Leadville photos by Leadville Local Meghan Buzan
In the 1890s, everybody who was anybody had been to Leadville, or so the story goes. The discovery of gold brought the first miners to this two-mile high city, but it was the discovery of silver that made Leadville the nation's wealthiest city at the time. When Oscar Wilde entertained his audience at the Tabor Opera House, more than 40,000 people lived in Leadville! Our population is a lot less now. But those of us who live life elevated think there is no better or more legendary place on earth to be.
The legends of the West in the late nineteenth century were no strangers to Leadville: Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, the Unsinkable Molly Brown, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid and even a John W. Booth whose headstone graces Evergreen Cemetery.
Then there are the modern-day legends, the Leadville Trail 100 Race Across the Sky for example and some equally legendary characters not everybody’s heard of, although everybody in Leadville knows who they are. If you want to know more about these folks, you’ll have to come up to Leadville, strike up a conversation with one of the locals and they will tell you some of the most legendary stories you may have ever heard. We‘ll keep the lights on!
The Leadville Main Street Program is hosting a Lamp making event with artists for the upcoming Lamp Auction at the Tabor Opera House to Light UP Main Street. The lamp making event is on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 from 5:00pm-9: 00 pm at City Hall. The event is free. Please contact email@example.com for more information:
The Leadville Planning & Zoning Commission is hosting a Community Open House to discuss Short Term Housing regulations for the City of Leadville. Please join us on evaluating what other communities are doing, information from the community survey, and what proposed ideas the commission has been working on. To participate in the survey please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r
The City and County have been working along with Lake County Build a Generation on a housing needs assessment. THe assessment is expected to be completed in August. Below is a PDF of the final community meeting presentation. If you have comments, questions, or concerns please contact Sarah Dallas at 719-486-2092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City & County Building Department Merger
The City and County Building Departments have combined in an approved Building Dept. IGA. This goes into effect on Monday, July 9th. All building, plumbing, and mechanical permits should now be pulled with the Lake County Building and Land Use Department. Contact them at 719-486-2875 or at http://www.lakecountyco.com/buildinglanduse/