How Westcliffe and Silver Cliff Became an International Dark Sky Community

The International Dark-Sky Association awarded the towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff an International Dark Sky Community Designation in 2015. The designation honors Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley’s dedication to reducing light pollution and follows a detailed application process. To gain the official Dark Sky Community designation, Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley encouraged lighting codes that restrict unshielded lights and … Continue reading How Westcliffe and Silver Cliff Became an International Dark Sky Community