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Oral' I~R/ Year The ~guaehe Cresm~nt " Saguaehe, Colorado 81149 T~urs~aH, DECEMBER 29, 2011 , , , -[ , -9i m L_ , co . Imagesof thePast The Saguaehe Crescent P.O. Box 195 Second Class Postage Paid at Saguache, Colorado 81149 OF C ONFJ S SEBI CRF~TONFJBACA PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is seeking Cre~- tone/Baca Planning Commission members. Publication No. 719-655-2620 DEAN I. COOMBS, Publisher (USPS 475-480) Members are needed from: POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT, P.O. Box 195, Sa- uache, CO 81149. Published every Thursday at Saguache, Colorado, the County Seat of Saguache County in the Colorful San Luis Valley. Sub: $14.00 per year in-county $16.00 per year in-state $18.00 per year out-of-state In The Sunny San Luis Valley The Saguache County Museum has a new publication "In the Sun- ny San Luis Valley." Reminisc- 1 member from the Baca Gran- de Subdivision 1 member from the Area Sur- rounding the Baca Grande Subdivisio~ and/or Town of Crestone, but is not located within the subdivision or town 1 Alternate member At Large 1 member representing t~e Baca Grande Property Own- ers Association 1 member from the Town of Crestone 1 Alternate Member from the Town of Crestone Each member that will represent the Tmvn of Crestone and the Baca Grande Property Owner's Assoc- iation will be appoimed with a one year term. The representative must be a property owner and resiae in the mea mey are inLerestea in rep resenting. Regular member terms are tar mree years and alternate member terms are tar one year excepL as listed above. Crestone/Baca Planning Cam- Table d : ents VOLUME ! In~md~ctiOn t) Velmm 1 The Seg.aehe e.otmty The ~ Museum Story The Sm~re de OastO Setting the Stage Archaeology Pathways: Trails nnd Roads of the San Luis VMtey The Ute Imii~s Spanish Ebtplorers Chief Ouray Hispanic Settlers Early Settlements American Explorers The Trappers, Traders & Adventurers Rush to the Rockies Isaac Gotthelf The Death of Hon. Isaac Gotthelf Saguaohe -- The Start Otto Mears John Lawrence -- A Biography The Saguache Chronicle -- 1874 History of the Saguache United Methodist Church The History of the Saguache County Creamery The Saguache Crescent Saguache Town Hall Lora and Eliza Curtis in Colorado Mrs. Eliza M. Curtis Passes Away Horace and Mary Campbell The Braun (Brown) Family iv cences of 18~5 and following years by one called "Podger" alias the Reverend William Worthington, retired. This book was republish- ed with the permission of William Worthington Sabin and Dorothy W. Sabin of Montrose. William Sabin is the grandson of the Reverend William Wortaington, the first or- dained Episcopal minister to be sent into the northern San Luis Valley. Reverend Worthington traveled from Bonanza to the Orient Mine, Mineral Hot Springs, Alder, Cot- ton Creek, Shirley, Oriental, Tracy Canyon, Rito Alto, Vil]a Grove, Moffat, Saguache, Crestone and many other settlements to hold services. A map on page five shows all of these towns and set- tlements. "Postmarks and Places" which was copied from Jack Har- lan's book "Postmarks and Places" has been republished and is avail- able at the Crescent You will enjoy this amazing "lo- cal" story, and you will wonder how in the world he ever survived riding his horse in the dead of winter from one area to another. First time he found a beer check in the collection plate, he thought mission meets on tae second Wed- nesday of each manta at t~e Town of Crestone meeung room. Tne The Crestone/Baca Planmng Commission may also have wuck sessions througnou.~ each m~nt~ to work on me ~un Area Mas~er Plan anc~ aiffe~ent items. If you are mmrested, please send a brmt teller at m~e~'est s~aang quaatmatmns and iamrest to: t, aguacae CounW Lana Use, P.O. box ~26, Saguacne, CO 81149 pAor to Tnm's~ay, ~cember 29, 2~11. S~lOUld you nave any ques- tmus, pleas,e call Wend/ Maez at 719-b55-2321. SAGUACHE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SEEK SAGUACHE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS Saguache County Board of Com- missioners are seeking a mem- ber and alternatives from: Town of Saguache and surround- ing area Hwy 17 area from Villa Grove to Hooper Alternates for All of Saguache County Saguache County Cipriano & Maria Delores Garcla Lujan Vlaria y Cipriano Lujan Emma