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Rocky Mountain National Park Series - December 3rd Full Moon Hike

by Cory Dudley

Bask in the light of the full moon in Rocky Mountain National Park this Sunday 12/3.

What better a way to get into the holiday spirit! 


Photo Credit: NPS/Russell Smith

The Rocky Mountain Rangers lead Full Moon Walks in the winter months, the first one this coming Sunday. Groups leave from Beaver Meadows at 5 pm. Reservations are required and can be made in person or you can call the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 970-586-1223. Maybe there will even be a little fresh snow from the system that passes through Sunday - fingers crossed!

...when you drive into this park, you forget about everything else. You hear the water, hear the birds, you hear the wind ruffling through the aspens. Everything else disappears and all you have are the sounds and your thoughts." Blake Crossland


Image Credit PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo

Blake Crossland grew up in the Rocky Mountains, through which he developed a deep appreciation for exploration and adventure in the outdoors. Now, he is dedicating his life to returning the favor by becoming a trail crew leader for the Rocky Mountain Conservation Corps.


Image Credit PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo​

Blake's crew is responsible for trail construction and maintenance. They focus on making trails more sustainable, so they last longer and are more enjoyable for the public.


Image Credit PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo​

The main goal of the Conservation Corp is to get kids involved in conservation work. Younger people will determine our National Parks' futures. We need to connect young people to the public lands and parks and continue to protect these treasured places!

Thank you Blake! 

PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo.

 

Christa's HOT PICK for the week! 3119 Lake Park Way, Longmont

by Christa Marsh

My HOT PICK for the week is another one close to McIntosh Lake! With trail systems around the lake, parks, quiet streets, a close proximity to the foothills, Lyons, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, easy commuting to Boulder down Hwy 36... northwest Longmont is a beautiful and convenient location.


Patio homes are increasingly popular for their easy care along with privacy. 3119 Lake Park Way is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath - 2408 sq ft home, listed at $339,900. The Shores community features a pool & tennis courts as well. This is a gem and won't last longer than the weekend!

The main floor has an open concept with the kitchen open to the living room with cozy fireplace.

loft for project space, study or guest room.

Finished basement with egress windows could easily be turned into additional living space.


A sweet, small backyard with deck and shade trees

I've never been in a Shores patio home that I didn't like. They have comfortable and inviting floor plans and the community and surrounding neighborhoods are welcoming and have an active community.

McIntosh Lake provides views of the mountains, peaceful jogging and walking while watching the geese & eagles and the cattle graze. For those of you with family members looking to move to Longmont, this is the place! Call or email for more info!


As our Lead Buyer's Agent, Christa loves the entire journey of helping Buyers find their perfect home. Professionalism, communication and strong business skills allow her and her clients to rise to the top in this competitive market place.

Christa is a REALTOR® and Lead Buyer's Agent for The Winning Team Real Estate Group. As an Old Town resident, Christa has knowledge of the market and strong relationships in the Real Estate community. With a Sales and Business background and family experience in both Commercial and Residential Contracting, Christa is a well-rounded and informed Full-Time Agent.

In between showings and Closings, Christa enjoys caring for her home in the Historic Westside of Longmont, and playing in the mountains- trail running, skiing and biking. Christa brings 100% to all she does especially to her work! 

 

 

Christa's HOT PICK for the week!

by Cory Dudley

My HOT PICK for the week is 2620 Pheasant Dr. in Longmont. Situated just blocks from McIntosh Lake and Dawson Park, this Northwest Longmont home is has wonderful potential.

The main level has vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, and a beautiful chef's kitchen for entertaining and Sunday dinners this winter. 

A cozy gas fireplace off the kitchen creates a cozy gathering space for loved ones and guests while you're busy in the kitchen. And beautiful hardwoods tie the space together.

A large, fenced backyard with mature landscaping for gardening, playing catch and pets to run.

And a finished basement complete with egress windows provide even more storage, bedrooms, office or project space. 

Dawson Park and McIntosh Lake are steps away!




Please call, text or email us to see this listing, others similar, or the perfect home for you!

Click for more info on 2620 Pheasant Dr.

Christa Marsh
christa@justlistedcolo.com
303-913-9698


As our Lead Buyer's Agent, Christa loves the entire journey of helping Buyers find their perfect home. Professionalism, communication and strong business skills allow her and her clients to rise to the top in this competitive market place.

