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Air-Crane Conducts Tests at Leadville Airport

June 6 – Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Well, whatever it is, it’s early and making a lot of noise.

This Erickson Air-Crane is conducting high altitude test at the Leadville Airport.

Actually what Leadville and Lake County residents have been seeing in the early morning sky is an Erickson Air-Crane conducting some high altitude tests.

“Erickson will be doing some high altitude testing at the airport for probably the next two weeks,” said Leadville/Lake County Airport Manager Mike Heenan. So, for all you locals calling the airport with questions, the activity will continue for another week or so. And, yes, they do need to test early in the morning when the winds are zero and the air density is best suited for running aircraft tests.

The truth is that the Leadville-Lake County Airport has gained a solid reputation for the best place to test aircrafts at high altitude. From the US Army to private enterprise, word is out that the facility is accommodating and that the local staff is great to work with.

Besides, Erickson Air-Crane’s visit will also pump some money into the local economy through staff lodging and dining, not to mention gas sales and hanger rental for their equipment during their testing at the airport.

Erickson Air-Crane mechanics check the aircraft in between testing flights

So welcome to Leadville, Erickson Air-Crane! Be sure to check out their company website – they have a truly interesting history. 

The following is a video highlighting an air-lift demonstration as well as pilot interviews concerning the facts and stats of this unique aircraft.

Calling All Artists, Crafters & Collectors!

June 5 – Looking to make some extra cash this summer? Interested in getting your unique creation in front of lots of people? Then the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is the perfect event for you. And for a limited time, event organizers are offering Leadville crafters and collectors a special deal!

First, there’s the 15% discount for Leadville folks. Second, that price includes your $10 Leadville business license for vendors. And third, if you’re not tech savvy or are uncomfortable applying online, you can just pick up the phone and contact Amy directly at 303-519-7611. How much easier could they make it?!

On Saturday, June 23, Leadville will host the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market and now’s the time to secure your booth at this unique event. In partnership with the Historic Healy House, the Horseshoe Market will set up an open-air market venue for selling handmade and hand-picked goods, sharing resources, ideas and creating community.

Vendors will be popping up tents on the front yard and in the street outside of the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin for this one-of-a-kind market.

Market organizers are currently accepting applications for the following types of vendors: artists, hand crafters, jewelers, designers, vintage/antique collectors and food vendors. They are looking for unique products made (or collected) with great quality.

Booth spaces are 10’ x 10’ and cost $100. However organizers are offering a 15% for local vendors, by entering the word “Leadville” as the discount code when applying. For more information about the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market: CLICK.

Holy Wide Load!

A huge piece of mining equipment gets escorted through Leadville’s Harrison Avenue, en route to the Climax Mine last Friday, June 1

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