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Archives for April 2019

Petition Wording Validated Seeking Recall of Commissioner Whinnery

Just before going to print on Thursday morning, April 25, SILVER WORLD receives confirmation from Hinsdale County Clerk & Recorder Joan Roberts that her office has approved the format of a Petition to Recall and Demand Election of a Successor. The petition seeking removal of two-term District 3 Commissioner Stan Whinnery was filed for format

Lake City School’s Jacee Lawrence Wins Prestigious Boettcher Scholarship…

For the first time in the history of Lake City, a local student has been awarded the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship. Lake City Community School Senior Jacee Lawrence applied for the scholarship in the fall of 2018, along with 1,500 other hopefuls, and has been chosen as one of the lucky 42 who will receive tuition,

Resignations of EMS, R&B Heads Come as Surprise

Hinsdale County administration was rocked by the abrupt resignation of two commissioner-appointed department heads in recent days. The first of the resignations was announced last week with last Thursday, April 4, being the final day on the job for newly-named Hinsdale County Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management Director Troy Mead. Mead’s resignation was followed

‘Celebrate’ Honorees Include Citizen of Year, Lifetime Achievement…

Praise and congratulations overflowed at Tuesday evening’s annual ‘Celebrate Lake City!’ awards presentation highlighting superlatives from a variety of Lake City area organizations, including Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year, which went to Scott Beedy, the late enthusiastic civic booster. Full story and more photos to appear in April 19 Silver

Lime Kiln, Henson Creek Landmark, Acquired by Historical Society

Hinsdale County Historical Society has completed purchase of a notable historic landmark on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway located between Capitol City and Rose’s Cabin. The 44’-tall brick Rose Lime Kiln, built by Capitol City entrepreneur George S. Lee in 1881, was purchased for $29,000 from Ronald Tharp, Jr., of Houston, Texas. The historical society

Subcontractors Meet in Advance of May School Construction

Lake City Community School was unusually tranquil — not a single rambunctious student or stern-eyed instructor in sight — for an important meeting which took place in the school’s commons area late Monday morning this week. Monday’s 11 a.m. school gathering was a subcontractor’s pre-bid meeting coordinated by the school’s General Contractor, Durango, Colorado-based FCI Constructors,