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.
La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff and Southern Ute Tribal Councilman James M. Olguin shake hands after unveiling the new sign in Newton’s honor Tuesday, April 21.
Maylon Newton, daughter of the late Chairman Newton, shared a short speech she wrote in honor of her father. Pictured from left to right are: Maylon Newton, Elaine Newton (Chairman Newton's mother) and Jimmy R. Newton Sr.
Tribal Councilman, and longtime friend of the late chairman, Tyson Thompson and Maylon Newton share a hug after he closed out the ceremony singing a song the late chairman composed.