Latest News – September 26

Fall Foliage Tour for Leadville Seniors Turns “Colorful” 


Extreme Leaf-Peeping. That’s what many along for the ride were suggesting to rename the annual Phylis Hakala Mineral Belt Trail Fall Colors Tour, when one of the vehicles got stuck along the way yesterday. Everyone was okay and the van got “unstuck,” thanks to an assist from the Lake County Road and Bridge crew. Said one wise woman on the tour: “Those young people can’t have ALL the high country adventures!”


“Friday Nights in Leadville” Continue Thru Winter

When something works in this town, and people support it, keep it going. And so it is, with the popular summer series “Friday Nights in Leadville,” which will continue, starting tonight September 26 with a Poetry Reading.

While the summer time organizers are taking a reprieve, the series will continue under the direction of Greg Labbe.

“In the future, I hope to hold poetry gatherings about once per month, and possibly meet at a variety of venues, especially if alcohol can be involved,” laughs Labbe. “We all know where the courage to read your poetry comes from!”

So dust off your favorite couplet, and join tonight’s literary fete at 7 p.m. at St. George Church, 200 W. 4th Street.  Admission is free and everyone is invited to participate.  For more information, call 303-641-1128.

Matchless Mine To Close for Season End of Month

The Matchless Mine in Leadville will officially close for the summer season on September 30, according to Steve Whittington, Executive Director of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, which owns Tabor’s famous mine.

So if you’re in town visiting, or have out-of-town guests, this will be your last weekend to to see where Horace made his millions and where Baby Doe Tabor spent her final days.

At least until next May when the popular tourist attraction will re-open for the summer season! For more information about the Matchless Mine, including tour schedule and price of admission, visit their website: LINK.

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