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September 4, 2009 North Denver News Page 13

Eliza Graham
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Ronda was not initially on my list Greeks, Romans, the
of must-do's in Spain because, well, Moors, and eventually
(1/2 Block West of Sheridan) I didn't know it existed. I found it the Spaniards in 1485.
among the Pueblos Blancos (White The 300-year-old Puente
before Towns, so called because Nuevo, or New Bridge, is
just about every building Ronda- off such a feat of engineer-
We Look Forward to Grooming is painted… white) in my ing and beauty that it is
guidebook, which I was the beaten not unheard of to spend
Your Best Friend! path
reading on the plane on the hours looking over the
call for appointment way over to Spain. Nothing edge of the gorge into the
walk-ins for nail trims!
like a little advance prepa- abyss. It is that fantas-
ration, but that's about how I read tic. The bridge's information center
AFTER! guidebooks. is housed in a former prison locat-
We were going to some of the ed above the structure's central
best-known places in Spain, such arch. In "For Whom the Bell Tolls,"
as Granada, to see the Alhambra, Ernest Hemingway recorded how
Sevilla, to see the Alcazar, windy prisoners were thrown from the
Tarifa to see what all the windsurf- bridge to their deaths.
ing fuss was about. There was the With all this history, the town

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Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain. Photo by Eliza Graham.

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of the trip, and there were plenty of and Moorish, with a maze-like
tapas and Rioja in the plans, but Moorish section and the Spanish
there was no Ronda. plaza, which, as in the case of
Hands down, the little moun- most Spanish towns and cities, is
tain town of Ronda was my favorite the heart of the town's life, with its
place on the trip. main market, best restaurants and
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beaten path for Spanish tourists, By the time we got to Ronda, I
and there are more than a few have to admit I was pretty muse-
visitors from other European coun- umed- and forted-out. And while
tries, but precious few Americans, the nightlife is quite provincial and
which, I have to admit, is just how extremely low-key, that quaintness
I like it. was just perfect after an intense
Ronda's most stunning feature several days through better-known
is undoubtedly the 18th-century places in Spain's southernmost
bridge that spans the dramatic Tajo province, Andalucía.
Gorge, which drops a precipitous If you ever find your way to
130 meters (nearly 400 feet) down Spain, do go to Ronda. Get there by
to the Guadalévin River below. your own car, or if you are like me
Ronda has a storied history that and prefer not to drive in labyrin-
stretches back several centuries. thine Spanish cities, take the train
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Page 14 North Denver News September 4, 2009

Inverness Golf Club entertains the

notice, challenges the experts
by Michael Holzmeister the third presents players with sev-
ur li e
Opened in 1973, Inverness is eral undesirable options. With the
t o an old school golf course with the pin on the front of the green, the
h e ckou candl classic look of traditional American downhill par three is fraught with
C &
ath rom parkland layouts. The fairways are psychological torment. A pond bor-
of b ances f tree-lined and the grass, rough ders the green’s front and right
frag hia... included, is manicured. However, sides. On the left are bunkers from
just because there’s no wilderness which players face sand shots
areas covered with knee-high pra- towards the pond to a green that
rie grass waiting for errant shots slopes away. Going long with the
is no reason for players to take the tee shot can leave long, frightening
course lightly. downhill putts. If a player is going
“Every hole can jump up and to have just one pure, perfect shot
bite you,” Inverness’s director of all day, the third is the place to hit
golf Dave Steinmetz said. After 36 it.
years, the course can still cause Thirteen is a 418-yard par 4 that
modern players consternation with doglegs to the left to a wide but
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• Resident managers amateurs, too. A quick perusal of buildings are set into the land
• Door alarms the club’s handicap roster turned behind trees, and they have earthy
up a bunch of players carrying facades. One even has grass grow-
single-digit handicaps. ing on its roof.
Inverness is a private golf course The buildings are unobtrusive
with two routes for gaining access. and tasteful, and unlike the man-
You can buy a membership, or you sions that line so many modern golf
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Painting gains, and then others have side tightly clipped fairways, keeps the
Interior hills. The greens run fast and have sand in the bunkers raked smooth
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Inverness Hotel - Denver's best kept

secret offers ultimate getaway
by Renee Fajardo only hotel in   Denver with out-
It is  amazing to discover that door gardens,   60,000 square feet
the best vacation spot can be  right of  indoor and outdoor gather-
smack dab in your own back yard. ing areas, pristinely manicured
Case in point, the world class grounds, a pond and elegant inte-
Inverness Hotel and Conference rior design.   The concept of 'work
Center.  Located , just 20  minutes hard play hard' is evidenced by
from Downtown Denver and 30 recreational amenities that include
minutes from Denver International three lighted tennis courts, a state-
Airport, this is one of the area's pre- of-the-art fitness center, indoor
mier conference resorts, owned and pool/ outdoor pools and Jacuzzis,
operated by Destinations Hotels & golf pro shop and an 18-hole PGA
Resorts, the fourth-largest inde- golf course.
pendent hospitality management The Spa at Inverness is a 4,500-
company in the nation.   However, foot oasis of luxury and indulgence.

