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The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular Bustang regional transit service that started in July may be on the chopping block if state legislators back a bill that would shift gas tax money away from the program.Sponsored by state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, Senate Bill 16-011, which was approved by the Colorado Senate Transportation Committee last week, would redirect
Published: February 1, 2016
A fireworks show will once again accompany Ski Spree this weekend, with a half-hour show planned for 8 p.m. Saturday.The display itself is arranged by the city of Glenwood Springs in lieu of a Fourth of July show.According to Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson, the tradition started three years ago when the summer show was canceled due to high
Published: February 3, 2016
Congratulations to Will Grandbois for his good article on Project Rulison — the nuclear detonation that was intended to release natural gas from the strata that now produces gas by conventional means throughout the Piceance Basin. My family and I were living in Grand Valley (now Parachute) in 1969. We were told to go outside during the nuclear detonation. The
Published: February 5, 2016
A 44-year-old New Castle man landed behind bars after a string of attempts to contact his former girlfriend, who had a protection order against him, according to police.On Nov. 30, a judge issued the protection order telling the man not to contact his ex, not to go to her home or anywhere that she might be.Since then, Silt police received
Published: February 5, 2016
The Roaring Fork Valley is in a unique position to respond to the transportation needs of a growing population, and the best may be yet to come, according to noted transportation planner Jim Charlier.Already, the region is served by the first rural bus rapid transit system in the country, ridership is up and there’s a good network of trails, Charlier
Published: February 5, 2016
After 20 years in limbo, a stretch of canyon southeast of the Flat Tops Wilderness is getting a fresh chance for federal protection.In 1995 the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service deemed Deep Creek eligible to be designated a Wild and Scenic River. Congress created this is a type of public lands protection with the 1968 Wild and
Published: February 5, 2016
Published: February 5, 2016
Paul Vandre, the familiar face behind the video camera at Glenwood Springs community and school events, political and educational forums and local government meetings for three decades, has died.Vandre died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after a lengthy illness, according to his longtime girlfriend, Blair Lowery. He was 60.Since the mid-1980s, Vandre operated the local public access
Published: February 3, 2016
Gov. John Hickenlooper is putting some Colorado-made products on the line for Super Bowl 50. In a friendly wager with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Hickenlooper is offering to donate 50 Osprey backpacks filled with school supplies to a North Carolina shelter, and 50 cases of Pueblo Salsa made with Pueblo’s famous chiles, provided by Milberger Farms, Musso Farms, Pueblo
Published: February 5, 2016
Police arrested a chef at an on-mountain Snowmass restaurant Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to stab a waiter, according to a police report. Robert McConnell, 32, of Carbondale was arrested at the Lynn Britt Cabin restaurant near the Spider Sabich Race Arena and charged with felony menacing with a deadly weapon. He was taken down the mountain on a snowmobile
Published: February 4, 2016
Two weeks remain to apply for Bessie Minor Swift Foundation grants for Garfield County programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills, and programs in the arts, languages and sciences. The fund will consider applications from certified nonprofit groups for grants requesting a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000. The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to organizations
Published: February 1, 2016
To the delight of a growing group of local thrill seekers, the January full moon fell on a Saturday night last weekend. The only sensible way to make use of all that frosty clear moonlight was to grab their gear and hightail it up Four Mile Road to ascend Sunlight Mountain by foot — all 2,010 feet of it —
Published: February 2, 2016
Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs is being pitched for a huge national grant designating it as a model for what high school education should be in preparing 21st century students for life and career.And the organizer of the effort is seeking help from local businesses to make the web-based campaign go viral in hopes of making the alternative
Published: February 2, 2016
Pedestrians on the north side of the Colorado River wanting to cross to downtown Glenwood Springs during the day will need to make a detour the next two weeks.Grand Avenue bridge project officials said Tuesday that the north sidewalk on the pedestrian bridge is closed during daytime work hours, and pedestrians will be routed to the north pedestrian underpass and
Published: February 2, 2016
DENVER — A bill requiring adequate tires or chains in bad weather cleared Colorado’s House of Representatives this week and is headed for the state Senate.The bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, and Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, would require that motorists have adequate tires, chains or other traction devices when the weather gets bad between Oct. 1 and
Published: February 3, 2016
Residents of the middle Roaring Fork Valley are invited to participate in a community conversation about affordable housing hosted by the Eagle County commissioners.The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle County office building adjacent to Crown Mountain Park. It will start with a dinner at 5:30 and feature a panel presentation and group discussion from
Published: February 4, 2016
Lois Leota Skiff, born April 7, 1923, to Anton and Margaret Yartz Skiff, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside Sunday morning January 31, 2016, after suffering a stroke. Lois grew up on a ranch in Aspen, Colorado, the youngest daughter of a family of 13. She graduated from Aspen High School Class of 1941 and from Barnes Business
Published: February 4, 2016
Maxwell Montgomery passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Junction on Sunday, January 24th. He was 36 years old.Max was born to Valerie Ryken and Timothy Montgomery in Oakland, CA, on August 24, 1979. At an early age, the family, along with older sister, Tia, moved to the Roaring Fork Valley where Max attended many schools, including Yampah Mountain
Published: February 4, 2016
50th wedding anniversaryCongratulations to Greg and Kathy Feinsinger, as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5, 2016. With love, Christi, Mark and Amy and their families.
