Editor’s top 5 web picks: Grand Junction Off-Road winners, Shakey Graves performs, craft beer, more | PostIndependent.com

Editor’s top 5 web picks: Grand Junction Off-Road winners, Shakey Graves performs, craft beer, more

Compiled by Caitlin Row
Katerina Nash celebrates her first place finish at the Grand Junction Off-Road. She won $5,000.
Brian Leddy/Epic Rides |

1. Learn about Grand Junction Off-Road pro race winners.

According to a news release, “Returning champion Fernando Riveros Paez was amongst a world-class field of pros including the likes of Jeremiah Bishop, Todd Wells, Ben Sonntag, Alex Grant, and Chris Baddick. On the women’s side, Katerina Nash toed the start line with Katie Compton, Evelyn Dong, Rose Grant, Amy Beisel and Rebecca Hodgetts.”

2. Learn about Glenwood Hot Springs Pool’s recent award.

“The latest accolade for Glenwood Springs’ biggest attraction is a top spot in Sunset Magazine’s first-ever Travel Awards in the Best Hotel Pool category,” Jessica Cabe reported. “ … The pool is featured in the June issue of Sunset Magazine, along with winners of the other categories. They will also be promoted at Sunset’s annual Celebration Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.”

3. Learn about Colorado’s craft beer news and recent releases from Oskar Blues Brewery, Odell Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing Co., and more.

4. Check out photos and watch a video from last weekend’s Shakey Graves concert. He performed as part of downtown Grand Junction’s Art + Music Festival, which was held in conjunction with the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike races.

5. Learn about Vail’s travel story pertaining to how millennial adults vacation in Colorado.

“For Denver resident Natalia Ptas, 34, a typical weekend getaway might look like this: driving up to the mountains to meet other friends, renting a VRBO or Airbnb house together, maybe doing a mountain bike race or a big ride, then heading out to find a local restaurant they’ve heard good things about,” Melanie Wong reported. “ … According to market researchers, Ptas’ typical vacation isn’t too different from what others in her generation are seeking. For people ages 18 to 34, gone are the days of timeshares or second homes that they return to throughout the year (although there is still some of that).”

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