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March 31, 2020

Candidate Questions, part 2…

will help strengthen the local economy and, in turn, help current and new businesses alike. In addition, our local organizations, such as DIRT, the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, the Arts Council, the Museum, and numerous fund-raising groups, along with other taxing entities such as the County, School, Fire Department, Medical Center, Library, and

2020

Candidate Questions, continued…

will help strengthen the local economy and, in turn, help current and new businesses alike. In addition, our local organizations, such as DIRT, the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, the Arts Council, the Museum, and numerous fund-raising groups, along with other taxing entities such as the County, School, Fire Department, Medical Center, Library, and

2020

Meet the Candidates… Trustee Candidates Answer Questions on Town-Related Topics

Three four-year seats on the Town of Lake City Board of Trustees are up for election on Tuesday, April 7, with the terms of Jeff Heaton, Jud Hollingsworth and Marty Priest expiring. The candidates are incumbent Jud Hollingsworth, and Patrice Palmer, Doug Hamel, Crystal Brown, Jesse Kendall and Michelle Martin. Approximately 380 ballots will be

2020

COVID-19 Test Results

Notice of Positive COVID-19 Test HINSDALE COUNTY – We have received notification that a Hinsdale County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is a female in her 70’s, who experienced signs and symptoms late last week is currently hospitalized and in serious condition. This case is a reminder of the importance that everyone

2020

Emergency Manager Graham Tells County, “We’re Working Together as One Solid Team”

Hinsdale County Commissioners heard reports from Public Health Director Tara Hardy and Emergency Manager Phil Graham during a “virtual” meeting Wednesday morning, March 18, in which attendees, staff and commissioners took part via computer and telephone. Tara Hardy told Commissioners Susan Thompson, Sara Gutterman, and Kristie Borchers that Public Health’s newly released, amended Public Health

2020

Spreading Pandemic Prompts Disaster Declaration, Health Orders

In an historic move perhaps not witnessed in Lake City since the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920, restaurants, bars, church services, the movie theater, meetings, and a variety of public events have been temporarily shuttered as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, which is rapidly advancing in the United States and throughout

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2020

Coronavirus Updates 3/16/2020

11:00 AM 3/16/20 Update Primary Information Sources www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19Gunnison Health and Human Services Facebook page Self Reporting In an effort to better track folks throughout our community and minimize call volumes to the call center, we have created a google form for those that are showing symptoms. If you are feeling symptomatic, but are not high

2020

Coronavirus Updates 3/16/2020

State of Colorado further amplifies COVID-19 response, welcomes 50 new nurses to expand capacity DENVER, March 16, 2020: The state of Colorado is amplifying support for communities across the state and increasing testing capabilities in mountain communities. Today Colorado welcomed 50 nurses dedicated to help with the state’s COVID-19 response. These nurses, from the Freedom

2020

Coronavirus Updates 3/16/2020

Hinsdale County Office 304 W. Third St.P.O. Box 277Lake City, Colorado 81235(p) 970.944.0321 | (f) 970.944.1122 March 16, 2020 Witnessing world, nation or even state events as seen through our media outlets, we often feel blessed to live in such a pristine, rural mountain town such as Lake City because it gives us a sense

2020

Officials Urging ‘Calm Preparation’ in Wake of Spreading Coronavirus

Seated at her desk in Lake City, Public Health Director Tara Hardy remains visibly calm as she swivels in her chair, pointing to a formidable stack of the day’s priorities. “I’ve barely scratched the surface,” she says with a sigh. Predictably, updates and meetings on the state’s increasing numbers of coronavirus cases took precedence during

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2020

Brian Carr Resigns as Town Clerk

Newly hired Town Clerk Brian Carr resigned his post effective Tuesday, March 3. Carr was hired mid-February and began working for the town on Monday, February 24. Town of Lake City officials declined to comment on the reasons for his resignation. The town will immediately resume its search to fill the position of Town Clerk.

2020

Town, CDOT Address Added OHV Access on Highway 149

Hinsdale County Commissioners addressed a formidable agenda of items at their Wednesday, March 4, meeting, including a joint meeting with Town of Lake City Mayor and Trustees. Trustees and Commissioners discussed at length a recent Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) approval which would extend Off Road Vehicle use on Highway 149 on Gunnison Avenue from

2020

Moose Corner by Lynda & Steve McCormick

As a break from our usual discussions, we want to talk here about anthropomorphism. It has been said that many wildlife biologists frown on naming wild animals, especially as a means of attributing human characteristics to them. While this attitude used to be the prevailing opinion, the tide has recently turned, with anthropomorphism becoming more

2020

County Names Hines Interim Administrator

In the wake of the resignation of Hinsdale County Administrator Jami Scroggins, Hinsdale Commissioners Thompson, Gutterman, and Borchers met in two executive sessions, the first last Wednesday morning, February 19, followed by a second closed-door session on Wednesday, February 26. Emerging from their deliberations for a short public meeting on Wednesday this week, commissioners announced

2020

Mardi Gras Theme at Saturday’s Annual ‘Snow Fest’ Celebration

Lake City’s annual snow frolic, “Snow Fest II,” sponsored by Young Life this Saturday, February 29, is a fun snow romp for local and visiting children and adults. “It’s real a family affair,” says event coordinator Denny Brannon, who notes this year’s snow romp takes place on Leap Year, February 29, and has a colorful

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