• Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Reflecting on balance

    I was told that, to the north, the mountain lupines fill meadows and appear as lakes. At once, we traveled there. Before we departed, I asked whether I should take my camera. My heart said, “No.” I knew then that this would be a sacred journey, not one of freezing… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pikas versus climate change

    When out hiking in the Rocky Mountains, you are likely to see, or at least hear, an American Pika. These cute little furballs look like a cross between a mouse and a baby rabbit; and if they weren’t wild, could very possibly replace hamsters and guinea pigs asread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail notes: Alpine approaches done right

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

    Trail know-how … 

    As summer temperatures allow for access into the high alpine for backcountry travel, it is important to be aware of the vulnerability of the plant communities that comprise these unique tundra ecosystems. In average years, snowpack holds… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local author earns literary praise

    Author Kelsey Freeman was awarded the 2021 Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction in June for her first book, “No Option But North.” Freeman grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in 2012. She now lives in Bend, Oregon, where she works… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Checking in at the GarCo jail

    The Garfield County Detention Facility (GCDF) was built in 2001 and lauded as state of the art. According to its current management, there has never been an escape from the compound; they were quick to point out that Ted Bundy broke out of the old county jail.read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Español Published

    Otra perspectiva: Salud mental, desde Aspen a Parachute

    Hay temas que son preferibles ser compartidos por expertos, es por eso que hoy quiero presentarles a una mujer que admiro, respeto y aprecio mucho. Iliana Renteria es muy conocida en el valle por su trabajo y labor altruista. Confío en que este artículo les ayudará con el tema tan… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Cultivating place with Jennifer Jewell

    With a planet and society in flux, many find themselves seeking a deeper understanding of the world around us and our place in it. If this is you, join ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch on Wednesday, August 11, at 6 p.m. The Jessica Catto Dialogue series presents authorread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Rethinking reading and writing

    In 2018, Sparkle Nation Book Club (SNBC), a literary arts collective founded by artists and writers Gabrielle Rucker, Precious Okoyomon and Diamond Stingily, was formed in part to “challenge academia’s notions of reading and writing” and open a dialogue “of how to ‘properly’ obtain, share and utilize knowledge.”read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Cherry blossom aversion

    Question: Is Mercury pretty much always in retrograde these days? For every two steps forward I take, it feels like Mercury — or whoever oversees this science experiment we call Earth, pushes me back. Progress is slow going at best and inconceivable some days. I don’t think I’mread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - July 29, 2021


    Special meeting

    Glenwood Springs City Council convenes for a special meeting on Thursday, July 29, at 6 p.m. to discuss annexation and rezoning for 214 Center, a field behind the West Glenwood Mall. A large number of people commenting on the proposal is anticipated, both…

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