Published on Thursday, June 18 2015 18:05
The Berthoud Historical Society hosts its annual Home Tour this year at the McCarty – Fickel Home Museum (645 7th Street) and surrounding neighborhood on Saturday, June 20. Doors open at 10 a.m. (tour runs until 4 p.m.).
At 11 a.m., out on the back lawn, several works of art donated by local artist Brenda Leedy for the live auction at the Society’s
Published on Thursday, June 18 2015 17:34
Seven grandchildren, seven adults, a fiftieth wedding anniversary, and Dixieland Jazz; what more could my husband and I ask for a family cruise? Even though this is our third Alaskan trip, we lucked out to find it a fit with all fourteen members’ schedules. Of course, they make it fit when Mom and Dad provide an all-inclusive party for their first cruise! It will be special in many ways. We leave Seattle June 28, and return July 5. We plan to make reservations for dinner atop the Space Needle the night before we board.
Published on Thursday, June 04 2015 18:56
A high school senior and very talented artist, Ann Dang, was asked to paint the Bavarian Neuschwanstein Castle on the back of this ukulele. Her view may seem familiar even if you’ve never visited Bavaria, and rightly so. The castle, with its Romanesque Revival and Gothic architecture, influenced Walt Disney when he built Disneyland’s
Published on Tuesday, May 26 2015 07:18
Starting on October 1, Rocky Mountain National Park will increase entrance fees in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park. Because of Rocky’s proximity to the populated Colorado Front Range, the park will be adding a single day pass to the existing option of fees. This “Day Use Pass” will be $20 while the weekly pass will
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.