Anglers alert: You can be paid to fish. Northern pike is an aggressive fish that was illegally introduced into Green Mountain Reservoir and has been gobbling up native species. Wildlife managers are so anxious to eliminate these finny pests that they are offering $20 for each fish that is caught. Anglers are encouraged to catch and keep as many northern pike (and also smallmouth bass) from the reservoir as they desire. To participate, bring the fish (only the head is required), driver’s license and fishing license to the Heeney Marina starting Thursday, May 26. For more information, call the Colorado Div. of Parks and Wildlife’s Hot Sulphur Springs office, 970-725-6200, or Heeney Marina, 970-724-9441.
Sports & Recreation
Our favorite hiking trails and campsites are buried under this past week’s snow or are starting to melt into mud. This too shall pass, so it’s a perfect time to stock up for the coming prime outdoor season. Neptune Mountaineering has put virtually all camping gear on sale through Sunday, May 28. Savings are 20-50% off sleeping bags, 20% off sleeping pads, 25% off camp pillows, 20% off select hiking and mountaineering boots, 20-30%off select tents and 25% off Deuter packs plus stoves, cookware, hammocks and more on sale. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Table Mesa Shopping Center, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-499-8866.
AMF & Brunswick Bowling Centers are offering kids (15 and under) 3 games of bowling every day this summer from May 22 through September 4 for the low price of $25.95 to $29.95 (depending on Center). This year, you can also buy a Kids Passport good at any participating location for $39.95. Passes are good Monday to Friday from open to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from open to 4 p.m.
Participating centers include AMF Aurora Lanes, AMF Monaco Lanes (Denver), AMF Bellview Lanes (Englewood), AMF Littleton Lanes, AMF Northglenn Lanes, AMF Sonesta Lanes (Thornton), Brunswick Zone Heather Ridge (Aurora), Bowlero Lone Tree, Brunswick Zone Green Mountain, Brunswick Zone Wheat Ridge and Brunswick Zone Westminster. Click here for links to each of the lanes and their registration forms (as well as an address and phone number.) Then, just show up at your local AMF or Brunswick to pick up your pass. Adults can also purchase an AMF Summer Pass, which is good for three games per day. Pricing starts at $33.95.
You’ll be bowled over by this freebie from Kids Bowl Free. Through September (end dates vary by location), kids 15 and younger can bowl two games every day FREE at Western Bowl in Arvada, Chipper’s Lanes in Broomfield, Chipper’s Lanes in Estes Park, Arapahoe Bowling Center in Greenwood Village, Holiday Lanes in Lakewood, Sweetheart Lanes in Loveland and Chipper’s Lanes (2) in Fort Collins. Hours vary by location and you must be registered in the Kids Bowl Free program at the specific lane. Shoe rental is required, but not included. Find details and register here to get the required coupons via e-mail.
We have always loved libraries, so we’re excited for this “new spin” on a library. The City of Golden’s Bike Library is back. What is a bike library, you ask? It’s a bike share program, where visitors, residents and students can “check-out” a bike for a limited-time period for local use in Golden. The “library” is stocked with Jamis bikes —24-speed Explorer 2 and the Laser 20, a lightweight and durable aluminum model with a coaster brake and a rear V-brake ideal for small children. Rides under two hours are FREE. [Read more…] about Golden Peddles Bike Library For Locals & Visitors
Part of the fun of going to see the Colorado Rockies is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards. This season, they’re offering everything from ticket package deals (with food & drink), tote bags, aprons, jerseys, t-shirts, $1 hot dog coupons, BBQ spatulas, light bulbs and more on specific game days. The promo items are typically FREE and usually limited to the first 10,000 ticketed fans through the gates. (However, the details may vary by promo. Be sure to read its Full Promotional Policy for clarity.) We knew there had to be a promo schedule, but we figured it was top-secret and only Dinger knew the master plan. Well, it’s not! Click here for the 2017 Promotional Schedule. Go, Rockies!
