DU Ski Team has a couple of Alpine World Championship Medalists!

I recently had the honor to photograph two FIS Alpine World Championship Medalists. Erik Read and Trevor Philip, both from Calgary, Alberta, are current members of the DU Pioneer Ski Team. Erik and Trevor competed for the Canadian Team that won the Silver Medal in the Team Championships in Vail, Colorado this past winter. Both athletes were great sports and did a super job working with me to get this shoot done successfully.

Winning a medal at the Wold Championships is a goal for many and an accomplishment realized by few. DU is very fortunate to have not only athletes of this caliber, but fine young men like these two in their program.

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Denver Pioneers Alpine World Championship Silver Medalists Trevor Philip (left) and Erik Read.

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Erik Reid, FIS Alpine World Championship Silver Medalist.

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Trevor Philip and his FIS Alpine World Championship Silver Medal.

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Check out this hardware!


Ratio Beerworks, Rockin’ Rhino with Tasty Suds.

Larimer Street is home to an exciting new brewery that is sure to make waves in the ocean of Denver’s craft-beer scene. A reunion of three long-time friends who started as a punk rock band, went their ways have now come back together to combine their skills to bring great beer, a cool venue and a sweet vibe to Denver’s Rhino District. Ratio Beerworks will be the place to be.

Ratio Beerworks boasts a state-of-the-art 20 barrel brewery to provide loads of great beers, an eclectic selection of food trucks to provide on-site dining and a music scene only former musicians could put together. Next time you are looking for something exciting and new head on over to Ratio Beerworks.

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Jakarta rocks the Armory…..Brighton Autumn Concert Series ends with a bang.

The finale of the City of Brighton‘s Autumn Concert Series wrapped up the 2013 season of music with a wonderful family concert featuring the sounds of Isaac Points Jakarta Band. Known as Denver’s hottest old-school funk and R&B, Jakarta entertained a packed house in the historic Armory building. There was a bit of something for everyone in attendance, as the set list mixed a wandering selection with fabulous vocals, percussion and a super-hot horn section.

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Six courses & craft beers…..Vine Street Pub hosts a Brewer’s Dinner with style.

A number of very fortunate diners were treated to an unbelievable evening of fine food, craft beer and great company. Vine Street Pub hosted a Brewer’s Dinner which featured a six course menu, each presentation paired with a special release brew. The event served to kick off the Great American Beer Fest and provide a unique opportunity to sample savory cuisine.

The feat of creating this extravagant fare was nothing short of amazing. Chef Brendon Flood led his culinary crew with military precision and head-brewer John Fiorilli served up a grand collection of libation to the craft gods. The event was held in Harry’s, an eclectic space perfect for private parties.

To book a private event in Harry’s, please contact Paul Nashak. paul@mountainsunpub.com.

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An amazing young woman…..Edge Restaurant at Four Seasons, Denver hosts a Fundraiser for Karina.

Four Seasons, Denver and Edge Restaurant recently hosted a fundraiser, sponsored by Reyka Vodka, to benefit a young Aurora woman. Karina Vargas was the victim of a drive-by-shooting outside of Aurora High School, as she stood with a group of friends. The gunshot left Karina paralyzed from the waist down and dependent on a wheelchair. The fundraiser, organized by Denver Center for Crime Victims, is intended to help cover costs not only associated with Karina’s immediate care but also to ensure a more comfortable future.

Karina truly is an amazing young woman and has embraced the turn life threw at her with strength and vigor. It was an honor to be part of this amazing event.

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A place on the “Blue”…..Ivan Stanley creates another beautiful custom home.

Tucked into a beautiful space on the banks of the Blue RIver, Ivan Stanley & Associates has created an oasis of beauty. Privacy, views and the sound of running water create an environment deserving of this beautiful custom residence. Utilizing weathered wood siding, stout timbers and stone, the residence blends perfectly to its surroundings. The interior boast warm finishes and thoughtful design. Towering trusses and a west-facing wall of windows compliment awe-inspiring landscape beyond.

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Hoopin’ in the hood…..Little Man Ice Cream hosts 4th Hula Contest.

Denver favorite Little Man Ice Cream hosted its 4th annual Hula Hoop contest this past weekend. This year’s event brought out a huge crowd as local schools were encouraged to compete for prizes and bragging rights in a fantastic bunch of catagories. The hoopers put on a great show of skills and sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. Thanks to the Denver Firefighters for coming out and cooling off all of the hot kids…and anyone else who happened to be anywhere near the spray of the fire truck!

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Mtn. Slopestyle…..Go Pro takes over the Vail Mtn. Games

This summer Go Pro took over the Vail Mtn. Games and the result was an unbelievable show of skill, excitement, and adrenaline as well as some serious bumps and bruises. The event fell a week after the Outlaws of Dirt comp in Lyons, Colorado and many riders had their tricks dialed in. It was a very full day with wind, rain, dust and sun.

A highlight of the slopestyle contest had to be the “Open Loop”, with its high-risk-high-reward, the loop was a question mark for the competitors and judges alike.  A few brave souls attempted the daunting feature through practice rounds and qualifying and even fewer used the feature in their final rounds. Others opted to get creative with lines and some huge, crowd pleasing, transfers were put down.

Riders and fans all seemed pleased with the course and layout and, with the introduction of the “loop”, the bar was definitely raised. Now it’s only a matter of time before these guys begin to “trick” it!

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Gapter Residence…..a craftsman dream becomes reality with Vintage Woods.

This residence, located along Colorado’s front range is a work of art from curb to rooftop. Utilizing Vintage Woods shiplap Beetle Kill siding in “Antique Red” on the main house and “Brown” on the studio, the builder brought together an incredible mix of space design and materials to create a truly unique residence. From every angle of the properties space this residence has a composition that is rarely seen in home design.

The inclusion of Vintage Woods Beetle kill siding is a perfect blend of both the unique as well as function.

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Novo Coffee….Denver roasters doing coffee right.

Novo Coffee has recently opened a fantastic new cafe in the hustle of downtown Denver. Located at 1600 Glenarm, across from the historic Paramount Theater between the 16th Street Mall and Denver Pavilions, this new location brings style and service together with the World’s best coffees. The father & son team of Herb & Jake Brodsky believe that the  path of the bean, from the plant to your cup, is very important to Novo Coffee and each step is carefully chosen.

We believe that it’s important to value the people who grow and harvest coffee cherries, the cultures that exist where coffees are cultivated and the economic relationships that are formed with every coffee purchase.” -Novo Coffee

Novo Coffee roasts the many offerings at their state-of-the-art facility in Denver’s Rhino District on Larimer Street. Roasting occur at the beginning of the work week with tastings scheduled on Fridays. To arrange a visit to the facility call: 303-295-7678.

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