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Archives for September 2018

Toxic Algae

National Park Service is warning the public to avoid contact with a rare proliferation of toxic algae which has appeared in receding water near the Iola boat ramp at Blue Mesa Reservoir. Photos of of the Iola shoreline, and closeup of algae blooms, courtesy National Park Service. Prior to the algae bloom hazard advisory, Lake

Architects, Public Discuss School’s Configuration, Design

Lake City community members filled Lake City Community School’s commons area Tuesday evening, September 18, joining school board and faculty at the first community input meeting to discuss details of the proposed new school facility. RTA architect Brian Calhoun brought his team from Colorado Springs for a lengthy strategy session with Lake City Community School

Winning Quilts

Superlatives in Creede’s biennial Silver Thread Quilt Show included Viewers’ Choice Award to Penny Snyder’s purple and blue-hued “Glacier Star,” Lake City resident Beth Kendall posed beside her undulating “Bargello,” which received Judges’ Choice Award. Vi Koch posed beside “Wild Garden” which was voted Best of Show.

Community School MS Cross Country Team Hosts Lake City Invitational Sat., September 28

Middle school cross country is underway this fall, with two out-of-town meets to date, Alamosa on September 8, and Gunnison this past weekend, September 15. This year’s Lake City Community School roster of swift-footed middle school runners consists of Priya Hartman and Titus Humphreys in 6th Grade, 7th Graders Shaye Stephens and Silas Hartman, and

Facility Planning Tops Purview for School Directors

In the march toward the November 6, 2018, election when Hinsdale County voters decide whether or not to fund the nearly $4-million bond issue needed to provide the match for the BEST Grant, school board members are increasingly focused on facility planning. Hinsdale County School Board met in the school library Tuesday evening September 6

Trustees Hear Earful on OHVs at Town’s Wed., September 5 Meeting

Approximately 30 community members were in attendance at the Wednesday, September 5, Town of Lake City Board of Trustees meeting to again discuss the issue of Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) with the Board of Trustees. Present at the meeting were Mayor Bruce Vierheller, Trustees Jud Hollingsworth, Marty Priest, Alan Rae, Dave Roberts, Town Manager Caroline

Years in Process, Work Begins on Electric to Hill 71

With signed contract in hand, Hinsdale County and Gunnison County Electric have at long last begun work installing sub-surface electric cable to the remote Hill 71 communications site. Wisely predicting that potentially inclement fall and winter weather will first impact highest elevations along the installation route, initial trenching and cable work began on Tuesday, September