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June 30, 1988

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4 -San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday June 30,1988 in= i i Ill Our recent story of the what a good thing it would bringing of television re- be for the communications ception into our area industry. It would keep needs an important add- people informed, educated ition, to make it more or and entertained- and all in less complete., the families living rooms! Well before the San He saw what a boon that Miguel Power Association would be for our isolated took the booster and/or area. We could have the translator system under its best of both worlds: our wing, one area resident lovely isolation plus inti- was busy, plugging away at mate contact with the rest his own considerable ex- of the world. We still like pense to get the project to keep track of what's under way. This individual going on! was Carl Pierson, He had been observing Carl Pierson started out what was developing all by contacting his friend over the country the Rex Howell, then owner young television industry and manager of KREX which was really blossom- Television. The "REX" in ing, with rosy promises ofKREX of course stood for ,i I T.V. the rest of the story Rex Howell. son operation, Carl said An agreement was "OK" to George. Carl then reached whereby KREX proceeded to run a series would stay on the air for a of ads in the Forum offer- couple of extra hours to ing refunds of donations permit equipment to be in- he had collected. stalled and tested. About the same time The equipment was fur- George Dobbs ran a series nished initially by Pierson, of ads "boasting of their to the tune of about booster", telling how San $6,000. Miguel Power Assocaition He had bought booster had pioneered the bring- equipment plus a gasoline ing in of television to the powered generator. This w San Miguel Basin Area. was in the early 50's And certainly did do a lot before electricity was a- of pioneering along that vailable everywhere, line. It would have been He installed said genera- kind of nice if they had tor up on Naturita Ridge, mentioned the start-up above where the Reams work Carl Pierson had properties lie. He filled it already been doing, with up with his own gas. his installations and the As things progressed, he drumming up of some had cards made up asking community interest. for donations from the Oh it was said by some, general public. Some "Carl stood to make a people who were wired for cleaning on the deal, sell- electricity did chip in on ing and repairing T-V sets" it. C'm on now- everyone Meanwhile, the late wants to make money! I George Dobbs, then the know I do. It's only when head of the San Miguel its the other fellow who Power Association "saw does it that it becomes the handwriting on the greedy. Let's face it - in wall", our system it is perfectly Knowing a good thing legal (even moral) to sell when he saw it, he con- goods and services to a suited with Carl Pierson. willing buyer at the "going The result was that George price". asked Carl if it would be The object of this column is mainly to tell all right for the San Miguel about what happened in Power Association to take the past, with as complete over the installation and information as is available. maintenance of the TV This makes the project boosters and/ or trans- lator, very interesting and excit. Realizing that the pro- ing. Please wish me lots of ject was already becoming "good digging" and tell me a little large for a one-per- what you know] By Betty Zatterstrom Historical columnist The Rimrock Historical Society is so very thankful toward all of the people and businesses that made our Museum Benefit Auc- tion this last Saturday such a big success. After it was all over, a few of us scouted around to pick up the litter usual- ly left by a crowd -and there wasn't any litter! I'm sure the park people ap- preciated this too. Work will probably start in the fall on the pro- ject of remodelling the hallway so that it can be- come a part of the mu- seum. We really need the extra space! Barns..."Yard Of Month" n the 4th of July . fire works I . Fishing licenses and supplies . Gift Items On Sale Now! Pepsi & 7 up products Clover Club Potato Chips I open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week I II . .I ...... III I rocery 864-7800 The Tom Barnes resid- ence in Nucla was select- ed as the "Yard of the Month" by the Spruce and Columbine Garden Club. The yard was chosen be- cause of the neat rock work and rock gardens, the neatly manicured well cared for lawn, the color- ful flowers and hanging plants and the shade trees all which make for a very attractive yard, ...... ..... - .......... . .... , " ' The yard of Vern Wit- tern was runner up, and the Howard Elder resi- dence received honorable mention. A floral arrangement, courtesy of Country Flow. ers, was presented to the Barnes Family and the "Yard of the Month" sign will grace their lawn until the next selection is made by the Garden Clun about July 20.