40 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Oct. 13, 1972 Larry and Marilyn Pleasant, Editors

Penny Pennington was crowned homecoming queen at the halftime ceremonies of the game between the Dolores Bears and the Mancos Bluejays. Her attendants were: Senior, Winnie Anthony; Junior, DeVana Uptain; Sophomore, Shirley Jacques; and Freshman, Donna Clemensen.

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Ruby Gonzales was honored at the Homecoming halftime ceremonies with a big bouquet of roses for her work with the pep clubs and cheerleaders.

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Montezuma County officials received word this week that the U.S. Supreme Court had declined to review the case of Mesa Verde Company vs. Montezuma County over taxes on buildings located on government property in Mesa Verde National Park. The company, which is concessionaire in the park, had sought relief from some taxes on the buildings claiming they should not be taxed.

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The Ponderosa Restaurant is giving free hamburgers to the Dolores football players for touchdowns, pass interceptions, and recovering fumbles. Winners in the Bayfield game were Greg Majors for touchdowns, Carl Thompson and Lloyd Johnson for pass interceptions and John McEwen for recovering fumbles.

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A young Dolores man was critically injured early Saturday morning in a one car accident on the new highway west of Dolores when his car drove off the right side of the pavement, then swerved back onto the road before turning over three times and coming to rest on its wheels on the embankment. John Gary Lobato, 19, driver and only occupant was thrown through the windshield and suffered a broken neck and other injuries.

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Mr. and Mrs. Lee Squires had guests from Arizona last week. They were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sugart and girls and Mrs. Rose Howard from Snowflake, Ariz. and spending the night Tuesday with them were Mr. and Mrs. Van Hancock from Winslow, Ariz. They also visited with other relatives in the area while here.

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Pat Carrigan was in Durango on Tuesday afternoon consulting with an ear specialist.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bowden and Josie Nelson were in Durango on Sunday visiting with Betty Bowden who is attending Ft. Lewis there.

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Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Briggs and son Douglas from Las Cruces, N. M. were visiting with Mrs. Briggs’ mother, Katie Akin, and other relatives in the area this past week.

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Carol Majors and sons, Chris and Rod, will spend the long weekend, leaving today and returning home on Monday, in Grand Junction visiting with Carol’s parents.

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Mr. and Mrs. Lon Wheeler were visitors of the H. V. Carrs in Mancos on Monday.

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Art and Margaret Nielson were guests of the Lakeview Grange Saturday evening for an evening of good food and entertainment with a dance following the dinner.

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Mr. and Mrs. Winston Bunce had dinner Mr. and Mrs. Lee Squires on Saturday evening.

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Don Majors was at his cow camp near Ground Hog from Thursday until Monday evening gathering and shipping his calves.

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Art Nielson worked at Naturita all weekend returning home on Sunday evening.

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Jerry and Claudia Sanders and son, Eric, were visitors in Dolores over the weekend.

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Mr. and Mrs. James Lambert and children and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Allen and daughters were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lambert on Sunday. The occasion was in celebration of John’s birthday.

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Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ferrick were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Sturdevant on Saturday evening.

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Jack Akin returned to Alaska a week ago last Saturday after spending several weeks in Dolores.

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