Huerfano County, Colorado
News Of The Day


Contributed by Louise Adams, Jean Griesan and Karen Mitchell.

1945 - 1949

1945 January La Veta: Died, Sgt. Robert Eugene Hill, son of C.A. Lougheed.

1945 January La Veta: Elected officers of the Camp Fire Girls were Edith Marker, president; Gail Ritter, vice president; Marie Pascoe, secretary and Virginia Lee Sager, treasurer.

1945 January La Veta: Frank Perry bought out Warren Farrar to become sole owner of the Village Blacksmith.

1945 January La Veta: Mrs. Lola Masinton and two sons, who have been living in Walsenburg, have returned to La Veta to make their home.

1945 January La Veta: Mrs. Poley Smith gave the Colorado Historical Society copies of the old Huerfano Herald, published from 1881-1883 in La Veta.

1945 January La Veta: The La Veta Red Cross chapter is seeking more workers for the local sewing room.

1945 January Walsenburg: Approximately $160 was added to the Infantile Paralysis fund Saturday evening from the President's Birthday Ball held at St. Mary School.

1945 January Walsenburg: At the Fox Theater - William Bendix, Helen Walker and Dennis O'Keefe in "Abroad with Two Yanks,'' plus Gene Autry in "Get Along Little Doggie Get Along."

1945 January Walsenburg: Carlo Cordova, 24, died of injuries he received in a rock fall in the Gordon mine.

1945 January Walsenburg: Frank Tomsic, an employee of the Robinson No. 4 mine at Cameron, was instantly killed last week by a slip of rock in the room he was working.

1945 January Walsenburg: Local police officers today rounded up 14 head of loose horns in the city limits and those not claimed will be sold.

1945 January Walsenburg: Miss Josephine Eccher took over duties in the local war manpower commission office Jan. 4.

1945 January Walsenburg: Pfc. Manuel R. Sandoval, son of Mrs. Eliza Sandoval, was reported wounded in action recently in the European theater.

1945 January Walsenburg: Police Chief Ralph Levy has asked city council to double his force by adding four more men because of the problems of law enforcement during the upswing of traffic violations, petty crimes and disturbances.

1945 January Walsenburg: Ralph Levy was officially named chief of police by the city council after serving several weeks.

1945 January Walsenburg: Sen. Sam Taylor introduced a bill to the state senate to allow 18-year-olds to vote.

1945 January Walsenburg: Tony Benassi of Toltec has had his fourth popular song published recently, entitled "Love is Heaven Dear."

1945 February La Veta: A fire at the farm of Bob Drury south of La Veta consumed the garage and some items stored.

1945 February La Veta: Betty Jean Moore, 13, has been selected by the Holstein-Friesain association of America as Colorado Holstein calf club girl for 1944.

1945 February La Veta: Cpl. Neal Brown, a La Veta resident until two years ago, was killed in action in Belgium, leaving his wife and son Dickie, three years old. He used to run the filling station at the corner of Oak and Ryus.

1945 February La Veta: Cpl. Neal Brown, who formerly had a filling station on Ryus Street, has been reported killed in Belgium.

1945 February La Veta: The E.C. Stream General Merchandise firm of La Veta is celebrating its 25th anniversary of opening this week.

1945 February Walsenburg: John and Alex Shoskey bought the Alpine Rose Cafe from August Musso, who operated it the past 18 years.

1945 February Walsenburg: Mike Medina, 36, was killed in the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's Kebler mine at Tioga by a fall of rock.

1945 February Walsenburg: Pfc. Tim Valdez of Walsenburg was killed on duty in the South Pacific in December.

1945 February Walsenburg: Sgt. Romolo R. Yacconi has been assigned to the 15th A.A.F. Liberator group in Italy.

1945 February Walsenburg: Students of St. Mary School have formed The Paper Troopers to collect old magazines and newspapers to aid local and state salvage committees.

1945 February Walsenburg: The March of Dimes campaign at the Fox Theater netted $234.60.

1945 February Walsenburg: The public welfare office will move this weekend from the basement of the court house to 120 West Sixth.

1945 February Walsenburg: Wilber S. Taylor was appointed to the vacancy on City Council left when Paul Martinez joined the Navy.

1945 March La Veta: After nearly 25 years in the U.S. Forest Service, with all but one year in Huerfano County, Paul Gilbert will retired effective March 1 due to ill health.

1945 March La Veta: After nearly 25 years in the U.S. Forest Service, with all but one year in Huerfano County, Ranger Paul Gilbert was retired effective March 1 due to ill health.

1945 March La Veta: Chuck Fouch and Ewell Griswold opened the Snack Shack next door to Walt's Barbershop.

1945 March La Veta: E.C. Stream's General Merchandise store is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

1945 March La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Roybal received word of the death of their son, Pvt. Ralph Roybal, 20.

1945 March La Veta: Pfc. Austin L. Hubbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Hubbard of La Veta, was killed in action on Luzon.

1945 March La Veta: Pfc. Ralph Roybal, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Roybal of, northwest of La Veta, was killed while serving his country.

1945 March Walsenburg: Darce Wilkins, senior, was awarded the Most Valuable Player plaque for outstanding service in the St. Mary basketball season just ended.

1945 March Walsenburg: Judgment in the amount of $2,051.60, representing the unpaid salary of former County Assessor J. Frank Cordova, was rendered by District Judge John L. East, who also ordered the Huerfano County Commissioners to pay costs of the suit.

1945 March Walsenburg: Members of the Walsenburg Elks Lodge No. 1086 have voted to close their lodge for 24 hours following cessation of hostilities in Europe.

1945 March Walsenburg: Memories of the last war were relived by J.E. Williams and R.R. Gowdy last night after hearing the US 1st Army had crossed the Rhine River at Remagen. Both were members of Gen. Pershing's famed Rainbow Division and 26 years ago were at the same bridge.

1945 March Walsenburg: Mrs. Lucille Saliba White and Mrs. Margaret Zanetell replace Margaret Spock and Ann Urban as staff members of the local war price and rationing board.

1945 March Walsenburg: Pvt. John P. Cruz, son of Della Cruz of Walsenburg, was reported wounded in action last month on Luzon.

1945 March Walsenburg: R.E. Lafayette is opening a shoe shop at 126 East Sixth, three doors west of Hotel Kirkpatrick.

1945 March Walsenburg: Ralph L. Snodgrass, prominent businessman here for 40 years, was seriously injured when he fell down an elevator shaft at Walsenburg Mercantile.

1945 March Walsenburg: Sgt. Frank J. Ghella Jr., was cited for outstanding performance of duty in action in France.

1945 March Walsenburg: Students of Washington School collected a total of 3,960 pounds of tin cans in a weeklong contest for the war effort.

1945 March Walsenburg: The last of the rails of the Colorado and Southern's Loma Branch in Walsenburg were removed. yesterday and the Fourth Street embankment will be leveled.

1945 March Walsenburg: The sixth graders of Washington Junior High School have entered a contest on the collection of tin cans for the war effort, Henry Nardine, faculty representative, has announced.

1945 April Walsenburg: The 7th grade Dramatic Club of Washington Junior High School will present a three-act mystery-comedy under the direction of Miss Alice Goodbrake.

1945 April La Veta: A 20 inch snowfall was recorded this week after last week's deposit of several feet.

1945 April La Veta: A total of 1.55 inches of moisture was left by the three storms in the area during the past two weeks.

1945 April La Veta: Died Ralph W. Atchison, a resident of La Veta for 31 years, leaving his wife Avelyn, sons Elmer, Clarence, Alfred, Carl, Philip and Hubert and daughters Mrs. Florence Seaburg and Mrs. Hugh Sager.

1945 April La Veta: Light attendance is expected at the polls today due to the storm.

1945 April La Veta: Sara E. Marker, born in Georgia in 1870, died, leaving sons Laurence, Dewey and Evan, brother Morgan Patterson and sister Pearl Kitchen.

1945 April La Veta: Twenty inches of snow fell in the last storm.

1945 April La Veta: Twenty-five years ago the La Veta Automotive Company and La Veta Garage were consolidated into one business.

1945 April Walsenburg: A civil suit has been filed in district court to determine whether James B. Dick Jr. or Joe Mosco Jr. is the rightful mayor of Walsenburg.

1945 April Walsenburg: Corporal Crist S. Lovdjieff of the XXI Bomber Squadron in Guam has been commended by Major General Curtis LeMay.

1945 April Walsenburg: Thousands of dollars damage was caused by it fire which destroyed part of the grandstand at the county fairgrounds. 

1945 April Walsenburg: Work begins soon to remove the rails on the West First Street embankment of the old Loma branch of the C & S.

1945 May La Veta: 40 Years Ago column: The fire bell arrived this week and a tower will soon be erected on which to hang it.

1945 May La Veta: Graduating seniors are Richard Max Bailey, Alta Vesta Booth, Carl W. Brown, Alma May Duzenack, William Duzenack, Lois Eileen Dick, Clodean Drum, Mildred Jean Goss, Linda Irene Griego, Wanda Patricia Mahan, Nadine Nuttall and Lois Vernon.

1945 May La Veta: Helen, 26, the wife of Glenn T. Dyrland and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Linscott, died, leaving four sisters and three brothers.

1945 May La Veta: Maud Whisenant sold Lots 1-4 in Block 8 to Bertha U. Boyd.

1945 May La Veta: The La Luna Excelsior Mill has in the foundation for the new building for machinery.

1945 May La Veta: The La Luna plant has not produced any excelsior lately, just crates and boxes.

1945 May Walsenburg: Corporal Crist Lovdjieff of the XXI Bomber Squadron in Guam has been commended by Major Gen. Curtis LeMay.

1945 May Walsenburg: James Benine has purchased the C.O.D. Store from the Sporleder Selling Company.

1945 May Walsenburg: Lt. Ralph Hendrix, 1940 graduate of Huerfano County High School, a Naval pilot serving in the Pacific, was killed in action.

1945 May Walsenburg: Volunteers are still needed to serve a few hours each in the war price and rationing board office.

1945 June La Veta: A girl, named Glenna, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Walls.

1945 June La Veta: Excelsior will be made again by July 1 when the new building at the mill is done.

1945 June La Veta: Mrs. Emma Richards opened a beauty shop in the home recently purchased by her brother Olaf Mauldin.

1945 June La Veta: Residents of Pass Creek and Cuchara Camps reported receiving several inches of snow two days ago.

1945 June La Veta: S-Sgt. Bob Bruce telegraphed his mother that he has landed on the west coast and would be home on furlough as soon as possible. He has been stationed in the Pacific for almost four years.

1945 June La Veta: Twenty-five years ago Town Board was discussing replacing the concrete barrels at the intersections with artistic traffic cops.

1945 June Walsenburg: A total of 50 students have been enrolled in HCHS summer classes, including typing, shorthand, Algebra and civics.

1945 June Walsenburg: A.S. Lenzini has been named president of the newly formed Walsenburg Auto Dealers Association. Tom S. Young is vice president, F.H. Unfug secretary and E.L. Sears treasurer.

1945 June Walsenburg: Admitted today to American citizenship were Emilio Ghione, Anna Cervanyk, Margaret McGheechan, Ivan Vucetich, Rafael Lopez and Victor L. Chiesi.

1945 June Walsenburg: After two years of service to 15,000 servicemen and women, the Walsenburg USO center will close its doors Sunday evening.

1945 June Walsenburg: All offices and meeting rooms at City Hall have been refinished in light pastel shades, the floor is repainted and all woodwork has been revarnished under direction of Joe O'Rourke.

1945 June Walsenburg: Dr. S. Julian Lamme, formerly of Walsenburg, has been appointed chief medical and surgical director of the Gates Mutual Benefit hospital in Denver.

1945 June Walsenburg: Huerfano County ranchers will produce approximately 20,000 turkeys this year, an increase of about 8,000 over last year, according to Phil Miles, county agent. 

1945 June Walsenburg: It has been learned that Pvt. Henry J. Dunich was seriously wounded while on active duty on Okinawa in April.

1945 June Walsenburg: Meat supplies available for civilians weekly during July will be slightly less than in June.

1945 June Walsenburg: Registration for summer classes of typing, algebra, civics and shorthand will be Monday at Huerfano County High School.

1945 June Walsenburg: Reported killed in action are Pfc. Bernard Duran of Butte Valley and S-Sgt. Daniel L. White, Walsenburg.

1945 June Walsenburg: Sgt. Paul Andrews, a 1940 graduate of Huerfano County High School, was killed May 15 in Italy.

1945 June Walsenburg: Total moisture in Walsenburg during   May was 1.99 inches.

1945 June Walsenburg: T-Sgt. Gilbert B. Maestas, on duty with the 15th Army Air Force in Italy, reports having received the papal blessing during a recent visit to Vatican City.

1945 June Walsenburg: Vaccinate early to prevent sleeping sickness.

1945 July La Veta: Ruth Weir and Cpl. Bennie Underwood were married.

1945 July La Veta: The Johnny Krist Orchestra will play Saturday night for a dance at Mule Shoe. Admission $1.10; extra ladies 25 cents.

1945 July Walsenburg: Amadeo F. Gonzales, 67, was injured this morning when his pickup was struck by a train at the C&S crossing on Hendren Street, just south of the Castle Coal Supply Company yards. 

1945 July Walsenburg: Approximately 30 members of Boy Scout Troops No. 251 and 252 leave Sunday for Scout camp at Blue Lakes.

1945 July Walsenburg: Have your waste paper out and ready tomorrow for collection by the St. Mary Cub Scout organizations.

1945 July Walsenburg: Huerfano County war bond sales total $421,419.25 or 108 percent of the Mighty Seventh War Loan campaign quota of $390,000.

1945 July Walsenburg: Mrs. C.A. Brunelli asked city council to help develop a new recreational enterprise sponsored by Civic League which has obtained title to lots at Pinon and Hendren for tennis courts.

1945 July Walsenburg: Representatives of the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce met with Trinidad chamber members yesterday at Miramonte at Monument Lake to discuss the cattle industry, federal housing and water for the eastern slope.

1945 July Walsenburg: The highest temperature so far this summer - 92 - was recorded here yesterday.

1945 July Walsenburg: William M. Ward, president of the First National Bank in Walsenburg prior to its liquidation in January 1944, was named president of a bank in Lakewood.

1945 August La Veta: La Veta is to get a locker plant soon.

1945 August La Veta: LeRoy Sneddon, 14, son of Mrs. Lois Sneddon, is entering his registered Hereford heifer and steer in the Colorado State Fair.

1945 August La Veta: The war is ended. Four engines in the railroad yards whistled, as did the two factories, auto horns honked and people were screaming.  The business houses of town were closed all day Wednesday to celebrate.

1945 August La Veta: Twenty-five years ago this week the schoolhouse was wired for electricity.

1945 August La Veta: Twenty-seven members and guests attended the Cow Belle Demonstration Club meeting and picnic at Mrs. Charles Galassini's picnic grounds.

1945 August La Veta: With the announcement of the end of the war four locomotives in the railroad yards, two factory whistles, the fire siren, automobile horns and peoples' voices added their bit to the noise.

1945 August Walsenburg: Observance of V-J day in Walsenburg was marked by general jubilation but there were no accidents, property damage and no arrests according to local police.

1945 August Walsenburg: A big drop in meat points is expected next week.

1945 August Walsenburg: Battiste Pastore became lost in a storm while hunting mushrooms near Cordova Pass but was found late last night.

1945 August Walsenburg: Emil Plavik, a resident of the Cucharas Valley southeast of here, nearly lost his car in yesterday's storm when it became embedded near the river.

1945 August Walsenburg: Father John B. Liciotti, longtime pastor of St. Mary Church, has been named diocesan consultor and will now be known as "Very Reverend. "

1945 August Walsenburg: George B. Dick, general manager of Walsenburg Coal Company, has accepted an appointment to the Colorado State Planning commission on minerals, oil and mining development.

1945 August Walsenburg: JAPS FOLD!

1945 August Walsenburg: Large crowds attended both performances of the VFW-sponsored rodeo here Saturday and Sunday.

1945 August Walsenburg: Radio Tokyo said that American atomic bombs descended on Hiroshima Aug. 6 and caused such devastation as cannot yet be ascertained.

1945 August Walsenburg: Residents of the Hill section of town are warned to be on the lookout for rattlesnakes as several have been found.

1945 August Walsenburg: Seven Walsenburg merchants and two service clubs have donated prizes for the seventh annual 4-H Club Fair Aug. 25.

1945 August Walsenburg: Sgt. Eddie Dolenc received the Distinguished Service Cross after killing or wounding about 30 Germans in December, 1944. He was taken prisoner when he ordered his men back and was liberated last May.

1945 August Walsenburg: Staffs of all government offices in Walsenburg are back to work today after enjoying a holiday the two previous days in observation of V-J Day.

1945 August Walsenburg: The most intense electrical storm of the season was witnessed last night when lightning flashes were so numerous as to appear practically continuous.

1945 August Walsenburg: The Wops defeated the Slavs 5 to 3 in an all-city baseball game.

1945 August Walsenburg: The World-Independent kids team beat that of the Fox Theater 8 to 6.

1945 August Walsenburg: Walsenburg Boccio Society will observe the victory over Japan with a polenta dinner at the boccia courts at the fairgrounds whenever the official announcement is made.

1945 September La Veta: Betty Jean Ellis, who has been attending school in Pueblo, is the newest member of La Veta High School's sophomore class.

1945 September La Veta: Linda Griego had the misfortune of badly lacerating her fingers at work in the box factory of La Luna Excelsior Company.

1945 September La Veta: Marilyn Lammers celebrated her seventh birthday with some of her friends.

1945 September La Veta: School enrollment is 227 again, with 158 students in the grade school and 69 in the high school.

1945 September La Veta: Snowy Range 4-H Club, which was organized in 1934 with eight members under leader Charles Ottinger, had its first fair in 1937 with 14 boys and 14 girls preparing exhibits.

1945 September La Veta: The first frost of the season came this week.

1945 September Walsenburg: Cecil D. Caldwell of Caldwell Electric bought the Young block at 500 Main.

1945 September Walsenburg: Elected officers of the junior class at Huerfano County High School were Johnny Krist, president; Rosalie Marchiori, vice president; Mary Lee Hughey, secretary and Carol Jane Brunelli, treasurer.

1945 September Walsenburg: Joe Yourick has returned from the armed services and is back to work as a sales representative for Lenzini Motor Company.

1945 September Walsenburg: Miners and farmers of Huerfano County may now buy rubber footwear of all types without ration certificates or applications from the office of the price administration board.

1945 September Walsenburg: Paul Hendrix is back as manager of Safeway after serving 25 months in the Navy.

1945 September Walsenburg: Paul Hendrix, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Hendrix of this city, has returned home from 25 months in the Navy and is back at his old job as manager of the Main Street Safeway Store.

1945 September Walsenburg: Pfc. Camillo W. Andreatta son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andreatta of Walsenburg has been awarded the bronze star for heroic service on Okinawa.

