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The Virginia Dale stagecoach station was built in 1862. The Voice photo by Bill Lambdin.
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The Virginia Dale Community Club recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Virginia Dale stagecoach station north of Fort Collins near the Wyoming border. It is the only known Overland Trail stage station still standing in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1862, its history involves pioneers, outlaws and other colorful people. Mark Twain wrote about Jack Slade, a famous badman who served as station manager and robbed the very stages he was supposed to protect. At the celebration, over 100 people heard presentations by local historian Wayne Sundberg,
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Eva Middleton, Joan Day, Hugh Bingham, Gordon Chavis, and Dick Hart. There was also a stagecoach display, spinning demonstration, antique cars exhibit, and other events.
The non-profit Community Club needs to raise $200,000 to stabilize the building’s structure. “We need some large corporate donors as well as individual contributors,” said Joan Day. For information, call Sylvia Garafalo at 970.495.1828; or Marcie Wells at 970.568.7646. Also see www.virginiadalecommunityclub.org. The Voice staff believes it is important to preserve this valuable piece of America’s heritage, and we hope others agree.■
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By Peggy Hunt
Ann Bassett was one of the most beautiful women in the early West—and one of the most determined.
She was a woman of grace and charm, but she kept a gun next to her bed and knew how to use it. She could quote Shakespeare but went on wild midnight rides with cowboys.
It was—and still is—a desolate land difficult to survive on. Blistering summer heat and fierce winter storms had to be endured miles from civilization. But Ann loved the hard country and was determined
The drama of her life was played out on a cattle ranch in northwest Colorado and eastern Utah— the Brown’s Park area where Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and other outlaws hid out in the late 1800s. She knew Cassidy when he worked on their ranch before he became an outlaw.
It was the time of range wars and hired guns like Tom Horn. In fact, Ann believed that a cattle baron named Ora Haley hired Tom Horn to kill her boyfriend. She became determined to beat Haley after that.
The big-time operators grazed herds anywhere they chose, often ignoring the rights of homesteaders. Every inch of grazing land and every water hole was precious in the desert country of Brown’s Park.
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she was iron-willed and strong.
At one point, she married Haley’s foreman just to affect her enemy’s ability to operate. The foreman was 20 years older than she. It was a desperate move that ended in a loveless marriage and divorce when she was 34 years old.
But her actions did affect Haley. In a last-ditch effort, some said he slaughtered and buried a steer on Ann’s ranch, then accused her of rustling when the steer was discovered. In truth, Ann probably did rustle the steer—and numerous others from the big operators.
She became a legend in her own time when she beat down a cattle baron in a triumph for small ranchers.
Ann received a good education that might have prepared her for a genteel life in the East. But she chose to live on the ranch and fight for its survival against the cattle kings who ran rough shod over small ranchers and farmers at that time.
Her trial was highly publicized, and her victory was more than a personal triumph. It was a victory for small ranchers throughout the area. The victory was no surprise since the jurors were mostly ranchers like Ann and disliked the big cattle companies.
Ann Bassett. Colorado Historical Society. not to be pushed off her land. She hired cowboys to stampede her enemy’s herds in the middle of the night, and sometimes she rode with them. She allowed outlaws to hide out in remote areas of the ranch, some of whom helped her fight the big ranchers. Her battle against Ora Haley went on for years and became one of the fiercest in the history of the American cattle industry. She was a woman in a man’s world, fighting a war against overwhelming odds; but
During the trial, a reporter referred to her as “queen of the cattle rustlers.” She came to be known as “Queen Ann,” and that suited her just fine. In 1923 she married a miner named Frank Willis, and they later lived in Utah. She returned to Brown’s Park during many summers before she died in 1956 at age 78.
