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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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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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For the foreseeable future, Lake County jail inmates will be housed in neighboring counties.

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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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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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It appears there was an increase in sick and injured people here in July, and that means a good month for St. Vincent Hospital. It was the best month of the year, Gene Kaberline, chief financial officer, told the hospital board at its monthly meeting last week.

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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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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…

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Prior to this fall, some Lake County Intermediate School (LCIS)students had never spent a night away from their parents, slept outside or roasted a marshmallow. That has all changed, thanks to the school’s sixth-grade leadership program at Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS).

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Colorado Mountain College President and CEO Carrie Hauser issued the following statement today on the filing of an amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the consolidated cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the court to stand in support of DACA rec…

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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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Colorado Mountain College leadership students hosted a panel discussion on Sept. 25 to showcase the many different styles of leadership within the community.

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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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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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The Lake County Planning Commission shot down a conditional use permit for a gravel mining operation off Colo. 91 near Birdseye Gulch at a well-attended public hearing last week.

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The Lake County Assessor’s Office received a clean audit for 2019. The property assessment study was conducted by Wildrose Appraisal, the audit division of the Colorado State Board of Equalization.

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“It’s been a mess ... I think we can all agree upon that,” Leadville/Lake County Fire-Chief Dan Dailey said of station two’s construction at a meeting last week.

The station, which is under construction on a 45-acre lot off County Road 10 between Leadville and Twin Lakes, was recently red-tagged by Lake County Building and Land Use. The project is also expected to be more than $290,000 over budget.

Concrete is the primary reason for the red-tag. The site’s concrete pour failed quality-control testing earlier this month, falling below the 3,000 PSI specification identified by the project’s structural engineer

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Overtime pay practices of the former Lake County Sheriff’s Office administration are in the spotlight after the release of a LCSO financial audit earlier this week. The audit was prepared by certified public accountant A.D. Saito.

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Budget season is in full swing for Lake County Government and the City of Leadville.

Though Lake County’s revenue is expected to go up next year, primarily due to increases in property valuation, the Board of County Commissioners is pursuing a flatline budget for 2020. Departments were asked to maintain expenditure numbers from 2019 with no operational spending increases other than adjustments for inflation.

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The Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation asked the Board of County Commissioners to increase the county’s annual contribution to the EDC by over $60,000 at a meeting Monday morning. If the BOCC agrees to the budget ask, Lake County will donate over $140,000 to the EDC in 2020.

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Questions still abound at the Lake County courthouse a week after Sheriff Amy Reyes accused the Board of County Commissioners of improperly accessing her office’s emails.

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Housing experts from across the state visited Lake County last week to lead a forum on affordable housing and homelessness. The event was just one of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH), Colorardo Fiscal Institute, and Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s (CCLP) statewide public for…

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After sending the city’s proposed short-term rental ordinance back to the Leadville Planning and Zoning Commission for edits in February, Leadville City Council approved the policy’s first reading last week with a few changes.