Top of The Morning to You, Leadville!
One week from today, March 17, Leadville will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Shack Club. Marchers should gather – snow or shine – at the usual spot in front of the Mining Museum. Of course, there will be at least one Irish Bagpiper, thanks to Leadville resident and local silversmith Collin McFee!
After the parade, the Leadville Lions will be serving corned beef and cabbage at The Silver Dollar Saloon from 4 – 7:15 p.m. The cost will be $11/plate and include potatoes, carrots, bread and some dessert – you won’t go hungry. Plus, it’ll give you something to line that stomach with before consuming all that Guinness! The proceeds from the dinner go towards various Leadville Lions Club projects, all to help the local community.
After the parade and dinner, there is usually some Irish sing-a-longs and the general carrying-on into the evening. The Silver Dollar is Leadville’s One-of-A-Kind, Irish Saloon and is the place to celebrate the day! Slainte!
Take Some Runs, Do a Jig at Ski Cooper
This Saturday March 14, why not take advantage of some fresh snow at Ski Cooper, and you can also celebrate St Patrick’s Day a bit early with the HIGHLANDERS of Colorado. This group from the Emerald Mountains of the Arkansas Valley will be playing traditional Irish and Celtic music in Katie O’Rourke’s Pub in Cooper’s lodge. The music starts at 2 p.m.
They will also be serving also be serving Reuben sandwiches and other Irish fare at Katie O’Rourke’s and green beer all day out at the mountain.
Ski Cooper’s LAST Twofer Tuesdays Is Today, March 10
Today, March 10 is the last of Ski Cooper’s Twofer Tuesday for the season. So better plan to get in some Spring skiing under blue skies and a light dusting of fresh snow. TODAY (3/10/2015) ONLY, adults can purchase two Full Day Ski Tickets for only $48! Yeah, its sounds a bit ridiculous that folks can ski miles and miles of challenging terrain with 100% natural snow, for as little as $24, but it’s true. The deal ends today. For purchase and details: LINK.
Veterans Memorial Inscription Deadline: March 30
It might seem a little out of the ordinary to be talking about Memorial Day in the middle of March, but there’s a reason. March 30 is the deadline to submit an application for engraving at the Lake County Veterans Memorial.
Similar to the Killed In Action plague, the Memorial plaque will be inscribed with veterans’ names.
This is an opportunity to honor those who served with a name engraving on the Lake County Veterans Memorial granite plaque. Families from Leadville, Lake County and across the United States can add the name of any veteran deceased or living to the south plaque.
In order to have the plaque readied by Memorial Day 2015, applications and fees ($75 per name) must be received by March 30, 2015. Please consider an engraving or a simple, straight-up donation by contacting Brad Palmer at 719-207-1380 or mailing a check to Lake County Veteran Memorial, PO Box 952, Leadville, CO 80461. To download an application: CLICK.