The Daily Sentinel from Grand Junction, Colorado on April 21, 1975 · 21
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The Daily Sentinel from Grand Junction, Colorado · 21

Grand Junction, Colorado
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Monday, April 21, 1975
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T i 1) V J iiiL Dnrv dumoers Luy u umfjcii County okays two rezonings, denies four The Mesa County Commissioners today granted several zoning requests and approved a lowered speed limit on a section of a county road. The commission approved a request from Universal Engineers & Erectors Inc. to rezone 10 acres west of Roads 28 and D from AF-T Agricultural Forestry Transitional to I Industrial. The Mesa County Planning Commis Family beaten in own Three men and a woman kicked, slapped and mauled a local family who had been routed from their home shortly after midnight Sunday. The husband was knocked out, his wife was slapped and wrestled to the ground and a young adult son was jumped. They had been awakened when the group of four came to the home to complain. Karl R. Bareither, of 1717 Gunnison Ave., his wife, Lillian, and their son, Tony, were assaulted in the front yard of their home after a group of four smashed a front door window pane with a beer bottle. 'Restore Constitution' group to meet at Delta DELTA - The Delta County Committee to Restore the Constitution is sponsoring an educational meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the North Delta Community Hall. President William S. Darter said all those concerned about the erosion of local prerogatives and growing federal government are urged to attend. He is especially seeking those from other counties or other areas wanting to organize chapters of the nationally affiliated organization. Darter said objectives of the com Helping hand Joe Sinclair, president of Grand Junction Ski Club, was on hand at Sundays cross-country race on Grand Mesa giving carnations to all women who crossed the finish line, although she didnt race, Jill Grubbs of Grand Junction was the recipient of a flower for her efforts in the race. Mrs. Grubbs was handing out oranges to many thirsty racers about two miles from the end of the course. 1 Sentinel photo 6 il' ilm S3 s ' i"I i mi Many area residents took advantage of a 25 sponsored by the Womens Division of the cen France fee to landfills Sunday using Chamber of Commerce. Bulldozers stood by to horse trailers, pickups and cars to carry trash bury the treasures at the Orchard Mesa land- in the annual Fresh-aza-Dazy spring clean-up fill pictured here. Sentinel photo sion had recommended approval of the request because industrial land was hard to find, Paul Arpke, Mesa County planning technician, told commissioners. The commission also approved a request to change zoning from R-2 to R-4 residential on about 4 acres southeast of Road F and Fifth in Clifton. The request was made by Nolie S. Covey. Police arrested Timothy S. Bloss, 19, of 412 Road 31; Tom L. Edwards, 20, of Clifton; Neina L. Faverman, 19, of 513 Road 30; and Richard B. McCune, of Palisade and charged them with creating a disturbance. They were picked up when a description of their vehicle was given to police by Bareither. According to Bareither, a group approached the home about 12.36 a.m. demanding to see his son Tony, charging that he had run a friend of theirs off the road earlier that night. Tony told his father that a car he was unfamiliar with had followed him closely on his way home Sunday around midnight. Wednesday mittee are to protect and perpetrate the Constitution, to alert people to dangers to our form of government and to ex-'pose and discuss objectives of regionalism, land use controls and other meas- ures. The Delta County chapter meets monthly, usually at Darters home in Delta. Julian Joyce of Paonia is treasurer and Robert McMillan of Ceda-redge, secretary. McMillan and Joyce are heading efforts to initiate recall of Delta County commissioners due to their implementing Senate Bill 1041 regarding land use. In other matters, the commission authorized Mesa County Road Superintendent Jack Bowman to post a 15 m p.h. speed limit on Road F .3, instead of a 30 m p.h. limit as authorized by the state. Bowman told the commission the 500-foot stretch of road was extremely narrow and had a large number of drive ways opening into it, and said residents yard Bareither, a local insurance salesman, told the group to register a complaint with the police as they appeared to be getting unruly. He said as he went to close the door and call the police himself, one of them smashed a storm door window with a beer bottle and they