Latest News – June 21
Twin Lakes Fire 100% Contained, Cause: Lightening
On Wednesday June 19 at approximately 10 a.m., lightening started a fire south of Twin Lakes Village in the US Forest Service Area just west of Quail Mountain, according to Lake County Sheriff Rod Fenske.The initial plumes of smoke started appearing south of Twin Lakes Wednesday morning. The incident is now 100% contained. Photo: LLCFR
As of late afternoon on Thursday (June 20) the fire was reported as 100 percent contained. Initial response was made by the Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue crews but they were immediately accompanied by a ten man crew with the US Forest Service who combated the fire on land.
Additional air assistance was called in resulting in several bucket douses made possible by scooping up water from Twin Lakes Reservoir. After the initial attack on the fire, the firefighters also requested two saw crews to cut some of the dead trees. Sheriff Fenske reported yesterday that forest service crews were in the process of mopping up the incident.
Leadville and Lake County continue under a Red Flag Warning today as gusty winds continue to be the weather pattern, particularly in the afternoon. Remember the area is also under a Stage One Fire Ban, which includes all U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands. For a reminder of what those restrictions are please click HERE.
Leadville Business News – Shop Locally!
Elevate Your Eyewear on Harrison Avenue!
Happy first day of Summer, Leadville! So, you’ve officially changed out the summer wardrobe, the flowers are booming in the garden, and you’re sporting the latest in fashionable eye wear to protect your peepers from the summer rays.Suncloud sunglasses available at Elevated Eyewear.
What? You haven’t updated your specs? Aren’t donning the latest style of shades? Or maybe you need a better fit so those specs are sliding off your face during all those outdoor activities. Well, now you can make that purchase locally at Elevated Eyewear!
Located at 711 Harrison Avenue in the historic Tabor Grand building, Elevated Eyewear in cooperation with Lake County Vision Center is now offering locals and visitors something they haven’t seen in these parts for quite some time: eyewear selection and quality!
“We went from very little frame selection to a wide variety, including fashionable frames as well as all the best in sun protection from Oakley to Suncloud to Optic Nerve, including lines like Mshades for the kids,” explained Keisha Massarotti Owner of Elevated Eyewear which held its Grand Opening on June 8 – 9.NOW OPEN at 711 Harrison in downtown Leadville!
But the new office and retail space isn’t just about looking good in the summer sun, it’s also about providing quality eye care for Lake County residents. Lake County Vision Center’s new office offers state of the art equipment and testing.Keisha Massarotti and Ashley Dougherty modeling the coolest in shades!
While Dr. Robert Prouty, OD has maintained his local office for years, he felt it was time to expand the retail component, giving locals many more options for frames. So, remember you don’t have to go far when it’s time to set up those eye appointments before the kids head back to school.State-of-the-art equipment at Lake County Vision Center.
In addition, Lake County Vision Center offers expanded services by a regular, visiting eye surgeon from Colorado Springs, who will be performing eye surgeries at St. Vincent Hospital, providing patients with the convenience and confidence of local eye care.
So get out there and enjoy the high country summer – but do it in style by picking up the latest and greatest in shades at Elevated Eyewear!
Elevated Eyewear is located at 711 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville, CO. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. 719-486-7955. And you can connect with them on Facebook/Elevated-Eyewear.
Historic Pastime Bar Re-Opens, It’s Patio Time!
Have you missed the Pastime burgers? Well, there’s great news, the Pastime re-opened yesterday! So come and get it!
It’s summertime and there’s no better place to eat one of their delicioud burgers than on the back patio with stunning views of Mts. Elbert and Massive. Their new hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesdays.
The bar and café had been closed for several weeks due to a family medical emergency. According to the Pastime’s Facebook Page “Miss Jerry is home and has started her treatments.” The Seme family extends their gratitude for all the well-wishes during this time. Stay strong – Leadville strong, Jerry!Mmmmmm – Cheese Burger!
The Pastime is located at 120 West 2nd Street, the last remaining business on old State Street. Not only is their grub good and atmosphere friendly, but they have a one-of-a-kind antique Chinese Bar that is a must-see for history buffs. Go down and say hello to Roy – and Lorinda’s back in town!