Dog Obedience Class Starts September in Leadville
Did you and Fido get out on the trails this summer? Or maybe your family acquired a new pet? Whether you’re looking to teach your dog some trail “manners,” or socialize the newest member of the family, there’s a Dog Obedience Class being offered, starting next month.
In this 5-week course, you will learn the technique of positive reinforcement, which you can use to teach your dog everything from basic commands and “manners” to more difficult tasks. You will gain a better understanding and more control of your dog, and your dog will learn how to appropriately socialize with other people and dogs.
Instructor Rose Johnson has over 35 years of experience training dogs and their people, on how to interact with each other for a more enjoyable relationship.
The class will be held on Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m., September 6 thru October 4, 2014. The class will be held at Colorado Mountain College – Leadville at the soccer field.
You must provide proof of current rabies, bordetella (kennel cough) and distemper. No females in heat allowed. Dogs must be 6 months or older. Younger dogs can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Cost $50.00. Feel free to call Rose with questions at 719-486-2544.
Do you want your dog to stop walking you? This class is for you! Enrollment is limited. Register now: LINK.
Leadville Lifters First 10-2 Meet
By Sarah Wells, LVL Girls Coach
August 15 was the first official USA Weightlifting sanctioned meet for the Leadville Lifters came together with a total of 18 lifters.
Aarika Johnson, Zack Taylor, Brayan Romo and Issac Dorsey were the veteran team members who got to show the new participants what lifting at a meet is all about. Many of them went to nationals in June and were happy to be lifting at home.
New team members Tayler Gallaway, Caitlyn Ayers, Kaytlin Sprague, Bailey Sprague, Travis Kerrigan, Trevor Kerrigan, Jordan Chavez and Quintin Vigil-Highhawk all had a nervous and great time showing off for their families. The event was one that all of the lifters had been preparing for all summer long. Starting in June for the new lifters they learned form and technique, July was about adding weighting to what they had learned and August was about refining the movements.
The girls team had some great success, including Gallaway topping out her clean and jerk at 24kg (53.5lb), Ayers got a total of 52kg (115.9lb) for both of her lifts. Kaytlin Sprague got a total of 35kg (78 lb) and qualified for youth nationals in her weight class as well as her sister Bailey Sprague also qualified for youth nationals in her weight class with a total of 44kg (98lb). Johnson was aiming to qualify for University Nationals which she did not complete but still personal record her Snatch at 40kg (89lb).
The boys team had all four of the new members completed 5 of their 6 lifts. Travis Kerrigan got a total of 75kg (167.25lb), Trevor Kerrigan got 110kg (245.3lb) total, Chavez totaled 100kg (220lb) and Vigil-Highhawk got a total of 110kg (245.3lb). The team old-timers had some great moments too. Taylor got a clean and jerk of 70kg (156lb) and Dorsey had a total of 153kg (341lb). Romo completed all of his lifts going 6 for 6, a team first. He hit a 63kg (140.5lb) for his snatch and 86kg (191.7lb) for his clean and jerk giving him a total of 149kg (332.27lb).
The Breckenridge team, coached by Chris Hughes also joined the Leadville Lifters to compete. Three boys with various experience came out with a great showing. Andrej Jozef Las was a first time competitor, while Robert Zieba and Matthew Muramoto are no strangers to competition as well as both attempting to qualify for University Nationals.
The team coaches Ben Wells, Tony Torsell and Sarah Wells lifted with their team for fun and providing the new lifters with another source of confidence.
The team streamed the whole meet on their website at leadvillelifters.com for those who could not make it to the meet could see what these kids are working so hard towards. To see a recap of the events visit www.leadvillelifters.com
CO Dept. of Ed. Visit Lake County Schools
by Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR and Community Engagement Manager, Lake County School District.
During the past week, six Colorado Department of Education content specialists from Denver ventured to our mountains to pair up with 7th through 12th grade educators from Lake County Schools.
Their task was to re-write the way our learners learn at the secondary level in alignment with the Colorado Standards. Gone are the repetitive days of “traditional learning” of paper and pencil tests and daily worksheets with which many of us are familiar, as a new era of learning arrives at Lake County Schools.
Our secondary level learners can expect to be challenged in simulations, research discovery, and critical thinking. All learners will have the chance to participate at a deeper level, putting forth more energy, effort, and discovery in lessons than ever before. All of the units created require learner investment in an active role – the “easy” way of passive learning is not present in these units. The learning experiences are focused around using technology, discovery, critical thinking, and demonstrating skills to illustrate the learners’ understanding of various standards-based concepts.
The culminating performance assessments involved simulations and application which synthesize the learning experience in an authentic way. The content areas doing represented were math, language arts, social studies, visual arts, technology, physical education, and vocal/performance music. Lake County Schools are very grateful for the investment from the Colorado Department of Education of their time and resources. CDE’s work with is a huge vote of confidence in our staff, and by extension, this means fortunate learners to receive such thoughtful work. This grant-funded workshop allowed our teachers to write innovative curriculum that the rest of the state may use in its own curricular implementation, making it truly trendsetting work. The classroom instructors demonstrated their talents not only in their subject area, but also of innovative learning practices and dynamic lesson creation. We are very excited for learners to arrive on September third and dive into these units.