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Hugo, Colorado
April 17, 1980     Eastern Colorado Plainsman
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(usPs THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1980 ........ ,1 ..... HUGO, COLORADO 20 em .=. Z C, farmers and I met with officials of Monday, the causes Solutions to conversion in one of 18 the state, were Carlson and Jim , Jail escapee has been by Iowa author- Lincoln County reports. ,22, is being held in for an extradi- and three other Randy Dale IKER Whittiker, age 17, of Mr. and Mrs. of Ardba, tO compete Miss Colorado Pageant, to be held in Denver, Carson County Sher- was shot, and ser- WOunded, after tea- to a call for assist- 8tratton town mar- late Friday, ~en have been arrest- with the inci- are being charged to commit 'menacing, and as- a peace officer. to a sheriff's de- spokesperson, marshal John Garrett Called to a public at the Brand inn on Colorado mr the out of the club. A later, Garrett con- two men involved Rubingh, co-authors of a re- cently released two-volume study of agricultural land con- version In Colorado. The two agricultural resource analysts explained the growing prob- lem of land conversion, equat- ing its seriousness with the energy crisis. They pointed out that there is no simple solution to the Guinard, Eugene Fincher and Gary L. Gingrich) escaped from the jail in Hugo on Feb. 6, through an outside door that had been accidentally left unlocked by sheriff's depu- ties. All of escapees except Gingrich have been recap tured. A Pageant Saturday, May 10, 1980, at ':30 p.m: This pageant is the official statewide finals for the Miss Teen USA Pageant, to be held --~in November of 1980. Susan McDannold of St. Albans, W.V., is the current Miss Teen USA, and was crowned on Dec. 1, 1979 in Albuquerque, N.M. Contestants from all over the state will be competing for the Colorado title. All con- testants are between the ages of 14 and 18, and must have at least a "B" average in school. They are requested to partici- pate in the Volunteer Service Program of the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Through this program, many young ladies are be- continued page 4 in the incident, again, in an alley between Colorado Ave. and Kansas St., crossed by 2nd St. At that time, accord- ing to reports, one of the sus- pects pointed a hand gun at Garrett. The marshal then re- quested assistance from the sheriff's office. Dispatchers summoned Deputy John Cross, 30, of Vona, to the scene to help Garrett. When Cross arrived, and began to leave his patrol vehicle, he observed one of the suspects fleeing. Cross, at that time, ordered Casiniro Mireles, 26, of Bur- lington, to halt, at which time the deputy was shot. Cross fell in the alley be- hind 310 Colorado Ave., with a bullet being lodged in the dwindling of" prime agricul- tural land by onrushing urban- ization, which is occurring in Colorado at twice the national rate. "If we seek one solution, we seek it in vain," Dr. Carlson told a packed meeting room at Mountain View Electric. "It is a diverse area, and so the solutions are diverse. It may take a hundred different solu- tions." He stated that present state land use planning is inade- quate--"land use tools do not meet the farmers' needs," with urbanization being alloW- ed to encroach on the agricul- tural lifeblood of the nation. To properly assess the con- version problem, the state is gathering comments and views of farmers, after which a definitive report, embracing many of the collected recom- mendations, will be'prepared on action to be tak()n. The statewlde meetings=swill be culminated by a state confer- ence in Denver, in May. The farmers at the Limon meeting divided into severa~ groups, and jointly Identified the major causes of land con- version and the solutions. In addition, they individually fil- led out questionnaires on the problem, which asked for causes and recommenda- tions. (Next week, the Plainsman wifl present an in-depth report on the causes and solutions to land conversion that were proposed and discussed at the Limon meeting. In addi- tion, starting in this issue, the Plainsman is featuring a spec- ial series of reports that ad- dress the problem of land conversion, and how it enters into agriculture in east-central Colorado.) e back of his neck, near the spi- nal cord. When shot, the bul- let entered the deputy's chin and failed tO exit. He was rushed to Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital by the Stratton ambulance, manned by Kent Jostes and Ron Currey. After emergency treatment in Burlington, he was flown to St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, according to Sharon Heinz of the sheriff's office. Early reports of Cross's condition indicated there would be no paralysis, and he was reported in stable condi- tion. Surgery was expected on Tuesday, with release frdm the Denver hospital possible, sometime on Thursday. A ROOEO HORSE WAS KILLED when this trailer It was being hauled in broke loose, and rammed into a bridge abutment, three miles west of Hugo, on Highway 40. Two Wyoming col- lege students were on their way to Lamar with the animal to compete in the National Intercolleglats Rodeo. interest on tap The Colorado Housing Fi- nance Authority (CHFA) has announced the release of funds for low-interest housing loans for tow-to-moderate-In- come families tiring in Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kt- owa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Otero and Prowers counties. Heritage Savings and Loan Association, primary lender for the OHFA program, has re- leased the guidelines for fam- ilies to qualify for the loans. President Don A. Holmes of Heritage states that to receive loans at the 8.875 per cent in- terest rate, a borrower's ad- justed gross income cannot exceed $18,500 annually. Ap- plicants must occupy the pur- chased home as their perman- ent residence, and must qual- ify for the loan with accept- able credit. continued page 4 Dr. Scarinzl will be out of town, April 16-17-18. The Hugo P.A.C. will host a workshop, Mon- day, April 21, in the Hugo cafeteria, from 1 to 3. Ev- eryone invited. Lira-A-Bike Saturday, April 19, 1980, members of Joe Will Post 6612 will be in front of the VFW building to put safety re- flector tape on bicycles from 10 a.m. until noon. There is no charge, and everyone with a bicycle Is welcome. Due to a family emergency, Betz Craftlque will be closed, April 15-21. Dr. Dokes will be In Hugo Saturday, April 19; 1980, to vaccinate dogs for rabies. Dog licenses are also due in April. All dogs must have rabies shots and 1980 town licenses. Place: alley behind library., Time: 10-12 a.m. Dog owners are advised after April 30, any dog not li- censed, or running at large, will be Issued a citation. Arrested at the scene of the shooting were Castniro Mir- ales, charged with attempting to commit murder, and held on a $2(X),000 bond in the Kit Carson County Jail at Bulling- ton. Charged with menacing, and assault on a peace officer, and held on $50,000 bond, is 33-year-old Narcisco Moreno Mireles of Stratton. Both men appe _red before Kit Carson County Judge "J. Curt Penny on Monday, April 14, and were then advised of the charges against them. There was little awareness of the situation by residents in the area. Linda Campbell, who lives in a mobile home on the edge of the alley, said she heard no noises, and wasn't aware of the Incident until more police had arrived at the 8caRe. William Gdffith was visiting his mother at the time of the shooting, and was watching television. Mrs. G.O. Griffith lives in a house at the comer of 2nd St. and Kansas Ave. "There's always a lot of traffic here, arid I didn't hear a thing," e lained Grlfflth. ResporKl!ng to the scene were members of the Kit Car- son County Shedff's office and the Colorado State Patrol, according to Undereheriff Robert Wicks. The incident is still under investigation by the sheriff's office and district at- torney's investigator Phil Mc- Donald of Fort Morgan. xl j !iI