NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF FORECLOSURE SALE
WHEREAS, default has occurred, the mortgagor is deceased, under the terms of a promissory note (the "Note") dated July 19, 2020, executed and delivered by Thomas R. Gewecke (“Mortgagor(s)”) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as sole nominee for American Adisors Group, its successors and assigns, (“Mortgagee”), and a real estate mortgage (the "Mortgage") of the same date securing the Note, which a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (Reverse 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 in and for Sublette County, State of Wyoming, on September 18, 2013 at Instrument No. 368864 in Book 200 MTG at Page 554.
WHEREAS, the Mortgage has been duly assigned for value by Mortgagee as follows:
To American Advisors Group, its successors and assigns on December 20, 2019, recorded on January 3, 2020, at Instrument No. 401345 in Book 240 MTG, Page 561.
All in the records of the County Clerk in and for Sublette County, Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose 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:
THE SE1/4 OF TRACT FOUR (4), SHEET THREE (3) OF THE HOBACK RANCHES SUBDIVISION, SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING, AS THE SAME APPEARS IN THE OFFICIAL PLAT MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND EX-OFFICIO REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING ON MAY 4, 1976 IN BOOK 31 OF MISC., PAGE 636.
with an address of 158 Rim Road, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941.
Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto.
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 34-4-109 that the foreclosure sale of the above Mortgage, scheduled at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon on August 28, 2020 at the front door of the Sublette County Courthouse located at 21 South Tyler, Pinedale, Wyoming, Sublette County, State of Wyoming, has been postponed to 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon on October 2, 2020 at the front door of the Sublette County Courthouse located at 21 South Tyler, Pinedale, Wyoming, Sublette County, State of Wyoming.
American Advisors Group
By: Danette Baldacci
Crowley Fleck PLLP
P.O. Box 6550
Sheridan, WY 82801
Notice #8372 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 2020.
NOTICE OF FINAL
PAYMENT TO CONTRACTOR
Notice is hereby given that Sublette County, Wyoming, has accepted work as completed according to the plans and specifications set forth in the Agreement between Sublette County and Teletractors, Inc. pursuant to the Project Manual for the Clark Draw / Sandy Marshall Maintenance Project and that Teletractors, Inc. is entitled to final settlement therefore. On October 8, 2020, being the forty-first day after the first publication of this Notice, Sublette County will pay to Teletractors, Inc. all amounts and balances due under said Agreement.
Dated this 21st day of August, 2020.
P.O. Box 250
Pinedale, WY 82941
Notice #8373 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11, 2020.
STATE OF WYOMING )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE )
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE )
PROBATE NO. 2020-2459 )
OF NANETTE DAWN COWLEY, a/k/a)
NANETTE D. COWLEY )
NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that on 8/26/20 the Last Will And Testament of said Decedent was admitted to probate by the above named Court and that BRADLEY K. EVES, was appointed Personal Representative thereof on 8/26/20. Any action to set aside said Will must be filed in said Court within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred.
Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said Decedent or to said Estate are requested to make immediate payment to BRADLEY K. EVES, c/o P.O. Box 130, Pinedale, WY 82941.
Creditors having claims against said Decedent or the Estate are required to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers in the office of the Clerk of the District Court, on or before three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice, and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred.
DATED this day of 2020.
RALPH E. WOOD
Attorney For Estate
WOOD LAW OFFICE
P.O. Box 130, Pinedale, WY 82941
Notice #8382 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020.
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP or the Company) Application for authority to implement a 3-Year Demand Side Management (DSM) plan. The public hearing is set to commence on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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 March 26, 2020, RMP filed its Application seeking Commission authority to implement its 3-Year Plan for DSM plan and modify its Electric Service Schedule No. 191, including adjusting Category 1, 2 and 3 rates to .65 percent, 1.67 percent and 1.20 percent, respectively, with a January 1, 2021 effective daAte. On April 30, 2020, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers (WIEC) intervened and requested a hearing.
