And with the spring … a fresh breath of opportunity |

And with the spring … a fresh breath of opportunity

Spring is slowly springing here in the region. Yesterday was great, even spotted a couple of kayakers at the Whitewater Park already.


Well, I have to say seeing today’s story about the canceled Glenwood Springs Colorado Workforce Center job fair was a rather blunt eye-opener of the economic climate. Hopefully with summer approaching things will start to get better.


The 8th Street Deli is making some changes, including preparing to launch a new name. The downtown Glenwood Springs eatery will soon change its name to the Haute Plate Bistro. It will also be open for dinner and have a full bar and free delivery for orders over $20.

The Daily Bread is another downtown restaurant looking at making some changes as they look at ways to cope with this pesky recession.

Look for a story in Friday’s Inside Business section on what changes these two restaurants are looking at.


It was quite an adventure for the Percussion Group from Glenwood Springs High School. The 21-member group were scheduled to head to Denver for a state competition. But Colorado weather provided a disappointing drum roll. But with Vail Pass closed, the determined Glenwood percussionists with Mike Wilde at the wheel picked an alternate route and made it to Denver. Even though the competition was canceled the Glenwood group performed for judges and parents anyway.

The rescheduled date has yet to be announced. Last year in their first year of competition, Glenwood won their division.


Do you like to ride motorcycles? Would you like to belong to a club that welcomes all riders? Here’s your chance.

Brad Gates of New Castle is forming a local club to have informal rides, weekly rides, poker rides and just getting out on the road, meeting hew friends and have some fun. Call Brad at 379-0718 if you’re interested.


Just a reminder that we are still accepting donations for Colorado Animal Rescue here at the Post Independent. The community has been so generous and as long as people have things they’d like to donate, it’s our pleasure to offer them a drop-off spot for pet supplies.


U.S. Senator Mark Udall will be in Rifle today talking about the economy and jobs. At 11:45 a.m. he will take a tour of Sun Edison Solar Array at 2515 W. Centennial Parkway. At 1 p.m. he will attend the New Energy Communities Initiative meeting at the Garfield County Human Services Building.


Ever heard of the Stella Awards? They’re named after a woman named Stella who successfully sued McDonald’s after she spilled coffee on herself.

This year’s first place Stella winner is: An Oklahoma woman set the cruise control to 70 mph on her new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. Then she decided, hmmmm, I want a sandwich. So she moseyed to the back and fixed herself a snack.

Well, with the driver’s seat as empty as the driver’s head, the massive vehicle crashed and overturned. The woman sued Winnebago for not putting enough information in the owner’s manual. An Oklahoma jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. That’s what I call a priceless snack attack. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit.


Got an item for the Notebook? Drop me a line at or 384-9110.


Final thought: Following in a Hall of Famer’s footsteps is tough. Now the Denver Broncos will begin yet another era in hoping to find a worthy quarterback to replace John Elway.

Think it’s tough trying to be the next Elway? Just think what it’s like to be the next Elway. Jack Elway, John’s son, announced yesterday that he’s leaving the Arizona State football program.

A mighty tough football shadow to escape from.

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