Rio Frio Ice Fest 2022 schedule released
The annual Rio Frio Ice Fest announced its 2022 schedule of events on Wednesday, with the dates set for Jan. 28-30, 2022. Themed “Under the Sea,” the 2022 Rio Frio Ice Fest includes a cross country luminaria ski at Blanca Vista Park, the Rio Frio 5K, ice carving on Main Street Alamosa, disc golf, among other activities. For a full schedule of events and registration information visit https://riofrioice.com/
Experience pipe organ music
Thursday at Leon Memorial Hall
Experience the power and splendor of the mighty pipe organ through performances of the great works of Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers. The Adams State University Faculty Lecture “The Mighty Pipe Organ” by William Lipke, D.M.A., professor of music, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in Leon Memorial Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. Masks are required in all Adams State indoor public spaces. This lecture recital will explore the many facets of the pipe organ through lecture and live performance. The history and the unique construction of the pipe organ will be explored and the physics of the organ will be demonstrated.
History Colorado provides
preservation grant to Antonito
History Colorado announced Wednesday that the historic Sociedad Proteccion Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos building in Antonito has been awarded a preservation grant of $250,000. SPMDTU is one of the oldest Hispanic/Hispano civil rights organizations in the United States. The organization was founded in Antonito in 1900. SPMDTU was started to fight discrimination in mining and railroad industries and to protect Hispano property rights. The work to revitalize this National Register includes roof restoration and structural stabilization to keep the building in use for community events and celebrations.
Expect smoke Thursday from Rio Grande
National Forest wood pile burns
The Rio Grande National Forest plans to burn numerous piles of woody debris in timber sale and thinning project areas on the Rio Grande National Forest as conditions allow. The burn areas include:
- Poage Lake timber sale piles – south of South Fork.
- Moon Pass timber sale piles – west of La Garita.
- Cumbres Pass timber sale piles – southwest of Horca.
- Crestone WUI piles – east of Crestone and north of Baca Grande.
- Rock Creek WUI piles – South of Monte Vista, adjacent to the Rock Creek Archery Range and Nordic ski area.
- North Carnero WUI piles – adjacent to the North Carnero subdivision.
Burning may begin as early as Thursday, Dec 9. The piles will only be burned when there is sufficient snow cover to prevent them from spreading. Smoke from these pile burns may be visible for several days.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
For more information concerning the planned pile burning, contact the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 719-852-5941.