Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 4, 1976 · Page 2
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 2

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, March 4, 1976
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t GREELEY (Cote.) TRIBUNE Hun., Mirch 4,1171 Weld to re-advertise Continued from page 1 attorney post. Former part- time county attorney Sam Telep has continued in the meantime as special counsel to the board. Before (he quick commissioners' action Wednesday, Mrs. Steinmark had posted several charts in the county board room on attorney hiring requirements under state law and the charter -- these apparently to support an argument for at least acting under state law, if not the disputed sections of the charter. And the five County Council members were present, after meeting briefly at their Island Grove Park office early Wednesday afternoon. They had conducted a one-week study of the hiring siluation- and were prepared to press the commissioners for action. Earlier, Weld Democratic Chairman Leonard Roe had issued a statement charging Billings, Jacobucci and Moser with obstructing implementation of tht charter, especially on the attorney issue, and spending too much for the board interim special counsel, at $40 an hour. "This waste and procrastination must end now," stated Roe. Meanwhile, also recently writing the commissioners on the attorney issue was Greeley lawyer Stow Witwer Jr., chairman of a Weld Bar Association Committee, on the charter-required legal posts. Wilwcr said the lawyers' group was "extremely concerned" with progress on hiring county legal officers, and stated his panel understood the commissioners had intended to continue seeking a chief full- time attorney and assistants. Witwer wrote that bar committee members "were rather dismayed" at the commissioners up, then down, votes last week on seeking assistant attorneys. "We have no reason to believe that it is appropriate to wait until the charter lawsuit is resolved," stated Witwer. "In fact, it would seem most ap- attorney and assistants participate in defense of the charter." In the council study, Councilmen John Martin and Bob E. White, both members of the former county home rule commission, studied two charter sections dealing with attorney. They contended disputed charter wording that attorney candidates be licensed "for" the state meant "very simply that they are licensed to practice law 'for' the courts of Colorado." Martin suggested to the commissioners at one point that they simply find a lawyer in whom they have confidence, and seek to retain his services -- as an individual would seek out legal representation. However Billings said county personnel system standards require the advertising and interview process. In his report, Councilman Floyd Oliver ST., who had conferred with a local attorney, said he was told a "top, qualified" attorney could be hired for about (25,000 to $30,000, with assistants at S13.000 to $15,000 each. Oliver said he was advised that advertising in the Colorado Lawyer would bring best results. Oliver also reported he had been advised many lawyers in Greeley and the Weld area could be interested in seeking the county post, but that concerns over politics and the unsettled state of the commissioners office had caused them riot to apply earlier. In another .report, Councilman Lacy Wilkinson said his research indicated fees paid to the part-time county attorney activity last year had totaled *78,807.15. White also offered a statement from 11 members of the former 21-person home rule commission that their intent in the charter attorney sections had been to require an attorney licensed in Colorado who had practiced in the state for at least the previous five years. Statement was signed by White of Briggsdale; Martin. Fort Lupton; Ruben Schissler, La Salle; Ed Lesh. Ault; Tim Weigand, Ault; Chuck Carlson, Eaton; Ralph Waldo Jr., .Greeley; Nancy Clark, Greeley; George Brooks, Greeley; J. L. (Bud) Johnson, Greeley, and Norm Brown, Pierce. f IMAM* A flCfrflSC DENVER (API-State officials, hoping to save the taxpayers an estimated $3 million, of issuing to motorists license plates that could last up to five years. William Casswell, director of the Colorado Motor Vehicle Department, said Wednesday he has asked the Department of Institutions to seek bids on the material needed to produce the plates. A spokesman at the State Penitentiary, where inmates make the plates, said equipment would have to be changed to accommodate the new design. Officials are proposing that the new plates make use of re- flectorized beads instead of paint. The change would reduce the cost of each plate to 3G cents from the present 67 cents. In Colorado Territory . . . 100 years ago The Rev. Mr. Todd retires from the Evans Journal, and the Rev. Mr. Stewart associates himself with Wilson Todd in business and editorial management. It is hoped they will get rich, so that we can all see how it is to be done. -Tribune, Nov. 22, 1876. It is understood, that the plan previously announced, that general stock yards were to be established in Greeley, is to be carried out by two of our prominent stock men. The location is south of town. It is expected that the railroad will build a switch into the yard. -Tribune, Nov. 22, 1876. Some of the stock men have been losing cattle at a surprising rate, and it is supposed of course by theft. It would seem easy for cattle thieves to slip away a few head from a large herd, from time to time, and drive them to Cheyenne and Denver and butcher them. But this cannot go on always, and detection is sure to come sooner or later. -- Tribune, Nov. 22, 1876. Weld County Centennial-Bicentennial Calendar March 4-5 -- Greeley Central Auditorium, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. "Shakespearado." March 6 - 7 p.m., La Salle Middle School, auction of donated items from townspeople, proceeds to centennial- bicentennial projects. March 9 - 3 p.m., UNC Library, Kay McElroy, program and exhibit, "Fossils of Weld County." March 1 1 - 4 p.m., Greeley Community Building, meeting of county-wide Centennial- Bicentennial committees for report on activities and two planned events.- "Go Fly a Kite" event in March and "Colorado Futures" in April. March 13 - 7:30 p.m., Briggsdale school auditorium. adult talent show, "Hats Off to America." March 14-16-Four showings of Kodak Bicentennial multimedia show, "Profile '76" at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission by ticket only. All tickets free and available at Greeley banks. March 20 -- Ault school, presentation of American Revolution Bicentennial flag and certificate. Congressman Jim Johnson, State Sen. Hank Brown, Slate Rep. Walter Younglund, Weld County commissioners, Ault mayor and council to be present. March 22 - Eaton School auditorium, «wnb ceremony for design of MM On. If it's Big Savings on Men's Wear .., it's Hibbs in Greeley! Hibbs Famous WARDROBE PLANS! PUN 1* one $125 Suit one $85 Leisure Suit $210 Wardrobe for only '165 $45 PLUS TAX DOWN $40 MONTH FOR 3 MONTHS NO FINANCE CHARGE PLAN 2* one $125 Suit one $69.50 or $79.50 Sport Coat two $18 to $20 Pants $244.50 Wardrobe for only 190 $55 PLUS TAX DOWN $45 MONTH FOR 3 MONTHS NO FINANCE CHARGE Use Your Regular Hibbs Charge, Hibbs Wardrobe Charge Plan, Cash, Master Charge or BankAmerlcard. NO FINANCE CHARGE Applies to Hibbs own Credit Accounts. Not Master Chirge or BankAmericard. ·Thtse ace examples only. Other priced suits, sport coals and leisure suits may be substituted -- ask us to figure your SAVINGS! PLAN 3* one $125 Suit one $85 Leisure Suit one $69.50 or $79.50 Sport Coat one $18 to $20 Pant $309.50 Wardrobe for only *240 $80 PLUS TAX DOWN $40 MONTH FOR 4 MONTHS NO FINANCE CHARGE Tin- Cmnfortnhlf filnrr. IIH-Hlh \ii,lli Slwl

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