Latest News – July 18

Climax Mine Reunion & Grand Re-Opening Next Month

Now less than a month away, big plans are lining up for the Climax Mine Reunion and Grand Re-Opening. The special two day celebration will honor Leadville’s moly heritage and a new era for the Climax Molybdenum Mine.

Climax Mine circa 1910. Courtesy of Western History Dept., Denver Public Library

The occasion kicks off on Tuesday, August 7 with a Climax Mine Reunion. Former and current Climax employees, families and former residents will gather to swap stories and memories over food and beverages. Attendees can also check out the new World of Molybdenum exhibit and take a guided tour of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. The evening event is scheduled from 6 – 9 p.m. at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

Climax Mine to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening August 8

The next day, Wednesday, August 8 the Climax Molybdenum Mine will mark its Grand Re-Opening. The celebration begins at Copper Mountain at 10 a.m. with a presentation. The next stop is a tour of the newly updated Climax Molybdenum Mine (non-employees only). However, space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

But if you can’t make the events earlier in the day, be sure to attend the BBQ picnic from 5 – 8 p.m. in front of the Mining Museum, hosted by the NMHF and Climax Molybdenum Company. Cash bar opens at 4 p.m.

The cost for all events (i.e. reunion, presentation, tour and BBQ) or one is $25/per person. First come, first serve. Reservations are required by July 31.  You can contact the Mining Museum for reservations or for additional questions at 719-486-1229.

 Come, celebrate Leadville’s mining heritage and the Re-Opening of the Climax Mine!

SBDC Appoints Locals to Assist Businesses

The Colorado Small Business Development Center network (SBDC) recently appointed Jeff McGinnis and Bud Elliott as local consultants for the Leadville and Lake County area to provide locally-based assistance to small businesses.

Below is a brief summary of the benefits and resources available to Leadville businesses through the SBDC.

  • Business Plan revisions and editing
  • Market Analysis, Marketing, and Promotions
  • Suggestions for improved Revenue Growth
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Forecasting
  • Assistance with preparing Lender or Investor packets
  • Human Resources and Personnel development

The primary goals of the SBDC are to create or save jobs in existing businesses, help new businesses get started, increase revenues and profits for local businesses, and boost the level of owner investment, loans, or grants for businesses in the community.

Local SBDC Contact Information:

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