Delta County, Colo., Announces “What’s New” for Summer Travel Season

- Western Colorado vacation destination offers new opportunities to enjoy “Our Side of the Divide”


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Delta County, Colo. – Delta County, nestled on the western slope of the Continental Divide, is one of Colorado’s hidden gems. This year Delta County – which includes the delightfully diverse communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, the City of Delta, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia – invites visitors to check out its newest winery, pub, Main Street, and lodging offerings.

  • Williams Cellars, Cedaredge
    Williams Cellars recently opened up shop at The AppleShed in Cedaredge. Williams Cellars offers its own labels of wines, as well as hard apple ciders that are made from apples hand-picked from the family orchards. In addition the Cellars carry an excellent selection of Colorado Wines from other local wineries, as well as local beers. While at the AppleShed visitors may browse through galleries representing some of Western Colorado’s finest artists, shop at the small boutiques, or grab a tasty bite at the Loading Dock Deli. The AppleShed is open seven days a week and is located at 250 S. Grand Mesa Dr. in Cedaredge. Williams Cellars products are also available at the Garden Center Bistro in the town of Delta, located at 1970 S Main St.

 

  • CB’s Tavern, Delta
    This bar and restaurant in downtown Delta prides itself on its commitment to all things local: fresh produce, locally butchered meats, and craft-brewed beers, winCBs Tavernes and spirits. The food menu includes build-your-own burgers, salads, house made chips and salsa, and much more. Additionally, CB’s features live music. The tavern is currently expanding to offer private space for larger groups and parties. CB’s is located at 334 Main Street in the Town of Delta.

 

  • Cedaredge Main Street Improvements, Cedaredge
    New this year in charming Cedaredge: a face lift for the historic downtown area. Three blocks of Main Street were spruced up – above and below ground – with storm sewers, better sidewalks, improved handicap accessibility and more space for outdoor patios. Additionally, lush landscaping lines the street, along with Victorian-style streetlights. Pioneer Town Museum is just two easy walking blocks from Main Street, where visitors can walk in the footsteps of the pioneers who once settled the area. Three wooden silos, which are on the National Historic Registry due to their unique nine- and 11-multi-sided construction, stand guard at the entrance to Pioneer Town.

 

  • Grand Mesa lodges welcome new owners, Grand Mesa
    Some well-known lodges on the world’s largest flat-topped mountain and one of Delta County’s most beloved attractions, the Grand Mesa, have new owners this year. Grand Mesa Lodge is now owned by Mike & Rose Wenner, who have put a lot of TLC into upgrading the space. John Hazen is the new owner of the Alexander Lake Lodge, which is steeped in history dating back to the early 1890s. Mesa Lakes Lodge, which burned to the ground about 10 years ago, has been brought back from the ashes by new owner Andy Brito.

About Delta County
Delta County, Colo., is located on Colorado’s western slope at the base of Grand Mesa, one of the largest flattop mountains in the world. An agricultural and heritage hotbed, this region is home to the communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, Delta, Eckert, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia.

Contacts: Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.887.2536, gaylene@orecommunications.com
Kelli Hepler, Delta County Tourism Board, 970.874.9532, kelli@deltacountycolorado.com
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Sweetwater County, Wyo., Names Top 5 Campgrounds

-Whether tent or RV camping, Southwest Wyoming has a scenic site to suit every need -

Sweetwater County, Wyo.Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism today announced the top five campgrounds near Rock Springs and the town of Green River. This area, characterized by high desert country landscape and wide open spaces, is conveniently located right at the junction of I-80 and Highway 191. This makes Sweetwater County the perfect pit stop for those traveling between national parks or road-tripping across the American West. With over 10,500 square miles, there are plenty of places to pitch a tent – or hook up an RV – in Sweetwater County. Continue reading

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Winter Park Odell Brewing Co. Summer Concert Series Features Jam-Packed Summer Line-Up

SolShine 2014‘Colorado’s Favorite Playground’ is a music festival mecca this summer –

Winter Park, Colo. – The Odell Brewing Company Summer Concert Series at Winter Park kicked off with a bang over the Fourth of July weekend with the free Sol Shine concert, featuring G. Love & Special Sauce and Rob Drabkin. The series continues throughout the summer with a number of additional concerts, including: Rock n’ Ride Music Festival & Bike Tour, Winter Park Jazz Festival, Winter Park Music Festival and more.

For more on the Odell Brewing Co. Summer Concert Series click here.

  • Fraser Tuesdays Picnic in the Park: Tuesdays through Aug. 5    Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park Continue reading
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Grand Junction VCB Shares Six Fun Lessons For Exploring Western Colorado’s Outdoor Classroom

 Visitors hike, pick and dig into education

Grand Junction, Colorado – The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau (GJVCB) has created a lesson plan with six enlightening ways to learn about the wonders of western Colorado. From ranger walks to dino digs, these attractions and activities make the grade for sharing insight into this culturally rich region.

