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: kendra@cloudcityconservation.org or 719-465-6164. She will buy coffee for anyone wanting to discuss C4 projects, present and future.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival September 3rd and 4th

Saturday is Local Food Night.  View the Program.

Sunday is Family Film Night.  View the Program.

At the Tabor Opera House.  Films start at 6:00 with a reception at 5:00 pm.    There are approximately 10 short films per night, lasting 2-3 hours.  Tickets are $10 for C4 members and $15 for the general public.  Membership is free.   And there will be a special free showing of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, Saturday the 3rd at 3:30 at the Tabor Opera House.

Wild and Scenic Film Fest Tickets


Wild and Scenic Film Festival Poster 2016
In Defense of Food Poster

Join us for another fabulous weekend at the largest film festival of its kind. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts our local work – and yours too – into the broader environmental and social context, and serves to remind us that we’re participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world.

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