Published: February 4, 2016
Pairing wine with dinner is a fairly common practice, but local author and mother of two Katrina Epp says pairing wine with your mood is even more important — the food portion of your evening’s menu will follow.“As I got older and had kids, time was essential for me,” Epp said. “So those few quiet moments that I’d have, if
Published: February 4, 2016
If you’re planning ahead for Valentine’s weekend, look no further than Symphony Swing. Advanced tickets are required for Symphony in the Valley’s biggest fundraiser of the year and are available at www.sitv.org. Individuals run $40 for music, dancing and a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet at the Grand River Ballroom in Rifle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. A premium
Published: February 4, 2016
Over the course of its 10 years in existence, the Midland Arts Co. has moved twice — each time into a bigger and better location.To celebrate its most recent move to the former Timberline building at 101 E. Third St., in the heart of downtown Rifle, the Midland Arts Co. is hosting a grand opening celebration from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Published: February 4, 2016
For Alyssa Szczelina, poetry is the ultimate form of creative expression. Szczelina grew up in Carbondale but attended Basalt schools since her parents own a motel upvalley. Sick of being bullied, she transferred to Yampah Mountain High School her freshman year in hopes of finding a better fit. Now wrapping up a senior year, she thinks she made the right
Published: February 4, 2016
In the lead up to the Super Bowl, you’ve probably read many informed and insightful opinions on the big game.That’s not what this is.I’m afraid I am one of those strange people that just doesn’t have a lot of interest in professional American football.Many find such an attitude snooty or unpatriotic or downright offensive, and I hope they will find
Published: February 4, 2016
All of these tips and recipes help with not only your sex drive but with other health factors. Try one this Valentine’s Day and see how you can spice up your life. Tomatillo Jalapeño SauceThe Spicy Pepper is a food that boosts energy, sharpens memory, and even fights flab. Capsaicin, a chemical found in fiery peppers, increases circulation to get
Published: February 4, 2016
When the clock strikes zero at the end of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, you might expect the winning team to head to the locker room for a traditional Champagne celebration. Ummmm, not exactly. You see, in the NFL, there is a strict edict that no alcohol be allowed in the clubhouse at any time. Win or lose. In
Published: February 4, 2016
I’m a big believer in something Marty McFly told his dad, George, in “Back to the Future.” “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything,” he said, in the 1985 blockbuster.That mindset is the reason my friend Janelle makes vision boards — they really do work for her. And how I somehow built up the courage to
Published: February 4, 2016
It was a warm summer day. The 5-year old boy sat on the porch waiting for something to happen. Maybe one of the birds that always flew around the yard would land on the step — maybe the robin, or the woodpecker or the northern flicker. Something did happen. His uncle came to visit. Now, this uncle didn’t always have
Published: February 4, 2016
More than 2½ million Americans die every year, the vast majority from “natural” causes. The biggest killers are heart disease and cancer, which together account for about half of all deaths. The next most common natural causes of death are COPD, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, influenza, pneumonia and kidney failure. Medical science is devoting major research efforts to finding ways to
Published: February 3, 2016
Police officers found beer bottles, a flask and marijuana inside the car belonging to a 20-year-old college student who hit another vehicle head-on Sunday near Basalt, according to a police report. Jack Galyon, the driver, admitted to drinking two beers and a shot and smoking marijuana several hours before the crash, according to a report from a Colorado State trooper.
