Vol. 31, No. 2 Friday, May 2, 2008 Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colorado 81235 U.S.P.S. No. 436-630 Town Trustees Debate Future Project Success... Operation of OHVs in Lake City Following the outcome of the April 1 municipal operating in Lake City. The town currently has no election, which posed a question on the use of off- ordinances relating to the use of OHVs, relying on highway vehicles (OHVs) in town limits, trustees Colorado state law which prohibits OHVs on all discussed the future of the vehicles in their April 16 public roadways in the state. meeting. “An ordinance would firmly set in place the voters’ The ballot question, which asked voters whether wishes for no OHVs in town,” VonRiesen said. “It the town trustees should consider allowing OHVs to could be modeled after the ordinance used in the operate on town streets, was voted down almost two Town of Silverton.” to one, with 118 votes against and 65 for allowing “I think we have had problems with state statues OHVs. being enforced last summer,” VonRiesen continued. The April 1 ballot was the third in 12 years with a “We are under contract with the sheriff to enforce question on allowing OHVs in town. Previous ballot municipal ordinances. I think this is a good idea.” questions, in elections in 1996 and 2004, had similar VonRiesen distributed a copy of the Silverton outcomes, with the majority of residents voting not ordinance prohibiting OHVs to use as a blueprint for to allow the off-road vehicles. The 2008 election had a similar Lake City ordinance. Iiams voiced his the widest margin of no to yes votes of all three support for VonRiesen’s position, stating he is in elections. favor of an ordinance prohibiting OHVs. “It would During their Wednesday evening meeting, trustees fit the town’s agreement with the sheriff to enforce discussed potential actions the town could take municipal ordinances.” based on the election outcome. Mayor Larry Iiams Newly elected trustee Pete Aldred countered Von opened the discussion with his take, “We have a two Riesen’s position, stating, “I don’t see any benefit in to one vote that electors are against OHVs on our an ordinance of this type. I prefer a more proactive, town streets. Three times of saying no is enough.” positive approach. Why do we need to go down that “Where do we go from here?” Iiams queried the path when state statutes are already in place? We board. need a more broader approach.” Audience member Greg Ochocki asked the board to Aldred recalled the fact licensed OHVs are allowed revisit a suggestion from last fall that the town to operate in Lake City and told the board, “We need provide an OHV parking area at the edge of town on to figure out how to allow licensed OHVs to operate County Road 20, on Henson Creek road. Currently in town.” Lake City Community School students an OHV staging area is provided by the county Aldred’s comments referred to a 2004 Seventh displayed an array of interesting creative farther up CR 20, approximately one-half mile from Judicial District Court ruling which allowed OHVs to projects during the school’s annual project fair town limits. operate within the district if they are licensed as display on April 24. Tanishia Mullen dressed the Ochocki suggested moving the parking area closer vehicles from their home states. Currently 19 states part of Sacajawea for her project on the Lewis to the business district as one way the town could license OHVs as automobiles, which must operate and Clark translator and guide. make OHV riders feel welcome. He said the parking under traffic laws. The ruling was based on -- photo courtesy Ruthanne File site could contain signs and information from local Colorado’s Interstate Compact Agreement, which businesses, as well as a clear map directing people allows licensed vehicles from other states to be downtown. Trustee Henry Woods added the board recognized as vehicles in Colorado. The ruling, had already considered creating such a parking area which Hinsdale County Sheriff Ron Bruce says is next to the “Pumphouse Park” at the end of First and binding in Lake City, only relates to areas within the Bluff Streets. Trustee Roger VonRiesen said he would support a Seventh Judicial District, in which Lake City is located. DIRT Grant to municipal ordinance that would prohibit OHVs from continued page 2 Promote Historic Property Ownership Lake City Downtown Improvement and Revitalization District (DIRT) has received a $1,500 National Trust for Historic Preservation grant through the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns to create an informational piece for potential and existing historic property owners in Lake City. Community partners include the Town of Lake City, Hinsdale County, Hinsdale County Historical Society, and local realty companies. Only one of five projects selected nationwide, the piece will describe the emotional, financial and historicall benefits of preserving historic structures in Lake City, according to DIRT Executive Director Kristie Borchers. “The information packet will describe the many financial benefits to owning historic property in Lake City and Hinsdale County,” Borchers said, “as well as the guidelines for historic buildings set forth by the Town of Lake City.” At this time, no such publication exists that brings all the current information together on the benefits of purchasing or owning historic property that is specific to the Lake City area, Borchers said. Lake City Community Health Fair provided low-cost and free health screenings to 279 people on Local realtors will distribute the guide to Saturday, April 26, at Lake City School. More than 50 volunteers helped with