, SARA 731.88 SAMS CLUB 743.95 SCAMBLER, DOUGLAS J 7,331.29 SD TEACHER PLACEMENT CENTER 620.00 SHRIVER THERAPY GROUP, INC., THE 2,608.80 STEARNS, JANE 500.00 STEWART, ERICA 2,382.50 SULZMAN, ANNETTE 750.00 SYSCO MONTANA, INC 2,342.30 THERAPY SOURCE, INC 6,090.39 TORRINGTON BEVERAGE CO. 1,455.30 TOWN OF LUSK 12,915.56 VALLEY PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. 2,624.24 VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC 1,525.28 VISA 6,088.55 VISION SERVICE PLAN – WY 1,734.38 WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE 696.04 WESTCO 1,157.78 WORLD POINT ECC, INC. 656.00 WY FBLA 2,132.00 WY HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY ASSOCIATION 500.00 WYOMING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION 1,000.00 WYOMING FFA ASSOCIATION 600.00 Public Notice No. 4842 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 8, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman present. Road and Bridge- Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman, met with the Commissioners and discussed road and bridge business. He said that Hout Fencing has completed Greasewood Road and will move on to work on the culvert headwalls on 28 Road next, once it warms up. He also updated the Commissioners on the Lance Creek Bridge Replacement project. He said that so far all of the abutments and columns have been poured on the south side and that the contractor is starting to work on north columns and abutments. BenchMark of Torrington- Brian Wakefield, engineer with BenchMark of Torrington, met with the Commissioners and discussed the 2016 Road Rehab Project. He said that they will go and drive Greasewood Road to review the work done so far. Fred said it appears that the project is moving along nicely. The contractor is on target with his gravel usage and the local residents appear to be pleased with the work done so far. Pat mentioned that the top of Cheyenne River Road was in rough condition when he drove it. He talked to Carolyn Johnson after the road had been bladed and she was pleased with the work that had been done. Richard said he had heard some concerns over 20 Mile Road. Fred said they had bladed it and will take another look. Fred said that there is still frost in the ground and that makes it hard to cutout the washboards. County Attorney- County Attorney Cally Lund met with the Commissioners via a phone conference and discussed county business. She said that the fire district had contacted her regarding their new building and issues they are having with the fire marshal. The building plans were engineered by Baker and Associates but it appears that plans were not submitted to the fire marshal for review and approval prior to construction beginning. Cally told the district to shut down construction until an engineer can correct the list of errors found by the fire marshal. She also discussed a conversation she had with the Janet Miller of the Economic Development Administration regarding an employment contract for the Local Disaster Recovery Manager. She explained that the county doesn’t use contracts as the Recovery Coordinator will be an employee of Niobrara County rather than a contractual position. Cally said she would draft an agreement similar to the Public Health Officer’s contract with the State and Ms. Miller was in agreement with that. The group also discussed a scheduled meeting with representatives from Trihydro regarding the Phillips 66 Voluntary Remediation Program at the former Lance Creek Crude Oil Gathering Station and the request from Decker’s Food Marker to use county property by the sheriff’s garage to install a heating/cooling unit. Eclipse Meeting- Jackie Bredthauer, Candy Dooper, Brenda Phipps and Sheriff Rick Zerbe met with the Commissioners to discuss the upcoming eclipse and plans for the event. The group discussed event insurance, security, and emergency services requirements. Elected Officials & Dept. Heads- Rick Zerbe, Sheriff, Teri Stephens, Assessor, Keri Thompson, Treasurer and Kelli Chichester, 4-H Educator, met with the Commissioners and discussed office operations. Rick said they are still having troubles with the generator and will talk with Valley Plumbing to have them do an assessment of line. Rick said that every time the furnace kicks on, the generator shuts down. He said that they are able to keep the generator that Homeland Security lent them as long as it is needed. Teri said her office is busy working towards getting assessment notices sent out. Keri said the focus of her office has shifted from property tax collections to issuing new license plates. She also discussed legislative bills of interest. Kelli said the office is starting to work on fair preparations. The group also discussed Visionary Communication’s proposal to provide internet redundancy. It was decided to have all parties meet at the next Commissioner meeting to discuss this. The Assessor and Treasurer remained after the meeting to discuss a bulk mailing system they would like to purchase to aid in the mailing of tax notices and assessments. The Commissioners authorized them to purchase the Master’s Touch bulk mailing system. Emergency Management- James Santistevan, Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator, met with the Commissioners and updated them on emergency management business. He said it has been busy. He also said he has been working with Public Health Nurse Sally Myer regarding sheltering for medical and non-medical matters. He also discussed the tier two reporting. He said that the State has given him authorization to allow someone else to have access to the reporting on oil wells and hazardous materials. He is going to ask that the fire chief have access to this info. John asked about weather spotters and James said that he is one as well as James Meng, Judy Hanzlik and sheriff’s office. The group talked about the possibility of declaring a fire ban during the eclipse activities. TriHydro Presentation- Joey Waldmann and Ali Tavelli with TriHydro, met with the Commissioners and gave a presentation regarding the cleanup of Phillips66 Former Lance Creek Station. Also in attendance were James Kruse and Justen Miller, interested parties and landowners/lessees, and Heidi Sturman and Lisa Shaw, representing the Conservation District. Trihydro Corporation is Phillips 66 (P66) engineering consultant for the cleanup activities at the former crude oil gathering station located in West Lance Creek, Niobrara County. The Former Lance Creek Station property was used as a crude oil gathering station from 1938 to 2003, and encompasses approximately 23.60 acres. The property is located at 293 Twenty Mile Road, West Lance Creek in Niobrara County. Cleanup is currently under the auspices of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). The station was dismantled in 2003 and 2004. The VRP was established in 2000 by the Wyoming legislature to provide an alternative process for encouraging more timely and efficient cleanups of contaminated sites. Participation in the VRP is voluntary. P66 opted to participate in the VRP because it is a more flexible, risk-based clean-up process than the prior clean-up program established under the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act. Another important reason why P66 opted to conduct this environmental cleanup work under the VRP is because it allows the use of a Use Control Area, or UCA. A UCA is a legally enforceable form of property use restriction that is only available under the VRP. WS 35-11-1609(a) allows a UCA to “establish long-term restrictions on the use of the site.” WS 35-11-1609(f) provides the legal mechanism whereby the restrictions in a UCA become enforceable by the issuing governmental entity. Although similar to zoning, a UCA is unique in that the restrictions imposed are in perpetuity or until such time that the WDEQ concurs that conditions on the property can support any use. At this site, the UCA will form a part of a more comprehensive remedy to achieve continued compliance [with environmental cleanup regulations] and protect human health and the environment. While other forms of institutional controls to limit future site use are possible options for inclusion within the comprehensive remedy, as a newer law, the UCA is considered to be the most readily enforceable form of institutional control. The Process for Establishing a UCA The following steps are required in WS 35-11-1609 for establishing a UCA. 1. P66 shall petition Niobrara County for the creation of a UCA (WS 35-11-1609(a)). The petition must contain the “data, information and any remedy options” (WS 35-11-1609(c)) that were identified as necessary to support a final remedy selection. 2. Following submission of the petition, P66 will provide public notice of the petition and a public hearing by writing to all contiguous landowners and by publishing notice once per week for four consecutive weeks in the local newspaper (35-11-1609(d)). 3. The public hearing may be held no sooner than 30 days after the first notice is published in the newspaper (35-11-1609(d)). 4. After the public hearing but within 180 days after the petition is received, Niobrara County shall vote on the petition using a simple majority decision criterion (35-11-1609(e)). The Commissioners took this information under advisement. Danny and Jeremiah Decker met with the Commissioners to discuss avenues for housing a heating and cooling unit on county property. Danny said that the unit they are proposing is too heavy for their roof and they would like to install it on the south side of Deckers. There is 15’ between the Sheriff’s garage and Decker’s. The unit would be 6’x 9’ and would be elevated to help with drainage. They aren’t up against a deadline so a summer timeline would work. Pat had a concern about the publics’ perception of a private enterprise using county property. The Commissioners will ask the County Attorney to review this matter and they will get back to the Deckers. County Coroner- Peter W. Pier met with the Commissioners to update them on the coroner’s office. He said that there were a few cases which were unresolved when he took office, but he is working on resolving them. He also discussed the interment of skeletal remains of three individuals which had been dug up several years ago west of town. He was going to send them to the anthropology department at UW, but decided to bury them in the cemetery. The Town of Lusk donated the burial spaces and labor. He also discussed missing equipment and that he and Cory Wilcox are registered to take classes at the Law Enforcement Academy. He said the coroner’s vehicle hail damage has been repaired but the topper is not fixed. Lastly, he said he disposed of all the property in which he could not identify the owners. The rest was sent to families. He also disposed of all the medicine stored over there. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the January 17, 2017 meeting, a Notice of Valuation Change for L & J Operating, Inc. from the 2015 tax year resulting in an increase of total taxes of $1,455.81, and receipts and expenditures for the month of January from the County Clerk for $4,390.00, from the Sheriff for $1,975.00, and from the Clerk of Court for $785.00. Payroll and the following vouchers were approved for payment: Remit Name Amount Description A T & T $93.25 SUPPLIES Absolute Solutions $8,258.14 NEW EQUIPMENT, REPAIRS Allbright's True Value Hardware $395.63 SUPPLIES, PARTS, MAINTENANCE Alsco $305.60 PARTS Barbara Cushman $297.00 SCHOOLS Becky L. Freeman $481.50 TRAVEL EXPENSE Benzel Pest Control, Inc. $277.20 MAINTENANCE Birch Communications $690.09 TELEPHONE Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial $659.62 FAIRGROUND SUPPLIES Black Hills Energy $2,642.14 UTILITIES Boldon Diesel Service, LLC. $418.29 PARTS Cally Lund $500.00 OFFICE RENT Canon Financial Services, Inc. $418.00 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Century Link $1,374.16 TELEPHONE, I T EXPENSE Century Link Business Services $8.06 TELEPHONE Computer Projects Of Il, Inc. $171.60 COMPUTER EXPENSE Connecting Point Computer Centers $329.70 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Decker's Foods $398.50 SUPPLIES, PARTS, INMATE MEALS & MEDS Dennis C. Meier $1,000.00 OFFICE RENT Dept. Of Health $4,100.69 REIMBURSE STATE FOR P.H.N. SAL.& UNEMPLOYMENT Dept. of Workforce Services $1,819.48 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION Ed Buchanan $2,660.00 DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNEY Election Systems & Software, Inc. $76.33 BALLOTS Geographic Innovations $1,300.00 PROFESSIONAL MAPPING Goshen County Detention Center $220.00 INMATE HOUSING Grainger $328.75 JUSTICE CENTER MAINTENANCE Great Western Tire Company $1,602.64 PARTS GreatAmerica Financial Svcs. $407.50 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT H & H Electric, Llc $292.00 R & B IMPROVEMENTS Heartland Embroidery, Inc. $278.64 UNIFORMS Heilbrun's Farm Industrial Supply $2,761.25 NEW EQUIPMENT, PARTS Herren Brothers True Value $201.29 PARTS Hiway Brake & Alignment $57.54 VEHICLE REPAIRS Hiway Super Service $88.00 EQUIPMENT REPAIRS Hometown Country $94.98 TRAVEL EXPENSE Honnen Equipment Company $533.78 PARTS Hopkins Medical Products $216.80 MCH Hout Fencing Of Wyoming, Inc. $26,325.00 2016 ROAD REHAB PROJECT Janette Starck $61.48 TRAVEL EXPENSE John Midkiff $181.90 TRAVEL EXPENSE Kayla Courtright $160.50 TRAVEL EXPENSE Laramie Range Water Treatment $1,175.00 BLDG/EQUIP MAINTENANCE Lusk Herald $2,078.78 PUBLICATION Lusk Mini Storage $45.00 DUES Macjac, Inc. $170.00 RENTALS MailFinance $1,197.00 POSTAGE METER Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. $268.31 SUPPLIES McKesson $23.07 SUPPLIES Mecklenburg Law Office, LLC. $320.00 COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY Mobile Concrete Inc. $54,285.46 GRAVEL, ROCK CRUSHING PROJECT Monika D. Davies $500.00 OFFICE RENT Moore Medical Corp $39.08 MEDICAL SUPPLIES Nathaniel S. Hibben $908.86 TRIAL EXPENSES Niobrara Co. Sheriff's Office $63.31 POSTAGE, SHOTS, EMPLOYEE MED Niobrara County Attorney $250.24 SUPPLIES Niobrara County Hospital District $15,443.92 1% OPTION TAX, INMATE MED Niobrara County Library $1,725.00 DEFERRED COMP. Niobrara Electric Association $40.60 RADIO TOWER Office Depot $53.76 SUPPLIES Peter W. Pier $78.00 SUPPLIES Peterbilt Of Wyoming $384.43 PARTS Platte Co. School Dist. #1 $450.00 RANDOM DRUG TESTING FEE Porter, Muirhead, Cornia, & Howard $10,800.00 AUDIT Pre Resources Rockies, L.P. $666.85 O & M OIL Proper Care, LLC $6,800.00 FAIRGROUNDS CONTRACT Rancher's Feed & Supply, Inc. $125.40 BLDG/EQUIP MAINTENANCE Rawhide Drug Company $122.34 INMATE MEDICAL Richard A. Ladwig $160.50 TRAVEL EXPENSE Safeguard Business Systems $103.79 SUPPLIES Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. $348.60 GAS & OIL Sally Myer $998.41 TRAVEL EXPENSE, SUPPLIES, MCH Shreds, LLC. $215.75 TRAVEL EXPENSE, SUPPLIES Team Laboratory Chemical Corp. $468.50 FAIRGROUND MAINTENANCE Torrington Office Supply $1,096.78 SUPPLIES, NEW EQUIP. Townhouse Motel, LLC $4,800.00 COURTHOUSE CONTRACT Town Of Lusk $2,862.06 UTILITIES Tyler Technologies $214.69 COMPUTER EXPENSE UW Extension - A/CPL 1003104V $646.20 UW CAR EXPENSE Valley Motor Supply $1,537.69 PARTS Valley Plumbing & Heating $970.67 MAINTENANCE Verizon Wireless $1,111.47 TELEPHONE Visa $2,539.75 TRAVEL, SUPPLIES, MAINT. NEW EQUIP. Wal Mart Community $427.81 SUPPLIES, INMATE MEALS WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE $3,230.44 PARTS, EQUIP. REPAIR Wendi Dutcher $70.00 TRAVEL EXPENSE Westco $4,085.84 GAS & OIL Whitaker Oil D/B/A Outpost Truck Stop $3,043.68 FUEL WY Department of Transportation $16.00 LICENSE PLATE FEE WY Enterprise Technology Services $7.30 COMPUTER EXPENSE Wyoming Behavioral Institute $1,370.00 INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT Wyoming Dept. Of Transportation $1,520.68 LANCE CREEK BROS CN14063 Wyoming Machinery Company $1,996.57 REPAIRS, RENTAL, PARTS Wyoming Network, Inc. $230.00 I T EXPENSE Wyoming Women's Center $1,986.00 INMATE MEALS Xerox Corporation $134.51 XEROX COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Grand Total $196,695.13 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No. 4838 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Lusk will hold a public hearing on the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget on Tuesday June 6th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall in the Council Chambers. The public and interested parties are urged to attend. During the regular scheduled Council meeting on June 6th, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m., the Town Council will have the third and final reading for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. Total revenue and expenditures budgeted for the fiscal year 2017-2018 is $6,778,948, which is a decrease of $1,845,379 from the previous year budget. The Town is experiencing a decrease in the sales tax received and in federal and state funding. We also received insurance money for property damage, and FEMA money from Homeland Security for the flood. Likewise, the Town has finished the building of the transfer station which was funded by a grant and loan from the State Lands and Investment Board. The airport improvement project is complete, which was federally and state funded. The Airport is working on a Master Plan and the Town is proceeding with the closure of the Landfill. The current budget and the proposed budget can be viewed on the Town‘s website, www.townoflusk.org or by contacting the Town Hall at 201 E. Third St., 334-3612. Public Notice No 4884 Publish in The Lusk Herald May 24 & 31, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by EOG Y Resources, Inc. to conduct blowdown and venting activities (F023974) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004035 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4837 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by EOG Y Resources, Inc. to conduct well completion and re-completion activities (F017274) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004032 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday April 3, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4836 Publish in The Lusk Herald on March 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID EQUIPMENT 1- NEW 2017 CAT 232D Skid Steer Loader The Town of Lusk will receive sealed bids in the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, PO Box 390, 201 East 3rd Street, Lusk, Wyoming 82225, until 2:00p.m. on March 6, 2017, at which time bids will be publicly opened. No bids will be considered which are received after the scheduled time. All bids will be on separate forms and in sealed envelopes clearly marked with the name of the project; ‘Skid Steer Loader’. Bidding documents including, but not limited to, bid specifications are available from the Town Clerk’s Office at the address shown above. The Town of Lusk reserves the right to accept deviations from the specification and to waive any and all formalities or technicalities in the bidding in the sole discretion of the Town. The Town reserves the right to reject all bids or accept any bid, which in its sole and absolute judgement, shall under all circumstances, best serve the Town’s interests. Pursuant to Wyoming State Statue 16-6-106, preference is hereby given to materials, supplies, agricultural products, equipment machinery and provisions produced, manufactured, supplied or grown in Wyoming; quality being equal to articles offered by the competitors outside the state. Public Notice No. 4835 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22 & March 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIMITED RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of February, 2017, the Lusk Elks BPO #1797 filed an application for the renewal of a Limited Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Old grade school building located at 6th and Elm, zoned General Business in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming. And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such license will be heard at 4:00 o’clock p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town of Lusk, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4834 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22 & March 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE NIOBRARA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. LUSK, WYOMING 82225 The nominating committee appointed for the purpose of nominating Directors for Niobrara Electric Association, Inc. for three year terms, met at the office of the Association on February 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Notice. The members of the Committee were as follows: District No. 1- Ken Dixon, Denzel Coffey, Lee Lamb & Brad Reese (alt.) District No. 2- Cheryl Lund, Stan Rennard, Dan Hanson & Rod Nelson (alt.) District No. 3- Jon Woodrum, Rodney Gray, Donald Mack & Jack Buhr (alt.) The following members of the Nominating Committee were present: Ken Dixon Rod Nelson Donald Mack Denzel Coffey Dan Hanson Richard Ladwig Cheryl Lund The Nominating Committee selected Richard Ladwig as Chairman, who presided at the meeting. Motion was made by Denzel Coffey that the following named Members: District 1 District 2 District 3 John Hester Joel D Wasserburger Bill Wilson be placed in nomination for Directors of Niobrara Electric Association to serve three (3) year terms, seconded by Dan Hanson, and carried. The meeting was adjourned. /s/ Richard Ladwig Chairman, Nominating Committee Public Notice No. 4833 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. to conduct well completion and re-completion activities (F027647) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004063 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4832 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. to conduct blowdown and venting activities (F027646) in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004062 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4831 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Moser Energy Systems to operate 250 temporary portable rich burn natural gas fired generator engines consisting of fifty (50) 106 hp Doosan 8.1L NA engines, seventy-five (75) 200 hp Doosan 8.1L T engines, seventy-five (75) 272 hp Doosan 11.1L engines, twenty-five (25) 362 hp Doosan 14.6L engines and twenty-five (25) 550 hp Doosan 21.9L engines, to be operated at oil and gas well sites at various locations in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sweetwater, Uinta, Washakie and Weston Counties, Wyoming. The natural gas fired engines will be equipped with non-selective catalytic reduction (NSCR) catalysts and air/fuel-ratio controllers (AFRC) to control NOx emissions to 0.7 g/hp-hr, CO emissions to 2.0 g/hp-hr, VOC emissions to 0.7 g/hp-hr, and formaldehyde emissions to 0.05 g/hp-hr. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003783 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4830 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, at 9:00 A.M.., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FIELD / FORMATION / COUNTY 334-2017 / Sklar Exploration Company / 80-Acre D&S Unit / 8-39-61 / Unnamed / Leo / Niobrara Applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission website (http: //wogcc.state.wy.us). Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least ten (10) days before the hearing. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 15th day of February 2017 Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission /s/ Mark Watson, Supervisor/Secretary Public Notice No. 4829 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Job Opening: Local Disaster Recovery Manager, Niobrara County, (Lusk) Wyoming… two year at will position. Will be responsible for professional-level planning, implementation and support of Niobrara County’s disaster recovery goals, objectives and strategies involving a devastating flood in 2015. Will facilitate effective decision making and coordination across the communities in Niobrara County. Will work independently and within teams, and will report to the Niobrara County, Wyoming Joint Powers Board. Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or other related fields; Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in rural economic or community development or city/town administration at a leadership level. Knowledge of Wyoming and Federal economic and community development programs is a plus. Experience with grant writing and grant administration is preferred. Must be familiar with Microsoft Word. Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be highly motivated, be attentive to detail and a self-starter. Must have the ability to build and promote trust and teamwork. Complete Scope of Work: A complete scope of work can be found on the Niobrara County Website at www.niobraracounty.org. Salary: Salary for this position is $65,000 to $70,000 per year depending on qualifications. How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by email or postal mail to: Mr. Richard Ladwig Chairman, Niobrara County Joint Powers Board 424 South Elm Street PO Box 420 Lusk, WY 82225 [email protected] Deadline: Applications must be received by February 28, 2017. Public Notice No. 4827 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15 & 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of February, 2017, Company Three, LLC d/b/a Spirits filed an application for the renewal of a Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Lots 13 & 14, Block 4, Mayes 1st Addition in the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming. And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such license will be heard at 4:00 o’clock p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town of Lusk, Clerk/Treasurer Published: February 15 & 22, 2017 Public Notice No. 4826 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15 & 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIMITED RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of February, 2017, the Niobrara Country Club, filed an application for the renewal of a Limited Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Lusk, for the following place and premises to-wit: Building in SE portion of a tract of land beginning at the NE corner Of Sec. 13, T. 32 N. of R. 64 W., of the 6th P.M. thence S. 295. 16', along E. line of said Section, thence W. 295.16', thence due N. 195. 16' along E line of said section, thence 295.16' along N. line to point of beginning, in the Country Club addition to the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming. And protest if any there be against the issuance of any such license will be heard at 4:00 o’clock p.m. on the 4th day of April, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. Linda M. Frye, Town of Lusk, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4825 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15 & 22, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF NIOBRARA, STATE OF WYOMING In Probate, Docket No. PR-2017-00244-DC ************************************** IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOUGLAS ALAN MOORE Deceased. NOTICE TO ALL PEOPLE INTERESED IN THE ESTATE OF DOUGLAS ALAN MOORE YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on the 9th day of February, 2017, Doyle J. Davies, Attorney at Law, 117 S. Main, P.O. Box 330, Lusk, Wyoming 82225, filed an Application for Decree on behalf of Jeffery C. Moore, pursuant to Section 2-1-205, W.S., 1977 Republished Edition as amended, in the District Court for Niobrara County, Eighth Judicial District. The Application requests that the Court enter a Decree establishing that the decedent’s right title and interest in the following described real property be distributed to Jeffery C. Moore. The decedent’s property being described as follows, to-wit: An undivided 1/4 of 1% interest in and to the oil, gas and minerals of whatsoever kind and nature in, upon or under the following described real property, to-wit: Township 36 North, Range 63 West of the 6th P.M., Niobrara County, WY Section 5: E1/2 A .41253% royalty interest in and to the oil, gas and minerals of whatsoever kind and nature produced from the following described real property, to-wit: Township 36 North, Range 63 West of the 6th P.M., Niobrara County, WY Section 5: E1/2 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that if there are no objections filed by the 20th day of March 2017, all of the right, title, and interest of the decedent, Douglas Alan Moore, in and to the described property will be distributed to Jeffery C. Moore as requested in the Application. DATED this 9th day of February, 2017. /s/ Mandy Pruitt Clerk of the District Court Deputy Public Notice No. 4824 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15 & 22, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK FEBRUARY 7, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday February 7, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Rebecca Blackburn, Katelynn Miller and Doug Lytle Absent: Council Member Mark Kupke Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney Royce Thompson, Electric Superintendent, Airport Manager James Santistevan, Cemetery/Parks, Emergency Management MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE. MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,115.46 Allbright’s True Value Supplies/Repairs/Misc. $1,800.65 ALSCO/American Linen Office Mat Rental $230.61 Atlantic Tactical P.D. Uniforms $89.94 Avenet, LLC Email Service $350.00 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Training $3,078.99 Bellwood Tree Service Tree Trimming $5,200.00 Birch Communications Phone Service $2,140.90 Black Hills Ammunition P.D. Supplies $738.50 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $27,619.07 Bluffs Sanitary Supply Shop Supplies $54.49 Caselle Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $1,496.00 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $26.50 Civil Air Patrol Magazine Advertising $245.00 Connecting Point Copier Lease $86.00 Crescent Electric Supply Electric Line Upgrade $481.49 Croell Redi-Mix Snow Removal Supplies $4,417.43 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 DBT Transportation Services LLC AWOS Maintenance $5,769.75 Decker’s Food Center Supplies $52.87 Emblem Enterprises Inc. P.D. Uniforms $269.70 Energy Lab. Inc. Water Samples, $267.00 Fair Manufacturing, Inc. Streets Snow Removal $384.98 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 Heilbrun’s Farm & Auto Equipment Repair/Supplies/ Vehicle/Tools $3,047.56 Hiway Brake & Alignment Vehicle Repairs $90.00 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,656.88 Interstate Batteries Vehicle Maintenance $112.95 Jack’s Truck & Equipment Equipment Repair $149.74 Jerry’s Electric Electrical Line Upgrade $780.00 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Jordan Automotive Northside Park River General Govern. $2,694.75 Black Hills Energy Utilities $1,999.52 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Kurtzer’s New Equipment & Repair $1,243.86 Lusk Fire Dept. Retirement/IRA’s/School/ Cleaning/Misc. $17,814.31 Lusk Herald Advertising $1,844.80 Lusk Lodging Tax Lodging Tax Distribution $3,916.78 Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. Ambulance Supplies $163.41 M. C. Schaff & Assoc. Airport Improvement Project $21,213.20 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Meng, Ryan Fire Dept. New Equipment $815.50 MES-Rocky Mountains Fire Dept. New Equipment/Supplies $3,267.89 Metropolitan Life Payroll Deduction $29.84 Midland Implement Co. Equipment Repair $419.69 Money, Rhonda PD Training & Instruction $383.28 Nio. Chamber of Comm. Town Promotion $187.50 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charges $109.27 Northside Tire LLC Equipment & Vehicle Repair $792.58 Northwest Pipe Fittings New Equipment/Parts & Supplies $3,626.93 One-Call of Wyoming Tickets $37.75 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $3,953.10 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Leasing Charge $219.90 Pitney Bowes Postage $520.99 Platte County School Dist. Consortium $600.00 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $219.31 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $39.10 The Radar Shop Radio Repairs $315.00 Ranchers Feed & Supply Recycling Supplies $32.35 Rawhide Drug Co. Supplies $10.99 Safety Solutions Electrical Safety $170.00 Smith, Liza Deposit Refund $78.89 Titan Machinery Equipment Repair $96.67 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $701.58 Torrington Telegram Yearly Subscription $73.90 Uline Recycling Supplies $198.31 Valley Motor Supply Vehicle & Equipment Repair/ Parts & Supplies $118.74 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.46 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $70.00 W.M.P.A. Power Purchase $277,588.87 Walt’s Lathe & Machine Shop Supplies $178.07 Western Medical Management Medical Billing Fees & Dues $333.43 Western United Electric Parts & Supplies $725.00 WYCO Recycling Recycling Parts & Supplies $400.00 WY Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax $7,561.10 WY Dept. of Transportation Quiet Zone Participating Fee $130.12 Wyoming Machinery Equipment Repair $1,331.15 WY Public Health Lab. Quarterly Water Samples $48.00 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $12,745.52 WY Dept. of WorkForce Workers’ Comp $1,819.18 Total Vouchers $445,179.55 MANUAL CHECKS January 1, 2017 – February 7, 2017 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $224.38 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $27.00 Becky Blackburn Mileage to Cheyenne for Workshop $149.80 Royce Thompson Per Diem for Safety Training $17.00 Pete Kruse Per Diem for Safety Training $17.00 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $221.52 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $246.04 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $224.39 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $27.00 Wilkens Transfer Station Trailer, Balance Due $61,279.39 Total $62,433.52 COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held January 3, 2017. MAYOR SMITH, COUNCIL MEMBERS MILLER, AND BLACKBURN VOTED AYE, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE VOTED NAY. MOTION CARRIED. Jackie Bredthauer, Niobrara Chamber of Commerce Director, Candy Dooper, and Brenda Midkiff of the 2017 Eclipse Committee presented the Council with information on the upcoming event. The Eclipse will take place Monday August 21st, 2017. There will be a community wide meeting on February 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. It is estimated that there will be approximately 10,000 people in the area. Some of the concerns are security, fire safety, EMS, traffic control, available restrooms, and food service. Pamphlets will be handed out with items of interest. Calvin and Tina Carstensen, who live on Overland Way, attended the meeting to ask who is responsible for the paving of streets. Todd stated that the Town will bring in pavers this summer and if it fits into the budget the Town could look into the continuation of paving Overland Way. The property owner is responsible for curb and gutter. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. • Royce Thompson reported that WAPA is working on the sub-station that was in the flood. WAPA would like to have a power outage for repairs sometime in April. Possible dates are April 23rd with an alternate date of April 30th. Royce will be checking the community’s calendars to determine the best date. When the date is confirmed, the Town will advertise. • James Santistevan is conducting maintenance work for cemetery and parks. For emergency management he has been working on the event plan with the Eclipse Committee and with Public Health on items she needs updated. • Linda Frye has researched grants for a Community Center and has found that the USDA has a Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant. The Pontarolo sewer claim report is at Local Government Liability Pool. Ms. Boone was emailed and she stated that Mark Pring the Executive Director was out of the office, but she would ask him for a final decision when he returned. Linda and Council Member Blackburn attended the WAM Winter Workshop. Council Member Blackburn stated that it was very informative and suggested that every Council Member attend. • Todd Skrukrud reported on snow removal and that potholes will be a priority once the weather is warmer. On the Water Study, our engineers and their subcontractors, and Bern Hinckley who is a geologist, have been working with the EPA trying to resolve the Town‘s issues. He has been in touch with EPA experts on radionuclide in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lisa Shaw has received an extension on the Niobrara River Project. Todd gave the Council a tentative schedule for the landfill and transfer station. Todd requested that garbage pickup for residential customers go from two days a week to one day a week. We would advertise this and could be subject to change if we get negative feedback. Council Member Lytle requested that they vote on this. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, to move to one day a week for residential pickup for garbage until we see reaction. MOTION CARRIED. Old Business: The Town is upgrading their Sensus metering system for the Electric and Water. Royce Thompson and Linda Frye gave information on the progress and the form that will be sent to Ferguson Waterworks. Royce stated that we are going to have Sensus host the site instead of upgrading our equipment. The cost is in the budget for this fiscal year. New Business: COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the Wyoming Community Gas 2017-2018 Wyoming Choice Gas Program Index with the Option to Fix Agreement Renewal, and the Delegation Agreement. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-3, A Resolution Ratifying and Affirming Authority of Mayor to Execute that Certain “Memorandum of Agreement” with the Wyoming Department of Transportation for a Permanent Easement and for Temporary Construction Easements. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Ordinance No. 11-10-100 through 11-10-140, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 10 of Title 11 of the Lusk Municipal Code Specifically Ordinance Numbers 11-10-100 through 11-10-140 to Delete References to Fees for the Lusk Municipal Landfill and to Establish Fees and Rules for the Lusk Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station, on first reading. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Capitalize Policy. MOTION CARRIED. Todd requested that the Council move back to Old Business for the Landfill Closure - Updated Scope-of-Work to Provide Construction Documents and Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Services for the Closure of the Town of Lusk Landfill. The closure of the landfill is slated to start sometime in March. The bid for phase 1 of the landfill closure from Solid Waste Professionals of Wyoming is $34,485.00. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE, to sign the bid for the Landfill Closure Engineering, pending the approval from DEQ and Town Attorney Dennis Meier. MOTION CARRIED. There were six bids for the hauling of solid waste from the transfer station to TDS in Torrington. Todd read through the bids. The low bid is $375.00 per load from Underground Enterprises. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to award the bid for the haul of solid waste to TDS in Torrington to Underground Enterprises. MOTION CARRIED. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. The next regular meeting will be March 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4828 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman present. Road and Bridge- Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman, met with the Commissioners and discussed road and bridge business. Fred said he has a blade headed to Redbird Road to do work on it because of all of the traffic. This is a result of the detour for the Lance Creek Bridge Replacement. He said that Hout Fencing is going to start up work again. Pat asked how much material would be left at Wasserburger Pit and if it was good enough quality to use on the Cheyenne River Road. Fred said he thought that material from Wilson Pit would be better. Richard asked if Fred had any plans to do work on the south end of Wasserburger Road and Fred said he was going to do some work on Oil Tank Road. Fred said Caterpillar brought a 12M for the crew to use as a demo. Kirk bladed Hat Creek with it and Rex is blading 28 Road. Everyone seems to be getting along okay with it. Fred also presented quotes for blades from John Deere and Caterpillar. Fred thought it would be a good idea to have a fifth blade. Pat asked if Fred had talked to anyone from the hospital asking road and bridge to help them blade an area for parking. He said that he has not. Richard mentioned a conversation he had with Mark Groh from the Hospital Board and said that the hospital would like to get one of the vehicles that the sheriff is going to sell. They would use this to drive to Casper to deliver labs that can’t be performed locally and dispose of hospital biohazard waste. The Commissioners will pass this request on to the Sheriff. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the Consent Agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items included on the agenda were the minutes of the January 3, 2017 meeting and an Official Bond and Oath for Louis Hammer as Treasurer of the Niobrara Senior Citizens’ Service District. Solutions for Life Letter of Support- Pat moved to sign the letter of support for Solutions for Life. John seconded, motion carried. Property Tax Appraiser Certifications- The Commissioners acknowledged a letter from the State of Wyoming, Department of Revenue, recognizing Elaine Griffith as a permanently certified appraiser and Carmen Boussu and Teri Stephens as temporarily certified. Catering Permit- John moved to approve a 24-Hour Catering Permit for Lusk Liquor Store to sell alcoholic beverages at the Sportsman’s’ Banquet being held February 4, 2017 at the fairgrounds. Pat seconded, motion carried. EDA Disaster Recovery Manager Grant- John moved to approve the signature for a disaster recovery manager grant. Pat seconded, motion carried. Discussion- John asked if the Joint Powers Board would be hiring the manager and Richard said yes. Richard adjourned the regular meeting at 1:30 to hold an LEPC meeting. The regular meeting reconvened at 2:30 p.m. Sheriff Rick Zerbe remained after the LEPC meeting and visited with the Commissioners about the Sheriff’s vehicles he plans on selling. He said he could provide an Explorer to the hospital if they would like it. No action was taken at this time. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, County Clerk Public Notice No. 4823 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Vanguard Operating, LLC to conduct blowdown and venting activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003919 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4822 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Helis Oil & Gas Company, L.L.C. to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003894 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4821 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 15, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2017. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 01/01/2017 - 01/31/2017 Vendor Name Total ACADIA MONTANA 2,360.00 ADAMS, JESSICA 2,422.50 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE 855.83 BARTILOTTA, LISA 1,182.12 BIG COUNTRY REHAB 5,722.50 BLACK HILLS ENERGY 17,788.01 BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY 500.00 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY. 114,837.70 CAMERON PRODUCTIONS INC 842.40 CASPER COLLEGE 7,500.00 CENTURY LINK 1,659.33 CONNECTING POINT, INC 1,460.36 COWBOY SUPPLY HOUSE-CHEYENNE 1,368.82 CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES 597.77 DAVIES, DOYLE 840.00 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER 1,426.05 DELTA DENTAL 6,034.20 DOOR CLOSER SERVICE 546.05 FLEX SHARE BENEFITS 575.00 FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA 4,668.90 GAUKEL, JULIE 5,500.00 GILLETTE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION 567.24 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,555.00 GSG ARCHITECTURE 3,290.00 HANSON, DAN OR DONNA 615.60 HEIL, INGRID 600.00 HIWAY SUPER SERVICE 800.00 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC 7,148.48 K12 MANAGEMENT, INC 235,185.43 LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC 718.57 LEO RILEY & CO, INC 6,700.00 LYONS, BILL 866.24 LYONS, JAMES OR LAURA 680.39 MEDICINE BOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC 15,967.50 NEXT VISTA FOR LEARNING 24,000.00 NIOBRARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 8,198.00 NIOBRARA ELECTRIC ASSN. 794.96 PRINT EXPRESS, INC 873.79 RUSSELL MILLS STUDIOS 5,986.64 SAMS CLUB 820.57 SCAMBLER, DOUGLAS J 6,388.10 SHRIVER THERAPY GROUP, INC., THE 16,415.70 STEARNS, JANE 900.00 STEWART, ERICA 2,488.75 STROH, CARLA 583.00 SYSCO MONTANA, INC 2,399.55 THERAPY SOURCE, INC 6,685.45 TORRINGTON BEVERAGE CO. 1,730.70 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY 537.61 TOWN OF LUSK 20,405.81 UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERVICE 510.34 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO 5,000.00 UNMC FINANCIAL AID OFFICE 1,500.00 VISA 6013 9,964.36 VISION SERVICE PLAN - WY 875.64 WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE 616.08 WESTCO 901.55 WRIGHT HOTEL 818.64 WURDEMAN, LACEY 1,040.00 Public Notice No. 4820 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 8, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Peak Powder River Resources, LLC to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003896 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4819 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 8, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Peak Powder River Resources, LLC to conduct blowdown and venting activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003895 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4818 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 8, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by True Oil LLC to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003833 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4817 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 25, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Evertson Operating Company, Inc. to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003831 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4816 Publish in The Lusk Herald on February 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Bid Hauling of Municipal Solid Waste from Lusk Transfer Station to TDS Solid Waste Facility The Town of Lusk is seeking sealed bids from qualified parties to provide the hauling of solid waste from the Lusk Transfer Station to the TDS Solid Waste Facility, which is located south of Lingle and west of Torrington. The estimated load count is 1-2 loads a week. Waste will be enclosed in a 53’ semi-trailer with a live walking floor and has a tarped top. Haulers hydraulics must be compatible with the Towns trailer. All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly labeled “Town of Lusk Waste Hauling” and will be received at the Lusk Town Hall, 201 East 3rd Street, Lusk, WY until 2:00PM prevailing time on February 3, 2017 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Trailer specifications and bidding documents are viewable at the Lusk Town Hall. If interested parties would like to view and inspect the trailer, they can do so upon request. Any questions can be referred to Todd Skrukrud at 307-334-3612. Contract will be effective March 1, 2017. The Town of Lusk reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities to determine the lowest and best bid. Out of state bidders are hereby given notice that a 5% preference shall be given to Wyoming bidders. The Town of Lusk is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mailing address: Town of Lusk, PO Box 390, 201 East Third Street, Lusk, WY 82225 Public Notice No. 4815 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 25 & February 1, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman present. Road and Bridge- Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman met with the Commissioners and said that it appeared someone broke into the shop by kicking in the front door, but it doesn’t look like anything is missing. Fred said he contacted the Sheriff’s office to file a report. He also discussed equipment and said the injectors on the CAT 140H blade have gone out. It has over 10,000 hours on it and is out of warranty. Brian Wakefield, BenchMark of Torrington engineer, met with the Board and Fred and presented Change Order #1 to the 2016 Road Rehabilitation Project. The change order authorizes Hout Fencing to use material from the Wasserburger pit instead of the Manville pit, allowing for three miles of road to be graveled instead of two miles at no additional charge. The extra mile graveled will be on Redbird Road. Change Order #1 - Pat moved to approve change order #1 for the 2016 Road Rehabilitation Project. John seconded, motion carried. They also presented Pay Request #1 from Hout Fencing for $24,228.23 for work done on Walker Road. Pat mentioned that he had visited with some of the Platte County Commissioners regarding a dust control program they are testing using Dirt Armor. It appears to be working with costs running approximately $30,000.00/mi. Fred said he would like to see how it performs after a few months of use. Gail Mahnke, Supervisor for the Niobrara County Weed and Pest District, met briefly with the Commissioners to discuss the applications for Weed and Pest Directors. She said that there are two applications for Area IV. Bill Greer has served for over 31 years on the board, but is ready to step down if another applicant could be found. Gail said he submitted an application just in case there was no one else interested in the position, however, there was an individual that submitted an application for Area IV. Election of Officers- Pat moved to appoint Richard A Ladwig to serve as Chairman of the Board. John seconded, motion carried. Richard abstained from voting. Richard moved to appoint Pat Wade to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Board. John seconded, motion carried. Pat abstained from voting. Voting Member to WCCA Board of Directors- Pat moved to appoint Richard to be the voting member to the WCCA Board of Directors. John seconded, motion carried. Weed & Pest Control District Directors- The Commissioners received applications for nomination to the Niobrara County Weed and Pest Control District from Neil Holmes representing Area I, Lee Lamb representing Area II, and Bill Greer and Aaron Adams representing Area IV. Pat moved to appoint Neil Holmes, Lee Lamb and Aaron Adams for their respective areas. John seconded, motion carried. RESOLUTION 17-01- Pat moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-01 ACTION SUPPORTING COUNTY CUSTOM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE IN DECISION MAKING REGARDING FEDERAL LANDS IN NIOBRARA COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING. John seconded. Motion carried. A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the county clerk’s office and on the county’s website. RESOLUTION 17-02- John moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-02, RESOLUTION 17-02 ACTION SUPPORTING COUNTY CUSTOM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE IN DECISION MAKING REGARDING STATE OR PRIVATE LANDS IN NIOBRARA COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING. Pat seconded, motion carried. A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the county clerk’s office and on the county’s website RESOLUTION 17-03- John moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-03 911 ENHANCED SURCHARGE. Pat seconded, motion carried. A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the county clerk’s office and on the county’s website. RESOLUTION 17-04- John moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-04 COUNTY COMMISSIONER MEETING DATES. Pat seconded, motion carried. A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the county clerk’s office and on the county website. Emergency Management Coordinator- James Santistevan, Emergency Management Coordinator, met with the Commissioners and discussed Emergency Management business. He updated them on the EOP and a new software program that has to be used for Tier 2 reporting for oil wells and hazardous materials. He discussed a letter he received from the National Weather Service regarding procedural changes they would like to implement regarding how severe weather warnings and watches are called out. He said he would visit with Dispatch Supervisor L. D. Stone and develop a plan. He also reminded them about the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting which will be held on the 17th of January. He updated the Commissioners on the new Hazard Mitigation plan that will be revised by districts instead of each individual county having their own plan. Converse, Natrona and Niobrara Counties will be one district and the revisions that will be done will be funded by the State and should take place in late 2017. Elected Officials and Department Heads- Denise E. Smith, Extension Coordinator, Kayla Courtright, Clerk of District Court, Keri Thompson, Treasurer, Teri Stephens, Assessor and Becky L. Freeman, County Clerk, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. Teri said her office has mailed out the oil and gas tax declarations and that they are still working on reviews. She said she and Carmen would be in Casper attending a user group training for their CAMA system. Teri also updated them on the status of the air conditioner in the IT room. Keri said her office is busy collecting property taxes and doing office month end. Kayla said her office is slow but does have two potential jury trials set for the end of the month. Denise updated the Commissioners on the status of the breaking and entering which occurred at the fairgrounds. She said that Fresh Start is renting the fairground kitchen for three weeks to prepare cold sandwiches while their kitchen is being remodeled. Pat talked about the legislative meetings and asked if there were any bills that the Commissioners could help support or oppose for the other departments. Kayla would like support for a fee increase bill and Becky asked for support on the permanent absentee request bill. Teri and Keri will let them know. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Richard seconded, motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the December 20, 2016 meeting and receipts for the month of December from the Sheriff for $685.00. Designation of Depositories- Upon the recommendation of the County Treasurer, John moved to designate Lusk State Bank and Bank of the West as the official depositories for the public funds of Niobrara County. Pat seconded, motion carried. Investment of Public Funds- Upon the recommendation of the County Treasurer, Pat moved to approve authorization of investments of public funds in the following depositories: Geneos/Kaiser Wealth Management, Lusk State Bank, Multi-Bank Securities, Inc., Wyoming Bank & Trust, Wyoming Government Investment Fund, and Wyoming State Treasurer/WYO-STAR. John seconded, motion carried. Notice of Disclosure of Banking- Pursuant to W. S. 6-5-118, Niobrara County Treasurer Keri Thompson submitted a letter to the Commissioners disclosing her interests in any banking institutions in which Niobrara County has funds invested. The Commissioners acknowledged that she conducts personal business with Lusk State Bank. Copier Full Service Contract- Pat moved to sign the Annual Copier Full Service Contract with Copier Connection Inc. for the Clerk of Court’s Canon IRA-C3330 Copier. John seconded, motion carried. Payroll and the following vouchers were approved for payment: Vendor Amount Description Absolute Solutions $2,464.49 RADIO REPAIR & EXPENSE Allbright's True Value Hardware $273.74 SUPPLIES Alsco $295.14 SHOP TOWELS & COVERALLS Altitudes $100.00 PUBLICATIONS ArcaSearch Corporation $49,316.32 DIGITIZING CLERKS' RECORDS BenchMark of Torrington P.C. $1,976.03 ENGINEERING FEES Benzel Pest Control, Inc. $97.00 PEST CONTROL Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial $713.42 SUPPLIES Black Hills Energy $1,761.51 UTILITIES BlueTarp Financial, Inc. $103.51 PARTS Boldon Welding & Repair, LLC. $1,808.64 EQUIPMENT REPAIRS Cally Lund $500.00 OFFICE RENT Canon Financial Services, Inc. $418.00 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Century Link $1,378.59 TELEPHONE Century Link Business Services $67.08 TELEPHONE Connecting Point Computer Centers $913.53 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Control Solutions, Inc. $131.00 MEDICAL SUPPLIES Cory Wilcox $50.00 ANCILLARY SUPPORT Decker's Foods $118.40 SUPPLIES Dennis C. Meier $1,000.00 OFFICE RENT Dept. Of Health $1,307.01 CO PORTION UNEMPLOYMENT Ed Buchanan $5,320.00 NOV & DEC DEP CO ATTORNEY Geographic Innovations $1,300.00 PROFESSIONAL MAPPING GreatAmerica Financial Svcs. $433.50 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Heilbrun's Farm Industrial Supply $2,121.91 PARTS, NEW EQUIP Herbert K. Doby $745.00 COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY Herren Brothers True Value $58.56 PARTS Hiway Brake & Alignment $127.53 VEHICLE REPAIRS Hiway Super Service $447.20 GAS & OIL Honnen Equipment Company $317.46 PARTS Hopkins Medical Products $29.25 MEDICAL SUPPLIES Hout Fencing Of Wyoming, Inc. $24,228.23 PAY REQUEST 1 Lawson Products, Inc. $540.12 PARTS Lusk Herald $722.40 PUBLICATIONS Lusk Mini Storage $45.00 STORAGE UNIT RENTAL Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. $94.43 LAW LIBRARY McKesson $288.89 SUPPLIES Monika D. Davies $500.00 OFFICE RENT Niobrara Co. Sheriff's Office $25.38 POSTAGE Niobrara County Assessor $25.80 SUPPLIES Niobrara County Attorney $162.26 SUPPLIES Niobrara County Hospital District $14,822.77 1% OPTION TAX Niobrara County Library $1,380.00 DEFERRED COMP. Niobrara Electric Association $39.62 RADIO TOWER Northside Tire, LLC. $190.80 PARTS Peterbilt Of Wyoming $922.98 PARTS Pre Resources Rockies, L.P. $106.78 O & M OIL Proper Care, LLC. $6,800.00 FAIRGROUND CONTRACT Sally Myer $172.68 MILEAGE, SUPPLIES Torrington Office Supply $250.81 SUPPLIES Town House Motel, LLC. $4,800.00 COURTHOUSE CONTRACT Town Of Lusk $2,205.19 UTILITIES Tyler Technologies $21,345.61 ANNUALFINANCIAL PKG SUPPORT UW Extension $6,000.00 CO SHARE 4-H EDUCATOR Valley Motor Supply $582.03 PARTS Valley Plumbing & Heating $757.11 MAINTENANCE Verizon Wireless $160.04 COMPUTER EXPENSE Visa $256.37 SUPPLIES WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE $8.22 PARTS Westco $2,751.90 DYED DIESEL Western Pathology Consultants, P.C. $1,000.00 AUTOPSY Whitaker Oil D/B/A Outpost Truck Stop $2,602.56 FUEL WY Enterprise Technology Services $8.65 COMPUTER EXPENSE Wyoming Machinery Company $13,728.69 EQUIPMENT REPAIRS Wyoming Network, Inc. $230.00 I T EXPENSE Wyoming Signs, LLC. $108.71 PARTS Wyoming State 4-H Foundation $100.00 DUES Wyoming Women's Center $2,118.00 INMATE MEALS Xerox Corporation $128.46 COPIER SERVICE AGREEMENT Grand Total $185,904.31 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No. 4814 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 25, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Evertson Operating Company, Inc. to conduct blowdown and venting activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003832, A0003875 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4813 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 25, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Wesco Operating, Inc. to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003828 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4812 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 25, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing has been scheduled regarding the formal complaint of Ron and Alyce Carter against Qwest Corporation d/b/a CenturyLink QC (CenturyLink QC or the Company) alleging unreliable and intermittent telephone service in Zone 3 of the Lusk, Wyoming Exchange. The public hearing is set to commence on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On September 21, 2016, Ron and Alyce Carter filed a formal complaint and request for public hearing against CenturyLink QC alleging unreliable and intermittent telephone service in the Lusk, Wyoming area. This matter was processed by the Commission’s Consumer Services/Complaint Section. A copy of the complaint was sent to the Commission advising of the complaint and that its response was due within 20 days of receipt of the complaint. On October 10, 2016, CenturyLink QC filed its response to the complaint generally denying the complaint. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules and Special Regulations. Interested persons may appear and be heard, either in person or through counsel, as provided by Commission Rule. The Commission’s hearings are open to all persons. 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. 70000-1633-TC-16 (Record No. 14511) in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to http://psc.wy.us at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing. Dated: January 9, 2017. Public Notice No. 4806 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18 & 25, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Greg B. Starck, Patrick H. Wade, and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman present. Commissioner-elect John Midkiff was also in attendance. Road and Bridge- Corky Fosher, Fair board member, met with the Commissioners and Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman, to continue discussions on purchasing a new tractor. Fred had information on a 2005 John Deere 5325 for $25,000.00 from Schmidt Sales. This tractor would be sufficient in horsepower and size to handle the arena grooming. Pat moved to trade the Ford Bi-Directional tractor for $18,000.00 for the JD 5325 with the fair board paying the $7,000.00 balance due. Greg seconded, motion carried. Fred then discussed the 2016 Road Rehabilitation Project. He said that Hout Fencing has the Walker Road gravel done but needs to do some cleanup. Fred said he has notified EMS, NEA and other first responders about the Lance Creek Bridge being out. There is a temporary bridge set up at the 43 Ranch. He also said that the contractor wrote a letter stating he would do another mile of dirt work and graveling using rock from the Wasserburger Pit. They would gravel a mile on Redbird Road. Fred will forward this onto the engineers so a change order can be drawn up. Fred discussed the Lance Creek Bridge Replacement project and said that the dirt contractor has been shut down, but the deck is being removed and the pilings will be driven. They discussed the 6th penny tax and some potential projects that could be placed on the ballot. There were discussions about roads, but Greg thought that a blade might be a better idea. Dan Pannett met with the Commissioners to address concerns he had regarding the boiler in the courthouse. He said that in the past, he has been flushing the boiler once a week and things were okay, but now he is having to do it three to four times a week and the water is not remaining clear. Valley Plumbing did some maintenance on the boiler but that has not corrected the problem of brine and mineral build up. Dan said that he spoke with Bob from Valley Plumbing and they discussed treatment plans. The water softener is not working and that might be part of the problem with buildup and that a new one might help with the boiler problem. Chris Smolik, Hospital Administrator, Jim Tangney, Facility Director and Mark Groh, Hospital Board Member, met with the Commissioners to discuss the Helipad issue. The hospital needs to relocate its helipad and wondered if the Road and Bridge Department could help with constructing a new parking area since the hospital doesn’t have the ability to construct a parking lot. The helicopter will land on the west side of the hospital instead of the east side, because duplexes are being built on the east side. County Attorney- Doyle J. Davies, Deputy County Attorney, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. He said that there is a bit of things going on in the criminal side. The group discussed building a senior housing complex using 6th penny funding. Consent Agenda-Greg moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Pat seconded, motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the December 6, 2016 meeting. Resolution 16-12 - Greg moved to approve RESOLUTION NO. 16-12 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2017. WHEREAS, the Niobrara County Personnel Policy Manual provides for the observance of holidays each year as set by the Niobrara County Board of Commissioners; and WHEREAS, per Wyoming Statute § 18-3-103 as amended, county officers shall keep their offices open during the usual business hours of each day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays and other days as established by the County commissioners through resolution; and WHEREAS, it is understood that this resolution shall not apply to all county departments as some are required to be in operation continuously. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Niobrara County, Wyoming that the list of holidays and other days as set forth below shall be observed during calendar year 2017 as days off for Niobrara County employees: New Year’s Day January 2, 2017 First Monday in January Equality Day January 16, 2017 Third Monday in January Presidents’ Day February 20, 2017 Third Monday in February Good Friday April 14, 2017 Second Friday in April Memorial Day May 29, 2017 Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4, 2017 First Tuesday in July Labor Day September 4, 2017 First Monday in September Columbus Day October 9, 2017 Second Monday in October Veterans’ Day November 10, 2017 Second Friday in Nov. Thanksgiving November 23, 2017 Fourth Thursday in Nov. Employee Appreciation Day November 24, 2017 Friday after Thanksgiving Christmas Day December 25, 2017 Fourth Monday December APPROVED, PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 20th day of December, 2016. FOR THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING /s/Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: /s/Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Health Cash & Fund Handling Policy - Sally Myer, Niobrara County Public Health Nurse, met with the Commissioners and discussed the guidelines on accounting for funds received from clients. She will do weekly deposits and then transmit those funds to the treasurer. There will be no petty cash funds. Greg moved to approve the Public Health Cash & Fund Handling Policy. Pat seconded, motion carried. She said she is still training on immunizations and MCH visits and will be working with the Emergency Preparedness Coordinators in Crook and Weston Counties to make sure all plans are in place. Patti Cobb, with Solutions for Life, met with the Commissioners to update them on how the agency is doing. Jim Kremers, Doyle J. Davies, Keri Thompson, Dale Hytrek met with the Commissioners and to discuss 6th penny projects. The group discussed a senior living/independent living project. Dale thinks that if enough money is raised to build it, it would be sustainable. They would have approximately ten units and it would be located behind the Senior Center. Pat asked who would own the building and who would run it. There are still many questions that need to be addressed and the group needs to visit with Todd Bishop to develop a plan. Dan Pannett stopped in and gave a quote for a new water softener, an E3 Hellen brand water system. Installed it is $1,175.00, but he didn’t know about removal. The Commissioners approved the purchase of an E3 Hellen Brand Water Softener. Corky Fosher stopped back in to visit with the Commissioners about the Shooting Sports building. He inquired about getting approval for the Friends of the NRA to apply for a grant do construction for an overhead door in the yellow barn and to build a wall to separate their shooting sports equipment storage from the electrical breaker box. Greg moved to authorize the 4-H Shooting Sports to modify the Multi-purpose shooting Sports Complex storage room and install an overhead in the yellow barn at the fairgrounds. Pat seconded, motion carried. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No. 4811 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION PUBLIC NOTICE CTI Towers Assets II, LLC (“CTI”) has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to register an existing, 30-foot tall lattice telecommunications tower that is owned by CTI. The existing telecommunications tower is located at 3051 S State Highway 270, Manville, Niobrara County, WY (42°- 39'- 30.86" N/104° - 37' - 28.14" W). No expansion or modification to the existing telecommunications tower is being proposed in connection with this application. FAA obstruction lighting is not required for the existing telecommunications tower. The purpose of this application is to simply register a previously unregistered tower structure with the FCC. This application may be viewed by going to www.fcc.gov/asr/applications and entering Application Number A1063738. Interested persons may raise potential environmental impact concerns associated with this application by filing a Request for Further Environmental Review with the FCC (“Requests”). Requests can be filed online and instructions for filing such Requests can be found at www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. Requests can also be sent to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington DC 20554. Requests should also be sent to CTI Towers Assets II, LLC, c/o General Counsel, CTI Towers, Inc., 38 Pond Street, Suite 305, Franklin, MA 02038. Public Notice No. 4810 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Laws of the State of Wyoming, W. S. 11-24-114, we hereby give notice that a list of unclaimed estray livestock taken up by brand inspectors at various locations during the past year is posted and is available for examination in the courthouse of this county. Public Notice No. 4809 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by EOG Resources, Inc. to conduct blowdown and venting activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003737 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4808 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Wesco Operating, Inc. to conduct blowdown and venting activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well blowdown and venting activities using Best Management Practices (BMP) associated with manual and automated blowdown/venting episodes associated with liquids unloading, wellbore depressurization in preparation for maintenance or repair, hydrate clearing, emergency operations and equipment depressurization, and to monitor, maintain records, and report emissions from the well blowdown and venting activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003829, A0003878 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4807 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE TO QUALIFIED HOMEBUYERS AND HOMEOWNERS WYOMING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 2016 MORTGAGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Wyoming Community Development Authority ("WCDA") is proposing to implement a program for Mortgage Credit Certificates ("MCCs") in Wyoming (the "2016 MCC Program"). MCCs are federal income tax credits issued to qualified taxpayers in Wyoming who borrow money to purchase (both new and existing residences), improve or rehabilitate their primary residences. The recipient of an MCC may apply the tax credit against his or her yearly federal tax liability to subsidize the loan. No sooner than 90 days following this Notice, WCDA intends to begin issuing MCCs to qualified taxpayers in Wyoming according to the guidelines noted below. Purchasers of newly-constructed or existing single-family residences in Wyoming or homeowners incurring qualified home improvement loans or qualified rehabilitation loans relating to their primary residences located in Wyoming may apply for an MCC through participating lenders when they apply for financing from the lender for one of these eligible purposes. An MCC cannot be issued in connection with a mortgage loan that refinances or pays off an existing mortgage or land contract (except for certain construction period and temporary loans or in connection with certain qualified rehabilitation loans), nor can an MCC be issued in connection with a mortgage loan provided from proceeds of tax-exempt bonds, such as a loan financed through WCDA's Single-Family Bond Program. The amount of the credit will be equal to at least 10% but not more than 50% of the yearly interest paid or accrued on a qualified mortgage; however, where the certificate credit rate exceeds 20%, the amount of the credit allowed to the taxpayer for any taxable year shall not exceed $2,000. WCDA and its staff will designate rates of at least 10% but not more than 50% for each of: (1) mortgage loans to acquire a primary residence (new construction or existing) in Wyoming, (2) qualified home improvement loans relating to a primary residence in Wyoming, and (3) qualified rehabilitation loans relating to a primary residence in Wyoming. If the credit allowable under the 2016 MCC Program for any taxable year exceeds the homeowner's tax liability for such taxable year, then such excess credit may be carried over to each of the three succeeding taxable years and, subject to certain limitations, may be added to the credit allowable under the 2016 MCC Program for that succeeding year. The qualified homeowner may reduce the amount of monthly federal income tax withheld by filing a revised IRS W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate in order to have more disposable income with which to make loan payments. Use of the MCC will reduce the deduction for home mortgage interest on the homebuyer's federal income tax return. Current federal tax law may require a payment to the federal government of a "recapture" tax if the homeowner sells or otherwise transfers his or her home to someone else within nine years after the MCC is issued. The MCC is issued at the time of the closing of a mortgage loan. The recapture tax represents a portion of the "federally subsidized amount" of the mortgage loan, calculated in accordance with federal tax law. The recapture tax may not exceed 50% of the gain realized on the sale or transfer of the home, and it would become a part of the homeowner's tax liability for the year that the home is sold or transferred. The homeowner may not have to pay part or all of the recapture amount if the homeowner's income, at the time of the sale or transfer, is less than a prescribed amount at the time of the sale or transfer. To be eligible for an MCC, the homeowner's gross annual household income may not exceed the limits set forth below. Gross annual household income is the total of all income, from whatever source, of all persons age 18 and older who will reside or who intend to reside in the residence. The maximum family incomes for all borrowers, as established by WCDA, currently range from $73,300 to $110,400 for one- or two-person families, and from $84,295 to $128,800 for three-or-more-person families. Income and eligibility standards are reviewed annually by WCDA and may be revised by WCDA at any time. Limits on income will in no event exceed the maximum levels, if any, permitted by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder (the "Code"). The maximum purchase prices for homes, as established by WCDA, currently range from $255,570 to $589,780. This purchase price limitation does not apply to MCCs issued in connection with qualified home improvement loans. Applicants also must meet the following eligibility requirements: 1. Qualified applicants must occupy the residence as their principal residence within 60 days after it is financed by a participating lender. The MCC will expire on the date that the residence ceases to be the principal residence of the qualified homebuyer. 2. Qualified applicants must not have had an ownership interest in a principal residence within the preceding three years, except for qualified applicants purchasing or constructing homes in federally designated targeted areas, certain veterans or those rehabilitating/improving their homes, who are exempt from this requirement. 3. No more than 15% of the residence being purchased can be used in a trade or business used in accordance with the Code. 4. The maximum amount of any qualified home improvement loan may not exceed $15,000. The total credit authority available under the 2016 MCC Program is $60,468,750. Until the total credit authority is exhausted, qualifying taxpayers may obtain an MCC in connection with their home financing from any participating lender, including, but not limited to, banks, savings and loan associations, mortgage banking firms and credit unions. WCDA will not make or purchase any loans in connection with the 2016 MCC Program. The application must be made through a participating lender qualified to do business and located in the State of Wyoming. A list of participating lenders is available to the public from WCDA. An applicant also may obtain a loan from a lender not on this list if the lender agrees to participate in the 2016 MCC Program. MCC applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no allocation of MCCs by lender; however, for the first year of the 2016 MCC Program, 20% will be targeted to persons purchasing or constructing single-family homes and incurring qualified home improvement loans and qualified rehabilitation loans in Targeted Areas. Taxpayers must be qualified for an MCC under the Code and the regulations, rulings and interpretations issued by the Internal Revenue Service which shall control in the event of a conflict with other requirements. The taxpayer must meet the credit and underwriting criteria established by the participating lender which provides the mortgage loan. The applicant must sign all documents and affidavits which are needed to demonstrate the taxpayer's eligibility for an MCC. The lender and WCDA may charge the applicant a fee to defray their costs related to processing an MCC application and any on-going program expenses. WCDA reserves the right to adjust, modify or amend the 2016 MCC Program guidelines and eligibility requirements at its sole discretion and without further notice. For more information on the 2016 MCC Program or a copy of the participating list of lenders, contact Lesli Wright or Carol Wilson at the Wyoming Community Development Authority, 155 N. Beech Street, Casper, WY 82601 or call (307) 265-0603. Public Notice No. 4805 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 18, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK JANUARY 3, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday January 3, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Katelynn Miller and Doug Lytle Absent: Council Member Mark Kupke and Rebecca Blackburn Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney Royce Thompson, Electric Superintendent, Airport Manager Chief John Anderson Officer Jim Frye Officer Austin Elliot MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER. MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,115.46 ALSCO/American Linen Office Mat Rental $153.74 Applied Concepts, Inc. New Equipment $4,291.00 AVI PC Engineering Sewer Line Replacement $2,216.60 Baker & Associates Groundwater Monitoring $4,795.00 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Training $1,288.70 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $27,619.07 Casper Fire Extinguisher Service Building Upkeep $68.25 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $29.06 Constable, Devin Meter Deposit Refund $45.23 Crescent Electric Supply Electric Line Upgrade $1,180.72 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 Emergency Medical Products Inc. Ambulance Supplies $248.85 Energy Lab. Inc. Water Samples, $3,124.00 Filener, Chantry Airport Support $40.00 Global Propane of Lusk Sewer Dept. Supplies $120.00 Grainger Shop Building Maintenance $144.15 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 Hawkins, Inc. Supplies $900.24 Heilbrun’s Farm & Auto Equipment Repair/Supplies/ Vehicle/Tools $1,391.90 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,362.69 Homax Airport Fuel $3,564.94 Interstate Batteries New Equipment $226.95 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Jordan Automotive Street Snow Removal $358.55 Black Hills Energy Utilities $1,223.98 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Krein, Johnny EMT Meal Reimbursement $28.46 Skogen Cometto & Associates Audit Expense $5,000.00 Lusk Herald Advertising $925.35 Lusk Lodging Tax Lodging Tax Distribution $6,514.94 M. C. Schaff & Assoc. Airport Improvement Project $25,190.74 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Metropolitan Life Payroll Deduction $29.84 Midland Implement Co. Equipment Repair $906.30 Nio. Chamber of Comm. Town Promotion $187.50 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charges $73.37 Northside Tire LLC Equipment & Vehicle Repair $54.06 Northwest Pipe Fittings Parts & Supplies $66.39 One-Call of Wyoming Tickets $5.25 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $2,241.58 Paleo Park General Government Misc. $924.00 Petroleum Testers, LLC Electric Safety & Training $200.00 Post Master Annual Mailing Permit $215.00 Print Express Supplies $592.62 Pro-Ware, LLC Office Support $325.00 QT Technologies Airport System Support $1,595.00 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $217.51 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $39.12 Ranchers Feed & Supply Recycling Supplies $135.00 Rawhide Drug Co. Supplies $10.64 Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc Parts & Supplies $199.00 Silver Cliff Vet Clinic Animal Control Expense $75.00 Stryker Equipment Repair $186.92 Timber Line Electric & Control Sewer Parts $745.00 Titan Machinery Equipment Repair $490.74 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $504.65 Valley Plumbing & Heating Maintenance & Repairs $1,746.26 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.59 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $70.00 W.M.P.A. Power Purchase $100.818.29 WAM/WCCA Lease Payment $825.00 Western Medical Management Medical Billing Fees & Dues $766.31 Wex Bank Ambulance Fuel Payment $49.92 WYCO Recycling Recycling Parts & Supplies $650.00 WY Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax $5,668.75 Wyoming Machinery Equipment Repair $1,804.60 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $12,412.52 WY Dept. of WorkForce Workers’ Comp $1,781.74 Total Vouchers $242,368.54 MANUAL CHECKS December 2016 Timberline Services Retainage Payment, Sewer Line Replacement $36,288.24 Pete Kruse Per Diem $17.00 Royce Thompson Per Diem $17.00 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $224.29 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $27.00 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $224.99 H & H Electric Airport Improvement Project $77,591.71 M. C. Schaff & Assoc., Inc. Airport Improvement Project $2,044.42 Profit Resources Bricks for Chamberlain Square $74.35 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $224.29 Total $116,733.29 COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held December 6, 2016 and the Special Meeting held December 22, 2016. MOTION CARRIED. Peggy Hayes Executive Director from Solutions for Life and Board Member Alice Kirn presented the Council with their 2016 annual report. Ms. Hayes gave information on their services and the number of increases over the years. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. • Royce Thompson stated that the Advisory Board for the Airport Master Plan met. The electric department replaced a large street light that broke on South Main Street and the lot for the helicopter to land at the hospital has been cleared. • Chief Anderson reported that officers will be attending active shooters training and Officer Jim Frye will be the first to attend. New Officer Austin Elliot introduced himself to the Council. • Linda Frye informed the Council that she and Council Member Blackburn will be attending the WAM Winter Workshop January 11th in Cheyenne. • Todd Skrukrud reported that the river project is ongoing. The delivery of the Transfer Station trailer will be within the next couple of weeks. The Town had a water main break which had to be repaired. The Town has two sections of waterline that are a problem. Old Business: COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve Amendment to Ordinance 11-25-120, An Ordinance Amending Existing Ordinance No. 11-25-120, Which Establishes Amended Electric Rate to Consumers of Electricity from the Town of Lusk, on third reading. MOTION CARRIED. New Business: COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the renewal of the livestock permit for chickens, for Dale & Robyn Jefcoat. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-1, A Resolution Designating a Depository of the Funds of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming, A Municipal Corporation Existing Under and By Virtue of the Laws of the State of Wyoming. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-2, A Resolution of the Governing Body of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming, Authorizing and Directing the Mayor, Town Clerk, and Director of Public Works of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming to Comply in all respects with the Requirements of Wyoming Statute Section 24-2-111 Pertaining to Maintenance of Highways within Municipalities. MOTION CARRIED. Attorney Anne Wasserburger for the Niobrara County Hospital District presented to the Council a Petition to Vacate a Portion of a Street. The petition requests that the Town of Lusk vacate that certain portion of the street known as “Bel Air Avenue”, also known as “Ballangee Avenue” and “Ballancee Avenue”. The petition further states, “reserving to the Town of Lusk a right-of-way and easement over the said portion of street for sewer, water and public utility lines and maintenance,” “the reasons for the request are as follows: a. The portion of the street to be vacated will allow a safe landing zone for medical evacuation helicopters serving the Hospital; b. The granting of this Petition will allow Hospital to better serve its patients in both a safe and timely matter; c. Vacating the said portion will ensure public safety and proper patient care; and d. The granting of this Petition is in the best interests of the community and its citizens”, “Petitioner further states that the vacation of said portion of street and transferring the same unto the Hospital pursuant to W.S. 15-6-104 will not deny access to any property owned by others, will not close the alley north of said proposed vacated portion and will allow a safe landing zone for the medical evacuation helicopters serving the Hospital”, and “Niobrara County Hospital District d/b/a as Niobrara Community Hospital, respectfully petitions the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Lusk for its adoption of a resolution vacating and abandoning the portion of the street above described which resolution effectively allows petitioner to incorporate the vacated and abandoned area into the abutting lands owned by petitioner.” After a discussion on the “pros” and “cons” of vacation of the street, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to table this item. MOTION CARRIED. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. The next regular meeting will be February 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4804 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 11, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Legal Notice The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a Board work session beginning at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, and 8:30 am, Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general business of the Authority. An agenda is available at the offices of WCDA at 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY 82601. Public Notice No. 4803 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 11, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by EOG Resources, Inc. to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003738 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4801 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 11, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Breitburn Operating, LP to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0003777 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No. 4800 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 11, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2016. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 12/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 ADAMS, JESSICA 5,831.50 AGILE SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES INC. 800.00 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE 794.61 BANKCARD CENTER 501.49 BARTILOTTA, LISA 723.89 BIG COUNTRY REHAB 3,675.01 BLAIR, SAHVANNA 6,000.00 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY. 115,423.30 BORCHER, TINA 990.70 CARR, AARON 1,428.80 CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING 714.37 CENTURY LINK 1,661.93 CHEYENNE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION 751.20 CONNECTING POINT, INC 1,493.91 COWBOY SUPPLY HOUSE-CHEYENNE 1,292.01 DAVIES, DOYLE 1,121.25 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER 1,827.50 DELTA DENTAL 6,098.60 DEMCO, INC. 523.90 DON JOHNSTON 7,560.00 FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA 4,042.53 GAUKEL, JULIE 5,500.00 GILLETTE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION 1,659.12 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,555.00 HEILBRUN'S INC, LUSK 783.34 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC 2,446.41 K12 MANAGEMENT, INC 239,963.18 KILMER, BRUCE 4,580.00 LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC 885.54 LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA KIT 2,880.00 LRP CONFERENCES, INC 2,847.00 MOSLEY, SHELLE 9,261.89 RAMKOTA HOTEL-CASPER 664.00 SAMPERS, SARA 615.60 SAMS CLUB-RAPID 906.64 SCAMBLER, DOUGLAS J 13,684.95 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS 3,583.08 SOLUTIONS FOR LIFE 4,100.00 STAPLES ADVANTAGE 690.18 STEWART, ERICA 2,255.00 SYSCO MONTANA, INC 2,898.04 THERAPY SOURCE, INC 13,055.70 TORRINGTON BEVERAGE CO. 1,180.80 TOWN OF LUSK 9,414.08 UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERVICE 1,075.90 VALLEY PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. 842.45 VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC 1,360.42 VISA 13,535.32 WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE 915.08 WY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSN. 1,500.00 Public Notice No. 4799 Publish in The Lusk Herald on January 4, 2017.

