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Archives for June 2018

Lake City Arts Celebrates 25 Years

A sold-out gala to be attended by 72 individuals next Friday, June 29, highlights a quarter century of success by Lake City Arts and its predecessor, Lake City Arts Council. Sharing in the spotlight at the 25th anniversary party next week will be a reunion of original members of the Magic Cabaret troupe which performed

Riot of Color…

Lake City’s historic downtown commercial district is ablaze with color this week following multiple deliveries from the Monte Vista-based Catlin’s greenhouse. According to retired Colorado Springs florist Kathy Koehn, who is heading up a second year of the “Lake City Blooms” project on behalf of DIRT and Town of Lake City, Catlin’s has provided a

Multiple Memorial Services Planned in Coming Weeks

Astute page 3 readers of SILVER WORLD may have noticed an unusually large number of obituaries which have appeared since the start of the year. In many of these deaths, memorial services were scheduled to coincide with summer weather in Lake City. Following is a brief listing of upcoming memorial services which will be held

Bristlecone Pines Focus of Slum Pass Tree Planting June 9

Lake City’s third annual early June public tree planting day sponsored by U.S. Forest Service’s Gunnison Field Office was a resounding success. According to Supervisory Forester/ Timber Management Assistant Drew Stroberg, over 15 volunteer tree planters arrived at the now decommissioned F.S. Slumgullion Campground near the summit of Slumgullion Pass bright and early last Saturday

Custom-Built, $221,000 Tanker/Tender Added to Lake City Fire/Rescue Arsenal

Lake City area fire fighting capabilities are state-of-the-art with Lake City Fire/Rescue’s recent acquisition of its most expensive and technologically-advanced piece of firefighting equipment. Fittingly acquired during what promises to be an especially active firefighting season, local firefighters are ecstatic as they describe their new 2018 custom-fitted KTF350 tanker/tender which was added to Lake City

Quick Response Douses Hill 71 Forest Fire Tues.

Lake City had a front row seat for an aggressive response to a probable lightning-caused fire which occurred in beetle-killed spruce trees on the flanks of Hill 71 Mountain on Tuesday afternoon, June 5. The fire and its immediate response by a combination of Forest Service, BLM and local firefighters were clearly visible from Lake

County Joins Forest Service, BLM in Implementing Stage I Fire Ban

Ongoing drought conditions in southwestern Colorado have resulted in Stage I fire restrictions which have been implemented on public lands by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Hinsdale County Commissioners followed suit starting at noon on Wednesday, May 30, when they met in special session to adopt Stage I fire regulations in