1945 September Walsenburg: Pfc. Dan Pacheco is now serving in the occupational forces near Narburg, Bavaria.

1945 September Walsenburg: Recent graduates of HCHS may attend the all school dance Friday evening.

1945 September Walsenburg: School enrollments have jumped 10 to 15 percent in Walsenburg according to Superintendent S.M. Andrews.

1945 September Walsenburg: Senior class officers at HCHS are Johnny Tarufelli, Edmund Aguirre, Pauline Krier and Darwin Smallwood.

1945 September Walsenburg: St. Mary High School won its first football game of the season by defeating Del Norte 20-0.

1945 September: Pharmacist's Mate 2-c Rosemary Agnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Agnes of Gardner, has received a real honor in voting conducted by Navy personnel in the Hawaiian Islands, where she was voted as "The Wave we would most like to be quarantined with."

1945 October La Veta: Fred Scholes and his son Leonard have taken over management of the Boyd Service Station.

1945 October La Veta: O.T. Davis, 86, former La Veta resident and photographer, died in Alamosa.

1945 October La Veta: Snow. . .

1945 October La Veta: Some new oil wells have been located one mile north of Highway 160 between La Veta and Ojo.

1945 October La Veta: Twenty-five years ago George Coleman built the cement bases and installed new street lamps at the main intersections.

1945 October La Veta: Two ex-servicemen, Elden Falk and Melvin Dean, have re-entered La Veta High School and rejoined the football team.

1945 October Walsenburg: City Council authorized the issuance of bonds in the amount of $50,000 for improvements to the city water system, and a tentative contract for the purchase of additional water and a reservoir site near the upper lake at La Veta.

1945 October Walsenburg: Levio Amidei, Baker 2c, US Navy, arrived home on a 90-day furlough after spending three and a half years as a Japanese prisoner of war.

1945 October Walsenburg: Levio Amidei, Baker 2c, US Navy, arrived home today after being a Japanese prisoner for three years following the capture of Corregidor in May, 1942.

1945 October Walsenburg: Lt. Floyd S. Schelby has been released from the Navy and will rejoin the coaching staff at Huerfano County High School.

1945 October Walsenburg: Over 600 are enrolled in Washington School.

1945 October Walsenburg: Over 700 fans and students of Huerfano County High School took part in the annual Homecoming events, including a bonfire and snake dance.

1945 October Walsenburg: Richard B. Morris has resigned as World-Independent advertising manager to open a photographic studio.

1945 October Walsenburg: Sauerkraut and unpacked dried prunes and raisins will go off price control as of Oct. 23.

1945 October Walsenburg: The first snow of the season left about two inches of snow on the ground and the rush for antifreeze is on.

1945 October Walsenburg: The Washington School Wildcats beat La Veta Junior High in football, 20-0.

1945 October Walsenburg: Walsenburg Public Library reports its busiest summer ever, with 6,530 books checked out in three months.

1945 November La Veta: About 200 people gathered at the depot Friday afternoon to view the Rio Grande's special train passing through in honor of the railroads 75th anniversary of its founding.

1945 November La Veta: County 4-H members entering state and national club competitions are Dorothy Waggoner and Margie England, Gardner, and Marion Zember, Dolores Coss and Verna Belle Moore, La Veta.

1945 November La Veta: Huerfano County mill levy was raised by 3.14 mills to 26.14 to raise $211,651.40.

1945 November La Veta: Huerfano County pioneer Mrs. Samuel J. Capps will celebrate her 91st birthday tomorrow.

1945 November La Veta: Shoe rationing may end this week.

1945 November La Veta: The county barns were destroyed by fire but the new stone building was not damaged.

1945 November La Veta: The county barns were destroyed by fire though the new stone building was not damaged. 

1945 November La Veta: The Gled Oil Company well being drilled in the Ojo anticline west of La Veta is down 1,200 feet and expects to go to 3,500 feet to test the Dakota sands.

1945 November La Veta: The Thanksgiving special at the Chief Theater will be three showings of "Murder My Sweet; starring Dick Powell and Anne Shirley, with a comedy and travel talk.

1945 November Walsenburg: Andrew Argiletti sold his Walsenburg Flour Mill on Ninth Street to Samuel K. Baylis and Robert E. Kalin of Denver.

1945 November Walsenburg: Andrew Argiletti sold his Walsenburg Flour Mill to Samuel K Baylis and Robert E. Kalin of Denver.

1945 November Walsenburg: Dance to the music of Lawrence Guiliano at Max Hall at Rouse. Admission is $1.10 including tax, extra ladies 35¢.

1945 November Walsenburg: Dolores Goss was named state winner in the Class A 4-H Club dairy production contest.

1945 November Walsenburg: Funds are being sought to complete the tennis courts at West First and Hendren streets.

1945 November Walsenburg: Mrs. H.F. Uhl purchased the Buckles Hotel at 128 West Sixth for a modern rooming and apartment house.

1945 November Walsenburg: Mrs. H.F. Uhl purchased the Buckles Hotel at 128 West Sixth Street for a modern rooming and apartment house.

1945 November Walsenburg: Six thousand catfish of fingerling size, plus 50 spawning fish, have been placed in Martin Lake.

1945 November Walsenburg: The Huerfano County tax levy has been set at 28 mills to raise $272,517.70 in revenue.

1945 November Walsenburg: The Micek Manufacturing Company will occupy the Jack Turner warehouse on East Fourth.

1945 November Walsenburg: Walsenburg City Council raised the mill levy to 16 from 14 where it had been set since 1940.

1945 November Walsenburg: Walsenburg Council raised the mill levy to 16 from 14, where it had been set since 1940.

1945 December La Veta: After an absence of four years, Christmas lighting is shining on La Veta's Main Street.

1945 December La Veta: Charles Krier has opened a feed store in the old Boyd Baker building on Main Street.

1945 December La Veta: Colorado Cheese Company now sells in 32 states and Canada. The freight shipments amount to about 20,000 pounds a week.

1945 December La Veta: Colorado Cheese is now shipping about 20,000 pounds per week from some 4,500 milking goats in the area. 1956: Eight inches of snow, eight degrees below. . .

1945 December La Veta: Gen. Patton died today in Germany of injuries he received in an auto accident.

1945 December La Veta: Joe Robino, manager, will open the La Veta Locker Plant tomorrow with 100 units.

1945 December La Veta: Main Street is decorated with Christmas lights for the first time in four years, and trees are set up at Francisco and Main and at Ryus and Main.

1945 December La Veta: Some of our young men discharged from the armed services cannot find homes in La Veta for their families.

1945 December La Veta: The Christmas lights are up for the first time in four years and trees have been placed at Francisco and Main and at Ryus and Main.

1945 December La Veta: The products of Colorado Cheese Company in La Veta are now sold in 32 states as well as Canada.

1945 December La Veta: Verna Bell Moore and Jewel Parker, both juniors, and Edith Marker, sophomore, received all A's on the second six-week honor roll.

1945 December La Veta: W.M. Kincaid, son of Joe, has gone into partnership with his son William.

1945 December Walsenburg: Albert Sippi, attendant at the Cliff Brice station on South Main, was a victim of a pair of stick-up men Saturday who took. about $100.

1945 December Walsenburg: City council issued a liquor license to the old Silver Deuce on West Seventh, leased to the Fink brothers who remodeled it after the fire two years ago.

1945 December Walsenburg: Colorado Supply Company will expend $10,000 to $15,000 to remodel the former Joe Bain store at Seventh and Main Streets.

1945 December Walsenburg: Colorado Supply Company will expend $10,000 to $15,000 to remodel the former Joe Bain store at Seventh and Main.

1945 December Walsenburg: Frank Morelli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Morelli of Tioga, received his discharge from the Army at Fort Logan after four years service in India, Egypt, Tunis, Oran, Tripoli and Casablanca.

1945 December Walsenburg: Hobeika Liquor Store on South Main Street was held up by a masked man and Torn Hobeika reports about $60 and a quart of liquor were stolen.

1945 December Walsenburg: Saturday only at the Fox Theater, Bing Crosby in "Sing You Sinners" and Frank Sinatra in "Step Lively."

1945 December Walsenburg: Six non-fatal accidents were reported in November with one at Black Beauty, three at Calumet, and one each in Kebler and Morning Glory.

1945 December Walsenburg: Windows were broken the night of Dec. 23 at the Sinclair service station at Eighth and Main and the George Hobeika grocery across the street.

1946 January La Veta: A meeting will be held in the high school auditorium Jan. 7 to begin an effort to reorganize the PTA.

1946 January La Veta: A woman is judged by the company she just left.

1946 January La Veta: Charles Masinton returned home Saturday after two years service in the Navy, the last 18 months of which were spent in the Pacific.

1946 January La Veta: Eleven new members were initiated into the American Legion last Friday night.

1946 January La Veta: Fire destroyed the adobe home of the Archuleta family in the southeast part of town.

1946 January La Veta: J. Pete Goemmer was elected president of the Southern Colorado Livestock Association in Trinidad Saturday.

1946 January La Veta: La Veta Redskins pounded Hoehne's basketball team, defeating them by a score of 51 to 22.

1946 January La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S. Vories entertained friends Sunday in honor of their son S. Sgt. Eugene C. Vories, who just returned from Germany, his wife and baby daughter.

1946 January La Veta: Remodeling Sale - boys jackets, $2.19; ladies sweaters, $1.29; fresh flashlight batteries, 5¢, at Gambles, formerly E.C. Streams.

1946 January La Veta: Several hundred children were on hand to greet Santa Claus Christmas Eve when he arrived on Main Street.

1946 January La Veta: Six to eight inches of snow fell Sunday followed by another storm Tuesday accompanied by sub-zero temperatures.

1946 January La Veta: S-Sgt. Eugene C. Vories returned home to Alamosa recently from 13-months' service with the Ninth Army of Occupation.

1946 January La Veta: The Gamble store, recently purchased by V.M. Bristol, is undergoing extensive remodeling and is having more merchandise added.

1946 January La Veta: The State allotted $20,000 to rebuild the bridge over the Cucharas north of town destroyed in the flood last year.

1946 January La Veta: Willard Earl Beamer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orace Beamer, was discharged from the Navy after six years of service.

1946 January Walsenburg: A gross of $1,788.50 was taken in from fines resulting from the arrests of 190 persons in the city last year.

1946 January Walsenburg: A new chapter of Disabled American Veterans was organized here with John Nouci, commander, and 11 other charter members.

1946 January Walsenburg: About $16,770 was raised on the first day of solicitation for the proposed St. Therese Hospital fund.

1946 January Walsenburg: Betty French received a master's degree in nursing from Yale University.

1946 January Walsenburg: Lawrence Nazzaro has sold out his interest in the Maldonado and Maes clothing store here.

1946 January Walsenburg: Miss Frances Nelson was elected president of the Colorado Association of County School Superintendents.

1946 January Walsenburg: Mrs. Nell Barnes has sold her Howard's Confectionery to Don Haney after operating it almost 25 years.

1946 January Walsenburg: The 69 workers and officials of Gordon Coal Company mine have been commended for their safety record. The mine produces an average of 362 tons daily.

1946 January Walsenburg: The building occupied by H.F. Uhl sheet metal shop on West Sixth Street will be razed to make way for the new Schachet two-story building.

1946 January Walsenburg: The old Bain Department Store will be opened as Colorado Supply about March 1 after complete remodeling, with equipment moved from the old Cameron store.

1946 February 11 Closed for remodeling – Johnny’s Bar, 224 W. 7th Street

1946 February 15 Trujillo Brothers Meet After Seven Years Separation – A reunion of two brothers, Frederick and Tim Trujillo, who had not seen each other in the past seven years, owing to the war, was marked here yesterday as the two arrived home after long military service. The boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Trujillo of this city.

1946 February 6 Joe’s Welding Shop, We thaw frozen water pipes Phone 135-W

1946 February La Veta: February birthdays in La Veta High School include those of Ofelia Ward, Madeline Hurley, Eugene Heikes, Mary Jane Duzenack and Thomas Elley.

1946 February La Veta: First graders on the honor roll are Lowell Goemmer, Claire Carver, Karel Ann McKinney, Nora Lee Frankeburger, Georgina Duzenack, Carol Taft and Donald Ball.

1946 February La Veta: Louis Magnino arrived home last week, having received his discharge from the Navy after three years service.

1946 February La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Engberg purchased the home of the E.C. Streams, who will move to Denver.

1946 February La Veta: Opinions are mixed about the proposed expenditure of up to $65,000 for the erection of a sales ring in La Veta.

1946 February La Veta: Rabbits, 35 cents a pound, fresh side pork, 30 cents a pound, at the La Veta Locker Plant.

1946 February La Veta: Rock Rest seems to be the main center of attraction for the high school set lately. They say it's a really super place to dance.

1946 February La Veta: Rock Rest seems to be the main center of attraction lately. It's really a super place to dance.

1946 February La Veta: The Chief Theatre was sold to John Willis by Fred Crouse, who established the business three years ago.

1946 February La Veta: The Cuchara Valley Stock-growers organized Tuesday to promote the erection of a sales pavilion in La Veta.

1946 February La Veta: What was Don Wagner doing with the mirror in algebra class Monday?

1946 February Walsenburg: A warranty deed for the Daigre Lake property at La Veta was conveyed to the City of Walsenburg this afternoon by R L. and Rita Kincaid.

1946 February Walsenburg: Frank Ghella of Pryor, recently discharged from the Army, was hired to the Walsenburg police force.

1946 February Walsenburg: Miss Elmira Trauer has purchased the gift shop in the Benmar building at 515 Main.

1946 February Walsenburg: Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Marshall are retiring from management of Hotel Kirkpatrick Coffee Shop after six years and will lease the business to Mrs. Julia Giluado and Mrs. Ora B. Smith.

1946 February Walsenburg: Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Marshall are retiring from management of the Hotel Kirkpatrick Coffee Shop after six years and will lease the business to Mrs. Julia Giluado and Mrs. Ora B. Smith.

1946 February Walsenburg: Pauline Krier, popular daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krier, will be crowned queen of the Panther basketball team at a coronation ball Saturday night.

1946 February Walsenburg: Sgt. Joseph N. Medina of Farisita has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his accomplishments in Leyte.

1946 February Walsenburg: Shosky's beat Benmar in the benefit basketball game with Pino Wilkins the high scorer for Shosky's with 18 points and Gerald "Lolly" Ariano for Benmar with 15.

1946 February Walsenburg: Star Caywood, who returned Jan. 13 from serving 21 months in the South Pacific, has been hired by the World-Independent to work in the stationery and office supply department.

1946 February Walsenburg: Star Caywood, who returned Jan. 13 from serving 21 months in the South Pacific, has been hired by this paper to work in the stationery and office supply section.

1946 February Walsenburg: The Fink brothers opened the new Miner's Inn, 116 West Seventh Street, Feb. 7.

1946 February Walsenburg: The grand opening of the Rialto Theater Feb. 9 will feature "Thunderhead, Son of Flicka," starring Roddy McDowell and "Tall in the Saddle" with John Wayne and Ella Raines.

1946 February Walsenburg: The Rev. John C. O'Sullivan has taken over his duties as assistant pastor at St. Mary.

1946 February Walsenburg: The state supreme court has ruled that James B. Dick was elected mayor of Walsenburg in the election last fall in which he and Joe Mosco each received 622 votes for that position.

1946 February Walsenburg: Thirty-one domestic science students motored to Trinidad to tour the Mode-O-Day dress factory and the Mason Candy Company plant.

Walsenburg World 3-1-1946 Lt. Sefton Now at Ordway – Lt. Calvin W. Sefton, formerly of this city, arrived in Ordway Feb. 15, where he will spend a short time with his mother, and with his wife's parents. Lt. Sefton is scheduled to leave shortly for North Carolina, where he will fo overseas as a member of the Us.S. Arcmy of occupation. His wife will remain in Ordway entil after April 1, and then will join her husband overseas.

1946 March La Veta: "Best snow of the year" is the way to describe last week's snowstorm.

1946 March La Veta: A large amount of material is on the ground for the new building to be built by Albert Amedei on the site of the old La Veta Hotel on Ryus Avenue, and construction is expected to start within a short time.

1946 March La Veta: A new student in the high school is Miss Josephine Germano, a sophomore from Gray's Knob, KY.

1946 March La Veta: A new student in the high school is Miss Josephine Germano, a sophomore from Gray's Knob, KY.

1946 March La Veta: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh David on Mar. 3, a baby girl.

1946 March La Veta: Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Engberg Jr., last Saturday, March 16.

1946 March La Veta: Burn all trash that will burn so it will not blow from the dump into the lake.

1946 March La Veta: E.H. Hollenback, prospector who has lived in the hills west of La Veta for many years, was taken to the Colorado State Hospital as mentally unbalanced.

1946 March La Veta: La Veta High School Redskins won third in the 10th annual Trinidad Junior College basketball tournament.

1946 March La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pickens moved from the Al Foote residence in the east part of town to the stone house at the corner of Francisco and Oak.

1946 March La Veta: Officers of the newly organized Huerfano County Hereford Breeders Association are James Falk, president; Lawrence Bowdino, vice president and Edward E. Engberg, secretary-treasurer.

1946 March La Veta: Over 50 new volumes have been added to the public library this month, located next door to Walt's Barber Shop on Main.

1946 March La Veta: Receiving letters in sports this year are Clyde Beamer, Harry Lee Moore, Howard Drury, Elden Falk, Eugene Heikes, Lee Martinez, Jack Coleman, Albert Robino, Don Wagner, James Erwin, Glynn Auten, Francis Lee Judiscak and Don Jameson.

1946 March La Veta: The first pre-fabricated building to arrive in this community was received by Charles Krier this week and will be used as a chicken house.

1946 March La Veta: The first prefabricated building to arrive in this community was received by Charles Krier who will use it for a chicken house.

1946 March La Veta: The newly organized Huerfano County Hereford Breeders Association will incorporate and issue stock to finance the building of a sales barn in La Veta.

1946 March La Veta: The newly organized Huerfano County Hereford Breeders Association will incorporate and issue stock to finance the building of a sales barn in La Veta.

1946 March Walsenburg: A "courtesy refresher" course, sponsored by the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of Walsenburg business and professional personnel, will be next Thursday evening.

1946 March Walsenburg: A gym-auditorium will be built on the southeast corner of the junior high school.

1946 March Walsenburg: Approximately 115 members of the Young Citizens League from 14 Huerfano County schools will attend the second annual county convention.

1946 March Walsenburg: Extensive remodeling operations are well underway at the Specialty Flower and Beauty Shop recently purchased by Mrs. Christy F. Mazzone.

1946 March Walsenburg: Louis Zullo was injured by a fall of rock in the Taylor Coal mining property at Rouse.

1946 March Walsenburg: Mrs. Christy Mosco is remodeling the Speciality Flower and Beauty Shop which she recently purchased.

1946 March Walsenburg: Mrs. Marie Martinez, for four years chief clerk of Huerfano County rationing board, has been appointed stenographer for the US Employment Service to replace Miss Josephine Eccher, who resigned after two years.

