40 Years Ago
Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Aug. 24, 1973, Larry and Marilyn Pleasant, Editors
Colorado Cattlemen and law enforcement agencies agreed to join in a united effort to deter rustling of cattle during an emergency meeting called by Gov. John Vanderhoof at the Capital.
"Due to the temporary beef shortage, the rustling problem could be devastating," said Charles Bradley, Colorado Cattlemen's Association president. He said that the public should be aware of the seriousness and consequences of this problem.
Grand Valley - The Exxon Corp. has become the ninth firm to join in a proposed $7.5 million project to test a new process for production of oil and gas from oil shale to be conducted at the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research Center midway between Grand Valley and Rifle.
Goddess and Nutmeg, mountain-wise horses, were spooked, broke their tethers and slipped their halters and headed for parts unknown.
Monday night they were in camp in the Mt. Wilson area and Tuesday a search was started and is continuing. Supposedly a bear or mountain lion was the culprit that caused the excitement.
Goddess and Nutmeg belong to the Fahrion Guide Service.
Rico News & Views by Charles M. Engel: Arrangements were made with Walter Williams to audit the books and accounts of the Chamber of Commerce. For his services, the C of C will cooperate with repairs to the Rico Community Church steps. Mr. Williams is lay minister of the church and Chester Towne has volunteered to supervise the work.
Men from the local Forest Service were called to near Reno, Nevada, to fight one of the large forest fires raging in the states.
Going from the local office were Tom Spiers, Ray Orlauskis, Steve Kelly and Harry Moore.
A glow of candlelight, soft white flowers and greenery was the wedding of the marriage of Sheryl Hammond to Edward G. Merritt, Jr., on the evening of Aug. 18.
Following a wedding trip to Alaska, the couple will reside in Denver.
Yellow Jacket by Esther Wilson: Once upon a time there was a housewife who wrote for the local papers, until company, weeds, cherries, apricots, bugs, etc., interfered. I apologize for the lack of news this last month and will try to get back in the groover.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Boyd visited the old family homestead west of Pleasant View last Monday, after first visiting with John Lambert, and had as their guests from Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Julia Jensen and Mrs. Grazia Elgin, whose brother, Clarence Barnes, was at one time station manager here in Dolores.
Mrs. Jensen, the former Mrs. Tom R. Boyd, managed the telephone exchange at Ackmen in the late 1920s. Stopping in to visit friends in Pleasant View, Mrs. Jensen had the pleasure of again meeting the first baby she ushered into this world. Some baby, now a strapping big man, Mr. Jess Lancaster.