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Page 22 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The Adams County Record Continued from front page removed a different county officials have been According to Adams cattle guard farther up "absolutely unprofessional" County Commissioner, Cottonwood Road, and He said the county had Mike Paradis, Nielsen's was planning to install it damaged his property, property line does indeed in place of the gate across for one thing by pushing extend east past the road the road. The Forest his fences over when and gate. However, he Continued from front page following: I would like to thank these people for their help with the 2nd Annual Elementary School Talent Show. The staff at the the parents, grandparents and other family members for the sacrifices you made so the kids could be at practice every night for two weeks! We all missed gratitude. You're all the "apples of my eye!" Last but not least, thank you audience, for coming to watch these kids do what they do best! It was all for Service told the county that if the cattle guard was moved to near the gate, the Forest Service would arrange to have the cattle guard installed by a contractor as part of a timber sale agreement. After it was dug out, a county crew placed the cattle guard and concrete footings beside the road near the gate. Neil Nielsen bought the old Woody ]ones place on Cottonwood Road a few years ago. That property extends east along Cottonwood Road to the gate. Nielsen has been in conflict with Adams County over the ownership of the road for some time. He claims to own the land and the road on both sides of the gate. He says the county's ownership stops at the end of the straight lane leading from Highway 95. Nielsen says the conflict with the county has gone on for some time, but the they plowed snow from the road, stating, "They don't care about me; why should I care about them?" He said the county had not only neglected to ask him about installing the cattle guard, but didn't tell him of their plans. When Adams County Deputy, McCabe Roberts, arrived" at the scene of the roadblock Tuesday morning, and asked Nielsen about the situation, Nielsen replied, "I own this gate and this piece of ground." When Roberts asked about the roadblock, Nielson stated, "They [the county] dumped this on my private ground. It's staying there; the road's closed." After speaking with officer Roberts, Nielsen walked up to the gate with a chain and padlock. After locking the gate, he apologized to the worker who was trying to get to his )ob site, saying his conflict was not with him. BY D/tl.l~ FlSl shouldn't be remarkable, I get press releases but sadly, in today's from politicians all the political climate, it is. time, and I don't often 27he Violence Against feature them because Women Act now has 61 they're generally partisan co-sponsors in the Senate and tooting their own -- ensuring enough horn. But Mike Crapo votes for the legislation did something recentlyto bypass the filibuster that I think is admirable, promised by Republican. He crossed party lines to The Act passed nearly do the right thing. This unanimously the FOR RESPECT says the county has had a deeded right of way for the road and has maintained the road since 1965 when it was rebuilt by Boise Cascade. Paradis says the county's right of way extends to the gate. Paradis says snow was dumped onto Nielsen's fence, bat it was not the county that did so; it was a private contractor who was clearing the road past the gate after the county had finished their plowing up to the gate. Paradis says there are dozens of places in the county where landowners technically own the land to the centerline of a county road. That doesn't mean they own the road or that they can build a fence up the middle of a county road. The County and Sheriff's Deputies removed the road block and the lock on the gate by afternoon. AND last time it was up for reauthorization. According to one source, it has reduced domestic violence rates by 58% since it was first enacted. Nine Republican senators, including Crapo have crossed party lines to co-sponsor the reauthorization of the Violence Against MARK EDWARDS to Community Service www. Vise us on Facebook Council School, for their patience and help. Bonner Paradis for announcing. You were great! Jasmen Martin for agreeing to run the curtains. A "Special" thanks to Haily Kilborn, Linda Taylor, Stormie Rogers, & Toby Rubelt for helping get it all together from beginning to end! Skip Burnett for your sound system and your expertise in running it. All Elementary you Lori Edwards, and hope you are doing much better! My biggest "Thank you" goes to the kids that were in the performance! You did the BEST job, each and everyone of you! You all worked so hard and it truly paid offi I especially appreciate all the respect you brought each day, helping to make this the best talent show possible. Words cannot express my you, in helping to build and shape them into the best adults they can be! With school coming to an end, stay tuned for our summer program! We will have lots of activities again this year following the free/reduced hot lunch program at the grade school. See you then! Linda Rogers Bailey, Outreach/WE CAN Coordinator, Adams County Health Center. by Laura Pramuk, Payette National Forest The New Meadows and June. The Warm following ignition, but Ranger District of the Payette National Forest will be conducting prescribed burning in the Warm Springs, Patrick Butte, and Rapid River area this spring. Depending on weather conditions, burning may take place in April, May, Springs burn units (approx. 2,500 acres in total) consist of the southern and eastern slopes within the western branch of Warm Springs Creek, 3 miles northeast of Starkey. ffhe Patrick Butte burn unit (approx. 2,000 acres) is within the Lake Creek and Patrick Creek drainages, 6 miles southeast of Riggins. The Rapid River burn unit (approx. 1,000 acres) is comprised of the south and east aspects of Curren Mountain. Smoke from these most of the smoke from the fires will dissipate 1 day after ignition. Please visit the following link to view the prescribed fire operations within your area, http://www. Smoke sensitive individuals may call Dave Vining or Dustin Doane at 208-347-0300 with any concerns they may have about the planned prescribed fires. The public may also call New Meadows Ranger District at 208-347-0300 for more information. Prescribed prescribed fires will be fire is an much less than what would be expected from a wildfire. If smoke concentrations become an issue, fire ignition may be delayed until air quality improves. Residual smoke may be visible for up to 1 week important component of natural resource management on the Payette National Forest, and part of the comprehensive fire management program on the New Meadows Ranger District. I POWER TOOLS & TOYS' Arctic Cat & Husqvama representatives will be on hand Door Prizes & Specials * Lunch 11:30 - 1:30 -- u nn mtw Mm, s UOm.I 103 MOSER AVE, COUNCIL- (208) 253 - 1101 MONDAY- SATURDAY 9:00 - 6:00 DO YOU NEED A DOT INSPECTIONS NOW BEING SCHEDULED Women Act in the Senate. Republican senators, including leadership, have promised to block a vote on this program, and without 60 co-sponsors, the legislation would not have a chance at passing the Senate. 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