Enjoying Date Night overnight in the mountains

My girlfriend, odd terminology at my age, was out of town for my birthday. She had wanted to get away for a night at a romantic location, together. She had used Denver Date Night to plan an evening out when we were first dating and decided to use the service again for our romantic overnight. We were booked for an overnight at Devil's Thumb Ranch outside of Tabernash, CO. I … [Read more...]

Talking with Teens about Pot in Colorado

If you have teens, I’m sure you’re familiar with their common forms of deep and meaningful communication. ME: “How was your day?” TEEN: “Good” ME: “Did you end up doing ok on that English project you were worried about?” TEEN: “yep” ME: “So how is that issue with your friend you were struggling with?” TEEN: “Don’t worry about it Mom” That last sentence was … [Read more...]

Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs is fun for the whole family!

Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs invited us to visit for a weekend, who am I to say no? I was a bit concerned when we arrived that the attractions would not appeal to my children as everything looked a little too kiddy oriented to me, I was pleasantly shocked at the amount of fun we had during the weekend. The main attraction is the water park which includes four … [Read more...]

Nicole Nageli, local 13 year old wins 2016 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

Nicole Nageli, a 13 year old from Castle Rock, has realized her dream of publishing her original graphic novel, The Adventures of Kate the Cat. Nicole's journey began with a passion for drawing she discovered in the third grade. Her passion for drawing evolved into a desire to tell stories with her pictures and from there into the idea she could create an entire graphic novel.  … [Read more...]

Family Camping Made Easy

By Mindy Sink There comes a time in family life when you want to get away for a weekend in the mountains, but you just don’t have the time or energy to pack the tent, the food, and so on. The YMCA of the Rockies knows this and makes it possible to have an affordable and comfortable family vacation in a variety of lodgings at their property. My family recently stayed in a … [Read more...]