Here’s a crash course on six favorites that both educate and entertain. Continue reading
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Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand County Tourism Board Gear Up for 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

- Festivities start September 3, 2014 and continue through September 4, 2015  -

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is celebrating its centennial anniversary in September of 2015, but the activities and programs that will commemorate this special birthday will begin a full year in advance. From Centennial Hikes to geo-caching adventures, it’s the perfect time to visit one of Colorado’s most beloved national treasures.  Continue reading

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Grand Junction Offers Seven Ways to Make a Business Trip a Pleasure

-Visitors mix meetings with pleasure in Colorado’s Wine Country-

Grand Junction, Colo. – The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau (GJVCB) invites business travelers to make the most of their time in Colorado’s Wine Country with these seven out-of-office adventures. Named one of the eight sunniest cities in the U.S. by TourismReview.com, Grand Junction lures office workers out from under the fluorescent lights and into the sun-bathed beauty of its landscape… because all work and no play makes for a less-than-productive trip. Continue reading

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Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Offers Family Fun for Kids, Kids at Heart and Fur-Kids

Colorado’s Favorite Playground offers fun for the whole family this summer –

wplogoWinter Park-Fraser Valley, Colo. – The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber invites visitors to bring the whole family – kids and canines alike – to partake in summer fun in Colorado’s Favorite Playground. With so many activities and events, there is something for every type of kid in your family. Continue reading

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From Races to Regattas, Grand County is Focused on Outdoor Entertainment this Summer

grand_county_logo_mastheadWith an extensive lineup of events in July and August, there’s no better time to visit Grand County than this summer. From races to regattas, live music to buffalo barbecue, the opportunities to enjoy one of Colorado’s most beautiful counties are almost endless. These are just a few of the events that are taking place in Grand County—visit www.visitgrandcounty.com for a comprehensive list of events.

Vista Vibe Concert Series at Granby RanchJune 25 and 28; July 2, 5, 9 , 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30

Enjoy music in the great outdoors at Granby Ranch during Vista Vibe, a free acoustic patio concert series. Featuring Continue reading

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Celebrate The Red, White And Blue In Grand County Colorado

-Colorado mountain communities offer a weekend of parades, fireworks, runs and more-

 fireworks(3)The Fourth of July is a day of celebration, one in which expressions of freedom usually involve parades, fireworks and outdoor eating. In Grand County, Colorado, Independence Day is marked with traditional events that demonstrate a distinct mountain style. Journey to the high country to celebrate the “grand old flag” in these Grand County locations.

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Granby will celebrate the 4th of July on the day with a Parade and Party in the Park. Continue reading

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4th Annual Western Colorado Lavender Festival July 11-13, 2014

Grand Junction and Palisade areas provide optimal lavender growing conditions –

 Grand Junction, Colo. – The 4th Annual Lavender Festival will take place July 11-13, 2014 in the western Colorado town of Palisade, a short drive from Grand Junction.

lavender in wagon(1)Hosted by the Lavender Association of Western Colorado, the event will include a full-day guided motor coach tour of lavender farms on Friday to visit the North Fork Valley as well as the Palisade area, and new this year is a half-day Grand Valley Lavender Garden Tour. The Saturday Festival in the Park is the highlight and will feature workshops, seminars and question-and-answer sessions on topics ranging from starting a lavender farm to lavender growing tips, history, uses and cooking.

Attendees can take part in a hands-on demonstration in lavender aromatherapy, essential oil usage and crafts. The event also will include live entertainment, music, food and retail vendors with lavender-inspired merchandise.

The climate in western Colorado provides optimal growing conditions for lavender, according to Susan Metzger with the Lavender Association of Western Colorado. Two types of lavender – English lavender and French lavender – grow particularly well in the state and are widely used in a wide variety of culinary, medicinal and aromatherapy.

Tickets for the event are available at www.coloradolavender.org.

  • Friday full-day guided motor coach farm tour tickets
  • Friday half-day Grand Valley lavender garden tour and xeriscaping with lavender
  • Saturday Festival includes demonstrations, seminars, workshops, horse carriage rides and art show at Blue Big
  • Saturday evening Lavender Fest Gala Dinner “Spike it with Lavender”
  • Sunday free lavender farm tours on the Western Slope from Paonia to Fruita to Palisade.

Palisade is located just east of Grand Junction in western Colorado, along the I-70 corridor. Grand Junction is situated 244 miles from Denver and 284 miles from Salt Lake City.

About Grand Junction (www.visitgrandjunction.com)
Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking. Boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction recently was named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by TourismReview.com. Among Grand Junction’s spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain, the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliff Wild Horse Area, two national scenic byways and five golf courses. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the Colorado-Utah Dinosaur Diamond. The area also is home to Colorado’s wine country, with nearly 30 vineyards and wineries.

Contacts:
Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, gaylene@orecommunications.com, 970-887-2536
Mistalynn Meyeraan, Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, mistalm@gjcity.org , 970-244-1480
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