Brief by Central Staff
Phone service – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine
Leadville, more than any other place in Central Colorado, is enduring a geographic transition. For generations, it was solidly in the Arkansas Valley. But now it’s becoming part of the Interstate 70 Sacrifice Zone as the economic and cultural domination of the ski resorts continues to grow.
This is reflected in controversies over telephone service there. Leadville is a local call from Salida and Buena Vista, and 20 years ago, that would have reflected its connections.