Latest News – June 7

Ice Cream, You Scream: School’s Out For Summer! 

School's Out For Summer! Leadville students (l to r) Allie Collins, Emma Collins and Charlie Koch stop in for their traditional "Last Day of School" ice cream treat at the D'Love Gourmet Coffee & Ice Cream Shop in downtown ‪#‎Leadville‬. Have a great, safe, FUN summer break, to all Lake County School District students! Photo: Rachelle Collins/Leadville Today.

School’s Out For Summer! Leadville students (l to r) Allie Collins, Emma Collins and Charlie Koch stop in for their traditional “Last Day of School” ice cream treat at the D’Love Gourmet Coffee & Ice Cream Shop in downtown ‪#‎Leadville‬. Have a great, safe, FUN summer break, to all Lake County School District students! Photo: Rachelle Collins/Leadville Today.

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“Mom, we’re bored!” This week starts the first full week of summer break for Leadville students. So if you’re still looking for something for the kids to do this summer, here are some suggestions, from art classes to part time summer jobs, keep them busy, happy and out of mischief!

The kids loved painting and decorating these plaster masks at a Fire On The Mountain Class. Photo: Fire On The Mountain Facebook Page.

The kids loved painting and decorating these plaster masks at a Fire On The Mountain Class in Leadville. Photo: Fire On The Mountain Facebook Page.

Fire On The Mountain is offering a series of Kids’ Arts and Craft Classes from June 16 – July 29, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – Noon. Designed for children aged 5 – 10 years, the schedule includes Straw Weaving Bracelet, Dream Catchers and the ever-popular Itsy Bitsy Spider Drawing Class.

Instructor and owner Elise Sunday invites you to drop the kids off to create a fun and exciting arts and crafts project that they can take home with them at the end of each class. Sign up for more than one class and receive a discount. For rates and registration, contact Fire On The Mountain at 719-486-2071, stop in at 715 Harrison Avenue or connect with them on Facebook.

Keep the creatively flowing during the summer with some arts and crafts classes at Fire On The Mountain in downtown Leadville. Photo: FOTM Facebook Page.

Keep the creatively flowing during the summer with some arts and crafts classes at Fire On The Mountain in downtown Leadville. Photo: FOTM Facebook Page.

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Summer Jobs for Youth Available at Workforce Center

If your teen or college student is looking for local work, then the Leadville Colorado Workforce Center (CWC) can help. Colorado Workforce Center Jobs WorkshopsAccording to local Employment Specialist Kim Rodriquez Leadville currently has 60 job openings. Why go over the hill when you can work in town?

In addition, the CWC is providing some workshops that will provide all unemployed workers some valuable help as they look for work, go to interviews and use connectingcolorado.com for their job search.

These workshops are conducted virtually and personalized help is available at the workforce center at the same time. Leadville’s CWC is located at 115 W 6th St in the MacGregor Building. You may also connect with them at 719-486-2428  or onlineat www.colorado.gov/cdle /  www.yourworkforcecenter.com

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Leadville Race Series Seeks College Interns for Summer

Incoming or current Colorado Mountain College (CMC) students looking for a way to get involved in Leadville’s running and mountain bike racing events while earning college credits may want to take advantage of an internship opportunity with the Leadville Race Series (LRS). 

Cooper Mallozzi, a professor of outdoor education at CMC in Leadville, has been working with the Leadville Race Series and its organizing body, the Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, to create a partnership between the college and Leadville’s endurance race community.

Dig Deep and Learn Something! The Leadville Race Series is offering internships to Colorado Mountain College students.

Dig Deep and Learn Something! The Leadville Race Series is offering internships to Colorado Mountain College students. Photo: Leadville Today.

Out of that partnership, CMC students who apply for an internship working with race crews during the summer can earn college credit. As a bonus, students who are not Leadville locals are eligible for housing at the college’s residence hall. 

“This endeavor helps students earn credit learning transferable life skills while engaged with a community-based organization,” said Mallozzi. 

Although the internships are geared for incoming CMC students, Mallozzi said that current CMC students are also welcome to apply. 

For more information, contact Josh Colley, Leadville Race Series race director at jcolley@lifetimefitness.com or 719-219-9357.

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Skyline Baseball League Kicks off for the Summer

Yesterday June 6 was Leadville's Skyline Baseball Opening Day. The T-Ball competition looks particularly fierce this season. Catch all the action over at Baker Field.

Yesterday, June 6 was Leadville’s Skyline Baseball Opening Day. The parade was followed by the first round of games. The T-Ball competition looks particularly fierce this season. Catch all the action over at Baker Field. Photo: Leadville Today.

 

 

 

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