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“Our lives today are infinitely easier than their lives, but I am not sure our lives are better,” Leadville local Dave TenEyck wrote of his ancestors before leaving for a 120-mile trek on the Colorado Trail in August. “I intend to relive those less hectic times.”

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The Lake County High School cross-country team divided their forces last weekend and competed in two different meets. Half of the team traveled to Gunnison on Friday while the other half participated in the Buena Vista Invitational on Saturday. Both courses offered the Panthers relatively fl…

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On Sept. 26, National Public Lands Day, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) will kick-off an online celebration of local environmental heroes meant to ignite hope in our community and inspire others to become environmental stewards. The two-week media campaign highlighting …

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Powell Brumm, a graduate student at Colorado State University, records a portion of an opera recital with John-Micah Braswell’s piano accompaniment at the Tabor Opera House. The recital will be part of his master’s thesis. Having performed in productions of “The Ballad of Baby Doe,” and trav…

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will host a “spooktacular” October event, the museum’s first since reopening after closures related to COVID-19. The event, “Clue: Mystery at the Mining Museum,” will allow guests to solve a murder mystery within the museum’s exhibit spaces on Oct.…

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Work on the hoist house at the Matchless Mine is underway in an effort to overhaul and preserve the weathered building.

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The Sawatch Range’s snow-capped peaks reflect off Mt. Elbert Forebay Reservoir. Warm temperatures are expected to continue this week despite a cold snap and snow storm earlier this month.

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Here at the Lake County Recreation Department we like to keep those of all ages active! Check out all the fun activities we offer for ages 60+ that are (almost) all free to Lake County residents.

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At a community workshop held in February of this year, the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation learned that the Tabor Opera House may house one of the largest intact collections of historic drop curtains and stage sets in the nation. Community members are invited to attend a follow-up …

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Community members, local government officials and law enforcement agencies are in the process of reviving the Police Chief’s Advisory Panel, once active under former chief Rob Glenny, under a new name and with different goals.

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Colorado Mountain College Ski Area Operations students fire up snow guns on the college’s campus last week after an early cold set in. “We were able to test our new equipment,” said Brian Rosser, CMC ski area operations associate professor. “Also, it was a great pre-season training exercise,…

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Eric Cristopher Gurule, 27, of Leadville was arrested Sept. 4 on murder charges stemming from an altercation which led to the death of Randy Flores, 55, of Leadville.

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The Center Early Childhood Programs closed on Sept. 10 after confirming two positive cases of COVID-19 within the preschool’s employee/student population. Two cohorts at West Park Elementary School began quarantining on Sept. 11 due to possible COVID-19 exposure following probable cases in t…

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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 Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees gathered at the SteamPlant Event Center in downtown Salida, adhering to group size limits, public health protocols and physical distancing requirements. The CMC trustees selected the Salida location to recognize the recent addition of the Salid…

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Zelzin Aketzalli walked into Leadville at the beginning of this summer with thousands of miles of trail behind her and ambitious goals ahead.

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Randy Flores, 55, of Leadville, was found deceased in a local residence in Stringtown by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, Sept. 3. Flores was the owner of Pro-Electric, a local electrical repair company.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began rockfall safety work after Labor Day on the Independence Pass stretch of Colo. 82, requiring a daytime lane closure with alternating traffic from mile posts 59 to 62. According to CDOT, the closure is necessary for motorist safety as cre…

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Randy Flores, 55, of Leadville, was found deceased in a local residence in Stringtown by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, Sept. 3. Flores was the owner of Pro-Electric, a local electrical repair company.

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The discovery of gold in the late nineteenth century drew hundreds of thousands of people in search of land and wealth west, disrupting the formerly pristine and picturesque high Rocky Mountains. The gold ran out quickly, but the siren call of silver, lead, zinc, copper, and all manner of ot…

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Lake County High School cross-country athletes returned to competition in late August, after a competitive running drought of over six months.

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On Aug. 27, an unidentified male allegedly shot a dog that was off leash in Mount Massive Wilderness.

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The City of Leadville dedicated Tritz Park in honor of long-time community member and key founder of the Mineral Belt Trail, Howard Tritz.

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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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Join Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) for an exclusive in-person screening of Patagonia’s new film, “Public Trust,” on Sept. 1 at the Comanche Drive-In in Buena Vista.

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Two women were rescued Aug. 21 after veering off the Independence Pass stretch of Hwy. 82 the night before.

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Colorado Mountain College began the fall semester on Monday, and seeing fairly flat preliminary enrollment compared to the same time last year.

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Leadville resident Maria Day was sentenced to a total of 54 years in prison for multiple charges stemming from the 2015 murder of John Martinez.

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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 Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will present a lecture by Lloyd Athearn, executive director of Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27.

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The Twin Lakes Visitor Center remains open to the public, despite harships imposed by the pandemic, thanks to the help of local volunteers.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and prime contractor, United Companies, began milling and paving operations on Monday. The operations will continue for two weeks.

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A series of large wildland fires are burning across Colorado due to severe drought conditions. Several of the fires have contributed to smoky conditions in Lake County, as well as last week’s two-day closure of Independence Pass.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) will temporarily close the Matchless Mine to the public starting August 20 due to earthmoving operations that are part of a project to rehabilitate the No. 6 hoist house.

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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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Construction work continues at the site of Lake County School District’s new preschool through second grade school. Lake County voters approved a bond measure in support of the project last November, allowing the district to receive a $20.8 million Building Excellent Schools Today grant. The…

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The City of Leadville is continuing its two-and-a-half year long restoration effort at Tritz Park, where the prominently featured “We Love Leadville” tribute monument now sits.

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The story of the Climax Mine began 130 years ago when prospector Charles Senter discovered an enormous low-grade deposit of an unknown mineral on Bartlett Mountain near Fremont Pass. Fifteen years passed before mineralogists correctly identified the mineral as molybdenite, a disulfide of mol…

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