Latest News – September 27

Go Panthers! A hopeful Freshman Class message did not predict the score for the Lake County High School Homecoming Football game score against Meeker last night. While the parade enthusiasm was spirited, the Panthers were dealt a crushing blow on the field, with a final game score of 50-8. You'll get them next time!

Go Panthers! A hopeful Freshman Class message did not predict the score for the Lake County High School Homecoming Football game score against Meeker last night. While the parade enthusiasm was spirited, the Panthers were dealt a crushing blow on the field, with a final game score of 50-8. You’ll get them next time!

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Lake County Road Re-Opened After Sinkhole Repair

Local officials were notified of a 2 foot sinkhole on Lake County Road 2 by a passing cyclist at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, Sept. 26.

Lake County Road and Bridge Crews secure the area around a sinkhole on Lake County Road 2 yesterday evening. The road is back open again this morning, but crews and officials could be present in the area as the situation continues to be assessed. Photo: Leadville Today

Lake County Road and Bridge crews secure the area around a sinkhole on Lake County Road 2 yesterday evening. The road is back open again this morning, but crews and officials could be present in the area, as the situation continues to be assessed. Photo: Leadville Today

 

“It’s about 2 feet by two feet at the surface,” explained Mike Irwin, Lake County Public Works Asst. Director. “But underneath the asphalt it looks to be about 15 x 15.”

How deep will it go? Crews work on a sizable (15 ft. x 15 ft.) sinkhole on County Road 2. Photo: LC Road & Bridge.

How deep will it go? Crews work on a sizable (15 ft. x 15 ft.) sinkhole on County Road 2. Photo: LC Road & Bridge.

Therefore the road and bridge crew had a closure in place for several hours last night, for the street, more commonly known as the road to Black Cloud/Asarco . Once crews had secured a utility locate, gravel was trucked in to fill in the sinkhole. 

“As it was dark by the time we got the hole filled, it is not really smooth and the asphalt has not been repaired, so be careful diving around this area,” stated the Lake County Road and Bridge Facebook Page. “The area is marked with cones. Be safe!”

It was also reported at the scene that the sensors at the nearby Yak Tunnel water Treatment Plant were also activated, indicating that the sinkhole could somehow be related to that system. Officials from the plant will be on scene today to access the situation.

Lake County Road 2 is now open, however travel in the area is not advised, as crews ad officials continue to work in the area and assess the situation. Last night the road was closed at the Newmont Mining Building, about a half mile about the Yak Tunnel Water Treatment Plant. Photo: Leadville Today

Lake County Road 2 is now open, however travel in the area is not advised, as crews ad officials continue to work in the area and assess the situation. Last night the road was closed at the Newmont Mining Building, about a half mile about the Yak Tunnel Water Treatment Plant. Photo: Leadville Today

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Meet The Candidates On Monday, September 29

Ready or not, the political season is in full swing, as candidates and ballot pushers make their march toward the November 4 Election Day.

To that end, Lake County will have its own chance to hear from local and state candidates, as well as what ballot initiatives that voters will find at the polls at the Meet The Candidates Night this Monday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College.

The evening provides voters with an opportunity to get to know the candidates, and their views on various issues.

Attendees will also have a chance to submit their questions. HOWEVER, please note that organizers are asking those who will be submitting questions, to arrive early between 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. The evening will adhere to a strict time schedule so that all candidates and ballot issues may be presented.

Leadville Today will also be recording the evening’s event and have it available on the website for voters who cannot attend. Stay Tuned! Stay Informed! VOTE on Tuesday November 4!

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