August


Colorado Mountain College again wins the title of Top Adventure College in a poll by Elevation Outdoors magazine.

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Jesse Pattridge is named all-around miner for 2019 at Boom Days.

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Marvin Sandoval and his miniature burro Buttercup win the long-course burro race at Boom Days.

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Howard Grotts of Durango wins his third Leadville 100-mile MTB race in a row,

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Marvin Sandoval wins the Triple Crown of burro racing by being the first man to finish in Fairplay, Leadville and Buena Vista.

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Cheryl Talbot is named principal at Lake County Intermediate School after serving as interim principal.

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St. Vincent Hospital drops mammography from its services.

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Local Ned Warner is preparing to release his first full-length solo album, “Traveling Companions.”

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Wesley Sandoval is the top Leadville finisher in the Trail 100-mile MTB race.

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Westwoods Subdivision makes it through the county’s permitting process.

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Ryan Smith and Magdalena Boulet win the 100-mile Race Across the Sky.

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The Lake County Assessor’s Office receives 354 valuation protests.

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Construction begins on the new St. Vincent Hospital.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is gathering funds to rehabilitate the Matchless Mine hoist house.

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Former West Park Elementary School teacher Taylor Trelka is chosen to lead the school district to a four-day week.

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Marge Hickman and Steve Siguaw publish a book on the history of the Trail 100 race.

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September


Citizens state their views on the state red-flag law which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and will allow a family member, roommate or law enforcement officer to petition a judge to remove another person’s firearms if that person is deemed a risk to others.

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The Lake County commissioners are at odds with the sheriff over access to email accounts.

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Greg Policky, aquatic biologist, receives the Lake County Open Space Initiative’s Doc Smith award.

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County Coroner Shannon Kent is indicted by a Grand Jury by using his wife as a deputy coroner without authorization.

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Bob Hartzell and Christine Whittington are vying to be Colorado Mountain College trustee representing the Timberline Campus.

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The “We Love Leadville” Community Dinner is celebrated at Ice Palace park.

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Lake County student Conner Lenhart takes first place at the West Grand Invitational boys’ cross-country race.

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Dylan Gregg is sentenced to nine years in the Department of Corrections related to his assault on Leadville Police Officer Eric Thorne who ended up shooting Gregg three times.

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Lorry Parker is named the new human resources director for Lake County.

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Voters in the Colorado Mountain College District will vote in November on the Salida School District becoming part of the college.

October


The southern fire station of Leadville-Lake County Fire Rescue, currently under construction, is over budget and has been red-tagged by Lake County Building and Land Use.

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Plans are underway to create a Community Food Hub including a remodel of the kitchen at St. George Episcopal Church.

Continued next week

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