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High Peaks Art Festival gets better, not bigger Page 15
RapidGrass Festival showcases acoustic talent Page 19
Scenic Byways By Jeffrey V. Smith
The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways program celebrates 25 years of ‘guiding travelers to experience and be inspired by treasured places’ this year. This region boasts some of the state’s showcase routes including the Peak to Peak, Guenella Pass, Mount Evans, Trail Ridge Road and Lariat Loop.
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St. Vrain Mountain Trail
Trail Features: This moderate to difficult hike straddles the border between the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and Rocky Mountain National Park and includes spectacular views of the Wild Basin area. Dogs are allowed, but bikes are not. Trail Location: From Allenspark on Hwy. 7, take C.R. 107/Ski Road west 2.2 miles to the St. Vrain Mountain trailhead. Round-trip Length: 8.9 miles Trailhead Elevation: 8,940 feet Summit Elevation: 12,162 feet Trail Difficulty Rating: Moderate to Difficult
St. Vrain Mountain Trail features spectacular views, elk By Jeffrey V. Smith ALLENSPARK Colorado’s Peak to Peak region is teeming with amazing backcountry spots and the trails that take you there. Each month, MMAC Monthly takes a closer look at some popular places to enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways and in any season. Summer is finally here and the trails to the west of the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway are beginning to open up and clear of snow. This month’s featured trail is a long-time favorite in the Indian Peak Wilderness and features amazing views of the
Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park and panoramas across the Middle St. Vrain Creek drainage. St Vrain Mountain is on the border of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and Rocky Mountain National Park just east of the Continental Divide. Those that make it to the top will experience miles of open tundra and the opportunity to see elk in their summer habitat. Beginning at 8,800 feet 2 miles west of Allenspark, the St. Vrain Mountain Trail starts with a gentle slope through aspen and lodgepole pine forests where wildContinued on page 9
The views from St. Vrain Mountain’s summit are well worth the effort.
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Volume 7, Issue 6 • June 2014
Take advantage of mountain events, nearby scenic drives PEAK TO PEAK This issue of the MMAC Monthly contains its annual pull-out summer events guide. Once June is over, be sure the save the special section for the rest of the summer to keep up with the many summer events taking place in the Peak to Peak Region and beyond. We often encourage our readers to get out and experience something new and support your locally-produced festivals and special activities. With warm weather and a huge list of marquee events, there is
no excuse to not get out and support your favorites as well as trying something new. There is literally something for everyone whether you’re into pit cars and hot rods, rodeos and bull riding, craft beer and spirts, running, art, films, poker, theater, food, any style of music, animals or antiques. If you prefer to keep it closer to home, there are the county fairs, Independence Day parades and town celebrations. There are also events featuring Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, German and, of course, local Colorado culture.
Summer is the time to explore the many other regions of our state, but remember your hometown celebrations when making plans. Special events, festivals and activities are put on to bring our communities together after a long winter apart, while welcoming visitors whose dollars are greatly needed by all mountain businesses. Earlier this year, the Colorado legislature commemorated the 25th anniversary of the state’s Scenic and Hisotric Byways program. The Peak to Peak was one of the first and is a showcase of the Front Range. Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, the road to the top of Mount Evans, the Guenella Pass Road and the Lariat Loop are all within the coverage area of the MMAC Monthly. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are close to one of these routes. Enjoy a summer drive on one of these breathtaking and historic drives through this part of Colorado. You will undoubtedly discover new and interesting places, see world-class scenery and learn a little more about Colorado’s past. It’s hard to avoid history with your Colorado scenic drive. Don’t forget you will encounter additional drivers and motorcycle riders as well as wildlife on a summer drive, stay safe and remember to slow down and stay alert.
Addiction Recovery Groups Sunday Gilpin County H.A.L.T. – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Central City AA Meeting – 701 Elm, Estes Park Monday Clear Creek Road Runners AA, Al-Anon – United Church of Idaho Springs Al-Anon – Allenspark Fire Station AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park AA Meeting – 701 Elm, Estes Park AA Meeting – IOOF Hall, Lyons
Tuesday AA Meeting – St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nederland AA Meeting – Rogers Hall, Lyons AA Meeting – Golden Gate Grange AA Meeting, Woman’s AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park AA Meeting – 701 Elm, Estes Park Wednesday Gilpin County H.A.L.T. – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Central City Clear Creek Road Runners AA – United Church of Idaho Springs NA Meeting – Nederland Veterinary Hospital (Back Office) AA Meeting – Coal Creek Canyon United Power Offices AA Meeting – Allenspark Fire Station AA Meeting – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park AA Meeting – 701 Elm, Estes Park Thursday Eating Disorders Group – Nederland Veterinary Hospital (Back Office) 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 AA Meeting, NA Meeting – 701 Elm, 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 – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Estes Park AA Meeting – 701 Elm, Estes Park Saturday Clear Creek Road Runners AA – United Church of Idaho Springs AA Meeting – 701 Elm, Estes Park Call Boulder 24-hour AA Answering Service at 303-682-8032 for assistance any time of day. Visit www.bouldercountyaa.org, www.daccaa. org or www.northcoloradoaa.org for information in Boulder, Denver and Northern Colorado regions or visit www.aa.org; www.na.org or www.oa.org to find other regional meetings and resources.
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MOUNTAIN MIX – the best of all the rest
June 1, 7 & 8
Lyons to Boulder Free Shuttle
The Lyons to Boulder free weekend shuttle is back through Aug. 31. After a successful run last summer with over 2,000 rides, the shuttle schedule has been revised and expanded. The free shuttle runs on Friday evenings and provides up to 12 hours of service on Saturdays and Sundays. It runs between the Boulder Transit Center at 14th St. and Canyon Blvd. and the Lyons Park-n-Ride at Fourth Ave. and Broadway, with multiple stops in Boulder and on U.S. 36. For more information, contact Jared Hall at 303-441-4958 or e-mail jhall@ bouldercounty.org. Visit www.townoflyons.com for a map and schedule.
June 1-October 31
Nederland Mining Museum
Learn about the lives of the miners of yesteryear by visiting the Nederland Mining Museum, 200 N. Bridge St., on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday from June 1 - Oct. 31. Get a glimpse into the world of hard rock mining days in Boulder County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries with “tools of the trade” offering a close-up look at the lives of the miners. See indoor and outdoor displays of trams, ore carts, engines, historic photographs and rare mining claim maps. For more information, visit www.bouldercounty.org.
Small Fruits for the Mountains
CSU Extension in Gilpin County presents a garden workshop titled, “Small Fruits for the Mountains,” June 4, from 6:30-8 p.m. The class will teach high-country gardeners about “tasty and attractive” small fruits that do well at altitude. The workshop takes place at the Gilpin Exhibit Barn at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr. Call 303-582-9106 to reserve a spot or visit www.extension.colostate.edu/gilpin for more information.
Art at the Center Reception
The Summer Exhibit at the Nederland Community Center features all forms of artwork including all painting, photography, fabric, pottery, jewelry and more. A wine and cheese open house honoring the featured artists takes place, June 5, from 5-7 p.m. Artists will answer questions and speak about their work while local musicians perform and Nederland area restaurants, liquor stores and grocers provide the food and wine. “Best in Show” honors are also awarded. The art remains on display for several months. To learn more, contact Chair of the Art Committee Tracy Brewer by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 303-258-7980. or visit www.nederlandcommunity center.org/artatthecenter.html.
June 6-August 29
Idaho Springs Farmers Market
The Farmer’s Market is held every Friday through Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Idaho Springs at the Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park on Colorado Boulevard. Come enjoy fresh produce and gourmet foods along with a variety of unique merchandise. Visit www.idahospringschambercommerce.com to learn more or call Lisa Highley at 303589-2388 or Debbie Lamberti at 303-567-0880 for vendor information.
June 6, 13, 20 & 27
Oh My Gawd Rodeo
The annual Oh My Gawd Rodeo held on Friday nights in June at Clear Creek County’s Keifer Arena on the I-70 Frontage Road west of Idaho Springs in Dumont, features bulls, broncs, ropers, racers and mutton busters. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Entries remain open until the Monday prior to each rodeo. For entry information, call Miller Rodeo Co. at 303-622-9745.
Summer Kick-off Parade and Free BBQ
Join the Friends of Charlie’s Place for the 6th Annual Summer Kick-off Parade, June 7, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Miner Street in Downtown Idaho Springs. A dog parade takes place at 11 a.m. and is followed by a free community BBQ in Citizens Park. The adoption event gives dogs from the shelter a chance to get out and exercise and, hopefully, find a new home. All donations benefit Charlie’s Place, a county-owned and managed nokill animal shelter serving the residents of Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties. Visit www. charliesplaceshelter.org or www.friendsofcharliesplace.org to learn more.
June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Peak to Peak Birders
Join a group of birders from the Peak to Peak area every Saturday morning at 7 a.m. to take a one- to two-hour hike to spot and identify local birds. Take home one of the group’s checklists to keep track of all of the birds seen this year. Participants meet at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center. Visit www.wildbear.org for more information.
Antiques Appraisal Show
The Idaho Springs Lions Club presents an Antiques Appraisal Show, June 8, at the Carlson School, 1300 Miner St., Idaho Springs, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Items will be accepted for professional evaluation by Nostalgia Plus, and offers more than 100 years of experience. A donation of $5 per item, which a two item limit, is requested. All proceeds benefit the Idaho Springs Lions Club and the Historical Society of Idaho Springs. Visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/idahospringsco for more information.
Author Event: Tony Bottagaro
This free event features acclaimed author and speaker Tony Bottagaro who will share his 30-year epic journey with stories that touch the heart and address real life issues, justice, love, peace, self-worth, responsibility and more. Estes Valley Library Adult Services Supervisor Kurtis Kelly will serve as moderator. Over the last 30 years, Bottagaro has traveled extensively bringing his challenging message of unconditional love to noted leaders, individuals, and institutions throughout many segments of society. Visit www. estesvalleylibrary.org or call 970-586-8116 for more information.
Mountain Forum for Peace Yard Sale
The annual Mountain Forum for Peace Yard Sale takes place at the Nederland Community Center, June 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon for a half-price sale and, from 12:30-2 p.m., everything is free. Drop off dates at the Nederland Community Center to contribute items is Monday through Thursday, June 16-19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale includes sports equipment, bikes, kitchen ware, furniture, clean clothes, shoes, small appliances and electronics, books, jewelry, tools, plants, outdoor furniture and more. Visit www.mountainforumforpeace.org for more information.
an entire week of activities, June 21-28. Bicycling events for all ages and abilities will occur throughout the entire week to encourage residents and visitors to participate and celebrate cycling in the Estes Valley and in Rocky Mountain National Park. Watch for updates on Bike to Work, Bike to Play festivities at www.visitestespark.com.
June 21-Sept. 7
Estes Park Free Shuttle
On June 21, Estes Park’s Free Shuttle will launch its ninth season, offering visitors and residents convenient, environmentally responsible transportation. Shuttles transport riders to 63 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Operating daily from June 21 through Sept. 7, shuttles make it convenient for residents and visitors to leave their vehicles at a lodging facility, park-n-ride lot, or at home, and travel around town during the busy summer season. The 2014 shuttle system offers four new stops and an additional ADA accessible shuttle. For more information about Estes Park’s shuttle routes, contact Estes Park Visitor Services at 970-577-9900 or visit www.estes.org.
Celebrate Summer Hike at Mud Lake
Join volunteer naturalists, June 22, from 10 a.m.-noon, at Mud Lake Open Space north of Nederland to celebrate the coming of summer to the high country. On this easy one-mile hike, participants will explore the natural history of the area including wildflowers, wildlife, and forest ecology. Summer weather patterns and safety in the mountains will also be discussed. Participants should wear comfortable hiking shoes, be prepared to hike at an elevation of 8,500 feet and bring rain gear. Visit www.bouldercounty.org to learn more.
Estes Park Marathon
Voted the most scenic marathon of 2012, the Estes Park Marathon, June 22, includes a full Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K. The course routes feature award-winning views of Rocky Mountain National Park and allows participants to directly experience natures beauty. A Kids Fun Run & Festival takes place, June 21, with runs, games, live music and interactive educational activities with the younger set in mind. Visit www.epmarathon.org for more details including registration information, start times and locations.
Slacker Half Marathon, Relay & 4 Mile Races
The highest downhill half-marathon in the country takes place, June 28, in Georgetown. The Slacker Half Marathon begins at Loveland Ski Area 10,630 feet and travels over a rolling hill descent to 8400 feet. The first five miles through a Forest Service area of wetlands and natural waterfalls on a non-motorized paved bike path. The second 4.4 miles travel from Bakerville to Silver Plume along a paved frontage road with amazing views of the Continental Divide and mining remnants. The last portion of the trail and the 4-Mile race travels from Silver Plume to Georgetown on a paved bike trail and road with scenic views of the Georgetown Loop Railroad and the largest Bighorn Sheep herd in the state. The race ends in downtown Georgetown “where there are more freebies than you know what to do with.” For more information or to register visit www.slackerhalfmarathon.com.
Old Gallery Open House & Plant Sale
Bike to Work Day/Bike to Play Week
Estes Park’s second Bike to Work Day, June 25, offers cyclists a free breakfast, coffee, giveaways, activities, bike check-ups, live entertainment and a chance to win prizes from 6 a.m.- 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park joins communities across the state to encourage residents to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, the festivities will be expanded to become Bike to Work, Bike to Play Week, incorporating
The Old Gallery in Allenspark hosts its annual Open House, June 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes a mountain plant sale, Story Corps interviews, artist demonstrations, book signings, hands-on activities for all ages and more. From 1-3 p.m. each day, Edie DeWeese will be interviewing old-time residents and visitors to the area to collect stories and personal histories of Allenspark with Story Corps interviews. To sign up for a 20-minute interview, contact: email@example.com. Visit www.theoldgallery.org or call 303-747-2906 to learn more about the non-profit and the open house event.
