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The Lake County Tourism Panel is inviting local retail shops to add their listings to a soon-to-be-created “shopping section” on LeadvilleTwinLakes.com. This new section is intended to support area shops during COVID-19 and beyond by providing an additional avenue to promote online sales.

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The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LLCEDC) announced earlier this week that Marla Akridge of Clifton Forge, Virginia has accepted the position of executive director effective July 13. Akridge brings 15 years of experience in rural economic development to her position…

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The Herald Democrat’s editorial and advertising staff members received three awards earlier this month in the Colorado Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest.

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On Monday, May 11, the Summit Stage began increasing service levels on its spring 2020 limited public transit service along three fixed travel corridors within Summit County; the bus service also initiated limited service on its Leadville and Fairplay commuter routes. Summit Stage bus fares …

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As restaurants remain closed to the public, takeout and delivery food orders are an important source of revenue for Lake County’s restaurant owners, chefs and servers. Leadville Main Street’s “Takeout Takeover Fridays” campaign encourages locals to buy takeout to support such establishments,…

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Roots Rx Recreational dispensaries are currently donating 5% of all edible sales to the local food banks serving the Colorado mountain communities of Aspen, Basalt, Eagle-­Vail, Edwards, Gunnison and Leadville. Additionally, five edible brands sold at the dispensaries, including Cheeba Chews…

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The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LLCEDC) Relief Grant Program is a $30,000 program to assist 20 Lake County businesses with $1,500 to be used for rent/utilities or other approved business expenses. The grant program is open to all Lake County businesses that meet e…

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Freeport-McMoRan, operator of the Climax Mine, announced Friday that it will reduce operations to 50% of regular output at the Lake County molybdenum mine to reduce expenses in the wake of a global downturn in demand.

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According to preliminary data compiled by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Lake County has seen a sizable increase in unemployment claims since mid-March.

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Thursday, Nov. 21


10:15 to 11 a.m. - Preschool Storytime at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. Topic is “We are thankful”.

11:30 a.m. - Free community meal at St. George Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 719-486-4731.

12 noon - Lunch and Learn at the Senior Center, 421 W. Sixth St. Topic: Medicare updates and open-enrollment information.

1 p.m. - St. Vincent Hospital Board of Directors meeting. SVH conference room, 822 W. Fourth St.

3 to 5 p.m. - Lake County Community Fund board meeting at Leadville City Hall Council Chambers, 800 Harrison Ave. Community members are invited to attend. Director@lakecountycommunityfund.org.

5 to 6 p.m. - Walk-in Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church, 299 McWethy Drive. Enter at back door of church. 719-486-0673.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, co-hosted by Climax Molybdenum; 120 W. Ninth St. 719-486-3900.

5:30 p.m. - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets in the Amax Room at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. Use the back door. Anne Dougherty 719-486-3766.

7 p.m. - Narcotics Anonymous meeting at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 719-486-4731.

7:30 p.m. - Corinthian Lodge No. 35 meeting at Masonic Hall, 619 Harrison Ave.

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Thursday, Nov. 14


10:15 to 11 a.m. - Preschool Storytime at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. Topic is “stone soup”.

11:30 a.m. - Free community meal at St. George Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 719-486-4731.

12 noon - Lunch and Learn at the Senior Center, 421 W. Sixth St. Topics: Lake County Senior Entry Point and Long-Term Care Options.

5 to 6 p.m. - Walk-in Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church, 299 McWethy Drive. Enter at back door of church. 719-486-0673.

5:15 p.m. - Parkville Water Board meeting at the Parkville office, 2015 Poplar St. 486-1449.

5:30 p.m. - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets in the Amax Room at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. Use the back door. Anne Dougherty 719-486-3766.

6 p.m. - Lake County Recreation Advisory Board meeting at the Lake County Courthouse, 505 Harrison Ave.

7 p.m. - Leadville Rod & Gun Club regular monthly meeting at the Trap Range Clubhouse. Chris Cary, 970-406-0129 or Ron Valentine, 719-486-1801.

7 p.m. - Democratic Central Committee meeting at Leadville Senior Center, 421 W. Sixth St.

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Basic Bike Maintenance at Leadvelo Bicicasa, sponsored by Get Ourdoors Leadville! Free. Adult must accompany 15 and younger.

7 p.m. - Narcotics Anonymous meeting at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 719-486-4731.

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The Lake County High School graduating class was awarded a variety of scholarships this year. In lieu of Class Day, the following seniors’ accomplishments will broadcast during a slideshow in the high school’s virtual graduation ceremony next weekend.

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Dominika Piech, a graduating senior at Lake County High School (LCHS), is the valedictorian of the class of 2020. In anticipation of students graduating over Memorial Day weekend, the Herald reached out to Piech to ask a few questions about her time at LCHS, what graduating amidst a pandemic…

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Colorado Mountain College hosted a remote commencement ceremony for each of its campuses last weekend. The celebrations included a combination of pre-recorded addresses, student profiles and materials sent to graduating students before the ceremonies took place.

