COVER STORY: Community gardens provide numerous physical, mental benefits for all ages
Cover Story

COVER STORY: Community gardens provide numerous physical, mental benefits for all ages

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE There are plenty of reasons to participate in a community garden. Benefits range from the physical to mental. Here in the mountains, they provide an opportunity for people with limited space, soil or water rights to grow their own vegetables and flowers while giving an opportunity to meet neighbors … Continue reading

COVER: Avalanche awareness, education necessary for safe winter activities
Cover Story

COVER: Avalanche awareness, education necessary for safe winter activities

FRONT RANGE Colorado leads the U.S. in avalanche fatalities. Most deadly avalanches are started by the people involved. Travel in avalanche terrain—which is almost inevitable if you take part in Colorado’s abundant winter snow activities—can be dangerous. To reduce your risk of having an accident you need to be able to assess and manage your … Continue reading

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COVER: Nordic resorts, backcountry trails ready for fresh tracks from all skier types

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE Outdoor enthusiasts celebrate winter in Colorado because with the falling snow comes a new selection of activities to be enjoyed on the state’s diverse trails, especially cross-country skiing. Along the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and many backcountry access points in Clear Creek County, a pair of Nordic skis … Continue reading

Numerous Historic Places preserve resort town’s past
Historic Places

Numerous Historic Places preserve resort town’s past

PEAK TO PEAK Colorado’s rich history is being preserved through the efforts of locally- and nationally-designated historic places. Each month this year, the MMAC Monthly takes a region-by-region look at the many properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the mountain communities in Clear Creek, Gilpin, Boulder and Larimer counties. The passage … Continue reading