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FOLLOW-UP/BILL & JUDY’S RODEO- “LIES HAVE GOT TO STOP”

2/18/22, 6:06 PM

FOLLOW-UP/BILL & JUDY’S RODEO

“LIES HAVE GOT TO STOP”

“Ranch Manager LaPora has been in discussion with some individuals that are considering using the lower pasture for grazing approximately 60 head of cattle. There is some work that needs to be done, specifically additional fencing. The individuals are willing to do the labor if the Ranch will provide the materials. They need to be guaranteed five years of grazing. It would take approximately two months to complete the work needed to provide a safe grazing area. This effort is to increase the fire safety in the Lower Pasture. Discussion is still in the early stages, as other issues, such as liability, need to be looked into.”

SOUND FAMILIAR?

The above statement was posted in the Ranch December 4, 2017, minutes, based on a Lower Pasture Report provided by Manager Judy Lapora at the Work Session Meeting.

 

Long time residents, John and Kim Seely spoke up at the 2017 meeting and asked Lapora about conflicts of interest. The Seely’s knew that that the “individuals” Lapora mentioned in this cattle operation were connected to her immediate family. They called Lapora out and publicly asked: “Is this somebody we know?” She said, “possibly.” Seely’s then said: “So this has to do with the Patrick’s?” Lapora didn’t answer and the Lower Pasture cattle operation died on arrival.

AGAIN, THAT WAS 2017

Returning to the present, it appears Lapora has resurrected and repackaged a similar proposition as a rodeo.

As stated above, her cattle operation involved the Lower Pasture, fencing, the exchanging of labor for materials and a guaranteed five year contract. Lapora’s current rodeo project incorporates substantially the same players, similar conditions and interestingly, another guaranteed five year contract.

FIVE YEARS LATER

The Seely’s contacted Ranch Matters fuming over Lapora’s resurrected rodeo project. The Seely’s said. “Here we go again, five years later, different venue, same scenario.”

The Seely’s asked rhetorically, is Lapora a signer on the promoters contract, that benefits only the promoter and encumbers the homeowners for five years.

Seely’s added: “She (Lapora) knows these people, she knows all these people and apparently thought she could conceal the relationships until exposed by Ranch Matters.” Her story “stinks.”

The Seely’s believe the process behind the rodeo arena project and contract needs investigated by outside sources-“Jefferson County, Oregon State Police or the Oregon Department of Justice.” They mentioned Director Julia Randall’s statements to Kevin in our story, LIVID OVER LIES, where Director Randall told Kevin, she was lied to and the Seely’s said, that’s “scary.”

The Seely’s stated: “Manager Judy Lapora should resign or be fired and Burt (President Bill Burt) also needs to resign or be fired for them not being honest-

THE LIES HAVE GOT TO STOP.”

Ranch Matters Staff