The author playing the uke with Steve Syzmansk, a Planet Bluegrass owner. (Image courtesy of Tim Benko)
With aching fingers and throbbing hands, I grip the small chisels, files, and rasps I need to carve the gentle curves of my ukulele’s neck. Then I sand the Acacia wood that makes up its body until it’s as smooth as a tumbled river rock. My body hurts from the intensity of building this miniature...
September 5 2014, 8:25 AM
Three bystanders take in a flooded ranch home near Dearfield. Photo by Marc Piscotty/ © 2013
It’s been a year. Remember those days, in September 2013, when the rain kept coming? When the rivers spilled their banks, when people lost their homes, their livelihoods, and even their lives? I visited Larimer County several times as I reported “The Rising,” and each time I was struck by the...
September 2 2014, 10:33 AM
Dale's Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont
Style: American Pale Ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
ABV: 6.5 percent
Malty? Hoppy? The definition of hoppy.
Reviewed: August 2014
Two years ago, I declared that Colorado should have a state beer and...
August 15 2014, 10:15 AM
As leaves and temperatures continue to fall, there are plenty of ways to savor the autumn season in the Denver community. Check out this week’s feel-good events. Take A Bite: Embrace your sweet tooth. Through the end of October, Smiling Moose Deli will be donating a portion of profit from each...
October 21 2013, 12:20 PM
The ground was already saturated from snowmelt on May 14, 2007, when an evening thunderstorm opened up over Denver, dumping more than an inch of rain in an hour. The clay-dense Colorado soil couldn’t soak it up, so the water pooled, then flowed, then raged. Within minutes, I-25 was flooded. People...