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B03 -e3 -A SmallTownPapers, Inc. 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584 lreman S a uCCeSS Bill Shore burns the floor at the Fireman's Ball last weekend. See full story on Page 20. BY DALE FISK On Tuesday morning, a man going to work up Cottonwood Road found a big piece of concrete blocking the road just before the corner near the gate. Cottonwood Road, south of Council, runs east from Highway 95, forming a straight lane for about a mile before make a ninety-degree right turn just before a gate across the road. There has been controversy over this road and the gate across it since 1965 when Boise Cascade Corporation started preparing for a big timber sale in the Cottonwood Creek drainage, q-hey wanted to replace a wooden gate in front of the Frasier house with a cattle guard so that logging trucks and other vehicles wouldn't have to stop and open and close Coun6 ' " ...................... Commasmoner s Meeting Sheriff Gets Another Credit April 16 ing the flood-damaged roadway along Goodrich Creek. The BLM repre- sentative missed meeting with Glenn on the site BY LEE BUY The Commissioners are considering reducing the Planning and Zoning Committee from nine to the gate constantly. Cleo cross, that family sold the ranch, Frasier insisted that a There have been a and it is now owned by gate remain there instead couple of different owners Wayne Manis. of a cattle guard out of of the Frasier place since The County recently Concern that livestock See COTTONWOOD ROAD, page 22 might be injured trying to Neff Nielsen removed the cattle guard and footing from what he considers his property, and placed it here, with one of the concrete footings blocking the road. seven members because of the difficulty in getting volunteers for the post. Planing Supervisor Don Horton is working with the group to define what constitutes prime farm ground in Adams County. The State of Idaho defi- nitions do not apply to Adams County because of our shorter growing season. Horton is also overseeing the budget for Title 3 funds being used to reduce fire danger around private houses in the county. The plan is to use Homeland Security fund- ing to cut down trees and brush around structures on private land to reduce the danger of forest fires. Road and Bridge Supervisor Tom Glenn continues to work on getting the permits and right of way for rebuild- appreciated their decision to use a local clinic for medical services. Sheriff Green requested that the county become a Costco last week, so that por- member and apply for a tion of the roadway is delayed until the meeting can take place. Supervisor Glenn is planning to use an arched steel culvert to widen the spillway at Ben Ross Reservoir to at least 30 feet of clearance. The Commissioners asked Glenn to repair the fenc- ing near the Wild Horse Creek bridge, and also to repair any winter dam- ages to the fencing at the Adams County Landfill off Goodrich Road. Sheriff Rich Green brought in the medical services contract with Adams County Health Clinic, which will cover routine medical services for state inmates at the county jail. Clinic Director Denise Groves appeared before the Commissioners to tell them that the Clinic County American Express account to use for pur- chasing food and sup- plies for the county jail. The Commissioners approved the new account with the stipu- lation that Clerk Sherry Ward approve all invoices before payment is made. The Sheriff explained that two positions in his department were filled recently, in spite of the general hiring freeze in effect at the county. The Commissioners want to maintain control of hiring within county government and especially within the Sheriff's Department until their budget is back in bal- ance. Jailer Steve Ogden reported that the jail expects to end this week with eighteen state prison- ers in residence. BY DALE FISK approved three more budget hearing. This will All the big changes policy changes to be during a regular school coming for the schools integr+ate new state laws board meeting. made the Council schoolinto the school policyPublic input sought on board meeting on April 9 manual, baseball/softball interesting. The board approved Dave Howe reported As they have done June 11 as the date for the his findings on the costs previously at recent meetings,the board See $ 5,ooo Boosr,, page 14 Cann BY DALE FISK Over 100 adults and almost half that many kids clapped and cheered on Friday evening after every performance at Council Elementary School's "We Can" Talent Show. The show featured an entertaining mix of talents--some more conventional that others. Linda Rogers Bailey, Outreach/ WE CAN Coordinator at the Adams County Health Center, initiated the show as part of the Health Center's program: Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition (WE CAN). Desserts were on sale as a fundraiser for the high school football team. All in all, it was a fun program, and the kids did a great job. Linda Rogers Bailey wrote the See TALENT SHOW, page 22 Clay Gordon singing a country bal- lad while his dad, Jeff, accompanies him on guitar at the We Can Talent Show." CANDIDATE QUESTIONS ASSESSOR & PROSECUTOR See full coverage on page 6 & 7 DON'T MISS THIS WEEK'S "WHERE IS THIS" FEATURE Check it out on page 24 Do Wolves Benefit the EcoSystem? Part 6 Find it on page 16