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December 14, 2018

Mitchell’s EMS Contract with County Remains Unsigned

A special meeting originally intended to consider the appointment of Caroline Mitchell as Hinsdale County’s new EM/EMS Director took an unexpected turn Tuesday morning, December 11. As reported in November 30 SILVER WORLD, Lake City Town Manager Caroline Mitchell was announced as the new Emergency Management/ EMS Director out of three finalists to replace retiring Emergency

2018

Majority of Patient Reports Finalized, No Service Lapse

Retiring Emergency Medical Services Director Jerry Gray reports that no interruptions in medical services occurred as a result of last friday’s deadline for catch up on delayed electronic Patient Care Reports. As reported in last week’s WORLD, approximately 70 percent of the reports for this year’s 80 ambulance runs remained outstanding as of last week.

2018

Historical Society to Receive $23,250 State Funds to Purchase Rose Lime Kiln

Directors of Hinsdale County Historical Society were elated on Monday morning this week with confirmation it will receive $23,250 from the State Historic Fund for purchase of the Rose Lime Kiln, the iconic brick chimney located on upper Henson Creek between Capitol City and Rose’s Cabin. Purchase price for the chimney and four mining claims

2018

Deadline Friday for Hinsdale EMS to File Patient Reports

Lake City’s well-trained team of medical emergency responders, including Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, is facing an important deadline late this week as they work to complete voluminous patient care reports which have piled up throughout the past summer. In a conversation with retiring EMS Director Jerry Gray at mid-week, SILVER WORLD learns that the number

2018

Town Manager Mitchell Succeeds Gray as Director Emergency Medical Services

In a brief meeting following a final executive session on Wednesday morning, November 28, Hinsdale County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve Caroline Mitchell as the Emergency Management/ EMS Director replacing outgoing Emergency Management/EMS Director Jerry Gray. Away at CCI meetings, Commission Chair Susan Thompson participated by phone, as did Hinsdale County Attorney Michael

2018

Commissioners Buoyed by County Arguments at State Supreme Court

Hinsdale County Commissioners rushed through an abbreviated agenda on Wednesday, November 14, in order to host a public viewing at 9 a.m., livestreaming that morning’s session of the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver. Of particular interest was Hinsdale County Attorney Michael O’Loughlin who traveled to the state capital to present the Hinsdale County Board of

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2018

Joyous Revelry in Lake City at End of WWI

Lake City native Herman T. Heath, who died in 2005, age 98, was a frequent contributor to SILVER WORLD detailing his childhood memories in Lake City. Among Heath’s numerous newspaper articles several years prior to his death was an account of Armistice Day celebrations in Lake City which occurred just 100 years ago, November 8,

2018

Town, County Seek Compromise on OHV Access

by Sally Scott Moore All three Hinsdale County Commissioners — Susan Thompson, Stan Whinnery and Cindy Dozier — met with Lake City Town Trustees and Town Manager Caroline Mitchell for a working lunch meeting on Wednesday, November 7. The lone item on the agenda was continuing discussion of the OHV issue. Leadership on all fronts

2018

Petition Filed with Town of Lake City to Repeal Ordinance Allowing OHVs Within Town Limits

At 2:25 p.m. November 7, a petition was filed with the Town of Lake City to repeal Section 20-76 of Article IV of the town’s Municipal Code. The ordinance regulates the operation of off-road vehicles within the Town of Lake City limits and would be replaced with Section 20-78, which would prohibit them. The petition

2018

Thumbs Up for School Hinsdale School District Voters Decisively Approve $3.9-Million Bonds as Part of $13.4-Million Community School Expansion

Cheers, tears and congratulatory hugs freely flowed in Lake City shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, with confirmation that Hinsdale County School District’s Ballot Question 4A had received decisive voter approval, 361 school district voters voting yes to the $3.9-million bond proposal and 193 votes against. Hinsdale County voters in Tuesday’s election posted a

2018

Architects Unveil Exterior Views of Proposed School Renovation

With the final countdown now underway — just six days distant as of Wednesday this week — until next Tuesday’s General Election, Directors of Hinsdale County School District were cautiously optimistic as they met with Brian Calhoun of RTA Architects . During an hour-long teleconference, Calhoun received favorable reviews from school directors and audience as he

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2018

Voters Confronted with Formidable List State Ballot Issues

Preferred bedside reading in Lake City and throughout the state in recent days is Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly’s “Blue Book,” the usually miniscule but reliably informative rundown providing pros and cons on each of the state’s ballot initiatives. This year’s Blue Book, sent out in advance of the Tuesday, November 6, General

2018

Balloting in Process for November 6 General Election Lengthy ballot covers plethora of state and local candidates, bond proposals for Hinsdale, Archuleta school districts

Tuesday, November 6, is looming as the deadline for Hinsdale County voters to return their expansive General Election ballot. This year’s ballot, printed front and back on two pages, includes a variety of candidates vying for state, regional and county public office, plus separate ballot questions for Hinsdale County voters which seek greater flexibility in

2018

Editorial Cartoonist Rob Pudim Reflects On Multi-Decade Career

by Sally Scott Moore SILVER WORLD readers have long been entertained by the quirky caricature, cartoon renderings drawn by artist Rob Pudim. His one-frame drawings appearing on editorial page may have led readers to think they must be the work of a reclusive local artist because they so cleverly capture funny Lake City-isms, or made

2018

Armeanca Awarded for EMT Skills Saving Baby’s Life

Lake City resident Razvan Armeanca — pictured center with Town Manager Caroline Mitchell, far left, and EMS Director Jerry Gray — received an award for his EMT skills which resulted in saving the life of a young patron in Climb Elevated Restaurant. — photo, Cindy Dozier

2018

Hill 71 updated diagram

Starting at highest elevation, 12,294’ on 71 Mountain on September 4, Hinsdale County Road & Bridge and Gunnison County Electric began installation, breaking ground with the county’s rented D8-T Dozer mounted with a 4’ ripper. Following in the process was GCEA’s equipment with 3,000-lb. reel of electric cable which was threaded needle-like through a vibrating

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