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San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday, July 22, 1999.9 Continued from Page 1 response time in an emergency situation will not be what you want it to be." Waterman went on to pro- pose to the board that they con- sider hiring off=duty deputies, at $15 per hour for a minimum of 4 hours, to provide coverage in Nucla when Gudermuth is unavailable. He also proposed that an intergovemmental agree- ment be reached, whereby the department would agree to cover Nucla in the case of an emer- gency when the Marshal is unavailable. "We have a similar agreement with Olathe," Waterman explained. "But, as the county sheriff's department, don't you have an obligation to cover all of the county, including Nucla?" Board member, Larry Robuck, asked of Waterman. "Yes," Waterman replied. "We are obligated to cover emergency situations in the town." "What about non-emergency situations, like having a dog in your yard," the board wanted to know. 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Lowrance, explained to the group that, because Nucla is a statutory town, the sheriff's department is obligated to take all calls in the town. "There may be some personality differences... But it doesn't matter. When it comes to a call, we're all wearing badges." "I Understand budget and per- sonnel problems," Robuck told the sheriff. "But regardless of that, the county still needs to be available to the town of Nucla. I don't think that this agreement will solve all of the problems between Nucla and Montrose County. There needs to be better communication." "I'd like to clear up a few rumors that I've heard in the area regarding the sheriff's department," Waterman then said. "People don't think I've been to the West End since I took office, but I have been here three times. I went seven weeks without an undersheriff and had to do both jobs. Now I have Dick Deines as undersheriff, and I hope to get some things ironed out so that I can be here more often. I like it here." He continued, "Another rumor is that the Town of Nucla and the CBI kicked the Sheriff's Department off the Williams case. CBI can't kick us out of anything. I made a formal request that the CBI assist on the Williams case outside of the city limits. These rumors are hurting our investigation: "What we have with the Williams case so far is that the man is gone. His pick up is found. We've discovered some things in the investigation that I can't reveal to anyone, not even the Marshal. Our search and rescue budget is nearly shot, but today we had six divers search the river where the truck was found. Dick Williams asked if two others from Nucla could assist, and these eight people were in the water'from 10 in the morning until 4 this afternoon. They did not recover anything. "The lid to the toolbox has been found three miles down- stream from where the truck was. "There are rumors that the Sheriff's Department screwed this case up. I don't think we've screwed anythingup. We have ideas and leads. The Marshal is conducting the investigation inside the city, we are handling the case outside of the city lim- its. We have the truck in evi- Engagement Announcement Case - Niles Rex and Susan Case, of Nucla, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Opal Marie Case, to Larry Shannon Niles, son of Kenny and Mary Niles, of Ashland, Missouri. A September 4th wedding is planned. dence, and it is being processed." Waterman concluded, "We will gladly work with Matt. There may be some personality differences, and I've dealt with a lot of them as an officer. But it doesn't matter. When it comes to a call, we're all wearing badges." Members of the town board then voted for an executive ses- sion that included Waterman, Gudermuth and Honath. They went into the session at 8:45 PM, and came out at approxi- mately 10:15. 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