Editor’s note: This story originally ran in our sister publication the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal. The Independence Pass Foundation was created in part to decrease the effects of river-polluting erosion caused by the road on the landscape. “It was Bob’s vision to protect the pass and provide environmental stewardship,” said Teague, who has served as the executive director of the IPF for the last four years, after previously serving on the Basalt Town Council from 2011 to 2014. The Independence Pass Foundation has worked since the mid-1990s to stabilize the steep, eroding slopes along Highway 82 near the summit of the pass. Under bluebird skies and a light breeze Wednesday about a mile west of the 12,095-foot pass, a truck mounted with what looks like a water canon sprayed a foamy green substance onto the steep hillside. Many of the contractors who checked out the job passed on a bid due to the complexity of logistics and challenge of spraying the weed mix so high up the hillside, Teague said. In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs and digital copies of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and full Form 990 documents, in both PDF and digital formats. Mark Fuller was executive director for 20 years and Judy Olsen was development director for a similar period. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard.". The project has been underway for about three weeks and could continue for another three. “They put material on both the north and south side of the summit,” Henry said. Gail Holstein currently serves on the board of the IPF and a picture of her parents standing on the summit of the pass in 1943 or 1944 reminds her daily of why people fall in love with the mountains of Colorado. Pay starts at $15.00. Last September, volunteer teams from the IPF, along with inmates from Buena Vista, hauled thousands of pounds of rebar and metal cable out of Mountain Boy Basin to restore the ecological integrity of the area. That name also stuck to the pass that had been known as … If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Many local schoolchildren, who have now grown into parents with their own schoolchildren, can proudly point out spruce and fir trees that were originally planted as seedlings years ago. $18.86 per…, PT Housekeeper PT Night Auditor/ Front Desk Agent Please apply in person at 920 Cowen Drive or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Concrete Concrete Superintendent-Foreman, Form Setters, Finishers, Masons and Laborers. Longtime board member James Peterson explains the environmental damage that needed to be fixed: “Erosion was really a problem. The hillside above the Top Cut has been slowly unraveling ever since, working further and further upslope. Share this Nonprofit Email Facebook Twitter. - Accountant I/II - Business Technology Manager - Deputy Finance Director - Finance Manager - Maintenance Tech II…, Olde Towne Moving Now hiring movers. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism. We have to be reminded of our gifts. A local movement protesting systemic racism and oppression in America marched into its third weekend in Aspen on Saturday. One thing about gravity: It never stops and hopefully neither will the efforts of the volunteers and board of the Independence Pass Foundation. The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Photo courtesy of the Independence Pass Foundation. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return. Chaz Audet, a project manager with Powell, said the project wasn’t all that daunting. Top pay - Top company: High-Con Inc. 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COVID-19 has disrupted our education system, how schools are meeting student needs, and what’s being put in place to address gaps in resources. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the winter closure gate at the base of the pass six miles southeast of Aspen, individual skiers ($15) and families ($25) can ski in the beautiful quiet of the non-car environment on a groomed track up to Lincoln Creek, where there will be pastries and drinks. The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2018 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2017 fiscal years, but may include older records. It may be one of the last times mule teams will be used in cleansing the Continental Divide because the Forest Service has now disbanded the teams, and they are no longer available. Steve Alldredge is a correspondent for our sister publication, the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal. “It’s a tough thing to stop until it reaches the angle of repose,” Fuller said. Highway 82 as a mirror-sheened zigzag above Independence ghost town. The 30th anniversary of the IPF will be celebrated today, Feb. 17, with the seventh annual Ski for the Pass event. Two plans for removing the fencing and debris were put in place. Before guardrails were installed in the late 1980s, a car driving over the pass from the Twin Lakes side hit black ice on the first turn just past the summit and slid off the steep slope with tragic results. Fuller and IPF executive director Karin Teague pointed out successful work undertaken on the hillside below the highway at the Top Cut starting in the early 2000s. Near the top of the pass, the “top cut” of the road’s final push to the summit can be seen from above the basin holding the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River.
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