Category: Local

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver 1

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

At an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Colorado’s capital city has an ear-popping altitude of one mile. Acclimate in the city for at least a day before heading into the high country, and you’ll find all sorts of “highs” inside the metro area. A few benchmarks in Denver hit the exact 5,280 feet of altitude point. After finding…

Colorado Springs Castle: Glen Eyrie, A Place of Solitude 2

Colorado Springs Castle: Glen Eyrie, A Place of Solitude

  The stone Colorado Springs castle stands tall on a gentle hill, framed by century-old trees and a sandstone canyon wall as its backdrop. The Glen Eyrie castle, and the story of the man who built it, quickly capture the imaginations of visitors. Colorado Springs Castle: Glen Eyrie Glen Eyrie was the personal retreat of Civil War hero Gen. William…

Halloween in Colorado 3

Halloween in Colorado

October in Colorado means cooler days and beautiful fall foliage. But this month has a fun, spookier side, with the tricks and treats of Halloween. Take a lantern-lit tour through a cemetery in Glenwood Springs, soak in some horror flicks in Telluride or visit a haunted hotel in Ouray. Here are six spooky activities to get you into the Halloween…

Venice: It’s Amore for Denver Restaurant 4

Venice: It’s Amore for Denver Restaurant

The pinstriped powerbroker from Chicago sat perched on a bar stool, poking at his salad, scrutinizing the wine list and wistfully reminiscing about the fabulous Italian meals he gets back home. “Take it from me, there are no good Italian restaurants in Denver,” he professed. He shut his eyes tight and, for a moment, I worried there would be tears….

Shamrock Brewery - A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado 5

Shamrock Brewery – A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado

In my experience, few dining establishments can shine in presenting a wide menu of fabulous food, all prepared to perfection. Each chef seems to have their own specialty, and as you get acquainted with all of the places for dining in Pueblo, you’ll be able to know where to get the best of what you are hungry for. That why…

Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot 6

Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a hip hotspot. Located some 20 minutes from Denver, Olde Town Arvada is the next “really cool place,” says Scott Spears, owner of Scrumptious, Olde Town’s funky micro-creamery and candy shop. Scrumptious is one of the many shops and restaurants lining Grandview Avenue that makes Olde Town…

Girls' Getaway: Take to the Nordic Trails 7

Girls’ Getaway: Take to the Nordic Trails

In her native Sweden, Berit Daniels was just 2 when she first strapped on a pair of cross-country skis. “I’d shuffle around in my yard making loops in the snow,” she says. Nearly 40 years later, Daniels makes loops regularly on the scenic Spring Gulch Nordic trails, just a stone’s throw from her Carbondale home. She hits the local track…

Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend 8

Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend

If you happen to ride a lift in Aspen with a ruggedly handsome man who, in a German accent, quizzes you about your ski clothes — “Are zay warm?” “Do zay fit well?” “Are zay functional?” — it may be winter-clothing tycoon Klaus Obermeyer keeping in touch with consumers of the industry in which he has been a leader for…

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail 9

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

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 skis from the car to the slopes. Skiing, in general, meant a lot of work. Of course, it was always worth it — powdery white snow, towering peaks and crystal blue…

MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins 10

MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins

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 year. MouCo cheeses from Fort Collins, Colorado, are a perfect addition to a locavore’s year round spread. The creators of MouCo Cheese Co., husband and wife Robert Poland and Birgit Halbreiter,…