Construction has begun on three new single-track mountain biking trails in South Canyon as part of a joint project between the city of Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA).
The city will improve or construct approximately 5.5 miles of trails for biking, hiking and running, utilizing the historic road bed at the former coal mining camp for portions of the trail system located on city and BLM land above and ...read more
With only a few days left until spring, it's been easier to talk about snow than it has been to touch it. A storm will move in and breeze through, but the snow will be gone quite quickly from all but the most northerly aspects when the subsequent warm days, seemingly standard, take their toll afterwards.
Industries have certainly felt the pressure of it. While we have had some good storms in February, Sunlight Mountain ...read more
Benny the Blade — a longtime, iconic Aspen local — was in good condition in a Denver hospital Saturday after he was found the day before suffering from exposure to the cold, sources said.
Emergency dispatchers received a call at about 11 a.m. Friday from someone reporting a man lying in the snow between the Roaring Fork River and the bike path near Crystal Lake Road on Aspen's east side, Aspen police Sgt. Terry Leitch ...read more
Blondie the draft horse was peering through a fly mask to protect her infected eye as it healed. The rescued Belgian was being given shots for her severe eye infection, and about 15 Colorado Mountain College students were on hand, ready to calm her with pets and words of encouragement.
Feb. 24 was the National TRIO Day of Service, and Mountain Valley Horse Rescue in McCoy was buzzing with Colorado Mountain College students enrolled in ...read more
A new citizen's action group has formed called South Canyon Coalition to prevent the construction of two RV parks and a commercial hot spring in South Canyon.
We are not an anti-development group. We very much support the idea of development in South Canyon, but insist that it be done in a manner that honors the canyon, its resources, the safety of the public and, especially, the citizens of Glenwood Springs.
This is 1,849 acres of ...read more
A coalition of residents from the South Canyon area and greater Glenwood Springs has formed in opposition to plans by tourism industry mogul Steve Beckley to study possible development of the city-owned South Canyon hot springs with camping and other amenities.
"The South Canyon solution needs to be one that's focused on gentle tracks," said Craig Amichaux, a member of the new South Canyon Coalition and co-owner of the Ami's Acres' Campground in West Glenwood, at ...read more
It might be time to start calling the Glenwood Springs Demons' girls soccer team the cardiac kids.
For the third straight game to open the season, the Demons fell behind 1-0 before storming back to win the game, pushing their mark to a perfect 3-0 on the season.
Senior forward Eryn Peterson's goal just 1 minute, 10 seconds into overtime gave the Demons a thrilling 3-2 win in the overtime session, marking the second straight ...read more
Glenwood Springs eighth-grader Reid Swanson captured the overall race title at the 19th annual Kenny Cline Memorial Sequoia Glen 5K Run in West Glenwood on Saturday morning.
Swanson's time of 21 minutes, 36 seconds, bested second-place finisher Josh Hejtmanek of New Castle, who crossed the finish line at 21:49.
Third-place overall in the race was Reid's younger brother, Benny Swanson, who is a fifth-grader at Glenwood Elementary. Benny's time was 23:39.
The women's champion, and seventh place ...read more
EAST VAIL — Welcome to Vail Mountain School Lacrosse: The Next Generation.
Yes, the Gore Rangers are the defending Western Conference champions, but a lot of the talent that led them to the title are in college now.
Nonetheless, VMS opened the season with a 9-7 win against Eagle Valley on Saturday, March 17, at venerable Bandoni Alumni Field.
"We're just teaching the fundamentals, offense, defense," VMS coach Bobby Ecker said. "It's been paying off."
Henry Hancock led the ...read more
RIFLE — Not that Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley ever shadow box each other in any sport, but the Huskies and Devils got their first looks at each other in track and field during Friday, March 16's Rifle Invitational, and it was a split decision.
The Battle Mountain girls won the meet with 93 points, well ahead of Coal Ridge, while the Eagle Valley boys were a strong second with 130 points behind Glenwood Springs (142.5)
Devils ...read more
Literary March Madness
Books will go head-to-head in a March Madness style tournament to determine which book readers in Parachute deem the winner. Cast your vote each week at the Parachute Library or by calling 970-285-9870.
High Country RSVP free tax preparation
If you are a senior or veteran, have a disability, or your household income is less than $50,000 per year, High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers can prepare and electronically file your federal and ...read more
Trevor, 37, passed away at home in Oyster Bay, NY, after a brief illness.
Trevor was born June 6, 1980, in Los Angeles, CA, and spent his first years living in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, attending Aspen Community School, and beginning a lifetime love of adventure and the great outdoors. He then moved with his family to Boulder, Colorado, where he graduated from Alexander Dawson School and C.U. From Boulder, he headed to San Diego ...read more
Knowing the Right to Bear Arms is a right, not a privilege, shouldn't preclude arms from being licensed and regulated like any other product or commodity.
If he has the chutzpah, Donald Trump can tell that to Kim Jong-un as well as Wayne Lapierre.
Grand Junction ...read more
I watched Donald Trump's Pennsylvania celebration of himself a couple of nights ago. I listened to the lies, my eyes rolled, that was easy. What is not so easy is how to react to a large group of what should be reasonable people cheering for a man cheering for himself. I ask myself what kind of filter does it take to not see an over-inflated ego compensating for some serious self esteem issues?
Then there was ...read more
I'm certain that Mr. Beaton's column last Thursday regarding mass shootings was not meant to be humorous, but his speculation that the president would go running into a building with an active shooter inside was a coffee-spitting moment, to be sure.
Empathy and bravery don't appear to be Mr. Trump's foremost strengths (whereas bullying, tweeting, and alternative reality-building clearly are). C'mon, Glenn! If five-time Vietnam deferment Cadet Bone Spurs wouldn't run into the jungle, why would ...read more
Ned Edward Goldsmith passed away at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Maryland, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, just shy of his 80th birthday. He was born April 12, 1938, in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up there amid his siblings, many cousins and friends, who together created legendary mischief. Ned's creative antics inspired stories that will be handed down for generations.
Ned graduated from Charleston High School and went on to earn his bachelor's ...read more