Latest News – July 3

The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music!

Here’s the latest water report from Kara Lamb, Public Information Officer, Bureau of Reclamation: “Coming into July Fourth weekend, Twin Lakes Reservoir is about 90% full. Turquoise Reservoir is about 84% full. Both are still rising. As we see some of the higher elevation snow melt out, we are increasing releases from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek and the Arkansas. This morning, releases went up to about 915 cfs. Around 620 cfs of that is snowmelt runoff. Have a great Fourth of July!”

Here’s the latest water report from Kara Lamb, Public Information Officer, Bureau of Reclamation: “Coming into July Fourth weekend, Twin Lakes Reservoir is about 90% full. Turquoise Reservoir is about 84% full. Both are still rising. As we see some of the higher elevation snow melt out, we are increasing releases from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek and the Arkansas. This morning, releases went up to about 915 cfs. Around 620 cfs of that is snowmelt runoff. Have a great Fourth of July!”

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It’s Time to Sparkle Red, White & Blue, Leadville!

Happy Independence Day! Leadville will be celebrating the country’s 238th Birthday in its usual two-mile-high style!

Please note that there is one slight caveat, regarding the fireworks (see post below), otherwise, here’s the run down of events:

The antique fire truck is always a big hit in th eFourth of July Parade. And be sure to stop in the Fire House afterwards for their annual Ice Cream Social!

The antique fire truck is always a big hit in the Fourth of July Parade. Be sure to stop in the Fire House afterwards for their annual Ice Cream Social! Photo: Leadville Today

9 a.m. – Firecracker 5K 

The Firecracker 5k - Family Fun for Everone!

The Firecracker 5k – Family Fun for Everyone!

This fun community event usually has folks dressed in their most patriotic attire as racers follow the course which does a small loop through town,  ending where it begins at the Lake County courthouse.

Cost is $15. Race day registration on court house lawn from 7:30 til 8:45 a.m. Race start is 9 a.m. 

Proceeds support nonprofit Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame.

10 a.m. – July 4th Parade. 

Sponsored by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce this old-fashioned parade will sparkle with hometown pride!  

Line up begins at 9:30 at the top of capitol hill and the parade will proceed down Harrison Ave. at 10 a.m., with Leadville’s finest all decked out in their red, white & blue!

The Leadville Lion dons summertime apparel in the Fourth of July Parade.

The Leadville Lion dons summertime apparel in the Fourth of July Parade.

After Parade – FREE FOOD take your pick – or do BOTH!

The Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue will hold its annual Ice Cream Social at the fire house directly after the parade.

Meanwhile, across town up at the Leadville/ Lake County  Airport, staff will also be serving up some hot dogs and hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No one should go hungry, take your pick!!

The kids love climbing up in the big fire engines, add some ice cream and, what a good time!

The kids love climbing up in the big fire engines, add some ice cream and what a good time! Photo: Leadville Today.

Silent Auction Fundraiser for Mural at Art Gallery

New this year, is the Leadville Arts Coalition and Leomyka Gallery’s Silent Auction to raise money for a new mural. Many local artists have donated artwork, jewelry, and ceramics for the silent auction, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available from 2-6 p.m., just in case you didn’t get your fill from the other celebrations!

Local artist Lexie Palmore will paint this life-sized mural, celebrating Leadville Ski Joring. There will be a Silent Auction at the Leomyka Gallery on July 4th to raise funds for this art project, sponsored in part, by the Leadville Arts Coalition.

Local artist Lexie Palmore will paint this life-sized mural, celebrating Leadville Ski Joring. There will be a Silent Auction at the Leomyka Gallery on July 4th to raise funds for this art project, sponsored in part, by the Leadville Arts Coalition.

Legacy Quartet Performs at Historic Tabor Opera House

Strike up the band; well, make that a quartet! Regardless, The Legacy Quartet will have the crowd tapping their toes and clapping their hands as they perform at the historic Tabor Opera House on Friday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m.2014posterLegacy1

“The songs they sing come from the heart in a professional, but very enjoyable concert,” touts the opera house promotion.  General admission: adults – 15, special family rate – 25.

Or better yet, make a night of it and add dinner, with the VIP package, including a delicious catered dinner, reserved seating, and a meet and greet with the performers. Price is $45 for adults, and $25 for children under 12.  The historic Tabor Opera House is located at 308 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville.

Dusk – July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks_Ad copyThe Tony Hren Memorial Fireworks sponsored by the Leadville Lions Club will begin at dusk.

IMPORTANT: This year the Lions Club is asking the public to keep in mind that the high school is under construction and therefore parking in the area of the football field is limited. Plan ahead, and consider watching the show from a different vantage point, or make a night of it with green chili and margaritas on The Grill’s patio!

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