the   AAA Four-Diamond   hotel is Built three years ago, the spa inte-
not just for the business traveler;  rior features   ambient light, rich
it is a virtual Mecca of  luxury and earth-tone colors, natural tumbled
indulgence for  locals that is often stone flooring,  a rejuvenating water
overlooked. fountain, a relaxation suite and pri-
The Inverness sits upon 13 acres vate hot tub for spa  guests.  There
of plush cottonwood tree-lined river are five massage rooms, two facial
bottom land in the South Platte rooms, a couples room with a soak-
River Basin. With breathtaking ing tub, Swiss Shower and full-ser-
views of the Rocky Mountains to vice pedicure and manicure stations.
the west, and abutting the Preston Signature treatments include the
Maxwell 18-hole PGA championship Devote and Detox, which is a thera-
golf course to the east, the newly peutic and healing treatment that
renovated, 302-room, 361,000 increases circulation and detoxifies
square ft. resort has lured the likes the body. A Mango Enzyme Body
of Presidents Bush and Clinton, Masque treatment will leave your
Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the entire being feeling euphoric and
Dalai Lama. While the star studded tropical. Swedish and deep tissue
list of guests goes on and on, the massages are also available. A word
best news is The Inverness really of  wisdom: spa etiquette dictates
wants to build its Front Range clien- that guests arrive at least 20 min-
tele. As an incentive it is offering the utes before treatments to ensure
Simple Pleasures program (www. adequate pampering time.   The eats at Inverness are a
through which Colorado residents treat to delight in. The Spotted
can book an overnight escape pack- Dog offers English pub-style food,
age for as little as $99. It includes with plenty of bangers and mash
a complimentary $25 resort credit to write home about, not to men-
good at all resort amenities. As tion some pretty hefty selections
one recent guest stated, “For the of ales. Try your hand at billiards
same price we pay at a chain prop- and darts while you are there. The
erty, my husband and I are stay- Golf Grille will serve up some great
ing in a resort that  Cher stayed sandwiches and soups for those
at. Imagine that, and it is only 15 needing energy to make it to the
minutes from our home. Fantastic.” greens. The Fireside Lounge is a
The hotel is also offering Romance, great place to unwind with sig-
Bed/Breakfast and Golf packages nature cocktails and continental
for as little as $109. Room types cuisine as you listen to jazz.   The
vary from standard deluxe, suites Garden Terrace is a local favor-
and  club level on the 5th floor fea- ite, voted as Denver’s Best Brunch
turing  a private concierge services- Buffet (Westword), this is the place
along with access to the Mountain to go for a la carte lunch and din-
View Lounge where complimentary ner. The award- winning Saturday
breakfast  and cocktails are served Night Seafood Buffet includes over
daily. All rooms featured plush bed- 50 fresh seafood items.
ding and linens, eco-friendly bath   Baca is fine dining at its abso-
products,  and calming color pal- lute finest. The restaurant is
ettes incorporated into the beautiful  authentic Colorado cuisine with a
Scandinavian  designed  interior. Spanish Flair. Open 6pm-10pm, 
The Inverness is truly an all- chef Rodney Herworth uses almost
inclusive resort in aspects. When all organic and locally grown pro-
designed 20   years ago by inno- duce and natural meat to serve up
vative   CEO and Founder Jørgen some of the city’s most tantaliz-
Roed,   the hotel was conceived   to ing and creative dishes. Try the
meet the needs of generations Lamb Pequillo Rellenos and Rabbit
to come. This translates into the see INVERNESS on page 20
Page 16 North Denver News September 4, 2009

Rachel Pollack Energy efficiency incentives in

North Denver Notions
Anne Roiphe, author of Imperfect
place for homeowners
Some women will be surprised at Since Obama took office, new deductions, which merely lower the
Lens, Secrets of the City, Married: A this; others will find a resonance in incentives have been put in place total amount of taxable income, tax
Fine Predicament and other books, their own lives. for homeowners looking to increase credits reduce dollar-for-dollar the
has rarely met subjects she was She writes several times of her energy efficiency and reduce the amount of tax owed.
unable to convincingly plans should she have overall environmental footprints of Homeowners should know that
write about.
Epilogue, her latest
Book Review: a serious or debilitat- their homes. Homeowners can get they can also get federally backed