1946 March Walsenburg: Ruth Martin Mosco bought the Klein Cafe.

1946 March Walsenburg: Starts Sunday at the Fox Theater, Judy Garland in MGM's musical romance, "The Harvey Girls."

1946 March Walsenburg: The Farr Post Office at Cameron mines closed after 40 years. Once there were 120 homes and 1,000 residents, now only 12 houses remain.

1946 April La Veta: A fire was discovered at Howard's Lumber and Supply Company Saturday but it was put out before it could spread.

1946 April La Veta: Articles of incorporation were filed for the Huerfano County Breeders Association which will sell stock to finance the building of a sales barn and ring in La Veta.

1946 April La Veta: Engineers are planning to raise the Cucharas bridge north of town so that a low spot can be filled to prevent future slippage of the road.

1946 April La Veta: Eugene S. Vories and his son Eugene C. opened a saddle and leather goods store in Alamosa.

1946 April La Veta: Felt base rugs, $3.79; oak dinnette [sic] set, $39.95; large box Rinso, 23 cents, are among the bargains at Gambles Grand Opening Sale.

1946 April La Veta: George Smith is announcing the opening of his new barbershop for Saturday of this week in the Hottinger building adjoining the newspaper office.

1946 April La Veta: Jimmy Howard surprised his parents by calling from San Diego where he had just landed with the returning Marines from Japan.

1946 April La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Chester Springer were burned out for the second time in a few months. First they were living in the Spangler home, which burned, then they moved to the old Kitchens ranch two miles south of town. Nothing was saved from the second fire.

1946 April La Veta: Ninety-four people attended the Chamber of Commerce dinner and program at the Baptist Church, causing the ladies to serve in two shifts to accommodate the crowd.

1946 April La Veta: Ninety-four people attended the Welcome Home banquet Thursday in the Methodist Church for returning servicemen.

1946 April La Veta: Over 500 are registered to vote in the town election next week.

1946 April La Veta: The April Fool windstorm was no joke. It blew down Bertha Boyd's barn at Main and Francisco, collapsed Albert Campbell's shed at the opposite corner and knocked down several trees.

1946 April La Veta: The April Fool windstorm was no joke. It blew down Bertha Boyd's barn at Main and Francisco, collapsed Albert Campbell's shed at the opposite corner and knocked down several trees.

1946 April Walsenburg: A freak twister on West Seventh Street took a roof and damaged phone lines.

1946 April Walsenburg: Ben Naranjo is removing the old Frank Owens blacksmith shop on East Fifth Street for salvage.

1946 April Walsenburg: Breaded Rabbit will be the luncheon special Saturday and Sunday at the Atomic Bar, 224 West Seventh Street. 65¢.

1946 April Walsenburg: Frank J. Repola, St. Mary School coach, has been hired as Walsenburg's recreation director for the summer.

1946 April Walsenburg: Josephine Corsentino of St. Mary School will represent Walsenburg in the state spelling contest.

1946 April Walsenburg: Lucille Savio, 13, of Walsen School, won the county spelling contest and Isabel Quintana, 14, Gardner, was second.

1946 April Walsenburg: One hundred enthusiastic sales people of Walsenburg's retail stores last night heard a sales address by Byron E. Lopp of the state chamber of commerce.

1946 April Walsenburg: Robinson No. 4 at Farr will be abandoned in two months and the camp dismantled.

1946 April Walsenburg: Striking miners are utilizing their free time by repainting and repairing their homes.

1946 April Walsenburg: The Charles E. Butterworth barber shop will move from West Seventh Street to the rooms where the county rationing office was located on West Sixth.

1946 April Walsenburg: The Colorado Supreme Court has judged in favor of James B. Dick Jr. over Joe Mosco Jr. in the mayoralty case pending since the April 1945 town election.

1946 April Walsenburg: The First Street playground will be cleaned up and the equipment from the old Cameron school, now closed, will be installed.

1946 May La Veta: A farewell covered dish dinner was held at the Methodist Church for Mr. and Mrs. Allen Roush and Joeann.

1946 May La Veta: An army station in the Philippines has been named Camp Ireland in honor of Josephine Falk's brother, Lt. Maurice F. Ireland, who was killed at Luzon.

1946 May La Veta: An inch of rain fell Sunday in this section.

1946 May La Veta: Clyde Beamer, Jack Coleman, Albert Robino, Harry Lee Moore and Lee Martinez won recognition for their track wins.

1946 May La Veta: High school seniors honored for having perfect attendance this year were Nola Mae Goss and Ofelia Ward.

1946 May La Veta: Jimmy Howard surprised his parents by calling from San Diego where he had just landed with the Marines returning from Japan.

1946 May La Veta: Opening day of the fishing season attracted an unusual number of fishermen along the streams.

1946 May La Veta: Perfect attendance awards were given to Dominga Roybal and Thomas Elley, freshmen.

1946 May La Veta: Ranger Lewis A. Cummings checked the water course at Blue Lakes and discovered no snow cover where there is usually two or three feet.

1946 May La Veta: The Town Board requests the parents of children who ride bicycles to please cooperate in stopping the practice of riding bicycles on the sidewalk. /s/Karl Gilbert, clerk.

1946 May La Veta: There is no snow cover on Veta Pass, where the average is 11.5 inches, nor at Blue Lake, where a normal amount is 21 inches.

1946 May Walsenburg: Bernie Jerman and his orchestra played for the St. Mary junior-senior prom on May 8.

1946 May Walsenburg: City council will henceforth shut off the water to all delinquent users after a six month non-payment period.

1946 May Walsenburg: Don't Forget the Graduate - Billfolds, $2 to $5; Ties, 60 cents to $2; Ronson Cigarette Lighters, $1 to $7.50. The Colorado Supply Company, Seventh and Main streets.

1946 May Walsenburg: Don't forget the graduate! Billfolds $2-$5; ties 60 cents- $2, Ronson cigarette lighters, $1- $7.50. Colorado Supply Company, Main and Seventh Streets.

1946 May Walsenburg: Many county coal mines have had to close because of the railroad strike.

1946 May Walsenburg: Meet and Eat at Penny's Drive-Inn, 124 West Seventh. Curb service, ice cream, sandwiches, beer.

1946 May Walsenburg: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dick Sr. have just received verification of the death of their son Tech. Sgt. Andrew Dick Jr., in Europe on Mar. 10, 1944.

1946 May Walsenburg: Ninety-six students will graduate from H.C.H.S. May 22, including several ex-servicemen.

1946 May Walsenburg: Ninety-six youths will graduate from HCHS on May 22, including several ex-servicemen. Marjorie Jones is valedictorian and Annalee Boettger salutatorian.

1946 May Walsenburg: O'Byrne Hardware is undergoing extensive remodeling, with the cornice removed, roof replaced, walls realigned and the whole building stuccoed. It was built in 1904.

1946 May Walsenburg: The J.F. Karst ranch near Apache was sold to Charles Money.

1946 May Walsenburg: The sixth annual El Fandango will be presented tomorrow by the Spanish Club at Huerfano County High School.

1946 May Walsenburg: The welfare office has moved to new quarters in Martin Ariano's building at 124 West Sixth Street.

1946 May Walsenburg: Twenty-three servicemen will receive diplomas this month from Huerfano County High.

1946 May Walsenburg: Unseasonable snow started failing in Walsenburg yesterday afternoon. 1949 May Walsenburg: School District 4 elected George Dick, president; Dr. C.A. Brunelli, secretary and James C. Phipps treasurer.

1946 May Walsenburg:  A total of 650 pounds of clothing has been collected by school children to send overseas to youngsters who lost everything in the war.

1946 June La Veta: Because of the drought and forest fire on the East Spanish Peak, the National Forest will allow no fireworks this year.

1946 June La Veta: Bob Bruce left Tuesday with James and Irving Simms to find employment in California.

1946 June La Veta: Carl Elley won as champion turkey grower for 1945.

1946 June La Veta: Dr. Lawson Smith is opening an office in the Park Lane Hotel and he and his wife will live in the Grace Penne home.

1946 June La Veta: For the first time ever, La Veta received no mail for 30 hours because of the railroad strike.

1946 June La Veta: Fred Willis opened the Sportsmen's Rest halfway between here and Walsenburg with a tavern and lunch room.

1946 June La Veta: Huerfano County taxpayers have the highest mill levy - 50.66 mills - to pay than any other county in Colorado.

1946 June La Veta: Mason Daniels has started an ice delivery business, the first we've had since before the war.

1946 June La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Mallory are moving from Kansas City into the Allen Roush home.

1946 June La Veta: O.B. Lauth has sold the west 100 feet of lots 35 and 36, Block 1 to Albert and Mary Foote.

1946 June La Veta: The railroad strike prevented the mail from coming to La Veta for 30 hours, the first time this has ever happened.

1946 June La Veta: Town Board hired Fred Wagner to build jail cells in the rear of town hall.

1946 June Walsenburg: The Main Garage, 722 Main, has been appointed dealer for the famous Willys and "Jeep."

1946 July La Veta: A very severe electrical storm hit La Veta Monday and did considerable damage to transmission lines, leaving the town without electricity for three hours.

1946 July La Veta: A Veterans of Foreign Wars post was organized with 27 members. Hugh M. Sager is commander, Mike A. Judiscak senior vice-commander and Maurice E. Sager, junior vice-commander.

1946 July La Veta: Born, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Arnold.

1946 July La Veta: Charles Krier, his dog and a few bloodthirsty citizens killed about 30 rats in Charlie's feed store last week.

1946 July La Veta: Harry Gamblin has sold the Muleshoe Resort for approximately $20,000 to Clinton Marquardt of Wisconsin, who plans to build cabins and a restaurant.

1946 July La Veta: Laura Fay Taft and Charles R. Fouch were married July 7 by Rev. J.H. Gerault at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Taft.

1946 July La Veta: Selma's Beauty Shoppe will soon open in the former Smith Barber Shop by Selma Sanchez, recently of Pueblo.

1946 July La Veta: The 4-H clubs of Huerfano and Las Animas counties are having a joint camp July 28-31 at Stonewall, the first since 1941.

1946 July Walsenburg: Alfier Amusement Company will be here until Sunday on East Tenth Street just outside Fiesta Park, sponsored by the Civic League.

1946 July Walsenburg: Both the West First Street playground pool and Martin Lake reservoir have closed for public use to prevent the possible spread of infantile paralysis.

1946 July Walsenburg: How to be a cattleman and remain in business is the major problem facing area ranchers as they face a major feed crisis. The hay crop is 50% of normal.

1946 July Walsenburg: Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce is looking for photos for the new advertising folder, especially of cattle herds, sheep flocks, scenes of the Huerfano River and mines.

1946 July Walsenburg: Monroe L. Fox, a product of Gardner and Huerfano County High School, has written Blind Adventures about his experiences since being blinded at Iwo Jima.

1946 July Walsenburg: Pierson's Nursery and Greenhouse has reopened at 118 West Third Street with flowers, plants and vegetables for sale.

1946 July Walsenburg: The Huerfano County Health Center opened in the basement of the courthouse with Mrs. Marlene Gardner, public health nurse.

1946 July Walsenburg: The Marine Corps will have its Japanese Weapons Exhibit in the Merchants' Exhibition Building during the Spanish Peaks Fiesta this weekend.

1946 July Walsenburg: Trinidad Electric Transmission, Railway and Gas Company is filing papers to officially change its name to Frontier Power Company.

1946 July: Miss Frances Killian will be crowned queen of the Spanish Peaks Fiesta at the dance Friday night.

1946 Aug. 2: A total of $25,545.13 in school funds have been distributed to 32 of the county's 55 school districts under the provisions of House Bill No. 10 to be used for salaries and building maintenance.

July 31, 1946 World Independent - Superintendent of Walsenburg schools, S.H. Andrews, discovered records of the school district from 1892-93. At that time, there was a four room school house at the site of Washington School. The school board consisted of R.A. Quillian, president, Fred Unfug and H.E. Wheeler. There were 277 pupils and four teachers, who averaged $60 a month in salary. The records enumerated items owned by the district, including 79 double desks, 101 single desks, one armchair, four teacher's desks, nine chairs, four coal stoves, four tin pails, six dippers and two pump organs.

World Independent 8-19-1946 HCHS OPENING POSTPONED BY POLIO Committee Announces Decision To Open School Sept. 16 - Definite action in postponing the opening of Huerfano county high school until Sept. 16 owing to the current polio epidemic was taken today, and formal action with regard to the city schools will be taken at the regular meeting of the District No. 4 school board tomorrow evening, it was announced today.

World-Independent 1946 Aug. 21: The eighth annual Huerfano County 4-H Fair will open tomorrow despite the polio epidemic which has caused the postponement of school openings around the county. - World Independent

1946 Aug. 5, Huerfano County 4-H Club youngsters received record prices from 35, to 45c per pound - for fed steers sold at the Pueblo Livestock Commission Company. First place in the judging went to Freddie Falk whose animal weighed 910 pounds and sold for $409.50. - World-Independent

1946 August 19: HCHS Opening Postponed By Polio.

1946 August La Veta: 4-H members have decided to sell their steers this year, instead of feeding them out, because of the feed shortage.

1946 August La Veta: Barring last minute changes due to the infantile paralysis epidemic, La Veta Schools will open Tuesday, Sept. 3.

1946 August La Veta: Harold Wilson bought the Chief Theater.

1946 August La Veta: Mrs. Joe Kincaid, Rita Kincaid and Jessie Carver are members of the registration committee for Precinct No. 5, which includes La Veta.

1946 August La Veta: Residents felt a measure of relief from the heat today when a shower fell, accompanied by moderating temperatures.

1946 August La Veta: The annual Cowboy Ball of the Cuchara Valley Stockgrowers Association will be Aug. 17 at Muleshoe Lodge.

1946 August La Veta: The Cow Belles Home Demonstration Club had their annual picnic at the Galassini ranch with 19 members, eight children and five guests present.

1946 August La Veta: The eighth annual 4-H Fair opened yesterday in the Goemmer Brothers warehouse on Main Street adjoining the railroad tracks while the home demonstration projects are being exhibited in the Odd Fellows Hall.

1946 August La Veta: The Sunday schools at the Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches have been suspended for the duration of the polio epidemic.

1946 August La Veta: Too many people are like amendments, they work well except when they are needed.

1946 August Walsenburg: Archie Levy is retiring as fire chief after 48 years of service to the department.

1946 August Walsenburg: City Council banned all gatherings of children under 18 during the current polio epidemic - no theaters, playgrounds, ball games, etc.

1946 August Walsenburg: For sale: 4,200 acre grain and stock ranch. Fair buildings. $10 per acre. Willburns.

1946 August Walsenburg: For Sale; Tony Lama Cowboy Boots, $22.50, Colorado Supply Store, Tioga.

1946 August Walsenburg: Model Cleaners at 129 West Seventh Street reopened after extensive improvements and remodeling according to Joe Dratter, proprietor.

1946 August Walsenburg: The Colorado Emergency Polio Committee recommends banning all children under 18 from any public gathering until after the polio epidemic subsides.

1946 August Walsenburg: Two new polio cases have been reported in Huerfano County, bringing the total to four.

1946 August Walsenburg: Work commenced this week on the new St. Mary athletic field in the 300 block of West Ninth Street.

1946 August: Josephine and Lennie Corsentino won first in Foods in the Demonstration Team Contest at the State Fair.

1946 August: Thirty-seven 4-H club members and their leaders attended the club camp at Stonewall July 28- 31.

1946 September La Veta: Charles Krier sold his feed store and is going to work for Colorado Excelsior and Mill Company.

1946 September La Veta: Charles Krier sold the La Veta Feed Store to Sam Baylis of Walsenburg Mill.

1946 September La Veta: Colorado Cheese bought the plant, equipment and lease of La Luna Excelsior as well as the sawmill, and will make their own crates and excelsior for shipping purposes.

1946 September La Veta: Doris Bristol and Charles Julian Tracy were married Sept. 15.

1946 September La Veta: Glory be! The re-oiling of Highway No. 111 is underway.

1946 September La Veta: Judging from the finished product, many a self-made man hired cheap labor.

1946 September La Veta: Lena Catherine McCargish graduated from Indiana University Training School for Nurses Aug. 31.

1946 September La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Lem Smith sold their property here to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Firm and moved to Durango.

1946 September La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Mauldin and baby from Denver attended the family reunion here, which was the first time they were all together since the death of Alex Mauldin 14 years ago.

1946 September La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bregosh [sic] will be living in an apartment in the home of Bertha Boyd while Mrs. Bregosh teaches here at the high school.

1946 September La Veta: Mr. Elley has mounted the prize trout from Blue Lake - 33 inches, 11½ pounds - and it is on display at Coleman Drug Store.

1946 September La Veta: Only 110 people in La Veta's two precincts voted in the primary election.

1946 September La Veta: Overheard on a bus - "His parents called him Bill because he arrived on the first of the month."

1946 September La Veta: School will open Sept. 23 since the ban was lifted on public gatherings due to the polio epidemic.

1946 September Walsenburg: Another case of polio was reported last week.

1946 September Walsenburg: Presidents of their classes at St. Mary High School are William Martucci, John Ibanez and Eugene Espinoza.

1946 September Walsenburg: School may open next Monday, Sept. 16, if no new cases of polio are reported.

1946 September Walsenburg: The Gardner Chuck Wagon dinner has been postponed because of the polio epidemic.

1946 September Walsenburg: Walsenburg Land and Development Co. was sold by James Tressler to Sam T. Taylor and James J. Tesitor. Tressler has owned the company since he founded it in 1919.

1946 September Walsenburg: Walsenburg received 2.15 inches of rain in the past week in four separate storms.

1946 September: City schools opened Monday morning following the delay owing to the epidemic of polio in Colorado.

1946 October La Veta: A 77 pound squash from the Schultz place in east La Veta is on display at Gambles.

1946 October La Veta: A 77-pound squash grown on the Schultze place in east La Veta is on display at Gambles Store.

1946 October La Veta: A total of 1,690 pieces of property have changed hands in Huerfano County during the first six months of 1946.

1946 October La Veta: Bill Kincaid gave a history of the telephone line to Rotary Club, saying the phone company opened in 1906 in the old post office in La Veta.

1946 October La Veta: Elected senior class officers are Elden Falk, President; Carrol Young, vice president; Verna Belle Moore, secretary and Harry Lee Moore, treasurer.

1946 October La Veta: J.S. McNutt, teacher at La Veta High School, has accepted a position as English instructor in Walsenburg.

1946 October La Veta: John Elley, taxidermist, has four antelope heads and 17 deer heads to mount and four bear and one lion hide to tan.

1946 October La Veta: John Elley, taxidermist, has four antelope heads and 17 deer heads to mount and one lion and four bear hides to tan.

1946 October La Veta: La Veta High School will play six-man football this season and on the schedule are Primero, Sopris and Hoehne, each of which the team will play twice.

1946 October La Veta: The chemistry class was entertained by the senior boys having a "leg show" until Mrs. Brgoch stopped, their fun.

1946 October La Veta: The high school chemistry class was entertained by the senior boys having a "leg show" until Mrs. Brgoch stopped their fun.

