Years ago, when I was introducing my West Coast husband to Colorado, I arranged several vacation trips to the Western Slope and the San Luis Valley. I didnât want him to think that Denver and the Front Range were all that my home state had to offer.
Each morning, I head to the west-facing window in my home to see what the weather holds. Today appears to be a great day. As I look over the Roaring Fork River, I see that all the incredible snow pack we piled up in the last six weeks of winter – most of it right after the ski resorts closed…
“Ernesto,” the magnificent buffalo that has kept watch over Carbondale’s Main Street for the past year, has become a true local. Voted "Best of Show" in the Carbondale Public Arts Commission’s 2014 Art aRound Town exhibition, Ernesto now has the job of welcoming everyone to town as he resides permanently on Highway 133.
The Carbondale Public Arts Commission premiered 14 new sculptures during the Art Around Town Walk in June. Many sculptors were on hand to discuss their work, which will be on display for the next year.
Last fall, when Jimmy Dula was on his way to Julie Grange’s home near the Hotel Colorado, he began to get excited. Many trees in the neighborhood grew in straight rows, as if planted for a long-ago orchard. And here in the Roaring Fork Valley, pear trees are fairly rare. “They were really old, nice trees, and the pears were…
Home to more than 230 established breweries, Colorado is a craft-beer-lover’s dream come true. In fact, more than 10 percent of the nation’s craft breweries can be found in Colorado – astonishing, considering that less than two percent of the country’s population lives here.
Over the past 20 years, Brad Faber and Hans Raaflaub of B & H General Contractors have built more than beautiful homes, commercial spaces and community buildings: they’ve also built a solid reputation.
Not long ago, Dr. John Kuck was asked to take a look at a friend’s dog. The dog – we’ll call her Blue – was having difficulty breathing, and the side of Blue’s face was a bit swollen. “That’s usually a dental abcess,” says Kuck. “So I aspirated the swelling and sent a sample to the lab. But the lab…
Probably the most notable song Jim Hawkins has written is a tribute to the 14 firefighters who were killed battling the 1994 Storm King Mountain fire. Subtitled “When Hell’s Fire Broke Through,” the song and video has garnered more 10,000 views on YouTube and was shown on the fire’s 20th anniversary at Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre.
Stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) is an outdoor water adventure that delivers excitement, balance, ease and confidence. Not much equipment is needed, and what’s needed can easily fit in a car: an inflatable paddle board, a paddle, a helmet (for river riding), a personal floatation device and “gripe” water shoes.
Roaring Fork Lifestyle recently spoke to landscape expert Mitch Gianinetti about what it takes to build a waterfall. Gianinetti, founder of Spring Creek Land and Waterscapes, has built dozens of waterfalls and landscapes throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.