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With very few trees on the course, golfers' views of the Rocky Mountains—which soar across the western horizon—are seldom obstructed at Saddleback Golf Club. The open terrain also makes the lengthy, 7,090-yard layout more manageable, as golfers can consistently reach for their driver off the tee. Even with an open expanse, golfers are constantly challenged, as most of the course's greens are heavily fortified with sand and grass bunkers, and two holes—the par-three 4th and the par-four 16th—feature de facto island greens, almost fully wreathed by water hazards. Simply reaching the putting surface does not guarantee a good score, as the course's large, multi-tiered greens will make for many long, hard-to-read putts. To prepare for the round, golfers can take a flyover tour of the course.

Though the course is a serious challenge, Saddleback Golf Club encourages golfers of all stripes to enjoy their time on the links. While the scorecards at most clubs include a recitation of basic rules and etiquette, Saddleback's card strikes a much more laid back tone, imploring players to "have phun" and "kick your ball if you hit a bad shot," while reminding them that "scoring is optional." The carefree vibe extends to the Club's instructional programs, where golf pros pass on birdie-hunting wisdom and caddie scolding tactics.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Andy Johnson
  • Length of 7,090 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.5 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 130 from the farthest tees
  • Five tee options
  • Scorecard

8631 Fronteir St
Firestone,
CO
US

Helmed by a professional chef who intimately understands the stressful demands of being a wife and mother, Dinner Fairy takes cooking off parents’ already stacked to-do lists by delivering ready-to- eat meals right to their doorsteps. The chef uses organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, not only preparing delicious and attractive dishes, but nutritious ones as well. Meals, which customers can choose from regularly rotating menus, arrive emanating such a home-cooked freshness that moms or dads may be tempted to drop the shipping receipts down a piranha-infested well and pass off the cooking as their own.

2180 Piñon drive
Erie,
CO
US

Established: 2002
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Most popular offering: Introductory flight lesson
Pro Tip: Wear clothing appropiate for the weather, bring water if it's hot out.
Good for Kids: Yes

Q&A with the Flight Instructor

What makes your business stand out?
Vector Air is owned and staffed by aviation enthusiast and pilots who are here to make your visit and flying experience unmatched. Our main goal is to deliver the best flying experience possible at the best rate in the safest fleet.

What inspired you or the owner (if that’s not you) to start or run this business?
Jason Hurd learned to fly at the Erie airport when his parents ran the local flight school many years ago. He now operates the top notch maintenance shop and flight school that are Vector Air.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best reaction from an introductory flight was when a father bought his 16 year old daughter a surprise flight lesson. She was nervous but a great sport to go along with the lesson. Within 10 minutes she was having the time of her life. It was a magical flight for her and her father. The best long term reaction from and introductory flight was when a student passed his private pilot check ride. At the end of the practical test the pilot examiner told him that that was the best practical test performance he had seen in a long time.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
As a flight instructor we are able to do what we love for "work".

Vector Air Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK) 395 Airport Drive Erie, CO 80516 303-664-0633
Erie,
CO
US

Nutrition Script's certified holistic nutrition therapist helps clients tackle their dietary goals with a variety of services that range from brief consultations to grocery store tours. No matter what treatment is employed, it's always customized to fit the individual. For instance, the 12-session "Personal Food Journey," which aims to teach clients about good nutrition, can involve food journals, meal plans, and in-depth discussions, whatever works best for the individual. Nutrition Script’s therapist can even restock pantries in order to remove items standing between clients and good health, such as a giant marshmallow man perched atop a bag of apples.

16 Mountain View Ave., Suite 105
Longmont,
CO
US

Zoom Room’s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it’s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.

In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room’s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility’s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.

2318 17th Ave.
Longmont,
CO
US

Rick Steele has an MA in Counseling Psychology and an LPC, but his best qualification for being a counselor may just be his compassion. Using this combination of empathy and social-science expertise, he helps individuals overcome personal obstacles and teaches couples and families how to resolve issues in their relationships. During his sessions, he leans heavily on the approach known as "depth psychology," which emphasizes the unconscious motivations that lead to our behavior.

19563 Main
Longmont,
CO
US