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ravel is one of those things I did not enjoy much of as a child. Growing up in the Midwest in a family with little means, travel for me meant to the local campground or the occasional trip out of state (by car) to visit family.

As an adult, my travel experience took off a little slow, but today is a priority for my family. I find it especially important for my children to travel and have experiences that I could not be afforded. I’m happy to report that both of my girls are savvy travelers who have flown across the country by themselves for various reasons—mostly to visit family.

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They both have traveled with school groups, and both have traveled out of the country. While their passports are not full, it’s only a matter of time. Despite their travel moxie, the best trips are those we share as a family. Traveling abroad offers us exciting new experiences that we can share. Visiting Spanish-speaking countries offers my oldest, who is fluent in Spanish, the opportunity to use the language in a way she cannot at home. Going to places we don’t speak the language with our tiny translation books in hand gives us another type of experience.

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Despite my upbringing, or maybe because of it, I enjoy our long weekend trips exploring places right in our own backyard. Our recent trip to Crested Butte (page 18) was a whole new experience for us although we’ve been there many times. Instead of spending all of our time hiking or strolling on Elk Avenue, we sought places we hadn’t been before including museums, restaurants and more. It was like visiting again for the first time. I’m looking forward to a summer full of weekend trips to places we’ve never been to such as Mesa Verde or the The Great Sand Dunes. But I also can’t wait to explore places we have been with a new, fresh eye and sense of adventure. Now, if I could just get the girls to enjoy being in the car instead of on a plane…

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16 Departments 8

Good Times


Around Town


Locally Owned


Hops & Vine


Lifestyle Calendar


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Parting Thoughts

16 All Aboard!

Community Sailing expands from Denver to Boulder.

18 Gunnison-Crested Butte

This winter hot spot has plenty to offer for your summertime travels.

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Around Town SMALL COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR The town of Lyons recently received the “Small Community of the Year” award from the Economic Development Commission of Colorado for its post-flood business recovery efforts. The town gave residents nearly $80,000 to help them rebuild after last September’s floods. A year and a half ago, Lyons applied for $47,000 in loans from a fund set up by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help rural communities. After the floods, Mayor John O’Brien contacted the USDA to expedite distribution of the money. However, the government agency was unable to meet the request. The town then formed a committee to build its own recovery fund. The Longmont Community Foundation made a $16,500 contribution followed by donation of $10,000 from Oskar Blues’ CAN’d Aid. The remainder of the money came from individual contributions.

NO MORE BIG RED ‘YES!’ The City of Boulder has decided not to move forward with its plans for a large, red “Yes!” on the outside of the Boulder Public Library. City Manager Jane Brautigam recently acknowledged in a press release that the city did not seek enough public feedback before selecting the work. She said that the “Yes!” artwork “will not move forward as planned,” and said the city’s public art policy must be revised “to fully achieve the community’s vision for public art.” “The selection committee properly followed the Interim Policy on Public Arts and did an excellent job identifying well-known artists to participate in this project,” says Brautigam. “However, it is clear that the interim policy does not provide ample community input to ensure the selected art piece adequately reflects the Boulder community. We want to revisit how the city can create more robust public involvement in selecting public art projects before finalizing the selection.” After discussion at the following City Council meeting, Brautigam said she will not sign the contract for the artwork, and there will be a new process to choose public art for the library after the completion of a Community Cultural Plan.

PERMANENT WATERING RESTRICTIONS IN LAFAYETTE Mandatory 2014 watering restrictions LAFAYETTE: Watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is banned, as is allowing excessive water to run over areas that do not have vegetation and spraying down or washing paved areas such as driveways. SUPERIOR: Watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is banned. BOULDER: None. LONGMONT: None. LOUISVILLE: None. ERIE: None. SUPERIOR: None. BROOMFIELD: None, but recommended rules are available on the water conservation hotline at 303.438.6210. Lafayette officials are reminding residents that since November, the city has permanent water conservation rules in place. Those rules, codified in a city ordinance, ban most forms of outdoor irrigation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., excessive 10 Boulder County Lifestyle | June 2014

water overrun onto sidewalks and streets, gutters and other vegetation-less surfaces and spraying down or washing paved areas including driveways. The ordinance does make exceptions to the 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. restriction for hand watering with a hose. Also excepted is irrigation of commercial agriculture, city-owned athletic fields and at the city-operated Indian Peaks Golf Course. However, the city plans to comply with the restrictions to the extent it can.

