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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado • Page 2

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2 GKK.KLEY (Colo.) TKIBU.NK Nov. 1,1975 Commissioners bock down, restore county extension agent Continued from page 1 man. Commissioner Roy Moser said. "Sir, you're talking to three fanners." The man said that seemed to make the move even more strange. Alvin Dorsey of the extension service advisory board then pointed out that if the eighth agent were cut, it would take an act of the state legislature to reinstate the post later that, or the county later could take over full funding of the currently county-state-funded post.

But Billings reacted quickly. "I just polled the other he said "And, Alvin, you can keep your extension agent." County Agent Stan Boyes arose, asking pointedly. "That's on the record, isn't it?" Assured it was, he, Dorsey and other supporters walked out of the hearing. In another exchange, however, the commissioners appeared to point to the death Dec. 31 of the Adult Diversion program, requested at $79,700 in federal funding and local recipient fees, not taxes.

It is budgeted for zero in 1976. Greeley banker Rog Coman, the program board chairman, said the rehabilitation program, aimed at first-time offenders in non-violent felonies, deals with 19- to 25- year-olds, offering counseling and vocational training at Aims College. He said in its year-plus of life, its board has accepted 102 of 175 applicants with only four returning to crime. He and program Director Thomas Komero placed the local cost, in recipient fees, at $8,000. Coman pointed out the program funding is an alternative to higher public cost." for trials and jailing.

"We've been successful so far," said Coman. "This is a good program it deals with human lives." He pointed out the commissioners planned to kill the program, but start a new $200,000 program for county dog control. "I guess I get a little emotional about this," added Coman. But the commissioners pointed to (he program's record, since July, in which the local funding from fees has been slow coming in. They questioned if that would work i the a a i being county public funding.

"I beg to differ with you," said Komero. "1 think your decision on Adult Diversion is irrational. You'll set this type of program here back five years." However the commissioners later appeared to give the program and its fee-system of local funding until January to prove itself with the program's death then a likelihood. Moser said the board favored going with juvenile- help programs in such funding decisions. Supporters of the juvenile shelter home later pointed out that statement did not seem borne out by the commissioners' cut, from about $28,000 down to $10,000.

of funding for the juvenile shelter home. Later, officials said the Weld health department county support would be 5503,871 -although some a spokesmen earlier had told the Tribune Ihe level a a would be $423,832. That would include a staff cut of six, according to health board Chairman Catherine Benson. And, in the session, a former Weld sheriff, who said he spent 40 years in law enforcement, criticized the budget for Weld's sheriff department. William C.

Tegtman, who snid he was sheriff from 1951-59, said the budgeted $778,212, 37 per cent more than currently budgeted, is "too high." Teglman added that the proposal to add 15 men to the staff is unnecessary. Commissioner Vic Jacobucci, however, said south Weld residents wanted additional patrolmen to deter vandalism and other crime. Tegtman said the sheriff substation at Fort Lupton used to be "the laughing-stock of the county, and still is." And, he suggested deputies should work longer hours. "If he (Sheriff Don Bower) would put a little effort into this he could get by," Tegtman charged. Bower, noting that additional employes would be used in a variety of capacities including deputies, jailers, and investigators, said some jailers are working 60 hours a week.

He added that not all the proposed increase is tabbed for more staff; some is for salary increases for existing em- ployes. Teglman suggested Bower use specially deputized officers who reside in Weld towns, not paying them "except when they work." Some $203,810 earmarked for a county-wide animal control ordinance drew opposition from several persons at Friday's hearing, among them Ed Lesh, Ault, a former home rule panelist, who charged a i i a misrepresented cost of the program when soliciting support from county towns. Commissioner Glenn Billings said only $6,885 of the amount is county dollars; the rest will be generated by fees. Lesh maintained the money still comes from Weld residents. He charged Billings with claiming the proposed budget contained no new programs, and then said "your budget is full of new- programs." Lesh said a program involving as much money as the animal control program should be approved by voters before implemented.

Billings justified the new program by pointing to attacks dogs have made on adults and children and claiming extensive livestock losses due to wild dogs. The discussion aroused comment from J. L. (Bud) Johnson, former home rule commission chairman. More important than discussion ol the dog ordinance he claimed, would be discussion of big government, especially amounts allocated for Larimer- Weld Regional Council of Government (COG) functions.

