May 24, 2015

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Former deputy found guilty on two counts

Former Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy William Berry was found guilty of embezzlement of public property, a class-five felony, and first-degree official misconduct, a class-two misdemeanor. His jury trial ended May 14.Berry’s sentencing hearing is set for July 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Lake County District Court.The felony embezzlement charge carries a potential sentence of one to three years in the Department of Corrections and the misdemeanor official misconduct charge carries a possible three to 12 months in jail.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
BOCC forms selection committee
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 2:21 pm

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners formed a selection committee to pick a candidate for the county administrator position at its May 12 work session.

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Celebrate Memorial Day with members of the 10th
Posted: May 20, 2015

For the 56th consecutive year, the “greatest generation” surviving veterans of Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division will gather on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at their World War II Memorial Monument to honor their fallen comrades and the men of the current 10th Mountain Division who have been lost in combat.

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Bill passes to reduce school testing
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 2:48 pm

The Colorado House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill on May 6 by Rep. John Buckner, D-Aurora, implementing recommended changes in assessments for K-12 schools in Colorado to reduce testing requirements for Colorado students.

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Baccalaureate for all grads
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 4:51 pm

The Catholic Daughters will host the 2015 Lake County Senior Baccalaureate Mass and Reception on Saturday, May 23.

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First-graders research and present animal information
Posted: May 20, 2015

The first-graders at West Park Elementary School last week presented the results of a multi-disciplinary learning expedition about animals.

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Snowpack turning point came in March this year
Posted: May 20, 2015

Typically, by May 1 nearly all mountain snowpack measuring locations in Colorado are dominated by snowmelt opposed to snow accumulation, with the turning point or peak accumulation occurring slightly after April 1.

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Emergency exercise on June 4
Posted: May 20, 2015

The Lake County emergency responders will be conducting an exercise on Thursday, June 4, between the county courthouse and the courthouse annex (where public health and human services are located) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Thorne and Campbell are new Leadville officers
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The Leadville Police Department has two new officers patrolling the city streets.

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Martinek gets SPJ First Amendment Award
Posted: May 20, 2015

Marcia Martinek, Herald Democrat editor, received the First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro Chapter Friday evening.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Dog-enforcement group questions council
Posted: May 13, 2015

A group calling itself Citizens for Dog Enforcement sought clarification on legal matters relating to loose or aggressive canines at the city council’s meeting on May 5.

Laurel McHargue presented the group’s concerns.

“This all came to a head with the issue concerning Brigitte Egli’s dog who was killed,” she said. “A bunch of supporters attended the court (hearing), which was rescheduled due to a lack of someone showing up.”

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Bordogna won’t apply for county manager
Posted: May 13, 2015

County Commissioner Mike Bordogna will not seek the new position of county administrator.

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Special use permits approved for two events
Posted: May 13, 2015

Leadville City Council approved temporary use permits for a bicycling tour and a 5K run at its April 21 meeting.

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Help hospital by taking survey on health care services
Posted: May 13, 2015

St. Vincent Hospital Board of Directors and Centura Health request the community’s input into health care services in Lake County. A survey is available on surveymonkey.com until May 20. There are Spanish and English language surveys on paper located at the hospital front desk for those who prefer pen and paper.

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