12/12/2019 Kemmerer Gazette legal notices


WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) November 18, 2015, executed and delivered by Michael J. Smuin, a married man and Jennifer Smuin, his wife (“Mortgagor(s)”) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (“MERS”) acting solely as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., its successors and assigns, and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by Mortgagor(s), to Mortgagee, and which Mortgage was recorded in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, on December 3, 2015, at Reception No. 984540 in Book 864 at Page 537; and

WHEREAS, the Mortgage has been duly assigned for value by

Mortgagee as follows:

Assignee:  Quicken Loans Inc.

Assignment dated:  July 27, 2016

Assignment recorded:  August 15, 2016

Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 988099 in Book 879 at Page 667

All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for   Lincoln County, Wyoming; and

WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclosure the Mortgage by advertisement and sale, pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage, has been served upon the record owner and party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to first publication of the notice of sale; 

The property covered by said Mortgage is described as follows:

Approximately the Northerly 98 Feet of Lot 6, of Block 40 First Addition to the Town of Kemmerer, and the Westerly 15 feet of Lot 5, Block 40 First Addition to the Town of Kemmerer, From the North Boundary Line to a Point 98 feet South of the North Boundary Line, Parallel to the Westerly Boundary Line of Said Lot 5;

with an address of 718 Ash Ave., Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101.

WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale.  Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid;

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Wyoming Statutes Section 34-4-109 that the foreclosure sale of the above Mortgage, scheduled for 10:00 in the forenoon on November 19, 2019 at the front door of the Lincoln County Courthouse located at, 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming, Lincoln County, has been postponed to 10:00 in the forenoon on January 7, 2020 at the front door of the Lincoln County Courthouse located 925 Sage Avenue, Kemmerer, Wyoming, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming.

Dated this 19th day of November, 2019 

Quicken Loans Inc.

By: Tamara Schroeder Crolla, #6-3976

Weinstein & Riley, P.S.

123 West 1st Street, Suite 433

 Casper, Wyoming 82601-2482


PUBLISHED: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 24, 2019  12050


Public Notice

Kemmerer Operations, LLC of Kemmerer, Wyoming, Permit No. 379-T9, has applied for Phase 1 bond release from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming.  This permit was originally approved on August 6, 1984. The current permit is 379-T9 and was approved August 8, 2016. The coal mining permit area is located in all or portions of: Township 21 North, Range 116 West, Township 21 North, Range 117 West, Township 20 North, Range 117 West, Township 19 North, Range 117 West, and Township 20 North, Range117 West, 6th P.M. Lincoln County, Wyoming.  The Kemmerer Mine is located approximately six miles to the southwest of the town of Kemmerer.  This area can be found on the Kemmerer III and IV, Elkol, and Warfield Creek USGS quadrangle maps.  The Skull Point area parcel to be released from bond is located in Sections 27 and 28 of Township 20 North, Range 117 West (±13 Acres). This request is for  Phase 1 bond release under Category Four. The I-Area parcel to be released from bond is located in Section 31 of Township 21 North, Range 116 West and Section 3 of Township 20 North, Range 117 West (±59 Acres). This request is for Phase 1 bond release under Category Five. The total amount represented by this bond release request is $312,246.

Information regarding the mining operation, reclamation procedures and area proposed for release may be viewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Lander, Wyoming, and the mine office of Kemmerer Operations, LLC in Kemmerer, Wyoming.  Written objections to the proposed bond release request must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of 30 days from last publication datebusiness on the 3rd of February, 2020 .  If written objections are filed, and a public hearing is requested, the Director may hold an informal conference, hear the complaint and take action on the application in accordance with the Department’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.  An informal conference shall be held if the Director determines that the nature of the complaint or the position of the complainants indicates that an attempt to informally resolve the disputes is preferable to a contested case proceeding.  An informal conference shall be held 20 days after the final date for filing objections unless a different date is stipulated to by the parties.  The complainants shall have a right of appeal to the Environmental Quality Council where the complaint will be heard for a second time.  If an informal conference is not held or does not satisfy the complainants, a public hearing shall be held within 60 days after the final date for filing objections unless a different period is stipulated to by the parties.  The Council or Director shall inform the operator and all interested parties of the public hearing.  The Council or Director shall publish notice of the time, date and location of the hearing or conference in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the proposed operation once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks immediately prior to the hearing or conference.  The hearing would be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-115), and the right of judicial review would be afforded as provided in that act.

PUBLISHED: DEC. 12, 19, 24, JAN. 2, 2019     12124



The Lincoln County Republican Party will hold a meeting of the Central Committee, Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Cokeville Town Hall 110 Pine Street, Cokeville, Wyoming. ALL PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMEN AND COMMITTEEMEN ARE URGED TO ATTEND.  Proxies must be carried by a resident of your own Precinct.  For more information, call 307-883-0250 or 307.883.9972.

PUBLISHED: Dec. 12, 19, 2019            12121



Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for approval of its 2020 inter-jurisdictional cost allocation agreement (2020 Protocol). 

