• on this day …

    In 1897, a group of Colorado College students celebrated Halloween in a log cabin at Cascade, Colorado. This flashlightphotograph by R.S. Zimmerman reveals some of the traditional activities, including pumpkin

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  • Culinary creations keep Armour content

    Hidden in the foothills of Manitou Springs is a wonderful Mexican restaurant with loads of history, including a visit from Chief Manitou when it was known as El-Tejano. The landmark restaurant has been reborn as the Crystal Park Cantina. Its head chef is Anne Armour.

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  • alive & digging: Canning? Yes, you can

    Canning time! It’s one of my favorite times of year—vegetables are piling up on the counter and pouring out of the fridge. What to do with all that bounty?

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  • business profile: PACE’s mission continues despite COVID-19

    COVID-19 has altered how Rocky Mountain PACE services seniors, but the organization has found a way to stick to its mission of helping seniors stay independent.

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  • Canine column: First time seeing wild dogs

    The African wild dog—or painted dog—is an endangered species. This striking canine is perceived as a nuisance to the locals. Whether by direct confrontation with farmers protecting their livestock, or falling prey to traps set for predators, the population of wild dogs has dwindled dramatically. The African wild dog is, also, viewed as competition to local hunters.

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  • Ask ms kitty: finding love in grief

    When we open our hearts and share our lives with a cat, we also learn how difficult it is to outlive them. Everyone processes these experiences differently. Your grief is a way of connecting to Muffin, but it can be shifted into something less painful. Having another cat to care for could be a way to continue sharing your love.

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  • Cumbres & Toltec scenic railroad a must-ride

    Feel the rush of 12 mph on North America’s highest and longest railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec.

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  • Science says: wear a mask

    Make no mistake: amid this pandemic, you should wear a mask when in close contact with others outside your immediate circle, when in enclosed spaces with others outside the family bubble, and when in crowds outside or inside. But the science behind mask-wearing – like so much of the science related to the COVID-19 pandemic – remains a work in progress.

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