Latest News – April 8
Lake County Deputy Receives Certificate of Merit
Lake County Sheriff Rodney Fenske issued a Certificate of Merit to Deputy Chris Marusarz earlier this month. The recognition stems from an incident last August involving a hit and run incident in Leadville. According to a letter from Sheriff Fenske and Under Sheriff Fernando Mendoza, the certification, which comes with a medal of honor, was given to Officer Marusarz, “in recognition for his diligent patrol efforts, commitment and quick efforts.”
Sheriff Fenske made several awards during the cermony earlier this month. To see who else was honored check out the Sheriff’s official Facebook Page. Congratulations to all!
In other law enforcement news, Leadville Police Officer, Eric Bartling was officially sworn into service at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting on April 4, 2017.
While in somewhat of a transition of late, according to the Leadville Police Department, “Your command staff at the Leadville Police Department is now complete with Chief, R.W. Glenny, Jr., Lieutenant George Whittington, Senior. Sgt. and Detective Saige Bertolas, and Sgt. Dan Hanson.” Best to all and thank for your service to Amercia’s Highest City: Leadville!
New Staff Joins Leadville’s National Mining Museum
The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum (NMHFM) welcomed Judith Mulder and Margaret Spiegel to their staff earlier this month.
Having recently relocated from New Jersey where she was heavily involved with teaching and school administration, theatre production, and costume design, Mulder wasted no time seeking out the arts scene in Leadville. She is already involved with several local projects including volunteering with the high school musical program, the Leadville Arts Coalition and soon The Tabor Opera House.
As Office Manager, Mulder will utilize her background in human resources, project management, budgeting, and running her own costume rental shop. NMHFM Events Manager and Acting Director, Francine Webber said of Mulder’s hiring, “Judith has a unique combination of teaching and business experience that is a rare find and a great fit for us. Not only does she have the skills needed in her role as Office Manager but she brings creative ideas to the table for our gift shop, programs, and events. Mulder’s dynamic skill set is a great asset to the museum.”
Mulder graduated from SUNY Cortland in New York with a BA in English and from Montclair State University in New Jersey with a MA in Theatre. Her post-master’s work was in school administration and supervision. She has received numerous awards for leadership and development.
Margaret Spiegel, from Illinois, recently joined the museum as Educational Programming & Events Coordinator. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Public History with a Museum Studies certificate. Prior to joining NMHFM, she worked with museums in Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.
Spiegel is responsible for developing and leading educational programming & events through mission based interpretative experiences that drive community participation through inclusive, interactive, and immersive talks, seminars, events, activities and school tours.