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Experience Early Colorado History in Evergreen

Evergreen, Colorado may not top the list of the most exciting attractions in the state, but this quiet mountain community is a popular place to spend a day away from the city or even a long weekend. Situated on the banks of Evergreen Lake, this charming community is an all-season destination with numerous outdoor activities to make a trip worthwhile….

Relax by the Waterfront at the Rockey River Resort

Sometimes a motel doesn’t quite fit in with the theme of your vacation, no matter how many amenities the lodging in Gunnison may offer. This is especially true when you have planned your vacation around fishing, rafting or other water activities. If ever there was a time to reserve a cabin right on the water, this is it. One of…

Discover Art As You Discover Aurora 1

Discover Art As You Discover Aurora

Driving down the street on your way to your favorite activity in Aurora, CO can be an exciting adventure on its own. For the art lover, the journey may be enjoyed as much as the final destination. Aurora is a community with civic pride, and in my opinion, you won’t see proof of that more than through the Art in…

Colorado Distilleries Run Deep 2

Colorado Distilleries Run Deep

On December 9th, the Dancing Pines Distillery hosted the first annual Liquid Arts Festival at the Bonnell Building in Loveland to invite people to discover a few local Colorado distilleries. Although it is the event’s debut year, the Fest opened to a sold out crowd. A few members of the Go Colorado crew and I waited in the chilly evening…

First Friday Art Walk: Visit Denver Galleries Along Santa Fe Drive 4

First Friday Art Walk: Visit Denver Galleries Along Santa Fe Drive

On the corner of West 9th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, just outside Spark Gallery, I drove past a huge metal crocodile spitting flames. By the time I returned — parking is terrible during the First Friday Art Walk — the fire had gone out, so I moved on to join the hundreds of people touring Santa Fe’s art galleries….

D Note: Music and More in Olde Town Arvada 6

D Note: Music and More in Olde Town Arvada

D Note, a music/restaurant hotspot in Olde Town Arvada, wouldn’t be the D Note in any other location. The uniqueness of Olde Town is what inspired the DeGraff family – Matthew, his wife Monica, Adam and Jeremy – to establish the venue eight years ago, offering live music, food, a full bar, artwork for sale and dance classes. “My husband…

On the Cutting Edge: Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), which has been a fixture on the Denver art scene for more than a decade, moved recently into a new, sustainable facility in LoDo. The 27,000-square-foot space is on track to be the first Gold level LEED- certified contemporary art museum in the United States (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). “It became apparent…

When the Family Comes to Town 8

When the Family Comes to Town

What to do when friends or relatives come to visit? Here is where Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper takes his guests when they come to town. goColorado What is your favorite bar or night spot? John Hickenlooper The Bluebird Theatre is an opportunity to experience great music in a locally owned venue that’s in the center of East Colfax Avenue’s commercial…

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License 10

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

Taylor Hutchison, a tall 22-year-old in blue jeans and a flannel shirt, is reciting one of his original compositions at the microphone on a raised stage in the corner of The Folsom Street Coffee Co. in Boulder. “Maybe if I wrote in bold my ideas would be bigger.” The crowd nods, laughs or applauds as different lines strike them as…

DIA: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

If pressed, you could probably come up with some facts about Denver International Airport off the top of your head. The roof is a giant tent. It’s one of the busiest airports in the world. If you read Business Traveler, you might remember that it has been awarded the Best Airport in North America in both 2005 and 2006. But…