She once said of the harsh land she fought so hard for: “It was the only thing I ever selfishly loved.” ________________
COVER PICTURE: A cowgirl taken by Colorado photographer Andy Cook. See his extensive photo galleries, books and videos at www.RockyMountainReflections.com. ■
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Online at www.theseniorvoice.net PUBLICATION INFORMATION The Senior Voice has been published the first of each month since 1980 for residents age 50+ in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and nearby towns. ADVERTISING Ad deadline is 20th of month. For rates, call 970-229-9204; email email@example.com or see www.theseniorvoice.net Wolfgang Lambdin Advertising Director Fort Collins, Colorado (970) 229-9204 firstname.lastname@example.org SALES OFFICES: Fort Collins & Loveland (970) 229-9204 Greeley (970) 223-9271 EDITORIAL DEADLINE: Announcements and stories must be received by the 10th of the month; ads by the 20th of the month. READER INFORMATION: Subscriptions $48 a year. The Senior Voice welcomes readers’ letters and contributions. The Senior Voice assumes no responsibility for damaged or lost material submitted by readers. © Copyright 2012 The Senior Voice EDITORIAL OFFICE: (970) 223-9271 email: email@example.com www.theseniorvoice.net Design Production by Ellen Bryant Design firstname.lastname@example.org. A+ Rating
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2012 Larimer County Paved Road Maintenance Program The 2012 Larimer County paved road maintenance program extends from the Larimer/Weld county line on the east to Larimer County Road (LCR) 27 on the west. The northern boundary is LCR 54G and the southern boundary is LCR 38 and LCR 38E. The western boundaries may change due to the High Park Fire but the map (below) shows the general locations of the work planned at this time.
LEGEND: Green and Yellow are roads for chipseal, black is for roads being overlaid, brown and purple/pink are seal coat roads (no chips).
Chipseal is planned to start on Monday, July 9th. Informational signs will be posted on affected roads detailing exact locations and time frames. Please call our Seal Coat project line at (970) 498-5666 or visit our web page at: http://larimer.org/roads/road_closures.cfm for schedule updates.
The Chip Seal Program consists of pothole patching, crack-filling, pre-sweeping, chip seal, post-sweeping, fog sealing and restriping as necessary. The chip seal will receive a fog seal at night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. after the post chip seal sweeping has been completed. Traffic will be limited to one lane in these areas, expect delays of 10-15 minutes. Motorists, bike riders and pedestrians may wish to choose alternate routes until the post chip seal sweeping is completed, usually no later than 72 hours after chip application. We encourage all traffic to drive slowly through the work zones and obey the posted speed limit to prevent materials that are being applied to the road from getting on vehicles or breaking windshields. Roads are listed in the order in which the work is expected to be completed.
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County Line Road 1
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From LCR 3F east to LCR 3
From LCR 48 (Vine) south 0.3 miles
County Line Road 1
South of HWY 14 to Timnath
West Laporte Ave.
LCR 44 (Prospect)
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Boulder Ave. , Boulder Circle
Summit View (LCR 9E)
Ruidoso Dr., Sierra Vista, Orilla Del Lago, Lago Ct., Camino Real, Springer, Sol Court, Camino Del Mundo
Lincoln Ave (LCR 46E)
Link Lane (LCR 11F)
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Fort Collins Industrial Park Airway Ave., Airpark Dr. Fort Collins Business Park
Webster, Duff, Link Lane, Poudre Pkwy.
Sitzman Way, Arlene, Magnolia, Woodford
LCR 46E (Laporte Ave.)
Sunset west to Overland
From Hughes Stadium west to LCR 23
From Masonville west about 4 miles
From Stratton Park east to LCR 27E
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Family Health Guide Liver Failure The leading cause is taking too much acetaminophen, said a report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. It’s in Tylenol and other products; and many Americans take high doses daily (8 to 12 capsules of 4 to 6 grams each or more), said researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois. They say high doses are “a serious public health threat.”
Fat-Free Salad Dressings They reduce the nutrients you want from the vegetables, said a report in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. Some fat in dressings is necessary to absorb things like beta-carotene and lycopene. “If you want to utilize more from your fruits and vegetables, you have to pair them correctly with fat-based dressings,” said researcher Mario Ferruzzi at Purdue University.
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Statins Those like Zocor and Pravachol appear to cause significant energy loss in both men and women, more so in women, said a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “The only group for whom the benefits of taking statins has clearly been shown to outweigh the risks has been men under age 70 who have heart disease,” said Dr. Beatrice Golomb at the University of California.
Osteoporosis Drugs They appear to provide little benefit for women who take them beyond five years, said a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many women take the drugs to strengthen bones and avoid fractures, but the benefit seems limited except for women with very low bone-mineral density, said researchers.
