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August 25, 2019

Lake City Reputation for Hiker Hospitality on the Increase

In an increasingly diverse recreation-based economy, Lake City is gaining an enviable reputation for its hospitality to hikers along both the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails as they pass through scenic regions of the county.Kristie Borchers reports that fine-tuning is taking place, strengthening Lake City’s application as one of a handful of “Gateway Communities” for

2018

School Bells Ring…

Fleeting summer is confirmed with the resumption of classes at Lake City Community School next Tuesday morning, August 27.According to School Superintendent Rebecca Hall, classes commence at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and for school students Grades 1-12 continue until 4 p.m. on a Tuesday through Friday schedule.Four-year old Lake City preschoolers follow a similar 8:15 a.m.

2018

Trustees Consider Ordinance to Increase Number of Signatures Needed to Petition

It was determined by the Town of Lake City Board of Trustees at their August 7 meeting that approval of an ordinance to increase the number of signatures required for petitions merited further discussion.The matter was originally brought to the table by Trustee Jeff Heaton amidst the fervor over a petition placing an initiative on

2018

Town Awards Sewerline Replacement Project to Rundle Construction

After two unsuccessful bid attempts, Town of Lake City awarded the sewerline replacement project contract to Hotchkiss-based Rundle Construction, the same company which successfully finished the Lake City waterline replacement project last fall. Town Engineer Joanne Fagan spoke to Town Trustees at the August 7 workshop prior to the regular meeting, saying two companies had

2018

Recall Deadlines Clarified

   Hinsdale County Clerk & Recorder Joan Roberts has clarified impending deadlines in the recall election of District 3 Hinsdale County Commissioner Stan Whinnery.   Roberts has been in continual contact with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. Based on a coordinated election date of Tuesday, November 5, Roberts and Secretary of State’s office now inform

2018

Commissioner Recall to Proceed

Despite a protest which was lodged and formal hearing last Friday, August 2, a hearing official brought in from Chaffee County at Salida, Colorado, has ruled that efforts by a committee to recall District 3 Hinsdale County Commissioner Stan Whinnery may proceed. Over the weekend, Chaffee County Clerk & Recorder Lori Mitchell, in her capacity

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2018

Town Preparing to Expand Ice Climbs Park

Operating under the premise “in times of heat, prepare for cold,” Lake City Recreation Director Ben Hake and his assistant, Ethan Wuest are plunging ahead as they prepare for a significant expansion at Lake City Ice Park near the mouth of Henson Creek Canyon.The present ice park, located on cliffs just up from Pumphouse Park

2018

Body Found in Upper Rio Grande ID’d as Missing Louisiana Woman

The remains of a 64-year old Louisiana woman who drowned in Pole Creek on the upper Rio Grande River last month were discovered by a fisherman on Thursday afternoon, July 25.Search efforts had continued since Thursday evening, June 27, when Tessie Strickland disappeared after the jeep driven by her husband, Tommy Strickland, became mired in

2018

International Violin Musicians Return in ‘String Academy’

The fourth annual Lake City String Academy welcomes seven college-level violinists to Lake City for an intensive week of practice, lessons and concerts beginning next Monday, July 29 and concluding with a finale concert Saturday, August 3. Sponsored by Lake City Arts, Artistic Director and violinist Annie Chalex Boyle is once again joined by pianist

2018

Objections to Recall Petition Scheduled Aug. 2

A Protest Hearing stemming from the petition seeking recall of District 3 Hinsdale County Commissioner Stan Whinnery has been scheduled next Friday morning, August 2.The hearing starts at 10 a.m. August 2, and will be held in the commissioners’ meeting room in Coursey Annex. The hearing is open to the public.A Hearing Official to be

2018

Town Ballot on OHV Exclusion Fails 186-119

These are preliminary numbers that are subject to change; election results will be verified by Thursday, August 1. However, there is enough of a margin to declare the petition not to allow OHVs on Town of Lake City streets defeated.

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2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

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