Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning 1

If you have not visited the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center recently, prepare to be stunned. Not just because of the exquisite new building — 48,000 square feet of glittering glass — but because the Taylor Museum’s permanent collection will finally see the light of day. Long buried in the dusty bowels of the FAC’s … Read more

Grand County: A Grand Colorado Christmas

Looking for some Christmas enchantment? No doubt you will find yuletide magic in Colorado’s high country. While many Colorado mountain towns are celebrating the season in special style, here’s what’s happening in December 67 miles west of Denver in Grand County. Granby Dec. 11: Chili Christmas – Enjoy food, activities and holiday spirit for a … Read more

San Luis Shrine: Stations of the Cross Sculptures

On a hill overlooking tiny San Luis in southern Colorado, a series of statues lines the trail from base to crest. It’s the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross and the trailhead begins on the town’s Main Street. San Luis, Colorado’s oldest town (settled in 1851), is a quiet burg with few other attractions, … Read more

State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists

State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists 5

In parts of Colorado’s North Fork Valley, it seems that everyone is an artist. “When I first moved here, I would ask people if they were an artist,” says one Hotchkiss resident. “But now I just ask them what medium they work in.” A visit to the Creamery Arts Center seems to validate that claim. … Read more

Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

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While hundreds of people fight traffic and crowds to view works at the Denver Art Museum, art lovers wanting to view purchasable art from Colorado artists can visit the Foothills Art Center in Golden. Although the center is much smaller than many metropolitan galleries, 32,000 visitors a year travel to the western suburb to take … Read more

Movie Mania: Hollywood Has Long History With Colorado Shoots

Movie Mania: Hollywood Has Long History With Colorado Shoots 9

Colorful Colorado has been the filming site for thousands of movies. More than 600 are listed on www.imdb.com alone. Among them are some great movies like Robert Redford in Downhill Racer or John Wayne in True Grit. Remember Woody Allen in Sleeper or Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber? But for the true Colorado, check … Read more

Scenic Byway: Cache La Poudre-North Park

Wild waters froth as they roar through sheer-walled Poudre Canyon. Beyond a range of craggy peaks, moose nibble wetland willows and songbirds trill. Along the Cache la Poudre-North Park Scenic and Historic Byway, sights and sounds vary from wild to serene. The byway stretches 101 miles between Fort Collins and Walden in the north-central part … Read more

Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery

Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery 12

A hand-painted sign with an arrow pointing down the street, and with the words “2nd Largest Brewery in Golden,” led to the not-easy-to-find Golden City Brewery. It’s clearly a self-effacing, tongue-in-cheek reference to Coors Brewing Co.— the third-largest brewer in the United States and the largest brewery on a single site in the world. Nailed … Read more

Aspen, Colorado: Culinary Dream Come True

Aspen, Colorado: Culinary Dream Come True 14

The international “who’s who” in food and wine gather in Aspen, Colorado, every year for the Aspen Food & Wine Classic sponsored by Food & Wine magazine. It’s a culinary dream come true to be able to taste and sip some of the best food and wine in the country. The culinary superstars of this … Read more

Kangaroo Kingdom: Mom’s Utopia

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Simply utter the word “snow” to a mom with a toddler or preschooler and you are liable to be greeted with a frozen, panicked look. While the fluffy white stuff is undoubtedly festive, it may have you feeling a little crazed when faced with the reality of months of being housebound with a rambunctious child. … Read more