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 [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Turning down the amps :

April 4, 2017 0
Larry and Jerry Anders were only 6 years old when their older brother, John, started teaching them to play the guitar. Although the identical twins were accustomed to being the center of attention, they had no idea they were destined to keep people dancing for more than 50 years. Getting [ . . . ]

Antique appeal:

April 3, 2017 0
Antique stores areamong the most visited locations in downtown areas for out-of-town visitors. But in a time where it’s common to hear words such as “downsizing,” “spring cleaning” or “minimalism,” why do people still buy antiques? The difference between old and not-so-old To be considered antique, an item must be [ . . . ]

John Lyons: The story of America’s most trusted horseman

February 27, 2017 0
John Lyons knows a lot about horses, but he knows even more about people. “A three-day clinic may cost $1,000, but I tell people I charge $100 for the horse and $900 for you,” Lyons said. “It’s so much more exasperating to work with people than it is with a [ . . . ]

Valentine’s Dance: flirty, fancy and fun

January 30, 2017 0
By Cloie Sandlin Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and save the date for the area’s best Valentine’s dance for boomers and seniors. This semi-formal affair, hosted by the BEACON Senior Newspaper and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, will be on Saturday, February 11, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the [ . . . ]
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