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Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mawa’s Kitchen, Aspen

Mawa’s Kitchen, Aspen

They say that the key to big success is not just simple luck or hard work alone; it is a combination of the two. When opportunity knocks, one must be ready to dive in head first and see where the winds lead. Just ask Aspen chef and entrepreneur Mawa McQueen, owner of Mawa’s Kitchen. They say that the key to big success is not just simple luck or hard work alone; it is a combination of the two. When opportunity knocks, one must be ready to dive in head first and see where the winds lead. Just ask Aspen chef and entrepreneur Mawa McQueen. “I was born in Africa, in Ivory Coast, which was a French colony. My family moved to France when I was younger, but I didn’t really connect with the culture there,” McQueen recalls. “I saw women on TV who looked more like me, and they were all African-American, not African-French. So I told my family I had a dream to go to America, and I...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Market on the Plaza – Mountain Village, Telluride

Market on the Plaza – Mountain Village, Telluride

It’s that time of year, Farmer’s and Community Markets are opening their umbrellas and laying out their wares. Seriously, nothing says summertime in Colorado like an open air market, especially amid the sun-soaked scenery of Mountain Village Center in Telluride. Beginning Wednesday, June 14, the pedestrian-friendly Heritage Plaza once again comes alive with white tents, and Colorado-proud vendors as Market on the Plaza returns to Mountain Village.   Now in its seventh year, Market on the Plaza is a vibrant local community market providing an avenue to support regional and local businesses that offer homegrown food and homemade products. The Market runs every Wednesday beginning June 14 through August 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons can, of course, expect the basics: farm produce, including eggs, fruits and vegetables, goat milk and cheeses, jams and marmalades, and garden herbs and oils. “Summer calls for outdoor community markets, and we invite locals and guests alike to come to Heritage Plaza on Wednesdays to shop and to visit our brick...

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon Clearing The Way to Win

Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon Clearing The Way to Win

On Saturday, June 17, the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon sponsored by Blueprint for Athletes will kick off the famed ultra endurance event season in Leadville, Colorado. Due to the substantial late spring snowfall in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Race Series crew has been prepping the course and working to clear snow drifts up to seven feet high in some areas of the trail.   “With the May storms this year, we’ve received a considerable amount of late season snow in Leadville. Our team has been working hard shoveling and clearing the snow away for our participants to give them the great race experience Leadville is known for,” said Ken Chlouber, Founder of the Leadville Race Series.   The Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon and 15.5-mile Heavy Half Marathon kick off the Colorado portion of the Leadville Race Series. The Leadville Trail Marathon is a qualifier for the Leadville Trail 100 and the courses also offer a perfect introduction for those looking to...

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper Mountain

Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper Mountain

On June 10, Copper Mountain invites women to participate in one of the world’s largest women’s only mud runs to raise awareness for breast cancer, the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a non-profit foundation that advocates early detection and a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention, is the official beneficiary of the 2017 Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper. “Boarding for Breast Cancer is excited to team up with the Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper Mountain on June 10,” said Megan Pischke, B4BC marketing, health and wellness manager. “B4BC aligns with the Dirty Girl Mud Run on many levels; comradery, determination, overcoming obstacles, and just plain fun.” In addition to a portion of registration fees going to B4BC, female participants will have the opportunity to organize a team, fundraise, dress up, win prizes and more. “The outdoors is our favorite place to share our message and outreach, and we’re thrilled to have B4BC onsite at Copper where...

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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why I Love Snow

Why I Love Snow

Sometimes I feel cursed. What evil has fallen upon you, you say? Well like pigpen I often feel a cloud follows me, but it is not filled with dust and dirt. No, a big white cloud  sits above my head and it is filled with snow. Snow drifting and falling and… no it is not dandruff! Normally snow makes me happy but when you have not had a vacation for close to a year and all you find is snow and cold on your journey well you become a little disgruntled. We left Summit County, destination: Lake Powell, with a layover in beautiful, flowering Grand Junction. We arrived to some rain and chilly temperatures but the next day it was expected to clear. We stayed at the La Quinta on Horizon Drive. They have such a lovely pool area with flowering trees. I was looking forward to a coffee under those sweet blossoms. Time to relax and unwind. A restful sleep with no alarms or kids to rustle from...

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