11-12-2020 Kemmerer Gazette Legals


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT,

IN AND FOR LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF )      Docket No.

ALFRED C. THOMAN, )  PR-2020-60-DC

Deceased. )

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION OF REAL PROPERTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2nd day of November, 2020, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, Wyoming, there has been filed an Petition for Decree of Distribution of Real Property by Shirley Thoman, the sole heir and distributee of Alfred C. Thoman, deceased, as of the 4th day of November, 2017; such application pertaining to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, State of Wyoming:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming. T.21N., R.119W., Sec. 3, Lots 7 and 8; Sec. 4, Lots 5,6, and S1/2N1/2.

The Petition prays that the District Court of the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, Wyoming, decree title to said property to the above named heir and distributee of the Deceased.  Notice is further given that the rightful heir of Alfred C. Thoman has filed this application pursuant to W.S. 2-1-205 and has claimed, in said application, and does claim now, that all of the requirements of said statute, together with the requirements of W.S. 2-1-201(a)(i) have been properly met and asserted and that no other person may, by right, claim any interest in real or personal property of the Decedent.  Objections, if any there be, must be filed with the Clerk of District Court, Third Judicial District, Lincoln County Wyoming, PO Box 510, 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101, within two (2) weeks from the date of the first publication of this Notice.

DATED this 2nd day of  November, 2020.

//s// Scott Sargent   6-2967

Attorney for the Estate

PO Box 847

Kemmerer WY 83101

307.877.5546

PUBLISHED: Nov. 5, 12, 2020 11053

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING

IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN

THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

IN THE MA ITER OF THE ESTATE OF: )

LEON GALLENSON, ) Probate No.: PR-2020-58

      Deceased.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY

To all person interested in the Estate of Leon Gallenson, you are hereby notified that on the 19th day of October, 2020, Claiming Distributee, Mavis Sybil Gallenson, filed an Application for Decree of Summary Distribution of Property in the Office of the Clerk of District Court, Third Judicial District, in said County and State. Objections to the Application must be filed with the Clerk before the expiration of thirty (30) days after the date of the first publication of this Notice. DATED this 4th day of November, 2020.

Anne Kent Droppert

Geittmann Larson Swift LLP

155 E. Pearl Ave., Suite 100

P.O. Box 1226

Jackson, Wyoming 83001

(307) 733-5890 - voice (

307) 734-0544 -facsimile

Wyoming Bar Registration No. 7-5275

PUBLISHED: Nov. 12, 19, 2020 11121

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 is scheduled regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP or the Company) Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) requesting authority to increase rates on deferred Net Power Costs (NPC) pursuant to Tariff Schedule 95; and to decrease rates pursuant to Tariff Schedule 93, Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emission allowances. The public hearing is set to commence on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

RMP is a public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On April 15, 2020, the Company submitted an Application together with testimony, exhibits and revised tariff sheets requesting authority to revise and change rates pursuant to two different rate schedules: [i] its Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM) Tariff Schedule 95, requesting approval to increase rates by $7.4 million to recover deferred NPC; and, [ii] its REC and SO2 revenue adjustment mechanism (RRA) Tariff Schedule 93, requesting approval to decrease rates by $604 thousand to reflect the sale of RECs and SO2  emission allowances.  The total ECAM deferral from calendar year 2019 was a charge of approximately $13.9 million, which consists of: [i] deferred ECAM costs after the 30 percent (30%) sharing band; [ii] accrued interest of approximately $686 thousand; [iii] a credit of approximately $17 thousand from the 2018 ECAM; [iv] an decrease of approximately $16 thousand from the 2019 ECAM; and, [v] a credit of $100 thousand related to the settlement of the 2017 ECAM.

On June 9, 2020, pursuant to due notice, the Commission approved RMP’s application on an interim basis.

The following table summarizes the proposed price changes by tariff rate schedule.  Within each rate schedule, the percentage change to individual customers may be higher or lower than the average due to rate design, customer load factors, and usage characteristics.  The combined effect of the 2019 RRA and ECAM in this Application represents an overall proposed rate increase of approximately $13.9 million or approximately 1.13 percent (1.13%).

Residential

Schedule 2 0.85%

General Service

Schedule 25 0.80%

Schedule 28 1.13%

Large General Service

Schedule 33 1.16%

Schedule 46 1.35%

Schedule 48T 1.22%

Irrigation

Schedule 40 1.02%

Schedule 210 0.72%

Lighting Schedules 0.45%

Overall 1.13%

All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules, and subject to any applicable national, state or local public health related orders or directives. All interested persons may appear and be heard, in person, by video or telephone conference, or through counsel appearing in person or by video or telephone conference.

