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Weddings

High Altitude

Peak to Peak home to numerous stunning wedding venues By Jeffrey V. Smith PEAK TO PEAK he Peak to Peak Region of Colorado is a destination wedding location many people around the world can only dream of experiencing. Local residents and visitors in the know, however, have been making their Rocky Mountain dream weddings come true in the area

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for more than a century. The views, natural settings, unique scenic ceremony sites and a robust local wedding industry makes planning a wedding, or other special event, in the region a more relaxed experience and a favorite choice for many brides and grooms to be. Numerous outstanding and sought-after venues from Estes Park to Idaho Springs can assist with every detail,

but ultimately provide the most sought-after wedding amenity: an astonishing mountain location. Best of all, choices range from the most extravagant to downright rustic with all levels of affordability, even no-cost options, obtainable. One of the region’s biggest draws for ceremonies is Rocky Mountain National Park, as a destination, Continued on page 15

The Twin Owls Pavilion at Back Canyon Inn, Estes Park • Photo by Dave Russell/RockyMountainAperture.com

Nederland, Eldora, Caribou highlight of this portion of Peak to Peak drive By Jeffrey V. Smith PEAK TO PEAK The Peak to Peak Highway, for which this region is named, is a designated Scenic and Historic Byway. The 55-mile-long route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches and winds past a string of popular attractions including Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Eldora Mountain Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park. The route combines abundant Part Five recreation, scenery and mining history allowing those who drive it a chance to experience the full-range of Colorado’s offerings.

This is a year-long series exploring the history found along the drive. PART FIVE: Magnolia Road to Boulder County Road 103/Colo. 72 Mile Marker 37

This section of the Peak to Peak Byway continues north from Magnolia Road, part of a wagon road from Boulder to Central City built in 1865 to the turnoff to Eldora, through Nederland, past the road to Caribou and ends at County Road 103. The point where Magnolia Road meets the Peak to Peak is the top portion of a route Boulder investors built to link to the Enterprise Road from Golden that led to Central City. The route followed an old Ute trail that was used before the Continued on page 9

The McRae Hotel and Mint Pool Hall on First Street in Nederland in 1938. Photo courtesy Denver Public Library Western History Collection


TAKE NOTE – supporting our community

Volume 6, Issue 5 • May 2013

Spring, May holidays celebrated in mountain communities PEAK TO PEAK After a long, snow-filled April, May is finally here along with other sure signs of Spring in the mountains. There are numerous reasons to rejoice this month in addition to warmer weather. Cinco de Mayo, celebrated by Latinos and non-Latinos across the country, commemorates a victory of the Mexican army and a struggle for freedom. The day has evolved into a celebration of Mexican cul-

ture and heritage by all nationalities. Mother’s Day, celebrated on May 12, is an obvious reason for revelry. Find one of the many outstanding mountain restaurants you’ve never visited and take mom out for a new, high-altitude culinary experience. If a gift is in order, patronize one of several mountain-based retail locations that sells the handiwork of Peak to Peak artisans. Better yet, get a gift certificate and go shopping together.

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Health & Human Services Guide The Nederland Mayor’s Task Force on Health and Human Services recently prepared a services guide covering Boulder and Gilpin counties. It provides information about low-cost or free resources for addictions, childcare, clothing, dental, domestic violence, food banks, housing, legal, medical, mental health, seniors, utility assistance, veterans, youth, emergency services and much more. Download a digital version at nederlandco.org/helpful-links. Hard copies will be available in the future. One resource that can be found in numerous locations in the mountains are addiction recovery groups. Here’s a list of some of the groups that meet regularly in the Peak to Peak. Addiction Recovery Groups Sunday Gilpin County H.A.L.T. – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Central City NA Meeting – Clubhouse (701 Elm Road, Estes Park) Monday Clear Creek Road Runners AA, Al-Anon – United Church of Idaho Springs Al Anon – Allenspark Community Church AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park AA Meeting – IOOF Hall, Lyons Tuesday AA Meeting – St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nederland AA Meeting – Golden Gate Grange AA Meeting, Woman’s AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park Wednesday Gilpin County H.A.L.T. – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Central City NA Meeting – Nederland Veterinary Hospital (Back Office) AA Meeting – Coal Creek Canyon United Power Offices AA Meeting – The Old Gallery AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park Thursday Eating Disorders Group – Nederland Veterinary Hospital (Back Office) Overeaters Anonymous – The Old Gallery NA Meeting – Clubhouse (701 Elm Road, Estes Park) Clear Creek Road Runners AA – United Church of Idaho Springs AA Meeting – Nederland Veterinary Hospital (Back Office) AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park Friday NA Meeting – Harmony Foundation of Estes Park Clear Creek Road Runners AA – United Church of Idaho Springs AA Meeting – St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nederland AA Meeting – New Covenant Church, Allenspark AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park Saturday Clear Creek Road Runners AA – United Church of Idaho Springs AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park

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Finally, Memorial Day, on May 27, is day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. These days, there is little else that deserves our reverence and respect more.

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Wideawake, Colo. was a small mining district and townsite in Gilpin County located at the head of Gamble Gulch on the western side of Fairburn Mountain. By 1867 it was a well established camp with a population of several hundred. Although it’s received little attention in popular mining histories, it is significant as it dates back to the earliest mining activity in Colorado. Corrections: We regret any mistakes, typos or otherwise incorrect information that makes it into the paper. If you find a mistake, please let us know so we can be sure not to make it again. All information contained in MMAC Monthly is subject to change without notice. Letters to the editor must be signed with full name and include daytime phone number, full address or email address. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit and /or refuse all submissions.

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MOUNTAIN MIX – the best of all the rest May 1

Safety Expo for family fun and education

The annual Estes Park Public Safety Expo takes place, May 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds, 1209 Manford Avenue. The free public event includes more than 20 regional public safety and emergency services agencies from across Colorado. Each will bring equipment and provide demonstrations and activities for kids and adults. “This event offers a great opportunity to learn about the services of our public safety agencies,” Police Chief Wes Kufeld said. For more information, call Officer Monty Allenat at 970-577-3864.

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25th Annual Estes Park Duck Race

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Behind the Scenes at the RMNP

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a park like Rocky Mountain National Park? Here is your chance to learn the secrets of how the employees of the Park do their jobs to keep park operations running smoothly for visitors. Stroll along paved pathways to experience the “behind the scenes” functions of the backcountry office, fire management building, ranger operations station, park greenhouse and museum storage facility. Meet at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, 1000 US Highway 36 at 9 a.m. and end your journey at the Rocky Mountain Nature Association building for lunch. Call 970-5863262, e-mail fieldseminars@rmna.org or visit online at www.rmna.org and click on the seminars/calendar tab to purchase tickets.

Thousands of little yellow rubber ducks are ceremoniously dropped into Fall River at Nicky’s Resort where they begin their journey to Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. It’s all part of the benefit Estes Park Duck Race where people “adopt” little rubber duckies and select one of nearly 70 different Estes Valley charities to benefit from your adoptions. These charities will receive 95% of the money collected from adoptions. The more ducks adopted for a particular charity, the more money that individual charity receives. There are also prizes for hundreds of entries. If your little ducky is one of the lucky winners as it crosses the finish line, you might win a prize. It’s a fun family outing with lots of music and entertainment as well. Race festivities get underway at Nicky’s Resort at 11 a.m. on race day. Ducks go into the water at 1 p.m. and activities continue in Riverside Plaza until the last duck swims past the finish line. As a bonus for the Duck Race weekend, merchants in downtown Estes Park set up tables outside their businesses for the annual spring sidewalk sale.

May 11

“Capturing the Light” Exhibit

Helen Hunt Jackson re-enactment

The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park holds its first juried fine art photography exhibition, “Capturing the Light,“ in the CAC Fine Art Gallery’s facility in Estes Park in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Jazz Fest and Art Walk in Estes Park, May 18-19. “Capturing the Light,” opens on May 4 and continues through May 26, was created to showcase a diverse approach to photography, and is open to artists who reside in Larimer and Boulder counties; and the Denver Metro area.

May 5

12th Annual Wild Earth Day 2013

The rescheduled Wild Earth Day takes place May 5, in Central Park, 13th & Canyon, in Downtown Boulder. The event is free to the public from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and is an action-packed day of learning about and celebrating planet earth. Delve into experiential activities with masters in the field of environmental education from University of Colorado. Join the Climate Control Forum with keynote speakers from “Chasing Ice,” National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Colorado Ocean Coalition in the solarpowered presentation tent. Meet live raptors – bald eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons – and engage in hands-on activities about water, local flora and fauna, energy, nature crafting, and more. Enjoy the Mud Lake exhibit by exploring habitats with live crayfish and other arthropods. Witness real weather balloon launches with NCAR and learn state-of-the-art methods to interpret and predict our changing weather patterns. Bring a picnic to enjoy while listening to live music at the Band Shell. Visit www.wildbear.rog for more information and a complete schedule of events.

Bring your “best friend” to a 5k run along Clear Creek, May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, to benefit the Clear Creek Recreation District and Charlie’s Place: The Clear Creek and Gilpin County Animal Shelter. Pre-Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for youth and dogs are free. $5 additional fee on race day. Registration includes T-shirt for humans and goodies for dogs. Register in person at Clear Creek Rec Center, 1130 Idaho St., Idaho Springs or Two Brothers Deli, 1424 Miner St., Idaho Springs. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, non-aggressive and leashed at all times. For more information please call 303-567-4822 or visit www.clearcreekrecreation.com.

The Lyons Redstone Museum, 340 High Street, on May 12 presents a re-enactment performance of Helen Hunt Jackson, an advocate for American Indians in the1800s, performed by Bonnie Kohl. The $15 event, 2-3:30 p.m., includes lunch at the log cabin at Dave’s Smokin BBQ. Helen Hunt Jackson wrote the highly-successful, controversial novel “Ramona” about an Indian man and a white woman’s romance, and “A Century of Dishonor” about mistreatment of Indians and was appointed head of the Bureau for Indian Affairs. Tickets are available at Reruns, 436 Main, Lyons, or Lyons Historical Society Office. Proceeds benefit the 2013 restoration work on the Lyons Redstone Museum, formerly a 1881 schoolhouse.

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May 26

12th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs

Canine on the Creek 5k Run/Walk

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well-honed mix of roots rock, timeless acoustic pop, and edgy Americana Soul music in a way that sounds seamless, comfortably familiar and totally signature. Bring a dish/beverage to share and a requested donation of $5-10 for the musician. Table hosts are needed. Call Betsy Skinner, 303-747-1013, e-mail bladeskinner@gmail.com or visit www.allensparkoldgallery.com for more information.

Almost Summer! Community Music Potluck

The Old Gallery, 14863 Highway 7, Allenspark, on May 22 hosts the Almost Summer! Community Music Potluck, 6-8 p.m. The event features the music of the Ash Ganley Band, a high-energy Americana/Rock/Soul act. Ganley is a master of audience-performer energy transference and taps into the “natural communion” effortlessly. The artist is able to distil down his myriad musical experiences into a potent,

Spend the day sampling beer from a variety of Summit County brewpubs for one low price per mug (must be 21) at Arapahoe Basin, May 26. Breweries include Pug Ryan’s, Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, and more. Enjoy live music, springtime skiing and much more. The $30 ticket includes unlimited beer sampling from 10 breweries from noon-4 p.m., a commemorative mug and a ticket for sliders at the BBQ. Skip the food and save $5. Live music from bluegrass band Hardscrabble in the Base Area from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.arapahoebasin.com to learn more.

May 31-June 2

“Seascape” Play

With a cast of two men and two women the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre on May 31-June 2 and June 7-9, presents, “Seascape,” an Edward Albee Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the encounter on a beach between a human couple and an evolving lizard couple who ask about being human. The play will be performed in the “round at the Masonic Lodge, 1820 S St Vraine Ave. Tickets are $15 per person at Macdonald Book Shop, 152 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, and the door. E-mail info@EstesParkRepTheatre. org with questions.

June 1

Lake Estes Marina Fishing Derby

The 27th Annual Fishing Derby is held at Lake Estes Marina, 1770 Big Thompson Ave, on June 1. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. The day prior to the event the lake is stocked with rainbow trout and other fish by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The Fishing Derby is for fishermen of all ages and is attended by approximately 250 – 300 people each year. There will be a contest for “largest fish” in men’s and women’s categories in four age groups with prizes donated by Estes Park merchants. Categories include ages 9 years and under; 10–15 years; 16–59 years, and 60 years and over. A grand prize will be awarded for the biggest catch overall. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District in conjunction with the CDOW sponsors the event to benefit EVRPD youth athletic programs. The event costs $4 or $3 with pre-registration. Call 970-586-2011 or e-mail annie@ evrpd.com for more information.

