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I’ll take lasagna, with a side of Cracker Jack

Editor's notebook
Dale Shrull

Today is tax day, in case you forgot.

Also on April 15, back in 1947, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball’s “color line.”

It’s been a long journey for Becky and Corey Spagnolo but they have returned to the restaurant business. The Glenwood Springs duo owned and operated Spagnolo’s in the Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Glenwood but they were forced to close up after a fire caused massive damage to the building on March 19, 2006.

But now, Spagnolo’s has returned. The new location is in the Van Rand Center near the high school. The new restaurant moved into Russo’s old location. Russo’s remains open at their Glenwood Meadows location.

The Spagnolo’s menu is the same as before with lots of Italian favorites.

Back in December of 2007, Becky opened a small coffee shop near 11th and Grand.

Now that the smoke has finally cleared, it’s great to see the Spagnolo’s name back in the restaurant business. We wish Becky and Corey the best of luck on getting back into the restaurant business.

Can’t wait to dive back into a chunk of their lasagna.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 100 of Carbondale rolled up their sleeves and got to work in the kitchen. On March 28, the determined Post delivered more than 2,000 cookies on March 28 to the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass. This was the second straight year these dedicated ladies baked and packaged the cookies for the vets. A special thanks goes out to Tracey Gates and Midge Wampler of Carbondale who baked 70 dozen cookies! Wow that’s a lot of cookies. Great job to everyone.


This year’s Glenwood Springs municipal election was canceled since all three seats are uncontested.

Look for bios on the three new councilors, Leo McKinney, Matthew Steckler, and Stephen Bershenyi in the Post Independent soon. They are set to be sworn in tomorrow. By canceling the election, the city could save up to $12,000.

Good call by the city.

Colorado Rockies are off to an OK start. Nice to see Troy Tulowitzki hitting well. But this team still has pitching problems in both it’s starting rotation and the bullpen. Personally, I think Ian Stewart needs to find a spot in the lineup as an everyday player. The Rockies might have to make a difficult decision sometime this year with fan favorite Todd Helton. He has a huge salary and isn’t the run producer that he once was.

Nick Adenhart, a rookie pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels was killed last week when a suspected drunk driver blew through a red light and plowed into the car he was riding in. Two others were also killed. The driver, unhurt, fled the scene on foot and was captured later. Yes, he’s still considered a suspected drunk driver, but this is a devastating tragedy and yet another example of the deadly consequences of drinking and driving.

One more baseball note. One of the most colorful characters in baseball history was killed this week. Mark “The Bird” Fidrych pitched a two-hit complete game victory in his debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1976. Injuries cut the rest of his short career very short. Because of his antics and animated actions on the mound, Fidrych embraced the nature of the game and never forgot that it was indeed a game. He showed that the game of baseball was fun and should be no matter what the level. Just like his career, his life was also cut short. He was 54. “The Bird” will remain one of the great characters ever to play the game.

There’s a puppy in the White House. Yes, I know some of you will make your own joke out of that, but in case you missed it, Bo the Portuguese water dog, made his first appearance a few days ago.

Wonder who’s in charge of clean up duty?

Final thought: I like Cracker Jack.

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