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Public Notice Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2017. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 03/01/2017 - 03/31/2017 ACADIA MONTANA, 23,600.00 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE, 868.04 BAKER, BARBARA, 2,515.53 BANKCARD CENTER, 1,806.95 BIG COUNTRY REHAB, 3,599.16 BLACK HILLS ENERGY, 6,806.94 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY., 114,837.70 BORCHER, TINA, 631.57 CENTURY LINK, 1,565.70 CONNECTING POINT, INC, 1,283.10 COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, 1,882.00 COWBOY SUPPLY HOUSE-CHEYENNE, 691.95 DAYS INN CHEYENNE, 1,068.00 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER, 2,009.43 DELTA DENTAL, 6,034.20 FLEX SHARE BENEFITS, 575.00 FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER, 3,424.87 FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA, 2,937.19 FRANK PARTS COMPANY, 542.97 GAUKEL, JULIE, 5,500.00 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS, 1,555.00 GSG ARCHITECTURE, 12,027.75 HALES, LEE OR TINETTE, 600.00 HARRIS, KIMBERLY, 972.68 HEARTLAND EMBROIDERY, INC, 730.99 HOLIDAY INN GILLETTE, 623.00 HOLIDAY INN-ROCK SPRINGS, 1,700.00 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC, 2,062.06 K12 MANAGEMENT, INC, 250,314.80 KILMER, BRUCE, 2,290.00 LARSON, LYNDIE, 516.93 LYONS, JAMES OR LAURA, 579.40 MAILFINANCE, 1,173.91 MOST MUSIC DJ SERVICES, 560.00 NCHS--PETTY CASH, 790.00 QUALITY INN-CASPER, 2,403.00 RUSSELL MILLS STUDIOS, 9,660.00 SAMPERS, SARA, 569.24 SAMS CLUB, 1,174.70 SCAMBLER, DOUGLAS J, 10,606.53 SMITH, CYNTHIA, 532.71 SNOWY RANGE VISION CENTER, 597.00 STAPLES ADVANTAGE, 568.45 STEARNS, JANE, 500.00 STEWART, ERICA, 3,062.50 SYSCO MONTANA, INC, 2,883.23 THERAPY SOURCE, INC., 7,065.82 TORRINGTON BEVERAGE CO., 527.40 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY, 940.66 TOWN OF LUSK, 10,090.64 VALLEY PLUMBING & HEATING, INC., 1,314.73 VISA 6013, 11,150.28 WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE, 583.65 WY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSN., 2,372.53 WYOMING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, 1,000.00 Public Notice No. 4863 Publish in the Lusk Herald on April 5, 2017.

