The Billings Gazette from Billings, Montana on December 4, 1990 · 10
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4-B Tuesday, December 4, 1990 The Billings Gazette w Bison plan on way Yellowstone National Park rangers will help Montana officials kill bison that wander out of the park, according to a park bison management plan that will take effect Dec. 10. Yellowstone Superintendent Bob Barbee announced Monday that an environmental assessment of the plan revealed that it should have no significant environmental effects, clearing the way for its use. Montana officials have decided to allow hunters to kill bull bison leaving the park to prevent the spread of brucellosis to domestic cattle herds. Bison in the park are believed to carry the disease and it can cause domestic cattle to spontaneously abort their calves. Under the management plan, park rangers, at the request of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, will kill cow bison. Bison calves that leave the park will be immobilized and taken to a holding facility where they will be neutered, Barbee said. The calves will then be sold at a public auction. Barbee said the management plan treats cows, bulls and calves differently, according to their potential threat to spread brucellosis, cause property damage, pose a risk to human safety or increase bison populations on winter ranges outside of the park. SANTA to give rides A tribal transit system, aptly nicknamed SANTA, is expected to be up and running on the Wind River Indian Reservation before Christmas. Planning for the Shoshone and Arapaho Nations Transportation Authority began in 1988, and a federal grant for $185,000 helped move the project forward, according to Paul Hamilton, the authority's transportation director. "The tribes then added $78,000 for the 1990-91 pay period. We're getting a later start than we'd hoped, and we've done a lot of organizing during the first year," Hamilton said. The bus system, which is expected to shuttle upwards of 30,000 riders across the reservation annually, will run four vehicles a day Monday through Friday. The buses will run in a loop that includes Fort Washakie, Riverton, Lander, Ethete and Arapaho. "We anticipate the most popular usage of the system will be getting to and from jobs," said Hamilton. "Others will use the system for furthering education, health care and shopping. The cost of an average round trip will be $2, based on a 15-mile zone." SANTA initially will be using four buses from the reservation's Headstart program. Part of the delay in getting the system running has been the late delivery of the buses, according to Hamilton. Firefighter cuts possible Wyoming's firefighting ability may be reduced because of the deployment of more than 400,000 troops in the Middle East, according to a federal official. Lee Barkow, chief of the fire and aviation management division for the Bureau of Land Management, said if those troops are not available to fight fires next year, land managers will have to develop some kind of options. "If they're not available we're going to have to develop a different fallback position," he said during a meeting of the Wyoming Rural Firefighters Association. Military troops have fought fires in Wyoming in the last four years, Barkow said. "We need to be aware of what happens in the next several months to insure, going into the fire season in 1991, that we are prepared," he said. Needed preparedness for the 1991 fire season will come from cooperation between state and local firefighting agencies, Barkow said. 2 arrested for bombs Two Laramie men have been arrested in connection with the manufacture and detonation of three pipe bombs, according to Laramie police. Police Lt. Gary Pulse, Albany County's sheriff-elect, said Kevin James Haptonstall, 21, and an 18-year-old male, both students at the Wyoming Technical Institute, were arrested Friday and Saturday after the bombs were detonated last week. Police last week investigated the detonation of bombs near the Wyoming Technical Institute, at a dumpster in the parking lot of the Wyoming Tech dormitories and on a change machine at a car wash in Laramie. Although no one was injured in any of the detonations, the bomb in the dumpster sent shrapnel into a nearby vehicle and dormitory window. Laramie Police Department bomb expert Gavin Donnelly started his investigation into the incidents last week, first looking into stores where components of the pipe bombs could have been purchased. After that, Donnelly turned to the Wyoming Technical Institute, Pulse said. "We received information from several witnesses that there were several explosions out there," he said. The case has been referred tc Albany County Attorney Cal Rerucha for charges. Battled expected to land prison in Big Horn County LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) - Big Horn County officials are preparing for a fight in the Legislature over a task force recommendation to put a proposed medium-security prison in Lovell. The decision has been criticized by Carbon County officials who maintain it would be wiser to put the new prison in Rawlins, already home to the State Penitentiary. And although Big Horn County legislators say they hope to avoid a political battle over the selection, they also expect to fight to keep Lovell the prison's site. "We're positively going to have to stick together," said Rep. Sylvia Gams, R-Cowley "We're really going to have to fight." The task force appointed by Gov. Mike Sullivan to find a location for the prison proposed as a way to ease overcrowding at the State Penitentiary picked Lovell over 12 other