Attend by video conference and actively participate at:

meet.google.com/npy-xsew-unh

Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing:

(573) 609-8579 (PIN: 867788546#).

To attend without actively participating dial: (877) 735-7186.

Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.

The number of people in the Commission’s hearing room and auxiliary spaces will be limited to maintain recommended physical distance between individuals. Facemasks will be available at this Public Hearing.

If you wish to attend the hearing and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-582-EM-20 (Record No. 15550) in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to https://psc.wyo.gov/calendar/livestream at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing.

Dated: November 5, 2020

PUBLISHED: Nov. 10, 17, 2020 11123

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion or the Company), for approval of the 2021 year budget for Energy Efficiency Programs.

Dominion is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On October 29, 2020, Dominion submitted its Application requesting approval of its 2021 year budget and modification to the ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-121, Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 21, and the Commission’s Order issued on February 6, 2013, in Docket No. 30010-119-GT-12 (Record No. 13321). 

Dominion proposes continuing the five existing ThermWise® Energy Efficiency Programs (Programs). The five programs are the: [i] Appliance Rebates Program; [ii] Builder Rebates Program; [iii] Business Rebates Program; [iv] Home Energy Plan Program; and [v] Weatherization Rebates Program.

The Company proposes the addition of dual-fuel heating systems and energy recovery ventilation to the existing mix of rebate-eligible equipment in the Appliance Rebates Program in 2021. The Company proposes to offer an $800 rebate for single family homes and a $450 rebate for multifamily properties that purchase and install dual-fuel heating systems. The Company proposes to change the rebate efficiency standard for the current fireplace rebate measure from annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) to fireplace efficiency (FE) in 2021.

Under the Builder Rebates Program, the Company proposes to add the dual-fuel heating system and energy recovery ventilation rebates, make the change from AFUE to FE for fireplaces in 2021 and eliminate the builder rebate credit. Under the Business Rebates Program, the Company proposes to add the dual-fuel heating system rebate. The Company proposes no major changes to the Home Energy Plan or the Weatherization Rebates Program.

Dominion projects the total 2021 budget for the Programs and Market Transformation Initiative to be $163,593, a decrease of 23% from the 2020 budget. Dominion states the requested budget decrease is due to lower expected participation in the 2021 Wyoming ThermWise® programs and expected reductions in administrative and rebate processing costs in 2021, which the Company attributes to the lingering impacts of COVID-19. The Company projects a total natural gas savings at 5,863 Dth/year, 28% below its projected 2020 natural gas savings estimate.

This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion’s Application is on file at the Company’s business office located at 1005 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Application is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at psc.wyo.gov.  Please mention Docket No. 30010-194-GT-20 (Record No. 15640) in your communications.

Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, protest, intervention petition, or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before December 4, 2020. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements.  Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. 

Dated: November 4, 2020.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 12,19, 2020 11124

PUBLIC NOTICE OF BLASTING SCHEDULE

Pursuant to Public Law 95-87, Section 515 (b)(15)(A) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, and the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act, Statute 35-11-415, Duties of operator, and in accordance with the regulations authorized and promulgated thereunder, Kemmerer Operations, LLC hereby presents notice of blasting operations to be conducted at the Kemmerer Mine.  The specific locations are:

1-UD Complex,  a portion of Tracts 91, 95, 97, 98C, 98B, 99, 100, 101, and 103, T21N, R116W, the active pit area containing 200 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

Pit 2-UD,  a portion of Sec. 15, and a portion of Section 22, T20N, R117W, the active pit areas containing 310 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

I-Area Pit, a portion of or all of Lots 9 and 10 in section 30 and Tracts 80, 81, 82A, 82D, 84A, 84B, 84C, 84D, 85, 86, 87 and 88, T21N R116W, the active pit areas containing 150 acres, more or less, and all within Lincoln County, WY.

Pit 10A & 10B, a portion of Tracts 93, 94, and 96 T21N, R116W, the active pit area containing 92 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

Skull Point Area 8 West, a portion of the W1/2 of section 34, T20N R117W, the active pit area containing 13 acres, more or less, and all located within Lincoln County, WY.

