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School Resumes for Start of 2017-18 Year Tuesday, August 29

Staff at Lake City Community School has met in day-long training sessions — including a regiment of Lake City teachers and staff who briefly broke from training to don protective eyeglasses and intently stare at the eclipse on Monday — this week in advance of the resumption of school classes which begin bright and early

Strong Business Background, Service Ethic Cited by New Health Board Directors

Audience applause greeted new Lake Fork Health Service District Directors Mike Schell and Janelle Warren after board chairperson Shawna Shidler administered their oaths of office on Monday morning, August 21. Schell and Warren were among four applicants for the two vacant board positions, applications were briefly interviewed by board members Johnson, Shidler and Campbell on

Business Owners Schell, Warren Named to Health District Board

For the first time since mass resignations occurred earlier this summer, a full complement now exists on the five-member board of directors of Lake Fork Health Service District with the appointment of two new directors — Mike Schell and Janelle Warren — at the board’s meeting Monday morning, August 21. Schell and Warren, both of

Lightning Survivor Returns to Climb Wetterhorn One Year After Accident

It is by a combination of serendipitous good fortune and the skill of a fireman and his nurse wife, who happened to be in the right place at the right time, that 25-year-old David Smith is alive today. Hiking alone on Wetterhorn Mountain July 25, 2016, Smith was struck by lightning a few feet from

Becky Campbell Named to Health District Board

…An EMT-Intermediate and former businessowner, Campbell joins board at special meeting Local resident Becky Campbell, an EMT-Intermediate and former owner of Hinsdale Title Co., was named as a third member of Hinsdale Health Service District at a special board meeting which was held Thursday morning, August 10. Campbell, whose term extends until May, 2018, joins

SKYWATCH By Phillip Virden National Weather Observer for Lake City & Avid Amateur Astronomer with assistance from the National Weather Service, StarDate Magazine, Sky & Telescope Magazine, Earth and Sky, Spaceweather, and the Clear Sky Clock.

THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE TAKES CENTER STAGE Lake City Will Have a Partial Eclipse on August 21 For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will be viewed only in the United States. On Monday, August 21, the solar eclipse will start its show of 100% totality in Oregon at 11:20 MST and

Annual Stick Horse Show 2017

A record 65 riders and a throng of nearly 200 awed spectators took part in the annual World Championship Stick Horse Show & Rodeo in Lake City Park on August 5. Sponsored by Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce, this year’s judged competition included both costumed and light-hearted entries, such as Celeste Scott and Cindy

Silver Coin Gulch Deluge Blocks Lake Road July 27

  Motorists on County Road 30 between its juncture with Highway 149 and Lake San Cristobal were delayed in both directions for several hours late Thursday afternoon, July 27, as the result of a torrential rainstorm which has been described as a microburst. The sudden rainfall cascaded down the slopes of Hotchkiss Mountain into Silver

Durmon Contract, Director Resignations Mark ‘Fluid Situation’ at Medical Clinic

Described as a “fluid situation” which is changing on a daily, near-hourly basis, the five-member board of directors of Lake Fork Health Service District has now been reduced to two — Shawna Shidler and Jerry Johnson — following the resignations of three embattled directors — Janella Cox, Carole Clauss, and Fred Stapleton — whose resignations