80 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Feb. 3, 1933 Fred Bradshaw, Editor

The question of whether or not Colorado should discontinue its present policy of constructing most of its major highways of concrete and lean more strongly to oil is causing much discussion in road building circles these days. Members of the highway advisory board are about evenly divided on the matter.

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Noel Sitton and John Dunbar, of Dove Creek, have recently closed a deal for the purchase of the Floyd Johnson store at Cahone. It is said that Mr. Johnson will devote his time to farming operations near Cahone.

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Fritz Brand, who for several years ran a butcher shop in Dolores, died Sunday in a Durango hospital. Brand was 74 years old and had been in poor health for some years.

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In answer to the cry for a permanent game warden to be located here, Game and Fish Commissioner Parvin has assigned Jack Moss, of Bayfield, to this territory to remain here until a permanent appointment can be made. The report recently circulated that deer were being slain by the hundreds in the Dolores vicinity, has proven to have been about 99 percent exaggeration, says Mr. Moss. Mr. Moss believes that few deer are being killed. However he has been investigating all reports of violations made to him. He has made no arrests.

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Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bankston and son were supper guests of the Arthur Brumley family Tuesday evening.

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J. W. Bozman was over from Cortez Monday, transacting some business matters and visiting the folks at Ford garage.

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One of the last acts of Henry Honaker as county road overseer was to have the snow nicely removed from the principal streets of Dolores.

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Mrs. James Johnson, Mrs. Fred Cline and two small sons and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bradshaw enjoyed Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morgan.

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Mrs. Lottie Lockett and Veva Wilson left Wednesday morning for Hot Springs, N. M., where they will remain several weeks away from winter weather.

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J. M. Lewis, district traffic chief of the Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Company, of Grand Junction, was looking over affairs at the local telephone office Sunday.

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Ward Emerson has been confined to quarters this week with a sore side. He strained himself Sunday while lifting on a car, but will be about again in a few days.

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George Denby drove the snow plow over the river road Monday as far as West Fork. He spent the night at the Ed Akin place and returned to Dolores Tuesday.

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Mrs. James Trimble returned to Cortez Tuesday after having spent several days here with her mother, Mrs. Sophia Hughes.

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