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25 Fun Facts About Colorado’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs Pool

Living in Colorado means you are not far from the healing powers of our state's many hot springs and geothermal pools. In fact, Colorado is home to one of the largest outdoor geothermal pools in the world. Located in Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool was established in 1888....
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Friday letters: No to tiny homes, Scouts helping for holidays and thanks to Glenwood Springs police

A Miami based corporation, Eco Dwelling LLC, comes to Rifle, gets lawyered up, purchases four parcels of land, proceeds to build a manufacturing facility just outside of downtown, and stocks it with building materials. Ready to begin building what they hope to be 200 identical tiny footprint steel buildings with no garage in dense communities. Essentially glorified mobiles.
Aspen Daily News

Nonprofit to purchase trailer park for pilot project

A Carbondale-based social justice nonprofit group this week went under contract to buy a 20-unit mobile-home park outside of Glenwood Springs for $2.4 million in an attempt to buck the trend of displacement and affordable-housing destruction at the hands of private-equity groups buying Colorado parks. The Roaring Fork Community Development...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Smokey Bear, trees, and tamales — posada welcomes Latino families to Christmas tradition in the forest

Roaring Fork Valley families kicked off the Christmas season at a posada and tree-cutting event at the Babbish Gulch trailhead near Glenwood Springs on Saturday. Conservation advocacy group Wilderness Workshop and their Latino-outreach division Defiende Nuestra Tierra joined forces with the White River National Forest Service to provide free tree-cutting permits and gear for attendees, plus a festive atmosphere complete with Latin music, tamales, and champurrado.
Aspen Daily News

Wolves take the spotlight

When gray wolves are reintroduced to Colorado by the end of 2023, some of the last bona fide cattle ranchers in Pitkin County are convinced they will be forced to make life-altering changes to their operation. Bill Fales and Marj Perry, a couple who have been ranching for decades in...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Not in my backyard, bear

Bears are still out and about, looking for their last snack before their long nap. Be sure to not give them a reason to stay awake or a place to shack up for the season. One early morning Nov. 29, Oasis Creek resident Michael McCallum heard a thud outside. He discovered a bear had just pulled his grill out onto his back porch.
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Studies tackle water-replacement options for shortages on Crystal River

Drought conditions stress water supplies for Marble, Crystal valley residents. A study of a water replacement plan on the Crystal River is looking at nature-based solutions, but experts say some type of storage will also probably need to be built to solve shortages in dry years. Wendy Ryan, an engineer...

Carbondale State Senator Bob Rankin resigns after 10 years at State Capitol

Republican State Senator Bob Rankin of Carbondale announced his resignation last week. Rankin was appointed to the State Senate in 2019 after then-Senator Randy Baumgartner resigned over allegations of sexual harrassment. Rankin won re-election in 2020. But he's served in Denver since 2012, when he was elected to the State House of Representatives.
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Snow squall hits Garfield County

The National Weather Service has just released a warning of a snow squall currently hitting the Garfield County area. The warning is in effect until 10:30 a.m. Expect sudden drops to near zero visibility and icy roads in heavy snow, the Weather Service said. Motorists are also being warned to slow down.

Friday, December 2

On today's newscast: Republican state Senator Bob Rankin of Carbondale has announced his resignation ahead of the upcoming session, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs are joining RFTA's bikeshare program WeCycle, Aspen’s city council has finalized the city’s budget for next year, the man who helped stop the Club Q shooting received a $50 thousand award for his bravery, the two-day Tribal Nations Summit took place this week at the White House, and more.

WARNING: Snow squall moving at 50 MPH detected in Colorado

Update: A second snow squall warning has been issued for I-70 near Battlement Mesa, I-70 near Glenwood Springs, I-70 near New Castle, and I-70 near Rifle until 10:30 AM. The National Weather Service (NWS) has detected a large snow squall around 19 miles northwest of Fort Collins that is moving southeast at approximately 50 MPH. A snow squall warning will be in effect until 10 AM for Northwestern Weld County...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Sunday letters:

Setting the record straight on petition against Rifle housing development. On Nov. 23 2022, Rifle Citizen Telegram printed an article titled, “EcoDwelling subdivision one step closer to developing in Rifle.” In the article, John Kuersten, a representative for the development company made an inaccurate statement in regards to a petition that circulated in Rifle. The petition is against a portion of their high density development plan of 205 homes each on a 3,000-square-foot lot.

Community invited to cut a Christmas tree and dig into tamales

Local residents will have a chance to cut their own Christmas trees in the Thompson Divide area on Saturday. It’s the third year the White River National Forest and Wilderness Workshop’s Defiende Nuestra Tierra program will be leading the outing. Omar Sarabia, director of Defiende Nuestra Tierra, said...


Located in Roaring Fork Valley where the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers meet, the historic resort town of Glenwood Springs welcomes visitors seeking to explore the Rocky Mountains. We planned an overnight here on our way from Denver to Moab, but ended up spending almost a week because we loved it so much.

Carbondale gets a cozy chocolate lounge and café

In 2019, Carbondale’s master of many trades, Mark Burrows, began his chocolate-making career with Pollinator Chocolate. Since then, Pollinator has become the go-to for high-quality, single-source, small-batch chocolate bars, truffles and bonbons in the Roaring Fork Valley. Burrows is now dipping into a highly-anticipated business venture with the opening...

A Thanksgiving rescue

Just before dinner time on Thanksgiving, the Garfield County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) team was called out on a mission close to home. Kevin Ward, who splits his time between the Roaring Fork Valley and Denver, decided to take a jaunt up Red Bluffs outside of Carbondale around 2 p.m. the same day. Little did he know, he wouldn’t make it back down until after 2 a.m. the next day.
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Garfield County A&E Roundup holiday festivities for the weekend

Santa is making a special trip to ‘Light up Carbondale’. Santa is coming to Carbondale a little early this year to help residents light the town up for First Friday. “There’s some magic there,” said Eric Brendlinger, Carbondale Parks and Recreation director. During this season, it gets...

Shop with a Cop

The Rifle Police Department will hold its annual Shop with a Cop event this year on Saturday, December 10. This annual event helps build positive relationships between young children, their families and law enforcement. This time-honored tradition helps ensure families have a special holiday season complete with gifts, fun memories and new friends.

Port Glenwood Springs: Welcoming the Navy Since 1943

Glenwood Springs and the U.S. Navy have built an alliance that began in the mid-1900s, and over the past year, that relationship has only gotten stronger. Landlocked in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Springs seems an unlikely harbor for the U.S. Navy. Yet, the hot springs town has been welcoming sailors for over 80 years.