Letter from Donna Nevens
Local history – July 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine
Cleora was once Proposed For the Lake County Seat
I am writing with reference to your comments about Cleora in the June, 1997, edition of Colorado Central. Residents of the platted townsite voted to incorporate the town at an election held at the Grand View Hotel on August 26, 1879.
Mayor W.A. Hawkins and a five-member Board of Trustees held their first meeting on October 4, 1879, at which time they appointed a treasurer, marshal, police judge, and corporate attorney. An addition to the town was platted later and filed in the office of the county clerk. The board held its last meeting on May 27, 1880.