2019 Holiday Calendar and Missing Mistletoe

Happy holidays from the Chamber and DIRT! 

Here’s a sneak peak of the 2019 Old-Fashioned Holiday Calendar

Missing Mistletoe 2019 Calendar

Dog + Bone: Made on Main

Dog Bone

Fabulous Uncorked Festival

Dear Community –

Thanks for another spectacular Lake City Uncorked Wine and Music Festival! Gorgeous weather, awesome sound, great music, and good friends … this event would be impossible without volunteers! A huge thank you to the Lake City DIRT Board of Directors (Elaine Gray, Sandy Murphy, Greg Collins, Marian Hollingsworth, Grant Houston, Ruthanna Hall, Ben Hake, Danielle Worthen, Patty Crotwell, Nate Motsinger, Lynn McNitt, Richard Moore) for a year of work before each Uncorked event.

Thank you for financial assistance from our premier sponsors (Becky Beedy, Climb Elevated Eatery, Community Banks of Colorado, Dog+Bone, Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board, Hinsdale County, Steve & Happy Johns, Law of the Rockies, Patrick Proffer, MD, San Luis Valley Brewing Company, and the Town of Lake City); gold sponsors (Hall Realty, Inc., Jud and Marian Hollingsworth, and The Sportsman Outdoors & Fly Shop); silver sponsors (Alpine Village, Blue Spruce Building Materials, Castle Lakes Campground & Cabins, Confluence in Lake City, Dave’s Art Glass, G&M Cabins, Lakeview Property Management, Lake City Bakery, Melty’s, Mountaineer Theatre, Native Texan Landscapes, O’Loughlin & Schumacher, OMGoodness Spa, Park Avenue Rentals, Russ Brown Gallery, Team Murphy Realty, The Texan Resort, Town Square Cabins & Mini Mart, and Utah’s Sanitation); bronze sponsors (Bluebird Boutique, Cabin Fever Mercantile, Elkhorn Liquors, Elkhorn RV Resort, Highlander RV & Campground, Hinsdale County Emergency Medical Services, Sheriff’s Office, Search & Rescue, Road & Bridge, John Wagner Public Library, JP King Auction Company, Keep in Touch Spa Salon, Lake City Arts, Lake City / Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce, Lake City Brewing Company, Lake City Café, Lake City Sports & Auto Center, Packer Saloon & Cannibal Grill, Paradise Property Service, Pleasant View Cabins & Jeep Rentals, Rene’s Garage, Republic National Distributing Company, Silver Spur Gifts & Motel, Silver World Newspaper, Slumgullion Gift Gallery, Southern Vittles, WEBCO, and The Flyin Pig). Thanks to Yolie Brown for the 2019 image, B4 Studio, Sandy Hines, and JakPrints for assistance with marketing design and fabrication.

Music was provided by Bruce Hayes, opening by Jeff Heaton, Shavano Blue Trio, the Lisa Morales Band, HoneyHouse, Cash’d Out, and Mo’Champipple & the Meso Horns. Production assistance was provided by Snob Productions, Park Avenue Rentals, and High Octane Enterprises (Eric Grossman). Special thanks to emcee Phillip Virden. Thanks to Darin Thorn of Republic National Distributing and the San Luis Valley Brewing Company (Mike and Mary Young). Once again, we had beautiful, hand-painted wine glasses from Julie Reel. Thanks, Chuck Chetwin, for coordinating vendors (Kip’s Grill, Haugen’s Mountain Grown Lamb, Climb Elevated Eatery, Mountain Valley Kettle Corn, Smokin’ Johnny’s BBQ, Autumn Tenyl Designs, Alpen Glow Essentials, Clay Memory, Dream Wild Studio, Festive Fascinators, Glassy Girls, From the High Country, HJ’s Hats of Crested Butte, Jeansonne’s Fine Designs, Lady Unique Boutique, Rocky Mountain Antler Art, Laurel’s Pearls, Pets & Pine Candle Co., Pete Emerson Silversmith, Peppermills of Distinction, Pinon Wood Fibers Ranch, Queen Beads, Rocky Mountain Outback Hats, Shot & Hunt, and the Jewelry Smith. Thanks to our accommodations Alpine Village, The Texan, Gowdy Properties, and G&M Cabins.

Cheers to Diane Bruce and Tom Hamel for overseeing a smooth Wine Tent operation and Greg Collins for the Beer Booth. Green room space provided by Lake City Arts (thank you!) and coordinated by Peggy Bales (thanks to all the donors of amazing food!). Ruthanna Hall and Elaine Gray oversaw the ticket booth and thanks to Lynn McNitt for the products booth. Thank you to Noah Krouse and volunteers for providing security, to Britt McLaughlin and Emergency Medical Services for on-site medical assistance, and to the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement. Thanks to Ben Hake for clean facilities, park setup, and a Safe Ride home! Thank you, Mike Young, for a new Safe Ride sign at a moment’s notice. Special thanks to Hinsdale County for the new crowd control barriers for our community.

A huge thank you to our 175 community volunteers who make this day possible Mark your calendars & tell your friends – September 19, 2020.


Kristine Borchers

Lake City DIRT

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Upcoming Small Town Summit, October 7th

Please join DIRT / Chamber / Arts Center for our Small Town Summit on October 7th at the Arts Center in Lake City. It's been a challenging year for our businesses, cities, and counties. We are looking forward to an excellent opportunity for sharing successes and challenges, and furthering relationships with our sister counties. Lunch is $15. There will be a private party at the Brewery the evening before and we'll send out a more detailed agenda as we get closer.

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Arts2020 Kicks Off with Outdoor Piano

During our national Main Street Refresh, our community and Lake City DIRT board identified opportunities for increased arts and outdoor recreation in Hinsdale County. “Anyone who calls themselves an artist is an artist,” says Greg Collins, secretary to the board and champion of Arts2020 (with many more initiatives to be implemented next year). The Outdoor Piano can be found just outside Lake City Arts. 

Lake City DIRT is moving forward with a focus on arts and outdoor recreation as part of our Main Street Refresh. Send us your ideas!

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