Dee Chandler and Beau Blakemore, guides on the Gunslingers, Ghosts and Gold Walking Tours, strolled into their chosen profession as tourists themselves, so be assured: They've done their homework, though they've probably worn out more then a few pairs of shoes in the process. But it's paid off -- Chandler and Blakemore work with an arsenal of funny, gory and often creepy yarns from Denver's rough-and-tumble past. If you're a native, chances are you've heard or read some of the stories, but they're perfect fare for visitors to modern Denver, which bears little or no resemblance to the one Chandler and Blakemore evoke.

Dee Chandler and Beau Blakemore, guides on the Gunslingers, Ghosts and Gold Walking Tours, strolled into their chosen profession as tourists themselves, so be assured: They've done their homework, though they've probably worn out more then a few pairs of shoes in the process. But it's paid off -- Chandler and Blakemore work with an arsenal of funny, gory and often creepy yarns from Denver's rough-and-tumble past. If you're a native, chances are you've heard or read some of the stories, but they're perfect fare for visitors to modern Denver, which bears little or no resemblance to the one Chandler and Blakemore evoke.

If the Broncos hope to regain their Super Bowl form after a miserable 6-10 year, the 1998 league MVP must rebound from the leg injury that cost him virtually all of last season. Hard-running Terrell Davis is the best in the game when he's healthy, consistently rolling up 100-yard totals and taking pressure off Bronco quarterbacks not named Elway. An added bonus: Note Davis's veteran influence on young Bronco ball carrier (and fellow Georgia grad) Olandis Gary, whose star began to rise in 1999.

Readers' choice: Terrell Davis

If the Broncos hope to regain their Super Bowl form after a miserable 6-10 year, the 1998 league MVP must rebound from the leg injury that cost him virtually all of last season. Hard-running Terrell Davis is the best in the game when he's healthy, consistently rolling up 100-yard totals and taking pressure off Bronco quarterbacks not named Elway. An added bonus: Note Davis's veteran influence on young Bronco ball carrier (and fellow Georgia grad) Olandis Gary, whose star began to rise in 1999.

Readers' choice: Terrell Davis

One of Denver's prime eccentrics, historian Phil Goodstein's made the city his oyster to mine, and that's just what he's done -- he's excavated every nook, cranny and obscurity in the town's history and turned the dirt into an entertaining series of trivia-heavy tours, loaded with stories about graft and ghosts and grisly murders, including his popular Haunted Halloween rambles offered each fall through Colorado Free University. You think you know this city, but Goodstein's got you beat.
One of Denver's prime eccentrics, historian Phil Goodstein's made the city his oyster to mine, and that's just what he's done -- he's excavated every nook, cranny and obscurity in the town's history and turned the dirt into an entertaining series of trivia-heavy tours, loaded with stories about graft and ghosts and grisly murders, including his popular Haunted Halloween rambles offered each fall through Colorado Free University. You think you know this city, but Goodstein's got you beat.
While the rest of us toil and sweat to pay off the mortgage, the folks at Swallow Hill Music Hall came up with a better idea: make it fun. So, this summer they organized a pair of leisurely floats down the Gunnison River, with gourmet camp vittles and music to match: The first, which embarked last weekend, featured zen cowboy and songwriter extraordinaire Chuck Pyle at the entertainment helm; the second, scheduled for August, features poetic cowpoke-type Roz Brown. Proceeds go into Swallow Hill's mortgage kitty. What a great way to stay afloat.

While the rest of us toil and sweat to pay off the mortgage, the folks at Swallow Hill Music Hall came up with a better idea: make it fun. So, this summer they organized a pair of leisurely floats down the Gunnison River, with gourmet camp vittles and music to match: The first, which embarked last weekend, featured zen cowboy and songwriter extraordinaire Chuck Pyle at the entertainment helm; the second, scheduled for August, features poetic cowpoke-type Roz Brown. Proceeds go into Swallow Hill's mortgage kitty. What a great way to stay afloat.

This page is so handy and neat, you'll never again mail away for another brochure in anticipation of planning your Colorado camping trip. Want to go swimming? Rock climbing? Sailboarding? With a mouse for a muse, you can easily find the park that best suits your interests and specific needs, whether it's birdwatching, interpretive programs, school programs, wildlife watching, ice fishing or whatever. All you've got to do is log on and select from activities, facilities or specific parks -- then click, click, click, you'll be out in the sticks.

This page is so handy and neat, you'll never again mail away for another brochure in anticipation of planning your Colorado camping trip. Want to go swimming? Rock climbing? Sailboarding? With a mouse for a muse, you can easily find the park that best suits your interests and specific needs, whether it's birdwatching, interpretive programs, school programs, wildlife watching, ice fishing or whatever. All you've got to do is log on and select from activities, facilities or specific parks -- then click, click, click, you'll be out in the sticks.

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