the event, including EMT prospective property buyers, enabling them to Jerry Sharpe and other phlebotomists in the blood draw room (above). The annual health fair is sponsored demonstrate the benefits of owning historic by Hinsdale Health Organization. properties. Financial benefits include federal and -- photo courtesy Ray Blaum state tax credits, low-income loans and other financial incentives. SILVER WORLD, Friday, May 2, 2008. Page 2 Town OHVs, the future.” He suggested the town create guidelines for the licensed OHVs allowed in town. Sheriff Bruce said he believed the town must follow the court’s ruling to recognize OHVs as we can regulate the operation of the licensed OHVs in any way.” In other town business, trustees approved continued from page 1 vehicles if they are licensed in their home state. He added that the court ruling makes for a “unique spending $16,380 on dust control for Lake City’s dirt roads. The town will once again use X-Henson, a situation” in Lake City. “We need the state to craft plant-based product from EnviroTech Services Inc., legislation to make this work,” Bruce said. “Right based in Greeley, Colorado. Aldred went on to say the town should “Get in front now it is a mess.” The town started using X-Henson last year, after of this thing and manage it. For those OHVs that can Sheriff Bruce said if Colorado chooses to license using a variety of dust control measures and operate here now and those that may be able to in OHVs, then municipalities could make their own products. According to EnviroTech, the product laws regarding the vehicles. binds base materials together “while maintaining a Bruce stated he would follow the direction of the road surface that is flexible and water resistant. trustees, stating “I will not cross wires with the board Mayor Iiams called the product, “the greenest again.” He told the board Colorado State Patrol will product we can find out there.” The cost for the ticket any OHV operating on a state highway, application has not changed from 2007, and the Letters... whether the vehicle is licensed or not. On town streets, Bruce said he gives a warning to unlicensed OHV riders. If the same rider is contacted a second product will be applied in the same amounts as last summer, either .25 or .5 gallons per square yard, for a total of 19,500 gallons. Application will take place in time, a ticket is written. Licensed OHVs are mid-June. permitted to operate. The trustees’ quick adoption of the X-Henson Trustee Schuyler Denham said he did not feel the proposal is a dramatic departure from dust control Dear Grant, town should take the time to craft an ordinance that discussions from years past, which often continued On April 6 I participated in a ski-a-thon fundraiser would eventually be “unenforceable.” Woods said he for weeks with emotional input from board members for the Crested Butte Ski Club. I made 56 runs and did not feel the town needed to craft an ordinance and the public. Magnesium Chloride, used for dust raised $425.80 for my ski team. prohibiting OHVs “right now.” control by the town for a number of years, was I want to recognize and thank all of the individuals Audience member Mary Carkin questioned increasingly considered environmentally damaging. and businesses who chose to support me in this whether the court ruling would affect a municipal In an effort to move away from the use of event: Elaine (Oma) and Jerry (Gamper) Gray, Robert ordinance prohibiting OHVs in Lake City. Magnesium Chloride, the town has used a mix of (Grandpa) and Carolyn (Mimi) Hooper, Michelle and The board decided to table the OHV discussion to a Mag and Lignon Sulfate, a vegetable oil product, Dan Murphy/Team Murphy Real Estate, Rosemary future meeting and invite town attorney Mike street watering and – for three years – nothing. Gentry, Linda Matthews/Back Country Navigator, Schottlekottee to attend the meeting. “Mike can give Woods said he is happy the town is no longer using Russ Brown, Kathy Kent/Timberline Craftsman, Jud his opinion on an ordinance vs. the court ruling,” Magnesium Chloride, but added the expense of X- and Marian Hollingsworth/Blue Spruce Building Town Manager Michelle Pierce said, “and tell us if Henson is holding the town back from moving Materials, Hinsdale County Title Co., Judy Gray, forward with street surfacing, part of the town’s ten John Jessee/Elkhorn Liquors, Sportsman’s Texaco, year street master plan. “The money should be spent Kerry Carl, Linda Ragle, Laurie Vierheller, John elsewhere,” he said. Benvenuto/Silver Spur, Keith and Nancy Chambers/Country Store, Mandy Caldon/Sweet Time to come out of hibernation! Iiams countered, saying he believes the money is well spent and that dust control is a health and safety Peas, Craig Blakemore, Ron Bruce, Henry Woods/Native Sun Construction, and Ray Blaum. Spring has sprung, issue. “We are going to continue to treat our roads until we have more paved streets, which we are This past ski season I was a first year J4 racer, Or so they say. moving forward on.” training in Crested Butte every Saturday and Sunday, and traveling to Crested Butte, Purgatory, Get ready for the summer, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, and Loveland where I raced in slalom, GS, and superG races. Join the AEROBICS class today! I love to ski, and I love to race! Your generosity helps make it possible for me to participate as a M-W-F • 4:30 - 5:30 pm member of this ski team, and I am very grateful! Pioneer Jubileers Womens Club Thank you! Questions? Solon Hooper-Gray Lake City Call Public Health, 944-0321 2008 Third Street Boardwalk Project School Corner It’s the boardwalk season in downtown Lake City, and Third