LAFAYETTE PHOTOGRAPHER CHOSEN FOR GOVERNOR’S ART SHOW Photographer Lindsey Wohlman of Lafayette was accepted into Loveland’s Governor’s Art Show. This is the first year photographers have been entered, and Wohlman is one of only two represented in the show. She works with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to re-create the work of John James Audubon, an 18th century painter who documented at least half the country’s bird species in watercolor or prints. Wohlman is working on a two-year project to replicate the prints of Audubon. Wohlman borrows bird specimen from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science She arranges a bird to her liking and take a photo. Using Adobe Photoshop she layers images to create a still-life bird scene.

NORTHERN HARRIERS MAKE LAST STAND AT BOULDER RESERVOIR Despite the odds, a pair of northern harriers is building their ground nest just west of Boulder Reservoir. They face many threats including humans, coyotes, red-tailed hawks and more. However, if they can survive, their eggs should hatch in early June, and the young will leave the nest by mid-July. In the past 10 years, only four Boulder County northern harrier nests, all located in the wetlands surrounding Boulder Reservoir, have succeeded. The ground-nesting birds were once able to conceal their nests in extensive marshes and wetlands in Boulder County. However, loss of habitat to human encroachment is hurting the bird’s numbers. Today, the northern harrier is listed as “imperiled” on Boulder County’s Species of Special Concern list.

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED GAIN ACCESS TO PRINT MATERIALS The Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) is a 24-yearold Boulder based non-profit providing blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals independent access to print materials. David Dawson founded AINC in 1990 under its original name of Radio Reading Service of the Rockies (RRSR). Dawson currently serves as executive director. The service gives listeners resources to learn, maintain independence, and be involved with their local community. Teaming with Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), the first broadcast aired in 1991 with eight hours of original programming that was read live or recorded onto reel-to-reel tapes. Listeners could hear the Secondary Audio Program of RMPBS on their televisions or receive a pre-tuned receiver for simple access. AINC kept pace with

initiative supports other non-profit organizations by making brochures and training materials accessible for consumers with visual impairments or print disabilities. For more information on becoming an AINC listener or volunteer contact call 303.786.7777 or go to


technology by adding telephone and web services. Three regional broadcasts now provide programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Local print materials such as newspapers, grocery/discount ads, and magazines are AINC’s core content. AINC provides Spanish language programming and has plans to expand its offerings in this category. There is no cost for a listener to use AINC’s services. A listener may access programming via broadcast, telephone, or internet. Programming is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Three hundred volunteers read and record all of AINC’s programming. Volunteers may come to AINC’s Boulder studios to record or may record on their home computer. In addition to the expansion of its Spanish language programming, AINC is also exploring ways that it can be supportive of school districts and fill in information gaps experienced by blind and print disabled students. Another new

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alking up to the unassuming building, there was no hint of the inspired international fare being served inside Bistro 503. The restaurant sits in an unglamorous little strip mall among a home brewing supply store, a coffee shop and Jax Mercantile. But just one step in the door and the aromas began to hint at the pleasant surprise that awaits. The menu is a tour of global flavors from Thailand to France and Italy to Central and South America. The restaurant itself is named after the telephone area code for El Salvador—Owner and

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Chef Ado Salguero’s home country. He has woven those roots into various nooks of the menu, including a bacon, ham, sausage and cheese-stuffed pupusa plate topped with two over-easy eggs, sliced avocados and spicy salsa for breakfast. Although I got a chance to drool over the breakfast and lunch menus, I was there at night when over-easy eggs aren’t in the cards. Instead, my companion and I started by sharing a generous portion of mushroom crepes and an order of Brussels sprouts. Salguero—who likes to be out of the kitchen answering questions and making sure patrons are happy with their selections—informed us these sprouts have converted even die-hard “I don’t like Brussels sprouts” folks, and he didn’t disappoint. They are pan fried to perfection with a tangy granny smith apple reduction and sprinkled with pistachios and matchsticks of apple for a little crunch. While many of the dinner menu options looked enticing, my ears perked up when I heard one of the specials was scallops, my favorite fruit of the sea. These U10s (that means gi-normous) were to be served pan-seared to a medium temperature over a zucchini squash risotto, then drizzled with basil pesto and balsamic musk and topped with crispy prosciutto strips. I had to have it. The CONTINUED > complexity was out of this world.

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My companion chose the house favorite, stuffed chayote. In Latin America, this small green member of the gourd family is often served among other inexpensive vegetables in soups, but Salguero has chosen to stuff it with pepper jack cheese, bread it in panko crumbs and lightly fry it, then serve over a creamy parmesan risotto with a rustic pomodoro sauce that has the perfect amount of zip to add depth to the dish.