County seeks artists for plein air paint-out BOULDER COUNTY The Boulder County plein air artist community and the Boulder County Parks and Open Space department and Foundation are excited to host the second Plein Air Exhibit featuring Boulder County Parks and Open Space lands. A plein air paintout will take place from June 1-Aug. 10 on Boulder County open space properties. Artists can submit their work from June 1 through Aug. 14 to be considered to be included in “Outdoor Creations: A 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show” that will run Oct. 10-Nov. 7 at the Great Frame Up in Longmont. The exhibit opening is
scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 from 6-9 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. Submitted works in acrylic, clay, cloth, ink, oil, pastel, pencil, watercolor or wood must be created between June 1 through Aug. 10, 2014, feature Boulder County Parks and Open Space properties and use en plein air technique. Boulder County’s Parks and Open Space is also hosting painting sessions led by local artists on county open space properties. These sessions are not art classes but rather an opportunity to get together with other participants while receiving support and guidance from the artists leading the sessions. Events will be
held June 7 at Walden Ponds, June 18 at Alexander Dawson, June 26 at Ag Heritage Center, July 9 at Anne U. White, July 9 at Mud Lake, July 19 at Walker Ranch Heritage Day and Aug. 3 at Heil Valley Ranch Work can be submitted for considered to be included in the “Outdoor Creations: A 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show.” For more information about the art show or to sign up for the painting sessions, visit www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/paintout. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact Karen Imbierowicz at 303678-6268 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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June 3 Soup Night – Old Gallery June 5 Farm Dinner “Wool Day” w/Fancy Tiger and Crust Wood Fired Pizza – Lyons Farmette Community Cupboard Food Bank – Old Gallery June 6 J & L Distilling Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits Seafood Buffet – The Other Side June 7 Wine Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits June 8 Witch & Bitch: Plant Foraging & Tea Blending Workshop – DRAM Appothecary June 9 Loving Cup Community Kitchen – Deli at 8236’ June 11 Farm Dinner w/Jason Rogers of Oskar Blues: Benefit for Farm Flood Relief – Lyons Farmette June 12 Art Eats – Estes Park Museum June 13 Goose Island Brewery – Peak Wine & Spirits Family Picnic Night w/Solterra – Idaho Springs Library June 14 Gilpin History’s High Tea – Stroehle House Rosé Wine Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits Dinner on the Train: Steak & Lobster – Georgetown Loop Railroad
June 15 Father’s Day All-You-Can-Eat BBQ – Troia’s Café & Marketplace
Stout Men of Faith – Nederland Community Presbyterian Church
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June 1 Witch & Bitch: Plant Foraging & Tea Blending Workshop – DRAM Appothecary Margaritas for Mamacitas – Nederland Community
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Colorado native crafts products from local, wild herbs
ters are raw—never heated—and sugar free, the way they were By Jeffrey V. Smith made in the beginning. We’re fiercely opposed to the addition EAGLE PLUME nspired by the idea that the inclusion of bitter herbs into our of chemicals in consumer goods. You’ll never find any syntheteveryday diet is “essential for vibrant health and agreeable ic additives in any of our products or on our menu at the tasting digestion,” Shae Whitney created DRAM Apothecary three room.” All DRAM goods are in recyclable or biodegradable years ago. Her company, which crafts handmade bitters, teas packaging, too. and syrups using wild Colorado herbs, opened a production fa- Raised in Parker on a few acres of open prairie, Whitney spent a lot of time outdoors as a child, collecting bugs and plants. “Because cility and retail location in Silver Plume last June. of this time spent in nature during “The modern diet is essentialmy formative years I still maintain a ly void of bitter roots and plants strong connection with the Colorado which have been proven to aid the terrain,” she said. After launching the body in digestion and tone essential business in 2011 while working as a organs such as the liver and kidbartender at City O’ City, Whitney neys,” Whitney said. “Bitter flavors chose to locate the company in Silver are comprised of oils and alkaloids Plume because her and her partner that send a message to the central Brady Becker were “wary” of Dennervous system to start producing ver and wanted to be closer to their digestive juices and hormones. If source of herbs. “Silver Plume has so you are suffering from distorted or much character and the building we slow digestion we believe they are bought is stunning, it all just came toone of the best remedies to help the gether in a magical way.” body get back on track.” Making handcrafted bitters is an The “herbal alchemist” believes DRAM Apothecary opened a production facility and involved process. “We spend spring, bitters can lend themselves to the retail location in Silver Plume a year ago. summer and fall collecting as many indulgence of classic cocktails and Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith wild herbs as we can, then they are digestive benefits alike, whether enjoyed in a Manhattan or cup of tea. She also believes in the dried and stored for use throughout the year,” Whitney said. “In benefits of “leaving a delicate imprint on the earth,” by using the winter there is still an abundance of pine, juniper and rosewild and organic ingredients and crafting products by hand. hips to be found, which we use to craft our syrups.” “All of our products are 100 percent natural, we never use pre- Whitney began selling her products at the Denver Handmade servatives, flavor oils or synthetic dyes,” she said. “The bitContinued on page 8
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Enjoy dinner, wine, beer on a train
Oskar Blues beer dinner raises funds for local flooded farms LYONS The Lyons Farmette hosts The Colorado Farm Aid Beer Dinner presented by Colorado Farm Aid, Farm Camps and Oskar Blues Brewery, June 11. from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This special event features an elegant dinner prepared by Chef Jason Rogers— the anti-corporate chef of Oskar Blues— using locally-raised ingredients from Hops and Heifers Farm. Oskar Blues Brewery will provide beer pairings for each course. Music will be provided by Front Range favorite, Pete Kartsounes, along with Los Angeles based Miner. A silent auction table will be on hand with all proceeds going to several of the Colorado farms that were damaged in last year’s floods, including some farms in Lyons, itself. Local Food Shift is one beneficiary and will be on site with a cash bar featuring local beer from Oskar Blues as well as wine to complement the evening’s menu. The silent auction will help raises funds for Oskar Blues CAN’D AID. Jack Johnson, Phish, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, and more contributed dozens of signed pieces of merchandise to help out the farms devastated by the 2013 floods. Although the items may change due to seasonal availability, the set menu items include cocktail hour hors’ dourves of banana and anato-braised pork shoulder, house-cured ham and peas risotto fritters and fava beans and haystack aspen ash. Dinner will consist of a salad crudo with raw asparagus, mustard greens and arugula, “a cheese named sue,” Hops and Heifers prosciutto and a soup of sugar snap pea
and sweet potato with chicken chichirones, green curry crème fraiche. The main course will be Hops and Heifers Beef short ribs braised with Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro with smokey oaxaca chilies, and chocolate with charred spring onions served over Madhava Ambrosia honey grits. Stawberry short cake will be offered for dessert with tarragon and vanilla gelato. Oskar Blues CAN’D AID is the non profit side of Oskar Blues brewery and is a public charity dedicated to giving back and making “a fun-CAN difference.” Tickets and more information on this and other farm to table dinners in the area are available at www.lyonsfarmette.com or phone 303-746-6266.
By George Watson GEORGETOWN Take in the sights and sounds of the Georgetown Loop Railroad while enjoying a fabulous meal high above Clear Creek on a Dinner Train—or other special excursion serving food and drinks— featured June through October. These popular trains leave the Silver Plume station at 6:30 p.m. and head down the valley to Georgetown during the first course. After a brief stop at the Devil’s Gate station, you’ll enjoy dinner atop the Devil’s Gate high bridge overlooking beautiful historic Georgetown. Dinner trains are offered most Friday and Saturdays from June through October. A complimentary glass of wine is offered during dinner and a fully stocked bar in on board for other beverages. Dessert is served as you travel back to the original station in Silver Plume depot. All entrees are freshly prepared to order by Kerry Ann McHugh and Jeff McGlothin, owners of Ed’s 1859 Café in downtown Georgetown. With advanced notice, the chefs can be more prepared for most special menu requests. The Wine & Hors d’ Oeuvres Trains return June 27-28, July 12 , Aug. 1-2 and Sept. 26-27. Working from the rave reviews last year, many new and exciting wines from vineyards across the world to will be offered. These will be matched
with a selection of light culinary accompaniments to please your palate. Enjoy this while sitting in the enclosed coaches atop the Devil’s Gate High Bridge above beautiful Clear Creek. Although these trains are open to guests over 18 years old, alcohol is served to guests 21 and over only. Ales on Rails evening trains are offered throughout the summer and fall and are a fun and casual way to enjoy the Georgetown Loop. Dine on light culinary fare paired with Colorado micro brew beers. These rides are also open to guests of 18 years of age and older. Alcohol is served to guests 21 and over only. On July 5, enjoy selections from Great Divide Brewery from Denver. Aug. 15-16 guests can enjoy Ft. Collin’s Odell Brewery beers and on Sept. 12-13 Ska Brewery from Durango is featured. The Oct. 10-11 events will serve Boulder’s Avery Brewery beers. Other options include Lobster and Steak Dinner Trains on June 14 and 20; July 11, 25 and 26; Aug. 8, 9, 22 and 23; Sept. 5,6,19 and 20; and Oct. 3-4 with 6 p.m. departures. Ribeye Steak & Trout Dinner Trains run July 18-19 and Aug. 29-30. Visit www.georgetownlooprr.com for more information on these and other special train excursions or call 800-456-6777 for reservations.
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Wool Day highlights crafts, food, drink
LYONS Enjoy animals, crafts, cocktails and food at Lyons Farmette’s Wool Day featuring a knitting class and farm dinner, June 5, from 4-9 p.m. The afternoon begins by meeting the live goats and alpacas living at the Lyons Farmette. Participants will then choose a spinning class—where the craft of handspinning wool fiber into yarn will be taught by Fancy Tiger Crafts Co-Owner Jaime Jennings—and a knitting class with Fancy Tiger/Craftsy instructor Sunne Meyer. Following class, enjoy cocktail hour with Nate of Garnish Mobile Craft Bar-
tending, then have a seat at the long table to feast on wood-fired, artisan pizza from Dawn Dennison of Crust Rustic Wood Fired Pizza. Salad—with ingredients picked from Lyons Farmette—and dessert are included. Dennison uses a mobile, copper-clad oven as well as local, farm ingredients and organic flour milled in Colorado to create delicious, eclectic pizzas. The farm dinner is also a benefit for the Growing Gardens. To participate, RSVP to Betsy@LyonsFarmette.com. Payment is required to reserve a space for this class/dinner. Visit www.lyonsfarmette.com to learn more.
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Winter Park festival celebrates chocolate
traordinary, all-natural chocolate that supWINTER PARK Winter Park Resort opens for the sum- ports the research in her book. mer season, June 14, on a sweet note. The The Truffle Competition Awards with free Winter Park Chocolate Festival takes Chocolatier Judge, Chef Paxton Gross place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Village at takes place at 1 p.m. Entries will be judged on flavor, texture, originality, richness, Winter Park Resort. Fine chocolates from over 20 vendors appearance and skillful use of chocolate. will be sold and sampled all day along with The truffle contest is open to all culinary special guests, demos, contests, live mu- professionals. Entry forms and fees are due by 11 a.m. at sic, and other enthe Festival Oftertainment. Taste fice Booth the day tickets for samples of the event. Enwill be availbale tries must emphafor purchase. size chocolate, in The event beingredients and gins at 10 a.m. appearance. with live music A Chocolate from Skean Dubh, Making Demo one of the region’s with Chef Paxton best Celtic bands. Gross of ConcerSkean Dubh plays tos in Chocolate a diverse repertoire Entries in the Truffle Competition at the Winter takes place at 2 that spans centu- Park Chocolate Festival, June 14. p.m. and a Chocories with instrumentals, Scottish ballads, Irish pub-songs, late Crown competition is at 3 p.m. Who can eat the most Hershey Kisses in one Celtic folk songs, and gorgeous slow airs. A Chocolate Pudding Eating Contest minute? Enter to win the coveted crown is held at 11 a.m. Enter to win a Golden made entirely of edible chocolate. Ticket worth $10 at any booth. Rounds Visit www.winterpark.chocolate-festival.org for additional information. will be held for both kids and adults. Enjoy a Chocolate & Beer Pairing Winter Park Resort’s summer offerings Demo with The Chocolate Therapist, include numerous mountain bike trails, Julie Pech, at noon. Pech launched The Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, a climbChocolate Therapist to introduce the ex- ing wall, GyroXtreme, Leaps and Bounds Bungee, a zip line, bouncy snowcat, minigolf, Zephyr Express scenic chairlift, and human maze. Visit www.winterparkresort. com for more information.
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Tommyknocker Beer Donuts
Baker finds tasty use for spent grain
IDAHO SPRINGS The owners of Morning Gold Bakery in Idaho Springs are turning spent grain from the brewery down the street into tasty Tommyknocker Beer Donuts. “We use spent grain, yeast, malt and some of their Maple Nut Brown ale to create a raised donut with a bit more substance and finish it with a nice lightly malted glaze,” owner Keith Garcia said. “For the cake donuts, we created a nice raspberry, honey, stout dipping sauce.” The beer donuts are only available occasionally, but Morning Gold Bakery, 1637 Miner St., features a variety of raised, cake and specialty donuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls and twists each day. Baked pastries include fruit-filled croissants, strudel sticks, danish and turnovers. Fresh-baked bagels, breads and build-your-own breakfast burritos are also served. Kolache are available on weekend mornings. Everything is made fresh each morning, and served Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact the Morning Gold Bakery at 303-905-7386.
NINETYFOUR/ST. MARY’S GLACIER The Silver Lake Lodge and Colorado Wine Tasting Tours team up to bring a wine tasting event to the St. Mary’s Glacier area, June 22, from 2-5 p.m. Participants will enjoy gourmet appetizers paired with the perfect Colorado wines. The tour will be escorted by Sommelier Rudi Hellvig who is passionate about wine and will provide lively com- Silver Lake Lodge mentary and insights about grape growing, wine making and wine and food www.thesilverlakelodge.com to learn pairing. The cost of the event is $79 or more about the lodge and its location. $75 if paid in advance. Call 303-777-9463 or e-mail chris@ Anyone is welcome to attend and guests staying at the lodge will receive a generous discount. To encourage Denver-area residents to come up, the cost of the event includes transportation from Wadsworth and Hampden to The Silver Lake Lodge, 336 Crest Dr. Nestled 10,500 feet among the Rocky Mountains, The Silver Lake Lodge is both a soothing retreat and home base for authentic Colorado adventures. Blending rustic ambiance with luxurious amenities, each of the seven guest rooms has a unique theme, vaulted ceiling and private bath along with breathtaking views from picture windows and decks. To book lodging during the wine tasting or purchase tickets from the The Silver Lake Lodge, call 303-567-9299. Visit
coloradowinecountrytours.com by June 6 to reserve tickets and a seat on the transportation. More information can be found at www.coloradowinecountrytours.com.
Father’s Day Brunch
Stay at The Silver Lake Lodge on June 14 and wake up to a Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 15. The cost of the brunch, which includes surf and turf eggs Benedict, roasted asparagus, French toast cupcakes and more, is included in the price of your stay.
Silver Plume, they called the retail and Market but soon had interest from spe- tasting room portion the Bread Bar. The cialty shops in New York, Seattle, Port- building they occupy was once home to land and Los Angeles. The products were a mining supply shop and then a bakery even featured on Martha Stewart’s radio for nearly 40 years. The building also says show. DRAM Apothecary now has sever- “Bread” in large letters. The location alal retailers across the country. Some of her lows Whitney to combine her passion for favorite clients include The Proper Pour, bitters with her educational background in food science, ecologiWestern Daughters cal agriculture and Butcher Shop and botany and her expeHazel & Dewey in rience as a bartender Denver; Formagto create unique, flagio Kitchen in Masvorful recipes. sachusettes; Napa DRAM ApotheValley Distillery and cary’s Bread Bar and The Mixing Glass retail shop, located in California and on the corner of Main Hey Rooster General and Daly streets in Store in Tennessee. Silver Plume, keeps The list “goes on limited weekend and on” according to hours to allow time to Whitney. forage for wild herbs “We find a large and craft their signarange of customers ture bitters and teas. that use our products. A seasonally changOf course, the main ing cocktail menu use for the bitters are with an emphasis on to flavor cocktails, DRAM Apothecary founder Shae Witney but we have die-hard hand collects wild herbs for her all-natural local craft spirits, wild herbal syrups fans who use the Pine bitters, syrups and teas. Photo by Tremper Photography and sodas and ColoSyrup to ward off coughs and colds and our bitters and teas rado craft beers is offered. The Silver are used to combat anything from seasonal Plume location is not a restaulrant, alallergies to sleeplessness,” she said. “We’ve though light food is sometimes available. had a few mothers buy the citrus bitters to Guests old enough to drink legally are offer relief to teething babies by rubbing encouraged to sample their line of bitters them on their gums. All of our products are with a complimentary tasting. All of their designed to offer the healing benefits of- handcrafted products are available for fered by the plants in the recipe, while still purchase on site. tasting wonderful enough to be enjoyable in Visit www.dramapothecary.com to find out more about all of DRAM Apothecary’s cocktails, teas, baked goods, etc.” When Whitney and Becker opened in one-of-a-kind, Colorado-crafted products. Continued from page 4
Spent grain baked into healthy breads NEDERLAND The Very Nice Brewing Company in Nederland has partnered with Silvie’s Homemade Baked Goods to make homemade Bier Bread from the brewery’s spent grain. Delivered to the brewery, fresh from the oven on Fridays, the bread arrives still warm in the bags. Nederland-based Silvie’s Homemade Baked Goods makes small loaves of fresh, healthy bread with no preservatives. The size allows the loaves to freeze right in the bag allowing customers to enjoy fresh-baked bread at any time. Using honey to sweeten instead of sugar and olive oil instead of butter, Silvie’s Home-
Bitters company crafts products by hand
FOOD & DRINK
FOOD & DRINK CALENDAR
June 19 Community Cupboard Food Bank – Old Gallery June 20 Dinner on the Train: Steak & Lobster – Georgetown Loop Railroad
Seafood Buffet – The Other Side Arugula Restaurant Wine Dinner w/Chef Alec Schuler – Salto Coffee Works
Redstone Meadery Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits June 21 Beer Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits June 21 Colorado Wine Tasting w/Sommelier Rudi Hellvig – Silver Lake Lodge
Membership Meeting & Potluck – CCCIA Hall June 23 Loving Cup Community Kitchen – Deli at 8236’ June 25 Farm Dinner w/Arugula: Benefit for Local Food Shift – Lyons Farmette
June 27 Crazy Mountain Brewery Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits June 27-28 Wine & Hors d’ Oeuvres on the Train – Georgetown Loop Railroad
June 28 Wine Tasting – Peak Wine & Spirits July 1 Soup Night – Old Gallery WEEKLY FOOD Sunday Service Industry Sunday – Stage Stop Champagne Brunch – The Other Side Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar – Oskar Blues Sunday Buffet – Peaceful Valley Ranch Brunch – Sweet Basilico Brunch Buffet w/Amanda Valley – Waterfront Grille @ Estes Park Resort
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made baked goods are nutritious and delicious and guaranteed fresh. Silvie says she “loves to try new breads” and is constantly working on new recipes. “I live at 8250 feet elevation, so the recipes and the breads are slightly different than what you find at a store. They have my own personal touch… and altitude.” Very Nice Brewing Company is located in Nederland’s Caribou Shopping Center and serves small-batch, craft beers Wednesday-Sunday beginning at noon. Visit www.sylvieshomemade.com and www.verynicebrewing.com for more information. Continued from page 4
Monday Dinner Special – First Street Pub Our Profits for Non-Profits – LUCHA Cantina Monday Night Supper – Coal Creek Coffee Pastor’s Pantry Food Distribution – Whispering Pines Church Tuesday Pizza on the Patio – Salto Coffee Works Taco Tuesday – Mothers Saloon Burger Madness – Cables Pub & Grill Wednesday Burger Madness – Sundance Café Whiskey Wednesday – Pizza Bar 66 Pastor’s Pantry Food Distribution – Whispering Pines Church Thursday Estes Valley Farmers Market – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park Breakfast for Dinner – Sundance Café Gyro Thursdays – Troia’s Café & Marketplace Open Mic Potluck w/Taylor Radio – Spirit Hounds Distillery Friday Idaho Springs Farmers Market – Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park Friday Night Supper – Coal Creek Coffee Community Corner Café – Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church
Pastor’s Pantry Food Distribution – Whispering Pines Church Burger Madness – Lyons Dairy Bar Chef’s Special – Cables Pub & Grill Saturday Food Pantry – Nederland Community Center
Submit food events for free listing in the Food & Drink Calendar to: MMACeditor@gmail.com All listings/dates subject to change. Contact venues to confirm events.
