Latest News – February 20

Local Author Offers FREE Book This Weekend!

Local attorney and author Carol Bellhouse announces that her new book, a novel set in Leadville, will be available for free on Amazon this weekend, February 23 and 24.  The book, Fire Drifter 1: Meteor Shower, is the first installment of a series.  

 Fire Drifter 1- Meteor Shower (1)The story takes place in 1971 when fiery Madelyn Tremaine graduates from Lake County High School and prepares to blow out of her stormy life into the siren song of professional acting. 

First reviews are strong: “Captivating and powerfully engaging, Meteor Shower is a sexy and elegantly written portrayal of the potency of the human spirit illuminated by a delightful sense of time and place.”–Shelly Evans


A Few Meeting Reminders:


Lake County Recreation Advisory Board (LCRAB) Annual Retreat will take place at the Mount Massive Golf Course tomorrow Thursday, Feb. 21 at. 5 p.m. The Retreat will be in place of the regular monthly LCRAB meeting in order to brainstorm about the 2013 Recreation Master Plan. Anyone interested in expressing their ideas and opinions about future development of Lake County Recreation is invited to attend.

Construction Meet-N-Greet

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) is hosted a Meet-N-Greet for local subcontractors and suppliers on Friday, Feb. 22 from 3 – 6:30 p.m. at the Mining Museum. A&P is the general contractor for the Lake County High School addition and renovation.  A&P is currently pre-qualifying potential subcontract bidders and suppliers. Due to the fast pace nature of this project, all pre-qualification packets will be due by March 15, 2013.  It is important to the Lake County School District, and to A&P to encourage and procure maximum participation from Leadville and the surrounding communities.

A brief presentation about the project’s current status and background information about A&P will be held from approximately 3 – 3:15 p.m., but interested parties can stop by anytime.  The remainder of the event will be an informal meeting to address any individual questions.  This is an opportunity for subcontractors and suppliers to meet the general contracting team, and discuss opportunities to be involved with the project.  

There will be future job fair meetings after subcontractors are selected for individuals looking for employment. 

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in the project, contact Tony Cingoranelli at 719-347-1475, or at

Broadband Group Surveys and Meets

Lake County Connect is having their next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Lake County Connect (LCC) is a group of local residents and business people gathering data concerning Broadband in Lake County. What is available? Will there be enough Broadband to meet future needs?  How do we tap into the “backbone” of fiber optic cable that’s buried down the center of Harrison Avenue? What are neighboring rural communities doing concerning Broadband?

The group is also in the process of compiling information about current service. Do you use the internet? For personal and/or business use? Are you happy with your current Internet access? Too expensive? Not reliable? Slow? No high-speed option available? Well, now there’s something you can do about it!LT_LCC_Survey_Link

Simple questions like these have been compiled in a survey that LCC is asking residents and business to complete. The survey also includes a speed test. A simple click of the mouse is all you need to do and then record the results in the survey.

There is no quick fix, but a little of your time can make a big impact. Your answers will help LCC map out what level of service we really get in the county. The group will then take that information and work with broadband service providers to find a solution that will better serve Lake County needs. 

Help Lake County Connect take charge of the future, making sure  businesses can compete, local schools can excel, government offices can respond and all Lake County residents can work, live and play using the best Internet access possible.


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