2005 Locals Choice Winners | PostIndependent.com

2005 Locals Choice Winners

Favorite people, places and events of Garfield County as selected by the readers of the Post Independent

Best Legs on a Guy/Lady (113 verified votes )1. Sarah Robbins, 72. Amy Goodwin, 53. Chris Edgar, 4 Best Facial Hair (84 verified votes )1. John Martin, 72. Jim Garland, 43. Bill Cook, 4 Best Eyes (128 verified votes )1. Helen Bolton, 192. Sarah Robbins, 143. Dave Phelps, 9 Best Smile (138 verified votes )1. Sarah Robbins, 152. Jessica Smith, 113. Dave Alderson, 9 Best Sense of Humor (122 verified votes )1. Ivan Martin, 102. Helen Bolton, 72. Justin Glasenapp, 7 Best Laugh (94 verified votes )1. Helen Bolton, 82. Autumn Cole, 53. Susan Stein, 4 Best Local Couple (147 verified votes )1. George & Betty Wear, 202. Linda and Gary Heisel, 153. Don & Shirley Mobley, 10 Best Cowboy (85 verified votes )1. John Martin, 132. Michael Chandler, 52. Joe Vitmen, 5 Best Beat-up Old Truck (76 verified votes )1. Gary Heisel’s Blue Ford Truck, 142. Ashton Durrett’s Truck, 63. Multiple tie, 2 Best/Coolest Local Car (69 verified votes )1. Kurt Wigger’s Sopris Car, 112. Flower Mart’s Model A, 63. Bruce @ 19th St. Deli Mercedes, 33. Michael Chandler’s Porsche, 3 Best Place to Hang out (162 verified votes )1. Glenwood Brew Pub, 39392. Rivers, 183. The Dish, 9 Best Place to Find Date (79 verified votes )1. Glenwood Brew Pub, 92. Hot Springs Pool, 53. Rivers, 5 Best Thing Your Town Could Do For The Future (168 verified votes )1. Stop or slow growth, 232. Build a Bypass, 133. Better parking in GWS and Rifle, 9 Best Teacher (116 verified votes ) 1. Bob Brooks, GSHS, 72. Laurie Courier, Sopris Elementary, 63. Ms. White, Sopris Elementary, 4 Best Nonprofit Group (224 verified votes )1. Mountain Valley Development Services, 412. Advocate Safehouse, 263. Lift Up, 19 Best Romantic Getaway (87 verified votes )1. Redstone Castle/Inn, 332. Rifle Falls, 43. Exclamation Point, 3 Best Fisherman (156 verified votes )1. Bruce Stolbach, 402. Buzz Quaco, 83. Adam Hansen, 6 Best Post Independent News Story 1. Colleen Truden’s recent controversy, 162. Brendon Bolton’s Letter to the editor, 113. Several Tied with 2

Best Radio Station (259 verified votes )1. KMTS, 582. KDNK, 473. Jack FM, 30 Best Local Concert (105 verified votes )1. Summer of Jazz, 382. Marc Cohn, 133. Jazz Aspen, 11 Best Locals Attraction (180 verified votes )1. Fairy Caves, 531. Hot Springs Pool, 533. The Tram, 14 Best Visual Artist (86 verified votes )1. Kelly Higgins, 152. Dean Bowlby, 93. Mary Noone, 7 Best Art Gallery (75 verified votes )1. Main St. Gallery, 362. CMC Art Gallery, 123. GWS Center for the Arts, 6 Best Musician (92 verified votes )1. Dane Wilson, 102. Kirk Radomski, 93. Cole Campbell, 5 Best Local Band (118 verified votes )1. SoulFeel, 232. The Dags, 163. The Strays, 10 Best Local Festival (221 verified votes )1. Strawberry Days, 1352. Mountain Fair, 263. Summer of Jazz, 22 Outdoors and Sports Best Run at Sunlight (103 verified votes )1. Joslin, 252. Sun King, 183. Ute, 13 Best Place to Work Out (155 verified votes )1. Glenwood Community Center, 462. Glenwood Hot Springs, 283. New Castle Family Fitness, 22 Best Rafting Company (132 verified votes )1. White Water Rafting Co., 722. Blue Sky, 393. Rock Gardens, 14 Best Golf Course (138 verified votes )1. Lakota Canyon Ranch, 522. River Valley Ranch, 283. Rifle Creek, 26 Best Skateboarder (60 verified votes ) 1. Kian Karamarouz, 82. Keith Taylor, 73. Josh Ash, 6 Best Snowboarder (89 verified votes)1. Darin Binion, 212. Warren Gentry, 43. Several tied , 3 Best Skier (121 verified votes)1. Joe Simms, 352. Michael Davis, 103. Conrad Daley, 6

