Heading into the Faire

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May 10th I was honored to be chosen by you as your commodore. With leadership change always comes global change.
Change is good. Change is the wind that propels our sails forward.

…but we need strong crews running each yard of each ship and tacking the sails correctly to move with that change.

Unfortunately we have been sailing full sail for so long our masts are cracked and worn by our storms. Its time to reef some sail and provide some respite so we can make repairs.

We need to lash hawsers to each others ships and become one united front.

On Saturday June 14th we will be marching to the pub following the cannon at 4 bells in the forenoon watch. We will be disembarking and entering shore leave for the summer. We will set sail again following EOFP.

It has been some rough times but in rough times we must find strength in our core values.

So, I ask each of you during this down time, find a new friend, buy someone outside your circle a drink and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Reconnect with old friends and those that maybe were left behind.

Above all have a wonderful time, and let’s take all the pub has to offer in wine, wench and song together!

See you there.
~Cdre. Stalkie McGroper

Careening is Underway

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Greetings, Mates!!

We are diligently working to restart our Rogue blog here, to help keep you better informed of our activities and our members. While we work to get current, we are proud to bring you a selection of articles written by our very own Tempest Stormbringer for her webblog, Twizted Sails.

Once we get caught up, please visit us often to keep up-to-date on all of our activities, both within the group and out in the community.

RIP – D.L.I. aka. Adam Burton

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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our own- Adam Jay Burton, known within our ranks as Dirty Little Irish.

We all knew Adam as a man who was small in stature, but a giant in personality and devotion. He will be dearly missed.

Adam Jay Burton

September 5, 1976 – December 9, 2011
Posted:   12/18/2011 03:01:56 PM MST
Updated:   12/18/2011 03:02:37 PM MST

In loving tribute to our beloved son, brother, teacher and friend Adam Jay Burton, born September 5, 1976, died at University Hospital during heart surgery on December 9, 2011.


Adam was born in Boulder, CO to Roger Burton and Nancy Burton (Hughes). He attended Longmont schools including Burlington Elementary, Sunset Middle, graduating in 1995 from Niwot High School. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in Art History in December 2000. After holding a variety of jobs, he returned to graduate school at Adams State College and received his Masters degree in Education in 2006. Thus began his love of teaching, teaching at high schools in the San Luis Valley and returning to Longmont in 2009 to teach at Flagstaff Academy.

One of his many loves was for the theatre and he proudly performed in many plays, including the Longmont Theatre Company. During the summer months, he followed his love of children and teaching to Chateaugay Summer Camp in New York State where he taught drama. Other of his most passionate interests included ardently following the English soccer team “Arsenal”; CU Buffs football; the New York Yankees; and any events in which his Flagstaff Academy students participated. He loved music and attending concerts.

Adam was preceded in death by his paternal Grandfather, Don Burton, and his Uncle, Jerry Hansen.

Adam is survived by his mother, Nancy Hughes and stepfather Lou Hughes of Longmont, and father Roger Burton and stepmother Patricia Creekmore of Steamboat Springs; his sister and best friend, Lindsay Burton, of Lakewood; grandparents Henry and Min Hines of Naples, FL and Lynne Burton of Longmont; Aunt Carol Hansen and cousin Kelsey Hansen of Erie; Uncle Jay Burton and his wife, Harriett of Tucson, AZ; numerous step-aunts and uncles and cousins; and countless friends all over the globe.

Adam had completed his “Five Wishes” before his death and in accordance with his wishes an Irish wake will be held to celebrate his life on Sunday January 8, 2012, at Mike O’Shays, 512 Main St., Longmont from 3 – 6 pm. All are welcome.

A scholarship fund in his name has been established at Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Dr., Longmont. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.

Online Obituary – Longmont Times (retrieved 9/13/2012)

EOFP 2011 Recap

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Thanks to everyone who came up and made this year’s annual End of Faire Party such a huge success!