RMP states its DSM plan outlines energy savings targets and budget estimates informed by its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan. RMP’s DSM also contains a Residential (Category 1) and Non-Residential (Categories 2 and 3) program strategy and potential offerings in support of the 3-Year Plan energy savings targets. The Company states it will continually monitor kilowatt-hour savings and budgets and will add, remove, and/or modify offerings and initiatives in order to administer cost-effective programs and reasonably manage the program within the approved kWh savings and budget targets.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules, and subject to any applicable national, state or local public health related orders or directives. All interested persons may appear and be heard, in person, by video or telephone conference, or through counsel appearing in person or by video or telephone conference.
Attend by video conference and actively participate at: meet.google.com/kwp-ujbx-jns.
Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing: (252) 858-0038 (PIN: 165011224).
To attend without actively participating dial: (877) 735-7186.
Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.
The number of people in the Commission's hearing room and auxiliary spaces will be limited to maintain recommended physical distance between individuals. Facemasks will be available at this Public Hearing.
If you wish to attend the hearing and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-580-ET-20 (Record No. 15480) in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to https://psc.wyo.gov/calendar/livestream at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing.
Dated: August 26, 2020.
Notice #8383 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Sept. 4, 11, 2020.
OFFICIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
AUGUST 21, 2020
The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, Wyoming on this date at 9:00 a.m. with David Burnett, Joel Bousman, Mack Rawhouser, Tom Noble, Doug Vickrey, Matt Gaffney, Clayton Melinkovich, Holly Dabb representing the Pinedale Roundup, and Carrie Long, County Clerk present.
Chairman Burnett led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
It was moved by Commissioner Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session as the first item. Motion carried. The Board convened into Executive Session pursuant to W.S. 16-4-405(a)(ii), Personnel and W.S. 16-4-405(a)(ix), Confidential Information.
The Board reconvened in regular session. It was moved by Commissioner Vickrey, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to elevate Road & Bridge Superintendent salary to $92,000 per year. Motion carried with Commissioner Noble abstaining from the vote.
Billy Pape, Road & Bridge Superintendent presented bids for a Conveyer with the lowest bid in the amount of $191,150.00 from Westate Machinery Company. It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to accept the lowest bid. Motion carried.
Pape also presented bids for a tractor with a boom mower. The lowest bid was from the Alamo Group Inc. for a Mantis 4142 in the amount of $291,617.62. It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to accept the bid. Motion carried.
Pape also presented bid for a transport truck with the lowest bid from Kenworth Sales Co. for a 2021 Kenworth T880 in the amount of $155,495.94. It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to accept the bid. Motion carried.
Mark Eatinger, Rio Verde Engineering, advised the Board the Chip Seal project was on schedule with only parking lots remaining to be completed.
Mike Jackson, Rio Verde Engineering met with the Board to update on Cottonwood Ryegrass, Paradise Erosion, Trappers Point Access Road, Clark Draw/Sandy Marshall, Hoback Ranches Access Road Drainage Improvements Project, and the Skyline Phase II.
Jackson also presented the Cooperative Forest Road Agreement to the Board for approval. It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve the agreement. Motion carried.
Jackson, along with Michael Oltman from the US Forest Service updated the Board on possible funding options for Schedule A projects.
Sukey Hohl, Sublette County Library, requested approval from the Board to move forward with the remodel process for the Big Piney Library. She stated the requested 10% had been trimmed off the proposed project. It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the remodel. Motion carried 3 to 2 with Commissioner Vickrey and Commissioner Noble voting nay.
Tiffany Monk, Tegeler and Associates, met with the Board to review renewal of the Sublette County Health Benefits Proposal. It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to accept the proposal as presented. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve Resolution No. 20-100395B, an Order of Partial Closure due to Extreme Fire Risk, effective midnight 8/21/2020. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Noble to accept the bid proposal for the sale of a wildland fire truck in the amount of $8500.00. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Rawhouser to approve submitting a Cares Act reimbursement request in the amount of $263,373.40. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to adopt the COVID/Employee safety recommendations as presented by County Administrator Matt Gaffney. Motion carried.
Kylah Bowers, Altitude Drug, met with the Board to request funding in the amount of $6450.00 in order to offer free flu shots to county residents. The Board requested she coordinate with Public Health.
Brian Gray, Jorgensen, met with the Board to request approval of adjustments to lots in the Cora cemetery. It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the adjustments. Motion carried. Commissioner Noble abstained from the vote.
