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COSTUMES, CANDY AND CREEPY CLOWNS

COSTUMES, CANDY AND CREEPY CLOWNS

Expect spooky fun at Fun Street Family Arcade on Halloween Night Halloween night can be fun or spooky, depending on your tastes. The Haunted House at Fun Street Family Arcade can give you a chance to try out both sides of the holiday. Plan to visit the arcade from...

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The Halloween Scene

The Halloween Scene

We’ve got you covered for the ultimate Halloween celebration Whether you are looking for a spooky affair or a family-friendly evening, Ark Magazine has all the Halloween events covered to provide the community with the ultimate, unforgettable All Hallows’ Eve...

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WEI LUO

WEI LUO

Walden Chamber Music Society presents: Curtis to Colorado, featuring Wei Luo, pianist Walden Chamber Music Society presents pianist Wei Luo at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center.  Wei Luo has been a student of the prestigious Curtis Institute of...

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SEASONS WINS AWARD

SEASONS WINS AWARD

Eatery makes Good Food 100 Restaurants List Seasons Café in Salida has been offering a creative menu with farm-to-table, seasonal cuisine since 2013. Last month, the café was honored with five different links on the Good Food 100 Restaurants...

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HYMN FOR HER

HYMN FOR HER

New album ‘Pop-N-Downers’ a call to action A vintage 1961 Airstream trailer will soon pull into town, bringing the musical duo Hymn for Her to Salida for a show at Soulcraft Brewing Co. Saturday, Oct. 20. They mostly live on the road, constantly touring, writing and...

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FOODSHED ALLIANCE HOSTS SHEDFEST

FOODSHED ALLIANCE HOSTS SHEDFEST

Salida’s Farmers Market ends season with grand finale Delight in a true Central Colorado experience and come out to ShedFest on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Salida’s Alpine Park on F Street for one last outdoor celebration before Old Man Winter casts his chilly spell on the...

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ARTIST PROFILE: SIBYL TEAGUE

ARTIST PROFILE: SIBYL TEAGUE

Artist masters dimensional printmaking At the age of 16, Sibyl Teague decided she wanted to be an artist. “It was not a popular decision with my mom. … She said I’d always be broke, which is true. But you get used to it, I guess.” Teague said her mother encouraged her...

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SCFTA GRANTING SEASON

SCFTA GRANTING SEASON

Apply now for the Salida Council for the Arts' community grant The Salida Council for the Arts is now receiving applications for their final awarding of 2018 Community Grants. Grants of up to $500 each are open to applicants seeking funding for local arts and cultural...

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GUIDESTONE’S PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS

GUIDESTONE’S PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS

Family-friendly festival celebrates local agricultural heritage It’s fall, the morning air is crisp, the leaves are turning yellow, and snow has begun to grace the mountaintops. This can only mean one thing − it’s time for Guidestone’s 12th annual Pumpkin Patch and...

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MUSICIAN PROFILE: SHAWN WAGGONER

MUSICIAN PROFILE: SHAWN WAGGONER

Shawntel Royale is about more than just the blues From an early age, Shawn Waggoner loved to sing. At the age of 10, she found her first music love, Barbra Streisand. “I used to practice singing like her. I made demo tapes (on 45s) and sent them to record companies....

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BUENA VISTA

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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SORELLE DELI

SORELLE DELI

Sorelle Delicatessen When thinking about Italian food, it’s hard to resist the sense of togetherness that comes with it. Traditional Italian meals are served family-style with foolproof recipes that have been savored and passed down for...

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LEADVILLE

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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BBQ and BREWS

BBQ and BREWS

On June 22 and 23, the Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival will welcome some of the country’s best pit masters to North America's highest-elevation city. Local microbrews, live music, a car show, and performances at the legendary Tabor Opera House are all part of the...

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TABOR SUMMER SCHEDULE

TABOR SUMMER SCHEDULE

Venue announces summer dates Leadville guns it out of mud season with the opening of an updated Tabor Opera House. Opening the season with several strong and nationally touring folk, rock and country acts, plus concert bands, flamenco music, comedy and...

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MAIN STREET FUNDRAISER

MAIN STREET FUNDRAISER

Save the date!  The Leadville Main Street Program is planning its second annual Live and Silent Auction fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Last year we sought artists and local creatives to transform old, historic Tabor Grand Hotel doors into pieces of art...

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SUNDOG TWINS

SUNDOG TWINS

Littlebird and Clipman return to Ark Valley for two shows The two esteemed musicians known as the SunDog Twins, each steeped in ancestral music traditions, are finishing their spring tour, stopping twice in the Ark Valley this month: first at the Salida SteamPlant...

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TREELINE KITCHEN

TREELINE KITCHEN

Treeline Kitchen History in the making. To me, it is easy to see the history that surrounds us, from ghost towns and generational ranches to abandoned railroads and forlorn mine shafts, all leaving traces of their memorable years. However, it...

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THE ARK VALLEY SCENE

THE ARK VALLEY SCENE

Mud Season brings more music Mud Season has begun in the Ark Valley. Ski resorts have closed, and the majority of tourists are held in abeyance until summer hits. Typically, it’s a time for the high mountain region to slow down and recuperate. But in the Ark Valley, a...

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