Recent Stories | PostIndependent.com

Recent Stories in Columns

Pet vet: Slippery elm often used for digestive problems

September 22, 2017 — Many authorities consider the inner bark of the slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) to be an herb with excellent healing properties. It can be used internally and externally. This herb is also thought to have a wide safety margin. Slippery elm is native to North America […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: Protect yourself from Equifax security breach

September 20, 2017 — Americans learned this month that their personal, financial and credit information was placed in jeopardy when criminals broke into databases storing that vital information at Equifax. The stolen records include names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver's license numbers, credit card numbers and more. Given […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: The time for the city to act is now

September 15, 2017 — Our town is at an important crossroads, literally and figuratively. We are at a point of great opportunity and momentum in the development of the city that we have not seen in a century. This is not only reflected in the Grand Avenue bridge and […]

Learn more »

Carbondale Corner: The tricky balance of a local immigration policy

September 13, 2017 — "Would you rather be kind or right?" That's a question that lived on our refrigerator for several years. Clearly my wife, Holly, who posted it, knows me well and my tendency to lay down the law with my boys. They are middle schoolers now, but […]

Learn more »

Will Congress be stirred from its slumber?

September 12, 2017 — "Congress has been dropping in relative power along a descending curve of 60 years' duration, with the rate of fall markedly increased since 1933. … The fall of the American Congress seems to be correlated with a more general historical transformation toward political and social […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: English in Action changes perspective

September 8, 2017 — I have been a volunteer tutor with English In Action for almost two years. My student, Elmer, and I spend one hour a week together. During this time, Elmer does the majority of talking to work on his English speaking skills. We chat about his […]

Learn more »

A few changes at New Castle market this week

September 6, 2017 — This week we have a few changes to announce. Our supplier for our chili roast that was to take place during the Sept. 21 market has informed us that the Durango chilis are going to be ready a week earlier this year. What we have […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: CU, CSU committed to state’s communities

September 1, 2017 — Take a look around any large or small community in Colorado and you'll likely see the presence of Colorado State University or the University of Colorado. Often, you'll see us both. Some Coloradans may think our universities only meet once a year on the football […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: High school activities bring communities together

August 28, 2017 — Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here, and that's exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. […]

Learn more »

Good news of more bikers means courtesy is essential

August 28, 2017 — Trail etiquette, courtesy and smart riding take on new importance now that some 300 bicyclists are using local trails and bicycle lanes each day. The big turnout of cyclists during the Grand Avenue bridge closure has a positive effect on all travelers, especially if riders […]

Learn more »

Glenn K. Beaton: There were no good guys at Charlottesville

August 27, 2017 — "Two sides" didn't produce the horrifying violence at Charlottesville, Virginia. There were many sides. All were bad in varying degrees. The worst of the bad guys, of course, was the homicidal loser who drove a car into a crowd of people for the purpose of […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: Sportsmen want Trump to leave monuments intact

August 24, 2017 — This column originally appeared in the Vail Daily. The Trump administration recently completed its review of 27 national monuments and has indicated that some monument boundaries will be "changed." In other words, currently protected public lands will be opened to extractive industries, such as mining […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: Deeper connections of bridge project

August 23, 2017 — Monday, Aug, 14, 2017, New Castle, Colorado, 7:10 a.m. It is Day One of the Grand Avenue bridge detour. The old bridge, an artery of travel through Glenwood Springs to many, is closed. In answer to the call for commuters to utilize other methods of […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: Eleven steps to real health-care reform

August 22, 2017 — Editor's note: This was originally sent as a letter to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado. I appreciate the opportunity to share my views on what it will take to change the outlook on health care in this country. It is my belief that a fundamental […]

Learn more »

DeFrates column: Try taking your Prius out of your bubble

August 21, 2017 — A few months ago, I wrote about the danger of being unaware of our own filter bubbles. As a quick review, filter bubbles are a phenomenon that are not new, but that continue to widen the dangerous gap between modern political ideologies by letting us […]

Learn more »

Guest opinion: How to be safe during Monday’s eclipse

August 18, 2017 — As America gears up for Monday's solar eclipse, there are a few vital points to remember when it comes to protecting your eyes and those of your loved ones. The two most important things to keep in mind are that it is only safe to […]

Learn more »

Downtown dogs and cats and the bridge project

August 18, 2017 — I'm writing this on the third day after the Grand Avenue bridge came down. Everyone in the valley has had to deal, one way or another, with its broad disruptive effects — and that includes our pets, especially those who live downtown. No, they don't […]

Learn more »

Message from police chief: Obey the detour

August 11, 2017 — After nearly two years of planning, well over 100 meetings and countless questions from citizens in our fair town, the Grand Avenue bridge comes down next week. Never have I taken part in something so impactful, scary and significant that was anticipated and planned — […]

Learn more »

History column: A new downtown presence for Glenwood history

August 11, 2017 — What is a museum? Is it the building? The objects in the building or the story behind the objects? The best definition I could find that rang true with me is "A museum is a place where the past lives." For me, what makes the […]

Learn more »

Carbondale Corner: Why buying local is important

August 9, 2017 — We always hear it is important to buy local, but today I want to tell you why buying local matters. When I say buying local, I do not mean only in our town, but buying in all the towns in our valley rather than buying […]

Learn more »