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Posted on: February 13, 2024

BOCC Adopts Ordinance 24-01, An Ordinance Addressing Multi-Purpose Use on County Roads

At their regular meeting on February 6, 2024, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 24-01, An Ordinance Addressing Multi-Purpose Use on County Roads. Ordinance 24-01 provides guidance to public and commercial Off-Highway Vehicle ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Zoom Video Available from Tuesday's Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Town Hall

Last Tuesday, Lake County staff hosted a Community Town Hall to present findings related to the scope of work covered during the OHV Outfitter and Guide moratorium. The presentation included recommendations regarding Ordinance 23-01, a R...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Town Hall 11/28/23

OHV Town Hall Nov 2023

Please join Lake County Community Planning & Development for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) town hall meeting on November 28th from 6-8 PM. County staff will be presenting the scope of work covered during the moratorium and recommendations regarding Or...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Short-Term Rental Town Hall Meeting Recordings

Twin Lakes Short-Term Rental Town Hall 6/15/2023 

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Leadville Short-Term Rental Town Hall 6/21/2023 

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Vote on Names for Lake County’s Snow Plows

Lake County Government (LCG) is pleased to announce Lake County’s Inaugural Name a Snowplow contest, put on by Lake County Public Works.

This week, Lake County High School (LCHS) students submitted creative and punny nominations for snow plow nam...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 9, 2020

Gutierrez appointed to State Commission on Judicial Performance Evaluation

This week, the State Commission on Judicial Performance Evaluation confirmed the appointment of Angel Bujanda Gutierrez as one of their 11 members. Gutierrez - currently leading Lake County Government’s Community Justice work as a staff member - was appoi...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Update to Mill Levy Calculation on Property Tax Bills

Attention Lake County Property Owners: 

It has been brought to our attention that – due to a technical error – The Lake County School District PK (preschool – 2nd Grade) Bond was omitted from the Tax Authority column ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 9, 2020

Lake County Updates Plow Map

As the region awaits the next winter storm, Lake County Mapping Department is pleased to share an updated plow map with our residents. Lake County Road and Bridge plows approximately 250 lane miles of roads. The updated Snow Plow Map details the ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Clerk & Recorder Office Closed for Training

Please note: The Lake County Clerk & Recorder office (including the DMV) will be closed Monday, January 22nd, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. and will Reopen Friday, January 26th, 2024, at 8:30 a.m.  We are closed due to a conference. Thank you for your u...

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Posted on: January 20, 2024

Lake County Pursues Feasibility Study

In October, the Lake County Board of Commissioners approved staff to pursue a feasibility study to consider centralizing the location for services provided by the Lake County Library, Lake County Recreation (including an Aquatic Center), Lake County Senio...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

BOCC Approves 2024 Budget

On January 9th, Lake County's Board of County Commissioners approved the 2024 budget for Lake County Government.  

The approved 2024 Budget - and a narrative Budget Book - may be found on the Finance section of o...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Winter Storm Warning for Lake County - wind, snow and severe temperatures predicted through Tuesday

A winter storm warning is in effect for Leadville from now, January 12th until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, January 13th. Furthermore, the National Weather Service forecasts 8-12 inches of snow, wind chills ranging from -20 to -36 over the next four days. Temperat...

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Posted on: January 13, 2024

Community Planning & Development asks for feedback following Short Term Rental Town Hall

On Tuesday January 9th, the Lake County Community Planning & Development (CPD) Department and their consultants, Economic & Planning Systems (EPS), presented draft recommendations for short-term rental policy at a Community Town Hall. Over 100 par...

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Posted on: December 26, 2023

Lake County Recreation reopens two beloved facilities for the winter season

Residents and Visitors to Lake County can enjoy extended holiday hours at two of our most beloved facilities over the next two weeks.

Dutch Henry Tubing Hill

Enjoy tubing on Dutch Henry Tubing Hill! Special holiday hours thru January 7th - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Recommendations on Policy for Short Term Rentals Will Be Shared at January 9th Townhall

Tuesday, January 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lake County Community Planning & Development invites the community to participate in the final short-term rental town hall before the moratorium ends on February 28, 2024. Staff will be presenting recommendat...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Lake County Landfill Rate Increase Begins January 1, 2024

Lake County Landfill Rates will increase for those using Landfill Services beginning January 1, 2024. This is the first Landfill rate increase since 2021. Constituents will see a 15% increase across all fees, which was factored based on the regional cost ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Lake County Driver License Office Re-Opens January 3rd

Lake County's Driver License Office (DMV) is pleased to announce that a new staff member has been hired and trained! The Office will begin issuing Driver License services - by appointment only - starting January 3rd. Those needing Driver License services ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Commissioners Discuss Relief Programs to Offset Property Tax Increases

Last week, Lake County Commissioners discussed how the increased valuation of properties could negatively impact vulnerable residents, including homeowners on fixed incomes, and renters who may pay more if landlords pass along their property tax increases...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Revitalized E911 Authority to Oversee Lake County Dispatch Services

This month, a revitalized Lake County E911 Authority (E911 Authority) convened to chart a path for enhanced coordination of emergency dispatch services across the County. The prior E911 board went dormant over the last few years due to staffing changes an...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Welcome to our new site! We're glad you're here.

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Today we launched our new website! Residents, businesses and visitors can now find information about Lake County Government, departments and services at a new URL lakecountyco.gov. The switch to .gov (from .com) will enhance the County's page res...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

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The Lake County Planning Commission serves as an advisory board to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners on applications for development.  These include but are not limited to subdivision, planned unit development, cond...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Real Estate Transfer Will Bring New Housing Units to Lake County

(Lake County, CO) - On Wednesday October 5, 2023 the St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) voted to enter into a real estate contract with Lake County Government. SVGHD agreed to sell vacant lots 25-32, Block 39, Stevens and Leiter Subdivision to ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Lake County Government to Begin Review of 2024 Budget Draft

Each fall, Lake County Government drafts a budget for the following year. The public is encouraged to review draft budget materials and make comment to help inform the Board of County Commissioners about community priorities. The 2024 draft budget and bud...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Lake County Commissioners Advocate for Continuation of DACA Program

Letter to the Community:

On September 13, 2023, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen once again ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal. The decision allows those already enrolled in DACA to both keep and renew their status, but...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Short Term Rental Moratorium Extended to 2/28/24

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(Lake County, CO – August 23, 2023)   Yesterday, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted to extend the existing Moratorium on Short Term Rental Licenses for 6 more months - until February 28, 2024. The youtube video of the BOCC meetin...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Lake County Landfill Launches Mattress Recycling Program

Effective January 28, 2024, Lake County Landfill will start recycling mattresses and box springs.  The Landfill was awarded a grant of $18,900.00 through CDPHE (RREO program) to purchase a 53-foot trailer that will be used to di...

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