The upcoming changes in store for downtown Cape Girardeau are putting the area on the path to revitalization. Several new businesses are slated to open in downtown Cape Girardeau in the coming months, including Minglewood Brewery and The Bar.
Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape, thinks the creativity being engaged in the area with everything from the art to entrepreneurship is making it a place open to new ideas.
Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state.
A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.
Mutton busting has its roots in Colorado, where it was first introduced in the 1980s at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The crowd-pleaser is now a favorite at many rodeos and county fairs across the Midwest and Great Plains.
Cape Girardeau's Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate Parks and Recreation Day this Friday, July 11 at the Osage Center.
This “free day of fun” will be open to all from 11 am to 3 pm and a wide number of activities will be offered. Among those will be crafts and games such as an obstacle course. Everyone is welcome to come but the activities will be more kids oriented, up to the age of 13.
Most family vacations are remembered for endless car rides, packed tourist beaches and a string of poorly decorated hotel rooms.
But not former Nebraskan and current Coloradan Kari Williams. Her family vacation memories center on smells of cow manure, adventures on horseback and roosters with bad attitudes on farms in central Nebraska.