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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 Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will present its June 10 lecture by Melanie Yazzie, professor and head of printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The lecture will take place over Zoom video conferencing at 7 p.m.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is reopening tours of Matchless Mine and Baby Doe’s Cabin surface structures on May 23. Lake County residents can take all tours for free through June 30.

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Greater Arkansas River Nature Association is holding its sixth annual photo contest for nature photos taken in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. This is an opportunity for local photographers to share their creative work and support GARNA. Photos must be from within the Upper Arkansas Valley …

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Leadville Boom Days organizers have decided to scale back this year’s annual celebration to focus on local participation, postponing the full event until 2021 as a result of restrictions on events and gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Most Leadvillians who know Inez Stannert met her when she ran the Silver Queen Saloon located on the corner of State (now Second) Street and Harrison Avenue, here in Leadville.

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange has cancelled the March 14 WE Write session, covered in the March 5 issue of the Herald, due to community health concerns.

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On Friday, March 6, the US Rafting Association Women’s Masters and U19 Division Raft Racing Team, the Ark Aces and the Dandy Lions, will present an evening of rafting films featuring women. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. at A Church, 419 D Street, Salida. Tickets are $10 and …

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The Monarch Quilters will meet Monday, March 9, at the Poncha Springs Town Hall at 333 Burnett Avenue, just off U.S. 50. Networking, coffee and treats will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the 9:30 a.m. meeting and program.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is excited to announce “In the Gallery with Sarah Gjertson,” an opportunity to hear Gjertson discuss her work that is currently on display in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s temporary exhibit area.

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The fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will be featured in Leadville on Saturday March 7th at Periodic Brewing. This visually-charged collection of short films highlights the impact and importance of our winter wildlands. All proceeds will benefit the nonpro…

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Last week the Tabor Opera House underwent an effort to catalogue and document all of the theater’s painted set pieces through a volunteer-supported workshop that ran for five days.

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Back in the fall of 1957, the Herald ran a series of previously unpublished articles by the late Margaret Clyde Robertson, one-time poet laureate of Colorado.

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From Feb. 3-7, the Tabor Opera House is inviting community members to join Curtain Call, a free hands-on workshop to catalogue the Tabor’s 1902 drop curtains and stage sets. The workshop offers a unique opportunity to personally bring new life to Tabor draperies and settings that have been h…

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Shhhhhh! Keep this news under your fedora. Word has it that ReMax Aspen Leaf Realty, Alpine Adventures Dogsledding and Climax Mine are secretly in kahoots to open a swanky new speakeasy at the old high school on Ninth Street. It’s going to be the bee’s knees.

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The Rocky Mountain Ranch Dance is Friday, Jan. 17, from 7:15 to 11 p.m. at Adventure Unlimited Ranch’s Valerie Lodge, 18325 County Road 366, Buena Vista.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and the Colorado Mountain College— Leadville Campus are collaborating this spring semester to offer CMC’s Community Education Noncredit Film Course, this time entitled “Mining Goes to the Movies II.” 

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange (CCWE) offers the first WE Write session of the new decade, Welcome to the “Roaring 20s” on Monday, Jan. 13, 9:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Buena Vista Library.

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will be open until 8 p.m. Friday nights beginning in January for locals and visitors looking for something different to do at the end of a week of work or skiing. During these new extended hours all exhibits and the gift shop will be open.

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Local artists McKinley Gardner and Brody Woodcock of Leadville took home top prize money in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s Second Annual Youth Art Contest, “Me As A Miner.”

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Since 1991, Alpine Orchestra has provided live classical orchestral music to the citizens and visitors of the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The founders and original members came together from Leadville, Buena Vista and Salida, forming their first orchestra from about 15 people.

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The Leadville Arts Coalition annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair has been canceled, according to Sue Jewell of the LAC.

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A country-western dance will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave., at the east end of Riverside Park.

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There are few people alive today who endured the atrocities of the Holocaust. Psychologist Edith Eva Eger, a 91-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, is one of them.

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The second annual Harvest Dinner and Contra Dance, a Cloud City Conservation Center fundraiser, will be Friday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 10 p.m. at FREIGHT, 320 E. Ninth St..

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Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the “cerebral” in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will spread laughter at the historic Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Avenue, on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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The September Monarch Quilters meeting will be held on Sept. 9 at the Poncha Springs Town Hall just off Highway 50 at 330 Burnett Ave.

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A free showing of the documentary “Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado” will take place at the Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave., on Tuesday, August 27.

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In 1878, 22-year-old Baby Doe came west to Central City, “the richest square mile on earth,” so her husband could work their gold mine. A year later she was abandoned, pregnant and left to work the mine alone.

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