Steamboat Springs April 18, 1923
So well pleased were the people of Steamboat Springs with the administration of their town officers that they held no election this year. Mayor Willett and the town board evidently thought that if the people wanted them to remain they must want all the appointive officers to remain also, so at the meeting of Friday night and a special meeting Monday night all town officers were reappointed and the committees were continued the same as during the previous year.
Clerk, T.W. Poulson
Treasurer, C.P. Homer
Attorney, J.R. Bozard
Marshal, Charles Auter
Police Magistrate, A.J. Leckenby
Work is being pushed with all possible speed on the completion of Routt County's new $100,000 courthouse building with the view of having it in readiness for occupation early in September. The force of workmen is busy every day of the week, and some portions of the building are ready for the finishing touches.
The white coat of plaster has been put on the walls of most of the rooms of the upper story, including the fine, large district court room and the finishing coat of cement floor is laid in many of the rooms. A visit in the courthouse impresses one with its substantial construction and with the fact that nothing inflammable has been used, with the exception of the joists in the central pattern of the roof. It is entirely fireproof throughout the entire building.
Lettuce interest growing
Frank Muench went last Thursday to Hayden where he was the guest of the Commercial Club to explain the head lettuce industry. There was a large crowd present and showed great interest in the matter.
Tomorrow there is to be a meeting of farmers at Glen Eden to consider head lettuce many plan to plant this year. A number of ranchmen in the upper Elk River Valley are considering growing head lettuce on a commercial basis and an organization has been formed and it was decided to maintain a truck during the growing season. About a dozen ranchers agreed to plant and care for one or two acres each.
A meeting of the head lettuce growers in the southern portion of the county will be held tomorrow afternoon at Yampa for the purpose of organizing the Yampa Valley Lettuce Growers Association. The Yampa district last year ranked third in the state for lettuce growing.
Malcom Campbell continues to make improvements on his wireless set and is bringing it to a high state of perfection. He has been able to pick up concerts broadcast from Springfield, Mass., and Philadelphia.
On Middle Elk River the roads are in terrible condition, about the only way to travel is on horseback, but several from that neighborhood attended the Kemry sale at Moonhill at the young folks had a fine time dancing in the evening.
Clear weather has been the rule for two weeks, up until last evening. When rain began, turning into snow which gave a wintry appearance until it melted, next morning. Maximum temperature have ranged between 38 and 55.
Mr. and Mrs. Lem Lindsey, Yampa pioneers who have been in the hotel business for the past several years, in Oak Creek and Yampa, have leased out the Royal hotel at Yampa and are moving to Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Huffman will be the new Royal Proprietors.
The new fire house erected by the town last fall was made resplendent this week with a coat of red paint.
Ed Helm has moved his garden tract in Strawberry Park to get ready for spring work.
School Superintendent George Thompson has announced top grades achieved by members of the Senior Class. Notable scholars are Elnora Chesterman, with a score of 97.1, highest ever achieved by a Steamboat Springs student, Vivienne Stukey and Luetta Prichett, tied with a score of 96.1 and the five next highest; Theodore Larson, 92.9; Edward Davis, 92.5; Grace Furlong, 91.8, Daisy Larey, 91.4 and Donald Moss, 87.6.