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This is YOUR guide to all that the Rocky Mountains has to offer. Each week the Rocky Mountain Activity Guide will bring you mountain events, information and, of course, quality advertisers. By living in the Denver Metro Area we are privileged to have the Rocky Mountains in our backyard. They are ours to enjoy, play in, explore and preserve. Whether you enjoy skiing, snow boarding, tubing, horseback riding, golf, white water rafting, or want to enjoy a romantic weekend away, the Rocky Mountain Activity Guide is here to bring you the information you need to know to plan your time away from home. The mountains are full of fun activities, secret hide aways and towns full of shops, restaurants and entertainment come explore your backyard!

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Rocky Mountain Events MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Aspen Fall Colors - Prime viewing now through October 10th! Enjoy the beautiful fall colors throughout the Rocky Mountains. Great Places to drive and enjoy include: Rocky Mountain National Park, Breckenridge, Aspen, Cripple Creek, and Leadville Octoberfests (Oktoberfests) Celebrate the return of fall! The following locations will be celebrating Octoberfest throughout the fall: Breckenridge, Granby, Telluride, Canon City, and Georgetown

ASPEN September 30 - October 4: Aspen Film Festival - Wheeler Opera House and the Isis Theatre, as well as the Carbondale at the Crystal Theatre. The Aspen Filmfest is on sale now! Go online to or call (970) 920-5770 October 7 - October 12: John Denver Week - An array of events from concerts to picnics. All events support the expansion of John Denver’s music, causes and ideas. www.John-Denver. org November 28 - November 29: Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Alpine World Cup - December 12: Aspen Summit For Life - Raising awareness on the importance of being an organ donor. Race from the base of Aspen Mountain to the top - at Night!

BLACK HAWK and CENTRAL CITY October 17: Gilpin Historical Society Dinner - Elks Lodge. Annual Dinner and Programs. Cash bar 6:00 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm, program follows. $20/person. Call (303) 582-3053 for info. November 27: Holiday Lighting Ceremony - Black Hawk Gazebo. Join us for our annual lighting ceremony at the Black Hawk Gazebo. The event always kicks off a month of holiday celebration! FREE!

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December 5 - December 6: Tommyknocker Holidays - Gilpin County’s annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Teller House in Central City. FREE! Lots of Holiday gift items for sale from the Gilpin History Museum Gift Shop. Call (303) 582-3345 for additional information. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. December 12: Gilpin County Arts Festival - Community Center, Highway 46 &119. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. FREE! Purchase items from the Museum gift shop. We have a large selection of Holiday gifts available.

BRECKENRIDGE Second Saturdays in the Arts District: The second Saturday of Each Month - Breckenridge Theatre, Fuqua, Livery Stable and Tin Shop Ridge Street. Stroll through the arts district on each second Saturday of the month and enjoy new exhibitions at the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery featuring the artwork of local artists. FREE! October 16: 8th Annual Backcountry Ball - 6:30 pm at The Maggie. December 5: The Lighting of Breckenridge - FREE! 4:00 pm at 309 N Main Street. Come celebrate the holiday season in Breckenridge! Gather for hot cocoa, cookies and caroling. Santa arrives in his horse drawn carriage and leads a procession down Main Street to the Blue River Plaza where he counts down the lighting of the Town Tree.

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Mia’s Italian Bistro By Chris Richcreek 1. How many times did 300-game winner Greg Maddux tally at least 20 victories in a major-league season? 2. Who held the single-season American League strikeout record for a pitcher before Nolan Ryan recorded 383 K’s for California in 1973? 3. When Ohio State won the Rose Bowl following the 1996 season, how many years had it been since the Buckeyes last won it? 4. Since 1989, how many times have the San Antonio Spurs not made the NBA playoffs? 5. Name the last rookie goalie before Columbus’ Steve Mason in 2008-09 to have 10 or more shutouts in a season? 6. Who was the last NASCAR owner/driver to win a Cup points race before Tony Stewart in 2009? 7. How many consecutive singles matches at Wimbledon had Venus Williams won before losing in the women’s final to sister Serena in 2009? Answers 1. Twice -- 1992 and 1993. 2. Rube Waddell had 349 strikeouts for the 1904 Philadelphia A’s. 3. Twenty-three years (after the 1973 season). 4. Once -- in 1996-97. 5. Tony Esposito had 15 for Chicago in 1969-70. 6. Ricky Rudd in 1998. 7. Twenty matches. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Fine Italian Dining in Historic Georgetown. Open for Lunch or Dinner. Stop in for a romantic dinner for two or a family dining experience. 511 Rose Street Georgetown, CO (303) 569-2861

