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Highlights from the Leadville Weekly Herald

140 Years Ago

Saturday, July 3, 1880

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THE BOULEVARD.

The Finest Drive in the State of Colorado.

Leadville would not be true to her record and herself if she did not excel every other city in Colorado. Last fall she astonished all comers by laying out, grading and fencing in one of the finest driving parks in the state in less than ten days, and the same parties who were in the main responsible for that work now come once more to the front with an enterprise which takes the highest rank in the state.

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Highlights from the Leadville Weekly Herald

140 Years Ago

Saturday, July 3, 1880

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THE BOULEVARD.

The Finest Drive in the State of Colorado.

Leadville would not be true to her record and herself if she did not excel every other city in Colorado. Last fall she astonished all comers by laying out, grading and fencing in one of the finest driving parks in the state in less than ten days, and the same parties who were in the main responsible for that work now come once more to the front with an enterprise which takes the highest rank in the state.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s (NMHFM) 25,000 square feet of exhibits reopened on June 19 after being closed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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Highlights from The Herald Democrat

50 Years Ago

123 Diplomas Presented to Graduation Class of LCHS

June 3, 1970

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Despite a time when old values are being torn apart and the world appears to be a violent place in which to make a new life, all the graduating seniors appeared to be glad to accept the challenge that leaving high school brings. The four main talks of distinguished members of the class disclosed that serious thinking had entered their compositions.

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The first phase of an estimated $10 million rehabilitation of the historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville has just begun. Scaffolding is now up on the most-damaged south and west exterior walls, ready to repair crumbling bricks and leaking windows. This project is the first full rehabilitati…

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The Lake County Aquatic Center opened for phase one on Monday, June 15. While this is exciting news, due to public health restrictions we will only allow lap swimming, water running/walking and deep end water jogging. The sauna, hot tub, climbing wall, and diving board will remain closed.

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The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will present its June 10 lecture by Melanie Yazzie, professor and head of printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The lecture will take place over Zoom video conferencing at 7 p.m.

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Highlights from The Herald Democrat

100 Years Ago

June 1, 1920

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PRINCESS QUITS—The doors of the Princess Theater will be darkened tonight and will continue so indefinitely. The business conditions of the city not warranting the maintenance of the show house is given as the reason for discontinuing by Carl Veasey, manager of the theater.

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Lake County Recreation Department opened a variety of outdoor recreational facilities last week. Open facilities include but are not limited to: Huck Finn Complex, Lake County Community Park, Ice Palace Park, the Kiddie Corral and Lake County Public Shooting Range. Restrooms and playground e…

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Highlights from The Herald Democrat

50 Years Ago

Newspaper Is Still Major Info Source

May 7, 1970

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Reading the daily newspaper forms an important part of the daily reading diet of adults in this nation. This fact was revealed recently by a release from the American Newspaper Publishers Association. The study shows that eight of ten adults 18 years of age and older read a newspaper on the average daily.

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The Lake County Open Space Initiative has announced the opening of nominations for the fifth annual “Doc” Smith Leaders in Conservation Award. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Bernard “Doc” Smith, a lifelong leader in conservation efforts in Lake County whose work was instrumental in chang…

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The Spanish influenza, the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century, officially came to Leadville September 28, 1918. What started with one young man complaining of a high fever, severe cough and fatigue after visiting a friend stationed at Camp Lewis in Washington, began the rapid and deadly …

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is reopening tours of Matchless Mine and Baby Doe’s Cabin surface structures on May 23. Lake County residents can take all tours for free through June 30.

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