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Powers Ranch auction on Saturday

Published: March 17, 2014, 10:22 am, by Bill Radford

In November, I wrote about the end of an era at the Powers Ranch east of Colorado Springs. The late Ray Powers moved his Powers Dairy there in the early 1970s; he later shifted from dairy to beef cattle. The final chapter for the property was as a horse boarding facility. Last fall, after 40-plus years as a working ranch, operations ended.

On Saturday, the remnants of the ranch will be auctioned off. Trucks, tractors, trailers, dairy buildings, shop equipment, tack and vet equipment – everything will be sold.

Among some items that caught my eye:

- Several full-sized church pews.

- A 1989 John Deer 650 4WD diesel tractor.

- Steel corral panels of various lengths.

- Saddle blankets.

- Kawasaki Mule ATV.

- About 500 tons of crushed gravel road base.

MH Bar Auction is conducting the auction. For more information, go to mhbarauction.com.

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