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Only when the last river has been polluted, and the last tree has been cut down, and the last fish has been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money. - Cree Saying “It takes one tree to make 10,000 matches, but one match to burn 10,000 trees.” - Unknown “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together.” - Unknown “I like the night. Without the dark we’d never see the stars.” - Bella Swan [Twilight] “Many people love the sun, and complain about the rain. But you can’t make a rainbow without the two together.” - Unknown
“The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth.” - Unknown
“There is always music amongst the trees and in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” - Minnie Aumonier
Experience fall in the glorious Rocky Mountains aboard the
Georgetown Loop Railroad! Ride the Pumpkin Festival Train First two weekends of October. Our children’s hay bale maze and treasure hunt add fun and excitement of a fall excursion. Oktoberfest! 3rd and 4th weekends of October. Free Bratwurst and hotdogs to all passengers. Free microbrew tasting (for riders over 21 yrs of age with proper i.d.)
Our enclosed, heated coaches make winding through the snow covered Rockies a unique experience this winter.
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” - Jacques Deval
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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 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 - www.AspenSnowmass.com 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! www.SummitForLife.org December 20 - January 2: Aspen Film Academy Screenings - Every year Aspen Film adds celluloid excitement to Aspen’s winter holidays with a slate of the year’s hottest films headlined by top directors and stars. Open to everyone, this two week extravaganza offers a sneek peek at some of the films everyone will be talking about come the Academy Awards. Harris Concert Hall. www.AspenFilm.org
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
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us for our annual lighting ceremony at the Black Hawk Gazebo. The event always kicks off a month of holiday celebration! FREE! 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.
GEORGETOWN, IDAHO SPRINGS and SILVER PLUME October 24: Scarecrow Festival Empire November 14: Bighorn Sheep Festival - Georgetown November 28: John Denver Letter Day and Tree Lighting Ceremony -
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October 05, 2009
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Mia’s Italian Bistro By Chris Richcreek 1. When Atlanta’s Chipper Jones won the National League batting title with a .364 average in 2008, it was the highest average to win an N.L. title since when? 2. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera captured the American League home run title in 2008 with 37, the lowest total to win the A.L. homer title since when? 3. Who holds the Pittsburgh Steeler record for most TD passes in a season? 4. Which conference won the most NCAA men’s Division I basketball championships from 2000 through 2009? 5. Steve Yzerman won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. When was the last one? 6. Which two bowlers hold the mark for being named PBA Player of the Year the most times? 7. Name the only trainer to win a Triple Crown in a single year using different horses.
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
Rocky Mountain Events continued
• Keystone Ski Resort November 6, 2009
Georgetown 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!
Answers 1. San Francisco’s Barry Bonds hit .370 in 2002. 2. Fred McGriff had 36 homers for Toronto in 1989. 3. Ben Roethlisberger tossed 32 TD passes in 2007. 4. The ACC, with four (Duke in 2001, Maryland in ‘02, North Carolina in ‘05 and ‘09). 5. It was the 2001-02 season. 6. Earl Anthony and Walter Ray Williams Jr., with six each. 7. D. Wayne Lukas in 1995 with Thunder Gulch (Kentucky Derby, Belmont) and Timber Country (Preakness).
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. HistoricGeorgetown.org
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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.
• 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
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@gmail. com or call (719) 486-1314. To place your event in this section, send an email to Info@TidbitsOfDenver.com as far ahead of your event as possible.
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Autumn is the perfect time to take a hike in Colorado. The aspen trees are full of color, the temperature is mild and the air is crisp and clean. Colorado is indeed one of the best places to fill your back pack and go for a walk. There are a few things to keep in mind while hiking in this great state: Altitude, altitude, altitude. We all know that when our friends come to Denver we warn them about the altitude. We snicker when they feel light headed and hand them a bottle of water. They’ve come from 5,000 feet lower and they’re effected instantly. Think about this – when you climb to over 14,000 feet; you’ve just increased your elevation by 8,000 feet. You too will experience altitude adjustment. If you aren’t used to hiking in the mountains, be prepared for the altitude adjustment and drink plenty of water. Temperature is another factor you need to keep in mind. As you climb, the temperature will drop. Be prepared for the cooler temperatures and remember what your mother always told you: dress in layers. We can’t stress the importance of remaining hydrated enough! Bring more water than you think you might need. Not only is the physical exertion of a good hike going to drain you of fluids but so will the sun. We know the Denver sun can be brutal, but remember you might be climbing 8,000 feet higher toward the sun. Bring – and wear – sunscreen. Other things that are good to bring along on your hike are: • Chap stick • Mosquito repellent • A compass or other navigation device such as your GPS – don’t rely on your cell phone!
• A light waterproof blanket or poncho. Other items that are small and light enough to carry on a casual hike are: • Waterproof matches • A flashlight • A knife • Signaling flares. Ready, set, Hike! Where? That depends on what you are looking for in your hike. Do you want to see wildlife? Bighorn, mountain lions or just birds? Perhaps you would like a casual, easy walk? Or do you prefer a challenging hike where you might have to scramble over some boulders and through streams? Take all of these factors into account before you choose your hike. Hiking Rules 101 - Remember to stay on the trail even if it is rough or muddy. Walking on the track edge and cutting switchbacks increases damage and causes erosion and visual scarring. You should also walk single file so you do not increase the track width. If there are no trails, and hiking is permitted, spread out in open country. Spreading out, rather than following each other’s footsteps, disperses impact and avoids creating a new trail. If you flag a trail, remember to remove your markers when you leave. Remember to obey all signs; both private and public. If the property you are hiking on is private; comply with “no trespassing signs”. If the property is public and a warning sign is posted saying “Do Not Enter.” There is a reason for the sign. Heed the warning! And the last rule Hike with a buddy. Traveling solo might be pleasant but can leave you vulnerable if you have an accident. Take a look through the Rocky Mountain Activity Guide for places to stop before and after your hike in Georgetown, Breckenridge, Idaho Springs, Granby, Dillon and more.
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