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August 21st, 2014

Artist Gonzales creates USA Pro Challenge Breckenridge stage poster

At its core, a bike race is all about movement. It is fast, frenzied and fascinating. The work of artist David V. Gonzales was chosen to represent the Breckenridge and Woodland Park stages of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge for just those reasons. Gonzales’ winning piece for the Breckenridge stage of the race is titled “Destination.” Through bright colors and swift movement, the piece captures the essence of the Pro Challenge’s intense finish. “It is the finish for the stage, so I wanted something where the adrenaline, the heightened physicality of racing to the finish line was captured,” Gonzales said. … Read more

August 21st, 2014

Breckenridge woman finds fulfillment in foraging

Walking with Erica Marciniec through the forest is like walking with a friendly pirate carrying a treasure map. There’s no “X marks the spot.” Instead, the map she teaches you to read is dotted with surprises of wild edibles. “I gotta show you. We just passed over the most awesome berry in the Rockies,” she said, darting a few feet off trail during a hike near the Mesa Cortina Trailhead in Silverthorne in early August. She described how the huckleberries, or blueberries depending on whom you talk to, can range in color from maroon to purple-blue, from powder blue to … Read more

August 21st, 2014

Big Head Todd and the Monsters play free USA Pro Challenge concert

One of Big Head Todd and the Monsters’ first shows was in Breckenridge. Two decades and more than a dozen albums later, the band is returning to play a free show at the Riverwalk Center as part of the USA Pro Challenge Stage 5 finish festivities. “There was a place called Meech’s Mogul, back in the old days, that was probably one of the first gigs that we had, actually,” said Todd Park Mohr, front man for Big Head Todd. “Lots of drinking in those days in those small bars. We were really young and had a lot of fun. … Read more

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