Although Salguero’s amazing sauces, artful presentation and creative twists to the simple chayote squash might suggest otherwise, he does not consider himself a chef. He claims he learned everything he knows working in restaurants around the metro area, including Broomfield’s Bloom and Panzano in Denver. He always dreamed of having his own place. He opened on N. Public Rd. in 2011 and

moved to the current location just before Mother’s Day weekend last year. Feeling settled in, he hopes the extra space will help them grow and continue to surprise guests with new menu items from different corners of the world. At just $14–25 for an artfully prepared entree, wines by the glass at $8.50 or less and nine craft beers on tap under $6, Bistro 503 is also a welcome surprise for the pocketbook. I always like surprises and will definitely be back to see what else they’re cooking up at Bistro 503. Hopefully it will involve more Brussels sprouts.

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n early morning breeze sends ripples across Cherry Creek Reservoir as a young lady pushes her Vanguard Optimist into the cool water. She climbs in, fastens the rudder, adjusts the single sail on the eight-foot dinghy, and the wind does the rest. Welcome to Day 4 of a week-long sailing camp held by Community Sailing of Colorado. COMMUNITY SAILING

Yesterday’s stuffy yacht club, with its monied patrons and expensive boats, has been replaced with a new generation of enthusiasts eager to get out on the water and even more eager to help others experience the thrill of sailing. Community Sailing of Colorado (CSC) is one of hundreds of community sailing programs flourishing throughout the country. Colorado may be a landlocked state, but the sailors at CSC simply smile and ask: who needs the coast? SAILING FOR ALL

Founded as a non-profit organization in 1994, Community Sailing of Colorado began with a mission to provide children with access to sailing. They later expanded and currently provide multiple programs for kids, adults and those with disabilities. Brandon 16 Boulder County Lifestyle | June 2014

Kass has been involved with sailing programs for almost 20 years and has been CSC’s executive director the past four years. “We get kids hooked on sailing by being safe, having fun and providing instruction,” Kass declares. “When we do those three things kids come back as different individuals.” Community Sailing of Colorado reaches a wide demographic. “Some parents sign up their kids because they’re looking for something completely different,” explains Kass, “while others have had experience on the water and are looking to hone skills.” Kass is proud of the scholarship program, which assists students who might not think of sailing as something they could do. “We want to eliminate the financial barrier to get students from all types of backgrounds involved with our program,” Kass says. In 2011, CSC expanded its reach to offer lessons to students with disabilities. “This was an important step forward for us,” Kass says, “and in partnering with Craig Hospital we were able to make it happen.” In 2013 CSC held lessons for 75 individuals with disabilities; this year they hope to double that number. VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN

As with any nonprofit, the backbone of the organization is the

volunteer force. CSC relies on more than 70 volunteers who do everything from prepping boats, fundraising and, of course, providing more than 500 students with lessons. Ken Hovland has been a Community Sailing volunteer for 12 years. An avid sailor himself, Hovland felt it was time to give back to the sport that had given him so much. “I most enjoy watching students make progress,” Hovland states. “Some come to us not knowing the mast from the rudder but then we see their self-confidence build throughout the week.” ABLE TO SAIL

One of the more popular programs CSC offers is “ABLE to Sail”—essentially a youth empowerment camp on water. From mastering the technical aspects of sailing to solving problems that arise, students build character and find that what they learn about themselves is as important as learning to sail. “Sailing provides so many life lessons,” Kass points out. “So many of our students come back as different individuals, more confident and excited to share what they have learned.”

dents sailing leads to new places, not just physically but also mentally. This summer, Peyton Anne will apply to be a Junior Instructor, a small group of experienced students who play a key role in the instructional process. EXPANDING TO BOULDER

For the past 15 years CSC has been sailing in the Cherry Creek Reservoir; Kass is particularly excited about this season since Community Sailing will be expanding its reach from Denver to Boulder. Partnering with Boulder’s Parks & Recreation Department, Community Sailing will offer five-day sailing camps at different levels to the public. “This is a new opportunity for us and we’re thrilled to branch out to Boulder,” Kass says. These sailing camps, starting in June and going throughout the summer, will be held at the Boulder Reservoir. To learn more, volunteer or sign up for lessons, visit


Thirteen-year-old Peyton Anne James has been sailing with CSC the past two years. “It was very much her idea,” recalls Juli, Payton Anne’s mother, “and after that first week-long camp she was hooked.” Juli wasn’t surprised, given her daughter loves the water and has an uncle who owns a sailboat. “It’s always something new, whether it’s the wind or other conditions,” her mother says. Peyton Anne seems representative of young sailors who enjoy unlocking puzzles on the water, who relish the discipline that sailing provides. For these stuJune 2014 | Boulder County Lifestyle 17

