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LFVC Launches River Enhancement Project
Taken from the Lake City Silver World
Vol. 36, No. 16
Friday, September 20, 2013
Lake City residents will become familiar with the definitions and beneficial results of hydrological terms such as "vane," "cross vane," and "sill" in coming weeks as a long-awaited river enhancement project gets underway.
Regardless of definitions, the end result, according to LFVC's Executive Director Camille Richard, will be a boon to lovers of water and wildlife--and the environment in broader scope--as river banks are stabilized and fish habitat improved along a half-mile section of lower Henson Creek as it flows through Lake City and merges with the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.
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Lake Fork Community Foundation Pledges $2,500 toward New Greenhouse at Hearts & Spades Community Garden
The Lake City Community Garden Group is proud to launch a $52,000 capital campaign to build an off-the-grid greenhouse within the existing boundaries of Hearts & Spades Community Garden.
The garden group first shared news of the project at the Shpadoinkle Harvest Day last month, when the public was invited to dine on locally-grown delicacies from the garden’s first harvest.
“This is an important project for Lake City and Hinsdale County,” says board president Casey Carrigan. “The new greenhouse will enable residents to keep money in the local economy while increasing their food security, self-sufficiency, and energy independence. We invite everyone to join our construction team by donating funds and supplies such as lumber, hardware, polycarbonate, and labor.”
The greenhouse would enable Hearts & Spades to grow year-round, creating a market for locally-grown produce and a revenue stream to ensure maintenance of the garden and oversight of its programs. These programs include delivery of fresh, nutritious produce to families in need, and education opportunities that currently would cease when school is in session due to the short growing season.
The group decided to move forward with the project after receiving encouragement from both the community and several Colorado grantmaking organizations. This past Tuesday, the Lake Fork Community Foundation pledged $2,500 toward the greenhouse project, and last week the Lake City Town Trustees voted to grant the group a 10-year, non-revocable lease on the Hearts & Spades Community Garden property.
The Colorado Garden Foundation has approved the group’s request to submit a $15,000 challenge grant for the greenhouse, which requires that the group raise $15,000 to match the Foundation’s contribution. The El Pomar Foundation also green-lighted a request for $10,000 for the project in June at Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days.
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Youth Reporters Interview Locals for Hearing Hinsdale Radio Project
Hearing Hinsdale, a youth radio program created in collaboration with KVNF Community Radio in Paonia, Lake City Community School, the Hinsdale County Historical Society, and Lake City D.I.R.T., is now in it's fourth week!
This means that our seven, local youth reporters have been dispatched to the field. They will use the new skills in interviewing and recording technology they practiced over the last three weeks to collect oral histories from residents who have connections to Hinsdale County's mining legacy.
This new, multi-media education program enables our youth to help preserve and share local history while learning radio production skills, evolving as writers, and developing soft skills such as tactful interviewing.
All resulting audio presentations will be aired on KVNF Community Radio--a critical partner in this endeavor--shared at local events, and made available on available online.
Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Hearing Hinsdale listening party, which will take place in early November at the Hinsdale County Museum.
Public Advisory Group Meeting
POSTPONED DUE TO GOV'T SHUTDOWN
9 a.m. Coursey Annex
311 N Henson Street, Lake City, CO 81235
Hearing Hinsdale Listening Party
TBA November 2013
Hinsdale County Museum
130 N Silver St, Lake City, CO 81235
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:30 p.m., LFVC's Office
206 N Silver Street, Lake City, CO 81235
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