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La Veta history for February 11, 2010

La Veta

1901: Another cold spell allowed ice cutting and hauling to recommence and several more railroad cars were loaded.

1908: C.S. Emmert and S.H. Springer are assisting Judge Tiffany in trying to secure an ordinance granting them the privilege to erect poles and wires for transmitting electric power.

1914: Some good clear ice was shipped this week and the rumble of wagons reminds one of old times.

1920: The quietness of La Veta was rather disturbed yesterday by a visit from Alex Clobskey. A little noise is sometimes a relief to the nerves.

1927: In spite of the stormy weather, there was fairly good attendance at the meeting of the P.T.A. for a nice program of music and readings.

1934: The bad and dangerous hill between the Spielmann and Holmes ranches just west of town has been improved and widened so two cars can pass.

1940: R.L. Kincaid shipped a carload of 216 sheep to Chicago this week but retains about 2,000 head at his ranch east of La Veta.

1947: Three members of the town board walked out over a controversy of whom to appoint to fill the vacancy of trustee Charles Krier.

1952: Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey entertained at the Scenic View Club in honor of their son Kenneth who leaves for the army Feb. 14.

1961: Searchers found all occupants alive in a plane which crashed three miles from Russell on La Veta Pass despite three days of snow.

1967: The LVHS Redskins defeated Saguache 87-56 led by Wiley with 40 points and Maes with 20.

1973: A Greeley man was killed when he crashed his light plane above timberline on the northwest face of the West Spanish Peak late Tuesday evening.

1979: Pauline Ball was the featured artist at the last meeting of the Friends of the Arts Guild, with Polly Neldner winning the finished china painting tile.

1985: 1st American Title with Neal Cocco, owner, will open in its new location, formerly Walt’s Barber Shop, next Monday.