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The Daily Sentinel from Grand Junction, Colorado • Page 10

Grand Junction, Colorado
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tf tr Several arrests head police report ran I Sixth at different times Monday afternoon. Deputies accursed them of entering a business and taking a number of items. Other incidents Monday included: The arrest of Steven M. Stormes, 120, of 456 N. 23rd, on a traffic warrant 'fer-Jtallure to appear in Court Gore Livestock, of Glade Park, told Sheriff's deputies Monday morning that sometime Sunday night 12 one-week-old lambs, valued at $10 each, were taken from a pen.

Chris L. Osborn, of Fruita, told deputies Monday that April 23 a pick-up stopped and stole a Irish Setter at the residence. The dog was valued at $300. a fi, RADIO GIFT WITH OVER 10 The Daily Sentinel Tuesday, April 29, 1975 Local authorities made a number of arrests Monday in connection with crimes committed recently. Police charged Kirk D.

LeOere, 19, of 242 Pinyon and his roommate Keaton W. Allen, 20, with criminal trespassing early Monday night. They spotted two young men in a used car lot at Seventh and Colorado inside a car, one of whom threw a tire rim under the car and ran when police drove up. Other car assessories were found loose in the car. A disturbance at 303 Colorado late Monday afternoon brought police to a rented room a man had torn up in anger.

Police arrested Verne E. Sherpy, 52, and charged him with disturbance after a complaint was signed by Hazel Jensen. Apparently Sherpy had an argument with a roommate who left prior to the incident. Sheriffs deputies arrested Robert L. Gilmore, 18, of Grand Junction and charged him with the theft of a motorcycle Monday afternoon.

He was found traveling down the 1100 block of North Ave. I A juvenile male was also arrested in connection with a motorcycle theft April 20 at 2850 Elm. The arrest was made late Monday afternoon and the boy was released to his parents. Three female juveniles, ranging in age from 15-17, were arrested by Sheriffs deputies and charged with a burglary Saturday at 2651 U. S.

50. All three arrests occurred at 314 S. Now open IN GIFTS, SERVICES, FOOD; MERCHANDISE ENTERTAINMENT for only I (Dl $1 iThe First National Bank has opened its new drive-in and walk-up operation at Fourth and Grand Business was brisk at the new four-lane drive-up as many opted for the more accessible location to carry out their banking transactions. i i Local lawman tracking mobsters CMC board has short meeting BRECKINRIDGE It was an unusually short meeting less than two hours for the Colorado Mountain Colleges governing board Monday since only three governors were able to attend: But members did get a chance to tour the new continuing education facilities of the college here, where courses are being offered to residents of Summitt County. CMC president Dr.

Elbie Cann said today the new facilities are housed in a re-modeled high school that redesigning has turned into a two-leveled classroom and administrative area. Despite the light turnout, the committee did approve a contract for $53,000 for the construction of new photography facilities at the west campus near Glenwood Springs. Gann said additions to the present photo studio will be built to accommodate the demands on the occupation-, al photography course there, which is one of the most popular programs on campus. New postmaster in Telluride TELLURIDE Mrs. Barbara A.

Martin of Telluride is the new postmaster of Telluride. She succeeds Min-ette Ackerman, who retired. Mrs. Martin entered the Postal Service in 1973 and held the position of distribution clerk at the time she received her appointment as postmaster through the postmaster selection program of the Postal Service. TO RINGI LISTEN FOR YOUR PHONE 4 able, Burnett said.

Burnett noted that organized crime attempts to make inroads into legitimate businesses to cover up illegal activity and ttie Denver crime unit operates to inform officers of typical approaches This Information, Burnett said, will be used to alert local merchants to the practices when a crime figure is known to be in the community. If a mobster is known to be working in the area, outside police agencies will be called in to conduct a concentrated surveillance of the business and investigate any illegal activity, he said. Other police personnel familiar with organized crime operation include Chief Meyers, Capt. Burnett, Capt. Ed VanderTook and LL Bob Evers.

According to Burnett organized crime is intent on capturing the attention of the willing victim" through white collar crimes such as gambling and prostitution. Consequently "victims arent eager to come forward and report illegal activity. zier will have access to that information if the Grand Junction de-, partment needs it, police officials said. Frazier has been with the local department since the beginning of the year. He is a veteran of the Salem, force, the alma mater of Police Chief Ben Meyers.

Burnett said the Denver-based unit will aid the department in recognizing the structure of organized crime as well as the individuals involved. Characterizing Grand Junction as being on a mainline route from the West Coast to Denver and points east, Burnett noted mobsters are adept at moving inconspicuously into a growing area. Within the last six months an individual attempted to set up an operation to sell bootlegged recording tapes in the city, Burnett noted. Police believe such complicated operations are mob-connected. Through contact with other agencies, his department was able to advise the would-be tape seller that business here would not be profit Grand Junction already has had brushes with the mob.

