February 2014

There are 17 blog entries for February 2014.

Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mu_librarian/2699136351/Roxborough Park is found about 20 miles to the south of Downtown Denver. It's actually located in Littleton and it's close to Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch. This desirable neighborhood attracts many residents because of the beautiful mountain scenery.

One Billion Year Old Rocks

One of the fascinating things about Roxborough Park is the rock formations. Some of the red rock formations are over one billion years old and they provide a beautiful compliment to the scenic mountain backdrop. Due to the rocks and the mix of mountains and plains found here, residents also enjoy unique plant and wildlife.

Activities

The Roxborough Park area is most known as a place to enjoy outdoor activities. The Roxborough State Park provides residents and visitors

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/memekiller/3495126031/Finding the right candy for a gift or just to cure your sweet tooth will provide something delicious in Denver. The city is home to many great spots for chocolates, hard candies and confections. Here are a few of the best places to pick up your sweet treats.

Roberta's Chocolates - 4840 West 29th Avenue

This family-owned store is found in the Highlands neighborhood. They provide a number of great treats including truffles, chocolates and so much more. You can even get a chocolate pizza from Roberta's.

Dietrich Chocolate and Espresso - 1734 East Evans Avenue

If you love chocolate, you know it's even better with the right espresso or coffee drink. Erich Dietrich understands what you need and has brought his candy shop to the top of the list with

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Puppy 01The spring season is a great time of the year to adopt a new puppy. Adding a furry family member to your house provides many benefits to both the animal and to your family. If you're considering a new puppy, here are a few of the best places in Denver for adopting a puppy.

Foothills Animal Shelter - 580 Mc Intyre Street, Golden

This animal shelter is a non-profit choice with plenty of puppies for adoption. They specialize in caring for both dogs and cats and they will make sure your new puppy is spayed or neutered before you leave the facility. Adoption fees range from $175 to $400 at the Foothills Animal Shelter.

Denver Animal Shelter - 1241 West Bayaud Avenue, Denver

Another great shelter for adoption a puppy is the Denver Animal Shelter.

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Those planning to move to Denver for work, for the schools, for family or for any other reason, need to find the right home. Many communities provide a great place to call home. If you prefer a bedroom community with easy access to the city, Reunion may be the right choice for your needs.

A specific community found in this area is very close to the Denver International Airport and provides the perfect place for your family. This community is called High Point and it's the closest neighborhood to the airport. It's perfect for those needing to be close to the airport and in need of a great place for the family.

Location

High Point is found off 64th Avenue and Tower Road, about eight minutes from the airport. It's bordered by both Denver and Aurora.

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MenswearMen tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to specialty clothing stores. However, the past decade has seen some new stores take over the scene. Here are the best places for menswear in Denver.

Andrisen Morton - 270 Saint Paul Street

This store is found in Cherry Creek and covers about 10,000 square feet of space. The high-end fashion found here is perfect for the fashion conscious man. The store was originally smaller, but was combined with another store in 1999.

Dress For Less Clothiers - 3045 South Broadway, Englewood

Dress For Less Clothiers has been around for a couple decades and provides many great high-end choices for men. They carry all types of top brands and often offer lower prices than you'll find anywhere else. They

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Chocolate Chip CookieCraving something delicious such as a chocolate chip cookie or another type of chocolate chip dessert can be frustrating. Sometimes it can seem impossible to find the perfect dessert without making it yourself. However, Denver is full of great places for chocolate chip desserts. Here are the top spots.

My Favorite Muffin - 1750 16th Street Mall

If you're craving a great muffin, this is the place for you. Of course, they carry a number of flavors, but two specific muffins stand out. One is a yellow cake chocolate chip muffin and the other is a dark cake chocolate chip muffin. Both are very large and provide a great treat for the morning, afternoon or evening.

Santa Fe Cookie - 303 16th Street

This one-of-a-kind cookie shop has amazing chocolate

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Sometimes, finishing the night at a hotel bar is the best way to go. You can get a room instead of driving and some of the best hotel bars in Denver will provide a great way to enjoy a night in the city. Here are some of the best Denver hotel bars.

Ship Tavern - 321 17th Street

Found in The Brown Palace, the Ship Tavern is one of the best vintage bars in the city. They serve excellent prime rib and the nautical theme is very attractive. They even provide live entertainment every week from Wednesday to Friday.

Peak's Lounge - 650 15th Street

The Hyatt Regency in Denver provides Peak's Lounge for your hotel bar needs. This is a great choice with the beautiful views of the Rocky Mounts and the Mile High skyline. Not only are the views amazing,

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dshreyas/4688594610/Spring is right around the corner and the Denver streets will be filled with all kinds of interesting events soon. Some of these events will be art festivals. Here are the best art festivals coming to Denver in the upcoming months.

Denver March Powwow - March 21st to 23rd

The first art festival of the spring will be held at the Denver Coliseum. The Denver March Powwow will feature all kinds of fun with nearly 100 tribes on hand from over 35 different states. They will perform all types of dance and plenty of art will be on hand, as well.

Festival of Balloons - March 26th to 30th

The Festival of Balloons will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. This event will be held in conjunction with the World Balloon Convention. Many twisted

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Louisville, Colorado is a town found near Boulder and provides homes for about 19,000 residents. It was listed as the top five places to live in the United States in 2005 and has been known as one of the top choices for many years.

The city was incorporated in 1982 by coal miners working the local mines. Louisville features a downtown with a main street full of shops and restaurants. Many of these local businesses reflect the variety of nationalities found within the town.

The summer brings plenty of festivals and events to the town. Many visitors arrive in Louisville for the different festivals throughout the summer season. Along with great events for entertainment, the town features Coal Creek Golf Course for those enjoying hitting the links.

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Forbes releases a number of rankings for cities across the world and in the United States every year. Denver, Colorado is often found on some of these lists because of the growth, surroundings and livability of the city. Here are a few of the lists Denver has been found on and what they mean.

#6 Best Places for Business and Careers

The "Best Places for Business and Careers" used a few specific categories to rank the cities across the United States. The ranking was based on a combination of the Cost of Business, Job Growth, Education and Population.

Denver was found in the sixth spot on this list, which is a good indicator of the city's job market. The cities found on this list are all growing and provide some of the better jobs throughout the

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