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Leadville News – January 31

Rimbert Named New LT100 Legacy Director

Last month, the news that former Executive Director of the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) Legacy Foundation, Abby Long was leaving the position after a little more than a year initiated the local non-profit’s search for new leadership.  Yesterday, the Legacy announced on their website that the search was over, and Veronica Rimbert was selected for the job.  

Cyclist and 2x LT100 MTB finisher Veronica Rimbert was named the new Executive Director for the Leadville Legacy Foundation in January 2018.

Many may know Rimbert from her 12 years of experience working with Colorado Outward Bound School, which has a base camp located in Leadville.  Most recently in her role as Resources Director, Rimbert was charged with many of the day-to-day administrative functions for the non-profit wilderness education program, skills that will prove useful in her new position as the Legacy’s Director.

Rimbert is no stranger to the Leadville Race Series either. As an avid cyclist, she has two finishers buckles under her belt for the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) Mountain Bike Race. In addition to her time on the trails, Rimbert has also spent time in the trenches, volunteering as captain of the Outward Bound Aid station for the LT 100 Run.

“She brings a passion for outdoor recreation and the success of the greater Leadville community and is excited about the opportunity to serve both of these purposes with the Legacy Foundation,” the statement on the website read.

The Leadville Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission statement reads: addressing present community needs and supporting a better, brighter tomorrow for Lake County, while respecting and maintaining Leadville’s mining heritage. The Legacy has supported such efforts as the Leadville Community Park, a SnoCat Groomer for Leadville’s Mineral Belt Trail system, new playgrounds for local schools, plus the Legacy’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party at The Center.

Created in 2002, the Leadville Legacy Foundation is a nonprofit foundation which addresses the ever-increasing needs of the Leadville and Lake County communities. The Legacy fund thrives through generous contributions from individuals and corporations, as well as a number of charitable race entry spots in the Leadville Race Series events. If you’ve lived here for any length of time, you’ve benefitted from the Legacy’s efforts.

Leadville News – January 29

School’s “Annie” on Stage Feb 22-25  

The Lake County High School’s Performing Arts Department announced today that their production of the Classic Broadway hit “Annie” will be presented February 22-25 in the high school’s performing arts center.


The stage is set for the next Lake County High School musical production, “Annie” to be presented February 22-25 under Artistic Director Scott Carroll, pictured here. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg.

“I am so excited that we are able to bring the entire district together to create theatrical magic,” stated Artistic Director Scott Carroll, whose musical experience and expertise has brought live-theater expectations to a heighten level in recent years.

And fortunately, Carroll knows how to deliver the goods. Not only have his productions led to sold-out audiences, but more importantly, the educational opportunity for students to learn more about theater than just the final curtain call, has become a shining star of success for the local school district.

From lighting to props to costume design, these LCHS presentations have given students at all grade levels the opportunity to put practical classroom instruction into real-world experience that can not only create solid footholds for their academic resumes, but also keep community audiences coming back for more. And in the world of school-plays, that ain’t easy to do!


Last year’s “Little Shop of Horrors” production had parents and community theater-lovers singing high praises. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg.

 “All of these performers range in grades K-12 and have worked extremely hard,” touted Carroll. “We are excited to present their work to the community of Leadville. Don’t miss this special and heartwarming musical!”

For those unfamiliar with the musical, “Annie” is based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, and has become a worldwide phenomenon, winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by award-winning writers and composers feature some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of New York City.

While the cast of “Annie” characters has unfolded countless times in big and small productions across the country, it’s always the home-town actors and actresses who make a stage, a home.  And the same holds true in Leadville Today. Local fans will see the return of some of their favorite thespians, including Bailey Sprague and Jude Hill (Annie), Alex Guzman (Warbucks), and Moriah Perkins (Grace) who will take the leads, backed-up by a range of other familiar faces, like the singing and dancing orphans played by Leadville students ranging in age from kindergarten to seventh grade.

Along the way of reviving the “Encore” in Leadville, Carroll has also established a multitude of creative collaborations, among them beloved piano teacher Donna Schaefer who will serve as the Associate Musical Director.

Of course, productions like these don’t just happen, without a cast of Daddy Warbucks understudies. And fortunately Carroll’s reputation has now acquired its own list of community investors: some show up with stage make-up; others with the checkbook. Regardless, there are no small parts, and it all culminates into a final presentation worthy of The Magic City. Plan on coming and seeing it for yourself. But don’t wait too long to claim your seat.

Tickets for the entire run of the production are currently on sale by calling 719-486-6950 or online HERE.  Adult tickets are $12 and student, senior tickets are $10, and child/student tickets are $8. Ticket prices will be $2 more at the door.

“We invite you to come to one of the biggest gems musical theatre has to offer,” Carroll says. #BreakALeg.


A favorite among music students and Leadville-theater lovers, Donna Schaefer will return as Annie’s Associate Musical Director.