Colorado’s Scenic Byways program celebrates silver anniversary
nesses opened and failed in 1987 in Neder- was at least as important as the economic land and business leaders at the time—in- benefits,” he said. “There had to be reasons cluding Chuck Webb from the local bank, for people to come. Just a lot of traffic was Ken Adler who owned the Rental Center, not the answer.” Within a few years of the Rob Schneider who owned the Swiss Cha- designation the Peak to Peak was the first let (currently the Black Forest), and others Colorado byway to emphasize preservaalong with Nederland Town Manager Da- tion rather than development. vid Clyne—looked to do anything. There “Even 20 years ago, the goals of a by was even talk of the town defaulting on its way designation emphasized land use, open space purchases, historic programs, visitor bonds. “In the late 1980s the economy of this re- center staff training; all of those activities gion was at the bottom,” Bruntjen explained. that provide a story to visitors rather than “Eldora ski area had been purchased by a the building of facilities,” Bruntjen said. fraudster who, after ownership of it for a “The only ‘facility’ that was constructed is few months, closed the area eliminating the scenic overlook just south of Allenspark. A subset of 300 hundred lobyways in Colcal jobs and the orado were namajor winter tionally desigattraction for nated and thus Nederland. The received sigshopping center nificantly more had just opened grant funds, and was—with but, according the exception of to Bruntjen, the the supermarPeak to Peak ket, bank and a specifically few others—was turned down empty. Dreadful such a designa‘lease pending’ tion to “protect signs were in all The Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway is a the fragile asset the windows, but popular destination to see changing aspen leaves. Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith from too much of course no leases. The building that is now the Black For- unfocused visitation.” Other byways in est Restaurant was taken over by the school more remote parts of Colorado need the district for kindergarden. A chain link fence traffic, this area has it anyway. was constructed at the top the stairs. Not a Ultimately, the Scenic and Historic Byway designation and subsequent efforts at pretty sight.” “The initial motivation for the designa- preservation have created a unique excurtion and for the program was economic sion for residents and visitors. “I first came development,” Bruntjen said, “but maybe here in 1954 and lived for several summers because this area is resilient it was almost at a ranch near the Peak to Peak,” Bruntjen immediately recognized that we would said. “The road north of Nederland was be overwhelmed by traffic that would de- dirt, but it was paved to the south. For a grade the experience rather than making a kid from the east this was a remarkable experience. A 12-year-old today can have long term improvement.” From the beginning Rupert wanted the just about the same experience. The trail designations to be scenic and historic. from Rainbow Lakes to Arapahoe Pass is “She and most everyone else recognized little changed. Boulder had a fraction of the that the preservation of the environment people it does today; it is not the same, but the Peak to Peak Region is still unique.” Guests at the Goldminer Hotel in Eldora often feel the same. “There are not many places that can make these claims,” he said. Area, Mount Copeland (13,176 feet), Ouzel For complete information about the Peak (12,716 feet), Mahana Peak (12,632 state’s 25 Scenic and Hisotric Byways, feet), Longs Peak (14,259 feet) and Mt. visit www.coloradodot.info/travel/scenicMeeker (13,911 feet). Alpine flowers are byways. Maps, historic information and also abundant here and elk can occasionally popular sights are also included along be seen in their summer habitat. with current road conditions. At about 3.8 miles the trail reaches a vague unmarked turnoff to the summit of St. COLORADO SCENIC & HISTORIC BYWAYS Vrain Mountain. Rugged talus, steep grades Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways and year-round snowfields are found on this CDOT, 4201 E Arkansas Ave, Shumate Bldg, strenuous .75 mile stretch of the trail. Denver CO 80222 • (303) 757-9786, Lenore.Bates@state.co.us St Vrain Mountain’s summit, at 12,162 Irene.email@example.com feet, is rounded with two wind shelters and www.coloradodot.info/travel/scenic-byways unobstructed views in all directions. If it’s 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE not enough, continue along the west ridge to KEYNOTE SPEAKER - JOE CALHOON the Elk Tooth formation and base of Ogal- St. Vrain Mountain Trail offers views June 19 & 20, 2014 lala Peak on the Continental Divide. of Rocky Mountain National Park. Ameristar Event Center & Casino, Black Hawk
to its current 25 designations. Eleven of By Jeffrey V. Smith the state’s byways—more than any other FRONT RANGE olorado has beautiful drives all over state—are also named as part of the Nathe state. Some of them, however, tional Scenic Byways Program, which bestand out from the rest and are des- gan in 1991. Since then, the federal proignated Colorado Scenic and Historic By- gram has provided almost $18 million in ways. This year marks the 25th year of the grants with more than $4.5 million more program designed to bring economic devel- in matching funds to Colorado. opment and sustainable, livable communi- The Peak to Peak Scenic and History ties to the towns along each route. A confer- Byway—which runs from Estes Park at ence in Black Hawk, June 19-20, celebrates its north end to Black Hawk at the south the silver anniversary and features tours, end and traverses ridges and valleys of the Front Range—was one workshops and trainings. of the first in the state Chosen for their outand its story illustrates standing archaeological, the program’s uniquecultural, historic, natural, ness and benefits. recreational and scenic Times were tough in qualities, the state has idenmountain towns in the tified 25 of these specially late 1980s, and to help, selected routes. These byBoulder County creways are a perfect way to ated the Tourism And explore new areas, see the Recreation Partnership outstanding scenery and with the University of learn about local history. Colorado, Mountain In the northern Front Bell, the towns of Lyons Range region several and Nederland, Eldora amazing drives have been Ski Area Owner Andy given the Colorado SceDaly, the chambers of nic and Historic Byway Visitors to Rocky Mountain NaNederland, Lyons, and stamp of approval. The tional Park enjoys outstanding Boulder, the Boulder Peak to Peak is considered views along Trail Ridge Road. Hotel and Lodging Asthe showcase of the Front Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith sociation and others. Range, Trail Ridge Road soars to an elevation of 12,183 feet as it The first project was a study of the economy traverses Rocky Mountain National Park, and what would fix it. Guanella Pass crests well above timberline At the same time, State Representative in an old logging and mining area flanked Dorthy Rupert, who represented Nederby the 14ers Mount Bierstadt and Mount land and surrounding mountain areas, was Evans, the Mount Evans route climbs more instrumental in creating the state Scenic than 7,000 feet in 28 miles and reaches an Byways Commission and the Peak to altitude of 14,130 feet at the mountain’s Peak route was seen as an obvious early summit and the Lariat Loop recreates the choice to benefit from the program. Goldminer Hotel owner Scott Bruntjen, magic of early auto touring. The Colorado Scenic and Historic who has served on countless community Byways program was started in 1989 to and elected boards including as Mayor Pro promote the state’s many travel oppor- Tem of the Nederland Board of Trustees, tunities and provide recreational, educa- became involved in the project when the tional, and economic benefits to residents commission held its second meeting at his and visitors. Over time, the program grew business. According to Bruntjen, 35 busi-
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flowers can be numerous. After about 0.6 miles, the trail enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and becomes narrow, rocky and more steep. At the one-mile mark, wildflowers are abundant as the trail nears Rock Creek. At this point, the trail begins to climb steadilly through conifer before reaching a sprawling tundra saddle connecting Meadow Mountain, an unnamed peak and St Vrain Mountain. From here, hikers continue upward through a twisted pine forest and eventually reach a saddle of alpine tundra that levels considerably for nearly half a mile with arguably the trail’s finest views. The section overlooks Rocky Mountain’s Wild Basin
Estes Valley Library
June 4 Central City Opera Guild Planting Day – Central City Small Fruits for the Mountains Workshop – Gilpin County Fairgrounds
Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce Social – Grace Designs
Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce Meeting – Majestic Building
Estes Valley Model Railroaders – Estes Valley Library June 5 Clear Creek Veterans Coalition Meeting – Idaho Springs Elks Lodge
June 6 Oh My Gawd Rodeo – Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds Sky Watchers – CCCIA Hall Astronomy in the Park – Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead June 6-7 Gilpin County Flea Market – Gilpin County Fairgrounds June 7 Idaho Springs Summer Kick-Off Parade and BBQ – Miner Street, Idaho Springs
Bag Lady Sue – Stage Stop Laugh Your Head Off w/Adam Cayton-Hollan – DRAM Appothecary
Gymkhana Buckle Series, Mountain Plant Sale – Gilpin County Fairgrounds
Justice Center Grounds Clean-up Day – Gilpin County Justice Center
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June 1 Grand Re-opening – Aspen Lodge Open for Season – Nederland Mining Museum Sophia Elements Meditations – The StarHouse Barrel Racing – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park June 2 Gardening After the Flood – Estes Valley Library Estes Park Car Club – U.S. Bank June 3 One-Minute, Money-Saving, Anywhere Workouts –
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MOUNTAIN CULTURE – high-country living and activities
Popular Georgetown Loop takes riders back in time
discovery of gold in Georgetown, the Colorado Historical SoBy Jennifer Pund ciety began acquiring and leasing property along the entire line GEORGETOWN he Georgetown Loop Railroad, one of Colorado’s first tour- eventually creating the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & ist attractions, still attracts thousands of visitors to George- Railroad Park. In the 1980s, bridges, engine house and depots town and Silver Plume each year. Historic railroad cars and in Silver Plume and Georgetown were restored and by August coaches take riders back in time with unparalleled scenery that 1984, the entire route was finally reopened to the public after a can only be viewed from the three-foot, narrow-gauge tracks. A $1 million grant from the Boettcher Foundation allowed for the mine tour, specialty first-class parlor cars and volunteers in Vic- restoration of the Devils Gate Bridge. “The train is very popular with peotorian dress, add to the effect. ple of all ages and since it is a very Completed in 1884, the Georgefamily-friendly venue, we often see town Loop was considered an engifamilies with young children, their neering marvel in it’s time and fulfilled parents, grandparents and even great the hopes of Georgetown citizens to grandparents, with about a quarter become a prosperous town connected of our riders being rail enthusiasts to Denver and points east. To transport and history buffs,” Mark Graybill of materials during the silver boom, the History Colorado said. “The unique, two miles from Georgetown to Silver entertaining and educational experiPlume meant traversing a steep narence can be enhanced with the comrow canyon of Clear Creek. bination of a mine tour.” To climb the 640 feet of elevation The optional walking tour of the gain, engineers designed a corkscrew Lebanon Silver Mine is located route traveling almost twice the dishalfway along on the route. Visitors tance including horseshoe curves, The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of the state’s walk 500 feet into a mine tunnel four-percent grades and four bridges original tourist attractions. Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith bored in the 1870s. Knowledgeable over Clear Creek. One of the bridges is the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge that allows the route to guides point out once-rich veins of silver and tell the history cross over itself creating the “loop” that gives the railroad its name. of the mine. Visitors learn about the exposed silver, witness The rail line carried freight from 1899 to 1938, when the last “Dragon’s Blood” oozing from the rocks and even view a calcitrain from Denver to Silver Plume stopped. When the line from fied footprint left by one of the last miners working the property Idaho Springs to Silver Plume was abandoned, the Georgetown around 1900. The tour also includes the mine manager’s office, Loop was dismantled. In 1959, the 100 year anniversary of the Continued on page 14
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Visit Historic Empire Heart of the Rocky Mountain Empire
GEORGETOWN: Georgetown Valley Candy Company • Troia’s Café & Marketplace • CAKE • Clear Creek County Offices • Colorado Mountain Art Gallery • Sergeant Green Leaf • Mountain Buzz Café & Pizzeria • Georgetown Liquors • John Tomay Memorial Library • Luncha Grand Cantina • Ed’s 1859 Café • Mother’s Saloon • Whistle Stop Café • Blue Sky Café • Happy Cooker • Georgetown Visitor Center EMPIRE: Lewis Sweet Shop • Original Hard Rock Café • Tomato Groceries & Supplies • 1860 Tavern • Glenbrook Gallery • Empire Dairy King • Jenny’s of Empire • Annies Gold • Serene Wellness • Visitor Center DUMONT: Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness Center • The Highway Dispensary • Charlie’s Place IDAHO SPRINGS: Mountain Tool & Feed • Vaporlicious • Hilldaddy’s Wildfire Restaurant • Mountain Moonshine Liquor • Kine Mine • Luxury Laundromat • Clear Creek Liquor • Visitor’s Center • Majestic Gallery • Buffalo Restaurant • Gold Mine Smoke Shop • Westwinds Tavern • Kind Mountain Collective • Idaho Springs Library • Beau Jos • Tommyknocker Brewery • KYGT The Goat • Idaho Springs Treasures • Flipper McGills • Two Brothers Deli • JMR Coffee • Main Street Restaurant • Sawtooth Gallery • Grow in Peace • The Spring Dispensary • The Soap Shop • Picci’s Pizza • Clear Creek Recreation Center • Mountain Medicinal Wellness • Ever-Green Herbals RUSSELL GULCH: Wabi Pottery BLACK HAWK: Mountain Mocha CENTRAL CITY: Visitor’s Center • Annie Oaklie’s Grocery & Liquor Store • Aspen Lane Photography • Green Grass Dispensary • Charlie’s • The Gilpin Market • The Annie’s Dispensary • Dostal Alley Brewery & Casino MID-GILPIN: Gilpin County Library • Underground Liquors • Taggarts Gas • Mid-County Liquor, Alternative Medical Supply • Base Camp Campground/ Pickle Liquor • Gilpin Recreation Center ROLLINSVILLE: Rollinsville Country Store • Stage Stop • Medicine Springs Pharmacy • String Bean Café • Roy’s Last Shot • Roy’s Grocery Store • Stage Stop Market PINECLIFFE: Post Office WONDERVU: Wondervu Café & Gift Shop • Eldora Lodge COAL CREEK CANYON: Kwik-Mart/Sinclair • Coal Creek Coffee • CCCIA Community Hall NEDERLAND: Dandelion Fine Art & Gifts • Sundance Café • Back Country Pizza • Crafted in Colorado • Happy Trails • Nederland Feed & Supply • Nederland Community Center • Dot’s Diner On the Mountain • Blue Owl Books & Boutique • Nederland Laundry • Glass Werx • Canary Song • Black Forest • Dam Liquor • Pioneer Inn • The Thai Restaurant • Ace Hardware • Black Forest Inn • Best Western • First Street Pub & Grill • Deli at 8236’ • Wild Mountain Smokehouse • Mountain Man Outdoor • Mountain People’s Co-op • Alpaca Store & More • Grow in Peace • Nederland Library • Peak Wine & Spirits • Kathmandu Restaurant • The Train Cars Coffee & Yogurt • New Moon Bakery • Kwik-Mart Gas • Visitor Center • Whistler’s Café • Very Nice Brewing Company ELDORA: Goldminer Inn GOLD HILL: Gold Hill Inn • Gold Hill Store & Café WARD: Millsite Inn • Ward General Store • Post Office PEACEFUL VALLEY: Peaceful Valley Ranch JAMESTOWN: Jamestown Mercantile LYONS: Oscar Blues • Pizza Bar 66 • Stone Cup • Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ • Lyons Quilt Shop • The Bud Depot • Barking Dog Café • Lyons Fork • St. Vrain Market • Lyons Finest • Redstone Liquor • Helping Hands Herbal • Lyons Laundromat • Lyons Classic Pinball • Lyons Soda Fountain & Bakery • Spirit Hound Distillers • The Headquarters • Lyons Chamber of Commerce • Button Rock Bakery RIVERSIDE: Raymond Store ALLENSPARK: The Old Gallery • Tapestry Of Life • Meadow Mountain Café • Eagle Plume’s Trading Post • Post Office PINEWOOD SPRINGS: Colorado Cherry Company ESTES PARK: Patterson Glassworks Studio • Old Church Shoppes • Elkhorn Lodge • The Other Side • Cheesy Lee’s Pizza • Local’s Grill • Highland Music Center • Sgt. Pepper’s Music • Lonigan’s Saloon • Raven’s Roast • Poppy’s Pizza & Grill • Bob & Tony’s Pizza • Aspen Lodge • Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor • Country Market • Rocky Mountain Opry • Mary’s Lake Lodge • Stanley Hotel • Nicky’s Steakhouse • Rock Inn • Spur Liquor • The Wheel Bar • Estes Park Brewery • Rocky Mountain Discount Liquor • Big Horn Restaurant • Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park • The Grubsteak • MacDonald’s Books • Ed’s Cantina • Kind Coffee • Mountain Dew Liquor • Chipper Lanes • Coffee on the Rocks • Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ • Inkwell & Brew BOULDER: Boulder Theater • Pearl Street Mall... and more.
