Category: Living on the Earth

Crestone Mountain Zen Center goes solar

The Crestone Eagle • July, 2020 Crestone Mountain Zen Center goes solar by Larry Joseph Calloway When the 132 solar panels went online at 50 kilowatts in late June at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center it was a milepost (or more...

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Fires in Crestone history

The Crestone Eagle • May, 2018 Fires in Crestone history by Mary Lowers As summer approaches, we are living with a stage two fire alert in Saguache County. Crestone and the Baca Grande are drier than even the “old timers” have...

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Trucking at the potato harvest (October 2004)

The Crestone Eagle, October 2004: Trucking at the potato harvest story & photos by Len Schreiner I took a temp job driving a potato truck in the SLV Potato harvest. My experience was marked by the kind of people I’ve...

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There’s a world of bears out there (July 2005)

The Crestone Eagle, July 2005: There’s a world of bears out there by Keno I’ve written several articles about bears for the Eagle over the last couple of years, but all of those were about the problems bears cause us humans here...

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The Closed Basin Project Dead trees, dry creeks & dropping water tables

As you approach Crestone on T Road you may notice that North Crestone Creek, which runs into the Wildlife Refuge, is dry; and you may also notice that most of the many cottonwood trees that follow its course are dead or dying. As the raven flies across the North Crestone Creek watershed, from the peaks surrounding Ground Hog Basin and the Venable Cirque which drain into the North Fork, across the two great basins that drain off the sides of Comanche and Fluted peaks into the Middle Fork, to the peaks surrounding North Crestone Lake and North Crestone Creek, is a distance of five miles. Y

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Ice fog and Fata Morgana

by Keno Living here on the edge of both the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the San Luis Valley, we sometimes get to see different weather phenomena that most areas of the world rarely witness. I’ve been asked about two...

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Crestone, Colorado
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Mostly Cloudy
7:14am5:17pm MST
Feels like: 28°F
Wind: 5mph SSE
Humidity: 67%
Pressure: 29.75"Hg
UV index: 2
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Upcoming Events

  1. Social Fabric Café

    January 23
  2. Ashram Full Moon Fire Ceremony online

    January 28 @ 11:00 am
  3. Crestone Food Bank

    January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Town of Crestone Planning Commission Meeting

    February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Town of Crestone Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

    February 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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