Community Forestry Sort Yards open in May PEAK TO PEAK The Boulder County Forest Health Initiative’s Community Forestry Sort Yards near Allenspark and Nederlnad open for the season in May. The two sort yard locations are open each summer to provide residents a free of charge location to dispose of logs and slash cut from their land. “The spring is a great time of year to get out on your land and begin preparing your property for wildfires,” Boulder County Outreach Forester Ryan Ludlow said. To learn more about implementing effective wildfire mitigation on your land, the county is offering a half-day workshop on “Firewise Landscaping” at the Nederland Community Center, May 11. Volunteers are also being sought to assist in running the locations. Sort Yard Hosts greet people as they enter, collect data on the material they deliver and provide information about forest ecology, bark beetles and wildfire mitigation. Volunteers are not responsible for unloading

materials, but should commit to four-hour shifts and 15 hours per month. Contact Shane Milne at Smilne@bouldercounty.org or call 303-678-6089 if interested. The Allenspark/Meeker Park Sort Yard, 8200 Hwy 7, Allenspark, is open Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 24 to June 15 and Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 30 through Oct. 19. The Nederland Area Sort Yard, 291 Ridge Road, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 1 to July 6 (closed July 4) and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sept. 20 through Oct. 12. The Community Forestry Sort Yards may have additional closures during the open season. To check the status of a sort yard, call 303-678-6368. For more information about the sort yard program or how to implement proactive wildfire mitigation on your land, contact Ryan Ludlow, Boulder County Forest Health Initiative’s outreach forester, at 720-564-2641 or rludlow@bouldercounty.org.

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FOOD & DRINK – restaurants, bars and breweries

FOOD & DRINK CALENDAR

May 2 Food Pantry – Nederland Community Center May 3 Seafood Buffet – The Other Side May 4 Cheese Making Class – Lyons Farmette May 5 One-Year Anniversary Party – Salto Coffee Works May 6 Lovin’ Cup Community Kitchen – Deli at 8236’ May 7 Soup Night – The Old Gallery May 9 Grimm Brothers 3-Course Beer Dinner – Lyons Fork May 11 Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast – CCCIA Hall May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch – Peaceful Valley Ranch Mother’s Day Brunch – Aspen Lodge Mother’s Day Tea w/”Isabella Bird” – Idaho Springs Visitors Center May 16 Community Cupboard Food Distribution – The Old Gallery May 17 Arugula Restaurant Wine Dinner – Salto Coffee Works May 19 Almost Summer Community Music Potluck w/Ash Ganley – The Old Gallery

May 20 Lovin’ Cup Community Kitchen – Deli at 8236 May 23 Food Pantry – Nederland Community Center May 26 Community Potluck – Nederland Community Presbyterian Church May 27 Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & BBQ – Gold Hill Inn May 31 Idaho Springs Farmers Market – Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park

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COSMIC COWBOY CAFÉ

Restaurateur just wants to be Cosmic Cowboy By Jennifer Pund NEDERALND ob Vigil has big dreams, and after a year serving fresh, authentic Southwestern cuisine in Nederland, he has a lot to celebrate this Cinco De Mayo – a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. This May marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of his restaurant, Cosmic Cowboy, named for Vigil’s favorite Michael Martin Murphy song and recorded nearby at Caribou Ranch. He was given official permission to use the name and even told by Murphy’s wife to “have a guitar ready” because he’ll want to play, if he comes to town. May also marks the end of a particularly long winter. Vigil was informed earlier this year two outside investors were leaving to start other endeavors. He was determined to make the restaurant work, however, and pushed on through the lean winter months without financial help. Although he could be doing other work to survive, he’s inspired by his mother. “My mother would feed any and everyone in the yard – and we had a pretty big yard.

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She would always have huge amounts of food and people knew her for that, and loved her food,” he said. Recipes like Cosmic Coyboy’s green chili is based on his mother’s homemade version. “It’s a great recipe. I got it as close as I can,” Vigil said. “I love it and my customers love it; and mom would be impressed.” Vigil, along with his nephew Nate Vigil, feel that little by little the “big dream” is happening. “I couldn’t have done any of this with out Nate,” Vigil said. “He has been so dedicated, and we are stand-

ing back-to-back to make it happen. It feels good to know that the products are good… it’s just a matter of time until the word gets out. The community has shown great support; I can’t thank them enough.” Having family in Nederland throughout his life, Vigil moved to the area four years ago. “It’s beautiful here and a small community is excellent because you get to meet a lot of different people,” he said. Recently he has seen more families quickly become regulars at Cosmic Cowboy and plans to expand seating to accommodate larger groups. The additions of booths and a liquor license are the first two things on Vigil’s to do list. “People work hard… and deserve to be served. Booths will allow us to seat guests and wait on them,” he said. “I’d like to make great margaritas too.” Many patrons enjoy the Grande Burrito, stuffed with chicken or beef, rice and beans wrapped in a large tortilla, smothered in green or veggie red chili and topped with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes and home-made guacamole. Also, on Tuesdays, $1 tacos fly out the door.

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FOOD & DRINK SIGNATURE CREATION Gold Hill Inn’s Leg of Lamb Venison Owner/Chef: Chris Finn

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Gold Hill Inn 401 Main Street Gold Hill, Colo.

hosen by Gourmet Magazine along with only seven others in the entire country as an “American Beauty,” the Gold Hill Inn is remote from the city lights and city noise and things haven’t changed much since Frank and Barbara Finn opened it in 1962. Sons Chris and Brian Finn are now serving six- and three-course meals featuring seasonal offerings of local markets. Gold Hill Inn Leg of Lamb Venison 6 lb. leg of lamb 10 sprigs fresh parsley tarragon vinegar 6 sprigs green celery leaves buttermilk 3 crushed juniper berries 3 cloves of mashed garlic ½ tsp. ground mace 1 thinly sliced onion ½ tsp. ground marjoram 1 thinly sliced carrot ½ tsp. ground allspice 10 whole cracked Salt and Pepper peppercorns ¾ cup dry white wine 6 whole cloves ½ cup red currant jelly 3 large bay leaves 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest

1. Rub lamb leg with tarragon vinegar and place into large non reactive container (if you or your butcher debone the leg it takes up less room). 2. Cover with buttermilk and add garlic, onion, carrot, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves, parsley, celery leaves, juniper berries, mace, marjoram, and allspice. 3. Cover and keep under refrigeration, turning two times each day, making sure the meat is always covered with buttermilk. 4. After the fourth day, remove lamb from buttermilk mixture, but be sure to save it. Wipe the lam dry and rub completely with a salt and pepper mixture. 5. Place the lamb in a roasting pan.(tie leg with butchers string if you used a boneless leg) Roast in a hot oven at 450º for 20 minutes. Lower heat to 350º and allow 18 minutes for each pound cook to at least 130°. Baste frequently with strained buttermilk. 6. When lamb is done, place on serving platter. Strain the liquid into a saucepan. Skim off all fat add to some of the marinade bring to a boil. Add currant jelly and thicken. Pour part of sauce over lamb and serve hot.

Pizza night, guest chef return to Salto NEDERLAND Pizza Night returns to Nederland’s Salto Coffee Works starting May 7, as weather allows. The popular Tuesday night event features Dawn Dennison’s Crust Wood-Fired Pizza. Most nights will also include local musicians. On May 17, Salto hosts a wine-tasting dinner with Arugula Restaurant and Chef Alec Schuler. Five wines were carefully chosen to create the adeptly paired seasonal menu. The evening explores three Malbec production areas of Argentina. Seating is limited, call 303-258-3537 for reservations.

Crust Wood-Fired Pizza’s wood-burning copper oven is featured at Pizza Night.

The Gold Hill Inn begins its 51st season on May 3 and remains open through the end of the year. Visit www.goldhillinn.com or call 303-443-6461 for more information or to make reservations.

Lyons Fork offers three-course beer dinner LYONS The Lyons Fork, 450 Main Street in Lyons, and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Fort Collins team-up, May 9, at the restuarnt for three courses and award-winning brews. The event costs $40 and is

limited to 20 people. Call 303-823-5014 to make reservations – the dinner will sell out quickly. Visit www.lyonsfork.com to learn about this and future events.

Very Nice extends hours, increases brewing capacity NEDERLAND Beginning in May, Nederland’s Very Nice Brewing will be utilizing its new 3.5 BBL brewing system to make 126 imperial gallons of beer at a time. The increased production means more open hours, too. Starting this month, the tasting room opens Thursdays from 3-8 p.m. in addition to normal hours of Fridays and Saturdays, 3-9 p.m. and Sundays 2-7 p.m. More days and hours are expected soon.

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Spring welcomes new additions, changes to local menus By Jennifer Pund PEAK TO PEAK rom fine dining to pub fair, variety is what keeps visitors and residents coming back and numerous local restaurants are updating their offerings for spring. Here is a small taste of new culinary adventures available this spring from Estes Park to Idaho Springs. The Lyons Fork, 450 Main Street, Lyons, takes advantage of seasonal offerings and is serving up a Frybread appetizer with house made ricotta, asparagus, baby beets and basil. Other spring items include a pea shoot salad and a potato/parsnip/leek soup. “As far as summer items, you’ll have to wait and see. The only thing I can guarantee is Colorado corn soup,” says Chef Ian Rubenoff. Diners can expect the use of a bounty of local produce, meats and other vegetables available in the spring and summer as well as a unique beer list that shares Lyons Fork owners’ passion for hand-made products. The Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main Street in Jamestown, is more than a restaurant; it also functions as a community meeting place, a mountain hangout and a stop for cyclists. In the warmer months, “The Merc” uses more local ingredients. “We make a lot of specials with things found at the boulder farmers market- especially the Thursday night dinner. When the

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cute little Jamestown Farmers Market gets going, we use those ingredients, too,” Rainbow Shultz, owner of the Mercantile, said. With all the great suppliers, Shultz says, “we end up with some great fruit pies and tarts and at the end of summer. We make all kinds of things with Western Colorado peaches and Jamestown cherries.” The Millsite Inn, 44365 Hwy. 72 in Ward, brought back its popular chicken parmesan sandwich for spring. “People kept asking about it, so we decided to bring it back permanently,” explains Co-owner Carol Beyers. Also new to diners this season are sloppy Joes and Millsite’s ‘hot legs.’ I always want to shake up some change and customer feedback on the legs has been fun and a lot less hassle to eat.” Stop by the Deli @ 8236, 34 E. First Street, Nederland, where it’s all about the bread. Its new breakfast sandwich uses custom made poppyseed kaisers rolls baked daily at the local B&F grocery store. The rolls are stuffed with two eggs fried to order with a choice of cheese and either bacon, pancetta, Taylor ham porkroll or ham. “Being from Jersey, [the rolls] are the closest thing to an authentic Jersey Hard Roll we are going to get around here, and the ham porkroll is my absolute favorite,” Owner Ross Alper said. “We offer tomato and pesto on any of them for no extra charge. They are awesome.” Also new is the Cuban sandwich made with slow cooked and hand rubbed pork. “I get the Cuban bread sent from a Cuban bakery in Tampa that has been in business since 1915. The bread is amazing and it’s the perfect sandwich,” Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brew-

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ery, 70 E. First Street, Nederland, has added to their extensive barbecued cuisine and house brewed beers with the homemade “Stinking Hippie Veggie Burger” made with quinoa, sun-dried tomato and black bean. For meat-eaters, the Gameburger should be on your list. Prepared in-house with a mix of buffalo elk and venison, this burger is not for the faint at heart. “Boy are they good,” Co-owner Cori Boorigard said. “We also have a Russian Imperial Stout being fermented called the Baltic Bald that will be on tap soon.” Mountain Mocha Cafe, 135 Clear Creek Street in Black Hawk, is putting a twist on traditional lemonade. Jessica Dionne, co-owner with her husband Pete, uses loose leaf tea and soaks it in lemonade for the most original twist on your childhood favorite. Earl Gray/Lavender and Orange Spice are some of her newest creations. “Customers really liked the Hibiscus/Lavender I tried the other day,” Dionne said. Check back all season to try new flavors. The Buffalo Restaurant and Bar, 1617 Miner Street in Idaho Springs, offers a smaller and leaner summer menu. Diners can still enjoy the popular buffalo burgers, steaks or spicy pork green chili and buffalo black bean chili. Always a hit are the hand-dipped onion rings and mushrooms, hand-dipped cod for the fish and chips and sandwiches as well as a unique selections of quality locally brewed beers.   At Two Brothers Deli, 1424 Miner Street in Idaho Springs, spring and summer brings out different specials and soups. Daily specials include fresh egg salad sandwiches from cage-free chickens, a variety of chef and cobb salads, the ever popular Green Forest sandwich with roasted red peppers and dill cucumber sauce and an organic

baked tofu Reubens. “We still offer cream and broth soups, but tend to focus on lighter versions like Veggie Quinoa, Butternut Squash Bisque, Crab Claw Bisque and our 24-ounce smoothies are available with a variety of fruit, body balance, agave nectar and soy protein powder,” owner Dan Ebert said.

