REOPENING The Sportsman Outdoors & Fly Shop
To Our Sportsman & Lake City Community:
With the lifting of closures in Colorado, we’re opening our store today (May 20, 2020) for in-store shopping, as well as continued curbside service.
We are closely following all guidance from national, state, and local authorities to ensure your health, as well as that of our staff. We want to make your experience as safe and pleasant as possible. Our employees will be wearing face coverings, and we’re asking that you do as well. It’s a simple thing, and done out of concern and care for ourselves and others. (If you don’t have any, we have some for sell; as well as our standard Buff bandanas.)
Our sanitizers are at the ready, and all of our COVID19 practices are out for you to read, in full display at the store. It’s nothing unusual, just the physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand sanitation new norms, as well as a few others. These new standard practices mean that we might not be able to accommodate as many people in the store as usual, but our team will make sure that we’re there to help you, in the store and at curbside. And as always, we’re happy to ship items to your location.
We also have health and safety practices for all of our services, including all rentals, fly fishing guide trips, guided hikes, scenic tours, and shuttles. These practices are recommended by the state, as well as other authorities with whom we’ve been working in the outdoor recreation arena.
We’re never happier than when serving you! We've been at this since 1998 (and our store has been operating since 1955). We're hoping our ride here in the outdoor industry isn’t over yet, and we want to reach out to all of you who’ve expressed your encouragement and support throughout this stressful time.
Our deepest thanks,
The Sportsman Team
Rolling Update On Response to COVID-19
April 8, 2020
Because of continued concern for the safety and health of our customers and staff, The Sportsman will remain closed through April 30, 2020. The State of Colorado has extended its Stay-At-Home Order through April 26, 2020. We will continue to update on our status and maintain safety.
Again, we are here to help you in any way that we can. Need a river report? Gear suggestions? Or simply want to talk about how Lake City is weathering the storm, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (970-944-2526) any time. We will continue to answer our phone, voicemail, and emails daily. We’re happy to ship items to you and even set up reservations for summer trips.
March 26, 2020
To Our Lake City and Sportsman Community:
With the continued outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been constantly looking for ways to help protect the health and safety of our employees and customers. After a great deal of thoughtful deliberation, we are temporarily closing our Lake City store starting Thursday, March 19 through April 11.
Our local governments, Silver Thread Public Health District, Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment have issued orders through April 8 that limit gatherings, close restaurants and bars, and are discouraging visitors to Lake City/Hinsdale County. Additionally, the State of Colorado issued a stay-at-home order beginning March 26 through April 11.
We believe it’s our duty to do all we can to keep one another safe at this extraordinary time. That also means continuing to pay our staff, even while our store is closed. It also means continuing to serve our customers, albeit in a more remote manner.
We are here to help you in any way that we can. Need a river report? Gear suggestions? Or simply want to talk about how Lake City is weathering the storm, email (email@example.com) or call us (970-944-2526) any time. We will continue to answer our phone, voicemail, and emails daily. We’re happy to ship items to you and even set up reservations for summer trips.
Deposits are no longer required for trip reservations, so call us to make reservations. (We're still transitioning our website to the new approach, and it's not quite done yet.) Then as we move into the summer, we’ll call you 14 days in advance of your trip, if you have not canceled, to obtain payment.
We have already developed ways to ensure that we are conducting business in the safest way possible. We will continue to improve our methods for both retail store and trip operations.
In this time of anxiety, we encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors … a healing balm like no other. In fact, fishing is probably one of the best “distancing” sports you can undertake on your own.
In the meantime, we are here to help you in any way we can.
Stay safe and stay hopeful as we all endure the next few weeks!
The Sportsman’s Management