Dancing Pines Distillery: Small Distillery, Big Ideas

Although Colorado is well known for its craft breweries, Colorado craft distilleries have flown under the radar for some time. Living in Fort Collins, I’ve had the privilege of exploring some of the local breweries and brewpubs, but little did I know there was an awesome craft distillery just a few minutes away in Loveland! … Read more Dancing Pines Distillery: Small Distillery, Big Ideas

Quite a Ride: Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour

Murders, suicide pacts, massacres and lynchings are usually the stuff of horror films, but forget Hollywood; these morbid events make up the darker side of Boulder’s history and are said to have left behind a town full of ghosts. John Georgis, aka Banjo Billy, regales crowds with the stories of those ghosts on his one-of-a-kind … Read more Quite a Ride: Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour

Don Ferris: Fixated on Fixtures

For some people, the word jig conjures images of pubs on St. Patrick’s Day — guys drunk on green beer and dancing to Irish folk songs. To bike aficionados, it’s an integral frame building tool. But to Don Ferris, self-proclaimed geek and owner of Littleton’s Anvil Bikeworks, “a jig sounds like something made out of … Read more Don Ferris: Fixated on Fixtures

Colorado Catch: Hooking Hybrid Striped Bass

One of Colorado’s most celebrated products is also one of its most unexpected: Colorado Hybrid Striped Bass. These sustainably farmed fish are favorites of chefs and fish mongers for their mild, versatile flavor, thick fillets and firm, flaky texture. Tyler and Rochelle Faucette, proprietors of Colorado Catch, supply fresh whole hybrid striped bass to distributors … Read more Colorado Catch: Hooking Hybrid Striped Bass

Food Tours: Chow Down in the Springs

For visitors or locals with an appetite for great fare and a fun adventure, downtown Colorado Springs has just the right order for empty stomachs and eager taste buds – the Colorado Springs Food Tours. Going strong since May, the food tours offer a variety of main dishes, drinks and desserts, along with interesting facts … Read more Food Tours: Chow Down in the Springs

Colorado’s Capitol: Take a Tour to Learn Its History

The shining gold dome of the Colorado Capitol in the mile-high city of Denver stands as a striking tribute to Colorado’s mining heritage and as a symbol of Denver’s victory as the heart of Colorado. Hundreds of visitors explore the Colorado Capitol each day to learn about the building’s history on free guided tours, or … Read more Colorado’s Capitol: Take a Tour to Learn Its History

Wray, Colorado: Home of the Little Dance on the Prairie

They’re called greater prairie chickens for a good reason. These plump, 2-pound relatives of the grouse live in the tall-grass prairie and supposedly taste like chicken. Once hunted for food, the population of these ground-foraging birds has diminished so much, the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the species as “vulnerable.” Most of the … Read more Wray, Colorado: Home of the Little Dance on the Prairie

Rockley Music Center: A West Colfax High Note Since 1946

Colfax Avenue – one of Denver’s main thoroughfares – once was lined with local shops and businesses during the glory days when everything was family-owned and quality was important. Colfax is now lined with pawnshops, used car lots and other establishments that have ushered in a new era to the Colfax corridor, but a few … Read more Rockley Music Center: A West Colfax High Note Since 1946

Breck’s Wildlife Preserve: Cool As a Cucumber

You’d be forgiven for assuming that between the cozy mountain town and the snow-packed slopes, there isn’t much else in Breck. But you’d be wrong. Between the town and the mountains — more precisely, between the Gold Rush Parking Lot and Peak 8 — is one of the country’s most matchless wildlife preserves. Cucumber Gulch … Read more Breck’s Wildlife Preserve: Cool As a Cucumber

Ricky’s Lucky Nuts: Durango Chef Gives the Peanut Respect

It started with a handwritten peanut recipe shared between friends. Restaurateur/chef Paul Gelose was instructing his team on how to make the delicious peanut recipe given to him by his friend and fellow chef Rick. “One asked me ‘What’s the name of the recipe?’” Gelose says. “Ricky’s Lucky Nuts” was the semi-sarcastic reply. But as … Read more Ricky’s Lucky Nuts: Durango Chef Gives the Peanut Respect