Holiday Calendar and Missing Mistletoe

LC Holiday mistletoesmLAKE CITY, COLO., (November 11, 2018) – Happy holidays from the Chamber and DIRT! 

Here’s a sneak peak of the 2018 Old-Fashioned Holiday Calendar (attached) – jam-packed with fun events for all.  Check out the new stuff – a little tree decorating event with the Chamber, a sing-along following the Tree Lighting, the Nutcracker at the Theatre, and a Scarf Painting class … and the fan-favorites – Fruit Cake Toss, crafts with Mrs. Hake, the school play, all the holiday luncheons.  SO MUCH FUN!  We will have paper-form copies at the Chamber and distributed throughout the community soon, along with the Missing Mistletoe program materials.  But with today’s beautiful snowstorm, we just couldn’t WAIT TO SHARE this calendar with you!   

Thank you to Rachel Moore and Drew Nelson for all your work, and Pioneer Vintage Designs for this design.  Funding for the 2018 calendar comes from business sponsorships and the Hinsdale County Lodging Tax funds awarded to the Main Street program.  Lake City DIRT is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing Lake City’s historic and commercial district.  More information about our Main Street program can be found at

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy winter activities in Lake City and Hinsdale County

isaac borchers snowboardingThere are many activities for residents and visitors in Hinsdale County that are weather- and snow-dependent.  As the temperatures get colder and the leaves keep falling, keep Lake City in mind for a getaway. 

The Town of Lake City runs an Ice Climbing Wall and a Downtown Ice Skating Rink, as well as the Lake City Ski Hill for downhill skiing and snowboarding (including inexpensive rental equipment).  The Lake City / Continental Divide Snowmobile Club grooms one hundred miles of multi-use trails over the winter months. 

Come and enjoy our winter wonderland playground.  For more information, visit

Christmas In Lake City  •  Winter Activities


Buy Your Copy: 'A San Juan Tapestry Project'

san juan tapestry memoirs bookYou can purchase the San Juan Tapestry photograph and oral history collection of Hinsdale County now for only $10.  Pick yours up today at the Chamber of Commerce or contact DIRT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Proceeds benefit DIRT and the Hinsdale County Historical Society. 

Strategic Visioning Journey

Thanks to funding from the Department of Local Affairs, DIRT is embarking on a Strategic Visioning journey over the winter 2018-2019 months.  Please let us know your feedback on what we've been doing, what we could do, and how to improve our effectiveness and our capacity.  Watch for surveys that will be distributed throughout the community and draft plans are expected out next spring.  We are partnering with Ayers Associates for this project.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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!