Posts by DeLyn Martineau

Ten Reasons to Visit Steamboat Springs in the Autumn

I profiled the Tread of Pioneers Museum in a companion article, but my recent visit to Steamboat Springs reminded me of all the great activities people can do all year round (besides the obvious skiing, of course). Here are ten things to do this fall: History Happy Hour. The Tread of Pioneers Museum sponsors this fun event the first Tuesday of every month, from October through April. Hang out for

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Museum Feature: Tread of Pioneers

A few weeks ago I visited Steamboat Springs. Sounds like a funny name for a town that lies deep in Colorado mountain country, but its name origin is interesting: early trappers, attracted to the area by a steamboat-like chugging sound coming from a mineral spring, named the area Steamboat Springs. Later, James Crawford and his wife Margaret, known as the “Mother of Routt County,”  established their homestead nearby in 1875,

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Team Rubicon: Harvey and Irma Meet Their Match

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article about Team Rubicon, a disaster-relief group made up primarily of veterans. Now, seven years after its inception, Team Rubicon is facing its largest challenges yet: hurricanes Harvey and Irma, with Jose not far behind. Disaster relief is needed in America now more than ever, and Team Rubicon has expanded its base, its outreach programs, its partnerships, and its ways to help almost

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Transitions

August 20, 2017. It’s the last day of summer, and I finally made time to go on a hike. Tomorrow I start the school year again for the 28th time. I head out of the house early and go to Palmer Park, which, in my opinion, is the city’s best park. Palmer Park is special to me because my great-grandfather used to be its caretaker. His daughter, my great-aunt who

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Museum Feature: The Story of Us

If you haven’t had a chance to get to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum lately, an exhibit well worth your time awaits. It’s called “The Story of Us,” and it features the city’s history in an interactive, non-traditional way by representing our history through the alphabet, one letter at a time. Here’s a snapshot of the exhibits, along with some extra commentary based on my experience. Click on the links

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More Modern Lessons from Mark Twain

About a year ago, I published a piece called “Modern Lessons from Mark Twain,” in which I looked with a fresh perspective on some of Twain’s classic aphorisms. For this week’s column, I’ve chosen a few more of them: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. I use this phrase all the time,

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