Vital Statistics

Boy - to Samantha and Jacob Keller, of Worland, Oct. 16

Oct. 14 Logan Dean Dobkins, 15, of Pinedale

None reported

None reported

Oct. 20 4:17 p.m. 2273 HWY 20 S
Oct. 20 8:11 p.m. 1210 S. LN
Oct. 21 2:40 a.m. 821 Charles
Oct. 21 10:12 a.m. 663 W. River

Oct. 20 10:00 a.m. 1429 Culbertson
Oct. 20 8:11 p.m. 1210 S. LN

Worland temperatures: High 77, Low 36 precipitation: T
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68. South southeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. East wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Monday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Sunset tonight: 6:12 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:33 a.m.

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DAILY NEWS photos by Susan Lockhart
Chili, apple pie and vanilla ice cream were on the menu at Saturday’s Apple Festival at Circle J in Ten Sleep Canyon. Top, Ellen Galyan serves up her homemade chili to Maxine Eskridge and Helen Roncco of Thermopolis. Above (left) Callista Day of Worland picks out decorations for her rock art as fellow Junior Girl Scout from troop 1182 Jaiden Kellogg works on her project. Above (right) Joan and Zebe Stettler and Harold Hutson, members of “Hometown,” entertain guests at the Apple Fest. At bottom, Caleb and Noah Longwell, and Frank Ley enjoy the scenery and the food during the Apple Fest.

Locals air TePee Pool concerns while state vets new Master Plan

By Jeanette Johnson
Staff Writer

THERMOPOLIS – Thermopolis residents continue to show their concern over the TePee Pools and what will happen in Hot Springs State Park.
During a meeting with Milward Simpson, Director of the Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources and commission members, approximately 40 people spoke up.
Dan Barks, president of the resources commission, said the commission was there to get input.
He asked Simpson to recap the events since April when the state notified TePee Pools they had 30 days to present a Master Plan.
The audience learned the six-month extension on the Master Plan process expires on Oct. 31. Simpson said over the course of the last few months, the two sides and attorneys have met face-to-face to negotiate and reach an agreement.
“Just yesterday (Monday) we got another Master Plan,” he said. “We are vetting that and will get back to them as soon as possible.”
Comments by Paul Galovich were echoed throughout the two-hour exchange at the Big Horn Federal Bank meeting room.
“It’s important for me to express that TePee Pools is part of the culture to our families,” he said. Heads nodded in agreement.
Galovich questioned the need for the state to request that the Moriarity family, who operates the facility, provide personal financial information.
Simpson said it allows the state to know the operators will follow through so the state can give the community assurances on the issue.
“And that they do it in an affordable way,” he added. “The game plan hasn’t changed.”
Galovich asked if the rules have changed. He challenged the commission, saying the government makes it difficult to move forward with business.
Barks responded they are on the same page since the rules changed when the operators’ lease expired in 2006 and has been in limbo for the past eight years.
Barks took the opportunity to point out the TePee Pools are required to pay 5 percent to the state – but gets 4.5 percent back to invest in the facility.
“Who else does that?” Barks asked. “That’s the rub for me personally.”
There was confusion over the possibility of putting in a fresh water facility complete with slides and other amenities. Barks said the state has never said that. The idea was part of the discussion but never became a serious consideration.
There are no plans to eliminate the mineral water, Simpson said.
Motel owner Collette Spadt said the community doesn’t want a fresh water park.
Carrie Galovich said many of the problems that were created over the last five and a half months were due to a lack of transparency, taking a toll on the community.
As a result of the meeting, Marian Bishop told them she was misinformed on what’s going on, thinking it was a done deal that a fresh water park was involved.
“This is a paradise here,” she said. “It’s a heavenly spot.” Bishop said she is all for making TePee a great facility, to which Barks responded, “Us, too.”

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