book, is her story of try- Epilogue by ing illness, again in

her mind, not wish-
up to $1,500 back from the fed- mortgages to pay for a variety of
energy-efficiency measures, includ-
eral government for any number of
ing to understand both Anne Roiphe ing to burden anyone. energy efficiency upgrades at home. ing renewable energy technologies,
the death of her hus- These are quite horrific If you upgrade to energy-efficient on their new or existing homes. The
band of 40 years and thoughts, but under- insulation, windows, doors, heat- federal government supports these
her life without him. A sad subject standable. Who are we to question ing, air conditioning or water heat- loans by insuring them through
indeed for any woman past middle- no matter how horrified we might ers between January 1, 2009 and the Federal Housing Authority or
age (she was 70 when her husband, be? December 31, 2010, you are eligible Veterans Affairs programs, allow-
a psychiatrist, died very suddenly). From time to time Roiphe thinks for tax credits of up to 30 percent of ing borrowers who might otherwise
This well-known and well-read she might be interested in meeting product costs. not qualify to pursue upgrades,
author of books, newspaper and another man and decides (with the The credit is capped at $1,500 and securing lending institutions
magazine articles finds herself hum- help of one of her daughters) to put combined; meaning it only applies against loan default.
bled by grief, which she describes: her bio and picture on a couple of to $5,000 in total costs. More details Don’t own a home? Depending
“Grief is in two parts. The first is Internet dating sites. She answers are available at the website of the upon make and model, you can
loss. The second is the remaking some ads, e-mails a few men, and Tax Incentives Assistance Project, get between $250 and $3,400 back
of life.” This book is about the even meets a few of them in per- a coalition of public interest non- from the federal government for
second. son. She describes these ‘dates’ profit groups, government agencies buying or leasing a new hybrid or
As she moves through lonely in detail. Her forays into this new and other organizations focused on high-efficiency diesel automobile.
days and nights (at first sleepless; world are touching and often funny; energy efficiency. And the automakers themselves—
then sleeping too much), Roiphe her descriptions are spot on. Of course, the Obama adminis- through their own “Automotive
looks intently at herself in relation Roiphe illuminates with her bril- tration is also thinking long term, Stimulus Plan”—are giving con-
to her world: community, friends, liant use of language everyday life; and would like to leave its mark sumers up to $4,500 back on the
and family. She wanders among the travails of a new widow, her in furthering efforts to wean our- purchase of a new or used vehicle
them, not wishing to burden them, moments of deep introspection, selves off foreign oil and increase that gets gas mileage of at least two
not wishing to lose them. Each recollections of her past life with our production and use of home- miles per gallon better than their
phase, each thought brings its her beloved husband, the imper- grown clean renewable energy. In old model.
opposite—a yin and yang of emo- fectness of their relationship, the light of such priorities, tax credits A number of new energy-efficien-
tions. Astonishingly, she has never financial and other concerns that are also available for 30 percent of cy incentives are also available at
hailed a taxi on her own (she lives beset her—all with brave honesty. the cost—with no upper limit—on the state level across the country.
in New York), she has rarely cooked, Although widowhood is an the installation of renewable energy The Database of State Incentives for
leaving it to her husband who both extreme passage in a woman’s life equipment at home, such as geo- Renewable Energy website provides
enjoyed it and was terrific at it. For that one arrives at totally unpre- thermal heat pumps, solar panels, up-to-date listings of what may be
a rather worldly woman, there are pared, Epilogue, in its honesty, is solar hot water heaters, small wind available in your neck of the woods.
a number of things she has never a courageous and hopeful journey energy systems and fuel cells. With so much encouragement, how
done for herself after her marriage. and a page turner of a book.*** Homeowners won’t get the could you not want to go green?
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Renee Fajardo
North Denver Notions
It had been over thirty years since sons and I stayed mad at him for pass-through town on their way to headed into town to
I spent any time with my father years for not being there for me Steamboat Springs. It is 104 miles check into our hotel.
alone. Back in the when I felt I need- northwest of Denver on US 40/ We chose to stay
day we used to go ed him.   Colorado 9. And the most memo- at the Cliffside Inn
camping, hiking, Kremmling, We both moved rable landmark seems to be the because it is roomy, modern, and
snowshoeing, and Colorado offers through the can- Shake ‘n Burger where every tired offers all hotel guests free breakfast
four wheeling. I yons of wild skier stops to chow down. What is and passes to the Hot   Sulphur
am the oldest of
up sportsman's Colorado doing overlooked is that town is actually Springs. You get a hotel room with
his four biological paradise and a what we loved the business hub that connects double queen beds for only $80 a
children, the only best, being in Grand County, Summit County see KREMMLING on page 21
girl and his origi-
father-daughter nature, but we did and Route County. This translates
nal fishing buddy. reunion it without each into lots of diversity from unique
I had bragging other. Then one business to often-overlooked recre-
rights to a 22 inch Rainbow Trout day I woke up and recalled the ational opportunities. Mortgage Product
Kremmling touts itself as a
by the time I was nine years old. I
knew every stream, mountain and
scent of a campfire in the wee
hours of the morning so long ago. Sportsman Paradise. It is bound- Update
beaver pond along the Western My dad and I were camping along ed by three national forest areas:
Slope.  the Colorado River, he had gotten Arapaho, Routt and White River, First-Time Homebuyer
But things change. The last time up before dawn to make sure there surrounded by Wolford, Green
Mountain and Williams Fork
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Reservoirs, and it is at the con-
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Rivers. Throw in thousands of
before December 1, 2009
acres of BLM land coupled with
• Credit does NOT need to be
hundreds of miles of dirt bike and repaid
mountain biking trails and you • Eligible if you have not
have one of Colorado’s true undis- owned a home in 3 years
covered gems.
My dad and I started our adven- 30 Year Fixed Rate
ture on a Friday morning at the • 5.25% with no discount points
Rusty Spurr Ranch (866-724-9715
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10,000 acres of open range dedi-
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cated to cattle grazing and running • Down payment assistance
horses. This is not a head to butt • No first-time homebuyer
operation. All rides are open-range requirement
rides, so horses do not play follow • Interest rate 6.375% (as of
the leader.   The wranglers take a 9/1/2009) 6.93% APR
great deal of time to help folks get
familiar with horse sense. This is
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Big Bank Benefits,
John and Renee Fajardo, father and  daughter, spend a weekend reconnecting at the Rusty
Spur Ranch in Kremmling Colorado.  Wanting to try something brand new they opted for a
cattle drive, passing through four
eco-zones, from Alpine meadows Boutique Service
real Cattle drive on this working ranch. Photo by John Fajardo. to high-desert. My dad and I had
not been on horses for 20 years. At Jay Rabideau,
I recall just he and I enjoying the
outdoors together was when I was
was a fire for me before I got up,
hot coffee and bacon and eggs.   I
first we were apprehensive, but the
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weekend. Since then he and I have time to make new memories. Before an eye-opening experience. Taking
drifted apart. I left home at 17 any more time slipped by I asked a 150-head herd from watering Denver, CO 80203
years old due in large part to a my dad on a date. The third week- hole to meadow is a four-hour trek LMB#:100018721
stepmother I could not tolerate and end in August of 2009 we headed and hard work. As my dad said,
put myself through college and law off to Kremmling, Colorado for a Yippee Yi Yo.   It was a blast and
school. While I was away life hap- reunion of sorts. neither one of us will ever look
pened.  I married, he remarried, I Kremmling, population 1600, at a cowboy the same way again.
had children, he acquired two more is what most folks think of as a After a long day on the range we
Page 18 North Denver News September 4, 2009




