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Abandoned

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn During the peak of Colorado’s ski area operation, there were up to 200 different ski areas in operation.  Today, there are about 30. Why did some survive and others shut down?  What happens to a ski area when the lifts stop turning? A new documentary called…

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Memories of the Mill Site Inn

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Yesterday was the end of an era.  The era of providing food and drink along the Peak to Peak Highway between Estes Park and Nederland. The Millsite Inn closed its doors for good yesterday.  If you’ve never driven the Peak to Peak Highway, you probably have…

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The Story of a Gold Mining Town That Wasn’t

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hessie and Fourth of July trail heads are two of the most popular portals to hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  What’s not to like.  Both have trails leading to beautiful alpine lakes, glowing aspen leaves, and craggy peaks.  But I wonder how many of those…

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Colorado’s Ugly History

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Camp Amache.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought it was the name of some long forgotten Native American village.  Instead, it is a symbol of one of the uglier sides of American history. Our local public radio has been broadcasting a series called…

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