What's in a name? Ask Invesco Funds: It's still fielding complaints for buying the naming rights to Mile High Stadium's replacement. For $120 million, Barron's recently reported, Invesco purchased the title "Invesco Field at Mile High" -- as IF -- and also bought itself a "big black eye."

What's in a name? Ask Invesco Funds: It's still fielding complaints for buying the naming rights to Mile High Stadium's replacement. For $120 million, Barron's recently reported, Invesco purchased the title "Invesco Field at Mile High" -- as IF -- and also bought itself a "big black eye."

Rated one of the best campgrounds in the state by Gil Folsom in his Colorado Campgrounds: The 100 Best and All the Rest (Westcliffe, $24.95) for quality of scenery, privacy, shade, tent space and overall "niceness," Heaton Bay has one more critical feature: access to water. Located in the White River National Forest by Dillon Reservoir, Heaton has about five dozen spaces that can be reserved; the rest are first-come, first-served. So take a chance and beat the heat at Heaton Bay.

Rated one of the best campgrounds in the state by Gil Folsom in his Colorado Campgrounds: The 100 Best and All the Rest (Westcliffe, $24.95) for quality of scenery, privacy, shade, tent space and overall "niceness," Heaton Bay has one more critical feature: access to water. Located in the White River National Forest by Dillon Reservoir, Heaton has about five dozen spaces that can be reserved; the rest are first-come, first-served. So take a chance and beat the heat at Heaton Bay.

Sure, the Rockies brought in two massive, mountainlike hurlers. But they already had a bedrock to build on. So what more can you say about a 27-year-old who flirted with .400 for most of 2000 and wound up with All-Star numbers -- .372 batting average, 42 homers and 147 RBIs? Well, let's note that Todd Helton has also become one of the slickest-fielding first basemen in the National League, and he always keeps his head screwed on straight. At $4.95 million this year and $5 million in 2002, he's one of the game's great bargains and the offensive cornerstone of the Rockies' future. Andres who?
Sure, the Rockies brought in two massive, mountainlike hurlers. But they already had a bedrock to build on. So what more can you say about a 27-year-old who flirted with .400 for most of 2000 and wound up with All-Star numbers -- .372 batting average, 42 homers and 147 RBIs? Well, let's note that Todd Helton has also become one of the slickest-fielding first basemen in the National League, and he always keeps his head screwed on straight. At $4.95 million this year and $5 million in 2002, he's one of the game's great bargains and the offensive cornerstone of the Rockies' future. Andres who?
Dude! The largest, most expensive public skate park in the country, right here in Denver? Awesome! It's still under construction: Phase I is scheduled to open in July, but when it's done, it will be 1.5 acres of radical concrete, with a seating structure and a promenade where the wheel-impaired can hang and watch the moves. Bowls, ramps, curbs, blocks, a half-pipe, plazas and a fishladder: It's all here, and nobody can hassle us, because in the Skate Park, skateboarding really is not a crime.

Dude! The largest, most expensive public skate park in the country, right here in Denver? Awesome! It's still under construction: Phase I is scheduled to open in July, but when it's done, it will be 1.5 acres of radical concrete, with a seating structure and a promenade where the wheel-impaired can hang and watch the moves. Bowls, ramps, curbs, blocks, a half-pipe, plazas and a fishladder: It's all here, and nobody can hassle us, because in the Skate Park, skateboarding really is not a crime.

Last summer's Hi Meadow fire in southwest Jefferson County came within feet of the historic Pine Valley Lodge, constructed in 1927 by Chicago businessman William Baehr. The Bavarian-style mansion -- which became known as the "Baehr-den of the Rockies" -- was built out of local granite and white pine timbers in just ninety days. But the speed of its construction wasn't the only remarkable aspect of the project; Baehr also ordered up a pagoda, ice shed, water wheel, tea house and observatory -- complete with a six-inch telescope, one of the largest of its day. Today that telescope is still in use, with star-gazing programs scheduled through the Lookout Mountain Nature Center.
Last summer's Hi Meadow fire in southwest Jefferson County came within feet of the historic Pine Valley Lodge, constructed in 1927 by Chicago businessman William Baehr. The Bavarian-style mansion -- which became known as the "Baehr-den of the Rockies" -- was built out of local granite and white pine timbers in just ninety days. But the speed of its construction wasn't the only remarkable aspect of the project; Baehr also ordered up a pagoda, ice shed, water wheel, tea house and observatory -- complete with a six-inch telescope, one of the largest of its day. Today that telescope is still in use, with star-gazing programs scheduled through the Lookout Mountain Nature Center.

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