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Dark Skies Membership

  Board of Directors:

Jim Bradburn, President and Designated media contact:
   <jim@ranchobendito.com>
, 719-942-5052
   *To make observatory reservations, visit: tinyurl.com/smokeyjack
Clint Smith, Vice-President
Susan (Sam) Frostman, Secretary/Treasurer
Joe Castaneda
Robert (Butch) Gemin
Teresa Katz
Jim and Charlene Rohr
Ed Stewart
Fred and Kathleen Stones
Don Vawter

  Advisory Board:

Robert (Bob) Gilchrist
Judy Hunter
Wilson Jarvis
Steve Janssen
Hal Julsen
Tom Larkin
Steve Linderer
Constance Little
Bob Moose
Ginny Powers
Annie Pringle
Bill Smith
Rex Stage
Bob Thomason

In Memory of our founder, Smokey Jack

Smokey left us in late May, 2004 but her memory will live on with the members of Dark Skies and many others in this mountain community. Donations are being accepted in her name at: P.O. Box 634, Westcliffe, CO 81252.

On March 22, 2005 the shielded lights funded and installed by Dark Skies at the Custer County Schools parking lot were dedicated to Smokey in a brief ceremony led by president Bob Gilchrist.

Plaque dedicated to Smokey

Dedication ceremony

Also in December, 2015, the observatory at The Bluff Park in Westcliffe was named in her honor, The Smokey Jack Observatory (SJO). THere are photos of Smokey on that page, too.

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