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…

Gratitude in Giving

Kayce Anderson never planned on being a social entrepreneur. Or an innovator. Or the founder of a nonprofit working to improve girls’ access to education in rural Kenya. In 2014, the Glenwood Springs resident was still deeply immersed in her research, happily spending a third of each year hitchhiking around the Ecuadorian Andes capturing insects for her lab. She’d recently…

Always More

I find myself constantly amazed and inspired by the Dalai Lama. Over the last couple of years I have read many of his books and watched countless speeches and interviews. I have done my best to incorporate many of his values and philosophies into my daily practices both personally and professionally. I work to focus my energy on kindness, intention,…

Feeding Heart and Soul

“Who inspires you, and why?” This is the simple question we posed to the five nonprofit directors featured here in our November issue. When their replies rolled into my inbox earlier this fall, I found myself both delighted and profoundly moved by their responses. As the season of thankfulness dawns this month, they reminded me that indeed, inspiration … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

River Bridge Expands to New Facility, Grows Team Thanks to community support through the Bridge to Their Futures Campaign, River Bridge Regional Center has expanded into a new location at 504 21st Street in Glenwood Springs. The building houses offices for therapists and comfortable exam rooms. River Bridge also added to its team to ensure adequate services are provided to local … Continued

Dedication of CMC Spring Valley Buildings

On August 28, two new buildings were dedicated at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley. The J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center was named in honor of philanthropist and Alpine Bank founder and chairman Bob Young. A second building that was dedicated, the Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House, will open later this year. Photography by Charles Engelbert and Stephanie Stocking

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Log Cabin Cozy

What’s your idea of the perfect Colorado Thanksgiving? If it includes a roaring fire, pies and casseroles bubbling in the oven, the glint of snow atop big peaks, crisp afternoon skies, and plenty of relaxation, this Missouri Heights log home offers the stuff of holiday dreams. An impressive setting for any gathering, it takes cozy to the next level.

An Agrarian Superstar

On weekday mornings, Matt Kennedy carves the bike path on his skateboard, shirttails flapping, Ray-Bans to the sun, with two Weimaraners in tow. After dropping his daughter off at Ross Montessori School, he skates the dogs home. Kennedy then heads to Mt. Sopris Montessori Preschool where he preps wholesome lunches for toddlers.