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Leadville News – October 15

Book Tour, Author to Visit CMC 

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, author of “Fig,” a 2015 National Public Radio Best Book selection, and CMC faculty Kimberly Harding, author of a workbook, “Ascend and Transcend,” will give free presentations at seven CMC locations this month. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this presentation of the college’s annual Common Reader.

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“Fig,” a national award-wining novel by Colorado-based writer Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, is this year’s Colorado Mountain College Common Reader selection. It tells the powerful and provocative story of a daughter coping with her mother’s mental illness. Schantz and Kimberly Harding, CMC faculty and author of an accompanying workbook, will give free presentations at seven CMC locations in October to CMC students, faculty, staff and the community.

Schantz’s book, which won the 2016 Colorado Book Award in the young adult category, tells the story of a girl named Fig. The novel is an often-painful portrayal of Fig’s struggles with her mother’s mental illness and the lengths to which she must go to handle the ordeals — real and imaginary — thrown her way. 

Harding’s accompanying workbook is among the initiatives funded by a multiyear grant from the Colorado Health Foundation that focuses on developing the most effective services to support students in areas of mental health and disability services. The workbook is a hands-on tool designed to explore “Fig” at a deeper level, as well as to facilitate personal growth and success. Harding will moderate the presentations, based on the workbook, with insights from Schantz. In case people have additional questions or concerns, support services from the college or local agencies will also be at each presentation.

According to “A Strategic Primer on College Student Mental Health,” by Louise A. Douce and Richard P. Keeling, “About 70 percent of the students who use counseling services at their college or university report that their personal problems have had an impact on their academic performance, and 20 percent have considered withdrawing from school because of those problems.”

“We applied for this Colorado Health Foundation grant because we recognize that mental health and mental illness are critically important to our students, employees and communities,” said Lisa Doak, assistant vice president of student services at the college. “CMC contracts with local mental health agencies to provide support to our students and employees, but we want to do more. Opening that discussion is one reason our Common Reader committee chose this book last spring.”

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Sarah Elizabeth Schantz is the author of “Fig,” Colorado Mountain College’s Common Reader and a national award-winning novel about a daughter coping with her mother’s mental illness. Schantz and CMC faculty Kimberly Harding, who wrote an accompanying workbook, will give free presentations at seven CMC locations during October.

Schantz is primarily a fiction writer living outside of Boulder. She teaches creative writing at Front Range Community College, and her short stories, lyric essays and poetry have been published in literary journals such as “The Los Angeles Review,” “Hunger Mountain” and “Third Coast,” among others.

From Oct. 16 to 25, Schantz and Harding will give author talks at the following Colorado Mountain College locations: Breckenridge (Oct. 16), Leadville (Oct. 17), Steamboat Springs (Oct. 18), Rifle (Oct. 23), Aspen (Oct. 24), Morgridge Commons in downtown Glenwood Springs (Oct. 24) and Vail Valley at Edwards (Oct. 25). All author presentations are at 7 p.m. except for the CMC Aspen presentation, which is at 10 a.m.

Copies of “Fig” and the “Ascend and Transcend” workbook are available at the front desks at CMC Breckenridge, Rifle, Vail Valley at Edwards, Leadville and Aspen; at CMC campus libraries at Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs; Garfield County libraries; and through CMC’s virtual library at https://library.coloradomtn.edu/home/vl.

The college is also sponsoring an art and creative writing contest. All CMC students and community members are invited to participate. The submission deadline is Dec. 3, and cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries.

For more information on the Common Reader program, or the art and creative writing contest, go to coloradomtn.edu/commonreader or call 800-621-8559.

 

Leadville News – October 9

Winter Storm Hovers, More Snow Today

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It’s more snow for Leadville Today with the official report reading: Snow showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Are You SURE You’re Registered to Vote?

Colorado offers so many options to cast your ballot that there’s truly no excuse for not letting your voice be heard at the polls. In addition, in a small community like Leadville, the power of one vote has determined more than one local election over the years.

To help voters stay engaged and informed, Leadville Today offers its Tuesday Political Round-Up reports, heading towards Election Day 2018. Today, it’s all about making sure that you’re registered to vote. What are the deadlines and requirements? How and where can you get registered? In addition, LT shares links to the official Lake County Ballot so that local voters may become familiar with local candidates and measures. For those readers who may have missed last week’s Candidate’s Night reports and video links, you can find that information here to view at your convenience. And finally we offer the official voter deadlines from the Colorado Secretary of State, regarding when things need to be submitted for both voters and candidates.

Colorado offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Colorado by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. The following outlines the deadlines and qualification for voting in the November 6, 2018 Election Day.vote1

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
  • The deadline to register online is Monday, October 29. If you miss this deadline, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Monday, October 29. If you miss this deadline, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, November 6.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

Who Can Vote in Leadville Today?

  • To register in Colorado you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Colorado 22 days prior to the election
  • be at least sixteen years old and understand that you must be eighteen years old to be eligible to vote
  • not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction

Online Voter Registration

  • Colorado offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need a Colorado ID to use Colorado’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have a Colorado-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
  • You can register online until Monday, October 29. If you miss this deadline, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center.

Ballot Link

You Tube Candidates Night Link

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