Street is bustling with activity as materials are being staged for the bank and Silver Spur Soccer! The Lake City SILVER WORLD (U.S.P.S. No. 436-630) boardwalks. The boardwalk boys will be seen with tape measures and notepads doing their planning. Thanks to Roger VonRiesen for making a routing U 12 Team Published weekly on Fridays jig which Russ Brown and Alan Moore will use for $30 a year in Hinsdale & Gunnison Counties, $40 a year elsewhere by Silver World Publishing Co., the 125 plaque spaces. All the treated wood is being air dried for two weeks and materials will be moved 1 and 3 pm in Montrose P.O. Box 100, Lake City, Colo. 81235 (970) 944-2515 courtesy of Blue Spruce. The path from the bank to Second Class Postage paid at Lake City, Colorado e-mail address: email@example.com FAX: 970-944-7009 the Armory is already installed. Kristie Borchers is the woman behind the scenes who coordinates all the details for a smooth-running project. DC fundraiser POSTMASTER: Send address changes to SILVER WORLD P.O. BOX 100, LAKE CITY, COLO. 81235 New sponsors for the Silver Spur section are David Zirkle, Linda Henderson, Don and Norma Muncy, Car Wash! OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR THE TOWN OF Edmond and Carol Wiczynski and Gene Brown of WEBCO. Only 55 feet are left to sponsor and those Sat, May 10 LAKE CITY AND HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO will go quickly. This may be the last sponsored boardwalks for a while, so don’t miss your chance. 11 am - 2 pm Editor & Publisher Grant E. Houston Production Coordinator/ Sponsored by Lake City DIRT Inc. 944-3478 Project Manager - Toy Wash Staff Writer - Sandy Hines Russ Brown 944-5009 www.lakecitydirt.com Lake City Community School Bookkeeper - Alicia Bailey Signed articles and letters are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editor. Letters to the editor should be no longer than 800 words and will be edited at the editorʼs discretion for length. Letters should be pertinent to community issues. Lake City School Students present a 2008 2008 Poetry Performance Best Real Estate Advertisement Best Information Graphic Thursday, May 8, Black Crooke Theatre. Free. Local students will present their own poetry from workshops with artist-in-residence Rosemerry Trommer. 7 pm. 2008 2008 Free & Fun. Everyone Welcome. Best Special Best Real Estate Section Advertisement 970-944-2710 You can find a complete calendar online at www.lakecityarts.org. SILVER WORLD, Friday, May 2, 2008. Page 3 time - is a tempting invitation to bears. A mother DOW Says bear that eats trash teaches her offspring to do the same. On the other hand, if a bear wanders through a Obituaries... Colorado Bears community and does not find anything to eat, it will keep moving and go back out of town looking for natural foods such as seeds, insects, edible plants, Now Out of nuts, or berries. Changing human behavior and removing common attractants discourages bear visits that put both humans and bears at risk. Dorothy Monnet Hibernation The DOW encourages residents to make property "bear-resistant" by cleaning or removing any items a bear might consider potential food sources. ... 75-year old Oklahoma City Mid-April, 2 a.m. -- A woman hears a loud noise * Keep garbage in airtight containers inside a and looks out the window to see a black bear sniffing garage or storage area. woman owned Wade’s Addition around her trash can. She secured the lid on the can * Clean trash cans with ammonia to reduce odors with a bungee cord. She watches as the bear lifts the that attract bears. seasonal home. can and throws it. The lid flies off and the bear has * Place garbage for pickup outside just before found something to eat. collection and not the night before. Long-time Lake City seasonal resident Dorothy It's that time of year when Colorado's bears * Use a bear-proof can or dumpster - if not Bainbridge Monnet died in Oklahoma City, emerge from hibernation. Male bears come out first. available, ask your trash-removal company for Oklahoma, on Monday, April 21, 2008, after Depending on the weather and elevation, they start options. battling cancer for several months. She was 75 coming out in early to mid-April. If they don't find * Take down bird feeders when bears are active. If a years old. green grass or new plant growth to eat, they might bear finds a birdfeeder, it will look around the Mrs. Monnet and her husband, J. Charles go back into the den. Females with cubs come out neighborhood for other easy food within reach. Monnet, own a spacious hillside home later, but they will all be out by May. * Do not leave pet food or dishes outdoors at night. overlooking Wade’s Addition in south Lake City. Every year, the Colorado Division of Wildlife Store pet food inside in airtight containers. The residence was originally built as a chalet (DOW) receives phone calls from residents * Clean outdoor grills after each use. The smell of hotel by the Jones concerned about bears visiting their property. It ran grease can attract bears, even when no food is family in the through my yard! It knocked over my trash! It was present. 