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Kelly Bastone

Articles By Kelly Bastone

8 Relaxing Hot Spring Getaways to Book Right Now

Everything old is new again at Colorado’s hot springs, where recent expansions and upgrades have created fresh ways of savoring the Earth’s oldest bathtubs.

6 Pieces of Colorado Kit for Every Cyclist

Local gear for roadies, mountain bikers, and gravel grinders.

The Best Colorado Gear for Every Campground

Our local picks for building a better basecamp.

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Aspen Archives Showcases Tree Carvings Left by Sheepherders in Colorado’s High Country

On display at DU’s Davis Gallery through October 20, the exhibit tells stories of the migrant workers who left their marks on Colorado’s aspens.

The Best Credit Card Perks for Travelers Who Frequent DIA

Banks are competing for cardmembers by building luxury airport lounges that can help ease the stresses of layovers and delays. If Denver International Airport is your portal to the nation and beyond, here are our picks for the credit cards that yield the best benefits.

Why Mountain Towns Are Rethinking the Residency Status of Van-Lifers

The sky-high cost of living in Colorado resort communities means that not everyone can afford four walls.

A New Colorado Company Tackles Sustainable Kids Gear

How a former Smartwool exec is designing technical outdoor apparel for tiny adventurers.

Why Are Colorado Beans So Delicious?

Farmers have grown beans in southwest Colorado for nearly 1,000 years. Here’s why they should be in your pantry this winter.

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How to Balance Exercise as Denver’s Air Quality Worsens

Wildfire rates are increasing. So understanding Colorado’s air quality index (and the little-known, long-term effects of ultrafine particulates) is becoming a rapid necessity.

Frontier Airlines Bets Big on Ultra-Low Fares

Frontier Airlines’ handling of pandemic-related flight cancellations triggered outrage and spurred appeals for reform. Yet the Denver-based airline expects increasing demand for what it calls “Low Fares Done Right.” Will passengers who believe they were defrauded return to the ultra-low-cost airline?

The Push to Diversify Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Changes to licensing in Denver, slated for early 2021, could help make the marijuana business more accessible to entrepreneurs of color.

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The Best of the Mountain West

Celebrating 26 captivating people, beautiful places, and irresistible things endemic to our special slice of America in 2020.

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How to Travel the World Without Leaving Colorado

Vail’s Sonnenalp Hotel and other globally inspired destinations put the world within reach.

Students Give DPS a Lesson on Black History

A group of students is leading the movement to weave Black history into Denver Public Schools’ white-centric curriculum—including changes that will be implemented this month.

This Award-Winning Organization Is Welcoming Anglers of Color to the Water

Brown Folks Fishing builds community amongst non-white anglers online—and is pushing the fishing industry to cast a wider net.

Cross-Country Skiing in Colorado: Where to Cross-Country Ski in or Near Steamboat Springs

At the Lake Catamount Touring Center, you’ll find more than 27 kilometers of trails just 10 miles outside of downtown Steamboat.

Off-Roading In Utah’s Lockhart Basin

The White Rim gets all the glory, but this 50-plus-mile trail is a jeeper’s paradise.

Kremmling Is Your Gateway to Outdoor Adventure

Plan a getaway to the small-yet-wild ranching town.

Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife?

Colorado is in the midst of a trail-building bonanza. But research has revealed an inconvenient truth: The humans recreating on these trails are negatively impacting wildlife populations throughout the state. Is there a way to spend time in the backcountry responsibly without endangering the state’s fauna?

Upscale Alley Grub Comes to Steamboat Springs

The revamped Snow Bowl serves craft fare with a side of live music, movies—and bowling, too.

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