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Old 04-24-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Chill out people.

The word "ignorant" was not the best choice of words....as a moderator who has to keep the peace on here, I prefer "not aware of all that's going on" when talking in regards to efforts to improve a town.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Betwixt and Between
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I will raise my children here, retire here, and hopefully spend thousands of volunteer hours making my community better.
You know that it's a superfund site right?

"Pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children are still encouraged to have their blood-lead levels checked. Lake county continues to offer free blood-lead testing and can be reached at 719-486-0118."

From: California Gulch | Region 8 | US EPA

You've got guts. I wouldn't raise my dogs there, let alone my children. And kudos for volunteering to try to make your community a better place.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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My "Elite" lifestyle??? I'm not a rich person but my bills are paid. Sure-it might bee easier to make a living somewhere else but Leadville is where I chose to live. I am fed up with people talking about elitist and political climate.<br>It's pretty simple. If you want to see change then get involved and be proactive about change! I am a local volunteer and am proud to help organizations with my time and knowledge. There has been so many great things here in Leadville and I am a STRONG believer that there is room for everyone! The dirt biker, hiker, mountain biker, history buff, and just plain ol' hard working folks that choose to live in a rural mountain town.<br>Elitist????---I think not. I am just a simple mountain person that works hard and plays hard in what I consider to be one of the most special places on the planet. I have lived all over this great country of ours and I chose Leadville. I will raise my children here, retire here, and hopefully spend thousands of volunteer hours making my community better.<br><br>Oh and on another note, Leadville is not for everyone. To each his own <br>
I applaud what you have done for Leadville and want to do in the future. Some people seem to think that only large cities can have homers and I say that is wrong that small towns like Leadville need and have them too.

As far as the town goes. I have only been there once but I had a great time. Here are some of my pictures of when I was there.







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Old 04-24-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Colorado
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Nice photos, Josseppie. It's been quite some time since I've been in downtown Leadville and drank in the beauty of that antique architecture. And yes, towns and cities of all sizes need people who will take on labors of love and contribute to the community they have chosen to call Home. * sigh * I only wish there were more of these champions! I read something about the STP Syndrome in small rural towns. Means "Same Ten People" (doing everything). Ten people!!! Wow! If only...
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