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Pubic Notice Town of Lusk Council Minutes Special Meeting Monday March 27, 2017 5:00 p.m. The Town Council of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming met on Monday March 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and approve the Commercial Building Lease with the Niobrara Country Club. Members present were Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Becky Blackburn, Katelynn Miller, and Doug Lytle. Also present were Dennis Meier Town Attorney, Todd Skrukrud Director of Public Works/Niobrara Country Club Board Member, Linda Frye Clerk/Treasurer, Niobrara Country Club Board Members Dale Hytrek, Brian Clark, Shawna Glendy, and Niobrara Country Club Treasurer Jay Hammond. Mayor Smith called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Mayor Smith stated that the reason for the meeting was the Lease Agreement between the Town of Lusk and the Niobrara Country Club for the building. Mayor Smith asked for comments. Attorney Meier stated that the current lease says the Town will make all repairs inside and outside the building. Niobrara Country Club Board members said that they have made improvements to the building, such as renovation of the bar, new flooring, new deck and an ice machine. The Club also pays the utilities on the building. Council Member Lytle questioned if the rent covers the Town’s maintenance on the building. The building has never been a money making entity and Attorney Meier stated that it should not be treated as a business. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the contract the same as the current contract. There was a discussion on the number of years for the contract. The current contract states 10 years, which will remain the same in the new contract. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, authorizing and directing the Mayor to sign the Commercial Building Lease between the Town of Lusk and the Niobrara Country Club effective date March 27, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No. 4862 Publish in The Lusk Herald on April 5, 2017.

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Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2017. Niobrara County School Dist #1Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 06/01/2017 9:29 AM 05/01/2017 - 05/31/2017 Vendor Name Total ADAMS, JESSICA 2,443.75 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE 1,064.45 ASHURST, LEXIE 640.31 BARTILOTTA, LISA 1,008.95 BIG COUNTRY REHAB 3,365.83 BLACK HILLS ENERGY 4,185.00 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY. 117,063.13 CENTURY LINK 1,568.37 COMPUTER INFORMATION CONCEPTS, INC. 7,246.00 CONNECTING POINT, INC 2,277.86 DAVIES, DOYLE 750.00 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER 1,516.69 DELTA DENTAL 6,140.30 FAMILY, CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA 1,865.00 FLEX SHARE BENEFITS 575.00 FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC. 700.00 FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA 5,915.08 GAUKEL, JULIE 5,750.00 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,555.00 GSG ARCHITECTURE 5,540.17 HETH, LOREN OR ROBYN 2,073.75 HOLIDAY INN GILLETTE 2,406.50 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC 5,136.25 INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES 1,022.24 K12 MANAGEMENT, INC 257,600.34 KILMER, BRUCE 4,580.00 KRUEGER, SHARON 1,166.79 KUNERTH, HUNTER 4,012.80 LEARNING ALLY 987.00 LONG BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, IN 22,350.00 LRP PUBLICATIONS, INC 6,900.00 LYONS, JAMES OR LAURA 1,158.96 MCNAMEE, CAOLON 758.94 MEDICINE BOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC 25,570.29 MOSLEY, SHELLE 5,498.82 MURRAY, RICH or DEB 567.74 NATIONAL TRAVEL SYSTEMS, LP 2,952.00 PARKWAY PLAZA HOTEL 632.00 PAULSON, GREGORY 750.00 PFISTER, DORY OR RON 906.91 PIZZA PLACE 568.96 RECOVERY HELP 7,000.00 RENAISSANCE LEARNING 3,000.00 ROSE, DEBBIE 500.00 RUSSELL MILLS STUDIOS 6,440.00 SAMPERS, SARA 548.91 SAMS CLUB 709.68 SCAMBLER, DOUGLAS J 10,146.26 SEARCEY, PAUL 750.00 SOFTWARE UNLIMITED, INC. 4,550.00 STAPLES ADVANTAGE 636.59 STAUFFER, CHAD & KRISTEN 736.69 STEWART, ERICA 3,338.75 SUPER DUPER PUBLICATIONS 627.94 SYSCO MONTANA, INC 2,741.55 THERAPY SOURCE, INC 9,038.27 TORRINGTON BEVERAGE CO. 885.30 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY 1,554.43 TOWN OF LUSK 11,591.40 UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERVICE 8,397.33 VISA 8118 14,278.14 VISION SERVICE PLAN - WY 1,744.52 WALDOCK, LAURA 3,829.96 WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE 619.77 WILLIAMS, LISA 759.12 WPTA 800.00 WY CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, INC. 503.00 WY FBLA 5,373.80 WY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSN. 5,916.73 Public Notice No4885 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 7, 2017

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The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a special conference call Board meeting beginning at 8 am, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget proposal of the Authority. Please call 307-265-0603 or email [email protected] for information on how to join the call. Public Notice No 4886 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 14, 2017

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Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Anschutz Exploration Corporation to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004698 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No 4887 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June14, 2017

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Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Anschutz Oil Company, LLC to conduct well completion and re-completion activities in the Statewide, Upper Green River Basin and Jonah/Pinedale Anticline Development Areas in Wyoming. The proposed permit includes requirements to conduct well completions or re-completions using best management practices to reduce emissions of regulated pollutants associated with such activities to the extent practicable and to monitor, maintain records and report emissions from the completions or re-completion activities. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sublette County Clerk’s Office, Pinedale, Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004699 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No 4888 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 14, 2017

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Public Notice Notice of Application for Renewal of Retail Liquor License. Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of June, 2016, Three Sisters Truck Stop, Inc. filed an application for the renewal of Retail Liquor License #2 in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Manville for the following place and premises to wit: The east 30’x48’ portion of the 80’x120’ building in the Ellsworth Addition of the Town of Manville at 1011 5thStreet. Protests, if there be any, against this renewal will be heard at the regular Manville Town Council Session at 6 P.M. on July 3rd, 2017. Eunice Justice Acting Clerk Public Notice No 4889Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 21, & June 28, 2017.

