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Jessica’s Garden of the Gods Visit

Klauzer & Tremaine attorney and 2013-2014 Vice President, District 7 Representative, Jessica Ryan attended the Colorado Board of Governors Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs. Jessica was able to take a break from the meeting to capture this lovely shot of the Garden of the Gods with Pikes Peak in the background.

Garden of the Gods

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Paralegal Karen Dierkes Volunteers on “Snow Drawings” Project

Last winter, Paralegal Karen Dierkes participated as a volunteer to assist artist Sonja Hinrichsen in her “Snow Drawings” project.  In 2013, Ms. Hinirichsen’s canvas was Lake Catamount near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  As you can see from the photos below, the completed project was beautiful!  All photos may be found here.

Photos are available to purchase.  To purchase or for more information, please contact Sonja Hinrichsen at http://www.sonja-hinrichsen.com/contact/ or sonja[at]s-hinrichsen.net.

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Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, Colorado, 2013 by Sonja Hinrichsen

Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, Colorado, 2013 by Sonja Hinrichsen

Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake was created in a joint effort with over 60 volunteers from Steamboat Springs and vicinity, who came out with their snowshoes to walk spiral patterns during the 3 days between Friday February 1st and Sunday February 3rd 2013. Despite deep, heavy snow that made walking difficult and strenuous people stayed and created a stunning art piece on the lake. I was greatly impressed of the piece that revealed itself when I flew over the lake Monday morning. I want to thank all volunteers for their great work, the Steamboat Springs Public Library and Steamboat Springs Arts Council for their invaluable assistance in organizing this event, the Lake Catamount Touring Center for hosting us, and the pilot who flew endless rounds over the lake, so that I could take hundreds of photos.

(Exert taken from: http://www.sonja-hinrichsen.com/interventions-in-nature/snow-drawings/snow-drawings-at-catamount-lake-colorado-2013/)

About the project (in the words of Sonja Hinrichsen):

“Snow Drawings” is an ongoing project where I “draw” large designs in the environment by walking lines into fresh snow surfaces with snowshoes. Ideal “canvases” are deforested areas and frozen lakes. The finished pieces are ephemeral. While they take hours to create, their duration is unpredictable.  Sometimes they are coated over by new snow shortly after completion.

I began this project in winter 2009 during an artist residency in Snowmass Village in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Out of play I started designing patterns in my mind, which I then transferred onto the snow. My designs have since become more elaborate , and I have continued this project in other landscapes across the US. Last winter I worked with community volunteers for the first time. This enabled me to create even larger pieces. During two exhilarating community events that combined art-making and outdoor winter activity in a stunning landscape in the Colorado Mountains, we created large drawings that could only be seen from the air in their entirety – and only for a limited time. The volunteers took pride in their participation in these environmental works, connecting with the project and the landscape. The 2012 “Snow Drawings” received significant press; they were presented on numerous art, design and culture websites, and written about in magazines, including SOMA Magazine, TRACCE (Italian Archeology Magazine), and a Chinese Art Magazine. They were featured on NPR, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, public TV Tokyo. Photographic prints have been exhibited in California and Europe. This experience inspired more ambitious plans for this coming winter. In January and February 2013 I plan to take this project to a new level and organize community events in different geographical regions across the US – to create monumental-scale drawings. I have so far secured support from three organizations to host events: in upstate NY, in Southwestern Wyoming, and the Nature Conservancy will host the work in Northwestern Colorado. In Colorado we plan to cover an entire frozen lake with snow drawings. I am currently in discussion with several organizations in other parts of the US. During their short existence “Snow Drawings” correspond with the landscape – and so do those who assist in creating them. To make the work accessible to a larger audience, it is essential that photos be taken immediately after each event. The scale of the work requires aerial photography.

I hope that these pieces emphasize the beauty and uniqueness of each landscape, and thus inspire appreciation for nature – especially as modern society becomes increasingly disconnected from the natural world.

(Exert taken from http://www.sonja-hinrichsen.com/interventions-in-nature/snow-drawings/snow-drawings-at-rabbit-ears-pass-colorado-2012/)

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KTLaw Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment in 2012

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The Colorado Supreme Court recognized KTLaw for achieving its 2012 commitment to its annual goal of providing 50 hours of pro bono legal services by each attorney.  KTLaw attorneys each provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services, which primarily served the indigent and/or organizations serving the indigent.  Congrats!