1946 October La Veta: The Inquisitive Reporter asked which are the best dressed school kids and got Donna Hayes, Mary Cox and Jean Brown, Jack Coleman, Albert Robino, Joe Riggins, Elden Falk and Aaron Willburn.

1946 October La Veta: The ladies of the Catholic Church are having a benefit dinner Oct. 24 in Odd Fellows Hall to raise funds for the new church. building.

1946 October La Veta: There are 17 members of the junior class and officers are Joe Riggins, president; Mary Cox, vice president; Barbara Beamer, secretary and Edith Marker, treasurer.

1946 October Walsenburg: A high of 72 was recorded in Walsenburg last week with average temperatures in the mid 60s with no precipitation.

1946 October Walsenburg: A new system of heating is being installed at St. Mary to heat the church, parish house, convent and school.

1946 October Walsenburg: City Council last night discussed obtaining parking meters for the downtown area.

1946 October Walsenburg: M. William Buechele was installed as Councilor of DeMolay, replacing Darwin Smallwood.

1946 October Walsenburg: Over 2,000 Huerfano County school children got out at noon yesterday as teachers prepared to attend a two-day conference.

1946 October Walsenburg: Over 2,000 Huerfano County school children got out at noon yesterday as teachers prepared to attend a two-day conference.

1946 October Walsenburg: The Home Demonstration Club cake sale earned over $50 for use to improve the lounge in the courthouse.

1946 October Walsenburg: The Walsenburg Public Library was founded 40 years ago by a club of 16 members and established in a corner of the courthouse.

1946 October Walsenburg: There will be a dance Saturday night in the Lower Laguna schoolhouse.

1946 November La Veta: Born Nov. 11, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Griswold and on Nov. 12, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Griego.

1946 November La Veta: Carrol Young was crowned football queen at the L Club dance Saturday night with her attendants Mary Cox and Donna Hayes.

1946 November La Veta: Four babies were born during the 50-inch snowstorm and since, between Nov. 5 and 12, keeping Dr. Smith busy.

1946 November La Veta: La Veta will be featured on KOA radio for being the center of Hereford operations, the new sales pavilion, progressive cheese manufacture and the exselsior plant.

1946 November La Veta: Massive efforts by county crews freed Mrs. Harry Willis, an expectant mother living 35 miles east of Walsenburg, and two Kansas families from Cuchara Camps who have been entrapped for a week by the snowstorm.

1946 November La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary Nov. 16 with all seven of their children present.

1946 November La Veta: The "big snow" of 50 inches in town Saturday kept the school closed all week and church services were cancelled Sunday.

1946 November La Veta: The Catholic ladies earned about $600 from their dinner for the church building fund.

1946 November La Veta: The high school juniors, under the direction of Mrs. Christensen, began practice for the play "Eat Your Spinach."

1946 November La Veta: Walter Powell, former resident and principal of La Veta grade school, now of Springfield, won his 13th term as Baca County Clerk and Recorder.

1946 November La Veta: When the teacher asked for an example of a collective noun, one little boy answered "garbage can."

1946 November Walsenburg: "The Courage of Lassie" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Morgan opens at the Fox Theater Sunday for a two-day run.

1946 November Walsenburg: A new refrigerator unit capable of holding 2,000 racked birds has been installed at the Spanish Peaks Turkey Growers Co-Op Association in Walsenburg.

1946 November Walsenburg: Corsentino and Hays Implement Company at 902 West Seventh has been named exclusive dealers of John Deere farm equipment for Huerfano County.

1946 November Walsenburg: Five hundred turkeys of an estimated crop of 25,000 in Huerfano County were killed by the snowstorm and heavy drifts.

1946 November Walsenburg: Rescuers saved people in Yellowstone, Middle Creek, Turkey Ridge and Rattlesnake Buttes communities who had been stranded ten days by the heavy snow and drifts.

1946 November Walsenburg: Six pieces of Pueblo Ordinance Depot equipment will remain in Huerfano county to assist ranchers and farmers to haul livestock feed and supplies in the snow and mud left by the three-day storm two weeks ago.

1946 November Walsenburg: The FCC approved the Walsenburg Broadcasting application for a 1450 kilocycle station.

1946 December La Veta: A Denver firm bid $34,065 to rebuild the bridge over the Cucharas north of town that was destroyed three years ago in the big flood.

1946 December La Veta: A total of 3,144 motor vehicle licenses were sold in the county during 1946.

1946 December La Veta: Albert Robino scored eight points in the game against Rye, but the Redskins lost 18-20.

1946 December La Veta: Bess Firm and Walter Campbell were installed Worthy Matron and Patron of Mariposa Chapter No. 63, O.E.S.

1946 December La Veta: Byrdie Beamer King, daughter of Mrs. Minnie L. Carson, was married to Homer B. Nelson in Colorado Springs.

1946 December La Veta: Crime does not pay - stealing a kiss has gotten many a man a life sentence.

1946 December La Veta: Dr. Lawson F. Smith has increased his rates effective Jan. 1 to $3 for office calls, $4 for house calls and $5 for house calls after 10:30 p.m.

1946 December La Veta: Everyone enjoyed the junior class play "Eat Your Spinach" and concluded Lee Roy Sneddon should be a comedian when he grows up.

1946 December La Veta: It's June in December in La Veta - Mrs. Frank Powell brought us a fine big strawberry from her garden and Edith Hector picked a bouquet of violets in her yard.

1946 December La Veta: Jim's Pool Hall - Coors Stubby, $3.15 for case of 3.2 percent. James Williams and Nick Melonas, proprietors.

1946 December La Veta: La Veta's Main Street is well lighted and decorated for the holidays through the cooperation of the town, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and Orace and Earl Beamer of La Veta Light, Heat and Power.

1946 December La Veta: Mrs. Dora Bruce left Friday for California where she will spend several months with her sons and other relatives.

1946 December La Veta: Mrs. Peter Gross and Thomas Kmetz attended the 80th birthday party of their mother Mrs. Anna Kmetz in Walsenburg.

1946 December La Veta: Sen. Sam T. Taylor and St. Rep.-elect Richard Abe will be guest speakers at the joint meeting of the La Veta and Walsenburg Chambers of Commerce Dec. 12 in the Park Lane Hotel.

1946 December La Veta: The Advertiser was forced to reduce to a five column sheet this week by the newsprint shortage and inability to secure more of the six column size from the paper mills.

1946 December La Veta: There will be a dance Saturday evening in Kincaid Hall with Johnny Krist and His Orchestra. Admission $1.10 including tax, extra ladies 25 cents.

1946 December La Veta: Thirty members and little Dickie Masinton attended the American Legion Auxiliary Christmas party at Odd Fellows Hall.

1946 December Walsenburg: About 650 turkeys of Walter Hudson and Joe Waggoner were processed today at the Spanish Peaks Turkey Growers Co-op plant here.

1946 December Walsenburg: For sale: 5 room house on 6 lots near the high school, completely furnished, immediate possession, $3,500. Willburn's Real Estate.

1946 December Walsenburg: Longtime principal and superintendent of Huerfano County High School, Charles A. Johnson died Dec. 24.

1946 December Walsenburg: Main Theater will have a special Christmas party and free film, "Tarzan's Desert Mystery" plus a cartoon the afternoon of Dec. 24.

1946 December Walsenburg: The demand for wood is growing rapidly with the government "freeze" on coal.

1946 December Walsenburg: Wood will be available from the National Forest in an attempt to help those suffering from the coal shortage.

1947 January La Veta: A six pound baby boy was born Jan. 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Smith.

1947 January La Veta: Don Wagner scored 12 points in the Redskins' 25 to 29 loss to the Hoehne Farmers, the first league game of the season.

1947 January La Veta: During New Year's Resolutions at the high school, Joe Riggins resolved to "Not to talk so much."       

1947 January La Veta: Fred Crouse is remodeling, the interior of the old post office on Main Street into a modern three-room apartment and still leave room for the public library, located there one year.

1947 January La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fouch sold the Snack Shack and are moving to Cuchara Camps to be associated with Mr. and Mrs. Albright in conducting a lunch counter and dining room during the summer.

1947 January La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Sager are the parents of a baby son born Jan. 22.

1947 January La Veta: Patricia Gilbert, La Veta High School junior, won the contest sponsored by Rotary Club on highway safety with her essay, "Murder on the Highway."

1947 January La Veta: The New Year arrived in La Veta without fanfare or fuss. A couple of pistols popped, but - - the prevailing cold weather evidently dampened enthusiasm.

1947 January La Veta: Vern Bristol will turn over management of the Gamble store to Doris Tracy while he attends the Planorama merchandise market in Minneapolis.

1947 January La Veta: Young Brothers basketball team leads in the town league after defeating Walter's Barber Shop 27 to 22.

1947 January Walsenburg: Emma Bellotti was sworn in as county treasurer, the first woman in county history to serve in the position.

1947 January Walsenburg: Emma Bellotti was sworn in as county treasurer, the first woman in county history to serve in the position.

1947 January Walsenburg: Fourteen feet of water is now impounded in the new city reservoir at Daigre Lake near La Veta.

1947 January Walsenburg: Howard Hughes' daring production ''The Outlaw," introducing Jane Russell, is showing at the new Ute Theater in Aguilar.

1947 January Walsenburg: Starting today, the World Independent will carry eight of the finest in comic strips.

1947 January Walsenburg: Starting today, the World-Independent will carry the finest in comic strips.

1947 January Walsenburg: The Safeway store was heavily damaged by fire two nights ago.

1947 February La Veta: A poem by Rachel Capps Ritter is included in a new anthology, entitled ''Tribute to Triumph," published in New York.

1947 February La Veta: Mayor Robert R. Weir requests all citizens attend the next Town Board meeting when fire protection will be discussed.

1947 February La Veta: Receiving straight A's during the first semester at LVHS were Jewel Parker, senior, and Edith Marker, junior.

1947 February La Veta: Seniors on the first semester honor roll are Barbara Boyd, Mary Jane Duzenack, Verna Belle Moore, Jewell Parker and Edith Ward.

1947 February La Veta: The 4-H Tractor Club elected Elden Falk president, Glenn Auten vice president, Gene Cox secretary-treasurer and Lee Roy Sneddon reporter.

1947 February La Veta: The Feb. 1 measurement on La Veta Pass showed 26 inches of snow compared to last year's 14.7 inches and the five-year average of 20.1 inches.

1947 February La Veta: The La Veta Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th birthday on Feb. 23 with special services and a Fellowship covered dish lunch.

1947 February La Veta: The La Veta Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th birthday on Feb. 23 with special services and a Fellowship covered dish luncheon.

1947 February La Veta: The Town Council of La Veta is in a rut.

1947 February La Veta: Three Town Board members walked out of the meeting over the controversy of whom to appoint to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Charles Krier.

1947 February La Veta:  The Town Council of La Veta is in a rut.

1947 February Walsenburg: A civic service award for outstanding community service was given Emma Bellotti, Huerfano County treasurer, by the Walsenburg Eagles.

1947 February Walsenburg: A civic service award for outstanding community service was given to Huerfano County Treasurer Emma Bellotti by the Eagles Club.

1947 February Walsenburg: Betty Patrick was elected first president of the new sorority, Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

1947 February Walsenburg: City council this week heard discussion on the need for parking meters and their effect on merchants' businesses.

1947 February Walsenburg: Died, Agapito P. Atencio, 55, who founded El Clarin newspaper in 1932 and was Walsenburg postmaster from 1932-1935.

1947 February Walsenburg: Manuel St. Vrain was appointed first deputy in the county clerk's office after the resignation of Conrad Cordova.

1947 March La Veta: A new two-ton truck with the latest fire fighting equipment and a 500-gallon tank was purchased by the Town.

1947 March La Veta: Fred Wagner resigned as Town Marshal after serving several years. He will begin contracting to work in Cuchara Camps where he says 20 new cabins will be built this summer.

1947 March La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. William Kincaid Jr. moved into their new home recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. George Wellsby.

1947 March La Veta: Mrs. Germano and A.B. Dickinson were married in Raton. She is the sister of Dan Ball of La Veta and he is a Plumber.

1947 March La Veta: Seniors on the honor roll are Verna Belle Moore, Jewel Parker and Edith Ward.

1947 March La Veta: Snow measurements on La Veta Pass were 39.9 inches, compared to the five year average of 20.5 inches.

1947 March La Veta: The local post of the American Legion celebrated their birthday with a venison dinner and musical entertainment by Odis Huestes, Dorothy Kopine, Harriet Smith, Clyde Beamer, Francis Lee Judiscak, Jewel Parker and Mrs. Mae Dryden.

1947 March La Veta: The Post Office Department has reported a deficit and proposes to raise postal card rates to two cents. First class would remain at three cents and air mail at five cents.

1947 March La Veta: Walter's Barbershop won the town basketball league title, Cash and Carry was second, Young Brothers third and Jim's Pool Hall, fourth.

1947 March La Veta: Walter's Barbershop won the town basketball league title, Cash and Carry was second, Young Brothers third and Jim's Pool Hall, fourth.

1947 March Walsenburg: City Council decided to install parking meters on a trial basis.

1947 March Walsenburg: David Jones was elected exalted ruler of the Walsenburg Elks Lodge No. 1086, succeeding John Nallon.

1947 March Walsenburg: Louis Lopez, 21, collided with a Colorado and Southern freight train on West Seventh Street when his car slid on the icy street.

1947 March Walsenburg: Pensioners in Huerfano County will receive an average payment of $59.36 for March.

1947 March Walsenburg: Six head of cows were rounded up by the Walsenburg police and impounded.  Owner may redeem them by paying the feed bill.

1947 March Walsenburg: The Main Theatre is undergoing remodeling and will have a grand opening on Apr. 4.

1947 March Walsenburg: The Taylor brothers have bought Dick Abstract and Investment Company and the latter will move to the old Taylor building at 506 Main.

1947 March Walsenburg: The Walsenburg Taxi Cab Service moves to the Valencia cafe tomorrow. Phone 28 for services

1947 April La Veta: Edna Beamer entertained 17 members and guests of B-Loyal at her suburban home Friday evening.

1947 April La Veta: Fred Wagner and his crew have placed the foundations for three new houses in Cuchara Camps this past week.

1947 April La Veta: Fred Wagner and his crew have placed the foundations for three new houses in Cuchara Camps this week.

1947 April La Veta: Fred Wagner has been named town marshal.

1947 April La Veta: Fred Wagner resigned as Town Marshal after serving several years and will begin contracting work at Cuchara Camps, where he says 20 new cottages will be built this summer.

1947 April La Veta: La Veta has closed its dump is seeking another location.

1947 April La Veta: Snowy Range 4-H elected Harriet Smith, president; Kenneth Bailey, vice president; Glynn Auten, secretary and Dorothy Kopine, treasurer.

1947 April La Veta: The Cuchara Valley Stockgrowers Association elected Gus Goemmer president, Jim Falk vice president, Edward E. Engberg secretary and Charles F. Boyd treasurer.

1947 April La Veta: Town Board again failed to fill the position of Town Marshal.

1947 April La Veta: Tuesday Night Study Club welcomed Dorothy Arnold as a new member.

1947 April La Veta: We notice in the "Forty Years Ago" notes that in 1907 La Veta had, and enforced, a dog licensing ordinance. Are we slippin'?

1947 April La Veta: We notice in the "Forty Years Ago" notes that in 1907 La Veta had, and enforced, a dog licensing ordinance. Are we slippin'?

1947 April Walsenburg: City Council passed a resolution changing the municipal election to the first Tuesday in November instead of April.

1947 April Walsenburg: Consolidated Publishing was reorganized Jan. 1 with James Madison publisher.

1947 April Walsenburg: Set of three earthenware bowls five inches, seven inches and nine inches, 33 cents a set at Gambles.

1947 April Walsenburg: The modern Reviglio-Barbacovi Motor Company garage at Second and Main streets will have its grand opening Saturday.

1947 April Walsenburg: The Washington grade school band under direction of Charles Jandos received an "excellent" rating at the state music contest.

1947 April Walsenburg: Two county mines, Gordon and Butte Valley, were judged unsafe and ordered closed today by the government following a coal mine disaster in Illinois which killed 111.

1947 April Walsenburg: Two Huerfano county mines, Gordon and Butte Valley, were judged unsafe and closed Apr. 3 by the government following a coal mine disaster in Illinois which killed 111.

1947 May La Veta: About 60 people attended the farewell dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jones, who have moved to Gardner.

1947 May La Veta: Dora Bruce is this year's chairman of the American Legion's Poppy Day.

1947 May La Veta: Graduating from the eighth grade May 21 will be Marjorie Bailey, Earl Carver, James Christe, Mable Duzenack, Robert Erwin, Freddie Falk, Mary Eleanor Goss, Paul Hayes, Melvin Hurley, Stanley Howard, Tommie  Linscott, Bill Maes, Ben Nason, Mary Jane Speed and Hugh Young.

1947 May La Veta: James W. Falk beat Billy Kincaid 304-98 for the position as director on the school board.

1947 May La Veta: Junior News - Just 13 more days of school! Yippee! E.F.

1947 May La Veta: La Veta Encampment of the Odd Fellow Lodge was visited by the grand officers for the 128th anniversary this year of the IOOF Lodge.

1947 May La Veta: Le Roy "Sonny" Sneddon lost his two 4-H calves last week when a train hit them.

1947 May La Veta: Lou Kopine has been quite busy lately, plowing the neighborhood gardens with his new motorized plow.

1947 May La Veta: New officers of the PTA are Mrs. Edward E. Engbert, president; Mrs. Alfred Murray, vice-president; Miss Frances Willburn, secretary and Mrs. Nell Frost, treasurer.

1947 May La Veta: The first of our summer visitors, Rev. Roy 0. Cook and family, arrived to spend their summer vacation in their home on the Wahatoya.

1947 May La Veta: The first of our summer visitors, Rev. Roy O. Cook and family, arrived to spend their vacation in their home on the Wahatoya.

1947 May La Veta: Tuesday and Wednesday at the Chief - "Inside Job" with Allen Curtis and Ann Rutherford plus "Trail to Vengeance" starring Kirby Grant and Fuzzy Knight.

1947 May La Veta: Winning attendance awards at the high school were seniors Barbara Boyd, Francis Lee Judiscak, Virginia Lee Sager, Edith Ward and Ina Linscott.

1947 May Walsenburg: All softball games of the City league scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to muddy conditions at the field and cold weather.

1947 May Walsenburg: Pauline Krier will participate in the annual opera presentation at the University of Colorado with about 100 other students.

1947 May Walsenburg: Publicity caravans boosting the Spanish Peaks Fiesta left here this morning for Alamosa and Monte Vista.

1947 May Walsenburg: The Rev. Francis J. Bottler, former assistant pastor in St. Mary Parish, has been released from Army service with the rank of major after serving as chaplain in the South Pacific during the war.

1947 May Walsenburg: The Vitrified Claycraft company of Walsenburg is nearly ready to burn the first kiln of brick according to H.J. Jewett of the firm.