Published: February 2, 2016
As people age, one of the things they fear the most is getting dementia, and rightly so because the older we get the more apt we are to develop it. Although dementia is common in older people in America and other Western countries, it is not a normal part of aging, and dementia is very rare in some parts of
Published: February 1, 2016
On a high flank of Battlement Mesa, a summer home sat almost atop a nuclear test site, and fish occupied a former drilling fluid overflow pond.That’s how the U.S. Department of Energy described the scene in 2005, when it released an “End State Vision” report on cleanup from Project Rulison decades before.It all started with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s
Published: January 31, 2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Routt counties will be strictly enforced.The restrictions in these counties was approved by the CPW Commission last year to reduce the significant disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after a long winter.These limits
Published: January 30, 2016
Garfield County will go ahead with its planned purchase from Glenwood Springs of the town’s old library building, with plans to use it as a senior center. Garfield County commissioners Monday approved purchase of the building at 413 Ninth St. for $985,000. Completion of the county’s plan would make Glenwood Springs the final municipality in Garfield County to offer a
Published: February 1, 2016
Glenwood Springs City Council will take up the issue of snowplowing and snow removal from city streets following big snowstorms during a 10 a.m. work session today with public works and other city staff.Policies and procedures around snow removal have come into question of late with the heavy snowfall so far this winter, which has kept city crews busy trying
Published: February 3, 2016
In many municipal elections for political office, voters are forced to pull teeth to draw distinctions between candidates. Not so in this year’s Basalt mayoral race.The race pits the sitting mayor, Jacque Whitsitt, against former mayor and current Councilman Rick Stevens. They both have extensive track records in Basalt politics. Whitsitt has served for 16 years; Stevens has served for
Published: February 3, 2016
Two candidates for Basalt Town Council dropped out of the race Tuesday to lend their support to other candidates.Mark Kwiecienski and Bel Carpenter withdrew prior to the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday and won’t be on the ballot for the April 5 election. That leaves six candidates in the running for three council seats. The candidates are incumbents Rob Leavitt and
Published: February 3, 2016
Over the course of its 10 years in existence, the Midland Arts Company has moved twice — each time into a bigger and better location.To celebrate its most recent move to the former Timberline building at 101 E. Third St., in the heart of downtown Rifle, the Midland Arts Company is hosting a grand opening celebration Friday from 5 to
Published: February 3, 2016
Earl West, a military veteran from Glenwood Springs, needs surgery after tearing a tendon and ligament in his hip last fall. As a former Marine who was disabled in 2012 when he inhaled benzene while working on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, he’s eligible for care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because the nearest VA hospital
Published: February 3, 2016
Published: February 3, 2016
Judging by the phone calls, many of you were surprised last Thursday when The Citizen Telegram failed to show up at your home. Much of my morning that day was spent answering those phone calls and doing my best to offer an explanation.For those who did not receive a letter in the mail and chose not to call me directly,
Published: February 3, 2016
Although he tried to go about it a “just another day,” Roland Klocker admitted on Jan. 28 that he was a bit nervous.It was his last day working for the city of Rifle Public Works — a conclusion to a more than 40 year career with the city. If you want to be more specific, he said that day with
Published: February 3, 2016
On a high flank of Battlement Mesa, a summer home sat almost atop a nuclear test site, and fish occupied a former drilling fluid overflow pond.That’s how the U.S. Department of Energy described the scene in 2005, when it released an “End State Vision” report on cleanup from Project Rulison decades before.It all started with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s
Published: February 3, 2016
Property owners in Garfield County are receiving tax notices in the mail. On Jan. 22, about 30,000 notices were mailed.The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners certified $162 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle. This is up from $144 million certified to collect in 2015.Information about property tax payments:• Property taxes are payable in halves or
Published: February 3, 2016
Ballots for this spring’s local elections look a little more certain, and not all that different than previously reported, following the passage of two key deadlines earlier this week.Candidates running for governing boards in Carbondale, New Castle, Silt and Parachute had until Tuesday to remove themselves from the ballot. And residents who failed last week to throw their hat into
Published: February 3, 2016
Many people spent the start of the week digging out of freshly fallen snow, which shut down school districts across the region and caused traffic issues largely in the eastern part of the county.It was a white start to a February that followed a January and December with above average precipitation, which was in step with predictions from the National
Published: February 3, 2016
In 1990, the United States led the world in metals and minerals production. This was great news for America’s manufacturers because it meant they had ready access to the copper, gold, platinum and silver needed to power everything from electronics and automobiles to solar panels and power plants. However, something troubling has happened over the past 25 years. Mineral extraction
