Latest News – August 14

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 Orthopedic Sports Medicine expands to Leadville 

The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center is expanding its practice to Leadville beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. Appointments are available with Karli Dimino, PA-C, two Thursdays per month at St. Vincent Hospital Outpatient Services, 822 W. 4th Street. 

Karli Dimino, PA-C

Karli Dimino

Dimino is a certified physician assistant who earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies, with a specialty in orthopedics, from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. She sees patients on behalf of Dr. Robert Hunter, director of the HRRMC Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center and HRRMC Orthopedic Center of Excellence. Dimino will evaluate new patients, order diagnostic tests, and discuss and plan surgery. 

Dr. Robert Hunter

Dr. Robert Hunter

Dr. Hunter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida. Services he provides in Salida include treatment for knee and shoulder injuries, arthroscopic and open repair of torn ligaments, and management of athletic injuries. Year after Year, Dr. Hunter has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers.To make an orthopedic appointment in Leadville, call 719-530-2000.Obit_Spacer_Thin

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The FREE Fun Continues this Friday in Leadville

StGeorgeFriday Nights in Leadville continue tomorrow Friday, August 15 with a Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. at St. George Church, at W. 4th and Pine Streets. Admission is free and everyone is invited to participate.  For more information, call 719-486-1282.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Leadville Lifters to Host Competition Tomorrow

By Ben Wells, Leadville Lifters Coach

Tomorrow, Friday, August 15, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be an Olympic Weightlifting Competition at the White Tops Basketball Courts, (Courts the Ice Rink). This event is being put on by the Leadville Lifters and is a last chance qualifier for this years University Nationals, that is held next month in Albuquerque, NM.

Isaac Dorsey competed in the 69kg (152lb) class and placed 16th in the nation. Photo: Coach Ben Wells.

Isaac Dorsey competed in the 69kg (152lb) class and placed 16th in the nation. Photo: Coach Ben Wells.

Olympic Weightlifting is one of the oldest modern Olympic Sports, and has become incredibly popular with the youth of Leadville. Leadville Lifters (LVL) was started in January and has been incorporated into the Lake County High School strength curriculum. Since January, LVL has taken the CO High School Championship Title, set several state records, had 5 athletes travel to Youth Nationals, had 2 first place finishes at the Rocky Mountain State Games and has grown from a team of 9 to over 20 on the competition team. Ages range from 10-17 for the youth team and over 18 for the junior and senior teams.Leadville_Lifters

This will be the first meet that LVL is hosting, and will feature new and seasoned LVL competitors, as well as lifters from Breckenridge and the Front Range. Girls and women weigh in at 8am and begin lifting at 10 a.m. The boys and men weigh in at 10 a.m. and begin lifting at noon.

Cost is free, so come and support our LVL athletes as they compete for the first time at 10,200 feet!Obit_Spacer_Thin

Leadville Flame Place 4th in Soccer Tournament

By Kevin Cannell, Flame Soccer Coach

The Leadville Flame place 4th at the 2014 Colorado Player’s Cup. The Player’s Cup is the highest ranking soccer tournament in Colorado and is by invitation only. We competed in the Ekipa (Team) division. 

The Leadville Flame placed 4th in the Colorado Tournament. Photo: Leadville Flame

The Leadville Flame placed 4th in the Colorado Tournament. Photo: Leadville Flame

I couldn’t be more proud of our players as they continue to soar up the elite competitive soccer ladder. The kids are playing at a level that even I could never have imagined. I had parents from the opposing team come to me after every game to compliment our players, and openly wonder how our team of 13,12,11, and 10 year old kids could possibly compete with these 13 year old elite players. My answer is that it would never occur to them that they couldn’t. 

And they really looked good in their new Herbalife uniforms!

Awww - isn't that nice! The Leadville Flame Soccer Team is grateful for the Leadville Today news coverage. You deserves it! Congratulations!

Awww – isn’t that nice! The Leadville Flame Soccer Team is grateful for the Leadville Today news coverage. You deserve it!  Congratulations!

 

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