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May 25, 2017

Cara Chambers

LCCS Headed to State Track Meet

Lake City Community School is headed to state track this weekend, May 19, 20 and 21 at JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood, Colorado. Twelve LCCS students will participate in 19 different events: Megan Levine, who will run in the 400, 800 and 1600 meter races as well as the 4 x 800 meter relay (LCCS took


Windborne Blaze at Lake Fork Ranch Results from Ditch Burning

Challenged by wind gusts which at times exceeded 35 mph, volunteers from Lake City Fire/Rescue and other area emergency agencies responded to a fast-moving brush and tree blaze at Lake Fork Ranch north of Lake City shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 13. The blaze — the result of private citizens burning irrigation


‘Good Progress’ as County Road Crews Work to Clear Cinnamon, Engineer Passes

Hinsdale County Road & Bridge personnel are simultaneously working their way through standing and drifted snow — and surprisingly little snowslide activity — as they open county roads toward Cinnamon and Engineer passes. Although a heavy snow year in terms of snow depth through January and into February, March and April were generally mild in


Timely Parks & Wildlife Reminder: ‘Time to be Bear Aware’

Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new sprouts. Bears also prefer natural sources


Lake City Voices Ensemble Presents The Ferraris

Packed audience and SILVER WORLD staff were enthralled and mesmerized by the Lake City Voices Ensemble performance of The Ferraris, directed by Creede Repertoire Theatre’s Kate Berry and presented Wednesday, May 3 in Stigall Theatre. Intrigue, mob life and murder flowed throughout the creative student-written adaptation inspired by William Shakespeare’s King Lear, translated into the escapades


WORLD Receives Nine Awards in State Competition

Lake City SILVER WORLD received a total of nine awards in a variety of advertising, editorial and photography/layout categories at last month’s annual Colorado Press Association Convention in Lakewood, Colorado. SILVER WORLD competed among weeklies from throughout the state in Class 2 for newspapers with paid circulations between 1,000 and 2,001. Judging was based on


Main Acreage Acquisition Adds to Conservancy’s River Channel Project

Lake Fork Valley Conservancy reached an important milestone earlier this year with acquisition of a 2.3-acre tract of streamside property to the immediate north of the Ball Flats Bridge. The property — the first to be deeded to the organization since its creation in 1998 — was acquired from the Peter M. Main Estate through


School Coach Moore Saluted by Chamber as ‘Citizen of Year’

Richard Moore was named Lake City ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2017 at a gala event honoring local volunteers on Tuesday evening, April 25. Moore, well known as a versatile coach at Lake City Community School who frequently chokes with emotion in recalling school athletes’ accomplishments, and a Trustee for the Town of Lake City,


Lake City Prom

Former Lake City Silver World photographer Diane Hoffman-Brandt sent us a treasure trove of “blast from the past” photos. These were taken in 1985 – 32 years ago – at the “Lake City Prom,” which, according to organizer Phil Virden was a fundraiser for that year’s school spring trip. The prom was held at the


Winter’s Snow on Blue Mesa No Match for Vintage SnoCat

   It may say spring on the calendar but it’s anything but as Blue Mesa resident Tom Stockton surveys the awe-inspiring expanse of snowfields looking out toward the West Elk Mountains and, to the east across the Cebolla, snow-covered Stewary, Mineral, and Baldy peaks. Stockton’s nearest neighbors are down the road in Blue Mesa Estates,


Pueblo Infant Traces Lake City Family Back Eight Generations

  Pueblo, Colorado, newborn Aubrey Nicole DeHerrera has a notable Hinsdale County ancestry which dates back a remarkable eight generations, including Lake City native — and recently retired Hinsdale County Clerk — Linda Pavich who is a first-time great grandmother. Aubrey, who weighed a diminutive 5-lb., 15-oz., 19-1/2” long at birth, was born in Pueblo


State Tournament Updates…Local Boys Basketball Team Ranks 6th after Three State Tournament Games/High School Knowledge Bowl Team Places 3rd at State Championship

Combined Lake City Fourteeners and Creede Miners’ Boys Varsity basketball team concluded their remarkable season with a win and two losses in last weekend’s State 1A Tournament in Greeley, finishing with a sixth place ranking in the state. For the season, the Creede and Lake City high school boys’ team — dubbed the “Cinderella Squad’


Deanna Cooper Cites Optimism, Enthusiasm as New Co. Administrator as

New Hinsdale County Administrator Deanna Kysar Cooper has been at her post just over a month and is emphatic as she describes a “sense of returning home” and enthusiasm as she delves into a multitude of exciting county projects. Over a coffee interview earlier this week, Cooper cites a plethora of on-going county projects which


Cancer Survivors Building Confidence, Stamina During Inaugural Ice Climb

Ten young cancer survivors from throughout the U.S. and as far afield as Canada inhaled and exhaled deeply, breathing in Lake City’s rarified air while building stamina and self-confidence at Lake City Ice Park earlier this week. According to one of the exuberant organizers, Pedro Martinez from Missoula, Montana, many of the four men and


Rightsell Named New Democratic Chair, Barker, Robinson Elected Vice-Chairs

Long a minority organization in terms of registered numbers, Hinsdale County’s venerable Democratic Party has experienced a recent spike in membership, the number of registered Democrats in the county expanding from just 119 the final week of January, to a total of 124 who are reported registered by Hinsdale County Clerk Joan Roberts as of


Hinsdale GOP Re-Elects Wampler as Chair, Heaton Named Vice-Chair, Rogers Sec/Treas

A hardy group of 16 Republicans ignored the nasty weather to meet in the Arts Center to evaluate the November elections and to nominate new officers on Tuesday evening, February 7. Don Booher offered a heartfelt invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  In his introductory remarks, County Republican Chair Dan Wampler explained