History Colorado Survey/Planning Grant For More Hanging Flume Work

IAWC will be administering a grant this fall awarded by History Colorado for additional work on the Hanging Flume. The total project amount is $161,686. The project will focus on addressing unknown aspects of the Hanging Flume construction so that future preservation opportunities for the site and structure can be developed within the 2005 SHF-master.. read more →

Old Spanish Trail Talk Highlights Annual Meeting

Jon Horn of Alpine Archeology in Montrose presented new information on the north fork of the Old Spanish Trail at IAWC’s annual meeting March 20.  Contracted by BLM, Horn researched and found physical evidence of 76 miles of trail in Colorado and over 200 miles in Utah. “Delta County has some of the best examples.. read more →

Escalante Canyon Talk and Tour Highlights Pioneer Spirit

The Ben Lowe-Cash Sampson shootout, livestock wars, the trail followed by Delta bank robbers and descriptions of homesteading life were some of the stories heard by the 140 attendees at the Pioneer Spirit of Escalante Canyon talk on March 13, 2014 and by 66 people on the tour of the Canyon Homestead sites on March.. read more →

Hanging Flume Work Receives 2014 History Colorado Award

The 2014 Stephen H. Hart award was given to IAWC, Anthony & Associates and the Bureau of Land Management by History Colorado on February 5, 2014 for the ambitious project to rebuild a portion of the historic flume above the San Miguel River. The award recognized an innovative effort at reconstructing history. The project to.. read more →

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 →

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 →

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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 →