Latest News – May 9
Team 80461: Civil Service in Leadville Today
This time of year food banks are low on food from the winter. Add to that, local children who are close to getting out of school and will no longer receive assisted lunch aid. So, it’s good to know that the Leadville Post Office will be holding their annual “STAMP OUT HUNGER NATIONAL FOOD DRIVE” for the 25th consecutive year this Saturday May 13.
The food drive is the nation’s largest one day campaign to collect food for distribution to needy children, families, and the elderly. Last year, 80461 postal customers generously donated 926 pounds of food to be distributed to local food banks.
“This year we hope to exceed that amount and the food will be donated locally to the Senior Center, First Presbyterian Food Pantry, and St. George’s Episcopal Food Pantry,” stated Leadville Postmaster Greg Sandoval.
Participation is simple. Residents will soon be delivered a brown bag to your mail box. Then this Saturday May 13, simply leave non-perishable food in the bag by your mail box and your letter carrier will pick up the food.
Of course you are also welcome to bring your food donation to the Post Office on Saturday, and place it in a specially marked hamper in the 80461 lobby. At the end of the day it will all be weighed and distributed to food banks.
“I would like to thank everyone in our community in advance for making this year’s food drive a success, and helping those hungry in our community,” said Sandoval. Go Team 80461
Summer Travel Plans? Need A Passport?
The Leadville Post Office will be hosting a Passport Fair on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
“We will process passports on a first come first serve basis,” stated Leadville Postmaster Greg Sandoval. It seems that the other passport offices have been experiencing a backlog, so Sandoval chose to provide this service to Lake County residents as an added benefit.
On May 20, the regular window hours will close at 11 a.m. and re-open to strictly issue passports. Please make sure you have a certified US birth certificate or naturalization certificate and a Colorado Picture ID. For minors both parents must be present with ID’s unless you have sole custody of the child then documentation is needed. Please have your application completely filled out.
If you need a picture, postal employees will be available to take passport photos for a $15 fee. The processing fee for each passport is $25. This will be paid to the Leadville Post Office. Here are the options and fees. These fees are to be made out to Department of State and they will only accept only a check or money order:
- A passport book for adults is $110.
- A passport card for adults is $30.
- A passport book for minors under 16 years old is $80.
- A passport card for minors under 16 years old is $15.
Please contact your Leadville Post Office with any questions. 719-486-9397 or in person at 130 W. 5th Street