MUSEUM, CHINO VALLEY OFFICIALS PONDER BUNK HOUSE FATE 03/01/99 Local historians are examining an old farm laborers' bunk house used in the 1940s and looking for ways to preserve it. Prescott-area historian Melissa Ruffner, along with Richard Sims and Bob Fields from Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, examined the structure at Old Home Manor, the town's recreation complex, on Thursday. Fire officials want to burn the bunk house down because it poses a safety danger, especially to local children who sometimes sneak in and play in the old building. Last week, the town council voted not to burn the structure right away but to instead give historians time to evaluate, take photos and measure the building. Margaret Pehl, a long-time Chino Valley resident, pushed the town council to delay the burning long enough for historians to say whether the old wooden bunk house should be preserved in some way. "We weren't saying to save the building or to necessarily restore it, but rather to just wait, take some pictures and measure it," Pehl said. "But, once it's gone, it's gone." She said the property's former owner told her that the bunk house was transported in pieces from another farm in Yucca, 25 miles south of Kingman, during the 1940s. "It's in pretty rough shape," said Fields, who works with buildings and exhibits at Sharlot Hall. He said the original building could have been built as early as the 1920s, and over the years, occupants could have upgraded the electrical wiring and modernized the walls and floors, as evidenced by various layers of material. The bunk house and the barn now stand next to the Susan A. Williams Equestrian Facility at Old Home Manor, an old farm the town purchased in 1978 for its water rights. Over the years, Chino Valley has built a rodeo arena, dirt bike track and a model airplane field on the property. Public Works Director Ron Grittman said people reported seeing children at recent rodeos playing in the dilapidated house. "I'm worried about somebody getting hurt," he said.,2107,24058-39053-285097-0,00.html Two Colorado counties return to the 19th century mentality. The bounty of $7.50 for a pair of coyote ears comes at a time of depressed livestock prices. Oftentimes launching a bounty on coyotes, or contest hunting, is just an escape valve for some other frustrations that are occurring in the community. the project will yield information dating back 70 million years. Core samples brought up in 5-foot lengths will offer a Rosetta stone for scientists looking at the sea that once covered Colorado, the Rocky Mountains’ birth, dinosaur extinction and rain forest development. Ishi's brain is in storage. Plans are underway for a proper burial at Mount Lassen. His cremated remains rest in an urn in Colma, Calif., The resolution passed Monday states that the city shall commission "a statue of Juan de Oņate along with the settlers who arrived with him in 1598." Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past will be on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, (323) 857-6000, through March 29. Women in the West have been helped by an Old West legacy: Hard work was needed to survive on the frontier, and there was no room for cultural or religious hierarchies. There's something of that frontier spirit that's still operating - strong and independent women running government, or a ranch, says Barbara Babcock, professor of cultural studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson.