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Lily O'Neill

Articles By Lily O'Neill

You’re Not Far From Your New Favorite Stargazing Spot

A new astronomy feature on Colorado’s tourism site stars small towns—and big skies.

The World’s First Snow Artist Is Leaving his Mark on Colorado

Simon Beck, the 61-year-old U.K. artist known for his massive snow creations, has made his Colorado debut in Silverthorne. Catch his works before the wind sweeps them away.

18 Mountain Town Events You Can’t Miss This Winter

There are plenty of reasons to head to the mountains this season, but here are the events you should add to your mountain bucket list.

Why You Should Explore Rifle, Colorado in the Winter

Skip ski resort mayhem for a weekend in Rifle where mystical ice caves, nearby hot springs, and a funky inn reveal a more serene—and fantastical—side of winter.

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Cheers Denver! This New Ordinance Will Let You Drink in Public

Don’t worry about chugging the rest of your beer—Denver’s new “common consumption” ordinance will allow you to bring your drink outside of some liquor-licensed businesses.

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Colorado’s New Traction Law Is a Pain. But It Could Ease I-70 Traffic

Colorado’s updated traction law, which requires all drivers to prepare their vehicles for winter conditions, might help you reach that beloved powder faster—and keep you safe.

For Aurora, Joker Hits Too Close to Home

Upon Joker’s release this month, many have shared concerns about the film’s violent imagery. And for Aurora, the movie is bringing back some unsettling memories of the 2012 theater tragedy.

Skis Up Colorado! Resorts’ Opening Days Are Upon Us

A-Basin was the first mountain to start spinning lifts, but a handful of other mountains are getting their seasons started now that snow is flying. Here, we’ll keep you updated on all the upcoming festivities for the most wonderful time of the year.

Global Livingston Institute Jams Out For Its 10th Anniversary

The Denver nonprofit has sent nearly 2,000 students and community leaders to East Africa to serve communities in need. On October 1, the organization will bring Ugandan and American musicians together on stage to celebrate.

Beer at Folsom Field Is Now Served in Aluminum Cups

Through a partnership with Broomfield-based Ball Corporation, beer drinkers at the University of Colorado’s stadium will enjoy their brews in “infinitely recyclable” cups.

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