Leadville News – January 2

“Wonderful Life” Can Be Found at Twin Lakes

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On the first day of the #NewYear, this woman drops her line in the drink out at Turquoise Lake on January 1, 2018 during an ice fishing expedition. Photo: Leadville Today/Kathy Bedell

If you’re still carrying that holiday cheer into the New Year then the southern part of Lake County in the quaint village of Twin Lakes is where you can find a similar sentiment. And there are still some seat available, but act fast!

The Twin Lakes Schoolhouse will be the location of

The Twin Lakes Schoolhouse will be the location of “This Wonderful Life” Theater Presentation in Jan. 5.

“This Wonderful Life” the one-man show starring Jim Leaming will be presented at the Twin Lakes Schoolhouse (231 Lang) on January 5 at  7 p.m.  Relive the magical and heartwarming story of George Bailey and the effect his life has on others around him.  Jim brings to life George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, Mary and others from the community of Bedford Falls.  Following the show, the bar at the Twin Lakes Inn will be open for approximately two hours.

Cost:  $20 per ticket ($15 for the cost of the show and the other $5 from each ticket is being donated to Friends of Twin Lakes).

How to get tickets:  Send an email to friendsoftwinlakes@gmail.com for an initial ticket reservation.  Space is limited to 52 seats per night due to occupancy restrictions. 

Mail your check or money order to Friends of Twin Lakes, 231 Lang St., Twin Lakes, CO  81251. The Friends will provide tickets at the show that you can use for tax records for the $5 donation on each ticket.

Ice Fishing Derby Feb 10 & 11 at Twin Lakes

One of Lake County’s favorite winter event is the Twin Lakes Ice fishing Derby, sponsored by the Leadville Rod and Gun Club. This annual event will mark two decades in 2018, as the competition plays out on the ice on February 10 & 11. The derby came back strong last year after a hiatus and re-organization, proving that there is a strong showing for winter anglers across the state. Of course, for locals it’s a great social outing after those long winter days.

The Twin Lakes Ice Fishing Derby also provides an economic shot in the arm for the southern portion of Lake County, which does not see much winter traffic as its western portal, Independence Pass is closed to vehicle traffic from the first significant snowfall until Memorial Day Weekend.

Ice-fishing enthusiasts from across Colorado will compete for cash and prizes. The event also has an active kids competition, training the next generation to use the ice auger! Readers can the 2018 application HERE. Contact Angelina (719) 293-0567 or Danny (719) 293-5057 for more information.


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