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August 16, 2018

2016

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

Eleven Hinsdale County Democrats Attend Party’s March 6 Caucus

Eleven Hinsdale County Democrats attended their party’s caucus in Coursey Annex on Tuesday evening, March 6. Jennifer Rightsell was elected to serve as caucus chairperson and Lorie Stewart was elected caucus secretary. Celeste Scott and Lorie Stewart volunteered to serve as judges in upcoming elections. Caucus attendees heard a succinct report from Party Chairperson Jennifer

Record 66 County Republicans Designate 30 Delegates at Caucus

by Sally Scott Moore A bumper crop of Republicans from every nook and cranny of Hinsdale County turned out Tuesday night, March 6 to participate in the pre-election caucus. A total of 66 registered Republicans were officially signed in for the caucus, together with additional onlookers, children and non-aligned voters, filling the Mary Stigall Theater.

Arts Founder Stigall Dies, Age 86

Lake City Arts founder Mary Monday Stigall died in Gunnison early Tuesday morning, March 6, after a long illness. A native of Arkansas, where she was born 86 years ago, Stigall and her husband, the photographer Bob Stigall, first came to the area as campers at Wupperman Campground, Lake San Cristobal, in 1971. They acquired

Lake City Community School Completes, Delivers BEST Grant to Dept. of Education

In the wee hours of the morning on Friday, February 23, Lake City Community School Board President Phillip Virden crept quietly out of town for an expedition to Denver with precious cargo onboard. In Virden’s possession was the completed BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant that Virden, Superintendent Leslie Nichols, Board Director Tara Hardy, and the

Ice Fishing Bonanza

It was a joyful romp at Saturday’s annual Lake San Cristobal Ice Fishing Derby with snowmobiles cutting lazy circles on the lake surface and a variety of children and dogs romping over the lake’s frozen surface. The southern end of the lake near its outlet was a favorite for ice fishermen who repeatedly caught smaller-size

Political Caucuses March 6 Mark Start of Election Season

Election season in Lake City and Hinsdale County is heating up with scheduled town trustee and mayor elections on April 3 and, looking a bit further ahead, a Primary Election for Hinsdale County officials on Tuesday, June 26, and General Election on November 6. In advance of the election season, Hinsdale County Republicans and Democrats

Dr. Gina Carr, Clinic’s New Physician, Attends Health District Board Meeting

Lake Fork Health Service District Directors, meeting at the medical clinic at 8 a.m. on Monday this week, gave an enthusiastic greeting to the clinic’s new medical director, Dr. Gina Carr, who attended the meeting. As previously reported, Dr. Carr is a Buena Vista, Colorado, physician who has been selected to replace Dr. Beuford Durmon

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