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Patiently Waiting

Today is beautiful March Wednesday, and if you look at the brand-new Chamber webcam on the home page here today, you will see that the sun is out, and the great piles of snow in the parking lot and by the ice rink are rapidly melting away.  With a Spring-like forecast of 50 degrees for today, you can be sure that Jack Frost is packing his bags and getting ready to leave until next November.   Amongst the Ironwoodians encountered recently (especially when the sun was shining) you certainly can detect a pent-up pressure of energy.  Folks know it is coming.  The days are longer.  The coats are getting lighter.   Spring is on its way!    Of course, we might get a snow or two yet, but all know that the moment is coming very soon when everything up north--people, plants, streams, animals, and insects--will explode in a great burst of activity which will continue unabated until the shadows begin to fall again in November.  Two Spring things to watch and plan for:  the Red Bull 400 event at Copper Peak on May 12 and the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 2.  Hundreds (thousands?) of people will flock to Ironwood to participate in or watch the spectacle of humans running up the Copper Peak Ski-Flying Jump.  A fewer number than that will celebrate Spring on June 2 by cleaning out the garage and basement, placing the least important treasures out for others to discover and get attached to on Rummage Sale Saturday.   Register now for this event by going to our "events" heading, scrolling down, and then printing out the registration form.   For right now though, we all can plan, make to-do lists, start filling up that Summer calendar, and wait the absolute arrival of the North Real Spring!