RMP is a division of PacifiCorp, an Oregon corporation, which provides electric service to retail customers through its RMP division in the states of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho through its Pacific Power division in the states of Oregon, California and Washington. 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 December 3, 2019, RMP submitted an Application, together with supporting testimony and exhibits, requesting approval of its 2020 Protocol. RMP states that PacifiCorp owns substantial generation and transmission facilities. Augmented with wholesale power purchases and long-term transmission contracts, these facilities operate as a single system on an integrated basis to provide service to customers in a cost-effective manner.  PacifiCorp recovers the costs of owning and operating its generation and transmission system in retail prices established from time to time in state regulatory proceedings.

Since all of RMP’s generation and transmission resources and other common or general functions are considered to be used to service RMP’s customers in all of its state jurisdictions, it is necessary to determine what portion of these costs should be allocated to customers in the state for which prices are being established. RMP states if different state commissions make different decision regarding what resources should be included in PacifiCorp’s rates, or if different state commissions adopt different policies for allocating the costs of resources among states, RMP may not be afforded an opportunity to recover its full cost of providing electric service. 

After approximately three years of discussions and negotiations, the interested parties reached an agreement that led to the 2020 Protocol agreement being present in this docket.   The 2020 Protocol will allocate costs among RMP’s multi-state service territory and ensure that the Company operates its generation and transmission system on an integrated basis to achieve a least-cost, least-risk resource portfolio, while allowing each state to pursue, independently, its ratemaking policies.

This is not a complete description of the Application.  Interested persons may inspect the Application at RMP’s business office throughout Wyoming and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours.

Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do file with the Commission in writing on or before December 27, 2019. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.  The Commission will hold an Open Meeting on January 7, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss procedural matters relating to this docket.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-572-EA-19 (Record No. 15400) in your communications.

Dated:  November 22, 2019.

PUBLISHED: DEC. 12, 19, 2019           12122



The Kemmerer City Council met in regular session this 25th day of November, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Kemmerer, Wyoming.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Present on roll call were Mayor Anthony Tomassi, Councilman Robert Bowen, Councilman John Sawaya, and Councilman Eric Rudy. Absent were Councilman Mark Quinn and Councilman Vance Chamberlain.

Motion was made by Councilman Rudy to unexcused the absence of Councilman Quinn and Councilman Chamberlain; seconded by Councilman Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.

Motion was made by Councilman Bowen to approve the agenda for November 25, 2019 as amended; seconded by Councilman Sawaya and unanimously approved by Council present.






Motion was made by Councilman Sawaya to approve the items on the consent agenda as amended; seconded by Councilman Bowen and unanimously approved by Council present.  Those items were:

(a) Approval of the minutes of November 12, 2019 as amended;

(b) Approval of the payment of the bills, payroll and ACH payments;

13503 UMWA $231.70

13504 BCBS of Wyoming        $35,250.00

13505 Zachary Carlisle           550.00

13506 Casper Star Tribune     124.12

13507 Centurylink       14.81

13508 Centurylink       649.96

13509 CMT-TECO        170,265.00

13510 Collection Professionals          13.50

13511 Delta Dental     2,276.60

13512  Dominion Energy        3,881.43

13513 Fossil Basin Promo. Bd 8,024.96

13514 Harris Law Office         750.00

13515 Intellichoice Inc.           2,156.31

13516 International Eco Dev Co         375.00

13517 Interwest Supply Co.    442.40

13518 Jones Simkins LLC        5,820.50

13519 JUB Engineers  1,410.12

13520 Kemmerer Gazette      806.94

13521 Lincoln County Landfill 10,390.50

13522 Lincoln Self Reliance   49.90

13523 Mt. West  Business Solutions  87.90

13524 Netwize           14,092.36

13525 One-Call of Wyoming  18.75

13526 Outlaw Supply  820.75

13527 Petty Cash – Adm        18.94

13528 Signature Equipment   14,271.66

13529 Star Valley Humus       963.85

13530 State Fire         173.40

13531 Transport Diesel Service          1,349.62

13532 UMB Card Center         14,619.05

13533 Upper Case Printing     98.05

13534 Val Inc  1,413.56

13535 Wagner and Wagner   4,505.29

13536 Wheeler Machinery     3,452.69

13537 WYDOT–Financial Serv.           154.20

13538 Xerox Corporation        439.54

11/13/19 Expert Pay ACH       119.62

11/13/19 Federal Tax Deposit            10,805.39

11/13/19 Payroll Direct Dep.  38,049.62

11/13/19 City Flex Acct.         400.00

11/13/19 ICMA ACH   225.00

11/13/19 Orchard Trust ACH 670.00

11/13/19 AFLAC ACH  839.37

(c) Approval of disclosure of investment of public funds;

(d) Pass, Approve and Adopt Resolution No. 2019-769 Approving Uinta Bank as depository for public funds for 2020;

(e) Set dates for 2020 Council Meetings;

(f) Approve Use of Rock Springs Liquor License in Kemmerer on December 7;








Comments were made by Councilman Bowen and Mayor Tomassi.




There being no further business before Council, motion was made by Councilman Bowen the meeting be adjourned: seconded by Councilman Rudy and unanimously approved by Council present, 7:06  p.m.





PUBLISHED: Dec. 12, 2019      12123