80 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Jan. 13, 1933 Fred Bradshaw, Editor

The County officers, most of them re-elected last fall, began new terms at Cortez Tuesday. The commissioners met and the board was reorganized and a start made for the year's operation. The only change among the elective officers is that of commissioner of the second district, Frank Philley succeeding S. C. Englehart.

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The condition of Newell Musgrave showed some improvement the last day or two. However, he has a long road to travel before he reaches complete recovery. Musgrave received a bad cut on the leg, just above the knee, while skiing Christmas day. The wound was infected and has been quite painful. He is being cared for at his home.

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Fredrick T. Henry, promising young Cortez attorney, will remain as deputy district attorney of Montezuma County, according to announcement made this week. His appointment has been approved by the county commissioners. Mr. Henry was proffered the place as assistant district attorney with office in Durango, but declined. E. Ellison Hatfield, formerly connected with the Marsh legal firm, of Denver, will be the assistant district attorney. The sixth judicial district is comprised of five counties, Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan.

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News leaked out since the holidays of the marriage last September of Miss Esther Brumley to Mr. Merton Taylor, which took place at Raton, N. M., as the young couple were on their way back to their respective schools at Greeley and Boulder. Mrs. Taylor is the charming daughter of I. W. Brumley and her husband is the son of G. D. Taylor, both citizens of Dolores. These young people grew to manhood and womanhood in this community and are of fine, outstanding character. Both will complete their college work this spring. Mrs. Taylor is now doing practice teaching in connection with her school work. It is presumed they will return to Dolores to make their home. Their host of friends join with the Star in wishing for them every joy and happiness in their life together.

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Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Pellett were down from Rico Monday, Mr. Pellett returned to Rico and Mrs. Pellett remained over until Tuesday and accompanied Albert Stampfel home in his car.

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Henry Honaker was over from Cortez yesterday, and made the Star office a call. Mr. Honaker said a federal prohibition agent was in Cortez yesterday, but that he had made no arrests at the time he left.

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M. F. Shideler, cashier of the First National Bank of Mancos, was here yesterday on business. He did not report robins flocking into his town, but says they have had a very pleasant winter there so far.

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Mrs. P. A. McCormick, accompanied by Mrs. W,. McCormick, made a trip to Durango Monday afternoon, where the latter entered a hospital and underwent a minor operation Tuesday morning.

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Mrs. Alice Akin received a letter this week from her granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Spickert, stating that the mill and mine at Idaho Springs was to open up and begin operations at once.

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