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SALIDA

MOONLIGHT PIZZA

MOONLIGHT PIZZA

Moonlight Pizza I know this is kicking it old school a bit, but do you remember the original series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Besides their artistic namesakes (Donatello was my favorite), it was their epic obsession with pizza that has...

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SALIDA STUDIO TOUR: CHERYL TISCHER

SALIDA STUDIO TOUR: CHERYL TISCHER

Meet one of the artists on the Salida Studio Tour A “maker” since the age of 5 and a crocheter for 50 years, Salida Artist Cheryl Tischer lovingly refers to her creativity as an addiction. “I love letting ideas leak out and take form,” Tischer said. “It relaxes me,...

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MARTIAL ARTS RETURN TO SALIDA

MARTIAL ARTS RETURN TO SALIDA

Kinetic Rhythms is the name Terry Bertin chose to encapsulate the physical arts that have been his occupation for the better part of his life. Mechanical physics, geometry, kinesiology and expression honed into a style of combat based on American Kenpo would begin to...

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DIGITAL RIVER

DIGITAL RIVER

The Rhythm Revolution is a Denver based fitness studio rooted in the magic between music and exercise. It's pretty simple actually, their offerings and brand is inspired by science. Research shows that music, (when used dynamically and intentionally with physical...

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CELEBRATE SALIDA

CELEBRATE SALIDA

Art, food, music and dance With the Salida SteamPlant on solid funding ground, the nonprofit organization Friends of the SteamPlant is switching its focus. Instead of a fundraising campaign for the SteamPlant this fall, the group is throwing the community...

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CIRCUS GOES TO PALESTINE

CIRCUS GOES TO PALESTINE

Five members of Salida Circus will head to Palestine for the first Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival, Oct. 5-12. The festival features 12 companies from France, Spain, Uganda, Tunisia and the United States who will showcase plays, dance, circus,...

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ARTIST PROFILE: SUTTON

ARTIST PROFILE: SUTTON

Lindsay Sutton-Stephens is an artist, mom, business owner, event planner and music promoter. After giving the list, she laughed and said, “It sounds ridiculous ‒ there’s too much stuff!” Sutton has been an artist the longest. After spending 2½ years at Ole Miss as a...

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HIGH VALLEY BIKE SHUTTLE

HIGH VALLEY BIKE SHUTTLE

Service gets mountain bikers to the best trails Bob Mishata first rode the Monarch Crest Trail in 1988: “Oh man it was exciting, the ride of a lifetime.” Back then, Mishata said, the trail was “half deer trail with some single track” with large boulders to...

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SALIDA WINEFEST

SALIDA WINEFEST

Celebrating wine, eats, art and music The excitement of summer is winding down, slowly transforming into the rich warm reds, golds and browns of fall foliage. It’s a beautiful time of transition from outdoor adventure to relaxation and introspection, a perfect time to...

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CREST CRANK 18

CREST CRANK 18

20th Anniversary Monarch Crest Crank September 16th Mountain bikers, outdoors enthusiasts and community members are invited to participate in the 20th Anniversary Monarch Crest Crank on Sunday, Sept. 16th. Wrapping up Salida Bike Fest, this fundraising mountain bike...

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BUENA VISTA

THE RIVER GATHERING

THE RIVER GATHERING

New festival comes to Buena Vista It is plain to see why Buena Vista is quickly becoming a favorite festival locale. With its million-dollar fourteener backdrop views and the Arkansas River running through town, there are many recreation activities to fill in the void...

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AUTUMN COLOR RUN

AUTUMN COLOR RUN

When the leaves turn gold, it is time for the Autumn Color Run. This 34-year tradition continues on the third weekend in September, making this year’s race day Saturday, Sept. 15. There is a 1-mile Fun Run, a 5k, a 10k and a half marathon, all with amazing views and a...

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WORLD’S FINEST

WORLD’S FINEST

Eminence Ensemble, World’s Finest headline  With the 2018 tourist season in the rearview mirror and the Ark Valley music scene slowing down, The Lariat continues to host impressive musical talent, including A.J. Fullerton, Eminence Ensemble, World’s Finest and My Blue...

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Notes From the Seven Peaks Music Festival

Notes From the Seven Peaks Music Festival

So This Is Country Even for those who may not have any country music in the "recently played" tab of their digital jukebox, this three day music festival had quite a bit to offer. The seasoned entertainers in Clint Black, Terri Clark, Sawyer Brown, Del McCoury, and...