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Head Brewer: Jeffrey Green

Logical Fallacy Very Nice Brewing Nederland, CO

“An IBA (India Black Ale) with four hop additions during the boil giving it an estimated 70 IBU (International Bittering Unit). Each hop addition includes a generous portion of Summit and Northern Brewer hops. It’s as black as oil due to the black patent malt which gives it a smoky character as well as a bit of coffee character from the chocolate malt. The heavy malt bill gives this beer an estimated ABV of a bit over 7%. We round it off with four lbs of Madhava wildflower honey. The honey helps to avoid a strong bitter after taste. The name ‘Logical Fallacy’ references the common belief that a stout should not be hoppy. We vehemently disagree!” Color: black IBU: 70+ Alcohol: 7%+ Hops: Summit, Northern Brewer Malt: Black patent, chocolate

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FOOD & DRINK

Brewers, beer lovers toast Craft Beer Week

Burning CAN Beer Festival celebrates craft beer in a can LYONS The Burning CAN Beer Festival, Saturday, June 1, in Bohn Park in Lyons, is a celebration of craft beer in a can. Sponsored by the Colorado Brewers Guild and held in conjunction with the Lyons Outdoor Games – a celebration of mountain sports – the event features over 30 craft breweries that can their brews. An outdoor competition takes place adjacent to the festival. General admission is $25 advance and $35 at the door. VIP costs $30 in advance and includes a commemorative glass and early entry.

PEAK TO PEAK From May 13-19, craft beer connoisseurs and beginners alike all along the Peak to Peak and across the county come together for the 8th annual celebration of American Craft Beer Week. The event is an opportunity to toast the more than 2,400 small and independent American craft brewers who continue to make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing destination. “The popularity of American Craft Beer Week is indicative of the craft beer renaissance that continues to captivate the U.S.,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “This week is about uniting for a common cause: support and celebration of our nation’s small and independent brewers and the millions of beer lovers who have helped evolve an industry and put the U.S. on the brewing map.” New for 2013 is the American Craft Beer Week Coast to Coast Toast. The week will be commemorated on May 16 by a simultaneous toast to craft beer at 6 p.m. (MST). Visit www.craftbeer. com to learn more.

Take mom to Peaceful Valley By George Watson PEACEFUL VALLEY Give mom a day off and spoil her with our delectable menu, wonderful staff and gorgeous scenery at Peaceful Valley Ranch with the Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12. The ranch’s friendly, expert kitchen staff can satisfy even the biggest appetite. Seatings are 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The extensive and tasty Mother’s Day Brunch begins with home-made, freshly baked corn muffins, cinnamonCraisin rolls, herbed French bread and whole wheat butterhorns. This is followed by crispy waffles, made from scratch and topped any way with items like sliced strawberries, pineapple, syrup or whipped topping; fresh fruit tray; raspberry spinach salad or pea salad; fresh seasonal vegetables with a ranch dipping sauce, deviled eggs and omelets to order prepared with fresh ingredients including bacon, broccoli, onions, sausage, peppers, ham, mushrooms and sharp cheddar cheese. Entrées include hand-carved prime rib

of beef with au jus and seasoned with a house-made garlic rub, slow-roasted and served with rich au jus and mild horseradish sauce; grilled Parmesan-crusted chicken breast or grilled sea bass topped with a tangy pineapple-mango salsa. Sides of the day include Southwestern black bean stuffed peppers; marinated chicken breast strips deep fried to a golden brown; fresh tomato half topped with Parmesan cheese; a colorful blend of seasoned russet, sweet, purple, and red potatoes; glazed carrots and homestyle cheddar cheese sauce. Featured desserts include flourless chocolate cake, peach tart and strawberry/rhubarb cobbler. Enjoy a unique Mother’s Day setting, surrounded by 13,000 foot peaks, “where wildlife still roams free, and genuine western hospitality is a way of life.” Mother’s Day Brunch is $24.95 for adults (ages 13-55), $18.95 for seniors (age 55+): $12.95 for kids (ages 4-12) and free for children 3 and under. Advanced reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 303-747-2881.

Idaho Springs Farmers Market season begins IDAHO SPRINGS The annual Farmers Market returns to Idaho Springs’ Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park, May 31, and every Friday through Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a large selection of locally grown produce and hand-crafted edibles. The Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce sponsors the weekly market. If you are a vendor interested in a space, contact Debbie Lamberti at 303-567-4447 or deborah-lamberti8@gmail.com to receive an application packet.

FOOD & DRINK CALENDAR June 1 Burning CAN Beer Festival – Bohn Park WEEKLY FOOD EVENTS Sunday Brunch – Aspen Lodge Brunch – Lyons Fork Champaign Brunch – The Other Side Sunday Brunch Buffet – Waterfront Grille @ Estes Park Resort Dayton’s Soup Line – Eagle Plume’s Monday NAS Lunch – Nederland Community Center Dinner Special – First Street Pub Family-Style Dinner – Lyons Fork Noon Lunch – Estes Park Senior Center Gilpin County Senior Lunch – Gilpin County Community Center Volunteers of America Lunch – Project Support Senior Center Tuesday Noon Lunch – Estes Park Senior Center Volunteers of America Lunch – Project Support Senior Center Pizza on the Patio (begins May 21) – Salto Coffee Works

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Soup Supper/Book Study – Nederland Community Presbyterian Church

Wednesday NAS Lunch – Nederland Community Center Pastor’s Pantry Food Distribution – Whispering Pines Church Noon Lunch – Estes Park Senior Center Gilpin County Senior Lunch – Gilpin County Community Center Volunteers of America Lunch – Project Support Senior Center Thursday Noon Lunch – Estes Park Senior Center Volunteers of America Lunch – Project Support Senior Center Italian Night w/Live Jazz – Savory Café Friday Noon Lunch – Estes Park Senior Center Idaho Springs Farmer’s Market (begins May 31) – CourtneyRyley-Cooper Park

Gilpin County Senior Lunch – Gilpin County Community Center Volunteers of America Lunch – Project Support Senior Center Saturday Brunch – Lyons Fork

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MOUNTAIN CULTURE – high country living and activities

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May 1 Estes Valley Model Railroaders – Estes Valley Library May 1-4 Vinyasa Flow Training – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat May 2 Estes Park Equestrian Club, Estes Valley Quilt Guild – Estes Valley Library

Regional Mountain Trails Meeting – Gold Hill Fire Barn May 3 Quickbooks Three-Part Series – Estes Valley Library May 4 Living with Wildlife – Gilpin Community Center Estes Park Duck Race – Nicky’s/Riverside Park Mysterious Owls of Rocky – Rocky Mountain Nature Association Parenting Class – Gilpin Community Center Core Rejuv –Shohoni Yoga Retreat May 4-5 Surprise Sidewalk Sale – Estes Park Downtown May 5 Loveland Closing Day Celebration – Loveland Ski Area Vaccination Clinic – Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter Wild Earth Day – Central Park, Boulder Canine on the Creek 5K – Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter May 5-11 Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat May 6 Healthy Living by Master Chen – Estes Valley Library May 7 Vegetable Planting Techniques & Season Extension – Gilpin Community Center

Common Cents Counts: Investments – Estes Valley Library May 8 Leading Edge for Entrepreneurs Workshop – Estes Valley Library May 9 Hawks in Flight: Birds of Prey – Rocky Mountain Nature Association

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Lyons Outdoor Games like party for mountain sports BOULDER riginally known as the Lyons Whitewater Festival, the Lyons Outdoor Games – May 31 to June 2 – was created 12 years ago as a fund-raising vehicle for the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Events. The event has evolved from an excuse for paddling buddies from around the country to come together for a day of play in the famed Lyons Whitewater Park, into a world-class celebration of mountain sports. In addition to a full compliment of kayaking, biking, fly fishing and dog events, the 2013 Games feature numerous clinics and exhibitions put on by some of the world’s most elite professional athletes. Look for these as well as several exciting new events that are in the works for 2013. With such myriad activities, organizers promise the 2013 Lyons Outdoor Games will be the best event yet. Since Lyons is nationally recognized as a music destination, it’s a given music is included in the Lyons Outdoor Games. The event showcases the local music scene with a mix of bands that include Lyons own musicians as well as some of the best bands from across the state of Colorado. Music begins on Friday night in Bohn Park with nationally-touring Dumpstaphunk, featuring Ivan Neville, offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. Live tunes from bands like Petals of Spain, Fingers of the Sun, Rob Drabkin, DJ Chonz and more,

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Kayak events, including the Adam Barron Memorial Creek Race, are a highlight of Lyons Outdoor Games, May 31-June 2.

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MOUNTAIN CULTURE

Histories of Eldora, Nederland, Caribou add to historic Peak to Peak drive

Continued from page 1 road in Boulder Canyon was built. As the Peak to Peak continues north, the route goes past the turn-off to both the town and ski area named Eldora. The town was promoted in 1897 as “another Cripple Creek,” although the area produced little gold. It was first called Happy Valley, then Camp Eldorado. Due to routine issues with mail being mis-delivered to Eldorado, Calif., the town changed its name to Eldora. Eldroa did become a tourist destination, however. Visitors from Boulder took the train on the Eldora Line of the Switzerland Trail of America, and later automobiles, to come see the views and abundant wildflowers. In 1961, four men purchased a 400-acre parcel of land from the Forest Service, and in 1962 opened a ski area above the town which still operates today. It is the closest ski area to Denver and boasts 300 inches of annual snowfall and 680 acres of skiable terrain. Once past Eldora Road, the Peak to Peak leads you into the town of Nederland. The town, which has seen the booms and busts of three different types of mining, began as a handful of cabins called Dayton. Nathanal Brown, the area’s first homesteader, however, built an inn and the area was also referred to as Brownsville. In 1871, a post office was built Caribou, pictured here in the 1870s, was established to house miners from the and the area was renamed, again, to Middle Boulder. By Caribou silver mine. The town had one church, three saloons, a brewery, and its the time the town was incorporated in 1875, however, it had own newspaper, the Caribou Post. earned the name Nederland – meaning lower land – from Photos courtesy Denver Public Library Western History Collection Dutch miners working in the mines in the elevations above town. Abel Breed acquired ownership of the nearby Caribou silver mine and built a mill in the town in 1871, which is said to be the only reason for the existence of Nederland. This led to an assay office, weighing office, company office, residence hall, storage buildings, outhouses and a stable. Many homes were also built in this time. The Boulder Canyon was competed in 1871, but by 1876 the mine and mill had fallen into financial collapse and population dwindled until gold was discovered in Eldora in 1897. The boom lasted only a few years and, ultimately, Nederland survived as a shipping and distribution point. In 1900, it was discovered an unknown substance in local ore was actually Tungsten used as a hardening agent in steel. By 1910, tungsten mined from the region was known around the world and the needs of World War I only increased the demand. Eventually the boom died and the town assumed its role as a gateway to outdoor recreation in nearby wilderness areas. As the Peak to Peak heads out of town to the north on Colo. Hwy. 72, the A coach stands in front of the Eldora Stage route passes the turn-off to Caribou, home to Colorado’s first major silver Office of the Talmage & Lilly Company in 1899. rush. The town, at close to 10,000 ft., was laid out in 1870 and grew fast. Population peaked at 3,000, but dwindled to 51 by 1910 and is uninhabited today. Further up the road, the Peak to Peak passes Mud Lake Open Space and Caribou Ranch Open Space, popular for their easy access to the backcountry. In the 1870s, miners flocked to work at the Blue Bird, located on today’s Caribou Ranch Open Space. In 1905, Blue Bird became a tourist destination on the newly completed Eldora Line. Soon after, the Peak to Peak goes by the Caribou Ranch itself. In 1936, Lynn W. Van Vleet purchased the ranch and established the first Arabian horse breeding operation in Colorado. Portions of the 1966 film Stagecoach were filmed at Caribou Ranch and featured Ann-Margret, Red Buttons and Bing Crosby. In 1971 a barn was converted to a recording studio on private property near the open space. The studio, called Caribou Ranch, attracted artists such as U2, Billy Joel, Chicago, Elton John, Rod Stewart and many others. The studio closed after a Members of the Roundup Riders of the Rockies ride March 1985 fire destroyed the control room. their horses at the L.W. Van Vleet, Lazy V V Ranch, near Just past the ranch, this section of the route ends after passing Sugarload Road where County Road 103 meets Colo. 72. Nederland in 1949.