Best Restaurant in Parachute/Battlement Mesa (59 verified votes)1. Sunrise Scramble, 152. El Rio, 123. White Buffalo, 11 Best Restaurant in Rifle (178 verified votes)1. Brickyard Square, 722. Sammy’s, 553. Base Camp Caf, 17 Best Restaurant in Silt (158 verified votes)1. Miner’s Claim, 1062. The Dish, 263. Pizza Pro, 14 Best Restaurant in New Castle (166 verified votes)1. Elk Creek Mining Co., 642. New Castle Diner, 303. Hogback Pizza, 29 Best Restaurant in Glenwood Springs (326 verified votes)1. Juicy Lucys, 532. Rivers, 473. Brew Pub, 41 Best Restaurant in Carbondale (198 verified votes)1. Russets, 542. 689, 423. White House Pizza, 34 Best Restaurant in El Jebel/Basalt (128 verified votes)1. Blue Creek Grille, 242. Breakfast in America, 142. Basalt Bistro, 14 Best Breakfast (265 verified votes)1. Rosie’s Bavarian, 572. Village Smithy, 543. 19th Street Diner, 23 Best Lunch (253 verified votes)1. Brew Pub, 492. Delice, 293. Juicy Lucys, 24 Best Dinner (222 verified votes)1. Juicy Lucy’s, 392. Rivers, 303. The Sopris, 29 Best Fast Food (188 verified votes)1. Wendy’s, 362. Charcoal Burger, 213. Taco Bell, 133. Burger King, 13 Best Bakery (157 verified votes)1. Ingrid’s Cup & Saucer, 562. Delice, 303. Daily Bread, 28 Best Coffee (217 verified votes)1. Starbucks, 682. Summit Canyon, 433. Expresso Drive thru, 21 Best Margarita (194 verified votes)1. Tequila’s, 962. Dos Hombres, 223. Los Dos, 19 Best Bloody Mary (100 verified votes)1. 19th Street Diner, 162. Juicy Lucy’s, 113. Rivers, 10 Best Pizza (274 verified votes)1. Uncle’s Pizza, 892. Mancinelli’s, 513. Whitehouse Pizza, 46 Best Burger (216 verified votes)1. Brew Pub, 702. Charcoal Burger, 433. Juicy Lucys, 18 Best Salad (182 verified votes)1. Juicy Lucy’s, 502. Brew Pub, 403. Daily Bread, 21 Best Desserts (131 verified votes)1. Delice’s, 192. Rivers, 163. Juicy Lucy’s, 13 Best Steak Dinner 208 verified votes)1. Juicy Lucy’s, 912. Buffalo Valley, 243. Sopris, 23 Best Chips and Salsa (192 verified votes)1. Tequila’s, 1022. Dos Hombres, 253. Fiesta Guadalajara, 19 Best Mexican Restaurant (262 verified votes)1. Tequila’s, 1382. Dos Hombres, 293. Los Dos, 26 Best Italian Restaurant (229 verified votes)1. Italian Underground, 1612. Florindo’s, 303. Peppino’s, 13 Best Asian Restaurant (166 verified votes)1. Taipei Tokyo, 312. China Town, 283. JH Chens, 26 Best American Cuisine (145 verified votes)1. Brew Pub, 362. Juicy Lucy’s, 273. Rivers, 19 Best Health Food (85 verified votes)1. Good Health, 612. Narayans, 53. Daily Bread, 3Atmosphere Best place to socialize (183 verified votes )1. Brew Pub, 562. Rivers, 283. The Dish, 14 Best Family Restaurant (205 verified votes )1. Brew Pub, 53 2. Village Inn, 203. Buffalo Valley, 16Best Deck/Patio ( 219 verified votes )1. Rivers, 141 2. Exclamation Point, 14 3. Buffalo Valley, 12 Best Waiter/Waitress (125 verified votes )1. Jill Amos, The Dish, 102. Patty, Bayou, 93. Pam Zentmyer, Juicy Lucy’s, 7 Best Bartender (136 verified votes )1. Pam Engel, Sopris, 18 2. Micah Ball, Brew Pub, 113. Melissa Davis, Bayou, 10