1960s, and during on my deck! The stories usually end with a question, * Never intentionally feed bears to attract them for the Monnets’ "What should I do about it?" viewing. It is illegal to feed bears in Colorado. multi-decade In communities located in bear country, residents Remember, "A fed bear is a dead bear." By making ownership served often have conflicting views about what to do. Most food available to a bear, even a single time, teaches as Charles and people say, "learn to live with them," but some want the bear to associate humans with food. Once a bear Dorothy’s bears moved "back where they belong." learns this association, it can become a returning summer A hundred years ago, there were places in nuisance and wildlife officers must destroy the bear. residence, as well Colorado where bears could live without coming in An ounce of prevention is truly worth 200 pounds of as the contact with people, but today there are few places cure. headquarters for left in bear habitat where people haven't built frequent winter subdivisions, campgrounds, or summer homes. gatherings of Given a choice, bears would just as soon avoid family and people, but there are not many far-away places to friends. move bears "back where they belong" anymore. The Monnets Bears are territorial. Sometimes, bears return to were active in the where they were captured within days. Lake City As a result, the one of the best options left today is Dorothy Jean Monnet community, for people to take precautions and learn to co-exist including the 4- with bears, and other wildlife. wheelers jeep To keep bears out of trash cans, garages and “Local agent for all club, Lake City Community Arts Center, and other area organizations. homes, people should reduce the chance that bears find easy food by removing attractants. Once a bear your insurance Born in Oklahoma City July 7, 1932, Dorothy finds food in a location, it becomes programmed to needs” Jean Bainbridge was the adopted daughter of continue looking for food in similar places. If that Roger and Chloe Bainbridge. It was while Home - Auto location is near people, the desire for easy food will attending Oklahoma City’s Classen High School replace its fear of humans. Rental Property that Dorothy met her future husband, J. Charles In all likelihood, the bear that was determined to Laura Sharpe Tenants - Business Monnet. The couple married in 1953. get inside the trash can found food in a similar trash Your agent in ATV - RV - Boat continued page 6 can before. Leaving garbage out overnight - even one Lake City. Motorcycle Builder’s Risk Umbrella Coverage James P. Casey le Count y Broadaxe Business Center, Suite 300 Hinsdac Health Contact Laura Sharpe at 944-8000 ... father of local woman, 79, firstname.lastname@example.org loved oceanside, mountain Publi Fax: 944-8015 • www.ins-center.com vistas. James P. Casey, 79, died in Tillamook, Oregon, on February 26, 2008, following a battle with P.O. Box 280, Lake City, CO 81235 (970) 944-8100 • (970) 944-2277 fax cancer. James was born April 28, 1928, in Boston, email@example.com • www.hallrealty.net Massachusetts, to Charles and Anna (Brown) Casey. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and Ce le b r at ing O ur 3 0 th Ye a r! then earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Brown University. He and Shirley Reidy married in 1952. He worked as a mechanical engineer and manager in Vermont, Michigan, California, and Oregon, first retiring in 1995. After moving to Oceanside, along the Oregon coast, he then served as a small continued page 6 ON THE RIVER! Located just South of Lake City on 1.26 acres. This four bedroom, three bath home has a wonderful open floor plan, lots of storage, wood burning stove, hot tub and plenty of windows to enjoy the excellent views of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and Crystal Peak. Most furnishings and an '81 Jeep Wagoneer are included in the price. Jim and Shirley Casey on a visit to American Basin in 2003. $549,000 SILVER WORLD, Friday, May 2, 2008. Page 4 LOCAL ITEMS Diane Bruce, owner/broker at United Country Blue Moose Realty in Lake City, recently received the Wee Care in Lake City Master Salesman Award based on the firm’s real Director Ruthanne estate sales in 2007. Sales Associate Dave Roberts was Hake recently accepted also honored as a recipient of the Pinnacle Club a $1,000 donation for Award for his individual sales accomplishments last the child care center year. from Miners and Based out of Kansas City, Missouri, United Country Merchants Bank Realty was established in 1925 to serve the rural real president Paula Davis. estate market. The company now encompasses more The bank’s money will than 700 offices throughout the nation. be used for operational expenses at the local Friends were concerned earlier this week after it child care center. was learned that local girl Willow Wagner was Child care staff injured by an automobile while riding her bicycle in member Sara McCamey Gunnison. Willow’s injuries will require several joined Hake for the months’ recuperation following surgery which is walk to the bank, with scheduled in coming days. Local pals who have Wee Care kids Johnny known Willow since childhood wish her a speedy O’Hare, Titus Logan, recovery and hope she’s soon out and about again. Jack Doughty and Lane Mitchell riding along in Several interesting construction projects in the the center’s six-place offing, including excavation which has taken place stroller. on the southeast corner of Gunnison Avenue and 8th Streets for recreation director Ben Hake. Sheltered beneath two towering spruce trees, the location of Ben’s new house is the site of the old Hunt- McCloughan house. The old Hunt house was a sizeable, board-and-bat sided residence with large brick fireplaces on each gable end of the main house. the south of Hinsdale County Museum. A ribbon- Similar state-funded structural assessment grants The old structure started out as a boarding house for cutting for the new display building is planned were received for work on the Hough Block and the Ocean Wave Smelter in 1877 and was later the Thursday, July 24, in conjunction with a visit to Lake Community Presbyterian Church. The Debs school, residence of