Top 5 web-only stories this week (March 20, 2015) |

Top 5 web-only stories this week (March 20, 2015)

Compiled by Caitlin Row
Gypsum resident and longtime local Ken Hoeve paddles on the Colorado River, taking advantage of the warm March weather. He's spent the last few days paddleboarding, fly-fishing and kayaking.
Ken Hoeve | Special to the Daily |

1. Learn about making food with rhubarb.

According to The Kitchen Diva: “Rhubarb is at its best when the stalks are thin, red and have a crisp texture. If the stalks are floppy, it means that it’s not freshly picked. Wrap rhubarb stalks in plastic and refrigerate for up to a week. Rhubarb also is sold frozen in some areas and can be used in place of fresh.”

2. Learn about Eagle’s popular network of trails.

“Eagle County locals have long known about the spectacular trail network in the quiet bedroom community of Eagle, but now it seems that the word is out, and everyone from the skiing industry to the governor is taking notice,” reported Melanie Wong.

3. Learn about Jesper Jonsson, who will create Edesia’s VIP luncheon at Edesia on Sunday, March 29.

According to Jean Tally, co-owner of Palisade’s Wine Country Inn, the reason Jonsson was chosen to lead the resort hotel’s signature event “ … boils down to his philosophy of food preparation: fresh, simple and elegant. He loves Western Colorado and enjoys coming to Wine Country Inn. He’s such a nice man.”

4. Learn about the death of a young woman, and how her family is rallying for change to Colorado law.

“Changing Colorado law to require mandatory testing for alcohol and drugs to all motorists involved in accidents resulting in death or injury is the primary motivator of the family of Meleyna Kistner, the 21-year-old college student killed last year in a head-on collision on Highway 133,” reported Rick Carroll.

5. Learn about snowpack in Colorado’s high country.

According to Melanie Wong, “March weather data shows that this winter has brought stretches of higher-than-average temperatures and that mid-March has had the thermometer at or near all-time record highs for the month.”

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