Coffee & Conversation to be held Oct 3

Please join us for the next Coffee & Conversation at The Confluence from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  We will have a discussion with Larry Lucas (historic preservation architect from the Colorado Main Street program) and Kim Grant (director for the Endangered Places program with Colorado Preservation Inc) and talk about the role of historic preservation design guidelines, the need for an updated survey of our downtown district, the outbuildings of Lake City, and any other historic preservation related questions you may have.  Events are informal, with coffee sponsored by Lake City DIRT.

Later that day, we will be hosting a visioning charrette at the Anthony Gallery to look at our Downtown Underground (previously the Hole in the Wall saloon and envisioned to be The Art Cave).  Join us there at 10:30 a.m. for a tour and discussions throughout the rest of the morning and early afternoon.  (We will order brown bag lunches that you are welcome to purchase).  Issues of accessibility for all three floors of the Arts Council building, along with future uses and funding opportunities will be discussed. 

Kim Grant will also provide a presentation about the Endangered Places Program and how we are participating in that state-wide program locally.  For a more detailed agenda, please contact us. 

Please join us for any discussions you are able to and comments will continue to be taken throughout the process.  The celebration of historic preservation and re-use of our beloved historic buildings is a tenet of the National Main Street program and a community value of Lake City and Hinsdale County, Colorado.  We hope to see you next week!

Flowerbed Makeover

Town Square Cabins flowerbed gets a makeover.  By shrinking the footbprint of the flower bed, we hope to reduce the damage from cars backing into it!  Thanks to Jud and Marian Hollingsworth, Russ Brown, and a man who just stopped to help.  

Coming Up! Wine & Music Festival

Coming soon ..... Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival:  September 15, 2018

Check out our List of VENDORS for this year!

2018 buy festival tickets

Coffee & Conversation to be held June 11th

Please join us for Coffee & Conversations at Chillin on June 11th at 10:00 am.  Coffee provided by Lake City DIRT. 

Conversation will focus on beautification efforts - ideas - challenges 

Lake City DIRT is a leader in the Colorado Main Street program, in partnership with our local governments, other nonprofit organizations, small business owners, donors, and volunteers.

August is Lake City History Month

LAKE CITY, COLO., (June 27, 2018):   The annual monthlong celebration of Lake City’s heritage begins August 1st and features cemetery tours, ghost tours, walking tours and interior homes, as well as the special presentation of Scarlet Belles, an Old Radio program and musical acts.  A calendar of events is available from the Chamber of Commerce, at local establishments, or online at 

Celebrate Colorado Day (August 1st) with the First Annual “Wet Your Whistle” pub crawl fundraiser for Car 211.  The Historical Society is bringing back and restoring this combination passenger/freight train which was the “last train out of Lake City.”  Come and welcome it back TOMORROW at the Museum.  We expect the crane to arrive from Monte Vista to move the car into its new location early afternoon. 

Sponsors for the 2018 program include Community Banks of Colorado, the Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board, Lake City DIRT, the Matterhorn Motel, Sportsman’s Outdoors & Fly Shop, and the Town of Lake City.

Pickaxe Project

Hello, all!  As a Main Street community, Lake City has been invited to participate in the Pickaxe Project (happening in 18 communities around the state).  Please see the attached SAVE THE DATE flyer for more information.  We will be at the DIRT office from 10 to 12 on Wednesday, May 30th and at the Lake City Brewing Company from 4 to 6 pm.  Please join us!