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  1. 1. Page 2 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 The Chronicle-News Trinidad, Colorado General Manager Allyson Sheumaker asheumaker@trinidadchroniclenews.com Advertising Sales-Adam Sperandio advertising@trinidadchroniclenews.com Classifieds, Memorials, & Circulation- Lauri Duran classified@trinidadchroniclenews.com Design & Legals- Krysta Toci ktoci@trinidadchroniclenews.com News Room Editor: Bruce Leonard editor@trinidadchroniclenews.com Features Editor & Fine Print Catherine Moser cathy@trinidadchroniclenews.com Reporter: Steve Block news1@trinidadchroniclenews.com Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM USPS #110-040 200 West Church Street P.O. Box 763, Trinidad, CO 81082 (719) 846-3311 • Fax (719) 846-3612 Member: Associated Press, Colorado Press Association Periodicals Postage Paid For At Trinidad, CO. Published Monday - Friday w w w.thechronicle-news.com Subscription Rates Effective Aug. 1, 2013 Home Delivery Trinidad 1 Month ................$7.00 3 Months.............$21.00 6 Months.............$42.00 1 Year....................$84.00 LasAnimasCountyMail 1Month................$12.00 3Months..............$36.00 6Months..............$72.00 1Year...................$144.00 OutsideCountyMail 1Month................$18.00 3Months..............$54.00 6Months............$108.00 1Year...................$216.00 By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. At the center of the dispute is hemp activist Tom McClain. Armed with a copy of last year’s federal Farm Bill, which allowed states to permit hemp cultivation for research and develop- ment, he set off for MacGregor, Mani- toba, and bought 350 pounds of seeds used to grow a strain known as X-59 or Hemp Nut. Hemp is legal in Canada, and North Dakota is one of 15 states with laws that allow limited hemp production. However, under the Farm Bill, import- ing hemp seeds requires permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Ad- ministration. McClain’s seeds were confiscated Saturday at the border crossing in Hansboro, North Dakota, after he says he declared the seven bags in his trunk. McClain, however, has not been charged with a crime. “They treated me very profession- ally,” McClain said after he returned to Colorado — without the seeds. “They were just a little confused as to what to do. According to them, I couldn’t bring them in.” Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs En- forcement, confirmed the seizure. “The shipment is currently under- going scientific evaluation, as hemp seeds can look much like marijuana seeds,” Neudauer said in a statement. The seizure underscored the diffi- culties facing the fledgling U.S. hemp industry after five decades of prohibi- tion. Hemp is prized for oils, seeds and fiber, but its production had been pro- hibited because the plant can be ma- nipulated to enhance the psychoactive chemical THC — the intoxicant found in marijuana. In another recent case, U.S. customs officials in Louisville, Kentucky, held a shipment of hemp seeds from Italy that was bound for research grows. Kentucky agriculture authorities sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Attorney General Eric Holder to force the return of the seeds. The DEA even- tually relented and issued a permit to allow limited hemp planting for re- search in the state. McClain and Jason Lauve of the Colorado-based activist group Hemp Cleans have appealed to congressional representatives in the state to resolve the seed flap in North Dakota. A spokeswoman for Colorado’s Ag- riculture Department, Christi Light- cap, said the agency hasn’t been ap- proached to intervene. Colorado has accepted more than 40 hemp-cultivation applications. But the state has a “don’t-ask-don’t-tell” policy about the origin of the seeds used in the work. Growers, meanwhile, have ex- pressed frustration over the limited availability of seeds that are affordable and haven’t been smuggled into the country. The seeds confiscated in North Da- kota were destined for experimental plots. Lauve said owners have only about two weeks to get the seeds plant- ed so they can harvest the hemp before snow falls. “We need to get that here as soon as possible,” he said. Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border