If you bank at Wells Fargo (or know someone who does), take advantage of this home-run offer for Colorado Rockies tickets. From March 1 to October 1, the bank is offering 2-for-1 Club Level tickets to all Colorado Rockies 2017 regular season games, except for April 7, May 8 to 10 and July 3 & 4. Purchases must be made with a consumer or business Wells Fargo debit card. Buy your tickets early, as only up to 250 tickets are available per game on a first-come, first-served basis. The offer is only valid for tickets purchased online with promo code WELLSFARGO — click here. (Note: Service fees will apply.) Go, Rockies!
The discount appears to be offered every month, throughout the baseball season — just check the bottom of a qualifying receipt for the offer’s availability and end date each month. King Soopers wants to take you out to the ball game “on the cheap.” When you spend more than $25 (in a single transaction), you can purchase up to 4 tickets at $18 each for select Colorado Rockies home games — while supplies last.
To get the discounted tickets, you must use your SooperCard at check out. Then, exchange your qualifying receipt at any King Soopers customer service desk. (You should see the offer printed at the bottom of your receipt, so check first.) It might be wise to pick up some Cracker Jack and peanuts, since you’re already at the grocery store!
Savvy skiers and riders are grabbing next season’s passes even as the snow lies so deep in the high country that a number of areas have extended this season. Following are the ever greater deals for next year, including passes with bonus days at other resorts around the country or even internationally. Passes also offer food, retail and lodging discounts, as well as special friends-and-family prices.
For brevity’s sake, we are just listing the adult season pass prices. Some are good for the remainder of this season too. Click on the websites for all other age/price categories, including teen/young adult pricing. Consider pass insurance for a modest additional cost….in case. [Read more…] about Great Deals on 2017-18 Ski Passes
Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Colorado, get movin’ on Mondays. Through the end of 2017, they’re offering a 24-Hour Kiosk Pass at Denver B-cycle for FREE on the last Monday of the month — mark your calendar for February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27 and December 25. The pass is regularly $9, so it’s worth taking the deal for a spin. For details about the promo, click here.
If you really want to get movin’ around the city, consider purchasing an annual pass for just $95. It’s definitely the best way to go green, save some green and get lots of exercise! For more information about Denver B-cycle, click here.
We ran this post last month and it proved so popular we thought today’s storm was a good reason to repeat it, as you may need to find a cheap activity today. So it snowed… a lot. Despite the rutted and icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a hefty snowfall is an excuse to go sledding, even if it is just down that tiny median in front of your home. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few with a store-bought sled and the envy of the sledding hill crowd. But if not, don’t despair. Coloradans are famous for their ingenuity when it comes to makeshift sleds. Our friend Jody Mace at Charlotte on the Cheap (a Southern gal, go figure) has come up with 17 DIY options. [Read more…] about 17 Easy Do-It-Yourself Sleds
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How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you and your family can visit any or all of them for FREE. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with the Colorado State Library to offer the Check-Out Colorado program. Each of 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has two seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks, and they can be reserved and checked-out just as books can. The pass also includes a backpack a guide to Colorado’s state parks, a set of binoculars, a copy of Wildlife Viewing Guide Book and field guides to trees, wildflowers and wildlife. Each state park pass allows FREE entry (normally $7 to $9) into the parks for one carload of visitors. filled with park information and educational activities. Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight. Visit your local library or check the Participating Libraries List to find a library near you.
It’s easy to simply recycle those Valpak envelopes without even opening them. But don’t! Inside are some decent deals and discounts at Front Range businesses. Each month we find, among others, coupons good for 50% off brunch at Bonnie Brae Tavern, 20% off at Harbor Freight Tools, a $4.99 Autawash car wash and more. If you don’t receive a Valpak or simply want additional offers go to their website which has dozens of downloadable coupons (some identical to the mailing and some unique to the website) for dining, home & garden, shops, groceries and more.
Once a month, you can lob and smash and gracefully (okay, maybe not so gracefully) leap over the net after a winning match for FREE. The Gates Tennis Center holds a FREE tennis clinic every month for adults (15 and older) on Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All levels are welcome and you can bring your own racquet or rent a demo. Children are welcome to attend as well and spend time with a kids instructor. Limited spots are available and you are limited to two free clinics per person per season. You need to reserve a spot by calling 303-355-4461. Reservations for each clinic open one week prior. The next date is August 1, followed by September 5, October 3 and November 7. 3300 E. Bayaud Ave., Denver.