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Cody Reynolds, 27, appeared in Lake County District Court Jan. 2 before Judge Catherine Cheroutes and was sentenced to 13 years in the Department of Corrections. Reynolds had pled guilty in December to assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, and assault on a peace officer, a sec…

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Following an appearance before a grand jury in December, both Shannon Kent and his wife, Staci Kent, are facing charges of perjury in the first degree.

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Colorado’s red-flag law went into effect on Jan. 1 despite vocal opposition from law enforcement officers across the state, including Lake County Sheriff Amy Reyes. Colorado is the eighteenth state to adopt red-flag legislation.

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Former Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser will head to trial in July. Glaser was arrested last spring for the alleged sexual assault of a four-year old Center student.

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Cody Reynolds on Thursday, December 19, pled guilty to first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Reynolds’ plea came over a year after he was arrested alongside his older brother, T.J. Reynolds, for his involvement in a shooting incident off Colo. 91 with Darrell Everding.

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The Board of County Commissioners has yet to decide whether Lake County Government will join the majority of Colorado counties as a “second-amendment sanctuary.” Sheriff Amy Reyes supports the idea and opposes House Bill 1177, colloquially known as the “Red-Flag Law.”

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The following individuals are listed with decisions related to charges against them by the Lake County Office of the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. F=felony; M=misdemeanor; PO=petty offense; TI=traffic infraction (classes A and B); level 1 is the most serious offense. Any c…

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A formal mediation process is underway between the Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The mediation is an attempt to rebuild the BOCC and LCSO’s relationship, which deteriorated throughout 2019 largely due to IT concerns.

In September, Sheriff Amy Reyes accused the BOCC of improperly accessing the email inboxes of former dispatchers Nicole Garner, Maria Chavez and Chelsa Parsons. The women are currently suing the BOCC and LCSO for unlawful sex discrimination.

The BOCC denied all of Reyes’ claims.

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The Leadville Police Department wants everyone to be able to enjoy their time out and get home safely. We have put together a few safety tips to help remind everyone to be alert and keep each other safe.

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United States District Judge William Martinez has denied the Board of County Commissioners’ motion to dismiss Nicole Garner’s, Maria Chavez’ and Chelsa Parsons’ civil lawsuit against Lake County Government.

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The following information was provided by the Leadville Police Department.

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The following individuals are listed with decisions related to charges against them by the Lake County Office of the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. F=felony; M=misdemeanor; PO=petty offense; TI=traffic infraction (classes A and B); level 1 is the most serious offense. Any c…

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The Leadville Police Department has been working closely with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Lake County Sheriff’s Office cleaning up the drug trade in Leadville, according to a news release from Public Information Officer Betty Benson.

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Thanks to the leadership of the Advocates of Lake County, local partners are kick-starting a domestic-violence response team (DVRT) this month. The group will evaluate domestic-violence cases, victim needs, prevention efforts and more.

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Police Chief Saige Bertolas remains essentially silent about three resignations from the Leadville Police Department in recent weeks.

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The Leadville Police Department has a new set of rifle-rated body armor thanks to Shield 616 and Safeway Inc. Shield 616 is a non-profit based in Colorado Springs that provides body armor for all-day rifle protection for peace officers and first responders free of charge.

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Lake County Coroner Shannon Kent was indicted by a Fifth Judicial District Grand Jury on Friday for allegedly sending his wife, Staci Kent, to respond to coroner call-outs. Shannon Kent is charged with one count of second-degree official misconduct.

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Leadville local Dylan Gregg was sentenced to nine years in the Department of Corrections on Friday afternoon. Gregg pled guilty to second-degree assault in May, the result of a 2018 officer-involved shooting incident with Leadville Police Officer Eric Thorne.

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Leadville local Maria Day is now facing trial in Clear Creek County. The trial, which was set to take place in Lake County District Court last week, was declared a mistrial after the court ran out of potential jurors.

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Thursday, Jan. 16


10:15 to 11 a.m. — Preschool Storytime at Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison.

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

12:15 p.m. — Lions Club weekly meeting at CMC Coronado Cafe Bldg Room 701. 719-486-8488.

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

7 p.m. — Narcotics Anony-mous meeting at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 970-989-3657.

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

Friday, Jan. 17


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

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Bilingual Story Time at Lake County Public Library Amax Room, 1115 Harrison Ave.

6 p.m. — “King Solomon’s Mines” a 1950 film starring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr, at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s Moolick Library, 120 W. Seventh St.

7 p.m. — Timberline AA open meeting, St. George Episcopal Church, 200 W. Fourth St. 719-486-3087.

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Light aircraft fly at an average altitude of 10,000 ft.—which happens to be the elevation of the Leadville – Lake County Airport. German Aguirre, a 20-year-old Leadville local, is an Airport Operations Technician at the highest public-use airport in North America. Just two miles down the roa…

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As of Nov. 25, Hertz will no longer operate a rental car service at the Lake County Airport. The closure will remove Lake County from Hertz’s emergency roadside assistance program, as well as the company’s reservation system.

