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April 21, 2018

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 —

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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,

2016

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

2016

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

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2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

Mary D. Stigall … proudest accomplishments for 86-year-old retired university English instructor were family, founding of Lake City Arts Council in 1992.

For full obituary, pick up a copy of March 23 issue of Silver World.

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2016

Rev. Kolkow Cites Health in Leaving First Baptist Church

On the heels of changes at Lake City Community School, a second and not totally unexpected resignation announced late last week was the immediate departure of First Baptist Church Pastor, Rev. Grant Kolkow. Rev. Kolkow, who had served as First Baptist Pastor since his first sermon on June 18 last year, has suffered occasional ill

2016

Nichols Hired as Gunnison School Superintendent

Departing School Superintendent/ Principal Describes Lake City Community School as ‘Incredibly Strong’ as result ‘Phenomenal Staff, Amazing Students’… With 16 years under her belt at Lake City Community School — 11 as math instructor and the past five years as combined school principal and superintendent — Dr. Leslie Nichols is enthusiastic as she looks ahead

2016

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

2016

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.

2016

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

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