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Highlights from the Leadville Weekly Herald

140 Years Ago

Saturday, July 3, 1880

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THE BOULEVARD.

The Finest Drive in the State of Colorado.

Leadville would not be true to her record and herself if she did not excel every other city in Colorado. Last fall she astonished all comers by laying out, grading and fencing in one of the finest driving parks in the state in less than ten days, and the same parties who were in the main responsible for that work now come once more to the front with an enterprise which takes the highest rank in the state.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s (NMHFM) 25,000 square feet of exhibits reopened on June 19 after being closed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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Highlights from The Herald Democrat

50 Years Ago

123 Diplomas Presented to Graduation Class of LCHS

June 3, 1970

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Despite a time when old values are being torn apart and the world appears to be a violent place in which to make a new life, all the graduating seniors appeared to be glad to accept the challenge that leaving high school brings. The four main talks of distinguished members of the class disclosed that serious thinking had entered their compositions.

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The first phase of an estimated $10 million rehabilitation of the historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville has just begun. Scaffolding is now up on the most-damaged south and west exterior walls, ready to repair crumbling bricks and leaking windows. This project is the first full rehabilitati…

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The Lake County Aquatic Center opened for phase one on Monday, June 15. While this is exciting news, due to public health restrictions we will only allow lap swimming, water running/walking and deep end water jogging. The sauna, hot tub, climbing wall, and diving board will remain closed.

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