Good Day Sunshine

 Article Suzanne W. Kirch  How’s this for the perfect summer day? Start with early morning hiking, biking, or running on any of the incredible trails to be found in New Castle. Then, head upvalley for a well-earned tasty treat from the Carbondale Creamery and Café or a glass of ice-cold lemonade from a young entrepreneur’s stand. Finally, round out the fun by…

Breathing Archery

 Article Emily Hightower | Photography EstatePhotoVideo.com - Kit Mitchell  He hadn’t held a bow before, but he’s not new to weapons. He aims through the scope with expert calm, arms taut with cool anticipation.  Thunk.

A Haven in the Heights

 Article Bridget Grey | Photography EstatePhotoVideo.com - Kit Mitchell  Contact:  Coldwell Banker Mason Morse agents Roshni Slali at 970.379.6580 or Leslie Newbury at 970.379.6556 for more information, or visit MasonMorse.com.

Take It Outside

 Article Caitlin Causey  HOTEL COLORADO  526 Pine Street, Glenwood

An Artist’s Vision

 Article Caitlin Causey  After throwing her hat in the ring for Mountain Fair's annual poster and t-shirt design contest for years, Carbondale artist Bonnie Barker's hard work paid off in 2018. With the festival theme of "Love Pollinator" in mind, Barker created her design with art nouveau-inspired florals, elegant femininity, and of course, the mighty honeybee. Of her passion for art Barker says, "Since I can…

Staying for the Summer

“Come for the winter, stay for the summer.” We’ve all heard that little gem a thousand times over, right? It’s a common refrain uttered on valley patios, picnic blankets, and river rafts throughout the season, but its ubiquity doesn’t make it any less true. For the many—many—transplants laying down roots here, the saying frames a Western … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Carbondale Chamber Director Recognized The Colorado Chambers of Commerce Executives (CCCE) convened for their annual conference and awards celebration April 29 through May 2 at the Garden of the Gods Club & Resort in Colorado Springs. During the awards celebration, Colorado Chamber leaders were recognized by their peers for best practices, noteworthy projects, and achievements made during … Continued

Colorado Rocky Mountain School Graduation 2018

Carbondale's Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduated 47 seniors during a commencement ceremony held the morning of Saturday, June 2. Many of the seniors hail from Roaring Fork Valley towns. Graduates plan to continue their educations at New York University, CU Boulder, Columbia, and Sarah Lawrence College, among other prestigious schools. Photography by Renee Ramge

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

Drink Up

 Article Tara Deemie | Photography Stephanie Keister  I wanted to bring a bright summer cocktail menu to Ironbridge, and I thought it was important to include my rockstar staff with their creative vision to bring some good stuff to the table. Man, did they deliver. The creation of this recipe was truly a group effort. Our signature summer cocktail is fruity, refreshing,…

Compassionate Care

 Article Bridget Grey | Photography EstatePhotoVideo.com - Michael Hefferon  Jim Hickson loved to stay busy. He had called the Roaring Fork Valley home since moving here from Virginia with his wife Mildred in 2002, after almost four decades working as a chemical engineer with DuPont. Jim was intent on enjoying all that the mountains have to offer, and he never…