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Legal Notice The Niobrara Conservation District budget hearing will be held on July 5th at noon at the Niobrara Conservation District Learning Center, 1210 Thompson Street, Lusk. Prepared in compliance with the Uniform Procedures Act (W.S. 16-4-101 through 16-4-124) as it applies to special districts. Public Notice No 4890 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 21, & 28, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Community Action Programs of Wyoming, Incorporated (NOWCAP) is currently in the process of developing its pre-application for funding under the Housing Preservation Grant Program through Rural Development (RD). Anyone wishing to review or make comments to NOWCAP’s statement of activities may do so at the following address from June 19, 2017 to July 7, 2017. NOWCAP 500 Fifteen Mile Road Worland, WY 82401 (307) 347-6185 Public Notice No 4891 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 14, 2017

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK JUNE 6, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Rebecca Blackburn, Mark Kupke, Katelynn Miller, and Doug Lytle Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney James Santistevan, Cemetery/Parks Manager Royce Thompson, Electric Supervisor/Airport Manager Shawn Leimser, Recreation Director MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE. MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,115.46 Allbrights True Value Supplies/Repairs/Misc. $1,318.32 ALSCO/American Linen Mat Rental $153.74 Axon Office Support & Maintenance $1,413.00 Baker & Associates Groundwater Monitoring $4,500.00 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Training $6,650.85 Bestway Concrete & Aggregate General Government Misc. $2,878.96 Birch Communications Phones $2,806.56 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $29,212.11 Bluffs Sanitary Supply Inc. Shop Supplies $54.49 Bradfield, Andrew Meter Deposit Refund $17.31 Bullex, Inc. Fire Dept. Training $7,933.41 Bush-Wells Rec. Dept. Misc. $39.99 Caselle, Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $1,496.00 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $30.87 Connecting Point Copier Lease $86.00 Crescent Electric Supply Electric Line Upgrade $1,147.00 Cummins Rocky Mt. Inc. Electrical Repair $3,384.44 Deere Credit, Inc. Lease Payment $1,134.99 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 Decker’s Market Supplies $65.36 Double Y Shop Supplies $121.50 Emergency Medical Prod. Ambulance Supplies $503.84 Energy Laboratories, Inc. Landfill Well Monitoring $894.00 Finchers Findings, Inc. Rec. Uniforms $370.09 Fire Nebula Web Design PD Dues & Fees $13.95 Fired Up Rescue Fire Dept. New Equipment $2,265.00 Goss, Kayla Meter Deposit Refund $86.92 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 Greenough, Joanne General Misc. $1,000.00 Rothenbuehler, Heidi Office Computer Support $629.75 Hawkins, Inc. Pool Operation/Maintenance/Chlorine $2,186.66 Frank Parts Company Parts/Supplies/Repairs $2,601.64 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,182.86 Hometown Country PD Uniforms & Electrical Safety $669.50 Holmes, Neil & Kelli Meter Deposit Refund $6.97 Honnen Equipment Streets New Equipment $1,380.12 Inland Potable Services, Inc. Water Tank Cleaning & Inspection $6,000.00 Interstate Batteries Electric Dept. Vehicle Repair $99.95 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Black Hills Energy Utilities $292.66 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Kriz-Davis CO. Electrical Line Upgrade $3,185.28 Kurtzer’s Equipment Repair $130.55 Levi’s Backhoe Service Sewer Parts $327.00 Skogen Cometto & Associates Audit Expense $5,750.00 Lusk Fire Dept. Retirement/Training/Cleaning/Dues/Misc. $2,412.82 Lusk Herald Legal & PR Advertising $1,425.51 Lusk Lodging Tax Board Lodging Tax Distribution $2,070.40 M.C. Schaff & Associates Airport Master Plan/Improvement Project $16,894.24 Medicare Part B. Ambulance Bill Refunds $254.02 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Metropolitan Life Payroll Deduction $29.84 Midland Implement Co. Parks New Equipment $594.76 Western States Asphalt Sealing Chips $8,512.24 Munoz, April Meter Deposit Refund $51.75 Newman Traffic Signs Street Signs/Parks Signs $329.89 News Letter Journal Advertising $156.00 Nio. County Weed & Pest Sewer Weed Control $2,794.00 Niobrara Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Misc. $187.50 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Niobrara County School District Rec. Dept. Transportation $1,520.89 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charge $49.04 Northside Tire LLC Vehicle Repair $347.68 Northwest Pipe Fittings Water Maintenance Repairs $2,907.36 One-Call of Wyoming Ticket payment $9.00 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $2,757.86 Pitney Bowes Purchase Power Postage $520.99 Prat, Nicolas PD Training $140.00 Print Express Office Supplies $193.21 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $219.53 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $78.29 Rawhide Drug Fire Dept. Training $39.38 Respond First Aid System Supplies $211.46 Safety-Kleen Systems Shop Supplies $199.00 Same As It Once Was General Government Misc. $50.00 Sanitation Products Dumpster Purchase $3,974.71 Shreds, LLC PD Supplies $163.90 Solid Waste Professionals of Wyoming Engineering Fees $16,368.04 Skibicki, Stuart & Katrina Meter Deposit Refund $94.78 Supply Cache, Inc. Fire Dept. Supplies $1,529.20 TDS Trash Collection Transfer Station Tipping Fees $3,640.52 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $383.72 Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Haul $1,500.00 Valley Motor Supply Parts & Supplies $228.04 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.67 WAM Convention Expense $225.00 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $70.00 W.M.P.A. Electrical Power Purchase $101,683.92 Wade, Jeanine Meter Deposit Refund $79.18 Walt’s Lathe & Machine Parts & Supplies/New Equipment $3,257.26 Ferguson Waterworks Supplies/Maintenance & Repairs $3,399.40 Westco Golf Course Fuel & Oil $625.71 Western Medical Management Ambulance Billing & Access Fee $485.89 Wilcox, Cory Shop Uniforms $96.88 WYCO Recycling Parts & Supplies $650.00 WY Dept. of Agriculture Food License $50.00 WY Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax $4,809.48 WY Dept. of Transportation WY Motor Fuel License $25.00 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $12,306.60 WY Dept. of WorkForce Workers’ Comp $2,066.99 Total Vouchers $310,395.15 MANUAL CHECKS May 2017 TDS Collection Tipping Fee $3,352.87 Connecting Point Copier Lease/Overages $282.60 M.C. Schaff & Associates Airport Improvement Project Master Plan $14,495.98 Linda Frye Mileage $60.56 RJ Matthews Rec. Dept. Welding of Batting Cage $200.00 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $27.00 WY Child Support Enforcement Assignment of Wages $150.00 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $224.36 Becky Blackburn Mileage & Per Diem $316.56 Total $19,109.93 COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held May 2, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. Visitors: Jim Potter addressed the Council on trailers and vehicles parked backwards on the streets. Mr. Potter mentioned areas of town where this is taking place. He also mentioned home owners that put trees and rocks close to the street making it difficult to exit your vehicle. Mayor Smith said that within the next couple of weeks, herself, Todd, and the Chief will meet with him to find a solution to this matter. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. . Royce Thompson stated that the Airport and Electric Department are operating as normal. He gave an update on the power outage that took place Monday night. Mayor Smith asked about the street lights coming on for the eclipse and it was decided that there was no way to reasonably control this. . James Santistevan reported that items at the Cemetery put up for Memorial Day should be removed before June 17th. For Emergency Management he is working with Jackie Bredthauer Chamber Director. . Shawn Leimser informed the Council that soccer is over, Cal Ripken baseball has started, Adult Softball will begin June 13th, and t-ball and coach pitch will start in July. The baseball field looks every nice. There are 50 participates signed up for the Football camp June 16th and 17th. . Linda Frye reported that the final audit is available, we received the Official Statement from the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency for the refinancing of bonds, and we received the Wyoming Community Gas Community Project money in the amount of $4,807.93. . Todd Skrukrud stated there was a pre-construction meeting on the closure of landfill and the landfill will close June 13th, 2017. The landfill will still take branches and clean wood, and the transfer station will take tires and metal. The street department will be doing patch and seal in the next couple of weeks. Todd has reserved six (6) porta potties from Newcastle and if the Council would like more he could get them. Niobrara County Commissioner John Midkiff stated that the Commissioners attended a meeting about 2 weeks ago. He stated that it will be up to the Town to impose the new liquor laws. Denny Meier stated that an Ordinance will need to be drawn up. Commissioner Midkiff stated that they are going to keep the times the same as the previous liquor laws. Old Business: Mayor Smith presented the amended budget for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year on the third reading. Revenues are $6,778,948.00; expenditures are $6,778,948.00, making a balanced budget. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the third and final reading of the 2017 – 2018 budget as amended. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for the Recreation Adult Softball League with the dates stated on the permit. MOTION CARRIED. New Business: COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Jason and Becky Blackburn’s livestock permit renewal. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN ABSTAINED. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the livestock permit for Royce Thompson, Cloe, and Ryder. MOTION CARRIED. The Council reviewed the Hay Contract with Louis Hammer. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Airport Hay Contract with Louis Hammer as set in the previous contract. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Hanger Lease Renewal with Ed Boner as set in the previous lease. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Pasture Lease Renewal with Willis Stallman as set in the previous contract. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for Kristen Reed. MOTION CARRIED. Legend of the Rawhide made a request for a Temporary Open Container Permit for the parade. After a brief discussion, it was decided to grant the permit with stipulations. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for the Legend of Rawhide Parade with the provision that it is limited from the 900 block to the 100 Block of Main Street sidewalk only, and spectators only. MOTION CARRIED. The Council reviewed the contract from Esri Regional Government Enterprise License Agreement (GIS Software). COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Mayor to sign the Esri Regional Government Enterprise License Agreement for the GIS Software. MOTION CARRIED. The Town received an email from Vistabeam requesting to enter a contract for rent of equipment on the water tower. We will ask for a copy of the contract to review. This item was tabled until the next meeting. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-5, A Resolution Authorizing Budget Transfers. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for the Niobrara Electric Association Company picnic at Northside Park. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE ABSTAINED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER STATE STATUE 16-4-405(a) AT 5:55 P.M., COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED TO RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION AT 6:25 P.M., SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER. MOTION CARRIED. The Council will have board training on June 29, 2017 with Hannah Swanbom from UW Extension Office. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. due to the Independence Day Holiday. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4892 Publish in The Lusk Herald June 14, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing has been scheduled regarding the formal complaint of Ron and Alyce Carter against Qwest Corporation d/b/a CenturyLink QC (CenturyLink QC or the Company) alleging unreliable and intermittent telephone service in Zone 3 of the Lusk, Wyoming Exchange. The public hearing is set to continue on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On September 21, 2016, Ron and Alyce Carter filed a formal complaint and request for public hearing against CenturyLink QC alleging unreliable and intermittent telephone service in the Lusk, Wyoming area. This matter was processed by the Commission’s Consumer Services/Complaint Section. A copy of the complaint was sent to the Commission advising of the complaint and that its response was due within 20 days of receipt of the complaint. On October 10, 2016, CenturyLink QC filed its response to the complaint generally denying the complaint. Pursuant to its Notice and Order Setting Public Hearing issued on January 9, 2017, the Commission held a public hearing in this matter on February 8, 2017. Company Representative and the Carters participated in the public hearing. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Commission tabled its decision for 90-days to allow the Company time to address and resolve the Carter’s concerns and directed that at the conclusion of the 90-days, the Company would provide the Commission and Carters with a report of the status of this matter, after which time, the hearing would reconvene. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules and Special Regulations. Interested persons may appear and be heard, either in person or through counsel, as provided by Commission Rule. The Commission’s hearings are open to all persons. 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. 70000-1633-TC-16 (Record No. 14511) in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to http://psc.wy.us at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing. Dated: June 13, 2017. Public Notice No 4894. Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 21 & 28, 2017

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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSIONOF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017, at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FIELD / FORMATION / COUNTY 929-2017 / Sunshine Vallaey Petroleum Corp. / Force Pool 1280-Acre DSU; Boggy Creek Fee 1-14-40-64H / 11.14-40-64 / Unnamed / Turner / Niobrara Applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission website (http: //wogcc.state.wy.us). Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least ten (10) days before the hearing. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 15th day of June 2017 Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission s/ Mark Watson, Oil & Gas Supervisor / Commission Secretary Public Notice # 4895 Publish in The Lusk Herald on June 21, 2017

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NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR 2016 DELINQUENT TAXES STATE OF WYOMING ) : ss COUNTY OF NIOBRARA ) County Treasurer’s Office June 21, 2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, Keri Thompson, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer within and for the county and state aforesaid, will on the 19th day of July A.D. 2017 at the courthouse at Lusk in the county and state aforesaid, offer for sale the following described real estate for taxes due and unpaid. The real estate will be sold subject to any special assessments for local or public improvements. Said sale shall take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. of said day and will be continued from day to day, Saturdays and Sundays excepted, until all of said land has been sold. The real property to be offered at said sale, together with the taxes, penalty, interest and costs due on the same is described as follows, to-wit: TAX DISTRICT 0100 (RURAL NIOBRARA COUNTY): BECKSTEAD, GORDON E & FAYE M MATSUKAGE, C/O RICHARD ALDRICH; #R0002869; 38-63 SEC 15 SW SWSE; SEC 22 N2N2 EXCEPTING THE N 30', S2N2; 534 REDBIRD RD $698.91 BLANEY, DIXIE L ET AL; #R0000648; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 7 LOTS 17-18; 369 CENTRAL AVE $57.50 BWJ LTD; #R0006016; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 6; BLUE FLAX DR $129.26 BWJ LTD, C/O VERNON L ADEY & MARY ALICE ADEY; #R0005956; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 43; DIVIDE RD $256.09 BWJ LTD; #R0006010; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 1; CRIMSON SAGE DR $129.26 BWJ LTD; #R0006019; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 9 CRIMSON SAGE DR $129.40 BWJ LTD, C/O BRIAN P PRATER; #R0006033; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 29 111 CRIMSON SAGE DR $131.54 BWJ LTD; #R0005825; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 41 GOLDEN YARROW CRT $142.93 BWJ LTD, C/O MATTHEW JAMES SMITH ET AL; #R0006028; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 24 WHITE WILLOW WAY $226.30 BWJ LTD, C/O JOHN HESS; #R0006026; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 22 WHITE WILLOW WAY $142.93 BWJ LTD, C/O JOHN HESS; #R0006029; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 25 WHITE WILLOW WAY $130.15 CLARK, ANDREW O; #R0004167; FRONTIER RESERVE: TRACT FR-37 2 HORIZON CRT $389.23 DORWART, BARTH E & VELVET A; #R0001657; 32-64 SEC 12 S2SENE & NESE NORTH OF RAILROAD R-O-W JOHNSON RD $141.71 GILES, CHRISTOPHER E; #R0000668; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 5 LOTS 33 THRU 36 285 SECOND AVE $116.85 GUPPY, FRANK, ATTN: PATTI CLAYPOOLE; #R0001945; KEELINE BLOCK 4 LOTS 5 THRU 8 US HWY 20 $45.28 KRAFT, JEREMIAH & NANCY; #R0000684; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 8 LOTS 13 THRU 20 157 THIRD AVE $119.90 KRAFT, JEREMIAH & NANCY; #R0000682; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 8 LOTS 7 THRU 10 THIRD AVE $75.00 MILLER, SUMNER B, ATTN: ADELAIDE MILLER; #R0001896; JIREH OT BLK 29 LOT 2 JIREH RD $45.52 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001420; 32-63 SEC 15 PT SWNW US HWY 20 $52.96 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001427; 32-63 SEC 16 NW (LESS TRACT IN THE N2NW) 134 QUIGLEY RD $1,075.91 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001408; 32-63 SEC 9 PT S2SE SOUTH OF HWY R-O-W; SEC 16 E2NE, PT NWNE; US HWY 20 $168.08 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000077; 31-60 SEC 33 W2 US HWY 20 $253.93 TAX DISTRICT 0150 (LUSK): BARTELT, THOMAS A; #R0001046; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 39 LOT 12 409 S OAK ST $146.97 CANADAY, DONALD CHRISTOPHER; #R0000910; LUSK OT BLK 11 LOT 11 316 S MAPLE ST $200.19 CANADAY, DONALD CHRISTOPHER; #R0001352; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOT 3 S2 AND LOTS 4-5-6 413 HOLLY ST $194.44 CUMMINS, GEOFFREY G & DESIRAE D; #R0000434; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 4 LOTS 1-2-3 AND TRACT ADJACENT TO LOT 1 417 W DALEY ST $85.13 CUMMINS, GEOFFREY G & DESIRAE D; #R0006130; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 4 LOTS 4-5-6-7; 411 W DALEY ST $266.47 DANIELS, DAVID; #R0006076; SILVER CLIFF ADDN BLK 9 LOT 6, LOT 7 N 8' 110 COPPER AVE $142.62 DAVIES JOINT TRUST, ATTN: LORN EARL FRYE; #R0000465; INDUSTRIAL BLK 1 LOTS 1 THRU 32 LESS THE N 40' OF ALL LOTS RADIUM ST $190.21 DIBERT, RHONDA; #R0001139; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 44 LOT 11 505 S DIAMOND AVE $531.20 DOBSON, KEVIN L; #R0000553; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOTS 18-19-20 330 S DIAMOND AVE $442.15 DORWART, BARTH E & VELVET A; #R0000817; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY SIXTH BLK 56 LOTS 1 THRU 5; 209 S DIAMOND AVE $223.08 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0000531; SILVER CLIFF ADDN BLK 1 LOTS 17-18 521 W THIRD ST $287.88 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0001185; LUSK OT OUTLOT D TRACTS 100 'X 100' AND 25' X 75'; 625 S MAIN ST $1,644.25 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0000557; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOT 32 N15'; LOTS 33-34 506 W THIRD ST $967.29 FRYE LORN E; #R0001607; MAYES 2ND ADDN BLK 19 LOTS 15-16-17; 1022 S MAIN ST $610.34 GARDNER, DONALD, ATTN: DANIEL & SHELLY L GARDNER; #R0000894; LUSK OT BLK 10 LOT 6; 323 S MAPLE ST $335.38 GODDARD, DAVID & HEATHER A IRVINE-GODDARD; #R0001522; MAYES 1ST ADDN BLK 6 LOT 3 S2, LOT 4 811 S ELM ST $562.64 GREEN, JERRY P & MARY JANE; #R0001323; WALLACE ADDN BLK 3 LOT 1, LOT 2 N2 319 HOLLY ST $106.84 HOGAN, KAREN K & HERBERT D; #R0001156; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 33 LOTS 8-9-10 617 BARRETT BLVD $498.08 HOWARD, DAVID L; #R0001290; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 48 LOT 1; 702 S LINN ST $623.99 HOY LIVING TRUST - RICHARD & BEVERLY, ATTN: RITCHIE & YESENIA HOY; #R0001032; LUSK OT "BLOCKS 20 TO 24 INCL" BLK 20 LOT 5; 418 S OAK ST $334.03 HOY, RITCHIE K & YESENIA; #R0000812; TOM BELL ADDN BLK 6 LOTS 13 THRU 24 410 N OAK ST $1,061.38 JENSEN, KATHRYN E; #R0000968; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 27 LOTS 13-14 314 W THIRD ST $785.38 LAUER, ARTHUR & REMA, ATTN: DIANA LARSON; #R0000763; LUSK OT BLK 5 W 115' LOT 24 128 W SECOND ST $123.09 LAUER, ARTHUR & REMA, ATTN: DIANA LARSON; #R0001314; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY SIXTH BLK 47 LOT 17 717 S DIAMOND AVE $209.41 LINDBERG, JULENE, ATTN: DON WEST; #R0006075; CAPITOL HILL BLK 6 LOTS 18-19 332 IRON AVE $382.44 PAVONE, GARY L & TARA A; #R0001168; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 34 LOT 9 NORTH 30', LOT 10 617 S LINN ST $154.20 PAVONE, GARY LEE & TARA ANNE; #R0000783; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 18 LOTS 17-18-19 423 N PINE ST $244.35 PENA, STEVEN L; #R0001351; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOT 2 S 30', LOT 3 N2 409 HOLLY ST $150.46 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001374; WUCHERER ADDN BLK 5 LOTS 1 THRU 4, PT 5; PORTION HOLLY ST 520 E SIXTH ST $657.55 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000893; LUSK OT BLK 10 LOT 5 S 50'; 319 S MAPLE ST $192.29 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000552; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOTS 16-17; 333 COPPER AVE $95.75 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000921; LUSK OT BLK 12 LOT 13; 306 S OAK ST $232.21 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000997; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 30 LOT 3 410 S PINE ST $331.95 POLEN, MICHAEL P & HEATHER L; #R0001523; MAYES 1ST ADDN BLK 6 LOTS 5-6 819 S ELM ST $371.21 SEARS, DAVID E & VICKI L; #R0001258; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 52 LOT 19, LOT 20 S 3' 705 S ELM ST $304.56 SMITH, GREGORY ET AL; #R0001215; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 40 LOT 21 AND WUCHERER ADDN BLK 4 LOT 12 617 S MAPLE ST $423.88 SMITH, SCOTT M & RHONDA; #R0000612; CAPITOL HILL BLK 8 LOTS 26-27; 418 COPPER AVE $134.48 STELLPFLUG, GLADYS ET AL, ATTN: LLOYD DEECHARLES PACKARD; #R0000593; CAPITOL HILL BLK 3 LOTS 31-32-33-34; 306 OIL AVE $232.63 SWENSON, EARL HMAR & SWENSON ROSELIN, C/O DIANE S SUMMERS-TENGBERG; #R0000768; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 46 LOT 5; 130 S PINE ST $189.65 WAGNER, BRADLEY; #R0005189; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 46 LOTS 1-2-3 122 S PINE ST $149.40 WAGNER, BRADLEY & MELISSA; #R0001353; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOTS 7-8; 429 HOLLY ST $276.61 WAGNER, BRADLEY D; #R0000753; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 9; 218 S MAIN ST $258.25 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA; #R0000765; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 8 216 S MAIN ST $1,327.78 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA M; #R0001172; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 35 LOTS 2-3; 608 S MAIN ST $728.61 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA M; #R0000752; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 7 214 S MAIN ST $1,766.03 WEDEMEYER, STEVEN D; #R0001585; MAYES 2ND ADDN BLK 15 LOT 3 S2, LOT 4 909 S OAK ST $158.98 WILLIAMS, TERRY A & DANA; #R0001566; MAYES 2ND ADDN BLK 14 LOT 7; 205 E TENTH ST $126.48 TAX DISTRICT 0151 (MANVILLE): LEELING, EDWARD A & LEELING DAVID J; #R0001760; MANVILLE OT BLK 61 W 132' OF S 132'; 449 NINTH AVE $258.79 ORCUTT, JOHN L; #R0001781; MANVILLE SPAUGHS PARK HILL BLK 14 LOT 2 CEDAR ST $45.67 PERRINE, JOHN ROSS & DEBRA JO; #R0001809; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLOCK 4 LOTS 8 THRU 12 1035 FIRST ST $147.01 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001804; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLK 3 LOTS 7 THRU 12 1041 SECOND ST $81.77 SIDES, CLIFF ET AL; #R0001834; MANVILLE OT BLK 37 LOTS 1 THRU 6 S 40' OF N 88' FIFTH ST $47.99 SIDES, CLIFF ET AL; #R0001797; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLK 2 LOTS 13 THRU 16 940 THIRD ST $601.56 SIDES, CLIFFORD ALLEN ET AL; #R0006565; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLOCK 4 LOT 7; FIRST ST $44.63 SIDES, CLIFFORD ALLEN ET AL; #R0001807; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLK 4 LOTS 1 THRU 6 1005 FIRST ST $67.78 SNYDER, J ELLIOT; #R0001713; MANVILLE OT BLK 29 LOTS 22-23-24; FIFTH AVE $59.89 TAX DISTRICT 0152 (VAN TASSELL): REECE, BOBBY A & MERRIE LAWANNA; #R0000021; VAN TASSELL OT BLK 16 LOTS 1 THRU 11, TRACT 50' X 140' SE CORNER; BLK 17 LOTS 1 THRU 7 AND 2 TRACTS 50' X 140' EACH; BLK 18 LOTS 4 THRU 14 6119 US HWY 20 $901.00 WITNESS MY HAND the day and year first above mentioned. /s/ Keri Thompson, Niobrara County Treasurer Public Notice No. 4896-A Published in The Lusk Herald June 21 & 28,and July 5, 2017.

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The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:15 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. County Attorney- The Commissioners held a phone conference with Cally Lund, County Attorney, and discussed county business. Cally said that the MOUs presented are ready to be signed. The Commissioners discussed court/courthouse security and some safety measures that can be installed on the first floor of the courthouse. The group also discussed the courtroom and suggestions for making it more secure without altering the aesthetic value. County Board of Equalization- Pat moved to authorize the Assessor’s Office to make corrections to the assessment roll, if needed, after the appeals time limit is concluded. John seconded, motion carried. ESRI – John moved to approve the contract between ESRI and Niobrara County. Pat seconded, motion carried. Hospital MOU- Pat moved to approve MOU between the Niobrara County Hospital District, d/b/a Niobrara Community Hospital and Niobrara County setting forth the terms and conditions by which the County shall lease the I T building to serve as the Public Health Nurse Office. John seconded, motion carried. The County will assign this MOU to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to use the office for one day per month. MOU Disaster Recovery Manager- John moved to approve the MOU between the Disaster Recovery Manager and Niobrara County setting forth the terms and condition by which the County shall ensure the Manager provides support to the County under the EDA Grant. Pat seconded, motion carried. Land Use Plan- Pat moved to begin the update on the current Land Use Plan and rename it the Niobrara County Natural Resource Policy Plan. John seconded, motion carried. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No 4899 Published in The Lusk Herald June 21, 2017.