He rejected a stutement by iiscal chief Barton Buss that COG budgets involved no county money. ieii me it's not our money just because it comes from the tederal government. It's slill our money," he said. league of Women Voters, taxpayer group issue stand Two groups, the League of Women Voters and the Weld Taxpayers Association, took extensive stands on the 1976 county budget Friday during the commissioners' hearing. The Taxpayers Association asked major cuts in new programs and lessened pursuit of the federal grant dollar by the The League of Women voters urged greater funding for the new county council, more detailed figures on county election costs, better funding for the Weld welfare agency -especially for child day-care and other programs better support for the Youth Services Bureau and juvenile shelter home and some funding for the private Weld Mental Health Center Inc.

Statements were presented by Juanita Allen for the League of Women Voters and by a a A i a i President J. iNorman Brown. League statement pointed to passage in September of the new Weld Charter and urged the commissioners to "implement the spirit, as well as the letter, of the Charter." It urged more than the $2,500 i for the new five- member county council, referring to that as "token The league statement also urged more detailed information on county elections costs, especially from the new computer-based Data Vote voting machines. Urging greater support for the Weld welfare agency, the league statement pointed out a Weld Social Services STEAM CLEAN CARPETS sire living i room, dining I room, hall 3 bedrooms t95 Any dining room living room, and hall Any size sofa and love seat. 39 GUARANTEED LICENSED AND INSURED I Sanitized, deodorizer, flea killer, all included.

Denver 825- CARE Greeley 356-CARE 351-6016 Ft. Collins 221- CARE MILLERS CARPET CARE agency estimates of future-year costs have been accurate in the past, and should be heeded. "It would seem more efficient for the county to budget adequately in these areas rather than necessitating additional requests for funds during the year," the statement said. "It is unrealistic to budget a five per cent increase for ADC laid to dependent childrenj when projected figures indicate that a 24 per cent increase is needed. It seems even more unrealistic to decrease Aid to the Blind by 28 per cent from 1975 allotments." The league statement pointed out the county social services day-care program allows more parents to work, and can work to cut costs in the most costly welfare program, ADC.

But, the statement pointed out, day care was cut to a five per cent increase, when a 21 per cent hike was asked. a a i a requesting a moderate 2.6 per cent increase in funds was cut almost 15 per cent- ($12,900) below 1975 figures. Adequate heallh rare for the poor will then necessarily decrease," said Inn league statement. Also pointed out was that foster child care had been cut 11 per cent below this year, although projections called tor a 29 per cenl increase. The statement pointed out court- directed institutionalizing of a juvenile, when foster care is lacking could result in three to live times greater costs.

The league statement also urged full-funding for Ihe year- old county i shelter home, asked at SGti.ooO, but likely cut to slightly more than 5400.000. "In view of Ihe great need for the facility and its successful operation during its first year, we a derstand Ihe budget cuts," Ihe league "It costs S.100 to $400 a monlh for a child to stay in the shelter home. Contracting for similar services outside Ihe county costs anywhere from $50(1 to $1,100 per month." The league statement also pointed to the commissioners' stated aim to cut out completely a requested $27.500 subsidy for Wold Health ''miter Inc. II stated that of 22 such centers in Colorado, all but two are private, nonprofit operations like the Weld Center but that Weld is the only county not subsidizing its private center to some degree. It stated that in 1974-75, the Weld Center gave 540 hours of consultation to county welfare, health and other agency referrals at a cost of $7,990.

"You should also know," the statement added, "that when center patients who are admitted to the psychiatric wing ol Weld County General i a cannot pay Iheir hospital bills, the center is responsible for these costs. "In contrast, hospital trust funds, built up in part by the center as a result of former contracts, are available to cover the costs of other indigent patients. During 1974-75 such hospital expenses cost the center approximately $30,000." The league statement pointed out the center has cut staff and costs r.nd not allowed pay raises in ils $942,000 budget currently, but lhat with the workload increasing at 40 per cent a last year it would be impossible for the center to maintain its present staff and services without added funding. The statement pointed out i i i Jacobucci is a center board member, and expressed hope that his appointment helps provide "a strong, positive relationship between county government and the center." League's statement also opposed likely cuU in budgeting for juvenile programs within the social services, a resources and district attorney's office. "The league urges a reassessment of the priorities in the county budget for ser vices to juveniles," it stated.

