Former Undersheriff Sentenced To Jail, Sex Offender TreatmentAt one time the second in command at the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Fernando Mendoza, 49, was fired after complaints were filed by several female employees of the department. The ensuing sexual harassment investigation led to discovery of Mendoza's manipulation of his teenage step-daughter in 2012.
Preschool Teacher In Leadville Charged With Sexual Assault On A ChildA teacher at the Center Early Childhood Programs in Lake County faces charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.
'Going To Take Time': Incoming Lake County Sheriff Tackling Embattled OfficeThere’s going to be a new Lake County sheriff in town come Tuesday.
Leadville Man Wounded By Officer Responding To Domestic CallA 32-year-old man has been wounded by an officer responding to a domestic dispute call in western Colorado.
'One Careless Act': Photographers Spot Fire Burning At Unattended CampsiteTwo Colorado photographers planned to spend the Labor Day weekend searching for fall colors. They found a wildfire instead.
Couple Ties The Knot Atop Colorado's Tallest 14erA couple tied the knot atop one of Colorado's 14ers over the weekend.
Group Runs Marathon In Mountains, Looks To Prevent Veteran SuicidesA group of veterans will participate in the Leadville Marathon to raise money to support suicide awareness in the military.
Leadville's High Mountain Institute Remains Evacuated Due To WildfireThe fire has burned a little over an acre and is 90% contained.
Man Sentenced For Mail, Identity Theft & Bank FraudA man in Leadville faces 12 years in prison for mail theft, identity theft, bank fraud and being a felon in possession of firearms.
Undersheriff Fired Amid Sexual Harassment AllegationsUndersheriff Fernando Mendoza is being investigated for "sexual harassment actions occurring within the Lake County Sheriff's Office."
Complaint Alleges Sexual Harassment Within Sheriff's OfficeThe District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District is investigating sexual harassment allegations within the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Girl, 15, Dies After Falling Into CreekA 15-year-old girl died after falling into a creek.
Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside High Country BarA man charged in a fatal stabbing outside a bar in Leadville has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Good Samaritans Targeted In High Country CarjackingGood Samaritans who police say pulled over to help a car on the side of the road were carjacked at gunpoint and the suspects are on the run.
Video Of Deputies Investigated By DAThousands of people have viewed cell phone video that some believe shows police misconduct. The Lake County sheriff is defending his deputies and the way they handled the situation as it was captured on video.