Planning Beyond the BearsPosted by Andy
Since our return to Sky Ranch and our unexpected bear guests, there has been a lot of interest in how Sky Ranch is doing. Last night 9news.com in Denver carried a story about our bear squatters (above).
After all the excitement of having bears living in our lodge has subsided, the reality is that there is a lot of cleaning to do. While we are working with our insurance company and a cleaning company to look at our options, at this point, there isn’t enough financial coverage to have everything professionally cleaned. We are planning on taking a group of seasonal staff to camp on Tuesday to help pitch in with the effort (after all, it is why they get paid $30 a day). From there we will put plans in place for a work weekend, July 6-8.
Tentatively, we would like people to arrive after lunch on Friday (or earlier if you come with your own lunch) and plan on staying until after breakfast on Sunday. We will get started on Friday afternoon and make a big effort on Saturday. Tasks include cleaning up the lodge, picking up trash around camp, fixing trails, fire mitigation, and some of the maintenance projects that we haven’t been able to get done while not being at camp.
If you would like to help with the work weekend, please call our office at 970-493-5258 or email Andy. Once we have an idea of how many volunteers we will have, we will contact you with more specifics on any tools to bring or projects to expect to be working on.
From there we look forward to Sunday and the start of week #5 programming . . . at Sky Ranch!!