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Nucla , Colorado
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December 4, 1986

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I \ 2-San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday, December 4, 1986 r ! . i iii iii iiii ii i iiiii i i iii i i I had a proposal on hiring the Nucla Marshal Dear Editor, One aspect of town bus- iness of much concern to me--now and over the years--is the recruitment, hiring, training and, most of the time, firing of the Nucla marshals. I had a proposal to make-to our Board and community about this, but, alas, am too late, for Nucla has hir- ed a new marshal; I barely was aware the incumbent had resigned. Well, I still have my proposal, and ! still wish to propose it. My concern is that since 1980, every marshal or deputy marshal hired by successive town boards has left employ- want to speculate about why. What I had to propose was that before hiring a new officer, we have a public meeting at which every Nucla citizen could be present and to which ment under a cloud and every Board member, usually in the midst of - every- law enforcement of- controversy. Maybe our in- ricer, every business per- cumbent marshal is an ex-son, representatives of the ception, but with less than school district, and West three months between hit-End parents whose chil- ing and leaving, one might dren go to school in Nucla Schools' lunches listed WEST END SCHOOLS MENU: December 8- 11, 1986 Monday - Fish Cakes, rolls & butter, macaroni and cheese, green beans, raisin coOg-ies and milk. Tuesday - Chicken drumsticks, potatoes and gravy, rolls & but- ter, fruit jello and inilk~ Wednesday - Sloppy Joes on bun, oven cooked potaoes, finger salad, applesauce fruit cake, chocolate milk. Thursda2;r~-~a~'fo~S'upreme, lettuce & Cheese, buttered corn, sweet bread and m~'110~" NORWOO ! ' HOOLS MENU: December 8-12, 1986 " would, under the strongest Urging, be invited to at- tend. At that meeting, we could hear ideas, com- ments and statements of expectations from every- one concerned with law enforcement and public safety. We could ask some- one from Naturita's Town Board to attend to share any ideas about any mat- ters our towns might work on together. I would ask for and, hopefully, receive the don't work out and then blame the Board for not making everyone happy all the time. Well, here is the revised proposal. Let's have a meeting, maybe even a pic- nic or other type of com- munity sharing, at which Naturita Marshal proposed contract A proposed contract for police services for both the matters covered in the proceeding paragraphs can be addressed. Now that the Board has done its work and hired a marshal, our meeting could have an additional purpose, specifi- cally that of welcoming and getting to know our new marshal. It could be our opportunity to discuss concerns and expectations; to let the new marshal know we are sincere about inviting him to work here, that we want to have him around for a long, long time and will go out of our way to make him want to Naturita and . Nucla has stay and provide good en- been tendered to the forcement and public safe- Town Councils by Natur- ita Deputy Marshal Cody Maybe our sharing will McPherson. The proposal hinges up- on both towns agreeing to contract with McPherson. Nucla Mayor Bob Freeman said last week that Nucla assist the Board in formu- lating a job description for our new marshal. Fellow citizens, please, please let us pull together and help ourselves rather has not made any response than be pulled apart and to the contract. "The hurt ourselves. Let's do blessing of Nucla's trustees board will meet on Decem- things positively. Please! Monday - Ravioli, ~leslaw, hot rolls and butter, cookie bar and oerhaos one o th m " +'k ___ ..... ..... f __e+_ ber 10 to read over the Sincerely, ann mu . _ would chair such a meet- Tuesday - MeatUS', scalloped potatoes, buttered peas, hot in" After all their lob is proposal. Then we'll make Dale Williams ~llsandbuttet, frl]l~a~ndmilk- ..... to rerru'it hire =nd any official comment," he Wednesday - Burritos, cheese stick, combination salad, upset supervise I't is 'for us it~- stated. As for Naturita,s re~ .... fruit basket and milk. zens together to share our sponse, Mayor Wilbur Schools Thursday - Pizza, seasoned corn, cookie bat, fruit and mi/k. exoectations and suedes- Binder said, "We will not F w riday- Fish ich, macaroni and cheese, seasoned green beans, tions with the Board rath-act upon it (the proposal) sports 'e ...... cherry pt and mdk. ,- Subject to change, er than wait until things until or unless Nucla does." No comment has schedules come from the Naturita board yet. The winter sports sea- McPherson's proposal son begins this week with ....... ...... makes him chief adminis- both wrestling and basket- trative officer with sole re- ball. Naturita Middle ill !11sponsibility "for the super- School plays host to Tellu- il vision and operation of the ride on December 6 for Town police force. All di- basketball. rection by the Town Norwood travels to the ~ .' .,,~ ...... :f:, require0. H01idayspecial! I =!1=1 ll]Jl Board shall be made to the Cedaredge Tournament on Contractor(McPherson) or the 5th and 6th while his designee and not to the Nucla opens at Grand ass0r, d holiday designs t0 ~ street officer." Junction on the 4th. On chOoSe |rein, Top quality hezw- weight paper. Sa/ePriced Deputy Marshal Me- December 5 the girls play Pherson told the Forum he at the Palisade Tourna- 0nePound did not expect either ment and the boys play at ............ ' M&M ;Candy board to accept the propo- Grand Valley. . sal because of "lack of December 5 finds the m. control" of the police de- Mustang grapplers at the partment by the towns. Olathe Dual and on the 12 oz. box 864-2100 $02 Main 0no Pound M & M's Candy Plain Or Peanut I I III I Mon.-Frt 9 a.m :6 p.m. Sat. 9 a,m :5 p.m. 6th at the Hotchkiss ..... Tourney while the Maver',, L tlristmas ick matmen are at .......... Montrose Tournament. Dartu... All the teams are Iook- ..... " .... ............. ----J log fo.rward to.the .season. openers. The Nucla Chamber of ...... Commerce and Nucla Moose Lodge are planning San MJgueJ i 3 p.m. at the Moose Hall. the annual Children's Christmas Party set for De- Brain Forum comber 20 from 1 p.m. to ,USPS 573-600 Santa Claus will arrive byIs publbhed Thursday. $13| fire truck to distribute per year for San Migue[ &l fruit and candy to all theMontrose Counties. Out ofl kids. Elves, courtesy of Counties for $16 per year.! Doylene's Aerobics will as- Roger Culver, Publisher | sist Santa. Punch and Editor P.O. Box 9 Nucla, Co I cookies will be provided 864-742 . "J by the Women of the Postmaster, Send form 3547 J Moose.