Tag Archives: Leadville

Latest News – April 16

Leadville Hospital Receives $1 Million Grant

St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville received notification last week from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) that the medical facility had secured a one million dollar grant for improvements.dola

In a letter to St. Vincent Hospital CEO, Joyce Beck, DOLA Executive Director, Reeves Brown stated that the hospital’s request for one million dollars had been approved.

The grant will assist the hospital in replacing the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The new HVAC project will cost two million dollars. The additional funding will come from loans and hospital cash reserves.Hospital Foundation Logo 

“With a potential HVAC system failure no longer looming, the caring and positive work done at St. Vincent Hospital will only be amplified in the future,” stated Karen Rinehart, Director St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.

Here’s a video of the plans for a new surgical suite:


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To stay informed about’s happening at St. Vincent Hospital or to donate to the foundation, please visit the website. Or contact Karen Rinehart, Director St. Vincent Hospital Foundation & Community Relations, 719-486-7135 or krinehart@svghd.org.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Hospital and Water Board Meet The Candidates Monday

There is a special election coming on May 6, 2014 which will elect new members to the St. Vincent Hospital Board and the Parkville Water Board. Next Monday, April 21, the Leadville Chamber and Colorado Mountain College – Leadville will be hosting a Meet The Candidates Night. The event will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the CMC – Coronado Café Building, Room 701.

 

 

Latest News – April 15

Back Country Skier Rescued by LCSAR on Sunday

The calendar might say spring, but winter conditions still exist in the high mountains, especially in the back country. And that’s what a guy from Boulder discovered on Sunday when he was brought to safety by Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR)

Sangree M Froelicher, one of the Tenth Mountain Huts.

Sangree M Froelicher, one of the Tenth Mountain Huts.

On Sunday, April 13 LCSR assisted an individual who was part of a hut trip traveling to the “Sangree M Froelicher,” one of Colorado’s famed 10th Mountain Division mountain huts. The group set out for a weekend trip and on Saturday, April 12 Toby Hammer of Boulder had sustained an injury to his knee while skiing in the vicinity of the hut. 

“His hut mates were concerned they would not be able to easily and safely assist him off the mountain,” stated Betty Benson, Public Information Officer for Leadville/Lake County. The 911 emergency call came into dispatch on Saturday, however, the group decided to arrange for assistance on Sunday when they planned to depart the Hut, located in Birdseye Gulch.

Thanks to Lake County Search and Rescue team for another successful mission. The Search and Rescue team on this mission was Mike McHargue, Emergency Manager, Anita Mason, Chris Yeager, Russ Jungnitsch, Jenny Burton & Tara Marcilla.  Photo: LCOEM

Thanks to Lake County Search and Rescue team for another successful mission. The Search and Rescue team on this mission was Mike McHargue, Emergency Manager, Anita Mason, Chris Yeager, Russ Jungnitsch, Jenny Burton & Tara Marcilla. Photo: LCOEM

 This recent rescue is a reminder that traveling in the Colorado back country always requires a contingency plan in the event of any emergency or unexpected event. Did you know that back country adventurers can purchase a search & rescue card which helps volunteer organizations such as LCSAR to recoup expenses incurred?

Check it out: LINK.

“This is a great investment for anyone who spends time in the back country - no matter the season,” stated Benson. “Our message is to encourage everyone going into the back country to have a Search and Rescue card or other back country type license (fishing, hunting,).  Funds from such licenses do go into a fund that helps pay for some of the expenses of Search and Rescue organizations such as ours,” she added.

Latest News – April 14

Hundreds of Leadville and Lake County residents took advantage of the low and no-cost health screenings at the 9Health Fair last Saturday.

Hundreds of Leadville and Lake County residents took advantage of the low and no-cost health screenings at the 9Health Fair last Saturday.

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Leadville Political News & Updates

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Latest News – April 13

Couple to Ski Fourteen 14ers for Leadville Teens

Final plans are underway for Full Circle’s “Fourteeners for Teens,” a fundraising initiative which kicks off tomorrow, April 14, 2014.  The goal: raise $14,000 for Leadville youth.

