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8th Annual Lighting Kid’s Lives Auction
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8th Annual Lighting Kid’s Lives Auction

Camp Fire NCW held 8th annual Lighting Kid’s Lives Auction, September 10th at the Cashmere Conservatory. With great people, outstanding entertainment from The band Vote Rocker, and some amazing items to bid on, it was a huge success. The money we raised this year will go to help kids in Washington to camp, and to help our low income clubs with materials they need. Last years auction helped one club raise money to make a float for the parade, go on a camping trip to our local National Forest and plant trees at a park. We were also able to send over 60 kids to camp on scholarship this year with the fund we raised. We would like to thank Mountain Khakis for their generous donation, which was a huge hit at the auction, and their support of Camp Fire NCW and our programs. Thank you!

Salted Flats Fly Fishing Updates
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Salted Flats Fly Fishing Updates

This is Captain Doug Henderson owner and guide for SaltedFlatsFlyFishing.com. My year is spent guiding anglers to fish dreams are made of, Panhandle Tarpon and Louisiana Redfish. I have chosen these locations for my anglers because both offer the upper end size brackets for these two saltwater species. The Panhandle […]

Life Elevated
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Life Elevated

For many of us, mountains fill an essential missing piece of our soul.  A subtle void that can’t be explained to those that do not understand and is usually unnoticeable until they become absent from our lives.  True moral fibers can be exposed in their arena if one is given the opportunity to explore the delicate balance between perceived personal limits and those imposed by Mother Nature herself.  With profound respect, the ability to push yourself past the confines of comfort, and substantial luck we can discover what makes us tick.  The lofty heights of the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and Utah have helped me come closer to this understanding on two recent occasions.

Josh Fuller | MK Ambassador

CEC’s Harvest Hoedown in Palisade
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CEC’s Harvest Hoedown in Palisade

Harvest Hoedown PosterI’m back from a great vacation just in time for CEC’s premier event of the fall. I hope you plan to join me at the Harvest Hoedown this Friday at the Palisade Brewing Company in Palisade, CO.

As you likely already know a great bluegrass band from southwest Colorado, Waiting on Trial, will be gracing the stage and playing all night. We will also have a fantastic silent auction, a great drawing for those who buy tickets online, and a free shuttle bus with 5 stops back to downtown Junction.

It’s going to be a great time, and a terrific way to support CEC, see you there!

DRAWING FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASERS:
1. First 50 entered to win an Osprey Porter 65 duffle
2. Everyone entered to win the latest CEC t-shirt and 2 filled growlers from Palisade Brewing Company

FREE SHUTTLE FROM THE BREWERY TO THE FOLLOWING STOPS:
1. Peach Tree Shopping Center (Clifton)
2. Safeway (F Rd & 29th)
3. Ale House (12th & Patterson)
4. Moss Performing Arts (CMU Campus)
5. GJ Downtown (7th & Main)

SILENT AUCTION INCLUDES:

Tickets are $18 online or $20 at the door and includes your first beer.
Children 12 and under are free.
Bring an appetite for the brewery’s tasty $9 dinner buffet.

MK Cottonwood Cords Review
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MK Cottonwood Cords Review

Time Rose | MK Ambassador

I have been climbing in the MK Cottonwood Cords for the past month.  I am very happy with how they fit and feel.  The weather is getting colder at high elevations in CO and the Cottonwood Cords are a perfect fit for the cooler conditions.  Not too heavy and not an average pair of designer cords that wouldn’t stand up to the abuse of being on the mountain all day.  The Cottonwood Cords are a well made long lasting pair of pants that offer functionality, comfort and warmth. Whether you are bouldering in the park, placing gear in Vedauwoo or sport climbing in the canyon, you will be psyched to have a pair of these covering your butt.