Tag Archives: Leadville

Latest News – October 19

Leadville’s Halloween Cemetery Tours Next Weekend 

Looking for a spooky good time? Then next weekend’s Halloween Cemetery Tours in Leadville is the place for you.  Cemetary_Halloween_ Post_2014 copyThe Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Leadville Safaris will be holding two evenings of cemetery tours on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25.  There will be two 75 minute tours each night, starting at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

Leadville author and tour guide Roger Peterson will take attendees on a narrated, guided tour through Lake County’s historic Evergreen Cemetery. An expert in the ghosts & goblins of Leadville’s past, Peterson will also bring his knowledge of Leadville mining history and Victorian culture to the tours. 

The cost of the tour is $10 per person.  Space is limited, reservations are required.  Guests are also encouraged to wear sensible walking shoes, as well as warm clothing and a small flashlight to keep you warm and safe for the tour through the cemetery. The chamber will be serving hot cider and cookies to get you warmed up before the tour. Call 719-486-3900 to reserve your spot on a tour.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News – October 18

Animal Planet to Film in Leadville Next Month

Calling all pet owners! This is your chance to have your ailing critter seen at a FREE veterinary clinic in Leadville AND become an Animal Planet TV sensation!

Your up your ailing ass and sign up for the FREE Vet Clinic with Animal Planet in Leadville Nov. 5.

Round up your ailing ass & sign up for the FREE Clinic with Animal Planet on Nov. 5.

Leadville Today received a call from Emmy Award-Winning Producer Madeleine Pollak regarding an upcoming Animal Planet Primetime TV series. So, on Wednesday, Nov. 5 there will be a mobile veterinary clinic in Leadville, offering FREE animal check-ups. Animal services/surgeries will also be offered at a reduced rate.

Veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Young, one of Colorado’s premier Vets will be traveling to Leadville to offer the animal clinic and all visits will be filmed for the Animal Planet Primetime TV series.

Animal Planet“We are hoping to find some alpacas, goats, cows, donkeys, reptiles, birds, that have some kind of ailment,” explained Pollak. However, they will accept all kinds of animal and be scheduling appointments based on an animal’s needs.

So, if you’re interested in signing up, here’s what you need to do. Email Madeleine Pollak at mpollak1@aol.com with the following information:

  • What kind of animal
  • What kind of ailment/illness/issue they are having – be as specific as you can
  • Age of your animal
  • Your email and phone number
  • Please include in the subject line what type of animal you have.

For more information about Pollak Productions, Inc. visit their website: www.pollakproductions.tv.

 

Latest News – October 17

Lake County Issues Two Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The first same sex marriage license was issued in Lake County on October 10, 2014 at the Lake County Courthouse.

Chuck Williams (Left) and Lee Trujillo (right) were issued the first same sex marriage license in Lake County on October 10, 2014. Photo: Leadville Today

Chuck Williams (Left) and Lee Trujillo (right) were issued the first same sex marriage license in Lake County on October 10, 2014. Photo: Leadville Today

“We did it,” wrote Leadville resident Lee Trujillo on his Facebook Page. “I don’t like to get giddy about things, but today is a very special day for us. We applied for our Marriage License. Actual Marriage License after 30 years together. We never expected this right to be ours, but now it is in Colorado.”

Public Record shows Trujillo and his partner Chuck Williams were issued the marriage license by Lake County Chief Deputy Clerk Kathleen Owens on October 10, 2014. The couple plan to have an official ceremony and celebration sometime soon.

For many, securing a marriage license is little more than a clerical duty. However for same sex couples applying for a license has been anything but, as the controversy has played out on the national stage. But earlier this month when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear all appeals on same-sex marriage, it effectively made the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling final, legalizing same-sex marriage in Colorado and five other states.

While the photo may be a bit fuzzy, the union is not. Lee Trujillo (left) and Chuck Williams (right) show off their marriage license, the first one in Lake County issued to a same sex couple. Photo: Padaric Smith.

While the photo may be a bit fuzzy, the union is not. Lee Trujillo (left) and Chuck Williams (right) show off their marriage license, the first one in Lake County issued to a same sex couple. Photo: Padaric Smith.

That decision led Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to say that same-sex marriage will be legal in Colorado and all 64 county clerks must issue licenses to gay couples.

Since then, according to Lake County Clerk Owens, there has been one other same sex marriage license issued, to two women. However, she noted, all of the state licenses for marriage have now been updated to read Party One and Party Two, in place of the traditional Mr./Man and Miss/Woman lines.

Best wishes to all!

 

 

Latest News – October 16

Common Reader Author Comes to CMC – Leadville 

The 8th Annual Common Reader program is underway, so be sure to get your copy of the book and join the group!  Sponsored by Colorado Mountain College, these programs are designed to provide students, staff, faculty, and community members with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, critical thinking, and encourage a sense of community.Cabin Fever book cover

In this case, participants will be reading “Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild” by Tom Montgomery Fate. As part of the program, the college has arranged for a free public reading from the author next week on October 22 at 7 p.m. Please see book trailer video below.

If you are interested in participating in the Common Reader Program, hard copies of “Cabin Fever,” can be found at the New Discovery Building (front desk) or the Lake County Public Library. Digital copies can also be downloaded at the Colorado Mountain College Virtual Library: LINK.Obit_Spacer_Thin

 

Obit_Spacer_ThinIn conjunction with the Common Reader, CMC is also sponsoring an art and creative writing contest, with cash prizes for six winners. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 23. For more information: LINK or call 800-621-8559.

Latest News – October 15

Ski Cooper Holds Annual Meeting, Job Fair

Ski Cooper will hold its annual meeting this Saturday, Oct. 18 out at the mountain lodge. General Manager Dan Torsell will join the Ski Cooper Board of Directors to discuss the status of the ski lodge and plans for the future.

It won't be long until Ski Cooper is open fo rthe season!

It won’t be long until Ski Cooper is open fo rthe season!

The public is welcome and burgers and refreshments will be served for attendees immediately following the meeting.

In other Ski Cooper news, the lodge will be holding a job fair on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. – Noon. The lodge will be taking applications for the following positions: lift operators, ski patrol, rental shop, food and beverage, ticket window, parking lot, day care, race crew staff, Chicago Ridge staff and ski school.

Those looking for work can attend the fair, or log on to the Ski Cooper website for an application. One of the many benefits of working at Ski Cooper includes a ski pass that allows employees to ski free at 17 Colorado ski areas.

Ski Cooper’s Ski & Ride School and Children's Center will be accepting job applications at the Ski Cooper Job Far to be held November 1 at the lodge.

Ski Cooper’s Ski & Ride School and Children’s Center will be accepting job applications at the Ski Cooper Job Far to be held November 1 at the lodge.

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