Sunday Aug 25, 2019 4pm Canteen Brewhouse 2381 Aztec Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107-4207US Phone: (505) 881-2737 Website: Click to Visit Cost:FREEAges:21+ More events at Canteen Brewhouse … [Read more...] about StillHouse Junkies • Americana, roots
Sunday Aug 25, 2019 3pm Corrales Bistro Brewery 4908 Corrales Rd Corrales, NM 87048US Phone: (505) 897-1036 Website: Click to Visit Cost:FREEAges:ALL-AGES! More events at Corrales Bistro Brewery … [Read more...] about Regulators • rock
In Colorado’s outdoors, it’s always good to have a plan. But at Waterton Canyon, you don’t necessarily need one, and that’s what makes the recreation area so popular for Denverites and tourists alike. However short on time, one can lace up the running shoes or hop on a bike and snag satisfying exercise and scenery. Others enter the South Platte River-carved canyon with waders and fly rods. A wide, dirt road parallels the stream — a busy thoroughfare indeed, suitable for families with strollers, too.Denver Water trucks also occasionally join the road, which spans a mostly flat 6 1/2 miles to the Strontia Springs Dam. The end sight is the cascade falling 243 feet to a hard-to-access reservoir. But even if you have to turn back before then — we did on this trip, due to weather — you’ll still be spoiled by glorious granite and refreshing stops along the river. You might even be treated, as we were, with bighorn sheep.From the parking lot, … [Read more...] about Happy Trails: Waterton Canyon a Denver hub of adventure
On the campaign trail for president, a former Denver mayor and Colorado governor spoke about moderating Democrats from a revolution to an evolution, a pace that doesn’t trample those not as quick on the progressive uptake.In other words, John Hickenlooper, until he exited the presidential race Aug. 15, talked about a sizable crowd of Colorado voters skeptical of partisan ways. Unaffiliated voters are still the state’s largest voting bloc for a reason: They’re not buying what the parties are selling.The Denver City Council isn’t taking Hick’s guidance. It’s been full throttle ahead on ideas as bold and liberal as the electorate that put five fresh, progressive faces on the 13-member council this year.The capital city already known nationally for embracing taxes, sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, and magic mushrooms took a fierce and aggressive stand against President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement on Aug. 5.The council voted 8-4 not … [Read more...] about Denver’s on a fast track to the left; will Colorado follow?
A few weeks back, another Colorado newspaper featured an article on Colorado’s loss of natural landscapes. Analysis conducted nationwide found that we are losing landscape to development at the rate of two football fields per minute. The writer pointed out that that’s a faster rate than deforestation in the Amazon region of Brazil.Losing landscape affects us in a number of ways. Trees and plants absorb and store carbon and help contain climate change. Housing and commercial development displace wildlife. Conserving natural landscapes provides habitat for the critters that make this state the place we choose to live.The purpose of plans like PlanCOS or the 2014 CS Parks Master Plan is to peer into the future, anticipate growth patterns and set the stage for decisions that align with our values and priorities. It’s up to us to make sure those plans aren’t shelved but are the basis for good decision- making. Northeast of Colorado Springs, the wild and historic … [Read more...] about Trail Talk: Colorado losing natural landscapes