Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

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While hundreds of people fight traffic and crowds to view works at the Denver Art Museum, art lovers wanting to view purchasable art from Colorado artists can visit the Foothills Art Center in Golden. Although the center is much smaller than many metropolitan galleries, 32,000 visitors a year travel to the western suburb to take … Read more Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

Movie Mania: Hollywood Has Long History With Colorado Shoots

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Colorful Colorado has been the filming site for thousands of movies. More than 600 are listed on www.imdb.com alone. Among them are some great movies like Robert Redford in Downhill Racer or John Wayne in True Grit. Remember Woody Allen in Sleeper or Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber? But for the true Colorado, check … Read more Movie Mania: Hollywood Has Long History With Colorado Shoots

Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

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When his first band, the Zesto Blues Cats, played for food in Steamboat Springs, circa 1969, the few folks in the bar couldn’t have guessed that 40 years later Chuck Pyle would become the folk music laureate of Colorado. His wise and funny songs have been recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker, the Nitty Gritty Dirt … Read more Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

Cripple Creek: More Than a Gamble

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The 1890s gold-rush boom town of Cripple Creek, on the back side of Pikes Peak, had nearly become a Colorado ghost town by the mid-20th century. Weekends, weak streams of visitors would meander up Ute Pass to the funky shops, odd little restaurants or, in summer, the melodrama. Then came the advent of limited stakes … Read more Cripple Creek: More Than a Gamble