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September 26, 2017

Archives for September 2017

2017 Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival

Last weekend’s 2017 Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, hosted by Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team, ranks as one of the best yet with a total of 850 tickets sold compared to 775 tickets at last year’s festival. Parched festival goers downed an estimated 996 bottles of wine and roughly eight kegs of beer brew while

Vigilance Urged in Wake of Increasing Reports – Bears Entering Cars, Homes

Reports of bear sightings and occasional bear-caused damage are on the increase in and around Lake City in recent weeks, timed to the animals’ ramping up of feeding prior to this winter’s hibernation. According to local Parks & Wildlife officer Lucas Martin, black bears are ravenous in late summer/early fall as they need to consume

Crowds Attend Courthouse Celebration

The long-awaited reveal for the freshly renovated Hinsdale County Courthouse came Friday, September 15 at 1 p.m. The large crowd packed with state and local dignitaries, judicial representatives, locals from every corner of Hinsdale County as well as a bevy of Lake City Community School students, gathered to view the ceremony, enjoy the punch and

Salzmann Addresses Town Trustees on OHV Impacts in Lake City

Over the course of the summer, SILVER WORLD has received several letters to the editor, both pro and con, regarding the recently passed town ordinance allowing OHVs and ATVs on town and county streets and alleys. Lake City resident Diane Salzman wrote a letter that was published in the August 18 issue of WORLD encouraging anyone

Hinsdale School Staff, Directors Perplexed as Creede Ends Cooperative Basketball Agreement

Hinsdale School District Directors are pondering the future of Lake City Community School athletics, specifically the boys’ and girls’ middle school and high school basketball program, in the wake of a surprise decision by Creede School District to end the cooperative arrangement between the two schools. Creede School District’s decision not to approve the proposed

County Expressing Relief, Pride as Courthouse Work Draws to Close

Hinsdale County officials are celebrating on Friday, September 15, with a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony marking completion of the multi-year renovation of 140-year-old Hinsdale County Courthouse. Friday’s celebration starts at 1 p.m. and includes tours of the historic structure which has been repaired, stabilized, rewired and redecorated literally from the subsurface foundation all the

County/F.S. Rehab Plan Calls for Phased Improvement at 30-Mile Resort

Tom Malecek, Deputy Forest Supervisor for Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF), led Hinsdale County Commissioners Stan Whinnery and Cindy Dozier, along with a contingent of Forest Service personnel and county employees, on a leisurely tour of the county’s newly acquired 30-Mile Resort on Wednesday, August 16, following the commissioners’ meeting and luncheon held at Freemon’s

First-Class Music, Libations at 17th Annual Wine & Music Festival

Lake City’s Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, sponsored by Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team (DIRT), pops its cork next Saturday, September 16, as the 17th annual music festival gets underway with an eclectic mix of acclaimed regional musicians and comprehensive array of sparkling beverage. With the promise of bright blue skies, moderate temperatures and steadily

Health Board Finalizes Search Committee for New Physician

With four directors present and a fifth, Becky Campbell, attending by conference call, Lake Fork Health Service District met Monday morning, August 28, to finalize membership on a search committee to identify suitable replacements for medical director Dr. Beuford Durmon. Following extended discussion between health directors Jerry Johnson, Shawna Shidler, Mike Schell, Janelle Warren, and