Mary Jane’s Medicinals

Dahlia Mertens, Founder of Mary Jane’s Medicinals, originally from New York, set off to study theatre in Boulder, where she discovered the Colorado lifestyle. After getting her BFA, she returned home with her college sweetheart, to work in film and television. As time passed Colorado was pulling at her heartstrings, particularly Telluride. Mertens and her sweetheart plotted to scrape together their funds (which equaled $1000) and move for the winter. […]


Wood Belly: A year of accomplishments

Wood Belly released a four-song EP entitled “November,” in April of 2019, and had the release show at Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass. They are issuing their 3rd release, a full-length album featuring Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters) on four tracks entitled “Man on the Radio on 1/31/20. The release party is on the same day at Oriental Theatre in Denver w/ The Grace Clark Band and extraordinary guests TBA. The […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

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 […]

Music News

3 Iconic Colorado Winter Music Festivals

  1) Winter Folk Music and Photography Festival |Longmont, CO   An exclusive 12 day, 40 band, music, and photography showcase with limited passes in Longmont, Colorado. Fri, Feb 7, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sun, Mar 1, 2020, 10:00 PM MST Location The St. Vrain 635 3rd Ave Longmont, CO 80501   The festival is four consecutive weekends (Friday-Sunday) from February 7th-March 1st.    Purchase month-long event passes (VIP or […]

2018 Cannabis Rehash

Bud rate is the highest in three years

Effective January 1, 2020 Shannon Gray Marijuana Communications Specialist   P: 303-866-4815 | C: 720-607-0386 1707 Cole Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80401  |  Media Center: Marijuana Enforcement Division Bud rate is the highest in three years The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) today released the Average Market Rates (AMR) for retail marijuana effective January 1, 2020 until March 31, 2020. Six of the seven AMR categories increased this quarter, with the exception of seed, […]


New Colorado marijuana rules go into effect on January 1, 2020

Shannon Gray, marijuana communications specialist, MED 303-866-4815 | 720-607-0386 (c) | Rules promulgated from the 2019 legislative session are the most extensive since retail marijuana was legalized in 2012.    Marijuana rules stemming from the General Assembly’s 2019 legislative session go into effect on January 1, 2020, for all regulated marijuana businesses across Colorado, most notably allowing, for the first time, state licensing of hospitality establishments and the issuance […]

Ski Eldora
Local Culture, Arts & Community

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. […]

Leftover Salmon
Music News

30 Years Under the Big Top, A Live Performance by LOS at Mission Ballroom 

  Drew Emmit and Vince Herman were driving up the interstate from Atlanta, headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, when we talked on the phone. The two took the road for the first time as a duo playing a batch of intimate performances in Atlanta, Knoxville, and Asheville, NC’s Asheville Music Hall.   The buzz was penetrating the phone waves. The two were enthusiastic about the current shows but reeling with excitement […]

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Q&A with Mike Shamrock

Mike Shamrock: Not I said the mouse Q: Tell me about yourself musically. What bands are you in now? What bands were you in the past?  A: I love guitar, started playing when I was 13 years old. I started taking private lessons at 14 until I was 19. I’ve had a few different teachers in the past few years with Jasco and Brian Kittrell. I took all of the […]


Sound & Light, New Digs & Industry Night

What do you get when you mix SpokesBUZZ love, the Mishawaka heart, and a historical downtown FoCo urban venue? If you can recall the feeling you had at the SXSW Colorado Music party and centralize it to one place, you might be close to what’s happening at the Aggie Theatre.  Dani Grant is a Philanthropist, multi-venue owner, and lover of music, especially Fort Collins music, among many other spectacular things. […]