There is certainly no shortage of festivals to keep you occupied over the next several months. Whatever your passion, whether it be beer, music, food, art, donkeys or balloons, there's a festival out there for you.With this extensive list of different fiestas, carnivals and jamborees in the state, there's really no excuse not to get out out of the house and enjoy the summer.• Durango — Bluegrass Meltdown: With national, regional and local bluegrass bands. April 12-14, downtown Durango.• Steamboat Springs — The Cardboard Classic: Race with homemade cardboard crafts. April 13, Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs.• Steamboat Springs — Bud Light Rocks the Boat: Live music. April 14, Gondola Square, Steamboat Springs.• Carbondale — 5 Point Film Festival: More than 50 films. April 25-28, Community Recreation Center, Carbondale; carbondale.com/events.• Karval — Mountain Plover Festival: A celebration of the plover. … [Read more...] about 474 fun summer events throughout Colorado
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Everything hinges on that first sentence for novelist Peter Heller.Then Heller unfurls his story, focused more on the poetic language for which he’s praised than on the plot’s ins and outs, which come to him from the ether.“That’s the great thing about fiction,” said the Denver resident. “Stuff just flutters down on your laptop.” Lifestyle Does the publishing world discriminate? Colorado Springs women worry Seth Boster That’s how he wrote his much-acclaimed 2012 post-apocalyptic novel, “The Dog Stars,” and that’s how he’s written his most recent outdoors thriller, “The River.” The New York Times called it a “modern day survival tale” and named it one of a dozen new books to watch for in March.“They had been smelling smoke for two days,” reads the first line of his prologue.“That’s what I wrote first — the beginning,” Heller said. “I came up … [Read more...] about Colorado author Peter Heller tapped personal life in new novel ‘The River’
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
They’ve been hiking through the woods for hours. Now the sun sinks behind the mountains, and they’re thinking about calling it quits.But hope makes them linger.“There’s signs all over the place,” says Marty Trujillo, scanning the snowy ground. “Fresh tracks.”He’s a local mentor for Freedom Hunters, the national nonprofit using the sport to help veterans wounded physically, mentally and emotionally. Veterans like Marc Dervaes, who medically retired in 2011 after 18 years as an Army infantryman. He’s here with his bow.After years of frustration, he doesn’t bother anymore with a prosthetic right arm. A mouthpiece is fixed on the nylon, and he’ll take aim by pulling back with his teeth. If only a deer would appear ...But Dervaes doesn’t need a kill to feel success. In hunting, he’s found a special kind of peace, a certain gratitude: the long, hard search, the shot, the harvest, meat for him and his wife. Life, … [Read more...] about War took an arm and mental toll, but he’s healing in Colorado’s outdoors
Annie Groer, The Washington Post Published 11:01 am CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Robert Olen Butler's master class on writing at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in 2017. Robert Olen Butler's master class on writing at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in 2017. Photo: Ride Hamilton, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Photo: Ride Hamilton, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Robert Olen Butler's master class on writing at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in 2017. Robert Olen Butler's master class on writing at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in 2017. Photo: Ride Hamilton, … [Read more...] about Book lover? Plan your trip around a literary festival