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Our water, climate & stream flow

Within the past 25 years climate in the northern San Luis Valley has changed significantly. As shown by data herein, rising temperatures and falling precipitation are impacting our snowpack, rainfall, stream flow; and indirectly, groundwater levels, vegetation, and fire danger. This article looks at long-term trends in the above...

Learning The Flowers with David Lee

I like the quote by Gary Snyder in his poem, “For the Children”: stay together learn...

Crestone Evergreens

The woodlands and forests of Crestone and the Baca are mainly comprised of evergreen...

Slavery in the Southwest

It was a marvelous yet troubling exhibit at the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural...

The curious life of hibernating black bears – Questions for our sleepy neighbors

As we endure months of piled-up snow and below-freezing nights, many of us naturally...

Our water, climate & stream flow

Within the past 25 years climate in the northern San Luis Valley has changed significantly. As shown by data herein, rising temperatures and falling...

Learning The Flowers with David Lee

I like the quote by Gary Snyder in his poem, “For the Children”: stay together learn the flowers go light As we move into the seasons of wildflowers...

Crestone Evergreens

The woodlands and forests of Crestone and the Baca are mainly comprised of evergreen trees. At this time of the year, if not covered...

Slavery in the Southwest

It was a marvelous yet troubling exhibit at the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center that led to this story. Two friends and I...

The curious life of hibernating black bears – Questions for our sleepy neighbors

As we endure months of piled-up snow and below-freezing nights, many of us naturally adopt a slower pace and richer diet during the winter....

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