Latest News – September 17
Leadville Bowling’s Future: Strike or Gutterball?
Where have all the bowlers gone? That seems to be the question for Leadville’s local bowling alley: Strikes -n- Spares Bowling Center.League bowling meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Strikes-n-Spares.
The Leadville business has been fervently trying to round up enough folks for league bolwing and well, it seems like their efforts are still sitting in the gutter.
They will be making another attempt to get folks together interesting in league bowling on tomorrow Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Strikes -n- Spares recently reported via social media: “We have a few new individuals wanting to bowl and we desperately need more teams. If you know anyone who wants to bowl on our rowdy noisy Wednesday night league, please send them in!!”
Elections for league officers will happen at the meeting. Bowling will likely start the following week. You may call the bowling center for more details: 719-486-8905 or visit the website: Strikes-n-Spares.
SOS – Registration for Winter Program – Tomorrow!
Registration for the SOS Outreach Program, Winter 2013-14, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Lake County Middle School. Here’s Coordinator Sara Pederson will all the details:
This winter will be our 5th year at Ski Cooper, and we will be welcoming our first class of Junior Sherpa’s (peer mentors) in to the program. They will be mentoring the younger kids, and working through a leadership development, and social justice project. We will be enrolling 35 kids in to the university program at Ski Cooper, and 25 kids in the learn to ride program at Breckenridge.
Learn to Ride is run through the school, and takes place at Breckenridge. LTR is 5 consecutive weekends, focusing mainly on learning to ski or snowboard. After the kids complete LTR the next year they are invited back to join the 6 month, 4+ year program called University, this runs at Ski Cooper, and focuses on not just skiing and snowboarding but service learning, leadership development, mentoring, social justice, and our 5 (now 6) core values. Note: Learn To Ride and University are 2 different programs.
In the past, we have had 5 core values, and each day we focus on expanding our knowledge and use of one of the values: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom, and Compassion. This year we are introducing our new 6th core value; Humility.
I am excited and hopeful for another successful season, and I can’t wait to get out on the hill with the kids, Sherpa’s, and Junior Sherpa’s. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a very snowy and powder filled season!
Orientations for winter programs starts Sept 23. Anyone interested in joining either LTR or University, or interested in volunteering for either program can contact Sara Pederson firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 763-7168.
CMC Author Series Kicks off Thursday at Noon
The Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) Local Author Series will kick off this Thursday, Sept. 19 with Award-winning Colorado author Kent Haruf who will be discussing his newest novel, “Benediction.” It will be a lunch-hour gathering from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pinnacle Resource Center (campus library building), Room 317.Salida Author Kent Haruf
Haruf is a best-selling author living in Salida. All of his novels are set in the fictional town of Holt, Colo. Holt is loosely based on Yuma, Colo., where Haruf lived in the 1980s.
His honors include a Whiting Foundation Award, a Stegner Award, a Frank Waters Award and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation. His novel “Plainsong” won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and The New Yorker Book Award.
The Local Author Series, hosted by CMC in Leadville, is free and open to the public. Community members and CMC students can pick up the featured books at the campus library during normal library hours.
Be sure to mark the calendar for the other authors featured in the series: Beth Groundwater on Oct. 8 and Grace Best-Page on Nov. 5.