Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rainbow Family returns to Montana

The Rainbow Family of Living Light has decided on a familiar location for its annual gathering this year.
Julie Shepherd of Jackson got the news Monday morning from her grandson. “He came in and told me, ‘The Rainbows are back,’ ” she said from her post at the Jackson Post Office early Monday afternoon. The loose-knit group of free spirits decided to return to the site of their 2000 gathering in the Big Hole Valley’s Skinner Meadows following a council meeting at Racetrack near Butte. The annual event can attract more than 10,000 people at its culmination on July 4, when people join hands to form a huge circle to pray for world peace. The group announced that the event would return to the Big Hole on its blog at Cass Cairns is the spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service logistics team assigned to the event. The agency has started working with Rainbow Family members to develop an operating plan to address public health and safety concerns and address rehabilitation of the site, she said...more

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