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Moose Corner by Lynda & Steve McCormick

As a break from our usual discussions, we want to talk here about anthropomorphism. It has been said that many wildlife biologists frown on naming wild animals, especially as a means of attributing human characteristics to them. While this attitude used to be the prevailing opinion, the tide has recently turned, with anthropomorphism becoming more

County Names Hines Interim Administrator

In the wake of the resignation of Hinsdale County Administrator Jami Scroggins, Hinsdale Commissioners Thompson, Gutterman, and Borchers met in two executive sessions, the first last Wednesday morning, February 19, followed by a second closed-door session on Wednesday, February 26. Emerging from their deliberations for a short public meeting on Wednesday this week, commissioners announced

Mardi Gras Theme at Saturday’s Annual ‘Snow Fest’ Celebration

Lake City’s annual snow frolic, “Snow Fest II,” sponsored by Young Life this Saturday, February 29, is a fun snow romp for local and visiting children and adults. “It’s real a family affair,” says event coordinator Denny Brannon, who notes this year’s snow romp takes place on Leap Year, February 29, and has a colorful

Scroggins Resigns as County Administrator

Hinsdale County Administrator Jami Scroggins submitted a letter of resignation to Hinsdale County Commissioners dated Monday, February 10. In her letter, Scroggins states her resignation will be effective Monday, March 2. Scroggins, a former 4th and 5th grade instructor at Lake City Community School and past director of Lake Fork Health Services District, held the

Town to Receive $858K Grant for Third Street Sidewalk Upgrade

At the February 5 Town of Lake City regular meeting, Public Works Director Greg Levine addressed the Board of Trustees regarding a Multi-Modal Opportunity Fund (MMOF) grant that the town will receive through the Gunnison Valley Transportation Planning Region (GVTPR), which receives funding from Region 10. Region 10 is a Montrose-based governmental organization representing six

Presidential Primary, Political Caucuses, Assemblies Mark Start of Election Season

Both the Republican Party and Democratic Party will host their 2020 caucuses March 7, with the Republican Caucus to be held at Baptist Fellowship Hall at 3 p.m., and the Democratic Caucus at Coursey Annex starting at 2 p.m.. Among other requisite party business at the caucuses, each of the county’s political parties will designate