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Editor’s top 5 web picks: Honey bees, Colorado’s tourism record, a recipe & more

Compiled by Caitlin Row
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A winding road through canyons of the Western Slope near Fruita
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1. Learn about Rebecca Dickson, chair of the Sierra Club-Indian Peaks Group and executive board member of the People and Pollinators Action Network.

According to Dickson, “Once you get over the fear of bees — and I used to be afraid of them when I was younger — they are these cute little furry creatures, and they have no interest in human beings unless you have a Coca Cola in your hand and they’re interested in the sugar. They have no interest in us at all, but they are so interesting to us. They’re so collaborative. They’re doing stuff, out there in their little font porch of their beehive.”

2. Learn about Marble, a Colorado town going through growing pains.

“Nestled at the foot of the West Elks near headwaters of the Crystal River, Marble is home to fewer than 200 full-time residents willing to accept harsh winters, long commutes and lack of cell service in exchange for some beauty and peace and quiet,” reported Will Grandbois. “In the summer, however, they share their little corner of Gunnison County with flocks of tourists from near and far. For some locals, it’s a welcome economic boost.”

3. Learn about Colorado’s tourism record in 2014.

According to the Colorado Tourism Office, “Colorado set all-time records in terms of visitor volume, visitor expenditures and tax revenue in 2014, welcoming 71.3 million visitors to the state who spent $18.6 billion and generated $1.1 billion in tax revenue. This is the fourth consecutive year the CTO has seen record-setting growth.”

4. Try a watermelon aqua fresca recipe this summer.

“As the heat rises in the summer, so does your body temperature, your output of sweat and the need to drink more fluids,” reported The Kitchen Diva. “Sweating is the body’s way of naturally cooling itself. Since your body is actually losing fluids as you sweat, it is important to keep hydrated.”

5. Learn about Iron Mountain Hot Springs, which recently opened in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, “The family pool is filled with 86,000 gallons of fresh water heated to 90 degrees Fahrenheit by the geothermal exchange. A smaller, elevated whirlpool spa will have a soaking temperature of just over 92 degrees, enabling parents to enjoy the warmer water while supervising their children below. A waterfall allows water to cascade from the upper to the lower section.”


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