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BUENA VIKING

BUENA VIKING

For an excellent burger, roll with The Buena Viking It doesn’t get much more American than a burger and fries, especially on vacation, but a burger is always a safe choice for me. Around the Ark Valley there are plenty of places to find a...

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Dierks Bentley presents Seven Peaks Festival

Dierks Bentley presents Seven Peaks Festival

Country musician Dierks Bentley, along with festival co-creator and Live Nation President of Country Touring Brian O’Connell,  provided a preview of the Seven Peaks Festival Thursday. The three-day festival begins Friday, Aug. 31. Bentley expressed his gratitude for...

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DIERKS BENTLEY

DIERKS BENTLEY

“If I had to describe my best day, it would be being outside,” Dierks Bentley told People Magazine in an interview about Labor Day weekend’s 12,000 ticket Seven Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista. The mega-successful country musician picked the locale as the home for...

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EPIC WEEKEND AT LARIAT

EPIC WEEKEND AT LARIAT

Lariat welcomes Seven Peaks Music Festival attendees With the Seven Peaks Music Festival coming to Buena Vista, The Lariat is gearing up for an epic weekend, including late night music and food offerings during the festival. Additionally, The Lariat and...

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KAYAKIN’

KAYAKIN’

I learned how to “wet-exit” a hardshell kayak this week. The maneuver involves tucking, slapping, tugging and “taking off your pants.” I know I have your attention now. I took a Level 1 kayak course withRocky Mountain Outdoor Center. My instructor, Paul...

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THE RIVER GATHERING

THE RIVER GATHERING

Buena Vista to Host Working Vacation for Female Entrepreneurs Marketing industry leaders Robin Vega, CEO of Brand + Bash, and Maggie Miller, business coach and CEO of Own Your Why®, will host The River Gathering, a working vacation for female entrepreneurs, in Buena...

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LEADVILLE

BREAKFAST FLY-IN

BREAKFAST FLY-IN

Find a different kind of gold in Leadville An opportunity to see the colors of fall from a different perspective is coming up during the Leadville-Lake County Regional Airport 10th Annual Fall Colors Breakfast Fly-In Saturday, Sept. 22. Breakfast will be served from 7...

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Leadville Film Commission puts Leadville in the Spotlight The mission of the Leadville Film Commission is to facilitate film production and create economic and creative opportunities for the small businesses, residents and storytellers of Leadville, Lake County and...

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HAZEL MILLER

HAZEL MILLER

At the historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville Hazel Miller has been blessing Colorado with her soulful blend of jazz, rhythm and blues, blues, gospel and original music for over 30 years. Labor Day weekend brings a great chance to see and hear her in the historic...

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EJ COX BAND

EJ COX BAND

Roots Country takes Tabor stage Florida born-and-bred musician EJ Cox now calls Colorado home, and he’s treating his new friends to something special by bringing his “roots country” to the historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, during...

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LEADVILLE BOOM DAYS

LEADVILLE BOOM DAYS

Town celebrates Wild West, Mining History, ‘5 Minutes of Hell’ They used to say that “anyone who’s anyone has been to Leadville” – in the 1800s, that is. Rich in history, exotic characters, astounding stories and technological feats, Leadville was one of the world’s...

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3-2-1 at HARPERROSE

3-2-1 at HARPERROSE

By Susan Jewell Harperrose Studios and the Leadville Arts Coalition present The Moore Family Folk Art from Littleton, Colo., for the second in the 321 Fridays – Summer Artist series on Friday, July 13. Several members of the family will be demonstrating their bright,...

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BBQ AND BREW FEST

BBQ AND BREW FEST

Leadville festival returns The 3rd Annual Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival returns stronger than ever this weekend, June 22-23. It’s a free invitation for barbecue connoisseurs to taste and compete, a public exhibition of Leadville’s Harrison Avenue in summer glory,...

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MARC BERGER

MARC BERGER

Bruce Hayes joins acclaimed musician at Tabor Marc Berger and Ride, featuring multi-talented Ark Valley musician Bruce Hayes, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House. Berger, a nationally touring musician based in New York,...

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NMHFM to Offer Children’s Programs

NMHFM to Offer Children’s Programs

Starting in late June this year the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will begin offering children’s educational programing for ages 6-12. These programs will occur once a month, either the second to last or the last Saturday of the month. They will highlight...

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SAVOR THE TABOR

SAVOR THE TABOR

Event supports historic opera house Of all the culinary events that can happen in a town of 2,600 people, it’s certainly noteworthy when three of the best chefs in town join forces with a topnotch craft distillery to create a meal to benefit the city of Leadville’s...

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