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.# r-t C r~ I I I I Special Graduation Edition Nucla seniors will receive their diplomas May 17 this Tuesday See story on pg 12 Thursday, May 10, 1984 Issue 41 Volume 31 Norwood seniors will receive their diplomas May;13, this Friday See story on pg 5 Nationally acclaimed and professional storyteller will be at the West End schools on May 14...7:30 p.m. in Nucla See story on Pg 16 for Norwood acl pts cabl Nucla woman find industry await Local talents are used to design and sew Divots and Moguls, barret holders, quilts, toss pillows and dozens of other crafts that after finished are taken to craft shows and sold. Orders for finished products has created local jobs through the Cottage In- dustry here, and now dubbed "Basin Crafts". Joan Elliott of Nucla was at the right place at the right time when she was introduced to the op- portunities of Cottage In- dustry last year in Denver. Being an admirer of hand-made craft items, she found herself talking to a group of people from Oak Creek, Colorado who had made a variety of beauti- fully hand-crafted items and discovered they were getting paid for their ef- forts. "1 learned that the peo- ple from Oak Creek were producing . hundreds of hand-crafted items from their homes, then selling their product at shows and to retail store's wholesale buyers and were finding their cottage industry quite successful," said Joan. So successful, in fact, that she found herself be- (cont on pg 3) Williams plosion At the last Norwood Council meeting, Wednes- day, May 2, the Board adopted the Cable TV Franchise between the town and Ted Dumis of WLTV Inc. with minor changes. Dumis has 90 days after the adoption to accept the franchise agree- ment as drafted. When WLTV accepts the agree- ment, the company has six months to begin construc- tion and one year to com- plete the system. This time frame extends the comple- tion period from the previ- ous draft of the agree- ment. Another change in the franchise draft is to allow WLTV to submit a letter of credit rather than bond. ing, which, according to town attorney, Dan Wilson, is equal in its ef- fect and will save time. The Council stated in the agreement that WLTV will be annually reviewed by an independent auditor. Because of the time frame stipulations, WLTV is expected to begin con- struction this year. If the agreement is accepted at deadline, WLTV would at the latest be required to begin construction in late January of 1985, but could begin as early as this month. In other town business: -The Board voted to al- low $500 to be used by town librarian Barbara Youngblood for the sum- mer reading program, the money to be used for pur- chasing reading materials and to buy some large print books. The Board will determine whether the funds can be taken from lottery monies received, of which consists of $2,300, or if the funds must come out of revenue sharing. -The Council renewed the liquor license of Grand Liquor, owner Jean Hughes. -The Board set as an agenda item at the next (cont on pg 2) Twenty-six year-old Dale Williams of Nucla suf- fered a severe gash under his chin, fractured jaws and massive facial injuries around and in his mouth from an explosion last week. His condition re- mained critical during last weekend while in St. Mary's Intesive Care Unit. He's listed in fair condi- tion and stabilized at this time. According to Nucla Marshal John Connett, Williams was kneeling face- level in front of a bonding pot that was under as much as 125 pounds of pressure. Williams owns and operates Pro Body Shop in Nucla. About 2:25 p.m., Karen Proctor, a next door neigh- bor heard a loud noise. "1 went outside to see what had caused the noise," she stated. "The wind was blowing so hlad thought something blown down. I looked toward Dale's shop. It was guiet there and I saw nothing so I went back inside." About 30 minutes later, Rocky York who works for Williams returned from lunch. He found his boss lying on the shop floor covered with blood and semi-conscious. York ran to Dale's parents home to call an ambulance a short distance away. About that time Gary Proctor arrived home, walked over to the shop to see Dale and found his neighbor trying to sit up as blood drenched his shirt. Proctor ran for help, An ambulance took Williams to the West End Medical Clinic where EMT's and a physician be- gan efforts to save the in- jured man. Dr. Mark most of his teeth. According to the report, there is no medical insur- ance coverage. With one !surgery over and others ~coming up, the Williams !family face serious finan- !cial problems. A fund has Ibeen started for the William's at the Montrosa County Bank. I I I Pancake Breakfast on sale A Pancake breakfast sponsored by the Nucla Chamber of Commerce will be held May 20, Sun- day between six and ten in the morning at the Nucla Moose Lodge. The cost is $2.50 per person for a serving of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice or coffee. Advance ticket sales are available at Chamber mem- ber merchants or you may contact Bob Freeman at 864-2194. Riders will seek wild horses, May 20 Tabeguache Trail Riders will hold it's ride to see the wild horses on Sunday, May 20, for information call Nancy Enstrom at 864-76 | 6. Korrection... Apling of the Basin Clinic came to the West End ! We are sorry we over- Medical Clinic to help 'looked naming Mustang stabilize Williams. Air-life Donna Thormalen as being from St. Mary's transport, an all-conference basket- ed Williams to Grand Junc: ball player last week. tion. i It was an oversight on The nut stripped and the part of the editor, who the metal door struck 'knew she made all-confer. Williams full force in the ence, but somehow did face. Teeth that were not include her in the arti- knocked out had fillings cle. It is small compensa- jolted out of the teeth, tion, Donna, but we do re- Williams reportedly lost gret the mistake.