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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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Roaring Fork Valley environmental orgs attempt to reach beyond usual audiences with storytelling event

June 6, 2018 — When they speak about environmental conservation in western Colorado, many times organizations find themselves preaching to the choir. People are drawn to the mountains for their natural beauty, after all. That creates a challenge for these groups: How can they break through to a broader

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Aspen Times Weekly: Ski gangs, the next generation

April 12, 2018 — It all started with the "youth quake" of the late '60s and early '70s, when the baby boomers collided with puberty, which then collided with Aspen. There were 20-somethings everywhere and all looking for a good time. As is consistent with human nature, friend groups

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‘Musical Thrones’ leans on five actors in an HBO series parody

March 22, 2018 — Are you one of the millions who can't wait until 2019 for the "Game of Thrones" Season 8 premier? Have you given up on expecting George R.R. Martin to finish another book in the "Song of Ice and Fire" series? Fans of HBO's hit TV

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Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer to visit CMC campuses this week

March 19, 2018 — Next time you’re at a trailhead, the top of a ski run or a river put-in, imagine not being able to see. Now imagine stepping onto the trail, taking off downhill or wedging into a kayak and floating away. Welcome to Erik Weihenmayer’s world. Author

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