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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - August 5, 1976, Colorado Springs, Colorado V serving the pikes Peak Plains Region since 19o1 August tie largest Juraj Jfe Effy All of Elbert county and East Elpaso county t volume 76 Issue 24 Montgomery gets cd a relatively new the cowhide will again be featured at this years Elbert county fair and horse show which begins Elbert fair horse show starts two Hundred and fifty four 4hers and some two Hundred and Twenty open class exhibitors Are Busy today setting up for the 42na annual Elbert county fair horse show in judges will be Busy today and tomorrow on deciding the winners of the open class Flowers and All 4h Friday ends with a final show Manship contest held in a round Robin event and the top showmen vie that top showman ship saturday is the official Cen Tennial Celebration Day in Elbert county and has been endorsed by the Centennial Bicentennial the Centennial Parade is scheduled for this Day in downtown Kiowa and everyone is encouraged to dress in there will be Simla woman loses father in flood Ealy age lost his life in the flood saturday night near Estes he is the father of Sharon Frank Tucker of reports Are that his wife his daughter 18 and her Boyfriend Jerry were in the House when the water Lee and and Jerry went outside to care for some when they first went the water was ankle deep but when they reached the Chicken Shea it was Waist deep and then the Wall of water Jerry grabbed a tree and also was holding on to but the Swift cur cent pulled him from his and swept him Lee and Sandy were Able to escape the House and being swept away by the however the House with the entire contents was the three were rescued from the water by they were taken to a Hospital for when and Frank Tucker heard of the disaster they went to the and identified Lees Lees Home was at Cedar around 10 or 14 Miles from Between love land and Estes funeral services for Lee will be held Sandy and Jerry Are in need of Mary wears size 14 clothing and Sandy wears size and or 8 Jerry wears size 11 shoes and 3332 cloth if you have any Good used clothing these you wish to give the you May leave it at the United methodist Church in since All possessions were they also need All House keeping food if you wish to help this family with any of these or Money please leave them at the Church or Contact John a free 4h Market Sale and the 1977 fair Queen contest also on the Elbert county gymkhana is Al so held for the Young cowboys and a 4h livestock Parade starts sundays which also features the Rodeo and track the Elbert county fair still features the Olet ilme country fair Charm As the event is still free to the sewage reuse not feasible the Calhan town Council was informed last monday night that a study conducted on the possibility of reusing sewage water was not financially possible at the Jerry an employee of a consulting firm in Colo Rado was present at the August meeting and Dis cussed in detail the investigative draft that he had compile the study was conducted to find out if irrigation by sewer reuse would e beneficial for the Only the school and Park were to use the system since they Are Large users of irrigation the Cost of the proposal was too admitted he informed the coun cil that approximately 600 Gallons go into the system continued on Page 12 attorneys for the defense and attorneys for the prosecution met before an 18th judicial District judge at Colo Rado last july to consider various motions in the trial of the state versus Montgomery the Ronald had been charged in Elbert county with three counts of first degree the three counts of de Gree murder Stem from the shooting death of Colorado patrolman Michael James on december Montgomery had also been charged in Elbert county with one count of aggravated Rob Bery and 1 count of Possession of a dangerous drug with intent to Montgomery was arraigned in Elbert county District court january Public defender Ken Montgomery As far Back As that january advised the court of his wishes to have the hearing in Arapahoe on january the last of the three guns allegedly involved in the apparent murder were located through a tireless search of Lawman dating Back to Decem Ber preliminary hearing in the Montgomery Case was started january 30 and continued until february 1976 in it was ruled at that time there was sufficient evidence to try trial Date was set for june this Date has been Public Devender Ken Ste wart advised on August 1976 that the trial in Aurora on july 1976 was to hear various Many minor motions were heard and taken under advisement by the the motion of major inter est was the defense motion to have a change of venue from Elbert county to Arapahoe this request was Montgomery will stand trial in Arapahoe county in the shooting death of Colorado patrolman Michael Deputy District attorney Walter advised in a letter dated july that trial Date is expected to be August Simla on radar at a special meeting on july the Simla town Council voted to Purchase a radar this gun has been received and Deputy sheriff Craig Orr will soon be operating the the regular meeting of the town Board was a gust Council members present were Everett Church Jim Allan Ray Leon Hama Cher and Herb along with mayor Alvin town clerk Violet Greenstreet and town maintenance Man Dwight a representative of a cancer insurance James Phillips of was also present at the he presented the Board with a can cer insurance plan for residents of the town of Simla the Board members voted to establish a thus making it possible for town residents who May wish to subscribe to the cancer care plan to do so with continued on Page 12 fire Protection denied the proposed Centennial fire Protection District was again denied a Public vote by the Elpaso county commissioners last there was no mention to anyone on the steering com Mittee from the commission ers As to the chair Man Jerry Manley was Noti fied by a Colorado Springs television nobody knew of the commissioners meeting to even Manley Felt disheartened1 by the action taken and commented that he Felt the decision was made prior to that Manley said that during the Public meeting july 26 the chairman of the Board of commissioners had asked to hear Only the comments not already he Felt the proponents held to that demand and that Only the opposition voiced an this leaves the fire Protection responsibility up to the sheriff and after two attempts by the Centen Nial fire Protection committe have been further action is not Manley also noted that if a Home Rule proposal is passed by the a fire Protection District for Eastern Elpaso county could be imposed without a majority All we wanted was a Chance for a majority vote on our proposed fire said saluting the Elbert

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