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USA Pro Challenge journeys to Estes Park ESTES PARK The route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 19-25 in Colorado, takes riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies including a stage that goes through Estes Park. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the race continues to set records in professional cycling history by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. The Stage 6 route goes from Loveland to Ft. Collins on Saturday, Aug. 24. The outskirts of Loveland will see the racers off as they spend some early miles on the flat windswept plains passing through Windsor and back to Loveland. Then it’s

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up Big Thompson Canyon where things will heat up. Split north onto Devils Gultch, the race’s last King of the Mountains competition, before hitting Estes Park and back down Big Thompson. Visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com to learn more about the complete race.

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May 10-12 Pinball Spring Classic – Lyons Classic Pinball May 11 Fire-wise Landscaping – Nederland Community Center

Wu Dang Square Foot Tai Chi –Aspen Lodge Game Night – CCCIA Hall Canine on the Creek 5K – Dumont Kids Be Wild Wise – Gilpin County Library May 12 Gardening with Master Gardener Tina Ligon – CCCIA Hall May 12-18 Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat

May 13 Healthy Living by Master Chen – Estes Valley Library

May 14 Common Cents Counts: Managing Your Money During Retirement – Estes Valley Library

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Aviation Club – Estes Valley Library Tales the Rocks Tell: Geology with Dr. Lon Abbott – Estes Park Museum May 15 Life Signs: Tracking the Invisible – Rocky Mountain Nature Association

May 18 Pooch Plunge – Estes Valley Aquatic Center Estes Park Public Safety Expo – Stanley Park Fairgrounds

Family Medical Clinic Fit Family 5-Mile Run – Stanley Park Fairgrounds Parade of Years Car Show – Bond Park Migratory Bird Day – Estes Valley Library James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum Open – Fourmile Canyon May 19-June 9 Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat

May 20 Healthy Living by Master Chen, Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Party – Estes Valley Library

May 22 Wildlife Story Hour – Gilpin County Library May 23 Birds at Twilight – Rocky Mountain Nature Association

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May 25 Nature’s Engineers: Beavers – Rocky Mountain Nature Association

Rest and Renew Restorative Yoga Workshop –Shohoni Yoga Retreat Wildflower Hike – Heil Valley Ranch May 25-26 Community Yard Sale – The Old Gallery May 25-27 Western Heritage Antique Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

May 26 Gardening with Master Gardener Tina Ligon – CCCIA Hall May 28 Pinball Tournament – Pioneer Inn May 29 Drought Tolerant Hardy Flowers – Gilpin County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building

May 31- June 2 Lyons Outdoor Games – Lyons (various) May 31 Idaho Springs Farmer’s Market Opens for Season – Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park June 1 Fishing Derby – Lake Estes Marina Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics in RMNP – Rocky Mountain Nature Association

Birds of Prey Day – Estes Park Museum June 1-2 Barrel Racing – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park WEEKLY EVENTS Sunday Master Chen Doaist Lecture – Aspen Lodge

Family Yoga – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Maya Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga – Tadasana Mountain Yoga

Mat Pilates w/Nicole – Yoga Room Idaho Springs

Monday Iyengar Level 1/2 – Tadasana Mountain

Yoga w/Peggy – The Old Gallery Yoga w/Jackie – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga – Tadasana Mountain Yoga

Mom & Tot Yoga – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat

Tai Chi – Nederland Community Center Pilates Mat I, Aquacize, Kickboxing, Celtic Music Ensemble – Gilpin Community Center

Wednesday S’mores by the Fire – Winter Park Resort Bible Study – Gilpin Community Center Yoga w/Peggy – Wild Basin Lodge Yoga w/Cherie – Yoga Room Idaho Springs

Moms and Babies Yoga, Vinyasa Flow – Tadasana Mountain Yoga

Circuit Training Elevate Conditioning – CCCIA Hall

Zumba, Nia, Aquacize, Hatha Yoga, Total Tone – Gilpin Community Center Thursday Texas Hold’Em – Outlaw Saloon Long Lunch Ski/Ride Group – CCMRD Recreation Center

Kids’ Night Out – Winter Park Resort Spanish for Beginners – Gilpin Community Center

Yoga w/Pam – The Old Gallery Yoga w/Peggy – Wild Basin Lodge Yoga Therapy for Stress Release – CCCIA Hall

Gentle Yoga, Yoga/Pilates Fusion – Tadasana Mountain Yoga

Tai Chi – Nederland Community Center Hatha Yoga, Kickboxing, Aquacize – Gilpin Community Center

Friday Texas Hold’Em – Outlaw Saloon Kids Kayak Club – Centennial Pool Friday Night Mini-Rail Jams – Winter Park Resort

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Saturday Texas Hold’Em – Outlaw Saloon Ghost Hunt – Stanley Hotel Yoga w/Pam – The Old Gallery Yoga w/Cherie or Sarah – Yoga Room Idaho Springs

Zumba, Kinder Kix – Gilpin Community Center

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MMAC Monthly Special Pull-Out Section • Save All Summer

R E M M U S S T N E EV 2013

Fill your calendar with a wide range of Peak to Peak activities

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he Peak to Peak Region has an abundance of summer recreation that can keep the most avid outdoorsperson occupied for decades. If you are looking for more to do in Colorado this summer aside from checking off another summit or discovering a new trail, there are more than enough events and activities to keep all ages and interests engaged until the snow flies again. The Peak-to-Peak Region has some of the most interesting, diverse, exciting and unique events in the state, and, perhaps, the entire country. Where else can you watch horror film in a haunted hotel, raise charity funds walking your dog among world-class scenery, peruse internationally-acclaimed artists’ works, see kayakers navigate extreme water obstacles, and listen to nationally popular musicians in intimate, hometown venues? And, that’s just a sample from May! Take some time and look through the numerous events listed here, pick a few you’ve never experienced, mark your calendar and plan on taking part in as many of our mountain-based events as possible. By supporting local events you invest in your community, in your neighbors and ultimately

2-5 Stanley Film Festival – Stanley Hotel, Estes Park 4 25th Annual Estes Park Duck Race – Riverside Plaza, Estes Park 4-5 Surprise Sidewalk Sale – Downtown Estes Park 5 Wild Earth Day – Central Park, Boulder 5

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Canine on the Creek 5K – Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter, Dumont

Bring your “best friend” to a 5k run along Clear Creek to benefit the Clear Creek Recreation District and Charlie’s Place: The Clear Creek and Gilpin County Animal Shelter. www.charliesplaceshelter.org

in yourselves. When residents have an emotional investment in their community, they are more likely to care about, and in turn devote time and effort in improving it. This reduces crime, pollution and ethnic disparities because its members know and care about each other. Who knew simply attending an art fair could be so important? Plan to experience events this summer as wide-ranging as rodeos, a fiber market, bed races commemorating a madam, art markets and exhibits, horse shows, music festivals, running events, holiday celebrations, dining events, beer festivals, bicycling competitions, farmers markets, magic shows mining exhibitions, wildlife viewing and much more without leaving the higher elevations. For those even more inspired to lend a hand locally, think about donating your time at one of these many events. Most mountain community events are planned and executed entirely by passionate volunteers. Help create memorable experiences for the entire community by helping however you can. Whatever you do, be sure to work a hometown mountain festival or two into your summer plans.

5 Artist of Month Opening Reception – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 17 Color My World Reception – Art Center Of Estes Park 17-18 Oratorio Society of Estes Park – Estes Park High School Auditorium 18 Family Medical Clinic Fit Family 5-Mile Run – Stanley Park, Estes Park 18 Classic Auto Parade of Years – Bond Park, Estes Park 18-19

Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

Take in the beauty of Estes Park, the art in numerous galleries and listen to the sounds of jazz. Estes Park’s free annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend kicks of the season in style. Enjoy a self-guided art walk to several of Estes Park’s many galleries and studio. www. estesparkcvb.com

19 Almost Summer Community Music Potluck w/Ash Ganley – The Old Gallery, Allenspark

25-27 Estes Park Art Market – Downtown Estes Park

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25-27 Western Heritage Antique Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

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G ilpin History Museum, Washington Hall Open – Central City

The Gilpin Hisotry Museum, Historic Washington Hall and the Coeur d’Alene Mine Shaft House, all located in Central City, open for summer hours. A new exhibit, Gilpin County: From Mining Camp to Home, is on display in the history museum this season. www.gilpinhistory.org

27 Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & BBQ – Gold Hill Inn 31 “Seascape Play” – Masonic Lodge, Estes Park 31 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 31

Lyons Outdoor Games – Lyons

The Lyons Outdoor Games have evolved into a world‐class celebration of mountain sports. Kayaking, biking, fly fishing, dog events, a beer festival, clinics and more are included in 2013. www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com


1 Idaho Springs Summer Kick Off Parade & BBQ – Citizen’s Park, Idaho Springs 1 Art of the Parks 2013 Reception – Cultural Arts Council Gallery, Estes Park 1 Burning CAN Beer Festival – Lyons 1 Fishing Derby – Lake Estes Marina, Estes Park 1-2 Barrel Racing – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 1-2 “Seascape” Play – Masonic Lodge, Estes Park 1-2 Lyons Outdoor Games – Lyons 2 Artist of Month Opening Reception – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 5 Locavore Farm Dinner – Lyons Farmette 6 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 7 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 7-8 Gilpin County Flea Market – Gilpin County Fairgrounds, Black Hawk 8 High Tea – Stroehle House, Black Hawk 8 Camp Eden 5K – Camp Eden, Wondervu 8 Opening Reception and Awards – Gilpin County Arts Association 8 Trail Ridge Quilters Summer Sale – Estes Park Masonic Lodge 8-9

Wool Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

Estes Park is home to one of the largest all-natural fiber markets in North America. Wool Market features demonstrations, contests, a children’s tent, exhibits and the sale of fiber animals and products from their wool. Now in its 23rd year, the market draws more than 10,000 spectators. www.estesparkcvb.com

8-9 FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2013 Exhibit – Elkhorn Lodge, Estes Park 8-9 Rocky Mountain Bazaar – Bond Park, Estes Park 9 11th Annual Westmuttster Dog Day – Ballfield, Idaho Springs 9 GCART Gymkhana Series – Gilpin County Fairgrounds, Black Hawk 9 Community Music Potluck w/Thom Sandrock – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 9-11 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 11 Chuck Pyle, Giddyup Kitty – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park

12 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Ron Ball – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

13 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

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13 Gary Randall – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 14 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 14 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Jack and Gary – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 14 Choice City Singers – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 14-16 Sounds of Lyons Classical Music Festival – Lyons (various) 15 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 15 Altitude Cup – Empire 15

Madam Lou Bunch Day – Main Street, Central City

Lou Bunch day is an annual reminder of the rowdy gold-mining days of Central City, held to honor the town’s last madam. The event features bed races, a Madams and Miners Ball, and the selection of a Madam of the Year. www.centralcitycolorado.us

15 Mt. Evans Ascent – Echo Lake, Idaho Springs 15 Star Edwards & Kingbeat – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park

15-16 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 16 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 16-18 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 18 Opera Inside Out – Central City Opera House 18 The Flyin As – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 19 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Vic Anderson – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

19 Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 19 Pizza Night on the Farm – Lyons Farmette 20 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 20 Thursday Night Live w/Brad Fitch – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

21 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 21 VIP Opera Patrons’ Reception – Gilpin County Arts Association 21 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 21 Skanson & Hanson – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park

21-24 Sonic Bloom – Shadows Ranch, Georgetown

Sonic Bloom is a four-day camping festival that will bring electronic music, dance, art and human performance together in an atmosphere that inspires open channels of creativity for everyone involved, especially the audience. www.sonicbloomfestival.com

22 Slacker ½ Marathon – Loveland Ski Area 22 Frog Rodeo – Empire

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22 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 22 Estes Trail Ascent – Ravencrest Chalet and Conference Center, Estes Park 22 Strangebyrds – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 22-23

13th Annual High Peaks Art Festival – Nederland

Juried art show with 48 artists that has developed a reputation for the highest caliber of fine art and craft. Artwork includes pottery, sterling silver jewelry, watercolors, woodworking, metal, stained glass, batik clothing,mixed media, glass jewelry and more. www.highpeaksartfestival.com

23-25 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 25 Q ueen City Jazz Band – YMCA of the Rockies/Walter Ruesch Auditorium, Estes Park

26 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Gladden Celtic – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

26-27 Miniature Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 27 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 27 Thursday Night Live w/Brad Fitch – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 28 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 28 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 28 “Sweet” Opening Reception – Art Center Of Estes Park 28-29 Westernaires – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 28-29 Seven Keys to Baldpate Radio Play – Baldpate Inn, Estes Park 28-30 Lyons Good Old Days – Sandstone Park, Lyons 29 Season Opening and Flower Girl Presentation – Central City Opera House 29 “Barber of Seville” Opening Night – Central City Opera House 29

