By Kolten Wonnacott (LCHC Social Media Reporter)

Who doesn’t love a good party on a Friday night?  And if you like parties, then San Juan Delights is the place to be this Friday, June 12th from 4-8pm! 

This celebration will be tons of fun and everyone is welcome. The Open House will feature live music, scrumptious food and door prizes. If that’s not enough to sway you, the unveiling of the Giant Sandwich, the official launch of the photography book, Fall Colors, by From the High Country, introducing the collaborative store on location The Flying Pig "a unique botique", and last but not least celebrating Sandy Hines’ birthday party should!  Assorted merchandise will also be sold so come on down and party with us!

San Juan Delights and The Flying Pig are located at 925 Ocean Wave Drive (behind The Country Store).

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San Juan Delights Photo Gallery

 

 

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It may not officially be summer yet but there's still plenty of fun and adventure to be had in Lake City.  Use these 5 reasons as an excuse to make your treck to Lake City now!!

 

1. Green! Green! Green!

Flowers may not be in bloom yet but the bright green aspens sure make up for it! Our spring peak hits later here at high altitude so you can have spring twice!

 

2. Natural Waterfalls

As if the drives around Lake City weren’t beautiful enough, the spring snow melt makes for dozens of incredible and natural waterfalls that you won’t see the rest of the year.11401013 1069630383051827 1818496793581493984 n

 

 

3. Wildlife Viewing

With spring comes an explosion of life. You may see everything from baby birds to moose and their little ones.

 

4. Availability

Lake City starts to really come alive in mid-spring. Most businesses and lodging facilities are open by the first week but the peak tourist season doesn’t hit until July. That means you get to enjoy everything Lake City has to offer without rushing to get your foot in the door.

 

5. Rafting

If you’re looking for more of an adventurous experience, the peak run-off season brings high water levels in the rivers. You’ll be in for the rafting trip of your life! Click the picture below to find more information about our local rafting guides to set up your trip today.

 

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Photo courtesy of Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting

By Kolten Wonnacott

This annual FREE Lake City summer camp will run two times this sumer during the weeks of June 8-12 and June 22-26 from 9am to 3pm. 

Most activities will be conducted at the Lake City Community School or on the Lake City School Grounds. The day camp is open to all children, ages 6-12.

Preston McGlothlin and Tara Hardy and the coordinators of the program. Additionally, Preston McGlothlin, Katie Backus, Miranda Hall, and Kolten Wonnacott will be Camp Counselors.

The Summer Youth Program is a great opportunity for children, from and outside of the community, to learn and have fun during the summer.

I highly recommend bringing your children to these wonderful two one-week programs.

 

Lake San Cristobal 5K/10K Race

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There’s no better way to start off your Saturday morning than with a 3.1-mile or 6.2-mile run from the 2nd largest, natural body of water in the state to the heart of Lake City, a quaint, little town in the middle of nowhere. Anyone can run the race, whether you’re 7 or 70. Even celebrities, like Forrest Gump and Oscar the Bear, come to run. You may even be able to snag a chance to meet or get a photo with one of these super stars.

 

 

 

10k start lineDirectors of the race, Mandy Caldon, Patrice Palmer, and Phillip Virden, have been so kind as to keep the race going for 34 years, and are already planning far into the future. This fun, challenging, and beautiful course through Lake City’s amazing scenery is sure to appeal to all age groups. This awesome event is raising money for a good cause, ice climbing in Lake City.  You can learn more about 'Lake City Ice Climbs' on facebook or on their website

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If you feel like having a good time, and giving to a good cause, then come and race on June 6th.

Registration begins at 7:30 and shuttles will take people to the starting line from 8:15 to 9:15.

(You may also pre-register online.) The race begins at 9:30, and awards will be presented around 11:00. It is sure to be a blast!

  

Meet Kolten Wonnacott! 

Kolten is the newest employee for the Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.  You'll see Kolten flying around town on his bike, trilby atop his head and attached Press Pass.

After just wrapping up his freshman year, Kolten has placed in multiple Regional Spelling Bees and competed at the state level twice.  But when asked, he'll tell you that science is his favorite subject in school.

"I think the coolest part about the job will be going around and talking to all of the businesses.  I'm excited to tell everyone about Lake City."  The Wonnecatt family owns and operates G&M Cabins in downtown Lake City.  A resident of 6 years, Kolten's favorite activity around Lake City is swimming in the river. Burr!

You can keep up with Kolten and his features here, on the Lake City website blog or check us out on the social media of your choice.

 

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