The valley's link to the rest of the world, 1-70, also serves the mob in its frequent travels. So this week yet another member of the Grand Junction Police Department is being initiated into the select group of lawmen who keep track of the mobsters, the families and the rackets. Sgt. Jerry Frazier is spending time in Denver working with the states organized crime strike force. The object is to familiarize Frazier with how organized crime works and the mobs actions in Colorado, according to Capt.

Robert Burnett The anticrime force is under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Bureau of investigation, Another reason for the policemans visit is to familiarize the states top crimefighters with him. The crime strike force and the nationwide net which keeps track of mobsters doesnt trust just anyone. The vast pool of inside information on the mob is entrusted to individuals, not police departments. After his stay in Denver, Fra 1 Delfans worry about new hospital utilities there with a hospital they cant use. The electrictiy and water problems appear minor ones, although both services were supposed to have been in by now, according to Craig.

Water Supt. Fred Kettle told The Sentinel all materials for the line are on hand, and he has seen no rush to get the pipeline laid since water is now available at the site. He estimated construction time by city crews at 18-25 days, starting later this week. Fay Matthews of Municipal Light and Power said their problem has been a 750-KVa transformer damaged in transit. It has been shipped back to the manufacturer for repairs and may be available within a month or six weeks, he said.

If not, he said some alternate rigging on a temporary basis would be possible. The necessary power poles and new lines to the hospital site are being erected this week. By PAUL HATHAWAY Sentinel Staff Writer DELTA The prospect of having a new, $2 million hospital ready for occupancy by mid-August but no electricity or sewer line or backup water system to serve it has some Delta County residents a bit worried. Most concerned is Delta County Memorial Hospital Administrator Vernon Craig, who is worried as much about paying for some of the utilities services as he is about getting them at all. On the other side of the coin, city personnel responsible for providing electrical and water service dont see any problems or additional expense to the hospital district.

The real stickler is the three-mile-long sewer line, and everyone conceeds it's going to be nip and tuck to get it put in by the time the hospital is ready. Ckie thing that might ease the citys time schedule somewhat is a pending strike by Phipps Construction Co. crews building the hospital. In a letter to Craig, the firm said contract negotiations had broken down and it appeared that a strike was possible Aug. 15 is target date for completion, although the contractor has until late November to complete the job.

None of its in not the citys part," a disgruntled Craig told The Sentinel. Were moving right along, and I dont see how they could possibly do all this in time. Of most concern to Craig is a sewer line serving the hospital. One was promised by the city council when voters were asked to approve a $1.25 million Street to the hospital site. City crews have already installed a line from the hospital to a' Tri-County Water Conservancy Dist.

line so the hospital will have back-up water. I sure hope there arent any more hidden charges, Craig said, noting that the hospital board has budgeted only $25,000 for all utilities installation. The water charge has ajjready cut that, and Craig said there may be some expense in getting electrical power. "You remember," he said. I went to the Council and asked them if there would be any more hidden charges and they said, no, but then they came up with this damn $40,000 for the sewer." How the $40,000 charge will be resolved, nobody is guessing.

But engineer Robert Adams of Consultants claims it is possible to have the big sewer line about a $380,000 project -to the hospital site by the time the building is finished. Adams met Friday with EDA officials to review his engineering and said he expects to have their approval on it within a few days. Bids would then be solicited, and Adams said a May 29 bid opening date is planned. Another two weeks would be required by EDA red tape before a contract could be let, placing June 16 the earliest possible starting date for the work. Adams said the sewer line should be installed within 60 days or less and a stipulation may require the contractor to have it installed at least far enough to serve the hospital by Aug.

15. Itll be close, but it can be done, Adams said. They wont be sitting bond issue for the hospital, located east of Delta on Garnet Mesa, in November of 1973. However, the cost of a special improvements district proved prohibitive and councilmen elected to work with the Delta County Industrial Development Corp. on an industrial park just east of the hospital site.

The sewer line to the industrial park, financed about 80 per cent by the Economic Development Administration and Four Corners Regional Commission, will also serve the hospital. The grants finally came through in March and full-blown engineering of the sewer line got underway, If they started digging that sewer tomorrow, they couldnt have it done by August, according to Craig. "Even if they did, theres that $40,000 they want." That is' estimated cost of the sewer line from the hospitals property line to the hospital proper. Craig said he felt the city had promised to build this, too, but the city is claiming only the cost of a trunk line from the major sewer line to the property line. Craig said he also believed this cost was included in the EDA grant application.

Review of the application showed no such expense, although EDA was advised that the sewer line was partly to serve the hospital. There are no agreements on file at City Hall showing the city had promised to build anything except a water line, at a cost to the hospital of $3,506 for materials. Craig also objected to this cost, for an 8-inch line that will cost the city an estimated $10,000 tq install from Third LISTEN and we think you'll like what you hear on 91 FM. Total educational, noncommercial radio Listen and you'll hear William F. Buckley, Your Story Hour, and rock music.

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