Latest News – July 25

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Skatepark Grand Opening Planned for Sunday

After two years of planning, fundraising, writing grants and construction, Leadville’s Huck Finn Skatepark will hold its Grand Opening this Sunday, July 27 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the park. The public is invited and encouraged to bring their skateboards and bikes to take part in the festivities.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating and recognizing the generosity of our benefactors, and all the effort of the volunteers and supporters,” said Greg Race, who along with Leaf Treinen and Carrie Mallozzi spear-headed the project from beginning to end over the past two years.

Skateboarders and bicyclists have been enjoying the Huck Finn Skatepark in Leadville since it opened this summer.

Skateboarders and bicyclists have been enjoying the Huck Finn Skatepark in Leadville since it opened this summer. Join the Grand Opening Celebration July 27, 4 – 8 p.m.

The efforts and commitment required to make the Huck Finn Park Project happen were sizable, but really began to pick up steam in the fall of 2012. Those readers interested in reading about the early efforts can connect HERE.

Plans_1But for most of the community, watching the park unfold before our very eyes was inspiring. A huge thanks goes out to the steering committee trio – Greg Race, Leaf Treinen and Carrie Mallozzi  – who saw the project thru from beginning to end, including countless hours, meetings and time away from their own families and lives.

So join the celebration this Sunday from 4 – 8 at the new Huck Finn Skatepark! The festivities will include great door prizes, music by Boogie Down Productions and yummy food from local food vendors.  In addition, the staff from St. Vincent Hospital will be offering helmet fittings and giving free helmets to children and adults that do not have them.  The helmets will be available while supplies last.

“Many people pulled together to create another successful recreation facility our community can be proud of,” concluded Race.Thank You Trio copy

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School District Yard Sale Today

The Lake County School District is having a Yard Sale TODAY, July 25, from 9 a.m. until about 1 p.m.  The sale is located at the District Office (107 Spruce Street). 

Yard Sale TODAY at the LCSD Admin Offices.

Yard Sale TODAY at the LCSD Admin Offices.

As the district office move into their new spaces, some items need a new home.  There will be lots of classroom furniture, office storage, lights, books, used educational materials, holiday decorations, electronics, etc.   All items are free, but monetary donations are accepted and will go toward our Homecoming celebration on September 26-27.  All items must go on this TODAY!Obit_Spacer_Thin

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Manuelita’s Expands with Bar, Grand Opening Tonight!

Their famous fish tacos might bring you through the door the first time, but Mauelita’s Restaurant friendly service will bring you back time after time until you’ve tried everything on the menu, glad that you did.

Manuelita's Owner Federico Montes (left) and Cesar Lazo (right) at your service at the new bar in their popular downtown eatery. Salud! Manuelita's Owner Federico Montes (left) and Cesar Lazo (right) at your service at the new bar in their popular downtown eatery. Salud!

Manuelita’s Owner Federico Montes (left) and Cesar Lazo (right) at your service at the new bar in their popular downtown eatery. Salud!

And now, you can linger a little longer in the evening in the new bar in the back of this downtown Leadville eatery. The bar will officially open tonight, July 25. To kick things off, Owner Federico Montes is giving away 5 free pitchers to the first five customers, starting at 6 p.m. They have Pacifico and Dos Equis Lager on tap. They will also have Grand Opening drink specials. 

Cerveza on tap: Dos Equis Lager and Pacífico.

Cerveza on tap: Dos Equis Lager & Pacífico.

Starting tonight, Manuelita’s Bar will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 2 a.m. And of course, you can still join them for lunch or dinner.

And yes, the fish tacos come highly recommended, and one of the best deals in town!

Felicidades Federico! Y Salud a Manuelita’s Bar!

 

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