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Beverly Newton
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In wandering around my gar- and the corn hung out from the If you want to plant an assort- sies you can grow. The blossoms
dening friends' gardens this year, I stalk at right angles. They decided ment of peppers next year be sure are huge and last a long time. In
saw some interesting things. Becky to try to eat it anyway and she said to get plants and not seed. This is our country this plant is known as
Kegley of Northglenn it tasted just like corn the only way to insure a harvest in Gerbera, named for a German nat-
our short season. uralist called Trang Gerber. This
has the most beauti-
ful smoke tree I’ve ever
Down the at the last of the sea-
son when it’s old and When asked about the thing that plant is tricky to start so it’s best
seen. She bought it six garden path starchy. They harvest- helped most, everybody said rain. to buy potted plants. In South
years ago at Lowe’s and
planted it in August.
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With the purchase
our community. Marissa Schultz, ers, runners and riders who come of any
20, is one life that changes others. out to have fun and donate money Pilates Package
She, along with 60 other volun- to prevent additional teen suicides.
teers, bakes 6,000 cookies to help It’s an event known for a block- during the month
save local teens from dying by sui-
cide. “At first I wasn’t sure if baking
party type atmosphere, with a full
lunch, face-painting and bounce
of September.
affordable PILATES
cookies would help to save a life, houses, concerts and…home-made New customers only
but that’s what I do to contribute to cookies baked by a Denver neigh-
Second Wind Fund’s annual event,” bor. Free introductory
said Schultz. “None of the teens we lost that Pilates Class
The Second Wind Fund’s annual first year were in my family,” said Saturdays at 11:30 am.
event that Schultz refers to is an Schultz, “But they were part of my
For more registration required.
annual walk, run and ride fund- community. We all mourned the
information visit
raising event to pay for counseling loss of those kids along with their
for teens seriously thinking of tak- families.”
3440 W. 32nd Avenue • 303.594.9508
ing their own lives. This September “I feel like my efforts are sav-
will mark the 8th year Second Wind ing the life of a young person with
has organized the event, which rais- endless potential, which means our
es funds that save approximately community will be stronger now
500 Denver-area teens every year, and in the future. What if my cook-
including more than 100 in Denver ies help make the event more fun,
Public Schools. which brings more people out for
The annual event started in a this event, and in turn raises more Serving Metro Denver • Bonded, Insured, Certified Wow in B
Denver neighborhood that was hit money?” said Schultz. • Sitting-Day and Night he

We Put
by four teen suicides in the local To find out how to get involved, • Walking/Swimming

high school—in one short school contact The Second Wind Fund • Massage
year. Neighbors, community lead- today. You can choose to volunteer • Training
• Shuttle Service

ers, and business owners banded or to walk, run or ride as a part

together in desperation. That first of this year’s event on September 720-903-0396
year, 66 walkers raised $4,000, 20th at the Jefferson County
which was used to pay for one- Fairgrounds. For more informa-
on-one counseling—with licensed tion, call 303-763-1775 or visit
mental health professionals—for***
students who wouldn’t otherwise • 303.458.7541
Wine and Spirit:
Uncorking the
Are you
Spiritual but not religious?
Curious about deepening
Institutionally suspicious?
Interested in finding a
spiritual community?

