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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1976, Colorado Springs, Colorado Local history reference postal Patron Sample copy acc serving the pikes Peak Plains Region since 19o1 december 1976 largest Rural weekly in All of Elbert county an East Elpaso volume 76 Issue 43 a a a a a a a a a a t i property owners can be fined s50 Elanor of was the Driver of this 1976 Lincoln that hit a Bridge on 24 last saturday evening about 1 mile East of judge Orr Road in Elpaso the according to Colorado state patrolman Tom was eastbound out of Colorado Springs when it left the Road at about and struck the taking out 65 feet and 5 inches of railing before it fell off the see photo inside this Issue for More mining operation underway the state reclamation Board in Denver recently approved the open pit Coal min ing permit sought a new Mexico firm for work in Elbert Limon a subsidiary of trans Continental Coal of new lost their first attempt for the permit in october due to a Jack vice presi Dent of lir non said the permit authorizes Limon fuels to mine to one million tons of Coal per year for the next years from two sections of land about one mile West of Cedar Point North of the land is state owned and leased to Edson and Lavonne Tracy and the Packard cattle the two Section 16 and Section con Tain nearly 12 million tons of Limon fuels has leased 30 sections Between a Gate and Matheson in Elbert but mining the remaining 28 sections will require further per mits from the As markets for the Coal open the company will apply for those work has already begun on the on Emile gravel haul but actual mining of Coal wont Start until Midian uary or Higgins said Limon fuels still must obtain air emission permits from the state and fed eral environmental a process which will require at least another 30 Limon fuels is looking at about four different clients for the Low Low Btu sub bituminous Jack Higgins stated that they will be sub mitting bids on the Colorado Public service contract on the basis of 300 to 500 thousand tons per year Over a period of four since there Are no firm markets for the Coal i Mon fuels will initially remove Only ten to twelve thousand tons for local which will be sold at Cost for local Santa Claus is coming Good Ole Saint Nick is scheduled to arrive at the Cal Han Airport on dec Ember at in the afternoon to hand out treats to everyone in Simla and Calhan at Santa will be handing out treats in Calhan at the new next to the Tennis and in Simla at the municipal santas trip to Calhan is sponsored by the Lions club and the Simla Volunteer fire with help from the Simla area is accountable for santas presence in we still Haven been Able to figure out How Santa can be in two places at one but be sure to take the kids to visit with him this saturday at an editorial report by Kobolt this past Colorado Legisla Tive session produced a real quiet revision of a Law that went Over like a Bombshell when the results were put into Public anyone owning personal property that is taxable under Colorado state Law has for years been compelled to report this property to their county assessor at the Point of Taxa Tion on or before the 15th of april of the following under previous Colorado state if this taxable pro Perty report was not received by the county assessor by april 15th of the following the assessor could Law fully estimate the value of the personal property and Send the taxpayer a written notice of the effective january the following Section of Colorado Law has been re Vised to give the local assessor the Power to impose up to a penalty upon the tax payer who is late in filing his declaration of taxable personal failure to file if any person own ing taxable personal property to whom a personal property schedule has been or upon whom the assessor or his Deputy has called and left a fails to Complete and return the same to the assessor by the fifteenth Day of april next unless by such Date such person has re Quested an Extension of filing time As provided for in this the assessor shall impose a late filing penalty in the amount or fifty dollars if a lesser fifteen per cent of the amount of tax due on the valuation for assessment determined for the personal property for which such sche Dule is required to be any person who is unable to properly Complete and file such schedule by the fifteenth Day of april May request an Exten Sion of time for filing for a period of either ten or Twenty which request shall be in shall be signed be fore a notary and shall be accompanied by payment of an Extension fee in the amount of two dollars per Day of Exten Sion any person who fails to file such a schedule by the end of the Extension time requested shall be subject to a late filing penalty As though no Extension had been if any person fails to Complete and file a schedule by the fifteenth Day of or if an Extension is by the end of the requested or includes in a filed schedule any information concerning his property which is plainly or mislead or fails to include in such schedule any taxable property owned by then the assess or May determine the actual value of such persons taxable personal property on the basis of the Best information Avail Able to and obtainable by him and shall promptly notify such person or his agent of such Valu Extension fees and late filing penalties shall be fees of the assessors if shall be certified to the county trea surer for collection with taxes levied upon the persons pro hello Howdy this Issue of the ranch land farm news is going to All Post Al patrons served by the ranch land farm the staff of the rancher would like for any new families who have moved into ranch land country1 to become acquainted with your local newspaper the ranch land farm during the year a lot of photos and local bar gains Are sent to you through the pages of 52 issues for As a special offer to new the annual subscription rate has been reduced to for 52 issues mailed to you each Uvea asks for increase Only 3 rates affected Mountain View electric is asking the Colorado Public utilities commission for an increase in rates for three classes of according to Meas general Man he said that the three classes of service to be affected Are irrigation and municipal water pump a conducted by a rate to determine the Cost of service for each rate indicated that Only those three rates need to of Payne Uvea will receive a increase in our wholesale costs from our Tri state Genera Tion and effective december the rate increase we Are ask ing for in be a Passon of this the additional increase we Are asking for is to cover the Ris ing costs of providing Good and dependable service to our you May he con that our last two rate increases represented a Passon of increased whole Sale Power these two increases were applied to All rates on a per kilowatt our this Type of increase under certain Circum distort the relation ship Between the various rate for this a rate specialist was brought in to make a Cost of service under the proposed new residential an average town consumer who uses 500 kilo Watt hours per month would see his Bill go from 54 to the average Rural residential who uses 900 kilowatt hours per would see his monthly Bill go from 85 to continued on Page 5 Page 16 of this Issue is from the files of ranch land farm news dated december

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