Latest News – May 31

Leadville Soccer Tournament to Benefit Lizardo Family

Today’s Soccer Tournament in Leadville will be a benefit for the Lizardo Family who lost their 10-year-old son and all of their possessions in a fire early Saturday Morning.

Isaac Lizardo is a member of the Leadville Flame Soccer Team. Today's tournament will benefit his family who experienced the loss of a brother/son and all of their possession in a fire early Saturday morning. Photo: Leadville Flame.

Isaac Lizardo (center) is a member of the Leadville Flame Soccer Club. Today’s tournament will benefit his family who experienced the loss of a brother/son and all of their possession in a fire early Saturday morning. Photo: Leadville Flame.

According to Coach Kevin Cannell team volunteers will be out at the games today on the Community Field to collect donations from attendees and locals who will be at the games to cheer on their teams. Additional volunteers are needed as well.

“The best thing would be to just have them show up and talk to myself our Mary (Kevin’s wife),” said Coach Cannell who coaches the elite soccer club, which includes the older brother of Marc Lizardo who perished in Saturday’s fire.  

Today’s tournament will include competition from four U14 teams, as well as four U12 teams, including: The Leadville Flame Soccer Club, Summit Strikers, Tigres Greeley, Chaffee County United, and Copa Edward. The games start at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the day until 5:30.

It should be a beautiful day for soccer and uplifting a local family in their time of great loss. Go Flame!

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Thy Brother’s Keeper: Can You Lend A Hand?

One of the best things going on in Leadville is the St George Community Meals. The dedication that Revs. Ali and George Lufkin, and their countless volunteers have shown over the years is quite palpable.

St. George Community Meals: Can you lend a hand?

St. George Community Meals: Can you lend a hand?

Whether it’s feeding the hungry, or simply creating a welcoming place where people from all walks, can gather around a table, an altar, or a stage, St. George Church is an integral part of Leadville.

So, if you agree, maybe you or your group can help out. Rev. Ali Lufkin recently issued an open call for volunteers (individuals or groups) who would be willing to “Adopt-A-Meal” one Saturday this summer. Or maybe even one Saturday a month? 

Here’s what’s involved:  Arrive at St George Church (200 W 4th Street) at 4 p.m. on the chosen Saturday.  Come with a simple meal prepared and ready to serve, or you may borrow the church’s large pans, if needed. Meal service would be for approximately 30 people.  A Meal Coordinator would be there to greet you, help you serve the meal, clean up and available for any questions or assistance.
Please call Ali at 719-486-4731 if you have any interest.

In addition to the Community Meals, St. George Church is also the distribution point in Leadville for the Food Bank of the Rockies. Photo: Leadville Today

In addition to the Community Meals, St. George Church is also the distribution point in Leadville for the Food Bank of the Rockies. Photo: Leadville Today

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Emergency Responder Exercise on Thursday & Friday

The Lake County Emergency Responders will be conducting an exercise on June 4 between the County Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex (where Public Health and Human Services are located) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. LCOEM_Logo

The courthouse will be open and services available to the public.  The post office will also be open, but 5th Street between the courthouse annex and Harrison will be closed to traffic.  The parking lots at the courthouse will not be available to the public during this exercise.  4th Street, from Harrison to the end of the Elks parking lot will also be closed.    Public Health and Human Service offices will be closed on Thursday.  

For more information contact Lake County Public Information Officers Betty Benson or Susan Matthews at  (303) 507-3025, lakecountypio@leadvilleonline.net. Or connect via the Lake County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page.  

Emergency Manager Mike McHargue conducts a "Mock" emergency training session in August 2013. Volunteer opportunities with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management are available. For more information contact a Public Information Officer at 303-222-2222.

Lake County Emergency Manager Mike McHargue conducts a “Mock” emergency training session in August 2013. Volunteer opportunities with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management are available. For more information contact a Leadville/Lake County Public Information Officer at 303-507-3025.

            

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