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County Unveils Sign for ‘Jimmy R. Newton, Jr. Road’

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The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners recently memorialized the life and contributions of the late Chairman Jimmy R. Newton, Jr., by passing a resolution naming County Road 322 (East La Boca Road) in his honor.

The sign for “Jimmy R. Newton, Jr. Road” will be unveiled this coming Tuesday, April 21st, at the intersection of County Road 322 and Highway 172 at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow in the Hall of Warriors in the Leonard C. Burch Tribal Administration Building.

In its resolution, the County Commissioners recognized the late Chairman’s accomplishments: “Chairman Newton made significant, tangible and noteworthy contributions to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, its members and La Plata County over his lifetime.”

The Tribal Council appreciates the County’s recognition of the contributions made by the Tribe’s late Chairman. “Chairman Newton made remarkable contributions to the tribal membership, the tribal youth, and the greater community during his short life. That the County has decided to recognize him in this way is evidence of the impact he made, and we appreciate the County’s acknowledgement of his accomplishments.”

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