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Sandbagging a Unified Effort…

Team Rubicon volunteers gathered in Lake City last weekend for the start of sandbagging efforts as they utilized an area to the north of Lake City Medical Center to fill bags and then load them for transport to reinforce areas such as the courthouse and town’s well houses against the threat of flood. Aiding in

School Groundbreaking a Festive, Historic Moment…

Tuesday morning, May 21, was an historic day in Lake City as Hinsdale County School Board hosted a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of a massive school remodel and expansion. Young and old were in elated spirits, including Lily Fyler’s Kindergarten and 1st Grade students who gleefully raised their plastic shovels as part of the

Commissioners Urge Flood Preparedness, Report Rose Lime Kiln Demolished in Slide

“The Rose Kiln is gone,” stated Commissioner Stan Whinnery of the historic site just recently transferred to Hinsdale County Historical Society, located up Henson on County Road 20. Following his exploratory, early morning ride along with State Emergency Operation’s officials, Commissioner Stan Whinnery returned in time for the joint County/Town Trustee meeting Wednesday at 11

Flood Precautions Explained During Armory Meeting May 8 Hosted by Town, County

“Challenging” was the word most used during the informational special meeting sponsored by Town of Lake City and Hinsdale County Wednesday evening, May 8, at the Armory. The mission of this initial meeting was to update the public on the unprecedented avalanche debris concerns, upcoming evaluation of the two dams along CR20 up Henson Creek,

Post-Avalanche Events, ‘Massive Debris’ Cited in Emergency Declarations Issued by County, State

Hinsdale County Commissioners, followed in tandem by State of Colorado, have taken the unprecedented move of declaring a second Hinsdale County Emergency. Additionally, on May 2, the Town of Lake City verbally declared a state of emergency to address post-avalanche impacts in the high country and to allow the community access to technical assistance and

District Attorney Determines Ouray OHV Ruling Prevails

District Attorney Dan Hotsinpiller conducted a meeting Monday, April 22 during which the conflicting rulings from Judge Yoder and Judge Patrick regarding the operation of licensed Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) on state highways was discussed. Present at the meeting were all the deputies, sheriffs, and county attorneys in the Seventh Judicial District, as well as some

School Construction Groundbreaking Scheduled for May 21

Hinsdale County School District pursued and was awarded a BEST Grant in May of 2018, with the caveat the school district provides matching funds. The school district and community successfully passed a bond to provide those matching funds on November 7, 2018. RTA Architects had been retained by the school district to help with the

County, State Agencies Ponder Flood Potential

High water concerns and an increasing realization of the tremendous amount of tree debris which will be washed downstream in this and future runoffs prompted Hinsdale County Commissioners to convene a summit of federal, state, regional and local experts on Monday afternoon, April 29. Those attending the brainstorming session were welcomed by Hinsdale County Administrator

State of Emergency

Today, Thursday, May 2nd, Hinsdale County verbally declared a state of emergency to address post-avalanche impacts in the high country. This will allow our community to access technical assistance and financial resources from an anticipated State of Colorado emergency declaration. We continue to work through recovery and mitigation collaboratively with the Town of Lake City,