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NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR 2016 DELINQUENT TAXES STATE OF WYOMING ) : ss COUNTY OF NIOBRARA ) County Treasurer’s Office June 28, 2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, Keri Thompson, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer within and for the county and state aforesaid, will on the 19th day of July A.D. 2017 at the courthouse at Lusk in the county and state aforesaid, offer for sale the following described real estate for taxes due and unpaid. The real estate will be sold subject to any special assessments for local or public improvements. Said sale shall take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. of said day and will be continued from day to day, Saturdays and Sundays excepted, until all of said land has been sold. The real property to be offered at said sale, together with the taxes, penalty, interest and costs due on the same is described as follows, to-wit: TAX DISTRICT 0100 (RURAL NIOBRARA COUNTY): BLANEY, DIXIE L ET AL; #R0000648; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 7 LOTS 17-18; 369 CENTRAL AVE $57.50 BWJ LTD; #R0006016; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 6; BLUE FLAX DR $129.26 BWJ LTD, C/O VERNON L ADEY & MARY ALICE ADEY; #R0005956; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 43; DIVIDE RD $256.09 BWJ LTD; #R0006010; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 1; CRIMSON SAGE DR $129.26 BWJ LTD; #R0006019; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 9 CRIMSON SAGE DR $129.40 BWJ LTD, C/O BRIAN P PRATER; #R0006033; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 29 111 CRIMSON SAGE DR $131.54 BWJ LTD; #R0005825; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 41 GOLDEN YARROW CRT $142.93 BWJ LTD, C/O MATTHEW JAMES SMITH ET AL; #R0006028; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 24 WHITE WILLOW WAY $226.30 BWJ LTD, C/O JOHN HESS; #R0006026; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 22 WHITE WILLOW WAY $142.93 BWJ LTD, C/O JOHN HESS; #R0006029; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 25 WHITE WILLOW WAY $130.15 CLARK, ANDREW O; #R0004167; FRONTIER RESERVE: TRACT FR-37 2 HORIZON CRT $389.23 DORWART, BARTH E & VELVET A; #R0001657; 32-64 SEC 12 S2SENE & NESE NORTH OF RAILROAD R-O-W JOHNSON RD $141.71 GILES, CHRISTOPHER E; #R0000668; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 5 LOTS 33 THRU 36 285 SECOND AVE $116.85 GUPPY, FRANK, ATTN: PATTI CLAYPOOLE; #R0001945; KEELINE BLOCK 4 LOTS 5 THRU 8 US HWY 20 $45.28 KRAFT, JEREMIAH & NANCY; #R0000684; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 8 LOTS 13 THRU 20 157 THIRD AVE $119.90 KRAFT, JEREMIAH & NANCY; #R0000682; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 8 LOTS 7 THRU 10 THIRD AVE $75.00 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001420; 32-63 SEC 15 PT SWNW US HWY 20 $52.96 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001427; 32-63 SEC 16 NW (LESS TRACT IN THE N2NW) 134 QUIGLEY RD $1,075.91 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001408; 32-63 SEC 9 PT S2SE SOUTH OF HWY R-O-W; SEC 16 E2NE, PT NWNE; US HWY 20 $168.08 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000077; 31-60 SEC 33 W2 US HWY 20 $253.93 TAX DISTRICT 0150 (LUSK): BARTELT, THOMAS A; #R0001046; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 39 LOT 12 409 S OAK ST $126.68 CANADAY, DONALD CHRISTOPHER; #R0000910; LUSK OT BLK 11 LOT 11 316 S MAPLE ST $200.19 CANADAY, DONALD CHRISTOPHER; #R0001352; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOT 3 S2 AND LOTS 4-5-6 413 HOLLY ST $194.44 CUMMINS, GEOFFREY G & DESIRAE D; #R0000434; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 4 LOTS 1-2-3 AND TRACT ADJACENT TO LOT 1 417 W DALEY ST $85.13 CUMMINS, GEOFFREY G & DESIRAE D; #R0006130; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 4 LOTS 4-5-6-7; 411 W DALEY ST $266.47 DANIELS, DAVID; #R0006076; SILVER CLIFF ADDN BLK 9 LOT 6, LOT 7 N 8' 110 COPPER AVE $142.62 DAVIES JOINT TRUST, ATTN: LORN EARL FRYE; #R0000465; INDUSTRIAL BLK 1 LOTS 1 THRU 32 LESS THE N 40' OF ALL LOTS RADIUM ST $190.21 DIBERT, RHONDA; #R0001139; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 44 LOT 11 505 S DIAMOND AVE $531.20 DOBSON, KEVIN L; #R0000553; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOTS 18-19-20 330 S DIAMOND AVE $442.15 DORWART, BARTH E & VELVET A; #R0000817; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY SIXTH BLK 56 LOTS 1 THRU 5; 209 S DIAMOND AVE $223.08 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0000531; SILVER CLIFF ADDN BLK 1 LOTS 17-18 521 W THIRD ST $287.88 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0001185; LUSK OT OUTLOT D TRACTS 100 'X 100' AND 25' X 75'; 625 S MAIN ST $1,644.25 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0000557; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOT 32 N15'; LOTS 33-34 506 W THIRD ST $967.29 FRYE LORN E; #R0001607; MAYES 2ND ADDN BLK 19 LOTS 15-16-17; 1022 S MAIN ST $610.34 GARDNER, DONALD, ATTN: DANIEL & SHELLY L GARDNER; #R0000894; LUSK OT BLK 10 LOT 6; 323 S MAPLE ST $335.38 GREEN, JERRY P & MARY JANE; #R0001323; WALLACE ADDN BLK 3 LOT 1, LOT 2 N2 319 HOLLY ST $106.84 HOY LIVING TRUST - RICHARD & BEVERLY, ATTN: RITCHIE & YESENIA HOY; #R0001032; LUSK OT "BLOCKS 20 TO 24 INCL" BLK 20 LOT 5; 418 S OAK ST $334.03 HOY, RITCHIE K & YESENIA; #R0000812; TOM BELL ADDN BLK 6 LOTS 13 THRU 24 410 N OAK ST $1,061.38 JENSEN, KATHRYN E; #R0000968; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 27 LOTS 13-14 314 W THIRD ST $785.38 LINDBERG, JULENE, ATTN: DON WEST; #R0006075; CAPITOL HILL BLK 6 LOTS 18-19 332 IRON AVE $382.44 PAVONE, GARY L & TARA A; #R0001168; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 34 LOT 9 NORTH 30', LOT 10 617 S LINN ST $154.20 PAVONE, GARY LEE & TARA ANNE; #R0000783; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 18 LOTS 17-18-19 423 N PINE ST $244.35 PENA, STEVEN L; #R0001351; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOT 2 S 30', LOT 3 N2 409 HOLLY ST $150.46 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001374; WUCHERER ADDN BLK 5 LOTS 1 THRU 4, PT 5; PORTION HOLLY ST 520 E SIXTH ST $657.55 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000893; LUSK OT BLK 10 LOT 5 S 50'; 319 S MAPLE ST $192.29 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000552; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOTS 16-17; 333 COPPER AVE $95.75 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000921; LUSK OT BLK 12 LOT 13; 306 S OAK ST $232.21 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000997; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 30 LOT 3 410 S PINE ST $331.95 POLEN, MICHAEL P & HEATHER L; #R0001523; MAYES 1ST ADDN BLK 6 LOTS 5-6 819 S ELM ST $371.21 SEARS, DAVID E & VICKI L; #R0001258; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 52 LOT 19, LOT 20 S 3' 705 S ELM ST $304.56 SMITH, GREGORY ET AL; #R0001215; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 40 LOT 21 AND WUCHERER ADDN BLK 4 LOT 12 617 S MAPLE ST $423.88 SMITH, SCOTT M & RHONDA; #R0000612; CAPITOL HILL BLK 8 LOTS 26-27; 418 COPPER AVE $134.48 STELLPFLUG, GLADYS ET AL, ATTN: LLOYD DEECHARLES PACKARD; #R0000593; CAPITOL HILL BLK 3 LOTS 31-32-33-34; 306 OIL AVE $232.63 SWENSON, EARL HMAR & SWENSON ROSELIN, C/O DIANE S SUMMERS-TENGBERG; #R0000768; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 46 LOT 5; 130 S PINE ST $189.65 WAGNER, BRADLEY; #R0005189; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 46 LOTS 1-2-3 122 S PINE ST $149.40 WAGNER, BRADLEY & MELISSA; #R0001353; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOTS 7-8; 429 HOLLY ST $276.61 WAGNER, BRADLEY D; #R0000753; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 9; 218 S MAIN ST $258.25 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA; #R0000765; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 8 216 S MAIN ST $1,327.78 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA M; #R0001172; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 35 LOTS 2-3; 608 S MAIN ST $728.61 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA M; #R0000752; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 7 214 S MAIN ST $1,766.03 WILLIAMS, TERRY A & DANA; #R0001566; MAYES 2ND ADDN BLK 14 LOT 7; 205 E TENTH ST $126.48 TAX DISTRICT 0151 (MANVILLE): LEELING, EDWARD A & LEELING DAVID J; #R0001760; MANVILLE OT BLK 61 W 132' OF S 132'; 449 NINTH AVE $258.79 PERRINE, JOHN ROSS & DEBRA JO; #R0001809; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLOCK 4 LOTS 8 THRU 12 1035 FIRST ST $147.01 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001804; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLK 3 LOTS 7 THRU 12 1041 SECOND ST $81.77 SNYDER, J ELLIOT; #R0001713; MANVILLE OT BLK 29 LOTS 22-23-24; FIFTH AVE $59.89 TAX DISTRICT 0152 (VAN TASSELL): REECE, BOBBY A & MERRIE LAWANNA; #R0000021; VAN TASSELL OT BLK 16 LOTS 1 THRU 11, TRACT 50' X 140' SE CORNER; BLK 17 LOTS 1 THRU 7 AND 2 TRACTS 50' X 140' EACH; BLK 18 LOTS 4 THRU 14 6119 US HWY 20 $901.00 WITNESS MY HAND the day and year first above mentioned. /s/ Keri Thompson, Niobrara County Treasurer Public Notice No 4896-B Published in the Lusk Herald June 28, 2017

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NIOBRARA COUNTY NOTICE TO APPROPRIATORS OF WATER Public notice is hereby given that the following listed water users have completed the requirements of proof of appropriation and beneficial use of ground water for the following wells approved by the State Engineer. Pursuant to Section 41-4-511, Wyoming Statutes, 1977, the below listed proofs of appropriation will be held open for public inspection from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during July 17 through July 21, 2017, at the following location(s): 1. State Engineer's Office,, Herschler Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 2. Office of the Division Superintendent, 510 West 27th, Torrington, Wyoming. As allowed by Section 41-4-312, any person claiming a water right interest in the same sources of supply to which the below advertised proofs refer may inform the Water Division Superintendent of his desire to contest the rights of the person or persons seeking adjudication. The statement of contest shall be presented within fifteen days after the closing of the public inspection and shall state with reasonable certainty the grounds of the contest. The statement must be verified by the sworn affidavit of the contestant, his agent or attorney. If no contest is initiated, the advertised proofs will be submitted to the State Board of Control for consideration during its meeting beginning on August 14, 2017 with the Division Superintendent’s recommendation that certificates of appropriation be issued. BRIAN PUGSLEY,, SUPERINTENDENT, WATER DIVISION ONE WELL LOCATION AMOUNT GAL. CLAIMANT U.W. PERMIT/W.R. NAME OF WELL PRIORITY OF PER USE OR S.C. NUMBER DATE Sec. Twp. Range ACREAGE MINUTE Edwin L & Nyonne K Perry; Permit No. U.W. 201478 Perry - Splitt 1/17/14 36 31N 61W 80 ac. 500 gpm Irr. Wyoma I Siemsen Trust Edwin L & Nyonne K Perry; Permit No. U.W. 203396 Enl. Perry - Splitt 2/2/15 36 31N 61W 15 ac. 0 gpm Irr. Wyoma I Siemsen Trust Public Notice No 4897 Published in The Lusk Herald June 28, 2017

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NIOBRARA COUNTY NOTICE TO APPROPRIATORS OF WATER Public notice is hereby given that the following listed water users have completed the requirements of proof of appropriation and beneficial use of ground water for the following wells approved by the State Engineer. Pursuant to Section 41-4-511, Wyoming Statutes, 1977, the below listed proofs of appropriation will be held open for public inspection from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during July 17 through July 21, 2017, at the following location(s): 1. State Engineer's Office, Herschler Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 2. Office of the Division Superintendent, 1833 South Sheridan Ave., Sheridan, Wyoming. As allowed by Section 41-4-312, any person claiming a water right interest in the same sources of supply to which the below advertised proofs refer may inform the Water Division Superintendent of his desire to contest the rights of the person or persons seeking adjudication. The statement of contest shall be presented within fifteen days after the closing of the public inspection and shall state with reasonable certainty the grounds of the contest. The statement must be verified by the sworn affidavit of the contestant, his agent or attorney. If no contest is initiated, the advertised proofs will be submitted to the State Board of Control for consideration during its meeting beginning on August 14, 2017, with the Division Superintendent's recommendation that certificates of appropriation be issued. DAVID SCHROEDER, SUPERINTENDENT, WATER DIVISION TWO WELL LOCATION AMOUNT GAL. CLAIMANT U.W. PERMIT/W.R. NAME OF WELL PRIORITY OF PER USE OR S.C. NUMBER DATE Sec. Twp. Range ACREAGE MINUTE Reed Ranches Permit No. U.W. 203683 Seven Mile School #1 3/27/15 24 40N 64W 0 ac. 12 gpm Misc. Public Notice No 4898 Published in The Lusk Herald June 28, 2017

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NOTICE TO APPROPRIATORS OF WATER Public notice is hereby given that the following listed water users have submitted proofs of appropriation and/or construction under the following permits as approved by the State Engineer. The below-listed proofs of appropriation or construction will be held open for public inspection from July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the following location(s): State Water Office, 1833 South Sheridan Avenue, Sheridan, Wyoming; and State Engineers Office, Herschler Building 1W, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Any person claiming a water right interest in the same sources of supply to which the below-advertised proofs refer may inform the Water Division Superintendent of his/her desire to contest the rights of the person or persons seeking adjudication. The statement of contest shall be presented within fifteen days after the closing of the public inspection and shall state with reasonable certainty the grounds of the contest. The statement must be verified by the sworn affidavit of the contestant, his/her agent or attorney. If no contest is initiated as allowed by Section 41-4-312, Wyoming Statutes, 1977, the advertised proofs will be submitted to the State Board of Control for consideration during its meeting beginning on August 14, 2017, with the Division Superintendent's recommendation that certificates of appropriation or construction be issued. CLAIMANT PERMIT NO. FACILITY PRIORITY DATE SOURCE OF SUPPLY AMOUNT OF APPROPRIATION USE(S) Phyllis M. Hanson Living Trust and Glenn E. Hanson Living Trust 5713R Hanson No. 2 Reservoir May 24, 1950 Hanson Draw, trib. South Fork Cheyenne River, trib. Cheyenne River 60.41 Acre-Feet Stock Jack Pfister Ranch 6342R Clark No. 1 Reservoir Aug. 14, 1956 Clark Draw, trib. Old Woman Creek, trib. Lance Creek, trib. South Fork Cheyenne River, trib. Cheyenne River 46.65 Acre-Feet Stock Reese Limited Partnership 6431R Bast No. 1 Stock Reservoir Aug. 26, 1957 Canyon Creek Draw, trib. Canyon Creek, trib. Young Woman Creek, trib. Old Woman Creek, trib. Lance Creek, trib. South Fork Cheyenne River, trib. Cheyenne River 27.15 Acre-Feet Stock Sides, Karen Kay and Magoon, West Lee 6456R Carrico No. 1 Reservoir Jan. 28, 1958 Carrico Draw, trib. Canyon Creek, trib. Young Woman Creek, trib. Old Woman Creek, trib. Lance Creek, trib. South Fork Cheyenne River, trib. Cheyenne River 24.20 Acre-Feet Stock Finley, Monty L. and Barbara F. 6527R Leach No. 1 Stock Reservoir May 16, 1960 Leach Creek, trib. Herman Creek, trib. Lance Creek, trib. South Fork Cheyenne River, trib. Cheyenne River 37.65 Acre-Feet Stock DAVID SCHROEDER, SUPERINTENDENT WATER DIVISION II 1833 SOUTH SHERIDAN AVENUE SHERIDAN, WYOMING 82801 (307) 672-9207 Public Notice No 4900 Published in The Lusk Herald June 28, 2017.

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NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR 2016 DELINQUENT TAXES STATE OF WYOMING ) : ss COUNTY OF NIOBRARA ) County Treasurer’s Office June 28, 2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, Keri Thompson, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer within and for the county and state aforesaid, will on the 19th day of July A.D. 2017 at the courthouse at Lusk in the county and state aforesaid, offer for sale the following described real estate for taxes due and unpaid. The real estate will be sold subject to any special assessments for local or public improvements. Said sale shall take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. of said day and will be continued from day to day, Saturdays and Sundays excepted, until all of said land has been sold. The real property to be offered at said sale, together with the taxes, penalty, interest and costs due on the same is described as follows, to-wit: TAX DISTRICT 0100 (RURAL NIOBRARA COUNTY): BLANEY, DIXIE L ET AL; #R0000648; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 7 LOTS 17-18; 369 CENTRAL AVE $57.50 BWJ LTD; #R0006016; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 6; BLUE FLAX DR $129.26 BWJ LTD, C/O VERNON L ADEY & MARY ALICE ADEY; #R0005956; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 43; DIVIDE RD $256.09 BWJ LTD; #R0006010; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 1; CRIMSON SAGE DR $129.26 BWJ LTD; #R0006019; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 9 CRIMSON SAGE DR $129.40 BWJ LTD, C/O BRIAN P PRATER; #R0006033; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 29 111 CRIMSON SAGE DR $131.54 BWJ LTD; #R0005825; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 41 GOLDEN YARROW CRT $142.93 BWJ LTD, C/O MATTHEW JAMES SMITH ET AL; #R0006028; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 24 WHITE WILLOW WAY $226.30 BWJ LTD, C/O JOHN HESS; #R0006026; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 22 WHITE WILLOW WAY $142.93 BWJ LTD, C/O JOHN HESS; #R0006029; CEDAR CANYON RANCH: TRACT CCR 25 WHITE WILLOW WAY $130.15 DORWART, BARTH E & VELVET A; #R0001657; 32-64 SEC 12 S2SENE & NESE NORTH OF RAILROAD R-O-W JOHNSON RD $141.71 GILES, CHRISTOPHER E; #R0000668; NIOBRARA PARK BLK 5 LOTS 33 THRU 36 285 SECOND AVE $116.85 GUPPY, FRANK, ATTN: PATTI CLAYPOOLE; #R0001945; KEELINE BLOCK 4 LOTS 5 THRU 8 US HWY 20 $45.28 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001420; 32-63 SEC 15 PT SWNW US HWY 20 $52.96 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001427; 32-63 SEC 16 NW (LESS TRACT IN THE N2NW) 134 QUIGLEY RD $1,075.91 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001408; 32-63 SEC 9 PT S2SE SOUTH OF HWY R-O-W; SEC 16 E2NE, PT NWNE; US HWY 20 $168.08 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000077; 31-60 SEC 33 W2 US HWY 20 $253.93 TAX DISTRICT 0150 (LUSK): BARTELT, THOMAS A; #R0001046; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 39 LOT 12 409 S OAK ST $126.68 CANADAY, DONALD CHRISTOPHER; #R0000910; LUSK OT BLK 11 LOT 11 316 S MAPLE ST $200.19 CANADAY, DONALD CHRISTOPHER; #R0001352; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOT 3 S2 AND LOTS 4-5-6 413 HOLLY ST $194.44 CUMMINS, GEOFFREY G & DESIRAE D; #R0000434; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 4 LOTS 1-2-3 AND TRACT ADJACENT TO LOT 1 417 W DALEY ST $85.13 CUMMINS, GEOFFREY G & DESIRAE D; #R0006130; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 4 LOTS 4-5-6-7; 411 W DALEY ST $266.47 DANIELS, DAVID; #R0006076; SILVER CLIFF ADDN BLK 9 LOT 6, LOT 7 N 8' 110 COPPER AVE $142.62 DAVIES JOINT TRUST, ATTN: LORN EARL FRYE; #R0000465; INDUSTRIAL BLK 1 LOTS 1 THRU 32 LESS THE N 40' OF ALL LOTS RADIUM ST $190.21 DIBERT, RHONDA; #R0001139; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 44 LOT 11 505 S DIAMOND AVE $531.20 DOBSON, KEVIN L; #R0000553; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOTS 18-19-20 330 S DIAMOND AVE $442.15 DORWART, BARTH E & VELVET A; #R0000817; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY SIXTH BLK 56 LOTS 1 THRU 5; 209 S DIAMOND AVE $223.08 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0000531; SILVER CLIFF ADDN BLK 1 LOTS 17-18 521 W THIRD ST $287.88 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0001185; LUSK OT OUTLOT D TRACTS 100 'X 100' AND 25' X 75'; 625 S MAIN ST $1,644.25 FITZWATER, PEGGY ANNE; #R0000557; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOT 32 N15'; LOTS 33-34 506 W THIRD ST $967.29 FRYE LORN E; #R0001607; MAYES 2ND ADDN BLK 19 LOTS 15-16-17; 1022 S MAIN ST $610.34 GARDNER, DONALD, ATTN: DANIEL & SHELLY L GARDNER; #R0000894; LUSK OT BLK 10 LOT 6; 323 S MAPLE ST $335.38 GREEN, JERRY P & MARY JANE; #R0001323; WALLACE ADDN BLK 3 LOT 1, LOT 2 N2 319 HOLLY ST $106.84 HOY LIVING TRUST - RICHARD & BEVERLY, ATTN: RITCHIE & YESENIA HOY; #R0001032; LUSK OT "BLOCKS 20 TO 24 INCL" BLK 20 LOT 5; 418 S OAK ST $334.03 HOY, RITCHIE K & YESENIA; #R0000812; TOM BELL ADDN BLK 6 LOTS 13 THRU 24 410 N OAK ST $1,061.38 JENSEN, KATHRYN E; #R0000968; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 27 LOTS 13-14 314 W THIRD ST $785.38 LINDBERG, JULENE, ATTN: DON WEST; #R0006075; CAPITOL HILL BLK 6 LOTS 18-19 332 IRON AVE $382.44 PAVONE, GARY L & TARA A; #R0001168; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 34 LOT 9 NORTH 30', LOT 10 617 S LINN ST $154.20 PAVONE, GARY LEE & TARA ANNE; #R0000783; RUNNING WATER ADDN BLK 18 LOTS 17-18-19 423 N PINE ST $244.35 PENA, STEVEN L; #R0001351; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOT 2 S 30', LOT 3 N2 409 HOLLY ST $150.46 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001374; WUCHERER ADDN BLK 5 LOTS 1 THRU 4, PT 5; PORTION HOLLY ST 520 E SIXTH ST $657.55 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000893; LUSK OT BLK 10 LOT 5 S 50'; 319 S MAPLE ST $192.29 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000552; CAPITOL HILL BLK 12 LOTS 16-17; 333 COPPER AVE $95.75 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000921; LUSK OT BLK 12 LOT 13; 306 S OAK ST $232.21 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0000997; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 30 LOT 3 410 S PINE ST $331.95 POLEN, MICHAEL P & HEATHER L; #R0001523; MAYES 1ST ADDN BLK 6 LOTS 5-6 819 S ELM ST $371.21 SEARS, DAVID E & VICKI L; #R0001258; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 52 LOT 19, LOT 20 S 3' 705 S ELM ST $304.56 SMITH, GREGORY ET AL; #R0001215; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 40 LOT 21 AND WUCHERER ADDN BLK 4 LOT 12 617 S MAPLE ST $423.88 SMITH, SCOTT M & RHONDA; #R0000612; CAPITOL HILL BLK 8 LOTS 26-27; 418 COPPER AVE $134.48 STELLPFLUG, GLADYS ET AL, ATTN: LLOYD DEECHARLES PACKARD; #R0000593; CAPITOL HILL BLK 3 LOTS 31-32-33-34; 306 OIL AVE $232.63 SWENSON, EARL HMAR & SWENSON ROSELIN, C/O DIANE S SUMMERS-TENGBERG; #R0000768; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 46 LOT 5; 130 S PINE ST $189.65 WAGNER, BRADLEY; #R0005189; LUSK PIONEER TOWNSITE COMPANY FIFTH BLK 46 LOTS 1-2-3 122 S PINE ST $149.40 WAGNER, BRADLEY & MELISSA; #R0001353; WALLACE ADDN BLK 5 LOTS 7-8; 429 HOLLY ST $276.61 WAGNER, BRADLEY D; #R0000753; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 9; 218 S MAIN ST $258.25 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA; #R0000765; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 8 216 S MAIN ST $1,327.78 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA M; #R0001172; LUSK "BLOCKS 25 TO 40 INCL" BLK 35 LOTS 2-3; 608 S MAIN ST $728.61 WAGNER, BRADLEY D & MELISSA M; #R0000752; LUSK OT BLK 5 LOT 7 214 S MAIN ST $1,766.03 TAX DISTRICT 0151 (MANVILLE): LEELING, EDWARD A & LEELING DAVID J; #R0001760; MANVILLE OT BLK 61 W 132' OF S 132'; 449 NINTH AVE $258.79 PERRINE, JOHN ROSS & DEBRA JO; #R0001809; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLOCK 4 LOTS 8 THRU 12 1035 FIRST ST $147.01 PETERSON, ROGER L & PAMELA K; #R0001804; MANVILLE PARK HILL BLK 3 LOTS 7 THRU 12 1041 SECOND ST $81.77 SNYDER, J ELLIOT; #R0001713; MANVILLE OT BLK 29 LOTS 22-23-24; FIFTH AVE $59.89 TAX DISTRICT 0152 (VAN TASSELL): REECE, BOBBY A & MERRIE LAWANNA; #R0000021; VAN TASSELL OT BLK 16 LOTS 1 THRU 11, TRACT 50' X 140' SE CORNER; BLK 17 LOTS 1 THRU 7 AND 2 TRACTS 50' X 140' EACH; BLK 18 LOTS 4 THRU 14 6119 US HWY 20 $901.00 WITNESS MY HAND the day and year first above mentioned. /s/ Keri Thompson, Niobrara County Treasurer Public Notice No 4896-C Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NIOBRARA SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICE DISTRICT Proposed Final 2017-2018 Budget Anticipated 2017-18 Tax Levy: $ 84,232 Total Budgeted Expenditures: $ 84,232 A Public Hearing will be held at the Niobrara Senior Center conference room on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Monika Davies, Chairman Public Notice No 4901 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017.

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING IN AND FOR NIOBRARA COUNTY In Probate Docket No: PR-2017-247-DC IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF )) MARVIN SYLVESTER MCCOY, )) Deceased. ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF DECEDENT’S ESTATE That Marvin Sylvester McCoy died on the 19th day of December, 2015 in Natrona County, Wyoming. That Marlene Kay McCoy Baysinger, heir of the deceased, on the 21th day of June, 2017, filed in the District Court of the Eighth Judicial District, Niobrara County, State of Wyoming, her Application for Decree of Distribution, pursuant to W.S.§ 2-1-201 and 2-1-205, praying that the Court adjudge the following described property be distributed to-wit: Real Property: (Non-producing minerals) Township 34 North, Range 62 West Section 22: N/2NW/4 50% interest net mineral acres: 40 That the said Application has been set down for hearing before the Court at the District Courtroom, Niobrara County Courthouse, Lusk, Wyoming, at 9 o’clock a.m., on the 15th day of August, 2017, where all persons interested may appear and object to the granting of the relief; IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS TO THE APPLICATION AND IF IT APPEARS THAT THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE APPLICATION ARE NOT IN DISPUTE, the Court will enter into Decree of Distribution setting over the above described real property as set forth above. DATED this 30th day of June, 2017. __________________________________________ Nathaniel S. Hibben Attorney for Applicant P.O. Box 130 Torrington, WY 82240 (307) 532-2700 [email protected] Wyoming Bar No. 7-4553 Public Notice No 4902. Published in The Lusk Herald July 5 & 12, 2017.

