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Latest News – June 30

Today is the Lady Panthers Yard/Bake Sale

June 30 –  Today from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.the Lake County High School volleyball team is holding their annual yard/bake sale to raise funds for the 2012-13 season. The event is being held at 207 East 11th Street. Funds raised will be used to pay for a team camp, new uniforms, warm-ups, balls and nets. Bake sale items will be priced individually but all yard sale purchases will be by donation so stop by and give what you can; who knows what treasures you might find!

Hall of Fame to Honor LCHS Football Team Tonight

June 30 – Tonight’s Leadville-Lake County Sports Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Banquet will feature the 1991-92 LCHS football team. This will coincide with a Leadville/Lake County teachers reunion. The event will take place at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

Photo: Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame

The 1991-92 Lake County High School football team was the first and only team in school history to go undefeated in the regular season. The Panthers compiled a 9-0 regular-season record while defeating opponents with a combined score of 231-34 and garnering the Intermountain League Championship.

Nine seniors started on both offense and defense, leading the team to the Colorado state play-offs. In the first round, the Panthers confidently defeated the Las Animas Trojans 13-0. Lake County battled a formidable Hotchkiss team in the second round. In their last offensive play of the game, the Panthers turned the ball over on a failed fourth-and-one attempt. The Bulldogs would control the ball for the remaining minutes of the game to give Lake County their first loss of the season, a heartbreaking score of 14-16.

The team’s 10-1 record on the year remains the best in Lake County High School history.

Quarterback/defensive back Bryan Ruble was named Intermountain League Player of the Year and named to the Denver Post All-State team. Ruble was also selected to play in the Colorado All-State game as a defensive back. The Rocky Mountain News selected team captain John Schutte to the All-State First Team as a linebacker, and linebacker Danny Windorski was selected as an alternate for the Colorado All-State game.

Sixteen Panthers were recognized with All-Conference honors, the most selections in school history. Offensive team selections were quarterback Ruble; backs Mike Fattor and Nathan Corbin; honorable-mention receivers Jim Stegall and Rod Carter; and honorable-mention linemen Mike Chavez, Windorski and Buck Green.

All-Conference defensive selections included linemen Windorski, Keith Dougherty and Fattor; honorable-mention backs Ruble, Greg Maxwell and Brian Martinez; and honorable-mention linebacker Schutte. CONGRATULATIONS PANTHERS!

Vonnie’s Voice 2nd Annual 5k Walk/Run

Racers head out on the course at the Inaugrial Vonnie’s Voice 5k Walk/Run last year. Sign up for year 2 today!

It’s time to start lacing up those running shoes! The 2nd Annual Vonnie’s Voice 5k Walk Run is in Leadville on Saturday, August 4 at 8 a.m. Why not do something good for yourself and the Leadville community!?

This family-fun event is a fundraiser for the Vonnie’s Voice Committee whose mission is to raise awareness and strengthen legislation concerning stalking in Colorado.

The inaugural Vonnie’s Voice 5k walk/run raised money for projects including: winter coats for students where Miss Vonnie was a kindergarten teacher, the Family Crisis Center, two $1,500 Vonnie’s Voice Scholarships and various local programs and activities for kids.

Most importantly, the Vonnie’s Voice Committee’s reached its primary objective to strengthen Colorado stalking laws when Gov. Hickenlooper signed Vonnie’s Law – HB12-1114 on May 11, 2012. The measure had passed unanimously on every level of the Colorado Legislature in ONE MONTH!   There is specific information about the law on the website.

But there is still more work to be done and we’re counting on your continued support! We hope to see you at the start line. Or if you want to hit the snooze button, you can sleep in and donate instead.  For more information: Vonnie’s Voice, P.O. Box 1986, Leadville, CO 80461 or log on to: www.VonniesVoice.org

13-Year-Old Boulderite Puts Hurtin’ on Local Racers

A thirteen year old racer from Boulder by the name of Eric Brunner put some hurtin’ on some tough local cyclists at the annual Lap The Lake race last Saturday, June 23 in Leadville. Seventy-six racers lined up at the start to take on the challenge of the 22-mile journey around Turquoise Lake with course elevations as high as 10,800 feet. 

And lo and behold a mere 57 minutes and 41 seconds later, in rolls Brunner. Close behind him were a couple of Leadville’s top competitors: Tyrone Rimbert at 1:00:21 and Marvin Sandoval in third place with a time of 1:00:38. The first woman across the finish line was about five minutes behind: Kristin Dean of Breckenridge with a time of 1:05:22. The competition also includes a more grueling three lap race of 50 miles. CLICK for FULL RACE RESULTS.

This annual cycling contest, produced by the Lake County Recreation Department, continues to grow each year. “We look forward to a bigger and even better turnout of racers for the 2013 race,” said Recreation Director Amber Magee.

Latest News – June 29

First Movies-in-Park a Home Run Hit!

June 28 – What better place to see the movie Field of Dreams than at Leadville’s Leiter Field?!  That’s what showing tonight as the first film presented for Movies in Ice Palace Park, which has been relocated – at least for this week – due to the Firefighters Command Center at Ice Palace Park for the Treasure Fire.

Leiter Field is located at W. 5th & Leiter Street – behind Pitts Elementary! The movie will start at dusk, @ 8:30 p.m.

Movies in Ice Palace Park is presented in partnership by the Lake County Recreation Department, RE/MAX Aspen Leaf Realty, and Build a Generation.  This week’s sponsor is Peoples National Bank.

So Batter Up! Pack up the kids and a picnic and come watch Field of Dreams in The Magic City!

The Stage Coach Story

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In The ‘Ville


Peoples Bank Serves As Fire Relief Collection Center

Peoples National Bank has announced the bank’s branches across the state of Colorado will serve as donation collection points for those in need as a result of recent forest fires until at least July 31st. All eight branches in Monument, Colorado Springs, Fountain, Woodland Park and Leadville will all accept donations for the American Red Cross and Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. Bank customers and the general public are encouraged to donate to help those whose lives have been disrupted and affected by the recent rash of forest fires.

In making the announcement, President and CEO Brendan Zahl said, “These fires have inflicted pain and suffering on communities all across Colorado. All of us who live and work in this area feel the need and desire to do something. The American Red Cross and Care & Share provide the best path to direct assistance to those who need it most. As a family owned, community bank, PNB will also match all contributions made at our branches up to $2,500.00. We encourage everyone to give whatever they can in this time of tremendous need.”

Community Clean-Up a Success

June 28 – Get the Trash Out got over fifty people out cleaning up Leadville and Lake County on Saturday, June 23.

Members of Young Life cook up a hearty breakfast for Get the Trash Out volunteers.

Young Life seemed to rise to the top all the way around. First, by cooking up a delicious breakfast, and secondly by racking up first prize for most member participation. But perhaps the biggest winners of all were local residents as the community came together to rally some local pride and Get The Trash Out. Nice work everyone!