Wine Tasting Trails

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

When you think of grape growing or wine tasting, California’s Napa Valley comes to mind. But, did you know Colorado hosts over ninety wineries with more than thirty on the Front Range? And, the state’s winemaking began over a century ago? Or, some Colorado climates rival California’s grape growing regions?

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Exhibit On Passenger Pigeon

2014 marks the 100th year since the extinction of the passenger pigeon, one of the most abundant bird species in North America. This bird, which once flew in flocks so large that the sky would be blacked out, was officially declared extinct in 1914 with the passing of Martha, a passenger pigeon at

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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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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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