Post Independent introduces new features section |

Post Independent introduces new features section

Carla Jean Whitley
Brooke Lockard climbs as Joda Hankins, founder of Rifle Climbing Guides, belays for her.
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The mountains are calling.

So are the rivers.

And the bike paths.

And the art galleries.

Are you ready to go?

Today the Post Independent introduces its redesigned, rebranded, reimagined features section, Go. You’ll still find the arts and entertainment coverage you’ve come to expect — take a look at this issue’s Dancers Dancing and Sharon Martin stories, for example. But Go will also include all the other things you want to go and do, whether that’s getting outside or even (gasp!) getting out of town. (Yes, we love this place — but it’s also conveniently located in the midst of even more beautiful locations that beg us to explore.)

If you’re a Colorado transplant, as I am, it’s likely you landed here precisely because of these opportunities. Before I pointed my car west, many people expressed confusion. Why was I moving to a place they hadn’t heard of, rather than Colorado’s capital city?

Easy, I said. This is where Denverites come to play. Glenwood Springs has landed in the top five of Outside magazine’s best places to live in America. Garfield and Pitkin counties topped Southern Methodist University’s Arts Vibrancy Index.

They started to understand.

Of course, I’ve discovered so many more wonderful things since I arrived in Glenwood Springs. Go will highlight some of those — and help you share your adventures. You likely moved here or stayed here for many of the same reasons, and this section will offer you room for bragging rights, as well. (Learn how to share your own story here.)

While the section’s face-lift is complete, you’ll see even more new features in coming weeks. Look for a weekly video column in which I’ll introduce you to some of the area’s interesting characters. (I bet you’ll also have opportunities to join this Colorado newbie on more than one outing.) We’ll provide you with even more insight on what to do each weekend, both in Garfield County and in the neighboring cities. And, of course, we’ll continue to serve as your guide to the place you call home. Got ideas? You know how to find me (cj AT postindependent DOT com).

So let’s do this.

On your mark. Get set. Let’s go.

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