Latest News – April 15

Tritz on Climax: Mark Calendar for Next Wednesday

Leadville native Howard Tritz will be presenting a program about the Climax Mine next week at the Lake County Public Library.

Leadville Native Howard Tritz

Leadville Native Howard Tritz

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the program will be held on Wed., April 22, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tritz started at the Climax Mine in 1961 as a laborer in the mill, but his college education allowed him to be enrolled in a training program for shift boss. He did that for seven years, and then became foreman of the mill, where he worked for many years. His Climax career culminated as the Mill Superintendent, that is, prior to the big layoffs in 1982.  In 1987 Tritz took early retirement, “a sweet deal many could not resist.”

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Tritz’s knowledge of the Climax Mine and its fascinating history and connection to Leadville. So plan on attending next Wednesday, April 22, and hear all about it directly from Tritz himself . The program will be held at the Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Avenue in Leadville.

Oh, and in case you missed it, here’s the recent story Leadville Today published last January when Howard Tritz retired as the Lake County Assessor: LINK.


Lake County Library Celebrates National Library Week

This week is National Library Week, so three cheers for the local Lake County Public Library and all of its great programs. Here are some of those and links where you can find more information.


The Lake County Public Library offers a FREE Weekly Storytime for Preschoolers. Storytime is held on Thursday Mornings, with Children ages 3 – 5 from 9 – 10 a.m., and Toddlers from 11 – 11:30 a.m. Every week there’s a different theme, including some special guests throughout the  programs which continues through mid-May 2015. This week they will read about Street Signs. The Lake County Public Library is located at 1115 Harrison Avenue in Leadville.

The Leadville library also offers a popular After School Program which is held on Thursdays in the Amax room. The program starts after school and runs until 4:45 p.m. and includes a wide range of FREE activities from reading to the arts to science and technology. This program is available to all students Grade One and up.Obit_Spacer_ThinLibrary_AfterSchool_Program

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