Over Active Thyroid It can cause serious heart problems, especially an irregular heartbeat, said a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. It’s not as serious as hyperthyroidism (under active thyroid), but about 10% of Americans have it. The medicine used to treat it can cause a variety of side effects and appears to be ineffective for mature patients, said researchers. Eye Infections They can be caused by the acne medicine Accutane that’s often used by teenagers, said a report in the Archives of Dermatology. Infections include pink eye, styes and other problems. But using artificial tears eye drops while using Accutane can avoid the infections, said researchers. Forgetfulness It’s common among adults over age 65, even those who are highly
educated, said a report in Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition by researchers at the University of Michigan. “Everybody forgets,” said researcher Cindy Lustig. However, Type 2 diabetes causes more than normal forgetfulness, said University of California researchers. Diabetes also affects other cognitive functions. Premature Babies Some have a higher risk of developing mental disorders, said a report in the Archives of General Psychiatry. About 11% of adults with bipolar disorder, for instance, were born prematurely. The study was conducted at Kings College London. ■
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(Editor’s Note: Greeley historian Hazel Johnson wrote the following story years ago.)
George Young and Leona Crom were early Greeley settlers and years ago recalled some incidents in their lives. George said, “My mother herded cattle from Greeley to Denver. She also delivered mail on horseback.
“We had an upstairs room, and I was playing in it one day as a small child. I unhooked the screen and fell out of the window. “Luckily I fell across some clothes lines, which broke my fall and saved my life. I didn’t unhook screens after that.”
Young served in the Union Army during the Civil War, was captured by Confederates and imprisoned at Andersonville. He later came to Greeley and operated a general store for many years.
“I thought it was the end of the world.” Leona Crom’s parents came to Pierce north of Greeley in a covered wagon. She recalled:
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“Our social life revolved around the Literary Society. After a school house was built, we had good programs and debates. Then there were square dances, hay rides and ice skating in winter. “My father always took us to Greeley if there was a circus. I recall the time he came home with one of those new Edison phonographs. “He walked into the house with it playing some musical number, and one of my sisters burst into tears.
“When we finally got her to stop crying, she said she thought it was the end of the world and angels were singing.” ■
Pioneer's Cabin in Estes Park Editor’s Note: The homestead cabin of Estes Park settler Enos Mills still stands south of town. His granddaughter wrote this story.
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By Elizabeth Mills
Mills built the cabin in the late l800s after he first climbed Longs Peak in l885 and conceived the idea of making the area above Estes Park a national park to preserve its beauty. He devoted much of his life to that dream, and Congress finally created Rocky Mountain National Park in l9l5.
Mills climbed Longs Peak over 200 times and was recognized as one of the finest nature guides in America. He also wrote many books and took nearly 20,000 photographs of the area around Estes Park. The Enos Mills Cabin is a mu-
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For many years, Enos’ old homestead cabin stood quietly enduring time. In l968 Enos’ daughter, Enda (not Edna), started a remembrance for the man who believed Mother Earth deserved a voice. In l973, the Enos Mills Cabin was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In this small, unpretentious museum with no electricity, we attempt to cover Enos’ history, his interests, whom he associated with, the impact he had on people, his Long’s Peak Inn hotel, people who helped him with the cause of Rocky Mountain National Park, those who fought the proposal, and the people he found interesting. The museum and the 200 acres it is situated on are cared for by Enos’ descendants. We reprinted several of Enos’ books, plus some rare books by pioneers such as Anna Dickinson, one of the first women to climb Longs Peak. Museum and cabin hours in the winter are by appointment; in the summer, 11 am to 4 pm. See www.enosmills.com. ■
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be helpful to know ahead of time what happens at death, who inherits a website’s information and pictorial content, what procedures must be followed, etc. If your attorney, for example, advises setting up bank accounts, stock accounts, etc., naming someone as your agent, do not add the person as an “owner” even if the banker says it will make settlement easier. If you make the person an owner, a gift has been made with resulting gift tax consequences. After death, if the person now claims ownership, it becomes very difficult for the estate to reclaim the proceeds. Finally, with the assets passing to the “agent,” the overall estate distribution cannot be accomplished as mapped out in the Will. ________________ Attorney Ron Rutz will answer questions sent to rutz@ronaldrutz. com. Phone 970.223.8388. Write 2625 Redwing Road, Suite 180, Fort Collins, CO 80526. ■
