The marijuana business in Colorado keeps growing -- like a weed, as a matter of fact. Between August 1 and September 2, the state issued licenses to sell recreational marijuana to facilities in ten new cities -- and none of them was Aurora. See also: Marijuana: Three Colorado communities to get th ... More >>
The State of Colorado released the most recent recreational marijuana licensing list on Friday, August 1. That list revealed changes in the adult-use sales status of numerous dispensaries -- including the very first one in Salida to sell marijuana for recreational use, which is opening today. Check ... More >>
On Thursday morning, a group of six small Colorado breweries will take a decidedly modern approach to beer-making when they all brew Simultaneous Saison at the same time at their respective locations across the state. The six breweries -- Denver's Strange Craft, Echo Brewing in Frederick, Monument's ... More >>
From wine tours to local restaurants, from a tasting of local brews to a food festival in the mountains, there's no shortage of culinary activities in Colorado to please your palate. Colorado.com recently released a sampling of some of the best food adventures from across the state. Here's their lis ... More >>
Last week we told you about the Nature's Place People's Choice contest to choose the greenest restaurant in Colorado, as well as 23 other states. Well, the votes have been counted, and while WaterCourse Foods and The Kitchen in Boulder both were among Colorado's finalists, the Ploughboy in tiny Sali ... More >>
Five Front Range restaurants are Colorado's finalists in the Nature's Plate People's Choice Green Restaurant Contest. The competition, run by the Nature Conservancy, was open to all sustainable, organic or farm-to-table restaurants in 24 states, and fans are voting to determine which restaurant is t ... More >>
Yesterday, we posted footage shot by a Salida man who approached a mountain lion inside an open garage. Comments from this much-viewed post ranged from suggestions that the cat wasn't large enough to do much real damage to amazement that these guys got away unscathed. Here's one of the funniest exam ... More >>
Coloradans are taught to keep a respectful distance from wild animals, since they're better at shredding meaty things like humans than posing for pictures. Apparently, though, the two guys in the video below skipped that lesson. Shot in Salida earlier this month and currently nudging toward viral, ... More >>
Last week, Daniel Zettler, a public defender in Salida, won a $43,000 settlement with the city over a 2011 bust in which he says he did nothing more than advise an arrestee to remember his rights. But the case may not be over. Attorney David Lane says he's thinking about filing another lawsuit again ... More >>
It may have felt like summer for the past few months, but now it's official. The season of ice cream trucks and bike riding has begun, and to celebrate, we have plenty of events, ten in fact, that you can participate in for less than $10 -- so that you'll still have a few extra bucks in your pocket ... More >>
The tributes continue to roll in for Salida's Ed Quillen, a veteran contributor to the Denver Post who died of a heart attack on Sunday. Here's a sample -- a salute to a specific column that demonstrated the qualities that set Quillen apart from the lion's share of his peers.
For more than a quarter century, Salida's Ed Quillen has regularly contributed to the editorial pages of the Denver Post, sharing his notably progressive thoughts on issues of the day in a way that raised readers' cheers and hackles, depending upon their personal ideological slant. But no more: Curt ... More >>
A year and a half ago, award-winning bartender James Lee gave up his post as bar manager of the Bitter Bar and beverage director of the Big Red F restaurants to embark on a journey that took him first to Salida and then Denver, where he's worked with Troy Guard, Leigh Sullivan, Robert Thompson and H ... More >>
Colorado will get a new specialty brewer later this month when Elevation Beer Company near Salida opens, crafting seasonal barrel-aged beers on a fifteen-barrel system. We're not talking about your classic, blondes, reds, browns and IPAs here. Elevation's first two beers will be a Belgian-style Quad ... More >>
"Jesus Loves the Lil Children, All..."Many speculated that winter would end the Occupy movement, but Salida artist Jimmy Descant says he thinks the movement will stay strong and he has decided to show his support by staging his own protest, Crutches As A Sign Of The Times Of Occupation, openi ... More >>
The acclaimed artist Christo (rendered here by Kenny Be) has a talent for subduing vast landscapes, charming financial backers and reassuring locals about the economic and aesthetic value of his unique projects. But he hasn't managed to friend anybody over at the Colorado Wildlife Commission ... More >>
Organizers for the seven-day cycling race formerly promoted as the Quiznos Pro Challenge announced big news yesterday: They've rebranded as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and inked a major broadcast deal for 23 hours of race coverage on Versus August 22-28 and two hours of live coverage on NBC ... More >>
Bree DaviesBy all accounts, the first installment of the Colorado Music Gear Swap Meet at Cervantes yesterday was a success. The two-level venue was buzzing with activity through most of the afternoon as vendors and gearheads alike made conversation, purchases and trades of everything from ke ... More >>
Bree DaviesSound engineer and instrument repair specialist Scooter Barnes By all accounts, the first installment of the Colorado Music Gear Swap Meet at Cervantes' yesterday was a success. The two-level venue was buzzing with activity through most of the afternoon as vendors and gearheads al ... 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 >>
Salida introduces a new arts festival.
Ed Quillen. Betcha Ed Quillen is pissed. Last month, Quillen, a Salida-based contributor to the Denver Post, offered what I saw as a dubious reason for why the Rocky Mountain News had gone under: The tabloid had focused its circulation efforts on the Denver metro area, as opposed to energetically ... More >>
The Denver Post may not have ordered all of its columnists and contributors to opine on the closure of the Rocky Mountain News, but it might as well have, since few scribes with access to a working keyboard have resisted the urge thus far. The latest to weigh in is op-ed regular Ed Quillen, whose pi ... More >>
A new seminar teaches everything you need to know about prefab houses.
Salida hosts an art party like no other.
On June 22, Diane Woolwine, 65, died after being hit by a motorhome while participating in the annual Ride the Rockies bicycling tour; the accident took place outside the small community of Salida. Even though the motorhome driver wasn't cited in the accident, the story seemed likely to get big play ... More >>
Pack the sunscreen, hitch up the Impala, and just go for it.
The Great American Beer Festival flows again
FIBArk Whitewater churns up thrills
Sargent show displays amore
Tandem Club of Colorado
Ninth Annual Salida Art Walk
Salida Art Walk
Why was it so hard for these upstanding, law-abiding citizens to get arrested?