Published on Thursday, May 21 2015 13:20
Note: After our press deadline, Rocky Mountain National Park announced the Trail Ridge Road's opening will be delayed. due to continuing winter conditions at high elevations. (May 20, 2015, 1:48 pm)
Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. The visitor center is the highest in the National Park Service, sitting at 11,796 feet above sea level. Spring storms often impact plowing activities. Plow operators normally encounter drifts from eighteen to twenty-two feet high.
Published on Thursday, May 21 2015 11:35
The United States opened the Kansas territory for settlement in 1854 amid violence over whether to be a free or slavery state. Finally, Kansas entered the Civil War as a free state. After the war, settlers turned the prairies into productive farmland, and today the state provides corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers for the rest of the country and beyond.
Published on Thursday, May 07 2015 07:45
Road Traveled by Linda L. Osmundon
Oklahoma: cowboys, Native Americans, oil, and the theme for a popular film/play. Oklahoma City, the state capitol, counts Bricktown, its entertainment district with popular dining and nightlife and the Red Earth Native American festival in June as major attractions. But, don’t miss the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, home to the state’s pioneer history and the
Published on Thursday, April 16 2015 12:42
By Linda L. Odmundson
Visit New Mexico and learn its multicultural history through arts, pueblos, museums, parks and monuments, or missions and churches. Its wealth of activities and things to see might prompt you to visit with a theme in mind, or pick a few cities with a multitude of attractions, such as Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, which are
Published on Thursday, March 05 2015 12:40
Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson
Two routes take you to Yellowstone National Park, I-25 or Highway 287. Both present tourist attractions. We’ve already covered the detour to Fort Laramie, so we’ll go straight to Douglas via I-25 north.
Published on Thursday, February 19 2015 18:23
Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson
Yes, Yellowstone and the Grand Teton Mountains are probably the most well known destinations in Wyoming. However, there are other smaller interesting tourist attractions. We travel I-80 often in route to Salt Lake City to see grandchildren but seldom go north on I-25.
Today I’ll give you ideas for two-day trips along those routes.
Published on Thursday, February 05 2015 17:02
I dreamed of visiting many places after graduation, the Rocky Mountain’s tree line, twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Great Salt Lake, Arizona’s desert, and both oceans to name a few.
Now, I’ve seen them all and more. Tears filled my eyes at my first glimpse of the mountains when I neared Denver. I’d never seen anything so close to Heaven. On our first trip to my Minnesotan husband’s hometown, he laughed when I asked if a huge lake were manmade like
Published on Tuesday, January 20 2015 08:32
Visit Aurora and the City of Aurora are proud to announce that the 2015 Rocky Mountain Air Show will be held for the first time at the Aurora Reservoir May 29-31, 2015. The highlight of the show will be the return of the United States Air Force Thunderbird demonstration squadron to the
Published on Wednesday, December 31 2014 10:52
Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson
Now is the time for those dreaded New Year’s resolutions that we find unfulfilled at the end of the year. I’ve researched, read, considered, and made a list of possible subjects for my twenty-four articles for 2015. Let’s take a peek.