Gunnison and Crested Butte

Your Summer Destinations for Family Fun and Outdoor Adventures

Elk Avenue in Summer

photo by gunnison-crested butte tourism association


estled in a valley and surrounded by nearly two million acres of pristine, mountainous wilderness, Gunnison-Crested Butte has a prime location in southwest Colorado. Fair-weather activities include mountain biking, hiking, wildflower and wildlife viewing, climbing, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping and horseback riding. Year-round visitors enjoy distinctive restaurants, locally owned shops, stimulating cultural opportunities and festivals galore ranging from the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival and Gunnison Cattlemen’s Days to Crested Butte Bike Week and Gunnison Car Show weekend. Along a 31-mile stretch of wide-open vistas and stunning scenery, visitors can explore Gunnison, Almont, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte and connect with the quaint and historic burgs of Pitkin, Gothic, Tin Cup,

GETTING THERE There are two main driving routes from Boulder to Gunnison and Crested Butte. Head south out of Boulder on Highway 93. The road turns into Highway 6 in Golden. Proceed southeast on Highway 6 to 470 heading south. Exit west at Highway 285 and proceed southwest for approximately 100 miles to Buena Vista and the intersection of highways 285 and 24. Continue south on 285 to Highway 50. Head west over Monarch Pass and down the back side to Gunnison.

Marble, Powderhorn and Crystal, also located in Gunnison County. Gunnison and Crested Butte, both founded in 1880, are known for Victorian-era charm, friendly Western hospitality and free-spirited nature. Almont is a fishing, rafting and rock climbing mecca, and the resort village of Mt. Crested Butte is home to renowned Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Visitors also can explore Curecanti National Recreation Area, home to Colorado’s largest body of water, and the nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Gunnison County is part of the West Elk Loop and Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byways. A recent visit introduced me to some new places and solidified some of my favorites. The following is a short list of the places I loved and wanted to share with you and your family. I’m sure you’ll discover many treasures of your own!

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Mountain Biking in Lupine - Deer Creek Trail near Crested Butte

Don’t want to drive? Non-stop air service to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) is provided year-round by United Airlines with flights from Denver (DIA). The Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is located just 79 miles from Gunnison, providing additional regional air service to the area.

WHERE TO STAY While there are many great places to stay including 4-star resorts, here are a couple of my favorites.

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Almont—right between Gunnison and Crested Butte.

These quaint cabins located inside the Gunnison National Forest are a great home base if you’re visiting both Gunnison and Crested Butte. Located just east of CB South and along the pristine Cement Creek, the eight historic cabins available are the prefect choice for active families—choose from two- or three-bedroom units. They allow dogs, too, for a nominal extra

The other main route to Crested Butte and Gunnison is to take Highway 93 to Golden, then hop on 70 west to the Leadville exit. Take Highway 24 south through Leadville and on to Buena Vista. Proceed south or west over Cottonwood Pass road (Highway 306). 18 Boulder County Lifestyle | June 2014

Pioneer Guest Cabins

Downtown Gunnison

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charge. Each cabin has a rustic aesthetic, but comes complete with a kitchen stocked with dishes and pots and pans—perfect if you don’t want to eat out for every meal. The owner is knowledgeable about the area including the history of her slice of the area—be sure to ask her for hot spots to hike or bike. 2094 Cement Creek Rd., Crested Butte

nordic inn Situated at the base of the mountain, this newly renovated hotel is a great choice if you plan to spend a lot of time downhill biking. 14 Treasury Rd., Crested Butte


camp 4 coffee Camp 4 is the locals spot for great gourmet coffee. There are a handful of locations, but visit the original. It’s just off Elk, but you won’t miss the quirky little building covered in license plates. 402-1/2 Elk Ave., Crested Butte,

gas café one stop Gear up for a day of outdoor activity with power breakfast sandwich from Gas Café One Stop. While it sounds strange to get breakfast from the gas station, you can’t beat these (somewhat) quick sandwiches for when you’re on-the-go. 602 Butte Ave., Crested Butte


Crested Butte is known for fine dining, but some of my favorites are the off-the-beaten-path spots perfect for visiting with the kids.

In addition to all the hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding you can do on the numerous trails in the area, don’t miss these great family fun spots!

