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July 27, 2017

Search & Rescue Locates Body of Drowned Henson Creek Fisherman

Hinsdale County Search and Rescue (HCSAR) found and recovered the body of Dallas area fisherman Daniel Gene Nunn, 58 years old, from Henson Creek on July 13 about 1.5 miles west of Lake City on County Road 20. Heavy rains during the day on July 12, in addition to already swollen flows from spring runoff,

2016

Donors Fund Purchase of New Ranger Jeep

While most would agree that Lake City is a lovely place to live, it is the quiet, hardworking volunteers and generous unsung heroes who make life here an amazing experience. An unexpected trifecta of such philanthropic largess befell the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s office on Independence Day. According to Sheriff Ron Bruce, following the town’s annual

2016

Paperwork Filed to Recall Three Health District Directors

Three board members of Lake Fork Health Service District have been targeted for recall by members of an informally organized local group known as CAC (Citizen Action Committee). Petition paperwork seeking the recall of Health District Directors Janella Cox, Fred Stapleton and Carole Clauss was submitted to Hinsdale County Clerk Joan Roberts shortly after 4:30 p.m.

2016

Latest in Health District News

Per our report last week, two directors of Lake Fork Health Service District, Shawna Shidler and Jerry Johnson, met privately with Dr. Beuford Durmon and his wife, Gudrun, on Sunday morning, July 9. The lengthy meeting lasted in excess of two hours and was characterized as constructive. The results of the Sunday meeting were in

2016

YouthCorps Workers Creating New Bike Trails at Ski Hill

Under normal circumstances, it would be fair to assume a hot day in July is a slow time activity-wise at Lake City Ski Hill. With vintage poma lift poles slowly swaying in the hot summer breeze and a definite lack of anything remotely skiable on the Town of Lake City’s downhill ski slope, activity on

2016

Quick Action, Helicopter Response Douse Lightning Strike Fire at Lake

According to Hinsdale Sheriff Ron Bruce, Lake City may have “dodged a bullet” Sunday afternoon, July 2, when a tree and surrounding ground vegetation were ignited by a lightning strike. Thanks to quick action by a State of Colorado Dept. of Fire Protection Control (DFPC) helicopter and U.S. Forest Service fire fighting crews which were

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2016

July 4 Recap

PARADE – the combined Sweety’s Wildlife Zoo and Mountaineer Movie Theatre floats were a repeat first place winner in this year’s larger-than-usual July 4 parade. Highlights of the multiple float were a crowd of action heroes led by a somewhat questionable Wonder Woman and an entertaining blend of zoo figures, both human in costume and

2016

Durable, Tenacious Lake City Runners in Solstice Run

A total of 17 Lake City area runners initially registered for Saturday’s San Juan Solstice, although by race start the number has been reduced to 16 because of the withdrawal of Lucky O’Dubhaigh. O’Dubhaigh, a veteran of the race who has competed for a number of years, declined to race, choosing instead to be available

2016

High Stepping Ultra Runners

  A little over nine hours after the predawn start of the annual San Juan Solstice, Littleton, Colorado, runner Luke Jay gleefully bounded across the town park finish line. Jay, a repeat winner in the 50-mile Solstice run, shared his first place, 9-hour, 3.29-minute finish with his two sons, 9-year old Ryder and Max, age

2016

2017 San Juan Solstice

Top three female runners: Kerrie Bruxvourt, 10:41:33, Kathryn Ross, 11:12:26, Elizabeth Gold, 11:48:58 Runners Times:  Luke Jay, 9:03:29; Carlos Ruibal, 9:16:52; Dustin Simoens, 9:24:31; Jesse Rickert, 9:35:14; Tyler Fox, 9:43:58; Chris Marnich, 9:48:31; Kevin Sturmer, 9:55:03; Shaun Smith, 9:57:02; Karl Mayer, 9:57:37. Jeff Strickland, 10:06:08; Joel Anderson, 10:06:26; Ben Dhiman, 10:20:06; Dan Thurnhoffer, 10:23:37; Ed

2016

High Water Returns Timed with Warmer Daytime Temps

Long-time Lake City locals and water experts are shaking the heads this week with the unusual phenomenae of not one but two high water peaks in the Lake Fork River in recent weeks separated by an intermission in which water levels dramatically dropped. It’s anyone’s guess why high country water melt apparently peaked at approximately

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2016

Packgoat Enthusiasts Aid Trail Work

In addition to carrying up to 70 pounds of rocks carefully proportioned in panyards, packgoats at last Saturday’s trail improvement project on lower reaches of Alpine Gulch were among the enthusiastic vegetation trimmers. Thorn, a five-year old Alpine packgoat with proudly arching horn and corresponding beard, contentedly stood by his owner, Marc Warnke of Boise,

2016

DeShazo’s New Lake City Brewing Co. Adds to Local Beer Brewing Heritage

Although home brewers occasionally share their custom beer brews among friends, it’s been well over 130 years since Lake City locals and visitors enjoyed a frothy beer which was commercially brewed locally. All that is about to change as construction began last week on Doug and Diane DeShazos’ Lake City Brewing Co. building on South

2016

Local Warming Sells to Delta- Based JC Propane

Change is in the air at Odell and Josha Smiths’ Local Warming, in operation since 2009. The business has been sold, effective June 2, to Delta and Gunnison-based JC Propane, owned by sisters Sharon Perry and Sherry Cobb. According to Cobb, JC Propane was established in 1998 when her father, Jerry Cobb, started up in

2016

Therese Ryan… 91-year old Chicago native shaped Lake City at start of Tourism Era.

Looking back on her long and successful business life in Lake City extending from the mid-1950s until the early 2000s, Therese McGovern Ryan’s eyes would light up. “I enjoyed every minute of it, I have absolutely no regrets.” The Chicago native and former avowed “city girl” glimpsed Lake City at a unique time as it

2016

Moore, 2017 Citizen of Year, Enthused as Coach, Trustee

It’s been a month since Richard Moore was named Citizen of the Year at the recent “Celebrate Lake City” fete sponsored by Lake City Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team. Well respected in town and known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, the hardworking cross country, and track and field coach

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