Category Archives: City of Sumpter

Good Stories and Good Food

It’s Just a few days away!  What better way to spend your weekend than up in the mountains at the Sumpter Valley Dredge Worker’s Heritage Day on Saturday the 21st! Whether you’re a history buff, you have a personal connection … Continue reading

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Spring Forward and Plan Ahead: Final

This morning, the Sumpter Valley Dredge woke up to four inches of snow.   This was very disappointing after a beautiful, 60 degree Sunny day on Tuesday.  However, being pushed back inside by the weather gives us a chance to share … Continue reading

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Part 3! Spring Forward and Plan Ahead!

The snow is melting rapidly as the weather warms up and the spring rains come through.  I am reluctantly realizing that it is time to put the snowshoes away.  This isn’t all bad news though.  It also means that it’s … Continue reading

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Spring Forward and Plan Ahead: Part 2

Having covered the park basics in the last blog entry, let’s take look at the icing on the cake…the park activities and events.  Yes, between the Railroad and the State Park, it is difficult to find a weekend that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Holey Granite Rocks, Batman!

Massive granite boulders are one of the beautiful components of the scenery out here in the Elkhorn Mountains.  But, occasionally you might come across some with numerous holes like the one pictured below.  Some of the holes might be an … Continue reading

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