80 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Oct. 14, 1932 Fred Bradshaw, Editor

Loy Williamson, driver of the Continental Oil truck, was relieved of $20.50 Wednesday evening as he was returning from Rattlesnake, by two armed bandits who stopped him at the top of the hill, two miles out of Dolores.

Williamson says he noted that a car was following him as he shifted gears to make the last steep pitch coming over the divide, but thought nothing of it until he felt a gun poked into his ribs and a man ordered him to stop the truck. He was ordered out of the machine and told to hand over what he had. He gave the men his pocketbook and they got into a yellow Hudson coupe with Arizona plates and drove away. The money was from a delivery of a hundred gallons of gasoline Williamson made as he went down to Rattlesnake.

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A dance will be given Saturday, Oct. 29, by members of Dolores Volunteer Hose Co. to raise funds for purchase of equipment and expense incidental to maintenance of the organization. The dance will be at Memorial Hall and Blondy Penman and his orchestra will furnish the music. The hose company has recently been reorganized with M. A. Plumlee as chief. Regular drills are to be held and the company placed on a better basis as to efficiency.

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Stock shipments have fallen off considerably, during the past few days, owing to unfavorable market conditions which has caused a number of stockmen to cancel orders for cars. Harry Morgan returned from Denver Wednesday and reports having sold his lambs Monday, tops going at $5.15.

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Last winter and spring several cars of wheat and flour were brought into this section for relief of needy folks, people who were temporarily in hard straights and on the verge of immediate want. Now the call comes from the eastern part of this state for a quantity of our surplus products, such as cull beans, potatoes, apples, vegetables and any other produce which can be spared and handled easily.

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The U. S. Bureau of public roads is advertising for construction of 4.129 miles of standard highway below Rico, which will include the unfinished part of this road between Montelores and Rico. The project will cost in the neighborhood of $50,000 and will probably be completed early next summer. With the completion of the work, approximately half of the road between Dolores and Rico will be of standard highway construction, and much of it gravel surfaced.

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Someone entered the Rico Club, a pool room, and the Obendorfer store at Rico last Sunday night, carried off a slot machine and a safe, which they opened at their leisure and removed the contents. The slot machine was found at the rear of the school house in Rico, and the safe below town a distance of a couple of miles. The slot machine, taken from the pool room, was believed to have contained ten or twelve dollars in change, while in the neighborhood of a hundred dollars was taken from the safe and cash register in the store.

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Charlie Sutton came down from the sheep camp at Ground Hog for supplies, returning Thursday.

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Tyler Smith, well known Denver financier, has been a guest at the Del Rio hotel this week.

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Mrs. Callie Harkey went up to Rico yesterday noon for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Hartley Lee.

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Mrs. John McKeever and son Glynn motored down from Idaho Springs Monday for a visit with relatives.

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Mrs. Newell Musgrave and Miss Eva Akin drove over to Durango Wednesday, returning in the evening.

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Mrs. C. W. Lilly and Mrs. Guy Harrison motored to Electra Lake last Friday and enjoyed an outing at the Harrison lodge until Monday.

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E. E. Williams encountered plenty of snow and tough going on his last rip to Denver. He reports snow is inches deep on Wolf Creek pass.

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