Posted on May 26, 2011 by Jenney Coberly
The bone bonanza continues, and huge snowdrifts put damper on Memorial Day mountain pass openings
Dr. Joe Sertich excavates a mastodon humerus - PHOTO COURTESY DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
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Dem bones just keep on comin’
The amazing ice-age fossil finds just keep on coming at Ziegler Reservoir in Snowmass Village. Denver Museum of Nature & Science crews have pulled more than 100 prehistoric bones from the dig site since they began their work earlier this month. The team is now more than a week into its largest-ever fossil excavation in very challenging spring weather conditions. “It’s extremely rewarding work, thanks to these amazing finds so far,” said Kirk Johnson, leader of the museum’s excavation team and vice president of the research and collections division. “With only 40 days to go we are shoveling like mad in a race against time and we continue to bump into bone after bone.” Read the story in the Aspen Daily News, and learn more about the project at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Snowmastodon Project webpage.
Lawn tickets still available for Lovett/Hiatt concert
Reserved indoor seating for the June 16th Lyle Lovett/John Hiatt concert is sold out, but lawn seating is still available either from Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, or Ticketmaster. The general admission lawn area for this event will be fenced in and will feature video and sound. Read more about the upcoming concert in the April 27th Summit Voice story.
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Posted on May 19, 2011 by Jenney Coberly
Custom snowboards for soldiers, state-of-the-art bike sharing in Boulder, and more ice-age discoveries at Ziegler Reservoir
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Custom snowboards for soldiers
When soldiers from the G Company 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion, a helicopter MEDEVAC unit, returned from a year in Iraq, they were greeted not only by their families and friends, but also by custom snowboards provided by Never Summer Industries of Denver, Colorado. For the board graphic, Never Summer Art Director Jeremy Salyer designed a silhouette of a Black Hawk helicopter like the ones the battalion flew in Iraq. Check out the coverage in the Mountain Weekly News to see photos of the snowboard and the ceremony.
New bike-sharing program in Boulder
Boulder is already a bike-friendly town, and will become even more so with the launch of the Boulder B-cycle program this Friday. The program will launch with 12 stations, 7 of which are completely solar-powered. The stations are state of the art, with computer touchscreens and encrypted wireless data transmission for the bike rentals. The bikes are state of the art as well, with adjustable seats, specially designed brakes that work even when wet, durable tires that rarely go flat, utility baskets, and bike locks with removable keys for parking away from B-cycle stations. Read more in the article in the Boulder Daily Camera or the Boulder B-cycle website. (more…)
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