1947 May Walsenburg: The Vitrified Claycraft Company on East Colorado Avenue will burn its first kiln of brick soon.

1947 May Walsenburg: Three miniature covered wagons, carved by Rufus Harriman, are on display at Unfug Hardware Company.

1947 May Walsenburg: Tonight through Saturday at the Fox Theater, "The Angel and the Bad Man" starring John Wayne and Gail Russell.

1947 June La Veta: About 200,000 pounds of cheese is curing in the new Colorado Cheese Company factory addition.

1947 June La Veta: About 250 Boy Scouts, from eastern Colorado are encamped above Sulphur Springs.

1947 June La Veta: Don't look now, but it's snowing outside as this is being written.

1947 June La Veta: Dr.  Lawson Smith was unable to return from Indiana to La Veta because of an attack of appendicitis.

1947 June La Veta: Engineers have begun staking out the new REA line to Cuchara Camps.

1947 June La Veta: John W. Marbut returned to visit La Veta after an absence of 65 years. His family came here in 1878 and he remembers the railroad in the old plaza and the drowning of the Spielmann boy in Mill Lake.

1947 June La Veta: Marvin Fellers, grade school principal, returned to Alamosa and does expect to return here for the next term.

1947 June La Veta: New officers of the American Legion Auxiliary are Neva Engberg, Philena Hubbard, Sarah Sager, Jennie Murray, Bertha Boyd, Maud Springer, Amanda Clark and Minnie Carson.

1947 June La Veta: Over three inches of rain fell early Wednesday, flooding Middle Creek and washing out the bridge. The railroad tracks were also damaged and without train service, there was no mail for two days.

1947 June La Veta: Robert Clinton Goss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Berl Goss, was on the second semester honor roll at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

1947 June La Veta: Saddle horses are for rent at Cuchara Camps under the supervision of Mr. Gilbert Arnold.

1947 June La Veta: Sugar rationing ended June 12 though price controls will remain in effect.

1947 June La Veta: The Goemmer barn west of the new highway bridge over the Cucharas fell into the river after the heavy rainstorm.

1947 June La Veta:  Marvin Fellers, grade school principal, returned to Alamosa and does not expect to return for the next term.

1947 June Walsenburg: A.L. Levy Jr. will begin his daily bus service between Walsenburg and Gardner with station wagons soon.

1947 June Walsenburg: About 125 feet of the D&RG track two miles west of Walsenburg has been under water since the heavy rains.

1947 June Walsenburg: Mariann Schafer has been selected by the Spanish Peaks Saddle Club as their entry for Miss State Fair.

1947 June Walsenburg: Most of the nation's coal miners walked out in protest of the new Taft-Hartley Labor Law, though Huerfano County miners are at work.

1947 June Walsenburg: Rev. H.R. Bauer is the new Pastor of the Methodist Church. 

1947 June Walsenburg: Robert F. Levy and Arthur J. Zanon were graduated June 4 from the Colorado State College of Education at Greeley.

1947 June Walsenburg: Temperatures from 44 to 85 degrees were recorded during the week June 1-7.

1947 June Walsenburg: Temperatures in Walsenburg last week ranged from 31 to 80 degrees.

1947 June Walsenburg: The city will begin enforcement of the parking meter ordinance June 17.

1947 June Walsenburg: The nation had one of its most tragic holiday weekends in its history with 461 accidental deaths.

1947 June Walsenburg: The old adobe walls at Fiesta Park are being removed around the entrance for a large car gate.

1947 June Walsenburg: There will be a free dance at the new 2,000 square foot Farisita Hall with music by Johnny Krist and His Orchestra.

1947 July La Veta: Glendena Williams of Alamosa, formerly of La Veta, married Harold Fulfs at Taos June 25.

1947 July La Veta: Miss Grayce Mestas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Mestas, and Joseph R. Konieczny of New Jersey were married July 5 at the United Methodist Church.

1947 July La Veta: New officers of the American Legion are Odis White, Clayton Hern, Gleason Moore, Bert Cole, Mike Judiscak, Alvin Cole and Julian Tracy.

1947 July La Veta: New officers of the American Legion Auxiliary are Neva Engberg, Philena Hubbard, Sarah Sager, Jennie Murray, Bertha Boyd, Maud Springer, Amanda Clark and Minnie Carson.

1947 July La Veta: Nola Mae Goss married Robert Lee Cox July 6 in the La Veta Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Berl Goss.

1947 July Walsenburg: A seven room house is for sale on paved street, two blocks from Main Street, large lot including furniture, $4,200.

1947 July Walsenburg: Arthur Castillo and Harry Essres acquired the lease on the Phillips "66" service station at 724 West Seventh Street.

1947 July Walsenburg: Louis Bassi and Mario Bassi have purchased the Broadway Grocery, 802 West Seventh, from Tom Brill and Joe Strovas.

1947 July Walsenburg: New fall dresses of rayon or crepe, $7.90 at J.C. Penney's.

1947 July Walsenburg: The Harden Real and Estate and Insurance Company will open in the Schachet building at 125 West Sixth Street.

1947 July Walsenburg: Walsenburg is to host the 1947 State Softball Tournament in August with 20 teams entered.

1947 August La Veta: A farewell party was held by Eastern Star members for Mrs. Gladys Christensen, who is moving to Georgia with her two sons.

1947 August La Veta: Best 4-H cowgirl and cowboy were Harriet Smith and Freddie Falk.

1947 August La Veta: Both the Conoco and Phillips "66" service stations we re broken into Monday night.

1947 August La Veta: Both the Conoco and Phillips 66 service stations were broken into Monday night.

1947 August La Veta: High school teachers for the coming term are Ann Brgoch, science and math; P.W. Richert, music and social studies; Airs Mercer, commerce and Constance Ghiardi, languages.

1947 August La Veta: High school teachers hired for the coming year are Mrs. Ann Brgoch, P.W. Richert, Miss Avis Mercer and Miss Constance Ghiardi.

1947 August La Veta: Judged best cowgirl in the open class at the 4-H Fair was Roseann Boles of Cuchara Camps. Best cowboy was Gene Cox of La Veta.

1947 August La Veta: Mildred Jean Goss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byrel Goss, and Melton Estes, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Estes, were married Aug. 24 in the Baptist Church by Rev. J.H. Gerault.

1947 August La Veta: School teachers from first to sixth grades will be Kathleen Utt, Nell Frost, Minnie Mathews, Emma Vories, Frances Willburn and Bessie Moore, respectively.

1947 August La Veta: The big tents to house exhibits of the 4-H County Fair are being erected on the empty lots just north of the high school building.

1947 August La Veta: The Fred Arnolds of Modesto, CA, announce the arrival of Neal Dean on July 19.

1947 August La Veta: The ninth annual 4-H County Fair Aug. 18-19 will feature a street parade, contests, baseball game and exhibits open to anyone in Huerfano County.    

1947 August La Veta: The UNESCO group met at the Park Lane Hotel Thursday with 26 members and guests present.

1947 August La Veta: We received a nice rain shower Monday to break the heat wave of the past two weeks.

1947 August Walsenburg: Dorothy Riggins won the dress revue championship at the Huerfano County 4-H Fair last week.

1947 August Walsenburg: Ken Curtis, Columbia Pictures western star will be in Walsenburg Sept. 2. He was formerly with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, replacing Frank Sinatra. 

1947 August Walsenburg: Last week's temperatures averaged 90 degrees.

1947 August Walsenburg: The City of Walsenburg will furnish water to the Cemetery Hill district on meters.

1947 August Walsenburg: Walter Best was named fire chief to replace the retired Archie Levy.

1947 September 22 New Bakery Opens Saturday – The Carlson’s Home Bakery, 820 South Main, opened for business last Saturday, it was announced today. The establishment is owned by Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Carlson, former residents of Trinidad. The couple have been in the bakery business in Trinidad for eight years, and Mr. Carlson has been associated in the profession for 40 years. The bakery announces it will handle pastries and home made bread in retail only.

1947 September La Veta: A farewell luncheon and bridge party for Yvette Williams was held at the ranch home of Mrs. John Penne. Miss Williams returned this weekend to teach in Omaha, Neb.

1947 September La Veta: A Home Demonstration club was formed last week with officers Mrs. Bert Cole, president, Ada Mae Wells, vice president, Bonnie Wilson, secretary and Vanda Jameson, treasurer.

1947 September La Veta: Betty Ellis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis, married Clyde Taft in Raton and they will live in Cuchara Camps where he is employed.

1947 September La Veta: Due to increased burglaries in town, Marshal Odis White will be on duty from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly and will have a telephone installed in his home for emergency daytime calls.

1947 September La Veta: Elected officers of the Pep Club were Edith Marker, president; Donna Hayes, vice president and Barbara Brown, secretary-treasurer.

1947 September La Veta: La Veta needs a chlorinator plant. 

1947 September La Veta: La Veta schools opened this week and enrollment in the high school is 72, including 20 in the senior and sophomore classes and 16 each in the junior and freshmen classes.

1947 September La Veta: Senior class officers elected were Joe Riggins, president; Elsie Jo Falk, vice president; Josephine Germano, secretary; and Barbara Brown, treasurer.

1947 September La Veta: The county built a fine new road up Indian Creek to re- place the one washed out this sum- mer. The new road is on a higher grade and serves the lumbering outfits up there.

1947 September Walsenburg: A high temperature of 86 and a low of 41 were reported for the past week.

1947 September Walsenburg: A high temperature of 86 and a low of 41 were reported last week.

1947 September Walsenburg: Elected officers of the senior class at St. Mary High School were William Martinez, president; George Amidei, vice president; Margie Cordova, secretary and Edmund Vallejo, treasurer.

1947 September Walsenburg: Frontier Power Company will modernize their Walsenburg plant - $175,000 project.

1947 September Walsenburg: Frontier Power Plant will modernize the Walsenburg plant at a cost of $175,000.

1947 September Walsenburg: Get your rugs cleaned at Model Upholstery, 1010 West Seventh, Dale Zanolini, proprietor.

1947 September Walsenburg: Ken Curtis, in person, today only at the Fox Theater.

1947 September Walsenburg: The city police department moved two stop signs previously located on Sixth Street to East Fifth and Russell because of the traffic on Highway 10.

1947 September Walsenburg: The Knotty Pine, 119 West Seventh Street, serves complete meals. Ruth Mosco, proprietor.

1947 September Walsenburg: The new St. Mary High School stadium will be inaugurated tomorrow night when the Crusaders meet the St. Francis Gremlins.

1947 September: Mayor James B. Dick will run for re-election for the People's Party and Joe Mosco will represent the Citizen's ticket.

1947 October La Veta: A newspaper's job is to print the news, of course, but the getting of that news involves many a headache.

1947 October La Veta: Joe Kincaid was interviewed on a Denver radio station and discussed the registered Hereford industry in La Veta.

1947 October La Veta: Mayor Robert Weir says an air line Company is looking for some one in La Veta to send in regular weather reports. Who wants the job?

1947 October La Veta: Mayor Robert Weir says an air line company is looking for someone in La Veta to send in regular weather reports. Who wants the job?

1947 October La Veta: Notice to Deer Hunters, As of Oct. I 1 , we are open from 3 a.m. for your convenience - The Snack Shack.

1947 October La Veta: Notice to Deer Hunters: As of October 11, we will open at 3 a.m. for your convenience.  The Snack Shack.

1947 October La Veta: The school band, under direction of Mr. Richert, has 43 members.

1947 October La Veta: Those who fished on the Platoro this week were W.H. Hamilton, John Elley, Paul Ghiardi and Otis White. Their combined catch was two fish.

1947 October La Veta:  Mrs. Hazel Gross, superintendent of the Denver Christian Children's Home, is spending her vacation renovating her cabin at Cuchara Camps.

1947 October Walsenburg: A Colorado and Southern investigator disclosed a fast-through passenger train was delayed 25 minutes because the signals had been damaged by bullets.

1947 October Walsenburg: A Piper Cub J-3 piloted by a Pueblo man crashed landed in an alleyway near 505 East Fifth Street Saturday afternoon.

1947 October Walsenburg: A sales barn, the first of its kind for Walsenburg, is under construction in the old dairy at Loma Park by the Walsenburg Livestock Sales Company.

1947 October Walsenburg: An ordinance fixing the salaries for city employees was passed, setting the clerk's pay at $198 per month; the attorney, $39.60; chief of police, $198, street supervisor, $165 and the health officer at $15 a month.

1947 October Walsenburg: Cement/brick. Delivered on lot for $15 per thousand. See A&A Wrecking, Sixth and Albert Streets.

1947 October Walsenburg: Cement/brick. Delivered on lot for $15 per thousand. See A&A Wrecking, Sixth and Albert Streets.

1947 October Walsenburg: Colorado Supply, Seventh and Main Streets, will have a grand opening of the new self-service grocery department Nov. 1 in the newly redecorated building.

1947 October Walsenburg: Scoring a touchdown in every quarter, the St. Mary Crusaders won their first league game of the season by defeating St. Mary's Pirates of Colorado Springs by a score of 26-7.

1947 October Walsenburg: Star Caywood has resigned from the World-Independent.

1947 October Walsenburg: The body of Pfc. Tom Dunich will arrive tomorrow, Friday, for burial with full military honors and services, by the Walsenburg Croatian Fraternal Union No. 292.

1947 October Walsenburg: The People's Party wants to throw out Walsenburg's parking meters which left the city with a $13,000 debt.

1947 October Walsenburg: Work on the city dump, located 1.2 miles southeast of Walsenburg, was begun Monday and should be done by Thursday.

1947 November La Veta: A Blue Birds troop was organized and officers elected were Carol Taft, president, Marilyn Lammers, secretary and Patsy Ann Holley, treasurer.

1947 November La Veta: Cowbelles Club met at the home of Rosa Goemmer and new members taken in were Louise Bowdino, Ruth Robino, Joan Kincaid and Anna Falk.

1947 November La Veta: Cowbelles Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Rosa Goemmer and new members taken in were Louise Bowdino, Ruth Robino, Joan Kincaid and Anna Falk.

1947 November La Veta: From "Redskin Pow Wow;'' the school has survived Halloween night. . .

1947 November La Veta: In the dog house is the sophomore class, who had only one student, Jean Brown, out of 20 members on the Honor Roll.

1947 November La Veta: New officers of Study Club are Lorraine Brewer, president; Yvonne Wilson, vice-president; Virginia Vories, secretary and Dorothy Arnold, treasurer.

1947 November La Veta: R.L. Kincaid and Son were winners of the regular Hereford division at the 4th annual San Luis Valley Hereford Show and Sale at Alamosa.

1947 November La Veta: The Spanish Peaks Trout Company incorporated to raise fish around Walsenburg and La Veta.

1947 November La Veta: The Spanish Peaks Trout Company was incorporated to raise fish around Walsenburg and La Veta.

1947 November Walsenburg: A gunman robbed the Safeway store at 600 West Seventh on the morning of Nov. 26.

1947 November Walsenburg: A site on a school section three miles north of Walsenburg on Hwy. 85-87 is being inspected for an airport.

1947 November Walsenburg: Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce is surveying business houses in the parking metered area to ascertain sentiment toward retention or abandonment of the meters.

1947 November Walsenburg: Jacky Saliba will open her new Mode O'Day shop at 619 Main Street on Nov. 20.

1947 November Walsenburg: Plans for a 50-bed general hospital costing $300,000 were announced by the Very Reverend Howard L. Delaney.

1947 November Walsenburg: Plans for the construction of a 50-bed general hospital costing approximately $300,000 were announced by the Very Rev. Howard L. Delaney.

1947 November Walsenburg: Starring in tomorrow night's junior play ''Almost 18'' at Huerfano County High School are Orlando Stancato and Marian Bodycomb.

1947 November Walsenburg: Starring in tomorrow night's junior play, "Almost 18," at Huerfano County High School are Orlando Stancato and Marian Bodycomb.

1947 November Walsenburg: Sunday and Monday at the Main Theater, "The Westerner" with Gary Cooper and Laurel and Hardy in "Beau Hunks."

1947 November Walsenburg: The CAA approved the site for the proposed airport three miles north of Walsenburg and one mile east on a school section.

1947 November Walsenburg: The CAA approved the site for the proposed airport three miles north of Walsenburg and one mile east on a school section.

1947 November Walsenburg: The Colorado Supply Company store at Seventh and Main streets has completely remodeled its grocery department according to Bob Hepplewhite, manager.

1947 November Walsenburg: Western movie star Wild Bill Elliott stopped in Walsenburg yesterday.

1947 December La Veta: A dump ground for the town has finally been secured - on the farm of J.E. Coe two miles west of La Veta.

1947 December La Veta: A nice rain shower Monday night turned into a six inch snowfall the next day.

1947 December La Veta: Branson Bobcats 34, La Veta Redskins 28.

1947 December La Veta: County Commissioner Ben Pascoe arranged to have a road and cattle guard placed to the lower cemetery. Thanks.

1947 December La Veta: Gene Stigall, a student at Adams State College in Alamosa, spent his Thanksgiving vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Stigall.

1947 December La Veta: La Veta Redskins defeated the Boone Farmers by a score of 24-22.

1947 December Walsenburg: Mike "Froggy" Valent, who sold his Poor Boy drive-in on Main Street in September, is going into business in Durango.

1947 December Walsenburg: Mike "Froggy" Valent, who sold his Poor Boy drive-in on Main Street in September, will open a business with C.W. "Stubby" O'Brien in Durango.

1947 December Walsenburg: The Harlem Globe Trotters beat the New York Celtics 55-44 in front of a jam-packed house at Huerfano County High School Friday night.

1947 December Walsenburg: The new M&N Bottling Company is operated by Tony Morelli and Russell C. Niccoli.

1947 December Walsenburg: The new M&N Bottling Company is operated by Tony Morelli and Russell C. Niccoli.

1947 December Walsenburg: The new water tank on Capitol Hill will hold 1,500,000 gallons.

1947 December Walsenburg: The St. Mary grads beat those of Huerfano County High School 39-33 last night in the second annual alumni game.

1948 January La Veta: Alfred Weir bought one-half interest in the La Veta Garage from Frank Perry.

1948 January La Veta: La Veta High School defeated Hoehne 47-27 with Albert Robino the "big gun" with 28 points.

1948 January La Veta: Mollie Griego and Richard Charlifue were married Jan. 17 attended by Mr. and Mrs. Dart Chavez. Richard will try out for the Duncan, Okla. baseball team in the Sooner League.

1948 January La Veta: Mrs. Jessie Donegan had Christmas dinner in Pueblo with her daughter Mrs. Ralph Brooks and family before all returned to La Veta for a visit with Uncle Art Foote.

1948 January La Veta: The freshmen welcome Patty Davis from Grand Junction to their class.

1948 January La Veta: The high school journalism class went to Walsenburg last week to see The Advertiser and Huerfano County News press room and was told about the process by editors Engberg and Gault.

1948 January La Veta: The school district got a new 20-passenger Dodge bus.

1948 January La Veta: The school district obtained a new 20-passenger Dodge bus.

1948 January La Veta: There is no school this week after the water pipes burst in the 20 degrees below zero temperature which accompanied a three-foot snowfall.

