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Candidates describe experiences in public service Continued from page 1 service positions in Lake County. Mudge spoke of her experience in Leadville Planning and Zoning, her work at Lake County Build a Generation, and her previous role on the policy council for Head Start. “Whether it’s addressing a mandate from the Colorado Department of Transportation for the city to address funding for Harrison Avenue for planning and zoning, or coming to realize the community responsibility to bridge the gap between age groups with multi-generational activities

and more community relationships, I’ve really enjoyed the work of community service I’ve been able to do in the last few years,” Mudge said. “I hope to continue it as commissioner.” Elliott stressed his previous position as mayor of Leadville, citing several of his accomplishments, including starting the discussion on creating a historic preservation commission, his work with the county’s bus barn, and most importantly, creating the Mine Closure Fund. “We wanted to prepare the community for the day the mine will close,” Elliott said. “The only reason to open a

mine is to close it. To get all the ore out and leave. So the county does have a mine closure fund, and all counties with a mine have it now too.” Bruce Brown, who represents Lake County as the district attorney for the Fifth Judicial District and is running for re-election, said he’s kept some promises he’s made to his electorate and could do better on others. “Some of the promises I made are tough consequences for serious crimes; I’ve kept that promise,” Brown said. Continued on page 3

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Bud Elliott shares his biggest accomplishments as former Leadville mayor as he bids to become county commissioner.

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Scott Morrow tells the Bernie Sanders preference group why he supports Sanders, in an attempt to be voted on as a delegate.

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County commissioner candidate Sarah Mudge addresses the Lake County Democratic Assembly, expressing enthusiasm for the city’s acquisition of the Tabor Opera House and the proposal for a new justice center.

Senior News...

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Steven Prestash votes for the county commissioner candidates to put on the primary ballot.

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State Rep. Millie Hamner announces this is her last term.

Leadville Senior Center 421 W. Sixth St., 486-1774

Senior Board: Volunteers needed to advocate for senior issues

YOU’RE INVITED

Community meet and greet with the City of Leadville Police Chief nalists Tuesday, April 5 ★ 4:30 - 6 p.m. City Hall

The City of Leadville enthusiastically invites the entire community for a meet and greet with the nal candidates in our search for a new Leadville Chief of Police. Evaluation sheets will be available to the public at the door and utilized in our nal decision. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Administrative Services Manager Sarah Dallas at (719) 486-2092, adminservices@leadville-co.gov

AARP Potluck: Noon, second Thursday of the month Golden Age: Noon, first Thursday of the month Senior Bingo: After lunch Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Senior Meal

Please call for reservations before 9:30 a.m. on the day of the meal. Lunch rides to the Leadville Senior Center are available for in-town residents.

Meal Menu (All meals include milk; most served with whole-wheat bread and margarine.)

March 25: California veggie bake, spinach salad with egg and lite Italian dressing, fresh pear and citrus cup, oatmeal raisin cookie March 29: Chili con carne, whole-wheat crackers, cut broccoli, raisin nut cup, apple, cornbread March 30: Turkey tetrazzine, Italian green beans, strawberry applesauce, chocolate chip cookie Nutrition counseling is available for seniors

participating in center meals and home-delivered meals. •••••

Food commodities available for qualifying seniors. Proof of income, address and picture ID required. Contact the Leadville Senior Center for details.

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