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Festival celebrates Scandinavian culture
ily are a major part of a Swedish MidBy Jennifer Pund ESTES PARK summer celebration. The Lindsborg Celebrate the powers of nature and Dancers, a group of Swedish Folk dancrejuvenation of life as the Scandinavian ers and musicians from Lindsbrg, KS— Midsummer Festival comes back to known as “Little Sweden, USA”—return Bond park in Estes Park, June 28, from with their wonderful moves and audi9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and, June 29, from ence leadership in dances from Sweden, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The largest Scandi- Denmark, Norway and Finland. The navian Midsummer Festival in Colorado dance group will teach and lead tradiincludes Scandinavian crafts, vendors, tional Swedish maypole dances though food, music, lefse out the festival. demonstrations and A Viking encampwreath making. ment will be creat This annual free ed by the Fjellborg celebration is traVikings to demonditionally held to strate the various commemorate the skills including longest day of the textile arts, blackyear or Summer smithing and carSolstice with a festipenter work as well val of light, flowers, Scandinavian Mid-Summer Festival as give a hands on food and music and experience of using is a day when the spirits of nature join the tools, weapons and armor. human community to rejoice in the long Also check out the Scandinavian auto days of summer. It is explained that peo- show, folk dress show, silent auction, ple gather to sing and dance around the and enter the raffle for airfare for two to maypole and women can be seen wearing Scandinavia courtesy of Icelandair. flower wreathes on their heads. Tradition- Saturday kicks off with raising of the al folks costumes are worn as the festival maypole followed by colorful parade of is seen as a time to escape to the country flags and opening ceremonies. There is and spend some relaxing time in nature live entertainment all day for all ages and while connecting with family and friends is wheelchair accessible. Call 303-449and “exuberantly” honor the joys of life. 9596 or visit www.estesmidsummer.com Dances and games for the whole fam- for more information.
Empire Frog Rodeo
Have leaps of fun at frog rodeo, parade EMPIRE On June 21, hundreds of people will descend on Empire to participate in the town’s annual Frog Rodeo. A parade will lead participants from downtown to Minton Park and Ballfield on Cemetery Road around 10:30 a.m. with races starting at “high noon.” Entry is $2 or $5 for a family. “Sometimes we have more people than frogs” Mayor Wendy Kock said. Aside from the official races, contests for ugliest, biggest and even best dressed frog are held. Frogs will be available on site for a small fee along with optional habitats to care for them at home. Family and kids activities will be available as well as live music, an archery shooting range and a silent auction. Donkey Bingo is always a big hit, where the first square soiled by the donkey wins. Hard Rock Cafe will sell food and beverages and an ice cream truck will serve treats. Beer from Tommyknockers and Coors will also be available. All proceeds go to the next Empire Frog Rodeo. Visit www.empirefrogrodeo. com to learn more.
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Great Central City Beer Festival/Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith
Dates, times and events may change
June 1 BARREL RACING 10 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visitestespark.com June 6, 13, 20 & 27 OH MY GAWD RODEO 7:30 p.m. Kiefer Arena, I-70 Frontage Road, Dumont, 303-622-9745, www.clearcreekcounty.org June 6 – 7 GILPIN COUNTY FLEA MARKET 9 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-5214, www.co.gilpin.co.us
June 7 SUNSHINE HILL CLIMB 9 a.m. Sunshine Canyon, 311 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 888-557-4020, www.prerace.com 6TH ANNUAL SUMMER KICK-OFF PARADE & BBQ (Charlie’s Place Benefit) 11 a.m. Miner St., Idaho Springs, www.clearcreekcounty.org FISHING DERBY 8 a.m. Lake Estes Marina, 1770 Big Thompson Ave., 970-586-2011, www.evrpd.com GYMKHANA BUCKLE SERIES 10 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-5825214, www.co.gilpin.co.us
Lyons Good Old Days June 27-28
The 38th Annual Lyons Good Old Days returns this year despite damage caused by floods last year. The day-long celebration in Lyons is a way for residents of the town and surrounding region to celebrate its rich history and enjoy the activities that make it such a special place. A car show takes place on 4th Avenue between Main and Broadway. Street rods, muscle cars, antique and custom cars along with 4x4s, trucks and rock crawlers will be on display. www.townoflyons.com
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June 8 ANTIQUES APPRAISAL SHOW 11 a.m. Carlson Elementary, 1300 Miner St. , Idaho Springs, 303-567-4431, www.clearcreekcounty.org June 14 HIGH TEA AT STROEHLE HOUSE, 231 Chase St., Black Hawk, 303-582-5364 June 14 – 15 COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTING 10 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 303-509-6556, www.mountedthunder.com June 15 GUANELLA PASS HILL CLIMB 9 a.m. Georgetown Lake, Georgetown, 719-434-4200, www.guanellapasshillclimb.com FATHER’S DAY FISHING DERBY 1 p.m. William C. Russell Park Pond, Central City, 303-582-1453, www.gilpinrecreation.com June 21 EMPIRE FROG RODEO & PARADE 10 a.m. Minton Park and Ballfield, Cemetery Road, Empire, 303-569-2978, www.empirefrogrodeo.com MADAM LOU BUNCH DAY Noon, Main St., Central City, 303-582-5251, www.centralcitycolorado.us June 22 ESTES PARK MARATHON 6 a.m. Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-214-4128, www.epmarathon.org WESTMUTTSTER DOG DAY AFTERNOON Noon, Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields, 101 Idaho Springs Road E. Idaho Springs, 303-668-0924, www.friendsofcharliesplace.org
June 25-26 & 28-29 MINIATURE HORSE SHOW 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visitestespark.com June 27 – 28 LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS & CAR SHOW 10 a.m. Main St., Lyons, 303-823-8250, www.townoflyons.com June 28 SLACKER HALF MARATHON, RELAY AND 4 MILE RACES 8 a.m. Georgetown Lake, Georgetown, 303679-2312, www.slackerhalfmarathon.com June 28 – 29 OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2906, www.allensparkoldgallery.com PEAK TO PEAK FLEA MARKET 8 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-3062 SCANDINAVIAN MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL 9:30 a.m. Bond Park, MacGregor Ave and Elkorn Ave., Estes Park, 303-947-7627, www.estesmidsummer.com WESTERNAIRES WILD WEST SHOW 7 p.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.westernaires.org
June 5 ART AT THE CENTER OPENING RECEPTION 5 p.m. Nederland Community Center, 750 N. Hwy. 72, 303258-7980, www.nederlandcommunitycenter.org June 6 FIRST FRIDAY 5 p.m. Various Locations, Nederland, www.nederlandfirstfriday.com
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June June 6 – 8 FACE OF FIBER IN THE ROCKIES 10 a.m. Elkhorn Lodge, 600 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-5771200, www.fiberartsep.com June 7 68TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED SHOW OPENING RECEPTION 5 p.m. Washington Hall, 117 Eureka St., Central City, 303-582-5952, www.gilpinarts.org June 7 – 8 24TH ANNUAL ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visit estespark.com June 8 – Aug. 3 68TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED SHOW 10 a.m. Washington Hall, 117 Eureka St., Central City, 303-582-5952, www.gilpinarts.org
June 21 & 28 “OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS” RADIO PLAY 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Baldpate Key-theadral Theater, 4900 S. Hwy. 7, Estes Park, 970-586-6151, www.baldpateinn.com June 28 ART OF THE PARKS 2014 OPENING RECEPTION 5 p.m. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.org June 28 – June 29 14TH ANNUAL HIGH PEAKS ARTS FESTIVAL 10 a.m. Visitor Center Parking Lot, Nederland, 303-748-2053, www.highpeaksartfestival.com June 28 – July 27 ART OF THE PARKS 2014 EXHIBITION Noon, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203
GO 4TH FESTIVAL: FIREWORKS 9:30 p.m. Lake Estes, Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visitestespark.com July 4 – 5 ESTES PARK HORSE SHOW 8 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970215-0922, www.estesparkshow.com July 4 – 5 PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING 7 p.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 800443-7837, www.pbr.com July 8 – 13 ROOFTOP RODEO 4:30 p.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.rooftoprodeo.com July 12 STILLS IN THE HILLS: COLORADO DISTILLERS TASTING 1 p.m. Main St., Central City, 303-9181103, www.stillsinthehills.com SECOND SATURDAY 5 p.m. Miner St., Idaho Springs, 303-569-3898, www.sawtoothgallery.com July 12 – 13 26th ANNUAL TRIPLE BYPASS BICYCLE RIDE 5 a.m. Buchanan Park, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, 303-800-7613, www.triplebypass.org July 13, 19 CENTRAL CITY DAYS: DIVAS & DESPERADOS 11:30 a.m. Central City Opera House, 124 Eureka St., Central City, 303-292-6700, www.centralcityopera.org July 17 – 20 COPPER PENNY HUNTER JUMPER SHOW 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave, Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.cepshows.com July 19 ANNUAL GALA W/PHIL POWERS 4:30 p.m. Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2906, www.theoldgallery.org GYMKHANA BUCKLE SERIES 10 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-5825214, www.co.gilpin.co.us July 19 – 20 TOMMY-KNOCKER MINING DAYS 9 a.m. Idaho Springs Elks Lodge #607, 1600 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, 303-567-9996, www.elks.org
July 3 GO 4TH FESTIVAL: TUNES, TASTES & TOASTS PARTY 4 p.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www. visitestespark.com July 4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION 8 a.m. Town Square, Jamestown, 303-449-1806, www.jamestownco.org BOOM TOWN FIREWORKS SHOW 9:30 p.m. Downtown Black Hawk, 303-582-2292, www.cityofblackhawk.org 63RD ANNUAL CANYON FOURTH FEST & PARADE 7 a.m. CCCIA Hall, 31528 Hwy. 72, Coal Creek Canyon, 303-949-1677, www.coalcreek.com HOT RODS & CLASSICS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY 10 a.m. Kwik Mart/Sinclair Station, 30520 Hwy. 72, Coal Creek Canyon COOLEST CAR SHOW 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visitestespark.com
Stills in the Hills July 12
The 2nd Annual Stills in the Hills takes place on Historic Central City’s Main Street and features over 100 spirits from more than 22 Colorado distillers. Tickets are required to taste, but live music from Commander Cody & the Lookout Mountain Boys is free. www.stillsinthehills.com
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June 14 – June 15 BIG BAND BASH 2 p.m. Performance Park, 417 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-9900, bigbandbash2014.businesscatalyst.com June 27 – June 28 CLEAR CREEK RAPIDGRASS 10 a.m. Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields, 101 Idaho Springs Road E., Idaho Springs 303-519-2492, www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com June 26 BRAD FITCH’S FIFTH ANNUAL ALL-ORIGINALS CONCERT 7 p.m. Performance Park, 417 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, www.cowboybrad.com June 28 – Aug. 10 CENTRAL CITY OPERA FESTIVAL 8 p.m. Central City Opera House, 124 Eureka St., Central City, 303-292-6700, www.centralcityopera.org
Wool Market JUNE 7-8, 2014
Each June, families, crafters and animal enthusiasts attend the free Estes Park Wool Market, the largest fiber fest in the West. New in 2014, families can enjoy live music, tractor rides for kids, a silent auction, an expanded vendor barn and a beer and wine garden. www.visitestespark.com
July 26 49th ANNUAL BOB COOK MT EVANS MEMORIAL HILL CLIMB 7 a.m. Idaho Springs , 303-931-6455, www.bicyclerace.com July 30 ESTES PARK FESTIVAL II HUNTER JUMPER SHOW 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.chja.org
PEAK TO PEAK FLEA MARKET 8 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-3062 July 23 – 27 ESTES PARK FESTIVAL I HUNTER JUMPER SHOW 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.cepshows.com July 25 NATIONAL CAROUSEL DAY CELEBRATION 10 a.m. Carousel of Happiness, 20 Lakeview Dr., Nederland, 303-258-3457, www.carouselofhappiness.org
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July 4 FIRST FRIDAY 5 p.m. Various locations, Nederland, www.nederlandfirstfriday.com July 12 – 13 ART ON THE GREEN 10 a.m. Sandstone Park, Downtown Lyons, 970-532-2623, www.lyonsart festival.com July 18 – 19, 25 – 26 “VINTAGE HITCHCOCK” RADIO PLAY 6:30 p.m Baldpate Key-theadral Theater, 4900 S. Hwy. 7, Estes Park, 970-586-6151, www.baldpateinn.com
July 20 ART SHOW OPENING Gilpin Arts Visitor Center Gallery, 103 Eureka St., Central City, 303-582-3345, www.gilpinarts.org July 20, 27 “VINTAGE HITCHCOCK” RADIO PLAY 2:30 p.m Baldpate Key-theadral Theater, 4900 S. Hwy. 7, Estes Park, 970-586-6151, www.baldpateinn.com July 24 – 27, 31 “MY FAIR LADY” MUSICAL 7 p.m. Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2906, www. allensparkoldgallery.com
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July 4 GO 4TH FESTIVAL: ESTES PARK VILLAGE BAND PATRIOTIC CONCERT 5 p.m. Performance Park Amphitheater, 417 W Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visitestespark.com INDEPENDENCE DAY COOK-OUT AND CONCERT Noon, Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, 303-443-6461, www.goldhillinn.com July 6 HOGABLUESA w/Lionel Young 2 p.m. Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2906, www. theoldgallery.org
Vintage Hitchcock July 18-20, 25-27
The Baldpate Inn and the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies present “Vintage Hitchcock” — a spooky, triplefeature radio play live, on stage featuring mystery, romance and comedy. www.baldpateinn.com
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July 14 & 28 COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. Stanley Hotel Concert Hall, 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, 970-5869519, www.estesparkmusicfestival.org July 18 – 20 THE GROOVE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 10 a.m. Shadows Ranch, 1259 Alvarado Road, Georgetown, www.groovefestival.net
July 20 – 24 ROCKYGRASS ACADEMY 10 a. m. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 303-823-0848, www.bluegrass.com July 25 – 27 ROCKYGRASS FESTIVAL 10 a.m. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 303-823-0848, www.bluegrass.com
RockyGrass July 25-27
Every July the town of Lyons becomes the center of the bluegrass universe as generations of legends and future-legends converge on the red rock cliffs of the St. Vrain River. Originally founded by Bill Monroe and members of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society, today’s RockyGrass—held at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch— is known internationally as one of the great traditional bluegrass festivals.
