20 years ago Thursday, August 12, 1999

Dolan eyes third victory

Barb Dolan took first place in the Boom Days Burrow Race Women’s Race in Leadville Sunday, August 8 and is the racer to have a chance to win a first place in the third leg of the Triple Crown in Buena Vista. Dolan won the first leg of the event in the race in Fairplay the previous weekend.

40 years ago Thursday, August 9, 1979

BV tree removal upsets local residents

The removal of several trees to make way for Buena Vista’s street paving project has upset several residents, who have protested to town officials about the cuttings.

Town Councilman Davis met with members of BV Heritage to explain the removal of some 73-year-old willows from in front of the old courthouse building now occupied by the Heritage Museum.

Suzy Kelly, a local businesswoman who is a member of the Heritage group, said that she had contacted an attorney last week about the possibility of obtaining a court order to bar the cutting of the remaining trees in front of the courthouse after learning that one had already been felled.

“What I don’t understand is why do we need such side streets for such a small town?” Kelly asked. “I don’t think they know what they’re doing.”

136 years ago

Buena Vista Democrat

Thursday, Aug. 9, 1883

• Charles Ford, the slayer of Jesse James, who was arrested on the charge of complicity in the Blue Cut train robbery, has been released on $5,000 bail.

• The acting Postmaster-General has approved the design for the new four-cent postage stamp. The stamp will contain a bust engraving of Andrew Johnson.

• Look at the building and who can say Buena Vista is not rapidly improving.

• The telephone line between Washington and Baltimore was opened on the 24th and working admirably.

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