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Former Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser is headed to trial.

Glaser was arrested on April 1 for the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old Center student. Glaser faced four charges at that time: sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, sexual assault on a child, unlawful sexual contact, and child abuse.

Shortly after Glaser’s arrest, the Leadville Police Department re-opened a 2012 case involving Glaser and a former preschool student in which no charges were filed.

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Joel Cage resigned from the Leadville Police Department earlier this month following his July 4 arrest by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Cage was arrested for allegedly attempting to break into his ex-wife’s house and faces charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal t…

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T. J. Reynolds on Friday, July 26, plead guilty to second degree assault, criminal mischief and driving under the influence. Reynolds’ plea came over a year after he was arrested alongside his older brother, Cody Reynolds, for his involvement in a shooting incident off Colo. 91 with Darrell …

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Former Leadville priest Neil Hewitt is facing allegations from two men who said Hewitt molested them in the 1960s. Hewitt served as a priest at Annunciation Church in the 1960s and 1970s; he married and left the church in the 1980s.

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The following individuals are listed with decisions related to charges against them by the Lake County Office of the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. F=felony; M=misdemeanor; PO=petty offense; TI=traffic infraction (classes A and B); level 1 is the most serious offense. Any c…

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Shawn Brecka, of Leadville, was arrested by the Leadville Police Department on April 17 for the alleged distribution of heroin and methamphetamine.

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The arrest of Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser has brought Lake County School District and its procedures surrounding staffing, student safety and cultural responsiveness into the spotlight.

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Former Lake County Undersheriff Fernando Mendoza’s sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for April 26. Mendoza was convicted of attempted aggravated incest and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification in December.

Education

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Carrie Besnette Hauser, president of Colorado Mountain College, and Tom Stritikus, president of Fort Lewis College, were elected to the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities.

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Five recently elected trustees, including new trustees Bob Hartzell (Lake County) and Marianne Virgili (Garfield County), took their oaths of office at the December meeting of the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees at CMC’s Glenwood Center,

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At Lake County High School, all students create an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) that guides their learning pathway. Through a multi-year process, students connect their interests, passions, and goals with intentional planning of their courses, internships, independent studies, …

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The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) named eight Lake County High School athletes to its Academic All-State teams roster for the fall activities season.

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At Lake County High School, all students create an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) that guides their learning pathway. Through a multi-year process, students connect their interests, passions and goals with intentional planning of their courses, internships, independent studies, c…

Crime and Courts

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Cody Reynolds, 27, appeared in Lake County District Court Jan. 2 before Judge Catherine Cheroutes and was sentenced to 13 years in the Department of Corrections. Reynolds had pled guilty in December to assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, and assault on a peace officer, a sec…

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Colorado’s red-flag law went into effect on Jan. 1 despite vocal opposition from law enforcement officers across the state, including Lake County Sheriff Amy Reyes. Colorado is the eighteenth state to adopt red-flag legislation.

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Cody Reynolds on Thursday, December 19, pled guilty to first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Reynolds’ plea came over a year after he was arrested alongside his older brother, T.J. Reynolds, for his involvement in a shooting incident off Colo. 91 with Darrell Everding.

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The Board of County Commissioners has yet to decide whether Lake County Government will join the majority of Colorado counties as a “second-amendment sanctuary.” Sheriff Amy Reyes supports the idea and opposes House Bill 1177, colloquially known as the “Red-Flag Law.”

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The following individuals are listed with decisions related to charges against them by the Lake County Office of the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. F=felony; M=misdemeanor; PO=petty offense; TI=traffic infraction (classes A and B); level 1 is the most serious offense. Any c…

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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.

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Lake County will not become a “Second-Amendment sanctuary” any time soon.

Commissioners Sarah Mudge and Kayla Marcella voted against a resolution challenging House Bill 1177, also known as the “Red-Flag Law,” at the third public meeting on the topic on Monday. Commissioner Mark Glenn voted in favor. Sheriff Amy Reyes was not present at the meeting.

If the law is enforced as written, beginning on Jan. 1 a family member, roommate or law-enforcement officer will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove a person’s firearms.

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The Board of County Commissioners has yet to decide whether Lake County Government will join the majority of Colorado counties as a “second-amendment sanctuary.” Sheriff Amy Reyes supports the idea and opposes House Bill 1177, colloquially known as the “Red-Flag Law.”

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The Leadville/Lake County Economic Development Corporation will resume its search for a new executive director this week. The organization has been functioning without a director since August.

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A formal mediation process is underway between the Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The mediation is an attempt to rebuild the BOCC and LCSO’s relationship, which deteriorated throughout 2019 largely due to IT concerns.

In September, Sheriff Amy Reyes accused the BOCC of improperly accessing the email inboxes of former dispatchers Nicole Garner, Maria Chavez and Chelsa Parsons. The women are currently suing the BOCC and LCSO for unlawful sex discrimination.

The BOCC denied all of Reyes’ claims.