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Archives for July 2017

Windows on the Past…

Native Sun Construction’s Kris Bloomer was glimpsed earlier this month intent in his work renovating window openings upstairs at Hinsdale County Courthouse. Native Sun is contractor with Hinsdale County renovating a total of 19 ground floor and upper story windows in the historic building, each of the windows consisting of two six-over-six-pane wood sash which

North Henson Camper is County’s Third Death

Hinsdale County Coroner Jerry Gray is finalizing his report on the county’s third fatality this year, a North Henson Creek camper who was apparently dead for some time prior to the discovery of his body on Saturday, July 22. Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Dept. had observed the parked vehicle with camping equipment for several weeks, although

Search & Rescue Locates Body of Drowned Henson Creek Fisherman

Hinsdale County Search and Rescue (HCSAR) found and recovered the body of Dallas area fisherman Daniel Gene Nunn, 58 years old, from Henson Creek on July 13 about 1.5 miles west of Lake City on County Road 20. Heavy rains during the day on July 12, in addition to already swollen flows from spring runoff,

Donors Fund Purchase of New Ranger Jeep

While most would agree that Lake City is a lovely place to live, it is the quiet, hardworking volunteers and generous unsung heroes who make life here an amazing experience. An unexpected trifecta of such philanthropic largess befell the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s office on Independence Day. According to Sheriff Ron Bruce, following the town’s annual

Paperwork Filed to Recall Three Health District Directors

Three board members of Lake Fork Health Service District have been targeted for recall by members of an informally organized local group known as CAC (Citizen Action Committee). Petition paperwork seeking the recall of Health District Directors Janella Cox, Fred Stapleton and Carole Clauss was submitted to Hinsdale County Clerk Joan Roberts shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Latest in Health District News

Per our report last week, two directors of Lake Fork Health Service District, Shawna Shidler and Jerry Johnson, met privately with Dr. Beuford Durmon and his wife, Gudrun, on Sunday morning, July 9. The lengthy meeting lasted in excess of two hours and was characterized as constructive. The results of the Sunday meeting were in

YouthCorps Workers Creating New Bike Trails at Ski Hill

Under normal circumstances, it would be fair to assume a hot day in July is a slow time activity-wise at Lake City Ski Hill. With vintage poma lift poles slowly swaying in the hot summer breeze and a definite lack of anything remotely skiable on the Town of Lake City’s downhill ski slope, activity on

Quick Action, Helicopter Response Douse Lightning Strike Fire at Lake

According to Hinsdale Sheriff Ron Bruce, Lake City may have “dodged a bullet” Sunday afternoon, July 2, when a tree and surrounding ground vegetation were ignited by a lightning strike. Thanks to quick action by a State of Colorado Dept. of Fire Protection Control (DFPC) helicopter and U.S. Forest Service fire fighting crews which were

July 4 Recap

PARADE – the combined Sweety’s Wildlife Zoo and Mountaineer Movie Theatre floats were a repeat first place winner in this year’s larger-than-usual July 4 parade. Highlights of the multiple float were a crowd of action heroes led by a somewhat questionable Wonder Woman and an entertaining blend of zoo figures, both human in costume and