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Exploring 285 - A Borgata 12 Year Celebration Market Event

This week on Exploring 285, join us in celebrating A Borgata's 12th anniversary at their market event on June 1st from 10am to 4pm! Discover over 30 vendors showcasing local artisans, handcrafted decor, delicious food, and live music. A Borgata, a beloved Conifer shop, has been a dedicated supporter of local artisans for the past 12 years. You'll f...
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Exploring 285 - Off the Rails A Craft Coffeehouse

Are you looking for a cozy place to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee? This week on Exploring 285, we visited Off the Rails, A Craft Coffeehouse in downtown Bailey! Not only do they serve amazing coffee sourced from Wagon Coffee Colorado Roasters, but they also offer sweet treats from Suz Cookie Jar Rescue & Bakery and flavorful syrups from Daddy...
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Exploring 285 - Tatonka Farms

Are you looking for locally grown and mountain hardy flowers? Check out Ta Tonka Farms located in Conifer at 10871 County Road 73, Conifer . Summer is right around the corner, which means it's time for planting flowers! This week on Exploring 285, we explored their stunning collection, including perennials, annuals, tomato plants, and gorgeous hang...
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Exploring 285 - Polita's Place

This week on Exploring 285: Venture into the enchanting realm of Polita's Place in Bailey! Discover a haven of wellness and wonder, where Herbal Consultations and Reiki Sessions await. Plus, immerse yourself in a treasure trove of unique merchandise! Don't miss out on their enlightening workshops - check out their website for upcoming events - http...
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Exploring 285 - Irie by Nature Blooms

Embrace the essence of spring with the scent of fresh flowers! If you're aiming to sprinkle some joy into someone's day, why not craft a personalized bouquet or snag a stunning arrangement? Swing by Irie by Nature Blooms, our featured local gem on Exploring 285. They offer everything from individual stems to artisanal creations, ensuring there's so...
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Exploring 285 - Taspens Organics

Dive into the world of self-care and holistic wellness with Exploring 285!  Looking for a sanctuary to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul? Look no further! This week, we're shining a spotlight on Taspen's Organics nestled in Conifer.  Taspen's is more than just a store—it's a haven for wellness seekers. Step into their healing center an...
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Exploring 285 - Unleashed Pet Supply

Are you looking for some supplies for you dog, cat, or small animals? Check out Unleashed Pet Supply in Conifer for all of you small animal needs! They have natural dog food, treats, bones, collars, leashes, jackets, chicken feed, bunny & hamster supplies and so much more! They also have someone on staff that can help you with your nutrition ne...
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Exploring 285 - Becca's Earthly Addiction

Do you love to shop local and check out Colorado Artisans? Have you been to the little blue house at the top of Crow Hill to see Becca's Earthly Addiction?! Becca's Earthly Addiction has so many unique finds. They are home to Blue Aspen Farms for freeze dried fruits, ice cream sandwiches and SKITTLES! Guys - Are you looking for beard balm or oil to...
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Exploring 285 - Suz's Cookie Jar Rescue

 Are you looking for some home baked goods with local ingredients? Check out Suz's Cookie Jar Rescue - the original bakery to the Bailey area! They offer so many delicious finds such as breads, custom cakes, muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, pies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, breads, bagels and so much more!! Be sure to watch the video to the end ...
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Exploring 285 - The Giggling Goat

Have you been to the The Giggling Goat?? What a fun name!! 

They are a cozy coffee shack offering breakfast burritos, home baked goods, coffee and tea with room to have conversation, work or relax. Go check them out! 

Located in Bailey, Colorado off of Sleepy Hollow. 

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October Adoptable Pets at IMHS by Exploring 285

Wait till you see this month's adoptable pets at Intermountain Humane Society in Pine, CO! There are some sweet cats, lots of puppies and even more dogs I didn't get to feature! Who needs a new furry family member??  Check out imhs.org for all the adoptable pets and to submit an application. For any of your real estate needs, I'm here for you!...
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Exploring 285 - Time Capsule Framing

Do you have some art that needs new framing or do you have an awesome photo that you would like to turn into a piece of art? Look no further! This week on Exploring 295, we visit Time Capsule Framing located in Shawnee, CO ! They are a locally and family owned business for all of your printing, framing and artwork needs! They can print just about a...
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What is great about mountain living?

