I would like to congratulate Sergeant Jim Holland on his retirement from the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department. I have known him personally and professional for over 20 years. Thanks to Sheriff Randy Adams and Undersheriff Billy Ferguson, I have been allowed to act as an advocate to any inmate in need of drug or alcohol treatment and find placement into a rehab facility when allowed by the courts. This process takes a lot of paperwork being filled out; authorization being signed and at times I need to speak face to face with the inmate.
During this process I can assure you I am at the sheriff’s office often. Sergeant Holland has always been accommodating, courteous and respectful to me as well as the inmates. He has made sure all other deputies over the jail know who I am and what I am there to do. Sergeant Holland has an amazing quality to see past the offense of the inmate and see them as a person. I know during his career he has helped change the lives of many people. Sergeant Holland will be greatly missed by me and many others. I wish him all the best in his retirement.
On Friday afternoon my faithful feline mascot was viciously attacked and killed in her safe haven, the garage. It was a senseless killing of a beloved pet that was spayed and well cared for. Every time I opened a door to come outside she met me and followed me every step of the way. This cat was not carried off by a wild animal such as a coyote for a meal, but uselessly slaughtered for the sport of it by one of my neighbors unkept unfenced in dogs or two.
This is not the first time and I suspect it won’t be the last time, but the next time I guarantee it or they will not be returning home! The last time I had a visit from these dogs I called Dan at Animal Control, but no call will be made again if the dogs are on my land and I now know there cat killers they, will perish. Just a fair warning I will not be tying them up at the gate for you to come after. I’m sure you know if it was your dog it had to have come home with scratches and blood on its muzzle.
Please be advised I am now out for blood.
Maple’s Buttercup Ranch property
Karen Watson has finally been appointed as the Superintendent of our schools. Karen will play a vital role in this community.