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Kids, where would we be without plants?

Would we even be alive if it weren’t for plants? Plants are critical for all life on earth and they adapt to every different habitat there is in so many different ways. Let’s go for a hike, see some neat plant adaptations, make a fossil necklace, and create some cool designs in nature like the artist Andrew Goldsworthy does!

Ages: 8-11 (parent/guardian must accompany)

Instructor: Maggie Gaddis, environmental educator

Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Angel of Shavano campground area

Bring: comfy shoes that can get [...]

Three Glaciers Lake Catastrophic Flood

GARNA and geologist Jim McCalpin will take a field trip to explore the geologic evidence for paleoglaciers and moraines that dammed the Arkansas River 20,000 years ago, then later melted releasing a catastrophic flood. Jim will bring a 4WD army troop carrier that seats 8-10 but participants with 4WD vehicles are encouraged to bring them for carpooling. Be prepared to walk less than ¼ mile.

Time: 8:30 am-approx 2:00 pm

Location: to carpool meet at 8:30 at parking west of Salida Safeway [...]

Bat Mine Trip

We’re organizing a trip to the San Luis Valley to watch the colony of bachelor Mexican free-tail bats flight from the Orient Mine at dusk. The mine entrance is a moderately-strenuous 1.7 mile hike from the parking area. Wear good footwear, and bring a jacket, water, and a flashlight or headlamp with working batteries. The plan is to have a picnic dinner prior at Valley View Hot Springs entrance.

Time/Location: 4:30 pm meet at Poncha Springs Visitor Ctr

Cost (includes donation to [...]

Wildflower Day Hike

Join GARNA and wildflower expert Ruth Runge-Barnes for a hike to see and identify our summer wildflowers. Ruth will select a Chaffee County location that offers the best wildflower viewing at the time of the hike. Be prepared to hike several miles in order to view a wide variety of flowers.

Time: 9:00 am; plan on  most of day

Location: Meeting place TBD

Equipment: Water, sack lunch

Cost: $8 GARNA members, $12 non-members

Pre-registration required. Visit www.garna.org/seminars.htm to register. Limit 12

River fun for kids

What lives there? The Arkansas River is a tremendous life-giving force that supports large numbers of terrestrial and aquatic organisms alike. Play in and around the river while taking a close-up look at the creatures that live there. It’s amazing what lives under rocks in the river and under leaf litter in the Bosque forest alongside the river. Microscopes, pitfall traps, science journals and field guides will be our equipment for this interesting and fun morning.

Ages: 8-11 (parent/guardian must accompany)

Instructors: [...]

From Mayor Chuck

When we pay taxes we get something. It might not be seen as a directly benefiting that particular taxpayer. But the pool of money that is created should go to necessary projects that are for the greater good.

Mac from Windows: Free Mini-Workshop: Simple to Switch

Mac from Windows: Free Mini-Workshop: Simple to Switch

June 14 7pm

Maurice Gallery, 207 F Street
Salida, CO

Curious about Macs? Trying to decide if you should make the “Switch”, maybe even considering a new iPad?  In this informal mini-workshop, we’ll go over the differences between a PC and a Mac, familiarize you with a few of the great activities your Mac is made to do right out of the box, and teach you some useful tips and tricks to help you get [...]

Mac Users Group Meeting and Call for Photoshop Users

June 21, 7 pm, Maurice Gallery, 207 F Street
Salida, CO

An informal gathering for Photoshop on Mac Users and all Mac Enthusiasts, to organize a regular user’s group and a special interest group for Photoshop users to be sponsored and hosted by applejuice tech. We are looking for several folks to organize the meetings and set the agenda. applejuice tech will provide meeting space and technical resources for what we think will be a very active special interest group of our [...]

Snow Leopard Basics Class in Salida May 27

Snow Leopard Basics Class in Salida May 27
Presented by applejuice tech

You and Your Mac: A healthy start with OS X Snow Leopard

This 2-hour session is designed for new Mac users, as well as those of us who have been using it for years but may have missed some of the basics that could help us interact with our Macs more effectively.

Registration is limited so that we can keep it small and fun.

applejuice tech Premium Support Members get a discount. Members, contact [...]

Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch, located between Salida and Poncha Springs, 8913 West Highway 50, in Chaffee County, will be offered from 1 to 3 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August.  Admission is free, and donations to the ongoing preservation project are gratefully accepted.  Docents will be at the Homestead to take visitors through the main house and newly restored log out buildings of the historic

Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch, located between Salida and Poncha Springs, 8913 West Highway 50, in Chaffee County, will be offered from 1 to 3 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August.  Admission is free, and donations to the ongoing preservation project are gratefully accepted.  Docents will be at the Homestead to take visitors through the main house and newly restored log out buildings of the historic

Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch, located between Salida and Poncha Springs, 8913 West Highway 50, in Chaffee County, will be offered from 1 to 3 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August.  Admission is free, and donations to the ongoing preservation project are gratefully accepted.  Docents will be at the Homestead to take visitors through the main house and newly restored log out buildings of the historic

Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch, located between Salida and Poncha Springs, 8913 West Highway 50, in Chaffee County, will be offered from 1 to 3 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August.  Admission is free, and donations to the ongoing preservation project are gratefully accepted.  Docents will be at the Homestead to take visitors through the main house and newly restored log out buildings of the historic

Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch, located between Salida and Poncha Springs, 8913 West Highway 50, in Chaffee County, will be offered from 1 to 3 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August.  Admission is free, and donations to the ongoing preservation project are gratefully accepted.  Docents will be at the Homestead to take visitors through the main house and newly restored log out buildings of the historic

Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch Tours

Guided tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead Ranch, located between Salida and Poncha Springs, 8913 West Highway 50, in Chaffee County, will be offered from 1 to 3 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August.  Admission is free, and donations to the ongoing preservation project are gratefully accepted.  Docents will be at the Homestead to take visitors through the main house and newly restored log out buildings of the historic

Friends need friends

Friends of the SteamPlant, an independent, all-volunteer organization not connected with the City of Salida, have begun their Annual Membership Drive.