Come join us for a glass of wine

or a cup of coffee and topcial
Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 at
Common Grounds
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with Rev. Tamara Boynton,
Look for the Wine&Spirit Flyers

Sunday Evening Service

and community meal
September 27 at 5:00
at Berkeley Community UCC
3701 W. 50th Ave.
HERE & THERE: A Photo Series by Fran Schroeder and Julie Creaven (corner of 50th & Meade)
My friend Julie Creaven and I are embarking on a photo series where we shoot pictures with similar subject mat-
ter. I live in North Denver and Julie lives in East Sussex, England at Bexhill-On-Sea.
  For more information, call
Our friendship began as online friends in a breast cancer survivor’s group, but evolved as we learned we were also the church: 303-433-5881or
painters, writers, and photographers. email Rev. Tamara at tamara@
We communicate almost weekly on Skype, and occasional holidays to each other’s countries.
Page 20 North Denver News September 4,
5, 2009

Fran Schroeder
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You have driven by the Denver Mint coins, coin dies, the Denver "D" portion mint, and built a much getaway
at 320 W. Colfax hundreds of times. But of the annual uncirculated coin sets and grander facility, an Italian continued from page 15
have you taken the tour? After 9-11-2001 commemorative coins authorized by the Renaissance style building Salchichon sausage for appetizers.
the tours were suspended but are now U. S. Congress. It also stores gold and modeled after a Florentine palace. In Remember what really fresh veg-
resumed. silver bullion. 1906, its first year in operation, the new gies taste like by trying the  Organic
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ed. All the tour info can the United States Mint silver coins valued at $27 million. Today, and cabral cheese, or the to die for
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ed; and in 1863, the U.S. government bringing in more than $5.6 million in gold Mint's early days and up-close views of with homemade ice creams like car-
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Kremmling means family

continued from page 17 and   small ripples along the riv-
night and $40 worth of hot springs er’s edge. The guide was patient
admission;   a steamy deal. The and knowledgeable without being
springs are located 12 miles east pushy. He brought out the best in
of the town   but well worth the us.  We later learned that this com-
drive. There are over 24 pools of pany has  permits and private water
varying temperatures built into the agreements   on  over 100 miles of
face of a Mount Brauss  in   Byers streams in Colorado and Wyoming.
Canyon.   Waterfalls, private decks From   high alpine  streams team-
and a solarium pool make this ing with Brooke and Cutthroat
a   sweet indulgence for sore mus- trout, down to the Fraser River
cles. winding through a pastoral set-
After a jaunt up to the springs, ting above Granby and the Upper
Colorado  cutting through  red rock
we headed to Kremmling’s local
watering hole and steak house, canyons  to the high desert tailwa- Quick and Casual Dining
Quarter Circle.   They serve up ters in Wyoming where the average
Middle Park Meats on their menu. fish pushes the three-pound mark,
Considering folks drive all the way they  can take anglers  of all levels
up from Denver to buy Harlan where the best fishing is for any
Land’s award-winning apple cured season. 
pork chops, slab bacon, hand cut We ended up the day of great
rib eyes and filets, and hand craft- fishing by spending the evening  at
ed brats, this is definitely a restau- a   Kremmling Area Chamber of
rant not to miss. Other noteworthy Commerce  After Hours Mixer,  held
eateries include Los Amigos, where on the very exclusive and posh Bear
the owners hail from Zacatecas, Mountain Ranch Elk Reserve. If you
Mexico, and make killer gorditas are in town for one of these events
and Margs. Also try   the   Moose it is a must-go. There is no better
Café, Big   Shooters Coffee House, way to get the  pulse of a town than


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on Wednesday nights!

