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March 22, 2019

Posts by: Jennifer from Silverworld

From Hinsdale County Emergency Operations Center – Press Release Updates

The following chronological updates are from District 2 Commissioner Kristie Borchers on behalf of Hinsdale County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Silver World is re-printing these most recent at the top going back to March 14: 9:30 a.m. March 20 Access Update Mandatory evacuations remain on County Road 20 beyond the ATV Staging area. The Lake

Heavy Snow Prompts Avalanches at T-Mountain Gulch, Slum Pass

Snow accumulation topping 24” of heavy, wet snow in high mountain areas near Lake City last Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, resulted in a succession of late winter snowslides, including a late evening slide March 8 on Slumgullion Pass which blocked both lanes of Highway 149. Slides have also run on tributaries to

‘Miraculous Escape’ for Casey Family as Sunshine Snowslide Demolishes Home

Evacuation orders were issued by Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, March 12, in the wake of a series of devastating snowslides which have occurred south of Lake City along County Road 30 following in excess of a 16” of new snow which has fallen since Monday night. The Lake Fork Valley’s worst slide occurred

Town Trustees Set OHV Special Mail-In Ballot Election July 23

At times rancorous discussion characterized Town of Lake City’s Wednesday, March 6, meeting on the future of Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Lake City. At the conclusion of the more than an hour-long discussion, a motion was made and seconded by Town Trustees Jud Hollingsworth and Marty Priest, and passed unanimously, setting Tuesday, July 23,

Voluntary Evacuation Orders on Bluff Street

Voluntary evacuation orders on Tuesday, March 12 have been issued by Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of a series of devastating snowslides which have occurred south of Lake City along County Road 30 and following in excess of a foot of new snow which has fallen since Monday night. The Lake Fork Valley’s

Town of Lake City Hosts Special Meeting to Hear Public Views on OHV Compromise

A special Town of Lake City Board of Trustees meeting was held Wednesday, February 27 in the Armory as a forum for citizens and businesses owners to discuss ideas and opinions regarding options proposed by the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Work Group, and regarding OHVs on town streets and alleys in general in Lake City.

Matt Milski Ski Race

The Matt Milski Memorial Ski Race was held Saturday, March 2 at the Lake City Ski hill. Due to a lack of snow, the race was unable to be held last year and this year drew skiers from the Wolf Creek Ski Club out of Pagosa Springs.   RACE RESULTS ALPINE WOMEN Girls Ages 0-6,

Tremendous Snow…

It was “all hands on deck” for Hinsdale County Road & Bridge personnel Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, as snow fell in depths ranging from 7” in Lake City to over 2’ deep on the Upper Piedra in the South End of the county. Hinsdale Road Supervisor Monte Hannah reports he and six

Sheriff Casey, Town Trustees Consider OHV Enforcement for 2019 Summer Season

Although no action items were on the agenda at Town of Lake City’s Wednesday, February 20 meeting, during the workshop Sheriff Justin Casey addressed the Board of Trustees regarding the topic of traffic enforcement, specifically focusing on Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). Trustees Dave Roberts, Jeff Heaton, Richard Moore, Jud Hollingsworth and Marty Priest were present, as

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