Latest News – August 15

TransRockies Weds/Thurs, Market on Saturday

If it seems like the cyclists have been replaced by runners around these parts, it’s because they have! Tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 16 and again on Thursday, the 11th Annual TransRockies Run will travel through Lake County.


A tent city will appear at the Leiter Baseball Fields as the TransRockies Run passes through Leadville. Photo: Leadville Today/ @jasonluchtefeld

The TransRockies® Run is a “Running Camp for Big Kids,” with participants starting today in Buena Vista, and wrapping up in Vicksburg. Then tomorrow, August 16 the event traverses from there to Twin Lakes. Once they arrive in the village, they will be transported to Leiter Baseball field in Leadville which will be turned into a “tent city” to accommodate the hundreds of runners and support crew. Thursday morning residents and commuters should note an increase in traffic, as the group will be traveling from downtown Leadville over Highway 24 north to Tennessee Pass and on to Nova Guides at Camp Hale for Thursday’s stage of the run.

The TransRockies Run touts itself as ‘a multi-day point-to-point trail running race which allows athletes to access and traverse wild and fantastic scenery, while building camaraderie, overcoming adversity and sharing a singular adventure.’

Leadville Community Market Kicks Off Saturday

The Leadville Community Market is kicking off its 2017 season, on Saturday, Aug. 19 in the First Mountain Bank parking lot in downtown Leadville. comm marketThe weekly gathering features fresh, seasonal produce as well as crafts and creations from local artisans and businesses. It’s a great place for locals and visitors to meet for a BBQ treat or sometimes, live music!

Leadville Today is a proud sponsor of the Leadville Community Market which continues August 19 thru September 23 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. Make sure to connect with them on the Leadville Community Market Facebook Page or email – Get ready to come out for some community fun on historic Harrison Avenue!

Latest News – August 14

5th Judicial Offers FREE Legal Assistance Thursday

Colorado’s 5th Judicial District, which includes Leadville and Lake County is offering legal resources and assistance to couples and families representing themselves in family law matters during an event at the Eagle County Justice Center from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

The Eagle County Justice Center will be the location for FREE legal resources for 5th Judicial District residents, including Lake County.

A variety of professional services will be available at no cost.

They include a parenting class from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to fulfill requirements in domestic-relations cases.

Additional full services will begin at 2 p.m. to include:

  • counselors to help create a parenting plan
  • mediation services
  • attorneys to assist in legal based questions
  • Legal Aid services including information on financial aid
  • assistance in completing domestic-relations court forms.

Parents with children are asked to make child-care arrangements; services will not be available to people who bring children to the event. Spanish interpretation will be available for all services.

For more information, please contact Family Court Facilitator Laurie Mactavish at 970-328-8566. The Eagle County Justice Center is located at 885 Chambers Ave. in Eagle, Colo.