Michelle Karas


A Keystone State native, Michelle oversees The Gazette’s arts and entertainment coverage and weekly entertainment magazine, “GO!” She is editor of the Gazette's Dining Guide, FYI Magazine and Best of the Springs 2017.
  • Next generation Allman Brothers: Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts at Stargazers

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Devon Allman lost his famous father and the mother who raised him within five months. "At 44, I expected at least one of them to hang on," Allman said by phone while traveling to several Colorado tour dates with his band. "After that, I took a year off. I needed time to heal and be...

  • Tim Clinton joins Family Talk ministry

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Tim Clinton, a Virginia-based counselor, therapist and college professor, has joined Focus on the Family founder James Dobson's Family Talk ministry. Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and...

  • Cheap and easy ways to water houseplants while on vacation

    Published: Sat, Jun 16, 2018

    The road is calling. You want to get away, but what about your houseful of pampered plants? Will they be OK for the week or two you're gone? The answer is yes - with a little planning. Because no one wants to kill that vacation buzz by coming home to dead plants. "Indoor plants need...

  • Wet Mountains pack trip for wanna-be cowboys

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Get your “City Slickers” fix at one of Colorado’s oldest ranches, Bear Basin Packtrips (Bearbasinpacktrips.com) in Westcliffe. Set in the picturesque Wet Mountains, with gorgeous views of the Sangre de Cristos, this 1890s ranch — a former buffalo hunting ground — offers full- and...

  • Fremont County’s Royal Gorge makes lasting impression

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    You have to see the bridge to believe it, and it’s hard to miss the vast and beautifully engineered structure stretching across the gaping yawn of Fremont County’s Royal Gorge. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park has been one of Colorado’s most iconic adventures since the span was erected...

  • Hang on, water-riders, the Arkansas River rafting is fine

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    The Arkansas River has some of the nation's best rafting. Browns Canyon near Buena Vista, Bighorn Sheep Canyon in Salida and Royal Gorge in Cañon City have some of its top sections, featuring everything from beginner floats to thrilling Class V rapids. The river originates at high...

  • Ride a historic, narrow-gauge train through jaw-dropping scenery

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Take a step back in time and onto a locomotive to explore 45 miles of railway on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The historic coal-fired steam railroad transported silver and gold ore between the two towns along the Animas River from 1882-1968 and is now a heritage...

  • Spin those mountain bike wheels on famed Fruita trails

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Jere's Colorado's answer to Utah's Moab for hundreds of miles of excellent singletrack mountain-biking trails. Summer heat hits triple digits, so take an afternoon break. Most trails stem from three trailheads - 18 Road, Kokopelli or Rabbit Valley - and include highly technical...

  • Rock climbing in the Flatirons

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    The Flatirons, the iconic rock formations looming above Boulder, are a challenge to any rock climber. Flatirons North, Flatirons Central and Flatirons South offer a range from traditional to sport. Their names are almost as intriguing as their striking good looks - among them, Devil's...

  • Unfurl your fly-fishing lines

    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Colorado's more than 6,000 miles of streams and rivers afford plenty of awe-inspiring fly-fishing spots. In the scenic Yampa Valley near Steamboat Springs, you can find several guided trips and free clinics. First get a license (cpw.state.co.us for a one-day, five-day pass or annual...

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