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THE NAVAJO TIMES Oetwbar, 1960
PAGE 12
Upper Colorado
Projects Bright
Four multi-tiiilKofl-dollar lin
es neai the corner* » »uiiace
ini. the Ujv.tr Colorado River
H «>,(> *ok prec’.y mi 4 :ivant in
»i.r ni-'s of the deserts ai.-inaoun
♦ *iir .at sur<oitn<l them.
Bit t? anybody who iisc a water
and power Ur 'rigation farm
ing boating or mining .! ose sou? ;
curved lines, wb ch Pinpoint, the
locations of Glen Ca .von. Navajo,
Flaming Gorge and Curecanti
dam sites, mean aa economic j
booster shot.
For residents of Utah Wyoming, i
Colorado Arizyrp an.. New Mex j
ico, every ton oi concrete poured j
is an tr.er inert toward wakening !
the land which has waited so
High Voltage
Line Planned
Construction will begin early
next year on the longest 345,000
volt transmission line in 'he Unit
ed States, it was announced by
Arizona, Public Service Co.
The 300-mile transmission line
will bring electric energy from the
company’s proposed Four Corners
power plant in. northwest New
Mexicr to load centers in Arizona.
Engineering work now is in pro
gress on the transmission system,
and the right of way survey is
nearly three-quarters completed
It is expected that aerial profil
ing of the terrain will begin with
in a month.
Beginning at the Four Corners
plant, two 355,000-volt lines will
travel to switchyards at the com !
pany’s Cholia power plant now
under construction near Joseph
City. From there, a single 345,-
00-volt lin? will go south over
Arizona’s rugged Mogolion Rim
to link with the Phoenix area and
the rest of the Public Service sys
tem.
The conductor will be carried I
by steel towers from 100 to 110 !
feet in height. There will be an
average of between four md five
towers per mile which will give
spans in excess of 1.000 teet.
The two lines from b our Cor
ner* to the Cholia powe plant !
will each be 160 miles 'ong and
will cost an estimated $20,600,000
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long.
Os the four, only Curecanti unit,
which uay sooner or later be two
or three dams on the Gunnison
River between the Black Canyon
of the Gunnison National Monu
ment and the city of Gunnison,
Colo., is not yet under construc
tion. Bids may be called for by
next June.
Glen Canyon the star of the
Bureau of Reclamation's quartet,
will begin to store water on the
Colorado River in 1962 and the
first generator should start turn
ing in 1964. With Gler Canyon, a*l
70 feet of it, the bureau says
■ides the basin’s future.
The dam will provide the major
Single line from the Cholia plan
to Phoenix, a distance of appro*
imately 15 miles will cost an
estimated $19,000,000.
Other components ot the new
transmission line will be the con
struction of new switching
tions at Four Corners, Cholic plant
and the modification of the sta
tion at the company’s Ocotilio
Diant in Tempe This will cost an
estimated $15,600,000. bringing the
total cost ot line and switching
stations to approximately $46 mil
lion.
In addition to being the longest
line of this voltage in the U.S.,
it also will be the only line of
this voltage and length in this
country carrying current produc
ed by steam generation.
WOODARD'S
Indion Arts
SILVERSMITH SUPPLIES
NAVAJO AND ZUNI SILVERCRAFTS
COLLECTORS ITEMS—MUSEUM
INDIAN PAINTINGS
220 West Coal Ave.
GALLUP, N.M.
part of river oentrol and regal a
tkm and most oi the powe. output (
(900,00 t kilowatts- It will be the
third highest d*m in the worio
and the seventh largest hydroeler
trie producer.
Glen Canyon an 1 its kin. Ram
ing Gorge in extieme northeas
Utah and Navaio in northerr Nev
Mexico, were banned originally ;
•> solve a complex problem that’s '
laracteristic of all die * ester r >
iter compact agreements ui ,
tneral, the agreement >etween .
le Upper Basin states ana the ,
ower Basin state, oi Arizona anc i
California provider for each to :
'et 5 per cent oj the waver. Bui
i 15 million ac-e foot average
low was used ai a case and the
tates soon fount the river oftei
iled to cooperate and annua 1
w often went beiow that figure
r
he dams thus were conceived £
a method ot regulating the
ow to keep a uniform amoun' (
L storage for the dry yeais am (
> help placate the thirsty soul'.
Annual continued from Page 1"
Ariz.
V
Eleven head of livestock were;
sold individually due to biing r.np
pled, too small for class or other
reasons, these sold from $7.10 to
$19.70 per cwt. The cattle grow
ers in this district were well i
pleased with the sale and are
talking of improving the corral
and scale situation before next
years sale.
Thomas Joe, the Agriculture Ex
tension Agent ii district 5 has
been busy preparing a series ot
4-minute tape recordings which
will be broadcast over KCLS in
Flagstaff each Tuesday morning
between 6:06 and 6:20 A Mnmo-T..h
as will use this means of com
munication to inform the Navajo
people of any news pertaining to
Navajo Agricultural Programs
The first program was booad
cast on Sept. 27th, it is ah in the
Navajo language and is very in
formative to the Navajo people.
Education
y
Committee
Plans are now final for the
Jhairman and members of the
Tribal Educator Ccn im tee
a pen a two days neach C ubagency
Tlie purpose of the visit will be
to consult with the Sciio i Super
intendent, Chapter Officers and
any others who may desire to
contact them during th e period
they are in the subagencies.
The following schedule will be
carried out.
October 13-14
Crownpoint Agency, meeting at
the Civic Center
October 17-18
Tuba City Subagency meeting at
the Chapter House.
October 20-21
Chinle Subagency meeting at hte
Chapter House
October 24-25
Shiprock Subagency, Community
HousS
ZIMMERMAN'S
DRY GOODS
:16 W. 66 Avenue Gallup Phone UN 3-3142
STETSON HATS
LEVH.EES & WRANGLERS
OVERALLS
LARGE SELECTION
WESTERN BOOTS
ALL PRICE RANGES
■ vifeite
Fort Defiance, old School Audit
orium.
October 26-27
How True
One day a young man found a
$5 bill between the ties of a rail
road track. From that time on
he never lifted his eyes from the
ground wh le walking. In 30 yeara
he accumulated 25,916 buttons, 62,-
172 pins, 7 pennies, a bent back
and sour disposition. In ‘find’ all
this, h e lost the smiles of his
friends, the songs of the birds,
the beauties of nature, and the
opportunity to serve his fellowmen
spread hanpiness.
Garnered by Bennie

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