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Special POA Board meeting renders important decisions

August 3, 2014 by Earl W. Sutherland The Board of Directors of the Baca Grande…

B-1: Living on the Earth

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Gold fever in the San Luis Valley

  by Mary Lowers Since the first few explorers of European origin entered the San Luis Valley (SLV) stories of gold and silver discoveries have been told.  Not all of the tales were fantasy. From 1859 to the present, Colorado mines have produced over forty-five million troy ounces of gold. The mines on the west […]

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Building raised garden beds—Heyokah Homestead style

by Leigh Mills I learned the value of raised beds when I first started high-desert gardening in the Arkansas Valley over 20 years ago.  My next garden in the Baca Grande subdivision near Crestone had beautiful, sandy ground that was easily worked and I made short raised beds there to keep the amended soil in…

Building  raised garden beds—Heyokah Homestead style

As the Worm Turns: Garden Karma—Lessons Learned

by Leigh Mills  I use my life as practice and my garden is just one big meditation cushion.  I’m always watching my thoughts while I work and take care to move my 52-year-old body in balanced ways so I don’t wear it out.  I bend my knees when I lift, change sides when I dig,…

As the Worm Turns: Garden Karma—Lessons Learned

One month of mystery in the Maha Kumbha Mela

story & photos by William Howell Eons before archeology, deep in the mythos of Mother India, the goddess that is the River Ganges requested the saints of Bharata to restore her waters to purity.  Since then, such melas every third year have drawn saints, sadhus and sannyasins to bathe at four time-honoured sites in northern…

One month  of mystery in the Maha Kumbha Mela

Fragments: Hiking & bird watching as spiritual practice

by Emmy Savage There is probably no more bitter or pessimistic piece of writing in all of literature than T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.  In the final section he describes a landscape where there is no water.  Then he asks us to imagine what it would be like if there were water, and the…

Fragments:  Hiking & bird watching as spiritual practice

Camino de Crestone: The start of an inter-faith pilgrimage

While several of the many spiritual centers at the foot of the sacred Sangres de Cristo Mountains in the Crestone/Baca area have been in place for more than 25 years, 2013 is the inaugural year for the Camino de Crestone.  The great pilgrimages of the earth—in India, Japan, Spain and England—are now joined by the…

Camino de Crestone: The start of an inter-faith pilgrimage

Hiking

Fragments:  Hiking & bird watching as spiritual practice

Fragments: Hiking & bird watching as spiritual practice

by Emmy Savage There is probably no more bitter or pessimistic piece of writing in all of literature than T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.  In the final section he describes a landscape where there is no water.  Then he…

Four classic Crestone area hikes

Four classic Crestone area hikes

by Thomas Cleary Willow Lake The ultimate classic Crestone hike is Willow Lake. To find…

Floating the Grand Canyon

Floating  the Grand Canyon

by Thomas Cleary Living beneath a narrow slice of sky for 16 days and nights…

Winter trails & Colorado cabins: A unique wonderland

Winter trails  & Colorado cabins:  A unique wonderland

story and photos  by Thomas Cleary I have been walking all day across the top…

Hiking to Willow Lake

Hiking  to Willow Lake

by Thomas Cleary “It’s frozen! The lake is still frozen!”  —Kailou, age 11, June 2010…

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Air quality advisory

June 19, 2012, noon San Luis Valley– Wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico continue to…

Property owner shoots bear in Crestone

Crestone residents are asked to be on the lookout for a large bear that was shot by a landowner just before dark on Wednesday, July 17. The bear was wounded and could be dangerous. If anyone spots a bear in…

Skies over Crestone

The Awakening Conference August 14-17 Estes Park