Published: February 2, 2016
Ballots for this spring’s local elections look a little more certain, and not all that different than previously reported, following the passage of two key deadlines earlier this week.Candidates running for governing boards in Carbondale, New Castle, Silt and Parachute had until Tuesday to remove themselves from the ballot. And residents who failed last week to throw their hat into
Published: February 2, 2016
Hitting the road for a weekend series against Telluride Saturday and Sunday, the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies Midget Major A team picked up two big wins just one day after defeating the Foothills Winter club, 2-0, Friday, at the Glenwood Ice Rink.Over the weekend the Midget Major A team outscored its opponents, 10-4, to improve to 5-1-1 since the turn of
Published: February 2, 2016
The Glenwood Springs Demons wrestling team competed Saturday at the 32nd annual Les Mattocks Invitational at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver. Out of 34 teams, which featured a mix of 3A, 4A and 5A schools, the Demons finished fourth overall while filling only nine weight classes at the invitational. Junior Myles Wilson continued his strong run this season, going
Published: February 2, 2016
Sophomore guard Jessie Pressler poured in a game-high 14 points, while junior guard Elly Walters scored 12 points as the Rifle Bears girls basketball team picked up a 41-25 win Tuesday on the road against the Delta Panthers. The Bears (13-4, 9-2 4A Western Slope League) raced out to a 25-12 lead at the half as Pressler knocked down three
Published: February 2, 2016
American Rivers and the Middle Colorado River Watershed Council will host an informational community meeting Thursday regarding potential Wild & Scenic River designation for Deep Creek. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs library.Deep Creek, located in the southeast portion of the Flat Tops area, was found “suitable” for designation last year by both the Bureau
Published: February 2, 2016
Following the diving event at Glenwood Springs High School’s Girls Winter Invitational swim meet last Saturday, the Glenwood Girls found themselves trailing defending conference champs Durango Demons by three points. But thanks to a resilient bunch, the Glenwood girls topped the seven-team competition by coming back after the diving competition to continue its streak by getting to the wall first
Published: February 2, 2016
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Published: February 2, 2016
Published: February 2, 2016
A Basalt restaurant has reopened after voluntarily closing and working with environmental health officials when six people were infected with Salmonella after dining there, according to the Eagle County Public Health and Environment Department.El Korita at Willits Town Center closed for five days on Jan. 21, according to Public Health Director Jennifer Ludwig. She said the restaurant owner and staff
Published: February 2, 2016
This year’s Winter X Games saw big crowds and big snow, but little crime or mayhem. “The crowd was very well behaved,” said Pitkin County Deputy Alex Burchetta. Aspen city police officers, however, were busy chalking up more arrests than usual in town, according to police reports.Area law enforcement officers cited 11 underage kids at the X Games for minor
Published: February 2, 2016
For this easy Super Bowl snack, we combined two of our favorite game day indulgences — guacamole and roasted potato skins.We start by creating potato boats, which are dusted with a spicy (you control the heat) seasoning mix, then baked until tender inside and lightly browned outside. Meanwhile, we make a delicious batch of guacamole and — as soon as
Published: February 2, 2016
Hosting a horde of fans for the Super Bowl? Or are you crashing somebody’s party and tasked with bringing something delicious? Either way, you could spend a lot of time thinking about what to prepare. Or you could just make this and know beyond any doubt that you had picked a crowd-pleaser.What is it about hot dips? I can show
Published: February 2, 2016
Editors note: The Citizen Telegram is teaming with Highland Elementary School to publish and recognize a selected writing sample from one student each month of the 2015-16 school year. This month features a poem penned by a fourth-grade student.DreamsA simple wishA hopeful whipserA peaceful thought.A little voiceA meaningful sceneWords you cannot describe.Your heart is speakingTelling you storiesThat last forever.SunA cheerful
Published: February 2, 2016
A new business is taking shape in an unlikely venue: Rifle High School.Under the guidance of David Ziegler, a group of four juniors are developing an entire racing team and, much like an actual NASCAR team, the effort at Rifle High is more than a driver, as team member Alan Munoz explained.It involves driving (a remote control car in the
Published: February 2, 2016
Anderson Ranch Arts Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with multiple workshops at its Snowmass Village facility.This summer’s guest faculty will draw upon the ranch’s full breadth of classic techniques and cutting-edge technologies, according to an announcement made Monday by the nonprofit. For the first time in its history, the ranch’s photography students can enroll in a three-year Advanced Mentored
Published: February 1, 2016
Dear Readers Expecting Excellent Content: I gave birth to my second son at home on Jan. 12. We are happy/healthy/exhausted. I have been desperately trying to organize my thoughts enough to write a new column after two weeks of no sleep and constant tightrope walking between screaming infant and hyperactive toddler. So bear with me this month while I dredge
Published: February 1, 2016
Lily Rosalind Ketteman Patrick was born on January 27, 1931, to Alwine Luise and Christian Gottlob Ketteman in Flint, Michigan, where she spent her childhood. She died peacefully on January 25, 2016, at her home in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She is survived by her five children, Dahlgren Ekonomides, Danielle Patrick Milam, Daren P. DuFriend, Todd W. Patrick and Chad K.
