Leadville News – April 9

Spring Snow Storms March Well into April

MBT and Road Plow Schedule Announced

It’s that time of year when the skis and boards are being traded out for the running shoes and raft boats. Wait, what?! While it might not look like it from the several inches of fresh snow for the third day in a row, residents will start to see a shift in seasons in America’s Highest City. For example, Leadville’s beloved Mineral Belt Trail (MBT) will be plowed for the summer season today. While snow conditions might appear to be the best skiers have seen in a while, the Lake County Public Works (LCPW) crew has a schedule to keep and today, April 9, the MBT is on slate.

“There will be some late season storms as usual,” explained LCPW Director Brad Palmer, “but the trail will be plowed and no longer groomed for winter activities.”

Regular MBT users should also anticipate seeing work crews out throughout the warmer weather season, making repairs and sealing the well-used non-motorized trail.

Next week, starting on Monday, Apr. 16, road crews will begin to plow East 5th Street up to the Hopemore Mine. And finally, the Turquoise Lake Road will start to be plowed starting Monday Apr. 23. According to Palmer, the small loop on County Road 9C out at Turquoise will be opened first. Any questions or concerns please contact LCPW at 719-486-0259.

MBT PLowed

Leadville 9Health Fair for Good Health

Leadville was host to the 9Health Fair this past weekend, providing low and no-cost medical screenings to Lake County residents. While the several inches of fresh snow may have kept some folks at home, several hundred took advantage of the variety of services from Free Memory Screenings to Dental Hygiene information, and of course, the big draw: the low-cost blood work. 

“I brought my two young children along and really appreciated how helpful everyone was,” said one mother complimenting the volunteers who helped keep her children entertained while she filled out paperwork and took advantage of the medical screenings available. Good job to all the volunteers who come together to make this annual event happen, especially the Leadville Lions Club.

If you missed Saturday’s event the next, nearest 9Health Fair will be at the Gypsum Creek Middle School in Eagle County on May 5.

The 9Health Fair was held in Leadville last Saturday offering a variety of low and no-cost services, including a free memory screening facilitated by Jeri Lee, who is facing the camera. Photo: Leadville Today.


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