Blazing the CDT
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. ●