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Project Deadline Extended to September, 1998... UMTRA not only has enough money, but now enough time as well to complete all of their local projects. Aceording to Jeffrey l-)eckler, Remedial Pro- gram Manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Envi- ronment, the UMTRA I I "All current schedules indicate that the work will be done in this time frame. " ]effrey Deckler A Uni ue Christmas Gift... Project was granted an ex- tension by congress to September 30, 1998, to enable the project to com- plete all necessary reme- dial action. "All current sched- ules indicate that-the work will be done in this time frame," he says. Additionally, Deckler says that both the DOE and the Department of Ilealth "have already ap- propriated enough funding to complete the project. Historically, the UMTRA project has not been his hard by Federal budget cuts. It is a high priority funding project, due to the fact that construction is underway." He continues, "Re- cent legislation gave the DOE the authority to keep the Chaney Cell in Grand Junction open until the year 2023." The Chaney Cell may come into play, as Deckler says thai in regards to the San Miguel Power project, "it won't get done before the Naturita site is com- plete and the Burbank cell closed. The DOE is talk- ing to UMPZI'CO to see if the materials from the San Miguel Power site can be placed ill their cell. If UMP 'CO is not interested ill taking the materials, then they will go to the Chaney Cell." Doo Costs Montrose Man his Life... A Montrose area man was killed, and his wife injured in a one vehicle accident on Coventry Hill on Friday, December 27. According to a press release provided by the State Patrol, Delmar Th- ompson, 81, and his wife, Norma, 84, were traveling southbound on Highway A small dog stepped out in front of the 1996 Mercury Sable... Mr. Thompson lost control of his car... came to a halt 353 feet from the road... Looking Classy... Dianna Williams, below, shows off her new car. 145 at approximately 1 l : 15 AM, when a small dog stepped out in front of their 1996 Mercury Sable. Alter hitting the dog, Mr. Thompson lost control of his car, went off tile road, down a grassy slope, through a fence and came to a halt 353 feet from the road. Mr. Thompson suf- fered massive head inju- ries to the right temple. Mrs. Thompson stfffered bruises to her arm. Both Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were transported to the Norwood Clinic. At 12:02 PM, Dr. Susan Sweeney pronounced Dehnar Th- ompson dead from the in- juries he sustained in the accident. Trooper Strople, of the Colorado State Patrol, investigated the accident: When Dale Williams gives a Christmas present, he goes all out. He bought this 1979 Bradley GT Kit Car as a gift for his w [e, Dianna. The car was constructed by Don Dove, of Grand Junction. It has a Volkswagon frame and engine, and came into the Williams family for an undisclosed amount of cash... While there have been others like it in the area in the past, Dianna's little Bradley appears to be one of a kind in Nucla at present. You can spot it a mile away, and you're sure to sit up and take notice as it rolls on past. I