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Meet Glenwood Springs’ chosen North Landing artist, Madeline Wiener

November 22, 2018 — When Colorado artist Madeline Wiener discovered what she calls "the Stone" up in Marble, her life changed forever. Now, "the transplant from back East" gets the once-in-lifetime opportunity to plant a piece of her own life's work in the city formerly known as Defiance. "I

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Photographers discuss dog show at Aspen Chapel Gallery

November 6, 2018 — Ten participating artists will discuss their photography in the current Aspen Chapel Gallery show, "Man's Best Friend," on Wednesday. The exhibition is in partnership with the Aspen Animal Shelter. The show includes canine-centric work by Dan Bayer, Ted Bristol, Annie Hosier, Klaus Kocher, Heather Lafferty,

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Carbondale comes together for Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2018 — A tradition borrowed from Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, has become an annual gathering for the town of Carbondale. A holiday that dates back hundreds of years, Dia de los Muertos is a time for families and friends to

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Glenwood Springs students find voice with theater piece

October 25, 2018 — For the past month, Glenwood Springs Middle School and Voices, a nonprofit founded by local poet Barbara Reese and is based out of Carbondale, have been working together to create a one-of-a-kind theater project. Voices began in 2016 with the mission to amplify voices of

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After short hiatus, the Culinary Arts Festival returns

October 18, 2018 — After a year off, the Glenwood Springs Arts Council is ready to hold its annual fundraiser highlighting the community's culinary arts. "Everyone kept coming up to us saying they missed the culinary arts event because it was part of the fall, so we decided to

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Glenwood Caverns finishes Octoberfest with retirement of Iron Mountain Tramway

October 18, 2018 — For a decade and a half, the Iron Mountain Tram traversed the 4,300-foot climb from the base of the Iron Mountain to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park high above Glenwood Springs. "I can hardly believe it's been 15 years; the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting

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Novelist Sarah Schantz to speak on mental health at CMC campuses

October 16, 2018 — Award-winning novelist Sarah Schantz will visit Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Aspen campuses this month to bring attention to mental health issues. Schantz, author of the novel “Fig,” which won the 2016 Colorado Book Award and was National Public Radio’s Best Book

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2019 WinterWonderGrass Steamboat Springs festival lineup announced

September 25, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The magic of WinterWonderGrass will be back in 2019, and the list of headliners has been announced. The festival lineup features over 23 bands performing on four stages over three days Feb. 22 to 24. Headlining artists include Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth and

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Burning Mountain Festival has things heating up in New Castle this weekend

September 6, 2018 — On the right day, visitors to New Castle might catch a glimpse of the steam emanating from the mountain that looms over the small, western Colorado town. Every year in early September for nearly four decades, the town has gathered for a festival named for

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Glenwood Springs resident Bob Moore’s life in the theater

August 23, 2018 — Acting has been a life-long pursuit for Glenwood Springs resident Bob Moore. "I've been acting all my life — well, at least since my sophomore year in high school," Moore said. It all began over five decades ago in Loveland. Moore still remembers his first

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Carbondale’s ‘Our Town One Table’ returns Sunday

August 16, 2018 — Fourth Street will be filled with great food and conversation as the town of Carbondale hosts the fourth annual Our Town One Table on Sunday. "It's a community event, its like a potluck at each table," said Jamie Wall, event coordinator with the town of

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Keller Williams and the Hillbenders bring PettyGrass to Belly Up Aspen

July 5, 2018 — Three years back, at his annual ASPCA benefit in his hometown of Fredricksburg, Virginia, the virtuosic guitarist and adventurous bandleader Keller Williams put together a set of bluegrass-infused Tom Petty covers. He dubbed the event "PettyGrass." When Petty died unexpectedly last fall, Williams dug into

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Food & Wine Classic: Heritage Fire is the little piggy growing up

June 14, 2018 — "It's honest food from real farmers, put forth by passionate butchers and chefs using primal cooking techniques," says Brady Lowe, visionary founder of Cochon555's national competitive chef series, about Heritage Fire, the no-protein-barred, wood-fired event that's become the local darling of the Food & Wine

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Food & Wine Classic: Experts pour perfection from bubbles to rose

June 14, 2018 — One thing you can always be sure of at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is that the wine will flow like beer. Of course, there are a number of ways to take advantage of all that wine. You can simply make the rounds

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Food & Wine Classic: Seminars to amp up your cooking chops

June 14, 2018 — Picking favorites off the food & wine classic cooking seminar schedule is always tough. this year, four chefs helped tenderize the task. CHEF: ALEX GUARNASCHELLI Seminar: Sesame and Pink Peppercorns: Fun with Spices "Home cooks have great curiosity about spices," says Alex Guarnaschelli, about the

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Food & Wine Classic: Werlin, Oldman, Sbrocco on the art of presentation

June 14, 2018 — It is rare that the wine seminars at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen leave attendees wanting. I mean, how can you go wrong when there are six glasses of great wine in front of you? Not to mention info and laughs. But there

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Food & Wine Classic: Best New Chefs Class of 2018

June 14, 2018 — Most awards are given for excellence based on an extended body of work. But Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs (BNC) awards are a little different. They are designed to honor and encourage those who show potential; who, in their earliest forays into the

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Food & Wine Classic: Chefs’ 5k worth the early wakeup call

June 14, 2018 — You fly in from New York on the final flight, Thursday night before the Classic begins. You meet some friends for a few celebratory pops at the hotel. You're juiced because you've registered to run the Food & Wine Celebrity Chef 5K Charity Run the

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Food & Wine Classic: New magazine editor Hunter Lewis continuing his education

June 14, 2018 — Shortly after the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen wrapped last year, Food & Wine magazine made some bombshell announcements. The magazine was sold by Time Inc. to the Meredith Corp. (with an infusion of a cash contribution from the Koch brothers). It moved from

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Food & Wine Classic: New Aspen restaurants open in flurry of offseason activity

June 14, 2018 — If you haven't visited Aspen since last Food & Wine weekend, welcome back and buckle up! Locals can tell you that much has changed on the restaurant scene, but change is good — trust us. While a handful of beloved haunts are gone forever (R.I.P.

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