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Co-existing on trails: Can’t mountain bikers, runners and hikers all just get along?

By John Meyer

Dueling warning signs posted in a Jefferson County park at Lookout Mountain — where trail conflicts arise between mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers — recently turned into a Rorschach test on friction between trail-users whose priorities are frequently at odds… Read more…

About wildcats and life on the trail

By Christy Steadman

Do you know your Colorado wildcats?

It’s all about the tail, said Alicia Vermilye, a nature educator with Open Space.

Bobcat tails are shorter and look “dipped in paint,” whereas mountain lion tails are long and unmarked…  Read more…

Postcards & Politics/Snakes & Songs

Denver Postcard Show

The Denver Postcard Show is happening this weekend at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (map).   You’ll find thousands of antique and collectible postcards but also trade cards, stereoview cards, photographs and other paper memorabilia.  Food is available on site and there is plenty of free parking.   They’re open today and tomorrow from 10-7.

Councilor Casey Brown will have Coffee with a Councilor tomorrow morning at 10 at City Hall.  This is a great opportunity to bring up issues concerning you that are happening in Golden and the north neighborhoods in particular.

bullsnakeJefferson County Open Space will have an Education Station about SNAKES set up at Apex Park tomorrow morning.  Stop by anytime between 9 and 10 to see a bullsnake up close and personal. We don’t have to love snakes but maybe after learning a little bit about them you will have a greater respect for them and how they contribute to Jefferson County Open Space’s healthy ecosystem.  Apex Park, 121 Heritage Road, Golden (map)

Live Music Friday:  Buffalo Rose – Billy Byrd at 11 and Andy Sydow Band at 4; Golden Moon Speakeasy – Mike Smith from 8-11; Windy Saddle – Ryan Shane Spazz 6:30-8:30; Wrigley’s – Relapse 5-9; Ace Hi – Karaoke at 9.

The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings in Denver

Ask any longtime Denverite: Colorado’s capital is no mountain town. Newcomers are often surprised at the far-off Front Range, but for the adventurously inclined, this doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do. The Centennial State enjoys trails even in its urban jungle, and—no surprise, from a region with the third-highest number of microbreweries per capita in the country—our favorite recovery beverage is beer. Here are the best trail to tavern pairings in the Denver Metro area…  Read more…