Inside the Chamber column: Glenwood Springs featured on ‘Street Level’ TV show
Inside the Chamber
In March 2016, I got a call from Paula Roth of Colorado Public Television in Denver. She was in search of historical and cultural ideas about Glenwood Springs for a proposed series highlighting the Roaring Fork Valley. After a long and lively conversation, she was convinced that Glenwood Springs had enough content for the series to focus solely on this community. Soon after, the Glenwood Springs tourism promotion team got a group of community experts together with CO Public TV production staff to brainstorm ideas about what to include in a series that would highlight not only the rich history of Glenwood Springs, but also capture the character of this mountain paradise.
The city’s Tourism Promotion Board was thrilled at the prospect of the proposed five-part series and made a successful request that the city of Glenwood Springs fund the endeavor from Tourism Promotion reserves. Now that the production is complete, I am happy to announce that the premier of Street Level Glenwood Springs will air at 7 p.m. July 11 on Colorado Public Television channel 12. There are five episodes in all, every Tuesday night.
Episode 1, July 11: “Glenwood Springs CO: A Town for All Seasons” focuses on the history of Glenwood Hot Springs and Yampah Vapor Caves, interviews local brothers, and highlights the popular Glenwood Vaudeville Revue.
Episode 2, July 18: “Glenwood Springs CO: Destination Relaxation” features Henry “Doc” Holliday’s final days, the gastronomic wonders of Colorado Ranch House, and the rejuvenating aspects of three world class spas.
Episode 3, July 25: “Glenwood Springs CO: Thrill Rides and Award-Winning Brews” takes adventure to new heights at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, hits the tracks at the Glenwood Springs Railroad Museum, and tops off the segment with taste sensations at Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company.
Episode 4, Aug. 1: “Glenwood Springs CO: The Seedy Side of Town” explores the community’s roots with a walk back in time to “Defiance,” followed by history and relaxation at Iron Mountain Hot Springs.
Episode 5, Aug. 8: “Glenwood Springs CO: History of a Resort Town” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sunlight Mountain Resort, the evolution of the community, and tickling the ivories at Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar.
Street Level is a magazine television series produced by Colorado Public Television 12. Originally, the show centered on Denver neighborhoods, showcasing individual city streets with a focus around the arts, humanities and food and drink. Its mission is to celebrate the communities we live in at the “Street Level.” Now in its fifth season, Street Level has packed its bags and headed to Glenwood Springs, “The Land of Water.”
Executive Producer Heather Dalton, a Colorado native who relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley several years ago, said, “I’m absolutely enamored with not only the landscape, but also the people of Glenwood Springs. I feel honored to be able to share the enchantment and rich history of one of the most beautiful and magical places on earth.” Dalton added a special thanks to the Tourism Promotion Board and city of Glenwood Springs, local producer Chris Tribble of Versatile Productions, host Juliana “Traveling Jules” Broste, Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum, and “all the engaged business owners and wonderful residents of this beautiful town.”
Lisa Langer is VP of Tourism Marketing at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. For more information about Glenwood Springs Tourism Promotion, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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