Thursday, March 31, 2011

City Manager holds Press Conference......

City Manager Pete Kampfer held a press conference yesterday in regards to the Hailey Dunn investigation.  He released this information in regards to the reward being offered for information on the missing 13 year old.


03-30-11 11:00 P.M.



• 13 years old

• Colorado City Middle School student

• Height - 5’ 1”

• Weight - 120 pounds

• Eyes – Hazel

• Hair – Brown w/blondish streaks

The Law Enforcement Task Force continues to follow up on the good work started by local law enforcement concerning the disappearance of Hailey Dunn. Hailey was reported to be missing since Tuesday afternoon, December 28th.


The City of Colorado City and law enforcement agencies are changing the scope for the Reward offered in the Hailey Dunn Missing Person Case. The Reward of $15,000.00 is now being offered for any information that leads to the whereabouts of Hailey Dunn. Tips or information will be treated anonymously. Please help us get this information out to your audience.

We continue to ask anyone that may have information, to call the Colorado City Police Department at 325-728-5294 or 1 800 “THE L0ST” (1 800 843 5678).

For More Information Contact:

Pete Kampfer, City Manager, 325-728-3464

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Texas Camel Corps come to Colorado City!

Doug Baum of Texas Camel Corps came to Colorado City with his camels!!  He spoke yesterday at the Kiwanis Club and then gave camel rides to the children who lost thier homes in the February 27th fires.
Avery Powell

Clayton Shields

Cousins Matthew and Nate Rivera

Emily and Kesley Strain

Emmy and Perla Franco

Jessi and Kara Martin

Macey and Kameron Harris

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hailey Dunn has been missing for 3 months now......

And a Candlelight Prayer vigil was held yesterday evening at Ruddick Park.  About 60 persons came to pray and offer encouragment to Hailey's family. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Big Day in Loraine...The Annual Farm Equipment Auction!

Shannon Covington honored at dinner at the Opera House.

Congratulations to Shannon Covington, who was honored with a dinner at the Opera House on Saturday night.  Shannon is 89 years young, and has been an Eagle Scout for 30 years! 

City Visioning Seminar held at Civic Center....

Despite a small turnout, the City Visioning seminar was able to come up with a list of priorities for the City in the near future.  The list is broken into a top ten, and a second ten.  Leading the priorites is water development.  High on the list was housing and recruiting new businesses also.  Saturday's visioning session was hosted by an outside consulting group, and sponsored by the City.  Mayor Carol Sue Dakan and several City council members were in attendance. 

Left to right, City National President Royce Clay, Fire Chief Rufino Martinez, Marj Kolman and Mayor Carol Sue Daken listen at the Visioning seminar.

About 24 people attended the Seminar at the Civic Center.

Byron Harden was one of three men who led the seminar.

Friday, March 25, 2011

George Hamilton IV wows the crowd at the C.C. Opry and pays a visit to KVMC!

Country great George Hamilton IV was in town for a concert at the C.C. Opry and was accomponied out to our studios by Curtis Rogers (left) and Shady Mitchell!

Hutchinson Students raise $1000.00 for Red Cross!

Students at Hutchinson elementary recently held a bake sale at Fuller Foods to raise funds for the Red Cross.  Yesterday they made a presentation to James Parks of the American Red Cross for $1000.00!!  Others at the presentation were Ashley Barolla, Railey Moore, Matt Rich, Stella Scales, Dillon Rasberry, Tyler Rich, Morgan Rivera and Ted Rich.  Special thanks to Becky Rich and Misty Rich also.

Reception held for Dr. Bryan Reynolds....

The Hospital officially welcomed Dr. Bryan Reynolds yesterday afternoon with a reception held in the East Tower. 
Mayor Carol Sue Dakan visits with the newest addition to Mitchell County Hospital.

City National Bank President Royce Clay and Gaye Houston were on hand to help welcome Dr. Reynolds to Mitchell County.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The moon going down.....