rushed off to their car parked in the street. Bareither said he ran outside to catch the license number on the vehicle and as he approached the group he was kicked in the chest and fell to the ground. One of the young men slapped his wife and a girl wrestled with her, while yet another man assaulted his son before taking off in the car. "I couldnt believe it, I was stunned, Bareither said. These things presumably never happen in Grand Junction, he added. All four of the arrested individuals were released on summons Sunday. According to Capt. Ed VanderTook, the incident was some kind of squabble and he said he was unaware that family members besides Bareither had been assaulted Most fruit escapes damage There was little if any damage to fruit buds and blooms from cold temperatures in the fruit growing area of Mesa, Delta, and Montrose counties during the weekend following the snowstorm late last week. No damage, Were still in business, and "No problems were typical replies by fruit growers and packing plant operators to a telephone poll by The Sentinel. Wind, upe of orchard heating and moisture from the storm combined to keep fruit buds and blooms from harm. Coldest temperature Saturday morning was 22 at Grand Junction and the Senior county planner named Mesa County Development Director Gene Allen today named Constance N. McDonough to the position of senior Elks donate television sets to VA Hospital A gift of $730 from the Elks Club will be used by Veterans Hospital to purchase two wall-mounted television sets, each with pillow speaker, for patient rooms. Delivering the check to hospital director James Hickey, exalted ruler William Pitts and esquire William Easley explained that the gift is made in behalf of all Western Colorado lodges. Elks have contributed more than $2000 to the hospital during the year. Members are also active as volunteers. Hickey said six color Tvs have already been installed in patient rooms, another 17 are ready for installation. Eventually, the Hospital hopes that 50 more sets will be made available, in order that each room, including those in the new nursing care addition, will be equipped. Loma, bridge closed A small timber bridge near Loma will be replaced in the next three weeks by the Mesa County Road and Bridge Dept, and ak a result, 0.5 road will be closed for that time. Persons wanting to use that road will have to detour using either M or Q road. The bridge is being replaced because it is old, according to county officials. The bridge will be replaced with a culvert. The bridge crosses Reed wash. ' WJ if 'V,? 5 nM, Tiiininny -iV" f ft t) had complained of people speeding on the street. Bowman said the Clifton street was a dead-end street. The commission also authorized Bowman to update the county road system maps to show Mesa County Road 4 1 in Gateway as a part of the road system. Bowman said the road had inadvertently been left off the states maps several years ago, and therefore was not included in the county road system when its map was updated two years ago. Bowman said the county had maintained the road in the past, and that placing the road back on the system would draw about $1,800 in revenue funds for the county. In other action the commission- - Tabled until April 30 a request by Stanley L. Orndoff of Denver to change zoning from R-2 to Busines on .7 of an acre at Roads F and 30y. The commission tabled the request pending a recommendation from the city attorney on whether stipulations could be attached to a zoning change approval. - Denied a request to change zoning from AF-T to PDM Planned Development Mobile Homes on 35 acres southeast of Roads 33 and G. Petitioner was N. Marcus Bishop. - Denied a request to change zoning from AF-T to R-2 on about 20 acres northeast of Roads 29 and Blc4. Petitioners were John and Linda Giancanelli. - Denied a request to change zoning from AF-T to R-2 on about nine acres northeast of Roads 29 and FV2. Petitioners were William L. and Charlene W. States. All denials were on recommendation of the planning commission. Frank Young orchard near Olathe. Young turned on his heaters to raise the temperature to 26, high enough to prevent damage. Most minimums both Sunday morning and this morning were above freezing. The National Weather Service forecasts for tonight and Tuesday and the extended outlook for Wednesday through Friday indicate possibility of snow showers over the mountains this week but no storms with the amount of moisture nor cold air that would cause low minimums such as the one last week. county planner, effective May 5. Ms. McDonough is employed with Nelson, Haley, Patterson and Quirk (NHPQ) Engineering Consultants. She