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17/O0 BO3-O3-A Council High School Prom BY LAURA PERKINS did an amazing job of A fun time was had decorating thehighschool by all who attended the hallway and gym to give 2012 Council High School the illusion of the full Prom on Saturday night. "Red Carpet" treatment, The theme of the evening complete with paparazzi was "On the Red Carpet" photographers. This year's Junior class Dallas Smith and C] Zielinski (pictured below) were crowned Prom King and Queen. See more photos inside on page 10 & 11 and on our FaceBook page ( TheAdamsCountyRecord) CJ Zielinski, Sierra Shankel, Waylon Zielinski and Dallas Smith Adams CounW Commissioners Meeting Commissioners Get Tough BY LEE BUY Commissioner Mike Paradis said that he felt he had taken an action at last week's meeting that needed to be reviewed and reversed this week. With that statement he entered a motion to rescind last week's Commissioners decision to apply for an American Express account with Costco for use by the Sheriff's Department. His new motion passed unan- imously, and the County will not open an account with American Express at this time. Sheriff Rich Green responded to this action by saying that he was only trying to save the County money on their food purchases for the jail but would abide by the decision of the Commissioners. The Commissioners nominated Chairman Bill Brown for a vacan- cy on the Southwest Health District Board so he can enter the race for the position. Chairman Brown has been the Chairman of that Board of Directors and will be attending the SWHD Board meeting in Sun Valley later this year. Commissioner Joe Holmes reported that LHPAC has declined to fund any portion of the flood damage repair on Wilson Road above Goodrich Creek Bridge. "l-he County has invited Gary Gallant to a special meeting next Monday, April 30, 2012, in the hopes that an agreement can be finalized for right of way for Wilson Road along an existing irriga- tion ditch. The seventeen property owners along Wilson Road are still waiting for access after See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONIIRS, page 15 Investigation: Sale of Confiscated Guns by the Adams County Sheriff's Department BY DALE FISK Rumors grow in the shadowy corners of suspicious minds, unlit by facts. And since it's the job of the local newspaper to illuminate those corners, I set out in search of facts concerning recent rumors of wrongdoing at the Adams County Sheriff's Department. The situation is convoluted and confusing in places, but I will start at what passes for the beginning. over to the Adams County Sheriff's Department to hold. The two agencies had an agreement, in which money from court- mandated fines would go to Fish & Game, and money from the sale In 2009, a man named of confiscated property McTavisch was cited for would go to the Adams a game violation. He had County Drug Enforcement two rifles with him that fund. According to Sheriff were confiscated by a Rich Green, ')dl we were Fish & Game officer. Fish doing was selling it for & Game turned the rifles Fish & Game, essentially, See INVESTIGATION: GUN SALES, page 15 ; Tragedy at the Adams County Jail BY DALE Fxsi At about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Levi Leo Jones was found dead in his cell at the Adams County Jail in Council. County Coroner, Sue Warner, pronounced Jones dead at approximately 1:00 a.m. His death was apparently suicide by hanging. Jones would have turned 21 years old in June. Since December, Jones had been sentenced in Washington, Boise and Canyon counties on seven charges of Burglary (2), Grand Theft by Possession (2), and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary (3). He would have been eligible for parole in 2013. He was taken to Adams County for a hearing on an outstanding arrest warrant prior to being sent to the main state prison. A friend of ]ones' had talked to him at the jail and she said he seemed to be in good spirits under the circumstances. A relative reported that Jones had been dealing with a drug problem, but is it unknown if this had anything to do with his suicide. The same relative said ]ones "left a child behinC' As standard protocol, the Adams County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation, and the Department of Correction will perform a serious incident review. The Roar on the River BY DALE FISK It seemed a lot hot- ter than 71 degrees as we pulled into Riggins on Saturday morning. It got up to 81 by the time we left, and when you're not used to it, that See ]ETBOAT RAce, page 15 Ryan Rogers of Lewiston and navigator Gary Weaver of Crabtree, Oregon on their way to victory, just after passing under the Time Zone Bridge near Riggnms. Photo by Dale Fisk ONGOING COVERAGE: UPCOMING SHOP LEVY See full coverage on page 12 DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN OUR "WHERE IS THIS" FEATURE Check it out on page 20 "l-he Community Spotlight is on Tina Warner Find it on page 8