Headwaters Group presents ‘The Great Divide’ at CMC in Breckenridge
Headwaters Group presents ‘The Great Divide’ at CMC
The Headwaters Group (Summit, Eagle and Grand counties) of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club presents Havey Production’s “The Great Divide” on Thursday, April 21 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. Introductions begin at 6:45 p.m., and the film starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
“The Great Divide” is a feature-length documentary exploring the historic influence of water in connecting and dividing an arid state and region. Millions of people, billions of dollars and an enormous amount of economic activity across a vast swath of America from California to the Mississippi River are all dependent on rivers born in Colorado’s mountains. In a time of mounting demand and limited supply, the need for all citizens to better understand and participate in decisions affecting this critical resource is paramount.
“The water we take for granted each and every day gets its start here in our state,” filmmaker Jim Havey said in a statement. “Our goal for this film is to raise public understanding and appreciation of Colorado’s water heritage and we hope to inspire a more informed public discussion concerning the vital challenges confronting our state and region with increasing urgency.”
The film is produced by the Emmy award-winning team at Havey Productions, in association with Colorado Humanities.
“This film offers a very promising way to restore or create an appropriate sense of wonder over the arrangements that support human settlement in this state,” said Patty Limerick, faculty director at the Center of the American West, in a statement.
This presentation is a public education event.
“Water is precious and very few people really understand where it comes from,” said former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, in a statement. “Appreciating its importance, the limitations on water quantity and the significance of water quality are all critical areas for the citizenry of Colorado to really understand.”
For additional information visit sierraclub.org/rocky-mountain-chapter/headwaters.
Support FIRC through the library’s Food for Fines event
Help the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) while paying off your library late fees through this year’s Food for Fines event. With the continued economic challenges in Summit County, many people are turning to local food banks to help feed their families and provide necessities. To assist with this demand, the Summit County Library will collect food and other items in place of monetary fines for overdue library materials through April 30.
According to FIRC, items specifically requested are: pasta and pasta sauce, rice, cereal, black and pinto beans, hearty soups, canned corn and peas, peanut butter, baby diapers (sizes 3-5), toiletries, canned fruit, canned tuna and canned ravioli. Only these goods requested by FIRC will be accepted at this time. Please no green beans. Canned items cannot be used as payment for lost library materials.
Get a clean slate with the library and no fines by bringing in a can of food. There is no set can donation to cover the amount of the fine.
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