Four killed on Moffat


— May 23, 1923

Four section men engaged in removing ice and snow from the top of snowshed No. 32 on the Moffat road were instantly killed Monday afternoon when the shed collapsed, trapping them in the ruins. The shed, directly above Dixie Lake, was demolished. Some of the timbers slid down the mountain to the track below, which was also obstructed.

The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m., an hour and a half after the westbound train had passed that point.

That train reached Steamboat Springs on time for the first time since early last winter. The eastbound train was held up at that point until that wreckage was cleared up, being delayed about seven hours. The track was cleared about midnight.


are honored

School is again drawing to a close and it is the unanimous verdict that the term has been one of the most successful ever held here.

Graduation ceremonies for the 20 eighth-grade and 16 high school graduates were held at the Methodist Church, which was not sufficiently large to hold the big attendance.

Among those honored by Miss Nettie Anderson, principal of the grade school, as having special merit for having been neither tardy nor absent during the school year just ended. Students who graduated were, first grade Mary Jo Brown, Charles Burgman, Gertrude Kellogg and Virginia Fitzgerald; second grade Florence Moss, Martha Brobeck, Robert Wither; third grade Franklin Blackmer, Myrle Cook, Billy Thorne, Lucas Studer, Esther Hanks, Muriel Zimmerman; fourth grade John Brobeck, Dorothy Norvell, Russell Green, Imogene Heid, Eugenia Fitzgerald and Edgar Cook; fifth grade Sarah Arnett, Alfred Colley, Lola Groesbeck, Sidney Fender, Boyd Hayd and Glen Stukey; sixth grade Howard Daughterty, Leo Frick, Phillip Fick, Helen Butler, Catherine Ratliff, Charlotte Reid, Gladys Larey, Rose Marie Studer, Roger Butler and Robert Heid; seventh grade Ivalou Poulson, Lucille Semotan and Mary Norvell.

Friendly weather

While eastern Colorado and other parts of the country have been experiencing floods, tornadoes and other misfortunes, Routt County has had most comfortable weather, although frequent showers have slowed farm work. Showers have been of daily occurrence, with a total precipitation of .40 of an inch of moisture since last Friday. Twice the temperature has risen to 74, six degrees higher than the warmest days this season. Only once has the minimum fallen as low as 31.

News of friends

and neighbors

Rex Gill leaves Sunday for the lower Columbia River County in Washington, where he expects to locate.

A boy was born today to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Flaherty of Crawford addition.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Crawford are expected in tonight from Denver where they spent the winter. Miss Mary is with them.

James A. Brobeck is beautifying the yard surrounding his new residence on Pine Street with an ornamental cobblestone wall.

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Peavey are the proud parents of a baby girl born Monday. The mother was formerly Miss Evelyn Ellis.

Ward Wren and Henry Shore started Monday with a big outfit of teams to begin work on their highway contract on Muddy Creek, north of Kremmling.

Charles Belt got in Monday from Lyons, where he had obtained nine saddle horses to be rented to tourists this season. He came over the Gore range road, where he reports the mud was belly deep for his horses.

A fine son was born Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Beverly at the Steamboat hospital.

"Pink" Esterly of Yampa suffered a broken leg last Friday when he was kicked by a horse.

J.L. Norvell left yesterday for Moab, Utah, to receive a big bunch of cattle, which he purchased during the spring. On his way back he will stop at CaCity to receive other cattle purchased in that neighborhood.

An important meeting of the Yampa Valley Lettuce Growers Association will be held at Yampa tomorrow evening. All those interested in lettuce growing are invited.


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