The minutes from the August 4th meeting were approved and ordered to be filed on motion from Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble. Motion carried.
Nancy Tolley, Neil Lucke and Brian Gray, representing the Redstone Upper Green Improvement District, met with the Board to discuss possible funding options for the bridge crossing the Green River on Rock Creek Road. They were directed to explore funding options with County Administrator and Road & Bridge Superintendent.
Shanda Jensen, Hockey Association, updated the Board on current status of hockey competitions with indoor competition still not allowed.
It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Bousman to approve the letter of engagement for the annual audit with Leo Riley & Co. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Bousman, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve a full retail liquor license for the Rim Station upon surrender of the County Malt Beverage license. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Rawhouser, seconded by Commissioner Noble to approve a beer permit for the Eagle Bar for an event that occurred on August 14, 2020. Motion carried.
It was moved by Commissioner Noble, seconded by Commissioner Vickrey to approve accounts payable. Motion carried.
DIRECTV 235.24 / SECRETARY OF STATE 30.00 / THE MASTER'S TOUCH, LLC 3,150.00 AAA CREDIT SCREENING SERVICES LLC 30.00 / ABS ARCHITECTURAL 1,051.66 ACE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY 3,725.00 / ADAMS CONCRETE, INC. 21,600.00 ADAMSON POLICE PRODUCTS 67.76 / ADP,LLC 684.51 AIR RESOURCES HELICOPTERS, INC. 47,815.00 / AIRGAS USA, LLC 76.00 ALL AMERICAN FUEL COMPANY, INC. 143.22 / ALTITUDE DRUG LLC 166.10 ALTITUDE FORD JACKSON, LLC 379.98 / ANIMAL CLINIC OF PINEDALE PC 61.50 APEX ENERGY SERVICES LLC 43,458.91 / A. PLEASANT CONSTRUCTION 148,265.24 A TO Z HARDWARE 661.84 / AVAIL VALLEY CONSTRUCTION - WY, LLC 131,868.54 BELVEAL'S SIGNS 879.75 / BELVEAL'S TOWING 515.00 / MARIA BIGGS 46.77 TRAVIS BINGHAM 25.00 / BLACK MOUNTAIN RENTALS INC 108.53 / BOMGAARS 72.86 BROWER PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 350.00 / BUCKY'S OUTDOOR, L.L.C. 98.54 CARBONLINE COMPANY 1,355.37 / CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTOR 1,688.70 CENTURYLINK 5,658.94 / CONRAD & BISCHOFF INC. 17,243.65 / COOPER, SHAD 727.23 COUNTRY LANE GAS & GROCERIES 299.69 / CROWN TROPHY 165.22 CRYSTAL INN - MURRAY 300.00 / D.A. SCREENING 85.00 DAVIS & CANNON, LLP 1,075.00 / DELL MARKETING LP 2,913.56 WYOMING DEPT OF HEALTH 26,760.19 / DIRECTV 250.99 / DJ'S GLASS PLUS 240.00 DOMINION ENERGY 390.41 / GREGORY DOOLEY 75.00 / DULTMEIER SALES 99.86 DUSTBUSTERS, INC. 82,851.22 / DYNAMIX AGITATORS INC. 1,293.58 EAGLE UNIFORM & SUPPLY CO. 335.30 / E.C.M.S. 108.24 ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 56.05 / F.B.MCFADDEN WHOLESALE 119.20 FIRE ENGINEERING COMPANY 44.00 / FLEETPRIDE 215.63 FORSGREN ASSOCIATES INC. 8,806.60 / DENNIS FORNSTROM 30.05 FRONTIER ELECTRIC INC. 1,260.12 / GALLS, LLC 361.75 / WIL GAY 69.08 GEOTEC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 4,565.20 / GET WESTERN ELECTRIC LLC 10,976.81 GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS 4,918.42 / GREENWOOD MAPPING, INC. 4,455.00 GREAT OUTDOOR SHOP 624.99 / HARRIS CORPORATION 142,109.88 HOBACK LAW LLC 2,147.50 / HONNEN EQUIPMENT CO. 4,325.89 INTL ASSOCIATION OF ARSON INV 240.00 / INTERSTATE BATTERIES OF 127.95 JACKSON HOLE FORD 69.50 / JEN MATOSKY 147.59 / STEVE KIPP 27.49 KOMATSU EQUIPMENT 329.62 / KPIN 101.1 FM 389.00 / KUBL GROUP 83,900.00 LARRY H. MILLER 90.29 / JANNA LEE 1,339.71 / L. N. CURTIS & SONS 335.85 LOWER VALLEY ENERGY 195.99 / M & M TRANSFER INC. 12,089.84 MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL 95.34 / MIDWAY MALL 104.31 MOBIL SATELLITE TECHNOLOGIES 4,799.76 / MOOSELY MAILBOXES AND MORE 63.83 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC 3,442.30 / MOTTOMOBILE, INC. 925.00 MOUNTAIN ALARM/WATCHGUARD 360.00 / NIKON INC. MELVILLE 447.40 NOVO BENEFITS LLC 250.00 / OBO'S MARKET & DELI, LLC 113.11 / OFFICE ALLY 35.00 OFFICE OUTLET 2,720.48 / PERFORMANCE TECH, LLC 285.24 PETERBILT OF WYOMING 6,457.93 / PREVENTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY 157.00 PICKAROON TIMBER PRODUCTS INC 1,319.50 / PINEDALE AUTO SUPPLY 2,219.11 PINEDALE LUMBER 216.94 / PINEDALE ROUNDUP 2,285.55 PLAINSMAN PRINTING & SUPPLY 1,819.48 / POC NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES 405.00 POPCORN SOUP DESIGNS, LLC 14.00 / PREVENT FIRE LLC 1,479.00 QUILL CORPORATION 963.41 / WYOMING RANGE MEDICAL PC 5,967.00 RELADYNE WEST, LLC 18,340.96 / RENDEZVOUS POINTE 8,846.00 RESPOND FIRST AID SYSTEMS 86.06 / RIDLEY'S FAMILY MARKETS 659.48 RIO VERDE ENGINEERING 4,820.57 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILFIELD WAREHOUSE 207,246.00 ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 25,438.05 / ROCKY MOUNTAIN WASH, LLC 944.50 MATTHEW J. ROBINETTE 40.00 / ROCK SPRINGS WINNELSON 1,970.00 R.S. BENNETT CONSTRUCTION INC. 2,551.05 / SAFETY SUPPLY & SIGN CO. INC 780.96 SATCOM GLOBAL 297.70 / SUBLETTE COUNTY 4-H 41.59 SUBLETTE COUNTY RURAL HEALTH 1,804.00 / SECRETARY OF STATE 30.00 SHADOW MOUNTAIN WATER OF WY 97.50 / SHERMAN CONSTRUCTION 5,397.84 ST. JOHN'S MEDICAL CENTER 145.00 / SUBLETTE EXAMINER 62.50 SW SUBLETTE PIONEERS 85,500.00 / T & L SALVAGE & REPAIR 3,000.00 TETON TOOLS LLC 133.00 / THOMSON REUTERS-WEST 1,706.59 THE TIRE DEN, INC. 375.00 / TOWN OF MARBLETON 1,790.77 TOWN OF PINEDALE 2,037.84 / TRANS UNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE 176.00 UNITED SERVICE AND SALES, INC 281.59 / VERIZON WIRELESS 200.05 WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY 4,093.22 / WAZITECH TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS 6,850.00 WESTERN HORIZONS CONSULTING 404.75 / WH SERVICES, LLC 137.50 WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE INC. 151.99 / WILDRED SERVICES 1,300.00 SKYLAR WILSON 315.00 / WYOMING MACHINERY COMPANY 6,573.56 / WYOMING.COM 10.00 WYOMING SAFETY SUPPLY 6,764.17 / WYOMING STATE FORESTRY - SHOP 447.02 WYOMING WATERWORKS, LLC 199.25 / XEROX CORPORATION 1,582.36
John Paravicini, County Assessor, presented several Notice of Valuation Changes for a total abatement of $7,740.06.
Meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
/s/ David Burnett, Chairman
/s/ Carrie S. Long, County Clerk
Notice #8387 published in the Pinedale Roundup on Sept. 11, 2020.
Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Enterprise Jonah Gas Gathering Company LLC to modify the Bridger Compressor Station by updating the fugitive component counts and emissions to account for corrections and new piping additions at the site, and revise the Solar 60-7300S Turbine Generator (ENG006/G1) from normal use to emergency use only limited to 500 hours of operation per year. The Bridger Compressor Station is located in the NW1/4 of Section 9, T28N, R108W, approximately twenty-three (23) miles east-southeast of Big Piney, in Sublette County, Wyoming. A Chapter 6, Section 2(c)(ii) demonstration in accordance with the Division’s Interim Policy has been conducted. Emission offset requirements, if applicable, have been applied to this permitting action at a ratio of 1.5:1.0 for VOCs and 1.1:1.0 for NOx. Permitting actions to date, including this application, have resulted in a decrease in NOx emissions of 30.5 tpy and a decrease in VOC emissions of 40.6 tpy. Therefore, Enterprise Jonah Gas Gathering Company has met the offset requirements for NOx and VOC.
For the duration of the public comment period, the permit application, the agency’s analysis, and the public notice are available for public inspection online at https://openair.wyo.gov, utilizing facility ID F018585 and permit number P0028253 under permits. Additionally, during the state of emergency declared by Governor Gordon on March 13, 2020, if you have questions about or need assistance accessing the materials, please contact Nancy Vehr, Air Quality Division Administrator, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, by fax at 307-635-1784, via phone at 307-777-3746, or via email at [email protected] In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Written comments may be directed to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax (307) 635-1784. Please reference A0010939 in your comment. Comments submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All comments received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 will be considered in the final determination on this application. A public hearing will be conducted only if in the opinion of the administrator sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party so requests. For the duration of the state of emergency declared by Governor Gordon on March 13, 2020, public hearings will be conducted telephonically. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.
Notice #8388 published in the Pinedale Roundup on 11, 2020.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners will make the following board appointments:
1 – Planning & Zoning Board Member with term expiration 6/30/2022
1 – Planning & Zoning Board Member with term expiration 6/30/2023
1 – Ag Center Board Member with term expiration 12/31/2022
Anyone interested in volunteering should write a Letter of Application to the Board (there is no application form), in care of, Carrie Long, County Clerk, P O Box 250, Pinedale, WY, 82941, or [email protected], or fax to 307-367-6396 by 5 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
Notice #8389 published in the Pinedale Roundup on 11, 18, 2020.
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 situs and non-situs Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct its Gateway South Transmission Project and the Gateway West Segment D.1 Transmission Project (Transmission Projects), as more fully described below:
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 August 26, 2020, the Company submitted an Application together with testimony, and exhibits requesting the Commission grant both a situs and non-situs CPCN to construct the Gateway South and Gateway West Segment D.1Transmission Projects.
Gateway South is a 414 mile, high-voltage 500-kV transmission line that will begin at the Aeolus substation, which is located near Medicine Bow, Wyoming. From the Aeolus substation, the line extends west to Wamsutter, Wyoming, and then generally south to the Colorado border. From there, the line crosses through the northwest corner of Colorado, enters Utah, eventually terminating at the Clover substation near Mona, Utah. Construction of Gateway South requires the modification of existing 345-kV transmission infrastructure in the Mona, Utah area and modifications to the existing Aeolus and Anticline substations located in Wyoming and modifications to the existing Clover and Mona substations located in Utah. Due to the length of Gateway South, construction of two new series compensation substations are necessary, which are the Little Snake substation located in Colorado and the Coyote substation located in Utah. Modifications to the existing Aeolus and Anticline substations located in Wyoming and to the existing Clover and Mona substations located in Utah will also be required to accommodate the Gateway South.
