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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - May 20, 1976, Colorado Springs, Colorado Peak pet Sal 1579 Colorado serving the pikes Peak Plains Region since volume 76 Issue 13 May 1976 Flural fee of Elbert county and East Elpaso Coung Costa ruled Elpaso county far racing guilty on three counts Robert was found guilty of attempting to sell having it in his and conspiracy in judge Joe cannons Elpaso county courtroom monday of Costa was found not guilty of Sale of the thus ending the longest marijuana trial Ever held in Elpaso coun seven All the offences occurred be tween december 11 and Decem Ber Costa was arrested december 19th when police Arthur Dalton found 184 pounds of marijuana in an out House located near the Costa defense counsel Orville Kennelly first witness on saturday was Ronald Mont who admitted to three prior felony Mont Gomery stated that he and Ronald Thurman had been dealing in Thurman had testified having been granted Montgomery said he and Thurman had stored 372 pounds of in an out House near Costas and that Costa was ignorant of the the defendants family had testified that he was at Home on the nights of december 12 and a number of Tele phone tapes were played to the the tapes consisted of possible drug deals Between Costa and Harold Baugess was granted immunity from of 10 pounds of according to an earlier Bauguess was working As an informant at the Bauguess did not Pur Chase the drug from but from Ronald Accord ing the Bauguess Fred a member of the voice identification unit of the department of also that one voice on the Telephone tapes was indeed he had matched it with a voice test which the court had ordered the defendent to the jury deliberated for about 10 hours before reaching the attempted Sale and Possession of marijuana carry penalties of 1 to 14 years in the Penitentiary and conspiracy is 1 to judge Joe Cannon allowed defense counsel the customary period in which to file a motion for a new Costa re Mains free on his original Bond of Ann left and Brenda Schoon photo by Rick Gaddy miss Brenda Schoon has been named Queen for the 1976 Elpaso county to be held in june 29 through a gust miss Schoon is the daughter of and Lonny and is a Junior at Mitchell High she is very Active in Little britches Rodeo and belongs to the Arrowhead Riding the kit Carson Riding club and competes in Elpaso county High school she is a former Elpaso county fair Champion horseman and also owns a former Elpaso county fair Champion her aide will be miss Ann daughter of and William Ann attends Ellicott High school where she is a she belongs to the Ellicott Riding and roping club and is a member of the Ellicott High school Stu Dent newspaper staff and the purple Power spirit she is an Honor the two girls will be making appearances throughout the Colo Rado Springuel paso county area during the summer months promoting the Elpaso county a fair Day will be held in july 24 at the Citadel shopping mall to Kickoff the among the attractions Are a quilting a Square dancing de a Goat milking contest by area paper a petting zoo for children and the top 1975 4h those of you who think you know everything Are very annoy ing to those of us who author unknown Donald Ashcraft announces candidacy Donald Ashcraft of Colorado announces that he is planning to run for county commissioner of Elbert county third District under the Republican Donald and his wife Shirley live on a farm Southeast of they have four 15 de 13 and May 22 senior Day graduating seniors and their parents admitted Rocky Mountain Quarter horse open futurity trials Rocky Mountain Quarter horse Colorado bred futurity t rials Columbine Appaloosa May 23 team and calf roping Rocky Mountain Quarter horse open Derby next weeks schedule in next Issue of this to Calhan horse racing is coining to Calhan this May 22 and and will continue next May 30 and at the Elpaso county the first annual parimutuel race meet is sponsored by Elpaso county a nonprofit organization formed to encourage the sport of horse the meet is governed by the Colorado racing commission and will feature Quarter horse and thoroughbred races with one or More races for Appaloosa and arabian parimutuel wagering will be handled on each race with a daily double and Quinella a program data statistics is furnishing the past performances of All horses by computer data retrieval tech closed circuit television will be available to the visitors to see each race rerun minutes after it is declared official by the this tape will also be used to make decisions on All racing will begin at 2 with eight races scheduled each the feature race of the meet is the Quarter horse 24 entries have been received and the expected Gross purse is trials for the futurity Are May with the eight fastest qualifiers advancing to the which is May other feature races include the Colorado bred futurity for 2 year the expected Gross purse for the Colorado raised event is added attractions other attractions during the activities will include team and calf plus a Long Horn steer May team and calf roping will begin at 8 until 1 May the team roping finals will be Gin at 8 this will be a three steer progressive roping with a trophy Saddle awarded to the the longhorn steer show will be held May Spon s ored by the Mountain and Plains Texas longhorn steer show there will also be a Public dance this saturday May 22nd at the of 76 this is the week in which a number of commencement exercises Are being held through out the Reader land of ranch land farm merchants have put congratulation ads in the paper wishing the seniors the in the some of the schools senior pictures Are included in this graduation not All schools turned their picture in at this but they will be published at a later Date if received by the news congratulations seniors and eighth graders from the various business places and from the news

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