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April 20, 2019

2018

Lake City School’s Jacee Lawrence Wins Prestigious Boettcher Scholarship…

For the first time in the history of Lake City, a local student has been awarded the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship. Lake City Community School Senior Jacee Lawrence applied for the scholarship in the fall of 2018, along with 1,500 other hopefuls, and has been chosen as one of the lucky 42 who will receive tuition,

Resignations of EMS, R&B Heads Come as Surprise

Hinsdale County administration was rocked by the abrupt resignation of two commissioner-appointed department heads in recent days. The first of the resignations was announced last week with last Thursday, April 4, being the final day on the job for newly-named Hinsdale County Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management Director Troy Mead. Mead’s resignation was followed

‘Celebrate’ Honorees Include Citizen of Year, Lifetime Achievement…

Praise and congratulations overflowed at Tuesday evening’s annual ‘Celebrate Lake City!’ awards presentation highlighting superlatives from a variety of Lake City area organizations, including Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year, which went to Scott Beedy, the late enthusiastic civic booster. Full story and more photos to appear in April 19 Silver

Lime Kiln, Henson Creek Landmark, Acquired by Historical Society

Hinsdale County Historical Society has completed purchase of a notable historic landmark on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway located between Capitol City and Rose’s Cabin. The 44’-tall brick Rose Lime Kiln, built by Capitol City entrepreneur George S. Lee in 1881, was purchased for $29,000 from Ronald Tharp, Jr., of Houston, Texas. The historical society

Subcontractors Meet in Advance of May School Construction

Lake City Community School was unusually tranquil — not a single rambunctious student or stern-eyed instructor in sight — for an important meeting which took place in the school’s commons area late Monday morning this week. Monday’s 11 a.m. school gathering was a subcontractor’s pre-bid meeting coordinated by the school’s General Contractor, Durango, Colorado-based FCI Constructors,

Sewer Line Project Awarded to RMS Utilities, Base Bid Totalling $1,498,313

As part of an ongoing effort by Town of Lake City to improve infrastructure and leading up to an eventual street-paving project, a sewer line replacement project will be commencing sometime in the near future. Bids were solicited to secure a contractor, and the project has been awarded to RMS Utilities, Inc., from Alamosa, although

Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey — who has resumed work on a limited basis — agreed to a short interview with SILVER WORLD this week recounting his recent horrific snowslide experience. Sheriff Casey and his daughters, 17-year-old Sarah, and Kristy, 15, returned to a new temporary home in Lake City on March 14 and as of this week he is putting in part-time hours in the county sheriff’s office assisted by Sheriff’s Assistant Bobbi Vickers McDonald, Undersheriff Kambish, and Deputy Kaminski. Sitting in his sunlight-filled office on Monday morning this week, Sheriff Casey is frank in his description of the snowslide and its aftermath, occasionally pausing in his succinct recollections.

Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey — who has resumed work on a limited basis — agreed to a short interview with SILVER WORLD this week recounting his recent horrific snowslide experience. Sheriff Casey and his daughters, 17-year-old Sarah, and Kristy, 15, returned to a new temporary home in Lake City on March 14 and as

Upper Lake Fork CR30 Reopened 149 to Wager Gulch

Hinsdale County and Town of Lake City officials are cautiously optimistic that the worst of the snowslide danger is now behind us and on the first day of Spring, Wednesday, March 20, began to relax access restrictions which had been placed on significant areas in and around Lake City. The lessening in restrictions is the

Hypothermia Ruled in Death of Upper Lake Fork Woman

Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office and Hinsdale Search & Rescue aided in search efforts for a missing upper Lake Fork resident whose body was located last Friday afternoon, March 16. 65-year old Laura Claire Gold, affectionately known as “Mama Laura,” lived in a remote frame cabin overlooking Lake San Cristobal which is located on a portion

Snowpack Now 168 Percent Average

Although ongoing concerns linger following avalanche destruction at the Justin Casey home and damage to the Denham residence last week, a possible upside to the excessive snowfall is received in the Lake Fork Valley is a dramatic upswing in snow levels and moisture content. Dense snowfall which occurred in and around Lake City in successive

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