"Juvenile needs are critical. If they are ignored, the final cost to the public can be immeasurable." The Taxpayers Association statement, read by Brown, urged cutbacks in new county programs, especially those with spiral-down federal funding. It pointed out such programs eventually result in heavier county costs, without benefit of the federal income lax base that first funded them. "We see federal revenue sharing and COG as attempts to force federal and state controls to a local level, at the same time abandoning them to local financing," said Ihe statement. The statement urged: --Budget i in new programs and not traditional county services.

A county freeze on new programs and departments. --Cutting from county financing any new program started less than three years ago in which federal or slate start-up funding is being cut back. --That the Larimer-Weld Regional Council of Governments (COG) budget be cut by at least half. a the commissioners seek legislation to again allow routine sherrilf's duly use of citizen special duties for county law enforcement savings. --That a nuijor hike in the sheriff's budget, i i increase in the district attorney's budge! appears ir.

consistent and should be reconsidered. -Abolish the county post involving research of federal manuals for new areas of federal funding. --Restoration of the county agricultural extension service budget request and proposed cut of one county agent. (Commissioners did reverse themselves on the county agent cut.) --That the $102.000 county altorney budget be held to $70,000 or less with a two- attorney, one-secretary staff, no separate law library and lhal the post "be made nonpolitical." (Commissioners did cut oul Ihe luw library). a study be made to determine what federal guidelines are now costing to comply with in the road and bridge a and whether or not we wouldn't have more money to spend on roads and bridges if we finance our own.

We feel we would rather have roads than signs, and several good serviceable wooden bridges rather than one steel r.nd concrete structure." Colorado officers want to question man held in Utah jail By CARL MILLIARD Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP)--Law enforcement officers in several Colorado cities and counties are waiting for a call from the Salt Lake City sheriff's office about Theodore Robert Bundy. They are waiting for authorities there to set a time for them to question Bundy, 28, about his travels in Colorado on Jan. 12, March 15, and April G. Those dates coincide with the disappearance of three young women, in Aspen, Vail and Grand Junction. They also coincide with dates found on gasoline credit card receipts, signed with Bundy's name and carrying the license plate number of his car.

VETERAN'S SPECIALS All New Home from Champion Featuring Drywall (sneetrock) interiors VIRTUALLY FIREPROOF Officers from Aspen, Grand Junction, Vail, Georgetown and Jefferson County were to travel to Salt Lake City, where Bundy is being held, to coordinate their questioning on Nov. 13. Now lhat date has been changed, Clear Creek County Sheriff Eugene Kieffer said Friday. He said sheriff's officers in Salt Lake City were to meet nexl week to set a new date for Bundy's appearance before Colorado interrogators. Sheriff Kieffcr said no reason was given for I he cancolation.

Capl. Pete Hayward, who is in charge of the Salt Lake City sheriff's investigation, was out of his office Friday and not available for comment. Bundy apparently is known only by name to Colorado officers. Authorities in Iwo other western states are investigating slayings lhat apparently originated in Seattle, in January of 1074, stopped, re- sumed last fall in Utah, and slarted in Colorado last January. At least 11 women in those states have been slain under circumstances authorities say are similar.

The victims were nearly all young, ranging in age from 12 to 24. Most had long hair, parted in the middle, and had pierced ears. Some had been handcuffed, records indicate. Bundy's name is familiar to Colorado investigators because, they say, his name appeared on Chevron credit card receipts issued in Aspen Jan. 12, in Dillon and Silverthorne March 15, and in Grand Junction on April 6.

Those dates coincide with the abduction of Caryn Campbell, a Dearborn, nurse who was on a ski holiday with her fiance in Aspen. She disappeared Jan. 12 and was found slain Feb. 17. Julie Cunningham was last seen near her Vail apartment on the evening of March 15.

