July 3, 2015

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It was Thursday of last week, and Leadville folks were starting to get ready for the Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival when our reporter came in and announced that he had seen a large confederate flag in one of the storefronts on Harrison Avenue.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Speaking of money
Posted: June 24, 2015

So the treasury is finally going to put a woman on some paper currency, namely the $10 bill. Good.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
One more time
Posted: June 17, 2015

If you care about keeping a hospital in this community, you will show up on Monday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 401 at CMC’s Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Seasonal signs
Posted: June 10, 2015

The other day, a sunny morning last week, we of the Herald staff were standing in the front window.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Losing Marc
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 10:37 am

We want to express our sympathy to the Lizardo family and friends in the loss of Marc, 10, this past weekend.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Don’t get scammed
Posted: May 27, 2015

In the past few months, and as recently as this past weekend, we’ve spoken to Leadville residents who have been the target of scammers.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Sausages and politics
Posted: May 20, 2015

There’s a quote that’s attributed to Otto von Bismarck: “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Think ‘champions’
Posted: May 13, 2015

If asked for a definition of champion, most people would say it is someone who is tops in a particular endeavor.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
From the editor Amazing grace
Posted: May 06, 2015

If you attend enough graduation ceremonies and listen to enough graduation speeches, you just might pick up a gem or two of wisdom.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Transparency, now and always, matters
Posted: April 29, 2015

People newer to town may have wondered why the story about advertising for a county manager made the front page of the Herald last week.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Your patronage needed
Posted: April 22, 2015

St. Vincent Hospital continues to be open for business, and this is turning out to be a difficult thing to communicate to the community, according to Sam Radke, the hospital’s interim administrator.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Dear John:
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 4:44 pm

When I arrived at work last Monday morning, my phone was ringing and there you were on the line, John. What a way to start the week.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Meeting is overdue
Posted: April 08, 2015

Over the last dozen years or so, the Herald has never attended a meeting of any type regarding the Leadville Senior Center.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Got history?
Posted: April 01, 2015

Are we all aware that April is Leadville History Month?

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Letters to the editor

The Herald Democrat welcomes letters from its readers. It accepts letters from Leadville/Lake County residents or from others who are writing about Leadville/Lake County issues.

Letters should not exceed 500 words in length.

All letters are subject to editing for length and style. The editor reserves the right to reject any letter.

Deadline is 4 p.m. the Monday of the week of publication.

Send letters to editor@leadvilleherald.com or P.O. Box 980, Leadville, CO 80461

Letters

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Reynolds considering run for mayor
Posted: July 01, 2015

I am writing this letter to address those comments and rumors circulating regarding my running for mayor of Leadville.

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New school paying off
Posted: July 01, 2015

Three years ago the school district asked our community to take a significant risk. We asked the community to invest millions of dollars in a new high school that we hoped would be a “21st century school.”

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Dog park approved; help needed!
Posted: July 01, 2015

Since August of 2014, a group of community members have worked diligently to get approval for a dog park. We are pleased to announce that we have received the commissioners’ blessing. We have approval on the Lake County Recreation Advisory Board master plan to utilize a fenced section of Huck Finn Park that once was a fishing pond years ago. Unfortunately this area has fallen into disrepair.

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BBQ more successful than imagined
Posted: July 01, 2015

Wow, what a weekend. The barbecue festival turned out to be a much more successful event than imagined. The weather couldn’t have been nicer.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Crazy tourist season is now underway
Posted: July 01, 2015

The day after I was auctioned off as one of the “celebrity golfers” for the St. Vincent Hospital fundraising tournament, I cheered on my California brother-in-law as he began his first Leadville Trail Marathon. I’ve decided this race marks the official first day of crazy tourist season in our sleepy little town, and I’ve been contemplating lately what it means to live in a tourist destination.

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Supreme Court protects Obamacare tax credits
Posted: July 01, 2015

Coloradans across the political spectrum warily awaited last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell. At issue was a key provision of the Affordable Care Act: whether all Americans have access to federal tax credits that make health insurance affordable. Or, whether the tax credits are only available to those who bought health insurance through a state-based marketplace.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Wonder if Leadville’s water is safe to drink? Yes it is
Posted: June 24, 2015

Is our water safe to drink? Most people who hear the name Leadville instantly assume no. Locals who have lived here all their lives are not afraid to drink the water from the tap and are constantly reassuring their visitors that the water is the best there is. I, too, was skeptical when I first moved here in October of 2013 from Mesquite, Nev. There all we could drink was bottled water, so it was natural to load up our cart every shopping trip with cases of Aquafina or whatever was on sale. Moving to the mountains I did think the water would be better; however, with a name like Leadville it made me think twice.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Court rules for religious freedom
Posted: June 17, 2015

“This is really easy.”

So said Justice Antonin Scalia when he announced the Supreme Court 8-1 ruling in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch.

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