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Community health updates are changing daily in Lake County due to COVID-19. As of April 7, 5,429 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Colorado. Three cases have been confirmed in Lake County. Following is the latest, updated as of April 7.

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COVID-19 relief services in Colorado can be reached by visiting 211Colorado.org, calling 211 or texting one’s zip code to 898-211. The service, run by the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center, can be reached toll-free by calling 866-760-6489. Residents should not call 911 for COVID-19 …

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In light of the closures brought on in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Lake County, community organizations have shifted to offering much of their existing programs to remote platforms and creating ways to engage the public remotely.

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An online community auction, “Share the Love,” is on the way for businesses in Lake County. Merchants will sell products, services and gift cards in the auction from April 10 to April 22.

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Dr. Bruce Epperly, pastor and teacher at the South Congregational Church of Christ in Centerville, Massachusetts, will present a talk on “Spirituality in a Time of Pandemic” on April 17 via Zoom video conferencing. This is a presentation of the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series.

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El Pomar Trustees approved $22,500 to be allocated among four nonprofit organizations in the High County region in February and March. Through the foundation’s grant-making processes, the following organizations were awarded funding:

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Solvista Health has teamed up with Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA), Lake County Office of Emergency Management and Lake County Wraparound to create a way to “check-in” with community members and see how they are doing during the stay-at-home order issued by the Governor and LCPHA. V…

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Highlights from the Carbonate Chronicle

April 5, 1920

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ONE WAY TO BOOST LEADVILLE—“Let’s go, Leadville!” The tourist season is not far distant, and something has got to be done to entertain the thousand tourists who come thru and stop here during the summer months. H. L. Borden, supervisor of the Leadville National forest, returned yesterday from Buena Vista, and brot with him an idea which he thinks should be put to practice in Leadville.

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Monday marked the first day of remote learning for Lake County School District (LCSD), an unprecedented event in the school district’s history. Governor Jared Polis suspended in-person learning across the state through April 17 earlier this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For at least three weeks, teachers will teach and learners will learn from home.

Remote learning looks different for young learners at LCSD than it does for computer savvy high school students. Regardless, the district’s goal is to make students and their families feel supported through measures like check-in calls to parents and a free Monday through Friday lunch distribution.

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Last week, the Herald Democrat and Leadville Main Street, in coordination with the local economic development corporation, chamber of commerce and tourism panel, launched the “Keeping on Beat at 10,000 Feet” campaign. Daily themes like “Workout Wednesday,” “Takeout Takeover Fridays” and “Sun…

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Community health updates are changing daily in Lake County due to COVID-19. As of March 31, two COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Colorado.

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Our smoked salmon cigarillos have become one of most popular appetizers. They are basically a twist on the popular lox and bagel. Instead of the bagel we use a spring roll wrapper that provides a light crisp with the pistachio adding crunch and the ginger suppling a sweet punch of flavor.

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The following photos, submissions to the Herald Democrat’s social distancing photo competition, show ways the Lake County community has managed to have fun while keeping distance from other people in recent weeks.

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Saturday, April 17, 1880

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A TALE OF BLOOD.

A Dispute Over a Lot Results Fatally to Lawrence Fitzgerald.

His Cowardly Assassin Captured, and Now in the County Jail.

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Empty store fronts - Harrison signs misleading?

by Ann E. Wibbenmeyer

Herald Staff Writer

March 17, 2005

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Leadville may have a lot of empty store fronts on Harrison Avenue, but things are not as bad as they appear to be.

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Most Leadvillians who know Inez Stannert met her when she ran the Silver Queen Saloon located on the corner of State (now Second) Street and Harrison Avenue, here in Leadville.

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A small band of locals march down Harrison Avenue in observance of the annual St. Patrick’s day parade, canceled as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Lake County.

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Across the state food and retail establishments have been ordered to close to the public, and Leadville is bracing for the impact.

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Solvista Health provides primary care and behavioral health services in Lake County. Following are ideas from Solvista for taking care of individual and household mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Community health updates are changing daily in Lake County due to COVID-19. As of March 24, 912 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Colorado.

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Attention: If you have been exposed, are at a higher risk, experiencing symptoms or not feeling well, please refrain from going out in public.

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange (CCWE) is making its first foray in supporting community nonprofits, donating “Mysteries from the Museum,” a collection of short homespun mysteries written by CCWE members, to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville. This book evolved from…

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Community health updates are changing daily in Lake County due to COVID-19. No COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Lake County as of March 17. Following is the latest, updated as of noon on March 17:

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And A Great Day It Was!

March 18, 1970

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The Irishmen of days gone by may have been turning over in their graves, but that was only for the revived St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

The parade and the subsequent green beer and Mulligan stew banquet drew a marching and dining crowd which exceeded 300 direct descendants from the old sod and their fellow countrymen across the pond.

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Kelly and Conor Fitzpatrick celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2019. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Tuesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. The Leadville Lions Club will sell a corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Silver Dollar Saloon from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange has cancelled the March 14 WE Write session, covered in the March 5 issue of the Herald, due to community health concerns.

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9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has postponed the spring 9Health Fairs as a proactive measure to its ongoing commitment to keep Colorado healthy amid the growing public interest in COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronav…

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Beachhead To Berlin To Be Shown Here

March 5, 1945

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The only color film of the Normandy invasion, “Beachhead to Berlin,” shows in vivid detail the part played by the Coast Guard in landing troops and supplies, in rescue work in the Channel, and in its role as part of the United Nations naval forces during D-Day and the weeks following.

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On Friday, March 6, the US Rafting Association Women’s Masters and U19 Division Raft Racing Team, the Ark Aces and the Dandy Lions, will present an evening of rafting films featuring women. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. at A Church, 419 D Street, Salida. Tickets are $10 and …

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The Monarch Quilters will meet Monday, March 9, at the Poncha Springs Town Hall at 333 Burnett Avenue, just off U.S. 50. Networking, coffee and treats will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the 9:30 a.m. meeting and program.