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Latest News – November 23

The 2014 Leadville Arts Coalition Annual  Holiday Arts and Crafts Fairwas held up at CMC on Nov. 21 & 22. A lot of talented people live in Leadville!

The 2014 Leadville Arts Coalition Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair was held up at CMC on Nov. 21 & 22. A lot of talented people live in Leadville!

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O Tannenbaum! Christmas Trees Available in Leadville

When do you get your Christmas tree? Do you wait until Christmas Eve? Or do you get it Thanksgiving week and put it up right away?

The U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest – Leadville Ranger District will sell Christmas tree cutting permits starting tomorrow, November 24 through December 24. The permits are $10 each, with a limit of five per family.ChristmasTreesPermits

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Foresters recommend the cutting areas in Lake County around Turquoise Lake Road (Lake County Road 9) and along Lake County Road 48 just to the southwest of Sugar Loafin’ Campground. County Road 9 is not plowed but may be accessed by snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling. County Road 48 is plowed for easier vehicle access. A map showing approved cutting areas is issued with each permit. 

Trees may be cut district-wide with a few exceptions. Areas closed to cutting include: all district campgrounds; Holy Cross, Collegiate Peaks, Mt. Massive, and Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Areas; and Tennessee Pass. 

Permits can be purchased with credit card, cash, personal check, or money order made payable to the “U.S.  Forest Service” at the Leadville Ranger District Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits are available via mail by sending a check or money order to: U.S. Forest Service, 810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461. Additionally, permits are available at Saturday’s Discount Store at 12655 Hwy 24 South in Leadville, CO (3 miles west of the Leadville Ranger District office). 

Tree cutting details and suggestions for a safe outing can be found on the web under Spotlights: Christmas Tree Information.  

For more information, please contact the Leadville Ranger District at: (719) 486-0749.Obit_Spacer_ThinLions_Pre_Christmas_Trees

Latest News – November 22

Parade of Lights Theme is “A Caroling We Will Go!” 

The Leadville Chamber’s Parade of Lights seems to get better and better every! And this year is shaping up to be another contender for the pinnacle of holiday fun! 

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The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m on Harrison Avenue.  This year’s theme is “A Caroling We Will Go!” and entrants are asked to pick their favorite Christmas carol and base their float or parade entry on that carol. If your business, organization, or family would like to be a participant in the Parade of Lights, everyone is welcome to join the festivities.  

After the Parade of Lights Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures and Christmas list wishes.

After the Parade of Lights Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures and Christmas list wishes.

Following a wonderful Leadville tradition, Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning on riding along in the parade, and will be listening to Christmas wish lists from children inside the courthouse when the parade is over.  Area merchants will provide hot chocolate and cookies after the parade to complement the evening’s festivities. 

Entry forms for the parade can be picked up at the Leadville Visitor Center at 809 Harrison Ave or downloaded HERE

The coveted Santa Traveling Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Annual Parade of Lights!

The coveted Santa Traveling Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Annual Parade of Lights!

Trophies will again be awarded this year to the top three entries that demonstrate the most creativity using lighting and costumes, represent this year’s theme, and show their overall holiday enthusiasm. 

The chamber is asking that parade entrants return the registration forms by Monday, Dec. 1. Call (719) 486-3900 with any questions.

Latest News – November 21

Bobbie, Her Bike, and a Buck: A Fundraising Benefit

“I must have had angels with me,” said Bobbie Adams just a day after she was released from the hospital in Salida. “Because I don’t know anyone else who has hit a deer (on a motorcycle) going 65-miles-per-hour and survived.”Bobbie_Benefit

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So to celebrate that miracle, and raise some money to help with medical costs, there will be a Benefit Poker Crawl on Adams’ behalf in Leadville tomorrow Saturday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Bobbie’s motorcycle buddies from around the region will start the benefit at the Pastime Saloon at 120 W. 2nd Street in Leadville. Folks can pick up poker hands at $5 apiece. The basic concept is to buy a number of hands, drawing a card at each establishment, until all five cards have been drawn and the best poker hand at the end, wins. The second stop on the crawl will be at the Tennessee Pass Café at 222 Harrison Avenue, then head north to The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon, The Scarlet, and finally The Manhattan Bar at the corner of 7th & Harrison. There’s some great prizes and giveaways for participants. Proceeds will go to Bobbie.

As some readers may know, Leadville native Bobbie Adams was in a motorcycle accident with a buck on November 6 on Highway 285 south. Now on the mend and back home, Leadville Today caught up with Bobbie and heard her tale first hand.

The Manhattan Bar will be the last poker stop for tomorrow's benefit.

The Manhattan Bar will be the last poker stop for tomorrow’s benefit.

It was a beautiful fall day about high noon as Adams and another motorcycle-riding buddy were on a little ride down south on November 6.

Then, right by that old restaurant that’s been closed for years, between Nathrop and Salida, a buck ran onto the highway right in front of Adams’ motorcycle. She hit the buck dead center, on its side. The animal then swung around to the left side of her bike, smashing up against her leg and shattering it to pieces.

Reports state that the buck, Bobbie and her bike went sliding together, all tangled up, for about 125 feet, then  separated, forcing Adams out on her own. From here, she then slid on the seat of her pants for the entire length of a football field, finally tumbling only the last 20 feet! What?!

“I know, I’ve thought about it over and over again and it’s a miracle that I even survived,” said Adams.

But Bobbie has always been a survivor. In fact, for many, she’s one of the most unique, red-headed sassy Leadville entrepreneurs you could ever know. Who can forget Bobbies Bikini Weenie Wagon which sat at the junction of Highway 24 and Highway 82 from 1998-99, forcing travelers to put on their brakes as the spotted the bikini-clad hot dog vendor.

