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Exploring 285- Relax Salon

This week on #exploring285 we visited Gina at Relax Hair Salon & Color studio in #conifer ! Gina has an amazing passion for helping you find your style, while keeping you relaxed! Go get a head massage and some tea! :) If you are a #stylist they are also hiring! Stay tuned for the grand opening and video about Rocky Mountain Wraps which is coming soon to our area!! 

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Keeping Up With The Community | Episode 21 - The Eisele Art Gallery

I don't know about you, but I use Instagram for business a good bit. It's great for professionals in the real estate industry since it's a visual platform and I get to look at pretty houses all day. But besides the visual aspect of it, this social platform has played an instrumental role in the many friendships I've made with some really cool and interesting people (that I probably wouldn't have met otherwise)! 

Take Phil Eisele, for example. I discovered Phil while surfing through Instagram using geographical hashtags. (Did I lose you there?) Anyway, when I used a local geo-tag, Phil's art popped up on my screen. Not knowing he was from the area, I tapped on his profile and was drawn to his art. Then I realized he was from Bailey and that's when I decided to feature him as a guest! 

I'm in a very creative time in my life right now. I feel very thankful to God that I'm able to be up here in this beautiful place of Bailey, and work from home, and create. I just feel like I'm kind of back to my roots of what I did years ago and it feels terrific.

by Phil Eisele, The Eisele Art Gallery

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Keeping Up With The Community | Episode 20 - Treehouse Adventure Park

Have you been to the amazing Treehouse Adventure Park yet? It's located near downtown Bailey and is such a beautiful and unique aerial park where no climbing experience is necessary! It's fun for (almost) all ages!

Push yourself on challenge courses while being suspended in the sky and ride along self-guided zip lines. The encouraging staff is there help you whenever it's necessary.

It's just an amazing time. There are so many new boundaries that could be pushed. You can be super high up and you can also stay really low, but you're challenging yourself in so many ways. I see people who come out here, afraid to get off the ground, and then they get up there and they are blown away at what they just accomplished. And that's so exciting to see people break those boundaries and have confidence and really learn new things about themselves.

Monique Bright, Trainer & Coordinator at Treehouse Adventure Park

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Exploring 285 - Tatonka Farms

Need some color & flowers to add to your landscaping? This week on #exploring285 we visited Ta Tonka Farms to see their beautiful, colorful, mountain grown flowers! They grow the plants from seed starting in February and grow the plants in climate controlled, high altitude settings. They have flowers that are deer resistant, native and colorful! Check them out before they sell out :) Remember to shop local! Located in Conifer near Pleasant Park by the high school. For the full video interview and to see their plants, click read more!
 

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2019 Foothills Event Guide by My Mountain Town

Festivals are like family reunions, a time when we see our friends and neighbors and all are gathered for the same purpose: to enjoy a spirit of camaraderie. ~Curt Kovener

Our mountain events are where we get to show off who we are and what is important to us. They reflect the uniqueness of our communities, the personality of its residents and its history, and they help support our area nonprofits who use them to fundraise for the services they provide. It's an opportunity to gather, have fun, get the kids out of the house, connect with neighbors, make new memories, and deepen bonds of friendship and community camaraderie.

Without further ado, here is the list of community events happening in the Foothills this year (bear in mind, this is a work in progress as more events will be added to our Community Calendar as organizations finalize details and publish them). You'll find details for the events below by clicking their link to go to their Calendar listing. You can also search our Community Calendar by date, category, or keywords. Please feel free to share with friends and family, and invite them to come have some fun!

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Colorado Trail #3

"We were thinking this is just going to be a unique season in the high country, but the more we thought about it, they are all unique. Every season offers up its own particular experience. Every day has its own personal gift for the adventurer."

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Colorado Trail #2

  "A roll of toilet paper seems to go for a while until it gets near the end and then it goes really fast."

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Colorado Trail #1

  "Trail life is full of oohs and awes, but they are also filled with sighs, four letter words and pain"

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Exploring 285 - The Chill Squirrel

 This week on Exploring 285 we visited The Chill Squirrel above the coffee shack in Bailey off Hwy 285 & Rosalie. They have tons of gifts and treasures, so check them out and meet Chill, the squirrel. They are a new business, lets support them and remember SHOP LOCAL! Click Read More to see the store and watch the video :)

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2019 Farmer's Markets

​Summer: warm days, outside fun, and eager anticipation for fresh fruit, vegetables and artisan gifts at local Farmer's Markets! We are lucky to have several to choose from throughout the season. You'll find local artists and artisans, jewelry, canned goods, home decor, and so much more.

Details on all of these can be found on our Community Calendar under 'Sales'.

Thank you for Shopping Locally!

