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Cattle Continued from page 25 driveway and the roads, making it difficult to get out. Amy Mason testifies Veterinarian Amy Mason, owner of the Guffey Veterinary Clinic, testified that she first got involved with Wagner’s case around April 2010, before the seizure of half of Wagner’s herd in May 2010. During her testimony, Mason revealed that she filed a grievance against Carl Heckendorf, a veterinarian with the Colorado Department of Agriculture who testified earlier for the prosecution, because the animals taken off of Wagner’s ranch that were under his care were put in crowded pens at the Salida Sale Barn before their auction. She also testified that she believed the tests of femur bones taken from the cattle could not conclusively indicate the cause of death in the animals. It was also revealed during her testimony that Mason had billed Wagner $25,000 for her veterinary consultation during his civil cases and the investigation in the criminal case.

When asked by Eberling during cross examination if she had forgiven the debt owed to her by Wagner, Mason said that she had not, and she was still waiting to be paid for her work. “And I will be for a long time,” she said. Civil judgments That raises the question of Wagner’s finacial status and how it would relate to any restitution he could pay in the criminal case. From a 2012 judgment in one of Wagner’s civil cases, he was required to pay the owners of the cows he leased roughly $1.2 million. They were paid roughly $920,000 out of a fund held by the court. That money came from the sale of the cattle that ran on Wagner’s land. With what was paid to the cattle owners out of that fund, $313,848 remained to be paid to those cattle owners by Wagner. Wagner is also required to pay the attorney’s fees of the cattle owners from that civil case. In October 2012, Wagner was ordered to pay his former business partner, John W. Meyers Jr., $1.31 million in a foreclosure

lawsuit that could lead to the foreclosure auction of Wagner’s ranch. Wagner has appealed that ruling, he said. Subtracting what Wagner’s

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property is worth, Wagner would still owe $1.03 million to Meyers. His ability to generate money through ranching has been squelched by his loss of the civil suit brought by the Colo-

rado Department of Agriculture. In that lawsuit in December 2011, Wagner was found to be unfit to own cattle, and barred from owning or managing livestock in Park County.

A picture is worth a thousand words... or in this case, $50! The Flume is gearing up for production of its 2013 Summer in the Park special edition. Again this year, we are sponsoring a

BEST PARK COUNTY PHOTO CONTEST with the winning photo appearing on the cover of this year’s publication. If you have a summer photo taken in Park County that you feel is cover material,

WE WANT YOU! Photos will be accepted in digital format until March 15, 2013. Photos will be judged by a panel of independent judges in Salida, with the winning photo appearing on the cover of Summer in the Park, scheduled for distribution in May 2012. In addition to the publication of your photo, with photo credit, the winner will receive $50. So hurry! Time is running out. E-mail your photo(s) today! Contest Rules: • Photo(s) must be a summer scene taken in Park County, Colo. • Photo(s) must be in color. • Photo(s) will be accepted in digital format only (JPEG or TIFF). • Photos must be no less than 1,200 pixels in width, with a minimum of 300 dpi. • A total of three (3) photos may be submitted. Multiple photos must be submitted as a ZIP or STUFFIT file, attached to the e-mail. • Sender must identify where and when the photo was taken, along with the name of the photographer. • Sender must provide their name, address and telephone number (for internal Flume use only).

AMY MASON Veterinarian Amy Mason testified for the defense in the Vern Wagner animal cruelty trial. (Photo by Mike Potter/The Flume)

Last year’s winning cover photo was submitted by Kim Pack.

• Photo(s) must be RECEIVED no later than 5 p.m. on March 15, 2013. • Photo(s) should be e-mailed to: lori@theflume.com. • Winner will be selected no later than March 22, 2013, and notified by telephone, mail or e-mail. • Must be 18 years of age to submit photo(s). • Additional entries may be selected for use throughout the publication, with prior permission from the photographer.

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