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Museum’s Interior Tours, Pub Crawl Begin ‘History Month’

Hinsdale County Museum is sponsoring an impressive array of lectures, tours and special events in the concluding days of July and for the start of History Month in Lake City in early August. Among these is the first Pub Crawl featuring three entertaining lectures in three Lake City watering holes next Wednesday, August 1. The

County Finalizes Admin Contract; 11th-Hour Write-In Candidacy Invalid

In a very brief special meeting of Hinsdale County Commissioners on Friday morning, July 20, the board met to consider and approve the contract of new Hinsdale County Administrator Jami Scroggins. In her opening statement, Commission Chairperson Susan Thompson offered her welcome, “I hope that the board, the elected officials, the other county employees will

Scroggins Named Administrator

Hinsdale Commissioners Thompson, Whinnery and Dozier met Monday morning, July 16, for an expeditious special meeting. With no preliminary discussion, the three commissioners announced the selection of Lake City resident Jamie Scroggins as their pick for Hinsdale County Administrator, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of the prior administrator, Deanna Cooper. A former teacher

Tickets for Aug. 1 ‘Pub Crawl’ Fundraiser Available at Museum

Over 80 years after it left the Lake City train station, narrow gauge Combination Car No. 211 has belatedly returned to its home port. In the intervening years, much has changed. The railroad tracks on which the combined passenger and freight car plied the miles are long gone, torn up and salvaged in the wake

River Flows at Historic Low Ebb with Prevailing Dry Weather

Ongoing dry weather and an almost total lack of rain through at least mid-week this week are resulting in historically low stream flow throughout the Upper Gunnison River Basin. A check on stream flow conditions on Tuesday, July 10, confirms just 118 cubic feet per (cfs) second water flow on the lower Lake Fork River

School Hosts First of Three Meetings Explaining Impetus for School Rehab

by Sally Scott Moore The first of three informational meetings on the proposed bond issue for remodeled and expanded school building was held Monday evening, July 9, in the commons area of Lake City Community School. Sparsely attended, the audience was treated to details on the upcoming November 6, 2018, bond initiative, as well as

Applause, Cheers Greet Arts’ 25th Anniversary Celebration

Members of Lake City Arts were in the mood to celebrate last Friday evening, June 29, as the humanities organization fondly looked back on notable successes it has achieved during the past quarter century. Nattily-dressed arts board members were attentive as servers at a sold-out, 72-seat roast chicken dinner which was preceded by cocktails and

Narrow Gauge Combo Car 211 Arrives at Museum

Hinsdale County Museum took possession of one of its largest and most challenging artifacts in its four-decade-plus history on Thursday morning last week. As previously reported, the museum completed arrangements with South Fork, Colorado, resident Don Shanks last fall to acquire narrow gauge railroad Car 211, a combined passenger and freight car which was used

Sunday’s Community Church Service Begins Busy July 4 Week Festivities

Whether you are patriotic or just looking for some fun, there is never a shortage of activities leading up to the Fourth of July in Lake City. Lake City Chamber of Commerce has worked overtime preparing good times for locals and tourists, and there is a big calendar to prove it. If you aren’t on

Town Begins Voluntary Watering Restrictions

In a special June 27 meeting requested by Mayor Bruce Vierheller, Town of Lake City Board of Trustees approved the implementation of voluntary Stage I watering restrictions. The restrictions do not apply to drip systems nor to the use of hand-watering containers. There is to be no irrigating on Mondays, or between the hours of

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