Authorities in southwestern Colorado are preparing for an upcoming counterculture festival.
The Daily Sentinel reports that national forest land outside the town of Norwood will play host to a Rainbow Gathering for nine days in August. The loosely-organized festivals evoke the hippie vibe of the 1960s.
San Miguel County sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Lilly says deputies have already dealt with a couple minor drinking-related encounters, which she says is typical for festivals.
The U.S. Forest Service is working with the group on an operations plan and Sheriff Bill Masters sent out a news release to warn residents about the gathering.
The sheriff's office says dozens of people have arrived and hundreds more could potentially show up for the Aug. 19-28 festival.