Police: Vandal Set Fire That Destroyed School Storage Sheds

Electric fences used to keep bears away – The Western News: Local

The suspect vandalized a fan in the barn and the surveillance images show him hugging and petting, but not harming some of the animals inside. The vandal set fire to the two storage sheds, which were built by students at a cost of $5,000 to $6,000 each, Midway ISD Superintendent Dr. George Kazanas said. Police described the suspect as a tall white male with tattoos who was wearing a sleeveless black T-shirt known as a wife beater, and a ball cap. The fire was reported at around 4:40 a.m. Thursday at the Midway ISD FFA Agricultural Science Instructional Facility at 10401 Panther Way. Flames engulfed the sheds when the first crew arrived, Assistant Waco Fire Chief Patrick Kerwin said.
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Riders get chance to hop on historic restored trolley car in Lakewood – The Denver Post

No. 25 escaped demolition and is the only known example of an intact, standard gauge, electric interurban railway car of its type designed and built by the Woeber Car and Carriage Company of Denver. Now housed on a track at the Remington Arms Plant at the Federal Center in Lakewood, Car No. 25 is rolled out once year so visitors can not only admire a bit of local history but also take a short ride. “What makes this open house or rollout so special is we only do it once a year,” said Michelle Nierling, the city’s Heritage, Culture and the Arts manager.
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A vandal was responsible for the fire that destroyed two storage sheds outside of a local school district’s $600,000 agriculture barn, police said Thursday evening.

Prior bear conflicts are not necessary to obtain a fence, as the goal is prevention not correction. We work for the residents and the bears, Annis said. We dont want to chase conflicts around as they happen, but prevent them before they do. Electric fencing does work and it can work for more situations than people may be aware of. The loan program may be a temporary source of prevention; however, through the efforts of the Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Defenders of Wildlife, a non-profit organization, a long-term solution is available. Defenders of Wildlife will reimburse 50 percent of costs associated with electric fencing used to protect bear attractants, with a limit of $500.
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