succeeding generations of the pioneer City from the Colorado Horseless Carriage Club Hinsdale County’s sole remaining rural one-room Hunt family, beginning with brickmason J.A. Hunt featuring over 40 pre-1916 automobiles. school, was built by Walt Coors in 1926 and and later his daughter, Pearl Hunt McCloughan, Up at Lake San Cristobal, Byrne Smith is busily continued in operation for education purposes until prior to being razed in 1974. elevating the two-story bungalow house which 1951. The school was named to the National Register Just up Gunnison Avenue, Bruce Vierheller has formerly belonged to his mother, the late Montana of Historic Places in 2005. now enclosed his newest speculative venture, a two- French Smith. Byrne is working with Allen Brown to story frame residence with neat bay window which install a cement foundation under the building, in SILVER WORLD Editor Grant Houston returned to promises to be an ornament to Lake City’s northern the course of work uncovering the penciled signature Lake City on Monday afternoon this week following suburbs. of Ernie Masten and the date 1941. After construction a two-week car jaunt which took him on a leisurely Mike Schell of Coal Creek Construction is also in the 1940s, the bungalow served as ground-floor trip through the Pacific northwest. He and an old preparing to break ground on Hinsdale County residence for Montana Smith, while the upstairs was friend, Russell Gammon, traveled up the California Historical Society’s new transportation building to equipped as a four-bedroom, one bathroom rental. coast from San Francisco to the redwoods, stopping off along the route in coastal Oregon before Hinsdale County has received a $9,500 structural continuing on to Seattle, Washington, and on up to New Rental assessment grant from the Colorado Historic Fund to Vancouver, British Columbia. In Seattle, Grant visited determine the condition of the single-room, cinder briefly with Leslie Vogel whose mother, Bernice Properties block school house at Debs in Hinsdale County’s Rawson, is an old-time Lake City girl. Leslie plans a South End. The money will employ Durango, visit in Lake City later this summer. Colorado, architect Michael Bell to assess the Grant returned home via Silver Star, Montana, with Lakeview Property Management Inc. structure and determine structural repairs which will where he and Russ spent an enjoyable week with be made. It is probable that future work on the Grant’s father and step-mother, Jim and Susan Serenity Valley building will be funded in part through additional Houston. The elder Houston is the donor of a rare Vacation Home funds which the county will seek from the State Newhouse bear trap which has been given to (3BR/ 2 1/2 Bath) Historic Fund. Hinsdale County Museum; the trap was effectively used for decades on the old McDonough Ranch on the Cochetopa, during that time fatally ensnaring Ox Yoke Duples one of this region’s last Grizzly bears. Ox Yoke Cabin 7 9 & 10 (2BR/ 1 Bath) (2-Efficency W/ Bath) Mothers Day is May 11 Announcement at hand for commencement exercises at Western State College, Gunnison, on For more information: 970-944-2401 Greeting Cards • Stationary • Candles Saturday, May 10. Among the well known grad firstname.lastname@example.org crossing the stage and receiving their diploma will be Humming Bird Gifts a Lake City school alum, Gwenivere Nelson, whose public school career started in Lake City. Gwen went Timberline Craftsman on to graduate from high school in Fort Collins and is now completing her college education. SILVER Introducing WORLD stands in a long line of local pals extending congratulations. Woodwicks’ A tip of the hat to busy busy businesswoman and Reed DIRT Pres Marian Kainer Hollingsworth for her 59th birthday on Friday, May 2; May 2 also adds a year Diffusers and brings congratulations to Sally Vickers David’s - a new way to youngest son, John David, who is 44 years old. fragrance without Former Lake City resident Martha Hemphill and the Maurer twins -- Lisa Cameron and Kim Spirek -- are flames... recalled for their 45th birthdays on Saturday, May 3. Natural wood June Persons, 54, and Rob Fries have birthdays on May 4, followed Monday, May 5, by birthdays for “Sunset on the Reef” spindles in nature’s Melody Heaton, 20, and Karen Kainer Dain. Matt Once a year I get in a seascape mood and remember many scents Ingram, 42, Kayla Chambers, 9, and R.E. and my days in the ocean in Hawaii. Free diving on the reef sage, cashmere, Rebecca’s son, Ian William Hall, 5, add a year on for shells was a favorite hobby of mine. fireside, honeysuckle & more. May 6. May 7 counts River Wade Moreland, 15, The Silver Street Garden sponsored by this gallery and former resident Larry Stukey, and Peter Matthew Betty Houston is being expanded to 105’. Thanks to Dr. Also candles with crackling wicks Main, 24, with Thursday, May 8 birthdays for Ball Durmon for helping till the plot. A new addition to 3rd Flats artist Bob Hines, 82, Tiffany Hall, 29, Margie Street Gardens is Inn at the Lake. The first hummer MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL Frieze Crews, 58, and Moscow, Idaho, resident Rev. showed up at the gallery on April 25, three days earlier than the last three years. 20% off on all Woodwick Norman Fowler, 49. 