Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A new home for the Mitchell County EMS Vehicles....

This will soon be the home for the Mitchell County EMT Vehicles! The building is going up adjacent to the former Steakley Dentistry Building at 17th and Chestnut.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Rainwater Harvesting Program a big success!

Meet Aki Floot from Africa!

Jim recently interviewed 27 year old Aki Floot, a veternarian at the Mitchell County Vet clinic. Aki is from Africa, and is currently employed by Dr. Alfred Vardeman.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dedication Ceremonies at the new Police Station!

Dennis (left) and Paul Yeager were on hand for the dedication of the new Colorado City Police Department building, which has been named after their late father, Leon Yeager.

Police Chief Ron Dooley (far right)is shown here with Dennis Yeager, Paul Yeager and their sister Sarah Kay at the dedication.

A good crowd turned out for the dedication of the Leon Yeager Building, including County Judge Ray Mayo, shown on the left.

Former City Councilman Bob McNeal was on hand for the dedication and was a strong supporter of the new Police Station. He stands beside the bronze plaque that bears his name, along with former Mayor Jim Baum and former Councilman Justin Harris and Sammy Contreras.
Colorado City Police Chief Ron Dooley is all smiles at the dedication of the department's brand new building!

Time to cut the ribbon!

Bill Ellis painted the sign that proudly hangs outside the new Police Station.

Police Chief Ron Dooley, Officer Treven Berry, DPS Officer Jeremy Usener and Dispatcher Jennifer Barber show off the new building!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Downtown improvements....

That's Bill Ellis, walking on the far right, while he gets some help sprucing up a building he owns downtown. Bill is the President of the Main Street Board and is doing his part in helping to restore some of our downtwon buildings!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Disc Golf Course opens at Ruddick Park!

Dana Mayfield also worked hard on the project and welcomed the crowd to Ruddick Park.

Marg Coleman, the force behind the project, throws out the first disc!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

C.C. Riders Car Show packs in the cars and the crowds!!

Mike Ratliff and members of the C.C. Riders Car Club man the registration table.

That's Dobie Williams on the right, along with his daughter and a friend, showing off Dobie's 1965 Mustang!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The legendary Horned Toad makes an appearance at the station!

The horny toad, or the horned toad, is quite a sight! This little guy was spotted by Jim at the station this morning, and he was quite hard to see at first in the driveway! He then moved onto the grass, then willingly participated in a photo shoot as Jim slid a piece of paper under him to get a better picture of him! These reptiles are highly adaptable to their severe, desert environments. They like to bask in the hot sun during the day, then sleep beneath the cool sand at night. Despite the horny toad's tough exterior, they are known as very gentle creatures. Native Americans have respected the reptile for thousands of years, and still regards them as having magical qualities and a strong spirit. Thanks so much to Mary McMullen for bringing us some information about the mystical reptiles...and remember, if you come across a horny toad, please leave it in it's natural environment!