It’s Break Time for Leadville Today!
Renew. Reorganize. Relax.
Renew. Reorganize. Relax. While these three words might be found on a home décor pillow, for most entrepreneurs that same good advice often gets pushed around on the priority list, as day-to-day challenges intersect with long-term goals. However, as the end-of-the-day, turns into the end-of-the-week, turns into the end-of- the-month, these three words become essential to any successful business sustainability.
In short, it’s important to know when to take a break, to regroup. And so it goes for Leadville Today (LT) as the news website rolls into a hiatus. From November 6 through December 6, while LT will be posting some information, we won’t resume regular postings until early next month. This will allow staff to focus solely on some backend website upgrades, as well as streamlining business operations. Photo and video archiving alone are in need of some major catch-up!
Oh, and there’s hopefully a vacation in there too!
As LT celebrates 8 years of publishing daily online news and information serving Leadville and Lake County, we humbly thank you for your continued support! Please check in over the next weeks to see the upgrades along the way.
With the history of Leadville in our hearts and the future of Leadville in our hands, we remain: Leadville Today!
Food Banks Restocked for Winter
Give yourself a round of applause, Leadville! You answered the challenge to help restock the four food banks that serve Lake County’s residents in need. In addition to the dry goods, each food center, which includes Lake County Senior Center, St. George’s Church, First Presbyterian Church of Leadville, and Holy Family Parish, will also receive financial support. The proceeds from area donation jars totaled more than $350 in cash in addition to $100 grocery gift card.
“Thank you to everyone!” said Bogeart. “And remember, what you give comes back to you!” Those interested in participating or giving to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive may also contact Mabel Bogeart directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 719-486-0259.
Orchestra Returns to Leadville on Friday
The Alpine Orchestra kicks off its annual fall concert series this Friday, Nov. 8 in downtown Leadville. As the first stop for their series, “Giants of the Orchestral World,” the band of merry musicians will perform at the Old Church located at W. 8th and historic Harrison Avenue, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Musical compositions will include: Berlioz, Dvorak, Malcolm Arnold and more. The Alpine Orchestra has been serving and performing for the upper Arkansas Valley for more than 25 years. Conducted by Beth Steele, this concert series is offered free of charge with donations happily accepted to help defray the expenses. If you miss the Leadville performance on Friday, the fall series continues on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Salida at the SteamPlant located at Sackett & G Streets, starting at 7:30 p.m., and in Sunday, Nov. 10 in Buena Vista at Clearview Community Church for an afternoon performance starting at 3 p.m.
For more about The Alpine Orchestra, visit their website or Facebook page.
According to their website, The Alpine Orchestra began as an idea for allowing local musicians to play together. The group was born May 14, 1991, when some interested people met and made a plan for the acquisition of music, rehearsal space and set a time for rehearsing. people attended the first rehearsal that June of 1991; they were in donated space with borrowed music and equipment but the orchestra was launched. The Alpine Orchestra’s first concerts followed that August and the group has been preparing and performing 3 concerts a year since. The Alpine Orchestra incorporated as a non-profit organization in December 1991.
From those first humble beginnings, the Orchestra has grown into a “family” of 40+ members, all residents of Lake and Chaffee Counties, and ranging in age from 14 to 85. Their members include people from a variety of professions, with all levels of education and musical experience. The orchestra has been led by six different conductors, acquiring valuable knowledge, skills and experience from each of them. Through generous donations from ever-growing audiences and from members themselves, the group now has several pieces of equipment and is building a moderate library of musical compositions.
As it moves forward with its third decade, the Alpine Orchestra continues to strive for excellence in fulfilling its purpose of sharing the enjoyment of music with the community and expanding opportunities for talented young musicians.