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3.7/00 B03-.03-, < ..] SmaiiTownPapers, Inc. 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584-2263 Commissioner Brown's service to public health honored BY LAURIE BOSTON SDH Bruce Krosch, District Director for Southwest District Health recognized Commissioner Bill Brown Monday (10/15) during the Adams County Commissioners Meeting. For the past nine years Brown has served the citizens in six counties of Southwest Idaho as Chair of the Health Board and Board Trustee. In honor of his service, Brown was awarded a plaque to be displayed in the Adams Conference Room at the main office building for Southwest District Health in Caldwell. (The conference rooms in the Canyon County facility are named after the Bruce Krosch, District Director for Southwest District Health, recognized Commissioner Bill Brown during the Adams County Commissioners meeting on March 15 for his time served as Chair of the SWDH Board of Health and Trustee. six counties the health district serves.) During his tenure, Brown was influential in getting legislation passed to increase food establishment fees in Idaho to lessen See COMMISSIONER BROWN HONORED, page 4 ; That's A Wrap Nate Henderson, TJ Goettling, Jac Cook, Daniel Cameron, Hunter Lucas, Chase Brown, Will Canfield (on ground left to right) Cody Shelton and Tyson Ivey. BY LAURA PERKINS their Council High School them well and know that, There are going to be Football careers and head just as they have made us some very big shoes to fill out to the great big world, proud in recent years, they next year in Council's ath- We definitely want to wish will continue to do great letic programs. Nine Senior boys are about to wrap up See THAT'S A WRAP, page 14 Folke not a suspect BY DALE FISK audit of his office was printed within quotation In last week's report that Folke was a "suspect" marks. It should also be on the conflicts at in the investigation of emphasized that this the Adams County misused 911 funds. It is Green's opinion, and Courthouse, Sheriff Rich should be made clear the idea that Folke is a Green stated that his that it was Green who "suspect" did not come readon for not allowing used the word "suspect;' from anyone involved in Tim Folke to conduct an and that is why it was the investigation. The Idaho State Police suspect in the case did (ISP) is investigating the not come from the ISP. claim that 911 funds were The State Police have not misused. In a phone call. even determined that the to Robert Boone of the 911 funds were misused, ISP, Boone said the idea so they certainly don't that Folke (or anyone have anysuspects. else for that matter) is a At this point, we don't know who "blew the whistle" that started this investigation, although rumors abound. The Record will follow this story as closely as we can as the plot thickens. Adams County Commissioners Meeting Packer John Park to expand BYLEE BUY Packer John Cabin Park, located east of New Meadows, will grow by five acres when the cur- rent plans for the park are completed early next year. A landowner located north of the cur- rent park has offered to donate his parcel to the park, which will allow the county to release a fifty-foot parcel along the east side of the park for private access. The county parcel will allow Woodland Road to be extended to the north so four parcels owned by Dean Dryden will have a deeded right of way for access. As part of the agreement, Dryden will rebuild the his- toric Packer John cabin, and Adams County will remove dead and lean- ing timber to reduce fire danger to the park. Neighbor Jean Schultz said that the new plans will improve the park and will solve the access problems to the land located north of the park. Two new gates will be installed along Woodland Road to restrict public access. The county will also install a gate on the roadway from Highway 95 to seasonally close the area during the winter- time. Commission Chairman Bill Brown discussed the effects on Adams County revenues if and when the Idaho Legislature drops the personal property tax: Adams County had $19 million in personal property listed this year, See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 5 ; Forest contracts awarded BY DALE FISK available for biomass After a lengthy study (wood chips). and public comment The Forest Service says process, the first contracts the income produced for work on the ground above what the project within the Mill Creek has cost will be applied - Council Mountain to other restoration work, Landscape Restoration such as the Lost Creek - Project area have been Boulder Creek Landscape awarded. The first contract Restoration Project area. was awarded to Evergreen A second, $1 million, Forest Products (Tamarack contract was awarded sawmill) and involves to Cook and Sons for harvesting 8 million work on Cottonwood board feet of timber in Road and other roads. the Cottonwood Creek The work includes road drainage. The job also improvements, but no includes understory and decommissioning. plantation thinning, plus In response to requests removal of biomass. There from local contractors, a will be an estimated 4,600 small-scale timber sale will tons of logging slash go up for bid for next year (fiscal year 2013). The 1.2 million board foot contract, covering 125 acres, is being designed for contractors who are unable to take on larger contracts. A 10 million board foot contract covering 1,000 acres is also scheduled for 2013. This Stewardship contract includes 300 acres of "Wildland Urban Interface treatments" that will require helicopter logging. The layout is complete for this contract, and the Payette National Forest will prepare contracts this winter. Other contracts will be prepared and awarded in fiscal year 2014. PROPOSITION III Find Our Coverage on page 4 MOUNTAINEER HOMECOMING See Pictures on page 15 WHERE IS THIS See the Clue on page 13