The High Park Fire By John Kefalas, State Representative It was June 11 and Day 3 of the High Park Wildfire that surpassed 36,000 acres and raged out of control. Lives were at risk, homes were destroyed or damaged, people and animals were evacuated, roads were closed and events were cancelled due to poor air quality. This natural disaster was upgraded to a Type 1, which means it was very complex, and national resources had to be called in to help. Our windows remained closed, and as I jogged along the Poudre River I was stunned to see the magnitude of the billowing smoke and how the fire had spread below the high ridge towards Horsetooth Reservoir and points north. It was a stark reminder of how Mother Nature is truly in charge and that we must be mindful of treating her with respect for future generations. The lack of rain and snowpack, extremely dry conditions, dead trees due to mountain bark beetle infestations, and the urban-wildland interface are all factors that will provide for a wildfire season of historic proportions. The State of Colorado has a critical role in protecting lives and property, and keeping our forests and watersheds healthy and resilient through the State Forest Service and Colorado State University. Here are some helpful websites: Colorado State Forest Service, www.csfs.colostate.edu. Colorado Incident Information System, www. inciweb.org/state/6. Help Colorado Now, www.HelpColoradNow.org. Larimer County Beetle Busters, www.treefarmer.com/Larimer%20 County%20Beetle%20Busters.html. ________________ You can call Colorado State Representative John Kefalas at 970.221.1135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. He welcomes your comments. ■
Fun in Cheyenne By Margaret Laybourn Cheyenne Frontier Days deserves to be called “the grand daddy of ‘em all.” Cowboys who had trailed cattle to Wyoming in the late 1800s and chose to settle down here were living mundane lives working on local ranches. They welcomed the chance to show off their skills in the first primitive rodeo. The first event in 1897 was such a success in getting the country cousins into town for fun and frivolity that a bigger contest was planned for the next year. And with success, it grew from a one-
day show to its present time of a full week. It went through two world wars and the Great Depression without ever missing a year. The first parades consisted of cowboys on unruly mounts following staid citizens in their top hats and tail coats riding in shiny black carriages. The first females in the parades were “ladies of the night” brought up from Denver by some wealthy cowmen. They rode sidesaddle with a bit of limb protruding through the ruffles. This was too much for the town mothers, who were trying to make the celebration more family orientated. So they added a touch of class to the parade by dressing in their grandmothers’ finery and riding in old buggies brought in from ranches.
Today’s parades feature the world’s largest collection of horsedrawn buggies and vehicles carrying elegantly costumed ladies. As Frontier Days grew, the downtown entertainment did also. Street dances were held with whole blocks roped off for the revelers. Square dancers “do-cee-doed” and Indian performers presented traditional dances.
Often the revelry reverted to rioting in the midnight hours as rowdies went from bar to bar in disorderly conga lines. Once the street between two cafes was covered with shattered glass as drinkers tossed their empty glasses in the air. Today’s Frontier Days recall some wild and woolly times in old Cheyenne. ■
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1. Along with Mobil, this brand constitutes the primary brand names of Exxon/Mobil 2. Bert and family, he portrayed the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz. 3. Hai . 4. First marketed in powdered form in 1959, this breakfast drink became a success when used by astronaut John Glenn and NASA 5. Scandinavian collection of myths and writings 7. City in northern Oklahoma 8. Cause others to say “Wow!” 9. Part of FBI 10. The aquamarine is Colorado’s state . 12. Mount on which Moses received the Ten Commandments 14. Some roses 16. The Independence or The Portland, in the Victor area is an example of one of these 18. “Amber” is a child abduction one 22. Celebrated with raised glasses 24. Lotte was sung about in “Mack the Knife” 25. She wrote “Atlas Shrugged:” Rand 27. “Sweetheart” city of the Front Range 28. Guadalajara lady (abbr.) 31. The Smuggler Mine, located here, produced the largest silver nugget ever found in the Rockies: 2060 pounds 32. Montrose County locale’ near Nucla 33. Word before “Faithful” or “Ironsides” 35. Not well 38. Title given to the union of Egypt and Syria in 1958, then given to Egypt alone until 1971 (abbr.) 39. This disappears when you stand 40. Solar protective layer of the atmosphere 44. Tourist popular area north of Phoenix 46. One of #26 across 48. Most residents of Copenhagen 50. Snail mail alternative 51. Semblance 53. Pathfinder of the San Juans: Mears 55. Memo phrase meaning regarding 56. Cotton swab 57. This was dropped in the 60s? 59. Nile slitherer Colorado Crosswords are created exclusively for The Voice by Tony Donovan, who lives in Loveland.
