Blaz­ing the CDT

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This year, in honor of the trail’s 40th an­niver­sary, the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide Trail Coali­tion (CDTC) is out to mark the trail, from end to end. To tackle this his­toric project, CDTC is re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers from across the coun­try to take part in a project called “Blaze the CDT.” Through­out 2018, th­ese vol­un­teers will in­stall more than 5,000 blue­and-white signs along ap­prox­i­mately 750 miles of trail. Thanks to ef­forts by the U.S. For­est Ser­vice, the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment, youth con­ser­va­tion corps and vol­un­teer trail adopters, over 2,000 miles have al­ready been prop­erly signed.

The CDT passes through alpine mead­ows, desert canyons, quak­ing aspen forests and im­pos­ing moun­tain ranges, mak­ing for a truly beau­ti­ful jour­ney through some of Amer­ica’s most dra­matic and rugged ter­rain. Over 180 miles of the trail are still in need of fed­eral pro­tec­tion, and hun­dreds more are in need of main­te­nance.

2018 is not only an im­por­tant year for the CDT, but for all of Amer­ica’s trails, as it marks the 50th an­niver­sary of the Na­tional Trails Sys­tem Act. Since its cre­ation in 1968, over 81,000 miles of trails have been in­cluded in the Na­tional Trails Sys­tem.

To learn more about Blaze the CDT and the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide Trail, vis­it­con­ti­nen­tal­divide­trail.org/ blaze-the-CDT/.

For more about the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide Trail Coali­tion, a non-profit, visit con­ti­nen­tal­divide­trail.org.

◊◊◊ sig­nify the be­gin­ning of five min­utes of si­lence to re­flect on what can be done to make the world bet­ter for our chil­dren. The bells are rung again at the con­clu­sion of the five min­utes.

May 11 is Movie Night at Glen­wood Com­mu­nity Li­brary. The fea­tured film is a mu­si­cal, “The Great­est Show­man” star­ring Hugh Jack­man. Showtime is 7 PM.

The Cat­walk Gallery & Gift Shop will hold its Grand Open­ing on May 12 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Lo­cated at 5112 High­way 180 in down­town Glen­wood, the gallery fea­tures work by New Mex­ico artists and ar­ti­sans.

The Glen­wood Se­nior Cen­ter will host Mother's Day Cash Bingo also on May 12. Doors open at 12:30 PM. Games be­gin at 1 PM. The cost is $15 for 10 games. Food & drinks avail­able for do­na­tion. There will be door prizes, a $100 Black­out game and a 50/50 Cash Raf­fle. There will also be com­pli­men­tary cor­sages for moth­ers who at­tend.

On May 12, the Old Kelly Store will open from mid-May to mid-Oc­to­ber. It fea­tures hand-crafted items and art, and is open week­ends and Mon­day hol­i­days from 10 AM. to 5 PM. In Mo­gol­lon, own­ers of the Pur­ple Onion are hop­ing to open by May 19, on Satur­days and Sun­days from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The Mo­gol­lon Moun­tain Gun Club will host a shoot at the Glen­wood Range at 9 AM. There will be events for Cen­ter­fire and .22 ri­fle as well as Cen­ter­fire and .22 pistol. A great ham­burger lunch will be served. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. Call 539-2527 for in­for­ma­tion.

Ev­ery Satur­day, from 9 AM to 1 PM, the Glen­wood Street Mar­ket fea­tures arts and crafts, and food, and new ven­dors are adding even more se­lec­tions.

Com­ing up, the Sum­mer Read­ing pro­gram at Glen­wood Com­mu­nity Li­brary will meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day, June 6 to July 25 from 1-3:30 PM. This year’s theme is 'Li­braries Rock.' Kids are typ­i­cally in­fant to 13, with the ma­jor­ity be­tween 3 and 12. There are sep­a­rate pro­grams for all ages. Ev­ery child will re­ceive a book and bag. Snacks are pro­vided. The pro­gram in­cludes games, crafts, and prizes. There will be a draw­ing on the last day for grand prizes—at least one for each age group. Kids earn en­tries for this through par­tic­i­pa­tion in the pro­gram through­out the sum­mer. ●

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