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August 1 – 3 ESTES PARK FESTIVAL II HUNTER JUMPER SHOW 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.visitestespark.com August 1 – 5 LARIMER COUNTY FAIR 9 a.m. 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, 970-619-4000, www.LarimerCountyFair.org August 1 – 10 BOULDER COUNTY FAIR 9 a.m. 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 720-864-6460, www.bouldercountyfair.org August 2 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON 6 a.m. Stanley Hotel, 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, 619-567-9191, www.therockymountainhalf.com GAMBLER’S EDGE HILL CLIMB PIT RALLY 10 a.m. Central City Pkwy., Central City, 303-800-0283, www.pitrally.com August 8 ARAPAHO CELEBRATION OF 1914 EXPEDITION (100th Anniversary) 8 a.m. Bond Park, Estes Park, 970-586-1358, www.nps.gov/romo August 8-10 FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE Estes Park Valley Library, 335 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-0998, www.estesvalleylibrary.org August 9 GEORGETOWN TO IDAHO SPRINGS HALFMARATHON 8 a.m. Georgetown Lake, Argentine St., Georgetown, www.gtishalf.org
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Glacier Fest August 23
The free Glacier Fest is a celebration of the St. Mary’s Glacier community and historic Alice mining district. It features live music, food, Alice School tours, gold panning, craft booths and more.
www.glacierfest.com RUN LIKE THE WIND 5K/10K 9 a.m. Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2906, www.theoldgallery.org HUDSON CAR CLUB SHOW 10 a.m. Hotel de Paris Museum, 409 6th Ave., Georgetown, www.georgetown-colorado.org GLACIER FEST Noon, Silver Lake, Alice, 303-3198472 www.stmarysglacier.com SECOND SATURDAY 5 p.m. Miner St., Idaho Springs, 303-569-3898, www.sawtoothgallery.com Continued on page 6
August 15 – 17 & 22 –24 BUMP IN THE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 7 p.m. Baldpate Key-theadral Theater, 4900 S. Hwy. 7, Estes Park, 970-586-6151, www.baldpateinn.com August 16 DYNAMITE DAYS FESTIVAL 11 a.m. Miner St., Idaho Springs, 615-525-6270, www.idahospringschambercommerce.com August 16 MARDI GRAS/AFFINITY GROUP RODEO 11 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-5214, www.co.gilpin.co.us August 16 –17 22ND ANNUAL GILPIN COUNTY FAIR 9 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-5214, www.co.gilpin.co.us August 17 GYMKHANA BUCKLE SERIES 10 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-5214, www.co.gilpin.co.us August 23 – 24 PEAK TO PEAK FLEA MARKET 8 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-3062 August 23 – 26 26TH ANNUAL CEMETERY CRAWL 9 a.m. Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Upper Apex Road, Central City, 303-582-5283 August 30-31 COLORADO SENIOR PRO CHARITY RODEO 10 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 303-828-3453, www.coloradoseniorprocharityrodeo.org August 30-31 ESTES PARK ALPACA MARKET 10 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970586-4624, www.alpacaland.com/AlpacaMarket.htm
August 1 FIRST FRIDAY 5 p.m. Various Locations, Nederland, www.nederlandfirstfriday.com
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67th Hilltop Guild Festival & Bazaar August 2
One of Allenspark’s largest events, the Hilltop Guild Festival and Bazaar at the Kelley House offers award-winning jelly and peanut brittle, handcrafted items and collectibles along with live music and artists from nearby communities displaying their creations. www.hilltopguild.com
August 1 – 3 “MY FAIR LADY” MUSICAL 7 p.m. Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2906, www.allensparkoldgallery.com August 2 67TH ANNUAL HILLTOP GUILD FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR 9 a.m. Kelley House, 18720 Hwy. 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2001, www.hilltopguild.com August 2 TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY OF ERRORS 2 p.m. Performance Park Amphitheater, 417 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 303-772-5200, www.longmonttheatre.org August 2 – 21 PLEIN AIR ROCKIES 2014 PRELUDE SHOW Noon, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com
MEMBERS GILPIN COUNTY ARTS SHOW OPENING 10 a.m. Washington Hall Gallery, 117 Eureka St., Central City, 303-582-5952, www.gilpinarts.org August 23 THE GREAT CENTRAL CITY BEER FEST 1 p.m. Main St., Central City, 303-918-1103, www.centralcity beerfest.com PLEIN AIR ROCKIES 2014 OPENING RECEPTION 5 p.m. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com August 23 – October 26 PLEIN AIR ROCKIES 2014 EXHIBITION & SALE Noon, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com August 30 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF 4:30 p.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-3902, www.visitestespark.com
September 12 LYONS COMMUNITY BARBECUE 4 p.m. Lyons High School, 100 McConnell Dr., Lyons, 303-823-6622, www.townoflyons.com September 12 –13 FLAMING FOLIAGE RELAY 5 a.m. Idaho Springs, www.rltrelays.com/flaming-foliage-relay September 13 HOT ROD HILL CLIMB 9 a.m. Guanella Pass Road, Georgetown, 303-815-5435 www.hotrodhillclimb.com
September 13 OKTOBERFEST BAVARIAN CELEBRATION & MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE 10 a.m. Nederland MIddle/ High School, 597 C.R. 130, Nederland & Jeff Guercio Memorial Ball Field, 132 East St., Nederland, 303522-0010, www.nederlandoktoberfest.com SECOND SATURDAY 5 p.m. Miner Street, Idaho Springs, 303-569-3898, www.sawtoothgallery.com HIGH TEA AT STROEHLE HOUSE, 231 Chase St., Black Hawk, 303-582-5364
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September 3 ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK CENTENNIAL PICNIC IN THE PARK OPENING CEREMONIES, 1 p.m. Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, 970-586-1203, www.nps.gov/romo September 4 – 7 LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH IRISH HIGHLAND FESTIVAL 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6308, www.scotfest.com September 5 –14 HEARTLAND POKER TOUR 10 a.m. Golden Gates Casino, 261 Main St., Black Hawk, 303-582-2906, www.hptpoker.com September 6 DEVIL ON THE DIVIDE ULTRA MARATHON Clear Creek Recreation Center, 1130 Idaho St., Idaho Springs, 303-567-4822, www.devilonthedivideultra.com September 7 NEDER-NEDERLAND 5K/10K 10 a.m. Chipeta Park, 280 Lakeview Dr., Nederland, www.neder-nederlandrace.org Page 6
August 9 SECOND SATURDAY 5 p.m. Miner St., Idaho Springs, 303-569-3898, www.sawtoothgallery.com August 9 – 21 ANNUAL PLEIN AIR ROCKIES NATIONAL PAINT OUT Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com August 10 50/50 GILPIN COUNTY ARTS FUNDRAISER 4 p.m., Washington Hall Gallery, 117 Eureka St., Central City, 303-582-5952, www.gilpinarts.org August 16 CENTRAL CITY BACON TOUR Noon, Main St., Central City, 303-918-1103, www.centralcitybacontour.squarespace.com August 17 ART SHOW OPENING 5 p.m. Gilpin Arts Visitor Center Gallery, 103 Eureka St., Central City, 303-5823345, www.gilpinarts.org
Nederland Oktoberfest September 13
Get the lederhosen out and practice those chicken dance moves and get ready to enjoy a special one-of-a-kind event featuring a 25mile mountain bike race, kids race and the best Bavarian Celebration in the Front Range with traditional German food, music and beer. www.nederlandoktoberfest.com
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August 30 – 31 LABOR DAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW 9 a.m. Bond Park, Elkhorn Ave. and MacGregor Ave., Estes Park, www.estesparkartsandcrafts.com
August 2 EMPIRE AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL – Minton Park and Ballfield, S. Main Street & Cemetery Road, Empire, 720-279-4235, www.empireamericana.com August 4 COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. Stanley Hotel Concert Hall, 333 E Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9519, www.estesparkmusicfestival.org August 8 –10 ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL 10 a.m. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, 720-608-8830, www.arisefestival.com/ August 9 – 10 CENTRAL CITY JAZZ ARTS FEST 11 a.m. Various locations, Central City, www.jazzartsfest.com August 10 – 14 SONG SCHOOL 10 a.m. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 303-823-0848, www.bluegrass.com August 15 – 17 24TH ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL 11 a.m. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 303-823-0848, www.bluegrass.com August 16 DYNAMITE DAYS FESTIVAL 11 a.m. Miner St., Idaho Springs, 615-525-6270, www.idahospringschambercommerce.com August 22 – 24 16TH ANNUAL NEDFEST 11 a.m. Jeff Guercio Memorial Ball Field, 132 East St., Nederland, 720539-5370, www.nedfest.org August 30 11TH ANNUAL JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE CONCERT 5 p.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-8256, www.estesparklionsclub.org
September 13 –14 BEAT THE HEAT ESTES PARK ROYALTY BARREL RACE Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-6104, www.RooftopRodeo.com September 14 –21 YOGA JOURNAL LIVE!: COLORADO 8 a.m. YMCA of the Rockies, 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, 800-5619398, www.ymcarockies.org September 20 CLEAR CREEK WATERSHED FESTIVAL 10 a.m. Courtney Riley-Cooper Park, 2350 Colorado BIvd., Idaho Springs, 303-567-2699, www.clearcreekwater.org RUNNING OF THE BULLS RUN/WALK 8 a.m. Lake Estes Marina,1770 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park, www.partnersmentoringyouth.org September 20 – 21 AUTUMN GOLD FESTIVAL 10 a.m. Bond Park, Elkhorn Ave. & MacGregor Ave., Estes Park, www.estesparkautumngold.com MINERS’ AND OLD TIMERS’ DAYS 10 a.m. Jeff Guercio Memorial Ball Field, 132 East St., Nederland, 303-258-0567, www.nederlandhistoricalsociety.org
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September PEAK TO PEAK FLEA MARKET 8 a.m. Gilpin County Fairgrounds, 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk, 303-582-3062
September 1 LABOR DAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW 9 a.m. Bond Park, Elkhorn Ave. & MacGregor Ave., Estes Park, www.estesparkartsandcrafts.com September 5 FIRST FRIDAY 5 p.m. Various Locations, Nederland, www.nederlandfirstfriday.com September 20 TRI-COUNTY MOUNTAIN CRAFTS AUTUMN SHOW 9 a.m. CCCIA Hall, 31528 Hwy. 72, 303-6421422, Coal Creek Canyon
Gilpin Art Studio Tour September 20-21
The tour, which coincides with fall aspen viewing, is organized by artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County. Meet local artists and craftspeople and see their work. www.facebook.com/Gilpin ArtStudioTour
September 21 ART SHOW OPENING 5 p.m. Gilpin Arts Visitor Center Gallery, 103 Eureka St., Central City, 303-582-3345, www.gilpinarts.org September 5-7 PLEIN AIR ROCKIES LONGS PEAK SCOTTISHIRISH HIGHLAND FESTIVAL PAINT OUT 9 a.m. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com September 13-14 FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW 9 a.m. Bond Park, Elkhorn Ave. & MacGregor Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-9900, www.visitestespark.com September 20 – 21 GILPIN ART STUDIO TOUR 10 a.m. Various locations, Gilpin County, 303-582-5724/303-582-5855 September 20 – October 3 PLEIN AIR ROCKIES FALL COLOR PAINT OUT, Various locations, Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com September 27 PLEIN AIR ROCKIES FALL COLOR ARTIST RECEPTION & SNOWY PEAKS WINE TASTING 5 p.m. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203, www.estesarts.com
August 19-20 KINFOLK CELEBRATION 11 a.m. Planet Bluegrass, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, 303-823-0848, www.bluegrass.com
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MOUNTAIN CULTURE EVENTS CALENDAR
Sunshine Hill Climb – Sunshine Canyon NRA Basic Pistol Course – Estes Park Gun & Archery Club International Migratory Bird Day – Estes Valley Library Open House Nights – Estes Park Memorial Observatory Fishing Derby – Lake Estes Marina Star Party – Estes Park Memorial Observatory June 8 Ride the Rockies – Boulder to Winter Park Antique Appraisal Show – Carlson Elementary Gold Hill Town Clean Up – Bluebird Lodge Parking Lot June 9 Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce Mixer – Majestic Building
Garden Club – Estes Valley Library June 10 I Spy Bones Hike – Betasso Preserve Global Spirituality, Sacred Earth, and World Shift – The StarHouse
English as Second Language Tutoring – Estes Valley Library June 11 Euchre Night – Very Nice Brewing Plant and Wildflower Identification with a Naturalist – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
June 12 Summer Birding – Rocky Mountain Conservancy Estes Park Equestrian Club, Author Event: Tony Bottagaro, Genealogical Society – Estes Valley Library June 13 Georgetown Cleanup Day – Georgetown Oh My Gawd Rodeo – Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds Full “Strawberry” Moon Hike – Silver Lake Lodge Unexpected Beauty: The Orchids of Rocky Mountain National Park – Rocky Mountain Conservancy June 14 Pints & Poses – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Second Saturday – Idaho Springs (various) Allenspark Community Clean-Up – Allenspark Transfer Station Noxious Weed Pull – Nederland Community Center Open for Summer, Winter Park Chocolate Festival, Epic Singletrack Race No. 1 – Winter Park Resort NRA Defensive Pistol Course – Estes Park Gun & Archery Club June 14-15 Cowboy Mounted Shooting – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park June 15 Gilpin County Father’s Day Fishing Clinic – William C. Russell Park Pond
Guanella Pass Hill Climb – Georgetown Lake Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza June 17 Video Game Design – Nederland Community Library Hollowell Park Nature Hunt: A Virtual Geocache Adventure – Rocky Mountain Conservancy EP Relay For Life Open House, Great Decisions Discussion Group: League of Women Voters – Estes Valley Library June 18 Night Hike – Bald Mountain Native Plants in RMNP – Rocky Mountain Conservancy Estes Park Internet & Computer Users Group – Estes Valley Library
June 19 Creating Your Core Resume – Estes Valley Library June 20 Oh My Gawd Rodeo – Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds
Continued from page 10 Birds without Borders: Migratory Birds Between RMNP & Costa Rica – Rocky Mountain Conservancy Astronomy in the Park – Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead June 20-22 Mountain Forum for Peace Yardsale – Nederland Community Center
June 21 Empire Frog Rodeo – Minton Park and Ballfield Madam Lou Bunch Day – Main Street, Central City Safety Fair – Gilpin County Fairgrounds Tour the Assay Office – James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum “All That Glistens Is Not Gold” Program – Boulder County Membership Meeting & Potluck – CCCIA Hall Central City Wild Bunch – Main Street Women’s Summer Solstice Journey – The StarHouse Diversity in Wildflowers – Rocky Mountain Conservancy June 21-28 Bike to Work/Bike to Play Week – Estes Park June 22 WestMUTTster Dog Day Afternoon – Idaho Springs Ballfields Celebrate Summer Hike – Mud Lake Summer Solstice – The StarHouse Estes Park Marathon – Estes Park High School Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza June 24 Lily Lake Nature Hunt: A Virtual Geocache Adventure – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
June 25 Euchre Night – Very Nice Brewing Plant and Wildflower Identification with a Naturalist – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Introduction to Geocaching – Winter Park Resort June 25-26 Miniature Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park June 26 Hike for Seniors – Betasso Preserve Beyond the Ruins: At Home w/Al Birch – Estes Park Museum Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies; Summer Birding with a Naturalist; Who Pooped in the Woods? A Mammal Mystery – Rocky Mountain Conservancy June 27 Oh My Gawd Rodeo – Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds Native Peoples of RMNP: Ute & Arapaho; Secret Places in Rocky Mountain National Park – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Introduction to Finding Funders – Estes Valley Library Estes Park Car Club Cool Nights Cruz In Car Show – Estes Park Visitor Center
Beyond the Ruins: At Home w/Al Birch – Estes Park Museum Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament – Estes Park Golf Course Story Behind the Moon & the Stars – Estes Park Memorial Observatory
June 27-28 Lyons Good Old Days – Main Street Westernaires Wild West Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park June 28 Elkhorn Dash One-Mile Fun Run – Downtown Estes Park More than Small Talk Group, Allenspark Community Cultures Council Annual Meeting & Reception, Art in The Aftermath: Choosing Recovery & Renewal Workshop – Old Gallery Maxfund’s Low Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic – Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter
Epic Singletrack Race No. 2 – Winter Park Resort
Rollinsville Rail Run – Rollins Pass Road Central City Wild Bunch – Main Street Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races –
Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga – Lyons Yoga & Wellness Wednesday Wednesday Road Ride – Tin Shed Sports Trivia Night – Longz Mountain Grill Pool League – Lonigans Mindful Meditation – Coal Creek Canyon Location: 303-642-0428 Pickelball, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Cardio Sculpt, Community Clothing Closet – Nederland Community Center Vinyasa Yoga w/Cherie – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Continuing Yoga, Cardio, Beginning Yoga, Kettlebells –