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This Italian eatery is a great place to take children, but sophisticated enough for parents to enjoy a fine meal. The wine list is extensive, and the fettuccine alfredo is divine. Another must-have is the grilled salmon over risotto if it’s available when you visit. 411 Third St., Crested Butte

Step back in time and experience the heritage that makes Crested Butte so distinctive at The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Explore coal mining in Crested Butte from the early 1880s to the 1950s and the long history of skiing in the Gunnison Valley. The model town including some of the distinctive buildings along Elk Avenue (the main street in Crested Butte) and railroad is really fun for kids and adults alike. It was elected the most popular exhibit at the Crested Butte Museum. Do not miss the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. The Museum Store is full of souvenirs including photo reproductions from Crested Butte’s history, books, children’s toys, home decor and other gifts.

w café Hit the W in Gunnison before a day of biking or climbing at Hartman Rocks. It’s your typical small-town diner with lots of locals and bottomless cups of coffee. The biscuits and gravy are filling, but to really power up try the breakfast burrito that comes smothered in green chili. 114 N. Main St., Gunnison,

teocalli tamale This is a great spot for lunch on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. The tamales are a must and make sure you get the heaping helping of cilantro on top. Grab a margarita and take a seat on the tiny patio (if you can get one). It’s a great spot for people watching. 311 Elk Ave., Crested Butte,

hartman rock multi-use recreation Visit over 8,000 acres of BLM land for mountain biking, hiking, motorcycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, trail running and more. Located just outside the city of Gunnison, Hartman Rocks has miles of singletrack trails and dirt roads for biking. The area features 40 miles of singletrack trails and 33 miles of road open to biking, so everyone will find something perfect for their skill level. Hikers and trail runners can take in the beautiful desert CONTINUED > views along the same trails. June 2014 | Boulder County Lifestyle 19



Hartman Rocks is known for great climbing and climbing routes are plentiful. Bolting is allowed, but climbers are encouraged to practice clean climbing whenever possible. Thirty-nine miles of trail are available to motorcyclists, while other motorsports enthusiasts including 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs can take advantage of the 33 miles of road.

visit blue mesa Blue Mesa Reservoir is a popular destination for outdoor recreation. The lake is popular for fishing, and you’ll find a variety of species of fish including lake trout. There are two full-service marinas, campgrounds and the National Park Service visitor’s center where you can get lots of information about the area. The lake offers water sports and recreation such as boating, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Black Canyon National Park is close by with access from both the north and south rims.

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum by Don Cook

farmers’ markets Don’t miss the morning farmers’ markets. Visit the market in Gunnison on Saturday morning and Crested Butte on Sunday.

trailhead children’s museum The Trailhead Children’s Museum, located in the Outpost building at the base of Mt. Crested Butte Resort is growing everyday, bringing new exhibits, programs and family fun opportunities. The museum is a great place for the kids to blow off a little steam with twelve exhibits, art and science programs and children’s concerts.


Point boat tours through Black Canyon of the Gunnison are available June 19 and June 20 along with a fish fry at the Gunnison Whitewater Park on June 20. The park promises to be filled with people, pets and action on Saturday with a canine big air contest, competitive down river raft race, community float, kayak competition, inflatable rodeo, kids’ zone and more starting at 9 a.m. On Sunday, an open water swim takes place in Blue Mesa Reservoir and teams of two can compete on the Gunnison River for a cash purse and bragging rights in the Gene Taylor’s Bridge to Bridge Fly Fishing Tournament. For registration and a schedule, visit or call 303.913.0486.

34th annual crested butte bike week mt. crested butte & crested butte, june 26– 29 Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte are the proud hosts of the world’s oldest mountain bike festival, which now also includes options for those who enjoy cruiser bikes and bikes without chains. New this year is an Oskar Blues Dinner featuring a multi-course

Riding in the wildflowers near Crested Butte with Fantasy Ranch Horseback Adventures

meal paired with five brews at West End Public House and $10 discount for those who ride their bikes! The Chainless World Championships down Kebler Pass and into downtown on June 27 is always a thrilling scene for riders and spectators, followed by the Fat Tire 40 mountain bike race on June 28. If a one-speed cruiser is more your style, join in the fun and fund-raising for Adaptive Sports Center’s annual Bridges of the Butte townie tour on June 28–29. KEEN Rippin Chix camps for women are scheduled for June 26 and 27, and guided mountain bike rides and free shuttles to premiere trails also are highlights. For information about Crested Butte Bike Week, call 800.814.8893 or visit

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Gunnison River Festival offers a unique blend of hardcore and lighthearted recreation. The event kicks off on June 19 at I Bar Ranch with a concert by Bonnie & The Clydes, food and fund-raising for Gunnison Whitewater Park improvements. Ranger-led Morrow

The 2014 festival will showcase outstanding performers from all over the world and internationally acclaimed performers such as Boston Brass, American String Quartet, pianist Alexander Schimpf, and opera star Barry Banks. Celebrating its 18th year, CBMF also