Step n Fetch 2010-11 graduates:

  • Rogue Jack Martyr Ketch, Fka Step n Fetch Self-Inflicted Martyrdom, set sail on the Koumori
  • Rogue Malice, Fka. Step n Fetch Dropout, set sail on the Lady Sinister
  • Rogue Hilo, Fka. Step n Fetch [Get the hell outta my] Doorway, set sail on the Crimson Storm
  • Rogue Valya, Fka. Step n Fetch Pestilence, set sail on the Lady Sinister
  • Rogue Wyld Chance, Fka. Step n Fetch Three Toed Sloth, set sail on the Crimson Storm
  • Rogue “TK” The Kate, Fka. Step n Fetch Sober up, Fka. Salt Lick, graduated after two years in the program and set sail on the Nautilus.

The 2011-12 Step n Fetch class:

  • Step n Fetch “Pinch my Barbie Pink Cheeks” (aka. Barbie), Fka. Talon Darkness
  • Step n Fetch Seersucker, Fka. Twisted
  • Step n Fetch Barnacle Breath (aka. BB), Fka. Sahar
  • Step n Fetch Touch Hole, Fka. Decadence
  • Step n Fetch Shiver me Timbers, Fka. Lady Night Earth
  • Step n Fetch Sekishi, Fka. Lelneria

Congratulations to all of the new graduates and best wishes to the incoming class:  Right to the heart of Davy Jones with ye. May God have mercy on yer souls… Yarr! Read on… »

2011 Rogue Picnic & Games and Chili Cook-off

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2011 Rogue Picnic & Games and Chili Cook-off

While we’re not pillaging at the Renaissance Festival, we love attending various events throughout the year. In addition to several annual charity events, we also host a number of parties just for fun. This year the Captains of the Colorado Rogues agreed that we should combine two of our larger events into one even larger event, and thus this years annual Chili Cook-off will be hosted along side the 2011 Picnic and Games.

The Picnic

This portion is pretty self explanatory: we all bring yummy picnic dishes to eat and to share. We hang out and chat and generally have a great time as we wait for the festivities to begin.

The Games

By winning the Rogues Cup last year, the Sun God has been awarded the honor of coordinating the Games portion of the festivities. Yarr! Read on… »

The Colorado Rogues and Mid-Air Adventures join forces to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on April 2nd  in Thornton, CO.

Avast me hearties! On April 2, 2011, Mid-Air Adventures and the Colorado Rogues will host their 2nd annual charity event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Swashes will be buckled, booty will be plundered, and adventure will be had for pirates of all ages!

This family-friendly charity event will be held at Mid-Air Adventures, located at 9499 Washington St. in Thornton, CO. From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, kids of all ages will be able to enjoy food, crafts, treasure hunts, DJs, pirate sing-alongs, and all the adventures available at Mid Air Adventures – including jungle rope swings, a rock-climbing wall, and the longest indoor zip-lines in the United States.
Yarr! Read on… »

The Changing of the Guard

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Colorado Rogues Have New Commodore

In 2009, Commodore Amon announced that, after 8 years of service as the Colorado Rogues’ fearless leader, he wished to step down from his postion to focus on the Captaincy of his ship, The Sun God. 

Several brave and mighty Captains in the Fleet stepped up to run for the newly-available Commodore position, and an election was held on New Year’s Eve, 2009, with the results being announced at midnight.

We extend our gratitude and respect to Captain Amon for his years of service and his deeply valued leadership, as he pursues new mayem with the crew of The Sun God.

Congratulations and a most hearty welcome to Commodore Traveler Hawk.  As she takes the helm, we look forward to following her on new journies across these adventurous seas!

Commodore Amon Interviewed by The Denver Post

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Upcoming Whirly Jig Shows!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Whirly Jig!

Whirly Jig will be playing twice in March 2009 – so grab a green beer (or a Guiness), and come sing along!


Saturday, March 14, 2009
9 p.m. – Midnight

McClellan’s Grill & Brewing Company
413 Main St.
Canon City, CO


Tuesday, March 17, 2009
9 pm – Midnight

Floodstage Ale Works
170 S. Main St.
Brighton, CO 80601

2008 Pie-in-the-Face

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2008 Pie-in-the-Face

Well, it finally happened!  After being postponed twice due to unforeseen difficulties, we finally got the Madam creamy!

Madam Devyne sports a creamy new look!

The auction for Pie-in-the-Face was held November 22, 2008 at our wonderful Harbourmaster’s house.  The turnout was larger than expected, despite the confusion of it being moved so often.

Yarr! Read on… »