We were all set to pull grooming equipment from the area. But; this storm cycle looks like it may have enough cold and snow in it to keep an optimistic eye on. So, that's what we're going to do.
In the meantime, readers may want to know that we have been busy in other ways. In fact, we've got a plaque to prove it. On Tuesday evening, the Chicken Creek Nordic ski area was honored by Mancos Valley Resources as their "Project of the Year" award. More to come on that later. We have also been up in the forest, flagging trees in collaboration with the US Forest Service in a bid to retain shade on part of the Hamlin Loop where there will be a timber sale this summer.
All told those projects racked up another 23 hours of volunteer service.