Latest News – November 16

The “Knight” Life Lives on in Leadville Today

Members of the Knights of Columbus spent yesterday distributing winter coats, boots, hats and scarves to students in the Lake County School District. The Catholic Chartiable group is pictured here with Ms Liz's Class at Pitts Elementary School.

Members of the Knights of Columbus spent yesterday distributing winter coats, boots, hats and scarves to students in the Lake County School District. The Catholic Charitable group is pictured here with Ms Liz’s Class at Pitts Elementary School.

Yes, You Canned, and You Did! Food Drive Success!

“This means so much, every can helps!” said Mabel Bogeart regarding the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive as she sat surrounded by bountiful bags of canned goods and other essential food items, donated during the month of October.

Generous donations for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive will help restock community food banks for the winter months.

Generous donations for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive will help restock community food banks for the winter months.

In addition to the dry goods, each food center, which includes Lake County Senior Center, St. George’s Church, First Presbyterian Church of Leadville, and Holy Family Parish, will also receive financial support.

The proceeds from area donation jars as well as the Conservation District’s donation of $350 allowed each food bank to receive $250 in cash and Safeway gift cards. That’s up from last year, so nice job, Leadville!

Thanks to everyone who donated for the Nieghbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive.

Thanks to everyone who donated for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive.

Building off the success of this year’s efforts, Food Drive coordinator Mabel Bogeart has stayed committed to making sure that local food banks have additional reserves to get through the colder, winter months.

“Thank you to everyone who gave their time, food and money!” said Bogeart. “And remember, what you give comes back to you!”

Those interested in participating or giving to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive anytime of year, may also contact Mabel Bogeart directly at mbogeart@co.lake.co.us. or 719-486-0259.

Leadville Firewood Areas Closed, Head South to Chop

The U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest – Leadville Ranger District has closed all firewood areas with the exception of Bluebird Cutting Area.US_ForestService

Due to the lack of firewood in these areas, Firewood Cutters are asked to harvest wood from the Salida Ranger District firewood Cutting Areas. Firewood Permits purchased from the Leadville Office are valid for the Salida Ranger District.

The Leadville Ranger District will continue to sell Firewood permits until November 15. Salida District firewood cutting areas will stay open until November 30.

For more information, please contact the Leadville Ranger District at: (719) 486-0749.

 

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