Week In Review
June 11, 2014
Adventure Ridge opens for summer
Vail Mountain's Adventure Ridge park, atop the Eagle Bahn Gondola, opened for summer operations with ziplining, ropes courses, and snow tubing. Snowpack was above average this year, allowing Vail to keep its tubing operation running into summer.
Lots of water
Area water levels and snowpack are 121 percent of normal, with as much as 40 percent yet to melt at some higher elevation areas, according to Snotel data.
Diminished wildfire risk
Heavy snowpack and a wet spring will mean less wildfire risk than usual as the fire season ramps up in western Colorado, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). But current conditions don't mean local fire agencies are letting down their guard, as they were collaborating last week about possible summer fires.
Hemp Cooperative session
The Valley Hemp Cooperative Association will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carbondale Public Library, 320 Sopris Ave.
The grassroots campaign aims to help coordinate the organizers, fundraisers, attorneys, accountants and publicists necessary to support the budding industry. There is no cost for membership.
Hemp, the nonpsychoactive version of the cannabis plant, is used in clothing, building products, paper, food and more. Currently, the United States imports the hemp it uses for manufacturing. Now that it's legal to grow industrial hemp in Colorado, many farmers have already planted their first crops.
The Glenwood Motor Inn was featured on the Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible" on Monday.
The motel sits on West Sixth Street in Glenwood Springs, with a view of Red Mountain.