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April 21, 2018

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Civil War Display

Peggy Bales puts the finishing touches on a mannequin, which is part of a major new summer exhibition on Lake City’s role in the American Civil War, at Hinsdale County Museum. Not founded until 1874, Lake City’s participation in the war was necessarily limited, although a majority of the town and county’s earliest settlers —

Betsy Cheney … Dallas native, 78, was past Town Trustee, legendary hostess.

As a revered Lake City hostess, Betsy Small Cheney had the ability to whip up a mean Bloody Mary or superbly dry martini, followed by succulent hors d’oeuvres and mouth-watering main course, all served up with apparent ease and accompanied by a warm smile and southern drawl. Interspersed in the entertaining mix were hugs, a

Swank, Oldest Lake City Resident, Dies in Gunnison April 17, Age 98

A memorial celebration for Lake City’s oldest native, 98-year old Celia Rawson Swank, will be held later this summer, according to family members. Mrs. Swank was a resident of Gunnison Valley Health Care Center at her death 10:42 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. She had been in a semi-conscious state and partly paralyzed following an apparent

95-Year old Ellen Jordan Considers Lake City “One Big Family”

34-year Lake City resident Ellen Bozeman Jordan says her snug new residence, the 140-year old Chiles cabin set on the alley off Gunnison Avenue, “is just a little bit older than I am.” Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but both the cabin and Ellen, who turned 95 years old on Monday this week,

BOT Pass Watering Restrictions Policy at April 4 Meeting

With summer temperatures and a potentially perilous fire season rapidly approaching, Town Manager Caroline Mitchell and Town staff found it prudent to discuss the high probability of watering restrictions that will need to be implemented for the 2018 tourist season. At the April 4 Town of Lake City Board of Trustees meeting, Mitchell commenced the

Local Angler Catches, Releases 10,000 Fish…

Spring annually brings a Lake Fork River fish catch picture to salivate the tastebuds of our local anglers. Lower Lake Fork resident and fisherman Scott Williams supplies photos documenting his recent fishing successes along the river north of town, including the especially vivid-hued rainbow, which was photographed by his wife, Becky, on March 30. Male

Club 20

Pictured left to right are South End resident and Hinsdale County Commissioner candidate David Guilliams, Hinsdale County’s Club 20 Representative and receiver of this year’s Club 20 New Member of the Year Award for his high level of involvement in the organization, Michael Murphy, and newly-appointed Club 20 Chairperson, Cindy Dozier, who is the first

Egg- Static…

Sharp-eared Easter Bunny ‘philled’ in as Master of Ceremonies at Saturday afternoon’s annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Lake City Area Recreation. In addition to the town park egg search, egg hunts were held simultaneously at Hinsdale County Museum and vacant lots adjacent to the Armory. Gleeful children quickly searched out a total of 1,800

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

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