Published on Thursday, October 30 2014 13:36
Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson
Now that you have ideas for your Colorado Bucket List from the Denver area, let’s look at Larimer County. Trail Ridge Road and Rocky Mountain National Park are actually in Larimer County but were included it in the last article. Still there are plenty of other things to
Published on Thursday, October 16 2014 15:01
Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson
The Eiffel Tower. Check. The Louvre. Check. The Sistine Chapel. Check. Michelangelo’s David. Check. Milford Sound. Check. New York’s Central Park. Check. And many more. One Thousand Places to See Before You Die sits on the bookshelf with sticky notes
Published on Thursday, October 09 2014 09:40
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and CU Facilities Management Outdoor Services will be hosting the Fall Tree Walk led by Facilities Operations Arborist Vince Aquino. Two of these popular tours will be offered, the first at 5 p.m., on
Published on Thursday, September 04 2014 16:02
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
Published on Wednesday, January 15 2014 13:18
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
Published on Tuesday, October 22 2013 17:25
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
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 04:54
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.
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 04:49
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
Published on Thursday, January 03 2013 14:32
By the time this article makes the paper, my husband and I will be enjoying the last day of our cruise down the Mississippi (provided there is enough water) aboard the American Queen steamboat. Jazzdagen, our Dixieland Jazz cruise agency, hasn’t offered this New Year’s trip in several years. Now I know why.
The government maritime agency, which originally built the vessel, repossessed it and let it sit in Beaumont, Texas, for three years. Its sister ship, the