Maestas sheriff for Sure! ['he Jose Sanchez Family the Ward Ranch The Story of Woodard Ranch the History of 221 San Juan Avenue History of the William E. Whitten Homestead ~tory of Wales Family, 1870 Recollections of Early Days in the San Luis Valley History of the East Side of the San Luis Valley Adam Sheliabarger (1846-1915) A Short History of the Baca Grant Notes About Luis Maria Baca Grant #4 The First Old Settlers Reunion and Parade VOLUME Z Introduction to Volume 2 Celebration of 40th Year Incorporatb~g Boards The Glow Within Towns Pictured County Newspapers County Towns Courthouses it was the western version of the The representative must be a eastern button so he kept it for -ro-ert- owner or 9ronert" man p 1J Y 1~ p Y - a mascot. As they continued to be ..... "~ r- ~^ '" *"^ ar-a t~e-" found in the coilectmn, he mqutred are interested in representing. aoout them. He was reformed that R^ members terms are for any saloon would redeem them or -'e~a ..,~.o ~.a ~ o~,~..~. they could pass for currency at terms are for a one year term. the general store in Villa Grove. "Imagine a parson getting a cor- ner on beer checks." Reverend Worthington had his own spelling for some words and the names of some families he met were not spelled correctly, but we left them as they were. We have included more pictures than were in the original copy. You will find references to many g early pioneer mmilies whose stor- ies can be found in our five books "Images of the Past," a compila- tion of family histories, also pub- il~ed by volunteers of the Sag- uache County Museum. This book is available at the Museum. the Crescent and Daisy's Bookstore for $15.00, if mailed, $17.00. Saguacne County Planning Com- missmn meets on the last Thurs- day o[ each month in the County Commissioners meeting room of the Saguache County Court- house. The Planning Commission may al- so have work sessions through- out each month to work on me Saguacne County Master Plan and dmerent items If you are interested, please send a brief letter of interest stat- ing qualifications and interest to: Saguacne County Land Use, PO Box 326, Saguacne, CO 81149 prior to Thursday, December 29, 2011. Should you have any questions, please call Wendi Maez at 719- 655-2321. Publish, ad: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 SAGUACHE COUNTY LANDFILL NEW RATES EFFECTI~E JANUARY 1, 2012 Saguache County Landfill and Recycling Center PO Box 476, Saguache, CO 81149 719-.655-2554 Hours: Tues. 8:~0-3:00, Wed 12:00-3:00, Thu., Fri., Sat. 8:00-3:00 New Out-of Trash Type Minimum Charge - under 2401bs Trash - per 100tbs Burnables - per 1001bs Construction Debris - per lO01bs Soiid Co;~struction Debris - (uncontaminated) per 1001bs Ju,]k Vehicles w/proof of ownership Small Animals ~ach Large Animals each Mobile Homes each Non-Friable Asbestos w/certification - per 1001bs Additional Charge for uncontained loads Small Tires each Small w/rims Lar~ Truck Tires each Large w/rims Tractor Tires each Tractor w/rims Freon Units each Rates County $ 4.37 $ 13.11 1.82 5.46 0.95 2.85 0.95 2.85 0.50 1 50 No Charge No Charge 9.10 27.30 18.21 54.63 145.66 436.98 1.89 5.67 14.57 43.71 2.50 7.50 7.50 22.50 5.10 15.3,.3 15.30 45.90 7.28 21.85 21.84 65.52 36.42 109.2" Hazardous material will not be accepted at this lan~ill H hot/smoldering trash accepted Saguache County reserves the right to refuse any or all trash NO CHARGE FOR SEPARATED RECYcLABLE PRODUCTS FOR SAGUACHE COUNTY RESIDENTS County Schools Hallie Ward Reminiscences Horace B. Means terank & Florence Means Saguaebe at Turn of Century Special Educators Kate Newcomb Henrietta Boyd Bess Corlett James Casper Freedle George E. Batch August Johnson Family Rominger Family Gustav Johnson Family Cattle Cavalcade in Colo. George White Ella White (Memories) De Witt C. Travis Little Shepherd in the Hills St. James the Traveller Samuel D. Bunker Moffat (Okla. Land Co.) James L. Hurt Robert Monteith James Keller Abigail W. Shellabarger (Recalls) S.L.V. History Tour VOLUME $ Colorado State Song Introduction to Volume $ Hazara House George Hazard HiStory The BanKs of Saguache May T. Whitton Helen Ashley Anderson Kempne~ John Edward Ashley Samuel Wesley Astlley Samuel rbemas Asaiey "iamuel Russell Ashley shley Family Nilliam Thomas Ashley thomas Cooley Ashley V~alpb Wales S~eltabarger Will~am Ralpla Shellabarger Japt Martin Shellabarger