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Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers (Chris Graythen/Getty)
Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers (Chris Graythen/Getty)
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Enjoy ‘A Taste of Colorado’ Labor Day Weekend in Denver

Do you have plans for Labor Day weekend? How about some free entertainment and fun in the Mile High City.

This weekend is the 28th annual Taste of Colorado in downtown Denver, an end-of-Summer celebration. At Civic Center Park, near the Colorado State Capitol building, get a taste of more than 50 area food establishments, shop at 280 marketplace vendors and artisans and enjoy live entertainment on six stages. Admission is free.

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Skydivers Landing (John Shearer/Getty)
Skydivers Landing (John Shearer/Getty)
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Colorado Skydivers Set Record in Longmont Sunday

Have you ever tried skydiving?

Last weekend, a group of thrill seekers set a new Colorado skydiving record when 69 people dropped from planes over the Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont, according to the Longmont Times-Call.

The previous state record was 56, set in Lamar in 2008.

The skydivers leaped from planes at 15,300 feet and grabbed ahold of each other long enough for a photo. Their ages ranged from 19 to 67.

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Suzanne von Borsody releasing an arrow (Andreas Rentz/Getty)
Suzanne von Borsody releasing an arrow (Andreas Rentz/Getty)
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Enjoy the Southeast Wyoming Outdoorsman Summit in Albin Saturday

How much do you love the outdoors?

On Saturday, August 27, you'll get a chance to prove how much at the Southeast Wyoming Outdoorsman Summit in Albin.

Activities will be held throughout the day inside and outside the Albin Community Center and at other locations around the area. The summit begins at 8 in the morning and runs until 6 p.m.

Enjoy a free lunch and snacks, also breakfast and wild game concessions will be available for purchase.

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See the Sixth Annual Vedauwoo Vertical Dance This Weekend [VIDEO]

Do you like to climb the rocks at Vedauwoo? Have you ever danced on them?

This weekend, students from the University of Wyoming perform the sixth annual Vedauwoo Vertical Dance at Box Canyon. Performances will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Along with dancers on the various levels of the rocks, the performances includes live music and storytelling by Paul Taylor out of Australia. Vertical Dance combines modern dance with rappelling that allows unique free-form aerial movements.

This year's performance is titled "Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo: Rainbow Serpent and the Red Desert." Since 1998 the event has been concluding the Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival.

Tickets cost seven dollars and patrons are encouraged to buy tickets in advance as space is limited. Buy them online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts, by calling (307) 766-6666 or at the Fine Arts Box Office in Laramie.

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Miller Lake campground 2011 (MRorabeck/TSM)
Miller Lake campground 2011 (MRorabeck/TSM)
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Pine Bark Beetle Changes Scenery at Wyoming Campgrounds

Miller Lake campground 2011 (MRorabeck/TSM) Have you visited your favorite campground this summer?

On our recent trips to the mountains, we noticed some big changes in the scenery due to the Pine Bark Beetle infestation.

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Graham Johnston at Senior Olympics (Bob Levey/Getty)
Graham Johnston at Senior Olympics (Bob Levey/Getty)
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Wyoming Senior Olympics Held in Cheyenne for the First Time

What sport are you competing in at the Senior Olympics?

Cheyenne is hosting the 2011 Wyoming Senior Olympics for the first time in the games' 25-year history. They run today, August 10, through August 13 at various sites around the Capitol City.

Since it began, the games have annually been held during the last week in July which around here means Cheyenne Frontier Days. Organizers received permission from the National Senior Games Association to move the event to August.

Athletes over age 50 from around the world will compete in 24 different sports for a total of 117 medals.

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Disneyland Castle circa 1955 (Keystone/Getty)
Disneyland Castle circa 1955 (Keystone/Getty)
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Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland on it’s 56th Birthday

Disneyland Castle circa 1955 (Keystone/Getty) Have you ever visited "The Happiest Place on Earth" in Anaheim, California?

Disneyland opened July 17, 1955 in southern California with just 18 major attractions and today has more than 60 adventures and attractions.

How well do you know the "home" to Mickey Mouse?

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American Bison (Hulton Archive/Getty)
American Bison (Hulton Archive/Getty)
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Celebrate Wyoming’s 121st Birthday at Historic Governors’ Mansion

How are you celebrating Wyoming's birthday?

Wyoming was admitted to the union as the 44th state on July 10, 1890, so the 'Cowboy State' is now 121 years old.

At the Historic Governors' Mansion from 1-4 p.m. today, enjoy old-fashioned games like c

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Blue Morpho Butterfly (Dan Kitwood/Getty)
Blue Morpho Butterfly (Dan Kitwood/Getty)
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Butterflies Invade the Paul Smith Children’s Village

Have you caught a glimpse of a butterfly yet this Summer? There will be lots of them in Lions Park Tuesday.

Live insects, spiders and other creatures from around the world will invade the Paul Smith Children's Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens June 28.

The Butterfly Pavilion from Colorado will present two educational programs at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. They are bringing a section of their butterflies and other creatures to Cheyenne.

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Boy Playing on an Inflatable (Aviva/Getty)
Boy Playing on an Inflatable (Aviva/Getty)
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KING FM Spins The Birthday Wheel at Superday 2011

Are you going to Superday in Lions Park?

KING FM will be there spinning the Birthday Wheel for prizes from ten until five. Stop by and say hi and win some food from Sonic.

The annual celebration starts early with the 18th Annual Tour De Prairie bicycle races and the 5K and 10K Run and Walk. The Shindig Volleyball Tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Lions Park Softball Field.

There will also be a wide variety of activities for all ages including inflatables, a climbing wall, wagon rides and free canoe and paddle boat rides on Sloans Lake.

Lots of local bands and other entertainment is everywhere and there's also lots and lots to eat.

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Outdoor Movie Crowd (Dave Etheridge-Barnes/Getty)
Outdoor Movie Crowd (Dave Etheridge-Barnes/Getty)
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Free Movies in Lion’s Park Each Tuesday This Summer

Do you remember Summer nights at the drive-in movie theater?

The Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department brings back memories of watching movies in the great outdoors with their free movies in the park every Tuesday night throughout the Summer. They blow up their inflatable screen on the stage of the Lion's Park Amphitheatre and begin the film just after dark.

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Herbert Knaup releasing an arrow (Andreas Rentz/Getty)
Herbert Knaup releasing an arrow (Andreas Rentz/Getty)
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The Summer Outdoor Slam’s at Curt Gowdy State Park Saturday

What's your favorite Summer recreation?

The third annual Summer Outdoor Slam happens at Curt Gowdy State Park on Saturday, June 4, from ten until 4.

The variety of outdoor activities for kids of all ages includes biking, hiking, a climbing wall, canoeing and kayaking, archery, a bicycle obstacle course,  a sled dog demonstration and a watershed display

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