This was taken Sunday morning, March 20th,  looking toward our entry, it was to cloudy Sat. night when it came up to take a picture. We live 9 miles South on HWY 208. I’m not sure what time this was but, the sun had just come up...Sue & Ralph Becker

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scenes from the Railhead Trade Days!

The Railhead Trade Days had a good day Saturday and open again today.  The event is held in the Railhead Building downtown and there were lots of vendors on hand.  Good food was available outside the building too!  The event is now held 2 times a year and is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Crowd shot at the busy Railhead Trade Days!

Amy Farmer had a popular booth with her airbrush tattoos!

Linda Archer's booth, Linda's Doggie Doodles, specializes in coats and
 harnesses for man's best friends!

Food Vendors at the Trade days had a very busy weekend!

San Angelo Biker Group comes to the aid of the Davila family!

The RoadRunners Biker Club came to town this weekend to help Willie and Margie Davila, who lost their home and all of their belongings in the fire on February 27th.  Dennis Millner presented the Davila's with a check to assist the Davila's as they rebuild their home.

Lots of bikes lined up near the Davila home!  Photo courtesy of Sue Becker.

Dennis Millner, far right, talks with Margie Davila.  Photo courtesy of Sue Becker.

Jim Baum caught up with the group as they refueled at the local Stripes! 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

K-Mart reaches out to local fire victims.....

The K-Mart in Sweetwater held an appreciation day for the residents on Colorado City who lost their homes in the recent fire.  Food, drinks and gifts were handed out to the fire victims who lost their homes and all their belongings.

Dane Powell and his daughter share their experiences with other fire victims at the K-Mart.

K-Mart Store Manager Jerry Corzine welcomes Mitchell Country residents to the store.

Pamela Harris talks with a KTXS reporter.  Pamela and her husband Tommy have 2 children, and lost their home in the recent fire.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Texas Fest another fun night out for families!!

Hutchinson Elementary's popular Texas Fest was held last night at the Railhead Building!  Parking was limited around downtown as families made their way to the annual event.  The local Kiwanis Club cooked up hamburgers, kids of all ages tested their luck on the "Buckin Bull" and singers sang their hearts out for a chance to be named "Hutch Idol"!  Lots of games, some old, some new gave the kids lots to do as their parents bid on the popular gift baskets offered each year.  Hats off to the kids and staff of Hutchinson for all their hard work for this popular family event!

It's Open Mike night as students try their best to win "Hutchinson Idol"!

Custom cowboy hats were sold at the Texas Fest!

Kevin and Pat Parker and a friend sample some of the good food offered up by the Kiwanis Club!

One of the many brave kids who took their turn riding the bull!

Chamber Manager Amanda Jo Ritchey climbs on....

Amanda waves at the crowd and holds on for dear life!

And off she goes...good ride Amanda!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

High Winds also did some damage around town....

High winds last Sunday also did some damage around town...this house in the 1800 block of Chestnut had a large tree uprooted!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hailey's Search Team gets help from Ft. Hood!

The Hailey's Search Team got some much appreciated help this past weekend when a couple of dozen volunteers from Ft. Hood made the 230 mile roundtrip to help in the effort.  The volunteers met at the new headquarters at 153 Walnut and Jim Baum was on hand to interview them and take a few pictures of the visitors to Colorado City.

The Chamber Banquet welcomes back home George Levesque!

A nice crowd gathered at the Civic Center downtown Saturday night for the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet!  Special Guest speaker this year was KTXS Newscaster George Levesque.  George is a native of Colorado City and graduated from CHS.  Shirley Delaney was awarded Citizen of the Year and the Doug Chitsey family was the Farm Family of the Year.

Chamber Board President Ty Wood welcomed the crowd to the Banquet.

Chamber Manager Amanda Jo Ritchey gave an update on what the Chamber of Commerce has accomplished over the past year.

George Levesque, KTXS Newscaster and Colorado City native, was the special guest speaker.

Shirley Delaney was awarded Citizen of the Year and was presented her plaque by Royce Clay

Doug and Judy Chitsey were honored as Farm Family of the Year and were presented the plaque from last year's recipients, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hoyle.