Christa is a REALTOR® and Lead Buyer's Agent for The Winning Team Real Estate Group. As an Old Town resident, Christa has knowledge of the market and strong relationships in the Real Estate community. With a Sales and Business background and family experience in both Commercial and Residential Contracting, Christa is a well-rounded and informed Full-Time Agent.

In between showings and Closings, Christa enjoys caring for her home in the Historic Westside of Longmont, and playing in the mountains- trail running, skiing and biking. Christa brings 100% to all she does especially to her work! 

Listing by Steven Noel of ReMax

​Images Courtesy of IRES MLS

The Infamous Gondolier is Now Open in Longmont!

by Christa Marsh

I just had the chance to get over to the NEW Gondolier in Longmont! Those of you who are long-time or past Boulderites know the Gondolier for the "All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Special" which turned the Gondolier into a Boulder institution for hungry college kids and families.


Judging from the packed parking lot last night, I'm thinking it'll become a Longmont staple too!


Photo Credits: The Gondolier Italian Eatery

A little fun history on the Gondolier: Gary Kugel opened the restaurant in 1960 with his army buddy, Warren. All of the recipes came courtesy of Warren's Italian "Auntie Lou". In 1960, a full spaghetti dinner with a meatball or sausage, salad, an anitpasti, cup of minestrone, bread and a drink cost just $1.50!!! The prices have risen a bit, but it's still a great value for a hungry family.


Photo Credits: The Gondolier Italian Eatery

I intended to photograph my Ziti Bolognaise, but all of sudden the plate was empty :/   I do highly recommend it though! Classic Bolognaise flavor, served with the yummiest garlicky bread! The House salad is perfect and simple - just go with the creamy Italian dressing. And you may as well finish with the Spumoni, like me - it's probably the best I've had and it's topped with their house-made maraschino cherries. I hear the Tiramisu is amazing too, but I'll just have to do more research.

The new location is just south of Ken Pratt on South Main - Longmont Gondolier

Yay Gondolier!

 

Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the 10 most-visited national parks in the United States, coming in at number 4 behind (1) Great Smoky Mountains NP, (2) Grand Canyon NP & (3) Yosemite NP.


Photo Credits: Michael Hodges, Jim Osterberg © 2012 RockyMountainNationalPark.com

The number of visitors each year (over 4.5 million this year!), specifically concentrated during the peak season (June to September), is taking a toll on the park. From roads and bridges to campgrounds and restrooms, the infrastructure is aging and the National Parks Service is proposing raising rates to fund improvements in RMNP, as well as, 17 other popular national parks.


Photo Credits: Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce

Current Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fees are $30/week and $10 dollars for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles. If the proposed rate increase goes into effect, it could cost $70 to enter RMNP in June of 2018.


Photo Credits: CBS Denver - CBS Local

The National Parks Service says if implemented, this increase could boost park revenue by $70 million/year. But, there's no guarantee that this will happen. A public comment period is open through November 23rd. Learn more and share your thoughts in the Comments section here: http://bit.ly/2yMe5IB​


Christa's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for the week is 242 Stickney Street in Lyons, Colorado!

 

 

Live at the base of the mountains, 30 minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park, 15 minutes to shopping in Longmont, a beautiful commute to Boulder along the foothills highway, MILES and MILES of trails to explore, thousands of acres of Boulder County Open Space, there’s world class BEER here too – you’d be walking distance to Oscar Blues! You’re around the corner from The Stone Cup, the bestest little coffee shop in Boulder County.

Need I say more, it’s front range living at its finest!!!

 

 

Built in 2007, it has the charm of a historic bungalow with none of the older home fixing up. ​

 

 

Beautiful, warm, classy kitchen! You want to cook here! Your house will become the weekend getaway home for all your friends! Maybe that’s a good thing… maybe not…?

 

 

Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. ​

 

 

3 bright bedrooms all on the main level, updated baths and a fully finished basement. 

 

 

Co​nvenience, charm, location, space! This is a Lyons gem! It won’t last long, but I’d love to check it out with you and then go grab a beer! Let’s do it! 😲 Call, text or email – 303-913-9698​

 


 

(Listed by Gateway Realty Group)

 

 

Christa Marsh is a full time Realtor® and Buyer’s Specialist. From first-time home buyers to seasoned home-buying pros, Christa has all the tools and support to make the process fun, efficient, and most importantly SUCCESSFUL! Call, text or email at christa@justlistedcolo.com | 303-913-9698

 

Local Events this Weekend...

by Cory Dudley

 

With all this beautiful summer weather in our weekend forecast, make time to get outside! Whether it's a hike in the Boulder foothills, an outdoor concert or just windowshopping the downtown shops on Main st.... It's all Colorado, all the time!

