Latest News – October 18

Candidate’s Night on Monday for City Council & Issues

Next Monday, October 21 there will be a Candidate’s Night at the Mining Museum’s Longyear Auditorium at 6 p.m. Local Leadville City Council candidates along with representatives (pro & con) regarding local ballot issues will be participating in a question and answer program.

For those readers who will not be able to attend, Leadville Today will have the evening’s program available on it’s You Tube Channel so that local voters may view the program prior to the Tuesday, Nov. 5 election.

This event is sponsored by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Herald Democrat,, National Mining Hall of Fame & Mining Museum and Colorado Mountain College.

The Nov. 5 Election will be conducted as a Coordinated Election. The polls will be open on November 5, 2013 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. All voters will receive a Mail ballot. Your Local Election Polling place will be 


Local Author Offers FREE Book This Weekend!

Local attorney and author Carol Bellhouse announces that her new book,  Vegas Dynasty: The Story of Darwin Lamb will be available for free download on TODAY and Saturday, October 18 and 19. 

Leadville's Carol Bellhouse

Leadville’s Carol Bellhouse

The book, which is a biography of Darwin Lamb, famously known in old Las Vegas as a politician, businessman, cowboy and movie actor is receiving five-star reviews:  “Darwin is a man’s man who lived life large.” 

The book tells the story of the Lambs–the Kennedys of Vegas–movers and shakers in a town cutting its teeth on wealth and power.  When Bill Lamb was killed in a horse wreck in 1939, his eleven children climbed from tragedy to dominance.  Often on horseback and always ready for a good story or a good fight, they were the most powerful family in Las Vegas for five decades.  Ralph, the subject of the CBS series “Vegas,” and Darwin are the last surviving siblings.Vegas Dynasty

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