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by way of Cape Horn to reach the Columbia River ahead of others trekking across the country to establish fur trading companies. 64. Ran easily
1. Cause joy 6. What you may have to go through following an injury 11. Cobb and Caesar, for two 13. Offspring of a female horse and male donkey 15. Barn dance, say 17. Bakery come-on 19. Spice rack staple 20. Word following “dirty” or “baker’s” 21. Destiny for Lot’s wife 23. County home to the Mount of the Holy Cross 26. Divas or super stars 29. friendly 30. TV maker 34. New Zealand native 36. Trinitrotoulene, familiarly 37. Most southern of Colorado’s four mountain parks 40. Choose 41. Bichette of the first Rockies team 42. Southeastern Colorado town founded on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line in 1886 43. Supreme Greek god 45. Fishermen’s equipment 47. Road sign seen at busy intersection, perhaps: No turn . 49. See socially 52. Town site closest to where George A. Jack son found gold in 1859: Springs 54. Homestead where Mariano Modeno first settled on the Big Thompson River 58. Town neighboring Greeley and Windsor named for a former governor 60. Extremely severe 61. Being of sound mind 62. Answer to the question: “Who is it?” 63. Founder of the American Fur Company, his ship, the Tonquin, sailed from New York
Josephine Clements (Editor’s Note: Fort Collins historian and longtime Senior Voice writer Josephine Clements passed away recently. The following is from her autobiography.)
I was born March 9, 1921, in a spring snowstorm in the little town of Ridgway on the Western Slope of Colorado. My parents, Thomas Henry Lambe and Mildred Amanda Payson Lambe, had a ranch there. My grandfather, John H. Payson, rode horseback to Ouray to get the doctor who drove a horse and buggy through the snow to the ranch. My mother named me Josephine for the girl Jo in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” Before I was three, we moved
to Fort Collins. My two brothers were born there: John Payson Lambe and George Edward Beatty. My mother taught in the rural schools there. My first grade was in a one-room mountain school where she was the only teacher. The next year she taught in a tworoom school close to Ft. Collins, and I had second and third grade there with her. After that, my brothers and I attended Cache la Poudre School in La Porte. In the 1930s Depression, we lived on a farm near Bellvue where my grandfather farmed wheat and alfalfa with a team of horses. We were six miles from town and shopped on Saturdays. Everyday life included the
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radio, a big barn with a loft and home-cured meats. My grandmother made head cheese, chicken fried or boiled with dumplings and apple pie. I don’t know how they did it, but it was a wonderfully rich experience to remember. We had the piano, local newspaper, magazines, and a big library of books. After high school, I attended what is now Colorado State University and graduated in 1940. In August 1947, I married Arthur Dale Clements in Ft. Collins. He had served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific in World War II. We moved to California, and he attended Stanford University on the G.I. Bill and graduated with an M.B.A. from the School of Business in 1949.
Josephine Clements. We had three children, Judith Alice, David Arthur and John Payson. In 1959, we moved to Red Bluff, California, where I taught at Antelope Elementary School for over 17 years. My three children attended school there, and I thoroughly enjoyed the many friendships I had with students, past and present. ■
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Elder Care Network in Fort Collins will host the eighth annual Senior Law Day, August 11, 8 am to 3 pm, at the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University. Experts will present seminars on powers of attorney; advanced directives; estate planning; probate administration; investment fraud; Medicare; Social Security; and more. Admission of $10 includes breakfast, lunch, exhibits, and the choice of four of 12 seminars offered. Also a copy of the 2012 Senior Law Handbook, according to Kris Callahan. Elder Care Network members include families and professionals who promote educational events throughout the year. To register and get information for the Senior Law Day event, call 970.495.3442 or see www.eldercarenet. org. Free parking will be available at Lory Student Center. ■
Tinnitus Treatment By Natalie Phillips
Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology located in Fort Collins has been successfully providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity treatments to patients. In addition to tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) and the Neuromonics tinnitus treatment (NTT), Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology will now be the first in the Northern Colorado area to provide a NEW FDA-cleared effective treatment of tinnitus using Serenade®, a complete sound therapy device from SoundCure®, a consumer medical company focused on tinnitus solutions. The Serenade device is simple to use and customized specifically to the patient’s tinnitus. It consists of a handheld patient device to generate sound therapy, earphones, and proprietary treatment sounds that research has suggested may address the underlying neurological cause of tinnitus and may be used for
acute or long-term relief. The unique tones, developed independently by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are frequency pitch matched and amplitude modulated sounds played at a specific rate designed to produce neural activity that can reduce the perception of tinnitus. Dr. Natalie Phillips, Audiologist at Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology, has been working with tinnitus and sound sensitivity patients for the past 12 years. She said, “The SoundCure Serenade device provides patients with another option to achieve effective long-term relief for their tinnitus that is practical and affordable.” If you have any questions, or would like to find out if Serenade is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment or contact Dr. Phillips at Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology at (970) 493-5334 or at dr.nphillips@ hotmail.com ■.
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