Editor’s top 5 web picks: Colorado’s new whitewater park, Bustang buses, Eagle’s 808 Distillery, & Lake Dillon
1. Learn about Colorado’s new Gore Canyon Whitewater Park, which is located outside of Kremmling. “The ceremony was a bona fide celebration for river rats, with kayak and stand-up paddleboard demonstrations from American Whitewater veterans, along with just about anyone who wants to test their mettle on the new waves,” reported Phil Lindeman. “For officials, it was also a celebration of High Country collaboration. The park isn’t just a million-dollar amenity: It’s the cornerstone of a plan to protect water rights and recreational water use far into the future.”
2. Learn about Bustang, Colorado’s first state-owned bus system.
According to a new release, “Bustang will connect commuters and travelers to and from Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Glenwood Springs.”
3. Learn about Eagle’s 808 Distillery and its expanded craft spirit offerings.
“The latest concoctions from 808 Distillery — a craft spirits distillery located in the Eagle area — are straight Red Canyon Rum and Red Canyon Spiced Rum. Both versions are painstakingly distilled and aged in one-gallon quantities,” reported Pam Boyd.
4. Make a summer berry refrigerator pie. Find the recipe online.
According to The Kitchen Diva, “Most cookbooks tell you not to wash your berries until you’re ready to eat them. One of the cardinal rules of keeping berries from rotting is to leave them unwashed. But by using this simple trick, you can keep your berries fresh for days or even weeks by killing the mold spores that make berries rot.”
5. Visit Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colorado. It’s only three hours from Grand Junction by car.
“On a summer day at Dillon Reservoir, land and water come together to create Summit County’s most iconic recreational playground,” reported Kim Fuller. “Known fondly as ‘Lake Dillon,’ it’s one of the only places in this land-locked state where mountain sports are inspired by a combination of bikes, boats and tiki bars.”
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