Maria Alvarado-Gomez, 32, was arrested after allegedly putting rat poison in smoothies she then gave to her young daughters; she also ingested some of the substance in an attempt to end her life. A resident of Carbondale, Alvarado-Gomez is said to suffer from mental-health issues, calling into ques ... More >>
All aboard! Colorado has a strong railroading heritage, and with Denver's Union Station reopening this month, now is the time to get out and ride the rails. Train fans marvel at the tourism lines running in this state, which wind through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Whether you ... More >>
Michael Clapper, 24, made headlines in 2011 after being at the center of Occupy Denver's eviction from Civic Center Park -- a police action that ended in flames, arrests and Tebowing. Now he's making news of a different, and particularly vile, sort. He's one of two men arrested and charged in the a ... More >>
Last year's slaying of Douglas Menjivar in Glenwood Springs was followed by lurid reports. Among the claims: Fredy Cabrera, a prominent local businessman, had shot Menjivar for going out with his eighteen-year-old stepdaughter, Leydy Trejo, because he wanted to have more than a fatherly relationship ... More >>
With the mountains getting more snow, Arapahoe Basin already open for the season and additional resorts set to follow soon, it's time to start planning trips. But what's the best destination if you've got a family? The folks at the Colorado.com website have some ideas. They've listed seven ski area ... More >>
When Mark Fischer turned Phat Thai into Harman's eat & drink, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, he was working off a great model -- his Pullman in Glenwood Springs. There was just one obstacle, Kurtz reports: the space's Cherry Creek location. Cherry Creek was once the heart of Denver's dining ... More >>
This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Harman's eat & drink, a restaurant inspired by Mark Fischer's Pullman in Glenwood Springs -- but taking a cue from its Cherry Creek location, too. Mark Antonation finally visited a classic steakhouse on Federal Boulevard, the Columbine Steak House and Lounge. For ... More >>
When Mark Fischer's Phat Thai closed this summer and opened a few weeks later as Harman's eat & drink, people wondered whether the identity change would be enough, given the location of the restaurant. Cherry Creek isn't Highland, after all, or even South Pearl Street. But executive chef John Little ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported about an odd package that showed up at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent: a box of psilocybin mushrooms. The topic was naturally humorous, but some readers got into a serious debate about whether shrooms should be legal. Here's the take of one person who thinks the status ... More >>
Newspapers were once bombarded with letters, packages and random crap. But now, with the vast majority of communication happening electronically, opening mail, which was once a full-time job, has been replaced at many publications by forgetting about it. That's what happened to a box sent to the Gl ... More >>
OpenTable, the popular online restaurant reservation service, recently revealed its coveted list of the 100 restaurants in the United States that are most "Fit for Foodies." And the roster, which is based on more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 ... More >>
The third annual Ballpark Plates will hit it out of the park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, when dozens of restaurants in the Ballpark neighborhood will offer food and drink samples. Tickets are $35 at Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant, 2449 Larimer Street, or View House Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Mark ... More >>
The prospect of recreational marijuana sales has produced a lot of political naysaying in the past month or so. On June 19, we counted 24 cities that had prohibited retail pot shops. Now, five weeks later, the Denver Post reports that the number has more than doubled, to 56 cities having voted for b ... More >>
Update below: Will federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a presence at this weekend's 115th annual Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs? That's what youth-led immigrant rights group AJUA wants to know. AJUA sent a letter to ICE, explaining that the agency's presence at last year's ... More >>
BrentMossPhoto.comCall it a high honor. In recent months, a painstakingly crafted kids' treehouse along the Roaring Fork River has become a local landmark of sorts for commuters making the Glenwood Springs-to-Aspen schlep. Now the 230-square-foot structure has found fame beyond the Western ... More >>
In the classic 1967 drama The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman's character is offered one word, just one word of advice from an avuncular businessman: plastics. "There's a great future in plastics," the man whispers. But that future is pretty much past in the Roaring Fork Valley -- which, town by tow ... More >>
Doc Holliday, RIP.Here's your chance to make some history. History Colorado -- or the Colorado Historical Society, as it was known back when it started in 1879 -- will begin a new chapter next spring, when the Colorado History Center opens on Broadway. And in the meantime, it's collecting ph ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union has jumped in on the debate simmering in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs over whether school resource officers should be allowed to collaborate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Lori MidsonThe Pullman, Mark Fischer's new restaurant in Glenwood Springs, just nabbed a spot on Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants list.In late August, while on a food journey in Glenwood Springs, I had dinner at the Pullman, the newest restaurant -- a farm-to-table venture -- from ch ... More >>
Videos below.On July 13, the indefatigable Travel Channel star Bert the Conqueror seeks thrills in Colorado -- and we've got a preview. First up, he and Good Morning America forecaster Sam Champion, who'll host Bert on GMA on the 13th, ride Twister II at Elitch Gardens. Then, Bert heads to Gl ... More >>
FlickrSure, hands are useful. You can pick up things with them, scratch an itch, lotsa stuff. But if you're tired of clipping your nails or applying lotion when they're chapped, here's a good way to get rid of them: hand-feed fast-food to bears. Granted, this method isn't surefire, since at l ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say they're focusing on criminal aliens -- and anti-immigration commenters point out that being in the U.S. without documentation is a crime. But not one big enough to justify arrests at Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs on Father's Day, one reader ... More >>
Glenwood Springs' Strawberry Days festival has been an area staple for more than a century, and this year's edition featured train rides, a pirate-coloring contest, a pie-eating challenge and a search for a "Glenwood Idol," among many other scheduled events. But one happening wasn't announced ... More >>
Bert is icey like Ceddy Bu.How's this for a job: You ride a bunch roller coasters, and then you make a television show about you riding a bunch of roller coasters. That's pretty much the job of the Travel Channel's Bert Kreischer, better known as Bert the Conqueror, whose show features him tr ... More >>
Love it or hate it, Spring Break is getting into full swing in the mountains. Here are 5 ways to get wild this weekend: OmMG! Looking for a side-serving of serenity with your weekend helping of stoke? Try the 1st annual Telluride Yoga Festival Winter Retreat, a chillier version of the chill ... More >>
Elyse Porterfield.We've cornered three Denver blog posts. They're not going anywhere -- until you click on them. 5280's Michael de Yoanna links us to TheChive.com, whose Internet hoax about a woman using a white board to unmask her sexist boss has made a cyber-celeb of Glenwood Springs' Elys ... More >>
When it comes to berries, there's a reason the strawberry is a perennial favorite. The versatile fruit works well in pie, jam, shortcake, shakes, as an ice-cream topping or just juicily, deliciously raw. Glenwood Springs has been celebrating the strawberry for 113 years now with its annual St ... More >>
It's been at least a week since our fair state made it on any Most Livable, Charming, Fittest or Drunkest list. So thank heavens for the folks at ForbesTraveler, the "luxury travel authority from inspiration to reservation." Its latest ingenious and largely predictable compilation of "America ... More >>
250 Josephine is back on the market.Juicy Lucy's has given up the ghost at 250 Josephine Street -- a ghost that's claimed so many other restaurants, including Papillon, Indigo, Go Fish Grille and Tula. Although the restaurant closed suddenly last Thursday, the owners -- who also own the pop ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
Swing for the fences in Glenwood Springs
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Out of the ashes of 9/11 comes a reason to celebrate again at Fashion Forward.
Jon Rietfors, Director's Choice, + Zeile/Judish Gallery
Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Tandem Club of Colorado
Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.
Drilling for natural gas on the Western Slope has punched holes in some residents' dreams of solitude. Others see it as the way of the West.
No Name/Grizzly Creek/Bair Ranch