West of 105 Magazine - - Contents -

We head east to sam­ple the best the Mile High City has to of­fer

Snug in the Un­com­pah­gre Val­ley and sur­rounded by the beau­ti­ful Ci­mar­ron and San Juan Moun­tains, Ridg­way has a thriv­ing arts com­mu­nity with al­most 100 peo­ple iden­ti­fy­ing them­selves as an artist of some kind.

Gal­leries and work­shops abound, in­clud­ing Kane Schei­deg­ger Fine Art Pho­tog­ra­phy and ce­ram­ics, met­al­work, pho­tog­ra­phy and mixed-me­dia work at Moun­tain Girl Gallery. Then there is the work­ing glass forge at Ci­mar­ron Art Glass and cus­tom­made gui­tars at Ci­mar­ron Gui­tars.

The Sherbino Theater is a cen­ter for the arts in Ridg­way and reg­u­larly hosts all kinds of events through­out the year in­clud­ing talks from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, and film screen­ings among other things.

Tiny Ridg­way also has an in­ex­tri­ca­ble link to some of the world most fa­mous record­ing artists. The Grammy awards that sit on the man­tles of ev­ery­one from Car­los San­tana to Chance the Rap­per are hand­made in Ridg­way by John Billings.

There are plenty of places to sat­isfy your ap­petite and sate your thirst. Try the burg­ers at the True Grit Cafe and the beer at Colorado Boy. Kate's Place is also great for break­fast and Taco Del Gnar has been a huge hit - so much so there are now two other out­posts West of 105.

Pho­tos (top): Katie Sch­nei­der with AVA Raft­ing & Zi­pline; (bot­tom) Rich Grant / Visit Den­ver


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