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Colorado Livin’

Mountaineering legend coming to YMCA of the Rockies Mountaineering Weekend!

YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park is proud to announce Tommy Caldwell will be a special guest at the 4th Annual Mountaineering Weekend, February 14-17, 2020. The professional rock climber, star of “The Dawn Wall” movie, and author of The Push, will discuss the importance of embracing fear in an inspiring keynote presentation on Saturday night. Mountaineering Weekend features three days of […]

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50 ways to spend a Colorado snow day

Another day, another snowstorm. Don’t miss: 20 Best Places to Go Sledding in Colorado and the Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Utah. If you want to stay closer to home, here are 50 ways to spend a snow day: Make an abominable snowman. It’s like a regular snowman, but less friendly to passers-by. Practice […]

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Five takeaways from Colorado’s 2019-20 student census

Colorado’s public school enrollment nudged up this year — propelled by changes in full-day kindergarten, according to official numbers released Thursday. Statewide enrollment this year grew by less than 0.2%, with 913,223 students enrolled this year — 1,687 more than in 2018-19. It’s a slightly bigger increase than last year. Much of that is due to […]

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7 Places to Share Colorado's Rich Cultural Heritage With Your Kids

You don’t have to travel far to experience many different cultures in Colorado. Below is a sampling of experiences that showcase the state’s rich cultural heritage. Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, Denver: Located in the historically black neighborhood of Five Points, the Black American West Museum features exhibits, events, a gift shop and rental […]

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Colorado's Best Eco-Friendly Adventures & Unplugged Escapes

We all know that Colorado is Mother Nature’s playground.  With beautiful landscapes, fresh mountain air, pristine rivers, wondrous wildlife and signature blue bird skies, Coloradoans have long taken pride in protecting the land on which they live, work and play.  Throughout Colorado, businesses have worked to develop programs that protect and nurture the environment, and […]

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