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Dearest KRCC Members and Big Something Subscribers (particularly those of you Trinidad, Walsenburg, Salida, Buena Vista, Raton, Westcliffe, Pueblo, La Junta and all those in the greater Southern Colorado KRCC listening area),

The Big Something is planning a mid-summer tour of our entire listening area and we need you to help us put together our itinerary. We need YOU to suggest ideas for Big Somethings in your area.

Are there any amazing homes or buildings like THIS ONE we could visit?

Are there any long-forgotten and esoteric curiosities like THESE?

Or perhaps there are local arts stories like THIS?

Please let us know your thoughts and ideas and please let us know if you can put us in touch with the people or institutions that can share these stories with us when we come to your area later this summer. You can leave your suggestions in the comments below or email us at thebigsomething@krcc.org or give us a call at 800-748-2727.

Thanks!

Delaney and Noel
Producers
The Big Something

 

9 Responses to We Need You! Help Us Plan our Big Something Summer Tour

  1. Marty says:

    You could do a whole week at Bishops Castle, and the sculptures over on Pine Grove

  2. Lynn DeCew says:

    A few ideas for the Salida, BV area.

    We have a lovely Montessori school, Chaffee County Montessori, who spends every Thursday at the organic farm in BV helping with the animals and the planting. The students range from 3yrs to 9yrs.

    Salida has a “Transition Town” group that is developing a plan for Salida to be more financially and food sustainable.

    We have a group of beekeepers in town that all extract their honey in our honey house.

  3. McDonald says:

    The Microwave Research Laboratory @ UCCS.

  4. Noel Black says:

    Bishops Castle definitely, though it gets lots of coverage as it is. There’s another castle somewhere in the San Luis Valley made of…. plastic bottles?

    The obvious things, obviously, are great.

    Lynn: Does the Montessori do this all summer? The beekeepers sound great. Can you give us more info?

    McDonald: As in UCCS in Colorado Springs?

    Thanks all!

  5. Karen says:

    July 13th over 40 roofers will be on our museum’s roof replacing the historic shake shingle rook all in one day…its a historic home makeover courtesy of the El Paso County Roofing Contractors Association…its a fabulous GIFT and a reminder that the community does step up when a neighbor needs help.

  6. Clyde Tullis says:

    Historic downtown Salida’s “Ghost Signs” Images of the old signs that were painted on the sides of our buildings.

  7. Clyde Tullis says:

    The Great Sand Dunes

  8. gary Ziegler says:

    I am thinking that our 1880s Bear Basin Ranch with the original log buildings and Palmer Foundation protected 4000 acres would be of interest. John Fremont camped here in 1848, Coronando and Zeb Pikes passed through. The land was a summer buffalo hunting ground for the mountain Ute – lot’s of history. Generations of CC classes have visited here.

    We are located at 9000 feet in the Wet Mountains 11 miles east of Westcliffe.

    A bit of trivia – I was a once station manager/announcer for KRCC during the Chief Tyree days and …a CC grad.

  9. Dominique Beaubien says:

    Salida Steamplant Theater! 13th annual Brewer’s Rendezvous, or are beer festivals old hat?

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