Recent Stories | PostIndependent.com

Recent Stories in News

Fire near Dillon now 85 percent contained

September 21, 2017 — The Tenderfoot 2 Fire near Dillon is now 85 percent contained and has not grown since it peaked at around 25 acres Monday evening, officials said on Thursday. About 23 firefighters were still on scene. They will continue to establish water lines around the fire […]

Learn more »

Moffat County wildfire quickly consumes 3,500 acres

September 21, 2017 — As of 6:20 p.m. Thursday, a wildfire that was first reported about noon south of Elk Springs in western Moffat County had ripped through more 3,500 acres of grass and sagebrush, threatening residences in Deerlodge Park and surrounding areas. Dubbed the Winter Valley Fire, U.S. […]

Learn more »

Post Independent seeks your input

September 21, 2017 — The Post Independent is conducting a community survey to better understand the challenges and desires that consumers in our communities face in their daily lives, and how our news and advertising content can help meet those needs. Everyone who completes the survey and provides contact […]

Learn more »

Community Briefs

September 21, 2017 — Trail work days at Prince Creek Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is hosting two full work days on the Prince Creek Trail, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 7. Volunteers have already made huge progress on getting trail users off Prince […]

Learn more »

Readers Say Thanks

September 21, 2017 — Great care at Comfort Dental Thank you to Dr. Tom Sorensen and the gracious staff at Comfort Dental in Glenwood Springs. Dr. Tom went above and beyond normal expectations. He was very meticulous and genuinely concerned about his procedure and how it affected me as […]

Learn more »

Memories & Milestones

September 21, 2017 — Underwoods welcome second daughter John and Amanda Underwood of Glenwood Springs announce the birth of their daughter Elowen Vail Underwood, on May 24, 2017, and send her this message. Dearest Elowen, You have filled the largest part of our hearts we didn't even know was […]

Learn more »

Aspen Skico CEO Mike Kaplan takes aim at Trump and ‘xenophobia radiating from the Oval Office’

September 21, 2017 — In a guest opinion column published Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Aspen Skiing Co. president and CEO Mike Kaplan said the major reason for a 30 percent drop in visitors from Mexico in the 2016-17 ski season was largely because of "xenophobia radiating from […]

Learn more »

Dr. James Weaver

September 21, 2017 — It is with great sadness that we share the passing of an incredible doc, cowboy, friend, husband, dad and humanitarian, Dr. James Weaver, after a short illness on September 20, 2017. A full obituary will follow. A celebration of Jim's life and how he touched […]

Learn more »

Precinct boundaries changing in New Castle and Carbondale

September 21, 2017 — The boundaries of several voting precincts in Garfield County are being adjusted for growth prior to the 2018 caucuses. Voters in Carbondale's precincts 1 through 4, and New Castle's 14 and 15, will receive notices by mail explaining in which precinct they reside after the […]

Learn more »

Stringer settles in as Roaring Fork High principal

September 21, 2017 — If any of the nearly 400 students at Carbondale's Roaring Fork High School have yet to receive a personal greeting from new Principal Brett Stringer, they must be slipping through the back door or something. Each day, Stringer can be found holding the door at […]

Learn more »

Glenwood PD’s Blake block succeeds

September 21, 2017 — The Glenwood Springs police chief says that holding back traffic at Eighth Street and Cooper Avenue for the past few days to discourage afternoon commuters from taking Blake Avenue has greatly improved the functioning of the downtown detour. Police officers directing traffic in downtown on […]

Learn more »

Things to do in and around Glenwood Springs this weekend

September 21, 2017 — Visit postindependent.com to see even more events, and go to tinyurl.com/postevents to list your own. Know Your Artist, Know Your Art! Friday, 5:30-7 p.m. Missed the opening? No worries — here's another chance to talk with two local artists about their work. Lara Whitley and […]

Learn more »

Whit’s End: Celebrate a sense of community in Rifle

September 21, 2017 — If you get to talking to people about the towns they call home, certain terms are likely to pop up. Authenticity. Sense of place. Organic. Those ideas have been key in Rifle, which positions itself as the home of real Western adventure. And though you're […]

Learn more »

Trail Talk: The Grottos offer an easy stroll in a too-good-to-be-true environment

September 21, 2017 — THE EXPERIENCE Sometimes a full-fledged hike just isn't on the agenda. But if you still crave a short walk in the wilderness, head to the Grottos near Independence Pass. This scenic spot is the perfect place to wander, especially if you're not quite ready for […]

Learn more »

Finale flowers: “Don’t Feed the Plants”

September 21, 2017 — Sometimes the actors aren't the ones stealing the show. That may be the case during Glenwood Vaudeville Revue's fall production of "Little Shop of Horrors," when four elaborate puppets threaten to upstage the cast. (Stop reading here if you're spoiler averse and unfamiliar with this […]

Learn more »

Cartography and wine

September 21, 2017 — In wine, as in real estate, location, location, location is the key to just about everything. So it is that one of the most important components in the world of wine is the production of clear and complete maps. Maps, both literally and figuratively, set […]

Learn more »

Can you match these pets to their PI owners?

September 21, 2017 —

Learn more »

Walking on the wild side: Pitkin County Open Space asseses wildlife on its properties

September 20, 2017 — Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is conducting an in-depth survey of wildlife on its trails and properties, including use of cameras, but the staff is interested in more than pretty pictures of critters. The open space program is using 10 infrared, motion-detecting cameras to […]

Learn more »

27-unit housing project in Basalt will house teachers, workers in Pitkin County

September 20, 2017 — Two local governments and a nonprofit are pumping nearly $8 million into an affordable-housing project and hoping that the town of Basalt will waive development fees to prevent the subsidy from growing. Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork teamed with the Roaring Fork School District and […]

Learn more »

Tenderfoot 2 Fire caused by power line sparks, officials say

September 20, 2017 — Officials said Wednesday that an exploded power line insulator cap caused the Tenderfoot 2 Fire near Dillon Monday evening, creating sparks that ignited nearby grasses and setting off a roughly 25-acre wildfire. The fire was first reported at around 5 p.m. Monday near U.S. Highway […]

Learn more »