Colorado’s ghost towns inspire intrepid journeys, libation tours
Colorado

Colorado’s ghost towns inspire intrepid journeys, libation tours

COLORADO Colorado’s history runs as deep as the silver and gold veins that once lured a surge of fortune seekers here during the late-1800’s mining boom. But when those rich resources went bust, dozens of towns were abandoned—leaving behind saloons, mercantiles and other hallmarks of Wild West life. Catch glimpses of this bygone era in … Continue reading

COVER: Local mountain museums connect with past
Arts / Cover Story

COVER: Local mountain museums connect with past

FRONT RANGE Learning about history is often seen as dull, boring and without relevance. Not in the mountain towns of Colorado’s Front Range. While the region’s communities have evolved since their founding, many still display obvious evidence of, and strong connections to, their past identities—which around here is either hard rock mining or tourism. To … Continue reading

New Central City dispensary offers highest-quality strains, service
Culture

New Central City dispensary offers highest-quality strains, service

By Jennifer Pund CENTRAL CITY Colorado’s cannabis industry has been good to Cody Mayasich. He began by helping a friend run medical dispensaries on the Western Slope and working entry-level positions, but now owns and runs his own high-end boutique store, the Golden Nugget Dispensary, on Central City’s main street with his four partners. The … Continue reading

Local spirit investigators featured on television, at ‘Paranormal Night’
Culture

Local spirit investigators featured on television, at ‘Paranormal Night’

By Jeffrey V. Smith CENTRAL CITY Gilpin County-based paranormal investigative team, Spirit Realm Investigative Project, are becoming quite familiar with the ghosts of Central City’s historic buildings. The professional, all-girl investigative team uses scientific and state-of-the-art equipment to search for spirits, and they are usually not disappointed. Spirit activity in Gilpin County’s mining-era buildings and … Continue reading