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November 21, 2017

Patriotism, Gratitude for Service Mark County’s Veterans’ Ceremony

Hinsdale County’s annual Veterans’ observance last Friday, November 9, was marked by the traditional heartfelt and solemn tributes amid perhaps less characteristic balmy, occasionally breezy, fall weather. A large and intent crowd comprised of local residents and a majority of students from Lake City Community School attended the pre-Veterans’ Day ceremony which included Presentation of

2016

Local Contractor Seriously Injured in Equipment Accident

Local excavating contractor Gene Brown was seriously injured last Thursday afternoon, November 9, in a heavy equipment accident one mile from Lake City on Henson Creek. Following the accident, Brown, 64, was rushed by ambulance to Gunnison with life-threatening injuries and then airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Following two multi-hour

2016

Veterans’ Day Remembrance

We gather here today On Hinsdale County soil To honor those who’ve served our country… With blood and sweat and toil They have served in the Army The Navy and Air Force, too The Coast Guard and Marine Corps… Under the red, white and blue Sometimes in war they were drafted Most joined up as

2016

Second Place for Miners in Regional Finals

Creede Miners’ girls’ volleyball team, comprised of both Creede and Lake City players, ended a remarkable season on Saturday, finishing in second place among three top-ranked teams in regional finals in LaVeta, Colorado. The Creede team lost to undefeated rival LaVeta in their first morning round, final score 10-25, 16-25, and 5-25, then roared back

2016

Moseley Donation to Lake Fork Conservancy Preserves Notable Slum Slide Acreage

Lake Fork Valley Conservancy Executive Director Camille Richard was positively giddy on a warm October morning last month as she led a small cadre of similarly-minded individuals on a short walking tour on the lower end of the Slumgullion Slide near the Lake Fork River. “Isn’t this wonderful,” Richard declares — more as a statement

2016

Hinsdale County Museum Receives Significant Donation

Hinsdale County Museum has received a significant collection of late 19th/early 20th Century home furnishings which have been acquired through the generosity of Susan Story and Dave Jordan, new owners of the historic Forberg-Palmer house on Gunnison Avenue. Among the intrguing relics is a fringed and tasseled golden oak fainting couch with original crushed velvet

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2016

Speedy Finishes for Hall, Murphy at State Cross Country Finals

Lake City Community School’s two-member cross country team had a fine conclusion to this year’s fall season after advancing to the State Finals which were held in Colorado Springs last weekend. Lake City’s fleet-of-foot Miranda Hall, a Senior, and Sophomore Gabe Murphy were each among a talented field of 109 runners from 1A and 2A

2016

Miners’ Volleyball to LaVeta Sat. for Regional Finals

Creede Miners girls’ volleyball team is headed to LaVeta in Huerfano County east of LaVeta Pass on Saturday as they competes against their counterparts, the top-ranked Dragons from Debeque, Colorado, and LaVeta Redskins in the Regional Tournament for A1 schools. Entry into the regional competition this weekend comes on the heels of local girls’ victory

2016

Janet McDonald … dedication to family, education, community marked life of 77-year old Lake City woman.

Gunnison native Janet Miller McDonald, 77, who died as the result of a massive stroke last Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2017, graduated from high school in Gunnison in 1958 and following marriage to Walter “Bud” McDonald, spent her entire married life — over 58 years — in Lake City. In the process she and Bud

2016

Consummate Gardener, Brenda Wagner Dies at Age 77

Lake City locals were grieved early Tuesday morning, October 17, by news of the death of long-time local resident Brenda Creel Wagner in Gunnison. Brenda, age 77, had been in declining health the past several years as the result of lung problems. After spending last winter at lower elevation out of Lake City, she returned

2016

Halloween Happenings

Halloween is upon us once again, and this year there will be a variety of events for ghouls and goblins of all ages to enjoy, beginning this Saturday, October 21 at Lake City Community School. From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., pumpkins to carve will be provided for all ages. There will also be a

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2016

Hinsdale School Board Votes Unanimously Against Creede Sports Cooperative.

Thursday evening, October 12, Hinsdale County School Board received the ninth installment of the carefully negotiated basketball cooperative agreement with Creede School District. With a full complement of board members, Rob Hudgeons, Elizabeth Stuntz, Bill Reinhardt, Tara Hardy and himself, in attendance, Hinsdale School Board President Phil Virden noted this was the first opportunity the

2016

Cemetery Project Utilizing Radar Identifies 100s of Unmarked Graves

The normal quiet of the cemetery, its ground covered by the fragrant needles of Ponderosa pines, is interrupted by the steady click-click-click sound as the retired Virginia geologist makes repeated passes across the ground with the wheeled contraption in a grid-like pattern. Pausing to catch his breath on the normally quiet hillside, Matthew Turner scans

2016

Hinsdale School Board Agrees to Basketball Proposal

Angst and emotion were repeatedly expressed during a marathon four-hour joint meeting in Lake City between members of Hinsdale County School Board and their counterparts from the Creede School Board on Wednesday evening, October 4. At the conclusion of the meeting, and in a non-unanimous vote, Hinsdale directors narrowly approved a five-point resolution renewing a

2016

‘Courageous Discussion’ Called for at Creede Meeting on Basketball Agreement

The future of cooperative athletic endeavors involving both Creede and Lake City athletes — and particularly the two schools’ joint basketball program — was discussed at length during a three-hour-plus meeting of Creede School Board at the Creede school’s lecture hall on Monday evening, October 2. Taking part in the lively discussion with an audience

2016

Speedy Firsts by Middle Schoolers in Runners’ Invitational

Lake City Community School fielded an impressive number of speedy runners during the school’s second annual cross country invitational which was held in Lake City last Friday afternoon, September 29. In addition to teams of Lake City high school girls and a highly diversified squadron of middle school girls and boys from Lake City Community

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