Groups of Tibetan monks travel North America each year to share their culture and increase awareness about Tibet. They’ve been visiting the North Fork Valley for thirty or more years, at the invitation of friends and students here. These monks are exiles from their homeland of Tibet, where the Chinese communists have persecuted the Tibetan people for practicing their traditional Buddhist religion and have forced the great monastic universities into exile in India and beyond. Our community is delighted and honored...(more)
The historic Challenge Butter creamery building, located at 165 West Bridge Street in the heart of Hotchkiss, was given new life in 2006. The renovation that took nearly a year to complete became the impressive Creamery Art Center (CAC). Enter the custom made front doors and explore the open floor plan that allows visitors to witness the works of the North Fork Valley artists that display their beautiful creations there. Be sure to include a visit to the unusual one of a kind restrooms that have been lovingly crafted for your enjoyment....(more)
Drawing by Erin Williams
These writings come from various local writers in an effort to showcase our quality of life as well as share the things that are important to us.