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Emilio with "Cold One" Lager from High Hops Brewery in Windsor, Colorado
Emilio's Drinking "Cold One" Lager From High Hops Brewery
For millennia, the art of brewing and the science of farming have been intertwined. High Hops Brewery, a hops farm turned brewhouse in Northern Colorado, carries forward the tradition.
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.
Historic photo of gold prospector at his Pikes Peak cabin
May In Colorado History
Clear Creek gold discovery ignites “Gregory Fever," Boulder decimated by flood, Elitch Zoological Gardens opens, construction begins on Denver Ordnances Plant.
Victorian trade card for Lutteds cough drops
How Victorian Advertisers Capitalized On Snowshoeing
In the late 19th century, snowshoeing was catching on in America as a new winter sport for outdoor enthusiasts. Victorian advertisers for products ranging from tobacco to soap sought to capitalize on the trend.
"Lucky Duck" from Estes Park Duck Race in Colorado
Estes Park Unleashes Tidal Wave Of Rubber Ducks To Benefit Local Charities
On May 6th, 2023, the Rotary Club of Estes Park will float thousands of rubber duckies down the Fall River in a “race” held to raise money for local charities.
Hedgehog in a blue blanket
That Time Cuddling Hedgehogs Gave Colorado Salmonella
In 2019, the CDC reported a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to people nuzzling their pet hedgehogs. Yes, that's a thing.
"Estes Park and Longs Peak" by Albert Bierstadt
April In Colorado History
Marble mill and Cripple Creek burn, Hastings coal mine explodes, Colorado's first newspaper is born, Stegosaurus becomes state fossil, and Colorado woman sets out to conquer fourteeners.