Latest News – December 1

PEO Poinsettia Bring Color & Knowledge to Leadville


The P.E.O. Poinsettias have arrived in Leadville Today, bringing some Christmas color to our snow-laden mountain town! Pictured here Anne Dougherty places a bow on a beautiful red Poinsettia. These cheery plants come in a variety of colors and prefer a sunny, south-facing windowsill or bright filtered light. Don’t press them close to a cold windowpane or they won’t last long! The sale of P.E.O. Poinsettias helps fund scholarships for local high school girls. Thanks to all of these P.E.O. sales ladies who continue this holiday tradition in support of women’s education! MORE PHOTOS.

Leadville 80461: At Your (Postal) Service

The United States Postal Service will handle approximately 750 million packages this holiday season, an increase of more than 12 percent over last year. Americans are expected to ship a record number of packages during the 2016 Holiday Season and the U.S. Postal Service, the largest e-commerce deliverer, is ready to deliver. And that includes Leadville 80461, at your (postal) service, and anticipating a large volume of packages to change hands in America’s Highest City over the next 30 days.  


Leadville Postmaster Greg Sandoval (right) and postal clerk Sue Ann (left) are ready to serve Leadville 80461 through the holiday season. Photo: Leadville Today.

To make sure that process goes as smoothly as possible, Leadville Postmaster Greg Sandoval wants to remind Leadville and Lake County residents of some important mailing deadlines: 

  • Dec. 09 – Military APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail & APO / FPO First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground (domestic)
  • Dec. 16 – Military APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail Cards and Letters
  • Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express 

Holiday Facts and Figures

  • About 16 billion total pieces of mail & packages will be delivered from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.
  • The Busiest MAILING day for greeting cards & packages is Monday, Dec 19.  More than 611 million pieces of mail will be processed. 
  • The Busiest DELIVERY day for greeting cards & packages is Thursday, Dec 22. More than 30 million packages will be delivered. 
  • Dec. 19 will also be the busiest day for with more than 7 million customers predicted to visit on that day alone. 37 million visits will be logged during the holidays and 3 million of those people will Click and Ship their package.

While most Leadville residents don’t mind going to the local PO, as it’s a community meeting place for friends and neighbors, for those wanting a stress-free holiday without leaving the comforts of home, the Postal Service offers solutions on that make gift-shipping easy and convenient. 

  • Order free flat-rate USPS Priority boxes at – delivered to any home or business.
  • Skip the trip with Click-N-Ship. Create mailing labels with USPS Tracking and print postage online at
  • Free package pickup when the carrier delivers the mail.

So there you have it, be prepared and be sure to get those packages down to Leadville 80461 as soon as you can! They are ready to serve!


The holiday rush is on at Leadville 80461 – be sure YOU meet the  deadlines!

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