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Congrats To These Fine Young Chefs From Our Community!

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It would be interesting to follow them to see how this skill pans out for them in the future…no pun intended.

In a large convention hall at Epcot Center, five Loveland teens cooked their way to first- and second-place wins at Cook Around the World.

The students from Mountain View, Thompson Valley and Loveland high schools, who all take cooking classes at their respective schools, came together to represent the Thompson School District at the cooking competition in Florida on April 27.

Details here:  Local Teen Chefs Win Big

(Their winning dishes of Shrimp Egg Rolls and Thai Chicken Coconut Curry are in the pic…yum!)

402/I-25 Interchange Closure Delayed Until June 10th

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The interchange and bridge is being totally redesigned, which will cause 402 as it travels underneath I-25 to be completely closed for four months beginning June 10.

Recent wet weather has led the 120-day closure of Colo. 402 at Interstate 25, originally scheduled to begin May 20, to be delayed to June 10, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation news release.

More here:  402 Closure Delayed

Did You Take Part in This Phone Poll For The Local Sales Tax Increase?

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A half cent sales tax increase would mean an increase of annual taxes around $31 for the “average” Loveland household.

In return, you would get improved traffic flow on East Eisenhower Boulevard and Taft Avenue, the rebuilding of one Loveland fire station and the remodeling of another, the construction of underpasses to improve public trail safety, construction of a new recreation center and new branch library, as well as expansion of the Loveland Museum.

We found it interesting that the city's newest residents (living here 5 years or less) were the strongest supporters of the initiative.

Follow the details here:  Loveland Sales Tax Increase

Blast From The Past: Stanley Steamers Up The Loveland Grand Canyon

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22rhkjw BigTCanyon_road.jpg Just two ruts and a covered wagon illustrate the nature of the Riley Road up the Big Thompson Canyon. (Loveland Museum/Gallery)

Riley Rd., 3.5 hr journey, Loveland to Estes, for $3.50.  Just make sure there's enough water in the boiler…:-).

Picture is of “Riley Road” up the canyon built in 1903-04…

More on this interesting history here:  Steam Up Loveland Grand Canyon

Whiskey, Jazz, and All You Can Eat Lobster For Mother’s Day?

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Extravagant Mother's Day celebration coming to downtown Loveland!  She'll be sure to remember this one…:-).

This Mother’s Day, The Gressiwick will honor your Mom with a fine brunching buffet which features specialties such as Beer Bread with Whiskey Sauce, Butter Sautéd Langostino Lobster, Vanilla Pancake Bar and more.

Dessert is a buffet of its own crowned with Tableside Ice Cream and Blackberry Cheesecake Flambé. (which means it's on fire!)

Signature cocktails include Fresh Mimosas, a Shrub Apertif, and a Smoldering Whiskey in a Bacon Taster.

Additionally, you and Mom will be entertained with live jazz the entire time!

Get the details here:  Gressiwick Your Mom

Loveland Music Festival Among the Top 5 Summer Festivals in NOCO

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Billed as “An Antidote For Dangerous Times”, from the festival’s inception six years ago, Arise has staked a claim among a short list of conscientiously-based music festivals that promote environmentally conscious practices as a “leave no trace” event that plants a tree with every ticket purchase.

In addition, as in past years, this years event will feature a wide range of workshops and presentations focused on environmental and social justice issues that ran alongside its hefty live music schedule.

Check out the website here:  Arise Festival Loveland

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