Looking Back for June 21, 1935
June 20, 2010
Steamboat Springs — From the Friday, June 21, 1935, edition of The Steamboat Pilot
Better roads to some local beauty spots
A.W. Heyer, J.A. Brobeck and Bud Wright, roads committee of the Steamboat Springs Commercial Club, are proving that they are a working committee by the improvements that have been made and are being made on the Fish Creek Falls and Hot Spring roads and the Blackmer drive.
On the Fish Creek Falls road, the rocks have been removed, the road is drained and part of the road changed to a better location. The road bed has been widened. Driving a car to this popular place is now a matter of pleasure. The falls are exceptionally beautiful at this time with a great volume of water foaming and spraying down the mountain side.
The Hot Spring road is wider in places, rocks have been removed and the road generally placed in fine shape. The county tractor and grader are being used on these roads and the Commercial club is furnishing men to cut the brush.
Area churches presented prohibition dramatization
The picnic dinner at noon Sunday at City park was enjoyed by a large crowd from the combined churches of Steamboat Springs. After the dinner services were held in the Methodist church with Judge and Mrs. M.C. Summers, of Denver, giving a religious dramatization of the prohibition problem. They are touring the western states in the cause of temperance. Conditions are much worse in the United States since the repeal went into effect, the speakers declared in their dramatization. Young people are brought into direct contact with the liquor stores and the ease with which liquor can be obtained is a serious temptation to them.
Statistics show that there is unrest, drinking, drunkenness and that accidents are increasing since the repeal.
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Steamboat Springs lags behind in Federal housing
Steamboat Springs is lagging behind in taking advantage of the very liberal terms being offered by the Federal Housing Administration, according to J.V. Walsh, field representative, who visited here Tuesday and Wednesday. In an effort to speed up the work here, which has been a great success in other parts of the state, he has appointed a committee to take charge of the work here.
More tourists coming to Rocky Mountain region
The tourists are coming to the Rocky Mountain section in greater numbers than ever before, reports Joe H. Thompson, national director of the Conoco Travel bureau, which operates the latest travel information service in the world, with national headquarters in Denver.
Thousands of letters, telegrams and long distance calls are pouring into the Conoco Travel bureau from all sections of the United States. These inquiries indicate definitely that the tourists, who intended to visit this section during the coming summer, are not discouraged by the recent temporary interruptions to highway traffic, but on the contrary, seem more interested than ever in coming to this region. Since the start of the recent rains, inquiries received have been increasing constantly, which caused all records in the Bureau to be broken. Mail in one day totaled 12,425 inquiries which is over three times the usual amount previously being received.
Colorado River higher than flood stage level of 11 feet
The Colorado River on June 15 jumped past the flood stage level of 11 feet.
After dropping two days before the Gunnison is starting to climb again. It was up to 9.4 feet and still rising.