(BPT) - No hace mucho, la máquina de escribir era la mejor herramienta para compilar datos, y las bibliotecas llevaban el inventario de sus libros con tarjetas indizadas que se guardaban en gavetas de madera. Obviamente, las computadoras han mejorado la productividad, pues nos permiten una manipulación más rápida de los datos. Pero ¿ha pensado alguna vez en todos los objetos físicos y manuables que no existirían hoy si no fuese por las computadoras? Además de que la ingeniería y la manufactura serían sin duda más lentas y difíciles, habría menos cosas si aun estuviésemos usando tarjetas indizadas para mantener un registro de las mismas.
(BPT) - Not that long ago a typewriter was the best tool for recording data and libraries kept track of books with index cards packed into wooden drawers. Obviously computers have improved productivity by letting people manipulate data faster. But have you ever considered all the physical, hold-in-your-hands things that would not exist today without computers? Engineering and manufacturing would certainly be slower and harder, but there would simply have to be fewer things if people were still using index cards to keep track of them.
A Global Issues Seminar will be presented by the Timberline Campus of Colorado Mountain College on Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In the coming year, the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation plans to do a detailed economic development strategic plan that will include implementation and marketing.
(BPT) - Este año, ciudadanos de todo el país se proponen hacer viajes más largos por carretera. Si está planificando uno de esos recorridos, tenga en cuenta estos cinco consejos de mantenimiento para los automóviles actuales.
(BPT) - Across the country people are planning to take longer road trips this year. If you plan to be one of them, here are five maintenance tips to consider for today’s cars.
Fifth Judicial District Judge Wayne Patton will be ruling on whether the commissioners violated the Colorado Open Meetings Law by holding an executive session without giving notice.
Patton heard arguments and testimony in the Herald Democrat’s lawsuit against the Lake County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, March 6.
The Herald filed suit against the commissioners in October 2013, alleging that the commissioners had violated the Colorado Open Meetings Law by holding an executive session in February 2012 without properly providing notice. In its suit, the Herald requested the tapes from that meeting as well as its attorney fees.
This year’s Tri-It-High Triathlon and Duathlon, held Sunday, had fewer participants than 2012.
It was close, but Leila Degrave, of Leadville, managed to set a new course record in the Silver Rush 50 trail run on Sunday.
Degrave broke the female course record by 20 seconds as she finished with a time of 8 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds. The previous course record was set by Lynette Clemons, another local runner, in 2008.
he commissioners agreed to discount $100 off building permits for those participating in the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments’ Community Development Block grant program.
The program provides low-interest loans to low-income families in Lake, Chaffee and Fremont counties for home rehabilitation.
One hundred twenty-five participants completed the 24th annual Firecracker 5k on the Fourth of July. The course started at 5th and Harrison, ran west toward the Lake County Middle School, turned back, ran on Mt. Massive to Mountain View, east to Harrison and finished coming over Capital Hill to the courthouse just before the parade. Overall top male was Leadville’s Karl Remsen in 16 minutes, 21 seconds, while the top female was Sara Bruemmer of Drake in 22:04. The race was sponsored by the Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame and Huck Finn Skatepark Committee.
The new director of the Lake County Building and Land Use Department could be separate from the building official.
The Herald learned last week that the district attorney’s office is currently conducting an investigation that centers on the Lake County Building Department.
District Attorney Bruce Brown confirmed that his office is investigating on behalf of Sheriff Rod Fenske. He hopes to have some findings in the next few weeks.
Questions have been raised about whether an “emergency executive session” held by the Lake County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 19-20 was related to the resignation of Lake County Building Department Director Tom Taylor.
Taylor resigned his position on Feb. 20.
During a March 1 interview with the Herald, Mike Bordogna, commission chair, was asked if the meeting was connected to Taylor’s resignation. He would not comment.
A temporary restraining order hearing was scheduled for Monday with Taylor as the defendant and Fran Masterson, an employee in the county’s building and land use department, as the plaintiff.
Lake County Judge Wayne Patton dismissed the case because Masterson did not appear for the hearing.
In an interview Monday afternoon, Masterson said that she wasn’t at the hearing because she did not realize that Taylor had already been served with a summons.
Masterson said that she was not allowed to talk about the matter any further.
Taylor also declined to comment.
The Herald has made a formal request under the Colorado Open Records Act for the tapes from the executive session.
This request was e-mailed to the commissioners on Monday and was also submitted by surface mail via the U.S. Postal Service. Under the law, the commissioners have three days to respond to the request.
At their regular meeting on Monday night, the commissioners approved the minutes for the executive session in question, which was recessed on Feb. 19 and continued on Feb. 20.
According to these minutes, the first part of the meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. on February 19. At this meeting, Commissioner Dolores Semsack made a motion to go into executive session under sections 24-6-402 4b and 4f of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Section 4b allows a local public body to go into executive session for conferences with an attorney and section 4f allows a public body to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters.
However, the body is also required, by law, to describe the subject of the session in as much detail as possible. This was not done, and the minutes do not indicate why the session was deemed an emergency.
The minutes also do not indicate that a vote was ever taken to go into executive session.
At 4:38 p.m., the commissioners chose to recess the executive session until 8 a.m. the next morning. That night, the commissioners held a regular meeting, but no mention of the executive session was made.
The executive session continued at 8 a.m. on Feb. 20 and concluded at 9 a.m., according to the minutes.
The minutes state that no decision was made during the executive session of Feb. 19 or the continuation of that executive session on Feb. 20.
The “emergency executive session” was not posted before it took place. The commissioners did not notify the public that the two-part executive session had occurred until their March 4 meeting.
The Leadville City Council agreed to waive 25 percent of the building and permit fees for the Huck Finn Park Project at a special meeting Monday night.
The Lake County Commissioners approved an ordinance amending the Lake County Building Codes at their regular meeting on Feb. 19.
Tom Taylor, Lake County director of Building & Land Use, resigned on Feb. 20.
A final inspection may be a key to fixing some of the defects in the Leadville-Lake County Airport’s Snow Removal Equipment building.
The Snow Removal Equipment Building at the Leadville-Lake County Airport has several defects that the county is pushing to have fixed.
Negotiations between the Lake County and Leadville over a new building services intergovernmental agreement will not resume until January.
The county and the city previously had an agreement that contracted the county to provide building services within the city.
The Leadville City Council voted at its regular meeting on Sept. 18 to let the previous agreement expire at 8 a.m. on Monday. The council originally voted to terminate the agreement at the end of June, because it felt the agreement was no longer benefitting the city.
The Leadville City Council decided to continue with the termination of an intergovernmental agreement between the city and Lake County on Tuesday night.
Much of Monday night’s discussion between the Leadville City Council and Lake County Commissioners focused on a point-by-point analysis of a building-code intergovernmental agreement.
Several questions and issues remain in the ongoing discussion of an intergovernmental agreement between Lake County and the city of Leadville.
Bicyclists attacked Dutch Henry Hill Saturday for the start of the Silver Rush 50 bike race.
Amy Peters of Leadville finished first overall in the Olympic class of the Tri-It-High Triathlon with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 48.8 seconds. Brian Huggins of Parker was the top male finisher with a time of 2:27:15.8.