Blasting may be necessary on the above described locations of Kemmerer Operations, LLC’s Kemmerer Mine in order to maintain scheduled mining operations on the following dates in 2021:

January 1-31, 2021

February 1-28, 2021

March 1-31, 2021

April 1-30, 2021

May 1-31, 2021

June 1-30, 2021

July 1-31, 2021

August 1-31, 2021

September 1-30, 2021

October 1-31, 2021

November 1-30, 2021

December 1-31, 2021

Blasting may occur during daylight hours from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Access to the blasting area will be controlled prior to a blast by a mine representative.  Access shall remain closed until the blast area is checked and the “all clear” signal is aired.

The warning and all clear signals are as follows:

Pre-blast signal - Loud Wavering Tone - One Minute

All clear signal - Maintained Peak Tone - One Minute

All blasting will be conducted according to the above dates and schedules unless an emergency situation arises which indicates the need for an unscheduled detonation of blasting materials.  These emergency situations may be as follows:

1.  Rain

2.  Lightning

3.  Adverse Atmospheric conditions

4.  Any other unforeseen circumstances which may jeopardize the safety of persons, (operators or public) that may be in the vicinity of the mine site.

Should alterations to the above schedule be necessary, with exception given to emergency situations, further public notice will be advertised accordingly.

Kemmerer Mine

Kemmerer Operations, LLC

P.O. Box 950

Kemmerer, Wyoming  83101

Telephone: (307) 800-8111

PUBLISHED: Nov. 12, 2020 11122

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

TO: David A. Jones Occupant(s) of 1019 Pine Avenue,

Kemmerer, WY 83101

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the following, pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 39-13-108.

1.The following described property, located at 1019 Pine Avenue, Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming, is the subject of this notice:  KMER 2ND B 51 L 09 10 TOTAL 7000 SQFT T21 R116 S13

2. The property taxes on the above described real property became delinquent in Tax Year: 2015 

3. The property owner and in whose name the property was taxed:

DAVID A. JONES

1019 PINE AVENUE

KEMMERER WY 83101

4. On July 27, 2016, Kathy Tomassi, County Treasurer in and for the County of Lincoln in the State of Wyoming, sold and issued a Certificate of Purchase # 104808 to Reginald D. Huffman for the sum of $552.59, said sum being the then unpaid assessed taxes, accumulated interest, and costs.

5. Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 39-13-108, the legal owner of said real property has until the date of application for tax deed in which to redeem the same from Reginald D. Huffman. Unless redeemed within that period, the legal owner’s right of redemption expires. On or after February 12, 2021, Reginald D. Huffman will be entitled to apply for and receive a tax deed to such property as provided in Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 39-13-108.

6. Application for a tax deed will be made on or after February 12, 2021. The amount required to redeem is as provided in Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 39-13-108. The amount for which the property was sold at tax sale in 2015 was $552.59. In addition, Reginald D. Huffman has paid taxes assessed on the property for tax years 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, and the first half of the taxes assessed on the property for 2020. There are no special assessments for local or public improvements for the property. The time for redemption of the above property will end on or after February 12, 2021 when the application of a tax deed is accepted by the Lincoln County Treasurer.

7.  The business address and telephone number of the county treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Lincoln County Treasurer, 925 Sage Avenue Suite 102, Kemmerer, WY 83101: Phone: 307.877.9056.

DATED this 26th day of October 2020.

PUBLISHED: October 29, 2020, November 5 and 12, 2020

Travis W. Koch, Koch Law, P.O. Box 2660, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

PUBLISHED: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 2020 10294

PUBLIC NOTICE - COKEVILLE BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PLAN

Cokeville and Lincoln County cordially invite you to attend a Public ZOOM meeting to present proposed improvement projects for the Cokeville Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

For public safety during the pandemic, the study team will hold a VIRTUAL “ZOOM” PUBLIC MEETING from 6 PM to 8 PM on Thursday November 19th.  The team will present recommended pedestrian and trail improvements for the Cokeville-Taylor area and ask for public review and comments, pro or con.  Area residents are welcome and encouraged to participate, contribute ideas, and state their most preferred projects.

The ZOOM meeting will be from 6-8 PM on November 19thh.  To join the meeting, go to the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86083400358?pwd=dHVzQ2lhKy82M2lGM3h6NmdvbkN3dz09  The Meeting ID is 860 8340 0358 and the Passcode is 023325.  To attend by phone, call 1-(253)-215 8782.   