2nd Annual Rollinsville Rail Run – Tolland Road, Rollinsville

The 2nd annual Rollinsville Rail Run offers scenic races through the beautiful mountain community of Rollinsville. Your choice of a 5k,10 mile, or 1-mile course will start you at 9,000 feet and follow dirt roads along the beautiful and scenic Continental Divide. www.rrrun.org

29 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 29 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 29 Sid Hausman – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 29-30 Estes Park Arabian Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 29-30 Miniature Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 30 Big Band Bash – Performance Park, Estes Park 30 River Run 5k – Lyons 30 “Barber of Seville” – Central City Opera House

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9 Rooftop Rodeo Parade – Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park

9-14 Rooftop Rodeo – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

There’s non-stop, rip-roarin’ cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park’s annual Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event and recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation. www.rooftoprodeo.com

1-2 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 1-27 “Barber of Seville” – Central City Opera House 2 Cool Shooz – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 3 Red, White, and Cool – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 3 Locavore Farm Dinner – Lyons Farmette 4 Fireworks over the Waterfall – Idaho Springs 4 Fireworks – Black Hawk 4 Community Fourth of July Celebration – Jamestown 4 Town Photo and Picnic – Ward 4 Independence Day Cookout & Concert – Gold Hill Inn 4

Fourth of July Parade, Picnic and Light Show – Nederland

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July Fourth Celebration – CCCIA Hall Fireworks, Village Band, Coolest Car Show in Colorado – Estes Park Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs Mary D’Ambra – YMCA of the Rockies/Outdoor Amphitheater, Estes Park Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park

New Energy Independence Day featuring the traditional 4th of July Parade occurs at noon followed by a community-wide picnic at Guercio Park with local acoustic music. At dusk, a parade of LED lights is scheduled to avoid inevitable fire issues with fireworks. www. nederlandco.org

Clear Creek Rapid Grass Festival – Ballfield, Idaho Springs

Clear Creek RapidGrass is a non-profit, locally grown, locally supported music festival to showcase acoustic talent including, games, food, contests, vendors and great local music. www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com

5-6 Seven Keys to Baldpate Radio Play– Baldpate Inn, Estes Park 6 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 6 “Our Town” Opening Night – Central City Opera House 6 Central City Days – Central City 7 Artist of Month Opening Reception – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 7 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 7-9 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 7-28 “Our Town” – Central City Opera House

11 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 11 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 12 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 12 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 13 Run Like the Wind 5k/10k – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 13 5280 A Cappella – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 13 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 13 Stills in the Hills Distillers Tasting w/Dave Alvin and The Guilty One’s – Main Street, Central City 13 Hotrods in the High Country – Kwik Mart, Nederland 13-14 Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride – Miner Street, Idaho Springs 14 Rocky Ridge Music Center Orchestra – Performance Park, Estes Park 14 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 14 Central City Days – Central City 14 GCART Gymkhana Series – Gilpin County Fairgrounds, Black Hawk 14-16 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 15 CMF Chamber Orchestra – Stanley Hotel Concert Hall 15 Rollinsville Independence Day Celebration – Rollinsvile 17 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Max Wagner Quartet – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

20 80s Festival w/Regunomics, Tres Equis– Main Street, Central City 20 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 20 Queen City Jazz Band – Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park 20 Steel Pennies – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 20 Canyon Cares Fundraiser – CCCIA Hall 21 5th Annual Gala – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 21 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 21-23 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 22 Chamber Music – Stanley Hotel Concert Hall 23 Girlfriends’ Day in Central City – Central City Opera House 23-28 Estes Park Festival I Hunter/Jumper Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

24 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Denis-Tobias Band – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

25 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 25 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 25 Windy Peak – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 25-28 “Fiddler on the Roof” – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 26 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 26 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Jack and Gary – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 26-28 RockyGrass – Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons

Every July generations of legends and future-legends converge on the red rock cliffs of the St. Vrain River. Founded by Bill Monroe and members of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society, today’s event is known internationally as one of the great traditional bluegrass festivals. www.bluegrass.com

17 Pizza Night on the Farm – Lyons Farmette 17-18 Half Penny Hunter/Jumper Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 18 Take a Child to the Opera – Central City Opera House 18 Sandstone Concert Series – Sandstone Park, Lyons 18 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 18 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 19 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 19 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 19 Greg Trooper – United Center, Idaho Springs 19-21 Estes Park Mid-Summer Festival – Bond Park, Estes Park 19-21 Copper Penny Hunter/Jumper Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley

26-27 Unify Festival – Shadows Ranch, Georgetown 27 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 27 Block Party, $25,000 Grand Prix – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 27 S ummer Harmony Barbership Kids Concert – YMCA of the Rockies/

20 48th Annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb – Clear

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27-28 Miner’s Days – Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park, Nederland 28 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 28-30 Cowboy Brad Sing-along – Bond Park, Estes Park 29 CMF Chamber Orchestra – Estes Park High School Auditorium 30 Mike Blakely – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 30-31 E stes Park Festival II Hunter/Jumper Show – Fairgrounds at

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1 Sandstone Concert Series – Sandstone Park, Lyons 1 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 1 Richard Geppinger – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 1 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 2 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 2 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 2-4 “Fiddler on the Roof” – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 3 Glacier-Fest – St. Mary’s Glacier 3 Blues, Brews and BBQ w/Shemekia Copeland, more –

Main Street, Central City

Enjoy the best in BBQ, including Kansas City, Texas and Southern styles, while sampling some of Colorado’s best craft and regional beers with free live entertainment. www.centralcitycolorado.us

3 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Jack and Gary – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 3 Lee Murdock – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 3 Band and BBQ Dinner – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 3 Hilltop Guild Festival and Bazaar/Quilt Raffle – Hilltop Guild, Estes Park 3 Run Like the Wind – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 3-22 Plein Air Rockies Prelude Show – Cultural Arts Council Gallery, Estes Park 4 Artist of Month Opening Reception – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 4 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 5 CMF Orchestra – Stanley Hotel Concert Hall 6 Colorado Rocky Mountain Bicycle Tour – Evergreen/Idaho Springs 6-9 Estes Park Festival III Hunter/Jumper Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

7 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Eric J. Anderson –

Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 7 Locavore Farm Dinner – Lyons Farmette 8 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

8 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 8 RJ Cowdery – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 9 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 9 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Jack and Gary – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 9 Wildlife and Vistas Opening Reception – Art Center Of Estes Park 9-10 “Marriage is Murder” – Baldpate Key-thedral Theater, Estes Park 10 Georgetown to Idaho Springs 1/2 Marathon – Clear Creek County 10 Chili Cook-off and Heritage Festival – Main Street, Central City 10 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 10 Draft Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 10 The Vibe Tribe – YMCA of the Rockies/Hempel Auditorium, Estes Park 10-11 Heritage Festival – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 10-22 Plein Air Rockies Paint Out – Estes Park Valley 11 Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 11 2nd Annual Allenspark Chautauqua – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 14 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Small Potatoes – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park

14 Pizza Night on the Farm – Lyons Farmette 14-18 Arise Music Festival – Sunrise Ranch, Loveland 15 Sandstone Concert Series – Sandstone Park, Lyons 15 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 15 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 16 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 16 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 16-17 “Marriage is Murder” – Baldpate Key-thedral Theater, Estes Park 16-18 Dressage Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 16-18 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival – Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons 17 Foghat – Reserve Casino, Central City 17 Members Show Opening – Gilpin County Arts Association 17 Central City Bacon Tour w/Chris Daniels & the Kings, Erica Brown – Main Street, Central City

at Stanley Park, Estes Park

For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the nation’s largest gatherings for those of Scottish heritage, those interested in Scottish heritage, those who like the sound of Scottish brogues, those who enjoy a Scottish malt beverage, those who enjoy the rhythmic sound of Scottish footsteps on a dance floor and more. www.scotfest.com

6 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 6-7 “Marriage is Murder” – Baldpate Key-thedral Theater, Estes Park 6-16 Heartland Poker Tour – Gold Gates Casino, Black Hawk 6-8 Plain Air Rockies Highland Festival Paint Out – Stanley Park, Estes Park

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NedFest – Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park, Nederland

The 15th Annual NedFest is an annual three-day music, arts and microbrew festival featuring bluegrass, jazz, jamband, jamgrass and world music genres. This year, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Drew Emmitt Band, Funky Meters and Mountain Standard Time are joined by many more. www.nedfest.org

24 25th Annual Cemetery Crawl – Russell Gulch Cemetery, Russell Gulch 24 Dynamite Days – Downtown Idaho Springs 24 Plein Air Rockies Quick Draw & Auction – Riverside Plaza, Estes Park 24 Plein Air Rockies Gala Opening – Cultural Arts Council Gallery, Estes Park 24 2013 USA Pro Cycle Challenge – Estes Park 24 2 nd Great Central City Beer Festival w/The Young Dubliners, Marty Jones Band – Main Street, Central City 24-25 Senior Pro Charity Rodeo – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 25 OMG Hill Climb – Virginia Canyon, Idaho Springs 28 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Kim Lankford – 28 29 29 30

Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park B lackbelly’s Farm Dinner – Lyons Farmette S andstone Concert Series – Sandstone Park, Lyons E stes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park F armer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs

30 John Denver Tribute Concert – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park

Keeping icon John Denver’s legacy very much alive, Brad Fitch performs Denver’s most beloved songs in this crowd pleasing tenth annual tribute concert sponsored by the Estes Park Lions Club. www.estesparklionsclub.org

17 Barlow Plaza Concerts w/Dick Orleans – Barlow Plaza, Estes Park 17-18 Gilpin County Fair – Gilpin County Fairgrounds, Black Hawk 21 Wednesday Night at Performance Park w/Dick Orleans –

30-31 “Marriage is Murder” – Baldpate Key-thedral Theater, Estes Park 31 Community Yard Sale – The Old Gallery, Allenspark 31 Estes Park Alpaca Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 31 Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show & Sale – Downtown Estes Park

7 Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – United Center, Idaho Springs

14 Oktoberfest Mountain Bike Race – Nederland 14-15 Barrel Racing – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 14-15 Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show – Bond Park, Estes Park 19 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 19 Elk Expeditions – Fall River Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park 21 Oktoberfest – Main Street, Central City 21 Ghost Town and Aspen Gold Tour – Central City 21 Clear Creek Watershed Festival – Courtney Ryley Cooper

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8 32nd Annual Neder-Nederland – Chipeta Park, Nederland

1 E stes Park Alpaca Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 1-2 L abor Day Arts and Crafts Show & Sale – Downtown Estes Park 2 L abor Day Cookout & Concert – Gold Hill Inn 4 Pizza Night on the Farm – Lyons Farmette 5 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 5-8 L ongs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival – Fairgrounds

22 Plein Air Rockies Paint Our Town – Downtown Estes Park 22 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 22 Thursday Night Live – Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park 23 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 23-24 “Marriage is Murder” – Baldpate Key-thedral Theater, Estes Park

Beginning in Chipeta Park, embark on your 5k or 10k journey by winding through Old Town Nederland, the epitome of Colorado mountain towns, and out along a fall-colored, wildflower-strewn, paved county road towards the town of Eldora. www.neder-nederlandrace.org

8 Buffalo Bicycle Classic – Nederland/Ward/Lyons 8 Artist of Month Opening Reception, Community Yard Sale – The Old Gallery, Allenspark

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Memorial Stair Climb – Ameristar Casino, Black Hawk

Black Hawk fire and police personnel and personnel from the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office, Gilpin Ambulance Authority, Colorado State Forest Service, Rural Metro/Pridemark and GCSO climb 116-stories, 8,234 feet above sea level, at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk on the anniversary of 9/11.

