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Boulder County’s National Register Of Historic Places

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Boulder County lists many properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Maybe you’ve seen them. If not, here are a few you might view.

LYONS
Built in 1894-5, the Old Stone Congregational Church (First Congregational Church of Lyons) on the corner of 4th and High Streets received historic designation in 1976. Construction consisted of locally

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Things To Do At Summer’s End

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Cool nights, hot days, and the start of school reminds us summer’s end is near. Have you enjoyed all those outdoor activities you planned at the beginning of the season? There’s still time. Here are some suggestions of things to do before the weather turns cold.

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Fourth Of July On The Iron Range

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Where is the Iron Range? According to my husband, who grew up there, this vast iron ore area spreads throughout northern Minnesota and consists of four large iron ore ranges, the largest of the four is the Masabi

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Trail Ride Through History

By Edie DeWeese
Allenspark turns one hundred and fifty years old this summer, and they’ve thought up a pretty cool way to celebrate. Take a historic trail ride from the heart of downtown Allenspark over Cowbell Hill to the mining sites of

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Must See Attractions For Out-of-Town Guests

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One summer we entertained six groups of visitors. We put two couples on the plane in which my in-laws arrived. I had no time to even change the sheets. We toured Colorado’s Front Range six times. With that in mind, what do you want your visitors to experience while in the Front Range area? Here are some suggestions for day trips. 

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Central City Opera

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Reminiscent of mining history, a dynamite blast announces the traditional opening night of the six-week Central City Opera season. Church bells ring. Gowned debutants glide down staircases located between the Teller and Opera houses. Eureka Street closes between 4:45 and 6 p.m. A string quartet provides the music for the father/daughter street dance to “Yellow Rose Waltz.”

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Evergreen Jazz Festival

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Our Dixieland Jazz musician friends, the Barnharts, suggested we attend the Evergreen Jazz Festival (July 25 through 27). This festival holds gigs at five venues throughout town, from a church to a bar and grill. Shuttles shepherd attendees from one venue to the next at no cost. The line-up consists of ten bands and one special all-star

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Traveling In Luxury – The First Day

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My husband Bob and I flew to San Diego a day early for our scheduled Sea of Cortez cruise aboard the MS Statandam. Good thing. Denver’s predicted snow storm blew in that night and blanketed DIA causing flight delays the next morning. We might have, as the saying goes, “Missed the boat!” That said, I never let any of the 557 crew

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Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival Promises Fall Fun

Few animals evoke Colorado’s rugged and unforgiving mountains like the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Yet the vertical terrain that keeps sheep safe from predators also limits opportunities for Coloradans to view and appreciate Colorado’s state animal. 

A happy exception for wildlife watchers is Georgetown, where the Town of Georgetown, the Georgetown Trust and Gateway Visitor Center, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are finalizing preparations for the 8th Annual Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival.  The festival is timed to coincide with

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