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Archives for November 2017

Alpine Ranger Alan Rae Happily Serves as Back Country Ambassador

by Sally Scott Moore Alpine Ranger Alan Rae has a big job. During a short hectic summer he is the primary monitor of the circuitous trail known as the Alpine Loop. Dependent on high altitude conditions, the gates allowing public access to Engineer and Cinnamon Passes usually open sometime in June and close with heavy

Patriotism, Gratitude for Service Mark County’s Veterans’ Ceremony

Hinsdale County’s annual Veterans’ observance last Friday, November 9, was marked by the traditional heartfelt and solemn tributes amid perhaps less characteristic balmy, occasionally breezy, fall weather. A large and intent crowd comprised of local residents and a majority of students from Lake City Community School attended the pre-Veterans’ Day ceremony which included Presentation of

Local Contractor Seriously Injured in Equipment Accident

Local excavating contractor Gene Brown was seriously injured last Thursday afternoon, November 9, in a heavy equipment accident one mile from Lake City on Henson Creek. Following the accident, Brown, 64, was rushed by ambulance to Gunnison with life-threatening injuries and then airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Following two multi-hour

Veterans’ Day Remembrance

We gather here today On Hinsdale County soil To honor those who’ve served our country… With blood and sweat and toil They have served in the Army The Navy and Air Force, too The Coast Guard and Marine Corps… Under the red, white and blue Sometimes in war they were drafted Most joined up as

Second Place for Miners in Regional Finals

Creede Miners’ girls’ volleyball team, comprised of both Creede and Lake City players, ended a remarkable season on Saturday, finishing in second place among three top-ranked teams in regional finals in LaVeta, Colorado. The Creede team lost to undefeated rival LaVeta in their first morning round, final score 10-25, 16-25, and 5-25, then roared back

Moseley Donation to Lake Fork Conservancy Preserves Notable Slum Slide Acreage

Lake Fork Valley Conservancy Executive Director Camille Richard was positively giddy on a warm October morning last month as she led a small cadre of similarly-minded individuals on a short walking tour on the lower end of the Slumgullion Slide near the Lake Fork River. “Isn’t this wonderful,” Richard declares — more as a statement

Hinsdale County Museum Receives Significant Donation

Hinsdale County Museum has received a significant collection of late 19th/early 20th Century home furnishings which have been acquired through the generosity of Susan Story and Dave Jordan, new owners of the historic Forberg-Palmer house on Gunnison Avenue. Among the intrguing relics is a fringed and tasseled golden oak fainting couch with original crushed velvet

Speedy Finishes for Hall, Murphy at State Cross Country Finals

Lake City Community School’s two-member cross country team had a fine conclusion to this year’s fall season after advancing to the State Finals which were held in Colorado Springs last weekend. Lake City’s fleet-of-foot Miranda Hall, a Senior, and Sophomore Gabe Murphy were each among a talented field of 109 runners from 1A and 2A

Miners’ Volleyball to LaVeta Sat. for Regional Finals

Creede Miners girls’ volleyball team is headed to LaVeta in Huerfano County east of LaVeta Pass on Saturday as they competes against their counterparts, the top-ranked Dragons from Debeque, Colorado, and LaVeta Redskins in the Regional Tournament for A1 schools. Entry into the regional competition this weekend comes on the heels of local girls’ victory