1882: The Grand Ball Dec. 30 drew 170 who danced to the music of a Trinidad band. The affair netted $200.
1896: Mrs. Fremont McIntire moved in with her mother Mrs. C.B. Sharp after losing her three children to typhoid.
1903: W.A. Stevens lately opened a lunch counter at his saloon at Cucharas and has already taken a great deal of trade from the Cucharas Hotel.
1909: The McCormick sisters gave a benefit movie at the Huerfano Theater on Main Street last week which earned $15 for the sufferers of the Italian earthquake.
1916: Huerfano County autos this year will be numbered from 38701 to 39000.
1922: The annual meeting of the Huerfano County Farm Bureau was held in Maccabee Hall. Meetings of this size are usually held in the district court room, but on account of the court room being occupied by the state ranger headquarters, the farmers were forced to hire a hall.
1928: After the resolution of Chief of Police T.A. Frantz was read before 300 miners in the Polish Lodge Hall, six men were arrested for picketing at the Walsen mine and will go on trial in March.
1934: August Musso and his employees at the Alpine Rose Café celebrated their seventh anniversary Jan. 7.
1940: Every man, woman and child in the state of Colorado paid an average of $7.00 in sales taxes during 1939, according to the state treasurer.
1946: Joe Barron Jr. will receive his Eagle Scout award tonight, one of the few if not the only Walsenburg youngster to have achieved the highest of all Scout honors.
1952: Farmers in Huerfano County spent approximately $15,000 last year on soil conservation practices, including moving more than 75,000 cubic yards of earth in construction projects.
1958: Two forlorn escapees from the Huerfano County Jail last night happily and voluntarily returned to its warmth and food after six days of “freedom”.
1964: The engagement has been announced of the popular young couple, Carol Jean Lisac and Stephen James Glorioso, both St. Mary High School graduates.
1970: Total snowfall for the season in Walsenburg since October is 50½ inches, and total precipitation for 1969 was 17.23 inches, compared to 20.05 in 1968.
1976: The valuation of building permits issued by Walsenburg Building Inspector Thomas Barrett totaled $2,658,809.50, with $2,237,000 of that for the new high school.
1982: County building permits for 1981 totaled $5,385,188.50, the highest in history and primarily issued to Atlantic Richfield Company, or ARCO, which paid a little more than half of that amount, $2,782,000.
1988: The Huerfano County commissioners voted themselves road and bridge supervisors for their respective districts on a 3-1 vote after many complaints about snow removal, mostly from the Navajo Ranches area where heavy winds and drifting were prevalent.
1994: Gary Vezzani of the Walsenburg Golf Association asked City Council that golf be included in the summer recreation program for youth eight to 18 and Council approved the request for which it will use lotto funds.
1881: John Grossclock came down from Hendricks sawmill last Thursday with a sled pulled by 20 yoke of oxen – just to break the snow on the roads he said.
1898: For Breakfast-: Farinose, Buckwheat Cakes, Maple Syrup, Codfish Balls, Postum Cereal – All to be had at The Old Reliable.
1904: I.R. Voorhees has covered the floor of his office with linoleum for the city fathers who have their regular meetings there.
1911: Before selecting any piece of Household Furniture, examine our new stock at the Elk Horn Furniture Store. I.R. Voorhees, proprietor.
1918: The Farmer’s Supply Company was organized Saturday to purchase and sell farming machinery. H.R. Carson was elected president; Joe Brown, vice president; O.E. Willis, secretary and C.F. Boyd, treasurer.
1923: Joe K. Kincaid and his daughter Laura miraculously escaped serious injury when a train hit their car as they were crossing the railroad tracks on Main Street.
1930: Mary Roberts, an old resident and mother of Asa Arnold, died in California.
1937: Teachers in the La Veta schools are diligently practicing for the faculty play “Drums of Death”.
1943: Mrs. Joe Kincaid badly mangled her fingers in a power meat grinder at the R.L. Kincaid ranch east of La Veta.
1950: Colorado Excelsior and Mill Company has available slab wood for sale at $6.50 per ton, delivered.
1956: Denver received its first moisture in 44 days but Huerfano County remains dry.
1962: School was closed Monday after blowing snow caused the closure of the roads.
1968: Jean Duzenack was elected president of the Booster Club, Elsie Jo Heikes, vice president, Joyce Lupton, secretary and Violet Hickey, treasurer.
1973: The first baby of the year to be born in Huerfano Memorial Hospital was Samuel Maes Jr., born Jan. 5 at 11:47 p.m. to Samuel and Pauline Maes of La Veta. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sanchez and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maes.
1979: Thirty-two members of the La Veta High School Ski Club spent Monday at Wolf Creek, accompanied by Tom Verquer and Susie Blackwood.
1985: Bud and Glenn Kreutzer sold out their La Veta Exxon service station to Joe and Angie Geiser. They were in business for 18 years, first as the Esso station.
1992: Marshal Phil Wilson reported to Town Board his office had investigated 10 thefts, 22 accidents, four domestic violence, seven fights, two gas skips, 19 criminal mischiefs, three burglaries, nine harassments, two stolen cars, 13 assaults and one fraud case during 1991.