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Sunday, Jul 15

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More soil sampling planned at Rocky Flats as opponents gear up in court to keep refuge from opening

The Denver Post

At the same time government officials will be trying to show that Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is clean and safe for visitors, a judge will be hearing testimony about why the former nuclear weapons manufacturing site should forever…

Saturday, Jul 14

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Watch future baseball stars and drink at their expense during a trip to Grand Junction

Next time you visit Grand Junction, stop by Suplizio Field to watch the Grand Junction Rockies. And don't forget to run to the concourse for $2 beers everytime a player on the opposing team strikes out.

Friday, Jul 13

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Friday is fry-day. Here is where to get some french fry deals around Denver.

The Denver Post

Who can resist a french fry’s crispy, golden exterior? Almost no one, that is correct. If you’re going to feel guilty about the calories, why not at least feel good about saving some dough? Friday, July 13, is National French Fry Day and…

Free treats for National Lollipop Day and more Denver-area deals starting July 13

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Lollipops for only $1, free veterinary cares, 60 cent short stacks and more deals in Denver this weekend.

National Ice Cream Day deals and specials around Denver to keep you cool July 15

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National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 15, and we have a chilly list of frozen treats to help you cool down and save money.

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Denver’s River North district will get its first full-service gym when Pura Vida club opens in World Trade Center project

The tenant list is coming together at the World Trade Center Denver mega project slated to open in the city's River North district in 2020. Project partners hope the future occupant announced this week is one the whole neighborhood will…

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Stay away from parts of the South Platte River this weekend, or risk landing a citation

Low water flow prompts Littleton to ban recreation on the South Platte River.

Thursday, Jul 12

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How to skip the shuttle and drive your car up to Pikes Peak summit instead

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With a parking crunch at the Pikes Peak summit, most non-hiking visitors can only get to the top via a shuttle. Here's how you can skip that and take your car instead.

Wednesday, Jul 11

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Man hiked the entire Western Hemisphere to figure out what to do with his life

In May 2015, Holly Harrison - known as "Cargo" to most of his buddies - was hiking along the Appalachian Trail and taking stock of his situation. "You know, trying to figure out what I was going to do with the rest of my life," he said. He…

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La Veta braces for economic impact to come as wildfires scare away tourists during prime season

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Around 10,000 visitors were expected in La Veta last Saturday to attend an arts festival, a music festival and an Independence Day parade down Main Street. For the town of about 800 people west of Walsenburg, the week of July 4th is make…

Tuesday, Jul 10

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The 5 coolest Colorado rentals we could find, from a Hobbit home to a cabin with a personal hot spring

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Five prime Colorado staycation rental locations to try out for a weekend (if you can get a booking).

5 remote and untamed Colorado hot springs that you need a GPS to get to

Colorado is sprinkled with an abundance of untamed soaking spots. With a little map savvy, some shoe leather and a sense of adventure, these (mostly) unspoiled soaks can be yours.

Colorado’s 10 most iconic, historic restaurants and what to order when you’re there

The Denver Post

We can call them classic, we can call them old, we can call them restaurants of a certain age, but no matter the semantics, these are the spots that have stood the test of time.

Get Cooking: Belgian fries and Brussels waffles

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When people (sometimes, if I am lucky, French people) ask me why my accent when speaking French is close to spot-on, I respond, “Ma mère était belge.” (“My mother was Belgian.”) While half of me may be Belgian, all of me has been aflutter…

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9 remote lakeside campgrounds in Colorado where you can embrace serenity without speedboats

The Denver Post

At their best, lakeside campgrounds are quiet escapes. At their worst, they are crowded playgrounds. Here are some remote campgrounds to make sure you can enjoy nature's tranquility.

How to spend an adventurous summer weekend in Crested Butte

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From the best trails to the ideal dinner spots, here's your guide to visiting Crested Butte.

Easy pedaling from food to more food along the Colorado Riverfront Trail in Grand Valley

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How to take a relaxing ride to culinary stops along the Colorado Riverfront Trail in the Grand Valley.

Visiting heaven and hell in Colorado: 5 places where the names reveal a divine or devilish nature

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Here's where to hike, horseback ride and cliff dive in Colorado at places with names that reference religion.

Sunday, Jul 8

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Avoid the crowds at overwhelmed national parks by trying these instead

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Park visitation is at a record high – good for tourism, not so good for peace and quiet. From Acadia to Zion, Bryce Canyon to Yosemite, leading writers and environmentalists share their alternatives to the most popular spots.

Friday, Jul 6

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10 fourteeners, 24 hours, one pizza: Flatlander breaks record for Colorado 14,000-foot summits in a day

Fueled by a rush order of bacon and mushroom pizza, flatlander Josh Sanders ran, climbed and power-hiked 10 fourteeners in 23 hours and 33 minutes last week, breaking the record for 14,000-foot summits in a day.

Tuesday, Jul 3

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Flavor goes boom! 13 easy midsummer combinations that will create fireworks

The Denver Post

Summer always brings an explosion of flavors to the table – but there are fireworks and then there are fyahworks. If you want to put on a holiday spread that impresses, try these easy-but-unexpected combinations that bring together fresh…

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Go to Alamo Drafthouse for the latest blockbuster, stay for the new veggie-friendly menu

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which is already home to crowd-pleasing cauliflower wings, recently debuted a new menu that's heavy on the vegan options.

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The Art Institute of Colorado will soon close

The Art Institute of Colorado will close its doors at the end of August, putting 160 people out of work, according to a filing the parent company of the creative arts school made with the Colorado Department of Labor on Friday.

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Colorado’s second Shake Shack opens in Highlands Ranch this month

Both locations will offer the crave-worthy, Colorado-centric items.

Monday, Jul 2

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Q&A: Golden ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter crushes the competition — men and women

Courtney Dauwalter chatted about her success and passion for ultrarunnning, going blind during a race and beating her competitors by almost 10 hours.

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How to have a family-friendly trip to Cañon City that will put a smile on your kids’ faces

From a rafting trip to a dinosaur experience, how to have a family-friendly trip to Cañon City.

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Bridge to the plane: Celebrating Denver International Airport’s walk-over bridge at age 25

Gateway to the Rocky Mountain West for people from far-off lands or potential shortcut for flyers running late; the beauty of the pedestrian bridge stretching between DIA's main terminal and the A concourse is in the eye of the crosser.

Sunday, Jul 1

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Get Cooking: Grilled lamb and vegetables

Declare independence from your hot stove and kitchen and get grillin’ — and not merely because July is National Grilling Month. But it is.

Thursday, Jun 28

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See which two Colorado mountain towns topped U.S. News list of America’s best small towns to visit

The Denver Post

Using a combination of travelers' opinions and editor analysis, U.S. News ranked the 20 best small towns to visit. Colorado had two towns in the top three.

Wednesday, Jun 27

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Seeking out adventurous turf in northern Utah leads to wonderland of dinosaur tracks, water and more

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When it comes to road trips, the southern part of Utah tends to be a siren that lures intrepid types. But if you've been there, done Moab, it might be worth giving a second look to our next door neighbor's northern region.