Elementary school looks to replace playground equipment

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Cole Tank problems may lead to water rate increase

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County easements inch closer to resolution

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Garbage district may solve landfill dilemma

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Veterans to be honored at dinner

Local veterans’ groups (American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW) will honor local veterans at a Veterans Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 9 at 6 p.m. at the courthouse community room. The public is invited to this free, potluck dinner – bring a potluck dish. Tableware will be provided if you don’t bring your own.
The 2013 Girls’ and Boys’ State delegates will be presenting a report on their experiences this summer and the Sundance Community Handbell Choir will be performing patriotic pieces.
Veterans Day, November 11, is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in our armed forces. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

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Teter named Peace Officer of the Year

teter-photo_originalThe Wyoming Peace Officer Association (WPOA) has named Sundance Game Warden Chris Teter as the 2013 Peace Officer of the Year.
The Peace Officer of the Year award is given to a peace officer who provides outstanding services to his department, community and himself and has a major impact on law enforcement in Wyoming. Teter was nominated by the Wyoming Game Wardens Association for his unmatched effectiveness, dedication, work ethic, leadership, perseverance, attitude and professionalism as a Wyoming Game Warden. Teter received the award during the 87th Annual Wyoming Peace Officers Conference in Casper in September.
Teter began his career as a game warden with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in May 1989. He was promoted to the East Sundance Game Warden District in 1990.
Game Warden duties vary widely. A game warden must possess self-motivation, a strong work ethic, efficiency, effectiveness, tenacity, patience and fairness. According to the nomination letter, “Chris exemplifies all of these qualities. (He) is very humble, never drawing attention to himself. Those who have been fortunate enough to work with Chris all say that he is one of the hardest working game wardens in the state.”
Teter also serves as the Casper Region Firearms Instructor. He consistently seeks additional training and attends firearms schools, which keep him on the cutting edge of firearms training and policy. He passes this knowledge along throughout his region and to other firearms instructors throughout the state.
Teter’s work ethic and friendly demeanor have also gained him the respect and appreciation of landowners throughout his district. “He has the natural ability to work in the face of adversity, making his district the model for landowner relations, public support and responsible wildlife management,” said WPOA President, Gary Boyd.
Beyond all of his other duties Teter also works with local youth, teaches hunter safety courses, assists in career development, science fairs, 4-H projects and youth fishing days.