Dolores 40 years ago

Taken from the Friday, May 10, 1974, pages of the Dolores Star

What to do about replacing the old bridge on old Highway 145 will be subject of a public meeting to be held at the Town Hall in Dolores at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 according to Harold McComb, chairman of the Montezuma County Commissioners, who arranged the meeting to bring the facts regarding the closed bridge to the people and get their ideas on what should be done. The bridge was closed when heavy traffic, age and deterioration caused some of the steel girders to snap and the bridge to sag.

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce along with others in the area asked the Commissioners to consider repairing or replacing the bridge resulting in the meeting. The county has results of an engineering survey of the bridge completed with recommendations that will be presented at the meeting.

All interested from the entire area are invited to attend.

Kay Cline and Kathy Hoffman, seniors, Gloria Sturman and Connie Paxton, juniors, and Elaine Carrigan, sophomore, were inducted into the DHS National Honor Society at the impressive candlelight service on Tuesday evening, May 7, in the hospitality room of the Dolores State Bank. Val Welch, senior member and outgoing president, conducted the ceremony. Val was assisted by junior members Debra Vavra and April Brumley. Becky Baker, a National Honor Student from Westcliff, Colo., also participated.

Patricia Floyd, a senior at Dolores High School, was named All Around Cowgirl at the Western Slope High School Rodeo held in Grand Junction last weekend. Miss Floyd rode in three events, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Break-Away Roping winning second in all three events which gave her enough points to be named all around cowgirl. Prizes included three large trophies and a western saddle.

The hearing of the Senate Interior Committee Subcommittee on Public Land concerning Wild and Scenic Rivers Act designation for segments of 15 Colorado rivers will be held tomorrow, Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Administration Bldg. of Ft. Lewis College in Durango.

Coach Bill Estes has this week announced that a boys basketball camp will be held in Dolores on July 15 through July 20 for boys from grades 7 through 12.

Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Adair and Charles Lincoln arrived from Coolidge, Ariz. on Monday evening. Mr. Adair, age 83, has spent the past several summers with the Lincolns and Charles went down to help them drive up. Mr. and Mrs. Blake Brown , from Del Rio Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Arrington from Big Springs, Texas, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Tom LaFrance this week. They all enjoyed a fishing trip on Tuesday to Ground Hog and Miramonte Lakes. That evening a group of friends from Dolores were invited to meet them.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Nielson and son Dart, and Mr. Mrs. Fred Cline had dinner at the Elks in Cortez on Sunday evening.