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John and Renee Fajardo and  master fly fishing guide  Jeff Ehlert of Grand County Fishing
Company took a float fly fishing trip down the upper Colorado River. The results 18 inch
Rainbows and Browns all day long.  Photo by John Fajardo.
Denver NEWS
North Denver’s Bigger, Better Paper
and  Family Kitchen. to party like a local. Great food,
Saturday morning we headed great conversation and great views. afloat. Miller has developed   group times because we know the real
out to the river with Jeff Ehlert, Kacey Beres,   Executive Director sites, RV sites and tent sites for as wealth lies in our relationships with
guide and owner of  Grand County of the Chamber, said this about little as $20 per night. Boat rent- each other. I forgot why I used to be
Fishing Company ( (970) 726-5231   Kremmling “What we have to offer als include your  choice of canoes, angry with my dad. I can only see   Jeff@ is an authentic western experience. paddle boats, runabouts, fishing the wonderful man who raised me We are not a tourist town; when boats and   pontoons. Prices range to be a fine woman. The grandfa-
Jeff is one of those truly gifted you eat with us you are dining from   $25 for a canoe (2hrs) to ther to my seven children turns to
guides who loves his work, loves with  our locals. If you want to relax a   $125 for a pontoon (2hrs)   or me and says “This was a great trip.
people and loves the river. I have not and kick back after a long hard only $250 a full day. If you forgot We should do it again soon.”
been fly fishing seriously in my life, day at the five ski resorts that are your fishing gear, no worries, the When we got home our 93 year
but my dad takes annual trips to within an hour of here or just come management will hook you up with old great Aunt Moody had died. We
Alaska to fly fish and  spends most and stay to play, we are affordable complimentary poles and a few used to fish with her too. I am not
weekends on some river. What’s a and sincere. We want folks to get to lures. The beaches are not crowded sure about a lot of things but I am
guide to do? A float trip  down the know us.” and the water is crystal clear and sure of this. I will spend more time
Upper Colorado and a jaunt through On Sunday morning my warm throughout September. with my dad. We will find more
Gore Canyon is the answer. dad   and I met up with Jeff Miller After leaving Wolford, my dad common ground, and I am grate-
Jeff told us ,"To be a good fly fish- who, like most locals, has mul- and I headed back to the   town ful to a little town like Kremmling
erman/woman you have to conform tiple jobs.   He runs   the Red square to browse the shops. There that there is a place where we can
to the river, fish and insects.  Take Mountain RV Park year round but is a list of special events at the do it.
what the river gives you and learn come summer he and wife Sara visitor’s center listing concerts, For more information on
from her.  If  you try to force your have   leased the concession rights contests and happenings all year Kremmling call    Grand County
style on the fish or the river, you'll to Wolford Reservoir   and Wolford long. There are great vendors  sell- Colorado Tourism Board  800-729-
suffer a lot of slow days. Today we Campground(970-724-1266 www. ing everything from recycled barn 5821   or Kremmling Chamber of
are going to have a good day!"  There is furniture to custom-made-flies. Commerce 877-573-4262 or visit
A good day was an understate- no need to go to Lake Powell   any Stopping long enough to enjoy the
ment. We had a great day; five longer.   This place rocks. Four town is the key.  
hours later my dad had caught at miles long with breathtaking views As I watched my dad chat it Getting There
least ten fish, I landed a 17-inch of the   Gore range and a pleth- up with Kremmling Mayor Thomas Take Interstate 70 west
Rainbow trout and   an 18-inch ora of salmon, trout and round- Clark, I realized my dad and I are towards Grand Junction exit 205
Brown. It was magically spectac- tail chub, you will find  your fair a lot like this town; friendly, car- toward   Silverthorne onto Co-9
ular. We watched the battalions share of fisher folk. But there are ing, compassionate about the envi- . Drive 37.5 miles. Welcome to
of rafters pass by and cast our also jet skiers, crew teams, water ronment, outdoor enthusiasts, and Kremmling.***
lines into   calm waters along cliffs skiing and pontoon party boats above all able to overcome hard
Page 22 North Denver News September
September 5,
4, 2003

out the best in kids."

Nor th Denver Community
Happenings Highland Farmers Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm through October 31st
The North Denver News is happy to provide news on current community on Boulder Street between 15th and 16th
events and organizations to the north Denver community. If you qualify Come enjoy fresh (and local!) produce, ready to eat food, live music and
as a community school, club, church or other non-profit organization much more!
in the area, please contact the paper about our free community listings.
Information for these listings can be sent in to the News through the fol- NEXT HUNI BOARD/MEMBER MEETING New location!!
lowing: Mail: P.O. Box 12487, Denver 80212, fax 303.458.7541 or e-mail: Asbury Events Center ANNEX, 2215 West 30th Ave. (The Big Church on the corner.) held the third Tuesday of the month

Galleries Yoga en Espanol 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open to all levels. Also offer-
Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, 3659 Navajo Street, 303.458.6058 ing: Hatha, Iyengar, Prenatal, Restorative and Sunday Meditation. For
Hours: Friday 7 – 10 pm, Saturday - Sunday from noon to 5 pm. information, check our website at or call Michael at
More information, call 303-458-6058. 303-271-1057.

