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July 22, 2019

Posts by: Jennifer from Silverworld

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,

HistoriCorps’ Volunteers Breathe New Life to Johnson Stage Stop

Teams of exuberant and highly-energized volunteers with the Denver-based preservation group HistoriCorps are turning back the hands of time at a unique complex of log buildings on the lower Lake Fork Valley near Red Bridge. Known as the Carr Ranch and, before that, the Johnson Stage Stop, the log buildings are now owned by the

Work Crews Digging Down, Looking Up in School Project

FCI Constructors and their subcontractors are working at a fast, early morning to late evening clip as they continue work on the expansion of Lake City Community School. Under rare overcast and rainy skies last Thursday, workmen for Blue Valley Carpentry in Gunnison labored at a high angle as they unfastened and prepared for hoisting the

Court Rules Town’s July 23 OHV Election to Proceed Town of Lake City Unsuccessful in District Court Law Suit to Delay Election Based on Potential Flood Event

District Court Judge J. Steven Patrick denied Town of Lake City’s request for a postponement of next month’s special OHV election following a three-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday afternoon, June 13, which was held in Hinsdale County Court. Town officials based their law suit for a delay in the Tuesday, July 23, special election to Tuesday, November

OU Archaeology Students Delve Into 8,000 Years of Lower Lake Fork History

Intermixed with the subtle green hues of gnarled sagebrush on Miller Flats north of Lake City are occasional bright outbursts of late spring lupine in shades of royal blue and the occasional startling red of Indian Paintbrush. Inexplicably added to the lower Lake Fork Valley panorama are more than a thousand small plastic survey markers

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