CARE Program Accepting Applications

The CARE program is an energy efficiency home-improvement program available in Lake County to income-qualified homeowners and tenants.  In 2016, Cloud City Conservation helped improve 26 homes with an average annual savings on utility bills of $386!

Improvements may include a new Energy-Star refrigerator, LED lights, insulation, and air sealing, and more!

Thanks to our friends at Energy Outreach Colorado
and XCEL Energy for making this program possible.

To find out more or to apply, please visit or call us at 719-465-6164


January is National Radon Action Month!

3d Radon elementDid you know that radon gas is a serious health risk and is found in many Lake County homes?  Exposure to radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for 20,000 deaths annually in the U.S.  Because radon gas is invisible and odorless, it is easy to forget about.  Fortunately, testing for radon is easy and is now also free in Lake County while supplies last.

Cloud City Conservation Center and Lake County Public Health Agency have once again teamed up to provide free radon test kits to Lake County residents.  You can pick up your test kit at C4’s office (130 W. 5th St. Room 121) or at the Lake County Public Health Agency (112 W 5th St.).

Please keep in mind that your demographic information will be recorded as part of  a Regional Radon Awareness Grant Project.  These results will assist mapping radon levels in your region, as well as provide environmental health staff contact information in order to provide you with supplemental radon information and recommendations.



Welcome our new Executive Director Kendra Kurihara

Thank You Lynne Westerfield

It is with great appreciation and some sadness that we say goodbye to our founding director Lynne Westerfield. She has been a driving visionary, an inspiration to many,  and a powerful fundraiser for our cause. Thank you Lynne for all that you have created for our community. Change can be hard but it also brings new opportunities. Lynne is moving to her new home outside of Flagstaff AZ to live a ranch life and guide on the Grand Canyon. We wish her all the best!

Kendra Kurihara has stepped into her shoes as the new Executive Director.  She has been involved with C4 since the beginning as a board member and zero waste volunteer. Active in the community for many years, her areas of interest have been in education, recreation, gardening and cooking. Check out her bio. Besides learning the ropes, the first big order of business will be completing fundraising, and planning and construction of the upcoming Cloud City Farm project!

Kendra can be contacted at: or 719-465-6164. She will buy coffee for anyone wanting to discuss C4 projects, present and future.

Our mission is to inspire stewardship of our natural resources by creating educational opportunities and lasting community infrastructure in Leadville and Lake County, Colorado.