The Canon City Daily Record
Fremont County Commissioner Tim Payne was an invited guest panelist during the El Pomar Foundation's "Pikes Peak Region Trails and Open Space: Rich History, Abundant Assets, Promising Future" in May.
The event was held at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs on May 13. Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered opening remarks concerning his initiative: Colorado the Beautiful's "16 in 2016" that includes Ring the Peak trail. Keynote speaker Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of Great Outdoors Colorado, highlighted GOCO's new Protect, Connect, Inspire strategic plan. This first Heritage Series session focused on trails and open space, both critical dimensions to heritage and backyard recreation and tourism. Panelists included nonprofit leaders in open space and trails, local government and natural resource management.
The El Pomar Foundation's Pikes Peak Recreation & Tourism Heritage Series was launched in 2015 to increase knowledge and interest in an important part of the region's economy and quality of life: Colorado's natural resource and recreational opportunities.
Payne was accompanied by Jim Hoar, executive director of the Cañon City Area Metropolitan Recreation and Park District; BLM Recreation Planner Kalem Lenard; and Kristyn Econome, representing Fremont Adventure Recreation.
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