Times Past

85 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1936


August 11, 2021

(Herald file photo from Thursday, Aug. 21, 1986)

HAXTUN FIRE CHIEF Dave Schafer sits behind the wheel of Haxtun's original fire truck. The truck, a 1937 one and a half ton, was purchase from Clark Chevrolet on April 6, 1937. It was retired in 1967 with a little over 11,000 miles accumulated.

85 Years Ago

Aug. 12, 1936

Whether or not old-age pensioners in Colorado will receive an increase in payments depends upon the action of the state welfare board, which meets in Denver the latter part of this week. Although Governor Johnson has instructed the 63 counties to pay the maximum of $30 per month to every person on the pension rolls, the county welfare directors are without authority to increase the payments without approval from the state headquarters. Walter L. Huey, county welfare director, said that 91 persons would receive pensions here in August. Twelve new applications h...

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