1948 January Walsenburg: A Townsend Club for old age pensioners was organized Friday night with 39 members. Edward Slates was elected president and Lucy Montez, secretary- treasurer.

1948 January Walsenburg: Benmar Jewelry Store won first place for best decorated Christmas window, with Kriers Store, second and Christy's Flower and Beauty Shop, third.

1948 January Walsenburg: First prize winners in the city Christmas home decorating contest were Paul Krier, Max Lepkovitz, Martin Videtich and Carl Sporleder, who received $10 each.

1948 January Walsenburg: George Spock went to work in the county treasurer's office of Emma Bellotti.

1948 January Walsenburg: George Turner was elected president of St. Mary Credit Union, Joe J. Stimack, vice-president and  Emma Bellotti, secretary/treasurer.

1948 January Walsenburg: Huerfano County has been awarded $200,000 for construction work on Highway 69.

1948 January Walsenburg: Initiated into Quill and Scroll at St. Mary High School were Rachel Martinez, Bernadette Mavro. 

1948 January Walsenburg: Joe Mosco Jr. will be sworn in tonight as Walsenburg's new mayor, replacing James B. Dick Jr.

1948 January Walsenburg: Kon Krause has agreed to sell his Main Theater to Paul Krier, former owner of the Fox Theater.

1948 January Walsenburg: Schools reopened today after being closed three days following the two foot snowfall, but the temperature dropped to 17 below zero this morning.

1948 January Walsenburg: Seventy-three businesses have pledged $16,260 towards the St. Therese Hospital Building Fund.

1948 January Walsenburg: The 1949 State Catholic Basketball Tournament will start March 12 in Walsenburg.

1948 January Walsenburg: The 783 old age pensioners of Huerfano County will receive a total of $85,076.41 this month.

1948 January Walsenburg: The births of seven children were registered in Huerfano County last week.

1948 January Walsenburg: Up to 18 inches of snow blanketed the area closing schools and some of the mines.

1948 January Walsenburg: With the sole concentration of building a better Walsenburg, a City Planning Committee was formed with James J. Tesitor chairman.

1948 February La Veta: A temperature of 25 below zero registered Wednesday was the coldest night on record in many years.

1948 February La Veta: H.T. Dabney, manager of the Frontier Power Company, is confident La Veta will have R.E.A. service by June 1.

1948 February La Veta: Jim McMath won third place in the annual Liar's Association contest in Pueblo.

1948 February La Veta: Lola Masinton, chairman of the March of Dimes campaign in La Veta, says the collection was $72.11.

1948 February La Veta: The Chief Theatre was dark Tuesday night as Mr. Wilson was unable to go get the films due to impassable roads.

1948 February La Veta: The county road crew finally abandoned trying to clear Highway 111 of snow to the junction, and opened the valley road instead.

1948 February La Veta: The La Veta Chamber of Commerce now has about 40 active members, including some Walsenburg firms, due to membership committee member J.M. McMath.

1948 February La Veta: The La Veta High School Redskins whipped Aguilar 40-26 to become the champions of the Las Animas County League for the first time, with a 9-1 record.

1948 February La Veta: The only high school students receiving straight A's were Edith Marker, senior, and Mildred Howlett, junior.

1948 February La Veta: The snow course on La Veta Pass as measured by Ranger Lewis A. Cummings is 37.4 inches compared to 26 inches last year and a five year average of 22 inches.

1948 February La Veta: There is some discussion about combining the offices of town clerk and treasurer and raising the salary for the combined office to $50 per month.

1948 February Walsenburg: City Motors at 718 Main will have a grand opening Saturday.

1948 February Walsenburg: Kon Krause has agreed to sell his Main Theater to Paul Krier, former owner of the Fox Theatre.

1948 February Walsenburg: Opening For Sure Feb. 7, Pomo's Spudnut Shop, 515 Main.

1948 February Walsenburg: Stanley Patterson sold the Colorado Hotel, 706½ Main, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller of Denver.

1948 February Walsenburg: Starting Thursday at the Fox Theater, Red Skelton in "Merton of the Movies'' and Gilbert Roland as "The Cisco Kid."

1948 February Walsenburg: Starting Thursday at the Fox Theater, Red Skelton in "Merton of the Movies" plus Gilbert Roland as "The Cisco Kid."

1948 February Walsenburg: The Main Theater at 819 Main Street was purchased by Paul Krier and will reopen this week with new manager Yvonne Parrish.

1948 February Walsenburg: The Main Theater, 819 Main, was purchased by Paul Krier and will reopen this week with a new manager, Yvonne Parish.

1948 February Walsenburg: The Poor-Boy Drive Inn is reopening after extensive remodeling.

1948 February Walsenburg: Within city limits, there are 959 houses with less than four rooms and 581 having five to seven rooms.

1948 March La Veta: Highway crews finally cleared the 20 foot drift at the top of Pinon Hill caused by high winds after the 36 inch snowfall several, weeks ago.

1948 March La Veta: Highway crews finally cleared the 20 foot drift at the top of Pinon Hill caused by high winds after the 36 inch snowfall several, weeks ago.

1948 March La Veta: La Veta won the district championship in basketball.

1948 March La Veta: New officers of Rotary Club are Charles Galassini, Edward E. Engberg, Vern Bristol and B.M. Stigall.                  

1948 March La Veta: The John Tompkins family moved into town from Ojo and are occupying the Roy Spangler residence west of the river.

1948 March Walsenburg: A.J. Jordan has bought the PeeWee's Sinclair Service Station at Eighth and Main from Joe "PeeWee" Falsetto.

1948 March Walsenburg: Catherine Nigro, Laura Lee Unfug, Beverly Boyle, Josephine Alishio, Martha Noga and Marianne Schafer, all HCHS seniors, have been selected as entrants in the "Who's Who Among Students in American High Schools."

1948 March Walsenburg: City Council will consider this week the proposition to buy Martin and Horseshoe Lakes from the Coler Ditch Reservoir Company.

1948 March Walsenburg: Coler Ditch Reservoir Co. has offered to sell Martin and Horseshoe lakes to the City of Walsenburg.

1948 March Walsenburg: George W. Thurston, official weather recorder, reported a temperature of 10 degrees below zero this morning.

1948 March Walsenburg: Martha Noga will be crowned HCHS Basketball Queen Saturday night in ceremonies with attendants Ruth Pressey, Mary Lou Boyle and Margie Brown.

1948 March Walsenburg: Nearly 50 percent of county coal miners did not show up for work today in the announced strike for $100 a month pensions.

1948 March Walsenburg: The annual beard growing contest for the Spanish Peaks Fiesta will begin March 29.

1948 March Walsenburg: The annual Spanish Peaks Fiesta dinner dance attracted 225 people Thursday night at the Community House.

1948 March Walsenburg: The Sand Arroyo School has been closed for nearly four weeks because of the snow.

1948 April La Veta: Carl Cannon and Harold Clair will open a new $20,000 frozen food locker plant in Walsenburg.

1948 April La Veta: Josephine Falk was installed as warden of the Blanca Rebekah lodge at its regular meeting.

1948 April La Veta: L Club members and guests had a hamburger fry Friday night up Wahatoya canon.

1948 April La Veta: Some eight or nine inches of wet snow ended the days of those heavy winds which had dried out the ground so badly.

1948 April La Veta: Some members of the fire department gave Main Street a scrubbing Tuesday with the fire hose to flush away the winter's dirt and trash - this is unusual procedure since no effort was ever made to keep the streets clean before.

1948 April La Veta: Some members of the fire department gave Main Street a scrubbing Tuesday with the fire hose to flush away the winter's dirt and trash - this is unusual procedure since no effort was ever made to keep the streets clean before.

1948 April Walsenburg: Carl Cannon and Harold Craig will open a new $20,000 frozen food plant called the C&C Locker Plant.

1948 April Walsenburg: Clara Vezzani, 11, of Rouse School, is the county spelling champion and Maxine Cihura of St. Mary School is the city champ.

1948 April Walsenburg: Coler Ditch and Reservoir Company has offered to sell its lakes, Martin and Horseshoe, to the City of Walsenburg. 

1948 April Walsenburg: Fernando J. Serafini reopened his remodeled Unique Shop Apr. 16 at 603 Main.

1948 April Walsenburg: Tony Correnti's service station at Main and Kansas Avenue was broken into and robbed of $70.

1948 April Walsenburg: Tom Ugolini will replace Joe Stimack as 1948 manager of the Shosky baseball team.

1948 April Walsenburg: Walsenburg was without power Saturday following one of the worst wind storms ever experienced in these parts.

1948 May La Veta: Carl Ward Brown, a student in physical education, and Donald Albert Jameson, who is studying forestry, were both named in the top ten percent of the sophomore class at Colorado A&M.

1948 May La Veta: Died, Maud Moore Feldmeier, the daughter of pioneer storekeeper John F. Moore, who came here with his wife as newlyweds in 1876 and left in 1890.

1948 May La Veta: Fences have been repaired and the tool shed painted at the cemetery to make a good appearance for Memorial Day.

1948 May La Veta: Frank Williamson, new owner of the Cox, formerly Firm, ranch, arrived last week with a crew of men and equipment. He has since obtained the adjacent Glenn Miller place, formerly owned by Charles Ottinger, and renamed the property Flag Ranch.

1948 May La Veta: Miss Harriet Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Smith, was chosen Queen of the Spanish Peaks Fiesta in Walsenburg this year.  She will be a high school senior next year.

1948 May La Veta: Mrs. John Geiser is the first to report on rattlesnakes this season after they killed one with eight rattles on the ranch last week.

1948 May La Veta: Next Thursday's performance during Music Week will include numbers by the churches, Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday Night Study Club, P.T.A., La Veta Locker Plant and the Boy Scouts among the 11 entries.

1948 May La Veta: Word was received of Joeanne Roush recently being elected vice president of the junior Musician Society at South High School in Denver.

1948 May La Veta: Work has begun on the new 45-mile REA line which will service 250 homes.

1948 May Walsenburg: Al Barbacovi said the Walsenburg Auto Dealers Association will film the Fiesta and all citizens are urged to wear western costumes.

1948 May Walsenburg: Although Will Overhead, a product of a blunder by the World-Independent in 1933, was not in the Indianapolis 500 Sunday, seven of the cars entered were built by Tony Colnar, former employee of the World-Independent, in Glendale, Calif.

1948 May Walsenburg: Elmer Cannon, Huerfano County High School senior, and three others were killed instantly when their plane crashed two miles north of the city.

1948 May Walsenburg: Have You Forgotten Mother? Stover's Chocolates, box, $1.25; Mother's Day cards, 5 cents; Permanent Wave Set, $2.75, at Star Drug.

1948 May Walsenburg: The grand opening of the newly remodeled Alpine Rose Cafe, 522 Main, was attended by an estimated 1,000 people last Sunday.

1948 May Walsenburg: The race track at Fiesta Park is being readied for the Spanish Peaks Fiesta show June 5-6.

1948 May Walsenburg: Two streaking and crisscrossing lights flashed across the southern skies of Walsenburg last night, drawing a considerable amount of comment.

1948 May Walsenburg: Vandals destroyed the toddlers' play equipment in the park between Pinon and First streets.

1948 June La Veta: "Weasel" Bruce, "Ugie" Ugolini and "Wenie" Lougheed of Denver spent the past weekend in La Veta fishing and greeting old friends.

1948 June La Veta: A tornado hit five or six miles east of La Veta on Bear Creek.

1948 June La Veta: Jordan Morehead moved his fancily from Bay's cottage camp to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Murray.

1948 June La Veta: La Veta's "Main Stem" was changed this week when the Quality Shoe Shop put on display an exclusive new line of boots for mountain use.

1948 June La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Dissler moved their household goods from the Morgan home on Virginia to the Pino property on Field Street.

1948 June La Veta: The Silver Dollar Cafe opens today under the management of Eldon Griswold, steaks, chops, sandwiches and barbecued meats.

1948 June La Veta: Twelve members of the La Veta Boy Scout troop are camping at Spring Creek above Cuchara Camps under the direction of Senior Scout Lee Martinez.

1948 June Walsenburg: A.L. Levy Sr. of Walsenburg was granted the contract to excavate pipe of the old water system extending from a house at Walsen 1,400 feet eastward to West Seventh Street.

1948 June Walsenburg: Buddy Major of Walsenburg won the calf roping division in the Royal Gorge Roundup Rodeo Saturday with a record time of 13.6 seconds.

1948 June Walsenburg: Earl Simms of Walsenburg broke the calf roping and tying record with 11.2 seconds Sunday at the Spanish Peaks Fiesta rodeo.

1948 June Walsenburg: Ernest Howard DeVan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Carl DeVan, 225 West Seventh Street, has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the high school program for four years.

1948 June Walsenburg: Over 1,000 people attended the reopening of the remodeled Dallafior Bar and Cocktail Lounge over the weekend.

1948 June Walsenburg: The Central Tavern and Cafe, 524 Main Street, is now serving breakfast, sandwiches, regular meals and steak dinners.

1948 June Walsenburg: The Meltones, with new member Floyd Murr on the trumpet, will play for the Slovenian Federated Lodges dance at the pavilion Saturday.

1948 July 5: A new, ultramodern drive-in, "Mondo's Poor Boy," will open tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock at a new location across from Young Motor Company on Main Street (one block from the old location), according to Mondo Cocetti, owner. Mondo bought the business Sept. 1, 1946 from Mike "Froggy" Valent. Formerly a coal miner at Turner who went into the pits at the age of 13 years, Mondo worked for Valent part time from 1941-1946. World Independent

1948 July La Veta: Clifford Coe and Fay Jones of San Diego were married.

1948 July La Veta: Died, Harvey Allen Flock, brother of Eva Sharpless, Wilma Ottinger, Roy, Earl and Millard Flock, in Canon City.

1948 July La Veta: Jimmy Galli and His Orchestra will play for the dance Saturday night at Muleshoe Lodge.

1948 July La Veta: La Veta Rotary Club met with wives and guests for a combined gathering of over 60 at a dinner in the Chuck Wagon at Cuchara Camps.

1948 July La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Stigall have greatly improved the appearance of their home on East Francisco with paint inside and out as well as lots of care and attention to their spacious yard.

1948 July La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Magruder of Lawrence, Kansas are visiting Clan Cairn cottage in Cuchara Camps. They have been regular visitors since 1920.

1948 July La Veta: Ray Coleman sold the Sulphur Springs to Mrs. Ruby Graham and son Charles of Texas, who will not run it as a resort.

1948 July La Veta: The officers of the Hereford Breeders Association have made arrangements with Charley Keeling to build the new 40 by 80 foot show and sales barn, to be constructed of cinder blocks.

1948 July Walsenburg: "It is not fair to ask the city council to wait until a fatal accident occurs" before erecting a railroad signal light or flashes at Hendren and Fourth Streets, City Attorney Angelo F. Mosco declared.

1948 July Walsenburg: A burned cubboard and scorched ceiling was the only damage of a fire at the Toby Martinez grocery at 416 E. Fifth Street last night.

1948 July Walsenburg: A plaque denoting continuous service during the first 20 years of DeSoto car's history was presented to Joe Mosco Jr. of the Motor Hub at Tenth and Main.

1948 July Walsenburg: Don Hiskey, owner of the golf driving range near Walsenburg, says he will be open all day over the holiday period.

1948 July Walsenburg: Harold and Tom Clair opened their C&C Locker Plant Saturday at 122 West Sixth.

1948 July Walsenburg: Police Chief Ralph Levy believes it was a small person or persons who broke into the "Smiles" Gonzales barber shop in the 100 block of East Sixth Street and stole $9.

1948 July Walsenburg: Spontaneous combustion is blamed for a smoldering fire which smoked up Benmar Jewelry, 513 Main Street, and the adjoining businesses, including J&L Electric, Pomo's Spudnut Shop and the World-Independent.

1948 July Walsenburg: The C & C Locker Plant, 122 West Sixth, will open tomorrow according to the operators, brothers Tom and Harold Clair.

1948 July Walsenburg: The City tomorrow will begin to spray the entire area of Walsenburg with DDT in efforts to squelch any possibility of poliomyelitis raging in this region.

1948 July: Rico Guigli, erstwhile utility player for Lenzini Motors, took over hitting honors in the City League with a .440 average.

1948 Aug. 12: Walsenburg dry goods stores will begin closing on Saturday nights at 6 p.m., beginning Aug. 21, including Kriers, Penneys, Maldonado and Maes, Mode O' Day, M. Kalmes, Unfugs Apparel Shop, Colorado Supply, Fashion Mart and Hobeikas. - World Independent

1948 August La Veta: "No, Estelle, I do not believe the correct answer to the question 'what does Mrs. Stalin do on weekends?' is 'Iron Curtains'."

1948 August La Veta: A small fire occurred above Cuchara Camps Tuesday caused by a careless Smoker in the national forest.

1948 August La Veta: Adeline Sue, 14-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Duzenack, narrowly escaped drowning Tuesday when she fell into Wahatoya Creek near her home.

1948 August La Veta: An eight-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Taft July 27 and named George Stevens.

1948 August La Veta: Charles Graham, new owner of the Sulphur Springs resort eight miles southwest of La Veta, announces the resort is now open for business under the management of Ray Overby.

1948 August La Veta: La Veta boys who were successful in the catch-and-keep calf contest at the Spanish peaks Fiesta in Walsenburg were Louis Zember, Billy Riggins, Russell Kreutzer Albert Drum, James Bailey, Walter Smith and Bruce Kreutzer.

1948 August La Veta: Some of the most outstanding and prettiest yards in town belong to Walter Firm, Tony Masinton, A.C. Mallory, B.M. Stigall and Charles Boyd, but the best is the Methodist Church and parsonage where Rev. and Mrs. Hatfield have made a delightful show place.

1948 August La Veta: The Stretch of oiled highway from La Veta west to the junction with Highway 160 was greatly improved when crews filled the chock [sic] holes and leveled the bad places caused by excessive snows last winter.

1948 August La Veta:  Lee Flowers of Dallas, a regular summer visitor of Cuchara Camps, entertained Rotary with several reels on his travels and oil drilling projects.

1948 August Walsenburg: Babe Ruth was buried Aug. 19 in New York.

1948 August Walsenburg: Homer Devan of Santi's holds the best batting average, .590, for the 15 and under league.

1948 August Walsenburg: Local inventor Richard Micek applied for a patent for his new flashlight holder.

1948 August Walsenburg: Opening of Walsenburg's first radio station, KPHC, at Main and Tenth Streets, is delayed until Sept. 15.

1948 August Walsenburg: The Colorado State Employment Service, 112 East Sixth, is currently recruiting workers to assist in the peach harvest at Palisade.

1948 August Walsenburg: The five mile stretch between Tioga and Delcarbon is to be finally surfaced.

1948 August Walsenburg: The new Roller Skating Rink on North Walsen will open August 18 at 7:30 p.m.

1948 August Walsenburg: Youthful Bill Schafer caught a 14 inch bass in the soil conservation pond at Pictou yesterday.

1948 September La Veta: A small fire which would have destroyed the yard booth of the Denver and Rio Grande was extinguished with the new fire truck.

