NEWS & EVENTS

Colorado Heritage covers IAWC projects

Colorado Heritage – The Magazine of History Colorado, included two IAWC projects in a statewide story entitled, “Building Communities – Celebrating 25 Years of the State Historical Fund.” Two Delta County projects, preservation of historic Escalante Canyon structures and Saving the Enos T. Hotchkiss Barn stories and photos are featured on pages 24-25. The article.. read more →

Stabilizing Historic Driggs Mansion video

The Driggs Mansion: A Story of Stabilization from Mara Ferris on Vimeo. This 7-minute video documents the stabilization of the Driggs Mansion located ion Highway 141 through the spectacularly scenic Unaweep Canyon from Grand Junction/Whitewater to just north of Gateway, Colorado, location of Gateway Canyons Resort. This engaging project captivated communities, as well as engineers,.. read more →

Annual Report highlights accomplishments

IAWC Annual Report 2012 is attached and features information about: Descriptions and photos of the year’s five significant projects; Recognizing the visionary leadership of outgoing board president, Jon Schler; Financial report for 2012. Western Colorado Interpretive Association (WCIA) Annual Members Meeting and Educational Program Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location:  Bill Heddles Recreation.. read more →

Hotchkiss barn named to Colorado’s Endangered Places list

Watch a video about the storied Enos T. Hotchkiss barn, posted by Colorado Endangered Places (4 min). read more →

Delta sites make CO’s Most Endangered list

No historic site in Delta County has ever been named to the state’s list of Most Endangered Places. But on February 7, 2013, at the Saving Places Conference in Denver, both the Hotchkiss Barn and three historic sites in Escalante Canyon were named among the top five. Here are links to the CBS Channel 4.. read more →

Introducing our new website!

Thank you for visiting our new website. Please take some time to peruse and let us know what you think! You can send your comments through our Contact form or give us a call today at (970) 874-6695. read more →

Investigation of the Construction of Hanging Flume

Download the pdf here, courtesy of HangingFlume.org read more →

Alpine Tunnel – An Engineering Marvel

Courtesy of Legends of America Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge Alpine Tunnel. Once the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11,523 feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad began the.. read more →

Historic Sites – Alpine Tunnel

Courtesy of the Gunnison, Colorado Chamber of Commerce ALPINE TUNNEL The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County). For years mail and supplies.. read more →

The Alpine Tunnel Historic District

Courtesy of the Narrow Gauge Circle   The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County). The District consists of property located on the.. read more →