Kirtan Group 12th Anniversary – The StarHouse June 27-28 Westernaires Wild West Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park June 28-29 Peak to Peak Flea Market – Gilpin County Fairgrounds Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – Bond Park June 28-29 Miniature Horse Show – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park Open House, Plant Sale, Story Corps Interviews – Old Gallery June 29 Annual History Program – Lyons Redstone Museum Magician Bradley Mayhew – Barlow Plaza Wildflowers of the High Country: Tundra in Bloom –
Clear Creek Recreation Center
Moms & Babies Yoga, Vinyasa Flow – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Give Me A Break, Nia, Aquacize, Adult Strengthen Stretch & Balance, Hatha Yoga – Gilpin Community Center Pre-Natal Yoga, Restorative Yoga – Lyons Yoga & Wellness Thursday Local’s Night – Chipper’s Lanes Estes Park Peak to Peak Rotary – Farradday’s Restaurant/Isle Casino Meditation & Relaxation, Give Me A Break, Hatha Yoga, Kickboxing, Aquacize – Gilpin Community Center Texas Hold’em Poker Night – Outlaw Saloon Free Pool – Lonigans Bingo – American Legion Post 119 Estes Park Thursday Locals Night – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Women’s Movers & Shakers, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga Sculpt, Boy Scouts, Ripped – Clear Creek Recreation Center Inspired Fitness Bootcamp – Stage Stop Market and Cafe Peak to Peak Rotary – Farradday’s @ Isle Casino Gentle Yoga, Yoga/Pilates Fusion – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Tai Chi, Clothing Closet – Nederland Community Center Empowerment Yoga, Yoga for Conditioning – Lyons Yoga
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WEEKLY EVENTS Sunday Sunday Afternoon Tennis – Nederland Courts Master Chen Sermon on Daoism, Community Tai Chi, Qigong Instruction – Aspen Lodge Sunday Community Yoga – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Maya Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Climbing Wall – Clear Creek Recreation Center Mat Pilates w/Nicole – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Ashtanga Yoga w/Christi – Lyons Yoga & Wellness Monday Monday Night Trivia – Pizza Bar 66 Iyengar Level 1/2 – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Matter of Balance – Walt Self Community Building Beginner Yoga w/Lisa, Cardio Sculpt, Pickleball, International Folkdance – Nederland Community Center Poker Tournament – West Winds Tavern Gentle Yoga w/Joelle, Yoga w/Abby – CCCIA Hall Yoga – Golden Gate Grange Community Center Institute of Noetic Sciences – Estes Valley Library SilverSneakers Classic, Continuing Yoga, Kettlebells, Cardio Pump – Clear Creek Recreation Center Yoga w/Peggy – Old Gallery Vinyasa Yoga w/Melissa – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Hatha Yoga, Aquacize, Yoga Dance, Train & Tone – Gilpin
Friday Parent & Tot Yoga – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Tai Chi, Cardio Sculpt – Nederland Community Center Yoga w/Annie – Clear Creek Recreation Center Vinyasa Yoga w/Cherie – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Hatha Yoga, Happy Hour Yoga – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Yoga w/Cariann – CCCIA Hall Aquacize, Adult Strengthen, Stretch & Balance, Yoga – Gilpin Community Center
Gentle Yoga, TGIF! Yoga – Lyons Yoga & Wellness Saturday Peak to Peak Birders – Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center Clothing Closet – Nederland Community Center Saturday Morning Tennis Clinic, Pickelball – Nederland Courts Texas Hold’em Poker Night – Outlaw Saloon Climbing Wall – Clear Creek Recreation Center Vinyasa Yoga w/Cherie or Sarah, Guided Chakra Meditation – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Zumba, Kinder Kix – Gilpin Community Center Estes Park Anime Club – Estes Valley Library
Empowerment Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga w/Sara – Lyons Yoga & Wellness
Tuesday Women’s Tuesday Happy Hour Tennis Clinic – Nederland Courts Texas Hold’em Poker Series Showdown – Wheel Bar Pool Tournament – Mother’s Saloon Trivia – 1860 Tavern Bingo – American Legion Post 119 Estes Park Yoga – Old Gallery Tai Chi Class – CCCIA Hall Tech Tuesday – Nederland Community Library Hot Jammin’ Yoga – Yoga Room Idaho Springs Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga – Tadasana Mountain Yoga Mom & Tot Yoga – Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Estes Park Anime Club – Estes Valley Library Tai Chi – Nederland Community Center Inspired Fitness Bootcamp – Stage Stop Market and Cafe Women’s Movers & Shakers, Sit & Fit, Probation, Tae Kwon Do, Ripped – Clear Creek Recreation Center Quick & Tone, Kickboxing, Aquacize – Gilpin Community Center
Submit mountain events for free listing in the Events Calendar to: MMACeditor@gmail.com All listings/dates subject to change. Contact venues to confirm events.
Railroad features unique mine tour
urday evenings from mid June through midthe change room and the blacksmith shop October. Served high above Clear Creek in and tool shed. first-class parlor cars, some dinners feature “Our mine tour is very different because steak and lobster, rib-eye steak, and Rocky you must ride the train Mountain trout. Vegetarto visit the mine. The ian and child meals are two work well together available on certain trains. to give visitors a perfect Bring dad for Father’s glimpse into what it was day or enjoy Indepenlike in our area in 1884,” dence Day weekend with Graybill explained. a Cowboy BBQ and live New this season is music while watching the special Gold Minfireworks from the high ing Days events, June bridge. 1, 7 and 8. Trains depart Ales on Rails and Wine about 17 minutes apart Tasting Trains are offor two weekends of fered throughout sumfamily fun. Demonstramer and fall months and tions on packing burros are a fun, casual way to and blacksmithing will Tours of the Lebanon Mine can be enjoy the mountains. be conducted and visi- added to most Georgetown Loop Other fun excursions tors will receive a bag of Railroad rides. include the Pumpkin Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith sand containing about Festival and Oktoberfest 1.5 grams of gold they can pan out in Trains in October, the Big Horn Sheep Fespanning ponds. Abbreviated tours of the tival Train, Nov. 8 and Santa’s North Pole Lebanon mine will also be available. Adventures and Holiday Lights Trains start “Mining Days is going to be fantastic. in November and extend into December. We are the only tourist line in the state of- Whether taking a regular ride, experifering an authentic experience of mining encing a dinner train or enjoying one of the in the late 1800s,”,Graybill said. other speciality excursions, the Georgetown In addition to its regular daily departures, Loop Railroad is a unique, experience for several special rides, including dinner, beer the whole family throughout its season. and wine trains are offered. Escape from the Visit www.georgetownlooprr.com to norm with dinner trains on Friday and Sat- learn more about the park and its events.
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Dogs get their day at animal shelter event
By Jennifer Pund IDAHO SPRINGS Get those tails wagging, it’s WestMUTTster time again. Get your favorite canine out of the house during the 12th annual WestMUTTster Dog Day Afternoon, June 22, noon-5 p.m. at Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields in Idaho Springs. The event is hosted by Friends of Charlie’s Place, an animal shelter serving Clear Creek and Gilpin counties. WestMUTTster Dog Day Afternoon is a fun, family event with live music and contests in silly categories such as “dog with curliest tail” or “dog with best smile.” All contests, including “worst breath” are judged by county commissioners and other local “celebrities.” “It is one of our biggest fundraisers and all proceeds go directly to medical needs of
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the shelter pets and help low-income families with their pet’s needs,” WestMUTTster Vendor Tender Carolyn Gingrich said. Participants can take dogs for a spin on the obstacle course featuring a “wiener tree” and face painting is available for the kids. Vendors will also be offering goods and services from dog bandannas to massages for humans. Look for large auction and pet supply tables as well. “I would say the pet costume contest is the biggest hit with past party-goers. Everyone loves the pet contests, as all winners receive a big blue ribbon,” Gingrich said. Sunshine Express will be serving food and drinks with dog treats available, too. Dog pools are provided. For more information, call 303-925-9203 or visit www. friendsofcharliesplace.org.
June 4-8 Adult Piano Seminar 2 – Rocky Ridge Music Center June 5 Art at the Center Wine & Cheese Open House – Nederland Community Center
Stitchers Get-Together – Gilpin County Community Center Estes Park Area Weavers Guild Reception – Art Center of Estes Park
Estes Valley Quilt Guild – Estes Valley Library Wool Day with Fancy Tiger and Crust – Lyons Farmette
June 6 First Friday – Nederland (various) Nicole Morrish Art Showing w/Bilbao Jazz Trio – Salto Coffee Works
Movie Night – Lyons Cinema & Photography Arts Center
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June 1 Season Opening – Lyons Redstone Museum Estes Park Repertoire Theatre: “Continental Divide” – Masonic Lodge of Estes Park June 1-22 “Color Gone Wild” Art Exhibit – Art Center of Estes Park June 1-30 Nicholas Saucier: “Northern Colorado Landscapes” – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro June 1-July 14 “My Color Rojo” Exhibit – Gilpin Arts Visitor Center Gallery June 1-August 3 Sandzén in Estes Park – Estes Park Museum June 2 Knitting Margarita’s – Stichin’ Den June 3 Quirky Quilters – Nederland Community Library June 3-5 Silk Painting Art Camp – Art Point of View June 4 Discussion of Countdown by Alan Weisman – Estes
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MOUNTAIN ARTS – galleries, artists and crafts people
High Peaks Art Festival gets better, not bigger
Fluting From the Heart owner, and returning artist, Rick GneBy Jeffrey V. Smith rich said he enjoys showing his work at the High Peaks Art FestiCENTRAL CITY he High Peaks Art Festival, now in its 14th year, has devel- val “because of the wonderful art from all of the participants, the oped since Cathy Stiers, an experienced art show promoter, beautiful place in Nederland and the attitude of the promoter.” Because the event has reached its size limit was asked to be the artist coordinafor its location in Nederland’s Visitor Center tor of the annual Nederland Chamber of parking lot, Stiers only has plans to make it Commerce Summertime Fun Fair. She better, not bigger. worked for the event until she purchased “The number of booths has remained the it from the chamber in 2011. This year’s same [each year],” she said. “I receive so festival takes place June 28, 10 a.m. to 5 many applications from high quality artists, p.m., and June 29,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that I could expand it, but “I loved bringing great art to town, I choose not to because I and I knew so many fantastic artists from don’t want to split the pie my 34 years on the art show circuit,” too many ways. There are Stiers said. “The event has reached my only a finite number of goals of bringing great art to Ned.” dollars to be spent at the Not only has Stiers kept the friendartists’ booths and I want ly outdoor, juried exhibition of fine every artist to sell well.” arts and crafts free and flourishing, Julie Glassman’s Stiers gives back by annushe’s grown it into one of the region’s “Lake Isabelle at ally sponsoring the June premier juried events. She has also inIndian Peaks.” exhibition of Art at the corporated two days of live music and Center at the Nederland Community Center. a charitable element to the event that is Rick Gnerich of Patagonia, AZ High Peaks. Last year she donated funds so four Nederland consistently recognized as one of the exhibits his flutes atPhoto by Jeffrey V. Smith High School students could go on an edufriendliest for artists. “My vision was to bring high caliber art and fine craft to cational trip to Belize, which she plans to do again this year. Nederland, highlight local artists, and donate all net prof- Smaller contributions on behalf of the festival are also made its back into the Nederland community,” Stiers said. “[It] is to The Climb, Shred-a-Thon, school supply baskets and more. “Each year I choose a Nederland non-profit to highlight,” a small event, yet very successful for artists who appreciate the welcome they always receive here. They have a great time, Stiers said. “I give them a free booth and free advertising. This they sell well and we treat them nicely.” Continued on page 17
Artist finds ‘pure joy’ working with wax NEDERLAND Amazing art, fun music, beer and wine on tap and light appetizers can be found at Salto Coffee Works during Nederland’s First Friday event, June 6, at 6 p.m. This First Friday Art Showing features the art of Nicole Morrish and music from Bilbao Jazz Trio. The art and music are free. Morrish’s start as an oil painter morphed into encaustic painting. She uses beeswax, resin, oil paints, sticks and pigments on wood boards. “I try to capture the immediacy and truth of a given moment or thought in color and
June 6-8 FACE of Fiber in the Rockies – Elkhorn Lodge Estes Park Repertoire Theatre: “Continental Divide” – Masonic Lodge of Estes Park
June 7 Artist-in-Residence Workshop – Gilpin County Library June 7-8 Wool Market & Fiber Fest – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park Trail Ridge Quilters Spring Sale – Estes Park Senior Center June 8-Aug. 3 Gilpin County Arts Juried Art Show Opening – Washington Hall Gallery
June 9-11 Garden Sculpture Art Camp – Art Point of View June 11 Estes Valley Quilt Guild – Good Samaritan Village Discussion of Countdown by Alan Weisman, Noxious Weeds Info Talk – Estes Valley Library June 12 Beginning Knitting – Stichin’ Den June 13 Ladies No. 1 Literary Society – Old Gallery June 13-15 Mastering the Art & Craft of Landscape Photography – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
June 13-20 “How to Train Your Dragon 2” – Historic Park Theater June 14 “Here and There” Exhibit – Corner Studios PhotoJAM 6 – Lyons Cinema and Photography Art Center World Wide Knit in Public Day – Stichin’ Den June 15 New Exhibit Opening – Gilpin Arts Visitors Center Gallery June 16 Knitting Margaritas, Culture Change Meeting – Stichin’ Den
June 16-18 Macramé, Beads, Glass Pendant Art Camp – Art Point of View
June 17 Opera Inside Out – Williams Stables, Central City June 18 Financial Book Club – Estes Valley Library June 19 Stitchers Get-Together – Gilpin County Community Center June 20-22 Photographing Wildlife: When, Where & How – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
June 21 NedKnits – Nederland Community Library “Over the River & Through the Woods” Radio Play – Baldpate Inn
June 21-22 Pen-&-Ink Sketches with Watercolor: A Travel Sketchbook – Rocky Mountain Conservancy June 23 Sticks and Strings – Stitchin’ Den June 23-25 Art Journaling Art Camp – Art Point of View June 26 Estes Park Weavers Guild – Estes Valley Library
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texture,” Morrish said. “My love of color and raw form comes through in my work as contemporary abstract. I find color is the ultimate vehicle to communicate emotion and prose. While color is the expression, wax is the fluid vehicle with which to carry my thoughts. Wax is unpredictable, everchanging and commands awareness. I feel pure joy when I am working with beeswax, resin pigments and oils; I create what I want to remember; to express simplicity in feelings and the beauty of humanity.” Visit www.saltocoffeeworks.com for more information.
Continued from page 15 June 27 Bike-in-Movie: Breaking Away – Performance Park Amphitheater
June 27-29 The Magic of Macro: Getting Started – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
June 27-August 3 “Color and Light” Art Exhibit – Art Center of Estes Park June 28 Opening Night: The Marriage of Figaro and Flower Girl Presentation – Central City Opera House Shooting the Stars: Night Photography – Rocky Mountain Conservancy
June 28-29 High Peaks Arts Festival – Nederland Visitor Center Parking Lot
June 28-July 27 Art of the Parks 2014: Celebrating Our National Park System – Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park June 28-Sept. 1 Estes Park Summer Art Walk – Estes Park Galleries June 29 Musicology: The Beatles, Band of the Sixties – Estes Valley Library
June 30-July 2 Bookmaking Art Camp – Art Point of View WEEKLY ARTS Monday NAS Movie Matinee – Backdoor Theater Stitch ‘n Rippers Quilters – New Covenant Church Swing Dancing Lessons – Appenzell Inn Tuesday Beginner Clay – Gilpin County Community Center Wednesday Art Group – Old Gallery Nederland Seniors Art & Painting – Location: 303-258-9392 Give Me A Break – Gilpin County Community Center Drop In Artists – Eco-Arts Lounge @ Wild Bear NAS Watercolor Painting – Nederland Community Presbyterian Church
Thursday Beginning Kitting – Stichin’ Den Friday Movie – Backdoor Theater Movie Night – Lyons Cinema & Photography Arts Center Saturday Movie – Backdoor Theater
Submit arts events for free listing in the Arts Calendar to: MMACeditor@gmail.com All listings/dates subject to change. Contact venues to confirm events.
