Latest News – May 16

 Mobile Home Fire at Lake Fork, South of Leadville

Here is the official word from Public Information Officer Betty Benson with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management:

Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue and Lake County Sheriff Deputy Kelsey Bond responded to a fire at Lake Fork Mobile Home Park reported at 11:11 a.m. by Park Manager Lee Rager.   Unit 71 was engulfed in smoke.  The male resident inside the unit was located by firemen using a thermal imaging camera due to the thick smoke.  He was removed from the unit and taken to St. Vincent Hospital by ambulance.  He was later transferred to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. 

The fire is under investigation due to injuries to the male resident.  Multiple agencies responded to the request from Lake County Sheriff’s department for assistance, including Westminster, Vail, and Lake Dillon.  Investigator K. MacDonald and one other resource from Lake Dillon Fire responded and are working with the Leadville/Lake County Fire Department to determine the cause and origin of the fire. 

The extent of injuries to the male resident are unknown  but was reported that he was in serious condition.  The female resident was not in the home when the fire started and sustained no physical injuries. Obit_Spacer_Thin

Baby Needs a New Pair: Is It Running Season Yet?

If you’re like most Cloud City denizens, at this stage in the shoulder season your wardrobe is completely split between winter and summer. You want to put away the heavy coat and just deal with layers until Spring fully commits. But recent weather has had many pulling the snow boots back out.

While there’s no controlling the weather, a right attitude and perhaps some good visualization can help get you through. To that end, there’s a group of runners who have started meeting on Wednesday afternoons, snow or shine!Lead_Running_Company_logo

Wednesday Group Runs started earlier this month, but runners of all abilities are welcome to join in the fun and it’s FREE!  Sponsored by Leadville Running Company, runners meet up at Leadville Outdoors (3rd & Harrison) a little before 5 p.m.

Feet hit the ground promptly at 5 p.m. and the group runs are generally 1 hour in length. For more information contact Donna Chapman at 719-486-7941 or email:

And if your running shoes are looking a bit ragged from the trail, then be sure to check out this Saturday’s Group Run / Salomon Shoe Demo. Meet up at Leadville Outdoors at 10 a.m.Obit_Spacer_ThinLO_Running_Demo


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