223 N. Silver St. 970-944-5009 Open Friday - Monday, 12-4 • 944-2334 SILVER WORLD, Friday, May 2, 2008. Page 5 storage shelters. Historians Intrigued Though easily accessible and surrounded by light scatters of chert flakes, some large rock vaults in the Lake Italian immigrants building the Lake by Purpose of Fork Valley are located on dry benches, not on heavily used terraces with ready supplies of fresh water. Rather than City branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the 1880s choose open sites, placing them instead are the suspected Mysterious Vaults in lower traffic areas could have decreased the chances that other visitors builders of stone vaults which were to the region would help themselves to probably used for by Mike Pearce the stored items. cooking purposes. Open-interior rock vaults found sporadically on Examples of the river terraces in high elevation settings in the Bread Ovens for Immigrant Railroad bake ovens in varying Southern Rocky Mountains pose intriguing Builders degrees of condition questions, among them, “what were they used for?,” are occasionally and “who built them?” Constructed of natural, The most compelling explanation for spotted from Lake unshaped and unmortared stone, the above-ground City extending structures have been described and explained in a northward to Blue variety of ways. Mesa Reservoir, including the Burial Chambers mounded pile of rocks and broken door lintel Common measurements for some of these stone pictured at left and features are six to eight feet in length, three to four below. feet wide, and over three feet high. In other words, A possible the dimensions appear big enough to accommodate a explanation of vault's human body. use, top photo, is the Close examination of the vault floors, however, fail rusted remnant of to produce bone or tooth fragments of interred baking powder can, humans or animals. Also missing are mortuary along side flint chips offerings such as prehistoric artifacts like beads, which were probably stone tools, pottery, or other durable historic coincidental and not materials including metal buttons, clasps, and so on. related to the oven’s Access apertures, like the 12 x 16” opening in the use. accompanying photograph, suggest the intention of reuse, rather than single use, sealed-forever nature of a burial crypt. A final indicator arguing against identifying the vaults as burial sites is the fact that many prehistoric burials in the Southern Rocky Mountain locales are in crevices, caves, or cairns in remote locations, not in above-ground vaults in easily accessible river terrace locations. Additionally, in the types of locale described here, the rock vaults in the Lake there are no traces of grave markers common in Fork Valley is that they historic era burials. were bread ovens for workers who blasted rock Treasure or High Grade Ore Stashes and constructed grades for the spur to Lake City, work The romantic notion and lure of lost or hidden which began in 1881 and, treasure will probably always lead us toward the with a multi-year possibility that rock vaults could be a way to hide intermission, was gold, ore, or other valuables. Aside from the fact that completed in 1889. no traces of ore or other valuables are to be found in Duane Vandenbusche these structures, they are located in areas more likely and Mary P. Rossillon both to facilitate easy relocation and reuse than for hiding state unequivocally that the something for later reclaiming. Just as caves and railroad workers in the crevices would be preferred for protecting human Lake Fork Valley were remains from scavenging animals, much less obvious Italians (Vandenbusche, locations than those on highly visible river terraces The Gunnison Country, 1980, and Rossillon, The would be preferable for sheltering treasure or Archaeology of Marion, An Historic Railroad Camp valuables. in Curecanti National Recreation Area, 1984). Rossillon also includes a section describing the Storage Caches lives of Italian railroad workers and the bread ovens they built elsewhere in the west. The ovens in the Another explanation that could fit the Lake Fork Valley are consistent with those they built circumstances is that people who walked hundreds in other locations, so it seems likely that they offer of miles to reach camp destinations in the high the best explanation for those that exist between country might have elected not to transport but to Lake City and Blue Mesa Reservoir. instead store heavier tool items like manos, metates, choppers, flake knives, and perhaps surplus baskets, Conclusion dry food materials, excess animal hides, or similar materials. While other reasons for the presence of high An elongated vault would have been advantageous elevation rock vaults may be found with further if surplus bows or atlatls were to be left in storage for inquiry, the most plausible explanation for the Lake future use. The practice of storing excess tools like Fork examples at this time seems to be that they were knives and drills in earthen pits is well established built by immigrant Italian railroad builders, probably for the area and could have been extended to larger to help them preserve part of their heritage and make or more perishable items by constructing these rock living in a new, unfamiliar land more palatable. SILVER WORLD, Friday, May 2, 2008. Page 6 James Casey, Cavit and her husband, Dennis, Lake City; Kevin Casey, North Hollywood, California; and Sean Casey and his wife, Patti, Gaston, Oregon; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. with anyone, Jim enjoyed any time he could meet new folks and always seemed to have the “luck of the Irish,” as he would always find someone from his hometown or some other place he had lived continued from page 3 James enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, and especially loved his visits to Lake City to see his throughout the years. At the top of Cinnamon Pass he met a couple from another small Oregon coast daughter and son-in-law, the Cavits. While he loved town right next to Oceanside. It is a small world. the view of the ocean from his home in Oregon, he Jim Casey will be missed by many in Oregon where also marveled at the beauty of the mountains while he served as the president of the local community business consultant at Tillamook Bay Community in Colorado, and in particular Lake City. club, a member of a study group to discuss flooding College before retiring in 2007. The story of the “enormous” bear going past while in the area, and on numerous committees for his He was a member of St. Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Jim and Shirley were taking a walk in San Juan homeowners’ association. Church and Knights of Columbus. Ranch Estates remains one of the funniest stories told But he will be missed even more by his family and Mr. Casey is survived by his wife of 55 years, at family reunions, and the bear gets bigger each friends just because of who he was -- the class clown Shirley Casey, of Oceanside; and by their five time the story is told. of high school who never changed, a man who could children, Sharon Neelands, Springboro, Ohio; James He enjoyed visiting St. Rose of Lima Catholic find humor in almost any situation and made Paul Casey II and his wife, Karen, Elk Grove; Erin Church, especially meeting all of the members of the everyone feel at home. parish. Always willing to strike up a conversation Community the sorority’s board as an active alumna for many calendar Dorothy Monnet, years afterwards; her other interests included Pen & Quill Book Club, Connoisseur Club, and Coterie Club, as well as the “Ladies of the Lake” Mahjong brought to you by group. Miners & Merchants Bank continued from page 3 She was a long time member of the Crown Heights & THE SILVER WORLD Christian Church. During their 54 years’ marriage, the Monnets enjoyed travel throughout the world, although Dorothy frequently cited her days spent at Following graduation from Classen High School in Lake City in the Colorado mountains as among her 1950, she received a degree in business from most favorite times. University of Oklahoma and for two years was Dorothy’s enduring passion, however, was her role employed as secretary for the Dean of the University as wife, mother, and homemaker. Throughout her of Oklahoma Medical School. life, her children and grandchildren were a Dorothy was a member of Delta Delta Delta continuing source of delight. Friday, May 2 Sorority during university and continued to serve on In addition to her husband, Charles Monnet, AA Meeting, Presbyterian Annex, Noon Dorothy is survived by five children and their Saturday, May 3 spouses, Charles Monnet III, Lake City, Bob and Sunday, May 4 Debbie Monnet, Edmond, Oklahoma, Carolyn and AA Meeting, Presbyterian Annex, 4 pm Dental Clinic Jim Odor, Edmond, Oklahoma, Diane and Kris Appointments for May Cooper, Branson, Missouri, and Michael and Karol Monday, May 5 Tuesday, May 6 Monnet, Littleton, Colorado. Youth BAG, Teen Center, 4-5 pm Other survivors are 19 grandchildren, a brother, Wednesday, May 7 Dr. Bill - May 10 Robert Bainbridge of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and County Commissioners Meeting, Coursey Annex, 10 am AA Meeting, Presbyterian Annex, Noon Susan DeForest/Hygienist numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Friday afternoon, Women’s Club Meeting, Women’s Club Building, Noon May 7 & 8 April 25, at Crown Heights Christian Church. Town Trustees Meeting, Coursey Annex, 7:30 pm Thursday, May 8 Dr. Steve -May 30 & 31 Memorial donations may be made to Kids Across Boardwalk Construction, Downtown, 9 am Appointments begin at 8:30 am America, 1429 Lakeshore Drive, Branson, Missouri Student Poetry Performance, Black Crooke Theatre, 7 pm To schedule, call 944-0321, ext #10. 65616. Friday, May 9 AA Meeting, Presbyterian Annex, Noon Green Council Meeting, Coursey Annex, 2 pm Recreation Activities Mondays 10-11 am ~ Kid’s Gym 7-9 am ~ Paddle Tennis 4-5 pm ~ Indoor Soccer 9-10 am ~ Armory Walking 5:30-6:45 pm ~ Kick aerobics 6-7 pm ~ Soo Bahk Do Wednesdays Tuesdays 7-9 am ~ Paddle Tennis 8-9 am ~ Tai Chi 9-10 am ~ Armory Walking 9-10 am ~ Armory Walking 6-7:15 pm ~ Soo Bahk Do 10-11am ~ Kids Gym Fridays 4-5 pm ~ Indoor Soccer 7-9 am ~ Paddle Tennis 5:30-6:45 pm ~ Kick aerobics 9-10 am ~ Armory Walking Wednesdays 4-5 pm ~ Rollerskating 7-9 am ~ Paddle Tennis 5:30-6:45 pm ~ Karate 9-10 am ~ Armory Walking 7-10 pm ~ Teen Center 4-5 pm ~ Indoor Soccer Saturdays 6-7:15 pm ~ Soo Bahk Do 7-10pm ~ Teen Center Thursdays Sundays 8-9 am ~ Tai Chi 9-10 am ~ Armory Walking Paddle Tennis: Doug Hartman • Soo Bahk Do: Jodi Linsey Tai Chi: Jerry Gray • Karate/Aerobics: Marty Priest Open Basketball: Ben Hake All activities are held in the Armory, unless noted. lake city school hot lunch Provided by Sweet Peas & Luna Restaurants Tuesday, May 6 Chili, Dessert Thursday, May 8 Tacos, Dessert Library Hours: M - F, 1-5 & Sat, 10 am - 1 pm Medical Center: M-F, 10-4; Sat, 10-12; Sun 2-4 Center Landfill Hours: Wed & Sat, 9 - 12, 1 - 4 Visitors Center Hours: Mon.-Fri, 9 - 5, Sun 1-5 District Court Clerk : Wed. & Fri, 8:30 to 1:30 Wee Care Day Care Center : Mon. - Fri., 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Lake City Weather Date Max Min Precip Snow Remarks 4/22 61 25 Gorgeous - yeah! 4/23 61 26 Nice day 4/24 56 13 Cold & Breezy 4/25 48 27 Colder day 4/26 46 15 Sunny, cold wind 4/27 55 23 Pretty am - colder pm 4/28 62 23 Pretty day SILVER WORLD, Friday, May 2, 2008. 