Botanic Gardens hosts region’s first outdoor exhibition of Chihuly art DENVER Denver Botanic Gardens this summer presents the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. The exhibition will be on view at the York street location June 14-Nov. 30. Informed by nature, each installation responds to surrounding plants, flowers and architecture. Chihuly’s elegant sculptures – ranging in size and style from small water floats to a 30-foot tower – will add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis. Site-specific sculpture installations will be present- Dale Chihuly ed in 12 locations throughout the Gardens. A looping video will feature a comprehensive survey of his work and process. Born in 1941 in Tacoma, WA, Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued
studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade. In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice, Italy. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avantgarde in the development of glass as a fine art. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including 12 honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Numerous programs including tours, films, hands-on workshops and other special events take place around the exhibit the rest of the year, including several in June. Visit www.botanicgardens.org to see the full program.
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is something I have been doing ever since I was artist coordinator for the event back in 2008. Our featured non-profit [this year] is TEENS,Inc.” Their booth will have art and educational projects. The High Peaks Art Festival features 45 artists, including many who have participated for several years and others that are new to the event. Most participating artists are from Colorado with a few from neighboring states. Artwork in all media including painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media fine craft is included and because all art is juried, only the highest caliber is accepted. New exhibitors this year include Nederland ceramic artist Judi Miller, Boulder jeweler Lisa Goodman whose “ReVibe Jewelry” is made from up-cycled guitar strings, batik artist Sompong Mraz from Mead, award winning photographer Fi Rust from Longmont and others. Returning Nederland artists include photographer Pat Hayes, painter Jessica Rose Ansari, jeweler Rocky Stiers, garden-ware cement artist David Jessup and potter Tania Corvalan. The 2014 Featured Artist is enamelist, jewelry designer and silversmith Julie Glassman of Grand Junction. She crafted the signature art piece for this year’s event titled, “Lake Isabelle at Indian Peaks.” “When her mother died of cancer, this was the area where Julie would go to find
comfort,” Stiers said. “[Glassman] lived in Boulder County for years before moving to the Western Slope. She comes back every year, just to exhibit at High Peaks. This is her 10th year as an exhibitor.” A favorite part of the festival for Stiers is the Artist Awards presentations. “When I became the artist coordinator… I knew I wanted to give out awards. It is something that means very much to the artists and it gives any juried art show a great reputation,” she said. Among the awards sponsored by local businesses and residents is a $200 Best of Show prize provided by the Dona Abbott Memorial Endowment. Several more $100, $75 and $50 prizes are also awarded in various categories. Visit www.highpeaksartfestival.com for complete festival information and a complete list of participating artists.
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Lowtwait prepared for next artistic challenge
methods of creativity,” he said. By Jeffrey V. Smith This on-going creative pursuit began at NEDERLAND Artist Steve Lowtwait considers it im- an early age. “I’ve always been an artist, portant to keep reinventing his own cre- since I could hold a crayon,” Lowtwait ativity. He is already an illustrator, car- said. “It wasn’t something I chose, rather toonist, and entrepreneur that embraces being an artist has always been part of his passions for art, storytelling, “the great me.” He received his BFA in illustration outdoors” and technology, but still looks from the Savannah College of Art and Deforward to his next endeavor. He is always sign and began his career as a storyboard doing something different and testing his artist and background designer at Nickelodeon Animation in Los Angeles where artistic limits. “There is work that I always like do- he worked on Hey Arnold! and Oswald ing, such as travel posters, but I enjoy the Octopus. He eventually left the city for trying different visual styles, techniques “a different quality of life” in Colorado, and work for different purposes,” he where he’s been a freelance illustrator for over 12 years. said. “ExperiAlthough Lowtwait menting in art says he doesn’t favor allows me to one style of art over grow my skills another, “because I like which benefits to do a variety of work myself and clifor different clients.” ents. Whatever He does, however, have is next for me a “soft spot” for travel creatively, I posters. “I’m inspired am prepared by how the classic travfor the fun of el poster style pioneered the challenge.” by the W.P.A. during the As an illusGreat Deprestrator, the artist sion evokes gets to follow an emotional his two bigbond between gest passions people and of creativity, experiences drawing and with nature. s t o r y t e l l i n g . Travel poster for Estes Park It is that emo“I am able to created by Steve Lowtwait tion of which push my ar- and self-portrait I draw from tistic skills in when creating travel posters,” he said. multiple directions for a variety of clients helping them tell their story through Many residents in the area already know Lowtwaits work from travel visual art,” Lowtwait said. As an entrepreneur, he says he enjoys posters he’s done for Nederland, Estes being involved with startups. “An early- Park, Rocky Mountain National Park stage company is in an exciting time of and Boulder as well as others featurits life where everything is new. I’ve ing many area natural landmarks. He’s started my own companies, but I also also done posters for Greenville, SC; like helping others build something out Stowe, VT; Sun Valley, ID; York, ME and many more. Events like the Bolder of nothing,” Lowtwait said. Beneath all of his endeavors, Lowtwait Boulder, Triple Bypass Cycling Race, is an artist, even if that work is outside of Boulder Creek Festival and others have commercial illustration. He loves making commissioned his work as well. Notable something great out of nothing and finds corporate clients include Whole Foods, it to be the purest of pursuits as an artist. Verizon Wireless, NBC Universal, Ho“I’ve always liked to create art for art’s rizon Organic, Colorado Department of sake. I like to explore different styles and Continued on page 18
Lowtwait gains inspiration from nature
washing over our neighbors’ homes,” he Transportation, University of Connecti- said. “We were lucky for our house was cut, Geological Society of America and not affected. When the clouds broke, we were taken out of town by helicopter with Obama for America Lately, Lowtwait has been doing a lot our baby, dogs, and little luggage. of illustration for internet technology start- When the family was allowed to return, ups. “Illustration helps these companies they began planning their move. “We love tell their stories to their customers in a way Jamestown, but could not live there anymore with a baby,” that feels less technihe said. “Because cal,” he explained. we love living in the The artist also just mountains, we found finished working on a great place in Neda poster for the town erland. We’re enjoyof Lyons to help them ing getting to know promote their rebuildthe community here.” ing efforts after the Lowtwait’s work is flood. Posters, T-shirts, very much inspired and water bottles with by nature, and he the art are being sold says he finds workas a fundraiser and ing in the mountains has also been made to be a perfect fit. “I into banners to line the have a studio space streets of downtown at home with mounLyons. “It warms my tain views. Even if heart that my art can the work I’m doing help a community in Steve Lowtwait created an image to their time of need. help Lyons rebuild from last year’s flood. is not about nature, it’s always nice to be Having personally experienced the 2013 Colorado flood, this was surrounded by it,” he said. a commission I could not pass up,” he said. View some of Lowtwaits work and When the flood hit, Lowtwait was meet the artist during the Nederland First living in Jamestown with his wife, nine- Friday event, June 6, at the Nederland Vismonth-old son and two dogs. “The roads itor Center. He posters are for sale at the were washed out and we evacuated to Visitor Center and Dandelion Fine Gifts higher ground on the other side of the in Nederland and locations in Estes Park creek from our home. We spent a couple and Boulder. Learn more and purchase art days looking down on the rising waters at www.stevelowtwait.com. Continued from page 17
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Presbyterian Church (NED)
Weston Smith – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Power Lung Rangers, New Family Dog – Stage Stop (RV)
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June 1 Ostevetto, Larry Worster & Friends – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Onda – Millsite Inn (WD) Sarah Caton – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Neal Whitlock – Rock Inn (EP) June 2 Open Mic w/Adam Redder – Pioneer Inn (NED) June 4 Alex Thoele – Rock Inn (EP) June 5 Psychodillo – Pioneer Inn (NED) Danny Shafer – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) June 6 Electric Red – Pioneer Inn (NED) Bilbao Jazz Trio – Salto Coffee Works (NED) Big Paddy – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Whiskey Tango – Stage Stop (RV) John Statz – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Delta Sonics – Ameristar Casino (BH) David Booker – The Alpine Restaurant (GT) Good Gravy – Rock Inn (EP) June 7 Jive Coulis – First Street Pub & Grill (NED) Intuit – Pioneer Inn (NED) Full Frequency Modulators – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Mid-Day Mountain Jam – Elysian Park (JT) Delta Sonics – Ameristar Casino (BH) The Ragged Union – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Guerilla Milkshake – Spirit Hound Distillery (LY) Lori Flynn – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Andrew Wynne – The Alpine Restaurant (GT) Sarah Caton – Rock Inn (EP) June 8 Caribou Mountain Collective – Very Nice Brewing (NED) Daniel Herman & Friends – Nederland Community
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MOUNTAIN MUSIC – sounds from the high country
RapidGrass Festival showcases top acoustic talent
sponsors have been great and very supportive.” By Jennifer Pund The best aspects of the event, according to Mark, is it’s nonIDAHO SPRINGS lear Creek Rapidgrass is “still bluegrassin” after four suc- profit, locally grown and locally supported. “We have local acts, cessful years of bringing live music to Clear Creek Coun- local vendors and local food. So many festivals bring in outside ty. On June 27 and 28, the Morris siblings—Mark and Sar- sources that it’s just another event. This is intimate and half the price for twice the talent.” ah—bring some of the brightest This year’s Rapidgrass line-up bluegrass bands and musicians includes several returning artists to the “almost isolated” grounds including nationally touring acts of the Shelly/Quinn Baseball like the Matt Flinner Trio, David Fields, 101 Idaho Springs Road Grier, Trout Steak Revival, Chris E. For two days, patrons can enThompson and Coral Creek, joy the family fun meant to “enCredibility Gap, Steel Pennies, tertain and wow” the audience. Robin Davis Unit, Kyle James “We want to bring people Hauser and Hickory Project. As who otherwise would overlook in years past, house bands Rapidour town, to come and see how grass Quintet and Gypsy Cattle magical it can be,” Co-Director Drive—which showcase talentMark Morris said. “It’s a woned, local players—also perform. derful town that can easily get Don’t miss this year’s newoverlooked – not to mention the comers including Colorado acts mountains have great acoustics.” Guitarist Ross Martin, mandolinist Matt Flinner and Head For The Hills, Finnders The family-friendly festi- bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical and Youngberg, Monocle Band val is a family affair behind styles with the common ground of American roots. and Blue Canyon Boys along the scenes, too. “We grew up with Mountain Heart, Jayme Stone & The Other Side of the here, and our parents have always been involved in various Air, Eli West & Cahalen Morrison, Jon Stickley Trio and Ross aspects,” Mark said. “Even though we have done it four years, the process is still Martin & Grant Gordy. daunting,” Mike Morris, Mark and Sarah’s father, explained. Clear Creek Rapidgrass also offers festival-goers the rare “It is a lot of work but still a labor of love. The town has been opportunity to learn some tricks and hone their skills at varivery receptive to the festival and although there have been few ous workshops over the two days from the same internationally obstacles, there is really nothing we didn’t expect. Our main Continued on page 23
Art festival features local musical talent By George Watson NEDERLAND The annual High Peaks Art Festival not only brings in top talent in visual and functional art, it also provides the perfect venue for musical artists as well. The event features free live music June 28-29. The musical line-up for the festival is put together each year by Nederland musician Jon “Blackdog” Ridnell, who kicks off both days at 11 a.m. with his son Miles on bass. The artist writes and plays as many styles as possible and performs regularly in the area with other top musicians as part of Family Dog, Country Dog, Blackdog, Power Lung Rangers and as part of solo and duo projects. On Saturday, June 28, Doug Brightwood or Brightwood Music in Nederland takes the stage at noon to play his style of Americana. He is followed by
Dave Ridnell, Jon’s brother, at 1:30 p.m. The San Francisco-based musican “does a lot of Brazilian and original music,” according to Jon. Live music culminates with the Dan Smith Band which is “a [Grateful] Dead kind of thing” that also includes Jon on bass. The following day, June 29, LB Witulski performs “originals and rootsy” music at noon with Dave Ridnell returning at 1 p.m. Local acoustic ensemble The Gael plays its mix of Celtic, bluegrass and old-time music at 2 p.m. The group includes Laura Fisher on hammered dulcimer, Debbie Smiley on fiddle and Bill Ikler on guitar. They often play as a quartet with Mary Joyce on fiddle as well. Visit www.highpeaksartfestival.com to find out more about the juried art show featuring fine arts and contemporary crafts.
Artist plays unique Celtic American style
NEDERLAND Acoustic singer-songwriter Kevin Dooley’s unique “american Celtic” style creates a vocal and guitar blend that is both organic and powerful. The artist performs at the Jamestown Mercantile, June 20. The Longmont-based songsmith “successfully marries the soul of acoustic with the range of rock” according to Tim O’Brien. He has played intimate venues, coffee houses, house concerts, clubs and festivals all across the country and Ireland. Dooley, who believes music should be woven into everyday life events and simply be a part of the fabric of things, is often compared to artists like Van Morrison, John Hiatt, Greg Brown and David Bromberg. Find out more at www.reverbnation/ kevindooleymusic and www.jamestown mercantile.com.
Eco-Arts Lounge hosts powerful female songwriters
Learn more about Murray and her music at www.kristinamurraymusic.com.
NEDERLAND Nederland’s Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center’s Eco-Arts Lounge hosts a pair of powerful female singer-songerwriters in June. Kristina Murray performs on June 6 and Rebecca Folsom plays a flood relief benefit for Coal Creek Canyon on June 20. Both shows are 7-9 p.m.
Murray performs forgotten favorites from the outlaw and alt-country genre, “with a big spit of rock ‘n’ roll.” Catch the Boulder-based artist at the Eco-Arts Lounge, 20 Lakeview Dr., June 6. The artist’s original songs of love-loss, whiskey drinkin’ and the heartache that ensues are familiar and fresh and span
rock ‘n’ roll, honky-tonk and sweet, soulful country music.. Born and raised in Georgia, the musician is no stranger to great music and is always ready to sing an Emmylou or Waylon tune, too.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice and support a flood relief benefit for the residents of Coal Creek Canyon at Folsom’s show, June 20. An optional potluck takes place before the performance at 6 p.m. The Four Mile Canyon resident’s near four-octave vocals go from vulnerable and soothing to fully engaged rock and roll wailing. While her range draws comparisons to Whitney Houston and Freddie Mercury, it’s the expression in Folsom’s vocals that draws listeners in. “What I love most in life is being on stage singing, with people connecting and loving the music, having their hearts opened, dancing singing along. I absolutely love it,” Folsom said. The artist is joined by Mark Oblinger for this performance benefiting Canyon Cares. In addition to an extensive performance schedule, Folsom teaches songwriting and the Art of Vocal Freedom workshops— including one in Boulder on June 21. Find out more at www.rebeccafolsom.com To reserve space in advance, contact Wild Bear at 303-258-0495 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.wild bear.org for more information.
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Family-style harmonies served in Gold Hill
Band plays world’s best Celtic pirate rock NEDERLAND Potcheen is the result of Christian Blochinger’s quest to create the world’s first—and best—Celtic pirate rock band. Blochinger, known as the Cap’n, invites music fans into Potcheen’s world of piracy and debauchery at a free show at the Pioneer Inn in Nederland, June 20. The band’s high-energy, foot-stomping stage shows embrace the music of the world from Ireland to Scotland and Wales to Israel and Australia to New Orleans and any place known for Celtic, folk, bluegrass, punk, ska, jam, rock and funk… and pirates. Potcheen was formed in an Evergreen saloon in 2003. Over the past
eleven years, the act has released numerous albums and played more than 2000 shows—including over 300 festival appearances—from New York to Alaska. They’ve also been named Colorado’s Top Celtic Band. The Potcheen crew is made up of a collection of talents from all over the U.S. fusing musical backgrounds and cultures into one full throttle rhythmic stew. The band has appeared with Los Lobos, Les Claypool, Yonder Mountain String Band, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, The Fray, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Michael Franti to name a few. Visit www.thepotcheenfolkband.com to learn more about the band.
