Climatologist Joe Raimey visits Betty Ford Alpine Gardens |

Climatologist Joe Raimey visits Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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What: Climatologist Joe Raimey.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 16.

Where: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center, 530 South Frontage Road E., in Ford Park, Vail.

Cost: $20, which includes appetizers, wine and craft beer.

More information: To arrange for tickets, call 970-476-0103, ext. 5, or visit

VAIL — Tracking climate conditions is the first step to understanding how weather patterns are changing. A compilation of temperatures and precipitation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration throughout the past 100 years paints an interesting picture of climate patterns in Western Colorado and eastern Utah.

To better understand this change, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens presents climatologist Joe Ramey for an intimate evening in the gardens today from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the educational exhibit “Then & Now: The Changing Artic Landscape.”

By tracking decades of data, Ramey is able to correlate historical trends and give perspective to the current climate debate. RA Nelson, the town of Vail and Root and Flower are sponsoring the evening event.

Located in Vail’s Ford Park, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens focuses on understanding and conserving the mountain environment and shares this knowledge with visitors and scientists throughout the world.

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