Latest News – May 5
Manhunt Underway for Suspected Killer in Homicide
Memorial Services For Jordan Tonight At The Scarlet
While the manhunt for Jordan Gausman’s killer continues, tonight friends and his family will gather to celebrate his life. Gausman’s family has traveled in from Nebraska and have invited his Leadville friends to meet tonight, May 5 at 7 p.m. at The Scarlet Bar where Jordan had been a bartender for many years. The memorial service will celebrate Jordan’s life and people will have a place to share their memories and begin the healing process. Gausman was murdered on May 2 in downtown Leadville. As of this post his killer remains at large with a manhunt underway to bring him to justice.
Tuesday Election Results for Sanitation, Hospital
A moderate voter turnout for Special District elections on Tuesday, May 3 put some new, and returning faces, on the boards of the Leadville Sanitation District and St. Vincent Hospital (SVH).
Incumbent Byron Copley, and newcomer, Ramey Hinton were the top vote-getters in hospital district election. The final vote tally was 135 for Hinton, 134 for Copley, 130 for Shirley Hoffacker. These results are unofficial until end of business eight days after the election. This is when the deadline passes for receipt of UOCAVA ballots (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act). There are 10 UOCAVA ballots that have yet to be returned to the district’s election official.
The new board members will be sworn in at the regular hospital board meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital and serve four-year terms. St. Vincent General Hospital District is a quasi-municipality and is governed by a board of directors consisting of five members.
Additional SVH board members are Nancy Boeve, Member-at-large; Fernando Mendoza, Member-at-large; and Josh Colley, Secretary. Their terms end in May of 2018.
Voters also gave the nod to the following people to serve on the Leadville Sanitation Board. These folks got the top votes.
- Robert E. Vigil – 159
- Sherrie M. Popovich – 127
- Howard J. Van Voorst – 113
For those keeping track, the remainder of the votes played out as follows: Jane Gowing – 101, Stephanie R. Spong – 94, and William John Schweizer – 40.
The Leadville Sanitation District was formed in 1949 as a Quasi-Government entity under Lake County. Since that time the entity has seen many changes in regulations including the Clean Water Act of 1972. Their Board of Directors meetings are monthly, first Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Leadville Sanitation business office located at 911 Highway 24. The current Leadville Sanitation board after Tuesday’s election will be as follows once the binding process is complete
- Kenneth Berger – President 4 Year Term 2018
Sherrie Popovich – Secretary 4 Year Term 2016
Howard Van Voorst – Director 4 Year Term 2016
Leslie Parlin – Director 4 Year Term 2018
Robert Vigil – Director 4 Year Term 2016