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Montrose resident shares Smokey Bear memories

Imagine having a childhood that includes a cherished memory of the time you got up close and personal with a national icon: the real live Smokey Bear. That’s the case for Pat Ewen.

March/April 2015 - Castle Rock's

This issue, we visited Castle Rock and explored life in a place that maintains it's small town feel despite a population crawling past 50,000. Check out these additional photos of murals around the town, painted by volunteers of the "Art Around the Rock" community program.

Grand Junction's Art on the Corner

A supersized ant eats an apple core taller than a human. A man shoots from a cannon. A glittering giant bison guards a bank. A sinuous nude graces the concrete. Sculpted surprises continue around every corner as one walks the streets of downtown Grand Junction through the public sculpture exhibit Art on the Corner.

Smaldone, Denver's Mob Family

Brothers Clyde and Checkers Smaldone used their north Denver family restaurant, Gaetano’s, as the headquarters from which they built a mob empire. The Smaldone underworld enterprise died out, but Gaetano’s remains.

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and Memorial Airport

Though the scars of wars past fade with time, memories of camaraderie and heroism are kept alive by the venerable veterans who volunteer at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and Memorial Airport.

Town Story: Burlington

With only 4,000 occupants, this eastern plains town may appear at first unassuming, but there's more than just a century-old secret swirling in Burlington's city center.

Quest to Span the Royal Gorge

By the time Charles Driesel left the golden wheat fields of Red Rock, Okla., in 1929 and traveled west into Colorado, the fluctuating flow of the Arkansas River had been slowly carving a canyon into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for over 5 million years.

Bending History at Bent's Old Fort

Ever wondered what life was like for frontier-era fur traders? Visit the living history museum at Bent's Old Fort and experience it for yourself

Estes Park's Elk Legacy

20 years after the untimely passing of Samson, the legendary Elk Patriarch of Estes lives on

Colorado's Western Slope Wineries

In true pioneer spirit, Colorado's independent vineyards work together with growers to produce one-of-a-kind wines that could only come from the Western Slope

Inaugural Publisher's Letter - Inspiring Colorado

In Colorado Life's very first issue, our publiher Chris explains why Colorado is a state that inspires us.

You’ve landed on Park Place

Life will always have its challenges, but when you live in Colorado, every day is like a walk in the park. Literally. The more you travel the state, the more it seems like every other place name includes the word “park” – and that can get pretty confusing.