Jim Jacebs ~ladys BunKer Yleditat]oa of a Cowman ~athan Russell /illiam O. Hammond t~ther Gross r.c. Alexander Histor~ Mexanders tRoy & Jesilee) Burnham History Ken & Shirley Leach ~IcDonough Ranch ~ioagland Stage Station 3egin, "The House of ~ Jean Holland (celiectio~) George Ellis Judge John I. Palmer Ray and Emma Slane James and Alice Homer Holland Robert Ellis Randall Everett Ocee Fellows Guy Jewell House of l~lis (continues) (Francis L. Kenney cogecflon) creg Robm If Hallie Ward - Clara Williams ~! ~me l~llis (Joan Lee - Everett Ward ~ c~) Sagtmche County History ~ I Ellis- White- Coleman [: VOL~ Country Store ~. Introduction ~, Otis Albert Memories Estefana Armeiita ~:~ Horacio & Mable Qttintana ~, May Whitten "Tidbits" ~: Tibo Gallegos ~',~ Matt and Fred Seyfriedi~ H.R. Nelson Family Burch Family Hall Side of Story Hall Family History Hazard Family The H0wards ', Em'ly History (On upper Saguacbe) Sanmel Hoddlng Cochetopa Pass Noland and Gotthelf Families Daisy Locket Family Matters Charles W. Ogden Mary Ogden History of 518 San Juan Jack and Irene Gray Marie O. Coombs Jennie V. Coombs Ruby & Rominger Edward Werner Family Otto & Bessie Forbes Werner Orville & Ann Werner 545 Christy Ave. Helen Werner & Ivan Martin tlerman & Dora Werner Jim & Laura Werner Jesse Fox & Jessie Crowe John Davey Family Jordans & McClm'es VOLUME 5 Remembering Friends John & Mel Mel Coleman John Weodard The Old Spanish Trail Marold Family Oristas C~urch The Downer Guards Red Buck Race Samuel Wharton Family Fannie Cochrane Rees The Clare Family Jim & William Hurt Moffat School Haying on the Baca With Carl & Jack Kent Families Cy Perki~ Wertz & Bevan Families Fellows Triplets Lillian Hockshra~er VOLUME 6 The Hayes/Michat~ Family Barsch & Miller Pa~h Families The Story of Mirage Maez-Russell Geneato~ & Stay ~Tbe Saguache Co. Library Available at the Crescent for $~0,~0 each voh~me - $23.00 mailed. Church New ST AGNES CATHOLIC ~/HS~0N (A Mission of the San Juan Cath- olic Community) We welcome all to celebrate the Holy Liturgy of the Mass Sundays at 8:0~ a.m. For more information, call 719- 852-2673. Away from the CAttholic Church? Check out: C~l~oIlcs CHURCH IN THE VALLEY We welcome you m our Cn~cb home at 5t~, and Gunnison. Pastor: Milton Jones Sunday Scnoel: 1t:00 am Full Gospel Wors~p t~swice: 11:30 am Preschool: Jana DeHerrera Women's Bible Study ?:00 p.m. every Wednesday Please Join tml FREE SPIRIT CHRISTIAN CHURCH Corner of Hwy. 17 & Moffat Way Pastor: Earl LeRoy In the spirit of the season, we say, "Thanks" to all our friends and customers. From All of Us at o It holds much promise. Good luck to you. Saguache Volunteer The Oasis Fire Department May all good things be yours all through the year. May it be a time of joy and happiness for you, Saguache County Sheriff's Dept. Jogmarh Joyce and Mark M~he, Trewr, Tristan; Elke, Paul ~o~:~, T~e;, tyn, Randal, Ellen, Carol, Susan, Tyrel, Jane;, Madg, Ran, Richard, Mary, Je~e, Nancy, Laura, JMlie CENTER and ShGUACHE Here's to your happiness, good health and prosperity all through the year. Saguache Countg Public Health O Monday & Friday 10:00 a.m. o We welcome and invlte every- one to join us. 258-4277. O LITTLE SHEPHERD IN HILLS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 161 N. Alder St. -- Crestone, CO Services First Sunday of every month - 2:00 p.m. Fr. Yesu - 719~539-4f~2 CRESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH z:~ Ray Perkins, Pastor 7O863 County Road T Sunday School 10:00 AM Worship Service II:00 AM THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRISl OF LATTER DAY SAINTS CENTER BRANCH. 48920 West Hwy 112, Center Sacrament Meeting 9:30 AM Stmday School10:50 AM Young Men & Women Relief Society & Priesthood 11:40 AM Youth Wed. Evening Meeting 7:00 PM ,~ Branch Office 754--2567 Missionaries 754-9194 ..... (i ABIDING IN ~ FELLOWSHIP Pastor Darryl Reinsel Meeting Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Darryl and Yvette Reinsel, 930 Gunnison Ave. For information, call 719-655-6226 VILLA GROVE CHAIR~L, SBC Highway 285 southeast side of town Dub (2mmbera, Pastor Wor~atp Serv~ ~:0~ p,m, Su~la~ Wlshin9 gou a safe and Happy New Year from your local Ambulance Service -- Saguache EMTs We wish you many golden hours of health and happiness. New Year Time Ute Theatre A time to say, "Thanks" for your business, for your friendship