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Adams County_ Commissioners Corrected by Lee Buy At their regularly scheduled week- ly meeting (2-21), the Adams County Commissioners tweaked the proposed 2012 voting districts to reflect actual represented areas within the county. Clerk Sherry Ward commented that the county has more land than people, so it is difficult to draw up districts that group around the elected commission- ers. Indian Valley District had fallen to 641 registered voters in 2011 and has been re-aligned to include 1,118 voters for 2012. All district boundaries have had to be moved northward to reflect the greater population growth in the north end of the county. Commissioner Bill Brown just squeaked by to remain in his home district when that area's boundaries had to be moved north. Tom Glen reported that all but one of the inspected bridges has been correct- ed or is scheduled for maintenance after the high water goes down this spring. The bridge in the worst shape is the old Highway Bridge located at Pineridge where flood waters have undermined the abutments. Those will be reffiled this spring with rock. On Tuesday the Road Department plowed over nine inches of snow at Pineridge, and over six inches at Glendale. The Sheriffs Department reported five truck slide-offs after that storln, Negotiations continue to obtain the necessary right-of-way to move the road up the hillside out of Goodrich Creek. See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. page 9 17/00 B03-03-A SmallTownPapers, Inc. -- 75 217 W Cota St .7 t7 Shelton, WA 98584 ' .. Volume 35 Issue 31 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 A,kS One Section 005-120 COUNTI RECORD YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER I To or Not to e: Ro,: [s on the N( ,kraal Part I Fo00'est - by Dale Fisk A lot of folks get upset about the Forest Service closing roads, and they get especially worked up about road obliteration. The first step to knowledge is admitting what you don't know. I recently set out to learn what I didn't know about Forest issues, and the road debate in particular. To understand anything about the Forest Service, you have to understand the rules that govern them. Their Bible is "The Payette National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan"-- a book that's over an inch and a half thick and weighs just over 4 pounds. It ranges from recommendations that managers should follow, to federal law that they must follow. The Forest Plan interprets federal laws. rules and regulations. and details how the Forest will carry out these mandates. The Endangered Species Act is only one of those laws, but it's a big one. An "Endangered" species is one in danger of becoming extinct. A "Threatened" species is one in danger of becoming Endangered. The North Fork of Grays Creek Road had channeled most of the Creek before it was obliterated to correct the problem. (The next steps down the priority list, in order, are "Proposed" and "Candidate" species). It is important to note that the Forest Service does See ROADS ON THE FOREST. page 9 00Ftighway Bypass J 'tanned fo10000l 6 The propoJary plan is to facilitate a edand along Grossen Creek by Dale Flsk The February City Council meeting at Council's City Hall started at 7:00 PM on the 14th with a comment period concerning the abandonment of the north-south section of an alley between Lucille Ave. and Whitley Ave. The 20' X 121' section lies between the properties of Melvin Jenkins and Andy Goold. Both families were present and were in favor of the abandonment. There were no other comments from the public, and the council approved the measure. The alley property will now revert in equal shares to the two adjacent property owners. The regular City Council meeting started at 7:30. with the main order of business being discussion of the Highway 95 bypass around downtown Council. which is scheduled for 2016. Wade Christiansen of the Idaho Dept. of Transportation presented a large aerial photograph with the planned route superimposed over it. A lengthy discussion about the project followed. Christiansen and the council talked over between North Galena St. and the Weiser River Trail by planting willows an d other vegetation, and irrigating, the locations of, and need for, sidewalks, crosswalks. streetlights, etc. Since the bypass will destroy a 3.8-acre section that has been designated as a wetland, mitigation steps must be taken to replace it elsewhere. IA rhe re Is Thi ;? See HIGHWAY BYPASS, back page OK, last week's picture was too easy, especially for you Meadows Valley folks. The photo was looking north at Granite Mountain from Cemetery Road. I'm told the barn was built in the early 1900s by John A. Wilson and his four sons. One of the sons, Henry, and his wife, May, owned the barn for many years. If I understand correctly, it is now owned by their daughter, Alice Wilson Pangman. The green gate is between Dean Dryden's and Alice's land. The cemetery is visible on the right side of the photo where the trees are. I neglected to mention that the picture was sent in by Melody Capener of Payette. Thanks Melody! We " received 11 correct answers, some with more details than others. Some of the people with great details