According to THE REALITY OF RANGELY, the history masterwork by local author Robert Haag, It had been a garage repair business that in 1947 was sold by an Oliver Donecker to Henry Carnes, the "B & M" stood for "Bessie and Me". (Bessie was Carnes' daughter.)

(There are other theories as to what the two initials stood for...)

Do you have any theories?

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Older, wiser and in tune: Why seniors should embrace music

Music is associated with multiple cognitive and physical benefits. According to USA Today, just listening to music has been associated with eased physical pain, improved motivation, enhanced blood vessel function and reduced stress in patients of all ages. If you take that a notch further and combine it with even more active pastimes like singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument, you can improve outcomes even more and stay sharp well into your senior years.

How do you engage music in your life?

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Where To Go On Your Next Cowboy Adventure

Have you ever dreamed of riding, roping, and telling tales by a campfire after a hard day of herding? Many people want to experience the life of a cowboy, even if it's only temporary. Thoughts of sleeping under the stars and food cooked over an open flame appeal to men and women alike. Luckily, there are still places to try your hand at being a cowboy… Do you know of others? Tell us about them!

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Solstice 2018 at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts

Each year during the Solstice Week, The TANK Center for Sonic Arts has a celebration with Sonic Explorations for Midsummer. This is the absolutely perfect time to check out The TANK and explore sounds, vibrations and experience the reverb of the massive metal behemoth. The Solstice Celebrations of 2018 include an amazing line-up of artists and experiences. 

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The Story of Billy Bayou by Ken Bailey

This is the earliest of Billy's CD's that I have, recorded back in 1991 -- and perhaps it was his first of all. It is a collection of truckin' songs, which he wrote and performs.

Interestingly, the opening song, titled, "I Am Billy Bayou," may be pretty much autobiographical. It introduces us both to the character on the CD, and as to how the real Billy may have come to have decided to record it in the first place.

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5 Too-Cool-For-School Events for June on the Western Slope

Looking for fun kid-friendly events for the summer? Look no further, we have you covered with these too-cool-for-school events on the Western Slope. From Strawberries, to a Headless Chicken and Music Wonders, there are plenty of things to keep you busy during June. Tell us which ones you are planning to go to!

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4 Things to do for Mother's Day 2018

Wow, it’s already May? Feels like time has flown past this year so far, Mother’s Day 2018 is just about here and we wanted to wish our mothers a Happy Mothers Day so we’ve collected a list of events for this weekend that you might be interested in exploring! Tell us which ones you’re most interested in in the comments below!

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City Park Walkabout Finale

Ken Bailey, our resident oil geek, comic artist, and an all-around cool guy, was with us last fall. We took a virtual walk with him this week and today we wrap it up, with a smattering of new memories and old. Out here in the wild and remote west, we love our little towns with big spaces. There's room to explore and room to grow as Ken Bailey experienced himself. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 before you read this one though!

And be sure to drop us a line about what you miss or remember from your wanderings in rural towns of Western Slope Colorado!

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City Park Walkabout Pt. 2 by Ken Bailey

In a previous post, we took a trip down memory lane with Ken Bailey, our resident oil geek and oil field guru. In August we got to share our time with this fun gentleman, but one evening while here, sleep eluded our friend. We started talking his adventure in this post, but there is still more to tell about his mini-adventure here in the wild and remote west. 

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