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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - March 9, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Bruj orc ill jul Law i Yuho re Huwui la r. V t in. Sll a amp Al . Army increases recruiting incentives 500 per copy a it get. A Berrr Tat tt0mc Colo. _ ii see Page a volume no. 107 Issue no. 8 love Rifg the pikes email phone 719-541-2288 fax 719-541-2289 i in smiling because. A a we Are playing volleyball in gym today a Sarah Mcnulty Calhan news briefs name change and new meeting dates Colorado citizen for property rights formerly the Eastern Plains citizen coalition will be meeting on the following dates March 13, Woodmen Mills elementary Falcon 7 . March 15, Ellicott High school 7 . March 20, Cowboy Church in Peyton 7 . And March 22, Calhan High school 7 . Pikes Peak Roces pikes Peak boxes will be meeting with focus groups during the Day on monday March 13, regarding the superintendent search. The Calhan school Board is meeting at 8 30 ., monday March 13, to review the information gathered from the groups. Town meeting there will be a town meeting at i ., saturday March 11, at the Elizabeth Library meeting room in the Carlson building. Rep. Debbie Stafford and sen. Greg Brophy will be there to give a legislative update on private property rights. Mem Index blast from the past 19 classifieds 30-33 Community scope 2 editorials 2 student of the week 18, 20 letters to the editor 4-5 Little bits 13 obituaries 13 Public notices 26-29 school menus 20 school news 21 service directory 34-35 sports 22-25 correspondents Edison Ellicott Rush John Hill ranch Larj news a firefighter from the Simla fire Protection District chopped burning snags with an axe after a fire burned 600 acres Between . 24 and big Sandy Creek near Matheson last week. _ flames Blacken the Earth in Ellicott 19 Good Sam a a 17 Hanover 16 17 Yoder 14 18 Ramah a a by Jenni Renzelman a fire that ate up More than 20 acres in the Ellicott area sunday was just one of several that kept local fire fighters Busy this weekend and with the extreme dry conditions Many fear that such incidents could be a warning of More to come if residents done to take special care. Five different fire departments including Ellicott Calhan Peyton Falcon and Tri county had units on scene to fight the Blaze reported at 12 40 ., March 5, which ignited at a residence on Ellicott Hwy. Just North of Falcon Hwy. Along with the dry condition Strong winds estimated to be about 20 mph spread the flames quickly. A it appeared the cause was from burning trash Quot reported Calhan fire chief Baysinger. A it really spread out quickly because of the Way it was scattered by the it took about one and a half hours for firefighters to get the fire under control and contained within a perimeter. Ellicott Hwy. Stopped the spread on one Side while heavy equipment was used to create a fire line on other sides. A we worked the perimeter pretty hard to secure the Baysinger commented. A there was an enormous amount of firefighter hours though the fire did Cross property lines no Homes were threatened. A few outbuildings and two vehicles were lost to flames but no injuries were reported. The property owner Walter Goss was charged by the Elpaso county Sheri its office with the firing of Woods and Prairies. Said sheriffs spokesman of. Clift Northam which is a Misdemeanour offence. In addition to sunday afternoons fire. Ellicott firefighters worked to contain a smaller Blaze reported earlier that same Day. Several local fire departments also worked to put out flames that completely destroyed an outbuilding in Simla saturday night As Well a grass fire that Lay to waste 600 acres in the Simla area the please see fire Page 10 grass fire Burns 600 acres by John Hill a grass fire that started after 11 ., March 2, burned about 600 acres two Miles East of Matheson. Firefighters contained the fire by about 4 . The fire was reported to the Elbert county sheriffs office about 11 30 As an 80-Aere grass fire. Southwest winds gusting to 30 mph spread the fire North to big Sandy Creek and Northeast along the Creek bed. The fire burned acreage on the properties of Edward and Linda Glover and the Hofier families. The cause of the fire is not known. Firefighters from More than 12 agencies responded. Rattlesnake fire Protection District chief Dale Goetz who acted As staging commander and Public information officer said Brush trucks and fire trucks from several area districts responded. About six Road graders responded and cleared fuel from around corrals along the Creek. A we saved the corrals a a reported operations chief . Steek of the Elizabeth fire Protection District. As firefighters brought the fire under control incident commander John Hillman chief of the Simla fire Protection District released units from the staging area. Firefighters set a backfire about mid afternoon to Stop the fires Progress. Within an hour sleek reported the fire was too percent contained. Steek guided television and newspaper reporters to the corrals and Creek Bottom about a mile North of . 24. Stock cautioned reporters to avoid approaching Trees. A few minutes later a 40-feet tall tree fell to the ground with a loud crash. Flames continued to Flicker at the base of the tree. A that would have Stock said. Firefighters in the area sprayed water to soak grasses at the Edge of the still soldering fuel and pulled snags apart so that fire burning inside the limbs would smolder. No structures were threatened and no evacuations w Ere reported. Wranglers moved More than too cattle East of the fire s path onto a Ridge. A we got them All out Quot a spokesman said. Thursday March 9, 2006 uses 455-020 san 0745 4279�~ the largest paid circulation weekly in Elpaso and Elbert counties a

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