NOTE: Alegria Living was first published in Fall 2007 as Canon Living. The name changed with the Winter 2008 issue, in order to more accurately reflect the style of the magazine (“alegria” is the Spanish word for “joyful”)
Hope After War
Turner Farm - Apple Fest
A Sea of Glass - An Artist's Heart
Can you Taste your Community in your Wine?
Living with the Dead
Earth, Water, Art
SET - Family Medical Clinic
Cocktails and Tapas to the Rescue
Hospital - ity Chefs
Ballooning - The Balloon Classic
Front Rangers - Bike Club
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation Sanctuary
Geology Club - 80th Anniversary
Summer on a Budget
Summer Picnics and Tailgating
The Best BBQ Joints
Salida’s FIBark, Sparked Over A Cuppa’ Joe This annual downriver race draws competitors from across the world.
A Story of Opportunity In Inopportune Times A hope and a dream were all these Italian brothers had when they came to America.
Finding a Place of Hope Marti Lawrence overcame physical disability to pursue her passion for art.
Trekking the Neighborhood; Cheyenne Mountain Trail Explore this network of trails outside Colorado Springs, as well as some Chaffee County day hikes.
Rapid Play in Canon City Let by whitewater boater Will Colon, a group of Canon City individuals and businesses are trying to build a whitewater recreation area on the Arkansas.
Get Your Groove On Dori and Mark Wexlar operate Springs Salsa & Dance Studio, hoping their members experience transformation.
Savor: Passion in the Kitchen The chefs at the Pikes Peak Community College Culinary program share some of their personal faves, such as Chicken Piccata and Flaming Bananas Foster.
Open A Door The symbolism of doors.
Christmas Trimmings Sentimental and seasonal decorating for the holidays
Horses and Hounds The Fort Carson Hounds group practice the English sport of fox hunting, substituting coyotes for foxes and keeping is a social sport, not a blood sport.
Snowshoeing Outdoors writer Nate Porter details a day of snowshoeing.
Fill A Bucket A Canon City elementary school is inspired by a popular children’s book to encourage their students to be considerate of one another.
Christmas Mountain USA; A Work of Heart The lighting of Salida’s Christmas Mountain USA is welcomed with a downtown celebration every year.
Piecing Memories The art of quilting, and local quilting clubs you can join.
For the Love of Dance Norma Conroe and her late husband, Garth, have left a legacy of dance in Salida.
A Chance to Heal Wounded soldiers are given a chance to heal through the sport of fly fishing, with Project Healing Water Fly Fishing.
Savor: Perfect Winter Brunch Christine’s recipes for Eggs Strata, Ratatouille, and Chocolate Mousse make the perfect winter brunch. Plus, the recipe for authentic gingerbread houses, featured at the Broadmoor.
Spirit of Tea Joy Sato practices the 1,000-year-old art of Japanese Tea Ceremony and encourages guests to “seek peace on a deeper level.”
A Family Legacy The Everett Family of Salida has created a legacy of Colorado ranching.
Fandies Candies for the Troops’ Sweet Tooth Deployed U.S. troops send their thanks for Canon City confectioner Fandies Candies’ care packages.
Mercy’s Kitchen Pastor Sheilah Rollins and Mercy Today Ministries share the idea of giving.
Buckskin Joe’s Town of Terror This annual Halloween event relies on the frontier town’s haunted history to embellish the scares.
A Winery Dream Mountain Spirit Winery owners Terry and Michael Barkett are enjoying their dream come true.
Savor: Heirloom Recipes Food editor Christine Schmitz shares Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce from New Orleans, and Pecan Mocha Torte.
11 Restaurants; 12 Hours Three hungry companions hit 11 food establishments in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs.
The Journey of Yoga Benefits and styles of yoga
Farmer’s Market Our communities’ farmer’s markets offer the best of summer’s bounty and a way to support our local growers.
Ride Like the Wind If you’re a road bike enthusiast, try this 35-mile circuit in Fremont County.
History: Hot Springs, Nature’s Gift For the Mind, Body and Soul Fremont and Chaffee County hot springs are divine, but where have some of them gone?
Newlin Creek Trail This great day hike trailheads at Florence Mountain Park and offers a glimpse of real Old West history.
Shelf Road Climbing The Shelf Road between Canon City and Cripple Creek offers world-class climbing.
Fun On the Water: Lake Pueblo Check out the summer recreation available at Lake Pueblo State Park.
Captain Zip Line Experience Fremont County’s newest recreational offering.
Savor: Summer Salads Greek Salad, Black Bean Salad, Peach Melba Sala
Enriching Lives, Realizing Dreams Starpoint helps match people with cognitive and physical challenges with their “dream” job.
Spring Time in the Great Outdoors An outdoor workout and healthy snack.
Redeeming the Land Canon City’s Environmental Club creates an Eco Park/local recycling locations.
BBI: Our Community Environmental Resource A Salida company offers renewable energy alternatives.
Green On the Go Energy-efficient transportation
Think Locally, Act Neighborly The benefits of buying locally grown food.
Flying High Canon City resident Phyllis Wells defies gravity as well as the stereotype of a pilot.
Passive Solar: the Oldest Form of Energy Area homes with energy-efficient design.
On Xeriscape Gardening in Colorado’s high desert climate.
Savor: A Casserole For All Seasons Alfredo Casserole
The Sulfite Conundrum Sulfites and wine
Staying In Shape All Winter Don’t let winter weather keep you from getting physical.
Winter Fun at Monarch Mountain See what this ski area has to offer.
Old Monarch Pass For the cross-country skiing enthusiast.
Rocky Mountain High The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse offers gourmet cooking at 11,000 feet.
Philanthropy at the Heart of a Community Hospital The St. Thomas More Health Foundation helps meet needs both on and off the hospital campus.
Hearth to Hearth Fireplaces that offer more than just heat.
Savor: Hot Drinks Warm the Soul Decadent Hot Chocolate, Hot Spiced Cider and Hot Buttered Rum.
A Midsummer Night’s Western Playwright August Mergelman offers up a rough and tumble version of one of Shakespeare’s classics.
Cycling Club An informal group of road cyclists in Canon City meet for weekly rides to Red Canyon Park.
Ways to Get Healthy Taking steps to improve your physical well-being.
From Farm to Table Farmer Tony Madone in Salida donates his annual crop to food banks across central Colorado.
Bringing Nature to Town Canon City’s parks and walking trails.
The Gibson Mansion A century-old gem in the heart of Canon City.
Interview with the Artist Becca Cromer is best known for her framing business, but painting is “all in the family.”
Savor: Cooking With Beer Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
Hometown Breweries Amica’s in Salida and McClellan’s in Canon City offer hometown brewskies.
UVA Stompa 2007 It’s the annual grape stomp in Salida.