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Archives for March 2018

Scroggins, Beedy Newest Health District Directors

Lake Fork Health Service District’s five-member board of directors continues to evolve following last summer’s turmoil. On the heels of last month’s resignation of board chairperson Shawna Shidler, a second surprise resignation this week was the board’s treasurer, Becky Campbell, whose resignation letter was dated Monday, March 26. Campbell, a new appointee to the board

School Board Ponders Replacement Plan for Superintendent Leslie Nichols

by Sally Scott Moore Primary focus of the Thursday, March 15 School Board meeting was to solidify search plans for a new superintendent following recent announcement of Superintendent Dr. Leslie Nichols’ acceptance of a career-enhancing job offer with Gunnison County School District (WORLD, March 16). Attending the meeting were Phil Virden, School Board President; Tara

Rev. Kolkow Cites Health in Leaving First Baptist Church

On the heels of changes at Lake City Community School, a second and not totally unexpected resignation announced late last week was the immediate departure of First Baptist Church Pastor, Rev. Grant Kolkow. Rev. Kolkow, who had served as First Baptist Pastor since his first sermon on June 18 last year, has suffered occasional ill

Nichols Hired as Gunnison School Superintendent

Departing School Superintendent/ Principal Describes Lake City Community School as ‘Incredibly Strong’ as result ‘Phenomenal Staff, Amazing Students’… With 16 years under her belt at Lake City Community School — 11 as math instructor and the past five years as combined school principal and superintendent — Dr. Leslie Nichols is enthusiastic as she looks ahead

Eleven Hinsdale County Democrats Attend Party’s March 6 Caucus

Eleven Hinsdale County Democrats attended their party’s caucus in Coursey Annex on Tuesday evening, March 6. Jennifer Rightsell was elected to serve as caucus chairperson and Lorie Stewart was elected caucus secretary. Celeste Scott and Lorie Stewart volunteered to serve as judges in upcoming elections. Caucus attendees heard a succinct report from Party Chairperson Jennifer

Record 66 County Republicans Designate 30 Delegates at Caucus

by Sally Scott Moore A bumper crop of Republicans from every nook and cranny of Hinsdale County turned out Tuesday night, March 6 to participate in the pre-election caucus. A total of 66 registered Republicans were officially signed in for the caucus, together with additional onlookers, children and non-aligned voters, filling the Mary Stigall Theater.

Arts Founder Stigall Dies, Age 86

Lake City Arts founder Mary Monday Stigall died in Gunnison early Tuesday morning, March 6, after a long illness. A native of Arkansas, where she was born 86 years ago, Stigall and her husband, the photographer Bob Stigall, first came to the area as campers at Wupperman Campground, Lake San Cristobal, in 1971. They acquired

Lake City Community School Completes, Delivers BEST Grant to Dept. of Education

In the wee hours of the morning on Friday, February 23, Lake City Community School Board President Phillip Virden crept quietly out of town for an expedition to Denver with precious cargo onboard. In Virden’s possession was the completed BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant that Virden, Superintendent Leslie Nichols, Board Director Tara Hardy, and the