 COLORADO BOUND Associated Press A farmer holds a handful of hemp seeds, on a day of planting in Sterling, Colo. on May 19, 2014 60 Obituaries Barbara Brown-Courtney B a r b a r a B e a t r i c e (Tortorice) Brown-Courtney, 73, of Rocky Ford, Colo., passed away Sunday, June 22nd, while in the company of family members, at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo. Barbara was born in Trinidad, Colo. on August 11, 1940, a daughter of the late Angie (Digregorio) and Lloyd Tortorice. Barbara attended school in Hoehne, Colo. graduating in 1957. She was the Trinidad Round-Up Queen in 1957. Barbara loved to cook and bake for her family. Her family loved her home made pies and cinnamon rolls. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always active, involved and on the go. She was the wife of Charles Dennis Courtney they were married on October 11, 2003, in Las Vegas, Nev. She had previously been married to Olen Glen Brown they were married on Sept. 4, 1958, he preceded her in death in December of 2000. She worked as a Bus Driver at Rocky Ford School District Rocky Ford, Colo. for 22 years. She is survived by her husband C. Dennis Courtney of Rocky Ford, Colo.; Daughter Arlene (Kenneth) Schweizer, of Rocky Ford, Colo.; Son Young (Denise) Brown, of Pueblo, Colo.; Brother Larry (Christine) Tortorice, of Trinidad, Colo.; Granddaughter Michelle ( M a t t h e w ) G a r d n e r ; Grandson Chris (Ellen) Schweizer; Grandson Andy Schweizer; Step Daughter Maggie Pacheco; Step Daughter Becky (Jarod) Messick; Step Daughter Sara Courtney; She is also s u r v i v e d b y G r e a t - Grandchildren: Jennifer & Jake Gardner and Sarah Bleau; Step-grandchildren: Dematrics, Matt & Rheannon Pacheco, Alexis, Zachary, Zander & Abby Messick, Alex & Logan Courtney; Sister-in-law: Norma Brown Conover; Special Friend: Judy Jenkins; Numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glen Brown. Memorial Services will be at the First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford, Colo., at 11:00am on Thursday, June 26th, with Pastor Ed Kite officiating. There will be no viewing as cremation has been effected. Inurnment will be at a later time in the Ft. Lyon National Cemetery, Las Animas, Colo. Family request donations to Trinidad Round-Up P.O. Box 469 Trinidad, Colo. 81082. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home. Condolences m a y b e s e n t t o w w w . f o r d u s t i c k . c o m Geraldine E. Merrill Geraldine E. Merrill, age 93, died June 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11:00 am at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Complete obituary to follow. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. 62 Memorials In Loving Memory of Louanna Garcia Who passed away 4 years ago June 25 A heartache, a tear and a sigh, A wish that can never come true, Today brings the saddest memories As we whisper, “Weʼre still missing you.” Sadly missed by Sally Castillo and Sharon Butero In Loving Memory of Mike Sanchez Forgotten? No, and neʼer shall be While life remains, Iʼll think of thee, Your memory lingers in my heart, Of waking hours and dreams apart. Sadly missed by children, Bernadine Cisneros, John Sanchez, Louise Montano, Anna Fry, Gilbert Sanchez & Gloria Archuleta In Loving Memory of my Beloved Sister, Anna Marie Comi who passed away 14 years ago today, June 25 If roses grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my sister's arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her that I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday, but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away. Miss you and remembering you today and always. Love your little sister, Kitsy In Loving Memory of our Mother and Grandmother Anna Marie Comi who passed away 14 years ago today June 25th The Broken Chain We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, Your are always at our side. Our family chain is broken. And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Forever missed by Denise & Felix, Deanna & David, Steven, Amanda, Ashlee, and Isaiah 62 Memorials broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, Your are always at our side. Our family chain is broken. And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Forever missed by Denise & Felix, Deanna & David, Steven, Amanda, Ashlee, and Isaiah In loving remembrance of our Momma, Grandma, Great Grandma, Teresa Philpott Entered into the world April 27, 1920 Heaven's Home: June 25, 2006 Momma: We know you are in Heaven, God knows you are in our hearts and when we close our eyes, you are Golden Precious as Prayer. Golden