formerly worked in the development department for two years as a subdivision coordinator. She also has worked for Chambliss Dillon and Associates and Quahada Engineering in Grand Junction. Ms. McDonough attended DePauw University in Indiana; Indiana University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.; and the University of Colorado Extension in Grand Junction. Ms. McDonough is leader of the Grand Junction Creative Singles Group and a member of National Organization for Women and First Congregational Church. She is the mother of three children. She will replace acting senior planner Patrick Hurley, who was fired in February by Allen for what he termed lack of qualifications and insubordination. Glenwood dogs put bite GLENWOOD SPRINGS - At times this past weekend, it seemed like this city was going to the dogs. Police reports show there were two dog bite attacks on bicycling youngsters Saturday, and on Sunday a fight between two dogs was supposed to have calimed the life of one of the brawling canines. The original report saying a dog had been killed in battle, however, appears to have been an exaggeration. Police Chief Robert Halbert said .today officers responded to the scene of what was phoned in as a deadly fight between two dogs on the 500 block of West Eighth around 1 . 15 p m. Sunday. When the offers arrived they found a Building again to be school board topic A number of reports, but no action, on future building needs are planned for the Dist. 51 School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Administrative Center. The board will hear the second monthly report on new housing reports in the area, gathered from the Mesa County Planning Dept. The report will show 139 home permits have been granted so far this year, about 20 ahead of last years rate. Twenty-five of the 67 permits issued in March were in the Clifton-Fruit-vale area And a summary of enrollment in the district will report that 13,206 students currently attend schools in the area, about 260 more than last year. In response to this housing growth and rising student enrollment, the board will continue its discussion of possible building alternatives Two weeks ago the board was told the cost of building permanent classroom Bookcliff horses on Audubon program The Bookcliff wild horses will be the topic ofa program at tonight's meeting of the Audubon Society, called for 7 30 p.m. in the Columbine School cafeteria. Darrell Arnold, a biologist-naturalist by avocation, is conducting the presentation which will be illustrated by slides. A field trip is to be planned for that area. Two more field trips are on the Audubon calendar, one for this weekend and another for May 10. Around eight or 10 Colorado Field Ornithologists are expected to join local CFO's here on Saturday for a trip to Highline Reservoir and Monument Canyon, and on Sunday for trips to Whitewater and Unaweep Canyon. Anyone inter Moffat County to re-join COG CRAIG - After almost two years of non-partupation in the Colorado West Area Council of Governments (COG), Moffat County has decided to return to the fold. At a meeting of the county commission here Friday it was unanimously decided to re-join COG and send two local elected officials to sit on the councils governing board. But County Commissioner Chester Watson said today Moffats decision to again play an active role in the group was based more on practicality than enthusiasm. I still have some concerns, Watson said. "But its the only way to get any funding at all for the things we need. The regional council maintains review authority on all federal grants af Grocery windows broken by The Sheriffs Department received a report of vandalism this morning after employes of the Thriftway Market, at 2999 North Ave. had found three front windows knocked out with a rock. The incident occurred sometime Sunday night, with estimated value of the windows reportedly $900, according to a store spokesman. Early Sunday afternoon deputies received a report of shooting in the 2900 block of North Avenue. Daniel H. Vanlone, of 2950 North Ave., told deputies that an unknown person was shooting across the street at a dog and a bullet richocheted over his home. There were no arrests made in the matter. GJ man named James Blair, 35, of Fairbanks, Alaska, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Blair of 1129 Hill, has been appointed judge of Superior Court for Alaskas Fourth Judicial District. Superior Court is the level between District and Supreme Court. Blair and his family moved to Fairbanks soon after he earned a law degree from the University of Colorado law school in 1967, to become assistant district attorney. He