1933 – Shotgun takes off man’s thumb as he prepares for hunt
“C.E. Albereach, local plumber, shot the thumb off his right hand while preparing late Saturday night to go hunting the next morning. H had been repairing his gun and believed it to be in good working order went to set it in a corner.
“The gun discharged, tearing off his right thumb. He called a doctor to his home, 602 S. Grand Ave., and received treatment there. He was getting along well last night, he said.”
1948 – Break in
“An estimated $200-300 worth of nickels were taken from Heine’s Place at Logan sometime Thursday night when thieves broke into the bar and ripped open the juke box, Heine Elbert, owner of the place, reported to Sheriff C.E. Rice yesterday. The bar owner said the music machine coin box was nearly full. The coin container is a metal box about six inches square and about five inches deep. Several months ago the place was broken into and the coin container robbed. Nothing else was reported taken in the latest robbery.”
1981 – Nearly extinct cutthroat gets new lease on life
“Homecoming for the greenback cutthroat trout involves a 300-mile trip by truck, helicopter and horse.
“The greenback, once thought to be extinct, is returning home to its native Colorado lakes and streams, thanks to a successful hatchery program at the Fish Cultural Development Center in Bozeman.
“Starting from a brood stock of 60 fish in 1977, the hatchery has developed a population of about 10,000 cutthroat fry this year, which will be taken to Rocky Mountain National Park in September for stocking in park waters.
“‘We should send back 20,000 to 30,000 next year,’ said William Dwyer, fishery biologist at the center. ‘We’ll have more eggs and better quality eggs.’
“The greenback, one of four native trout in Colorado, was considered extinct in the 1930s, Dwyar said.
“Competition from introduced species of trout caused greenback populations to decline. The greenback also hybridizes readily with rainbow trout, which were stocked in Colorado waters in the mid-19th century, causing the cutthroat to lose its genetic characteristics.
“Other factors affected the greenback’s habitat, such as logging, overgrazing by livestock, water diversions and pollution.
The National Park Service decided in 1969 to stock native fishes into park lakes and streams and the Greenback Trout Recovery Team was later formed.
“Officials found two small populations of the pure strain of greenbacks, one in the Arkansas River and the other in Como Creek in Boulder County.
“Sixty fish from Como Creek were sent to Bozeman in 1977, but spawning attempts were unsuccessful that year. The following season, the center changed the trout’s diet and placed covers over the raceways to provide shelter.”
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