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Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Light Tower Rentals, Inc. to operate one hundred-twenty (120) temporary portable rich burn natural gas fired generator engines consisting of twenty (20) 199 hp LTR NG150 engines, forty (40) 168 hp LTR NG100 engines, forty (40) 362 hp LTR NG250 engines and twenty (20) 550 hp LTR NG400 engines, to be operated at oil and gas well sites at various locations in Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, Washakie and Weston Counties, Wyoming. For the duration of the public comment period, copies of the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/new-source-review/resources/applications-on-notice/ and at the Albany County Clerk’s Office, Laramie, Wyoming; Big Horn County Clerk’s Office, Basin, Wyoming; Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Gillette, Wyoming; Carbon County Clerk’s Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; Converse County Clerk’s Office, Douglas, Wyoming; Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming; Fremont County Clerk’s Office, Lander, Wyoming; Goshen County Clerk’s Office, Torrington, Wyoming; Hot Springs County Clerk’s Office, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Buffalo, Wyoming; Laramie County Clerk’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming; Natrona County Clerk’s Office, Casper, Wyoming; Niobrara County Clerk’s Office, Lusk, Wyoming; Park County Clerk’s Office, Cody, Wyoming; Platte County Clerk’s Office, Wheatland, Wyoming; Sheridan County Clerk’s Office, Sheridan Wyoming; Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, Wyoming; Teton County Clerk’s Office, Jackson, Wyoming; Uinta County Clerk’s Office, Evanston, Wyoming; Washakie County Clerk’s Office, Worland, Wyoming; Weston County Clerk’s Office, Newcastle, Wyoming. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0004553 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. Public Notice No 4903. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE BUDGET HEARING for NIOBRARA COUNTY WEED & PEST CONTROL DISTRICT and NIOBRARA COUNTY WEED & PEST SPECIAL MANAGEMENT Wednesday July 12, 2017 7:00 p.m. 410 W. Griffith Blvd. Entity Total Expenditures Cash Requirements Total Cash and Anticipated Revenues Additional Support Required Weed & Pest Control District $335,836.00 $474,176.00 $0.00 Weed & Pest Special Management $372,272.00 $369,468.00 $0.00 Weed & Pest Grasshopper Emergency $115,000.00 $138,225.00 $0.00 This is a special Budget Meeting. The regular Board Meeting will follow. Public Notice No 4904 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017

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AFFIDAVIT OF POSSESSION I, David R Thompson, first having been sworn according to law, on oath, voluntarily, under penalty of perjury, depose and say as follows: MAKE: Ford MODEL: Frame & Motor YEAR: 1923 1. That I am currently in possession of the following described motor vehicle: 2. That I came into possession of said vehicle on the __day of about, 1960. 3. That I came into possession of said vehicle under the following circumstances. (Describe in detail.) My neighbor said if I would haul the T frame off I could have it – No paper was done at that time 4. That witnesses to my taking possession are as follows: a. Witness 1: Kristol Miller Address: Van Tassell, WY 5. That witnesses to my taking possession are as follows: a. Witness 2: Jeff Thompson Address: Houston, TX 6. That the attached is physical evidence of my coming into possession of said vehicle. Newspaper Ad [2 times] (describe, including make, year, model, VIN) Notarized Bill of Sale X 7. Applicant must wait 10 days after the last day the ad appeared before applying for the title. Dated this 29th day of June, 2017. Public Notice No. 4905 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5 & 12, 2017

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Niobrara Community Hospital FY18 Budget Summary Revenue Operating Revenue $ 6,558,591 Non-Operating Revenue $ 964,000 Total Revenue $7,522,591 Expenses Operating Expenses $7,304,980 Depreciation & Insurance $ 470,000 Net Loss $ (252,389) Niobrara Community Hospital will hold a Budget Hearing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in the Board Room of Niobrara Community Hospital. A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Niobrara Community Hospital will be held in the Board Room of Niobrara Community Hospital at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to approve the FY18 budget. Public Notice No 4907 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NIOBRARA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the proposed budget for School District #1 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, which is now being considered by the Board of Trustees of School District #1, will be held at the School District’s Central Office, 619 West Fifth Street, Lusk, Wyoming on the 10th of July 2017, at seven o’clock pm. Any and all persons interested may appear and be heard respecting such budget. The proposed General Fund budget for 2017-18 will not cause the expenditures to exceed 105% of the amount of the budget for 2017-18 and will not cause the mill levies to increase from the 2016-17 mill levies. SUMMARY OF BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS: General Fund $ 12,310,000 Special Revenue Fund 1,082,000 Food Service Fund 164,000 Agency Funds 394,358 Trust Fund 20,250 Recreation Mill Fund 100,000 Capital Projects Fund 250,000 Board of Trustees School District #1 Niobrara County Attest: /s/ Travis Bruegger, Chairperson /s/ Ashley Miller, Clerk Date: July 10, 2017 Public Notice No 4908 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017.

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The Niobrara County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:15 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. Road & Bridge- Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman met with the Commissioners and discussed road and bridge business. He said that the Wasserburger Bridge is partially opened. He also said that a contractor had damaged an auto gate, but it has been reset and the County’s temporary bridge has been pulled. He also talked about clean up at the fairgrounds. He also mentioned that the State is planning on putting magnesium chloride on Red Bird Road, but will hold off until road and bridge gets spot gravelling done and that he will be meeting with a representative from the EPA to discuss pits. Fred also discussed his trip to North Carolina, paid for by Wyoming Machinery, to visit the Caterpillar Plant. Brian Wakefield, engineer with BenchMark of Torrington, met with the Commissioners and Fred and discussed the Road Rehabilitation Project and presented a final pay request. The group also discussed pits and potential projects that could be done during winter months. The group discussed doing a new project on K-Field and Divide Roads and utilizing material from the Thomson and Manville Pits. Jackie Bredthauer and Brenda Midkiff met with the Commissioners to discuss eclipse events. She talked about a public meeting for the eclipse being held June 29 at the fairgrounds. She said that there will not be a first aid station at fairgrounds because it presents too much of a liability issue and there is a lack of staff to man it, so people will be directed to the hospital. Jackie asked the Commissioners and Fred if they would volunteer manpower to deliver porta potties to the Hat Creek Stage Station and the museum at Lance Creek for tours that are being planned for the Saturday before the eclipse. Fred said they could donate two porta potties from the county, but they would need to be pumped out and brought back in for Sunday’s events. John said he would contact Justen Miller to see if he could pump the porta pots into the Town’s sewer lagoon. Fred said that if they were pumped they would pick them up and deliver them back to the fairgrounds. Rally America- Bill Fogg, owner of Rally America, met with the Commissioners and Fred to discuss plans he has for a rally race he would like to hold in Lance Creek on August 25-26. He said that Rally Racing features real cars which have been modified for this type of racing, that race against the clock and would race on closed-off sections of county roads. The course would be comprised of 105 stage miles covered over two days. He said that there are 22 miles mapped out on JP Oil land and they would like to use portions of Traphigan, Divide, Ridge and Meridian Roads. The Commissioners informed him that there aren’t really any county roads where cattle aren’t involved and that August is typically a high fire month. The Commissioners also voiced concerns over damages to the county roads and Bill said that they typically don’t do any road repairs until the race is complete, then they would have contract labor do the work or donate money to the County to help offset costs that the road and bridge department would incur as a result of this race. Pat thought that it might be difficult to convince landowners to be receptive to this idea, as closing the roads for six hours each day would most likely hamper their day to day activity and care for livestock, etc., not to mention the dust control issues and the damage to the roads. In addition, the landowners own the roads and the county only has easements for maintaining the roads. The Commissioners asked for some time to consider the matter and Bill said that in the meantime, he and Johnny Lashmett would be doing landowner outreach and promotion of this event. He said he would get back to the Commissioners. County Attorney- Doyle J. Davies, Deputy County Attorney, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. He said the contracts which had been submitted for review were okay for approval and signatures. Elected Officials and Dept. Heads- Denise Smith, Extension Office, talked about the fairgrounds and said they were busy gearing up for fair. Keri Thompson, County Treasurer, said that her office sent out delinquent tax notices and is busy getting ready for the tax sale and auditors preliminary visit. Rick Zerbe, Sheriff, said that Valley Plumbing said that there is a potential problem with the air return in the swamp cooler and that they should consider a different kind of cooling unit. He also updated them on the emergency generator situation. He said that they are still waiting on parts for the sheriff’s generator in order to convert the natural gas flow from inch pounds to foot pounds. James Santistevan, Emergency Management Coordinator, discussed the recent storm that passed through and damage that occurred. He said that between information he received from the weather services in Rapid City and Cheyenne, there was no tornadic activity that occurred with that storm; it was all straight line winds. He discussed WyoLink and said that he had been informed that each county has the option to participate in WyoLink after 2018, when billing for usage begins, or counties can opt out and still have EMPG grants available and still be NIMS compliant. Disaster Recovery Manager- Dell Atkinson met with the Commissioners and Doyle J. Davies, Deputy County Attorney and discussed the Memorandum of Understanding for the Disaster Recovery Manager position. Clarifications were made regarding the budget and responsibilities for expenditures. Dell stated he would be available to start on the 26th of June. Audit- Pat moved to sign the audit contract with Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard for $44,900.00 to perform audit services for the 2017 Fiscal Year for the County, Fair Board, Library Board and Weed and Pest District. John seconded, motion carried. Juvenile Detention Contract- John moved to sign the contract with Natrona County Sheriff’s Office for the housing and transportation of juveniles at a cost $195.00 per day. Pat seconded, motion carried. Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wyoming and Niobrara County- Pat moved to approve the MOU between the University of Wyoming and Niobrara County regarding Extension Programs. John seconded, motion carried. Catering Permits- John moved to approve the 24-hour catering permit for the Lusk Liquor Store for the Williams/Lowham Wedding Reception being held at the fairgrounds on June 17, 2017. Pat seconded, motion carried. John moved to approve four 24-hour catering permits for Spirits Liquor Store to sell alcoholic beverages at the fair grounds for the Alumni banquet being held June 24, 2017 and the Legend of Rawhide being held July 8, 9, 10, 2017. Pat seconded, motion carried. Annual Compensation Agreement- Pat moved to approve the Annual Compensation Agreement between Niobrara County and the University of Wyoming for the 4-H Director position with the County contributing $24,000.00 per year. John seconded, motion carried. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Motion carried. Items included on the consent agenda were the minutes of the May 16, 2017 meeting and receipts for the month of May from the County Clerk for $4,600.25, from the Sheriff for $570.00, from the Clerk of District Court for $356.50, and from the Public Health Nurse for $120.00. Courthouse Landscaping- Pat moved to have the Conservation District replace the dead trees at the Courthouse. John seconded, motion carried. Land Use Plan- Pat said that in conjunction with the Land Use Plan update, it is recommended that a socioeconomic study be conducted. The Wyoming County Commissioners’ Association said they would provide this study to any county that wanted it done at no charge to the county. John moved to pursue this opportunity. Pat seconded, motion carried. Payroll and the following vouchers were approved for payment: Vendor Description Price A T & T Telephone $72.92 Absolute Solutions Radio repairs $112.26 Allbright's True Value Hardware Parts, supplies $169.83 Alsco Shop towels & coveralls $393.83 Barbara Cushman CPR Classes for Sheriff $450.00 Becky L. Freeman Travel expense $723.92 Benzel Pest Control, Inc. Rodent control $97.00 Big Sky Ford Parts $226.95 Birch Communications Telephone $781.49 Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial Supplies $702.99 Black Hills Energy Utilities $900.67 Bluffs Sanitary Supply Supplies $69.15 Cally Lund Rent $500.00 Canon Financial Services, Inc. Copier Service Agreement $760.00 Century Link Telephone $1,649.97 Century Link Business Services Telephone $80.14 Connecting Point Computer Centers Copier Service Agreement $300.00 Decker's Foods Supplies, inmate meds $123.79 Denise E. Smith Travel expense $74.65 Dennis C. Meier Rent $1,000.00 Ed Buchanan Deputy Co. Attorney $2,660.00 Frank Parts Company Parts $732.51 Frontier Access & Mobility Systems, Inc. Library maintenance $225.00 Galls Uniforms $143.22 Geographic Innovations Professional mapping $1,300.00 Great Western Tire Company Tires $1,617.84 GreatAmerica Financial Svcs. Copier Service Agreement $407.50 Gwendolyn L. Riter Dental insurance reimbursement $128.37 Hiway Brake & Alignment Vehicle repairs $829.46 Hiway Super Service Vehicle repairs, oil, tires $2,017.70 Hometown Country Supplies $61.60 Hot Line Farm Equipment Guide Supplies $45.00 Hout Fencing Of Wyoming, Inc. 2016 Road Rehab final payment $13,299.65 John Midkiff Travel expense $319.77 Jordan Towing Abandonded vehicles $170.00 Keri Thompson Travel expense $491.35 Lusk Herald Publications $22.00 Lusk Mini Storage Storage unit fee $45.00 Lusk State Bank Supplies $89.17 Melanie Pearce Travel expense $12.32 Mobile Concrete Inc. Gravel $4,467.35 Monika D. Davies Rent $500.00 Niobrara Co. Sheriff's Office Supplies, postage $107.32 Niobrara County Attorney Supplies $60.35 Niobrara County Clerk Postage $23.77 Niobrara County Hospital District 1% Option tax $18,498.98 Niobrara County Library Library deferred comp. $1380.00 Niobrara Electric Association Radio tower, I T expense $67.41 Office Depot Supplies $1,363.97 OpenDNS Inc. Computer expense $380.00 Pre Resources Rockies, L.P. O & M Oil $212.95 Proper Care, LLC. Fairgrounds contract $6,800.00 Rawhide Drug Company Inmate medical, supplies $34.91 Regional West Medical Center Autopsy $2,612.00 RMPDC Public Education Dept. MCH expense $27.00 Sally Myer Travel expense $464.02 Schindler Elevator Corporation Qtrly maintenance $1,138.56 Stryker Cot brake for Coroner pickup $383.14 Team Laboratory Chemical Corp. Fairgrounds maintenance & supplies $1,444.50 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $161.89 Town House Motel, LLC. Courthouse contract $4,800.00 Town Of Lusk Utilities $2,309.27 TruGreen Maintenance $127.00 Tyler Technologies Computer expense $82.69 Ultramax Ammunition Ammunition $1,685.00 USPS Postage $500.00 UW Extension Co share 4-H Educator $6,000.00 Valley Motor Supply Parts $37.02 Valley Plumbing & Heating Library maintenance $209.54 Verizon Wireless Telephone $598.51 Visa Travel, supplies, dues, postage, new equip $5,048.47 Visionary Communications, Inc. I T Expense $527.19 Wal Mart Community Supplies, inmatte meals $326.79 WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE Parts, vehicle repairs $674.14 Westco Dyed diesel $3,681.48 Whitaker Oil D/B/A Outpost Truck Stop Fuel $3,177.76 WY Enterprise Technology Services I T Expense $10.74 WYCSA Dues $60.00 Wyoming Dept. Of Transportation Lance Creek BROS CN14063 $14,081.28 Wyoming Guardians Ad Litem Program Guardian Ad Litem fees $168.32 Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy Schools $165.00 Wyoming Machinery Company Equipment repairs, parts $19,410.58 Wyoming Network, Inc. I T Expense $230.00 Wyoming Peace Officers Association Dues $140.00 Wyoming Women's Center Inmate meals $1,610.20 Xerox Corporation Copier Service Agreement $136.88 Grand Total $139,733.00 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No 4909 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 5, 2017.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK JUNE 6, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Rebecca Blackburn, Mark Kupke, Katelynn Miller, and Doug Lytle Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney James Santistevan, Cemetery/Parks Manager Royce Thompson, Electric Supervisor/Airport Manager Shawn Leimser, Recreation Director MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE. MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,115.46 Allbrights True Value Supplies/Repairs/Misc. $1,318.32 ALSCO/American Linen Mat Rental $153.74 Axon Office Support & Maintenance $1,413.00 Baker & Associates Groundwater Monitoring $4,500.00 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Training $6,650.85 Bestway Concrete & Aggregate General Government Misc. $2,878.96 Birch Communications Phones $2,806.56 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $29,212.11 Bluffs Sanitary Supply Inc. Shop Supplies $54.49 Bradfield, Andrew Meter Deposit Refund $17.31 Bullex, Inc. Fire Dept. Training $7,933.41 Bush-Wells Rec. Dept. Misc. $39.99 Caselle, Inc. Office Support & Maintenance $1,496.00 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $30.87 Connecting Point Copier Lease $86.00 Crescent Electric Supply Electric Line Upgrade $1,147.00 Cummins Rocky Mt. Inc. Electrical Repair $3,384.44 Deere Credit, Inc. Lease Payment $1,134.99 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 Decker’s Market Supplies $65.36 Double Y Shop Supplies $121.50 Emergency Medical Prod. Ambulance Supplies $503.84 Energy Laboratories, Inc. Landfill Well Monitoring $894.00 Finchers Findings, Inc. Rec. Uniforms $370.09 Fire Nebula Web Design PD Dues & Fees $13.95 Fired Up Rescue Fire Dept. New Equipment $2,265.00 Goss, Kayla Meter Deposit Refund $86.92 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 Greenough, Joanne General Misc. $1,000.00 Rothenbuehler, Heidi Office Computer Support $629.75 Hawkins, Inc. Pool Operation/Maintenance/Chlorine $2,186.66 Frank Parts Company Parts/Supplies/Repairs $2,601.64 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,182.86 Hometown Country PD Uniforms & Electrical Safety $669.50 Holmes, Neil & Kelli Meter Deposit Refund $6.97 Honnen Equipment Streets New Equipment $1,380.12 Inland Potable Services, Inc. Water Tank Cleaning & Inspection $6,000.00 Interstate Batteries Electric Dept. Vehicle Repair $99.95 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Black Hills Energy Utilities $292.66 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Kriz-Davis CO. Electrical Line Upgrade $3,185.28 Kurtzer’s Equipment Repair $130.55 Levi’s Backhoe Service Sewer Parts $327.00 Skogen Cometto & Associates Audit Expense $5,750.00 Lusk Fire Dept. Retirement/Training/Cleaning/Dues/Misc. $2,412.82 Lusk Herald Legal & PR Advertising $1,425.51 Lusk Lodging Tax Board Lodging Tax Distribution $2,070.40 M.C. Schaff & Associates Airport Master Plan/Improvement Project $16,894.24 Medicare Part B. Ambulance Bill Refunds $254.02 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Metropolitan Life Payroll Deduction $29.84 Midland Implement Co. Parks New Equipment $594.76 Western States Asphalt Sealing Chips $8,512.24 Munoz, April Meter Deposit Refund $51.75 Newman Traffic Signs Street Signs/Parks Signs $329.89 News Letter Journal Advertising $156.00 Nio. County Weed & Pest Sewer Weed Control $2,794.00 Niobrara Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Misc. $187.50 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Niobrara County School District Rec. Dept. Transportation $1,520.89 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charge $49.04 Northside Tire LLC Vehicle Repair $347.68 Northwest Pipe Fittings Water Maintenance Repairs $2,907.36 One-Call of Wyoming Ticket payment $9.00 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $2,757.86 Pitney Bowes Purchase Power Postage $520.99 Prat, Nicolas PD Training $140.00 Print Express Office Supplies $193.21 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $219.53 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $78.29 Rawhide Drug Fire Dept. Training $39.38 Respond First Aid System Supplies $211.46 Safety-Kleen Systems Shop Supplies $199.00 Same As It Once Was General Government Misc. $50.00 Sanitation Products Dumpster Purchase $3,974.71 Shreds, LLC PD Supplies $163.90 Solid Waste Professionals of Wyoming Engineering Fees $16,368.04 Skibicki, Stuart & Katrina Meter Deposit Refund $94.78 Supply Cache, Inc. Fire Dept. Supplies $1,529.20 TDS Trash Collection Transfer Station Tipping Fees $3,640.52 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $383.72 Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Haul $1,500.00 Valley Motor Supply Parts & Supplies $228.04 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.67 WAM Convention Expense $225.00 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $70.00 W.M.P.A. Electrical Power Purchase $101,683.92 Wade, Jeanine Meter Deposit Refund $79.18 Walt’s Lathe & Machine Parts & Supplies/New Equipment $3,257.26 Ferguson Waterworks Supplies/Maintenance & Repairs $3,399.40 Westco Golf Course Fuel & Oil $625.71 Western Medical Management Ambulance Billing & Access Fee $485.89 Wilcox, Cory Shop Uniforms $96.88 WYCO Recycling Parts & Supplies $650.00 WY Dept. of Agriculture Food License $50.00 WY Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax $4,809.48 WY Dept. of Transportation WY Motor Fuel License $25.00 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $12,306.60 WY Dept. of WorkForce Workers’ Comp $2,066.99 Total Vouchers $310,395.15 MANUAL CHECKS May 2017 TDS Collection Tipping Fee $3,352.87 Connecting Point Copier Lease/Overages $282.60 M.C. Schaff & Associates Airport Improvement Project Master Plan $14,495.98 Linda Frye Mileage $60.56 RJ Matthews Rec. Dept. Welding of Batting Cage $200.00 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $27.00 WY Child Support Enforcement Assignment of Wages $150.00 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $224.36 Becky Blackburn Mileage & Per Diem $316.56 Total $19,109.93 COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held May 2, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. Visitors: Jim Potter addressed the Council on trailers and vehicles parked backwards on the streets. Mr. Potter mentioned areas of town where this is taking place. He also mentioned home owners that put trees and rocks close to the street making it difficult to exit your vehicle. Mayor Smith said that within the next couple of weeks, herself, Todd, and the Chief will meet with him to find a solution to this matter. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. 0. Royce Thompson stated that the Airport and Electric Department are operating as normal. He gave an update on the power outage that took place Monday night. Mayor Smith asked about the street lights coming on for the eclipse and it was decided that there was no way to reasonably control this. 0. James Santistevan reported that items at the Cemetery put up for Memorial Day should be removed before June 17th. For Emergency Management he is working with Jackie Bredthauer Chamber Director. 0. Shawn Leimser informed the Council that soccer is over, Cal Ripken baseball has started, Adult Softball will begin June 13th, and t-ball and coach pitch will start in July. The baseball field looks every nice. There are 50 participates signed up for the Football camp June 16th and 17th. 0. Linda Frye reported that the final audit is available, we received the Official Statement from the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency for the refinancing of bonds, and we received the Wyoming Community Gas Community Project money in the amount of $4,807.93. 0. Todd Skrukrud stated there was a pre-construction meeting on the closure of landfill and the landfill will close June 13th, 2017. The landfill will still take branches and clean wood, and the transfer station will take tires and metal. The street department will be doing patch and seal in the next couple of weeks. Todd has reserved six (6) porta potties from Newcastle and if the Council would like more he could get them. Niobrara County Commissioner John Midkiff stated that the Commissioners attended a meeting about 2 weeks ago. He stated that it will be up to the Town to impose the new liquor laws. Denny Meier stated that an Ordinance will need to be drawn up. Commissioner Midkiff stated that they are going to keep the times the same as the previous liquor laws. Old Business: Mayor Smith presented the amended budget for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year on the third reading. Revenues are $6,778,948.00; expenditures are $6,778,948.00, making a balanced budget. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the third and final reading of the 2017 – 2018 budget as amended. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for the Recreation Adult Softball League with the dates stated on the permit. MOTION CARRIED. New Business: COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Jason and Becky Blackburn’s livestock permit renewal. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN ABSTAINED. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the livestock permit for Royce Thompson, Cloe, and Ryder. MOTION CARRIED. The Council reviewed the Hay Contract with Louis Hammer. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Airport Hay Contract with Louis Hammer as set in the previous contract. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Hanger Lease Renewal with Ed Boner as set in the previous lease. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Pasture Lease Renewal with Willis Stallman as set in the previous contract. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for Kristen Reed. MOTION CARRIED. Legend of the Rawhide made a request for a Temporary Open Container Permit for the parade. After a brief discussion, it was decided to grant the permit with stipulations. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for the Legend of Rawhide Parade with the provision that it is limited from the 900 block to the 100 Block of Main Street sidewalk only, and spectators only. MOTION CARRIED. The Council reviewed the contract from Esri Regional Government Enterprise License Agreement (GIS Software). COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Mayor to sign the Esri Regional Government Enterprise License Agreement for the GIS Software. MOTION CARRIED. The Town received an email from Vistabeam requesting to enter a contract for rent of equipment on the water tower. We will ask for a copy of the contract to review. This item was tabled until the next meeting. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-5, A Resolution Authorizing Budget Transfers. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Temporary Open Container Permit for the Niobrara Electric Association Company picnic at Northside Park. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE ABSTAINED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER STATE STATUE 16-4-405(a) AT 5:55 P.M., COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED TO RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION AT 6:25 P.M., SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER. MOTION CARRIED. The Council will have board training on June 29, 2017 with Hannah Swanbom from UW Extension Office. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. due to the Independence Day Holiday. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4910 Published in The Lusk herald 0n July 12, 2017.

