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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - June 1, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Jenkins signs letter of intent Fehm Kagg memorial Day services observed see Page 22 see inside 500 per copy volume no. 107 Issue no. 20 prseftk1?, c"dtgatp80?01 sm�6 amp. Co .m.2999email =<01-2999 hovering the fifes Peak Plains Region since 1901 uses 455-020 Assn 0745 4279 thursday june 01, 2006 fax 719-541-2289 smile of the week to smiling because. Quot i won my baseball Ben Holzworth correction % Jeffrey Markle is the son of Kathy Markle. The ranch land news will Correct errors in factual reporting. Call 719 541-2288. Sports Brief Ben Howarth who lives in Ellicott but competed in football and wrestling for Widefield High school has signed a National letter of intent to play football at St. Mary s College in Leavenworth ran. Howarth. Who graduated from Widefield May 20, set the tackle record and pin record at the school and was named most valuable player by the wrestling team. Prospect show the plainsman 4-h 17th annual Prospect show will be on june 3, at the Elpaso county Fairgrounds in Calhan. For More information Contact Weatherford at 719 683-7350. Food drive the Freedom 4-h club is doing a canned food drive. Bags will be Hung on doorknobs in Simla june 2, and will be picked up june 5. Index blast from the past 17 classifieds 29-33 Community scope 2 editorials a 2 student of the week a a letters to the editor a a Little bits 21 obituaries a a Public notices 23-38 school menus a a school news a a service directory 34-35 sports 22 correspondents Smithson 15 births la Edison 13 Hanover a a Ellicott 14 Yoder 19 Rush 21 Hodgson 15 fire destroys Dairy barn by Toni Gibbons on May 25 a late night fire at the Eurich Dairy at 19850 Kosch Road destroyed a Large milking Bam a tractor shed and a storage shed. About to . On May 25 Brian Sedlock a neighbor alerted his Mother that he could see a fire from his bedroom window. A the sky was glowing Orange. I could t Tell what was on fire Quot said Sedlock. Minutes later Steve Eurich who was at a Church meeting in Calhan received the news that there was a fire at his farm. A we could see the flames from two Miles away Quot said Eurich. A by the time we got on Kosch Road it looked like the whole place was going when he reached the barn Eurich jumped from his truck. The Structure was beginning to crumble. Bam where 50 head of Dairy cows were in a panicked state. The roof of the Bam collapsed As he with the Aid of friends and neighbors began pushing the confused animals to safety. As the fire burned Eurich said he could hear the pop off valve on the propane tank emitting sprays of Gas. Every few minutes another Spray would erupt As the tank slowly emptied. Fire trucks arrived from Calhan Simla and Tri county fire departments. The fire was contained within a half an hour. Friday morning Eurich moved his 50 milking cows to a nearby Dairy. By Friday afternoon All that remained of the Bam were the twisted remnants of Metal and soldering piles of co please see fire Page 5 he ran to the pen in Back of the nationwide announcement puts Hud manufactured homeowners at risk by Toni Gibbons a major secondary Lender announced last week that they will no longer consider manufactured Hud Homes As acceptable properties for financing As of june i. The document stating this was reviewed by Don Manning a realtor broker who has specialized in country property for 23 years and confirmed by John Walker a residential loan specialist. Both Manning and Walker agree that it will make the purchasing of a new or existing Hud manufactured Home More difficult and More expensive to finance. No existing Loans Are affected. A it will definitely make them harder to sell Purchase or said Walker. A Many of the investors Are unwilling to buy these Loans on any the Federal housing administration Cha a still accept Hud manufactured Homes As eligible properties but the problem will be in finding investors. Walker said he Felt this move was strictly financial based on the High foreclosure rate of manufactured Homes not necessarily in our Market but on a National level. The National average sales Price on these types of Homes is Well below please see Hud Page 5 Toni Gibbons ranch land news the Bull rider worked hard to hang on during the Benefit Rodeo for Shawn Nehl on May 28 at the Elpaso county Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena. Toni Gibbons ranch land news soldering piles of Corn and twisted Metal were All that remained of Steve Eurich a milking barn after a fire demolished it on May 25. Elpaso commissioners approve local applications by John Hill the f l paso county Boa re of commissioners approved land use applications in the Falcon Peyton planning area on May 25. The Board voted to approve rezoning from a-35 to rr-3 the Prairie Vista Meadows filing no. 2 a request by Prairie Vista investments Lac for approval of a rezoning from a-35 agricultural District to the rr-3 Rural residential District. The properties Are located at the Southeast Comer of Elbert Road and . Highway 24 and lie within the Falcon Peyton planning area. The request encompasses approximately 160 acres and is a continuation of the already approved greater Prairie Vista Meadows project to the North. The land use application was approved unanimously by the planning commission on december 20, 2005. The Board also voted to approve the preliminary plan for Prairie Vista Meadows filing 2 a request by Prairie Vista investments Lac for approval of a preliminary plan proposed for 28 single family residential lots situated on 162.5 acres. The property is zoned rr-3 Rural residential District and is located at the Southeast Comer of Elbert Road and . Highway 24 and lies within the Falcon Peyton planning area. The applicant requests waiver for required Road connectivity at Mckeiva court to the Edge of this subdivision. The land use application was approved unanimously with conditions and notations by the planning commission on december please see approve Page 7 no changes planned for new Falcon High school by John Hill despite shortfalls the new Falcon High school will be built As planned a Falcon school District administrator said May 25. Community relations c coordinator Joe Cole said unanticipated construction costs including High prices for steel Copper and fuel plus inflation pushed the construction of Falcon High school and High school no. 3 Over budget by about $5 million. At a special Board meeting May 24, directors voted unanimously to proceed with the construction of Falcon High school As planned. Directors heard Community input. Cole summarized input As strongly in favor of completing the Falcon facility which will be 175,000 Square feet and accommodate 1,200 students. Falcon High school is set to open in october 2007. The other High school is on a similar construction schedule but is delayed because of construction debris at the site near Dublin and Powers not related to the new construction. The state of Colorado has vet to Clear the site. The school District has not yet taken ownership of the property. Cole said. The District a will not do so until the debris which consists mostly of Concrete is mitigated he said. A students set to attend High school no. 3 in the 2007-08 school year will be accommodated at other d49 schools until the school is open Quot he said. Cole predicted that no changes would occur in construction of either High school before september. Final project features such As soccer Fields Tennis courts and the football stadium bleachers and lights Are set to be before the Board on sept. 11, Cole said. The Board will review possible remedies such As taxes created by the Mill Levy override passed by voters in november interest Revenue or Revenue from other the largest paid circulation weekly in Elpaso and Elbert counties

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