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has bluegrass, opera and gypsy jazz mini-festivals that are part of the larger event. The operas “Rigoletto” and “Suor Angelica,” a free family concert series, home soirée concerts and much more are on this dynamic event’s six-week schedule, including this year’s unusual instrument—the bayan—played by Alexander Hrustevich. For more information and tickets, call 970.349.0619 or visit

finest visual artists along with live music and entertainment, an art auction, chef and artist demonstrations, children’s activities, and a beer and wine pavilion. The festival kicks off on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until dusk and continues on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Call 970.349.1184 or visit

114th annual cattlemen’s days gunnison, july 5–13

This dynamic weekend for all ages includes the 27th annual Gunnison Car Show, High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, and Carvin’ Up Colorado. Most of the activities take place in the neighboring Jorgensen and Legion Parks, except a ’50s-style cruise-in and free dance on Main Street on Friday evening and a breakfast cruise to Crested Butte on Sunday morning. On Saturday, admire all the chrome during the open car show and browse the creations of 60 artisans from around the region at the High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival. Throughout the weekend, wood carvers from around the country will transform tree stumps into works of art that will be on permanent display in Legion Park and other community sites. For information, call 303.913.0486 (carving) and 800.814.8893 (arts/crafts) and visit

People who love the authenticity of the West should plan on attending the 114th annual Cattlemen’s Days at Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center and various venues around Gunnison. The event features a county fair, parade, concerts, dancing, a horse show, cowboy poetry, horse races, cowboy church and of course rodeo events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Family-friendly activities are spread throughout the nine days of Cattlemen’s Days festivities, including rodeos scheduled for the evenings of July 10 – 12 and a Tough Enough to Wear Pink Concert and Auction on July 8. For more information, call the Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce at 800.814.8893 and visit for a complete schedule.

27th annual crested butte wildflower festival crested butte, july 7–13 The historic mountain town of Crested Butte, which was designated the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado” by the state legislature in 1990, hosts this colorful festival during the peak of wildflower season. More than 200 individual events such as photography and art classes, 4 X 4 tours, hikes and flower identification walks, garden tours, cooking seminars and more focus on the magnificent sight of miles and miles of wildflower fields abloom in the area. For more information, call 970.349.2571 or visit

crested butte wine & food festival crested butte, july 10–13 Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival returns this summer better than ever with several wine seminars, a Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at Uley’s Cabin, a winemaker dinner and dessert extravaganza at private residences, wine hike and gourmet picnic lunch, and an outdoor grand tasting. From “Man Enough to Drink Pink” to “ThinSkinned Red Wines,” there are topics to please any palate during six wine seminars and a mixology session held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the “Bursting with Bubbles Champagne Brunch” at West End Public House spotlights champagnes from around the world. Tickets and additional information is available at or by calling 970.349.7487.

42nd annual crested butte arts festival crested butte, august 1–3 Crested Butte Arts Festival is one of the biggest weekends of the summer, drawing world-class artists from all 50 states and several international exhibitors. Open-air booths line the five-block center of Crested Butte’s National Historic District, featuring 175 of the nation’s

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fall festival of beers & chili cook-off mt. crested butte, september 6 Get into the spirit of autumn with Mt. Crested Butte’s annual Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off held on Sept. 6 at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski area. Heat up by sampling great chili prepared by area cook-off contestants, cool off with beers poured by several microbreweries and savor live music all afternoon. For admission costs and times, contact the Crested Butte-Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce at 800.814.8893 and visit

crested butte film festival crested butte, september 25–28 Taking place annually the last weekend in September, the Crested Butte Film Festival presents more than 90 films during the peak of the fall foliage season. Expect beauty inside and out with four days of the best of international cinema, coupled with filmmaker talks, visiting actors, parties and easy transport on foot and bike between three downtown venues. Films to be screened include narratives, documentaries, outdoor adventure and short films, plus a free children’s program. Several ticketing options make it easy and affordable to enjoy all four days. Individual tickets will be sold at the door. A complete schedule of events and list of films will be available online Sept. 1. For additional details, call 303.204.9080. For additional information about Crested Butte and Gunnison, call the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association reservation hotline at 888.559.0841, or go to For destination information, call 800.814.8893 or visit Follow GCBTA event promotions on Facebook at CONTINUED >

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“We try to keep it lighter and brighter,” says Ditslear. “The first week we were open, somebody came in and said, ‘It’s like walking into a giant hug.’” Or a giant pint glass. Imagine a backyard patio lined with beer in every shade—gold, amber, copper, smoky brown—and you’ll get a sense of the warm, wood-paneled walls and tables swathed in natural light that will keep you lingering for at least one more round than originally intended. And with a heap of card and board games, even non-beer-drinkers, or those too young to drink, can find plenty of excuses to kick back and lose track of time. DRINK

