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Care to help care for our open spaces?

May 31, 2022

Colorado Rocky Mountain School students tackle a group project on the Prince Creek Trail, arranged by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.

Pitkin County’s most popular open spaces and trails see a lot of use. They can use a lot of love, too. And, nothing fosters a sense of ownership in our public lands quite like taking care of them, literally.


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?