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White River TalkAbouts

Summer 2011

    Wild Flowers vs. Toxic-Noxious Weeds

    June 25, 2011 at 2P.M.

    • to identify wild flowers
    • know which plants can cause you problems
    • bring plants you would like identified
    • to control problem plants
    • recognize plants native to Colorado
    (PICTURE)
    • Wild Flowers vs. Toxic - Noxious Weeds- June 23, 2011-2:00p.m.
    • Women Who Homesteaded The West July 16,2011-2:00p.m.
    • Community Involvement-Clean Energy August 13, 2011-2:00p.m
2.(PICTURE)
  • Which Plants can poison your horse? Visit with Dr. Knight and Ms. Postmus of how to recognize and rid your property of threatening plants
  • Receive a list of plants that do not pose a threat

Everyone bring a homemade dish and a smile.No homemade dish, give us a call we'll help out. No smile... Stay home.

We provide the main courses- vegetarian and meat. we also provide ice tea, coffee and water

Bring any plants you would like identified, a camp chair or blanket to sit on, a jacket, sun screen, walking shoes and eating utensils. we provide paper plates and cups.

3. Orchestrator: Dr Tony Knight, Professer, department of clinical sciences, Colorado State University.born and raised in Kenya and received his veterinary degree from the University of Nairobi in 1968. He received a MS from Colorado State University in 1971. Thereafter he joined the faculty of the veterinary college of the University of Nairobi, Kenya. In 1973, he accepted a faculty position in large animal medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Currently as a member of the Animal Population Health Institute at Colorado State University, his interests lie in disease investigation, foreign animal disease training, animal emergency preparedness, zoonotic diseases and plant toxicology. As a result of his experiences working with plant poisoning he has published 2 books on plant poisoning of animals in North America.#Attendees- Individuals from diverse backgrounds, invited based on a common interest in the topic an interest in learning and having fun.
 Venue- Diverse, stimulating conversation on cultural, artistic and social topics.
 Purpose- to produce an afternoon of good fun, good food, stimulating conversation and thought provoking ideas.
We Believe: learning is like living, best practiced every day, in every way and pursued with passion.



Women Who Homesteaded the West

July 16, 2011 2 p.m.

  • Could women own land in 1900’s USA?
  • How to “make do” with nothing.
  • The best of times and the worst of times in the early West!

Setting the Stage: Dr. Dave Steinman 1880s … cultural shock. Go west young woman, go west.

Orchestrator: Julie Jones-Eddy presently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She retired in 2002 from Colorado College. A native of Craig, Colorado and an oral historian, in 1992 Julie produced a video, Women of Northwestern Colorado, 1890-1940: glimpses of our lives and published her book.

Homesteading Women: An Oral History of Colorado 1890-1950

Homesteading Women: An
Oral History of Colorado,
1890-1950
is a compilation of Julie's interviews with 47 women between the ages of 55 - 95 …some married, some mothers, some employed, but
all survivors of the rigors of homesteading in demanding and, at times, hostile
environment. The interviewers vividly recall frontier attitudes toward childhood, marriage, pregnancy and birth, work health care, daily life, and death.

Orchestrator: Marcia Meredith Hensley lives near Rock Springs, Wyoming and teaches writing, western literature and western American studies at Western Wyoming Community College. Marcia’s book tells the stories of remarkable pioneer women who seized the opportunity to own land at a time when it was nearly unheard of for women to do so.

Staking Her Claim – Women Homesteading the West
Instead of talking about women’s rights, these frontier women grabbed the opportunity to become landowners by homesteading in the still wild west of the early 1900s. They tell their stories in their own words – through letters and articles of the times. Marcia Hensley

Women who Homesteaded the West

Art stimulates our inner soul and leads toward a gratifying harmony between our soul and our environment. You will find joy, balance, harmony, and stimulation as you visit our communities and meet our artists.  There are wonderful works, fascinating history and marvelous geology to be discovered by those who look for art in rural Colorado.


Community Involvement–Clean Energy

August 13, 2011 2 p.m.

2:00pm  Opening - Welcome and Questions    Joe & Barbara Livingston

2011 Community Involvement - Clean Energy TalkAbout

Goal - A discussion:  Community Development  - Clean Energy.   "Renewable energy has passed a milestone as domestic production is now greater than that of nuclear power and is closing in on oil." Monthly Energy Review The U.S. Energy Information Administration(EIA),

Setting the stage - Ruth and Ted Edmonds - The Optimist & The Pragmatist

Orchestrator (aka facilitator) - Betty Harris coordinates the discussion and makes sure presenters have a chance to introduce their area of interest (3 - 5 minutes).

Instrumentalists (aka presenters) - individuals and companies who want to share information and ideas with the group. Each instrumentalists is provided 3 to 5 minutes to inform attendees of their interests and products.

Solar Panel Instillation

2:33pm  Discussion The Orchestrator demonstrates her skill, making sure everyone has a chance to express ideas and ask questions.

Providing some of the color
  • Ruth and Ted Edmonds - The Optimist & The Pragmatist
  • Keith Lambert - Mayor of Rifle, Colorado - Home of the Nations Largest Solar Garden
  • Betty Harris – Consumer of Clean Energy – What we have done
  • Gregg Eellis & Jim Pequette – KALA – - We're in the grow your own fuel business.
  • Ian Jones & Caryn Magid – Citizens of Ny, NY - What’s happening in New York
  • Jon Prater – Colorado Mountain College - Biomass Test Facility -video
  • Susan Sanborne - Consumer of Clean Energy - Living Off the Grid
  • Sam Anderson – iCAST - "I built a biodiesel plant on a farm last year in Stratton, Colorado."
  • Travis Day – Geo-Thermal
  • Pat Sturgen – A SheepCamp Off the Grid – It works!
  • Seth Livingston – What’s happening in California
  • Jim Magid - Financial Analyst - New York, NY
White River TalkAbouts

Summer 2011

Women who Homesteaded the West


  • Wild Flowers vs. Toxic - Noxious Weeds - June 25, 2011

  • Women Who Homesteaded the West - July 16, 2011

  • Community Involvement–Clean Energy August 13, 2011

Everyone brings a homemade dish and a smile. No homemade dish, give us a call we’ll help out. No smile ...think about coming another day.

We provide the main courses - ice tea, coffee and water. Bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on, a jacket, sun screen, walking shoes and eating utensils. We provide paper plates and cups.

Attendees- individuals from diverse backgrounds, invited based on a common interest in the topic, an interest in learning and having fun.

Venue- diverse, stimulating conversation on cultural, artistic and social topics.

Purpose- to produce an afternoon of good fun, good food, stimulating conversation and thought provoking ideas.

To Join In: If you would like to attend, email: jlivingston@wreawildblue.org. Seating is limited.

We believe: Learning is like living, best if practiced every day, in every way and pursued with passion.

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