The first step toward bridging the Colorado Divide

The sun sets over a long-vacated farmhouse in Lycan, in the southeast corner of Colorado. Lycan is in Baca County, one of a dozen rural counties that have seen their numbers shrink to less than half of what they were at their historic peak. “Colorado Divide.” That used to mean to us pretty much the same thing as the Continental Divide, a high mountain ridge where the water on one side ultimately flows to the Pacific Ocean, the water on the other ending up in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Not anymore. Now it is a divide defined not just by the rift of our Rocky Mountains… Read More

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Colorado Springs-Area Events Calendar: Wednesday, July 19

Here’s a look at a variety of events Wednesday around Colorado Springs and beyond: El Paso County Fair – Calhan, CO, elpasocountyfair.com FESTIVALS Through Aug. 4: Bravo! Vail Music Festival — Vail; bravovail.org. BEER Nature on Tap — Grab a beer and learn about nature, 5-8 p.m. Fossil Craft Beer Co., 2845 Ore Mill Road, Suite 1. One dollar of each beer will benefit Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers; 520-6387. 719 Brew Festival — 6-9 p.m., Switchbacks FC Soccer Stadium, Weidner Field, 6303 Barnes Road 719day.com. STAGE “Tinker Yorkinee Spree’s Fantabulous Suitcase Circus” — Opens 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,… Read More

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