joined a private small, black dog rolled over on its back apparenUy dead from a sruggle. But later, the police report said, one of the officers saw the Lezarus-like dog roaming around the downtown area and it appeared to be o.k. Animal control officer Chris Kavanaugh is investigating the incident. In other incidents, two bicycling boys were bitten by dogs in seperate attacks. The first occured in the vicinity of the 1100 block of Grand. A brownish-gray dog named Huff took a bite out of the right leg of an unidentifed youngster. ' The boy was taken to the Glenwood Medical Associates, treated and released. Kavanaugh is now trying to lo addiUons to Clifton, Fruitvale and Pomona elementary schools would be about the same as purchasing movable classrooms - between $25-30 per square foot. Tuesday night the board will receive further cost comparisons. The type of professional help needed to aid in any building expansion will also continue to be discussed. Earlier this month the board was considering hiring a new staff member to help in buying land for new schools, study the need for additions to permanent buildings and serve as a liaison with other local government officials. But at a work session last Tuesday on growth, board members talked instead of dividing these duties up among existing administration or contracting local firms for specific services. The Daily Sentinel Monday, April 21, 1975 21 ested is invited to join the group which leaves from the Museum parking lot at 7 a.m. both days. Each person should bring a sack lunch, water and field glasses. The May 10 trip is an overnight outing to the Wildlife Refuge at Monte Vista, a 13,000-acre area on the central flyway which is a rest stop for migrating water-fowl, many of which are a rarely seen on the Western Slope. Refuge personnel will be on hand to act as guides. The refuge has overnight camping facilities, but most people will plan to stay in motels at Monte Vista or Alamosa. Anyone with space for extra passengers or wishing a ride is asked to contact Mrs. William M. Bowen. fecting Garfield, Mesa, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties. Watson said one county commissioner and a representative of a Moffat municipality will be on hand to rejoin the council at its next meeting May 6. And he said the county will not be penalized or fined for its non-participation. When it originally pulled out of the group back in 1973, the Moffat County Commission wrote the state department of local affairs that COG has not shown us that they can be of assistance to us in solving our local problems. Watson said at that time COG was "just another layer of government, bureaucratic double-talk we didnt need. Today he said the county is willing to give it another try but hopes "to keep it from becoming too big a bureaucratic monster. vandals A gun theft also received attention of deputies Saturday night. Cameron O. Whaley, of Whitewater, reported two guns, valued at $250 taken from his pick-up parked two miles west of Whitewater on Road C. He said the vehicle was unlocked and the theft occurred sometime Saturday afternoon. Other incidents include: - Robert R. Melgares, of 2850 Elm Dr., reported a stolen motorcycle valued at $1,000, taken from the yard of his home while he was gone Sunday night. The cycle was unlocked. - Scott H. Baumgarten, of 586 N. 24th, reported that someone hit him shortly after midnight Sunday at 14th and Gunnison when he was walking home from work. A friend witnessed the occurrence. judge in Alaska law firm a year later. Blair graduated from Grand Junction High in 1957 ; from Mesa College in 1960, and from Colorado College at Colorado Springs in 1962. He and his wife, the former Shirley Gayle Smith, with their infant son, spent the next two years in Tanganyika, now Tanzania, where he taught high school. They now have four sons. Mrs. Blairs parents are Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Smith of Casper, Wyo. on riders cate "Muff or its owner to check the dogs shots record. If not found, the youngster may have to undergo rabies, shots. Another bike rider, Ken Logsdon, was biten while riding in the 2300 block of Cooper. The assailant this time was described as a short, brown and white dog, bearing name tags. Logsdon was treated at the same clinic. Kavanaugh is investigating this case too, but since the dog was tagged, he thinks there is probably little concern for alarm to the youngster. Chief Halbert said spring weather always brings out a rash of dog-related difficulties, but he said, its almost too much to handle at this point. u a j 5? I t 1 I I I I I I I

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