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2017 Year in Review

What a difference a year makes! So many things happen in our small Lake City community throughout the year. Here is a sampling of some of the year’s events, and for a full rundown, make sure to check out Silver World’s highly anticipated ‘Year in Review’ December 29 issue.

Trustees Consider Term Lengths, Ballot Initiatives

The Town of Lake City Regular Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 with four four-year term positions on the ballot. Three of these terms will be trustee positions with the fourth position being that of the mayor. Nomination petitions are available at Town Hall, 230 N Bluff Street beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sheriff Dispensing Holiday Cheer…

  Hinsdale Sheriff’s office personnel were out on an enjoyable patrol last Thursday morning, December 21 as they dispensed holiday cheer in the form of clothing vouchers and toys to 21 children in 10 local families. Pictured with Sheriff Bruce, pictured far left, left to right are Undersheriff Justin Casey, sheriff’s office Dispatcher Bobbi Vickers

Health Board Approves $1-Million Budget, Upbeat as Physician Interviews Continue

Directors of Lake Fork Health Service District approved a 2018 budget anticipating revenues slightly exceeding $1-million and expenditures in the $970,000 range at their morning meeting last Monday, December 11. Board treasurer Becky Campbell breathed a visual sigh of relief in presenting the completed budget and, in her role on the interview committee to name

December 3 Nuptials for Attaway, Curry…

A social highlight of the fall season was last Sunday afternoon’s nuptials for long-time Lake City residents Alice Attaway, well known as Lake City area gardener and her past stage performances for Lake City Arts, and Bruce Curry, owner of Paradise Property Services. Nuptials were at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at the gazebo in

Early Win for Fourteeners Basketball in Gunnison Boys’ Season Opener

Lake City Fourteeners high school varsity and junior varsity basketball teams got off to a fast start with season opener games against their counterpart Gunnison ‘Team C’ teams in Gunnison last Thursday afternoon, November 30, followed by a long day’s travel to Sargent in the San Luis Valley for junior varsity and varsity tournament play

Virden Receives Prestigious Award from Colorado Rural Schools Alliance

Hinsdale County School District Directors and Administration were at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs late last week, joining school board members from throughout the state for the annual conference of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB). A highlight of the annual convention — which includes a series of informative workshops on pertinent school topics

Nomination Cites Ute-Ulay Complex as ‘Incredible Resource’

In his successful nomination seeking listing of the Ute-Ulay Mine to the National Register of Historic Places, Jon Horn of Alpine Archaeological Consultants states “mining and milling sites in Colorado with standing architecture and associated archaeological components in good condition are relatively rare.” Continuing, he says “those that have surviving elements that date over such

County Assisting Soil Mitigation at Ute-Ulay Mine

Following a busy summer during which 500-plus visitors stopped to pick up brochures and inspect the upper portion of the old mine site, the historic Ute-Ulay Mine complex on Henson Creek once again roared back to life this week as Hinsdale County Road & Bridge personnel and equipment descended on the site. Using a combination