• Glimpses: Inside Green Mountain Falls shop, nothing fades

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The dream was California. Alongside a friend who played jazz guitar better than anyone he knew back at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Mike Urban was to grace the coast with his saxophone. "Didn't work out that way," he says. Heading west 39 years ago, he broke down in...

  • Pikes Pick: 'The Lives They Lived' a collection of brief, beautiful accounts

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 19, 2018

    The New York Times Magazine's "The Lives They Lived" issue is always educational and entertaining, a collection of beautiful and brief accounts on figures lost the previous year. The 2017 edition delivers with tales of well-known people such as Mary Tyler Moore and Chuck Berry, to the...

  • Pikes Pick: Work & Class in Denver's RiNo District serves up tasty meals

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jan 16, 2018

    It can be tough choosing a place to dine in Denver's hip RiNo Art District. You won't go wrong with Work & Class, 2500 Larimer St. Pick flavorful meats (such as red chile-braised pork, roasted goat or coriander-roasted Colorado lamb) to go with sides (spiced fried sweet plantains,...

  • Happy Trails: Templeton Trail, Palmer Park

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jan 16, 2018

    Templeton Trail, Palmer Park Palmer Park is the rugged, wild escape that Gen. William Jackson Palmer intended for Colorado Springs residents when he donated the property. Unfortunately, advocates today say, it's also an example of an underfunded parks system. Posted maps are...

  • What to do in Steamboat Springs during your Colorado winter getaway

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 15, 2018

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - While the alpine coaster is a new, nontraditional source of outdoor fun in town, this gem of Colorado's northwest has built its reputation on unchanged recreation and scenery. Steamboat is the perfect four-season getaway. But in Ski Town USA, winter rules....

  • In Colorado ski country, 2018 is the year of the mountain coaster

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 15, 2018

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - By the tracks of North America's longest alpine coaster, all faces are smiling. But above, skiers rise on Steamboat Resort's Christie Peak Express lift, and some look down to shake their heads and frown. Like it or not, 2018 is the year of the coaster in Colorado...

  • Skiing Colorado: Slopes legendary near this iconic town

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 15, 2018

    Center to Telluride Ski Resort's logo is a miner's pickax - a nod to the history of one of Colorado's most iconic towns. Tucked in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride maintains its nostalgic charm while mixing in modern, apres spoils. Impossible to miss is the free gondola,...

  • How Colorado's Ice Castles became a fantasy attraction

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 14, 2018

    DILLON - The family entered the icy wonderland through an archway, and the father's response was much like his young son's. "Whoa, this is not what I expected," said Colorado Springs' Mark Galley, who with his family was first in a line that got longer as the sun dipped behind the...

  • Pikes Pick: 'The Shape of Water' is best movie you'll see this year

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 14, 2018

    "The Shape of Water" is the best, weirdest movie you'll see this year. It's been the center of jokes - a silent woman and a fish man fall in love - but also has caught serious acclaim, with wins at the Golden Globes and likely Oscar nominations. Guillermo Del Toro delivers another...

  • Pikes Picks: Food is what matters at Old Colorado City eatery; check out inexpensive produce at King Soopers

    By Seth Boster and Michelle Karas The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 11, 2018

    In a city saturated with breakfast eateries, The Dive fits in nicely. It doesn't get the hype of King's Chef or Over Easy or even West Side neighbor Bon Ton's Cafe. Nor does it seem to care about that or aesthetics. The food is what matters at 3043 W. Pikes Peak Ave. The "biggest...

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