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The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series (CPFS) is bringing back Dr. Scott Tinker with his new documentary, “Switch On.” In January 2013, Dr. Tinker screened and discussed his first documentary, “Switch.” While “Switch” looked at energy in the developed world, “Switch On” takes viewers on a new adv…

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Jen McLaren is the current president and general manager of Smartwool, located in Steamboat Springs. She is the first female to lead the world-renowned brand. McLaren is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the Smartwool global brand. She has been with Smartwool for more …

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As a continued precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Lake County schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. This is an extension of the initial order that closed schools to students and in-person learning.

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Essential workers have been crucial to Leadville’s progress throughout the closures, cancellations and preventative measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Recognizing the vital role they play, the Herald is highlighting a different essential worker each week who continues to …

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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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Thursday, March 7


8 a.m. - Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce board of directors meeting at Centennial Real Estate, 1020 Poplar Street. 486-3900.

10 to 11 a.m. - Storytime for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 annual “Get the Cobwebs Out” at the Sixth Street Gym. Free. 486-0569.

11:30 a.m. - Free community meal at St. George Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 486-4731.

3:30 to 5 p.m. - After-School Program at Lake County Public Library, Amax Room, 1115 Harrison Ave. Free. Registration required. 486-0569.

5:30 p.m. - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets in the Amax Room at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. Use the back door. For information, contact Anne Dougherty 486-3766.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Celebrate Recovery meets at Cornerstone Church, 117 E. Sixth St. Based on the Beatitudes, this weekly program supports recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups. Refreshments and child care provided. Travis or Susan Farmer, 240-640-9165.

6 p.m. - Lake County Recreation Advisory Board meeting at the Lake County Courthouse, 505 Harrison Ave.

7 p.m. - A Choral Celebration: Voices Unite! at the Old Church, West Eighth and Harrison Avenue. Featuring the Lake County High School Chamber and Symphonic choirs as well as the newly formed Old Church Singers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a freewill donation.

6:30 p.m. - Smart Recovery Self-Management and Recovery support group meets at Bastante, 201 W. Sixth St. 719-248-3308.

7 p.m. - Cloud City Veterans Club meeting at Eagles Lodge, 812 Hemlock St.

7:30 p.m. - Corinthian Lodge No. 35 meeting at Masonic Hall, 619 Harrison Ave.

7:30 p.m. - Cloud City Rebekah Lodge meeting at Odd Fellows Hall, West Eighth and Harrison.

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Thursday, Feb. 14

9 a.m. - LCOSI meeting at CMC Climax Molybdenum Leadership Building. LCOSI.com or 486-2772.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Storytime for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. “Valentine’s Party.” You may bring a snack to share. Free. 486-0569.

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Thursday, Jan. 3


8 a.m. - Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce board of directors meeting at Centennial Real Estate, 1020 Poplar Street. 486-3900.

10:30 a.m. - Tai chi at St. George Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. All abilities welcome. Free; donations for the church accepted. 719-486-4600 or 719-293-4141.

11:30 a.m. - Free community meal at St. George Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 486-4731.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Celebrate Recovery meets at Cornerstone Church, 117 E. Sixth St. Based on the Beatitudes, this weekly program supports recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups. Refreshments and child care provided. Travis or Susan Farmer, 240-640-9165.

5:30 p.m. - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets in the Amax Room at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave. Use the back door. For information, contact Anne Dougherty 486-3766.

6:30 p.m. - Smart Recovery Self-Management and Recovery support group meets at Bastante, 201 W. Sixth St. 719-248-3308.

7 p.m. - Cloud City Veterans Club meeting at Eagles Lodge, 812 Hemlock St.

7:30 p.m. - Corinthian Lodge No. 35 meeting at Masonic Hall, 619 Harrison Ave.

7:30 p.m. - Cloud City Rebekah Lodge meeting at Odd Fellows Hall, West Eighth and Harrison.

 

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Crime and Courts

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Lake County public officials, law enforcement and local organizations are grappling with the need to enforce shifting public health orders issued by the state and adhered to by the county, though they are unsure how enforcement can be carried out effectively.

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The Justice Center Task Force, a coalition of county officials, Lake County and Leadville law enforcement and judicial entities, is moving forward with plans to build a new justice center for the county.

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Information technology (IT) troubles persist at the Lake County Courthouse, nearly five months after Sheriff Amy Reyes first accused the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of improperly accessing her office’s emails.

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Senator Michael Bennet visited Leadville Saturday for a town hall meeting, the fourth in a series of similar stops across the state marking his return to Colorado after his run for president. He had previously attended town hall meetings in Grand Junction, Rangely, Meeker, and Craig.

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Census takers will soon be in Lake County. It is a constitutional and legislative requirement to count the U.S. population every 10 years. Census efforts began Jan. 16 and will continue through March 30.

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Keeping up with replacement and maintenance of aging infrastructure continues to be the largest expense item for most water and wastewater utilities across the country. As the oldest municipal water system in Colorado, the Parkville Water District system is the poster child of aging infrastr…

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After several hours of testimony and discussion on the latest iteration of the AngelView Subdivision, the Lake County Planning Commission came to no decision and decided to reconvene the public hearing on Feb. 24.

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The Board of County Commissioners adopted Lake County’s 2020 budget last week with a 38.192 mill levy, the same as 2019. The budget document is the result of a year of strategic planning work, including training sessions and meetings with department heads and elected officials.