May 11th at 10:00 a.m., we will meet at Trinity Ranch.
Please e mail us at email@example.com for directions and to let us know you will be attending.
Someone will be at the Ranch gate to direct you to parking. Robert and Joan Hamilton will be our tour guides for the lodge area, Breece homestead, the Tennant homestead, Draper Cave, and Slumber Heights & Stinemeyer Lake. We will hear from Peggy Martin, Dave Alexander and Buddy Draper as well.
Wear sturdy shoes as there will be some hiking. Depending how many attend, we may have to carpool to a couple of areas. Dress in layers; we can always remove jackets.
Bring a sack lunch. Hot and/or cold drinks will be furnished.
Burl A. Stearns, 88, passed away on February 13, 2013 in Wetmore, CO. He was born July 23, 1924 to George and Ina Stearns in Greenfield, Iowa. Burl married his late wife Lois Jean Martin, October 2, 1948. On November 25, 1972 he married Irene B Breece. He served in the United States Army during WW II and was stationed in Germany. Burl discharged January 18, 1946. He later worked for and retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was a member of the Wetmore Community Church, the Spanish Peaks Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship and the Florence Senior Center. Burl is survived by his wife, Irene (Breece) Stearns; daughter, Margaret Rose Hidlebaugh who lived in the family home; son, Joseph P. (Kathy) Breece of Winterset, IA; Barbara Ann (Chuck) Owens, Sandra (Bell) McBeth; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ina Mable Stearns; several brothers and a sister; his first wife, Lois Jean Martin. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the 1st Assembly of God Church, 4501 Bearpaw Drive, Florence, CO. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Florence Senior Center, Wetmore Community Church or the Wetmore Community Library. Arrangements are handled through Holt Family Florence Historic Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneral homes.com
& Rena (Essmeier) Fish have recently donated to the society a 1904 Sohmer and Co.
upright piano that was originally purchased new by Dr. Walters in the early
1900’s. The piano traveled by way of
covered wagon to Wetmore. The piano was
purchased by the Essmeier's in the 1950’s. Rena and her sister learned to play on this piano. It had traveled to Germany with Rena and her husband James
and was recently shipped home to Wetmore. The piano is now
residing in the society’s parlor, the same room it was placed in when owned by
Update 03/02/13: The Post Plan for the Wetmore Post Office will take effect March 23, 2013.
Effective March 23, 2013 our Post Office hours will be Mon-Fri 10:00 am-2:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am- 12:00 pm.
Officials with the US Postal Service met with the Wetmore Community on February 13,2013 to discuss the Post Plan for the Wetmore Post Office.
The good news is the Wetmore Post Office will NOT close.
Effective sometime in April, the hours of our Post Office will be reduced to 4 hours.
Hours are still to be determined, but will probably be
Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The schedule of the current Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday rural deliveries has not been determined yet. Delivery days may shift.
Access to PO Boxes will not change.
Currently, the Salida processing facility sorts the mail for 812 zip codes. The Salida processing facility is likely to close, so Wetmore mail will go to Colorado Springs for processing. The Colorado Springs processing facility may close also. If it does, Wetmore mail will go to Denver for processing.
Local Wetmore to Wetmore mail stays in Wetmore.
2-3 day deliveries should not be delayed.
812 to 812 zip codes may change to 2 day delivery
Evaluations will be made in 2014 based on 2013 information. At that time, a determination of Post Office hours will be made:
-hours will remain at 4 hours,
-hours will be reduced to 2 hours, or
-hours will be increased to 6 hours
The Wetmore Post Office gets credit for all revenue generated at the Post Office. So, long story short, please purchase your stamps, send your priority mail and packages through our Wetmore Post Office!
Our Wetmore Post Office has been in continuous use since 1881.