Best Motel or Hotel (176 verified votes )1. Hotel Colorado, 722. Hotel Denver, 233. Hot Springs Lodge, 10 Best Bed and Breakfast ( 89 verified votes )1. 4 Mile B&B, 542. Lavender & Tyme, 103. GWS Victorian, 6 Best Spa (159 verified votes )1. Yampah Spa, 942. Splendor Mountain Spa, 173. Hot Springs Spa, 14 Best Masseusse/masseur (86 verified votes )1. Susan Wilmot, 82. Nancy Palmer, 53. Several tied at 3

Best Business Mascot (95 verified votes )1. Skittles @ Scooters, 262. Turtle @ Turtles, 63. Butters @ Diversions, 5 Best Police Officer (101 verified votes )1. Terry Wilson (GWS), 202. Steve Burky (GWS), 143. Jose Valdez (Silt), 10 Best Fireman (56 verified votes )1. Carl Artez, 52. Jonathan Friedman, 42. Jordan Stein, 4 Best Dentist (155 verified votes ) 1. Jim Setterberg, 262. John Murray, 183. Bob Murray, 14 Best Doctor (186 verified votes )1. Paul Salmen, 262. David Brooks, 163. Robert Brokering, 11 Best Chiropractor (96 verified votes )1. Dave Jensen, 302. Dr. Slaver, 133. Anna Bernstein, 10 Best Contractor (111 verified votes )1. Gary Heisel, 172. Neuman Construction, 133. Newbay Designs, 7 Best Hair Dresser (177 verified votes )1. Parvin Erlansen, 142. Deb @ Paradise, 72. Eric Doman @ Rays Two Tangle, 72. Noreen @ Making Waves, 7 Best Bike Mechanic (88 verified votes )1. Warren G @ Diverson, 212. Scratch @ BSR, 173. Andrew Legg in Rifle, 7

