Best Kept Secret

As Colorado’s population continues to explode, the “hidden gems” of our great state seem to be few and far between. For those who are adventurous enough to look past the now well-developed mountain towns, there is still some magic to be found. One such treasure is the ghost town of Crystal. 

Leftover Salmon | Thirty Years Of Festival!

For the last thirty years, Leftover Salmon has been one of the most influential bands on the national bluegrass/jam-grass scene. For a band with such little assistance from mainstream music channels, it is remarkable what they have accomplished over their career.

her name is Jojo

Colorado author, wife and mother of three, Jojo Watts, answers our questions about her creative journey and life as a writer.

Winter Warmers

 Sarah St. Vincent $25.99  Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a young widow befriends a mysterious foreigner; setting in motion a politically charged journey of violence, betrayal, empathy and reconciliation.   

World of Dance

Born from Artistic Director and Founder Caitlin Brozna-Smith’s desire to bring culturally authentic world dance forms to Denver, Bella Diva World Dance provides women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life the opportunity to learn and celebrate cultures from around the globe. The school strives to break down the preconceptions of what dance is and who it is for,…

Shelf Life

 Article Rhiannon Johnson  | Photography Ladd Forde  Books sourced at Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver,    You’re never too old for a summer reading list! Wherever your summer plans are taking you, be sure to bring along one (or all) of these six recent releases from Boulder authors. 


Open a home interior magazine or flip on a home improvement show and it’s easy to see that rustic modern is the look that everyone loves! Experience modern architecture and rustic interior decor by taking a look inside 15 of the West’s finest rustic modern private homes, traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artist studios, and places for play. Featuring detailed…

The Novel Way

For Thatcher Wine, CEO and founder of Boulder’s Juniper Books, there’s much more to a shelf of volumes than its spines, bindings, covers, and pages on pages of words. 
By bringing artfully designed book sets and collections into the homes of customers and clients, Wine seeks to physically surround them with stories that will transport them to worlds beyond their…


Turning 40, Sue Frederick thought she had lost everything. Widowed, childless, and heartbroken, her escalating sense of failure launched her on a spiritual journey to find what mattered, forge her own unique story, and share her message through her memoir, Water Oak: The Happiness of Longing.

Wholly Healthy, Wholly Fulfilled

According to Briana Borten and Dr. Peter Borten, leading a balanced, fulfilling life is not about quick fixes or life hacks. Owners of The Dragontree in Boulder and co-authors of their new book, The Well Life, the Bortens, whose backgrounds include massage therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, Ayurveda, psychology, and more, strive to educate readers on how to fill their life…

Shelf Life

Over the centuries, humans have made great strides in areas such as technology, transportation and architecture, but many of these advances have been at our planet’s expense. In order to preserve our environment, we all must make efforts to protect our big, beautiful, blue home. This month we have selected a few titles that focus on environmental education, green living…

Keep Calm

In our July issue we called for young makers to submit their creative work, along with their source of inspiration. Thirteen-year-old Elliote Muir submitted a short story partially based on a real-life experience. When Elliote’s not writing, she likes to be outside, mountain bike, ski, hike and paddle board. Here’s a short story we’re sure other Boulderites can relate to…

Book Blogger Buzz

A steady supply of new books hitting the bookshelves every week paired with multiple best-seller and book club lists can make a reader scratch their head when it comes time to choose their next book. It’s easy to see why everyone could use a little help when it comes to picking their next read. That’s when it’s time to turn…

Shelf Living

Take a journey to Consilience, a social experiment offering homes and jobs after a financial catastrophe causes an economic meltdown. Participants alternate months in their suburban utopias with months spent in prison. Atwood’s first stand-alone novel in 10 years doesn’t shy away from morality, ethics and desire.

Hot Off The (Letter)Press

In an age of burgeoning automation and ever-expanding technology, Brian Wood is taking a step back. Waaaaaay back. Wood is the owner of Dogs & Stars, a fully functional letterpress studio in East Boulder County. What began as a casual curiosity has evolved into a year-round enterprise for this self-proclaimed “type junkie.”