Latest News – January 4

New Year Brings New Winter Events, One Cancellation

Did you get a new 2016 calendar? Well, get it out and start putting all of the great winter events Leadville and Lake County has to offer. Events2016 copyLeadville Today (LT) has done its homework and compiled the most extensive list you’ll find anywhere of action-packed winter fun, from the old favorites like Leadville Ski Joring to a few new snowy showdowns, you can read it here first! 

Of course, things are always changing and being fine-tuned, so if your event didn’t make it on to the LT calendar, any edits or oversights can be emailed to info@leadvileltoday.com. LT also wanted to make readers especially aware of a few dates on the somewhat near horizon.

Don't miss all the Leadville Ski Joring action on historic Harrison Avenue March 5 & 6. Photo: Daniel J. ODonnell

Don’t miss all the Ski Joring action on historic Harrison Avenue March 5 & 6. Photo: Daniel J. ODonnell

Leadville Ski Joring will take place on historic Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville on March 5 & 6. It should be another over the top event. Stay tuned for all the action-packed event and race information.

Also, put a big red circle around April 9 for the Leadville 9Heath Fair at the Lake County Intermediate School.

Leadville Today is sorry to report that the Twin Lakes Ice Fishing Derby WILL NOT take place as it has annually in February for years. Here’s the official word from the Leadville Rod and Gun Club:


The Leadville Rod and Gun staff would like to thank all who continue to support the Club, with special thanks to those who participated in the recent Holiday Raffle. Congratulations to Ray Copper, the winner of the $500.00 Cabela’s gift card. Club members (and potential new members), please note–the annual dues for 2016 will be $50.00. And, with regrets, the Club will not be sponsoring the annual Fishing Derby in February 2016, but will be working on a new derby format for future events. We thank all who have participated over the past 18 years.

Questions about the Ice Fishing Derby? Contact Carol Lucero at carol2410@msn.com

On the other side of the coin, there are a couple of new events on the calendar. The Colorado Mountain Musher Dog Sled organization is holding the Leadville Mine Mush out at the golf course on Feb. 6 & 7. Details are being firmed up but they’ve been working their way through the lengthy Events Application checklist.

Then on Saturday, April 2 there is mountaineering event that is being discussed to take place in Iowa Gulch. Leadville Today has heard from several entities about this new event, but details found, so pass them along, if you have them.

Winter events are growing along with winter trails for everything from bikes, to skis, to snowmobiles. Hopefully it will translate into local cash registers. Drop Leadville Today a note (info@leadvilletoday.com) or connect on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or You Tube) to report how your winter is going. How’s business?

The Leadville Loppet, an annual ski race, takes place on the Mineral Belt Trail, this year on February 21. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today

The Leadville Loppet, an annual ski race, takes place on the Mineral Belt Trail, this year on February 21. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today

 

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