cities to be the home to the institution. Task force members said that they chose Lovell because it had more to offer than other communities, including land that the community would give to the state for the prison. However, both Sullivan and the Legislature must review the task force's decision and several Carbon County legislators, such as Rep. Fred Harrison, D-Rawlins, have criticized the decision as "pork barrel." But Big Horn County legislators said Harrison's anger is misplaced', "This 'pork barrel' allegation is way off base," said Rep. Carroll Miller, R-Shell. "Lovell has a real commitment to this project. These are just smokescreens and diversionary tactics that a disappointed community would put up." , ,' IfZ. Miller said Harrison also made a mistake by criticizing the task force. "People understand , partisanship, but he's just taking it too far," he said. "His tactic of attacking the task force is just way out of line. (The task force contains) very independent thinkers Who worked hard to make a good decision.". The report is to be forwarded to Gov. Mike Sullivan. Once Sullivan decides what community should be home to the prison, he will back legislation appropriating money to begin the planning process for the facility.- Dennis Curran, Sullivan's press secretary, said that the Legislature will have the final say over what city will be the prison site. "When you have a number of communities interested in having the prison, you have a number of legislators interested in having it," he said. "Now they may ultimately make a political decision on where it goes, but at least they'll have the benefit of a good review of the alternatives from the task force report." TV's 'Mysteries' airs Falls slaying GREAT FALLS (AP) - The 1985 murder of a Great Falls pizza de-liveryman will be featured this week on the national television show "Unsolved Mysteries." On April 6, 1985, an unknown man ordered a pizza from Howard's Pizza, and 23-year-old Morris Davis delivered it to what turned out to be a vacant house. The killer apparently broke into the back of the house, robbed Davis and then shot him several times. In a gruesome twist, Davis' brother, paramedic Cliff Davis, answered the emergency call and found his brother's body at the house. Police Detective Al Redenbaugh said robbery appeared to be the motive. If the motive was other than robbery, Davis's mother and brother theorize that someone other than Morris Davis might have been the target, such as another deliveryman. "I think it was a case of mistaken identity," said his mother, Delnita. But Redenbaugh said police have no evidence of that yet Little progress was made in the case until 1988, when the gun used to kill Davis was found in a Great Falls pawn shop. Authorities interviewed the gun owner, an Oregon man, but Redenbaugh said the gun owner passed a lie-detector test that he was not involved in the killing. Davis family members say they wish police would interview the gun owner at greater length. Redenbaugh said that "isn't out of the question," but questioned what that would accomplish. I think it was a case of mistaken identity. Delnita Davis victim's mother 99 "It's kind of a crazy case," Redenbaugh added. The television program's producers agreed the case was unusual, too, following two years of lobbying by the Davis family to get the killing on the air. Authorities can use any help the program can provide, Redenbaugh said For the re-enactment, producers hired a Spokane man to play the victim. "W;hen he put the glasses on, and from a distance, he looked exactly like Morris," his mother said. "And that was hard." She said she tries not to get her hopes too high. "I've been telling myself not to get excited about it, but I am," Davis said "Unsolved Mysteries" has had good success rates for some of its stories, but not in this area of unexplained death, said David Rajter, update researcher for the program. It may receive a number of phone calls about its murder cases, but callers usually will not give their names or agree to testify. Orphaned wolves survive MISSOULA (AP) - The head of the wolf recovery program in Montana says a litter of orphaned wolf pups has apparently survived the hunting season, even though hunters spotted them on 20 occasions. "I am extremely pleased," said Ed Bangs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. "This is proof that everything can work out if we work together for the good of the animals." The mother wolf was illegally shot to death, and the father which stepped in to care for the pups was killed by a truck. The pups are now six months old and weigh about 80 pounds adult size and have survived without handouts since Thanksgiving week. Wildlife officials had been providing deer carcasses when the wolves were too small to hunt for themselves. "They are either getting wounded deer or unretrieved deer or gut piles left from hunting season," Bangs said. "We don't know if they are actually killing anything on their own." Hunters ordinarily remove the entrails of deer and elk where they kill the animals. The challenge now is to see that the young wolves learn to kill so they can survive the winter, Bangs said. IImILIJ OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BULK CANDY $1.99lb. Pears .59lb. ocmt from Knon 656-1317 tt 9 5 30 Sol 11-4, Clowl Sun LLOYD HARTFORD 8. ASSOCIATES The Grand Prix Music Bus advertised on Page 9 of today's Target Circular is not available. Because we have discovered a manufacturer's defect in this product, we no longer carry it. TARGET Are your rates going out of sight ? 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