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Old Man Mountain In Estes Park Looks Beautiful In The Fall With The Golden Colors



Old Man Mountin is impressive any time of the year. But in the fall, the golden colors make it even more beautiful. You can see the silouette of the “Olds Man’s” face at you look up.

The stories that go along with Old Man Mountain and the Native Americans in this part of the country are amazing. I wrote one about a year ago here on my Blog. Old Man Mountain was very revered as a place that the Native Americans used to have their vision quests. Today it’s a great place to go for a hike…. the views on top are incredible!

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Enjoy Estes Park Audio Podcast Network Has Been Launched For Estes Park And RMNP!



Enjoy Estes Park recently launched “The Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Audio Podcast Network.”  The Audio Podcast Network currently has 45 Channels (growing each day) and 13,000+ listeners.  Over 400+ shows have been scheduled for production. You can listen to the Podcast Network with your computer, cell phone and tablet. There are many great Estes Park & RMNP experiences available that you don’t know about or will miss and the Podcast Network brings that information directly to you.  All podcasts and music are professionally produced in a recording studio.

Podcast Topics include (this is a small sampling):
• Rocky Mountain National Park: wildlife, fishing, hiking, wildflowers, butterflies, birds, photography, trails, camping, gear, driving tours & more.
• Estes Park Business Tours on-site: Retail, Dining, Health, Lodging & Service.
• Art Tours: Visual & Literary Arts interviews with art galleries, artists (painters, sculptors, potters, etc.), authors & more.
• Museum Tours: Art collections, exhibits & more.
• Rocky Mountain National Park: Outdoor Adventure & Adventure Guides.
• Podcast Cafe’ Music: Interviews and live performances with Estes Park musicians (Cowboy Brad, etc.).
• Estes Park History: Historical tours, talks from the past, interviews, on-site historical topics, etc.
• Business: How to get ahead in business. Business advice & help.
• Rocky Mountain National Park 100th Year: Interviews with people associated with RMNP regarding the celebration.
• Inspirational, Health & Wellness: Professionals talk about subjects that will help you enjoy life to its fullness.
• Beat On The Street: Live audio & video interviews.
• The Week Ahead: Every Friday, you can listen to “The Week Ahead” to learn about what is going on for the week ahead in Estes Park & RMNP.
• Share Podcasts: You can share all the podcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
• And a whole lot more!

Sign Up for your free podcast membership as there are many additional podcast benefits available for you.  For a limited time, you will receive a Free Lifetime Membership to listen to all premium channels.

Please visit The Podcast Network at www.estesparkpodcast.com.

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Beautiful Christmas Lights In Downtown Estes Park Are Always So Festive!



The tiny, white Christmas lights that are put up each year in downtown Estes Park are just beautiful. The give the feeling of a small, old-time town. It’s fun to walk the streets and feel the ambiance and see all of the little shops all decorated for the holiday. Each and every tree shows off their sparkle!

Have you even been to Estes Park during the holidays? Isn’t it pretty?

Visit Ecards By Mel.

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The Notchtop Cafe In Estes Park Was Rocking Last Night With The Cedar Avenue Blues Band!



The Cedar Avenue Blues Band from Denver had the whole place rocking at the Notchtop Cafe in Estes Park last night. Wow! What a fun night!

Their female vocalist was amazing, belting out those blues songs. The audience was really into it…stomping their feet, singing, dancing and enjoying the night! Another great night at The Notchtop Cafe with their Blues in the Rockies venue.

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The Notchtop Cafe In Estes Park Was Hoppin Last Night With Live Blues In The Rockies!!



It was standing room only again last night at the Notchtop Cafe here in Estes Park. Bad Brad and the Fat Cats put on quite a show while the audience was right there with them. It was foot-stomping fun while listening to some awesome “Blues in the Rockies” music!

The Notchtop’s next show is in 2 weeks on March 31st where they will feature Eric Boa and the Constrictors. He is the host of Oskar Blues Monday night blues jam in Longmont.

If you haven’t made it to the Notchtop’s Blues in the Rockies yet, mark your calendar for the next show on March 31st. You will not be disappointed!

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Celebrate Blues In The Rockies With Bad Brad And The Fat Cats At The Notchtop Cafe Tomorrow Night!



Get ready for some blues and fun at the Notchtop Cafe tomorrow night! Local band from Greeley, Bad Brad and the Fat Cats will be playing on the Notchtop’s second “Blues in the Rockies” night here in Estes Park.

Bad Brad & The Fat Cats are a group of young, driven musicians that play the Blues straight from their soul! With the tight rhythm section consisting of Daryl Cozzi holding it down on the drums, and Kevin Miles thumpin’ on the bass, combined with the intense guitar playing and powerful voice of “Bad Brad” Stivers, you will not believe what you are hearing! Hitting the Colorado Blues scene in 2010, “Bad Brad” assembled a top notch band and they have amazed every audience since! The Fat Cats are a force to be reckoned with and will thrill any crowd with Chicago style Funk and Blues mixed with lowdown, Delta style blues. This group has a raw passion for the Blues that is easily recognized by any group of listeners.

You’d better get there early as last time there was standing room only! And by word of mouth, this one should be a foot-stomping, blues boogieing night!

Owners Ronn and Michelle have cooked up a special Blues Menu especially for the Blues Nights, so come enjoy the music and try some of their delicious Blues Specials.

See you there!

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Beautiful, Fun Nature Art From The Trees That Were Felled From The 100+ MPH Winds Last November In Estes Park!



I was taking my usual walk into town a couple of weeks ago when I heard a chainsaw going. It wasn’t too far from the road so I meandered onto Riverview Pines where I saw Chainsaw Mama creating some of her unique artwork. I had heard about her but had never seen her in action.

She was just amazing. She had several chainsaws, each one a different size. And she’d turn that thing on and create her magic. She had just finished the raccoon with the initials  RVP (for Riverview Pines) when I got there and was working on the two bears. She had started the eagle and the bobcat too.

Master Carver Faye Braaten, know as Chainsaw Mama, does custom chainsaw art and has her outside studio in Loveland on W. Eisenhower. She told me that when all of trees were blown down last fall, many of the lodges called her to perform her magic, instead of just cutting them all down and carting them off. She also does quite a bit of chainsaw for her custom orders that she ships out.

Stop by Riverview Pines on West Elkhorn Avenue and you can see some of her creations. They are really amazing.




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The Blues All Stars Photograph Enhanced And Awesome Here In Estes Park!



Phil was playing around on his iPhone with his pictures and decided to try to enhance one of the photographs of the Blues All Stars at their performance Saturday night at the Notchtop Cafe here in Estes Park.. This is the result….really cool, huh?

I just had to post it!

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The Blues All Stars Band Was Awesome Last Night At The Notchtop Cafe In Estes Park!



There was standing room only at the first “Blues in the Rockies” kick-off by the Blues All Stars at the Notchtop Cafe here in Estes Park last night!

The Blues All Stars were totally awesome as they cranked out blues tune after blues tune. They are a band from Denver who seemed to be having as much fun as the audience. And did they put on a show! Wow!

The next “Blues in the Rockies” performance at the Notchtop Cafe will be on Saturday, March 17th  featuring “Bad Brad and the Fat Cats” from Greeley, Colorado.

Don’t forget to come early to get a seat and eat before the show or enjoy the delicious food during the show. Owners, Ronn and Michelle, have their own “Blues in the Rockies” menu made especially for these shows. See you there!




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