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San Miguei Basin Forum, Thursday, December~30~ 1999~- 3 41 Continued from Page 2 Norwood Superintendent, Dan Bitner, handed in his resigna- tion. Births: Payton 'Jade Cummings. Deaths: Tracy Thompson, Mildred Bauer, John Victor James "Jim" Armstrong. A meat processing center was planned for Norwood. Sno-Tel revealed lit- tle snowpack in the area. The Mustang baseball team headed to state. Nucla held a public hearing on animal control. 88% of the Nucla 3rd graders were proficient in reading. Norwood qualified 5 for the state track meet, while two qualified from Nucla. Nucla's Dakota Smith went on to win the title at High Jump, and Norwood's Adam Priestley took second in the 200 meter, as did the relay team. Laura Snyder was crowned Basin Rodeo Queen. Norwood graduated 30 seniors, and Nucla graduated 43, St. Mary's Hospital announced their inten- tions to manage the Basin Clinic. Births: Carlie Elaine Wytulka,Mystery Dawn Skelton. Deaths: Joe Riddle, James Patterson, Lorraine Irene Zurlich, Clarence "Ike" Miller, Irene Houser, Anna Virginia Richards Webher. June Locals and law enforcement continued to search for Dale Williams, who disappeared on May 27. Several local families also searched for their runaway teenaged daughters. "The Colorado Bureau of Investigation found the Naturita embezzlement complaint unfounded. It was a cold day for the Naturita Days Parade. A 3.7 earthquake was felt in Bedrock. Umetco reported a 168-acre parcel up for grabs. Basin Clinic, Inc. reported their firsMmirum for an annual meet- ing,q~IEe 1995. The DOW searched for an individual who had dumped 14 fish in the trash at Miramonte. Garry Edson was the new Forest Service manager in Norwood. West End school employees aired frustrations regarding several district issues. Deaths: Mario Dalpez, William Tanner. July - Dale William's pickup truck was found in the river. The Paradox Charter School got a thumbs up from the West End School Board. Dr. Janice Lumnitz resigned from the Basin Clinic. A car accident fol- lowing the Nucla fireworks dis- play injured .9 people. Paradox man, Derek McCarty, surren- dered to authorities days after he had allegedly violated a restraining order at the Paradox Post Office and dragged Sergent Bill McClellan a short distance with his pickup. Bob Conder was hired as Norwood's new superintendent. The first female deputy in the West End reported for duty. A managed fire near Naturita was deemed a success by BLM officials. 20-year-old John Stakes was sentenced to 24 years for the 1998 triple stab- bing of three local men. Flash floods left Naturita a sopping, muddy mess. Dakota Smith, Malisha Sutherlin and Zane Wilson had the Grand Champion livestock at this year's fair. Births: Stephanie Jean Robb. Deaths: Donald Hubbs, Sr., Betty Swain, Jerry Helkey~ August - Nucla and Naturita received DOLA grant funding for their water treatment plant feasibility study. A Bayfield pilot wrecked his plane upon take-off in Dry Creek Basin just days after he made an emer- gency landing there. Placerville floods caused big delays for comnluters to Telluride, and Naturita continued to explore their own flood-control options. A marijuana cultivation bust was made in Naturita. A survey showed that the Norwood clin- ic's patients were pleased with their service. 500 people were in attendance at a Christian rock Continued on Page 4 an .Kt ttel . aaln (USPS 573-600) Roger Culver Editor/Publisher Susan Cuiver Reporter/Photographer Karen Murphy Advertising Lolly Ross Advertising Published every Thursday by Roger Culver, Publisher/ Editor, at 807 Main, Nucla, CO. Subscription rate is $20 per year in San Miguel and Montrose Counties, and $28 per year outside of those counties. Periodical postage is paid at Nucla, CO. Postmaster: Send address changes to San Miguel Basin Forum, EO. Box 9, Nucla, CO 81424. Ip 4. ~ o gags Dlnmer Menu Back Narrows Inn & 1550 Grana Ave. Norwood III HOME IN A QUIE AREA Nice home in quiet area of Nucla on 3 lots 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Hew Dwlez il llemeed 'lldg ~ ill~iex/llele elhu IlesIiIilul ldewJ, llrp K JN m declumul muclt more. Ulit t Im 3 beeeelu~ 2 ba~ UId8 1 2 1 bat YIIo fatal incsm is $t400 per mlUlk Mut 8oo to Iqq~. ' lm U prime IlUnlil~ Pared at rite base of Lone Cone Mountain. 80 acres. All utilities In place, manufactured home in good condition, multiple water place, was used as an Rv ark. J ree at ,YJ ),ooo.oo EEDYALE BLACK UHN ]RANCH 270 Acres mol, excellent hay pt~dudng ranch with 100 shares of Farm's wat~ stock included. Corrals on .ate. Adjoining pasture O~OnS. Will subdivid~ For more information on buying or selling mesa, valley, or ranch property please call Alice at 970-327-4728 evening or weekends, and of~ce phone during the 9"70-728-4000. Fax 970-327-4294 or 970-728.4483. E O. Box 4S7, 333 W. Telluride, CO. Alice Fae Brown Broker Assoc.