Olde Golden Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Fun

Olde Golden Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Fun 1

With its small-town charm, Golden, Colorado, celebrates the quintessential Christmas with festive events during December. From lighting the town to providing a convivial shopping atmosphere, the Olde Golden Christmas offers a variety of opportunities to join in the holiday cheer. One of the highlights is the annual Candlelight Walk along Washington Avenue (Nov. 30 at … Read more

In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday

You’ve hiked wickedly steep terrain through the Colorado National Monument’s remote canyons. You’ve rewarded yourself with visits to a dozen wineries, drinking enough tastes to fill a few bottles. It’s Sunday and you’re still in Grand Junction. Now what? Though many downtown businesses are closed on Sundays, Main Street can still be the perfect spot … Read more

Bob LeMassena: Letting Off Steam at Railroad Museum

Bob LeMassena told me his age with a smile and a gleam in his eye, as if letting me in on a long-kept secret. “I’m still young,” he said. Bob is 93. And then he quoted the first line of a Samuel Ullman poem: “Youth is not a time of life, it is a state … Read more

Second Life: All Things Renewable

The line of spoon rests looks like modern pieces of blown glass art. The abstract shapes and not-too-polished surfaces suggest each piece is a handcrafted masterpiece. Then I notice the Mountain Dew logo. The spoon rests are, in fact, a second life for glass that formerly existed as soda and beer bottles. Heated and molded … Read more