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But for the rest of us, what’s on tap is reason alone to make the trip. Between the nine beers currently available—each brewed inhouse—anyone can find their niche, even if you’re not sure what your niche is. “A lot of people will say, ‘I don’t really drink beer, but I tried what he had, and that’s really good,” Ditslear recounts. My advice: Get a sampler. I tried the Cap’n Long ESB (smooth and malty), 1st Avenue River IPA (crisp and not too hoppy), Luminous Monk (a balanced Belgian with a hint of cider), Sun Wortshipper (full and nutty), Smoked Porter (like drinking barbecue ribs), and Sunglasses at Night—the first in 300 Suns’ “Shades of IPA” series. Unconventional, but easy-drinking, all six left me surprised and eager for more.



olorado is known, first and foremost, for two things: Our sunshine and our beer. Anyone living here would be quick to point out that’s not the whole story, of course. We’ve also got Broncos, burritos, hot springs, comedy clubs, purple mountains, Red Rocks and thousands more things to do, see, climb, drink and eat. But let’s be honest: Nothing compares to our beer and sunshine—especially when taken in together. That’s the idea behind 300 Suns Brewing, a new brewery in Longmont. Borrowing its name from the so-called three hundred days of sunshine Colorado receives annually, 300 Suns seeks to emulate the perfect summer day, year-round. “The summer after college,” says co-owner Dan Ditslear, “my friends and I would go down to this local craft brewery, and the next day all of us would joke, ‘You know, I had the craziest dream last night...’ ‘Me too!’” That was the first time I thought, “I really like craft beer.” Years later, that same sense of camaraderie (and love for microbrewing) inspired Ditslear—along with his wife Jean and their friends Mark Lusher and Candace Newcomb—to start attending homebrewing classes, and eventually convert a local warehouse into their own commercial brewery and tasting room. 24 Boulder County Lifestyle | June 2014


Ingenuity doesn’t occur in a bubble, and the owners of 300 Suns attribute their distinctive creations to years spent immersed in the craft. “We did a lot of ‘research,’” says Ditslear, referring to the countless beers he and his partners sampled before they opened the brewery, “on what we liked and didn’t like, and what advice we could get from other breweries.” He describes 300 Suns’ deep relationship with its community— not just the surrounding breweries, but hobbyists and fans. The brewery’s recurring “Collabeeration” contest, for instance, invites homebrewers to submit their own beers to a panel of community tasters and judges. The highest-rated beer will win a spot alongside 300 Suns’ offerings at the tap. If this all sounds like too much beer for you, 300 Suns promises more drinks and menu items, including wine and light pub food, to look forward to in the near future. So what about Ditslear—has 300 SUNS BREWING opening his own brewery ruined 331 First Ave., Unit C his taste for beer? Longmont “Contrary to popular belief, I do 720.442.8292 not drink a beer every day,” he says. “I drink two.”

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Hanuman Festival is a yoga festival for the modern lifestyle. This community-oriented yoga and music festival celebrates with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and a nourishing community. Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you relax and rejuvenate, dance and devote, connect and expand, have fun and just be. Hanuman Festival’s mission is to practice true SEVA, and give to our local and global community.

Jeff and Paige are pleased to announce the onset of their “1st Sunday Kids’ Concert Series” at the Bohemian Biergarten. The concerts will be the first Sunday of every month starting in March. The concerts will have original, acoustic science and nature tunes, quick costume changes and loads of kid participation. Bring your children and help share in a community filled with love for science.





Meadow Music programs are our most popular (and very fun) education events. Children and parents join OSMP’s Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty and Mark Wesson for evenings of children’s music and nature education. The evening consists of a short, kid-friendly hike on the McClintock Trail followed by 45 minutes of nature music for kids on the Chautauqua Green. Best of kids ages 2-8. Meadow Music is free! Bring a picnic, bring a blanket, rain or shine. Times: 5:30-7 p.m Admission: FREE.



How good were Bodeans at last year’s faire? So good that tears flowed and time stood still. Watching frontman and resident genius Kurt Neumann transform from road-weary rocker to shaman of the steinbaugh was something to behold. What a night. Bodeans and street faire— sometimes you get it right.





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Big trucks, fire trucks, small trucks, dump trucks, long trucks, fun trucks, work trucks and more trucks, cars, and trains! Parking will be limited. Please walk, ride, skate or scooter to the center. Don’t forget sun protection and fluids to stay cool. 9–11:30 A.M.









Experience classic theatre at its best in the shadow of the majestic Flatiron Mountains. Enjoy gorgeous summer evenings with gourmet picnics, the Shakespeare gardens, The plays this summer are “The Tempest,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “I Hate Hamlet,” “Henry IV: Part 1,” and “Henry IV Part 2.” Bring a date or bring the family. (Kids 5 -12 can come for just $10, and youth 13–17 can come for $20. Kids and youth tickets are available in the Orchestra section only.) Admission: $10-$59.


