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Everything's great - except for that old coot in the mirror

I'm a retired horse trainer living in my beloved childhood home town of Ridgway. The national forests are my playground and every day is a holiday. I have a wonderful wife, Sandy, and I've got countless friends. Every morning I'm faced with the dilemma of whether to go fishing, read a book, or do something with my stellar horse. I often use her to help rancher friends with their cattle. Angel is a pretty bay mare that I raised. She is the horse that everyone dreams of owning: affectionate and gentle, but never pushy, rude or disobedient. She does everything I ask of her with a smile on her face. I trained her to be a cutting horse and she has won a little money. Angel is a pleasure to ride doing ranch work. I have packed her and also taught her to pull a buckboard. I'm sure she is one of the best all-around horses in the Uncompahgre Valley. She thinks I walk on water, and I'm pretty sure she hung the moon.

LOOKING BACK

50 YEARS AGO August 13, 1970 - Editorial: It's high time Ouray asks the Highway Department for assistance with its current traffic problems before someone gets killed on Main Street. One of the many flattering comments made in the recent New York Times feature on Ouray said we stiU do not have any parking (traffic) problems.

Ouray’s most beautiful bird returns

The Beauty of Nature Is not far away One just has to look —Anonymous— It is always a treat especially when a beautiful bird makes his appearance. This is what happened on July 7 at Box Canyon Park.

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50 YEARS AGO August 6,1970 - Dear Editor: The problem of the 930 curfew and its enforcement, if it weren’t so ridiculous, would be funny. If we are to have a 9:30 curfew for the kids, I would suggest a 9 p.m.

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50 YEARS AGO July 3o, 1970 - A 2-year-old child was hit by a car and reportedly dragged under it at Rotary Park campground Monday morning. No details were reported to any local authors.

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YEARS AGO July 23,1970 - The fifth annual spraying for mosquito control in the Ridgway area was completed July zo with Jack Tanner of Tanner Flying Service out of Cortez at the controls of the plane. The weather cooperated with near 5o degrees and still air at about 5:45 a.m.

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50 YEARS AGO July16, 19.7o - Two children were seriously injured in a car-bicycle accident at u:55 a.m. Monday, four and eight-tenths miles north of Ouray, on U.S.