Mother's day in the wilderness

State and federal wildlife officials are reminding the public that four areas in Snowmass Village popular with hikers and bikers remain closed until June 21. To protect critical elk-calving habitat these areas are not open: The Tom Blake Trail and area; Anaerobic Nightmare Trail and area; Sequel Trail and area; and Government Trail. The annual closures give cow elk solitude and free range to raise their young, a press release says.