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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - March 2, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good Luck Simla Peyton amp Ellicott Peyton science fair winners see Page 21 see Page 12 500 per copy to jqtri1 80901 ,c0 07-10-06 "73p 9?s it Kos Peak Library District b900 special collect on la to Rox 2999 Colorado Springs co 80901-?999 f volume no. 107 Issue no. 7 hovering the pikes Peak Plains Region since 1901 in f uses 455-020 Assn 0745 4279 thursday March 2, 2006email phone 719-541-2288 fax 719-541-2289 smile of the week Peyton Panther Peyton new briefs correction John filet Trusdle not John Elbert Trusdle died feb. 15 at his family Home in Hanover. The ranch Landrews will Correct errors in factual reporting. Call 719 541-2288. Correction reports initially Given to the ranch land news by the state patrol last week regarding a car Accident involving two local Calhan students and their collision with a semitrailer on Hwy. 24 feb. 16 were incorrect. State trooper Susan Schroder the on scene officer that Day said that the 17-year-old Driver Lauren Hough had not been speeding before she lost control of her Honda civic because of icy conditions and that the estimated Speed was 50 mph in a 65 mph zone. A those kids were dam Lucky a Schroder commented. Schroder confirmed that the ticket issued involved charges of careless driving causing bodily injury. A Large part of the Calhan Community along with the staff at the ranch land news is glad to hear both students Are Well and blast from the past 19 classifieds 30-33 Community scope 2 editorials 2 student of the week 16 letters to the editor a a Little bits 9 obituaries 13 Public notices 27-29 school menus 12 school news 11 service directory 34-35 sports 21-26 correspondents in uni torn 16 Good Sam a a Edison 15 Hanover 12 Ellicott 14 Yoder la Rush 13 Ramah a a Peyton fire responds to emergency and need by Jenni Renzelman when Volunteer firefighters of Peyton fire Protection District responded to a medical emergency on feb. 23, they found a resident in distress. A Man had been working on framing a Bam for his neighbor and had fallen from the roof. The Man was quickly assessed and transported to a nearby Hospital with a fractured Back. The distress of the situation did not Stop with the Back injury. The owner of the property a widow for whom the injured Man had been working was on a tight schedule and budget with roofers coming in just two Days. With mares ready to foal she needed a wami dry place for her horses and had no Way to finish framing the roof of her Bam so that shingles could be Laid. When they heard of the woman s plight four of Peytona a firefighters stepped up and volunteered to finish the framing Job. Fire chief Francis Schneider was among the four to Volunteer and explained that carpentry is what she does for her a real Job Quot outside the Many hours she puts in at the fire station. A she needed some help finishing this is what we do for a living so Here we Are a she commented. A was a group we decided to just finish it Oft for so the sunny morning of feb. 24 found four firefighters with big hearts running a saw heating plywood and swinging a Hammer for the Sake of a woman they had just met the Day before. A someone needed help and that a what we do a commented Schneider. A that is what the world is supposed to be about helping each other expansion of Sokol pit approved by state by Jenni Renzelman after a Public hearing that lasted a Little Over five hours the states division of minerals and geology approved an application by Rocky Mountain materials to set up and expand mining operations at the Sokol gravel pit just outside of Calhan. The feb. 15 hearing held in Denver involved testimony and evidence from various different parties including almost a dozen residents in opposition to the project As Well As representatives from Rocky Mountain materials and Asphalt inc. A the Board looked at several different issues of the application the biggest of those were ground water and surface water issues a said Bruce Humphries with the division of minerals and geology. Water and the possible Adverse effect on future supplies that could be caused by the drilling of one or More commercial Wells at the mining site Are at the top of Many local residents list of concerns. In response Humphries stated a we Felt the applicant properly addressed those issues of pollution and dust increased traffic noise wildlife and contamination were also Points of discussion during the hearing. Some of the issues brought up by opposition to the project fall outside of the division of minerals and geology a jurisdiction Humphries said which focuses mainly on aspects of Access requirements and reclamation. A we do a technical review Quot he explained. A your decisions Are based on technical the application approved by the state involved the expansion of the Sokol gravel pit from just Over 30 acres to a total of 295 acres with mining operations upped from 41 acres to 50 at any Given time. The permit issued in accordance with the applications approval will be for the a life of the mine a which representatives of Rocky Mountain materials have said will All depend on Supply and demand. For the most part the Sokol pit will be mined for gravel and Sand. On site operations would include screening and washing equipment which would be used to process materials. During Peak production periods output could reach As High As 4,000 tons per Day. Access to the pit would be located off of soap Weed Road North of Washington Road. The majority of trucks hauling gravel would travel soap Weed North to Hwy. 24. In response to the growing concerns on behalf of area residents. Rob Mangone with Rocky Mountain materials told the ranch land in an october interview a the Sokol pit has been in existence for a Long time. We Don t plan on disturbing much More than what is already being Over the past 25 years the Sokol pit has encompassed about 30 acres and mined by the county on a periodical basis. With the states approval obtained. Rocky Mountain materials will now look for approval from Elpaso county where issues such As compatible land use and Community Impact opposition will be Given More weight. The proposal will first go before the planning commission in the form of a special use application. Should the planning commission approve the application the matter would then go before commissioners for review and Public hearing. Elpaso county planning department representative Heather Rose said the original application submitted by Rocky Mountain materials six months ago was incomplete and that her department is still waiting for the company to resubmit a completed application. Jenni Renzelman ranch land news Peyton firefighters spent feb. 24 finishing up carpentry Worth on a local residents barn after the Carpenter who had been working on it fell from the roof and was paso commissioners approve Woodmen funds by John Hill at the feb. 23 meeting the Elpaso county Board of commissioners approved a Resolution to approve funding for the Woodmen Road capacity project. John Mccarty of the department of transportation said almost All of the work on the project will be completed in 2006. The environmental assessment was delayed. Because of the delay a we now have Cash flow for the project he said. Mccarty said he also expects project work on Marksheffel Road and Curtis Road to be completed in 2006. Commissioner Sallie Clark conducted a Public auction of county owned property. Schedule no. 74064-11-043 2,600 Square feet on Pilot Knob Avenue Manitou Springs. Commissioners continued to March 9 a a request by the town of Monument to review an annexation Impact report for the Promontory Pointe annexation. The property consists of approximately 78 acres and is currently zoned rr-3 Rural residential District and is located North of Baptist Road East and West of Kingswood drive. In other actions commissioners approved a a motion to excuse absent commissioner Douglas Bruce a minutes postponed from feb. 13 a renewal applications for the following liquor Beer licenses All applicable documents and fees have been filed and no Adverse comments have been received from the sheriff s investigator i Fountain Valley Columbus club. Inc., do a knights of Columbus holy Council no. 4636, for its club liquor License located at 567 Marquette. 2 Gloria j. And Gary l. Bishop do a just Jos for their please see funds Page 8crash claims life in Black Forest on thursday feb. 23, at approximately 7 05 . A three car crash occurred in Northern Elpaso county involving one fatality. Vehicle one 2000 Ford Taurus was travelling eastbound on Walker Road and tailed to Stop at a Stop sign at Black Forest Road. The front of vehicle one struck the left Side of vehicle two 1995 Gumc pickup which was northbound on Black f Orest Road. After Impact vehicle two continued North on Black Forest Road rolling one time ejecting the Driver Larry Young. Vehicle one rotated counter clockwise contacting vehicle three 2003 Volkswagen Jetta which was stopped at the intersection westbound Walker Road. The Driver of vehicle two was flown by helicopter to Penrose main Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported in the the largest paid circulation weekly in Elpaso and Elbert counties
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