More specifically, the Gateway South transmission line will pass through:
• T. 13 N., R. 93 W., T. 14 N., R. 93 W., T. 15 N., R. 93 W., T. 16 N., R. 92 W., T. 16 N., R. 93 W., T. 17 N., R. 93 W., T. 18 N., R. 93 W., T. 19 N., R. 92 W., T. 19 N., R. 93 W., T. 20 N., R. 84 W., T. 20 N., R. 85 W., T. 20 N., R. 88 W., T. 20 N., R. 89 W., T. 20 N., R. 90 W., T. 21 N., R. 83 W., T. 21 N., R. 84 W., T. 21 N., R. 85 W., T. 21 N., R. 86 W., T. 21 N., R. 87 W., T. 21 N., R. 88 W., T. 21 N., R. 89 W., T. 22 N., R. 80 W., T. 22 N., R. 82 W., T. 22 N., R. 83 W., T. 23 N., R. 80 W., T. 23 N., R. 81 W., T. 23 N., R. 82 W., T. 24 N., R. 80 W., T. 24 N., R. 81 W., Carbon County, Wyoming; and
• T. 12 N., R. 94 W., T. 12 N., R. 95 W., T. 13 N., R. 94 W., T. 13 N., R. 95 W., T. 14 N., R. 94 W., T. 19 N., R. 94 W., T. 20 N., R. 90 W., T. 20 N., R. 91 W., T. 20 N., R. 92 W., T. 20 N., R. 94 W., T. 21 N., R. 90 W., Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Gateway West Segment D.1 will begin at the existing Windstar substation located in southeastern Wyoming and will run southwest to the Shirley Basin substation located 20 miles north of Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Gateway West Segment D.1 will require construction of a new 230-kV Heward substation located adjacent to the existing Difficulty substation and modification to the existing Shirley Basin, Dave Johnston, Windstar, and Anticline substations. RMP is also proposing to reconstruct 57 miles of an existing 230-kV transmission line that extends from the existing Shirley Basin substation to the existing Dave Johnston substation.
More specifically, the Gateway West Segment D.1 transmission line will pass through:
• T.26 N., R. 78 W., T.26 N., R. 79 W., T.27 N., R. 78 W., T.28 N., R. 78 W., T.28 N., R. 79 W., Carbon County, Wyoming;
• T.29 N., R. 78 W., T.29 N., R. 79 W., T.30 N., R. 77 W., T.30 N., R. 78 W., T.31 N., R. 77 W., T.31 N., R. 80 W., T.32 N., R. 77 W., Natrona County, Wyoming; and
• T.31 N., R. 77 W., T.32 N., R. 76 W., T.32 N., R. 77 W., T.33 N., R. 74 W., T.33 N., R. 75 W., T.33 N., R. 76 W., T.34 N., R. 74 W., T.34 N., R. 75 W., Converse County, Wyoming.
To complete the Transmission Projects by 2023, the Company proposes a phased CPCN review process. First, the Company requests conditional CPCNs under Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-205(f) that allow the Company to: (i) by December 31, 2020, start the process to finalize acquisition of the rights-of-way necessary to construct the Transmission Projects; and (ii) by June 1, 2021, commence work on the Transmission Projects on a limited notice to proceed basis. Second, the Company requests completion of the Advanced Review Process and issuance of final, unconditional CPCNs to allow construction to commence on a final notice to proceed basis by August 1, 2021.
The proposed projects are necessary to allow for interconnection of additional resources to serve load by 2024 and allow interconnection of an additional 1,920 megawatts (MW) of generation resources in eastern Wyoming; offer time-limited federal tax incentives associated with new renewable generation will be enabled by the Transmission Projects to partially offset costs; to accommodate 2,500 MW of interconnection and transmission service requests governed by executed contracts requiring construction of the Transmission Projects; and to improve transmission grid reliability.
The preliminary estimated total cost of the Transmission Projects is expected to exceed $2 billion, which includes $915 million for Wyoming based facilities.
The Company intends to finance the Project through its normal internal and external sources of capital, including net cash flow from operating activities, public and private debt offerings, the issuance of commercial paper, the use of unsecured revolving credit facilities, capital contributions, and other sources. The financial impact will not impair the Company’s ability to continue to provide safe and reliable electricity service at reasonable rates.
This is not a complete description of RMP’s Application. Interested persons may inspect the entire Application at RMP’s Wyoming offices and at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours. The Application may also be reviewed on line at:
Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before October 1, 2020. 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.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or you wish to file a public comment, statement, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-588-EN-20 (Record No. 15604) in your communications.
Dated: September 3, 2020.
Notice #8390 published in the Pinedale Roundup on 11, 2020.