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October 15, 2018

Gym shifted in new option for school…

RTA Architects hosted another community input meeting to discuss specifics on the design of the proposed Lake City Community School reconfiguration and addition on October 2. At the meeting, easels were displayed with four options for the layout of the enlarged school. Based on public input from previous meetings with architects, building layout Option 1, shifts

2018

School Hears Upbeat Report on Bond Campaign

In a season peppered with new facility planning, input meetings and back to school events, Hinsdale School Board met Thursday, September 20. Joining schools board directors Phil Virden, Tara Hardy, Rob Hudgeons, Camille Richard and Bill Reinhardt was Superintendent Rebecca Hall. Erin Cavit gave an upbeat report on Community Communications Committee activities, noting, “the group

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

2018

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

2018

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.

2018

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

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2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

Jack Moseley …91-year old California entrepreneur’s love for Lake City improved quality of life in myriad of ways.

John “Jack” Moseley died at home at Hope Ranch in rural Santa Barbara, California, on August 2, 2018 after a multi-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Moseley profoundly loved Lake City and the upper Lake Fork Valley, and, conversely, had a profoundly beneficial impact on Lake City as a result of his philanthropic

2018

Stabilization Underway on Century-Old Redwood Water Tank at Ute-Ulay Mine

The iconic 20’-diameter tank, is the focus of a stabilization project now being undertaken by Native Sun as contractor for Hinsdale County. Repairs which began July 20 will be completed by October, including reattaching loosened wall boards and shimming up the tank’s supporting foundation. — photos, Henry Woods

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2018

Tri-State to Perform Maintenance on Electric Transmission Line Serving Lake City

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, in cooperation with Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA), will undertake a large-scale vegetation management project this fall along the Blue Mesa/Lake City 115 kila-volt transmission line. According to Tri-State representative Ted Morris, the project will be two-fold, accomplishing clear cutting maintenance around the line, as well as protection and stabilization

2018

County’s Board of Equalization Denies Lake Fork Club’s Challenge to Valuation

Hinsdale County Board of Equalization (BOE) entertained a focused petition hearing on Wednesday morning, August 8. Hinsdale Commissioners Thompson, Dozier and Whinnery serve as the BOE for county tax disputes. Present with the BOE at the Wednesday meeting were Hinsdale Tax Assessor Luke de la Parra, and participating in a conference call were Mike Russell,

2018

Town Trustees Hear Citizens’ Concerns Over OHV Noise, Parking, Speeding

Several community members were present at the August 15 Town of Lake City Board of Trustees regular meeting to discuss the issues of noise, parking and OHVs with Mayor Bruce Vierheller and trustees Dave Roberts, Richard Moore, Jud Hollingsworth, Alan Rae, Marty Priest and Jeff Heaton. In addition to trustees and mayor, also attending were

2018

Estimated 81 Students for Start of 2018-19 Year at Community School

A flurry of activity is occurring at Lake City Community School this week in advance of the resumption of classes for the 2018-19 school year next Tuesday, August 28. This year’s school start is marked by several notable staffing changes at the school, key of which is former school counselor Rebecca Mills Hall who is

2018

Electric Line Requisites

During informal discussion following their special meeting on August 14, Hinsdale Commissioners Whinnery, Dozier and Thompson discussed the somewhat daunting logistics of installing an electric line in conduit from near the old Golconda Resort at Lake San Cristobal seven miles up Slumgullion Pass to the Hill 71 communications site. As enumerated at the meeting, in

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