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It’s been said many times that everyone who was anyone came to Leadville during the city’s early years. But it is also true that many more people who weren’t “anyone” lived here during that time. Although we still honor Baby Doe, the Guggenheims, Molly Brown, H.A.W. Tabor, Doc Holliday and o…

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Pictured in the 1929 Leadville High School Yearbook are the administrators of the district. Seated third from left is Ezra D. Dickerman, who was president of the school board at the time, some 33 years after he participated in the skating exhibitions at the Leadville Ice Palace. After receiv…

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Some of my favorite people are journalists who write editorials. And when the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors presents its annual awards for great editorials, I always take the time to read the winners.

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After a two-year hiatus, Boom Days will return to Harrison Avenue the first weekend in August. In the past when I served as editor of this publication, I would always write a primer for Boom Days attendees.

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A group of Lake County students gathered at Get Outdoors Leadville!’s gear library at Colorado Mountain College to paint a mural that will accent one of the library’s exterior walls.

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The Tabor Opera House hosted its second show of the season on July 8 and 9 called “Ghosts of the Tabor: A Performance Treasure Hunt.”

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At times, I’ve found myself in a group of journalists sitting around telling war stories about our jobs and the times we’ve had to step in and expose government entities who were failing in some way to adhere to the open records or open meetings laws.

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Do you remember your first trip to Leadville? What was your impression? Visitors to Leadville and Lake County over the years have been impressed and sometimes dismayed by the landscape which greeted them upon arrival. Some were moved to poetry. Others were more pragmatic.

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Do we really need to attract more tourists to Leadville? That’s actually not the topic today, but it is something I’ve heard voiced more than once in recent days. Last summer was memorable for the number of people who were recreating in this county, COVID or no COVID.

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Carlyle Channing Davis, founder of the Herald Democrat, arrived in Leadville in 1879, had a significant career here as a journalist, and then, in 1895, suffered a breakdown. He was forced to find a more hospitable climate, and ended his years in California, although he tried to return to Col…

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Last summer a large number of community members gathered at the new St. Vincent Health hospital to celebrate its opening.

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If you aren’t familiar with the photo accompanying this column, you might think that it simply portrays a large number of men standing in the snow. One sled is visible. But there’s more to the story than that.