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Consider planting with pollinators in mind

May 2, 2022

Penstemon attracts a native bumblebee.

April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not all. Gardeners emerge faster than the dandelions, buying up seed packets, plotting perennial gardens and vegetable patches, and pondering potted plants. Plant nurseries swarm with the green-thumbed set.


A reminder of the past at Sky Mountain Park


The “Hatch House” in the Brush Creek Valley.

What do a man dragged to an untimely death when his team of horses was spooked by a dead mule, a Wisconsinite who hauled the machinery of a sawmill over Independence Pass by sled in wintertime and a girl who caught a rabbit and sold it for 50 cents in order to buy stamps for her Christmas cards all have in common?


Spring is life-or-death time for some animals

April 1, 2022

An elk’s ribs are visible by spring at Sky Mountain Park.

Springtime in the Rockies is irresistible. A balmy afternoon is impetus enough to pump up bike tires, assemble a fishing rod or dig hiking boots from the back of the closet. The stomping grounds of our summer passions are calling. Don’t answer.