​What is great about mountain living? Well EVERYTHING! But, one of my favorites is the South Platte River! The South Platte River is just out your "back door" ! This week on Exploring 285 we are visiting the South Platte River! Visit the Platte river for fishing, tubing, rafting or more! Make it a great day! See the video at https://youtu.be/83XbzZ...
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2022 Foothills Event Guide

Like the butterfly from the cocoon, we too are emerging following the long winter of COVID. Community events, nonprofit fundraisers, library programs, Chamber mixers, live music, special holiday events, networking and so much more are back in full swing and we couldn't be more excited to share with you what all has been scheduled so far for 2022! Be sure to keep checking our Community Calendar frequently for there's always something new being added. Carpe diem!

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Exploring 285 - Tatonka Farms

This week on Exploring 285 we visited Tatonka Farms located in Conifer, CO. Tatonka Farms offers mountain grown plants including annuals, perennials, herbs and tomatoes. The plants are grown and cared for locally in Conifer from the time they are planted until they are in full bloom, hardened off, and ready to go to their new home. Tatonka has been...
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Chance's Scholarship

This week on Exploring 285 we are reaching out to our wonderful mountain community to help support the Chances Scholarship fund.  We're hoping to make an even bigger impact this year and we're asking our community for help! Your Journey Home is donating a 2-night stay in Steamboat Springs for the silent auction!  HOW CAN YOU HELP?? Good Q...
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Exploring 285 - Look What I Found Boutique

This week on Exploring 285 we visited Look What I Found Boutique located in Conifer, CO. Ladies check it out!! They are a fun, funky, flirty, fresh and fabulous women's clothing and accessories store! Have a fun ladies shopping experience in our local small town. We found some cute hats and some BIG laughs!  This fun shop has fun clothing, acc...
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Exploring 285 - Buster's Natural Pet Supply

This week on Exploring 285 we visited Buster's Natural Pet Supply in Conifer, CO.

If you live in Colorado, then you probably know that we LOVE our fur babies! Who doesn't love shopping for new toys for their animals to play with?! We do!!

They provide pet supplies, toys, food, beds, accessories, dog training and dog grooming to our small town! They have a team of dedicated animal lovers that specialize in natural nutrition, holistic wellness, training and grooming.

Watch the video at https://www.exploring285.com/post/buster-s-natural-pet-supply

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Exploring 285 - Evergreen Mountain Sports

This week on Exploring 285 we visited Evergreen Mountain Sports and had a new co-star - Cody ! Isn't he the cutest!!?? 🙂 

Do you love the outdoors ?? For all of your outdoor adventures, sports rentals, bike tune ups and apparel be sure to shop local and check out Evergreen Mountain Sports! Any season - they have something for you - ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE! They offer ski, snowboard, bike, paddle board, and more rental equipment so you can try out a sport or try out new equipment! 

Do you love to camp ? They also offer camping gear or outdoor apparel for all shapes, age and sizes! 


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Exploring 285 - Rosalie's Market

If you are a Bailey or surrounding area resident – be sure to check out the newest and freshest country market in town!

We have all been there, you are making dinner and forget a key ingredient! Well now you do not have to drive to the grocery store in Conifer, instead you can visit your new country market in Downtown Bailey.

Looking for a dinner idea or some fresh food?

Rosalie's has it! Check out Rosalie's Market and support a locally owned business. They have tons of beautiful & super fresh produce, meat, dairy, locally made baked goods, pastas, ready-to-make meals, gluten free items, chips, breakfast items, sauces, nuts, gifts, apparel, specialty items and more!

Who doesn't love a small town, local, and fresh country market? If you haven't been you are missing out! If you don't live in the area, check them out and grab some food next time you are in town.

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