Published: February 1, 2016
A horse of good breed is not dishonored by his saddle. — Arabian ProverbWilliam R. Thompson was a master saddle maker. From his shop in Rifle, Thompson built saddles in the truest standards of his craft. Through his saddles he attempted to create a harmonious working relationship between man and horse, taking into account the dimensions of horse and rider,
Published: February 1, 2016
After experiencing a tragic fall, Alexander Dean Parsons, age 47, passed away peacefully January 24, 2016; he was surrounded by family and friends.Born to proud parents Edwin and Elisabeth, Alex began life with his three older siblings in rural Minnesota. Around age 5, the Parsons family relocated to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Alex graduated from GSHS with the Class of ‘87,
Published: February 1, 2016
Janie Farnham Bradford, 91, of Carbondale, CO, passed away January 27, 2016, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Janie was born January 2, 1925, to Everett L. and Lydia Fredrick Farnham in Julesburg, CO. Educated in Longmont, CO, for grade school and Laramie, WY, for high school.Married in 1942 to Charles R. Taylor II (deceased), mother of Charles R.
Published: February 1, 2016
The Post Independent and several partners are providing an opportunity for area residents to learn about keeping your body, brain and finances healthy at the first-ever Adventures in Aging event. The event, to be held March 5 at Carbondale’s Third Street Center and sponsored by Valley View Hospital, Visiting Angels and Garfield County Senior Programs in addition to the PI,
Published: February 1, 2016
Neuropathy in its simplest definition is nerve disease or damage. It is a relatively common condition and is not isolated to any particular part of the body. Injury, infection, exposure to toxins and alcohol/drugs can all contribute to neuropathy. Neuropathy affects:• Sensory nerves, which control sensation. Effects of this type of neuropathy often include impaired sense of touch, reflex and
Published: February 1, 2016
Although it was impossible to quantify the two, sounds of laughter certainly, at times, overcame the tears shed Saturday at Rifle High School, where more than 300 people turned out to remember coaching legend Jack Smith.The memorial service served as a venue for family, friends, fellow coaches, former students and others to share memories of Coach Smith, whose legacy in
Published: January 30, 2016
Glenwood Springs police arrested a 23-year-old Carbondale man the evening of Jan. 24 on a felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of the minor.Police started pursuing a silver 2002 Mercedes SUV with no headlights after it nearly hit a Garfield County sergeant’s patrol car head on at South Glen Avenue.The sergeant backed off of the chase because of icy
Published: January 29, 2016
If you, or your son or daughter, will be attending college in the fall, this is no doubt a time of great decisions. It can be daunting. You’ve probably begun to think about what opportunities there are to help you finance this college education. This is a very important time of year to apply for federal financial aid, private or
Published: January 31, 2016
How did your business start?We spotted a niche in the market to provide an affordable place for families and the working class to get a quality haircut at a fair price. We also wanted to bring it back to a local level and provide another option for the community that could be more enjoyable than going to a corporate store.