Best women’s clothing store (151 verified votes )1. Mona Lisa, 242. Christopher Banks, 163. Anderson’s, 153. Dunlaps, 153. Summit Canyon, 15 Best Men’s Clothing Store (110 verified votes )1. Andersons, 282. JC Penny’s, 193. Summit Canyon, 18 Best Gift Store (154 verified votes )1. Heart to Heart at Valley View, 282. Watersweeper & The Dwarf, 223. Mountain Peddler, 13 Best Book Store (199 verified votes )1. Book Train, 972. Through The Looking Glass, 603. Red Mountain Books, 28 Best Local Home Improvement Store (185 verified votes )1. True Value, 772. Big John’s, 613. Mr. T’s, 19 Best Sporting Goods Store (162 verified votes )1. Gart Sports, 742. Summit Canyon, 353. Factory Surplus, 22 Best Home Decorating Store (82 verified votes)1. Interiors Ala Cart, 242. True Value, 133. Splash Home, 9 Best Car Dealer (149 verified votes )1. Bighorn Toyota, 342. Berthod Motors, 283. Glenwood Ford, 22 Best Liquor Store (212 verified votes )1. Turtles, 592. Roaring Fork Liquors, 543. Elmer Suds, 25 Best Antique Shop (69 verified votes )1. Little Bear, 442. One of a Kind, 4 Best Second-hand Store (115 verified votes )1. For You Shop, 362. Lilly’s, 193. Misers Merchandise, 17 Best Florist (139 verified votes )1. Flower Mart, 752. Country Florist, 123. City Market, 7 Best Place to buy Sunglasses (104 verified votes )1. 20/20 Eyecare, 202. Factory Surplus, 173. Summit Canyon, 153. Wal-Mart, 15 Best place to buy Gardening Supplies (131 verified votes )1. True Value, 632. Wal Mart, 233. West Canyon Tree Farm, 12 Best place to buy Western Wear (74 verified votes )1. Rockin’ Star Ranch, 212. Miller’s Dry Goods, 153. Corral West, 14 Best place to buy Flooring(113 verified votes )1. Flooring America, 662. Carpet One, 193. Abbey’s Carpet, 11 Best place to buy Furniture (136 verified votes )1. American Furniture, 672. Roaring Fork Furniture, 363. Splash Home, 14 Best place to buy Appliances (98 verified votes )1. Contract Appliances, 422. Sears, 343. Red’s Maytag, 7 Best place to buy Electronics (69 verified votes )1. Radio Shack, 242. Wal Mart, 173. Design Audio, 14 Best place to buy Jewelry (126 verified votes)1. One of a Kind, 622. Jewels & Gems, 193. Zales, 12 Best place to buy Shoes 1. Dragons, 732. Dunlaps, 143. Payless, 9 Service Best Travel Agency (116 verified votes )1. Springs Travel, 762. Glenwood Travel King, 183. Carlson Wagonlit, 7 Best Real Estate Agency (171 verified votes )1. The Property Shop, 542. Vickie Lee Green, 533. Buzick & Assoc., 14 Best Financial Service (118 verified votes)1. Alpine Bank, 30 2. Wells Fargo, 123. Bank of Colorado, 10 Best Service Station (160 verified votes)1. Glenwood Amoco, 232. Jimmy’s 66, 223. Bradley’s, 14 Best Insurance Company (161 verified votes)1. Glenwood Insurance, 352. American Family Insurance, 233. State Farm Carl Ciani, 18 Best Print/Copy Shop (176 verified votes)1. Copy Copy, 602. Print Works, 573. Jean’s Printing, 27 Best Photo Processing (111 verified votes)1. Wal Mart, 412. Digital Dimension, 273. Dark Room, 18 Best Body Shop (102 verified votes)1. Professional, 502. Red Mountain, 153. Berthod Body Shop, 6 Best Health Care Provider (113 verified votes)1. Glenwood Medical Associates, 232. Women’s Health, 21 3. Valley View Hospital, 19 Best Pet Services (167 verified votes)1. High Tails, 262. All Pets & Dogs, 213. Divide Creek, 19 Best Place to Worship (139 verified votes)1. Good Shepherd Lutheran, 262. Nature (Mt. Sopris, Flat Tops, etc.), 223. Trinity Baptist, 17 Best Local Politician (109 verified votes)1. John Martin, 262. Brendon Bolton, 153. Tresi Houpt, 12 Best Local Internet Provider (175 verified votes)1. Sopris Surfers, 1102. Rofintug, 453. Comcast, 14 Best Senior Discount 35 verified votes)1. Village Inn, 142. Community Center, 43. Springs Theater, 2

Worst snore (60 verified votes)1. Dan Kuglin, 92. Larry Campbell, 53. Jazzer, 3 Worst Traffic Light (149 verified votes)1. By Village Inn, 282. 23rd & Grand, 203. 27th & Grand, 8 Worst Speed Trap (121 verified votes)1. Midland Avenue, 592. Highway 82, 143. Silt, 5 Worst Golfer (62 verified votes)1. John Zalinski, 152. Jason Hughes, 73. Pat English, 3 Worst Dressed (32 verified votes)1. Shannon Martin, 62. That’s a mean question, 43. Teenagers, 3


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