got their name put in the hat twice to give them an edge on the competition. The winner is Matt Clayton who wins a bottle of Garlic & Cracked Peppercorn Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Broken Tree Ranch of Indian ,Valley. This week I'm featuring a picture that not everyone will recognize. I've only been there once. while elk hunting, and I took this picture. I'll give you one clue: it's on the west side of Adams County. You get extra points for naming the creeks on each side of this rock ridge. This week's prize is a bottle of Plum Vigegar from Broken Tree Ranch. Remember. the deadline is 4:00 on Monday. We need more prizes, so any of you who would like some free advertising, bring us some little prize that we can award! Council School Board Progress, Challenges and Pulling Together by Dale Fisk Superintendent Murray Dalgleish started Thursday night's school board meeting with a few announcements, including the fact that the Council Chamber of Commerce had participated in a demonstration of how the interactive classroom works, reminding everyone that this equipment is available for community use. Senor project presentation night is Monday night, March 12 at 6:00 PM. This is open to the public, to come and see what the kids have done. These projects are a requirement for graduation now. Dalgleish and board chairman, Wayne Freedman, just returned from Boise where they met with legislators and learned just how quickly changes are taking place in Idaho's schools. Dalgleish said more than twice as many Idaho teachers left the profession as the year before because of the economics and the atmosphere that Idaho schools are working under. Freedman reported he had talked with several legislators about the cooperative effort that is being See COUNCIL SCHOOL BOARD. page 10 -. Quilts made by the high school textiles class ,iiormed the backdrop for the school board iting. The quilts will be donated to sick n. If At First bu Don't Succeed, Draw Draw Tain by Dale FIsk The winning raffle ticket was drawn from the barrel. But the winner turned down the prize: And it wouldn't be the first time in the f01tfwing few minutes. For some time now a committee of three American Legion veterans has bee sellihg raffle tickets for a chance to win a . I caliber lever-action rifle with a variable 3X9 power scope. The three men are Jeff Howard. Ron Golson and Ron Roesner. The money they are raising will go toward finishing the gazebo in the Veterans'Memorial Peace Park behind the Legion Hall. Rod Barker ,started work on the gazebo project about 15 years ago, investing significant amounts of his own money into the gazebo, the park and other projects. T h e concrete slab for' the gazebo has been done for several years. and this summer the structure was nearly finished. The rifle raffle raised over 8900 (after expenses) to complete it and a bench in honor of Sgt. Devin Daniels who was killed in Afghanistan last year. A plaque made of quarter-inch thick. 12" X 18" steel, with a flag and other images engraved into it, will be mounted on the gazebo in honor of Daniels' sacrifice. A dedication ceremony will be held sometime in the spring. The drawing for the rifle was held at the Sheriffs Office on Thursday. Jeff Howard was out of town, but the two Rons on the committee were presenL They recruited Jan Cheverton to draw out the winning ticket; after all. if you can't trust a certified notary public who can you trust? Ron Gotson cranked the barrel Ron Golson (right) showing Ron Roesner and Jan Cheverton one of the win- ning raffle tickets. The rifle is on the table, down to the right. sure they were well mixed. Jan tumed her back to the barrel, reached in and pulled out a ticket. A mixture of surprise and other emotions crossed her face as she loked at the name, followed by a similar expression from Golson when he read it. Ron Roesner looked embarrassed. It was his name. Roesner declined the prize and said he was donating the rifle back to the cause, and asked Jan to draw another ticket. The process was repeated--the whole process-- including an even stronger reaction to the name on the ticket: Jeff Howardl The two Rons looked askance and just shook their heads. Deciding Jeff would also want to donate the prize back to the cause, they decided to have Jan draw a third ticket. This time the winner was Rick Braun of Moyie S:prings, Idaho. An email ;from Rick Braun expressed his surprise and delight. Rick said. "l donated my money to this venture because it was a good cause, and that was it. W-hat a bonus to actually win the gun. I am so happy you couldn't wipe the smile off my face with a baseball bat!! Thank you!" The committee would like to thank everyone who bought tickets or directly donated money, including a number of out of state and out of town folks. They appreciate the Forest Service's cooperation in issuing a permit for a choice tree that was harvested to make the commemorative bench and timbers for the gazebo. Golson and Roesner said it took a lot of people to make this all happen, and it is very much appreciated. Stay tuned for announcements about the dedication containina the tickets to make ceremony this spring, possibly_in_May ........... ' _ .... 5__T_LT--77_ .... ........................