Baca County

Obituary – Charlotte Lynn

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Charlotte Lynn

August 2, 1938 - December 27, 2018

Charlotte (Ritchie) Lynn, 80, a resident of Springfield, went to be with her Lord Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Southeast Colorado Hospital Long Term Care Center. Charlotte was born August 2, 1938, to Beatrice and Glen Ritchie in Abilene, Kansas. She was the second oldest of the nine siblings.

As a child, she moved from Kansas to McClave, Colorado. She attended school in McClave, Lamar, and Eads.  

Vilas takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

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The Vilas High School A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College Friday, November 2. 

With an overall score of 76 points, the Vilas team toppled Lamar High School, who had won the event for the past three years running. The LHS A team came in second with 72 points, while Plainview A took third with 56.

Colorado students graduate from Fort Hays State University

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Local and area students from Colorado are among 616 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, in the summer 2018 term. 

Graduates are listed with their degrees and majors and, in parentheses, areas of concentration. The university conferred 149 graduate degrees (master's, Education Specialist and Doctor of Nursing Practice), 454 bachelor's degrees and 13 associate degrees. 

Repairs, Upgrades to Two Buttes Reservoir Dam Planned

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports steady progress is being made on expensive repairs and upgrades to the Two Buttes Reservoir. The changes are designed to increase the capacity of the century-old earthen dam.

CPW engineers have nearly completed design of the $3.4 million project, which includes replacing two gates on the dam at a cost of $678,00 and installing a bulkhead for the gate repairs, improving the channel below the spillway for $1.37 million, installing a spillway tower for $875,000 and constructing a new gate control building for $467,000.