Looking Back for Sept. 22, 1960 | SteamboatToday.com

Looking Back for Sept. 22, 1960

50 years ago from the Sept. 22, 1960, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:

Much work done Sunday on ski hill

Three dozers and over 80 volunteers took part in the Ski Club workday at the ski hill Sunday.

The dozers moved some dirt on the jump hill and cleared brush on the east top side of the slalom hill.

John Fetcher was in charge of the workday, and he felt that it was a real success.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Routt, Moffat counties join tax for TV booster system

Routt and Moffat counties took official action Tuesday night to attempt to save TV service to the two counties.

The commissioners of both counties adopted a resolution levying a half mill tax on real estate to bring in needed funds and give the booster system the official sanction necessary to continue the present system.

However, it was emphasized that TV service is not out of the woods yet as no money will be coming in until next spring, and in the mean time, there are numerous payments to be made. Levying of dues on set owners in the two counties will have to continue until next spring or the service will be shut off.

Students select Soroco as name for new school

Soroco is the name of the new consolidated high school in the district RE-3; it was decided by the student council this week. The student council narrowed the choice down to four names, and the student body then voted its choice. Colors selected were turquoise and white, and the various teams will be called the Rams.

Panel predicts livestock prices should climb soon

A group of marketing specialists told stockmen the cattle market has reached the bottom and prices should begin to climb slightly. About 40 livestock producers attended this meeting sponsored by the Routt County Stockgrowers. The meeting was held in the Yampa Valley R.E.A. building Saturday evening.

John O’Dea, Denver Union Stockyards company, indicated the soft corn conditions in Iowa and Illinois no longer affect the demand of feeder cattle. More soft corn is being put in the silo, and crop dryers help relieve the high moisture problem in corn.

2 new ski areas to open this winter in Colorado

Two new major daily operating areas will be added to Colorado’s rapidly expanding winter sports facilities in time for the opening of the 1960-61 season, the Colorado Ski Information Center reported this week.

The new areas highlight a list of major improvements and expansions expected to add a total of some $4 million in new facilities to the centennial state’s overall skiing picture. They bring to 12 the total number of daily areas operating in Colorado.

One of these is located on Monarch Pass, 18 miles west of Salida on U.S. Highway 50. Monarch has operated for several years as a weekend area, but with completion of a new double chairlift in mid-November, it will become a daily area.

The second new area is located in the Crystal River valley some 28 miles south of Glenwood Springs at the historic old town of Redstone.

The area is being developed by the owners of Redstone Lodge, a new resort located at the west edge of the famed Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness area southwest of Aspen.

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