 

 

Friday, June 9th 

 

Downtown Summer Concert - 4th Ave & Kimbark St - 6 to 9 pm

Bring your family and neighbors downtown for the evening and sample local food and drink from downtown restaurants, all while enjoying live music from local artists. Admission is free! The headliner for the 9th is The Goonies.

 

Flatirons Jazz Orchestra & Denver Swing Project - 300 Main Street - 7 to 11:30 pm

Come out and dance! Doors open at 7 pm, with swing dance lessons from 7:30 to 8:30 pm (FREE, included in the ticket price!) Tickets at the door are $15, and you'll enjoy Swing Era music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa and more...

 

Shanna in a Dress Live - 350 Terry St - 6 to 8 pm

Enjoy the music of Shanna in a Dress over your favorite glass from St. Vrain Cidery. She has been performing since college and is known for a very entertaining stage presence. 

 

Free Coffee Tasting! - 1015 Pearl St - All Day

Ozo on Pearl Street offers free tastings of their featured coffee, brewed in 3 different styles; a pour over, chemex and french press. Stop by and take a sip!

 

Full Moon Meditation & Sound Healing - 1909 9th St - 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Meditate with gongs, sound bowls and tuning forks, and leave feeling better than ever! Entry costs $7 and don't forget to bring your mat or something comfortable to relax on. April will lead you on a healing journey that will refocus your energy and intentions. 

 

Romance in Rome - 1825 Pearl St - 6 to 9 pm 

Feast like you're in Rome! You'll learn delicious classic recipes and enjoy them in a romantic and intimate setting. Bring a date or your best friends! Cost is $79.

 

Saturday, June 10th 

 

Boulder Saturday Farmers Market - Central Park - 10 am to 2 pm

Visit local vendor booths for produce goods, artisan gifts and items, among many others. Often there is live music and food available as well, in case you want to make a whole day of it. 

 

The Fremonts Boulder Album Release Party - 1709 Pearl St - 8 to 11 pm

The Fremonts will finally release their first full-length album after a year and a half of writing, rehearsing, recording and mixing. Enjoy tasty beverages and wonderful music, and feel free to bring friends and family.

 

Starwood: A Tribute to John Denver - 300 Main St - 7 pm

This John Denver Tribute show is open to all ages and tickets are only $15. Mark Cormican, front man to the tribute band, has been delivering the tunes for the past 35 years. If you're a John Denver fan, make sure not to miss this! 

 

Sunday, June 11th 

 

2017 Ironman Boulder - 1300 Pearl St 

The Pearl Street Mall will become the setting for Boulder's 2017 Ironman on Sunday. Grab a bite and then show your support from the sidelines of the race. 

 

Amoramora - 1535 Pearl St - 10 pm to 1 am

Spend the evening at the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery with Amoramora; a local rock and jazz fusion  band. Drink and dance the night away! 

 

Local Events This Weekend

by Cory Dudley

 

Looking for something local and fun to do this weekend? Here are some events going on in Longmont and Boulder...

 

Saturday, May 20th 
 

ArtWalk - 4:00 to 8:00 pm - Longmont

​Experience live artist demonstrations, interactive activities, musical performances and pop-up vendors. The entire event happens on Main Street, between 3rd and 6th Avenue.

 

Hair of the Downward Dog Yoga - 9:30 to 10:30 am - Longmont

Every Saturday morning, before most of the world has awakened, a group of beer-and-yoga lovers convene at Wibby Brewing for an hour long class in the taproom. All levels are welcome here, and the $10.83 price tag includes a pint of beer after class! Please bring your own mat and a towel for comfort.

 

Historic Callahan House Open House & Tour - 4:00 to 8:00 pm - Longmont

Come to the Historic Callahan House (312 Terry Street) and admire the work of several local artists amidst live music in their gardens. This event is open to the public and is FREE.

 

Monty Python's "Spamalot" - 7:30 pm - Longmont

The Longmont Theatre Company presents their current production of "Spamalot." Prepare to laugh and participate in this entertaining musical that is filled with crazy characters and plenty of shenanigans. Tickets start at $18.

