Latest News – September 14

Wagging Tails Mean Good News in Leadville Today

Dogs: No doubt they are a part of the family when it comes to high country denizens.

The Leadville train is in the runing fo rthe top spot for the Best Dog Friendly Tours and activity by USA Today newspaper. Vote HERE. Photo: WoofALong.com

The Leadville train is in the running for the top spot for the Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity by USA Today newspaper. Vote HERE. Photo: WoofALong.com

Most ride along in cars with their owners, or can be seen taking in a sunny sidewalk lunch on historic Harrison Avenue. So it would only be natural that visitors to Leadville Today would also be welcomed with their furry friends.

On Monday, Sept. 12 USA Today newspaper announced that the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad (LCSR) had been nominated for the Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity in the country. As most residents know, pups who’ve been introduced to the conductor can embark on the scenic train ride with their owners.

The story outlines how dog-owners can give their pooch the vacation he deserves by taking him along to one of 20 attractions, tours and activities, hand-selected as the most dog-friendly in the nation by the team at BringFido. “You and your pup are sure to have a blast!”Spac_50

The Colorado Bernese Mountain Doh Meet Up Group recently did a group dog ride on the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. Photo Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

The Colorado Bernese Mountain Doh Meet Up Group recently did a group dog ride on the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. Photo Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Spac_50According to the national newspaper’s post, readers and fans can vote for their favorite pooch-freindly destination. And judging from the social media posts from LCSR guests, they love being able to bring their four-legged family members long – free of charge – for a ride on the rails. In fact, earlier this month the train played host to a Meet Up Group of Colorado Bernses Dog lovers, and the photos say it all!

Vote for your favorite, once per day until polls close on Monday, October 10 at noon ET. Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 14. Stay tuned to see how the Leadville train ranked and don’t forget to vote:HERE.

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K9 Memorial Walk Raises Funds for Library Programs

ails were wagging as new furry friends were made at the Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefits the programs of The Friends of the Lake County Public Library. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt.

Tails were wagging as new furry friends were made at the Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefit the programs of The Friends of the Lake County Public Library. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt.

Spac_50Last Saturday’s Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to Benefit the Friends of the Lake County Public Library programs was another tail-waggign success! Twenty-seven four-legged friends took a lovely morning walk, raising funds for local library programs with every step. Their efforts raised $442 for the Lake County Public Library and all who participated got a prize!

"Is this where I can register?" This pup is ready for the trails at the K9 Memorial Walk last Saturday in Leadville. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

“Is this where I can register?” This pup is ready for the trails at the K9 Memorial Walk last Saturday in Leadville. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

First place across the finish line was Pepper with Marge Maddex!  The second place medal was awarded to Bourbon with Lisa Dowdney and 3rd place was Texas Jack with Steve Widdington.  The “last ass across the line” was Wilber with Dave Dunn. 

“All money raised goes directly to fund programs, and purchase furniture and equipment for our library,” said Pam Andrews with the Friends’ Membership Committee.

This year, the Friends of Lake County Library sponsored the children’s summer reading program, and the group continues to fund the scanning project for historic library documents. Find out how you can participate and volunteer on the Friends Library web page.

Everybody was a winner at the Friends of The Library Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefit local programs. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

Everybody was a winner at the Friends of The Library Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefit local programs. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

In fact, they’re next fundraiser is right around the corner. The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held in the 6th St. Gym this Friday, Sept. 16 from 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A popular annual event, literary lovers can find everything from books, to CDs, and DVDs, all for only 50 cents per pound.Spac_50book-sale-2016

 

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