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Fort Collins Author Releases Novel Inspired by US Aid Worker in Peru

THE GRINGA, by Andrew Altschul, is set in Peru during the 1990s and 2000s. Inspired by the real-life story of Lori Berenson, who spent fifteen years in a military prison following her conviction on terrorist charges, it is the story of Leonora Gelb, a U.S. aid worker, Stanford graduate, and child of privilege who gets involved with leftist militants in the volatile years after Peru’s “dirty war” against the Shining […]

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After a Few Laughs and Eye Rolls, Endo Brewing Company Expands Their Portfolio to Include Hard Seltzer

I Roll Lime and Berry Infused Hard Seltzer is available now.   Endo Brewing Company tapped their first hard seltzer in their tasting room on Wednesday, January 22. The bike-themed brewery created the gluten-free, hard sparkling water so that all guests could enjoy well-rounded libations.   “Endo Brewing exists for the sole purpose of giving the cycle-riding weekend warriors, the beer enthusiasts, and our neighbors an amazing place to experience […]

Rekindle the Classics
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Get Free Admission to Museum’s and Cultural Institutions with Poudre Library Districts New Curiosity Pass

LIBRARY DISTRICT’S NEW CURIOSITY PASS PROGRAM YOUR TICKET TO CULTURE, ARTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT Poudre River Public Library District is proud to introduce the Curiosity Pass program. It provides library cardholders with free admission to 12 different museums, art galleries, attractions, and other cultural institutions along the Front Range. Poudre River Public Library District resident cardholders can visit these participating sites using passes borrowed from the library using an online reservation […]

Featured

Soundtrack of a Generation

By: Taylor Roberts From teenage songwriter to prolific performer, Carole King’s music became the soundtrack of a generation and you can experience her influence live onstage when Beautiful – The Carole King Musical plays The Lincoln Center February 27–29. “Her music shaped an entire generation of background soundtracks to people's lives,” says Kennedy Caughell, who plays Carole King in the national Broadway touring production of Beautiful. “And that means it […]

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LOCAL CRAFT SPIRITS DISTILLERY, THE FAMILY JONES, SIGNS WITH RNDC FOR COLORADO STATE-WIDE DISTRIBUTION

Rolling out in January, local spirits from The Family Jones will be available state-wide through a new exclusive distribution partner Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). The Family Jones, which launched in the fall of 2016, has been self-distributing products to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores since its inception. “We like to say, up to this point, we’ve been three guys and a Four Runner,” jokes Sales Director Troy Karnes. That […]

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6 municipal and public ski areas that won’t break the bank

Skiing doesn’t have to be expensive.  Colorado has six publicly-owned ski parks that offer winter activities without the big price tag. 1. Lake City Ski Hill, located on Highway 149, is one mile south of Lake City in Hinsdale County. One Poma lift carries skiers and boarders up the hillside to access 7 runs and a terrain park. $20/day Adult (Equipment included: first come first serve availability) and $10/day Children […]

Ski Eldora
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Learning-based terrain taught me how to ski

True confession – I can’t ski. Well, I am a beginner. I am 41. I live in Colorado, and I have since 2005. I have put little effort into mastering the sport, but I make an annual pilgrimage to the mountain. I fail brutely. I do yoga and ride my bicycle (not that fast or competitive). I have never played sports. Most of my life, I studied music and writing. […]

US singer/songwriter ​Laura Brehm​ has announced an eco-initiative in collaboration with ​One Tree Planted​, aiming to plant at least 10,000.
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LAURA BREHM RE-RELEASES ‘BREATHE’ EP, ASKS FANS TO HELP PLANT 10,000 TREES

  EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD ON BANDCAMP US singer/songwriter ​Laura Brehm​ has announced an eco-initiative in collaboration with ​One Tree Planted​, aiming to plant at least 10,000 trees across the United States. Re-releasing her 2017 EP ​‘Breathe’​ on Bandcamp – including remixes of the original songs by​ AK, Ephixa, Elliot Berger, Rameses B, Faodail, Last Heroes & Crystal Skies​ and ​Watgood​ – Brehm will donate all proceeds from the collection to the […]

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NEW YEARS EVENTS

        Moonlight Dine & Ski: New Year’s Eve Dec 31 07:00 PM – Dec 31 @ Copper Mountain     Winter Wonderland at the Mishawaka Dec 31 07:00 PM – Dec 31 @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre     New Year’s Eve at Copper Dec 31 08:00 PM – Dec 31 @ Copper Mountain     Red Rocks New Years Eve Bash Dec 31 08:00 PM – Jan 1 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater     New Years Eve with Shakedown Street Dec […]

Film

Christmas Nostalgia

Some people get in the holiday spirit by decorating a tree, polishing the menorah or baking something from an old family recipe…I pull out the movies. For me, nothing says Christmas like the stop-motion animated cartoons from the early ’70s. The Little Drummer Boy (1968), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) come to mind. Even though I couldn’t remember the title of one of my favorite cartoons from childhood, […]