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Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on…

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Long before tourists arrived, a lone Englishwoman explored the vastness of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. Isabella Bird’s sojourn here came in the fall and early winter of 1873, not long after the…

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MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins

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,…

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Full-Moon Snowshoeing

Full-Moon Snowshoeing

I love snowshoeing. I love the sound of nothing but aluminum crampons crunching over a packed trail, and, even better, the thumping of 25-inch tails on fresh powder. I love the solitude; the cold, high-mountain…

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Boulder Twin Lakes Inn

Boulder Twin Lakes Inn

When you think of bed and breakfasts or a Colorado inn, you typically think of an old renovated house in the historic district or lodge.  Boulder has redefined this notion with its Boulder Twin Lakes…

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Allenspark, Colorado

Allenspark, Colorado

A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park often means staying in adjacent Estes Park. But you can ditch the big tourist crowds and go not too much farther away – to Allenspark. It’s a quieter…

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The Soothing Powers of the Indian Hot Springs

The Soothing Powers of the Indian Hot Springs

If you glance to your right while driving west along Interstate 70, you can see the whole town of Idaho Springs – a historic town rich in mining history.  It’s a convenient stopover for a…

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Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

One hour west of Denver, the historic towns of Central City and Black Hawk still tell the story of Colorado’s roots. The Central City Mining District kicked off Colorado’s first gold rush. John Gregory discovered…

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Celestial Seasonings: Something’s Brewing in Boulder

Celestial Seasonings: Something’s Brewing in Boulder

Visitors to Celestial Seasonings in Boulder can tour the factory and also enjoy original art, shop for tea-related goodies and learn more about this environmentally conscious organization. From its humble beginnings more than 35 years…

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St. Mary’s Glacier: A Hiking Adventure

St. Mary’s Glacier: A Hiking Adventure

One of Colorado’s more attractive scenes is St. Mary’s Glacier, located in Clear Creek County, less than an hour’s drive west of Denver. It’s close enough for a day trip, yet far enough away to…

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Banjo Billy’s: Tour Boulder’s Brewpubs by Bus

Banjo Billy’s: Tour Boulder’s Brewpubs by Bus

Boulder is known for many things: The Flatirons, Pearl Street, the University of Colorado Buffaloes. But there is something else that keeps tourists and locals happy: local breweries. All along the Front Range dozens of…

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Keeping Creatures Safe in Keenesburg

The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Keeping Creatures Safe in Keenesburg

Lions and tigers and bears – plus wolves, bobcats, coyotes and other large carnivores – call the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, home. The sanctuary, 30 miles northeast of Denver, provides 320 acres of…

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Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

The tidy city of Loveland is known for its sculpture shows every August. But, make no mistake, this city serves up art year-round — on the streets, in the parks and at the Loveland Museum/Gallery…

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The Cellar: A Boutique Wine Shop in Fort Collins

The Cellar: A Boutique Wine Shop in Fort Collins

Nestled in the charming town of Fort Collins lies a boutique gourmet wine shop called The Cellar. I went to their popular wine tasting event they host every Saturday and, needless to say, I was…

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Ahhhh, Spa! Englewood’s Inverness Feels Like a Retreat

Ahhhh, Spa! Englewood’s Inverness Feels Like a Retreat

Driving to a strip mall and clumping my clothes into a corner of the massage room isn’t really my idea of a spa experience. So I am a bit uneasy about visiting a hotel spa…

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Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

If you enjoy visiting smaller towns, Salida, Colorado, might be the perfect spot for you to enjoy a vacation. The area offers beautiful scenery while you are bordered on all sides by mountains. In 2017…

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Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on…

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National Repertory Orchestra: Making Music in Breckenridge

When Indiana University music major David Waldman heard that his 10-minute private violin audition won him a spot in the National Repertory Orchestra, the first thing he thought was that he wouldn’t have to go…

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