Bobbie's Bar - Back in the Day! Good Times! Good Tunes!

Bobbie’s Bar – Back in the Day! Good Times! Good Tunes!

And then there was Bobbie’s Bar, located in the basement of the MacGregor Building (old movie theater), a rowdy locals’ favorite and queen of the live music scene for many years.

Of course, many have seen the flamboyant red-headed beauty riding her motorcycle down the highway; Bobbie loves to ride. Born and raised in Leadville, Adams was raised like many other mountain girls with a great love of the outdoors and a natural athlete, whether it’s taking to the slopes, jumping on her bike, or hunting in the hills.

In fact, once Adams got her wits about her at the scene of the accident, she told the EMTs: “I want that damn deer, I want his meat in my freezer, I want his head mounted on my wall.”

The deer actually busted apart into five different pieces when it finally came to rest. So if anyone from Colorado State Patrol knows where those parts go, do tell. It would make a nice mounted conversation piece! But truth be told, it’s probably not the first buck who lost his head over Bobbie!

Adams does have a long road to recovery ahead. There’s the broken wrist and slight facial abrasions incurred during that last part of her tumble. But that left leg suffered the most, with over thirty broken bones, now pinned back together after 5 different procedures.

Fortunately, Adams did not sustain any head injuries when, by choice (Colorado State Law does not require motorcycle riders to wear helmets) she was not wearing protective head gear.

 “It was my ass that actually saved my life,” jokes Adams.

Adams has started physical therapy and home health care, but it will be two months before she will be able to put any weight on her leg, and ultimately 4 – 6 months until she is standing and walking.

To that end, Bobbie will not be attending the Poker Benefit Crawl tomorrow. But no doubt, there will be pictures and stories to share from the day. Heal up fast Bobbie, spring riding is just around the corner! Vroom!

Latest News – November 20

Live Music Saturday at Scarlet in Downtown Leadville

This Saturday, Nov. 22 The Scarlet is happy to bring a rising national touring act: Hello, Dollface. They take the stage at 10 p.m.Scarlet Logo2

Hello, Dollface is a well lit female-fronted eclectic soul child born into a sea of evocative bass heavy, disco-plated live percussive backbeats. Heavy whipped vocals topped with cherry ballads, the band will get your hands in the air then pull some heavy heart strings…

And if you have no idea what that might sound like, here’s a video – pretty cool vibes. Besides, support live music in Lead Vegas whenever you can!

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Make Movie Plans Tomorrow Night in Leadville!

Leadville Community Movie Night continues tomorrow Friday, Nov. 21 with “Ernest and Celestine”. This 2012 French-Belgian animated comedy-drama film is based on a series of children’s books of the same name published by the Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent. The show starts at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College, Climax Building, Room 401.

"Ernest and Celestine," an animated comedy-drama film, is based on a series of children's books and will play next Friday for Leadville Community Move Night.

“Ernest and Celestine,” an animated comedy-drama film, is based on a series of children’s books and will play next Friday for Leadville Community Move Night.

Latest News – November 19

Arts & Crafts Fair This Weekend, Location Change

The Leadville Arts Coalition proudly presents its Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, opening on Friday, November 21 from 4-8 p.m. 

The Arts and Crafts Fair: same great hand-crafted items, in a new location.

The Arts and Crafts Fair: same great hand-crafted items, in a new location.

The show continues on Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. This year, the venue has changed and Colorado Mountain College (CMC) – Leadville Campus is hosting the event in the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center. 

Join local and regional artists and craftspeople as they display their work for your enjoyment.  Take home that special homemade item, for that special someone, just in time for the holidays. 

Remember, the holiday fun starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 at the CMC Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center, 901 Hwy 24, Leadville.  See you there!

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Snow Shoe Trail Race Sees Dedicated Racers 

Thirteen hardy souls showed up at the start line last Saturday, Nov. 15 under snowy, windy conditions for the CMC Snow Shoe Trail Run 10K. Presented by Pedal Power and the first in Winter Race Series 2014-15 this race is hosted at the Colorado Mountain College – Leadville trail systems.

Drew Dokken (2nd), Smokey Burgess (1st)  and Matt Johnson (3rd)  display their beautiful new handmade plate prizes from the CMC Snow Shoe Trail Run 10K. Photo: Pedal Power.

Drew Dokken (2nd), Smokey Burgess (1st) and Matt Johnson (3rd) display their beautiful new handmade plate prizes from the Colorado Mountain College Snow Shoe Trail Run 10K. Photo: Pedal Power.

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Here are the final results: 

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Men’s Results:              Home town:                               Time:

Smokey Burgess             Leadville                                1:07:35

Drew Dokken                   Leadville                                1:09:05

Matt Johnson                   Eagle                                      1:09:20

Marvin Sandoval             Leadville                                1:12:30

Adam Plummer               Vail                                         1:13:40

Eric Pence                          Eagle                                      1:18:30

Ben Sokolski                     Leadville                                1:35:22

John Sharp                         Selma, Texas                        1:39:40

Marlin Smickley                Edwards                                1:45:15

Women’s Results:

Sharon O’Grady                 Vail                                         1:22:30

Anne Pence                         Eagle                                      1:29:42

Pavon Krueger                   Eaglevail                                1:33:31

Gina Chupka                        Golden                                  1:45:10

Winning Women: Anne Pence (2nd), Sharon O’Grady (1st) and Pavon Krueger (3rd)  display their beautiful new handmade plate prizes from the CMC Snow Shoe Trail Run 10K

Winning Women: Anne Pence (2nd), Sharon O’Grady (1st) and Pavon Krueger (3rd) display their beautiful new handmade plate prizes from the Colorado Mountain College Snow Shoe Trail Run 10K. Photo: Pedal Power