12 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 12 Elk Expeditions – Fall River Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park 13 Farmer’s Market – Courtney Ryley Cooper Park, Idaho Springs 13 Flaming Foliage Relay – Idaho Springs/Georgetown 13-14 “Marriage is Murder” – Baldpate Key-thedral Theater, Estes Park 13-20 Plein Air Rockies Fall Color Paint Out – Estes Park Valley 14 Mexican Independence Day w/Manuel Molina – Main Street, Central City 14 High Tea – Stroehle House, Black Hawk

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Family-oriented event to learn about the Clear Creek Watershed. Lots of fun and entry is free. Includes fishing, gold panning, face painting, food, live music and 30 environmental education “passport station” with engaging activities. www.clearcreekwater.org

21 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off – Idaho Mall, Idaho Springs 21 9th Annual Allenspark Golden Glow Festival – Distant Harbors, Allenspark 22-29 18th Annual Yoga Journal Conference – YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park 26 Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park 26 Elk Expeditions – Fall River Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park 27 “Sandzén in Estes Park” Opening – Estes Park Museum 28-29 Elk Fest – Downtown Estes Park

The free festival features bugling contests, educational areas, Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American music, dancing and storytelling and elk-viewing. www.estesparkcvb.com

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COVER STORY Continued from page 1 Peak to Peak home to abundance of unique wedding locations

or more commonly, as a backdrop. Locations to tie the knot brunch as a finale,” Smith said. in the park are only limited by your backcountry skills when For a more remote location, it comes to intimate affairs. Larger groups are more restrict- but no less spectacular, Peaceed, but still have numerous options to consider and all come ful Valley Ranch, which celewith the prerequisite scenery and views that can’t be found brates its 60th anniversary this anywhere else in the world. year, fits the bill. Their Austri Estes Park is home to a majority of the larger venues in an-style chapel, with a distincthe region and hosts the most ceremonies, by far. Several tive onion domed bell tower, is The chapel at Pleasant Valley planners, stores, caterers, musicians, officiants, photogra- a well known landmark that is Ranch is a popular venue. phers, florists and bakers in town work exclusively for wed- also a favorite venue. dings. The Stanley Hotel, Black Canyon Inn, Della Terra “Peaceful Valley Ranch weddings are spectacular with Mountain Chateau, Mary’s Lake Lodge, Wild Basin Lodge, our uninterrupted panoramic views of the Continental DiEstes Park Resort, St. Malo Retreat, the Historic Crags Res- vide,” Wedding Coordinator Kris Bhatti said. “When wedtaurant and others are internationally-known destination ding guests stay here at the ranch, they have the opportuwedding locations. The town also offers one the best op- nity to actually spend some time with each other and the portunities for turning a wedding into a mini-vacation. wedding couple rather than just a brief visit at the reception. Just outside of Estes Park is The Baldpate Inn, one of Our friendly staff does an outstanding job of catering to the the more historic and unique venues to host a wedding. Its needs and special requests of every group that we host.” proximity to Lily Lake and unique key collection provide Lyons is another town with its own built-in mini wedding outstanding photo settings as well. industry. Many local vendors work “The Baldpate Inn is a very special with weddings all year and the town place for a wedding, not only for our offers several amazing wedding looutstanding view, but just the relaxed cations like Stone Mountain Lodge character of our historical setting,” and Lionscrest Manor, with its Innkeeper Lois Smith said. “The rusviews of surrounding peaks. Planet tic mountain lodge feel, the caring Bluegrass Ranch, annual host to staff and intimate getaway, out of the RockyGrass and Folks Fest music ‘touristy’ busyness are all features festivals, is yet another venue that that set us apart. Brides especially Colorado Mountain Weddings provides a accommodates weddings of all sizlike the fact that they can “take over” beautiful location near Idaho Springs. es in a spectacular, natural setting. our lodge and have it as their own. Another unique location in the Recent wedding trends also make the inn a perfect set- Peak to Peak Region includes the Gold Hill Inn. Weddings ting. “We are seeing smaller, more casual weddings. Brides at the Gold Hill Inn are a special mountain experience at don’t necessary want the formal, lavish event, but the more a location steeped in tradition and history. After 50 years of a best-friends-and-closest-family gathering. Celebrations of hosting weddings, the venue still only accepts a small tend to last several days and often include morning-after number each season to ensure each is special.

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Lionscrest Manor is a picturesque mountain wedding venue, on a luxurious and private 50-acre Victorian estate near Lyons.

Also in Gold Hill, the Colorado Mountain Ranch serves as another historic location. “Our outdoor amphitheater nestles into the pine and fir forest on the side of a mountain overlooking Long’s Peak. Lovely and rustic, our historic ponderosa log Lodge is perfect for an exquisite reception,” Co-owner Lynn Walker said. “In this relaxed environment, surrounded by the incredible beauty of the Colorado Mountain Ranch Rockies, panoramic vistas and is a unique, historic venue. loving family and friends, the space is yours alone to create the day of your dreams.” Heading south, the Black Forest Restaurant in Nederland, Roy’s Last Shot in Rollinsville and larger casinos, like the Ameristar in Black Hawk and Reserve in Central City, regularly host weddings. In Idaho Springs, Colorado Mountain Weddings has a beautiful location to host ceremonies. The former B&B is now a complete wedding venue with a private event coordinator, chef and hostess to guarantee events go as planned.

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MOUNTAIN ARTS – galleries, artists and crafts people

MOUNTAIN ARTS CALENDAR

May 1 Coal Creek Quilters – Coal Creek Coffee May 1-12 “Myths and Allegories” Exhibit – Art Center of Estes Park Gallery May 2-5 Stanley Film Festival – Stanley Hotel May 3 Ladies No. 1 Literacy Society – The Old Gallery First Friday Art Walk – Nederland (various) Peak to Peak Chorale – Black Forest Restaurant H.S. Band Benefit Concert for Cason Turkaly – Gilpin School Auditorium

May 4 Capturing the Light Opening Reception – Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park Gallery

Soggy Noodle Children’s Theatre – Estes Valley Library Andre Mellenger Piano Recital – Nederland Presbyterian Church Peruvian Textiles w/Chris Switzer – Art Center of Estes Park Gallery May 5 Artist of the Month Opening Reception – The Old Gallery Peak to Peak Chorale – CCCIA Hall May 7 NedQuilts – Nederland Community Library May 9 Elementary Spring Arts Festival – Gilpin School May 10 Peak to Peak Chorale – Gilpin Recreation Center May 15 Coal Creek Quilters – Coal Creek Coffee May 17 Color My World by Pam England Opening Reception – Art Center Of Estes Park

Dinner and a Movie – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church May 17-18 Oratorio Society of Estes Park Spring Concert – Estes Park High School Auditorium

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Creating functional ceramics passion of Peak to Peak potter By Cathy Stiers NEDERLAND nyone visiting juried art shows during the summer is familiar with a booth of pottery called “Dot’s Pots.” Dorothy Connors has been exhibiting her functional ceramics at outdoor shows for nearly 20 years. A resident of the Peak-toPeak area since 1980, her life has been a fascinating one. She grew up in El Paso,Texas; raised by parents who were Colorado natives, her family visited Denver often. Attending the University of Texas at El Paso, she started out as a journalism major, but decided she was not hard nosed enough for a journalism career. “I switched my major to art because I didn’t know how to pick anything else. Started out doing oil painting, but didn’t have the passion for it so I took a ceramics class. That was it!” She worked hard and completed college in three and a half years, just as she had accomplished in high school. Graduate studies brought her to Alfred University in Alfred, New York – a premier university specializing in the study of ceramics. She

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Dorothy Connors creates in her Gilpin County studio.

was president of dorm clubs, the sweetheart of her sorority and a passionate student of ceramics. Her first piece was a handleless pitcher creamer. It held four ounces and is a piece she still makes today. “Time disappeared when I was in the pottery lab – it didn’t matter what else was going on in the world,” she said. After obtaining a graduate degree in art, Dorothy married Continued on page 19

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ARTS Second Saturday keeps Idaho Springs merchants open late IDAHO SPRINGS Merchants on Miner Street in downtown Idaho Springs hosts its debut Second Saturday event, May 11. Shops on Miner Street stay open until 9 p.m. and Sawtooth Gallery, 1634 Miner, hosts an open house featuring wine, coffee, snacks and live music by organist Tracy Stokes. The monthly event takes place each second Saturday through Oct. and will feature a variety of entertainment.

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ESTES PARK Shoppers, purveyors of arts and crafts and antique and Western art enthusiasts delight in Memorial Day in Estes Park thanks to the annual Art Market and Antique Show. On May 25-27, Bond Park hosts more than 90 local and national artisans showcasing their talents in the annual, juried Art Market. Live music and food are featured as well. Hours are SaturdaySunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Barn W at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park is home to the Western Heritage Antiques Show. Each year, about 2,000 people check out vendor booths filled with jewelry, rare glass, books, fine antique furniture and wood burning stoves. Hours are Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ ALLENSPARK The Allenspark Performing Arts Group presents a full-scale production of “Fiddler On The Roof,” July 25-28 and Aug. 2-4 on its outdoor stage. Larry Pierce will play lead in the cast. Auditions for all other roles and chorus are Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Anyone wanting to audition should bring a song to sing; an accompanist will be provided. Auditions and performances are at The Old Gallery Arts and Community Center, 14863 Hwy. 7.

Anyone interested in being part of the production in other capacities are also invited to participate. Many back-stage and production roles are available. The Allenspark Performing Arts Group was formed to provide quality musical theater opportunities for the residents and visitors in the Peak-To-Peak mountain corridor and nearby cities. For more information, request advance copies of script excerpts or find out about other opportunities to participate, call producer/ director Betsy Skinner at 303-747-1013 or email bladeskinner@gmail.com.

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HIGH FIVE – know your neighbors Gerald (Jerry) Patterson Glass Artist/ Owner: Patterson Glass Estes Park, Colo.

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA Current Residence: Allenspark, Colo. Age: 40 Time in Peak to Peak: The last 14 years in Wild Basin and Allenspark area plus several years in the Estes Park area Homelife: single, free-rambling man

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What do you like to do for fun when not working? In my free time I like to spend my days outside in nature as much as possible. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and camping. I also love live music and see a lot of local music. I go to Rocky Grass every year and see a lot of shows in Lyons. I like going to the smaller music venues like Gold Hill Inn and the Stage Stop. 

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 hat brought you to the area W and why do you choose to stay? I moved to Colorado for the mountains, music, art, and sunshine and I choose to stay because it has become home. I’ve met a lot of great people and I never seem to get enough of the great things this area has to offer. Its still really fun!

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 hat do you like most about W living in the Peak to Peak region? What I like most about the Freak to Freak region is balance and creative energy. There so many different places to go and things to do. People seem to enjoy life, they want to be here and are excited about what’s going on.

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 ow did you come to be in H your position or line of work? I started to blowing glass shortly after moving to Estes Park. Without realizing it, I moved next door to the Glassworks Studio. After watching Garth, I was so intrigued by the glass blowing process, I offered to keep the shop open later, so I could hang out in the studio and practice.

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Oratorio Society celebrates 25 years with music, memories By Doug Fox ESTES PARK Take a musical journey through Germany and Austria on May 17 and 18 as the Oratorio Society of Estes Park and the Estes Park Chamber Orchestra celebrate their 25th anniversary with a free concert in the Estes Park High School auditorium. “What I’m doing with this concert is taking us back to the core of the classical repertoire,” explains music director Kathy Bowers. “It focuses on baroque, classical, and romantic German-Austrian music.” On the program are J.S. Bach’s Dou-

ble Violin Concerto in D Minor, a beautiful cantata for choir and orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn called Lauda Sion, Michael Haydn’s Turkish March, Bruckner’s Locusiste for a cappella choir, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. This concert will be a mix of music and remembrance. The featured violinists for Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D Minor are the chamber orchestra’s current concertmaster and a former concertmaster. For more information, visit www. OSEP.info.

First Friday Art Walk comes to Ned NEDERLAND Art at the Center and the Community Center Foundation of Nederland hosts First Friday from May to August presenting artwork and food in and around the town. The debut First Friday is May 3 from 5-7 p.m. Local restaurants and businesses host different artists and their work each month. Maps will be available. In May, Blue Owl Books hosts Mackenzie Page, one of the first women to live paint at concerts; Dandelion Fine Arts & Gifts hosts works by Annie Thayer,

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Melodia Roach, Wandering Blue Pottery Studios, Giga, Gail Watson, Eric Turner and more; Kait DeMent shows her metal sculptures at Happy Trails; Salto Coffee Works displays Nicole Morrish’s newest Encaustic works; the Pioneer Inn hosts local artist Dennis W. Quinn who will unveil a new theme each First Friday; The Savory Cafe hosts various artists such as Al Hart and Very Nice Brewing Company has works from the late Jim Velnosky. E-mail yourartatthecenter@gmail.com to learn more or to participate.

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FILM Films featuring Gold Hill screen at Boulder Library BOULDER The filmmakers of Lickskillet Films screen PACKED and Heart of Gold Hill, a pair of short films featuring Gold Hill, May 20 at 6:30 p.m., at the Boulder Public Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. PACKED is a short documentary that focuses on what the evacuees of the Fourmile Canyon fire took with them. Heart of Gold Hill is a short documentary on the social and architectural history of the Gold Hill Inn and the Bluebird Lodge. In the short film, visual and oral accounts document the social and cultural history – as well as the physical and architectural history – of the Gold Hill Inn and Bluebird Lodge. The Bluebird Lodge, originally called the Wentworth Hotel, was built in 1873 to

attract tourists to the growing mining town of Gold Hill. The Gold Hill Inn is a cherished restaurant completed in 1926 and originally used as the dining hall for the Bluebird Lodge, and remains the heartbeat of the town. In August 1989, the Gold Hill Inn and Bluebird Lodge were entered into the National Registry of Historic Places. The film features interviews with the Finn siblings (whose parents bought the two buildings in 1962), several longtime Gold Hill residents, local history experts and many of the musicians – local and national – who have played an important role in the life and spirit of the Gold Hill Inn. This is a non-profit local effort to honor, document and help preserve two important historic buildings in Boulder, Colorado, the Gold Hill Inn and the Bluebird Lodge.