 

Rooftop Party at Samples Bistro - 2:00 pm - Longmont

Join Samples World Bistro and Sam Adams for an exclusive Tap Takeover party to celebrate! You'll be able to try 6 unique Sam Adams beers, including the award winning LongShot. Live music will be playing, and beers will be tapped promptly at 3:00 pm. NO COVER for this 21+ party! This is your only chance to get the LongShot in Longmont, so be sure to stop by.

 

Spring Arts Day & Craft Sale - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Boulder

Head over to the Boulder Shambhala Center to explore meditative arts through demonstrations and hands-on classes. This is a free, drop-in program that you don't need to register to. The craft sale portion of the event is in the Community Room and will feature works such as calligraphy, herbal skin care products, paintings, cushions and more. 

 

Triple Crown Parties - 11:30 am - Boulder

The West End Tavern welcomes all Triple Crown fans to celebrate The Preakness. Enjoy the race on a big screen with Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps aplenty! Prizes will be handed out for the best dressed ladies and gentlemen.

 

Sunday, May 21st

 

Blues & BBQ at The Dickens Tavern - 2:00 to 5:00 pm - Longmont

Bring your friends out to the Dickens Tavern patio for some sweet music, $2 Bud Lights, BBQ specials and a lot of fun! Jack Hadley will be playing and it promises to be a good time.

 

Family Yoga Fun Time - 4:00 to 6:30 pm - Boulder

Save the date! Take advantage of craft time, partner yoga play, butterfly flow yoga, yoanasium, a family dance party and more. 

 

Green Thumb Guidance - Be Good to the Bees!

by Cory Dudley

 

While you are lounging on your patio looking out onto your garden, the bees are out there working hard.  Buzzing from flower to flower, they do the hard work - pollinating your garden for you.  However, it is no secret anymore, the bees you expect to be there in your landscape are dying off at alarming rates.  Millions of bees are disappearing and this will have huge consequences on our environment.  Not only do bees support biological diversity in our natural ecosystems but we depend on them for our food.  Estimates show that agriculture relies on bees for nearly ⅓ of our human food crops.  We rely on bees to pollinate everything from apples to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed cows.  There are no substitutes for these hard working individuals.  If we do not have bees, we don’t have food...

 

 

 

Native pollinators and domesticated bee populations are declining for a variety of reasons.  Habitat loss, disease and excessive and inappropriate use of pesticides and insecticides are some of the contributing factors.  The use of neonicotinoids (neonics) is a class of insecticides that has had a devastating effect on the bee population.  Neonics can be found in many common insect sprays for your lawn and garden.  These sprays affect the central nervous system of insects resulting in paralysis or death.  Though you may be attacking those grubs in your lawn, you will also end up damaging your beneficial insects - bees!  It is imperative that we take the necessary steps to help save our bees and other local pollinators.

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to make a difference in your own yard there are few simple things you can do...  

1.) Do not apply any pesticides in your yard.  Use organic and natural pest management methods in your own landscape.  

2.) Buy organic plants and seeds.  Most of the plants we buy at big box stores have had neonics sprayed on them during the growing process and these chemicals can be stored in the soil and foliage for months.  Locate your local nursery for organic options.

3.) Create and plant a pollinator garden.  Bees are attracted to large groupings of flowers during the growing season.  Try to stagger your flowering plants to have flowers all throughout the growing season for the hard working bees.  Some of my favorite flowers that will attract the bees include:

  • Fruit Trees: Apples, Crab Apples, Plums, Pear, Catalpa, Redbud
  • Shrubs: Russian Sage, Mock Orange, Blue Mist Spirea, Serviceberry,
  • Perennials: Agastache, Bee Balm, Catmint, Iris, Thyme, Yarrow
  • Vines: Trumpet Vine, Honeysuckle and Silver Lace Vine

 

For more information on how you can help save our bees visit:

 

A garden is only as rich and beautiful as the integral health of the system; pollinators are essential to the system - make your home their home."  - Derry MacBride, National Affairs and legislation Chairwoman, Garden Club of America

 

 

Kristen Whitehead, owner of Helios Landscape Design, writes featured blog posts for our monthly newsletter on everything plant-related! She's happy to guide you in your next garden design effort. 

 

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