Good things come in tiny spaces

May 30, 2017 0
If you ever wanted a playhouse, tree house or fort when you were a kid, the tiny house movement will thrill you. Living in a home less than 400 square feet is exactly like those childhood hideouts, only scaled for grownups, with grownup interests and needs. Evolution of home Tiny [ . . . ]

The wheel deal:

May 30, 2017 0
It’s hard to imagine an event that better showcases Colorado’s beauty than Ride the Rockies (RTR), an annual bicycle touring event that brings 2,000 cyclists, dozens of volunteers and numerous communities together On June 10, RTR returns for its 32nd year. For seven days, riders from 50 states and 17 [ . . . ]

Faith, fellowship and fun:

May 30, 2017 0
Not much today is the same as it was 100 years ago. But at the Grand Mesa Christian Camp, three things have stayed constant for over a century: God’s love for His children, the beauty of the Grand Mesa and the perpetually cute chipmunks. (Thus the chipmunk in the camp’s [ . . . ]

Finding magic on the Appalachian Trail

May 30, 2017 0
Su Joffrion celebrated her 61st birthday in the middle of a life-changing, 2,185-mile journey on the Appalachian Trail. “One of the reasons I wanted to do this hike was my disenchantment with people. I wasn’t happy living in Baton Rouge with the skyrocketing gangs, crime and population,” said Joffrion, who [ . . . ]

Summer beers in the Grand Valley:

May 26, 2017 0
Beer drinkers, rejoice! Summer is here, and all of the Grand Valley’s local breweries are offering special beverages for the next few months. From light lagers to funky farmhouse ales, this wide variety of beers is one more reason to love summer. Copper Club Brewing Company We’ll start our beer [ . . . ]


May 3, 2017 0
BeaconFest 2017 was a day of good fun and practical information for the boomers and seniors in our community. Thanks to our show sponsors, Hilltop Senior Life Options and KREX News Channel 5; our volunteers; entertainers; the 80+ local businesses who set up booths; and most importantly, you, our guests, [ . . . ]

Enjoy a day at the races without leaving town

May 3, 2017 0
Get ready for “the most exciting two minutes in sports” coming up on May 6, as 32 horses prepare to run for the roses at the 143rd Kentucky Derby. While nothing compares to the heart-thumping action and thunderous moments at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, this premiere horse-racing event is [ . . . ]

Tomboy: Ghost town today, boom town yesteryear

May 3, 2017 0
Whether you are a history buff, photographer, hiker, ATV driver, curious adventurer or simply appreciate amazing scenic views, Tomboy is a must-visit venture certain not to disappoint. One late June morning, before the town of Telluride began rubbing the sleep from its eyes, I began a solo quest, trekking the [ . . . ]

Teaching never gets old:

May 2, 2017 0
Each year, the BEACON Senior Newspaper honors the dedicated men and women of the Grand Valley who volunteer to make our world a better place. Our readers nominate individuals who contribute their time, skills and special talents to our community. All of these volunteers go beyond the call of duty [ . . . ]
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