Unique festival showcases horror cinema

The Stanley Film Festival opens ThursESTES PARK The Stanley Film Festival, May 2-5, day, May 2, with a Gala Presentation of showcases classic and contemporary hor- Universal Pictures’ The Purge, a speculative ror cinema all screened at the haunted and thriller directed by James DeMonaco and historic Stanley Hotel. The four-day event starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adwas founded this year by The Stanley Ho- elaide Kane and Max Burkholder. DeMonatel to celebrate the property’s iconic Hol- co and producer Jason Blum will be available for a post-­film lywood heritage. Q&A, followed by the The festival fea“Opening Night Party: tures filmmakers’ latest A Shining Gala.” The works, Q&A discusFestival Centerpiece sions, industry panels, film, Sightseers, dithe “Stanley Dean’s rected by Ben WheatCup” student film ley, will make its competition, and speColorado premiere on cial events for cinema Friday, May 3. insiders, enthusiasts, Adding to the 2013 and film artists. The The Purge, directed by James DeMonaco Stanley Film Festival Stanley Film Festival aims to compile the most imaginative tales official selection of feature films, Programof fright from around the globe, present- ming Director Landon Zakheim carefully ing short and feature films that offer a vast curated 22 short films from 8 countries that spectrum of tantalizing thrills and ghastly will be highlighted in two shorts programs delights. The hotel’s history as one of Estes and preceding select features. Park’s eeriest landmarks, and its inspiration All tickets, passes and packages can be for some of film’s most unnerving specta- purchased online or at the Festival Box cles, make it an ideal location for showcas- Office in the Stanley Tours Office. Visit www.stanleyfilmfest.com for information. ing cinematic haunts.

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and moved to Durango, Colorado. She was a mom of three kids, joined an arts group and sold drawings and paintings on wood in a co-op gallery. When her marriage didn’t work out, she took the three kids – ages two through ten – and ran away to Denver. Needing to support her family, she answered an ad in the paper for a geological draftsman. That job led to her own business called “Drafting Ink “ which she had during the years 1966-1975. All throughout these years, Dorothy took classes at Red Rocks, UC Denver, Front Range Community College and the Colorado School of Mines, in everything from geology to ceramics. She says, “ I went to UC Denver because I needed to earn a living. An aptitude test suggested I be an architect. That did not appeal to me, so I decided to be a teacher.” She received a master’s degree in elementary education and Spanish and taught in Denver Public Schools for eight years. They were stressful years; she got fed up with the administration and got very sick. She moved to the mountains in 1980, living at the top of Coal Creek Canyon. After meeting Roland at a drafting job, they married and he built their home, located between Nederland and Blackhawk. Being sick gave her the chance to assess what she wanted to do next. “I asked myself: am I ever going to be at peace? Then

ARTS CALENDAR May 18 Ned Knits – Nederland Community Library May 18-19 Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk – Estes Park (various) May 20 “Heart of Gold Hill” and “PACKED” Screening – Boulder Library Auditorium

May 22 Active 50+ Arts & Crafts – Walt Self Community Building May 23 Estes Park Area Weavers Guild – Estes Valley Library May 23 Kirtan Sacred Chanting – Yoga Room Idaho Springs May 24 Soggy Noodle Children’s Theatre – Estes Valley Library Trance Dance – Yoga Room Idaho Springs May 25 Crafting Group – Gilpin Community Center May 25-27 Estes Park Art Market – Bond Park May 26 Gilpin History Museum/Washington Hall Open for Season – Central City May 28-30 Soggy Noodle Children’s Theatre – Estes Valley Library May 31-June 2 “Seascape” Play – Masonic Lodge May 31-June 1 Art at the Center Submissions Accepted – Nederland Community Center

June 1 Art of the Parks Opening Reception – Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park Gallery

WEEKLY ARTS Monday NAS Movie Matinee – Backdoor Theater Stitch ‘n Rippers Quilters – New Covenant Church Folk Dancing in the Mountains – Nederland Community Center Tuesday Planet Motion Dance – Nederland Community Center

I remembered the one thing that made me feel peaceful – working with clay.” Courses and seminars in ceramics followed, including studying with renowned ceramicist Jim Lorio. 1995 found Dorothy studying clay at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, the Arvada Center for the Arts and just about anywhere that had classes where she could learn more about clay, throwing clay on a wheel and soda firing. She sold her first pieces in Central City at the Gilpin County Arts Association sale and then outdoor art shows followed- Louisville, Winter Park, and Estes Park. “ I have always done shows by myself. It is time constraining, the setting up and taking down, learning what you need to do to weight your tent down. But I love talking to people- repeat customers, new customers, anyone that is interested. I enjoy talking with the public and sometimes I get way too engaged with them-like a coffee klatch! “ Her most favorite pieces to make are her teapots because they are such fun to make; throwing the pieces and then putting them together. Her handles feature caning, a

Continued from page 16 Wednesday Art Group – The Old Gallery Baby Story Time – Nederland Community Library Senior Art/Painting Group – Nederland Community Center NAS Watercolor Painting – Nederland Presbyterian Church Children’s Story Hour – Gilpin County Library Estes Park Anime Club, Leading Edge for Entrepreneurs Workshop – Estes Valley Library Wednesday Morning Clay – Gilpin Community Center Thursday Story Time – Estes Valley Library Preschool Story Time – Nederland Community Library Toddler Story Time – Nederland Community Library Basic Handbuilding/Throwing – Gilpin Community Center Friday Story Time – Estes Valley Library Movie – Backdoor Theater Saturday Story Time – Estes Valley Library Movie – Backdoor Theater Saturday Morning Clay – Gilpin Community Center

technique she learned from Connie Christensen at the Arvada Center. Caned handles feature round reeds and split reeds of different sizes that she gets from California, as they are not available locally. When not creating pottery, Dorothy can be found training for Ride the Rockies (a 450 mile ride held annually during the second week of June) that she has participated in since 2005. She loves riding bikes and started doing the race for the challenge of it. Starting in January each year, she rides the hills of Highway 119, and trains indoors on a Pilates Reformer and a Nordic-Trak recumbent bike. She also participates in Cycle Oregon each September. Her work is available year-round at the Sawtooth Gallery in Idaho Springs. She likes to sell in cooperative art galleries, rather than commercial type stores. Dorothy has exhibited her pottery at the High Peaks Art Festival in Nederland for the past seven years and will be there again this year. She received Best of Ceramics there in 2010. Stop by her booth – “ Dot’s Pots “ – she’ll have new pieces and new glazes both. __________________________________ Cathy Stiers is the Director of the High Peaks Art Festival and is contributing profiles of this year’s artists to MMAC Monthly.

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MOUNTAIN MUSIC CALENDAR May 1 Alex Thoele Live – Rock Inn (EP) First Wednesday Music Club – Oskar Blues (LY) May 2 Open Bluegrass Jam – Rock Inn (EP) Neptune’s Only Daughter – Pioneer Inn (NED) Billy the Mountain – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) May 3 Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Rock Inn (EP) Riff Raff – Pioneer Inn (NED) Laurie Dameron – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Mojomana – Ameristar Casino (BH) Bonnie & the Clydes – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Blue Canyon Boys – CCCIA Hall (CCC) Hymn for Her – Oskar Blues (LY) May 4 Neal Whitlock – Rock Inn (EP) The Big Motif – Pioneer Inn (NED) Tacos ‘n’ Tunes – Blue Owl Books (NED) Bonnie and the Clydes – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Mojomana – Ameristar Casino (BH) Two-Hearted Jones – Oskar Blues (LY) May 5 Country Dog – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Oskar Blues (LY) Eric Lambert – Whistler’s Café (NED) May 6 Jami Lunde & Kate Groves – Oskar Blues (LY) May 7 Eric the Viking – Oskar Blues (LY) Open Mic hosted by Maus featuring Chris James Band – Pioneer Inn (NED)

May 8 Alex Thoele Live – Rock Inn (EP) May 9 Open Bluegrass Jam – Rock Inn (EP) Mark Rayburn – Pioneer Inn (NED) Left Coast Country – Jamestown Mercantile (JT)

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MOUNTAIN MUSIC – sounds from the high country Wagner an Estes Park, modern jazz institution By Jeffrey V. Smith ESTES PARK ax Wagner is an eloquent, dynamic and accomplished saxophonist and has appeared on more than 50 albums. He’s is also an “unrepentant” Estes Park resident. The Capri Records recording artist has been called a vibrantly expressive and lyrical player who draws primarily from his own vocabulary, and has developed an individual sound and approach to modern jazz. As a jazz vocalist, his singing and scatting is said to recall Jon Hendricks, Mark Murphy, and Ella Fitzgerald. Wagner, who was raised in Estes Park, has performed and toured extensively across the country and appeared four nights a week with his quartet for over three years at Denver’s venerable and historic Jazz club, El Chapultepec. He also founded, and has directed for 23 years, the Estes Park Jazz Festival. “I’ve always been irresistibly attracted to music and drawn to music ever since I was a little kid, and am just in love with jazz,” Wagner said. “I consider it a real privilege to be a musician and play music for people. Especially under the circumstances these days. People have plenty of other things they could be doing, and that they would come and spend any time at all listening, thrills me.” The musician has also been drawn to Estes Park his entire life. Despite being on the road traveling from 1976 to ’93 and playing festivals all over, he always returns to Estes Park. He also doesn’t feel its isolation is any kind of handicap to his professional career.

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“I love living in the mountains, and you have to drive somewhere anyway,” he said. “Musicians in this part of the country just have to face the facts that everything is further apart.” He explained that being a working musician in Colorado is a “blessing” thanks to year-round tourism, abundant universities, legal gambling and numerous resorts that all foster employment opportunities. “This is a wonderful place to be a musician,” Wagner said. “The blessing of having that much work around is incredible. Even with the economic downturn I have been able to keep doing really well.” Another thing Wagner likes about being a jazz musician in Colorado is that the level of musicianship is “insane.” “These guys are amazing. There are a number of world-class jazz artist living and working in the front range,” Wagner explained. “These guys are as good as anybody anywhere and they are right here to work with, to play music with, to record with and play gigs with. It’s amazing. The cats are awesome and wonderful and available and there’s a ton of ‘em.” The musician is currently working on a new album featuring alto saxophone and vocals that is about one-third finished. Catch Wagner live this summer at numerous jazz festival around the state and Dazzle Jazz in Denver or the first Thursday of every month at Treppeda’s in Loveland. Visit www.maxwagnerjazz.com to learn more about Wagner and his jazz ensembles.