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CHARTER ORDINANCE 1-1004 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE APPROPRIATIONS OF MONEY TO DEFRAY ALL THE NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING, SPECIFYING THE OBJECTS, PURPOSES AND AMOUNTS OF SUCH APPROPRIATIONS AND FIXING THE SAME AS THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018. SECTION 1. It is estimated that the total amount of revenues that will be collected by the Town of Lusk for the General Fund purposes, including funds now on hand and enterprise funds, not otherwise appropriated will be in the amount of $6,778,948.00 SECTION 2. That there hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Town Treasury in the Town of Lusk, Wyoming, not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of money for the respective purposes to defray all the necessary expenses and liabilities of the Town of Lusk, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. General Government $349,263.00 Recycling $36,250.00 Animal Control $19,000.00 Police Department $522,970.00 Fire Department $138,158.00 Communications $75,618.00 Emergency Management $10,100.00 Streets $408,200.00 Airport $161,500.00 Shop $124,000.00 Ambulance $73,000.00 Cemetery $120,700.00 Recreation $29,200.00 Parks $69,200.00 Golf Course & Club House Maintenance $192,410.00 Swimming Pool $80,700.00 Total General Fund Requirements $ 2,410,269.00 SECTION 3. That the estimated revenues of the Electric Fund of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, is in the amount of $1,910,240.00. The sums herein mentioned are to be used to defray all expenses and liabilities of the Electric Fund. Surplus funds in an amount up to $ 72,440.00 are hereby appropriated for use in the General Fund. SECTION 4. That the estimated revenues of the Water Fund of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, are in the amount of $ 274,150.00. The sums mentioned herein are to be used to defray all expenses and liabilities of the Water Fund. Surplus funds in an amount up to $ 19,065.00 are hereby appropriated for use in the General fund. SECTION 5. That the estimated revenues of the Sewer Fund of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, are in the amount of $ 203,000.00. The sums mentioned herein are to be used to defray all expenses and liabilities of the Sewer Fund. SECTION 6. That the estimated revenues of the Sanitation Fund of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, are in the amount of $2,297,635.00. The sums mentioned herein are to be used to defray all expenses and liabilities of the Sanitation Fund SECTION 7. That the estimated revenues of the Perpetual Care Trust Fund of the Town of Lusk for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, are in the amount of $500.00. SECTION 8. It is estimated that the total revenues for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 in the amount of $ 6,778,948.00 and the total expenditures for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 in the amount of $ 6,778,948.00 SECTION 9. That the amount of general tax for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, necessary to meet the current expenses of the Town of Lusk and to be in balance with the Town 2017-2018 requirements, together with and including the necessary eight (8) mills, and that the Town of Lusk Levy Ordinance 1-315, passed and adopted on the date of April 2, 1996, is distributed as follows: GENERAL FUND .008 It is estimated that the eight (8) mill levy will amount to $92,700, of which all is appropriated for the General Fund requirements. Passed, approved, and adopted, the 5TH day of July, 2017. Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4911 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 12, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Wyoming Statute 15-1-110, the following listings and positions are chief administrative officials, assistant administrative officials, department heads including elected officials and full-time employees paid with Town Funds. All salaries are listed as gross monthly salaries or actual monthly wages, not including any fringe benefits such as health insurance costs, life insurance benefit and pension funds. The salaries do not include any overtime the employee may earn which would be paid. Patricia L. Smith, Mayor $1,000.00 Mark Kupke, Council Member $ 75.00 Rebecca Blackburn, Council Member $ 75.00 Douglas Lytle, Council Member $ 75.00 Katelynn Miller, Council Member $ 75.00 Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer $4,333.33 Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer $2,946.67 Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works $5,940.13 James Frye, Acting Chief of Police $4,333.33 Matthew Smith, Police Officer $4,116.67 Royce Thompson, Airport Manager/Electrical Line Superintendent $5,390.67 Peter Kruse, Journeyman Lineman $4,524.00 John Eddy, Water/Sewer Superintendent $4,524.00 Rory Norberg, Water/Sewer Backup Operator $3,527.33 James A. Santistevan, Cemetery/Parks Superintendent $4,108.00 Bruce Himes, Street/Sanitation/Landfill Superintendent $4,524.00 David D. Penfield, Street Laborer $3,744.00 Robert Brown, Sanitation Laborer $2,946.67 Jacob Phipps, Sanitation Laborer $2,946.67 Justin Lashmett, Sanitation Laborer $2,513.33 Sean Duffy, Golf Course Superintendent $3,521.01 Cory Wilcox, Shop Mechanic $4,073.33 Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4912 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 12, 2017

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The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a Board work session beginning at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, and a Board meeting beginning at 8:30 am, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general business of the Authority. An agenda is available at the offices of WCDA at 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY 82601. Public Notice No 4913. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 12, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE Budget Hearing NIOBRARA COUNTY RURAL FIRE DISTRICT Budget Hearing Information Location: 306 Griffith Ave. Fire Hall Date: 7/20/2017 Time: 7:00 PM Budget Prepared by: Monty Finley Budget Message: Niobrara Rural Fire District is still working to update and expand trucks and equipment. This year is looking really dry which is causing fire danger to be extremely high. The Fire storage building is almost complete and ready for operation. Board Members are: Monty Finley, Harold Miller, Corky Fosher, Jim Meng, Colby Thurston Overview: 2017-2018 Proposed Total Budget Expenditures $284,660 Total General Fund/Forecasted revenues available $959,643 Amount requested from County Commissioners $255,800 Revenue Summary: Tax Levy (from the County Treasurer) $255,800 Miscellaneous $ 2,200 Total Revenue $258,000 Expenditure Summary Capital Outlay $110,000 Administration $ 14,050 Operations $114,960 Indirect Costs $ 45,650 Total Expenditures $284,660 TOTAL GENERAL FUNDS $701, 643 District Address: 306 Griffith Ave, PO Box 59, Lusk WY 82225-0059 District phone: 307-334-2417 Prepared by: Monty Finley Public Notice No 4914. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 12 & 19, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE BUDGET HEARING PREDATOR MANAGEMENT DISTRICT OF NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING Budget Hearing Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:45 p.m., Niobrara County Courthouse Final Proposed Budget Summary For Year Ending June 30, 2018 Cash Requirements $212,050.00 Anticipated Revenues $180,600.00 Cash from Reserve $31,450.00 $212,050.00 Regular July meeting will follow budget hearing Public Notice No 4915 Published in The Lusk Herald on July 12, 2017

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Pursuant to 21-3-110(a) of the Wyoming Education Code of 1969, the following is a list of warrants over five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Board of Trustees of 2017. Niobrara County School Dist #1 Vendor Totals Report by Vendor 06/01/2017 - 06/30/2017 Vendor Name Total ADAMS, JESSICA 4,250.00 ALLBRIGHT'S TRUE VALUE 1,457.19 APPLEBEE'S - GILLETTE 607.95 BANKCARD CENTER 1,133.29 BARTILOTTA, LISA 638.56 BEST WESTERN PLUS-CASPER 3,179.68 BIG COUNTRY REHAB 3,062.50 BLACK HILLS ENERGY 3,126.03 BLOOMERS, LLC 750.05 BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF WY. 107,066.03 BORCHER, TINA 1,270.36 BRUEGGER, SHANNON OR TERI 876.33 CENTURY LINK 1,568.37 CLASSROOM DIRECT COM 2,961.94 CONNECTING POINT, INC 14,530.21 COVERED WAGON MOTEL 625.00 COWBOY SUPPLY HOUSE-CHEYENNE 1,745.42 DAVIES, DOYLE 975.00 DECKER'S FOOD CENTER 3,420.04 DELTA DENTAL 6,226.60 EASTERN WY COLLEGE 9,555.00 FLEX SHARE BENEFITS 1,150.00 FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC. 700.00 FRANK PARTS COMPANY 928.40 GODDARD, TERI 526.75 GRAINGER 571.80 GREAT AMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,555.00 GSG ARCHITECTURE 4,522.84 HERFF JONES 628.41 HICKORY CREEK CATERING 557.51 HIGH PLAINS PSYCHOLOGICAL SERIVES, 8,456.93 LLC HOLIDAY INN GILLETTE 1,780.00 HOMAX OIL SALES, INC 3,521.25 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT 656.81 INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES 1,186.26 JOSTENS 1,433.54 KOTTWITZ, PEYTON 750.00 LEARNING ASSOCIATES OF GRAND VALLEY 900.00 LUSK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 10,000.00 MAEZ, NICHOLE 588.50 MAILFINANCE 1,165.39 MEDICINE BOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC 2,987.54 MILLER, MARK 593.30 MOSLEY, SHELLE 7,518.68 MURRAY, RICH or DEB 530.64 NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION 1,133.00 NIOBRARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 10,055.00 NIOBRARA CO 4-H COUNCIL 1,000.00 NIOBRARA CO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 24,597.00 NIOBRARA CO SCHOOL DISTRICT PETTY CASH 5,500.00 NIOBRARA CO.EXTENSION SERVICE 3,000.00 NIOBRARA COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION 10,000.00 NIOBRARA COUNTY LIBRARY 25,000.00 NIOBRARA ROPING CLUB 14,400.00 NIOBRARA SPORTSMANS CLUB 5,000.00 ODYSSEYWARE 5,000.00 PENA, KAYLA 500.00 PIZZA PLACE 1,437.20 PORT-A-POTS BY TDS 558.00 QUALITY INN & SUITES- LARAMIE 1,428.00 RAMKOTA HOTEL-CASPER 2,379.00 ROGERS ATHLETIC 5,345.00 RUSSELL MILLS STUDIOS 2,181.57 SAMARITAN'S PURSE 633.56 SAMPERS, SARA 609.90 SCHOOL OUTFITTERS 675.00 SCHOOL RISK RETENTION PROGRAM 52,585.00 SCIENTIFIC LEARNING 1,400.00 SILVER CLIFF THEATER COMPANY 1,000.00 SOLUTIONS FOR LIFE 2,462.50 STEARNS, JANE 800.00 STEWART, ERICA 6,356.25 T AND M LAWN & TREE 1,530.00 THERAPY SOURCE, INC 16,996.83 TIGER PLUNGE, THE 1,250.00 TIGER PRIDE BOOSTER CLUB 4,000.00 TIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1,843.00 TITCHENER, EVA 2,905.95 TORRINGTON OFFICE SUPPLY 1,855.74 TOWN OF LUSK 30,174.70 UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERVICE 579.68 VEROSKY, JEFF 1,270.38 VISA 8118 22,519.64 VISION SERVICE PLAN - WY 845.22 WAGNER, MELISSA 1,500.00 WALSWORTH PUBLISHING CO. 10,532.00 WINGATE INN-GILLETTE 1,439.82 WURDEMAN, LACEY 2,160.00 WY ROUGH RIDERS 5,000.00 WYOMING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER 1,650.00 Public Notice No 4916. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 19, 2017.

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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017, at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO. / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FIELD / FORMATION / COUNTY 1525-2017 / WOGCC / Show Cause - Ventrum Energy Corp. (Abandon Equipment) / NA / Unnamed / Unnamed / Niobrara.Natrona Applications may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming, or on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission website (http: //wogcc.state.wy.us). Any interested party is entitled to appear and be heard by the Commission at the time and date listed above. Protests to applications shall be in writing and filed with the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at least ten (10) days before the hearing. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (a) the protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (b) the protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 13th day of July 2017 Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission /s/ Mark Watson, Oil & Gas Supervisor / Commission Secretary Public Notice No 4917. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 19, 2017.

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BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017, at 1:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 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, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO. 1073-2017, brought on the application of POC-I, LLC, for an order from the Commission under the Rules and Regulations of the Underground Injection Control Program for an aquifer exemption for the Dakota Formation within a _ mile radius of the well bores of the Hanson 43-12 located in the NE/4SE/4 and the Hanson 44-12 located in the SE/4SE/4 of Section 12, Township 40 North, Range 64 West, 6th P.M., Seedy Draw Field, Niobrara County, Wyoming; approval for the use of the Hanson 43-12 and Hanson 44-12 wells for the disposal of water and other fluids produced in association with oil and/or gas from wells located near the disposal wells; and to take whatever other action the Commission deems appropriate. Any interested firm, person, or corporation is entitled to appear at the time and place aforesaid to be heard by the Commission, and the application may be inspected in the office of the undersigned, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Basko Building, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming; or, on the WOGCC website at http://wogcc.state.wy.us If there are any protests in the above matter, please make such protest known to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor within thirty (30) days following this publication. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 12 of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Rules & Regulations, the written protest must state the grounds of the protest and include information and evidence to demonstrate that: (A) The protestant is a party entitled to notice or relief under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5-410; (B) The protestant seeks a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission. No action shall be taken on an objection or protest that is not timely filed. DATED this 13th day of July, 2017. WYOMING OIL & GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION /s/ Mark Watson, Secretary Public Notice No 4918. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 19, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Lusk, Wyoming will hold a public meeting on July 31, 2017, at 3:30 pm, at 201 East Third Street, Lusk, Wyoming. The purpose of the meeting was to review and receive comments from interested parties on the proposed Lusk Municipal Airport DBE Program Plan and Plan Goals for FY 2018 through 2020. The Town of Lusk, Wyoming hereby announces its fiscal years 2018 through 2020 goal of 2.07% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Lusk Town Hall Office, 201 E. Third Street, Lusk, Wyoming for 30 days from the date of this publication. Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following: DBELO – Royce Thompson, Lusk Airport Manager 201 E. Third Street Lusk, WY 82225 AND Federal Aviation Administration Office of Civil Rights Staff – ACR-4 Sonia G. Cruz, Compliance Specialist Hard copies of the proposed program may be reviewed at the following locations: Lusk Town Hall 201 E. Third Street, Lusk, Wyoming M.C. Schaff & Associates 818 South Beltline Hwy East Scottsbluff, Nebraska Electronic copies of the proposed program may be reviewed at the following locations: www.townoflusk.org http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/business_with_wydot/contractors/Disadvantaged_Business_Enterprise.html Public Notice No 4919. Published in The Lusk Herald July 19, & 26, 2017.

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WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, and 4M Construction, Inc., the Contractor, on Highway Project Number N402023 in Niobrara County , consisting of removal and installation of snow fence replacement, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on September 5, 2017. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 26, 2017. STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING By:Kimberly Lamb Public Notice No 4920 Published in The Lusk Herald July 26, August 2 & 9, 2017

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Town of Lusk Council Minutes Special Meeting Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00 p.m. The Town Council of the Town of Lusk, Wyoming met on Thursday July 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and approve the request from the Niobrara Community Hospital to bring to a vote of the people the 1% Specific Purpose Tax. Members present were Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Mark Kupke, Becky Blackburn, Katelynn Miller, and Doug Lytle. Also present were, Dennis Meier Town Attorney, Todd Skrukrud Director of Public Works, Linda Frye Clerk/Treasurer, and Becky Freeman Niobrara County Clerk. Mayor Smith called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. There was a discussion on what the Hospital is requesting to use the specific purpose tax for. A special election will be held to bring the question to a vote of the people of Niobrara County. The County Commissioners and two thirds of the municipalities need to agree to put this to a vote. Becky Freeman gave information on the timeline and if approved by the voters, when the 1% specific purpose tax would take effect. The Council discussed possible other projects for the Town, such as a Community Center or water, sewer, and street replacement. There is not enough time to get these items on the ballot. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to agree with the Niobrara Community Hospital’s request for the 1% Specific Purpose Tax. MOTION CARRIED. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4921 Published in The Lusk Herald July 26, 2017

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The County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. Also in attendance was Dell Atkinson, Niobrara County Disaster Recovery Manager. Road & Bridge- Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman, met with the Commissioners and discussed road and bridge business. Keith Cashman with Wyoming Machinery Co., met with the Commissioners and Fred and presented lease/purchase options for a 140K blade. The Commissioners and Fred next discussed a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Grant application. Pat asked Fred if he thought it would be a good idea to apply for this dust suppression grant to apply on Kirtley Road and Fred was hesitant to do so as he said it wouldn’t last and in the end would create more pot holes. In addition, because this is a grant, there is no guarantee that it will be awarded next year. Dell reported briefly on the ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) program . He also discussed the Joint Powers Board meeting and priorities that were determined for him to work on. County Attorney- Cally Lund, County Attorney, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. Adam Todd with Cheyenne River, LLC. met with the Commissioners, Fred, and Cally and discussed the N. Lance Creek Road agreement. Cheyenne River, LLC., wants to place cuttings on from the Jasper Well on N. Lance Creek Road from the well site to the county line. These cuttings will be mixed with limestone dust. They will also haul and spread gravel over the cuttings, which the County will provide. The group discussed the particulars of the agreement such as not blending the cuttings and gravel, listing the mileage of road to be graveled and contacting Lone Crow Cattle Co., to obtain a release from them agreeing to this action. Richard inquired about permits from the Oil & Gas Commission authorizing Cheyenne River to place these cuttings on a public road. Adam presented the permits he had obtained. They told Cally they would like Lone Crow contacted to ensure they are in agreement with this project. Pat said he would like to see verbiage in the agreement stating that all required permits need to be presented. The group had a phone conference with Brett from Cheyenne River to get clarification on some of the issues discussed. Fred said that some wording needs to be changed- cuttings are to be placed on bad spots and covered by gravel. They would like to see the actual mileage from the Jasper well to the county line. Brett said that they can’t go to the county line because they don’t have enough material. Fred stated it was only 4 miles and that the cuttings don’t have to go on all of the road, just the bad spots. Cally said she would contact Lone Crow Cattle Co’s attorney to get them on board with this. Pat reiterated that all permits need to be presented and that Cheyenne River, LLC. will accept all liability with the placement of cuttings. Fred asked if they had done anything on waterline and they said they have to fill out a permit but asked if it could be approved now so the process can begin. John moved to approve the permit for Cheyenne River LLC., to bore under N. Lance Creek Road to install an 8” gas line and 4” water line for natural gas sales and water for fracking. Pat seconded, motion carried. Adam said he would forward information to Cally regarding this matter and thanked everyone for their time. Pat asked Cally about the status of the employee handbook. She said she wants to meet with the Elected Officials to discuss the proposed changes. She will also be meeting with the Sheriff’s department to review their plan. The group also discussed the need to get some kind of liability application moving for events to be held at the fairgrounds. Sally Myer and Melanie Pearce met with the Commissioners and discussed the status of the Public Health Nurse position. Executive Session- Pat moved to enter into Executive Session with Sally Myer and Melanie Pearce to discuss personnel issues at 11:10 a.m. John seconded, motion carried. Pat moved to reconvene the regular session at 11:20 a.m. John seconded, motion carried. No action was taken. Melanie asked the Commissioners for approval to post the position to be filled once it is vacated. John moved to approve posting the position once it is vacated. Pat seconded, motion carried. Melanie proposed some situations for the Commissioners to consider as far as other opportunities for bringing in public health, specifically the fiscal and cliental aspect of public health. She said she hasn’t really seen a large influx of people-most of them go to the clinic now. She felt that LT101s are probably our biggest need. The question was asked if there is really a need for a public health nurse; is it required statutorily. Sally said that LT101 (long term care evaluations) and MCH (maternal child health) are important for high risk populations. Richard asked if an LPN could be a public health nurse but Melanie didn’t seem to think that that would possible. As far as LT101, she didn’t want to commit to a contract and asked if she could pay another county’s mileage to come and perform these and the Commissioners agreed. Elected Officials & Dept. Heads- Kellie Chichester, 4-H Educator, met with the Commissioners and presented an Apiary Location Application for the Commissioners to sign for their beekeeping activities. Keri Thompson, Treasurer, talked about auditors, sales tax going to 5%, registration fees increasing, and the upcoming tax sale. James Santistevan, Emergency Mgmt., Coordinator discussed the eclipse. He said he is trying to get the police department some assistance for the eclipse, but is finding that there isn’t much help available. He also said that Jim Frye is trying to get some help from South Dakota. He also mentioned that he is planning on conducting a siren test in the near future. Rick Zerbe, Sheriff, discussed communications. He said that the county’s conventional repeater is working but the power supply is getting bad. He said he could purchase a new one for $4,000.00 or a refurbished one for $2,000.00. The Commissioners authorized Rick to purchase a new power supply unit. Becky discussed a call from the State Lands regarding the radio tower on 77 Hill. They said that signage needs to be present detailing the lease number, contact information, legal description, etc. Rick said he would make sure it is signed properly. WYDOT- Jeff Goetz, Mike Larson, Jim Barnes, Lowel Fleenor, Rick Shaw, Gerry Carr and Calvin Goddard met with the Commissioners and discussed the 2017-2023 State Transportation Improvement Project (STIP). Lowell Fleenor gave a brief explanation of funding, projects and any upcoming jobs the State might be bidding. They discussed US Hwy 18-20 Lusk to Van Tassell and said that project would most likely be bid in late 2018 so the majority of the work on the East side will begin in 2019. It will be the same situation with the West side, bid in late 2019 with work beginning in 2020. John asked if there was a particular individual who inspected bridges and Lowell said that they are hiring this procedure out to two large consulting firms, but the reporting will remain the same. Pat asked if there would be additional Highway Patrol available for the eclipse and Mike seemed to think so. Mike will investigate and get back to Pat on this. Resident engineer Jim Barnes presented an acceptance certificate for the Commissioners to sign regarding the completion of work done on the Lance Creek Bridge. Mayor Smith remained to discuss Consensus Block Funding. Apiary Location Agreement-John moved to sign the agreement for beekeeping. Pat seconded, motion carried. RESOLUTION 17-06- Pat moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-06 a resolution setting hours of operations and licensed building restrictions in the unincorporated areas of Niobrara County for liquor license holders. John seconded, motion carried. A copy of the resolution is on file in the County Clerk’s office. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items on the Consent Agenda were the minutes of the June 19th meeting and receipts for the month of June from the County Clerk for $4,168.75; from the Sheriff for $395.00; from the Clerk of Court for $537.00; and from the Public Health Nurse for $64.00. WDOT Acceptance Certificate- Pat moved to sign the agreement for completion of work done on the Lance Creek Bridge. John seconded, motion carried. Commissioners’ Scholarship Renewal-The Commissioners awarded the renewal scholarship to Brady Thurston. Payroll and the following vouchers were approved for payment: Absolute Solutions- Radio repair-$415.46; Allbright's True Value Hardware-Parts, supplies-$698.28; Alsco- Shop towels & coveralls- $335.76; Becky Blackburn- Reimburse for supplies- $36.27; Becky L. Freeman- Travel expense-$277.13; BenchMark of Torrington P.C.,-Engineering fees- $540.00;Benzel Pest Control, Inc.,- Pest control- $180.20; Birch Communications- Telephone- $781.82; Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial, Supplies- $861.64; Black Hills Energy- Supplies-$557.86; Bluffs Sanitary Supply- Supplies- $28.74; Body Builders Body Shop- Vehicle repairs- $303.00; Boldon Welding & Repair, LLC., - Equipment repairs- $,1320.00; Brown Family Property Trust- Storage unit rental-$45.00; Cally Lund- Office rent- $500.00; Center For Education & Employment Law- Publications-$124.95; Century Link- Telephone- $1,881.35; Century Link Business Services- Telephone- $75.72; Century Link- Annual Enhanced E911agreement- $3,462.26; Chantry Filener- I T Expense- $280.00; Chrisanna Lund- Travel expense- $190.99; Connecting Point Computer Centers- Copier service agreements- $300.00; County Clerks' Association of Wyoming- Dues-$100.00; Decker's Foods- Supplies-$40.12; Denise E. Smith- Travel expense-$157.05; Dennis C. Meier-Office rent- $1,000.00; Ed Buchanan- Deputy Co. Attorney- $2,660.00; Geographic Innovations- Professional mapping- $,1639.84; Great Western Tire Company- Tires- $702.00; GreatAmerica Financial Svcs.,- Copier service agreement- $407.50; Hiway Brake & Alignment-Vehicle repairs- $1,573.1; Hiway Super Service- Oil- $439.30; Kelli Chichester- Travel expense- $150.00; Keri Thompson- Supplies- $29.90; Lusk Herald- Publications- $968.00; Matthew Bender & Co. Inc., - Law library- $298.3; Monika D. Davies- Office rent- $500.00; Niobrara Co. Sheriff's Office- Postage, supplies- $135.51; Niobrara Conservation District- Landscaping- $145.00; Niobrara County Assessor- Supplies- $42.72; Niobrara County Hospital District- 1% Option Tax- $15,737.73; Niobrara County Library- Deferred Comp- $1,725.00; Niobrara County Treasurer- Postage- $98.00; Niobrara Electric Association- Radio tower- $41.90; Office Depot- Supplies- $90.86;Peterbilt of Wyoming- Parts- $227.97; Prairie Business Solutions- Computer expense- $225.00; Pre Resources Rockies, L.P., - O & M billing- $537.92; Proper Care, LLC.- Fairgrounds contract- $6,800.00;Randy Kraft- Medical expense- $15.00; Rawhide Drug Company- Inmate medical, supplies- $12.68; Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.,- Oil- $338.42; Sally Myer, Travel expense- $126.31; Shreds, Llc.,- Document shredding- $70.00; State of Wyoming WOHS- Grant payment returned for flood vehicle- $3,049.46; Taten Gaukel- Travel expense- $65.81; Team Laboratory Chemical Corp.- Supplies- $48.00; Torrington Office Supply- Supplies- $1,038.22; Town House Motel, LLC.-Courthouse contract- $4,800.00; Town Of Lusk- Utilities- $2,279.38; Transwest Ford- Parts- $294.25; TruGreen- Lawn fertilizing- $127.00; Tyler Technologies- Computer expense- $3,000.00;USPS- Postage- $5,500.00; UW Extension- UW Car expense- $805.95; Valley Motor Supply- Parts- $1,000.22; Valley Plumbing & Heating- Justice center mtnc.- $2,344.79; Verizon Wireless- Computer expense, new equipment- $2,475.60; Visa- Supplies, travel expense, new equipment- $8,967.02; Visionary Communications, Inc.- I T expense- $427.29; Wal Mart Community- Supplies- $67.06; WALT'S LATHE & MACHINE- Parts- $177.38; Westco- Diesel- $4,671.99; Whitaker Oil D/B/A Outpost Truck Stop- Fuel- $3,577.88. WLEA -Costs Only- Ammunition- $345.00; WY Enterprise Technology Services- Computer expense- $10.24; Wyoming Behavioral Institute- Involuntary commitment- $685.00; Wyoming County Assessor's Assoc.- Dues- $150.00; Wyoming Dept. Of Transportation- Lance Creek BROS Project- $29,591.88; Wyoming Guardians Ad Litem Program- GAL expense- $183.65; Wyoming Lawn Sprinklers- Maintenance- $295.42; Wyoming Machinery Company- Parts- $577.55; Wyoming Network, Inc.- I T Expense- $230.00; Wyoming Women's Center- Inmate meals- $1,588.50 Xerox Corporation- Copier service agreement- $135.96 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, Clerk Public Notice No 4922. Published in The Lusk Herald on July 26, 2017.

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NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR THE WYOMING WOMENS CENTER WAREHOUSE PROJECT AT LUSK, NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING Notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Corrections, has accepted as complete, according to plans, specifications, and rules governing the same, the work performed under that certain Service Contract 05SCO066661, between the State of Wyoming, Department of Corrections and A. Pleasant Construction, Inc., whose address is: P.O. Box 783, Green River, Wyoming 82935 for the work performed, materials, equipment, or tools furnished or used and services rendered for the substantial completion of the Warehouse Project, Bid No. 0253-B, at the Wyoming Women’s Center, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming. The contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Department of Administration and Information will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on September 12, 2017. The date of the first publication is August 2, 2017. Public Notice No 4923. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 2, 9,& 16, 2017.

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PUBLICATION OF GROSS SALARIES NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING July 2017 Pursuant to Wyoming Statute 18.3.516(b)(i) relating to publication requirements for local government: Each Board of County Commissioners shall publish, within sixty (60) days after the end of each fiscal year, the name, position and gross monthly salary of each full-time employee and each elected official. All salaries are listed as gross monthly salaries or actual monthly wages and do not include any fringe benefits such as health insurance costs, life insurance benefits and pension plans. These salaries do not include any overtime that the employee may earn which would be paid by the county. Name Department Gross Salary or Actual Monthly Wage Ladwig, Richard A Commissioner Chair $ 1,417.58 Midkiff, John P. Commissioner Vice-Chair $ 1,417.58 Wade, Patrick H. Commissioner $ 1,417.58 Doyle, Natasha Mariah Deputy Co. Clerk $ 1,872.78 Freeman, Rebecca L. County Clerk $ 4,725.12 Blackstone, Adrianne M. Deputy Treasurer $ 1,507.00 Miller, Katelynn Lee Deputy Treasurer $ 2,047.71 Thompson, Keri S. Treasurer $ 4,725.12 Boussu, Carmen K. Deputy Assessor $ 1,987.44 Stephens, Teri Lynne Assessor $ 4,725.12 Dean, Kelly L. Deputy Sheriff $ 3,243.58 Dutcher, Wendi S. Deputy Sheriff $ 3,243.58 Gill, Cary J   Undersheriff $ 3,653.18 Santistevan, Gail A Sheriff Secretary $ 2,843.04 Zerbe, Rick L. Sheriff Secretary $ 4,725.12 Blackburn, Rebecca Ann Co. Attorney Secretary $ 1,684.87 Davies, Doyle J Deputy Co. Attorney $ 2,963.31 Lund, Cally E. County Attorney $ 4,855.20 Applegarth, Erin M. Dispatch FTO $ 2,409.60 Bennett, Keri A. Dispatcher $ 2,326.80 Blackburn, Alexandra B Dispatcher $ 2,548.40 Davison, David Alexander Dispatcher $ 2,326.80 Stensaas, Randy C E Dispatcher $ 2,326.80 Stone, Larry D. Dispatch Supervisor $ 2,884.64 Pier, Peter William Coroner $ 1,040.40 Lund, Chrisanna K. Extension Secretary $ 2,025.66 Courtright, Kayla Dawn Clerk of District Court $ 4,725.12 Pruitt, Amanda M. Deputy Clerk of Court $ 2,047.71 Craggs, Clinton M. Road & Bridge Operator $ 2,379.86 Groves, Rex F. Road & Bridge Operator $ 2,896.87 Miller, Dale B. Road & Bridge Operator $ 2,945.15 Sturgeon, Kirk T. Road & Bridge Operator $ 3,099.46 Thomas, Freddie III Road & Bridge Foreman $ 3,797.53 Santistevan, James A. Emg. Mgmt. Coordinator $ 450.00 Burnitt, Michael W. Detention Officer $ 3,243.58 Calderon, Denise Lorraine Detention Officer $ 3,243.58 Mazac, Rosie Jean Detention Officer $ 3,243.58 McConnell, Mathew J. Detention Officer $ 3,243.58 Riter, Gwendolyn L. Detention Lieutenant $ 3,677.94 Falkenburg, Joleen E. Public Health Officer $ 800.00 Public Notice No. 4924. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 2, 2017.