Timeless as a kiss, or hugs we don't want to miss another moment thinking of the love you gave to us. Our hearts were broken when you were called to Heaven to be with Daddy. Momma you are Golden, Timeless, and Precious as a Prayer. So as the sunset falls in the big sky, at night and the light of morning comes, Momma you are Golden, Timeless, and ever so precious as a Prayer. Deeply Missed, Treasured, and Cherished in our hearts and minds. Your Children, Grand Children, & Great Grandchildren Alaska-bound woman thanks Trinidad for help ... Continued from Page 1 time on this Earth may be ending, she said she has no regrets. “I want to be able to say, ‘Wow! What a wild ride.’ The people of Trinidad have been so generous to us, be- cause we haven’t lived here very long,” she said. “This is a community that should be very proud of its kind- ness. We’re tying up loose ends, and selling all our stuff to pay for the trip. We had an entire house full of stuff, and look how little is left! Literally, in an hour and a half, most of the items were gone.” Sharon said she knows Trinidad sometimes gets bad publicity, and she said that’s why it’s so important to her to let Trinidadians know how the Swope family feels about them. “The people who helped us set it up, and all the peo- ple who bought things are just wonderful,” she said. “I want to make sure Trinidad gets credit, because Trini- dad takes its share of hits, and we want to give them a big shout-out, because of all the nice things they’ve done for us. We’re going to have fun. It’s much better to squeeze life, and laugh often and much, and the rest of it isn’t in our hands anyway,” Sharon said. Anyone who would like to contribute to Sharon’s cause can contact her daugh- ter Jill Swope at 480-274-5779. Bruce Leonard / The Chronicle-News By Adam Sperandio Correspondent The Chronicle-News The Shearman Company, which owns this newspaper, is pleased to announce the two winners of The Chronicle-News Schol- arship for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship is valued at $1,850 per student per school year and is awarded to any grad- uate of a public or private high school with- in Trinidad or Las Animas County who wishes to attend Trini- dad State Junior College. If no applicant from Las Animas County applies for the scholarship, it will be awarded to the next person who is deemed eli- gible, including students from outside of Las Ani- mas. Applicants must also carry a minimum GPA of 3.0, be enrolled as a full- time student and include two letters of recommen- dation and a brief letter describing their goals and the reasons why they want to attend college. This year The Chronicle-News awarded Trinidad High School graduate Jessica Martinez and TSJC Valley Campus student Janelle Sowards scholarships to help with tuition and expenses at TSJC. “I am very grateful and appreciative of being chosen as a recipient of The Chroni- cle-News Scholarship,” said the 18-year-old Martinez, who would like to major in crimi- nal justice in order to become a Border Pa- trol agent. Martinez maintained a 3.8 GPA throughout high school and was a member of the National Honor Society and the cheer- leading squad, and she also participated in many clubs and organizations. Martinez is grateful for the scholarship because it will ease her burden as she pursues her objec- tives. “It is going to be a lot of help to me for my studies this fall. With this scholarship, I am one step closer to reaching my star,” she continued. Sowards is a TSJC Valley Campus stu- dent whose dream is to be a flight nurse, while also doing her best to help as many people as she can. “I was awarded The Chronicle-News Schol- arship for the 2013-2014 school year, and I can- not begin to express how much it helped me,” said Sowards. “It helped my funding in a major way, it turbo-charged determi- nation and it fed my self- confidence in a manner that was never present before.” Sowards received The Chronicle-News Scholarship again for the upcoming school year, and she plans to use the funds to help accomplish her goal to graduate from college. She is ex- cited for the future and cannot wait to start her life as a nurse. “The scholarship has made it possible for me to continue my education with less stress and even more determination. It has also helped me realize my self-worth and gave me confidence that I can do anything I set my mind to,” she said. Two students awarded The Chronicle-News Scholarship EDUCATION