The Sound of Silence

Good Morning Friends!

Rally is over, the nights are getting cooler and we’re slipping into the next season. Are you ready for it? I’m half there. I do love cooler weather, crisp days and wearing more layers, but I’m not quite ready to relinquish summer! This limbo that is the last part of August has me appreciating the last dregs of summer.

We’ve had a few residual hot summer evenings lately and I’ve loved sitting on the porch until it’s dark (how did the days get so short suddenly??). When we bought our house in Lead a friend expressed how much she didn’t like how crowded it was in town, “The houses are almost stacked on top of each other!” It’s true on my street, but it’s one of the things I love about our quirky town! And weirdly even though we’re so close, because of the hills you never feel like you’re looking into each other’s windows. From our porch we can hear faint murmurs of conversation and peels of laughter while we’re all enjoying the shortening days outside. There’s a cozy sense of community having people separate but close, all squeezing the last life from summer before we blink and it’s over again.

Transitions are hard but also delightful, they help us remember we’re alive and moving along together.


______ Here’s what’s happening in town this week

Saturday, 8/21 – SUMMIT 5K! Join Explore Fitness & Adventures for one of the toughest 5ks around!! More info and registration at:

Saturday, 8/21 – 3-5pm, Cary Thrall will be doing an art & yoga class at Explore Fitness & Adventures studio. “Dive deeper into the experiences of your creativity. Practicing yoga is an art form. The poses, breath, meditation, focus on spirit and co-creating with the infinite are all practices of artmaking. These sessions are crafted for you to find appreciation in the imaginative side of your yogic practice.” $20

Wednesday 8/25 – 9am-noon, Shepherd of the Hills will have their food pantry open to the public. No registration required.

Wednesday 8/25 – 8pm, Lead Assembly of God will be hosting their last movie night in the park with the series “The Chosen” in Manuel Brothers Park


_____ Save the Dates

Friday 8/27 – 10am-1pm, BHSU will be having their part time student job fair. If you’d like to have a table to attract some new talent register before tomorrow 8/20 at 5pm through this link:

Friday 8/27 – 12pm, History on the Lawn – “Sitting Bull and the Events Leading to the Battle of the Little Big Horn” at the Adams House Museum

Tuesday 8/31 – Homestake Opera House’s Anniversary party!

Sunday 9//5 – Lead Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual GOLD TOURNAMENT at the Lead Country Club. Get more info and register here:


That’s pretty much it for now, tune in again next week!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward



Hi, Lead!

We goofed a few details about this weekend….

The Summit 5K has been cancelled  – hopefully next year!

However you can enjoy two special food events instead!

The Twin City Animal Shelter and Big Trout Deli present their annual Corn Fest at the Lee Street Station in Deadwood. This event runs from 12-close and benefits our furry friends at the Twin City Animal Shelter.

It is Hatch Chili time again at Lynn’s Dakotamart on Friday, August 19th from
10-6! see for more details!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra & Christine

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