By TIMILEE WILBER
LYMAN – Ambia Palak, victim’s advocate for the Bridger Valley Sexual Assault and Family Violence Taskforce, net with the town council on Sept. 20, requesting Lyman’s mayor sign a proclamation the town recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Palak said on Oct. 6 the state-wide, Silent Witness candle-light vigil will begin in Kemmerer at 2 p.m. The ceremony will begin in Kemmerer at The Triangle, and participants will walk in a procession carrying life sized silhouettes representing 60 Wyoming residents who have died as a result of domestic violence. The procession will end at the Kemmerer High School at 1525-3rd West Avenue; a dinner will be served at the LDS church across the street from the high school.
The Bridger Valley SAFV candle light vigil will begin Oct. 9, at the Episcopal Church in Fort Bridger at 6 p.m. The SAFV pet parade will begin at the Mountain View Health Clinic in Mountain View on Oct. 13. Line-up for the parade will begin at 10:45 am.
“The Valley has been very supportive of our organization,” Palak said. “Prevention is number one.”
Marianne Bluemel asked the council for approval of an air soft shooting range in her place of business. Bluemel presented the council with a proposal, which included housing the range at the north end of the Main Street Mechanics.
Range rules will be posted, Bluemel said. The rules will specify only green gas or electric air soft guns are allowed, and no live ammunition will be allowed.
The hours of operation for the range will be Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m, and Monday through Friday from 5 - 7 p. m. Minors, under the age of 18, will be required to have permission slips signed by parents to use the range.
The Council agreed they needed to wait for their legal council to clean up any liability issues, and their approval will be contingent on Bluemel providing proof of liability insurance releasing the town from any liability. The council instructed Bluemel to be at the Oct. 4, meeting for final consideration.
Street lighting was again discussed by the council. The lack of street lights on East Blackner Street, East Walnut Street and several other locations including the lighting of the American flag at the Town Hall were discussed, but no action was taken.
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