This week in history

20 years ago

Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999

500 BVHS alumni reunite

The second big Buena Vista High School all-school reunion was held on August 21 at Jack and Verdie Klugh’s ranch. There were approximately 523 in attendance.

Classes were from 1932-1971. The oldest class was represented by Mildred (Picky) Burleson Hicks, from 1932.

Dr. Harlan Close and Goldie Beauregard Gilbert represented the class of 1933. Out of eight living member of the class of 1949, six attended the reunion. The class of 1944, which had their 55th reunion, had three members in attendance.

There were 19 states represented and 32 Colorado towns.

Occupations included; medical doctors, the legal profession, businesses and computers, U.S. and state governments, diplomats, professors, teachers, veterinarians, superintendents, contractors, photographers, ranchers and farmers and every-day people.

40 years ago

Thursday, August 30, 1979

School board views expansion proposal

A preliminary architectural plan to add needed space at the three Buena Vista schools was unveiled before the Buena Vista School Board.

… But while praising the expansion proposal, board members also fretted that the taxpayers may balk at the price tag – very roughly estimated at somewhere between $800,000 to $1 million.

Approximately 5,000 square feet of space would be added to the elementary school, including some new classrooms and a media center (library) that school officials say is long overdue.

… The high school-middle school additions would be more elaborate … construction of a 1,200-square-foot art room; a 1,000-square-foot science laboratory and a 1,300-square-foot music area.

136 years ago

Buena Vista Democrat

Thursday, August 30, 1883

A Raton man paid his dentist six dollars for pulling out only two teeth, and on his way home he met a friend from Springer and goes on the wrong side of an argument with him, and he had the balance knocked out for nothing. (Trinidad News.)

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