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Page 24 Rock Patrol Wednesday, May 16, 2012 rnoM THE the soil holding them plow in place to deal with or rockfall immediately, IDAHO DEPT. Or back especially on that if it happens. But the without having to go back TRANSPORTATION mountainous highways, chief benefit of the plow to the shop to get a plow The question arises "Some parts of our is that it can be used to attached and return to the each spring people mountain roads have move rocks that are four scene. wondering why they see rocks fall on them or five feet in diameter, The primary benefit is Idaho Transportation virtually every morning as well as the little ones that "we can get the rock Department trucks with and night; explained Dan that can take out an oil off the highway before snowplows still attached Bryant, southwest Idaho pan on a car or truck, or someone hits it and is driving up and down bare maintenance coordinator, flatten a tire on a small car, injured or damages their roads. The answer is that "Sunrise, sunset, rain motorcycle or bicycle, vehicle," explained Bryant. it's a maintenance man or wind can bring them The point of doing rock Plow trucks are used out performing patrols down in significant patrols in plow trucks is primarily on stretches for falling rocks, a genuine numbers: not really about saving of highway that have a hazard as temperatures Crews may still time, which does also history of rockfall where change and moisture encounter snow at this happen because a truck the crews are confident (from melting snow or time of year on some of with an attached plow they will encounter rocks spring rains) loosen up the routes, and have the can address snowfall again. This behemoth came down on Highway 55 just north of Smiths Ferry on t One lane of the highway was closed down for about three hours as crew loader to move therock off to the side of the highway. Just imagine the caused if a driver didn't see it in time! MANCHESTER ICE AND EVENT CENTR BM ,pril 26 in the early afternoon. from the Banks shop used a tamage that rock would have 1 E PRESENTS BY THE LAKE I N A U G U R A L ]zM GOLDEN GLOVES STYLE AMATEUR BOXING MCCALL BOll CLASSIC SATURDAY MAY 26th 7:30 PM BOORS OPEN AT 7 RINGSIDE ONLY '111 FLOOR SEATS s15 Tickets auailable in aduance at the ice rink and at Paul's market Call 208-634-357'0 x201 for more info BLEACHER SEATING II!11111' SEATS *10 YOIJTH SEATS *6 tWDER 6 YEARS OF AGE FREE The Adams County Record Election Results Continued From Front Page State Senator: Matthew Faulks ................................................... 348 Monty Pearce ...................................................... 730 State Representative, District 9A: Lawrence Denney ............................................... 902 State Representative, District 9B: Judy Boyle ............................................................. 676 Kendall Nelson-Jeffs ............................................ 50 ]eri Soulier ............................................................ 212 Daniel Weston ....................................................... 74 County Commissioner: i st District - Joe Holmes .................................... 942 3 ra District - Bill Brown .................................... 819 Precinct Committeeman: Indian Valley: Joe Holmes ................................................. 82 Shirley Halsey ............................................ 23 CounCil: Michael Fisk ............................................. 226 Cynthia Mills Karolski ......... i .................. 66 North Council: Anita VanGrunsven ............................... 168 Steve Joslin ............................................... 166 Bear: Susan Warner ............................................ 10 New Meadows: Viki Purdy ................................................. 189 Daz Wittig .................................................. 68 U.S. House of Representatives: Raul Labrador ...................................................... 809 Reed McCandless .......................................  ....... 268 Democratic Ballot: U.S. House of Representatives: Cynthia Clinkingbeard ........................................ 23 Jimmy Farris ........................................................... 33 Idaho State Senator: Alma Hasse ........................ . ................................... 27 State Representative, District 9A: Steve Worthley ...................................................... 40 Precinct Committeeman: North Council - Dan Rickard ......................... 23 New Meadows - Gwendolyn Kimball ........... 11 Salmon River School District Levy: In Favor ................................................................... 19 Against ..................................................................... 15 Council School District Levy: In Favor ................................................................. 569 Against ................................................................... 272