Latest News – June 22

Groups Summit Mt. Elbert to Honor Soldiers, Cops

Summer is officially underway in the high country – finally! So make sure you make the time to get out and enjoy the very brief, warm weather season! No complaining come late August!

Colorado's Highest: Mt. Elbert.

Colorado’s Highest: Mt. Elbert.

One of the cool things about living in Leadville and Lake County is that Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest mountain is right out the backyard. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it also draws many visitors to the area who wish to climb Colorado’s highest peak.

There are two groups who have put this lofty goal on their list that are particularly worth noting. The first group – Summit for Soldiers (SfS) was in town last week June 17 to tackle Elbert. Mission Accomplished!

“An altitude of 13,000 ft ended up being our highpoint on Mt. Elbert,” the group reported via their Facebook page, “but for everyone’s first time to this altitude they did awesome.”

In honor of honor of Maj Christopher Thomas, the Summit for Soldiers  group summited Mt. Elbert on June 17, 2015. Photo: Summit for Soldiers.

In honor of honor of Maj Christopher Thomas, the Summit for Soldiers group summited Mt. Elbert on June 17, 2015. Photo: Summit for Soldiers.

The group took on the challenge last Wednesday, June 17, this year in honor of Maj Christopher Thomas, whom was tragically lost in an avalanche earlier this year. Summit for Soldiers is a non-profit veteran’s organization which helps soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness and suicide prevention. The ongoing Mission of SfS is to travel through each of the fifty states, building on the 3 keys of Awareness, Simplicity, and Encouragement while planning an event or activity at the respective State Highpoint. And in Colorado that means summiting Mt. Elbert!

 The group enjoyed a dinner out at Quincy’s Restaurant before the big accomplishment and was hosted by a local Leadville family while in town for a big feat and fellowship in honor of a fallen soldier. To learn more about Summit for Soldiers, to participate or donate, please connect HERE.

The next group who will be taking on the challenge of Mt. Elbert is Cops on Top. Every year on the last Saturday in June, Cops on Top teams from across the country set out to summit their state’s highest point.

Last year, thirty members of the Team Colorado "Cops of Top" summited Mt. Elbert on June 28 to honor those who have been killed in the line of duty. Join them this Saturday. Photo: Colorado Cops on Top

Last year, thirty members of the Team Colorado “Cops of Top” summited Mt. Elbert on June 28 to honor those who have been killed in the line of duty. Join them this Saturday. Photo: Colorado Cops on Top

Every year on the last Saturday in June to honor of the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty Cops on Top teams from across the country set out to summit their state’s highest point. Last year, a team of 30 volunteers summited Mt. Elbert and they are looking for others interested in joining them this year. So, c’mon, all you local mountaineers, show some top notch Leadville hospitality and join these officers in blue. To contact the group: LINK

Cops on Top has a mission of never forgetting the life, memory and sacrifice of our nation’s law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Whether the team is attempting to climb the tallest mountain or hike the highest hill, each team member carries with them the memory of the tremendous sacrifice the officers made to protect and serve that State. Thank you to all law enforcement, but especially the Leadville/Lake County officers for keeping the community safe.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Workfore Center Hosting Hiring Event for City Market

Workforce Centers are teaming up to host a hiring event for a local retail grocer with numerous job openings at City Market stores in Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties.Labor logo - Workforce
 
Because there are openings across a wide geographic region, the Workforce Centers are offering an online or “virtual” hiring event at www.connectingcolorado.com from June 19 through June 28.  This Virtual Job Fair eliminates geographical barriers and enables job seekers to connect with City Market from their homes, offices or from a dedicated computer station at their nearest Workforce Center.
 
After registering at the website, job seekers can visit the virtual fair at any time, twenty four hours a day.  In addition, on June 19, 22 through 26, representatives from City Market will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to talk with applicants informally and answer questions.
 
The grocery chain has a variety of positions open for hire.  Job seekers are advised to learn about the jobs and get their questions answered when visiting with recruiters.  Like any job fair, if you do your homework and come prepared, managers and recruiters will be impressed.
 
For assistance or to learn more about this online hiring event, contact your nearest Workforce Center. A listing of all Workforce Centers in Colorado is available atwww.colorado.gov/cdle/wfc

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