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KTLaw Sponsors National Ag Week Festivities

It is National Ag Week – March 17 – 24, 2013!
If You Eat, Drink or Wear Clothing…Thank a Rancher or Farmer!

Klauzer & Tremaine is a proud sponsor of National Ag Week in Routt County, Colorado, and is a proud supporter of Community Agriculture Alliance.

National Ag Week is a special time to come together to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. National and local efforts work to educate millions of consumers and ask “Where would you be without agriculture?”

Community Agriculture Alliance is coordinating several events and activities focused on education on the value of agriculture and how “ag matters” in Routt County. Our goal is to connect all of us with local agriculture.

Since 1999 Community Agriculture Alliance has been dedicated to local agriculture. CAA provides connections for agriculture and diverse community interests, building common ground in support of agriculture. We bring leadership in education and the promotion of agriculture (food, fiber, products and services). We believe that agriculture matters and our mission is “to preserve the agricultural heritage of the Yampa River Valley by initiating, supporting and encouraging actions programs and policies that mutually benefit and connect agricultural producers and consumers”.

CAA 2013 National Ag Week Activities:

March 3-13 – Ag Matters Bandanas and Posters to Sponsors

March 3-30 – Ag Matters Radio Spots

March 17-24 – Ag Week Restaurant Promotion

March 19 – Ag Matters insert in Steamboat Today

March 20 – Ag Week Breakfast

Join us in celebrating agriculture in the Yampa Valley.

Klauzer & Tremaine Co-Sponsors the Inaugural Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Klauzer & Tremaine, LLC, is pleased to co-sponsor the inaugural Yampa Valley Crane Festival!  We hope to see you there!

The inaugural Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place September 16-19 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, plus a pre-festival screening of the International Wildlife Festival award-winning film Born To Fly on Thursday, September 13 as part of the Library’s ongoing Wild Films series.

The inaugural Yampa Valley Crane Festival culminates on September 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. during a free community talk with Dr. George Archibald, a revered ornithologist and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation.  This community talk will take place in Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

George Archibald will share an amazing story about how Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Rocky Mountains of North America, Black-necked Cranes on Asia’s Tibetan Plateau, and Demoiselle Cranes that migrate over the peaks of the Himalayas, survive at high altitudes. He will also explain the unique challenges in conserving these remarkable creatures as human populations spread up the slopes and as fragile high-altitude climates change.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 – Yampa Valley Crane Festival programming focuses on family crane viewing and educational programs, plus a photography workshop. Sunday’s Crane Festival headquarters is The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch in Hayden.

Monday, September 17, 2012 – Crane Festival programming focuses on outreach to school children and seniors.

Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Library Hall is Yampa Valley Crane Festival headquarters for Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 18-19, with talks, films and a two-day art show. 

More information may be accessed by clicking here.

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Meghan Morrissey Gives Back at National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day took place on September 24, 2011.  National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States.

Meghan worked on the Blizzard Pass Trail near Grand Lake, Colorado,  which is part of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.   Meghan, along with 20 other volunteers, built approximately 170 feet of “turnpike.”   Turnpikes are used to elevate the trail above wet ground.  The technique uses fill material to build up the trail base higher than the surrounding water table.

The 2011 NPLD Blizzard Pass Volunteers and Staff

The Turnpike is Built with a Culvert Below to Allow Water to Flow Underneath

Soil and Rock is Added to Fill the Turnpike

The Completed Turnpike is Behind Meghan. Without This Section of Turnpike the Trail Resembles a Swamp!

Members of the Colorado OHV Statewide Trail Crew Showcasing Their Work

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Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun Shoot

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Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun Shoot

At the Fun Shoot, participants first are given a short firearms safety presentation then cycle through stations.  The 2011 stations include 22-caliber rifle, black powder rifle, a caliber comparison, shotgun skeet 5 stand, archery, air pistol/ rifle, .22-caliber pistol, and .40-caliber steel handgun.

The Lorna Farrow Group is a non-profit group built to continue the passion of its namesake; the awareness of the devastation of Cancer and the healing by empowerment through recreational hunting and shooting sports through various community partnership including 4H.

http://www.lornafarrow.com

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