Lead’s (not) On Fire

Good Morning & Happy Thursday!

It’s no secret that I might be Lead’s biggest fan. (If you are new to these emails … now you know!!)

This last week I had the privilege of getting an in depth tour of the fire department here in Lead. The members of the department went through each truck – ranging from “Big Red”, purchased in the early 80’s to the most recent acquisition a few years ago. As the mom of a son who’s already obsessed with trucks, heavy equipment and vehicles of every kind, I kind of got the appeal of the fire department.

Our volunteer department serves not just the city of Lead but also for the surrounding areas, including Terry Peak and Deer Mountain and Powderhouse Pass. They have to deal with crazy winters, lots of snow (what’s the plan if we got another Atlas storm?) and other difficult circumstances.

The members of the department have done a smash up job of retrofitting each truck and vehicle to best meet the needs of our town and region – and largely on their own time all the while keeping expenses as low as possible.

Lead has had a shoestring budget for many years now and I am always proud of how well we manage our meager funds. My tour of the fire department was no different. I’m honored to know that we have a group of people who care so deeply that they would serve with almost no compensation in such an important capacity. The department is always looking for new people to join their team so if you’re interested in finding out more information I can connect you with the right people.


______Here’s what’s happening in Lead today

This weekend – Forks Corks & Kegs in Deadwood! See more info and get tickets here: https://www.deadwood.com/event/forks-corks-kegs/

Tuesday, 11/10 – 7pm, Texas Hold’em for Fun returns to Hangar 7 Lounge in Blackstone Lodge & Suites! This is a great winter activity and will be returning weekly.

Wednesday, 11/11 – 6pm, Trivia Night at Jailhouse Taps! Check out this fun midweek event!

Thursday, 11/12
Virtual Deep Talks – get info and registration here: https://www.sanfordlab.org/event/deep-talks-why-dune

The Science of Beer & Food – canceled – We’ll try to do this again possibly in the early spring. Stay tuned!

Friday, 11/14-16 Gold Camp Players present, “On Golden Pond” at the Historic Homestake Opera House. This will also run through the following weekend (11/20-22) see website for more details and information: www.homestakeoperahouse.org

______New & Notes

Registration has started for LIGHT UP LEAD christmas light decorating contest! You don’t need to already have your house decorated but if you think you’ll want to be included then grab your registration at Ace Hardware and bring it down to our offices before 11/27. Judging will happen the first two days of December and then we’ll be putting up a driving map on our website for people to come visit our Christmas Winter Wonderland! A big thanks to Ace Hardware for sponsoring this event as well as our annual sponsors! See more info and details www.LeadMeThere.org/LightUpLead

We are putting together our Shop Local program to start again on Small Business Saturday (11/28) so if you’d like to be included let us know! We also have gift bags full of goodies and coupons from participating businesses so if you’d like to jump in on including something in the bag please let us know soon! See more info and details www.LeadMeThere.org/ShopLocal

The Blackstone Lodge & Suites is doing their annual Boxes of Hope program starting Nov 28th – They need donations which will go to Boys & Girls Club, Twin City Animal Shelter, & Lord’s Cupboard. Stop by for more info!

Evergreen Media is working on their 2021 Coupon Book. If you’d like to be included it’s free for our chamber members! This is a great free chance to spotlight Lead! If you’d like to jump on this offer fill out the form here: Submit Offer(s)

Thank you to everyone who reads and shares my letters with others – enthusiasm for our town is infectious so if you too care about Lead I hope you’ll help other people get on this email list!


With Love from Lead,

Sierra Ward

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