Vail is about 30 miles from Dillon. She has not been found. The April 0 date coincides with the disappearance of Denise Lynn Oliverson, who was last seen riding her bicycle less than a block from her Grand Junction home. Mrs. Oliverson's bicycle and sneakers were found the next day about a half-mile from her home.

Patrolman David Bustos of the Vail Police Department confirmed that the credit card receipt carrying Bundy's name had been used in Dillon and Silverthorne, on March 15. And Grand Junction Police Chief Ben Meyers also confirmed to a reporter that the Bundy credit card had been used in his city on the date of the disappearance. Both officers said they had been told of the interrogation session's scheduling. "It's my understanding there's going to be a meeting there (in Salt Lake City) in the near future to plan some strategy," he told The Associated Press. He said he understood anyone who had a missing person or an unsolved homicide case that might be tied to Bundy is expected to be contacted.

"I dnn'l know who is doing the coordinating," he said. "Meanwhile, we're conducting our own investigation, and I'm sure we're going to gel around to questioning him for our own purposes. If there is a coordinating meeting, we certainly will attend." Bustos said he had talked with Ihe Sail Lake City agency and "they said there probably would be a meeting sometime next month." Salt Lake City police records show Bundy was first arrested Aug. 16 by a Utah state patrolman who sighted a car parked in a residential neighborhood and attempted lo slop the driv- er for routine questioning. The car attempted to elude the officer, reports showed, but (he driver was evenlually stopped.

Bundy was arrested and charged with attempting to elude a police officer, and possession of burglary tools. He was released lhat night. Hut he ntrcsted again on Oct. 2 when he was identified in a police lineup by a 17-year-old girl who told officers he had at- lempted to force her into his car at gunpoint one year earlier. Bundy was charged with attempted murder and kidnaping a few days later and remains in jail.

Bond was set at $100,000 but has been reduced lo $15,000. Bundy was active in Washington slate politics and had worked as a political aide to Gov. Dan Evans in 1972. After his enrollment at the University of Utah, school records indicated, he seldom attended classes. 14' 68' 1976 CENTRAL MONTCLAIR 59950 Solitaire the Cadillac of the industry You have to see it lo believe it! SAVE '1000 NOW 1975 Century, house.

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II is expected lha! the (-state will prove solvent. Tribune. Aug. 4, 1H7I. The Kpiscopal Church was Sunday for the first lime, on which occasion a a i a discourse was delivered by Ihe pastor, the Hev.

Mr. Al.len. The members may well be pleased at the rcsull of their lahoi.s. and even sacrifice, in thus com pleling then church, and they Prices Good Through Month of November In Colorado Territory 100 years ago among which Ihey have bought a fine ranch with a large spring, near Sterling, ton miles east of drecley. This is intended for a sheep ranch, and 1,600 blooded sheep are now on the way from Wisconsin, coming at the rale of live miles a day, to arrive about the firs! of Seplember.

Tribune. Aug. 11, 1875. Lewis VVInpple, who used to live in (ireeloy, and who owns i a property here, and who is one of the Town Hoard of Colorado Springs, is sick with a summer compalinl. and is nol expected to live.

Tribune, Aug. 11, ALPHA 1 MODULAR-MOBILE HOMES 711 29th Street 351-6600 We had Hie of a call Mr (.. I 1 Thompson, of Co Wisconsin, who. i his sons, is i i a in a i i 'n CMriradn The Colorado Free Press says on reading of the sickness of Mr i we i a to Mr. Whipple's residence in order to learn when the funeral was lo be.

We flidn I find any hearse standing around on (bat corner, hut we lound Mr Whipplc seated in his office attending lo business like any other live a Tribune, Am: III. 1873 IT'S TRUE! A real estate company is only as good as its PEOPLE Personal attention to your needs makes the difference in real estate sales. Personal attention is generated only by PEOPLE. PEOPLE like BETSY MARTIN, our residential saleswoman, who has made many Greeley buyers and sellers happy. Real estale success requires personality and perseverance.

We invite you to call BETSY. You'll find that she has the qualities to offer you the PERSON-to PERSON service that will help your real estate goals. BETSY MARTIN Office Home 352-3051 Realtors formerly So.irs Investment Corporation 8 8 3.

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