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WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, and Dan Hart Patrol Service, LLC., the Contractor, on Highway Project Number 1401011 in Niobrara County , consisting of grading, fencing, and miscellaneous work, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on September 19, 2017. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 9, 2017. STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING By: Kimberly Lamb Project Resource Coordinator Budget Program Public Notice No 4925. Published in The Lusk Herald onAugust 9, 16 & 23, 2017.

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NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING July 18, 2017 The County Commissioners’ meeting was called to order on this date at 8:59 a.m. with Chairman Richard A. Ladwig, Commissioners Patrick H. Wade, John Midkiff and County Clerk Becky L. Freeman, present. Also in attendance was Dell Atkinson, Niobrara Disaster Recovery Manager. Road & Bridge- Fred Thomas, Road and Bridge Foreman, met with the Commissioners and discussed road and bridge business. Kerry Barker joined the meeting. Fred said that work to repair the damage to the skylights and tin from the hailstorm last September has begun on his shop. Fred informed the Commissioners that someone had cut a trench across the North Lance Creek Road to try and slow down truck traffic. A deputy sheriff was sent out to inspect the damage. Fred said that someone approached him to see if the county would build a private road for them. The Commissioners said no, as they don’t want to take work away from private contractors and the road and bridge crew doesn’t have time. J. D. Wasserburger joined the meeting. Brett with Cheyenne River, LLC., joined the meeting and the group discussed the N. Lance Creek Road agreement. The agreement stated that Cheyenne River, LLC. will prep, haul and place gravel on N. Lance Creek Road as well as placing drill cuttings in strategic spots from the Jasper well site to the county line. Brett said he was fine with the agreement and signed it, but Richard wanted to clarify that the cuttings would go on the spots most likely to blow out. Richard also asked if we would get gravel from the well site to the county line. Brett said he doesn’t have the money in his budget to go that far. He estimated it could cost up to a quarter of a million dollars to do approximately four miles. The group discussed the best locations to place the cuttings and it was suggested to place cuttings from the well site to the top of the hill as that is the worst stretch. Richard feels that it would be best to do a continuous stretch instead of sporadic placement. A change was suggested to the agreement to make it read from the Jasper 32-4H well to the county line or until the cuttings are depleted. The next concern were hydrocarbons in the cuttings. It was stated that the attorney for Lone Crow Cattle Co, said that her clients were concerned about the hydrocarbons and they don’t want any on the road. Richard asked that if it was possible to convince the landowner that the cuttings have passed rigorous testing by DEQ and that they will be diluted with limestone dust, could the project proceed. If not, then the material will be cut by half and the project is in jeopardy of being dismissed. Fred said he would try to contact the attorney to discuss this further. Brett said it is much cheaper for him to send the cuttings to a disposal facility than to do this project. He said that higher officials within Cheyenne River, LLC. told him he needs an answer by the end of the day or the project will be scrapped. Pat says he wants to see what the landowner says about the hydrocarbons before moving forward. Pat said that it is important to make them aware that the road improvements won’t move forward if they don’t agree to use the cuttings. The Commissioners waited to sign off until they had an agreement from the landowner or their attorney to proceed. Dell Atkinson, Disaster Recovery Manager, met with the Commissioners and discussed economic development. He received an email from the Wyoming Business Council stating that the U. S. House of Representatives is considering cuts to the Economic Development Agency of approximately $100,000,000.00. The email suggested contacting our Senators and asking them to keep the EDA funding at its current level. Dell voiced concerns stating that other than major disasters, EDA hasn’t done much for Wyoming. He said that currently, the State’s wages are too high to receive assistance and if we were to qualify, most times there is a 50% match requirement. John moved to authorize Dell to draft a letter to Senators Barrasso and Enzi, requesting their support of full funding for the EDA. Pat seconded, motion carried. The group then discussed the Century Link deregulation matter. Kyle Raime, with Front Range Insurance met with the Commissioners via telephone to discuss event insurance options. Several options were presented, but most seemed geared towards private businesses. Amy Williams, owner of the Townhouse Motel and independent contractor for the courthouse, library, and justice center cleaning, met with the Commissioners and discussed the floor waxing project at the courthouse. She asked them to consider providing additional funding to her offset unforeseen costs due to the labor intensity associated with the project. She said it took seven people just to strip the floor and she did not budget for that additional expense. She requested an additional $800.00 to offset the cost of the additional labor and asked if they would consider some or all of it, she would appreciate it. She also asked if there was some way the Commissioners could schedule a non-traditional holiday weekend so she could strip and will wax the floors in the future. She said that when there are the traditional holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas her crew has to work on these big projects, but then they miss time with their families. The Commissioners said they discuss both matters later. County Attorney- Cally Lund, County Attorney, met with the Commissioners and discussed county business. The group discussed the N. Lance Creek Road agreement and she said she would be okay with the Commissioners signing the agreement because it had been signed by Cheyenne River, LLC, and thereby transferring any and all liability to them. The group then discussed Century Link’s move towards deregulation. They addressed the special event insurance and Pat asked about assumption of risk and whether or not a liability waiver would work. Cally said they are the same thing. She said the bottom line is this- we can stand under governmental immunity. She wants to do some standard forms and clean up the applications currently being used at the fairgrounds and create a good solid paper trail. 1% Tax Meeting- Todd Bishop, President/CEO, Kaiser Wealth Management, Pat Smith, Town of Lusk Mayor, Shelly Larson and Randi Ross, Hospital District Board members, Michelle Skilling, Interim CEO, Ron Pfister, Todd Skrukrud, Dell Atkinson, Rola Ross, Town of Manville Mayor, Keri Thompson, Treasurer, Dr. Joleen Falkenburg and Doug Lytle, Town of Lusk Councilmember, met with the Commissioners to discussed a proposed 6th penny tax project. Todd Bishop explained who he was and what his company does. He touched on the history of 1% SPET projects that have been successful in Niobrara County. He told the group that a specific project has to be identified on the ballot and then tie operations and maintenance funding to that approved project. He said it is important to put together a proposition that is clear and that the question reflects actual uses for the tax monies. Putting together proposition- make sure question reflects actual uses for monies. There was discussion about a reimbursement resolution to allow purchase of equipment; then reimburse fund. Todd said that this is a separate resolution that stands alone. Shelly gave a history of the hospital and their debts and revenues. She said the hospital was built in the ‘50s with the nursing home built in the ‘70s.She presented a list of repairs, updates and equipment that they would like to fund with the 1% tax. Some of them include replacing the roof, purchasing a diesel fueled emergency generator instead of using a natural gas generator, repaving the parking lot, purchasing bariatric beds as well as many others. At this point, Dr. Falkenburg advocated for the hospital stating they have great doctors and nurses and she is here for the long haul. Doug said that he thought it would be important to have something aside from the hospital question on the ballot as it might draw more people to vote for it. Rola said that he didn’t think that Manville would have anything on the ballot. Todd asked for direction and Pat Smith said she thought this project would be a very easy sell. The hospital question is very straight forward and she voiced concerns that if anything is added on to the hospital question, it might complicate the matter and the whole issue could fail. The County and Town of Lusk didn’t think they had enough time to compile adequate numbers for a project. The cost of the project will be $1,975,000.00 and should take approximately three to four years to collect. Shelly said that the hospital was comfortable with paying for projects as they collect funds instead of purchasing bonds to fund the projects up front. After further discussion, it was decided that the County, and Towns of Lusk and Manville would not add any projects to the question. Pat moved to support with moving forward with a 1% SPET for the Hospital. John seconded, motion carried. There will be a special election held on November 7, 2017 to pose the question to the qualified electors of Niobrara County. Engagement letter with Kaiser Wealth- John moved to approve the engagement letter with Kaiser Wealth, spelling out the terms and responsibilities and setting a fixed fee for charges he can impose. Pat seconded, motion carried. This was not presented to Cally prior to signing. Consent Agenda- Pat moved to approve the consent agenda. John seconded, motion carried. Items on the consent agenda were the minutes of the July 1, 2017 meeting. Pat moved to approve the FY 17-18 Budget, which included a 4% COLA for employees and the purchase of a 140K Cat Blade. John seconded, motion carried. Resolution 17-07 Income Necessary to Finance Budget- Pat moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-07-INCOME RESOLUTION NECESSARY TO FINANCE BUDGET WHEREAS, on the 18th day of July, 2017, this Board adopted a County Budget for the 2018 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, calling for the following appropriations: General Fund $ 7,220,514.46 Library Fund $ 312,460.35 Fair Fund $ 127,077.66 Grants/County Road Fund $ 1,289,521.14 TOTAL $ 8,949,573.61 And, WHEREAS, after deducting all other cash and estimated revenue, it is necessary that the following amounts be raised by general taxation, and in order to raise such sums of money, it is necessary that the levies be made for the 2018 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, as shown opposite each fund: Amount to be raised Mill Levy General Fund $ 1,030,416.24 10.50 Library Fund $ 142,295.57 1.45 Fair Fund $ 4,906.74 .50 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners that the foregoing levies be made for the 2018 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Dated this 18th day of July, 2017. Niobrara County Commissioners /s/ Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman /s/ Patrick H. Wade, Vice-Chairman /s/ John Midkiff, Commissioner Attest: /s/ Becky L. Freeman, County Clerk Resolution 17-08- Appropriations Resolution- John moved to approve RESOLUTION 17-08 APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION GENERAL FUND WHEREAS, the Niobrara County Clerk, the budget making authority, prepared and County Commissioners $ 64,043.30 submitted to the Board, a county budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018. County Clerk $ 124,365.26 County Treasurer $ 119,299.85 WHEREAS, such a budget was duly entered at large upon the records of this board and a County Assessor $ 133,924.66 copy of thereof was made available for public inspection at the office of the County Clerk; and County Sheriff $ 293,658.94 WHEREAS, notice of a public hearing on such budget, together with the summary of said County Attorney $ 140,028.47 budget was published in the Lusk Herald, a 1% Option Tax $ 170,000.00 legal newspaper published and of general Dispatch $ 213,722.00 circulation in the county on the 5th day of July, 2017; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on such budget at the time and place specified in County Coroner $ 26,809.65 said notice, at which time all interested parties Extension Office $ 78,651.80 were given an opportunity to be heard; and Clerk of District Court $ 126,271.39 Magistrate $ 12,000.00 WHEREAS, following such public hearing certain alterations and revisions were made Facilities $ 333,934.05 in such proposed budget, all of which more fully appear in the minutes of this Board. Road & Bridge $ 653,388.78 Emergency Management $ 8,950.00 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners that the Detention $ 362,081.91 county budget as so revised and altered, be adopted as the official county budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018 Elections $ 14,900.00 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following appropriations be made for the 2018 Public Health Officer $ 7,200.00 Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018, and that the expenditures of each officer, department, or Public Health Nurse $ 20,123.56 spending agency be limited to the amount General County $ 619,550.00 herein appropriated. Dated this 18th day of July, 2017 Cash Reserve Fund $ 3,572,610.84 Depreciation Fund $ 125,000.00 TOTAL $ 7,220,514.46 Grants/ County Road Fund $ 1,289,521.14 TOTAL $ 1,289,521.14 County Library $ 312,460.35 County Fair $ 127,077.66 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS $ 8,949,573.61 Niobrara County Commissioners /s/ Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman /s/ Patrick H. Wade, Chairman /s/ John Midkiff, Chairman Attest: Becky L. Freeman, County Clerk Pat seconded, motion carried. Resolution 17-09- Pat moved to approve Resolution 17-09, Corporate Authorization Resolution authorizing signers for the Public Health Nurse Visa Credit Card, John seconded, motion carried. The group discussed Amy’s request for additional funds for the waxing job. Pat suggested paying $400. Pat moved to pay an additional $400 to Amy Williams to help offset unanticipated costs. Discussion- There were concerns that this would set a unbudgeted precedence and Pat rescinded his motion. Fred stopped back in and said that Cheyenne River had pulled the project on N. Lance Creek Road because they hadn’t received a response from anyone. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. NIOBRARA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS /s/ Richard A. Ladwig, Chairman Attest: /s/ Becky L. Freeman, County Clerk. Public Notice No 4926. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 9, 2017.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TOWN OF LUSK AUGUST 1, 2017 The Town Council of the Town of Lusk met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Tuesday August 1, 2017. Council Members Present: Mayor Patricia Smith, Council Members Rebecca Blackburn, Mark Kupke, Katelynn Miller, and Doug Lytle Also Present: Linda Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Matney, Deputy Clerk Todd Skrukrud, Director of Public Works Dennis Meier, Town Attorney Jim Frye, Acting Chief of Police Matthew Smith, Police Officer Jacob Gordon, Police Officer James Santistevan, Cemetery/Parks, Emergency Management Shawn Leimser, Recreation Director Merri Keller, Animal Control MAYOR SMITH called the meeting to order. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, to approve the agenda as printed, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN, MOTION CARRIED. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENT Absolute Solutions Equipment Repair $362.46 AFLAC Payroll Deduction $1,115.46 AG Flyers Mosquito Spraying $3,004.96 Allbright’s True Value Supplies/Fertilizer/New Equip./Maint. $3,735.34 ALSCO/American Linen Mat Rental $153.74 BankCard Center Supplies/Misc./Equipment/Postage $1,474.94 Birch Communications Phones $1,385.00 Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance $24,018.09 Bluffs Sanitary Supply Inc. Parts & Supplies $88.99 Boldon, Tiffany Pool Parts & Supplies/Uniforms $191.40 Boldon Welding & Repair Ball Field Rehab $180.00 Boiler Combustion Special Pool Operation & Maintenance $165.00 CNA Surety Bond Insurance $50.00 Caselle Office Support & Maintenance $748.00 CenturyLink Business Phone – Long Distance $34.08 Covered Wagon Motel Recreation Dept. Football Camp $170.00 Croell Redi-Mix Streets Dept. Gravel $185.90 D.C. Drilling New Equipment $17,173.68 Deere Credit, Inc. New Equipment Lease Payment $1,134.99 Doyle J. Davies Municipal Judge Salary $1,000.00 Decker’s Market Supplies $944.54 Emergency Medical Products, Inc. Ambulance Supplies $1,201.24 Finchers Findings, Inc. Rec. Uniforms $125.41 Great American Financial Copier Leases $351.00 Great Western Tire, Inc. Vehicle Repair $320.88 Hansen Equip. Co. Inc. Equipment Repair $34.75 Hawkins, Inc. Chlorine/Pool Operation & Maintenance $2,587.70 Frank’s Parts Company Parts/Supplies/Equipment Repair/Misc. $1,018.81 Hiway Super Service Fuel $1,120.60 Homax Airport Fuel $4,588.41 Hometown Country Uniforms $44.55 Interstate Batteries Airport Parts $95.97 Meier Building PD Rent $800.00 Black Hills Energy Utilities $729.01 Keller, Merri Animal Control Salary $750.00 Kurtzer’s Equipment Repair $345.43 Lusk Herald Legal & PR Advertising $2,849.03 Lusk Lodging Tax Board Lodging Tax Distribution $4,365.39 M.C. Schaff & Assoc. Inc Airport Improvement Project $44,408.77 Meier Law Office Retainer Fee $3,000.00 Mechanical, Inc. Repairs $310.00 Midland Implement Co. Supplies $32.00 Niobrara Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Misc. $187.50 Niobrara County Library Internet Contract $250.00 Nio. Co. Treasurer Communication Contract $6,301.50 Niobrara Electric Assoc. Landfill Charge/Electric Meters $40.31 Northside Tire LLC Equipment Repair & Supplies $38.16 Northwest Pipe Fittings Parks & Cemetery Irrigation Repairs $1,692.00 Whitaker Oil, Inc. Fuel $2,673.18 Roger Peterson Streets, Curb & Gutter $6,950.00 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Lease Payment $219.90 Power House Airport Parts & Supplies $2,157.17 Prat, Nicolas Police Dept. Training $140.00 CenturyLink Phone Service & Internet $328.43 CenturyLink Airport Utilities $39.23 Ranchers Feed & Supply Animal Shelter Supplies $31.09 Same As It Once Was Ambulance Supplies $31.80 Solid Waste Professionals Engineering Fees $17,060.33 TDS Trash Collection Transfer Station Tipping Fee $4,389.07 Torrington Office Supply Supplies $66.59 Underground Enterprises Transfer Station Haul $1,500.00 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Expense $134.72 W.E.B.T. Employee Life $66.50 W.M.P.A. Electrical Power Purchase $105,017.41 Western Medical Management Ambulance Billing & Access Fee $978.26 WYCO Recycling Recycling $200.00 WYO Group Construction, LLC Landfill Closure $123,801.31 WY EMS, Conference Ambulance Training $250.00 Wyoming Machinery Co. Streets Equipment Repair $100.28 Wyoming Public Health Lab. Quarterly Water Samples $48.00 Wyoming Retirement Government Contribution $11,598.40 WY Dept. of WorkForce Police Dept. Benefit $445.00 Zone Mark Streets Paint $3,386.00 Total Vouchers $416,517.66 MANUAL CHECKS July 2017 Clerk of District Court Assignment of Wages $245.76 Deere Credit, Inc. New Equipment, Landfill Lease Payment $1,134.99 Post Master Utility Billing Postage $226.07 Clerk of Circuit Court Assignment of Wages $245.76 John Deere Financial New Equipment Golf Course Lease Payment $619.37 Total $2,471.95 COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the list of vouchers as presented. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the Treasurer’s report that includes the financial condition and manual checks. MOTION CARRIED. The Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held July 5, 2017 and the Special Meeting held July 20, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. Visitors: Shawn Leimser approached the Council on turning the recreation director program to year round. He would like the Town to add Traveling Basketball, both boys and girls, and Adult Co-Ed Volleyball. Mr. Leimser stated that this would give him two months for scheduling and sign ups. The budget will have to be taken into consideration. The Council will consider his request and table this until next meeting. Mr. Lemiser gave an update on the recreation department. Stephanie Scott from the Silver Dollar Bar is asking consideration for the Council to amend the ordinance to allow children in the bar to eat until 8:00 p.m. She would require the children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Council questioned who would be considered a guardian. This would be an ordinance change which would require three readings and a public hearing. Mr. Meier stated the Council needs to consider how they want to draft the ordinance. After a discussion, the Council will look into this further and see how other Towns do this. New Officer Jacob Gordon was introduced to the Council. Department Heads gave updates on their respective departments. The Town will be receiving $4,843.83 from the Wyoming Community Gas Community Project. Mayor Smith suggested a covered shelter at the park. The Council will make a decision at the next meeting. Old Business: The Town will not require Niobrara County residence to purchase a permit to sell items during the eclipse. The Town will give local citizens a copy of the Department of Revenue Application. New Business: COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE SECOND, to approve the open container permit for the Recreation Department Horseshoe Program. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER KUPKE MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER LYTLE SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-6, A Resolution Approving the Proposition for Imposition of a 1% Specific Purpose Sales and Use Excise Tax in Niobrara County, State of Wyoming, for the Purpose of Funding a Specific Project for the Niobrara County Hospital District, Said Propositions to be Placed on the Ballot at the General Election to be Held in Niobrara County on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve Resolution No. 17-7, A Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Mayor and the Town Clerk of the Town of Lusk to Execute, on Behalf of the Town, That Certain “Communication/911/Dispatch Services Operations Agreement”. MOTION CARRIED. COUNCIL MEMBER BLACKBURN MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER MILLER SECOND, to approve the Open Container Permit for Sam Erlewine, Sturgis Rally Party. MOTION CARRIED. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. TOWN OF LUSK, WYOMING Patricia L. Smith, Mayor ATTEST: Linda M. Frye, Clerk/Treasurer Public Notice No 4927. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 9, 2017.

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The Board of Directors of the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) will hold a conference call Board meeting beginning at 8:00 am, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the offices of WCDA, 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general business of the Authority. An agenda is available at the offices of WCDA at 155 N. Beech, Casper, WY 82601. Public Notice No 4928. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 9, 2017.

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PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance to the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1, Section 1 (f) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Town of Manville has submitted a closure permit application for the Manville #2 Landfill. This facility has provided for the disposal of municipal solid wastes which has been generated by the Town of Manville and surrounding area. The approximately 3.58 acre facility is located approximately 1.5 miles south east of the Town of Manville. More specifically, this facility is located in the SE 1/4, NE 1/4 of Section 12, T32N R65W, in Niobrara County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 11,000 cubic yards of solid waste. The waste has been excavated and disposed of in the Lusk Landfill. The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the application and determined that it is generally complete and suitable for publication. The DEQ’s solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, Section 2 (b)(ii), require that the applicant must provide public notice that a proposed permit has been issued and inform the public that there is an opportunity to file comments on the proposed permit before it is issued in final form. The notice is also required to indicate that the public may file formal written objections to issuance of a final permit. This publication provides notice of these opportunities. Copies of the permit application, the DEQ’s review of the application, and the proposed permit can be viewed at DEQ’s Casper office (152 N Durbin, Suite 100, Casper, WY 82601), at the Niobrara County public library (425 S. Main St, Lusk, WY 82225), and the Niobrara County Clerk’s Office (424 S. Elm Street, P.O. Box 420, Lusk, WY 82225). Any interested person has the right to either provide comments on the proposed permit, which DEQ will consider prior to taking final action on the permit application, or file formal written objections to the proposed permit. The period for providing comments, or filing formal written objections to the proposed permit, shall begin on August 16, 2017 and end on September 22, 2017. Any comments or formal written objections must be received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments or formal objections must be submitted in writing to the Department of Environmental Quality, Todd Parfitt, Director, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Formal written objections must be accompanied by a statement of the facts upon which the objection is based. If substantial written objections are filed, a contested case hearing will be held by the Environmental Quality Council. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Public Notice No 4929. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 16 & 23, 2017.

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING In Probate, Docket No. PR-2017-00248-DC ****************************** IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BERTILLA DARLENE JONES A/K/A BERTILLA D. JONES A/K/A BERTIE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF BERTILLA DARLENE JONES A/K/A BERTILLA D. JONES A/K/A BERTIE JONES YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on the 10th day of August, 2017, Doyle J. Davies, the Attorney at Law, 117 S. Main, P.O. Box 330, Lusk, Wyoming 82225, filed an Application for Decree on behalf of Rodney Kent Jones, pursuant to §2-1-201 and §, W.S., 1977 Republished Edition as amended, in the District Court for Niobrara County, Eighth Judicial District. The Application requests that the Court enter a Decree distributing the property of the decedent pursuant to the decedent’s Last Will and Testament. Property belonging to the decedent is described as follows, to-wit: Real Property a. Lot 12, Block 4, Mayes Addition to the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming Personal Property a. 1999 Toyota PU VIN 4TAVL52N9XZ546414 b. 1995 Buick 4DR VIN 1G4HP52LOSH546977 c. Household items IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that if there are no objections filed by the 18th day of September, 2017, all of the right, title, and interest of the decedent, in and to the described real and personal property will be distributed as prayed in the Application. DATED this 10th day of August, 2017. Mandy Pruett, Deputy Clerk of the District Court Public Notice No 4930. Published in The Lusk Herald August 16 & 23, 2017.

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    IN THE DISTRICT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING In Probate, Docket No. PR-2017-00248-DC ****************************** IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BERTILLA DARLENE JONES A/K/A BERTILLA D. JONES A/K/A BERTIE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF BERTILLA DARLENE JONES A/K/A BERTILLA D. JONES A/K/A BERTIE JONES YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on the 10th day of August, 2017, Doyle J. Davies, the Attorney at Law, 117 S. Main, P.O. Box 330, Lusk, Wyoming 82225, filed an Application for Decree on behalf of Rodney Kent Jones, pursuant to §2-1-201 and §, W.S., 1977 Republished Edition as amended, in the District Court for Niobrara County, Eighth Judicial District. The Application requests that the Court enter a Decree distributing the property of the decedent pursuant to the decedent’s Last Will and Testament. Property belonging to the decedent is described as follows, to-wit: Real Property a. Lot 12, Block 4, Mayes Addition to the Town of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming Personal Property a. 1999 Toyota PU VIN 4TAVL52N9XZ546414 b. 1995 Buick 4DR VIN 1G4HP52LOSH546977 c. Household items IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that if there are no objections filed by the 18th day of September, 2017, all of the right, title, and interest of the decedent, in and to the described real and personal property will be distributed as prayed in the Application. DATED this 10th day of August, 2017. Mandy Pruett, Deputy Clerk of the District Court Public Notice No 4930. Published in The Lusk Herald August 16 & 23, 2017.

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance to the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1, Section 1 (f) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Town of Manville has submitted a closure permit application for the Manville #2 Landfill. This facility has provided for the disposal of municipal solid wastes which has been generated by the Town of Manville and surrounding area. The approximately 3.58 acre facility is located approximately 1.5 miles south east of the Town of Manville. More specifically, this facility is located in the SE 1/4, NE 1/4 of Section 12, T32N R65W, in Niobrara County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 11,000 cubic yards of solid waste. The waste has been excavated and disposed of in the Lusk Landfill. The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the application and determined that it is generally complete and suitable for publication. The DEQ’s solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, Section 2 (b)(ii), require that the applicant must provide public notice that a proposed permit has been issued and inform the public that there is an opportunity to file comments on the proposed permit before it is issued in final form. The notice is also required to indicate that the public may file formal written objections to issuance of a final permit. This publication provides notice of these opportunities. Copies of the permit application, the DEQ’s review of the application, and the proposed permit can be viewed at DEQ’s Casper office (152 N Durbin, Suite 100, Casper, WY 82601), at the Niobrara County public library (425 S. Main St, Lusk, WY 82225), and the Niobrara County Clerk’s Office (424 S. Elm Street, P.O. Box 420, Lusk, WY 82225). Any interested person has the right to either provide comments on the proposed permit, which DEQ will consider prior to taking final action on the permit application, or file formal written objections to the proposed permit. The period for providing comments, or filing formal written objections to the proposed permit, shall begin on August 16, 2017 and end on September 22, 2017. Any comments or formal written objections must be received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments or formal objections must be submitted in writing to the Department of Environmental Quality, Todd Parfitt, Director, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Formal written objections must be accompanied by a statement of the facts upon which the objection is based. If substantial written objections are filed, a contested case hearing will be held by the Environmental Quality Council. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Public Notice No 4929. Published in The Lusk Herald on August 16 & 23, 2017.

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