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A Winter Wonderland

By on December 1, 2017

The little sorrel mare plunges joyfully through the powdery drifts, like a carousel horse freed from its pole. Her shaggy winter coat is frosted with snow and when she…

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Local

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

By on November 27, 2017

For all of my Colorado-born life, skiing has meant several things: Getting up early, throwing the skis in the car, fighting the Interstate 70 traffic and then schlepping same…

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MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins

By on November 24, 2017

No matter the time of year, foods are everywhere…fresh strawberries, Rocky Ford melons, Palisade peaches, freshly collected honey. Fresh local food finds in Colorado are plentiful this time of…

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Outdoor

Ski or Snowshoe to Dinner: At Devil’s Thumb Ranch

By on November 20, 2017

The sun has set and the nearly full moon will soon be rising over the Colorado peaks. Skiers and snowshoers group outside the lodge at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, bindings…

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Best Ski Areas for Beginners

By on November 17, 2017

When I look back at my first attempts at skiing, I wonder how I ever made it past the snowplow. I was on long, straight heavy metal skis, wore…

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