Alpine, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Canyon Country, Dominguez-Escalante
Silvershield Trail, Ouray, Colorado
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At every elevation of SW Colorado, there are flowers to enjoy from now until end of August as the high country opens up. Mary Menz and Jim Pisarowicz, co-authors of Common Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains, guide you on three trails:
• High Alpine Wildflowers
• Canyon Country Wildflowers in Escalante
• Silvershield Trail near Ouray.
Main St. Montrose is Open
Even if you can’t see them, you can hear the happy smiles, albeit a bit muffled, behind face masks in the cheerful greetings from customers, sales staff, and business owners as Montrose downtown opens for business on the 300 and 400 blocks of East Main. [Story]
Silverton is OPEN!
Now is the perfect time to visit Silverton, a town nestled in the incomparable beauty of the San Juan Mountains. It’s refreshingly cool, and it’s comfortably uncrowded since the Silverton train isn’t scheduled to steam into town before mid-August. Without the 3x-daily surge of train passengers, visitors don’t have to wait in line for a restaurant table or be rushed to move on and make room for the next trainload. [Read more]
Know Where Your Food Comes
Mary Menz. There is a renewed interest by a public that wants to know where its food comes from, whether it’s local or sustainably-raised, sustainably-grown, or sustainably-fished elsewhere. [Read more]
A positive sign of the changing times is the trend pets joining us in the workplace due to the many benefits this opportunity offers. Benefits to both you and your pet: [read story here].
By Kelly Goodin. ” Tri-County Pet Pantry. Low-cost Health & Welness Services. Animal Rescue. Our mission is Connecting Pets, People & Community While Saving Lives. [Read more]
10 Miles From Home
While our activities and travel distances restricted, alleviate cabin fever, get out and get some exercise is taking a hike within 10 miles from home. Author and avid hiker, Ninah Hunter, shares some of of her favorite trails close to where she lives in Ridgway, Colo. [Read more]
Silverton is OPEN!
Yep, we listed this as a key feature article – and it is! Silverton is open. It’s refreshingly cool, and it’s comfortably uncrowded since the Silverton train isn’t scheduled to steam into town before mid-August. Lots to do. Places to go. Plenty to see. Good food to eat. [Read more]
Time to Get on the Road!
Ninah Hunter. Summer is officially here and now is a great time to start planning for summertime camping and road tripping. If you don’t want to stay home, why not just take it with you? Some of my favorite planning tools are Internet apps, which also have a mobile phone component for use on the road. [Read more]
During . . .
Shelter in Place Activities
Amiessa Dawn Jutten, MSW, LCSW. How to Survive and Thrive. Self-isolation and shelter-in-place do not mean that you have to be completely alone. It is important to maintain social connection to your family, friends, community, and humanity. [Suggestions here]
After . . .
The “New” Normal – 3 views
Eva Veitch. 2020-A Year We Never Forget. We are forever changed because of COVID-19, but I hope we will focus on how this can make us better and stronger than ever.
Jim Elder. All of a Sudden. All of a sudden our world has changed. Perhaps in the near future folks will refer to the terms “BC” (before COVID) and “AD” (after detention). No matter the terms we use, our lives have changed forever.
Kate Burke. We Are Not in the Same Boat. We are all on different ships during this life-changing storm – each of us experiencing a very different journey
The New Virtual Business Model
Today, we are living in a brand new world of business technology. We share conversations about how high-speed Internet is changing how we do business.
• The Internet & Managing Your Business
• Connecting From a Distance With Elevate
• Communication Evolution and the Business Owner
By Jim Elder. Story coming in July issue.
By Ninah Hunter. Story coming in July issue.
By John Leu. Story comming in July issue.
ACL advocates for older adults, people with disabilities, and families and caregivers; funds services and supports community-based programs; manages programs providing assistance on health and wellness [Read story]
June 15th is Elder abuse awareness day. Abuse often occurs with little recognition or response. Forced isolation due to Covid makes seniors even more vunerable.[Read story]
The Covid has closed their face-time meeting place, so they’re meeting virtually! Age doesn’t slow them down as they learn new ways to stay in touch. [Read story]