1948 September La Veta: An unestimated amount of forest land was destroyed by fire on the Kreutzer ranch on Middle Creek.

1948 September La Veta: Ernest Charlifue is editor of the "Redskin Pow Wow" and Dorothy Kopine and Jean Brown are assistant editors.

1948 September La Veta: Harriet Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Smith, and Jack Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Coleman, were married in the First Presbyterian Church in Raton Aug. 27, attended by Donna Hayes and Clyde Beamer.

1948 September La Veta: Sixty acres of forest was destroyed by fire Saturday and Sunday on the Marker place directly west of La Veta.

1948 September La Veta: The 4-H Fair and dedication of the new building will be Sept. 25-26 at the building just erected by the Huerfano Breeders Association just north of the tracks on the east side of the highway.

1948 September La Veta: There were nine out to quilt at the Presbyterian Church, while eight quilted at the Methodist parsonage Friday.

1948 September La Veta: We hope everyone will vote in Tuesday's primary election, especially in the race between Fred Scholes and Ben Pascoe for the Democratic nomination for county commissioner for this district.

1948 September Walsenburg: A total of $300 in taxes was paid on 380 head of cattle being shipped from Huerfano County in transient animal taxes.

1948 September Walsenburg: Approximately 50 persons attended the "Guest Night" of the St. Mary Quarterback Club at Stonewall Camp 31 miles west of Trinidad last night.

1948 September Walsenburg: Dr. W.S. Chapman was honored by the Chamber of Commerce for his 50 years of medical service here.

1948 September Walsenburg: Floyd K. Murr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Capparos of 203 Walsen avenue was informed today that he had passed the Colorado bar examination.

1948 September Walsenburg: James Patrick McDonald is the World Independent carrier of the week.

1948 September Walsenburg: School crossings were established at Walsen and Indiana and Main at Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets.

1948 September Walsenburg: Soil Conservation Service Officer Myron Mickey says the current project is leveling land on the Jeanette Davis ranch 12 miles north of Walsenburg. 

1948 September Walsenburg: There are 42 teachers assigned to Huerfano County's 29 rural schools operating this year.

1948 September Walsenburg: Walsenburg High School has 461 youths enrolled.

1948 September: A special crossing with a guard has been established at Walsen and Indiana for the protection of the school children.

1948 October La Veta: A prairie fire destroyed considerable pasture on the Woodring, Ritter and Walker ranches east of La Veta Tuesday.

1948 October La Veta: Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

1948 October La Veta: Chief Theatre, Sunday- Monday, "Red Stallion, Story of a Horse," In Color, With Swell Cast.

1948 October La Veta: Dewey and Warren were victors in the mock presidential election at the high school.

1948 October La Veta: Elsie Jo Falk and Eugene Heikes were married Monday in Raton, attended by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Coleman.

1948 October La Veta: John Penne is having a garage built of cinder blocks.

1948 October La Veta: Mitchell Kelloff of Aguilar, who has theatres there and in Segundo, has leased the Chief Theatre from Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilson.

1948 October La Veta: Mrs. Carolyn Sporleder entertained the Thursday Luncheon club for its Halloween party.

1948 October La Veta: Mrs. John Bowdino bought the home of Frank Granieri and Mrs. Granieri bought Fred Scholes' house.

1948 October La Veta: The PTA discussed the need for a sidewalk along the highway since students walk in the street.

1948 October Walsenburg: $270,000 will be expended on the Walsenburg power plant modernization project.

1948 October Walsenburg: Huerfano Valley 4-H club met for their meeting with leader Herman V. Cash at the Knoll residence, followed by a square dance and refreshments.

1948 October Walsenburg: Kebler, with 114 men working 36,223 hours, and Pictou, with 68 working 56,268 hours, each won honors in Colorado state coal mine safety contest.

1948 October Walsenburg: Marie Agnes has been found to be the oldest Democrat in the State of Colorado.

1948 October Walsenburg: Seven hundred and ninety old age pensioners in Huerfano County will receive an average of $79 in payments this month.

1948 October Walsenburg: Simon Gonzales, Bill Boyer, Ross Cruz, Archie DeHerra, Joe Gallegos and Bonnie Atencio are entered in the southern Colorado Golden Gloves tournament.

1948 October Walsenburg: Simon Gonzales, Bill Boyer, Ross Cruz, Archie DeHerra, Joe Gallegos and Bonnie Atencio are entered in the southern Colorado Golden Gloves tournament.

1948 October Walsenburg: Simon Gonzalez, Bill Boyer, Ross Cruz, Achie DeHerrera, Joe Gallegos and Bonnie Atencio are entered in the Southern Colorado Golden Gloves tournament.

1948 October Walsenburg: The Colorado Supply Company store at Seventh and Main will have a grand opening of the new self-serve grocery department Nov. 1 in the newly decorated building.

1948 November La Veta: Eighteen members attended the regular meeting of U.N.E.S.C.O. in the fireside room of the Methodist church when the topic of the evening was Palestine.

1948 November La Veta: Miss Myrna Beck was crowned sports queen Saturday night at the L Club dance. Her attendants were Dorothy Kopine and Donna Hayes.

1948 November La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kopine went to Walsenburg Saturday and returned with a new Kaiser automobile.

1948 November La Veta: Mrs. M.S. Baldwin sold her residence in North La Veta to Mrs. John Bowdino and bought a house in the east part of town from Fred Scholes, which she is now occupying.

1948 November La Veta: Overheard on the trolley: "Oh, I simply love boy babies. I'm crazy about them . . . especially those born 25 years ago."

1948 November La Veta: Seniors making the honor roll for the first six weeks were Harriet Coleman, Donna Hayes and Dorothy Kopine, with Mildred Howlett receiving all A's.

1948 November La Veta: The Baptists have completed their new dining room.

1948 November La Veta: The body of Pfc. Felix B. Mestas Jr., killed Sept. 29, 1944 in Italy, is being returned to La Veta for burial.

1948 November La Veta: The Girls Glee Club and the newly organized Boys Glee Club, under direction of P.W. Richert, gave a concert featuring a duet by Mary Jane Speed and Tom Elley.

1948 November Walsenburg: Alfred Danti of Tioga was named highest honor student at St. Mary.

1948 November Walsenburg: D&RG wants to abandon its 2.5 miles of railroad track through Rouse, Lester and Pryor.

1948 November Walsenburg: HCHS ended their grid season with a homecoming win over Center 31 to 0.

1948 November Walsenburg: Huerfano County High School ended their grid season with a 31-0 homecoming win over Center.

1948 November Walsenburg: Queen Nina Valdez will be crowned homecoming queen by Frank Gomez at HCHS.

1948 November Walsenburg: St. Mary Crusaders won the State Parochial School Title for the third time.

1948 November Walsenburg: The only Huerfano County High School state basketball championship team was that of 1911, when S.M. Andrews was coach.  Team members were Goodwin Davinsky; Louis Sporleder, A.A. Unfug and Otto Klein.

1948 November Walsenburg: The seven car dealers in Walsenburg have an annual payroll of $110,000 to their 50 employees.

1948 December La Veta: About 50 attended the last P.T.A. meeting and were entertained by the girls glee club and a tap dance by Sharron Jones.

1948 December La Veta: Miss Lena Catherine McCargish and Claude J. Mounsey of Indiana were married Dec. 21 by Rev. J.H. Gerault in the La Veta Baptist Church.

1948 December La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. James Firm are now occupying their new home on Oak Street.

1948 December La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Judiscak are looking for an apartment in Walsenburg where Mike has a position as driver of the Rainbow bread truck.

1948 December La Veta: Now is the time of year when everyone wants a leader ... preferably one who drives reindeer.

1948 December La Veta: The body of Pfc. Felix B. "Cowboy" Mestas Jr., was interred in the La Veta Cemetery Sunday after services in the Methodist Church.

1948 December La Veta: The Chief Theater will have a New Year's Eve party with community singing, favors, noisemakers and surprises.

1948 December La Veta: The high school Girls' Glee Club will present a group of Christmas carols at the Methodist Church Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

1948 December La Veta: The Town, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Chief Theater are making plans for a big Christmas party Dec. 24 for the youngsters of the community.

1948 December La Veta: Town of La Veta, Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Christmas party, two free shows and a visit from Santa Claus Dec. 23 at the Chief Theater.

1948 December Walsenburg: Annexation of Loma Park would increase Walsenburg's revenue by $4,000, according to Mayor Joe Mosco.

1948 December Walsenburg: Benmar Jewelry Store won first place for the best decorated window with Kriers Store second and Christy's Flower and Beauty Shop third.

1948 December Walsenburg: Johnny Mack Brown will appear in person Saturday at the Fox Theater when children flock to the free movie "Triggerman."

1948 December Walsenburg: Johnny Mack Brown will appear in person Saturday at the Fox Theater when children flock to the free showing of ''Triggerman."

1948 December Walsenburg: The county will purchase the Taylor Abstract Company building at East Fifth and Main for office use.         

1948 December Walsenburg: The seven-mile road between Gordon and Barbour, known as the Alamo cut-off, is being surfaced with red ash.

1949 January La Veta: A low of 12 below zero was registered this week.

1949 January La Veta: Equipment is in place and oil drilling is expected to begin within 10 days in the La Veta and Ojo areas.

1949 January La Veta: George Zember was appointed justice of the peace of Precinct 4 yesterday after the resignation of Edward E. Engberg.

1949 January La Veta: Pioneer prospectors of this area included Captain Coleman and his sons Al and Ed, Jim Barnes, Ed Collier, R.T. Price, A.W. Scott and Daniel Hopes.

1949 January La Veta: Schools were closed due to the high winds which left roads in this area impassable because of the debris.

1949 January La Veta: The first operetta presented in several years, "Ask the Professor," was presented Tuesday night in the high school auditorium.

1949 January La Veta: The temperature bottomed out at 12 below zero this week.

1949 January Walsenburg: City councilmen, claiming expenses would be lowered and repair costs eliminated, voted to sell the present police vehicle and buy a new model for the officers.

1949 January Walsenburg: Spanish Peaks Fiesta Association board announced the annual rodeo will take place in August rather than June this year.

1949 January Walsenburg: Enrollment in agricultural projects of Huerfano County 4-H clubs is currently 47, compared to 15 last year.

1949 January Walsenburg: Huerfano County Commissioners approved the proposal to designate a county road supervisor and named Thomas J. Herron to the position.

1949 January Walsenburg: Mary Ballotti and Ernest Ballotti of Walsenburg received honorary awards for their outstanding work as members of the Adams State Players in Alamosa.

1949 January Walsenburg: Mr. and Mrs. Jean Frasher of Gardner recently sold their ranch to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fugerson.

1949 January Walsenburg: New construction during 1949 in Walsenburg hit an estimate of $54,000, a substantial increase over last year, according to Ralph Levy, city building inspector.

1949 January Walsenburg: Sunday and Monday at the Fox Theater, Rosalind Russell and Robert Cummings in "Tell It to the Judge" plus Gene Autry in "Cowtown."

1949 January Walsenburg: The Ravenwood mine will be reopened for strip mining operations as soon as the Park Coal Company can move their equipment from Pictou, two miles north of Walsenburg, to Ravenwood, three miles south.

1949 February La Veta: J.M. McMath, new president of the Chamber of Commerce, called for county-wide support of projects which include improvement of Highway 111, construction of an air strip in La Veta and broader publicity for the annual Fourth of July celebration.

1949 February La Veta: O.D. Howlett, 84, who once ranched and had a sawmill at the south end of town, committed suicide.

1949 February La Veta: Samuel Gribble, a resident of La Veta for 71 years and moved away in 1946, died, leaving a son and a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hern.

1949 February La Veta: Services were held Feb. 1 for Pfc. Ralph Roybal, who was killed in World War Two.

1949 February La Veta: The State House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill renaming Veta Mountain for World War II hero Felix "Cowboy" Mestas.

1949 February La Veta: The test oil well six miles northwest of La Veta is down to 100 feet and contractors will explore down to a depth of 1,500 to 2,000 feet.

1949 February La Veta: Tom Harron, county road supervisor, said that all roads in the county area are open and in good shape.

1949 February La Veta: Tom Harron, Huerfano County Road Supervisor, reported that crews had finished repairing and patching Highway 111 between La Veta and the junction with Highway 160.

1949 February Walsenburg: A.J. Dissler will move his furniture store from the Main Street location and combine it with the one of West Sixth Street.

1949 February Walsenburg: Calumet Fuel Company's No. 2 mine at Delcarbon employs 121 men and averages 542 tons of coal daily.

1949 February Walsenburg: Charlene Micheli and Ray Repola, Queen and King of Hearts, will be coronated in  St. Mary Knights of Columbus Hall tomorrow.

1949 February Walsenburg: Charlene Micheli and Ray Repola, the Queen and King of Hearts, will be coronated in St. Mary Knights of Columbus Hall tomorrow.

1949 February Walsenburg: Civic League officials reported to police that huge rocks had been thrown into the municipal wading pool.

1949 February Walsenburg: Dudley Farthing announced that the name of the Unfug-Peet mortuary has been changed to Farthing Funeral Chapel.

1949 February Walsenburg: Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce is now located in the recently acquired county building at the corner of East Fifth and Main Streets. It was formerly occupied by the Agricultural Conservation association, which moved to 105 East Fifth.

1949 February Walsenburg: Loretta Mack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mack of Morning Glory, has been selected as Pilgrim Girl of the Walsenburg chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1949 February Walsenburg: Renowned opera star Agnes Davis is a familiar face in Huerfano County since she once taught school at Walsen Camp.

1949 February Walsenburg: Six different 4-H groups have been organized in St. Mary grade and high schools with 96 members.

1949 February Walsenburg: Star Drug will host next week's Appreciation Day. $125 is now in the Treasure Chest for some lucky person.

1949 February Walsenburg: The Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce is now located in the recently-acquired county building at the comer of East Fifth and Main streets formerly occupied by the Agricultural Conservation Association, which moved to 105 East Fifth.

1949 February Walsenburg: The recent snows have done farmers little good since it is too cold and windy for the moisture to penetrate the ground.

1949 February Walsenburg: The Walsenburg office of the state highway patrol reported that maximum speed limit of 55 has been established on US Highway 85-87.

1949 February Walsenburg: The Walsenburg public library will move to 121 W. 6th St., former site of the C.O.D. market and grocery store, from its current location in the basement of the Elks Lodge.

1949 February Walsenburg: The weatherman took a pat on the back yesterday when the temperature in Walsenburg reached a high of 47 degrees, the highest reading here in over three months.

1949 February Walsenburg: Twenty-five births were registered in January in Huerfano County.

1949 February Walsenburg: Walsenburg City Council next Wednesday will discuss the sale of bonds to finance the purchase of the Coler Ditch Reservoir system.

1949 February Walsenburg: With weather permitting, county crews next week will start leveling land for Walsenburg's proposed airport four miles north of the city.

1949 March La Veta: Charles F. Boyd, who was born in La Veta in 1873, committed suicide, leaving his wife Bertha and son Dale.

1949 March La Veta: Clayton Henri Staples will present his Cuchara School of Art at Cuchara Camps beginning the first Monday in July.

1949 March La Veta: K-D Drilling of Pueblo has its test well six miles northwest of here down to 650 feet.

1949 March La Veta: La Veta Pass has 32.4 inches of snow, compared with 39.6 last year and with the five-year average of 29.7 inches.

1949 March La Veta: Ninety-nine former residents of Huerfano County attended the Colorado Day picnic in Los Angeles, Calif.

1949 March La Veta: Seventeen births and nine deaths were recorded in Huerfano County during February.

1949 March La Veta: The 7,000 acre C.I. Wadsworth ranch on Middle Greek was sold to the A.C. Middlemist family of Denver.

1949 March La Veta: The Athletic Club Mothers group was organized Friday with Jessie Carver, president, Jenny Murray, secretary and Mildred Geiser, treasurer.

1949 March La Veta: There were 17 births and nine deaths in Huerfano County during February, according to James B. Dick, bureau of vital statistics.

1949 March Walsenburg: Huajatolla Park, official name for Martin Lake and region, will probably open about April 1. The city will acquire the property about that time so the park will open as a recreational facility.

1949 March Walsenburg: Huerfano County coal pits produced 552,931 tons in 1948 and the average employment was 636.5. The biggest producer of the year was the Kebler mine with 2,145.4 tons.

1949 March Walsenburg: Joan Dick will reign as HCHS basketball queen with Ruth Rogers, Suzanne Lamme, Beverly Daher and Joyce Dick her attendants.

1949 March Walsenburg: Joe Strovas and George Oswerk have purchased the Silver Dollar at 112 West Seventh Street from Frank Strovas.

1949 March Walsenburg: Penny candy bars will again be available for the first time since before the war.

1949 March Walsenburg: Some of the acts in the home talent show will be Ann Krist, 13; Maxine Martinez, 8; Charlene Michelli, 5½; Marilyn Marcon, 10; Louetta Sue Lenzotti, 7; Priscilla Dratter, 5 and Carol Jo Krist, 7.

1949 March Walsenburg: The annual style show of the Walsenburg Civic League will be Thursday, March 31 in the Fox Theater. Proceeds will benefit the library, tennis courts, playground and to repair the railroad depot park.

1949 March Walsenburg: The school census will be taken in April. Last year it was 3,826, which did not include Huerfano County High School.

1949 March Walsenburg: The winner of the talent quest was eight-year-old Maxine Martinez, a vocalist, and second went to Joan Saccomanno, 15, of Aguilar, also a vocalist.

1949 March Walsenburg: Tripe, 16 cents a pound; beef roasts 49 cents a pound; carton of cigarettes, $1.45 plus city tax, at Black and White Grocery and Market.

1949 March Walsenburg: Walsenburg public library will be closed Monday through Wednesday while facilities are moved from the Elks Hall to the building formerly occupied by the C.O.D. Store on West Sixth.

1949 April La Veta: A community chapel is to be built in Cuchara Camps this year.

1949 April La Veta: Donna Morgan represented La Veta school in the county spelling contest, which was won by Clara Vezzani of Rouse.

1949 April La Veta: Hoehne won the track meet here Tuesday afternoon, Branson was second, La Veta, third and Primero, fourth.

1949 April La Veta: La Veta defeated Aguilar 11-10 Thursday afternoon on the home diamond.

1949 April La Veta: Louis Magnino last week purchased the Railroad Park Service Station from Mr. and Mrs. Dean Allen.

1949 April La Veta: Mrs. Robert Penne was honored with a stork shower given by Mrs. John Geiser at the Robino residence.

1949 April La Veta: Sixty-five people attended the Grange meeting and program and eight new members were accepted.

1949 April La Veta: The two large cottonwoods in front of Kincaid's store were cut down this week.

1949 April Walsenburg: Alfred Danti was named editor of the St. Mary School student newspaper, "The Paladin."

1949 April Walsenburg: Approximately 134 new cars have been sold so far this year by Huerfano County auto, dealers.

1949 April Walsenburg: Approximately 134 new cars have been sold so far this year by Huerfano County dealers.

1949 April Walsenburg: Bonnie Chase, a junior at HCHS, won the Elks essay contest on "Why Democracy Works."  Bill Williams was second and Eleanor Valdez of Gardner third.

