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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has launched a brand new website at its existing URL, www.mininghalloffame.org. The museum is also now offering an online store in time for the holiday shopping season. The public is invited to visit the new website and browse the store.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has launched a brand new website at its existing URL, www.mininghalloffame.org. The museum is also now offering an online store in time for the holiday shopping season. The public is invited to visit the new website and browse the store.

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The Lake County Community Fund invites Coloradans to support the organization’s efforts to expand the capacity of local organizations, promote and facilitate giving opportunities, and inspire investment in Lake County by donating on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 8.

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St. Vincent Hospital Foundation (SVHF) accepts a $10,000 grant from the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation on Nov. 18 for a new CT scanner. The CT scanner will be installed in St. Vincent Health’s (SVH) new facility. From left is: SVHF Chairman Bob Smith, LT 100 Legacy Foundation Executiv…

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The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation is seeking new members for its board of directors. Successful candidates will join in the work of revitalizing the historic Tabor Opera House and creating a community hub for culture and the arts in historic Leadville.

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The Colorado Mountain College Eagles cross-country running team completed their season at the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country 2020 Championships. The team traveled to Iowa to compete against over 250 college runners during the Nov. 14 meet.

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Members of the Leadville Lions Club come together for a photo after completing their socially distant trek to obtain fresh-cut Christmas trees. The trees are currently for sale at Centennial Real Estate. Shown in the back row from the left are: Amy Tait, Kerry McNair, Bob Deister, Jack Saund…

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As a result of sustained increases in COVID-19 infection rates, Colorado mandated that Lake County transition to a stricter prevention model last week. The county currently remains at risk of more stringent restrictions.

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The mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a drastic shift — both literally and figuratively — in the landscape of the United States. With the addition of millions of acres of pristine wilderness following the Louisiana Purchase and the conclusion of the Spanish-American War, manif…

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Some stories have happy endings, some end sadly, and some never end at all.

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As Colorado sees statewide increases in COVID-19 infections, Lake County has documented a surge in its positivity rate that local officials attribute to private social gatherings.

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As state and federal agencies continue to urge outdoor, distanced activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Leadville and Lake County’s winter recreation outlets are preparing for the season while adopting pandemic-safe operation plans.

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Colorado Mountain College men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed at the NJCAA Region IX Championships on Oct. 31 for the first time in the college’s history.

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The original peoples of the High Rockies, and Colorado more broadly, have a long and storied history that spans thousands of years and contains complex relationships with this region. This year, the Herald is featuring a series on Indigenous histories of the High Rockies.

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Colorado Mountain College recently received an IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. The grant is intended to expand the college’s capacity to offer affordable and meaningfu…

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burning sedan along Colo. 91 early on Nov. 4 to find unidentified human remains inside the vehicle.

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The original peoples of the High Rockies, and Colorado more broadly, have a long and storied history that spans thousands of years and contains complex relationships with this region. This year, the Herald is featuring a series on Indigenous histories of the High Rockies.

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Lake County’s race for county commissioner ended in a victory for Democrats Sarah Mudge and Jeff Fiedler. Mudge was elected for District Two; Fiedler was elected for District Three. Fifty-seven percent of those who voted locally supported Joe Biden for president.

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The original peoples of the High Rockies, and Colorado more broadly, have a long and storied history that spans thousands of years and contains complex relationships with this region. To this end, the Herald is featuring a series on Indigenous histories of the High Rockies.

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The Lake County Skate Park is photographed from above as skaters enjoy the public recreation facility.

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Justin Leibowitz has been named assistant dean of student affairs at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. He joins CMC from Kentucky, where he served as the associate director of residential life at the University of Louisville.

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Solvista Health is a new member of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Colorado Spirit Program to provide free COVID-19 counseling and support to our local communities. The pandemic has caused massive impacts both economically and emotionally on many, creating the need…

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Lake County’s COVID-19 positive infection rate has risen over the last month. The county hit a two-week positivity rate of 10% on Oct. 15, the highest to date for the county during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brett Antczak was selected as St. Vincent Health’s new CEO during a special meeting of the hospital’s board of directors on October 22.

