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Archives for January 2017

Deer, Elk Baiting on Highway 50 as Winter Intensifies

   Faced with a potential crisis situation in terms of snow depth, Colorado Parks & Wildlife has started a baiting program to lure congregating deer and elk herds away from U.S. Highway 50 on both sides of Gunnison. CPW Area Manager J Wenum addressed a packed audience of over 100 concerned citizens in Gunnison last

Climbers Tackle Ice at Annual Festival Sat., February 4

   Lake City is in for a triple shot of winter fun over the upcoming three weekends, kicking off with the annual ice climbing festival Saturday, February 4, followed by the second annual Cannibal Snowshoe Race February 12, and Hinsdale Search and Rescue’s annual ice fishing derby on Saturday, February 18. According to event co-planner

Locals participate in Denver Women’s March

Carrying an equality banner amid an estimated 200,000 taking part during last Saturday’s Women’s March in Denver were Sherry Booth , Cindy Nelson and Jo Anne Bateman; above left, a placard among the marchers at the Voorhees Memorial in Civic Center Park.                — photos courtesy Jodi Linsey

High Country Recharge

Local, regional and state agencies joined forces in a well coordinated emergency effort last weekend delivering 74 new storage batteries to the Mountain 71 communications site. The fast-moving effort began last Thursday, with Commissioner Stan Whinnery meeting with local volunteers at the county road & bridge yard. A cavalcade to transport the batteries was quickly

Missouri Woman, Deanna Cooper, Named Administrator

At the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting Wednesday, January 18, a press release was issued covering the details of the board’s approval decision on the hire of a new Hinsdale County Administrator. In their statement, Hinsdale Commissioners announce the hire of Missouri administrator Deanna Cooper as Hinsdale Administrator, with short-term aide in turn from the

Emergency Plan Prepared in Wake of Generator Failure at Communication Site

A potential crisis situation is shaping up at the 12,800’-elevation Mountain-71 communication site as the result of a “perfect storm” of events stemming from the recent, prolonged snowstorms. As reported in recent months, batteries at the high elevation communication site overlooking the Lake Fork Valley are aging and no longer effectively hold a charge. Located

Lake City Brings in the New Year

New Years’ 2017 came in on a perfect note with Michelle Martin, Craig Palmer and Patrice Palmer of the band People Talkin’, performing at Lake City Arts’ epic New Years Eve Party. Awash in tasty snacks and beverages, highlights at the New Years Eve bash included lively dancing –Autumn Long cutting the rug with art