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A Judgment has been entered in this action concerning a deed of trust executed by ALS ENTERPRISES, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company, for the benefit of COMMUNITY BANKS OF COLORADO, date September 7, 2007, and recorded September 7, 2007, as Reception No. 96392 of the real estate records in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Hinsdale County, Colorado (the “Deed of Trust”). The original principal balance of the Debt is $249,000.00 and the principal balance of the Debt on the date of the recording of the Lis Pendens was $249,000.00 A Judgement has also been entered in this action concerning a security agreement and Uniform Commercial Code Financing Statement filed on September 13, 2007, as Reception no. 2007F094076 (“UCC Lien”). The name, address, and telephone number of the attorneys representing the owner of the Deed of Trust and UCC Lien being foreclosed is Jill T. Norris, Wilderson, OʼHayre, Dawson & Norris, P.C., 120 N. Taylor Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81230, (970) 641-3326. The real and personal property which is the subject matter of this litigation, which is all of the property currently encumbered by the Deed of Trust and UCC Lien described in said Judgement, is situated in Hinsdale County, Colorado, and is described as follows, to wit: Lots 20, 21 and 22, Block 54, TOWN OF LAKE CITY, according to the official plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Hinsdale County Clerk and Recorder, County of Hinsdale, State of Colorado. also known as 310 Gunnison Avenue, Lake City, Colorado 81235 (the “Real Property”); and All inventory, equipment, general intangibles, furniture and fixtures; whether any of the foregoing is owed now or acquired later; all accessions, additions, replacements, and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records relating to the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and account proceeds) (the “Personal Property” or “Collateral”). Attached hereto are copies of certain Colorado statutes that may vitally affect your property rights in relation to this proceeding. Said proceeding may result in the loss of property in which you have an interest and may create a personal debt against you. You may wish to seek the advice of your own private attorney concerning your rights in relation to this foreclosure proceeding. INTENT to cure or redeem, as provided by the aforementioned laws, must be directed to or conducted at the Office of the Sheriff for Hinsdale County, Colorado, 311 N. Henson Street, Lake City, Colorado, 81235. A notice of intent to cure filed pursuant to 38-38-104 C.R.S. must be filed at least 15 calendar days prior to the first scheduled sale date or any date to which the sale is continued. A notice of intent to redeem filed pursuant to 38-38-302, C.R.S., must be filed no later than 8 business days after the sale. THE LIEN OF THE TRUST DEED BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The undersigned will on Friday, June 27, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at 317 N. Henson Street, Lake City, Colorado 81235 sell the Property at public auction to the highest bidder who has submitted bid funds to the undersigned as specified by C.R.S. 38-38- 106(7) to pay the Debt and certain other sums, all as provided by applicable law and the Trust Deed. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ron Bruce, Sheriff, Hinsdale County Published by Silver World Publishing Co. (The Lake City Silver World) Lake City, Colorado Publication dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2008 NOTICE OF VACANCY Lake City Board of Trustees Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Town of Lake City is currently accepting applications from interested persons to fill an existing vacancy on the Board. LEGAL NOTICE MOVING SALE Applicants must be registered voters of the Town of Lake City and willing to commit to a semi-monthly meeting schedule and additional meetings as necessary. The term is 2 years. and m uch m ore. John Parker has applied to the Hinsdale County Board of County Commissioners for MOVING SALE - Letters of application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, a special use permit to construct a Condominium Development containing 3 units, at Furniture, t ool c hest, Through V ickers Ranch, the Lake Fork Hunting and Fishing Club, Lake City, CO 81235. The permit is required 2008 and may be either delivered to the Town Offices at 230 N. Bluff Street from 8:00 because this area is zoned Rural District 1. The Board will hold a public hearing on tools, l adder, heater, follow P ark Creek R d, a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F, or mailed to the Town of Lake City; P. O. Box 544; Lake City, this matter on May 7, 2008 at 10 a.m., in the Coursey Annex, 311 N. Henson St., household i tems, left o n G olden P ear L n, CO 81235. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Town Office at Lake City, CO 81235. Persons with questions may contact the County Administrator snowboard with right a t sign. Fri & Sat, 970-944-2333. 9-4. S un, n oon - 4. at 970-944-2225. bindings - a lmost n ew, Michelle Pierce, Town Manager lead g lass w ood d oor, Published by Silver World Publishing Co. Town of Lake City, Colorado (The Lake City Silver World) Lake City, Colorado Published by Silver World Publishing Co. Publication dates: April 18 and 25, and May 2, 2008 (The Lake City Silver World) Lake City, Colorado Publication dates: April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9, 2008 Help Wanted LOOK HERE HINSDALE C OUNTY 4007 or 254-592-4199. PICTURES NEEDED!! If 9 7 0 - 9 4 4 - D I R T SCHOOL D ISTRICT has 5/9 you have pictures of firstname.lastname@example.org these vacancies for 08- Outdoor Enterprises, LLC recent Lake City events and activities, we need them!! 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