Lamm sees money for renter tax relief By CARL MILLIARD . Associated Fresi Writer DENVER (AP) - There Is, according to his calculations, about $9.7 million In special surplus funds available for the legislature lo use in providing property tax relief for the renter, Gov Richard Lamm said today. And, the governor added, it would be "intolerable" for the lawmakers to fail to pass some form of property tax relief for Colorado residents this session. While one property tax assessment bill, MB 1452, is not in his possession yet, he will continue to discuss its impact with advisors and others, he said, and a veto of that measure is still "a live option." Lamm, at his first news conference since the legislature adjourned Saturday, said the "jury Is still out" on the performance of the general assembly. "It's a hard session to characterize," he told reporters. But he said he felt progress was made in the area of health care and in the establishment of a Hospital Charges Commission, which might bring "fiscal sanity" to helath care and hospital costs. And there was advancement in the area of Sunset Law reviews, which he called a "long overdue process." The abolition of four agencies was a "real accomplishment," he said. And an agreement on bilingual-bicultural education changes were "magnificent." Corrections work was "mixed," Lamm said. A new Department of Corrections was established, and a start on the correctional industries was made, as TEEN-AGER DIES IN ACCIDENT -- Glen Carbajal, 16, 24421st Ave., was killed late Wednesday when the car in which he was riding struck a tree head-on in the 400 block of 16th Ave. Three persons are.in stable condition in Weld County General Hospital with injuries from the accent. It was one of two fatal accidents In Weld County Wednesday night. (Tribune photo by Mike Peters) Auto accidents kill two One-car traffic accidents In Greeley and northern Weld County look the lives of a 16-year-old Greeley boy and a Commerce City man late Wednesday, according to Greeley police and. the Colorado State Patrol. The Greeley-youth was identified as Glen Carbajal, 16, 2442 1st Ave. He died at Weld County General Hospital following an accident at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of 16th Avenue. The patrol reported Eugene Peterson, 32, Commerce City, died at Weld General Hospital early Thursday after his car ran off the highway six miles north of Nunn at 11 p.m. Wednesday.' The Carbajal youth was a passenger in a car driven by Frank Richard Solis, 23, 20616th Ave. Q., when the vehicle ran off 16th Avenue and struck a tree head-on In 'front of a house at 40716th Ave. Solis,-his brother Michael Solis, 17, same address, and Amanda Carrizales, inside the Tribune (56pages,4sections) Abby 23 Hospital 6 Agri-news 30 Markets 47 Classified 42-!7 Obituaries 6 Comics 36 Sports 3741 Crossword 36 Theater 33-35 Editorial 4 TV log 36 Helolse 22 Weather 6 Horoscope Â· 31 Wm'spgs. 21-23 'Today's press run: 20,123 If you have not received your Tribune by 6:30 p.m., call 352-0211. . 19,542 N. llth Ave., were treated at the scene by Greeley. police, firemen and ambulance attendants v Greeley rescue firemen were called to the scene to free persons trapped in the car. They were taken to .Weld County General Hospital by ambulance, and Carbajal died a short time later. The There's some humor in Buddy's escape ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The escape of accused murderer Theodore Bundy has produced concern and anger in this Rocky Mountain resort torn, but people still have a sense of humor. "I'm not Theodore Bundy," read the sign of a hitchhiker standing beside a highway. Bundy was left unguarded Tuesday in the second-floor courtroom of the Pitkin County Courthouse. He jumped from a window, fled into the hills and has not been seen since. A local tavern now is offering a "Bundy Cocktail" -- a shot of tequila, a shot of rum and two Mexican jumping beans. There is also a "Bundy Burger." It looks like an ordinary hamburger, but the restaurant where it is sold says; "When you open it up, it disappears." There are Bundy T-shirts. One notes Â·that "Bundy Is a One-Night Stand," while another says "Bundy is in Booth D." The allusion is to a recent national news magazine article which said you could get cocaine by going to a local restaurant and asking to sit in booth D. Â· No one here has been able lo find booth D. other three victims were reported in stable condition Thursday in the hospital's Intensive Care Ward. Police said the ear driven by the elder Solis was demolished. The officers said they are also considering filing vehicular homicide charges against the driver. Peterson was killed when the 1967 car he was driving ran off U.S. 85 six miles north of Nunn, and rolled 4% times and struck a fence. 'Peterson and a passenger, Richard Gutierrez, 32, also of Commerce City, were thrown from the vehicle. Gutierrez was taken to Weld County General Hospital with head injuries, and was released Thursday morning. The fatalities raised the Weld County highway toll to 14 for this year, compared to nine deaths at this same time in 1976. 