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Exploring 285 - Unleashed Energy Pet Foods

This week on #exploring285 we visited Unleashed Pet Foods & Unleashed Energy LLC . They offer natural pet foods, supplies, accessories & more! The store also offers wellness checks, bio-resonance & food testing for your pets. Check them out and #shoplocal ! My Mountain Town 285 Tourism #coniferpetstore #dogs #naturalfood 

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Keeping Up With The Community | Episode 19 - CRAVE Consignment

Anna Williams took over the CRAVE Consignment boutique in Bergen Park a year and a half ago.

I was in the fitting room trying on some fresh duds when I overheard (not intentionally eavesdropping, but the fitting room is right there) Anna talking about the "2-Buck" bin to a customer and how the proceeds benefit Mountain Peace Shelter.  I knew right then I wanted to get to know her more!

I'm always on the hunt for a good deal on fashion.  This place definitely fits the bill!  

You're RECYCLING clothing and it's really kind of about the hunt. So you never know what you're gonna find and it makes everyone happy!

by Lynnda Upton, Sales Associate at CRAVE 

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Why Hike the Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail is the perfect culmination of all we have been doing to keep ourselves active and will certainly challenge us across the board, a challenge we gladly accept and look forward to completing. 

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Exploring 285 - IMHS & Mad Jack's Brewery Adoption Event

Are you looking for a furry family member? On April 6th @2pm Intermountain Humane Society will be Mad Jack's Mountain Brewery for the Pet Adoption Event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/362461037813587/ . Come see their adoptable animals, get some puppy kisses or donate to help support IMHS ! Hope to see you there! 

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Keeping Up With The Community | Episode 18 - Colorado Serenity Magazine

Meet the duo behind Colorado Serenity Magazine. You know, the monthly magazine you get in the mail... the one with the large glossy pages!

Be sure to sign up for their email list so you can be a guest at their upcoming Schmoozer event which will be a great networking opportunity on April 17th at the Wild Game in Evergreen. It's free to the public!

I actually got the greatest compliment a few months ago. A woman came up to me who had just moved here from Michigan. And she thanked me and said that this was her "Bible" for getting involved in the community. So she was able to pick her lawyer, her doctor, her dentist, all these different things based on the information in Serenity.

by Doug Kinzy, Publisher of Colorado Serenity

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The Colorado Trail and 285

"For the through hiker of the Colorado Trail the 285 corridor and its many wonderful towns are an oasis to the traveler in search of lodging, gear, food and many other services."

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Keeping Up With The Community | Episode 17 - Skalte Images

Her mentor once said, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul."

Sue Kaltenbach is a local photographer who focuses on capturing more than what meets the eye. She captures the story behind the subject through her black and white fine art photography. The idea is to focus on the elemental, essential nature of a portrait. Less becomes more.

She specializes in relationship photos -- couples, families and kids, babies, etc., but her true passion is to photograph those who need special consideration when it comes to portrait photography, as well as people 50 and older, as they tend to have rich stories.

Sue and her husband will lovingly handprint your photos so that they can last multiple generations.

Photographing rich stories really lends itself to black and white because you don't want distractions, you want the elemental nature of that person, that story.

by Sue Kaltenbach Ryan of Skalte Images

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Exploring 285 - Anytime Fitness

Is one of your New Years Resolutions to stay fit?? Well this week our journey on # exploring285 took us to Anytime Fitness- Conifer ! They have classes, cardio, weight lifting, hydro massage, a tanning bed and so much more. They are also expanding, so come check them out ! Hope to see you there!  https://youtu.be/gtanVTn6P6s
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Keeping Up With The Community | Episode 16 - Mountain Moms Unite!

Bailey MOPS is a mothers' support group that embraces the journey of motherhood and recognizes the challenges faced with raising children. Come connect with other moms, be inspired and mentored, engage in honest conversation and relevant teaching, enjoy delicious food and savor a break while your children are in good hands having fun!

I personally know that being a new mom in the mountains can get lonely and was so excited when I heard about this group. Co-Coordinators Michelle Peiffer and Fressia Alexander welcome you with open arms and encourage you to try your first meeting for free!

Even if you're nervous about coming into a group of women, just come as you are. We have people waiting at the door to greet you and to show you around. I was scared the first time I came. I didn't know what to expect with this huge group of women or if I would fit in. But this group is awesome. We are loving, and you have a place, and we are saving your seat.

Michelle Peiffer, Co-Coordinator of Bailey MOPS

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Exploring 285 - Pine Valley Ranch Park

This week on Exploring 285 we visited Pine Valley Ranch Park in Pine. What a great park for hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding & more! Come for a picnic, fishing or exploring local trails! See you around town!



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