Looking Back for Sept. 8, 1960 | SteamboatToday.com

Looking Back for Sept. 8, 1960

50 years ago from the Sept. 8, 1960, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:

Little interest in primary election Tuesday

Colorado voters go to the polls Tuesday to select party tickets for the general election in November.

More than 3,000 are eligible to vote in Routt County, but the balloting is expected to be light because of the lack of any county or district contests.

The only contests to be decided are nominations for justice of the supreme court and two regents of the state university. Both Democrats and Republicans have contests for those nominations.

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.

The opposing candidates for the nomination for justice of the supreme court are John C. Banks and Thomas A. Gil­liam on the Democratic side and Robert H. McWilliams and William A. Black on the Repub­lican ticket.

Brush fire burns 100 acres on Copper Ridge

A brush fire started west of town Saturday burning about 100 acres on Woodchuck and Copper Ridge before being brought under control.

The fire started from an incinerator belonging to Do­­min­ick Colo who has a summer home just west of town.

The fire was quick to get out of control due to the dry condition.

For a while, it appeared as though the fire would threaten several homes in town.

A county fire truck and two state fire trucks were put into action along with dozers from the town and county.

Waffle Shack purchased Sept. 2 by Walt Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Walt “Tex” Brown have purchased the Waffle Shack from Walt Smith, effective Sept. 2.

Walt Smith started the Waffle Shack last spring in the former Sutton Building.

Intha and Walt Brown are originally from Nacogdoches, Texas.

Top family movies in town at Chief Theatre this week

Two top notch moving picture shows will appear at the Chief Theatre during the next week.

“For the Love of Mike” is the story of a boy and his horse which the children will love. It shows at the Chief Sept. 8 to 10.

One of Walt Disney’s best will be “Pollyanna,” showing four days from Sept. 14 to 17.

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