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Archives for July 2019

International Violin Musicians Return in ‘String Academy’

The fourth annual Lake City String Academy welcomes seven college-level violinists to Lake City for an intensive week of practice, lessons and concerts beginning next Monday, July 29 and concluding with a finale concert Saturday, August 3. Sponsored by Lake City Arts, Artistic Director and violinist Annie Chalex Boyle is once again joined by pianist

Objections to Recall Petition Scheduled Aug. 2

A Protest Hearing stemming from the petition seeking recall of District 3 Hinsdale County Commissioner Stan Whinnery has been scheduled next Friday morning, August 2.The hearing starts at 10 a.m. August 2, and will be held in the commissioners’ meeting room in Coursey Annex. The hearing is open to the public.A Hearing Official to be

Town Ballot on OHV Exclusion Fails 186-119

These are preliminary numbers that are subject to change; election results will be verified by Thursday, August 1. However, there is enough of a margin to declare the petition not to allow OHVs on Town of Lake City streets defeated.

Hinsdale, San Juan Road Crews Work to Open Cinnamon, Engineer Passes

Epic work and determination — mirroring an epic snow season with unusually heavy avalanche activity — by Hinsdale County Road & Bridge crew and their counterparts in neighboring San Juan County has resulted in the opening of the counties’ two major high country passes, Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass, as of this week. Hinsdale Road

Ballots Due July 23 for Town’s Off Highway Vehicle Special Election

Ballots for the Tuesday, July 23, special election to determine whether or not Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) will continue to be allowed on town streets are due back in Town offices July 23, no later than 7 p.m. According to Town Clerk Jamie Turrentine, who mailed them July 1 and 2, 383 ballots were mailed

Road Crew Working to Open Hinsdale Side Engineer Pass

Hinsdale Road & Bridge is putting all its efforts into clearing snow to open the Hinsdale side of both Cinnamon and Engineer Passes, and this side of Engineer Pass is open to the summit as of Tuesday, July 9. Although the Hinsdale County side of Engineer Pass will be open, Ouray County Road & Bridge

Search Continuing for Missing Louisiana Woman in Pole Creek

Search efforts are continuing non-stop for the 64-year-old Louisiana woman, Tessie Strickland, who is presumed drowned after her Jeep stalled and she was swept away in Pole Creek on the upper Rio Grande. The search for the missing woman has continued on a daily basis, either on the ground or from the sheriff’s office in

Search Ongoing for Woman Missing in Raging Waters of Pole Creek

Search efforts are continuing in remote Hinsdale County near its border with San Juan County on the upper Rio Grande for a 64-year-old Louisiana woman who disappeared in raging Pole Creek last Thursday evening, June 27. Tessie Strickland and her husband, Tommy, were returning to Silverton after a day’s outing in Creede when their 4-wheel

Voters Await Results of Special Election; Ballots Due July 23

Ballots for Town of Lake City’s Tuesday, July 23, special election to determine whether or not Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) will be continue to be allowed on town streets were mailed by Town Clerk Jamie Turrentine July 1 and 2, and are due back in Town offices no later than July 23. According to Turrentine,