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Summer Calendar – Colorado gaming towns heat up in June

Summer Calendar – Colorado gaming towns heat up in June

By Rosemary Fetter Summertime in the city means a trip to the mountains, and there’s no better way to enjoy a Colorado summer than a drive to Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. Once you arrive, there’s plenty to do – great restaurants and gaming, and lots of activities and events. The following are […]

Memorial Day – Courage, Bravery and Heroism

Memorial Day – Courage, Bravery and Heroism

A Memorial Day Remembrance of Navy SEAL  Danny Dietz  By Linda Wommack Memorial Day is a day to reflect and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For the Dietz family of Littleton, that day came for them on another patriotic holiday – the Fourth of July. This day of national celebration, […]

Events – The spirits that haunt the Brown Palace

Events – The spirits that haunt the Brown Palace

Chip Coffey, star of A&E’s hit series, Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, Paranormal State and author of Growing Up Psychic will be at the Brown Palace on Wednesday, April 29, for Coffey Talk With Chip Coffey. The evening will include a Q&A with the audience, psychic and mediumship readings, as well as VIPs will […]

‘Anything Goes’ voyages back to the 1930s

‘Anything Goes’ voyages back to the 1930s

By Rosemary Fetter The Great Depression of the 1930s affected everyone in the country. The economy was at an all-time low for years after the Stock Market crash of 1929, leaving many Americans out of work, impoverished and eventually homeless. Interestingly, despite hard times, audiences in need of escape flocked to elaborate musical productions and […]

Calendar – Enjoy holiday festivities in Colorado casino towns

By Rosemary Fetter Central City Tommyknocker Holiday Dec. 5 – 7, Historic Teller House, 120 Eureka St., Central City. Bazaar, music, gifts, costumed entertainers, tours. Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., Lighting of the Tree across from City Hall; 7 p.m., Candlelight Walk to Teller House for family potluck dinner, Peak to Peak Chorale to perform. Optional: […]

Halloween – Hang on for a Wild Time

Halloween – Hang on for a Wild Time

Annual Manitou Springs Coffin Races set for Oct. 25 Halloween week means it’s time for the Emma Crawford Coffin Races in the fun, funky and picturesque town of Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. The event weekend, Oct. 24-25, wraps around the Saturday races – 70 teams each with its wheeled hand-made “coffin” dashing […]

Entertainment – ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ a delightful fantasy

Entertainment – ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ a delightful fantasy

By Rosemary Fetter Maggie Brown would have loved the Denver Performing Arts Center production of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” And the audience should too, as long as they don’t take it seriously. Based on the 1960 Broadway production and a 1961 movie starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell, the play celebrates the life of the […]

Entertainment – October fun in Central City

Entertainment – October fun in Central City

By Rosemary Fetter As autumn winds sweep the leaves around your backyard and the days get shorter and chillier, it’s time to head up to Central City for a mini-vacation and some Halloween thrills and chills. In early December, visit Central’s Tommyknocker fair for unique gift items. Creepy Crawls Oct. 17 -18, 24-25, 7-9 p.m., […]

With fall, holidays approaching – casino towns offer gaming and family fun

With fall, holidays approaching – casino towns offer gaming and family fun

By Rosemary Fetter For a refreshing change of pace, take a leisurely drive up to Black Hawk, Central City or Cripple Creek and enjoy the stunning fall colors. Along with great gaming, there are still plenty of family activities to enjoy and some chills and thrills coming up on Halloween. BLACK HAWK High Tea at […]

Events – Tombstones Tell New and Old Tales

Events – Tombstones Tell New and Old Tales

Cemetery Crawl set for Aug. 23 By Linda Jones On Saturday, Aug. 23, the pioneers buried in the Knights of Pythias cemetery above Central City will share their tales of life on earth in the 19th century. This year’s Cemetery Crawl, the 26th produced by Gilpin History, features such well-known residents as the Magor, Rohling, […]

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