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Archives for October 2017

Janet McDonald … dedication to family, education, community marked life of 77-year old Lake City woman.

Gunnison native Janet Miller McDonald, 77, who died as the result of a massive stroke last Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2017, graduated from high school in Gunnison in 1958 and following marriage to Walter “Bud” McDonald, spent her entire married life — over 58 years — in Lake City. In the process she and Bud

Consummate Gardener, Brenda Wagner Dies at Age 77

Lake City locals were grieved early Tuesday morning, October 17, by news of the death of long-time local resident Brenda Creel Wagner in Gunnison. Brenda, age 77, had been in declining health the past several years as the result of lung problems. After spending last winter at lower elevation out of Lake City, she returned

Halloween Happenings

Halloween is upon us once again, and this year there will be a variety of events for ghouls and goblins of all ages to enjoy, beginning this Saturday, October 21 at Lake City Community School. From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., pumpkins to carve will be provided for all ages. There will also be a

Hinsdale School Board Votes Unanimously Against Creede Sports Cooperative.

Thursday evening, October 12, Hinsdale County School Board received the ninth installment of the carefully negotiated basketball cooperative agreement with Creede School District. With a full complement of board members, Rob Hudgeons, Elizabeth Stuntz, Bill Reinhardt, Tara Hardy and himself, in attendance, Hinsdale School Board President Phil Virden noted this was the first opportunity the

Cemetery Project Utilizing Radar Identifies 100s of Unmarked Graves

The normal quiet of the cemetery, its ground covered by the fragrant needles of Ponderosa pines, is interrupted by the steady click-click-click sound as the retired Virginia geologist makes repeated passes across the ground with the wheeled contraption in a grid-like pattern. Pausing to catch his breath on the normally quiet hillside, Matthew Turner scans

Hinsdale School Board Agrees to Basketball Proposal

Angst and emotion were repeatedly expressed during a marathon four-hour joint meeting in Lake City between members of Hinsdale County School Board and their counterparts from the Creede School Board on Wednesday evening, October 4. At the conclusion of the meeting, and in a non-unanimous vote, Hinsdale directors narrowly approved a five-point resolution renewing a

‘Courageous Discussion’ Called for at Creede Meeting on Basketball Agreement

The future of cooperative athletic endeavors involving both Creede and Lake City athletes — and particularly the two schools’ joint basketball program — was discussed at length during a three-hour-plus meeting of Creede School Board at the Creede school’s lecture hall on Monday evening, October 2. Taking part in the lively discussion with an audience

Speedy Firsts by Middle Schoolers in Runners’ Invitational

Lake City Community School fielded an impressive number of speedy runners during the school’s second annual cross country invitational which was held in Lake City last Friday afternoon, September 29. In addition to teams of Lake City high school girls and a highly diversified squadron of middle school girls and boys from Lake City Community