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17/00 B03-03-A 'Tis the Season rtI DALE FISK In case you haven't noticed, it is dry out there! And in case you also didn't notice, it is really easy to start a fire. We've had two in the past week, right around Council. See Two LOCAt. FIRES ZN ONE WEEK, page 4 - The Forest Service threw a lot of resources at the Cutoff Saddle fire and knocked it down so quickly that there was hardly time to take a pic- ture of the smoke visible from town. Rodeo A Council Tradition BY DALE FISK It's a tradition that started about 65 years ago at its current location at Council (earlier at Indian Valley). Every year about this time, horse trailers, stock trucks, pickups and cars pour into the Adams County Rodeo grounds and engage in traditions that go back at least a century. Someone from 1947 would feel right at home at today's rodeo, but a few things changed. Cody Allred displaying the classic style that won him second place in the saddle bronc riding at the Adams County Rodeo. had horse trailers. (I just Googled it, and the first one was built in 1958.) Back then it was pickups and cattle trucks, and you had to back up to a bank or a chute to load or unload your horse(s). The clothes have changed somewhat. The styles of cowboy hats have changed over the years. My dad told me now nice it was when straw cowboy hats started being made instead of only the hot felt have have probably changed the The vehicles most. Back then nobody See RODEO -- A COUNCIL TRADITION, page 3 ; t[;0 Adams County Commissioners Meeting County puts budget on chopping block BY LEE BuY The Adams County Commissioners met with Sheriff Rich Green in an unusual fourth Monday meeting to get the Justice Fund, which pays for his Department, into the black for the 2013 Budget. Last week's meeting ended with the Fund more than $480,000 in budgetary red ink for next year. This week the group got the Fund into shape for next year, but it involved some painful funding cuts and could present some problems as the year advances. The Sheriff agreed to wait at least another year before replacing the Control Panel at the Jail, which will save $200,000. Then the Department agreed to not purchase any new vehicles in 2013 to fiirther reduce red ink by $72,000. Finally, Clerk Sherry Ward was able to finalize the taxable property base upon which the levy is calculated to $387,000,000 for 2013. That taxable base raises the potential revenue by $104,000 from the calculations made during last week's meeting. The final dollars will come by reducing the number of active patrolmen from nine to six next year. That reduction will be made through attrition and not by any planned layoffs. Commissioner Chairman Bill Brown said that he would rather wait until the jail control panel failed rather than replace it next year. If the panel does go out in 2013, he would support using Payment in Lieu Taxes funds or even tapping the Arbitration Fund to pay for it. The County made the last payment on the three automobile purchased three years ago and can probably wait until 2014 to replace any more vehicles. See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 3 - Pledges sought for "Welcome to Council" signs BY DALE FISK Signs at each end of town to welcome people to Council will become a reality if enough money Can be pledged. Jack Roberts designed the signs, and got the approval of local officials to begin fundraising. At this stage, pledges are being gathered, and if enough money is pledged, the money will be collected so construction can begin. People can pledge money toward the project and have a name sandblasted into a: stone or brick. Across the top of each sign will be ten see WELCOME To COUNCIL SIrNS, page 24 ADAMS COUNTY FAIR RESULTS Find them on page 14 WHERE Is THIS? " Get a clue on page 24 PORCUPINE FAN CLUB GOES INTERNATIONAL Get the Scoop on page 22