Susan Nottingham is 69 years old and her family settled in Avon in the early 1880’s. They farmed and ranched there until development of the ski areas put an end to ranching in the 1980’s. Her family moved the ranching operation to Burns (still in Eagle County) in 1982 and are still raising cattle there. Susan is the last of the line for her family. Her Dad passed away 7 years ago and her Mom is still on the ranch and is 89 years old. Susan’s two brothers died in an avalanche in 1987, so she is the last of the line. She had the ranch listed for sale but has taken it off the market. So uncertain what the future holds. Susan will be joined by her neighbor Jill Schlegel, and her son Aaron. They are 5-6 generation ranchers in Burns as well. They love Colorado because it truly is “home”. Their roots are very deep. They have many issues that are of concern for their business. They are looking forward to discussing those issues with Heidi.
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As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home!
Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is!
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