I wanted to share with your readers what kind of a man our Sheriff Bill Masters is. Earlier this week I had a doctors appointment in Montrose, and while driving down the Norwood hill I entered a dark shadow and apparantely hit a boulder with my right front tire. I looked at it and it seemed to hold air so I continued. A couple of miles down the road suddenly there was a loud bang so I pulled over, got out and looked again at the tire and it was totally gone. Just the rim left. Never having changed a tire on that vehicle I found the spare and the jack but could not see under the car to be sure where the jack should go. After several tries, with the car slipping on the jack I gave up and decided to hitchhike back to Norwood and call a tow company to change the tire. Needless to say there was no cellphone service where the car was. In a few minutes a car came by, stopped and asked what was the problem. The driver was Bill Masters. I asked for a ride to Norwood and he said fine, but wouldn't I like him to try to change the tire...I responded gee if you would be willing to maybe I could still make the appointment. With great difficulty Bill was able to accomplish putting on the spare and I made the appointment. I think this is a great example of what kind of sheriff we have here in San Miguel County. Truly a sheriff of the people. Thank you very much, Bill.
– Walter Farnham