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San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday, June 1. 1989 - 5 q excerpted from Farmington Daffy Times David McKeever, former Norwood resident and now a life sciences teacher at Aztec (NM) High School, wants to change people's attitudes about nature. When he began work on his Master's thesis two years ago, David came up with the idea of a nature trail that would show students the wide variety of life that exists in the desert regions around Aztec. "People usually drive along and think there is nothing out here. But once you stop and take a close look, there are a lot of things going on. The most common comment we get is that people did not realize there was so much out there," he said. The object of the trail was to create something that could be used in the class- room both now and in the future, rather than Just writ- ing a paper on plant life that would do nothing but collect Nucla Elementary Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Fourth Grade: Michelle Bouwkamp*, Matt Brown, Trenton Brlckey*, Robert Yates *, Brian Kelley, Luke Odom. Becky Puderbaugh*, "I ler Nelson*, Duane Kettle. Fifth Grade: AnJa Brubaker*, Kelly Irish, Jerom Karo, Charissa Noet- zelman, Mandee Zunich. Semester Honor Roll Fourth Grade: Michelle Bouwkamp*, Matt Brown, Trenton Brickey*, Robert Yates *, Luke Odom, Becky Puderbaugh, Tyler Nelson*, Duane Kettle. Fifth Grade: AnJa Brubaker*, Kelly Irish, Charissa Noetzelman, T.J. Short. Mandee Zunich. dust on a shelf, he added. The traff, with markers along the path teaching about the plant life, geology and history of the area, runs for more than a mile. By learning about the fragile ecostructure of the area, people may begin to think twice about bulldozing or four-wheeling areas into ex- tinction, McKeever said. Plant life in the area is uniquely adapted to the low rainfall, high winds and poor soil conditions. Today, with skyrocketing bills be- At the May 18 meeting of the San Mlguel County Com- missioners the county's budget director was given authorization to make ap- plication through Colorado Counties (CCI) for financing to possibly purchase space in the Daved Building. The county has been strapped for space, and in fact had to move the Sheriff's office, and has been considering the third floor of the Daved Building for some time. Also at the meeting the commissioners approved a special use permit applied for by US West to place microwave repeaters on Wil- son Mesa; approved amend- ments to the flood plain regulations; and approved liquor licenses for Freida An- nette Deweese dba Basin Store for retail sales and on- premises consumption. Terry Starr was reap- pointed to the Board of Ad- Justment and the county will advertise another vacancy on that board. Bids were opened for the 1989 bridge replacement project which includes those at Placerville and Camp Ilium. Following the county engineer's review of the bids, recommendations will be made and the commis- sioners will make their *indicates all A's IHot Oogs 2/$1 [ Peps( 6pk. , Pepsi Squeezers .32 oz. 49 Pepsi Squeezer 16 oz. 39 6 pk. bottles Coors & Coors Lite . Arriving Soon: Naturita Texaco 865-2279 Main St I coming a fact of llfe, native plants such as rabbit brush are being used to landscape yards, he said. For the moment, McKeever is working on providing booklets for the general public to use on the trail, David is a 1980 graduate of Norwood High School, a 1985 graduate of Ft. Lewis College, graduating Magna Jum Laude, and earned his Master's degree in science last year at New Mexico. He is the son of Don and Norms McKeever. decision on May 31. The May 31 meeting agen- da has been amended to con- tinue into an evening session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Idarado cleanup. The county signed a con- tract with the State for an Alternative Game Ranching study to be made this fall by County Extension Agent Bob Bishop. The State Depart- ment of Agriculture has given Bishop a grant of $3,600 to do the study and the county will provide in- kind matching funds of about $4,000. Bishop will take a three- month sabbatical as exten- sion agent from October through December to make a study of the cost of produc- tion and marketing of elk, deer, buffalo, even cashmere goat production, to deter- mine economic feasibility for the area. Tammy Lynn became the bride of David Whitten on May 13, 1989, at the Trinity Baptist Church in Naturita, Pastor Greg Winders officiat- ing. The brlde's brother, Tom, played the couple's special song, 'Toung Lx)ve". A recep- tion and dance followed the ceremony at the Moose Lodge in Nucla. The bride wore a Victorian- style white lace gown with a Grecian-style headband and long train of white lace. She accented the gown with lace wrist-length gloves and a bridal bouquet of blue blooms with a cascade. The Maid-of-Honor, Amy Welmer. and the brides- maids, Jamie Whitten and dodle Lynn, wore gowns of blue and white. The groom wore a white tuxedo as did his Best Man, Larry Wilson. and the groomsmen. Stan Mathis and Blake Cahall. Each wore a blue boutonniere in keep- ing with the bridal colors. Tammy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lynn of Norwood Awards ............ Nucla. She is a 1988 graduate of Nucla High School. David is the son of Marlene Jones of Cortez and John Whitten of Tex~as. He is a 1986 graduate of Cortez High School. The couple will reside in Cortez where the groom is employed. Continued Continued from page 6 Basketball, Sheri Farmer, Karen M arsing, Tona Oliver, All-Conference, Volleyball, Basketball, Wendy Royer, All-Conference, Volleyball, Basketball, Shelby Thompson, Natasha Banks. Heather Brown, Bethany Christensen, Karl Hannigan, Phaedra Lankutis, Ashley McKeever, Jennifer Yamnitz. Wrestl~ exciting year, new skills developed, lots of strong potential for the next few years! Paul Haining, Cody Hunt, Morgan Kyle, Shawn Merrill. 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