Latest News – December 21

Winter Solstice Arrives – A Return to Longer Days

Winter Solstice has arrived bringing longer days - albeit one minute, one day at a time! Thanks to Jennifer B. Rogowski Photography of Twin Lakes for this great early mornign shot of historic Harrison Avenue, which locals are all glad to be seeing a bit more of in daylight hours!

Winter Solstice has arrived bringing longer days – albeit one minute, one day at a time! Thanks to Jennifer B. Rogowski Photography for this great early morning shot of historic Harrison Avenue, which locals are glad to be seeing a bit more of in daylight hours!

Spac_50Comet-The-Reindeer Upstages Santa at Ski Cooper

In the how to go from Santa’s nice to naughty list in just a few minutes category, Comet-The-Reindeer’s attempted escape at Cooper’s annual Christmas Party was thwarted by some quick-thinking elves.

The annual Cooper Christmas celebration which invites children to visit with Santa to have their wish lists heard, quickly turned into a high-speed chase scene as Comet-The-Reindeer took flight into some nearby woods. As is the tradition, Comet joins Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos and some petting by the children, but on Saturday, the antlered sleigh-puller had ideas of her own. Eventually, the Cooper staff and elves wrangled up the beauty and gave the reins back to Santa, who didn’t seem to be in the mood to play any reindeer games! 

In the end, no one was hurt and the excitement led to some air time from a Denver TV station and a good story to tell around the Christmas table with family and friends!

It was all fun and reindeer games until Comet decided to high-tail-it to the woods and a comedic chase took place to capture the runaway reindeer! Photo: Ski Cooper.

It was all fun and reindeer games until Comet decided to high-tail-it to the woods and a comedic chase took place to capture the runaway reindeer! Photo: Ski Cooper.

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City Phones Down During Internet Upgrade This Week

The Leadville City Hall phone and Internet system is down due required upgrades of the phone system and Internet connection, according to Leadville Public Information Officer Betty Benson. Here are the direct phone numbers to use while City Hall is transitioning to the new system:

  • Police Department: 719-486-1365
  • Administrative: 719-293-1507
  • Mayor: 719-207-2072
  • Police Chief: 719-207-2105
  • Sargent Hanson: 719-221-9879
  • Sargent Dawe: 719-207-3359
  • Sargent Bertolas: 719-207-3397
  • Fire Chief:   719-207-2084

The transition should be completed sometime this week and a notice will be published on the Lake County Office Emergency Management Facebook page when the transition is complete.Spac_50

“Beyond Ugly” Christmas Sweaters and Brews

The "Beyond Ugly" winner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Periodic Brewing goes to Aaron Vazquez for wearing grey slacks with embroidered candy canes and crazy suspenders and tacky Christmas shirt and shoes with the price tag still on the backs. Congratulations! Photo: Periodic Brewing

The “Beyond Ugly” winner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Periodic Brewing goes to Aaron Vazquez for wearing grey slacks with embroidered candy canes and crazy suspenders and tacky Christmas shirt and shoes with the price tag still on the backs. Congratulations! Photo: Periodic Brewing Facebook Page.

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