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Dave Ellerman displays the 7.5-gauge train that he built during the pandemic. The engine, using 24-volt electric power, can pull 1,200 pounds. The train consists of the engine, a car where the engineer (Ellerman) sits and and flat car for passengers. His final car is a caboose which is just …

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The Lake County Recreation Department is providing Lake County families with a socially distant opportunity to celebrate Halloween this year — Trunk-or-Treat. 

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In the fall of 2021, Lake County School District expects to open its new pre-kindergarten through second grade building. This building is located just north of the current West Park Elementary site. West Park Elementary was built when the town of Climax was moved to the Leadville area in 1962-1963.

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West Park Elementary School physical education teacher Rachael Ayers accepts jump ropes from Lilly Vigil and Judy Fabian. Attendees at the state convention of the Colorado Delta Kappa Gamma Society and members of Alpha Sigma Chapter, Leadville recently donated funds to purchase jump ropes fo…

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When Carol Nowakowski decided to retire as the owner of Cold Nose Warm Heart Pet Care, Leadville local Veronica Rimbert saw a chance to take on a business of her own. At the beginning of September, Mountain Dogs Romp & Chomp began to serve customers who had already been coming to the bus…

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An overnight full closure of Colo. 91 will take place Oct. 29 near Copper Mountain. The closure will allow crews to install a new pedestrian bridge over the intersection of Colo. 91 and Copper Road, which is located just south of Interstate 70. Nighttime travelers seeking access to I-70 from…

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Leadville’s Bailey-Kent Funeral Home and the Kent Funeral Home in Gypsum lost their licenses to operate after investigations into the businesses found violations of at least 11 state statutes meant to regulate funeral home and cremation businesses in Colorado.

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The Bailey-Kent Funeral Home has temporarily lost its license to operate as a funeral establishment following an investigation into the business after a local family received the unconfirmed and undocumented remains of a cremated infant. 

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The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will present “The Epic (and Operatic) Tale of the Rocky Mountain Locust: An Environmental Murder Mystery featuring Locust: The Opera,” an event with Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood, entomologist, mystery writer and professor of natural sciences and humanities at the Un…

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Lake County voters will decide on two county commissioner seats in November’s election. Jeff Fiedler, Democrat, and Hanna Waugh, Libertarian, are running for Lake County Commissioner, District 3. Sarah Mudge, Democrat, and Ezekiah Lujan, Republican, are running for Lake County Commissioner, …

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Lake County High School’s cross-country team entered the 2A Region 1 meet in Lyons on Thursday, Oct. 8, as underdogs. All of the Panthers’ competitions in 2020 had been on hilly courses above 7,700 feet of elevation. For this reason, their best times of the season were generally slower than …

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The Bailey-Kent Funeral Home faced a temporary shutdown Oct. 2 after the Lake County Sheriff’s Office found biowaste and disheveled facilities in the combined business and home while executing a search warrant.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) secured the search warrant on Sept. 30 to investigate a complaint made to Sheriff Amy Reyes at the beginning of the year.

According to a series of redacted LCSO reports acquired by the Herald, a local mother contacted the funeral home in December of last year after the loss of an infant. The parents wanted the child’s remains cremated and returned to them, which, according to the mother’s statement to LCSO, the funeral home promised to have done by Dec. 20, 2019.

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The original peoples of the High Rockies, and Colorado more broadly, have a long and storied history that spans thousands of years and contains complex relationships with this region. This summer, the Herald is featuring a series on Indigenous histories of the High Rockies.

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The Lake County High School cross-country teams dominated the Frontier League Championship, which they hosted at Colorado Mountain College on Saturday, Oct. 3. Eight schools, mostly from the Denver area, traveled up to compete for bragging rights in the league.

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) executed a search warrant Friday at 510 Harrison Avenue, the address of the Bailey Kent Mortuary.

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