• ABasin Ski Resort - Snow Dependent, in 2008 opened October 13 • Aspen Mountain November 26, 2009 • Beaver Creek November 25, 2009 • Breckenridge Ski Resort November 12, 2009 • Copper Mountain Ski Resort November 6, 2009 • Crested Butte Ski Area November 25, 2009

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December 5-6 and 12-13: 50th Annual Christmas Market - Georgetown. Roasted chestnuts, horse-drawn wagon rides. FREE entertainment, the St. Lucia Children’s Procession, Holiday Museum Tours, and hand-crafted goods provided by local artisans and craftsmen. Admission is FREE! December 12, 18, and 19: Christmas at Hamil House - Georgetown. Join us for a Christmas evening in classic Victorian style. Ticket price includes open bar, heavy hors d’oevres, entertainment, caroling with the Silver Plume Singers, traditional Tree Lighting ceremony, readings, wassail bowl and toasts, and general good cheer. Reservations Required. Call for details (303) 569-2840, or go to www.

• Keystone Ski Resort November 6, 2009 • Loveland Ski Resort - Snow Dependent, in 2008 opened October 13 • Monarch Ski Area November 25, 2009 • Snowmass Mountain November 26, 2009 • Steamboat Ski Resort November 25, 2009 • Vail Ski Resort November 20, 2009 • Winter Park Ski Resort November 18, 2009

LEADVILLE October 17: Twin Lakes Winemaker Dinner - The First Annual Twin Lakes Winemaker Dinner. All ages. Demos start at 9:00 am. Dinner will be held at 6:00 pm. For more information or for reservations call 1-800-626-7812. November 21 - November 22: Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair - Find handcrafted and mix media art items, holiday decor and more for sale at the Leadville Arts Coalition Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show on Friday from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am 4:00 pm located at the National Mining Museum Conference Center. For more information contact Carter.Muse@ or call (719) 486-1314. To place your event in this section, send an email to as far ahead of your event as possible.

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Exercise for Skiing

that endeavor while also protecting your spine. Your lats get involved as you ski Get Your Body Ready For Skiing on a flat surface or uphill, using your poles for leverage. Work these muscles By Paige Waehner with exercises like bicycles, woodchops, What makes skiing such a great exercise back extensions and dumbbell rows. is that it uses all of your muscle groups. However, some muscles are used more • Arms. Along with your back, arms help push off with your poles while stabilizing than others. Those are the ones you want your shoulder joints. Be sure to work to concentrate on when it comes to your your biceps and triceps. strength workouts. Skiing involves: • Quadriceps. Probably the most used muscle in skiing are the muscles of the quads. These muscles hold you in position as you ski and they also provide protection for your knees. Great exercises for the quads include squats and lunges. • Hamstrings and Glutes. When skiing downhill, you typically hold your body in a flexed position -- meaning you’re leaning forward from the hips. This requires great strength from your hamstrings and glutes as they help stabilize your body. Work your hams and glutes with dead lifts or hamstring rolls. • Inner and Outer Thighs. Your inner Rocky Mountain thighs work like crazy to keep your skis Activity Guide together. Your outer thighs keep your body stable and help you steer. Work is seeking motivated individuals these muscles with side lunges, inner who are self-managing and thigh squeezes and leg lifts. enjoy meeting new people. • Calves. Because your knees are bent as you ski, your calves (specifically the Multiple Sales positions soleus) help you stay upright so you available: don’t fall over (your ski boots help too). Earn up to $100k You can work this muscle by doing calf Qualified candidates must have their own raises. transportation. • Abs and Back. Because you’re in a No Calls Please - send a request for an flexed position, bent over, your back application to: has to work like a maniac to hold your body in that position. Your abs help in

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