"Colorado Experience Road Show" Returns Thursday with Screening of "Uranium Mania" in Grand Junction kicking off 9-stop statewide tour

DENVER - Oct. 12, 2017 - The popular "Colorado Experience Road Show" presented by The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media (COFTM) and Rocky Mountain PBS returns for the 2017 season with the premiere screening of "Uranium Mania" at the Grand Junction Museum of the West Thursday, October 12, at 6:00 p.m., kicking off a 9-stop statewide tour celebrating Colorado history and original television content.

The Emmy award-winning series, "Colorado Experience," produced by Rocky Mountain PBS explores the people, places and events that have shaped Colorado. Each ½ hour episode presents Colorado history in an entertaining, quick-paced and educational format featuring interviews with experts and historical photos from various libraries and museums across the State.

"There are so many amazing stories (in Colorado)," said Julie Speer, creator of the series and director of culture content for Rocky Mountain PBS. "We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to bring them to television so everyone can learn the rich history of Colorado."  

"Colorado Experience" is currently the highest rated, locally produced show on Rocky Mountain PBS. Season Five of "Colorado Experience" premieres Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS. COFTM provided incentives for seasons one and two of the show.

"Rocky Mountain PBS does a tremendous job capturing the history of a community while creating television that is entertaining and educational," said Donald Zuckerman, Colo. film commissioner.

The Road Show will include screenings of new "Colorado Experience" episodes exploring Colorado's deep history of uranium mining; Paleo-Indian archaeological discoveries; frontier doctor, Doc Susie Anderson; and the state's early involvement in the world of mountain biking. 

Each screening will include a community conversation with producers of the show and local historians. All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.rmpbs.org/coloradoexperience.

Tour Schedule:

Oct. 12, 2017 - Grand Junction

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Museum Of The West

462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Screening Episode: Uranium Mania

Q & A Session

Oct. 16, 2017 - Nucla

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

First Park Community Center

1045 Main St., Nucla

Screening Episode: Uranium Mania

Q & A Session

Oct. 17, 2017 - Durango

6:30 p.m., Doors Open 6:00 p.m.

The Powerhouse Science Center

1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango

Screening Episode: Uranium Mania

Q & A Session

Oct. 25, 2017 - Winter Park

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Adolfs Event Center & Tavern

1008 Winter Park Dr., Winter Park

Screening Episode: Dr. Susie Anderson

Q & A Session

Dec. 6, 2017 - Burlington

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Midway Theater and Cultural Events Center

446 14th St., Burlington

Screening Episode: Amusements

Q & A Session

Jan. 15, 2018 - Crested Butte

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Center For the Arts

606 6th St., Crested Butte

Screening Episode: Mountain Biking

Q & A Session

Jan. 16, 2018 - Gunnison

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Western State Colorado University

600 Adams St., Gunnison

Screening Episodes: Mountain Biking | Paleo Indians

Q & A Session

Jan. 17, 2017 - Salida

6:00 p.m., Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Salida Steam Plant Theater

220 W Sackett Ave., Salida

Screening Episodes: Ghost Towns | Mountain Biking

Q & A Session

Jan. 24, 2018 - Alamosa

6:00 p.m., Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Adam State University

208 Edgemont Blvd., Alamosa

Screening Episode: Settling the Sand Dunes

Q & A Session


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