40 Years Ago

Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Feb. 23, 1973 Larry and Marilyn Pleasant, Editors

A single ring ceremony held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Dolores on Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. united in marriage Miss Teresa Kathleen Lucero and Douglas F. Ragland. Miss Lucero is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lucero and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ragland, all of Dolores.

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Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lee and Rev. Glenn Lawrence were dinner guests of Hazel Smith at the Ponderosa Restaurant on Sunday.

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Many Heart Fund volunteers were out working collecting on their blocks this past week.

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Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, owners of the Ponderosa Restaurant, have moved into the house at 208 S. 8th the first part of the week.

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Irene Lee and Callie Lofquist were in Durango on Monday.

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Renee Hayes attended a belated Valentine party for the young people of the Assembly of God Church in Cortez on Saturday evening.

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Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Hill have been busy this past week painting and cleaning a rental house they own.

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Mary Akin spent from Sunday through Thursday in Colorado Springs visiting with Lewellen Brumley.

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A very interesting article recently appeared in a mountain climbing magazine concerning a very early climb of Lizard Head. **************************

Glen Grace brought the article which had been forwarded to him by his son, Glen Grace, Jr., from Olympia, Washington. It says that in 1920, rock climbing was in its infancy in the United States and there were few climbers. A 1932 article in Geological Survey referring to Colorado's Lizard Head as "Insurmountable" provided a couple of men a chuckle as they had performed the feat of climbing in the 14,246 rocky point from which Lizard Head Pass received its name. Albert Ellingwood and friend, Barton Hoag, made the climb in August of 1920.

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Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jones were among the many guests who attended a birthday party for Doug Lancaster given for him by his wife.

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Sandy Watkins is on the flu list this week.

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On Wednesday evening, Sherrie Hernandez and Donna Clemensen fixed a birthday supper for their mother, Bonnie Clemensen at Sherrie's home in Cortez.

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Mrs. Harold Hamilton was in Durango on Feb. 10 to have her eyes examined.

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Bonnie Clemensen went to Denver over the weekend with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Hernandez to visit with daughter, Gayle, and to attend the High School State Wrestling Championship Matches.

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On Thursday of this week, the Lebanon Group were to have had one of their monthly get-togethers, meeting at the Ponderosa for a dutch lunch and then going to the home of Rowena Porter for an afternoon of sewing and visiting.

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Betty Harrah is at home sick with pneumonia that has developed from the flu.

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Mory and Helen Plumlee returned home last weekend from Parker, Arizona where they had spent more than a month visiting.

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Inez Robb from Durango visited with her mother, CAddie Plumlee on Tuesday morning.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bowden spent the long weekend in Salt Lake City visiting their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bowden.

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