Florists in Crested Butte, CO
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Oct 10, 2019
In the Mountains, Climate Change Is Disrupting Everything, from How Water Flows to When Plants Flower - InsideClimate News
Instead, they should be motivated by compassion," Steltzer said.
Will Water Reliability Break Down?
In Crested Butte, about 100 miles southwest of Leadville, hydrologist and physicist Rosemary Carroll studies how disruptions to the water cycle will affect local ranchers and ski areas, as well as drinking and agricultural water supplies hundreds of miles away.
The IPCC assessment found that global warming will change the timing and amount of runoff, "affecting water storage and delivery infrastructure around the world," a finding backed by research focusing on the West.
A 2016 study in six Western mountain ranges showed rising temperatures will shift the snow accumulation zone and runoff timing enough to have significant impacts on water cycles. And some towns in the Rockies and Sierra Nevada are at risk from dangerous flash floods as global warming brings rain, rather than snow, to some mountain regions.
Carroll pointed out her living room window to a craggy ridgeline where she measures how water from melted snow trickles through rocks and meadows down to the East River, on to the Gunnison River and finally into the mighty Colorado.
"The new normal is that the snowpack is melting earlier and we have earlier runoff, and that's a fact. There's going to be less water for a given snowpack," she said. Even in average snowfall years, global warming is reducing the amount of available water for irrigation and storage, she said.
Her research for the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy will help communities adapt as global warming disrupts flows from mountain streams. Around Crested Butte, the ski industry and local ranchers will feel the changes first.
But addressing those impacts isn't as easy as just throwing a new report on the table. Translating science into action requires working with stakeholders from the start.
"Ranchers know what's happening, they know that things are shifting, but they're afraid the policy will shift in a way that they will carry the burden of the change. Since they have most of the water, they fear they will have to give up the most, and that it won't be equitable," she said.
The states that get their water from the Colorado River are already restructuring water-sharing agreements to stave off shortages and trying to develop new storage plans to account for extreme wet and dry years.
Goodbye to Glaciers
Global warming will change nearly every mountain ecosystem, starting with the very visible meltdown of glaciers.
In the European Alps, some glaciers retreated by as much 410 feet last year — imagine the Empire State Building shrinking by a third. Globally, the world's glaciers have lost 9 trillion tons of ice since 1961, raising sea level by about 1 inch, according to the European Space Agency.
As glaciers melt... May 31, 2019
Still crazy for wildflowers? Colorado road trip leads to the summer bloom - Los Angeles Times
You could fly there, but a 925-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Crested Butte takes about 2½ days and is a chance to cross a few places off your bucket list. The route along Interstates 15 and 70 and U.S. 50 passes through the desert Southwest landscape of Las Vegas, the paleontological paradise of St. George, Utah, and Colorado’s Grand Junction and Montrose. Apr 13, 2017
In bloom: Local artist creates one-of-a-kind flowers from feathers
Denver metro area for years, but it took a visit to some of the shows in Aspen and Crested Butte with a friend to show her that her artwork was just as good. “I’m there. I had to prove that it is, and that it can be art,” she said. Brighton has been instrumental to helping Mackenzie find her confidence as an artist. She volunteers at Main Street Creatives gallery and has pieces in City Hall and the Armory. “I’ve met so many artists here,” Mackenzie said, “and they all create phenomenal, amazing artwork.” Mackenzie wants to give back, and show support and encouragement to other artists, both experienced and novices. “I try to help and show them that what they are doing is quality,” Mackenzie said. “I want to help them evolve and grow.” And she still is too. Mackenzie is working on a few custom projects, which is what she loves most. She wants to expand her custom work, which has already included a few weddings and personal pieces. Demand is quite high for her pieces; she seems to always be working on something, although she will never mass-produce her flowers, which are painstakingly glued together using tweezers. Mackenzie’s work can be found all over Main Street Creatives art gallery in Brighton, the Armory and at various craft and art shows throughout the year. “I love what I do,” Mackenzie said. “I’m going to keep on doing it.”... (Brighton Standard-Blade)Apr 22, 2016
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It was then time to seat the new Mayor and Board. Everyone, Mayor Connie Sullivan and Trustees Dan Greenberg, James Kerr, Barney Dreistadt, Juli Waugh, Wendy Miller, and Michael Karavas, raised their right hands and swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. They took their seats, got their nameplates, and got down to business. Sullivan named Greenberg as Mayor Pro Tem and assi... (lyonsrecorder)Oct 12, 2015
Where to see spring flowers in Colorado
County Road 54G
Types of flowers: 5-dozen varieties of wildflowers including violet, chickweed, bluebell, buttercup, etc.
Since it's known as the "wildflower capital of Colorado," you should probably go to Crested Butte if you want to fully experience Colorado's wildflower season. One, more unique, option there is to visit Crested Butte Mountain Resort – in the summer you can ride the lift, mountain bike, take guided hikes, horseback ride, play disk golf and more all while enjoying the hundreds of flower varieties that take over the slopes. And don't miss the Wildflower Festival - July 13-19 this year - featuring tours, hikes along some of the most popular area trails, and art, gardening and photography classes, all in the midst of one of the most beautiful and colorful landscapes in the state.
Crested Butte (Photo: Visit Crested Butte)
Best time to see blooms: mid-June - September
Location: Crested Butte, US-285 S to US-50 W
Types of flowers: sunflowers, paintbrush, columbine, lupine, daisies, fireweed, lilies, etc.
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Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
This 65-mile, four-wheel-drive route n... (9NEWS.com)