Come to Reel Kids and enjoy our Mad Hatter Charity Tea benefiting the Denver Children’s Home. Interact with Alice and Wonderland characters who will be serving you, while dining with real china tea cups, tea sandwiches, cookies, cupcakes, games, contests and the Alice in Wonderland movie projected on a BIG screen. Come dressed up and invite friends. Ages 7-14 welcome. Cost $25 per kid which includes a tea cup and saucer to keep, tea sandwiches and treats, movie and friends. Those who bring a bag of lightly used clothing to donate are up for a door prize. Also a prize for the best costume. RSVP today.





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Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient, and was listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. 8 p.m. $40 - $75 ($37 - $72 Member).



“Hanna Ranch” is an award winning 2013 feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film honors Hanna’s legacy and tells the story of how his

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ith extended family on both coasts requiring multiple flights per year, my husband and I lived for the day our identical twin boys could entertain themselves while traveling. As infants, they slept on the seat-back tray tables, making the flights fairly easy. But the stress of juggling gear meant that I managed to leave my wallet behind while nursing them in airports more than once. (Thank God for compassionate fathers who work at the Hertz counter.) As the boys got older, controlling them became more complex. Once, a four-year-old Axel caused a scene in Logan Airport by announcing he couldn’t leave Boston without a Yankees baseball cap. I was unable to convince him that no vendor in Boston would sell us a Yankees hat and that an intervention from TSA was more likely. This generated much hilarity for every Red Sox fan within 500 feet. Then my twins were five, and we were stuck on an indefinitely delayed Southwest Airlines flight. I was on the aisle, and the boys were next to me poking Transformer figurines into each other’s ears and shouting, “Megatron Rules!” The flight was full of restless families, and the noise level in the cabin sounded like a Saturday morning at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The flight staff got creative. “Would any children like to come up and sing for us?” a female attendant inquired. Parents prodded shy offspring toward the aisle. I, on the other hand, lifted my face off the armrest, and rubbed the foot print on my cheek left there in Aidan’s haste to be first in line. Axel reluctantly accompanied him. Immediately, the theme song from Cars blared overhead – a capella, off-key and frighteningly familiar. “I’m American made, I’m a large CHEVROLET!” Axel’s voice peBLS_saggy_5.8.14_v1 copy.pdf 1 5/8/14 12:49 PM tered out, but ever fearless Aidan took over.

“I was born in the South, sometimes I have a big mouth…” Passengers exchanged smirky looks and shook their heads. Imagine having a child that bold! (Or tuneless.) “I gotta SAY it!” the voice continued, although Axel was already back in his seat. Then scuffling was heard, and a female voice murmuring, “Someone else’s turn,” but apparently Aidan wasn’t easily daunted. “DA NA NA NA NA NA! DA NA NA NA NA NA!” Eventually the flight attendant wrestled the mic from him, thanked him for his effort, and a handful of people clapped. Aidan came beaming back to his seat. Several months later, on a flight to California, Aidan twisted and twitched in his seat as we waited for take-off. “What’s the matter?” I said. Aidan turned his head 180 degrees in each direction, craning his neck over the seatback. “What is it?” I asked. “Do you have to go to the bathroom?” “No,” he said, looking hopefully toward the crew. “It’s just, well, I don’t want to miss the singing!” What had I wished for? Children who could entertain themselves. What did I get? Twins who could entertain everyone around them. Sometimes you just have to open your mind to the solutions the universe provides. Especially when your kids will be carrying their suitcases themselves and flying off to their own destinations soon enough.

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Town Homes from high $500’s LAST TWO Single Family Homes from $1.15 M 303-200-0488



Town Homes from $400’s Single Family Homes from high $400’s 303-604-9196 Please call for appointment

Please call for appointment



Custom SF Homes available Lots from $300’s 303-444-7591

SF Homes from mid $800’s 303-444-7591 Models Open Daily 1-5 or by appointment

Please call for appointment


Custom SF Homes available Lots from mid $300’s 303-444-7591

5. NORTHFIELD VILLAGE Plans, pricing & specifications subject to change without notice

Model Open Fri thru Tues 11-5 or by appointment


Single Family Homes from mid $400’s 303-823-6814

SF Homes from mid $600’s 303-974-5529

Sales Office Open Daily ,11-5 or by appointment


LAST DUPLEX HOME – $600’s 303-442-0309

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Audi Boulder

• 1799 Exposition Drive · Boulder, CO 80301

• (303) 442-7007 •

Boulder County Lifestyle June 2014  

June 2014 Issue of Boulder County Lifestyle

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