Leadville News – December 5

Parade of Lights, Snowman of Boxes

The Parade of Lights shone bright on historic Harrison Avenue last Friday, presenting a march of twinkling lights that make up Leadville Today! Even Mother Nature showed up, adding her Super Full Moon to the merriment.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowds at last Friday’s Parade of Lights on historic Harrison Avenue. To see more parade pictures CLICK HERE. Photo: Leadville Today/ Diana Lange.

The pageantry saw quite a few traditional Nativity Scene floats, as well as the neon glow from emergency services, as their vehicles made their way down historic Harrison Avenue. The competition was fierce and it’s good to see this annual Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce event continue to grow each year. After the parade Santa and Mrs Claus were available to hear children’s wishes and take pictures while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies.

By the end of the evening’s actvities, the parade judges had deliberated and the following prizes were awarded:

  1. First Presbyterian Church
  2. Cornerstone Church
  3. Friends of the Leadville National  Fish Hatchery 
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The winner of the 2017 Parade of Lights was First Presbyterian Church. Merry Christmas!

A Snowman of Boxes Greets Postal Customers

When it’s time to mail off those holiday packages, be sure to stop and pay a visit to the snowman which was made out of Priority Boxes on display in the lobby of the Leadville 80461 Post Office. The art piece is the creation of Joyce Sandoval, a longtime resident of Leadville, and yes, the mother of Leadville Postmaster Greg Sandoval. In fact they are encouraging postal customers to sign their names on the boxes, “just for something fun!”

 Readers should also note the artwork in the background which was created by the Lake County Intermediate School students. “It is a nice display of their skills for the public to see,” stated Postmaster Sandoval whose leadership continues to demonstrate great community support of everything Leadville 80461. If you’re looking for information about upcoming Holiday Postal Deadlines, connect HERE for the Leadville Today story. 

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A snowman made of boxes plays its own scarecrow to the bird drawings from middle-schoolers displayed in the window at the Leadville 80461 Post Office. Customers are being encouraged to Sign The Snowman!

Workforce Offers FREE Job Search Help

Now that the snow has returned, the jobs will start to reappear and the ski industry folks will go back to work after a long, dry fall. To that end, if your job skills and tools need a refresh, then be sure to take advantage of the FREE workshops being provided by the Colorado Workforce Center. Today’s program on “Resumes That Pack a Punch” will lead the upcoming Tuesday series, which runs through December 19. All workshops last 30-45 minutes.Workforce Workshops

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 the Leadville Workforce at (719) 486-2428. Increase your skill set, put your best foot forward, and get that great job that’s waiting just for you!




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