Silly me, I thought Labor Day was coming up this week. As it turns out, it's still a long way down the road. If it's all just the same, why don't we take a look at some of the hard working Western Colorado residents who make this community such a great place to live.

Enjoy these photographs from late Daily Sentinel photographer Robert Grant, capturing images of everything from firefighters to railroad workers, police, printers, workers in a tomato canning plant, pilots, and construction crews. All shots are from Western Colorado between 1941 and 1984.

Please take a moment to enjoy my personal favorite... the last shot in the video. This employee really knows how to say "farewell" while leaving work for the last time to begin his retirement.