Posts Categorized: News

Auden Schendler

Auden Schendler, Sustainibility Director for Aspen Skiing Company will be speaking at the SteamPlant. The talk is the keynote address for the Whitewater Course and Parks conference and is free and open to the public. Auden wrote a great book called Getting Green Done, which details his… challenges, successes and failures in working to reduce the carbon footprint of the Aspen Skiing Co. Hope to see you

Indigenous Peoples: Ceremonial Areas of South Park and the San Luis Valley

Part of GARNA’s Our Sense of Place program…Becky Donlan will present information on “Ceremonial Areas of South Park and the San Luis Valley” including the various tribes who have inhabited the area and the stone structures being documented and researched. The program is presented by Native American Research and Preservation, Inc., a Colorado-based non-profit. Their mission is to preserve, interpret, and document Native American prehistoric and historic sites.

Becky Donlan is the president of the Native American Research and Preservation, Inc. [...]

What’s up there? The Subalpine Ecosystem

Part of GARNA’s Our Sense of Place Program…The subalpine ecosystem, dominated by Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir forests, is characterized by long, cold winters, brief, cool summers and high annual precipitation. US Forest Service biologist Mike Wrigley will talk about the common and rare plants and animals found in this challenging high-altitude environment and discuss some of the past, present, and future management issues and threats to this fragile ecosystem.

Mike Wrigley has been a professional Wildlife Biologist for over 25 [...]

Our Sense of Place’s final season is this summer

In August 2009, GARNA began a year long program learning about our place in respect to the Arkansas River bioregion. This program is designed to explore the natural world of the Upper Arkansas River Valley through seminars, outdoor adventures and activities to acquaint and promote a ‘rootedness’ in the place we call home. The Sense of Place program focuses on the many different segments that make up the whole of our ecosystem from the River to Alpine and Subalpine Flowers, [...]

This year’s Headwaters Institute open to the public

Join first-year rafting guides and others for a fun, interactive full day workshop on all things Arkansas River. The event will be held on Monday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park and the Scout Hut in Salida. This is a great overview for new residents or those who just want to learn more about the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Lectures and break-out sessions will be presented by numerous local and regional experts. Topics will include [...]

This year’s Headwaters Institute open to the public

Join first-year rafting guides and others for a fun, interactive full day workshop on all things Arkansas River. The event will be held on Monday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park and the Scout Hut in Salida. This is a great overview for new residents or those who just want to learn more about the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Lectures and break-out sessions will be presented by numerous local and regional experts. Topics will include [...]

Natural plasters, paints, and floors

The Strawbale Cottage Presents

Natural plasters, paints, and floors:
June 5-11 2010

Seven days of playing with mud.

Natural plasters and paints are suitable and often the proper  application for almost every environment especially for the restoration of most buildings built prior to 1920. compatible with almost any substrate including but not limited to Brick, Stone, Log, Drywall, Plywood, and especially Straw and Adobe. Natural plasters and paints are low in VOC’s, and toxicity; are easy to use, repair, and cheap to make from [...]

Patagonia: Ice-to-Ocean

‘Patagonia: Ice-to-Ocean’ will be presented on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00pm at the Salida Community Center. This free presentation focuses on Rio Baker which slices through the peaks of the southern Andes and is the main artery of the world’s third largest freshwater reserve.

FIBArk 10k Trail Run

FIBArk 10K TRAIL RUN • $25
Sunday, June 20
6:45-7:45 am registration, 8:00 am start
Start and finish at the F Street Bridge

Join Salida Recreation on the last day of FIBArk for this fun and challenging race.  The 10K trail run will take you behind Tenderfoot Mountain on the new Arkansas Hills Trail System. The terrain is varied and sure to keep you on your toes.  The trail run is also the finale of the Triple Crown Competition. Awards will be given [...]

FIBArk Mountain Bike Race

ARKANSAS HILLS MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE • $25 (Adults) • $10 (Kids)

Sunday, June 20
9:30-10:15 am registration, 10:30 am start
Start and finish at the F Street Bridge

The inaugural Arkansas Hills Mountain Bike Race was a big hit last year at FIBArk, and we’re hoping for an even larger turnout in 2010.  Registration categories include Single Speed, Cat 1 (Expert/Semi Pro), Cat 2 (Sport), Cat 3 (Beginner) and Kids (ages 16 and under).  All races will take place on the Arkansas Hills [...]

Community Track Meet

Dates:  Thursdays, May 27, June 24 and July 29

Time:    5:45pm – 8:00pm (Registration begins at 5:00pm)

Ages:  All ages

Location:  Salida High School Track

Cost:  $1 (Kids/Students); $3 (Adults).  Cost is for the entire meet, not per event.

These track meets are for everyone – small kids, their parents, serious runners or those who have never even been on a track!  Field events, individual running races and relays will be included at each meet.  Events will change from month to month but will [...]

Community Track Meet

Dates:  Thursdays, May 27, June 24 and July 29

Time:    5:45pm – 8:00pm (Registration begins at 5:00pm)

Ages:  All ages

Location:  Salida High School Track

Cost:  $1 (Kids/Students); $3 (Adults).  Cost is for the entire meet, not per event.

These track meets are for everyone – small kids, their parents, serious runners or those who have never even been on a track!  Field events, individual running races and relays will be included at each meet.  Events will change from month to month but will [...]

FIBArk 5k and 10k Foot Races

FIBArk 5K & 10K FOOTRACES • $25
Saturday, June 19
6:45-7:45 am registration, 8:00 am start

Near Thonhoff Park (by the County Courthouse)

Participate in the FIBArk road races Saturday morning and have all day to enjoy other FIBArk events!  These two courses are on county roads, starting and finishing on the mesa near the County Courthouse. Awards will be given to the top three male and female competitors, as well as the top three male and female athletes in each [...]

FIBArk Hill Climb

HILL CLIMB • $5
Thursday, June 17
4:00-5:45 pm registration, 6:00 pm start
Start and Finish at 1st and F Streets

This one-of-a-kind race is a signature kick-off to FIBArk events.  Beginning at the stop light at 1st and F streets, participants will run and scramble straight up Tenderfoot (aka “S” Mountain) and back down. Believe it or not, the winners do it in less than 12 minutes! Prizes go to the top three male and female competitors, middle of the pack and [...]