Sheriff: Public comments sought on range issue

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, to dicuss whether a question should be placed on the November ballot to close the range in Hood County. Right now, the county is classified as “open range,” which means that when livestock get loose – oftentimes posing dangers on the roadways – their owners are not held accountable. The open range law dates back to the days of cattle drives, said Sheriff Roger Deeds. The meeting will be held at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.