Creede Historical News for May 14, 2020

10 Years Ago
Mineral County Miner
May 13, 2010

Primary will decide district 1 seat

Kolisch hopes for another term in office

Carl Kolisch, incumbent District One County Commissioner, has announced his bid for re-election. As commissioner so far he has helped construct the new clinic and EMS building and with the purchase of the cemetery property. He has worked hard to keep the landfilll open and he was proud to have worked on the multi-use trail going out of town, along with the Forest Service to keep trails open. 

Hydropower potential at Rio Grande Reservoir

Rio Grande Reservoir could be the source of hydroelectric power for the San Luis Valley in the future. The San Luis Valley Irrigation District is currently weighing the costs and benefits of such a proposal.

20 Years Ago
Mineral County Miner
May 4, 2000

Memorial weekend; a little bit of everything

Memorial Day Weekend Starts the summer season for Mineral County. Along with the Creede/Mineral County Chamber of Commerce Festival, there also will be a Taste of Creede featuring many attractions including an art auction, music, food booths, and a 5k run.  

CRT housing projects new buildings close to completion

The new buildings will provided housing to the performers and summer staff is almost ready. The housing has units for couples and singles and are built to allow privacy while also having common areas for eating, cooking and laundering of clothes. A real plus will be the rehearsal and music rooms.

100 Years Ago
The Creede Candle
May 18, 1920

Mining Notes

An ore containing heavy sulfides running as high as thirty percent lead and one to two-thousand ounces per ton silver was shipped from the Manitoba on Sunnyside from the north end of the claim in a vein ten foot wide and thirty five foot in length.

George Bentley, manager of the Bird Creek Mining Company arrived from Hutchinson, Kansas, Sunday and went up to Spar City to look over the property. We understand that work will be continued to start at once.

J.D. Anderson, secretary of the Bethel Mining Co. arrived from Los Angeles, California, Sunday and spent a few days looking over the company's property which is now being operated by F. G. Blake. The property has a good showing at present and considerable work will be done to extend the Sunnyside ore bodies.


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