Published: January 31, 2016
Update: This editorial and a previous PI story on Glenwood snow removal erred in saying that the city is responsible for clearing the parking lanes on Grand Avenue. That’s the Colorado Department of Transportation’s job. We have revised the editorial to call on CDOT to ensure parkers’ safety by clearing snow from those lanes and urge on the city to
Published: January 31, 2016
We decided a long time ago that chamber annual meetings didn’t have to mean endless presentations, stuffy speakers and “chamber chicken.” We think annual meetings ought to be celebrations. Because of that we call our event the Annual Gala. Slated this year for Feb. 27 at the Hotel Colorado, the theme is “Back to the Future.” Rule No. 1 in
Published: January 31, 2016
Regardless of what level of sports one follows, there is usually at least one tandem in any sport that stands out above the rest and carries its team to greater heights. Fortunately for the Grand Valley Cardinals boys basketball team and head coach Scott Parker, they have just that tandem in senior guard John Parker and junior guard Gunner Rigsby.Through
Published: January 31, 2016
Carbondale could be in a perfect position to get in on a new state initiative aimed at providing affordable housing for artists and others in the “creative industries.”That term extends to a lot more professions than what people traditionally think of as an artist, says Amy Kimberly, executive director for the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities.“I would say that
Published: January 31, 2016
Is night work planned for the Grand Avenue bridge project? Yes.Night work is not a preferred shift for construction projects, primarily because of the lack of adequate lighting and the safety concerns of workers. However, the challenges of this large and complex project will require occasional work at night to minimize traffic delays and provide safe, adequate working space for
Published: January 29, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation says to expect this construction activity this week on the Grand Avenue bridge project.TRAFFIC IMPACTSRiver Street: Restricted access to vehicular traffic on River Street as the contractor begins to mobilize in the Glenwood Hot Springs parking area.Wing Street: Closed to vehicles.Interstate 70: Eastbound at exit 116 will be reduced to one lane of traffic with
Published: January 31, 2016
Property owners in Garfield County are receiving tax notices in the mail. On Jan. 22, about 30,000 notices were mailed.The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners certified $162 million in taxes to be collected through this tax cycle. This is up from $144 million certified to collect in 2015.Information about property tax payments:• Property taxes are payable in halves or
Published: January 31, 2016
Basalt has until April 1 to come up with an acceptable bid from a contractor for the pedestrian underpass of Highway 82 or it will lose $2.3 million from the state.The Colorado Department of Transportation informed the town recently that its deadline for advancing on the project was moved to April from July. Basalt’s engineering consulting firm, SGM, is scrambling
Published: January 31, 2016
Get Your Business Online workshops The Garfield County Libraries are hosting workshops to help local businesses start taking charge of their online presence. During the workshops, local Internet marketing expert Trent Blizzard of BlizzardPress (blizzardpress.com) will be on hand to teach the importance of claiming a free business listing on Google, and best practices to Get Your Business Online. Workshops
Published: January 31, 2016
Olivia Ayers of Carbondale named to the University of Rhode Island dean’s listOlivia A. Ayers of Carbondale was among 4,986 undergraduates named to the University of Rhode Island Fall 2015 dean’s list. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point
Published: January 31, 2016
Sarah, USS Lexington and the rest of the story ... Dear Post Independent readers,In response to the article in Jan. 19’s paper “New Castle girl’s chicken wins boatload of awards ... Sarah and her ‘Awesome Australorp.’ They did great at the National Western Stock Show. Lexington placed fifth in her class and Sarah also placed fifth in Showmanship. Awesome placings
Published: January 31, 2016
What started as a big dream several years ago for an energetic group of middle school students is now a big reality that will serve as their lasting gift to Roaring Fork High School and the Carbondale community.Students in the Rams Energy Club, led by Fiona Laird, Emily Mata and Tavia Teitler, dedicated the school’s new 385-kilowatt solar array under
Published: January 28, 2016
Whether they lean toward rivalry or reconciliation, passions run high in the slopeside culture clash between skiers and snowboarders. Friction between the two camps made headlines this month when, reports say, an Aspen skier pushed a snowboarder off an Aspen lift — though authorities later said the initially assumed animosity between skiers and riders had nothing to do with what
Published: January 28, 2016
A jury Thursday afternoon convicted Erin Pressler of New Castle of stealing from her employer, illegally collecting Social Security disability payments and filing false tax returns, among other crimes. Jurors deliberated about three and a half hours before reaching the verdict in District Court in Glenwood Springs. Sentencing was set for March 4. Pressler’s trial, delayed several times since she
