Culture / Skiing/Snowboarding

I-70 Mountain Express Lane opens Dec. 12

Toll collection waived during testing period; CDOT reminds drivers to get a pass. DENVER — The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced the opening of the eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane to traffic on Saturday, Dec. 12, from Empire to Idaho Springs. Travelers will be able to try … Continue reading

Dumont, Empire historic places unique to region
Historic Places

Dumont, Empire historic places unique to region

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

Empire artist’s unique, hand-carved Santas popular with collectors
Arts / Holiday

Empire artist’s unique, hand-carved Santas popular with collectors

Daryl Boone’s Santas evolved from wood spirit carvings. By Jeffrey V. Smith EMPIRE It’s important to know Daryl Boone makes custom furniture, mats and frames artwork, paints signs and like to undertake many other creative endeavors, otherwise you might think all he does is carve wooden Santas. The Empire-based artist and proprietor of Glenbrook Gift … Continue reading

Annie’s Gold features extensive mining collection, unique antiques
Culture

Annie’s Gold features extensive mining collection, unique antiques

By Jennifer Pund EMPIRE Colorado has an amazing history and Deb and Jim Dysinger love sharing it with everyone who is interested. This month, the couple celebrates the one-year anniversary of Annie’s Gold Antiques and Collectibles’ move to Empire, while customers continue to rave of the new location. Both hailing from generations of collectors, the … Continue reading