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July 18, 2018

Archives for July 2018

Tickets for Aug. 1 ‘Pub Crawl’ Fundraiser Available at Museum

Over 80 years after it left the Lake City train station, narrow gauge Combination Car No. 211 has belatedly returned to its home port. In the intervening years, much has changed. The railroad tracks on which the combined passenger and freight car plied the miles are long gone, torn up and salvaged in the wake

River Flows at Historic Low Ebb with Prevailing Dry Weather

Ongoing dry weather and an almost total lack of rain through at least mid-week this week are resulting in historically low stream flow throughout the Upper Gunnison River Basin. A check on stream flow conditions on Tuesday, July 10, confirms just 118 cubic feet per (cfs) second water flow on the lower Lake Fork River

School Hosts First of Three Meetings Explaining Impetus for School Rehab

by Sally Scott Moore The first of three informational meetings on the proposed bond issue for remodeled and expanded school building was held Monday evening, July 9, in the commons area of Lake City Community School. Sparsely attended, the audience was treated to details on the upcoming November 6, 2018, bond initiative, as well as

Applause, Cheers Greet Arts’ 25th Anniversary Celebration

Members of Lake City Arts were in the mood to celebrate last Friday evening, June 29, as the humanities organization fondly looked back on notable successes it has achieved during the past quarter century. Nattily-dressed arts board members were attentive as servers at a sold-out, 72-seat roast chicken dinner which was preceded by cocktails and

Narrow Gauge Combo Car 211 Arrives at Museum

Hinsdale County Museum took possession of one of its largest and most challenging artifacts in its four-decade-plus history on Thursday morning last week. As previously reported, the museum completed arrangements with South Fork, Colorado, resident Don Shanks last fall to acquire narrow gauge railroad Car 211, a combined passenger and freight car which was used

Sunday’s Community Church Service Begins Busy July 4 Week Festivities

Whether you are patriotic or just looking for some fun, there is never a shortage of activities leading up to the Fourth of July in Lake City. Lake City Chamber of Commerce has worked overtime preparing good times for locals and tourists, and there is a big calendar to prove it. If you aren’t on

Town Begins Voluntary Watering Restrictions

In a special June 27 meeting requested by Mayor Bruce Vierheller, Town of Lake City Board of Trustees approved the implementation of voluntary Stage I watering restrictions. The restrictions do not apply to drip systems nor to the use of hand-watering containers. There is to be no irrigating on Mondays, or between the hours of

Dry Conditions Prompt No Fireworks

Lake City Fire Marshal and Fire District Manager Bill Hagendorf announced June 27 that the traditional fireworks display on July 4 has been cancelled. Citing concerns over the ongoing, extremely dry conditions in southwest Colorado, “the decision was made with the full backing and support of the Fire District Board to cancel this year’s display.”

408 Voters, 57% of of Electorate, Cast Ballots in Primary

In what Hinsdale County Clerk Joan Roberts terms a “generally smooth election,” 57 percent of the county’s registered active voters returned their mail-in ballots for the Tuesday, June 26, Primary Election. A preponderance of Republican ballots — 346 total — were returned in the election, while 62 Democratic ballots were tabulated in the Primary.The total

Borchers Outpolls Guilliams in GOP Vote for District 2 Commissioner

Political upstart Kristie Borchers scored an impressive victory in Tuesday’s Hinsdale County Primary Election when she outpolled her District 2 Commissioner rival David Guilliams by a vote of 181 to 156. Borchers now advances to the November 6 General Election where, barring the appearance of an unforeseen write-in candidate, she will run unopposed for District