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February 22, 2020

Scroggins Resigns as County Administrator

Hinsdale County Administrator Jami Scroggins submitted a letter of resignation to Hinsdale County Commissioners dated Monday, February 10. In her letter, Scroggins states her resignation will be effective Monday, March 2. Scroggins, a former 4th and 5th grade instructor at Lake City Community School and past director of Lake Fork Health Services District, held the

2020

Town to Receive $858K Grant for Third Street Sidewalk Upgrade

At the February 5 Town of Lake City regular meeting, Public Works Director Greg Levine addressed the Board of Trustees regarding a Multi-Modal Opportunity Fund (MMOF) grant that the town will receive through the Gunnison Valley Transportation Planning Region (GVTPR), which receives funding from Region 10. Region 10 is a Montrose-based governmental organization representing six

2020

Presidential Primary, Political Caucuses, Assemblies Mark Start of Election Season

Both the Republican Party and Democratic Party will host their 2020 caucuses March 7, with the Republican Caucus to be held at Baptist Fellowship Hall at 3 p.m., and the Democratic Caucus at Coursey Annex starting at 2 p.m.. Among other requisite party business at the caucuses, each of the county’s political parties will designate

2020

February Full of Fun Winter Activities in Store For Lake City

The month of February in Lake City is notorious for cold temperatures, quiet streets and an abundance of snow and ice. This year, all of those things remain true, but there is no shortage of fun outdoor activities in which Lake Citians and visitors alike can participate. First up in February, on Sunday, February 2,

2020

Melodious and Inspiring, First Songwriters’ Alpine Summit Takes Center Stage Feb. 4-6

Lake City begins February on a creative, melodious note with the first Songwriters’ Alpine Summit which is the inspiration of local songwriter and vocalist Patrice Palmer. Palmer, who serves as coordinator for what she hopes will become an inspiring, annual midwinter event in Lake City, has arranged for speakers with impressive songwriting, recording, philosophy and

2020

Optimism Reigns as Women’s Club Shares Funds

Members of Lake City’s venerable, 80-year- old Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club distributed the rewards of the club’s 2019 fundraising efforts during an optimism-filled meeting held at Lake City Arts’ Anthony Gallery on Wednesday afternoon, January 8. With club president Peggy Berg describing the fund-distribution meeting “as the most fun meeting of the year” — and

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2020

Rev. Jason Santos Selected to Fill Vacant Presbyterian Church Pulpit

A long-standing vacancy at the pulpit of Lake City’s historic Community Presbyterian Church was enthusiastically remedied Sunday morning, January 12, as Rev. Dr. Jason Santos was confirmed as the church’s new resident minister following a church-wide Congregational Meeting. Rev. Santos’ appointment fills a vacancy at the church which has existed since April, 2018, when the

2020

Hinsdale County Commissioners and staff were enthusiastic on December 18 in the wake of county commissioner decision to hire Buffy Hurd Witt as the county’s new Emergency Medical Services Director and naming Hinsdale County Undersheriff Chris Kambish to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sheriff Justin Casey effective January 15. Pictured left to

2020

Hinsdale Ski Team Coach Henry Woods states he is ecstatic as the result of youthful talent exhibited by upwards of 16 local downhill skiers who are now taking part in ski training at Lake City Ski Hill starting at 9 a.m. every Monday. Woods terms the skiers, pictured above in line up formation at the

2020

Special Election Ballot Measure to Prevent Increase of Petition Signatures Fails 98 – 67

Voters in the Town of Lake City participated in a special election Tuesday, January 7, that was set by Town Trustees in regard to a petition submitted in protest of Ordinance 2019-04. The measure failed and the ordinance stands, with 67 ‘no’ votes received, and 98 ‘yes’ votes counted. According to Town Manager Caroline Mitchell,

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2020

Chamber Sponsors New Year’s Eve Fireworks, 9 p.m.

Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce is hosting this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Rather than Water Tower Hill, this year’s eight to nine-minute pyrotechnics display starts at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and is tentatively scheduled to be based in Memorial Park, pending authorization from Town Trustees at a special meeting which was planned

2020

Kambish Named Sheriff, Witt EMS Director by County

Hinsdale County Commissioners were in jubilant spirits at their meeting Wednesday morning, December 18, as they took decisive action appointing Undersheriff Chris Kambish to replace resigning Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey and named Buffy Witt as the new full-time Director of Hinsdale County Emergency Services. Hinsdale Commissioners Susan Thompson, Kristie Borchers, and Sarah Gutterman extended

2019

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

2019

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

2019

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

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