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Jazz Festival offers free, world-class music By Jeffrey V. Smith ESTES PARK he Estes Park Jazz Festival, May 1819, is a labor of love for Max Wagner. After 23 years, the local jazz musician is still producing the free, intimate event with his wife and no staff. “It’s a privilege to do this festival and present these people,” Wagner said. “It’s such a wonderful festival.” This year’s festival features two days of world-class musicians – including a New York septet comprised of legendary Jazz artists and a festivalfirst “Jazz Guitar Summit” – performing for free in front of the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater. The Estes Park Jazz Festival began because Wagner wanted there to be a local jazz fesitval. He explained that a local puppeteer had $200 and asked him to do a “little music thing” before his performance. “I immediately said, ‘oh boy’ lets make a jazz festival! We put on a three-band jazz festival by utilizing the same five musicians, first as a quartet, then a trio, then a quintet,” Wagner said. “KUVO radio promoted heck out of it for free that first year, and off the ground we were.” After that first “festival,” Wagner explained that he was able to get the town behind it, and with the help of a “tremendously generous sponsor,” was off and running. He said, Rob and Julie Peiper of Mama Rosa’s Italian Restaurant and Poppy’s Pizza and Grill, “really kick in.” As a thank you of sorts, there is a performance of The Max Wagner Quartet on May 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Mama Rose’s. The quartet features Wagner on saxophone and jazz vocals, Jeff Jenkins at the piano, Ken Walker on bass and Alwyn Robinson at the drums. “A ton of the cats from the festival come and sit in with my quartet,” Wagner said. “It is a bash. It’s intimate, it’s cozy after a day of outdoor jazz. You get to be five feet away from these wonderful jazz artists, it’s just tremendous.” Wagner also pointed out that the other “key” element to making the Estes Park Jazz Festival special is his own personal connections with these musicians and that he can call them at home, in their kitchen. “We’ve been booking way above our level since the very beginning,” he said. “We’ve been booking cats that are pretty heavy for doing this kind of thing, and its been so cool. They love coming out and how well they get treated.” Highlights of this year’s event include a Jazz Guitar Summit on May 18. Top jazz guitarists Steve Kovalcheck, Dave Corbus and Marcus Firillo join bassist Ken Walker

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and drummer Alwyn Robinson. “It’s a first for us. We’re going to get into this jazz guitar thing and really explore it,” Wagner said. “It’s just such a neat genre of jazz. The guitar guys have their own concepts. They often have different repertoires. We haven’t done much with jazz guitar over the years so this is going to be a neat first.” Also on May 18 is the OTones New Orleans Brass Band. “They’re so fun,” he said. “They do that New Orleans thing so well and have an amazing Sousaphone player. I love that band.” The music on May 18 begins with the Estes Park Jazz Big Band featuring local retired high school band directors and several retired military band members. The act always opens on Saturdays, as “it’s kind of neat local thing to do,” Wagner said. Ginga, a “really fun, really colorful” Boulder-based Brazilian band, also performs. The festival’s headlining act, world-

class New York septet The Cookers, performs May 19. “The Cookers is a New York aggregation composed of seven of the living legends of jazz,” Wagner explained. “It’s just an amazing thing to be able to present.” The band is comprised of Cecil McGee, one of post-bop’s most advanced and versatile bassists and a “complete immortal;” George Cables, who Wagner says “is in the national treasure category,” is a skilled and in-demand sideman for such jazz giants as Art Blake, Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson and widely regarded as one of the preeminent tenor saxophonists on the scene today; saxophonist Craig Handy who’s worked with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Wynton Marsalis and Roy Haynes and recorded with Elvin Jones among others; Eddie Henderson on trumpet who’s worked with the Herbie Hancock Septet during the early ‘70s; and David Weiss who came up in the mid-’80s playing with pianist Jaki Byard, saxophonists Frank Foster and Jimmy Heath while also studying with trumpeters Tommy Turrentine and Bill Hardman. Also performing on May 19 is a “wonderful jazz vocalist” Myra Warren with the Ellyn Rucker Quartet and “great, great saxophone player and local institution,” Laura Newman and her band AOA.

Giddyup Kitty enthusiastic about bluegrass IDAHO SPRINGS Giddyup Kitty is a four-piece, highenergy, all-female bluegrass band that performs their original material along with carefully selected bluegrass, country and Americana music. The act performs at Miner Pickin’ in Idaho Springs, May 18, and Oskar Blues in Lyons, May 26. Weaving fine melodies with rich harmony, these award-winning musicians create a show that leaves an audience joyful, and asking for more. They call themselves Giddyup Kitty because the name captures the enthusiasm, excitement and energy they feel about their music. The group brings a “wagon full of talent” to the table. Sharing many music awards and accolades between them, they are master musicians, weaving the finest melodies and harmonies into a sweet, sassy mix of tunes.

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Members include Kerry Claxton, who was inspired to play the mandolin after she first heard David Grisman while living in Steamboat Springs in the late 80s. Her father, a bass player, took her to her first bluegrass jam in Denver where she was introduced to Colorasdo’s bluegrass culture. Adrienne Yauk, a Colorado native and ex-pig farmer, she is an accomplished vocalist who plays dobro, guitar, banjo, piano and the occasional snare drum. She’s won accolades at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and Boulder’s KBCO songwriters’ competition. Marni Pickens is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a lot of bass player. Rise Pacacha started singing before she could walk. Classically trained on violin from age 8, with intense studies at Georgia State University, Rise heard her first bluegrass concert and was lost forever to the world of acoustic music.

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Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show NEDERLAND Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show, on May 31, performs a free show at the Pioneer Inn in Nederland. The act started in the summer of 2009 and since has played more than 400 shows, released two live albums and a full-length studio album. Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show is a rock band that writes, performs, records,

and releases its own original music. Band members say it can be called college rock, indie rock, power pop and other names, but in the end it is all rock. Playing live, the band likes to mix in unexpected cover songs with our its own twist, but the core of the band’s material is original music. Catch the act and feel its full power in the intimate confines of the Pioneer Inn.

Estes Park Duck Race hosts live bands ESTES PARK The 25th Annual Estes Park Duck Race, May 4, has a full day of entertainment scheduled in addition to the main event. Kick things off with the Riverside Ramblers from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and

Estes Park Singers at noon at Nicky’s Steakhouse, the starting line for the race. Downtown at Riverside Plaza where the fishish line is loctaed, enjoy the Dennis Tobias Band from 12:30-2 p.m. and Dick Orleans from 2-4 p.m. Other entertainment in Riverside Plaza includes The EP Band Boosters from 1-4 p.m., Local Herd Caricatures from 1-4 p.m. and Bruiser the Big Dog from 1-2:30 p.m.

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yons-based Whitewater Ramble has welcomed back Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth as producer for a studio album for the second time. Carbone also worked with the band on their genre-bending debut release All Night Drive in 2010. “This release marks significant growth as a band from our debut album,” mandolin player Patrick Sites said. “Everything from songwriting, to vocal and harmonies to instrumentation have taken major leaps ahead. Our roots in bluegrass and Americana are still very strong… but the grooves are also a key element of these songs and necessary to keep feet moving and the dance party aspect, it’s a great blend.” The album, recorded in eight days, features the work of band members Patrick Sites (mandolin), Patrick Latella (acoustic guitar), Howard Montgomery (bass), Zebulon Bowles (fiddle) and Paul Kemp (drums) along with Grammy-winner John Macy on pedal steel, Andy Hall of Infamous Stringdusters on Dobro, Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon on banjo and Bill McKay on piano. Visit www.whitewaterramble.com for purchase information. Track List

1. One Tree Hill 2. Fast As Lightning 3. Dear Mr. Bankman 4. Guilty As Charged 5. Paradise listen 6. Beyer’s Canyon

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MUSIC CALENDAR May 10 Brethren of the Flip Flops – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Potcheen – Pioneer Inn (NED) Dotsero – Ameristar Casino (BH) The Samples – Reserve Casino (CC) Blue Mountain Ranchhands – Oskar Blues (LY) May 11 KC Groves – Rock Inn (EP) New Family Dog – Pioneer Inn (NED) Tacos ‘n’ Tunes – Blue Owl Books (NED) Craig Cornett, Phast and Wreckless – Very Nice Brewing (NED)

Marlo, C-Bob, and Snake Oil – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Dotsero – Ameristar Casino (BH) Rebecca Folsom – Lyons Farmette (LY) Taarka – Oskar Blues (LY)

May 12 Village Band Spring Concert – Estes Park High School Auditorium (EP)

Mother’s Day Invention Frank Zappa Tribute – Pioneer Inn (NED)

Andrew Bonnis – Blue Owl Books (NED) Ginger Roots Trio – Oskar Blues (LY) May 14 Open Mic hosted by Maus featuring Mark Rose – Pioneer Inn (NED)

May 15 Alex Thoele Live – Rock Inn (EP) Tribute to Bob Dylan – Oskar Blues (LY) May 16 Open Bluegrass Jam – Rock Inn (EP) Idlewhile – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Gipsy Moon – Pioneer Inn (NED) May 17 John McKay Band – Rock Inn (EP) Matty Graziano, Sarah Farmer and Mike – Jamestown Mercantile (JT)

Hot Posse Band – Ameristar Casino (BH) The Railsplitters – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Left Foot Green – Pioneer Inn (NED)

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May 18 Gipsy Moon – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Giddyup Kitty – Miner Pickin’ (IS) Pete Stein – Rock Inn (EP) Psychedelic Sausage – Pioneer Inn (NED) Tacos ‘n’ Tunes w/Jeremy Mohney Band – Blue Owl Books (NED)

Hot Posse Band – Ameristar Casino (BH) Crashopper – West Wind Tavern May 18-19 Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk – Estes Park (various) May 19 Community Music Potluck w/Ash Ganley – The Old Gallery (IS) Ostevetto – Gold Hill Inn (GH)

May 21 Open Mic hosted by Maus featuring Bobby Davis – Pioneer Inn (NED) May 22 Alex Thoele Live – Rock Inn (EP) May 23 Open Bluegrass Jam – Rock Inn (EP) Phil Beckett & Friends – Pioneer Inn (NED) Helicopterbearshark – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) May 24 Effrun the bear-Matt Spinks Band – Rock Inn (EP) Hank Smith – Pioneer Inn (NED) Fast Eddy – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Chris Daniels & the Kings – Ameristar Casino (BH) Open Mic Night – The Old Gallery (AP) May 25 Joe Gallo Acoustic – Rock Inn (EP) Vin de Glo – Pioneer Inn (NED) Tacos ‘n’ Tunes – Blue Owl Books (NED) The Alcapones – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Chris Daniels & the Kings – Ameristar Casino (BH) Nolan McInnis Band – West Winds Tavern (IS) May 26 Little Texas – Reserve Casino (CC) Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – Gold Hill Inn (GH)

May 27 Mountain Music Fest w/The Yapers, SHEL , The Strangebyrds – Gold Hill Inn (GH) May 28 Open Mic hosted by Maus featuring Glo Duo – Pioneer Inn (NED)

May 29 Alex Thoele Live – Rock Inn (EP) May 30 Open Bluegrass Jam – Rock Inn (EP) Funky Fresh Trio – Pioneer Inn (NED) As the Crow Flies – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Mary Russell Band – Gold Hill Inn (GH) May 31 Crazy Mountain Billies – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Mark’s Midnight Carnival – Pioneer Inn (NED) Delta Sonics – Ameristar Casino (BH) The Mile Markers – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Dumpstafunk – Bohn Park (LY) June 1 Delta Sonics – Ameristar Casino (BH) SoulaBilly SwampBoogie Band – Millsite Inn (WD) Petals of Spain, DJ Chonz – Bohn Park (LY) Chad Zygoat – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) June 2 Danny Shafer – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Fingers of the Sun, Rob Drabkin – Bohn Park (LY) WEEKLY MUSIC Sunday The Big Pick Jam w/Family Dog – Pioneer Inn (NED) Open Bluegrass Pick – Salto Coffee Works (NED) Free Beginning Guitar Class, Bluegrass Jam – Miner Pickin’ (IS)

Sunday Evening Music Series – Lyons Fork (LY) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Brunch w/Amanda Valley – Estes Park Resort (EP) Monday Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Tuesday Bluegrass Pick – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY)

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Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Celtic Music Class – Gilpin Community Center Wednesday Blues Jam w/The Firebreathers – Pioneer Inn (NED) Brown Bag Lunch Jam – Highland Music (EP) Dennis Tobias Band – Mary’s Lake Lodge (EP) Open Mic w/Justin Faye – Lonigans (EP) Open Mic – Miner Pickin’ (IS) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Thursday James Davis – Dunraven Inn (EP) Open Bluegrass Jam – Rock Inn (EP) Dennis Tobias Band – Waterfront Grill @ Estes Park Resort (EP) Open Jam – Miner Pickin’ (IS) Open Pick – First Street Pub (NED) Open Mic Night – Spirit Hound Distillers (LY) Thursday Evening Music Series – Lyons Fork (LY) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH)

Friday Karaoke – Pizza Bar 66 (LY) Ray Young – Nicky’s Restaurant (EP) James Davis – Twin Owls Steakhouse (EP) Karaoke w/Justin D and Colleen – Lonigans Saloon (EP)

Friends Of Folk Open Mic hosted by Dick Orleans – Mary’s Lake Lodge (EP) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Saturday Ray Young – Nicky’s Restaurant (EP) Karaoke w/Justin D and Colleen – Lonigans Saloon (EP) Dennis Tobias Band – Mary’s Lake Lodge (EP) Open Mic w/James Moellers – Ed’s Cantina (EP) Saturday Bluegrass Jam – Millsite Inn (WD) Free Beginning Banjo Class – Miner Pickin’ (IS) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Karaoke – First Street Pub (NED) AP = Allenspark BH = Black Hawk CC = Central City CCC= Coal Creek Canyon EP = Estes Park GH = Gold Hill

IS = Idaho Springs JT = Jametown LY = Lyons NED = Nederland WD = Ward

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Millsite Bluegrass Jam returns WARD Songwriter and banjo player Kane Hollins is hosting a revival of the long-time favorite Saturday night Millsite Bluegrass Jam. “I started playing there in the 1980s, learned much, had fun and I hope to keep the music scene in Ward going strong,” Hollins said. The musician is a member of Backwoods Galaxy, which plays

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