'Spotty showers 1 reported in area What Weld County Extension Agent Stan Boyes described as "spotty showers" passed through the area Wednesday evening, sprinkling .15 of an inch at one location and no measurable amounts at others in Greeley. The University of Northern Colorado weather station reported the .15 figure while the Northern Colorado Research Demonstration Center two miles north of the municipal airport rep'orted no . precipitation. At other sites, the Great Western Sugar Co. factory'at Greeley recorded a trace and the Great Western Plant at Eaton reported .09 of an inch. well as additional planning for maximum security facilities. But there was no "overall victory" for the system under the legislation approved, he observed. Generally, there was a backward movement in the area of environmental legislation, he said, particularly in the drastic budget cut of the Land Use Commission from $220,000 to $58,000. To deal with the agency in that fashion was "sad,"hesaid. And he feels weakened mined land reclamation statutes were poor. The governor said he is hopeful some agreement will be reached on a bill apparently killed by the Senate- last Saturday. That bill would amend the Colorado Labor Peace Act'to legalize labor-management contract agreements that were previously nullified by a court 1 decision. Without the bill, thestate would Â· have to spend some $3 million for new elections, which Lamm says the state cannot afford. Senators had amended onto the bill'a measure to impose a "right to work" restriction on public employes, barring a requirement they belong to, or contribute to unions in order to keep their jobs. He said he did not know whether he would call a special session to solve the labor pecce problem, if the legislature could not reach agreement. Lamm said he believes his relationship with legislative leaders, particularly those in the House, was good. "The voters don't care which party wins, as long as the voters win,"hesaid. 15 CENTS A COPY Original Script Written by Horace Greeley in 1871 VOL. 69, NO. 196 A N D T H E G R E E L E Y R E P U B L I C A N Weekly Tribune Established 1870 GREELEY, COLORAD080631 THURSDAY, JUNE 9,1977 Greeley's proposed use of funds goes to COG A Greeley council decision to earmark $367,000 in federal community development funds for a north-city community center, parks' improvements and land buying for future city-center recreation complex development is on its way to review by the Larimer-Weld Council of Governments (COG). The regional COG serves as this area's "clearinghouse" for federal funding ' matters before they are sent on to state and federal officials. Following rounds of public hearings, city: council this week confirmed an earlier work-session .decision to use the funding, authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for. three purposes: -- $145,000 for land and construction costs of a north-city youth- and community-center on two vacant lots just southeast of Island Grove Park, adjacent to the Weld Information and Referral Service. (W1RS) facility. -- $21,000 for handicapped-access improvements at five city parks, Lincoln, Island Grove, Glenmere, Luther' and Farr. -- $201,000 for a start to land-buying in the block just west of the city complex. That block, and the block containing the existing city community and recreation centers have for some time been proposed for major community center development. Support for funding a north-city youth and community center had arisen during public hearings. before council, by spokesmen for the Apostles for Justice and others. However, as council adopted the three spending priorities this week, Councilman John Sapp noted the proposed north-city center "won't just be for a particular group or ideology, it will be for all the people of the community." Council earlier had earmarked a separate $325,000 amount of federal community development funding for housing rehabilitation, street and sidewalk improvements and related planning activities in older neighborhoods of Greeley, chiefly the east-city Sunrise Park area. Woman held in bank larceny A Greeley woman is being held on charges of bank larceny after she allegedly took a bank bag containing $18,200 from the bank she was guarding. Police identified the suspect as Rosalind Watson, 26,123129th St. Hd. She was employed as a bank guard by the Northern Colorado Detective Agency at the time of the theft. ' According to police reports, the woman was oh duty early in June when she participated in the transfer of six bags of money from the Greeley National Bank to the bank's drive-up window annex. Officials discovered one bag of money was missing after the transfer, and on Weather 1 p.m. temperature: 87 NORTHERN COLORADO -- Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly afternoons and evenings, otherwise partly cloudy through Friday. Possible isolated severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. No large changes in temperatures. Highs today and Friday 80s to low 90s. Lows tonight 50s to low 60s. Winds variable 5 to 15 miles per hour today becoming south to southwest 10 to 20 miles per hour tonight. Winds strong and gusty with thunderstorms. Precipitation probability 30 per cent today, 40 per cent tonight and Friday. June 3, they notified the Greeley police. The persons who participated in the transfer were questioned by police, and all underwent polygraph tests. Later, the Greeley police notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the Watson woman was a suspect in the case. The woman's recent purchases and bill payments amounted to nearly $1,000, according to Greeley police. Police and FBI agents recovered $16,000 in cash from the woman's apartment, a police spokesman said. The woman was taken to Denver and appeared before the U.S. Magistrate on charges of bank larceny. Her bond was set at $10,000, and she is currently in custody of the U.S. Marshal's office in Denver. Larry Scott, executive vice president of the Greeley National Bank told the Tribune Thursday "This incident represents no loss to the bank's customers or depositors. Thanks to the 'tremendous job done by the Greeley' Police Department, most of the money was recovered, and the small loss is covered by insurance." Weld expects 25-cent windfall When the check finally arrives at Weld County's accounting department, it will probably bear a note reading, "Don't spend it all in one