GOLD HILL Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood related, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Brooklyn’s Sweetback Sisters performs at the Gold Hill Inn, June 13, at 9 p.m. Cover is $8 Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility. “We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” explains Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 50s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.” Miller was born in Kansas and raised
in Hong Kong, where her family band performed traditional American music on television shows and in shopping malls throughout the city. She regularly shares her extensive knowledge of country music through harmony-singing workshops. Bode was raised by a dancer and a comic artist. Her singing first drew attention at the Pioneer Valley School of Performing Arts where she was a starlet with a soulful voice and easy-going stage presence. She has since studied musical theater, and works as a hired gun in New York City for vocal background recordings and arrangements. The band also includes Jesse Milnes on fiddle, finger-picking guitar and harmony vocals; Stefan Amidon on drums and vocals; Peter Bitenc on upright bass and Ryan Hommel on electric guitar. Find out more at www.thesweetback sisters.com and www.goldhillinn.com.
Denver’s Parton a ‘rebel troubadour’ IDAHO SPRINGS Brian Parton is a fast-rising name on the Colorado music scene. His songs move beautifully from funstyle rock ‘n’ roll to pop. This Denver-based singer-songwriter is entertaining audiences statewide with his rich voice, acoustic guitar playing and a sincere, humorous, engaging stage presence. The musician plays the Westwinds Tavern in Idaho Springs. June 14.
Parton is part James Dean, part Woody Guthrie, a touch of Kurt Cobain and a dash of Billy the Kid. He is the rebel troubadour of fast whiskey and hard women. His songs reflect his passion for a life of exotic danger and bad love gone beguiling, with a twist of ironical jubilation. He covers it all with his lush, bluesy, and very listenable baritone voice that skies seamlessly into clear and stunning high notes.
Park, and the Blues From the Top festival. Tribute takes place at Smokin’ Moes. The first day of the festival, June 28, feaThis year, the group is “thrilled” to feature artists from seven countries: United States, tures Ana Popovic, Larry McCray, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Boogie United Kingdom, SerBoys, Austin Young, bia, Poland, Australia, Ori Naftaly Band and Canada and Israel.Blues Sad Sam Blues Jam. From The Top, June 27The following day, 29, has become a yearly June 29, includes The trek for many “in search Healers with Jimmy of incredible music in a Hall, Reese Wynans, magical setting.” Samantha Fish, Kris Kick off the blues and Danielle Schneweekend with “Hi-Note belen and Kate Moss, Thursday,” June 26 and The Healers with Jimmy Hall, Reese along with Tommy a free concert at Hide- Wynans, Samantha Fish, Kris and Castro & The Painaway Park from 6-8 Danielle Schnebelen and Kate Moss Killers, Kara Grainger, p.m. Live blues is also MonkeyJunk, Dustin Pittsley and Gospel planned at Ullrs Tavern on Thursday. On June 27, the 12th annual pre-fest with Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship. Special guests Jimmy Carpenter and party with Boogie Boys and Magic Sam Deanna Bogart also perform both days. Music runs from noon to 7 p.m. and gates open at 9:30 a.m. each day. There is live blues at Ulls Tavern Thursday through Saturday nights, the Danielle Nicole Band and Category 5 Jam plays Saturday at Smokin’ Moes and the Future of Blues Jams take place Friday and Saturday at the The Foundry Cinema and Bowl. Tickets are available online and the Winter Park Visitor Center, Radio Shack in Fraser, Affordable Art Framing in Silverthorne, The Drum Shop in Boulder and Dubble Dutch in Denver. Visit www.grandblues.org for information and to purchase tickets.
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WINTER PARK For more than a decade, the Grand County Blues Society has been bringing the world’s finest blues musicians to Winter
Blues Society brings world’s finest blues musicians to Winter Park
Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays: Cowboy Sing-Along – Bond Park, Estes Park June 26: Brad Fitch’s Fifth Annual All-Originals Concert – Performance Park, Estes Park
rad Fitch has released a new album featuring songs about the mountains, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park as a way of honoring the park and its centennial. The release, with both new material and Cowboy Brad favorites is an oﬃcial Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial product and a portion of proceeds goes to the park’s 100th anniversary program. Performing on the album with Fitch are Bob Buford, Doug Fitch, Dick Orleans, Mark Rashid, Brad Doggett, Karen Sumey and others. Orleans, who unexpectedly passed earlier last month, recorded and played on two songs on this record. Raised in Estes Park, singer, songwriter and guitarist Fitch has played professionally since he was 15 years old. He was a founding member of Fitch and Chips, a countrywestern dance band that performed throughout the West during the early 1980s. He has also been part of several other performing and recording acts including Black Canyon Express, The Elktones, The Arizona Opry, the Rocky Mountain Opry and The TropiCowboy Band among others. He has received acclaim as a cowboy performer as well as a folk singer-songwriter and John Denver tribute artist. Though he may be best known for his Colorado campfire concerts, Fitch has performed for audiences of thousands. Visit www.cowboybrad.com to learn more, purchase the CD, listen to music or find additional concert dates. TRACKS
1) Rocky 2) Trail Ridge 3) Timberline Song 4) Take Me Away 5) Rocky Mountain National Park 6) Rocky Mountain High
7) Colorado 8) Have You Ever 9) Trail Ridge Ride 10) Horses Hay & Leather 11) Up West Creek 12) The Mask of the Elk
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known and respected musicians who perform on the main stage later in the day. The workshops, held from 9-11 a.m. at off-site locations, are designed to create more successful and confident students with their jamming abilities. Workshops welcome students of all ages and abilities including beginners. Students can also participate in a jam session to try their new skills and meet new friends. According to Mike, “It’s not just all about bluegrass. Some of the groups really challenge the creative boundaries. And, as a result, we have some amazing music.” In addition to the extensive showcase of acoustic talent, check out the local artists’ booths with a variety of goods from T-shirts, hats and leather goods to pictures, jewelry and other unique items. Food and drink vendors, including salads and hamburgers by Tommyknockers; BBQ, hot dogs and burgers by Texarado; and gyros by Troia’s Cafe
& Marketplace will also be available. New this year is a special Rapidgrass IPA beer “brewed just for the festival” by Tommyknocker and a special edition Rapidgrass Ski created by Icelandic Ski Company will be available “for those outdoor types.” Morris also explained “a much bigger” sound system was added so “everyone will be able to hear the music no matter where they are on the grounds.” Two-day and single-day tickets are on sale now. A limited number of VIP passes are also available. They include backstage access, reserved seating, lunch, dinner and camping for both days, poster signed by artists, a beer pass and festival T-shirt. Limited camping is available at the venue for tents and RVs with reservations. Facilities, however, are limited to water and porta-potties only and no fires or pets are allowed. For tickets, workshop and camping information, call 303-519-2492 or visit www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com.
MOUNTAIN MUSIC CALENDAR
Jason Hicks & Amy Stott, David Richey & Friends – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Tupelo Honey – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Sarah Caton – Rock Inn (EP)
June 10 Open Mic w/White Trash Warrior Princess – Pioneer Inn (NED) June 11 First Wednesday Music Club – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) June 12 Open Mic – Very Nice Brewing (NED) Copoetics – Pioneer Inn (NED) Maggie Taberna – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) June 13 Almond Butters – Pioneer Inn (NED) Sweetback Sisters – Gold Hill Inn (GH) No More Excuses – Stage Stop (RV) Fast Eddy – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Jim Stahlhut – Troia’s Café & Marketplace (GT) Family Picnic Night w/Solterra – Idaho Springs Library DJ Bedz – Ameristar Casino (BH) Jim Capik – The Alpine Restaurant (GT) Packway Handle Band – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza (EP) June 14 Tacos n Tunes w/Intuitive Compass – Blue Owl Books (NED) Symbols – Pioneer Inn (NED) The Milestones – Stage Stop (RV) Brian Parton – Westwinds Tavern (IS) Music for One, Twos, and Threes – Old Gallery (AP) Burns Twice – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Under a Blood Red Sky – Reserve Casino (CC) James Faulk – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) DJ Bedz – Ameristar Casino (BH) Keith Synnestvedt – The Alpine Restaurant (GT) Live Music – Barlow Plaza (EP) June 14-15 Big Band Bash – Performance Park (EP) June 15 The Louder Sisters, Finnders & Youngberg – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Teddy Carr – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Lone Piñon Band, Lazer Bunny – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Jim Stahlhut – Troia’s Café & Marketplace (GT) Neal Whitlock – Rock Inn (EP) June 17 Open Mic w/Christopher Merz – Pioneer Inn (NED) June 18 Lans Lloyd – Troia’s Café & Marketplace (GT) June 19 Intuitive Compass – Stage Stop (RV) Gypsy Lumberjacks – Pioneer Inn (NED)
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Jam injects fun, relaxation, camaraderie By George Watson JAMESTOWN A community group designed to “foster the arts” in Jamestown presents a special celebration to welcome the town’s residents, volunteers and other supporters “back to the mountain.” Creators of the Mid-Day Mountain Jam, June 7, hope to inject some “fun, relaxation and camaraderie among all the hard work and rebuilding going on.” The event, which takes place in Elysian Park on Main St. in Jamestown from 1-6 p.m., features live music and a free lunch for locals while supplies last. Bring your own drinks, chairs, blankets and any other picnic items to enjoy with the music. Leashed dogs are also welcome. Musicians scheduled to perform include Kari Jorgensen, Stellar J, Josh Raderman, Barefoot Kenny, Chad Zygoat and The Swamp Koolers. More acts will be added.
Donations of individually-wrapped food items and whole cakes and pies are also being accepted at the event. Proceeds for the bake sale will benefit the local artists’ group JAM: Jamestown Area Artists and Musicians and local artists or musicians who lost materials in the flood. JAM supports artists living in and near Jamestown and encourages adult and youth participation in the arts. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in supporting the arts. Later in the evening, Full Frequency Modulators perform at the Jamestown Mercantile. The band is a “fun-loving family of Jamestowners who came together as the result of random picks from a hat.” Information about the Mid-Day Mountain Jam can be found at www. facebook.com/JamestownJAM. Learn more about The Merc at www.james townmercantile.com.
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Celtic Sessions hosted by The Gael – Very Nice Brewing (NED) Thursday Night Live Concert Series – Performance Park (EP) David Potter – Rock Inn (EP) June 19 Whiskey & Water w/Sara Farmer – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) June 20 Caribou Mountain Collective – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Potcheen – Pioneer Inn (NED) Juba Juba – Stage Stop (RV) Kevin Dooley – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Main Street Blue – Ameristar Casino (BH) Gary & Claudia – Troia’s Café & Marketplace (GT) Delores Scott, Jack Hadley Band – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza (EP) Nikki Z – Winter Park Village Gazebo (WP) June 21 Tacos n Tunes w/Burt Rashbaum – Blue Owl Books (NED) New Family Dog – Pioneer Inn (NED) Alise of View, Los Funbags – Stage Stop (RV) Chimney Choir, Clouds & Mountains – Jamestown Mercantile (JT)
Main Street Blue – Ameristar Casino (BH) Bella Musser – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Brad Cummins & the Hookers – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Dave Tamkin – Spirit Hound Distillery (LY) Live Music – Barlow Plaza (EP) Summer Concert Series – Performance Park (EP) Chain Station – Rock Inn (EP) June 22 Laurie Dameron – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Blues Doctor Band – Stage Stop (RV) Caribou Mountain Collective – Very Nice Brewing (NED) Danny Shafer, Roy Bookbinder – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Aural Elixir – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Bluegrass Pick – Spirit Hound Distillery (LY) Sarah Caton – Rock Inn (EP) June 24 Open Mic w/Lucas Swafford – Pioneer Inn (NED) June 25 Gary & Claudia – Troia’s Café & Marketplace (GT) Interstate Stash Express – Pizza Bar 66 (LY) June 26 New Artist Showcase – Very Nice Brewing (NED) Brian & Katie Ernst – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Brad Fitch’s Fifth Annual All-Originals Concert – Performance Park (EP)
June 27 Split Jive Broadcast – Pioneer Inn (NED) Pete Kartsounes Band – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Steve Thomas Band – Ameristar Casino (BH) Open Mic Night – Old Gallery (AP)
Wednesday Blues Jam – Pioneer Inn (NED) Karaoke – West Winds Tavern (IS) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Open Mic Night – Outlaw Saloon (LY) Jerry Barlow – The View @ Historic Crags (EP) Brown Bag Lunch Jam – Highland Music (EP) Open Mic w/Justin Faye – Lonigans (EP) Dennis-Tobias Band – The View @ Historic Crags (EP) Thursday Bluegrass Pick – First Street Pub (NED) Karaoke – 1860 Tavern (EM) Karaoke – Outlaw Saloon (LY) Dance Party w/Arthur Lee Land & gogoLab – Ferg’s Inn (LY) Open Mic: Taylor Radio + Potluck – Spirit Hound Distillery (LY) Scott Von – The View @ Historic Crags Lodge Vic Anderson – Coffee on the Rocks (EP) Ladies Nights w/Dennis Tobias Band – Waterfront Grille @
Otto Mobile, Melissa McGinley – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Jack Yoder – Troia’s Café & Marketplace (GT) Bonnie & the Clydes – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza (EP) Gristle Gals – Rock Inn (EP) Holden Young – Winter Park Village Gazebo (WP) June 27-29 Clear Creek RapidGrass Festival – Idaho Springs Ballfields Blues From the Top Festival – Hideaway Park (WP) June 28 High Peaks Art Festival w/Dan Smith Band, Dave Ridnell, Doug Brightwood, Blackdog – W. First Street (NED) William & the Romantics – Stage Stop (RV) Steve Thomas Band – Ameristar Casino (BH) The Hot Licks – Jamestown Mercantile (JT) Lee Rocker – Reserve Casino (CC) Danny Shafer Band – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) James Faulk – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Cadillac Grip – Spirit Hound Distillery (LY) Nancy Cook – Barlow Plaza (EP) Dennis-Tobias Band – Lonigans (EP) Scott August – Performance Park (EP) June 29 High Peaks Art Festival w/The Gael, Dave Ridnell, LB Witulski, Blackdog – W. First Street (NED) Mike Coats – Gold Hill Inn (GH) Meraki – Stone Cup/Rise & Shine Bistro (LY) Tupelo Honey, Pine Street Station – Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (LY) Neal Whitlock – Rock Inn (EP) WEEKY MUSIC Sunday Warren Kennison and Open Pick – Stage Stop Market
Estes Park Resort (EP)
Friday Open Mic – Flipper McGills (IS) Steve Smersh – Mountain Strong Restaurant (EP) Ray Young – Nicky’s Restaurant (EP) James Davis – Twin Owls Steakhouse (EP) Karaoke (Theme Night) – Lonigans Saloon (EP) Saturday Jazz on the Patio w/Jon Ridnell & Friends – Salto Coffee Works (NED)
Boom Town Band – Stroehle Square Gazebo (BH) Karaoke (Prize Night) – Lonigans Saloon (EP) Ray Young – Nicky’s Restaurant (EP) Dennis-Tobias Band – Cheesy Lee’s Pizza (EP)
and Café (RV)
Boom Town Band – Stroehle Square Gazebo (BH) Open Bluegrass Pick – Salto Coffee Works (NED) Grumpy Jam – Alpine Restaurant & Bar (GT) Live Music – Monarch Casino (BH) Branden Sipes – The View @ Historic Crags Lodge (EP) Cowboy Sing-along Program – Bond Park (EP) Brunch w/Amanda Valley – Estes Park Resort (EP) Monday Karaoke – Flipper McGills (IS) Open Jovie (Open Mic Jimtown Style) – Jamestown
AP = Allenspark BH = Black Hawk CC = Central City CCC= Coal Creek Canyon EM = Empire EP = Estes Park GGC = Golden Gate Canyon GH = Gold Hill
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Mercantile (JT) Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Cowboy Sing-along Program – Bond Park (EP)
Tuesday Live Music – Lady Luck Casino (BH) Bluegrass Pick – Oskar Blues (LY) Billy Shaddox – The View @ Historic Crags (EP) Cowboy Sing-along Program – Bond Park (EP)
GT = Georgetown IS = Idaho Springs JT = Jamestown LY = Lyons NED = Nederland RV = Rollinsvile WD = Ward WP = Winter Park
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