Rase Gallery, 1735 W. 39th Ave, 303-455-6821 Program for Intercultural Communication and Language Skills
Grassroots art - open Fridays and Saturdays Informal, welcoming atmosphere to practice your Spanish and learn more
about Hispanic culture. $10/mo - Class meets every Mon. and Thurs.
Zip 37 Gallery, 3644 Navajo Street, 303.477.4525 7-9pm at Our Merciful Savior Episcopal Church (2224 W. 32nd Avenue
August 21 - September 6 Jennifer Melton 80211). For more info: Matt Skeen 303-621-4560 or matthewdskeen@
EDGE Gallery, 3658 Navajo Street, 303.477.7173 and Programa para la comunicación intercultural y competencias linguís-
Kirk Norlin Studio + Gallery, 4430 Tennyson St ., 303-477-1847 or Ambiente informal y acogedor para practicar su ingles y aprender mas
877-499-5511 (toll-free),, Hours: Tues-Fri noon-7 sobre la cultura norteamericana. $10 / mes - la clase se reune cada
pm , Sat 10 am-5 pm Mon.  y Jue. 7-9pm en Our Merciful Savior Episcopal Church (2224 W.
32nd  Avenue 80211). Para más información: Matt Skeen 303-621-4560 o
PROVIDE-N-CE Art Gallery & International Gift Shop
4325 W 41st Ave (303) 477-0309
Bridging Hope non-profit improving the lives of women and children in A Brief History of Highland ~ A Conversation with Neighbors
Vietnam is now sharing the space with PROVIDE-N-CE October 1st ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Lumber Baron Inn ~ 2555 W. 37th Ave
Hours: Wed-Sat: 10 am – 6pm, Sun & Mon: Closed – Tuesday: By Presentation by Highland’s own Dr. Rebecca Hunt, with personal stories
appointment shared by a few of Highland's long             time residents.  Interactive
Q&A time following the presentation.   Bring a friend and learn some-
PlatteForum thing new about our historic community!  This event is free and open to
1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 135, Denver, CO 80202 all.   Sponsored by Amy Berglund, RE/MAX Professionals.  Call 720-560-
303.893.0791 <> 6674 for more details.

The Other Side Arts 1644 Platte Street 303-859-7792 'Haunted House Hunt' Newest Comedy Mystery Dinner
at the Lumber Baron Inn
NEXT Art Gallery 3659 Navajo Street, 720-934-7884 Gallery Hours: Comedy mystery dinner theater has been a mainstay at the Lumber Baron
Wednesday & Thursday 11a – 2p . Friday 6 – 10p . Saturday & Sunday for years.   For the Haunted House Hunt, an auction of antiquities will
12 kick off the evening, hosted by Nancy Ann Cianci, a character supposedly
Sept 4- Sept 20 Alane Holsteen & DJ Hamilton listing the mansion for sale because of it's haunted reputation.  The plot
Sept 25- Oct 11 Garvin & Trish Romero thickens as the groups ascends to the mansion's third floor ballroom where
guests are told a litany of real ghost stories and an unsolved mystery is
Libraries revealed.  Bike Squad Officer Rusty Schwinn ultimately arrives to solve the
Smiley Branch Library 4501 W. 46th Ave. at Utica St, 303.477.3622; crime with the guests and the clues they've discovered for themselves.
Tues, Wed Noon - 8 pm; Thurs 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Closed:
Mon, Fri, Sun Opening weekend September 11 & 12, 2009.  Shows are every weekend culmi-
nating in a notable closing night: Friday the 13th of November.  Admission
NW Denver Toy Library - The Toy Library offers a collection of over is by advance reservation only by calling 303-477-8205.
400 toys, games and puzzles for children (infant through age 8) to bor-
row, enjoy and return. The Toy Library is open Tuesday - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Front Range Buddhist Community Presents Introduction to Buddhist
Thursday - 10 to 12 noon, and Saturdays - 10 to 12 noon. Smiley Branch Philosophy & Meditation
Library, 4501 W. 46th Ave., 303-477-3622 Sunday Evenings, 4:30p to 6:30pm at Mile High Music Together
Studio, 4100 Tennyson St. (Highlands Area) New Students & Drop-ins
Other Great Stuff Welcome
Bug Theater - All shows are at 11 am on Saturdays and tickets are $5. Visit our website for information on advanced classes,  retreats and visiting
Located at 3654 Navajo, For reservations and more information, call the lamas:       For info, call Dave or Tracy at
BugLine at 303-477-9984. (303) 665-2393

Emerging Filmmakers Project at the Bug Berkeley Regis United Neighbors

Third Thursday of every month @ 8:00 P.M. $5 For more information info@berkeley-
3654 Navajo 303-477-9984
Founded in May of 2002, The Emerging Filmmakers Project offers sub-
sidized workshops and a monthly Screening Night featuring films and Inaugural gathering of Working Liberally
talkback by regional filmmakers. Come one-come all event: 3rd Monday's, 5:30-7pm, My Brother's Bar.
First meeting on September 21st
1st Friday Art Walk and Stroll -- 1st Friday of every month from 6 – 10 Working Liberally connects progressive job seekers with hiring announce-
pm check out some of Denver's most unique galleries, shops and restau- ments, socially conscious employers and networking opportunities to keep
rants along Tennyson between 38th and 44th. Families welcome. our talent homegrown and local. Whether you are looking for your first
position or hitting the job market with a long list of professional accom-
The Optimist Club of Northwest Denver  meets the last Saturday of plishments, join fellow liberals to help you land the perfect gig.
the month, in Trevista at Horace Mann's cafeteria, 4130 Navajo.  Besides Quench your thirst, nourish your soul and laugh out loud with the Living
working closely with the students and staff at Trevista by giving of their Liberally family of programs. Now, get a job.
time, talents and resources, the Northwest Denver Optimists also sponsor For more information please contact Johne Erhardt at johne.erhardt@
activities for students North Denver. Those activities include Punt, Pass 303-882-7971
and Kick competition, Tri-Star Basketball competition, oratorical con-
tests and chess tournaments.  For more information, please contact Bob
Bramble at 303-260-4311.  Membership is open to all who wish to "bring
September 4,
5, 2009
2003 North Denver News Page 23

