In a time of growing concern over profound issues such as climate change and even nuclear sabre rattling, and with political turmoil across the nation stirring memories of the 1960s, there is promise in Boulder County of a unique refuge for activists and others.
Providing investors step forward to help seal the deal, the planned retreat — billed as the Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center — will make its home on an historic property west of Jamestown that is the legacy of an early pioneer in educating the public about Rocky Mountain ecology.
The center is planned for a 180-acre parcel on Overland Road previously owned by Hazel Schmoll, who from 1919 to 1935 was Colorado’s state botanist.
Schmoll typically advertised the Range View Ranch in the Christian Science Monitor, only permitting guests there who did not drink or smoke, offering visitors a high-country buffet of activities including mountaineering, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and more.
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