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September 26, 2017

2017 Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival

Last weekend’s 2017 Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, hosted by Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team, ranks as one of the best yet with a total of 850 tickets sold compared to 775 tickets at last year’s festival. Parched festival goers downed an estimated 996 bottles of wine and roughly eight kegs of beer brew while

2016

Vigilance Urged in Wake of Increasing Reports – Bears Entering Cars, Homes

Reports of bear sightings and occasional bear-caused damage are on the increase in and around Lake City in recent weeks, timed to the animals’ ramping up of feeding prior to this winter’s hibernation. According to local Parks & Wildlife officer Lucas Martin, black bears are ravenous in late summer/early fall as they need to consume

2016

Crowds Attend Courthouse Celebration

The long-awaited reveal for the freshly renovated Hinsdale County Courthouse came Friday, September 15 at 1 p.m. The large crowd packed with state and local dignitaries, judicial representatives, locals from every corner of Hinsdale County as well as a bevy of Lake City Community School students, gathered to view the ceremony, enjoy the punch and

2016

Salzmann Addresses Town Trustees on OHV Impacts in Lake City

Over the course of the summer, SILVER WORLD has received several letters to the editor, both pro and con, regarding the recently passed town ordinance allowing OHVs and ATVs on town and county streets and alleys. Lake City resident Diane Salzman wrote a letter that was published in the August 18 issue of WORLD encouraging anyone

2016

Hinsdale School Staff, Directors Perplexed as Creede Ends Cooperative Basketball Agreement

Hinsdale School District Directors are pondering the future of Lake City Community School athletics, specifically the boys’ and girls’ middle school and high school basketball program, in the wake of a surprise decision by Creede School District to end the cooperative arrangement between the two schools. Creede School District’s decision not to approve the proposed

2016

County Expressing Relief, Pride as Courthouse Work Draws to Close

Hinsdale County officials are celebrating on Friday, September 15, with a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony marking completion of the multi-year renovation of 140-year-old Hinsdale County Courthouse. Friday’s celebration starts at 1 p.m. and includes tours of the historic structure which has been repaired, stabilized, rewired and redecorated literally from the subsurface foundation all the

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2016

County/F.S. Rehab Plan Calls for Phased Improvement at 30-Mile Resort

Tom Malecek, Deputy Forest Supervisor for Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF), led Hinsdale County Commissioners Stan Whinnery and Cindy Dozier, along with a contingent of Forest Service personnel and county employees, on a leisurely tour of the county’s newly acquired 30-Mile Resort on Wednesday, August 16, following the commissioners’ meeting and luncheon held at Freemon’s

2016

First-Class Music, Libations at 17th Annual Wine & Music Festival

Lake City’s Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, sponsored by Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team (DIRT), pops its cork next Saturday, September 16, as the 17th annual music festival gets underway with an eclectic mix of acclaimed regional musicians and comprehensive array of sparkling beverage. With the promise of bright blue skies, moderate temperatures and steadily

2016

Health Board Finalizes Search Committee for New Physician

With four directors present and a fifth, Becky Campbell, attending by conference call, Lake Fork Health Service District met Monday morning, August 28, to finalize membership on a search committee to identify suitable replacements for medical director Dr. Beuford Durmon. Following extended discussion between health directors Jerry Johnson, Shawna Shidler, Mike Schell, Janelle Warren, and

2016

School Resumes for Start of 2017-18 Year Tuesday, August 29

Staff at Lake City Community School has met in day-long training sessions — including a regiment of Lake City teachers and staff who briefly broke from training to don protective eyeglasses and intently stare at the eclipse on Monday — this week in advance of the resumption of school classes which begin bright and early

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2016

Strong Business Background, Service Ethic Cited by New Health Board Directors

Audience applause greeted new Lake Fork Health Service District Directors Mike Schell and Janelle Warren after board chairperson Shawna Shidler administered their oaths of office on Monday morning, August 21. Schell and Warren were among four applicants for the two vacant board positions, applications were briefly interviewed by board members Johnson, Shidler and Campbell on

2016

Business Owners Schell, Warren Named to Health District Board

For the first time since mass resignations occurred earlier this summer, a full complement now exists on the five-member board of directors of Lake Fork Health Service District with the appointment of two new directors — Mike Schell and Janelle Warren — at the board’s meeting Monday morning, August 21. Schell and Warren, both of

2016

Lightning Survivor Returns to Climb Wetterhorn One Year After Accident

It is by a combination of serendipitous good fortune and the skill of a fireman and his nurse wife, who happened to be in the right place at the right time, that 25-year-old David Smith is alive today. Hiking alone on Wetterhorn Mountain July 25, 2016, Smith was struck by lightning a few feet from

2016

Becky Campbell Named to Health District Board

…An EMT-Intermediate and former businessowner, Campbell joins board at special meeting Local resident Becky Campbell, an EMT-Intermediate and former owner of Hinsdale Title Co., was named as a third member of Hinsdale Health Service District at a special board meeting which was held Thursday morning, August 10. Campbell, whose term extends until May, 2018, joins

2016

SKYWATCH By Phillip Virden National Weather Observer for Lake City & Avid Amateur Astronomer with assistance from the National Weather Service, StarDate Magazine, Sky & Telescope Magazine, Earth and Sky, Spaceweather, and the Clear Sky Clock.

THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE TAKES CENTER STAGE Lake City Will Have a Partial Eclipse on August 21 For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will be viewed only in the United States. On Monday, August 21, the solar eclipse will start its show of 100% totality in Oregon at 11:20 MST and

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