Latest News – April 22

The Old Moose Lodge Deemed Unsafe by Inspector

No matter what you call it – the blue buildings, the old Moose Lodge or more formally 140, 142 and 144 E. 6th Street – when the police tape went up to block off pedestrian traffic last Thursday, April 18, on the corner of E. 6th and Poplar, people took notice.

The Old Moose Lodge at 144 E. 6th Street has been closed off to pedestrian traffic last thursday April 19 after the building was determined to be unsafe and in danger of collapse.

The Old Moose Lodge at 144 E. 6th Street has been closed off to pedestrian traffic last thursday April 19 after the building was determined to be unsafe and in danger of collapse.

The buildings, which are owned by David and Nancy Nystrom of Loveland, have stood vacant for many years, most remembering them last occupied by the Moose Lodge in the early 90s. But last week, Leadville/Lake County Building Inspector Gary Pringey with Colorado Code Consulting, decided that the building was unsafe and shouldn’t be occupied by anyone, anytime soon.

The buildings have been unoccupied for years and poorly maintained, creating an eyesore in the  neighborhood.

The buildings have been unoccupied and poorly maintained, creating an eyesore in the neighborhood.

The initial cause for concern came with a phone call from a neighboring business owner who was concerned about recent bowing and shifting on the south side of buildings in recent weeks. No doubt the heavy snow this season put pressure on the old buildings, which, while part of local history, are not on the state historic registry.

According to Leadville City Administrator Sarah Dallas, the owner has contacted a fencing company to come in and secure the property, hopefully opening up pedestrian traffic in the area. In addition, Inspector Pringey has sent a certified letter to the owner requesting a course of action; the Nystrom’s have ten days in which to reply to the initial complaint. The next looming deadline for the building would be the 60 day mark where the owners would have to provide the city with a written report from a licensed engineer regarding the plans: demolition or restoration.

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Turquoise Dam Road

A Rite of Spring! The Turquoise Lake Road has begun to get plowed by Lake County Road and Bridge. But don’t hurry out there, because it’s still closed to traffic and could take a while to clear. Sounds like the snow is pretty deep on the back side.. Photo: LCR&B

Latest News – April 21

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LCHS Lions Career Fair To Be Held This Thursday

This Thursday, April 24 over 500 students will get a chance to talk with invited professionals from a wide array of occupations at the 16th Annual Lake County High School/Leadville Lions Club Annual Career Fair.

Leadville Lions Club Annual Career Fair at LCHS

Leadville Lions Club Annual Career Fair at LCHS

“This year, students can look forward to speaking with an Astronaut as well as a Professional Sports Agent,” said Carol Glenn, the Career Fair Chairman.  “And of course, all of our  Lake County business people will be sharing their career advice as well. We’re grateful for the strong support this event  receives  from  the Leadville community; it’s incredible.” 

The Fair begins at 8 a.m. at Lake County High School and is offered to LCHS students as well as students from surrounding high schools and Lake County Middle School students. The format allows students to spend approximately 50 minutes in their areas of interest where they can interact with a variety of presenters and get a chance to ask questions.  Over 90 presenters are expected to attend. The Career Fair presentations will be done not only by business people from Lake County and surrounding areas but also by professionals from other parts of the state. 

Over 90 presenters from near and far will be at the Career Fair!

Over 90 presenters from near and far will be at the Career Fair!

“The point is to give students as many chances to ask questions and explore possibilities in a healthy and safe environment,” said Bob Deister, a community volunteer for the Career Fair.  “And, we hope that by exposing the students to a new range of choices and dreams, they will also bring new questions and focus to their current education.”

One of the changes that presenters can expect deals with parking logistics as a result of the renovation underway at the high school. Since space is already at a premium under present construction conditions, Career Fair organizers will be shuttling presenters to nearby parking at the Community Field  as well as the Presbyterian Church. Presenters will be allowed to drop off supplies at the back doors of the gym as usual, but then will be asked to park off-site at the two nearby locations where they can pick up a shuttle bus back to the high school.

The Lions Club and the School to Career Partnership have designed the Career Fair to be part of an overall effort to expose students to career options and to raise their aspirations.

 

Latest News – April 20

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Members of Leadville’s Holy Family Parish gave a live performance of the Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis), including the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ at St. Joseph’s Church On Holy Friday, April 18. Today’s Easter Services will be offered at 9 a.m. (English) and Noon (Spanish).

Members of Leadville’s Holy Family Parish gave a live performance of the Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis), including the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ at St. Joseph’s Church on Holy Friday, April 18. Easter Services will be offered at 9 a.m. (English) & Noon (Spanish). A full list of services can be found HERE.

 

Latest News – April 19

Non-Profit Board Training Available Next Saturday

Are you a member of a non-profit Board of Directors or senior staff member? Next Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greater Heights Academy is sponsoring a Board of Directors Training facilitated by Pat Tessmer. 

Non-Profit TrainingTessmer has over 25 years of experience in non-profit management. She is currently Director of Advocacy and Resources for a statewide membership coalition in Denver where she provides training and technical assistance to member organizations.

The training program will include information about: basic board responsibilities, member roles, financial information, and policy development.

The program will be held at Great Heights Academy at 1205 Harrison Ave. The cost is $25 per group and a lunch option is available for an additional $6. For more information or to make reservations, contact Jane Horning at 719-293-2208.Obit_Spacer_ThinRecNewsletter

Latest News – April 18

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Holy Family Parish

St. Joseph’s Church (424 W 2nd Street) and Annunciation Church  (609 Poplar St)

Good Friday – April 18

  • Noon –  Liturgy of Good Friday with Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s.
  • 3 p.m. – Via Crucis outdoors at St. Joseph’s in Spanish.
  • 7 p.m. – The Living Passion according to John in Spanish at Annunciation.

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • 2 p.m. – Blessing of Easter foods, St. Joseph’s.
  • 8 p.m. – Easter Vigil: New Fire, Baptisms and Holy Eucharist at Annunciation Church (bi-lingual).

Easter Sunday, April 20

  • 9 a.m. – Mass in English
  • Noon – Mass in Spanish – St. Joseph’s.
  • There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for all children after the 9 a.m. Mass.

First Baptist Church –  219 Mt. View Drive

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • Free EASTER EGG HUNT from 11 a.m. – Noon. All kids ages 3-12 welcome! Also included is a coloring contest, snacks, and a story time to learn about the true meaning of Easter. Call 719-486-1321 for more information.

Easter Sunday

  • 10 a.m. – Fellowship Brunch
  • 11 a.m. – Resurrection Service

St. George’s Church – 200 W 4th Street

Good Friday/Viernes Santo

  • 6 p.m. –  “Stations of the Cross”(bilingual) 

Holy Saturday/Sabado de Gloria

  • 8 p.m. – Easter Vigil/Santa Vigilia de Pascual   (espanol)

Easter Sunday/ Domingo de Resurreccion 

  • 9 a.m. – Easter service (bilingual)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (W. 8th & James ST)

Good Friday

  •  7 p.m. Service

Easter Sunday

  • 7 a.m. – Prayer Service
  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  -  Easter breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – Easter Services 

First Presbyterian Church (W. 3rd St. & McWethy Dr.)

 Good Friday

  • 7 p.m. – Service in youth center.
  • 7 a.m. – Sunrise service in youth center.

Easter Sunday

  • 9 a.m. Service