Multi-purpose surface. Frozen-over Patterson Lake was busy on New Year’s Day with dozens of people skating, skiing, hiking, riding fat bikes, walking the dog, sledding or just hanging out. Forecasts call for some relief from the snow drought over the next several days and into the weekend. Photo by Don Nelson

Multi-purpose surface. Frozen-over Patterson Lake was busy on New Year’s Day with dozens of people skating, skiing, hiking, riding fat bikes, walking the dog, sledding or just hanging out. Forecasts call for some relief from the snow drought over the next several days and into the weekend. Photo by Don Nelson