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Evergreen Jazz Festival

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

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 – Part VIII Jazz At Sea

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

The ship docked along the street in Puerto Vallarta on Thursday at 8 a.m. The cruise line offered plenty of excursions to fill the two days in port; from city highlights, to swimming with dolphins, or horseback riding. Our Jazzdagen group planned an excursion of its own.

A bus provided transportation for our group to lunch in a restaurant known to be safe, the Rivercafe. The group spent midday in the casual

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Traveling In Luxury – Mazatlan Part VII

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

I decorated for Christmas early since our cruise began on December 4, and I’d have no time once we returned two weeks later to get ready for the holiday. Upon boarding our Holland America ship in San Diego I felt a sense of disappointment that it was not decorated for Christmas. Imagine my surprise upon stepping from my stateroom on our sixth day at sea (December 10) to discover a fairyland of Christmas

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Traveling In Luxury Part VI - Guaymas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundso

Sometime during the night, the waters calmed. Before retiring, Bob claimed he had no interest in seeing Guaymas. We’ve traveled in Mexico before so we made this trip mainly for the Dixieland Jazz music. My goal for this port was to find an Internet Café. The ship’s Internet was way too slow and expensive. I again dressed in the dark, had breakfast in the Lido, and

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Traveling In Luxury – Loreto; Part V

Traveling In Luxury – Loreto; Part V

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Although the ship anchored near Loreto around 7:30 a.m., Bob and I put off going ashore until after an early lunch. Other passengers chose the beach, the aquarium, a clambake, or the daylong trip to San Javier Mission. We planned to meet our private guide outside the oldest mission church of Baja California for a tour of a resort community eight miles away.

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Traveling In Luxury – The First Day

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

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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Paddling To Alaska -III

By Kelly Yelverton

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.

Paddling is all about rhythm.

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National Parks = American Treasures

By Helen Colella 

National Parks are special land areas set aside by the government for all people to enjoy, appreciate and preserve.  Over the years, National Parks have grown in number, currently, fifty-seven are found throughout twenty-seven different states, and two more in the U.S Territories of American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

The Parks span mountains to valleys, desert to seaside, prairies to rainforest. Each has its   own identity and focus on the natural world. Each has unique land and water formations, wildlife, plants, mineral resources, land development. Each has its own data

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