Dining Detective: Duo

Restaurant masters the art
Aphrodite’s Mirror
salon & day spa
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With so many great restaurants I was worried because
and eating traditions to explore in there wasn’t anything terribly inter- 2239 Meade St
the Denver area, it takes me some esting about the meat, and the grits 303-477-1801
time to get around to some of those seemed a bit bland (though but-
that are most recommended, but tery). When the meat was eaten
I’ll get there even- with a bit of rel- Beauty is an ecstasy, it is as simple as hunger.
tually, trust me! Duo Restaurant ish, however, the Take time for the Ritual of Beauty
This was exactly 2413 W. 32nd Ave two flavors played
the case with this extremely well off *Highlights, Cut & Style $80.00
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Duo Restaurant the grits provid- Cell Renewal Facial $50.00
in the ever-evolv- ed a nice creamy Massage $60.00
ing Highlands neighborhood. sweetness that played well off of the
The first notable feature of Duo smoky relish.
is the location in a small satel- We also ordered the buttermilk The Best Kept Secret of the Highlands
lite commercial block east of the fried chicken with mashed pota- * long hair extra
more developed and crowded sec- toes and “Hoppin’ John”, a bacon,
tion of 32nd Ave. around Lowell. black eyed pea, corn and okra suc-
At 32nd and Zuni, the parking is cotash ($18). Unlike the pork, the
easier, traffic is much lighter, and chicken had to be savored alone. Home Theater Excellence & Denver’s Best Values
the pace seems much more relaxed. The extra crunch to the highly sea-
The majority of businesses on this soned batter was spectacular, and
block are also food-related, giving the meat inside was very juicy and
a single-minded focus to the entire satisfying. The succotash was very
area. pleasing with a smoky bacon flavor
When you enter Duo you are absorbed by the black-eyed peas.
greeted by warm colors, exposed There was something extremely
brick and architectural details, and comforting and familiar about this
soft jazz and blues that was real- dish, even though I have never
ly quite pleasant. There was an tasted it before.
instant feeling of comfortable quiet The hook to Duo’s dishes is
in unpretentious surroundings. the highly successful utilization
The wall of free-hanging antique of seasonal produce. Menu list-
window panes that separates the ings change constantly as produce
bar and dining room provides both moves in and out of season, so you
rustic flavor and simple elegance. will have something different to
When it comes to the dining choose from every time you visit.
experience the menu, though short, Every item served at Duo is cre-
is wholly unique, very well con- ated in-house, from the marinated
structed, and accessible to many olives to the sorbets, tarts and
palettes. There is one lamb dish. cakes. Speaking of which, make

What do you want

One chicken, one beef, one pork, sure you save room for these one-
one fish. There are, in fact, only of-a-kind dessert pairings ($7). We
seven entrees on the regular menu, sampled two. The first was warm
plus the nightly special. Each hazelnut cake with buttermilk ice

What do you want

of these, though, is constructed cream and roasted plums. This
with unexpected pairings that work was pretty much heaven on earth,

against your skin?

extremely well in creating a unified with the sweet, nutty cake balanc-
plate and well-balanced choices. ing magnificently with the tangy,

against your skin?

On the night of our visit we somewhat sour ice cream. We
began with an onion tart ($8) and a also tried the chocolate truffle with
cup of the soup-of-the-day, cucum- banana sorbet and salted almond
ber/avocado ($4). The star of this crunch. This was a really interest-
course was the tart, which was ing combination because the sorbet
sweet and savory. Although not was crisp and fresh while the choc- Revolution Uses
overly large, I would recommend olate was succulent and rich. Add Liquid CO 2 (makes bubbles in your drink) & Water
that you share this with a friend the saltiness of the crunch, though,
so that you can sample more menu and it was something else entirely.
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items and not get too full, too fast. It is at this point that I realize
The cup of soup was tiny and defi- the best way to summarize the suc- Perchloroethylene, Decamethylpentacyclosiloxane, Hydrogenated Isoparaffin
nitely not a size to share. The flavor cess of Duo’s menu comes from the
was exceptionally mild and perhaps pairing of components. While the
a tad under-seasoned. I found this pork is good, the pork with sauce Now Open in
to be better as a between-course is amazing. The hazelnut cake is
palette cleanser rather than an yummy, the hazelnut cake with Highlands Garden Village
individual component. buttermilk ice cream is unforgetta-
For our first entree we enjoyed ble. It is, it must be, prepared and 38th & Tennyson
the Pork Porterhouse with smoked served as a Duo. Whether it was
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sweet corn grits ($21). I’ve gotten a coincidence, the name and the
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