Published: January 28, 2016
DENVER — SnowSports Industries America’s 62nd annual snow sport expo is underway at the Colorado Convention Center with over 950 brands showing off the greatest and latest coming to the market for the 2016-17 winter season.Local Mikey Elstad, of Vail, was at the convention on Thursday checking out the trends and gear coming out next season.“I love it down here,”
Published: January 30, 2016
Rosa Gonzalez tells Walter Gallacher her story of moving to Colorado from Mexico with her migrant farmer father when she was a teen.Gonzalez: When I was a teenager it wasn’t in my plans at all to come to the U.S., but my father and his wife decided that I should come and stop going to school down in Mexico. It
Published: January 26, 2016
After living in seven towns in as many years, Joan and Phil Anderson came to Glenwood Springs hoping to find a permanent place for themselves. That was in 1954, and the family found more than a home. They would become an institution with their Grand Avenue clothing store.“Glenwood has been very good to us,” Joan said. “I always said that
Published: January 30, 2016
This past summer, the Environmental Protection Agency took the greatest single step the U.S. has ever taken to address climate change, finalizing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan sets the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, reducing it, by the year 2030, 32 percent below 2005 levels. This will only further encourage the transformation already
Published: January 30, 2016
When you think of Winter X Games, you think of amazing athletes pulling off spectacular feats, hip musicians creating the vibe and swarms of young, awestruck fans soaking it all in.You definitely don’t think of buses. They are, however, the least appreciated but most vital part of the operation. It would be gridlock with private vehicles if not for the
Published: January 30, 2016
Two-plus years of construction to build the new Grand Avenue bridge will have an economic impact on Glenwood Springs, both negative and positive, the project’s lead spokesman told attendees at a local economic forum Friday.“It’s not going to be pretty, I won’t lie to you,” Tom Newland, project public information manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, said of the
Published: January 29, 2016
As a child, I generally viewed a trip to Denver as an unpleasant necessity when visiting family or hopping on an airplane. I appreciated Tattered Cover and the Natural History Museum, but the endless concrete and look-alike strip malls overwhelmed me. Honestly, they still do, but I’ve learned to appreciate cities like Rome and, more recently Chicago and New York.I
Published: January 28, 2016
Pier 1 Imports is on its way out of the Glenwood Meadows come next month. But leasing managers for Glenwood Springs’ largest shopping center have already lined up cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty to fill the space, according to one property representative.Melissa Simon, media relations specialist for Fort Worth, Texas-based Pier 1, confirmed Wednesday that the local store will officially close
Published: January 27, 2016
A group of Garfield County leaders trying to establish a detox center will consult with municipalities’ attorneys concerning excise taxes and licensing fees to pay for the facility.The initial idea of a county sales tax was almost completely off the table during their Tuesday meeting.District Attorney Sherry Caloia didn’t have any confidence that voters would go for a sales tax
Published: January 26, 2016
EAGLE COUNTY — “Thunder” rolled right down Interstate 70 to a Boy Scout high adventure camp.The bronze statue of a bird was delivered to the Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Ranch, a Western Colorado Council of Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Camp along the Colorado River near Sweetwater.Michael Byram and Ann Smead donated “Thunder” and say they were thrilled
Published: January 29, 2016
Published: January 29, 2016
Contact UsGlenwood Springs Post Independent824 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601970-945-8515Citizen Telegram111 E. Third St., Suite #217 Rifle, CO 81650 970-384-9114Glenwood Springs Post Independent StaffWebsite HelpWebsite questionsPlease write Post Independent in your e-mail E-Mail: digitalsupport@postindependent.comPublisherMichael BennettPublisher E-Mail: mbennett@postindependent.comCirculationJake MarineCirculation Director Phone Number: (970) 384-9148 E-Mail: jmarine@postindependent.comClassified AdvertisingPhone Number: 970-945-9937 E-Mail: classifieds@cmnm.orgLegal AdvertisingPhone Number: 970-777-3172 E-Mail: pschultz@cmnm.orgDisplay AdvertisingJulie CarruthAdvertising Account ManagerPhone
Published: January 29, 2016
Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Diana Sirko has decided to leave her position at the end of June, one year ahead of schedule under an agreement worked out with the school board last year.Sirko cited new career opportunities that may not be available in mid-2017, and which she will now be pursuing.“My future opportunities include executive coaching of principals and
Published: January 29, 2016

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