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June 30, 1988

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San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday June 30,1988 - 7 iii t; L-R Joan Banks - CDFC Regional community specialist; Kathy, Lesley Belden ; Kathy Weimer; Joan, Ntckt Woods, Carmen Lawrence; Julie Notzelman. Local drug group has specialist at last meeting Monday June 21, Joan Banks Regional Com- munity Specialist for Com- munities for a Drug Free Colorado attended a meet- ing with the Nucla Natu- rita Norwood (N cubed) CDFC team. Ms. Banks was here to check with the team and to inform them of the regional Grant Writ* ing Seminar in Montrose June 22. Ms. Banks up- dated the team on projects happening around the state and gave the team new resources to check with. At this meeting plans were made for future pro- jects. The local team's next meeting is scheduled for July 11. For more in- formation call Kathy Bel- den at 864-2209. Corrections... it was Niki Woods (not "Mike" ) who was on the Nucla Elementary School Honor Roll. ,Sorry again, Niki! Also,we apparently-ando inadvertantly- omitted the names of Melanie Seevers and Rabble Gonzales from the Nucla High School Honor Roll. Both students received all A's. Rabble was a senior and Melanie a freshman. Our apologies. laid "Colorado 4-H confer- ence at Colorado State University opened June 15th with a buffet dinner and keynote speaker Dr. James Kern" says Edie Haley, Colorado State Uni- versity Extension Assistant in charge of 4-H. Senators Theresa Hubbs and Preston Gardner, were active with 4-H Senate business and election of state officers; while dele- gates Josh Rumore, J.J. Sutton, Jewel Phillips and Thad Shupe went to work- shops and animal science tours along with 4-H dele- gates from most Colorado counties. Local 4-Hers got a taste of University life for 4 days staying at the dormi- tories and having their meals at the food service located in the student cen- ter, Evenings were spent in recreation, dancing and pizza parties as well as getting to know youth from other counties in Colorado. David Folk, 4-H horse leader from Nor- wood was chaperone for the group. Extension personnel hand delivered National Report Forms to the State 4-H office for judging. Leader Cindy Heldman of the West End 4-H club has been chosen to work with the committee of 4-H leaders, extension agents and state 4-H specialists to judge Colorado entries in early July. County Agent Bob Bishop was in charge of the horse judging contest at the conference. I recently spent several days at the Nucla Ceme- tery, taking care of a loved one laid to rest a year ago. While there I had the op- portunity of reflecting upon others laid to rest, and the condition of the cemetery. Having been raised in Nucla and knowing some of its outstanding citizens I was disappointed to see the condition the ceme- tery was in. Weeds and several of the head- stones of those long passed are about to fall over, and there lacked evidence of respect and pride. I know that the people in Nucla take more pride in the col munity and the beautiful town park would be evide, xiCe of that. Why then, sh* iJld the cemetery of Nucla, to take pride in the ce L ery and put a project rtbgether to make the place of final rest one of beauty and peace! A former resident and frequent visitor. Sincerely, Bob Salazar The Nucla Town Board reviewed the 1987 Audit of the Town's books made by Andrewa,Whitley and Stevenson, at the June 22 board meeting. Several areas were clarified for the new board members as Joe Whitley of the accounting firm answered questions and suggestions for future records. Also at the meeting Jenni Nylund-Naff and Marjorie Smith, residents of Second Park addressed the board about their con- cerns regarding Peabody Coal's anticipated mining just west of the Town's limits and how the town residents may be affected. Dale Williams approach- ed the board on behalf of Martin Dumont concern- ing the Town's bill to Du- mont for cleaning up his property where the old hotel stood until burning down in 1981. The board advised Williams that the attorneys for the Town and Dumont are presently working on the item under discussion. No bids were received to clearout weeds along the Town's right of ways so the board elected to ad- vertise for such bids for two additional weeks, with a July 12 deadline. The board discussed a petition concerning a Hazardous Waste Trans- portation Route along Highway 141. No action was taken but the board will keep apprised of fur- ther details on the propos- al. Jerry Nix reported to the board about a letter re- ceived concerning a Pew-- MIA Freedom Ride. A cyclist from the Front Range is planning to ride throughout Colorado start- ing July 4 in an effort to keep the POW--MIA pro- ject in the public's mind. He tentatively expects to be in the Nucla Naturita area on August 7 and 8. There was some discussion about what the Town may do in a form of welcome and hospitality. The sub- ject will be discussed fur- ther when details are more firm. The next board meeting will be July 13 at7:30 pm. Sponsored by Nucla Lions Dance at Town Park- to "The Night Shift" band. Admission to dance and other 4th of July events including fire-works is the pur- chase of a garter of $3. 9p.m. to midnight 7:00 -11:OO a.m. 10:00 11:30 12:00 noon 1:00p.m. 2:00- 5:00 p. m. 9:30 Pancake breakfast at the Moose, sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce $2.50 adults, $1.25 children (4.12 y,,) Archery tournament High School Ball Field Parade Assembly (Fox Street) Parade (Theme West End Delight) Barbecue at the Park $3.50 adults, $2.50 children (12 & under) Games at park Fireworks on the "N" south of Nucla All this entertainment for garter purchase of s3. ,me joln