Latest News – October 30

Learning Lessons and Homecoming in School News

It’s always nice to see when a Lake County non-profit creates a successful program that really resonates with residents, that changes their lives. Results are always better than rhetoric, and such was the case last Monday, Oct. 26 at the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) graduation ceremony.

Felicidades to the Family Leadership Training Institute graduates, pictured here with Full Circle Director Alice Pugh (front, left). Other classes will be offered in the future.

Felicidades to the Family Leadership Training Institute graduates, pictured here with Full Circle Director Alice Pugh (front, left). Other classes will be offered in the future.

A program offered by Full Circle of Lake County, this 20-week leadership course for Spanish speaking family leaders focused on several aspects of leadership and civic engagement.

From how a community functions, to the power of the media, to economic trends that impact families, as well as a visit to the Colorado State Capitol with Senator Kerry Donovan to learn about laws, the class proved out a big success for Leadville’s Latina community.

Family Leadership Training Institute students visit with Senator Kerry Donovan at the State Capitol.

Family Leadership Training Institute students visit with Senator Kerry Donovan at the State Capitol.

With more than a dozen students enrolled and now graduates of the program, Full Circle will be offering another class soon for English and Spanish speakers as they increase civic engagement in the local community.

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Junior BINGO, Homecoming Weekend for Schools

B-4 . . . you make any plans for tonight, consider attending Junior Bingo at 7 p.m. at Lake County High School. This family-friendly event is a fundraiser for prom. Tickets are $7 in advance and may be purchased at LCHS or from any junior. Tickets at the door are $10. Everyone is welcome.Bingo

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Panthers Come Home This Weekend: Parade, Game

The action-packed LCHS weekend continues on Saturday with Homecoming festivities. In honor of Homecoming, all this week the Lake County School District has been celebrating Spirit Week with fun and funny ways to let students demonstrate their Panther Pride. The festivities will culminate with tomorrow’s Homecoming Football game against Grand Valley.

Go Panthers! Last year's homecoming Parade Float from the Freshman Class. Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Go Panthers! Last year’s Homecoming Float from the Freshman Class. Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Homecoming Parade will march down Harrison Avenue, at 10 a.m. with the football game to follow at 1 p.m. at the Community Field, located at 6th & McWethy.

Also for those who can’t make the game in person, tune in to Heart of The Rockies Radio who will be broadcasting the game live on 104.1 FM, with a pre-game show starting at 12:30 p.m. or follow all the game the action on Twitter @3EaglesCOSports. Go Panthers!!Spac_50

Leadville Racing Wraps Up Cycling Season at State

Leadville Racing placed 13 out of 37 high school cycling teams in Division 2 of the Colorado High School Cycling League (CHSCL) State Tournament on October 24 in Eagle. This year, the high school league’s growth forced the competition into two divisions, with Leadville Racing representing in the North. For complete team and individual results and rankings: LINK.

LCHS Senior Charlie Koch (right) receives the 2015 award for exceptional student athlete award from CHSCL Director Kate Rau (left). Well Done! Photo: Coach Kelly.

LCHS Senior Charlie Koch (right) receives the 2015 award for exceptional student athlete award from CHSCL Director Kate Rau (left). Well Done! Photo: Coach Kelly.

“As much as the podiums mean to the team,” explains Leadville Racing Coach Stacy Kelly, who along with husband Bruce have dedicated countless hours and resources for the team’s success both on and off the race course, “the character aspect of helping others and giving of your time means just as much to Bruce and me as the racing results.  Our riders and their families have demonstrated exemplary character both on and off the race course.”

It’s that winning attitude that is translated to the students athletes and it shows in riders like LCHS Senior Charlie Koch. Last Saturday at the State Championship picnic Koch was honored by CHSCL Director Kate Rau with the 2015 award for exceptional student athlete.

Leadville Racing gets ready for the start of the state championship races after a pep talk from coach Bruce Kelly. L-R. Charlie Koch, Cheyenne Mendoza, Joe Koch, Cain Gipson, Brayhan Reveles, Emma Collins, Bruce Kelly, Stacy Kelly. Photo: Leadville Racing.

Leadville Racing gets ready for the start of the state championship races after a pep talk from coach Bruce Kelly. (L-R): Charlie Koch, Cheyenne Mendoza, Joe Koch, Cain Gipson, Brayhan Reveles, Emma Collins, Bruce Kelly, Stacy Kelly. 

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CMC Students Donate To Lake County Food Drive

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive coordinator Mabel Bogeart (right) helps Jared Leifeld (left), Coordinator of Student Life at Colorado Mountain College – Leadville load up boxes of donated canned goods. Leifeld reported about 20 students participated in the program, teaching today’s students that #GivingBack is an important part of life. The food drive wraps up October 31 and is on track to set a record of giving – thanks Leadville!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive coordinator Mabel Bogeart (right) helps Jared Leifeld (left), Coordinator of Student Life at Colorado Mountain College – Leadville load up boxes of donated canned goods. Leifeld reported about 20 students participated in the program, teaching today’s students that #GivingBack is an important part of life. The food drive wraps up October 31 and is on track to set a record of giving – thanks!

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