By Jaye Sudar
1910- Skeleton Found A skeleton found in the Black Hills was identified as Esopudo Apodaco, age 82 of Talpa. It was thought that he became lost in a snow storm and died of exposure.
1920- Fire At Klein Hotel The kitchen smokestack spat sparks and ignited the roof. The fire was put out before any damage occurred.
1930- Rio Grande Plans Train to Camps Passenger train service from Alamo to Tioga as well as a daily train to Pueblo is planned.
1937- Neglect Makes City Water Purification Plant Useless Dr. S.J. Lamme, Mayor states that years of neglect and ill use have wrecked the city′s water treatment plant.
1942- McBrideTrial Opens Here Next Monday Morning C.F. McBride goes on trial for 1934 murder of William Evans.
1949- Story of Walsenburg Tavern Chief Who Killed Famous Jesse James is to Appear at the Fox Theater! The life of Bob Ford, a tavern owner in Walsenburg′s red light district, has been made into a film.
1956- Residents Advised to Boil Drinking Water Mayor Donald Haney calls on Utility Department to follow up on recommendations made by the Health Department to insure a safe water supply.
1963- Stimack Turns Down Directorship of Summer Recreation Program Donald Stimack turns down job after stating that he has other commitments.
1970- City Council, in surprise move, takes first step in annexing Chico Heights Thirty-five families and at least three oil companies to be affected. Major reason for delay being the cost of utilities.
1977- Sheriff Condor: Drug Problems Start At Home “It starts at home and I can′t see blaming law enforcement people- or school administrators for the community′s drug and alcohol problems among the kids.” Sheriff Jerry Condor on the state of drug issues in Huerfano County.
1984- Wilderness Bill Senator Gary Hart and the Huerfano County Commissioners are lobbying for support for a bill to protect areas of Huerfano County which includes sections of the Spanish Peaks, Upper Huerfano Valley and other natural beauty spots.
1991- Summertime! City of Walsenburg gears up to handle summertime in Huerfano County.
1998- Principal “Charlie” Charles Scott of Rye, Colorado is to join Huerfano Re-1 as the new building administrator for John Mall High School.
2005- Decision Huerfano Re-1 is to decide the fate of the former Walsenburg Middle School by June 30th. The major city entity interested in the building is the Spanish Peaks Library District.