Leadvillites Keith Bouma and Luke Davis are barbecue enthusiasts who helped organize the inaugural Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival, taking place June 26-27.
“I’m kind of known around town as the idiot that’s pushing the barbecue,” Bouma said.
Jeff McGuinness, former chamber of commerce director, helped the pair get the effort off the ground.
Several hundred Colorado Mountain College employees will be filling local hotels, coffee shops and stores in May as they descend upon the college’s campus in Leadville for a day and a half of workshops, meetings, celebrations and professional development.
Weather is delaying road kill season.
Leadville City Council approved a new liquor license for Casa Sanchez 2 at its meeting on April 21.
Admiring the renovation work on the Tabor Grand with Leadville Mayor Jaime Stuever are, from left, Judy Hinton, of the Leadville Historic Preservation Commission; Stuever; Sharon Bland, owner of the Tabor Opera House; Barnabas Kane, a local architect; Patrick A. Eidman, preservation planner for History Colorado; and Jennifer L. Buddenborg, senior field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Tabor Opera House currently has applied to the National Trust for designation as a National Treasure that is being threatened. If designated, the opera house would be helped in a number of ways by NTHP from being eligible for rehabilitation tax credits to an advocacy campaign to assistance in finding a buyer and operator for the facility, Buddenborg said.
Cloud City Conservation Center honored Leadvillites who are making a difference for the environment during an Earth Day celebration on April 22.
Denver — An environmental group has asked a judge to stop the U.S. Forest Service from implementing its project to thin and treat thousands of acres of trees in Lake County.
Local seniors attended a question and answer session on April 14 with Steve Holland, director of the Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, concerning rumors that the Leadville Senior Center would be shut down.
Holland said he is aware of the rumors.
“We’re going to close up, go away and the seniors are going to go hungry,” he said. “That is just that, a rumor.”
The San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District, is beginning the environmental analysis process for a trails project on Mount Elbert.
Donald E. Larsh was born June 26, 1925, in Leadville, to parents Edward and Lillian (Beurman) Larsh. He died April 10 at a hospice in Loveland.
Colorado Mountain College hosted a sustainability mini-conference on March 27 that included a community forum that addressed if Leadville has what is required to prosper.
I take exception to Steve Prestash’s comments in the April 16 issue of the Herald Democrat saying that Mayor Stuever is an “admitted real-estate profiteer and investor.” Neither Jaime nor I ever told Mr. Prestash anything of the sort so this is just his overwrought imagination. Jaime and I have been married for 26 years and we were raised to believe in the American dream: If you worked hard, you could own a home, start a business of your own and be successful in this great country.
In last week’s paper, Herald Editor Marcia Martinek posted an article titled, “Residents alerted to 2038 mine closure.” She states, “Leadville/Lake County has 23 more years to develop an economic base that doesn’t rely on Climax …”
Just wanted to say thanks to those involved with the Leadville trail system. My wife and I just returned from a four-day trip to Leadville where we hiked a section of the Mineral Belt Trail loop, County Road 3 to the Mosquito Pass switchbacks and the CR 1-CR 2A loop.
A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Leadville-Lake County Airport on Wednesday, April 15.
Robert George “Bob” Savoren, 81, lifetime resident of Leadville, passed away on Friday, April 3, in Grand Junction.
Tiffany Dawn Owsley, 32, of Leadville since 1997, passed away Thursday, April 9, in Salida.
Spring commencement ceremonies for Colorado Mountain College students in Leadville and Chaffee County will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at the college’s Leadville campus.