Regional things to do: Ready for hot springs?; ‘Shark Tank’ in Centennial
May 19, 2017
Editor's note: There will now be expanded regional coverage in Saturday's High Life section for readers looking to get out of the valley for a day or two.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Iron Mountain Hot Springs, located a little more than an hour away, offer soaks in pure mineral water this summer with the return of Rhythm of the River and massages.
Through August, chair and table massages are available Mondays through Fridays on the lawn next to the pool. Cost is $25 for each 15-minute session. Poolside concerts return on Thursday evenings through June 22.
In addition, the new Rejuvenation Station with outdoor showers for cooling off and soaking pools are slated to be complete by Memorial Day weekend.
Need funding from the 'Shark Tank'?
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On Wednesday, there will be a casting call for the primetime show "Shark Tank," which has been renewed for 23 episodes in its ninth season on ABC.
The first 500 entrepreneurs in line will get to make a presentation. The casting call will be at the Comcast Xfinity store in Centennial, about two hours away from Vail. Those seeking to make their presentation should be there by 9 a.m., or earlier to secure a spot.
The show filters through some 30,000 to 40,000 pitches per season. Only about 80 to 100 companies are selected to make their pitches to the "sharks."
Giant snake model on display
Think of a snake 48 feet long and weighing 2,500 pounds — a replica of the giant snake's fossil is on display at the Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, about two and a half hours west.
The titanoboa cerrejonesis was discovered in a Colombian coal mine in 2009. "Titanoboa: Monster Snake" is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and at the model in the museum, it is depicted eating a crocodile.
Winter's not over yet
The snowstake at Arapahoe Basin recieved more than a foot on Thursday, with more snow falling Friday. Skiers and snowboarders from near and far will be flocking to A-Bay — the only Colorado resort still operating — to enjoy some May powder.
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