29th Annual Tim McClure Benefit @ Double Tree Breckenridge
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the High Country Conservation Center for the 29th Annual Tim McClure Benefit on Friday, February 23rd from 6-10pm at the Double Tree Breckenridge.  Tickets are available at the door for $40, or $60 for VIP tickets.  Tickets include appetizers, live music, EveryBelly Dancers, a great silent auction, and unlimited tasting of local beer, wine, and spirits from Angry James Brewery, Baker’s Brewery, Broken Compass Brewery, Dillon Dam BreweryPug Ryan’sBreckenridge Distillery, and samples from a variety of Colorado wines. VIP ticket holders receive a pint glass for tasting, early access to our silent auction and automatic entry into a VIP drawing for a gift certificate to the Infinity Spa at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 in Breckenridge.  All proceeds benefit HC3.

Purchase a door prize ticket at the event for just $10 and be entered to win one of three prizes, including a Char-Broil Grill from Lowe’s, a two night stay (including breakfast) at the Residence Inn by Marriott and a Family Four-Pack to Epic Discovery Breckenridge.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Epic Promise BGV Gives Alpine Bank
Copper Mountain Paragon Lodging


Arapahoe Basin Waste Management


CBS4 Deeper Green Consulting Peak Performance Imaging Solutions Broken Compass Native Roots

Seed Sower:

Colorado Mountain College, Energy Outreach Colorado, FirstBank, Ifurnish, Stuhr and Associates, Summit Daily, Xcel Energy, Antlers Liquor & Wine Cellar, Mountain Pride Cleaning & Restoration, Martin Martin, Civil Insight, Comfort by Kodiak, Mountain Life Companies


Land Title, The Clothing Cooperative, Arrow Insurance, Breckenridge Dental Group, Centennial Recycling, Dynamic Database Design, Energy Smart Colorado, FridgeWize, Impact Energy, Krystal93, KSMT, Lincoln Park, Mondo Verde, Performance Home, Summit County Recycling, Summit Mountain Rentals, Tolin Mechanical, The Outsider, ERI Direct, Timberline Law, West, Brown, Huntley, Innovative Energy, Timberline Disposal



“Climate in and around Summit County – Present, Past and Future” with NOAA Research Scientist, Klaus Wolter @ Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Klaus Wolter - NOAAJoin the High Country Conservation Center and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for a presentation at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge about climate issues in Summit County, including snowpack, drought, wildfires, and pine beetle epidemic.

Klaus Wolter is Research Scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently based out of Boulder, Colorado. He recently has been working on predicting climate patterns for the entire country. He has created statistical tools that help to predict season climate and assess extreme weather events. Klaus is also involved in studying the level of impact that humans have on our current climate patterns, especially in regards to weather extremes.

10th Annual Save Our Snow & Demo Day @ Arapahoe Basin
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

All proceeds from this event will benefit the High Country Conservation Center, to help us provide awareness, education, appreciation, and preservation of our environment. Come on out and meet A-Basin’s Green Team and representatives from HC3 and learn about A-Basin’s sustainability initiatives, while elevating your green experience at Arapahoe Basin.

To celebrate the day and the “Power To Save The Powder” A-Basin will have a tent village in Mountain Goat Plaza with some Colorado friends that practice sustainability in their businesses and products. There will be plenty of ski and snowboard vendors around demoing skis. You will need a $10 donation to HC3 to demo some of the newest equipment around, this is not a day to be missed!

We will also have a prize drawing and silent auction with prizes from our sustainability minded friends in the tent village.

Rocky Mountain KidWind Challenge @ The Peak School
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The KidWind Challenge seeks to engage students in the opportunities and challenges of a wind-powered society.  Student teams that participate in the Challenge construct a wind turbine that they test in a wind tunnel, document and present the process by which they researched and constructed the turbine, understand the consequences of how we generate and consume energy, and engage in a variety of instant challenges to gauge their on-the-spot engineering and problem-solving skills.

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