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Defiance Players founders ‘coming home’ to Glenwood

July 19, 2018 — Family and friends will gather in the Roaring Fork Valley this weekend to remember two of the Defiance Community Players theater company's founding members, Pete and Jackie Cabrinha. The couple met and fell in love in the valley. Pete moved to Colorado from Hawaii, and

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GO Weekend Planner

July 19, 2018 — Grand Valley Days Friday-Sunday You'll see a rodeo, parade and car show, and be able to take part in countless activities, like a run, a dance to live music, a pancake breakfast and more. facebook.com/GVDays   Sunset Sessions: Sara Schaefer Friday, 8 p.m. Second annual

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Silverthorne, Mountain Art Festivals partner for new show

July 14, 2018 — The town of Silverthorne and Mountain Art Festivals are upping their games a notch with the first Silverthorne Fine Art Festival this weekend. The Silverthorne Fine Art Festival is being staged at North Pond Park in Silverthorne at the base of the stunning Gore Range

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Mechau family of Redstone hosts Sunday home, art studio tour

July 13, 2018 — In the last golden years of the 1920s, John C. Osgood sold his quaint Redstone dairy farm and home to Glenwood Springs native Frank Mechau. Until Mechau's death in 1946, he used the house simultaneously as an art studio and a home to raise his

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#FreeFridays 7/13: Free Entertainment in Glenwood Springs

July 13, 2018 — In Glenwood Springs, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a plethora of fun activities without breaking the bank. The GSPI created #FreeFridays as your hashtag guide to Friday activities without entry fees. See below for free events you can enjoy with friends and family right here

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CMC photography student’s work now part of Grand Avenue Bridge

July 12, 2018 — Antonio Tavoletti has just completed his first year in the professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College's Isaacson School for Communication, Arts and Media. So far, it looks like he's picked the right major. Earlier in the year, Tavoletti's photography professor, Derek Johnston, was impressed

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#FreeFridays: Live Music in Glenwood Springs 7/6

July 6, 2018 — In Glenwood Springs, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a plethora of fun activities without breaking the bank. The GSPI created #FreeFridays as your hashtag guide to Friday activities without entry fees. See below for free events you can enjoy with friends and family right here

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Sustainability tips for July Fourth holiday

July 3, 2018 — According to Northern Colorado Disposal, Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times. Here are some tips from Walking Mountains Sustainability and the Climate Action Collaborative to help reduce our impact over a busy

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The Chainsmokers play surprise Belly Up Aspen concert

June 30, 2018 — Swigging tequila and dancing to "Tequila," the EDM superstar duo The Chainsmokers took the stage at Belly Up early Saturday morning for a surprise set after a concert by Lost Kings. Lost Kings, resident DJs at Wynn Las Vegas, had been billed as playing with

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Shepard Fairey unveils ‘Ideal Power’ mural in Aspen, showcases new work at 212 Gallery show

June 30, 2018 — "I think this is the largest crowd that's ever gathered for me in the street without pitchforks and torches," artist Shepard Fairey told an adoring all-ages throng that gathered under his new mural Thursday night in a downtown Aspen alley. The Los Angeles-based artist, best

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Make sure you’re ready for the river

June 28, 2018 — Ryan Moyer has been a whitewater rafting guide for about 12 years, but that's not what sets him apart. "Rafting Ryan," the bohemian, free-spirited co-owner of Up The Creek Rafting, has continued to spend time on the water with clients, even as he runs the

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Aspen Ideas: Getting people into the great outdoors can help heal the country

June 28, 2018 — Sure, spending time in the great outdoors is good for a person's physical and mental health, but could it help heal the deep divisions plaguing the country? The top executive of REI and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper think so. In a conversation at the Aspen

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Kanye West meets Beethoven at Aspen Ideas Festival

June 25, 2018 — You might expect Kanye West to compare Kanye West to Beethoven. He's boasted bigger. But you would not necessarily assume composers and conductors in the classical music community would do so. Yet that's what Yuga Cohler and Johan have done with Yeethoven, an innovative symphonic

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Art helps us thrive — but artists need your support

June 21, 2018 — Art, I believe, has been part of the essence of humans since the days when cavemen or women scratched images on the walls of dark, dusty caves. Do you remember the delight of creating art as a child? Or perhaps you remember your child or

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WinkInk: The season for wine festivals

June 21, 2018 — John Ragan looked deeply into his glass. He swirled the wine and made a mental note of both the deep, dark color and the way the viscosity of the wine remained on the glass as "legs," before rolling down the sides. He then put his

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Exhibit on Hunter Thompson’s 1970 sheriff campaign begins tour at Aspen Historical Society

June 19, 2018 — The story of Hunter S. Thompson's watershed 1970 campaign to become Pitkin County's top cop is retold in the new Aspen Historical Society exhibition "Freak Power: Hunter Thompson's Campaign for Sheriff." The show, which opens Wednesday, combines art collector and author Daniel Joseph Watkins' extensive

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Whit’s End: We’re changing how we share feature stories

June 14, 2018 — Next week you'll notice a significant change in the Post Independent's feature coverage. Currently, we publish a Friday feature section that corrals stories about art, entertainment, the outdoors and other things that fall outside the realm of breaking news. Come next week, that won't be

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Experience Glenwood Canyon in a new way through the Wild I-70 audio tour

June 14, 2018 — Hey There Did you feel that? Probably pretty hard to know But just a minute ago You drove through Colorado's youngest volcano Those words spill out of Jovan Mays as he launches into "Something New." He continues at a thoughtful, measured pace, as he describes

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Glenwood Springs events 6/15/18

June 14, 2018 — Visit postindependent.com to see even more events, and go to tinyurl.com/postevents to list your own. Strawberry Days Festival Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Don't miss Glenwood Springs' annual celebration, Strawberry Days. The event includes a variety of activities for

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After controversy over his border patrol memoir, Francisco Cantú gets back to writing at Aspen Words residency

June 10, 2018 — After months at the center of unexpected controversy, nonfiction writer and translator Francisco Cantú is getting back to work during an Aspen Words residency. "It's a chance for me to get my head screwed back on straight, to refocus and ground myself for the next

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