This One’s a No Brainer: The Headless Chicken Festival

This is the type of event that will usually go in the “Weekend Happenings” posts but let’s face it, some events are just too deliciously weird not to be spotlighted. Mike the Headless Chicken is such a great story that it was a no brainer (forgive me) to give him a little pub all his … Continue reading

On This Date: May 14, 1955

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel design unveiled May 14, 1955. The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel is part of a larger complex, known as the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Area. The academy was commissioned on April 1, 1954, when president Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Public Law 325, providing for the … Continue reading

Weekend Happenings: May 13-15

Cities of Splendor Chalk Art Event In partnership with the Denver Chalk Art Festival, artist Michael Rieger will create three chalk art masterpieces, including one based on Giovanni da Bologna’s The Coronation of the Virgin, currently on view in the Cities of Splendor exhibition. High school artists will work with Rieger on two of the images while visitors can … Continue reading

Helicopters & Skateboards: Buffalo Bill Downhill

Last night after getting our son to bed, talking about what a nice weekend it had been, and preparing to get back to the reality of the upcoming week, my wife and I overheard something about a helicopter crash just west of Golden on Lookout Mountain.  Having lived near that area for numerous years, I … Continue reading

On This Date: May 7th, 1879

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad Considered to be one of the nation’s most scenic railroads, the Royal Gorge Route offers an intimate way to experience the spectacular Royal Gorge. The train features six classes of service ranging from coach and vista dome, to wine express, lunch, dinner, and murder mystery trains. The train travels alongside … Continue reading

Colorado Weekend Events: May 6th-May8th

Downtown Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival Main Street comes alive Mother’s Day Weekend with jazz music performed by local and national artists, artist demonstrations in a variety of mediums and artists selling beautiful, high-quality work. This three-day festival surrounds the installation of Art on the Corner sculptures. A celebration of art and music, this … Continue reading

On This Date: May 1st, 1925

Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter, one of America’s original Mercury Seven astronauts, has the unique distinction of being the first human being to conduct missions in both outer- and inner-space. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, on May 1, 1925. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Colorado in … Continue reading

Cherry Creek Sneak

The Cherry Creek Sneak is Sunday, May 1, 2011.  Denver’s Cherry Creek Sneak was founded in 1982 and has become a Denver tradition for families and elite runners alike. Every year more than 10,000 runners participant in the 5-mile, 3.1-mile (5k) and 1.5-mile sprint courses.  There’s even a ½-mile Kids’ Fun Run for kids ages 8 … Continue reading

Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita & the world are ready for the 16th Annual New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival presented by US Bank and supported by Shimano & the City of Fruita. Sunshine, Singletrack, Products displayed from the best in the Bike Industry, the ever welcoming Beer Garden, the Clunker Crit and more are what you can expect from … Continue reading

On This Date: April 28th, 1982

The Stegosaurus was designated as the official state FOSSIL on April 28, 1982. This dinosaur lived in the area now known as Colorado about 150 million years ago. There are only six skeletons of the Stegosaurus on public display in the United States, one of which may be viewed at the Museum of Natural History in Denver. courtesy of … Continue reading

Ah, Colorado

So what are you in the mood for?  Prairie?  Mountains? Desert?  Yep, we got all that.  How about a little (OK, not little, try epic) skiing? Anyone the world over can tell you hitting the slopes in Colorado isn’t a problem.  But that’s only the beginning. Do you crave hot springs, fly-fishing, year round festivals, … Continue reading

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