1949 April Walsenburg: C & C Locker Plant on West Sixth Street has added to its supply of rented lockers to fill the demands.

1949 April Walsenburg: George Turner was named 1949 Walsenburg softball commissioner, replacing Steve "Pee-Wee" Judiscak.

1949 April Walsenburg: Tommy Zellar was elected president of Huerfano County High School student body for 1949-50.

1949 April Walsenburg: Tommy Zellar was elected president of the Huerfano County High School student body for 1949-1950.             

1949 April Walsenburg: Walsenburg will be the site for the 1949 state summer softball tournament.

1949 April Walsenburg: Walsenburg will be the site of the 1949 state summer softball tournament.

1949 April Walsenburg: Walsenburg's new $50,000 summer playground and recreation center, Huajatolla Park at Martin and Horseshoe Lakes, will formally open tomorrow. 

1949 May La Veta: A $1,000 reward is being offered to locate a missing pilot whose plane is believed to have gone down near La Veta Pass.

1949 May La Veta: Colorado Cheese factory closed Saturday, May 14.

1949 May La Veta: Colorado Mill and Excelsior Company was sold to Don B. Rosner of Los Angeles, formerly of La Veta.

1949 May La Veta: Friday and Saturday at the Chief Theater, Walt Disney's "So Dear to My Heart" plus Lash LaRue and Fussy St. John in "Son of Billy the Kid."

1949 May La Veta: Mayor Gilbert is advising everyone that Marshal Welsby will be carefully enforcing all traffic ordinances.

1949 May La Veta: Sixteen seniors are graduating this year from high school and 12 from the eighth grade.

1949 May La Veta: Town Board passed an ordinance allowing for liens to be placed on properties owing delinquent water bills.

1949 May Walsenburg: Barbara O'Rourke will be salutatorian and Donna Jean Lozinsky valedictorian for the graduation of St. Mary seniors on June 2.

1949 May Walsenburg: Butte Valley, 14 miles northwest of Walsenburg, was struck by a tornado yesterday.

1949 May Walsenburg: Eighteen students were graduated from Aguilar High School on May 27.

1949 May Walsenburg: Fifty-one students will graduate from eighth grade in the 19 rural schools.

1949 May Walsenburg: Frontier Power Company is installing a new boiler in their $333,000 expansion project.

1949 May Walsenburg: King softball comes back to Walsenburg unofficially to open the season Sunday night when Walsenburg VFW faces Pueblo VFW and Shosky's Cafe takes on Salida.

1949 May Walsenburg: R.B. Searcie is the new minister of New Hope Baptist Church.

1949 May Walsenburg: Some 250 CF&I employees gathered at Pictou school to pay tribute to J.L. McBrayer, retiring superintendent of Pictou and Kebler mines.

1949 May Walsenburg: Sunday's hail storm caused great damage in Walsenburg to trees, gardens, telephone lines and roofs. Moisture from the storm was measured at 1.82 inch.

1949 May Walsenburg: The Blue Lakes snow course measured 20.4 inches, compared to the five year average of 24.8 Inches.

1949 May Walsenburg: The first dance in the newly redecorated Elks Hall will be May 14 with music by Puffy Herrera and his orchestra.

1949 May Walsenburg: The Safeway Stores on Seventh Street and Main at Sixth Street will consolidate and the one on West Seventh will close.

1949 May Walsenburg: Washington School won the county track meet of 33 events and Del Carbon was second. Eighteen schools participated.

1949 June La Veta: Barbara Beamer and Richard Bailey were married.

1949 June La Veta: Mildred Howlett was valedictorian and Dorothy Kopine salutatorian of the class which graduated last week.

1949 June La Veta: Mrs. Dora Bruce won the $20 prize at the Chief Theater last Wednesday night.

1949 June Walsenburg: All Huerfano County coal miners were idle today by order of United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis.

1949 June Walsenburg: Floyd Murr was elected president of the 15-man committee to reorganize the school districts and Fred Paddock of Tioga, vice president.

1949 June Walsenburg: Loco weed, the oldtime livestock hazard, is bobbing up again in Huerfano County but can be controlled with the modern day miracle, 2,4-D spray.

1949 June Walsenburg: The second annual Walsenburg Cub Scouts sports jamboree will be tomorrow evening at the Knights of Columbus softball field.

1949 July 11: Mr. and Mrs. August Chatin spent Saturday and Sunday in Denver.

1949 July 14 Mr. and Mrs. August Chatin spent Saturday and Sunday in Denver.

1949 July La Veta: A night performance of the Huerfano County 4-H Fair Aug. 13-14 is being considered if lights can be purchased and installed.

1949 July La Veta: A.C. Middlemist and Company recently purchased 1,053 acres of land from R.L. and Rita Kincaid near Rock Rest on La Veta Pass.

1949 July La Veta: County Superintendent of Schools Frances Nelson says Cuchara Camps District No. 21 has been annexed into La Veta District No. 9.

1949 July La Veta: Fifteen Boy Scouts were entertained at a weiner roast at the Bob Drury home Tuesday evening.

1949 July La Veta: For the first time, a boys and girls' rodeo is to be held in connection with the Huerfano County 4-H Fair Aug. 13 and 14.

1949 July La Veta: Lloyd Booth moved back to La Veta to take the place of water commissioner left vacant by the death of James Ellis and Evan Marker will move to Avondale to take the place of Booth.

1949 July La Veta: The annual 4-H camp in Stonewall is this week and about 25 kids from Huerfano County are in attendance.

1949 July La Veta: The dancing season at the Sulphur Springs resort started last weekend.

1949 July La Veta: Voters of School District No. 21, Cuchara Camps, agreed to consolidate with La Veta.

1949 July Walsenburg: A new ultramodern drive-in, Mando's Poor Boy, will open tomorrow morning at the new location across from Young Motor Company, one block from the old site next to Neeman Pontiac, according to Mando Cocetti, owner and operator since 1946, when he bought it from Mike "Froggy" Valent.

1949 July Walsenburg: A recent issue of Western Farm Life featured Mr. and Mrs. M. McAlpine Jr. who operate some 15,000 acres near Redwing.

1949 July Walsenburg: Huerfano-Las Animas Health Unit has found Martin Lake in Huajatolla Park unfit for swimming.

1949 July Walsenburg: James P. Mosco of Walsenburg announced the purchase of the garage and facilities formerly owned by John and Colin Hamilton at 609 Walsen. 

1949 July Walsenburg: Local livestockmen may find a market for milk, because, according to State Sen. Ben Veltri, a large modern cheese factory is opening in Trinidad.

1949 July Walsenburg: More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the Huerfano County Democratic party picnic on La Veta Pass.

1949 July Walsenburg: Mrs. Charles Agnes will be honored on her 99th birthday tonight at a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Dissler. Born in Belgium, she came to this county in 1888 with her husband and two children, settling in La Veta.

1949 July Walsenburg: So far this year Walsenburg has received 10.48 inches of precipitation, compared to the 10-year average of 7.48 inches.  

1949 July Walsenburg: The Klein Café has been sold by Ann Carlson to Ruth Martin Mosco.

1949 August La Veta: Mrs. Luz M. Rodriguez of La Veta won the 100 silver dollars at the Chief Theater Wednesday night.

1949 August Walsenburg: A.S. Lenzini was one of 19 Colorado men named by Gov. Knous to his highway commission.

1949 August Walsenburg: Ed Tomsic was elected second vice president of the Slovenian National Benefit Society, which has 72,000 members.

1949 August Walsenburg: Four thousand people attended the Spanish Peaks Fiesta.

1949 August Walsenburg: Miss Teresa Dissler recently received her habit at Mt. St. Scholastica convent and is now known as Sister Mary DePorres, O.S.B.

1949 August Walsenburg: Ruffini's junior softball club ran over Shosky cafe this morning in the city's junior league for a win, 14 to 13, to become city champions for the 15-year-old division for the fourth straight year, according to Charles "Chuck" Spagnotti, recreation director.

1949 August Walsenburg: Ruffini's junior team won the city championship for the fifth year in a row.

1949 August Walsenburg: The Charles S. Bucklands will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 6.

1949 August Walsenburg: The newly remodeled 39 by 22 foot BPO Elks lounge had its grand opening July 30.

1949 August Walsenburg: This year's crop of turkeys in Huerfano County is expected to be around 16,000 birds.

1949 August Walsenburg: Walsenburg City Council is dickering on the idea of annexing Grandview townsite and possibly Loma Park but the duplication of street names wrinkle the brows of the aldermen.

1949 August: Dr Maurice R. Page has opened an optometry business at 116 East Sixth Street.

1949 September La Veta: 1949 graduates of La Veta High School who are attending college are Albert Robino, Dorothy Kopine, Max Frost, Ernest Charlifue and Lee Roy Snedden.

1949 September La Veta: A $10,000 community chapel is under construction at Cuchara Camps.

1949 September La Veta: A number of Snowy Range 4-H members enjoyed a hay-ride and weiner roast at the Sulphur Springs Friday night, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Kreutzer.

1949 September La Veta: Lothom Solon "Low" Lester died Sept. 8 on his 79th birthday, leaving a son Dr. C.N. Lester and a daughter Alice J. Smith.

1949 September La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Murray sold their 760 acre ranch to Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Dodge.

1949 September La Veta: Mrs. Julian Tracy attended a four-day convention of the Woman's Air Service Pilots (WASPS) in Dallas, Tex. last week.

1949 September La Veta: Not over 200 or 300 people are expected to vote in the special election Friday on whether or not to purchase equipment for the newly formed La Veta Fire Protection District.

1949 September La Veta: Tony Manzanares will be acting sheriff during Youth Day when area students take over municipal and county offices.

1949 September La Veta: Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Lee Cox, the Spanish Peaks Garden Club was organized to be a member of the National Federation of Garden Clubs.

1949 September Walsenburg: A 14 by 24 foot building will be constructed at the Walsenburg airport site within the next weeks.

1949 September Walsenburg: A three-mill levy has been made for 1950 to retire county indebtedness incurred during the depression.

1949 September Walsenburg: An estimated 813 county old age pensioners will receive $55,091.95 this month, or an average of $68 each.

1949 September Walsenburg: Don't let Old Man Winter catch you unprepared. Now is the time to buy a coal heater. Dissler Furniture Company, 133 West Sixth Street.

1949 September Walsenburg: Edward Mimovich, 24, by action last night was named a member of the city council to fill a post vacated by James J. Tesitor, who plans to leave Walsenburg shortly.

1949 September Walsenburg: Enrollment is 652 in the three Walsenburg grade schools, Washington, Seventh Street and Hill, compared to 581 last year.

1949 September Walsenburg: The city is considering making a trade with Milton Utt to obtain 157 acres north of Martin Lake along with rights to the Coler Ditch.

1949 October La Veta: Fourteen attended the all-day quilting and dinner at the Presbyterian church Friday.

1949 October La Veta: L Club had its first meeting of the school year and elected George Melonas, president, Russell Kreutzer, vice president and Louis Zember, secretary-treasurer.

1949 October La Veta: Sonny Prator and Norman Lupton while out deer hunting discovered the wreck of tire plane piloted by John C. Reeves, missing since April 9, six miles northwest of Sulphur Springs on Willow Creek Mountain.

1949 October La Veta: The first wild turkey season in 50 years opens for three days today in the Spanish Peaks area.

1949 October La Veta: The new 1950 Colorado license plates will have a white background with green lettering representing perpetual snowcapped mountains and verdant greenery, instead of the usual black.

1949 October La Veta: Thirty members of the La Veta Catholic Church enjoyed a ravioli dinner and social get-together Monday evening at Park Lane Hotel.

1949 October La Veta: Thirty people, including Frs. Delaney and Murawski, attended the Catholic Church benefit ravioli supper Monday at the Park Lane Hotel.

1949 October Walsenburg: City council is considering the annexation of Grandview townsite on the new city limits.

1949 October Walsenburg: County Clerk Damaso Vigil Jr. says Colorado is changing from the usual black and white license plates to a   dazzling white background and green lettering with a representation of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains.

1949 October Walsenburg: Following reports the city of Walsenburg has no ordinance on bicycles, Attorney Angelo F. Mosco today revealed four such ordinances, dating back to 1893, are on the books to prohibit riding on sidewalks.

1949 October Walsenburg: Nineteen children were born in Walsenburg during September and six deaths were recorded.

1949 October Walsenburg: Nineteen children were born in Walsenburg during September and six deaths were recorded.

1949 October Walsenburg: St. Mary Crusaders, 55, Sargent 0.

1949 October Walsenburg: The county has been authorized to establish a railroad crossing in Loma Park on Cedar Street to replace the previous one on Columbus Avenue.

1949 October Walsenburg: The engineering firm of Douglas, Corey and Fisk Inc. has completed plans for a 25 by 16 foot building to house a heating plant for the county jail, garages and courthouse.

1949 October Walsenburg: Walsenburg youngsters will be treated to a free movie, sacks of candy and prizes Halloween evening at the Fox Theater.

1949 October Walsenburg: While Grandview Addition residents await the second reading of the ordinance to annex, Loma Park citizens are petitioning for the same.

1949 October Walsenburg: While Grandview Addition residents await the second reading of the ordinance to annex, Loma Park citizens are petitioning for the same.

1949 November La Veta: A special election will be held to vote $150,000 for construction of a new elementary school at a cost of about $75,000, and to remodel the old school.

1949 November La Veta: John Kreutzer and Son will be among the select breeders from four states to participate in a polled Hereford sale in Pueblo.

1949 November La Veta: L Club Mothers sponsored a carnival and Halloween party at the high school with each class participating with games, gifts, cake walks, or the like, netting $270.

1949 November La Veta: La Veta's mill levy has been reduced from 18 to 15 for next year.

1949 November La Veta: Legal voters of school district No. 9 will go to the polls Monday to cast ballots on a proposed $150,000 bond issue to erect a new elementary school with four classrooms, auditorium and home economics room, and to remodel the old school house.

1949 November La Veta: New officers elected for Tuesday Night Study Club are Constance Ghiardi, president; [cut off]Frost, treasurer.

1949 November La Veta: The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad contends its narrow gauge between Alamosa and Durango costs $80,000 a year and has petitioned the Colorado Utilities Commission to abandon the route.

1949 November Walsenburg: Abel Gomez and Ernest Barbari of St. Mary High School were named to the United Press All-Star Southern Colorado Parochial School first team.  Simon Sandoval and Don Stimack were named to the second team.

1949 November Walsenburg: Coach Frank "Pomo"' Repola of St. Mary High School was guest of honor at the Rotary luncheon last week.

1949 November Walsenburg: Contractors Repola and Crump have begun installing the new heating system in the county courthouse and jail.

1949 November Walsenburg: Emma Cornali, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Cornali of the Major Coal Company at Sunnyside and a nurse in the Corwin Hospital polio ward, was diagnosed as a victim of infantile paralysis this week.

1949 November Walsenburg: Fernando J. Serafini is adding a jewelry department to his Unique Shop.

1949 November Walsenburg: Mary Alice Tangney was honored with a big dinner at the family home at Gardner for her 12th birthday.

1949 November Walsenburg: The 52 families of Tioga are opposed to the three-school district proposal for Huerfano County which would mean the students would be bused to Walsenburg and residents would have no say on the school board.

1949 November Walsenburg: The Jaycees plan to build an ice skating rink on the former miniature railroad park behind Santi Motor Company.

1949 November Walsenburg: The Tiny Inn tavern at Gardner was broken into and approximately $12 was taken from the cash register.

1949 November Walsenburg: Tony Slanik is $25 richer for winning the prize for catching the largest fish this season in Huerfano County, a 221/2 inch, four pound five ounce trout caught in the Huerfano River.

1949 November Walsenburg: Walsenburg officials are confident that airplanes will soon stop at Johnson Field, four miles north of town.

1949 December La Veta: A thousand pounds of deer and elk meat will be distributed to those on general assistance by the welfare office.

1949 December La Veta: About 90 members and guests attended the Spanish Peaks Grange annual Christmas party, turkey dinner, and entertainment.

1949 December La Veta: Attorneys representing the Denver and Rio Grande Western have filed a civil suit against School District No. 9 to set aside the recent election approving $150,000 bonds for the erection of an elementary school building.

1949 December La Veta: Chuck Naroski and his five-piece band will play Saturday for the Christmas Eve dance at Mule Shoe Lodge.

1949 December La Veta: Local residents were surprised when 12 airplanes landed in the Goemmer pasture as there is no real landing field.

1949 December La Veta: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sager and children have moved to the Frank Williamson ranch.

1949 December La Veta: Seventy-five are currently enrolled in La Veta Union High School and 204 in the lower grades.

1949 December La Veta: The first ever Huerfano County Hereford Breeders show and sale was Dec. 1 and it was judged successful enough to be continued each year.

1949 December La Veta: The La Veta Indians basketball team last night nosed out the St. Mary Crusaders 35-32 in La Veta.

1949 December La Veta: The restaurant recently built by John Lagurski on Highway 160 three miles northwest of La Veta was bought by Mr. and Mrs. Casey Rowe.

1949 December Walsenburg: About 1,500 boys and girls attended the two free shows Dec. 23 at the annual Fox Theatre-World-Independent movie party.

1949 December Walsenburg: By noon, 10 of the 15 needy families listed in last night's World-Independent had been "adopted" by people who will give them food, fuel and gifts.

1949 December Walsenburg: City Attorney A.F. Mosco is looking into the legality of a deed issued by the Town of Walsenburg for a section of land in downtown to Herman Duhme and Charles Mazzone in 1874.

1949 December Walsenburg: Fifteen Walsenburg business firms have joined the World-Independent and Frontier Power Company to offer 20 prizes for Christmas lighting of homes.

1949 December Walsenburg: Miners are on a three-day work week during the strike which began at midnight yesterday.

1949 December Walsenburg: The Christmas season will open tonight in downtown when the Christmas lighting is turned on.

1949 December Walsenburg: The Corsentino and Hayes Implement Company at 904 West Seventh is the local agent for John Deere.

1949 December Walsenburg: The January edition of "The County Officer," official publication of the National Association of County Officials, Colorado edition, featured a two page spread of Huerfano County, including photos of Alamo No. 12 mine, livestock, mountains and plains.

1949 December Walsenburg: The state highway department plans $116,000 worth of improvements in Huerfano County next year, on  Hwy. 10, Hwy 111 north of La Veta and on Hwy. 69.

1949 December Walsenburg: There are 10 establishments in Walsenburg licensed to sell motor vehicles - Allison-Thurston Chevrolet, Barbacovi, City Motors, Giordano Motor, Hughey's Garage, Lenzini Motor, Motor Hub, Wm. J. Neeman Pontiac, Santi Motor and Young Motor CO.

1949 December Walsenburg: Walsenburg stores are offering whole and half hams at 45 cents a pound, fresh or smoked, for New Year's Day dinners.       


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