Erika Simms of Colorado Culture Magazine Hiking Boulder Colorado

ERIKA SIMMS

EDITOR & WRITER

Erika Simms was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her parents, both outdoor adventurers, fostered her love for nature from a young age. Defining memories from growing up in Alaska include climbing in the Chugach Mountains, camping in bear country, and meeting Smokey the Bear at Portage Glacier. After a stopover in Washington, Erika moved to Colorado in 2010 and fell in love with the state. Thirteen years later, she created Colorado Culture Magazine. When Erika isn’t writing stories about colorful Colorado, she can be found on the hiking trails, ski slopes, and gravel roads.
Original Broadmoor Casino in Colorado Springs
July In Colorado History
Colorado experiences Great Eclipse of 1878, ultrarunners compete in inaugural Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, and Broadmoor Casino opens in Colorado Springs.
Boulder County Hay Field
Haying Season Is Upon Us
At hay farms across Colorado, farmers are preparing for their annual harvest. Their yield will be close to three million tons of hay.
Dejected kid With chess board
Thumb Wars Banned From High School Chess Clubs
In high school chess clubs across Colorado, thumb wars—the emotional crux of every chess match—will soon be absent from the game.
Bananas with funny faces
Banana Meat Advocacy Group Sways Colorado Lawmakers
Great news, bananatarians! Banana-based meats will soon be available on menus across Colorado, thanks to legislation championed by local banana meat advocacy group.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
June In Colorado History
Official flag of Colorado is adopted, Crystal City is incorporated, Golden votes to save historic Astor House, and Silverton residents hear first train whistle from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
La Esmeralda at Boulder farmers market in Boulder Colorado
Colorado Salsa Makers Are Bringing The Heat
This May, in honor of National Salsa Month, we meet several small-batch salsa makers, who regularly appear at farmers markets and festivals across Colorado.