Latest News – September 19

Finding Work, Understanding Fears and the Final Frontier 

Here’s some news about upcoming workshops and programs to expand your opportunities, and your mind in Leadville Today.

Today Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.  the Leadville Colorado Workforce Center offers another workshop designed to help job seekers “Open Doors With Soft Skill.” So if you’re job-hunting skills need some brushing up, take advantage of this FREE online service. 

Sept 2017 Workshop Flyer LEA(1)You can participate from your smart device, PC or in person at one of the Workforce Centers. The Lake County Public Library also offers a WORKFORCE LAPTOP for persons looking for employment or filing for unemployment. This system is dedicated to help job seekers. 

For workshop attendees, you need to register and can do so ONLINE or contact Sue Miller at the Leadville Workforce Center at or by calling (719) 486-2428. Increase your skill set, put your best foot forward, and get that great job that’s waiting just for you!

Then on Thursday, Sept. 21 residents and readers can learn more about the scaredy cat that lives in everyone! Dr. Margee Kerrr will present a free lecture entitled: The Upside of Fear: How and Why We Enjoy Thrills and Chills.

Fear is a universal human experience but do we really understand it? If we’re so terrified of monsters and serial killers why we flock to the theaters to see them? Why do people avoid thinking about death, but jump out of planes and swim with the sharks? This lecture will not only cover the science of fear but explain why some of us love the thrill of a roller coaster while others detest it.Upside to Fear

This free lecture will be presented by the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the KW Room of the Climax Molybdenum Building at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. For more information on this series, visit their website:

Then on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. mark the calendar for a special program by Dr. Joel Sercel, Founder and CEO of TransAstra. “Space: The Next Frontier in Mining!” will be presented at the Lake County High School Auditorium.

This presentation describes TransAstra’s aim to be the first to mine water in space, paving the way for further exploration beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

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Space: The Next Frontier in Mining! on September 29.

With Dr. Sercel’s patent-pending invention, Optical Mining, he and TransAstra hope to extract ingredients for rocket propellant from asteroids, making ordinary asteroid functional gas stations for future explorers, and possibly tourists. Dr. Sercel is a former NASA rocket scientist and technological innovator, exploring the future of mining. The presentation is free for everyone and proudly presented by the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.


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