Latest News – June 20

June Active for Lake County Search and Rescue

By Betty Benson, Lake County Public Information Officer

The weekend of June 8 & 9 was busy for Search & Rescue here in Lake County, Colo.  This volunteer organization responded to 911 calls for assistance from people who have gotten into trouble in the back country. 

Members of the Lake County Search and Rescue team prepare for action! Photo: Lake County Office of Emergency Management

Members of the Lake County Search and Rescue team prepare for action! Photo: Lake County Office of Emergency Management

On Sunday, June 8 a call was received that a 32 year-old female paddle boarder was stranded on the south side of the channel by Deception Point on Twin Lakes Reservoir.  The winds were steady at 36 Mph making it almost impossible to get motorized craft over to that location. The Search and Rescue (SAR) responders thank Johnny “Canoe” who assisted them using a 2 man kayak to get an EMT to her to begin treatment for hypothermia. 

Responding to this call were EMS, Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue and SAR personnel who worked together on this extraction. 

On Saturday June 14, a call was received regarding two bicyclists stranded on a sandbar near the inlet of the upper lake of Twin Lakes and Lake Creek meet.  Six SAR members and the sheriff’s department assisted in the rescue. Johnny “Canoe” also aided with a 2-man kayak. 

Fast rising water can change the scenery pretty quickly, as was the case for two cyclists out at Twin Lakes last Saturday. Photo: Lake County Office of Emergency Management

Fast rising water can change the scenery pretty quickly, as was the case for two cyclists at Twin Lakes on June 14. Photo: LCOEM

The bicyclists were riding the InterLaken Trail when they took take a short cut across the streams that feed the lake. After crossing two streams they became stranded on the sand bar south of Lake Creek. SAR personnel extracted them by crossing Lake Creek from the north.  The bicyclists and bicycles were transported safely back to White Star campground.Obit_Spacer_Thin

A Leadville Saturday: Community Movie Night!

Tomorrow marks week two for the Leadville Community Movie Night series. So grab your favorite wizard-wanna-be because it’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!”  

Movies_June21 copyHarry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage, as he makes close friends and a few enemies in his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With the help of his friends, Harry faces an attempted comeback by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry’s parents, but failed to kill Harry when he was just one year old.

The show starts at dusk, which is generally about 8:30 this time of year. The movie is FREE. Ice Palace Park is located north of the Mining Museum (E. 10th Street Entrance).

This series of movies is funded entirely with private donations from the community. Here’s a full line-up of this summer’s movies, as well as some information about how you can become a sponsor  of this great community event: INFO.

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