Family First

Charles Dickens was ahead of his time when he urged everyone to, “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” As a teacher at St. Stephen Catholic School, I know I am so thankful to work with amazing students like the four 6th graders featured here. As…

First Impressions

All items may be found through Designer Door Hardware at 7800 Hwy 82, Suite 202, in Glenwood Springs. Pricing available upon request; call 970.947.9900.

Giving Back, Saying Thanks

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —President John F. Kennedy

Craveable Colorado

Buy local, eat and drink local, support local. In Colorado, the locavore movement has been in full swing for years and isn't showing signs of slowing any time soon. In fact, it's bigger and more powerful than ever: According to a recent study by the Boulder-based Brewers Association, Colorado's craft beer industry alone is now a $3 billion industry, making our per-capita economic impact…

Boutique Bliss

 Article Bridget Grey  Who doesn't love fall fashion? It's simply the best—especially here in the high country, where September's swinging temperatures make layering essential for comfort but also just plain fun. Longer sleeves, tailored jackets, scarves, hats, classic denim, boots, and more make fall the official season of cozy chic. This month, stock up on cool-weather treasures from a few of our favorite…

The Great Escape

 Article Virginie Reynolds  1. Remember: you deserve to do the things you love. Caring for your body and mind isn't selfish; it's essential.   2. Stress reduction is crucial for overall wellbeing. Take an hour, a morning, a day, or a weekend to center yourself and forget about the daily grind. When you're more relaxed, others around you will be, too. 

Take It Outside

 Article Caitlin Causey  HOTEL COLORADO  526 Pine Street, Glenwood

Made in Colorado

 Article Tom Trowbridge, Roaring Fork Anglers  Colorado is home to multiple premier specialty fly fishing product companies: Scott Fly Rods, Ross Reels, Abel Reels, and Whiting Farms. These companies are recognized in fly fishing circles the world over as some of the finest in our sport. A few of our favorites, shown here, are available at Roaring Fork Anglers in…

Fabulous Florals

Pops and splashes of botanical color are nature's way of announcing the arrival of springtime. Rise to the occasion of the season with garden gear that does the same! Mix and match vibrant floral boots, gloves, hats, aprons, and other accessories for a fun and functional look. Check local garden shops across the valley first, or order fashionable finds like…


This children's art studio in Carbondale is a must-follow account filled with colorful snaps of mini-locals who create, paint, craft, draw, and sprinkle joy.

Country Rose Rises to the Holiday Occasion

Drawing a blank on holiday gifts? The Country Rose Boutique in Glenwood Springs is stuffed to the rafters with jewelry, purses, home furnishings and creative gift ideas. The holidays transform the store into a magical Christmas wonderland! Everything is hand-picked by the original Country Rose, owner Rose Rauman.

Cowboy Up at the Co-Op!

Summer rodeo season opens June 2, and there's no better excuse to wear rhinestones, beads and Western bling! And there's no better place to round them up than at the newly remodeled Roaring Fork Co-Op. Having just celebrated its grand opening in mid-May, the Co-Op is flush with goodies.

Fashions from “Green is the New Black”

In March, the annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza sold out to a cheering, stomping crowd for two nights. The show starred dancers, aerial artists, a mime and 70 volunteer models who rehearsed for six weeks to show off fashions from dozens of designers from all across the U.S. Among this year's up-cycled creations were a sparkling samurai…

Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Kathy Fangman, owner of Grand Avenue Sweets in Glenwood Springs, is an expert when it comes to knowing how to pour a little sugar on your honey for Valentine's Day. Here are her picks from the hundreds of choices available in her nostalgic, old-time candy store. The store holds more than 30 flavors of salt-water taffy and many old-time favorites.…