MEMORIES — Shown is the buckle Bucklin won in the Western States 100 and other memorabilia including one of the two pair of worn out running shoes, his identification number and his medallion. Photo courtesy of Tyler Bucklin
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Tyler Bucklin of Conrad recently took part in the Western States Endurance Run. He was able to complete the ominous 100 mile course in 25 hours and 37 minutes and placed 143 out of the 420 competitors.
The Western States Endurance Run, known commonly as the Western States 100, is a 100 mile long ultra-marathon that takes place on the trails in California’s Sierra Nevada annually on the last weekend of June.
The race starts at the base of the Squaw Valley ski resort and finishes at the Placer High School track in Auburn, Calif. Runners climb a cumulative total of 18,000 feet and descend a total of 23,000 feet on mountain trails before reaching the finish.
OIL SPILL — An individual opened a valve on this oil tank on the Valier-Cut Bank Hwy. The spill that let out about 400 gallons was contained in the berm built up around the oil tank. Photo courtesy of LeAnn Hermace, DES county coordinator
A valve on an oil storage tank was opened sometime on Sunday near the Valier-Cut Bank highway.
It is located on a hill about three quarters of a mile from Medicine Creek. The oil did not get into the creek.
LeAnn Hermance Pondera County DES Coordinator estimated that about 400 gallons of oil had spilled out of the storage tank.
Clean up crews from the oil company were using a vacuum truck and a backhoe to remove dirt soaked with oil.
The board is comprised of elected officials and two citizen members; Commissioners Cynthia Johnson, Sandy Broesder, Joe Christiaens, Clerk and Recorder Janice Hoppes, Sheriff Tom Kuka, Treasurer Jeanne Moon, Dan Majerus from Stockman Bank and John McFarland from CBC. County Attorney Mary Ann Ries was excused from the public hearing.
At the beginning of the meeting Hoppes explained, by law, county governments are required to appoint a county compensation board to prepare a salary schedule for the elected county officials for the fiscal year.
Hoppes presented a worksheet showing salary compensations to other counties as well as the City of Conrad and the Clerk of the Conrad School District and other demographics of the other counties.