Readers Say Thanks
Wilderness Workshop’s 2019 hike series took 160 people to protected lands
Thank you to the many community members who attended a hike with Wilderness Workshop during our 2019 hike series. For many of us, our love for the environment — for wildlife, plants, fungus, clean water and air, and concern for the climate — began in nature. Through the hike series, we hope that we can introduce new places, ideas and ways of being outdoors to you and your family.
Western Colorado is special, not least of all because of its protected landscapes. That’s why, from June to late September, Wilderness Workshop guided 160 people on trails into the areas we are working to protect.
We hosted six bilingual hikes with our Defiende Nuestra Tierra Program. We offered the classic hikes, like our Hay Park Full Moon, and some new hikes, like Forest Bathing on the Lost Man trail, and with five journeys into the Thompson Divide, we built a strong base of local support for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.
I hope your experience on a Wilderness Workshop hike was inspiring and memorable. See you on the trail again soon.
You saved our home
I would like to thank Fire Chief Gary Tillotson and assistant Mina Bolton and all the firefighters who saved my family’s home from burning to the ground on Sunrise Court last month.
We are lucky to live in a community with such outstanding individuals. And we are truly grateful.
I would also like to thank all the other people who helped out, from the police, water engineers, neighbors and the list goes on. Please forgive me if I have omitted anyone. We cannot thank you enough. You didn’t just preserve a house, you saved our home.
Brian, Will and Winnie Tagler
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Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs will present an interactive webcast, “Extreme Fire,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its free speaker series, The Gift of Education.