Anna and Rohan during a training trek this winter. Photo: Fourteenersforteens.org.

Anna and Rohan during a training trek this winter. Photo: Fourteenersforteens.org.

Rohan Ray, Outdoor Leadership Club Program Coordinator for Full Circle of Lake County and his wife Anna established the fundraising program and have taken on an ambitious goal.

The couple’s plan is to ski all 14 peaks above 14,000 feet in the Sawatch range of Colorado in a single 14-day unsupported traverse, starting on (of course) 4/14/14! See their route HERE.

Rohan makes dinner by melting snow. Fourteenersforteens.org.

Rohan makes dinner by melting snow. Fourteenersforteens.org.

“We hope that those who find these mountains to be a place to rejuvenate, recreate, and push their own limits will consider supporting Full Circle to continue providing opportunities for the next generation in Leadville,” said Rohan Ray.

Full Circle activities are free for participants, and are entirely funded by grants and donations. This Leadville non-profit “provides opportunities, education and caring relationships to help Lake County become a place where children make healthy choices, families thrive and the community is united.”

If you want to keep track of their 14 x 14,000ft x $14,000 in 2014 project, please visit and “Like” their Facebook Page: Fourteenersforteens. Donations can be made at www.fullcircleleadville.org.

 

Latest News – April 12

Dewey Decimal Meets Flickr: A Party in The Stacks 

Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Their stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week: April 13-19,  is the perfect opportunity to tell the story of how the library has changed their life.

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Photo: Lake County Public Library

In fact, this year’s theme is just that: Lives change @ your library. To that end, the American Library Association is encouraging library users to share their experiences through various social media platforms, including  Facebook  and  Twitter, embracing such hashtags as #LivesChange and #NLW14.

Think of it as Dewey Decimal meets Flickr! Today’s libraries are about so much more than those speared cards housed stoicly in aisles of hardwood filing drawers.

And Lake County Public Library is no different. In fact, the “Quotable Facts About Lake County Public Library“, document on their websites quite clearly outlines the benefits the library brings to the Leadville community.

From Spring flowers to summer reading programs, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL)  is blooming! Photo: LCPL

From Spring flowers to Summer reading programs, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL) is blooming! Photo: LCPL

Whether it’s the kids’ summer reading program, historic presentations, author showcases or simply continuing to loan tens of thousands of resources to local residents, the LCPL is on point and task, delivering what the community needs.

You can check out what else they’ve been up to by viewing the report on their website.

In other News from the Stacks:

kidsreadingoverdriveThe Lake County Public Library announced the new Kids’ eReading Room Site powered by Overdrive. This is perfect for that tablet, ereader, or Kindle – keep them reading during the summer break.

And the LCPL has security in mind too! This site – Overdrive – includes content with only juvenile and young adult materials. Adult materials are not discoverable from this site. Juvenile and young adult content will still be accessible from the main OverDrive site. Check it out! It is pretty neat!

The Lake County Public Library Summer Reading Program soared to new heights in literacy winning the Judge's Choice Award for the Boom Days Parade 2010!

The Lake County Public Library Summer Reading Program soared to new heights in literacy winning the Judge’s Choice Award for the Boom Days Parade in 2010!

Movie Night(s) at The Library This Week
The Tabor Saga on the Big Screen

Horace. Augusta. Baby Doe. These three names create their own triangle of fame, fortune, betrayal, and ruin. While today that might make for a great reality show, back in 1932 someone thought it would fair well as a feature film. Silver DollarThis month you’ll have a couple of chances to see if the film lives up to the reality.

 The Friends of the Lake County Public Library will be showing the 1932 movie “Silver Dollar” on two nights: April 14 & 16 (Mon & Weds) . This movie was loosely based on David Karshner’s book “Silver Dollar: The Story of the Tabors.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. The showing will be held in the library’s AMAX room. Admission is free but seating is limited to 75 people. 

So no matter how you enjoy National Library Week, be sure to spend some time (quietly) in the stacks to celebrate!