Ten Years Ago

Mineral County Miner, Oct 11, 2007

Shank brings first stoplight to town

Don Shank, owner of the Denver-Rio Grande Railroad from South Fork to Creede was busy this week working on the railroad crossing south of town. He and his crew of men were repairing the crossing and installing the first stoplights in the history of Creede.

New Creede postmaster installed

The Colorado/Wyoming District performed a beautiful and well-attended installation for Barbara “BJ” Huffman as postmaster of the Creede Post Office on Friday.

Village at Wolf Creek gets strike two

A U.S. District Judge last week pitched a second strike to Leavell McCombs Joint Ventures (LMJV), stalling plans to being construction to the Village at Wolf Creek development. On. Oct. 4, following Magistrate Judge David West’s June 6 recommendations, U.S. District Judge John Kane identified numerous potential flaws and logical inconsistencies in the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to authorize the building of roads through the national forest.


20 Years Ago

Mineral County Miner, Oct. 16, 1997

Tornado rips through wilderness

The Lime Creek Tornado of 1997: The facts as we know them— an exact measurement was not available at press time, but it is known to be a least a quarter mile wide and a mile and one half long.


City meets to iron out bookkeeping problems

In the midst of reports that their books were, as one trustee put it, “in a mess,” the Creede Board of Trustees received some very good news from both the auditor and clerk pro-tem.


100 Years Ago

 Creede Candle, Oct. 13, 1917

Freight wreck causes delay in train service

The regular freight train was derailed Wednesday east of Del Norte turning over four cars of freight including one car of horses for L.C. Phipps of Wagon Wheel Gap, injuring John Bengard of Del Norte who was in charge of the horse car. John was not injured seriously. Consequently we had no passenger train service that day and we have not learned of the cause of the freight wreck at Del Norte.


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