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Commissioners, Public Stunned by Resignation of Sheriff Justin Casey

Stunned silence and tears greeted Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey’s surprise resignation at Hinsdale Commissioners’ meeting Wednesday morning, December 11. Commissioners Thompson, Borchers and Gutterman were openly emotional as the sheriff read from a prepared letter announcing his resignation effective January 15, 2020. Tears also streamed from Casey’s eyes in making the announcement. His resignation

OHV Pilot Program Concludes for 2019 to Resume May, 2020

The Hinsdale County Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Pilot Program came to an end on Monday, September 30, and is scheduled to be renewed for 2020. The Pilot Program is an special use permit agreement between the County, Town of Lake City and CDOT which allows OHVs to complete the Alpine Loop by allowing access to

Stan Whinnery Resigns as Commissioner

Three-term District 3 Hinsdale County Commissioner Stanley Whinnery submitted his written resignation last Thursday afternoon, September 26.Succinctly worded and addressed to Hinsdale County Administrator Jami Scroggins, the two-sentence, typed letter states, “I hereby give my resignation as District 3 commissioner to the office of County Board of Commissioners of Hinsdale County.My resignation shall be effective

Exceptional Music, Libations at 19th Annual Wine & Music Festival

Lake City’s Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, sponsored by Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team (DIRT), pops its cork next Saturday, September 21, as the 19th annual music festival gets underway with an eclectic mix of acclaimed regional musicians and comprehensive array of sparkling beverage.With the promise of bright blue skies, moderate temperatures and fall colors

School district general contractor FCI Constructors continues to make rapid progress on the school expansion project

School district general contractor FCI Constructors continues to make rapid progress on the school expansion project with installation this week of steel trusses which span the width of the gymnasium. Manufactured by NuCor, each of the trusses weighs approximately 4,000 pounds and measures 71’9” in length.Gym roof trusses were gently lifted and swung into place

Huffing and Puffing, 54 Bicyclists Complete First Alpine 50 Race

Bicyclists in last Saturday’s first Lake City Alpine 50 mountain and gravel bike race were exhilarated by supreme mountain views but often exhausted after the strenuous, precipitous climb up the back side of Engineer Pass. Local photographer Michael Underwood chronicled Grand Junction mountain bike racer Todd Ousley as he neared the pass summit, tranquil Denver

Lake City Reputation for Hiker Hospitality on the Increase

In an increasingly diverse recreation-based economy, Lake City is gaining an enviable reputation for its hospitality to hikers along both the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails as they pass through scenic regions of the county.Kristie Borchers reports that fine-tuning is taking place, strengthening Lake City’s application as one of a handful of “Gateway Communities” for

School Bells Ring…

Fleeting summer is confirmed with the resumption of classes at Lake City Community School next Tuesday morning, August 27.According to School Superintendent Rebecca Hall, classes commence at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and for school students Grades 1-12 continue until 4 p.m. on a Tuesday through Friday schedule.Four-year old Lake City preschoolers follow a similar 8:15 a.m.

Trustees Consider Ordinance to Increase Number of Signatures Needed to Petition

It was determined by the Town of Lake City Board of Trustees at their August 7 meeting that approval of an ordinance to increase the number of signatures required for petitions merited further discussion.The matter was originally brought to the table by Trustee Jeff Heaton amidst the fervor over a petition placing an initiative on

Town Awards Sewerline Replacement Project to Rundle Construction

After two unsuccessful bid attempts, Town of Lake City awarded the sewerline replacement project contract to Hotchkiss-based Rundle Construction, the same company which successfully finished the Lake City waterline replacement project last fall. Town Engineer Joanne Fagan spoke to Town Trustees at the August 7 workshop prior to the regular meeting, saying two companies had

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