Editor’s top 5 web picks of the week
1. Learn about the USA Pro Challenge’s 2015 route through Colorado.
“USA Pro Challenge competitors and fans will double their pleasure on Independence Pass once again this year,” reported Scott Condon. “The high elevation pass 20 miles east of Aspen was part of the race each year from 2010 through 2013 but wasn’t incorporated into the route last year.”
2. Learn about Rifle Gap State Park’s 350-acre reservoir, which is now open to boaters.
According to Colleen O’Neil: “The long, narrow reservoir is strikingly offset by the craggy, sage-covered ridge of the Great Hogback. When the sky is clear, the water is a beautiful alpine aquamarine, and gentle breezes stir the surface.”
3. Learn about new beer from Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Co., Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub, and Breckenridge Brewery.
4. Learn about skydiving in western Colorado and watch a video.
According to Jessica Cabe: “If you think the scenery here is beautiful, you should try plummeting toward it from 8,500 feet. That’s what I did in mid-April with Roaring Fork Skydivers, a 6-year-old company that moved last June to Glenwood Springs from Boulder (where it was called Independent Skydive Co.).”
5. Learn about a gentle approach to Cesarean birth.
“One-third of babies born in the United States are delivered via C-section each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Kim Fuller reported. “The “gentle Cesarean” method was initially introduced in the United Kingdom in 2005 in an effort to make the experience more inclusive and less intimidating for the parents.”
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