place." County officials, you see, are expecting a check for 25 cents from the Department of Defense after action taken by the county commissioners Wednesday. The U.S. Army leases about 1.6 acres at the Weld Municipal Airport east of Greeley. The land is used for training purposes under a $l-a-year lease which is due to run through the year 2021. Starting this year, however, the federal government's fiscal year, which formerly ended on June 31, Is scheduled to end on Sept. 31. To take care of rent for the three- month transitional period, the Department of Defense will pay the county 25; cents. "It will probably cost us $50 in legal work and paperwork to do all this," said Commissioner Victor Jacobucci. And Commissioner June Steinmark said later she's thinking of spending the 25 cents on a stamp for a letter to the Department of Defense. The letter would ask for an accounting of the costs' incurred by the federal government in preparing the 25-cent check. spend more money By RON STEWART Tribune Staff Writer School District Six will spend more money this summer at Greeley West High School. This time the district is authorized to spend no more than $42,407 to remodel the administrative and commons areas. Intent is to improve on a design that never has worked well, administrators say. As one walks in the east door of West now, the first thing that comes in view is the commons area. During lunch times, the area isn't the most attractive thing to great a visitor, the school principal, Ron Roggy, said recently. To correct this problem, the school board approved installing a. row of lockers to form hallways leading lo the right or left of the commons area. This will "screen" the area from view of persons entering the building. In addition, the present office area will be converted to a career education center, and the office will be moved to the western portion of a triangular configuration of offices. What's now an attendance office will be enlarged to make a distributive education classroom with an adjacent "school store" from which students can market school supplies for experience in retailing. The idea isn't the best, Supt. Bill Mitchell said. "The ideal thing would be to go in and gut the whole area and start over," he said. "But the cost would be prohibitive." West is unusually shaped. Offices In the area being remodeled, for example, are triangular, trapezoidal, and parallelogram-shaped. Mitchell said this results in a great deal of unused space -- mostly In, triangular corners where nothing fits. . There have, been other problems at West. The roof has been replaced because, it leaked; the gym floor was replaced because it warped .when water . seeped through the foundation from an underground river on which the school is located; the.underground river has had to be diverted by a drainage tile built around the school; the ceiling had to . repaired because the roof leaked, and the lighting will be replaced this summer because students and teachers have trouble seeing each other. Modern movable bleachers were installed about two years ago; they have never worked properly, and now the school district is thinking about suing the manufacturer. Another capital reserve expenditure was approved Wednesday, and two more were ordered back after additional study. The board authorized expenditure of no more than $18,900 for development of a new instructional materials center -better known as a library -- at Madison Elementary School. Other classroom "space also will be upgraded under the project. The board asked more study on a proposal to install acoustical ceiling at the Scott Elementary School gym. This cinderblock building is so bad acoustically, according to principal Bill Ericson, that the school nurse advised the coach to wear earplugs. In addition, audiologists have done tests at the gym and found that noise levels are so high that prolonged exposure could cause hearing problems in youngsters. One proposal, presented Wednesday, is to Install an acoustical ceiling, suspended from the roof of tho 24-feet high building. Changing the shape of the building with acoustical ceiling tile may help cut noise, the school board .was told. . , However, board members were skep- ical. Some said they feared the project might be completed only to find later that the problem wasn't corrected, in addition, some board members said they fear the tile may not withstand the wear and tear it will get inside a gym, even though it's a "spring-loaded" tile that "bounces back" after being hit by a ball. School board wanted additional study on the tile and acoustics to insure that the money wouldn't be wasted. Estimated cost is $7,500. Board also ordered more study on a proposal to expand the counseling complex at Heath Junior High School. Mrs. Carole Anderson said she didn't put the project very high on the list of priorities for capital reserve expenditures. Proposed is expanding a room to house career education materials and counselors plus installing moveable partitions to give counselors some privacy when talking with students. In another matter Wednesday, the board ordered more study on a proposal to used four "nurse aides" at the secondary schools next year. Dr. Donald Cook said he is skeptical about using nurse aides, since they may not have the training necessary to carry out certain tasks now done by qualified nurses. He said the district should explore the possibility of training nurse aides to do a variety of Jobs, specifically suggesting training courses that might be arranged through Aims Community College. The board also approved an optional health and dental insurance plan for students. The plan is the same is used last year, with no change in costs.
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