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 >>
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey will release the latest batch of its highly-prized, limited-edition Snowflake series at 9 a.m. on Saturday. This one was cask- conditioned for months in two hand-picked Malbec barrels from Denver's Spero Winery. The distillery puts out one or two Snowflake series batche ... 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 >>
Elevation Beer Company may be located in Poncha Springs, but the brewery's four co-founders don't think of their place as a local hangout. "We are more like a winery than a typical brewpub," says Xandy Bustamante. "We could have done this from anywhere in country, so we figured, why not pick a place ... 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 >>
Regular old marathons, triathlons and century rides not grueling enough for you? The Adventure Xstream Series comes to Colorado on May 14 for AXS Buena Vista, and registration ($135-$235 depending on the race option) is still open through May 11. The event will send competitors whitewater kay ... 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 >>
If Oskar Blues Brewery was a Girl Scout, we'd all be rolling our eyes out of our heads at the merit badges crowding her sash. Fortunately, the brewery's accolades derive not from rescuing kittens from trees or helping grandma cross the street, but from the conscientiousness of the company and ... 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 >>
Lannies rocks the house with the After Church Sunday Social.
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 >>
Ed Quillen. 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 Quil ... More >>
A new seminar teaches everything you need to know about prefab houses.
Salida hosts an art party like no other.
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?