Published on Thursday, July 03 2014 17:29
Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson
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.
Published on Thursday, June 19 2014 15:50
Reminiscent of mining history, a dynamite blast announces the traditional opening night of the six-week Central City Opera season. Church bells ring. Gowned debutants glide down staircases located between the Teller and Opera houses. Eureka Street closes between 4:45 and 6 p.m. A string quartet provides the music for the father/daughter street dance to “Yellow Rose Waltz.”
Published on Thursday, June 05 2014 08:49
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
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
Published on Saturday, December 22 2012 00:00
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is presenting its first Salute to the Season event on Friday, December 21 at 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.Set in historic Lowry Air Force Base Hangar No. 1.,