Latest News – June 6

Lake County Dog Park Location Secured in Leadville

While the “Dog Days of Summer” are weeks away in Leadville (if they arrive at all!) there is some good news when it comes to man – and woman’s – best friend.

The Lake County Dog Park will be a place where dogs and their people can mingle and socialize in friendly ways on neutral ground.

The Lake County Dog Park will be a place where dogs and their people can mingle and socialize in friendly ways on neutral ground. Photo: Leadville Today.

Local dog park efforts made great strides last week as the Lake County Dog Park proposal was been approved by Board of County Commissioners.

According to dog park organizer Steve Whittington, the county is also going to improve the most accessible parking lot, and give fencing material to enclose the dog park.

The initial work is already underway with some help from Jerry Andrew with Colorado Mountain College who has trimmed or removed the trees within the fence line at the west end of Huck Finn Park. The fence installation is next and the group is looking for some help. If you know how to build or repair chain-link fences and/or are willing to help with doing so this summer, please contact Steve at whittisl@gmail.com and let him know.A_Spacer_Thin
Lake County Dog Park


A_Spacer_ThinThe Lake County Dog Park committee wants the public to know that the area is NOT open for use yet.  There is still additional planning to do in the park, including an official “dog’s allow” in the park adjustment to the rules for the Huck Finn Dog Park. Anyone interested in becoming involved in these efforts can contact organizers at: leadvilledogpark@gmail.com.

In the end, there’s nothing better than a good plan that actually comes together; and the Lake County Dog Park is a great example of results over rhetoric. This group has demonstrated that over and over again. Just, get ‘er done! In less than a year, the Lake County Dog Park Committee has moved from concept to end results. They’ve stayed focused and on track, all for the love of Leadville’s four-legged furry friends. So be sure to, PAWS, and say thank you!A_Spacer_Thin

Canine Memorial K-9 Walk for Library Set for June 21

The annual Friends of Lake County Public Library Karen Lundell Memorial K-9 Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, June 21 at 10 a.m. Participants will meet at the Mineral Belt Trail at East 12th Street, next to the Leadville Animal Shelter.

The Karen Lundell Memorial K9 Fun Walk will be held Sunday, June 21 in Leadville.

The Karen Lundell Memorial K9 Fun Walk will be held Sunday, June 21 in Leadville.

The course is a 1 mile walk on the Mineral Belt Trail. It is user-friendly and designed for dogs and their owners. All dogs must be on a leash and under control of the owner/participant at all times. You will be provided a bag at registration and you will be expected to clean up after your pet if necessary. Lundell Dog Walk FundraiserNo female dogs in heat will be allowed in the event.

Registration forms are available at the library and on the library website.  Advance Registration is $10, with race day registration costing you another 5 bucks at $15. All proceeds go to Friends of Lake County Public Library. For more information please call Padraic Smith at 719-293-0769.

 

 

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