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Kids skiing in Colorado

I was a ski instructor for 7 years. It wasn’t until my oldest were 6 and my youngest was 3 that we really got skiing as a family. It’s a financial investment for sure but it is my favorite thing to do as a family so it’s totally worth it. Living in Colorado gives us the opportunity to do things on the weekends other people save all year to do for one week.

Shredder

By far the hardest part of skiing with kids is the cold, so why not ditch it? Shredder is a local indoor ski hill (think wet AstroTurf) that provides learn-to-ski classes for kids and adults. You can bring your own skis or rent there. At Shredder, new skiers learn how to put on equipment, turn, stop, and use the chairlift. All this without paying for a lift ticket, driving through the

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2016 was a fun-filled, hard working, satisfying, and gratifying year. We had quite a fun winter on the ranch keeping all the critters fed, warm, and colorfully stylin’ through all the winter snow. The rest of the year was spent enjoying time with family, friends, and clients. I appreciate the time together - sharing stories, making memories and helping dreams coming true. Speaking of dreams coming true, our old truck came back with a new face lift and engine. It is a reminder that people still do business the old fashioned way, a trade and a handshake. Life continues to be full in a great way and I am so grateful for my family, friends, clients and the wonderful comrades on our team. Thank you all for the support and I wish each and every

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This has been my best year ever in Real Estate! I am blessed to have the circle of friends and sphere I do as this is where the majority of my business has come from and who I love spending time with as well. I have been focused on TrailCrossing, the new urban development in N. Boulder, getting all 31 homes under contract and closing 18 of them so far.

My kids and I had a wonderful trip to Boston and Nantucket and had a special time with my Dad. I am thankful for the three most amazing kids, McKenna 20, Greyson 17, and Kreitler 13. McKenna and I enjoy quality time running the Boulder trails, enjoying great talks about life. She loves CU, her roommates, doing X t and her wonderful boyfriend, Patrick. Greyson is passionate about yoga and

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2016 brought many changes for the Hurst family including a new member of the family, personal accomplishments, new clients, and many successful and rewarding closings. I find myself truly blessed to have so many wonderful clients and friends who have trusted me and referred me to their friends and family. We leased a horse named “ARi” and it has been more rewarding than expected! The kids are learning how to maintain, ride, and care for Ari, and want to volunteer for the Medicine Horse where Ari lives. I bought the kids new mountain bikes this spring and we have had a blast exploring many new trails in the Boulder area. It is amazing to see their confidence grow. I have coached both Paxton’s and Sydnee’s soccer teams since they were three

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Barb Passalacqua

2016 was filled with a lot of everything. I saw much success as a Realtor wanting to help others nd new homes or sell current homes. This is truly the best part of my job! Joe and I went to see my 93-year-old Aunt Phoebe in Lenox, MA. It’s an inspiration to see someone with such a zest for life. I plan to age as joyfully and gracefully as she has. A family visit to Sarasota was both fun and hard: my heart is with my mom and dad who celebrated their 68th anniversary and face ongoing health issues.

Sadly, we said goodbye to our dog Pebbles who almost made it to 17! We miss her each and every day. We also rescued a 12-year-old blind yellow Lab named Buddy - one of the sweetest and kindest souls we’ve ever known. The JRTs Norman and Frankie

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A few weeks ago I thought to myself there is no way I can write an end of the year letter, that is until I changed my perspective. There are always two sides of every coin. At first glance, my beloved doxie, Matilda, had a tumor. John was laid off from his job after 15 years. My son Tommy had sepsis in April, healed and then a few weeks later fell from a four-story balcony. I stayed six weeks by my son’s side helping him recover. How can I say I am blessed? Matilda’s tumor was benign, John is much happier with his new company, and my son Tommy is recovering better than ever expected and living in Colorado with his amazing girlfriend, Cara. My other two sons, Chris and Tyler are loving life. Chris was even inducted into his college hall of

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Greg Smith & Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith

2016 has been a wonderful year for The Smith family. We were so fortunate to experience the magic and marvel of the Galapagos Islands and the mountains of Ecuador with our niece, Maddy, in July. Beauty and adventure were also found during our June raft trip on the Green River in Utah, and on our trip to the Paci c Northwest over spring break to check out colleges for Callie. Wait, what? Yes, Callie is in her senior year at BHS (& Sr. class president!) so the reality that the house will be a bit quieter (and neater) a year from now is helping us appreciate how precious our time with her is. College prep, playing soccer, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her boyfriend, Liam, have kept Callie pretty darn busy. Greg continues to enjoy

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Good Luck at the Alamo Bowl Buffs!
Alamo Bowl - CU Buffalos vs Oklahoma State - Dec 29, 7pm - San Antonio, TX

Zoo Lights - Now - Jan 1 - Denver Zoo
Zoo Lights span through 70 acres of the Denver Zoo, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

Scrooge: Bah Humbug! - Now - Dec 28 - Jesters Dinner Theatre, Longmont
Come enjoy one of Longmont's most enduring holiday traditions! A unique spin on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" while enjoying a delicious meal! This family-friendly production is open throughout the month of December, purchase your tickets online now!

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Featured Listing: 2381 County Road 68j, Nederland
$1,099,999 | 3 beds, 3 Baths, 37 Acres | 5-Stall Barn | 2,834 sqft
Listed by Candace Newlove-Marrs RE/MAX Alliance

Welcome Home! This is living the Colorado dream at its best. This stunning newly remodeled house is a definite home. It is nestled in a spectacular South facing valley with mountain views in all directions and overlooks a lush meadow with a seasonal stream and pond. Enjoy year round passive solar with sunshine that bathes almost every room in the house, or time on the decks

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Photo by Lindsey Ferguson

It should be noted that I am in no way an expert on sports or football.

The Past

Coming to the University of Colorado, football was not at the top of my list of reasons I wanted to attend. I knew we weren't the greatest, but I will never forget those first days at CU where we were taught the fight song and watched Ralphie run. It didn’t matter that we weren’t a top team, I already loved my school and the Buffs. My friends and I would joke that CU already had too much going for it, the campus, the weather, the people, the town, it was all too perfect to also have a top football team.

The Present

Fast forward to 2016 and I never would have guessed we are where we are. With each additional win, the excitement and

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