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The Adams County Record lmdian Valley Open House There will be an Open House for retiring Indian Valley Postmaster Whitney Voermans on Tuesday, July 31st from 2 PM - 4:00 PM at the Indian Valley Post Office, located on Mu'ndy Gulch Road. C'mon down and show your appreciation for her many years of excellenf service to our community! Light refreshments will be served. Cambridge Rodeo Entries The Cambridge Rodeo is and Steer Riding all three August 2,3 and 4. Local entries nights. To enter these local for Jr. Novice and Noviceevents, call 208-739-0858 Barrel Racing for Thursday starting July 23 after 7:00 PM. and Friday only. Muttin Bustin Do not leave messages. Fair and Rodeo Parade The Washington County Judging starts at 6:00. Entry Fair and Rodeo Parade will forms can be picked up at start at 6:30 PM on Saturday, various businesses around August 4. Lineup is at 5:30 at Cambridge, or at the Adams the south end of Commercial County Record office in Street (east of Hwy 95).Council. The theme this year Wednesday, July 25, 2012 is "Century Fair and All Its call Jim Hoskins at 550-4567. Flair: For more information, BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner On Friday, August 3 from 5 to 7 PM, the Cambridge- Midvale senior center is hav- ing a BBQ Pulled Pork Feed, featuring: Jack Coburn's famous BBQ Pork, coleslaw, baked beans, corn on the cob and cherry crisp The cost for the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Beverage is includ- ed. The Council Jammers will be playing for your listening and dancing pleasure; Mark the date on your calendars now! New Meadows Fosclick Golf Tournament "The Fosdick" Sat. & Sun Aug. 4 & 5, 2012. Sat. Silent and live auction, Community Dinner ($15) "Rancher's Rescue Raffle" with top $1,000 cash prize tickets $1 each or 25 for $20. Mon July 30 golf registration deadline. Everything at MeadowCreek Golf Resort. Visit Fosdickgolf. com or call 208-347-2404. Kelley Bruff donation account A donation account has been established for people Donations can be made at to contribute to help theSterling Bank. family of Kelley Bruff with Continued from frontpage miles of road through land northeast of Cambridge belonging to Cecil and Betty Bilbao and their son, Roy. The road is located in Township 16 North, Range 3 West, in sections 25, 26, 30 and 36. The main area of contention is section 25. The Bilbaos bought the land in the late 1960s or early '70s, and about 1973 decided the Cow Creek Road that ran through their property was their own private road. They locked the gates across it and began a nearly forty- year campaign of harassing, threatening, intimidating and suing their neighbors and anyone else who used the road. Aside from locking gates, they have fallen trees across the road, removed culverts and pushed up earthen barricades. Over the years there have been two civil lawsuits over the road. In 1976 judge ruled that the Bilbaos had to remove the locks and other barriers to public travel on what was determined to be a public road with common usage going back to at least the 1920s. One gate was unlocked but another gate and other obstacles were not, effectively shutting off access to the Payette National Forest, private property owned by others and a route between Cow Creek and Goodrich Creek that had been used for generations. The Bilbaos were also ordered to stop harassing people and to take down the threatening signs they erected. In spite of that, not much seems to have changed in that regard. In 2007, three people who were driving the load were held captive for almost two hours against their will until a deputy arrived and made the Bilbaos release their prisoners. The Bilbaos claim the road right of way is oIily 6 to 9 feet wide, and if anyone turns around on it, they have to trespass on Bilbao land to do so. This was the crime the Bilbaos claimed the three travelers had committed, and they have pressed charges to that effect several times. This 6 to 9 foot right of way claim and how they arrived, at it is a mystery to most people. Washington County spent over $29,000 on historical research that determined some version of the road had existed through what is now the Bilbao's land since 1870. The commissioners are currently collecting evidence to make a final decision on the road. (This won't be the first time.) They say they need to determine three issues: 1) If the Cow Creek Road was ever a public road, 2) if it was ever vacated or abandoned as a public road, and 3) if the answers to issues 1 and 2 show that it is still a public road, whether or not it is "in the public interest to keep it as a public road:' The Washington Council Commissioners had set a deadline of July 31 for public comment on the issue, but in speaking with the Adams County Commissioners in a teleconference on Monday, they decided to push the deadline back to August 31 to give Adams County residents a chance for input. Before the Cow Creek Road was blocked, it went through to Adams County, connecting with the Goodrich Creek Road. In their meeting on Monday, the Adams County Commissioners expressed Page S " % Parks & Rec Board Meeting First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. Adams County Search & Rescue North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building South First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse "Ihe American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pm. medical and funeral expenses the opinion that the road would be valuable for alternative access to and from both counties in the case of a flood, fire or other emergency. They also regret the recent trend of losing public roads and access. But they also worry about the cost of litigation, having learned only too well how expensive it can be. Anyone wanting to comment or present evidence on the Cow Creek Road issue may do so by sending material in writing to: Board of County Commissioners Washington County PO Box 670 Weiser, ID 83672 Fax: 208-414-3925 Email: wcclerk@ Government The phone number at the Washington County Courthouse, to obtain more information, is 208-414- 2789. The researched history of the road, maps, a timeline and other documents can be found on the Washington "County Commissioners' web page: http://commissioners. Council School Board SeCond Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & Water Conservation Dist Second Monday of the month 7:30 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous Every Mon & Wed. at 8 pmin the Council Valley Free Library. Call 741-0875 for more information. Hazard Risk Planning Team Every Third Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Council EMS Building Natural Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in the Adams Coun- ty Courtroom. New Meadows City Council Second Monday of every month at 7 pm at New Meadows City Hall. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house ~. ~s ~axtc l~tm:h Highway 95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. (Imrch ofele ~ 102 S. Exeter 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Discipleship 10 a.m. Morning Worship I 1 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. "Children's Church 11:15 a.m. tadm Vary Camm C areh Pastor Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Chercb of]em (] lt of Latm Day Satm S Fairfield, Council 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Unford Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Comcll BlbleOImeh 190 4th Ave. 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. Home of enepr Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weiser, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debble Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM coma vaby/mea of God 253-6430 Paston Geolf Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m. Co=d Comnm 105 California Ave. .253-6461 Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Frl. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am New lqeadom Uai~ ~ C~ureh 210 N. Heighho 347-2427 Pastor Andy SaRa Moming Worship 10:.30 a.m Children's Church held during worship Falm For (]Mst lakdm Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-04! 0 Pastor: Jon Sorg Services Sunday 11:00 a.m.