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Greetings Main Street Friends!

The Main Street program centers around a Transformation Strategy that is developed and embraced to meet a unique need(s) that residents have identified for their community. The Main Street 4-Point Approach recommends implementation of activities organized around Four Points: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization. Newsletters in the coming weeks will look at these points and explore how they relate to Main Street Leadville.  

Economic Vitality is ensuring that the work done on Main Street is comprehensive and totally driven by the community. Unlike other programs that may focus on one new building facade or parking spaces on a specific block, the plan must look at Leadville in a holistic way. By striving for connectivity, the results are more likely to make a greater impact and demonstrate that Leadville truly does have its own look and feel. It is important to have diversity and use innovation whenever possible to make a real difference. The old adage applies here that when first-time visitors arrive, residents have one chance to make a first impression. The plan is to have a Main Street that feels distinctive and offers reasons for repeat visits and longer stays. For residents, the vibrancy should be evident and reasons to be downtown should be numerous--an excitement will build so there will always be the feeling that someone new is ready to explore and enjoy in Leadville. After being downtown, there should be no doubt that Leadville is a great place to play, live, and do business!

Leadville Main Street Team


Leadville Main Street Program focuses on the assets, resources, and people of Leadville, preserving key cultural, historic properties; revitalizing commercial buildings; and adding outdoor features to create a sense of energy for Leadville's future! More about us » and Follow us on Facebook » or email us here.

Important Message from Lake County Public Health!

Public Health is willing to vaccinate staff at their place of business if there are more than 5 people needing any dose for Pfizer and Moderna. Reach out to or call the office at 719-486-2413 to speak with a nurse.

Visit the Lake County Public Health Facebook page and website for more important updates regarding COVID 19 and the proper precautions to keep yourself and others safe.

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Visit Website HERE
Visit Facebook HERE

Best Of Leadville

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"What are the best things about Leadville/Lake County? The Herald Democrat is asking for the opinions of its readers in a just-for-fun questionnaire. Your responses will be counted and the results included in a special edition published later this winter. You are welcome to fill out each category of your ballot or just the categories you feel most strongly about, but you must fill out at least 10 in order for your vote to count. Please, vote only once. Ballot forms will appear in the Herald Democrat Dec. 30, Jan. 6, Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 issues and for free at

Entries must be submitted online or in original (newspaper only) form to the Herald office by Friday, Janaury 28, 2022"

Take a quick moment to answer a few questions for the

Herald Democrat's "Best of Leadville" Survey!

Take the Survey HERE


Here is an uncomfortable truth: in time, everything in your life, as you know it, will perish. This is true of your relationships, your jobs, and, perhaps especially so, your business. In mathematics, it’s referred to as the S-curve. Essentially, the S-curve describes the predictable pattern of anything that develops over time: You’re born, you grow (first gradually and then more quickly), you slow down as you mature, and then you fade out. This trajectory is true for people, organizations, cities, countries, and civilizations. Every single one of us is somewhere within the bounds of our own unique S-curve.

To see the whole world from this perspective means accepting from the outset that you and your company will come to your respective ends someday. Now let's apply this fact to help you critically think about your company’s life. The S-curve technology can be categorized into four segments when you consider your business. The segments include the innovation, ascent, maturity and decline phases. Business choices are centered on the four phases of the S-curve. full article HERE

Welcome to our new series...

Business Thoughts Spotlight

Each week, we will highlight topics around four key business areas:

Planning; Accounting; Marketing/

Sales; and Human Resources

Read Full Article HERE
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2022 Leadville HPC Members 

Marcia Martinek



Josef Edwards



Stephen Whittington


Scott Spillman


Curt Fladager


Mayor Greg Labbe

City of Leadville

Check out their website HERE

Historic Preservation On MainStreet

Introducing the Leadville Historic

Preservation Commission 

The Leadville Historic Preservation 

Commission (HPC) functions to help protect 

Leadville’s unique and irreplaceable historic character. The 70 block Leadville National

Historic Landmark (NHL) district was 

designated on July 4, 1961 by the National

Park Service of the U.S. Department of the 

Interior.  Leadville’s designation was one of 

the earliest NHL districts in the nation, and 

currently is one of only 7 NHL districts in the

state of Colorado.  The City of Leadville 

adopted an ordinance in 1999 to 

“encourage the conservation, historically 

appropriate and structurally sound 

renovation, and the creative and 

economically viable reuse of certain

structures and areas contained within its 

boundaries.”  The HPC was created in 2013 inpart to carry out the intent of the ordinance.  

The HPC is currently seeking additional 

members with strong interest in preserving 

Leadville’s historic structure to serve as 

commissioners, alternates, or advisors. Pleasecontact Lori Tye at if interested.

City of Leadville Updates

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New and Improved Snow Removal Plan!

The City and County are continuing to team up to care for our community this winter. The City is purchasing a new industrial snow blower to make snow removal more efficient. There is also a plan to remove snow from all city blocks at least once during the winter season and a plan for slush mitigation later in the season when we experience warmer weather and the freeze/thaw cycle makes our streets rutted and treacherous.

Read Brochure HERE

Still Time to Register!

In this series of online webinars brought to you by the training team at Grow with Google, learn ways to strengthen your online presence, get more customers, and work more efficiently.

Check out the entire series HERE!

Around Town and Additional Info.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday & Sunday, March 5th & 6th - LEADVILLE CHAMPIONSHIP SKI JORING makes it's epic return to Historic Harrison Avenue for its 74th year! First horse hits the Avenue at High Noon each day and racing is typically concluded by around 3pm. Saturday after racing, the Kids Event returns, where children of all ages can get a pull down this historic race track behind a snowmobile. It’s fun for the whole family. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic cultural event featuring horses running up to 40mph, while skiers in tow navigate gates, collect rings, and fly over the biggest jumps in the country! Giddy Up! for Leadville Ski Joring’s return, March 5th & 6th, downtown Historic Leadville. For more information on how you can help support this storied historic Leadville Event - contact Event Organizer Duffy Counsell at 970-471-5535 or



Head over to the Leadville FREIGHT on Friday, February 4 for a night of stories, laughter, and friendly competition! Bring some friends and enter for a chance to tell your own tale! The FREIGHT will be hosting this event each month so check their website for more information and dates.


320 East 9th Street

Friday, February 4, 2022

7:00 PM  9:00 PM

More Info HERE
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Come and grab a bite! The Silver Llama will now be serving dinner every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night from 4pm to 8pm. Craving Italian? You're in good hands! "Come and get your pasta fix!" Check out Silver Llama's new Italian Dinner Menu; from their Ravioli of the Day to their Chicken Alfredo, you're bound to find something lip-smacking good!

The Silver Llama Market & Eatery

615 Harrison Avenue, Unit B

Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 4pm-8pm

More Info HERE

Have an event you would like listed here? Please reach out to us!

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Be sure to check out the workshops and sessions offered by our SCORE Partners.

Check out SCORE Workshops HERE

Check out SBDC resources available to support small businesses, non-profits, freelancers, and independent contractors.

Check out SBDC Resources HERE

Thank You Partners

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Our Mission Statement

Strengthening community connection through historic preservation, beautification and the activation of public spaces to support a thriving downtown.

Our Vision Statement

A thriving downtown that is connected with the community and supporting great living at 10,200 feet.

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400 Harrison Ave, Ste #100, PO Box 1503, Leadville, CO 80461

719-293-2316 •