Folks can also view materials on Facebook, and offer comments by Facebook, by E-mail or by telephone.  Be sure to like the project Facebook page: Cokeville Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and check back frequently for new posts and comments.   If participants prefer, comments are welcome by phone at 307-733-2999 or by email at [email protected] .

Lincoln County and the Town of Cokeville are conducting this study to advance bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects in the Cokeville area.  The $40,000 study, known formally as the Transportation Alternatives Master Plan, is funded by a $32,000 grant from Wyoming DOT, $6,000 from Lincoln County, and $2,000 from the Town of Cokeville.  The study, conducted by Y2 Consultants of Jackson, WY, will help Cokeville and Lincoln County receive state and federal funds for future sidewalk and trail improvement projects.

Products of the study will include a Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, a Safe Routes to School Plan, a Wayfinding Signage Plan, and an Implementation Plan.  The general plan will recommend a series of future component projects and budgets to complete a non-motorized network that will serve the Cokeville-Taylor community for decades to come.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 5, 12, 2020 11052

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT,

IN AND FOR LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF )      Docket No.

ALFRED C. THOMAN, )  PR-2020-60-DC

Deceased. )

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION OF REAL PROPERTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2nd day of November, 2020, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, Wyoming, there has been filed an Petition for Decree of Distribution of Real Property by Shirley Thoman, the sole heir and distributee of Alfred C. Thoman, deceased, as of the 4th day of November, 2017; such application pertaining to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, State of Wyoming:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming. T.21N., R.119W., Sec. 3, Lots 7 and 8; Sec. 4, Lots 5,6, and S1/2N1/2.

The Petition prays that the District Court of the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, Wyoming, decree title to said property to the above named heir and distributee of the Deceased.  Notice is further given that the rightful heir of Alfred C. Thoman has filed this application pursuant to W.S. 2-1-205 and has claimed, in said application, and does claim now, that all of the requirements of said statute, together with the requirements of W.S. 2-1-201(a)(i) have been properly met and asserted and that no other person may, by right, claim any interest in real or personal property of the Decedent.  Objections, if any there be, must be filed with the Clerk of District Court, Third Judicial District, Lincoln County Wyoming, PO Box 510, 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101, within two (2) weeks from the date of the first publication of this Notice.

DATED this 2nd day of  November, 2020.

//s// Scott Sargent   6-2967

Attorney for the Estate

PO Box 847

Kemmerer WY 83101

307.877.5546

PUBLISHED: Nov. 5, 12, 2020 11053

PUBLIC NOTICE - LINCOLN COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Contact:

Bree Burton

Y2 Consultants

[email protected]

Phone: 9307) 733 - 2999

The Lincoln County Board of County Commissioners along with a steering committee has completed a draft Natural Resource Management Plan. The County developed this Plan as a tool which allows a local government to have a substantive impact on federal decisions, plans, policies, and programs. Federal agencies consideration of a local natural resource management plan, or resource plan, can play a key role in the success of a local government engaging as a cooperative agency or with consistency review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), coordination under the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), or National Forest Management Act (NFMA) as well as assisting in the Governor’s consistency review.

The Draft Lincoln County Natural Resource Management Plan will be released for public comment on Monday November 2nd  and will be located on the Lincoln County website at https://www.lcwy.org/. Hard copies will also be available at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office; Star Valley Conservation District, and Lincoln Conservation District. The public comment period will be open for 30-days from Monday November 2nd  through Tuesday December 1st. Public comments can be submitted via email to [email protected]  or can be submitted via hard copy to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Star Valley Conservation District, or Lincoln Conservation District.   

In an effort to acquire community input and provide information about the purpose and intent of the Plan, public meetings will be held on November 16th in Afton and November 17th in Kemmerer. Both meetings will begin at 5:30 pm with a presentation at 6:00 pm. Meeting locations are presented below. A virtual option via Zoom is available for both meetings using the registration links below. 

Afton: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdu-hpjgqHNG1o3UZopOlIJ3foNLUaUKF

Kemmerer: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcOygqDMrGNOz1L2gP3GJxV4tnQiZ6KV3

Afton Public Meeting

November 16, 2020

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Lincoln County Planning Office

61 E. 5th Avenue

Afton, WY 83110

Kemmerer Public Meeting

November 17, 2020

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Kemmerer Event Center

215 Wyoming 233

Kemmerer, WY 83101

PUBLISHED: Nov. 5, 12, 2020 1051

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