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Lesson Plans: Remote Learning in Glenwood Springs

Take the kids on a field trip to Glenwood Springs where they can learn about important school subjects all while having an action-packed mini-break in the Colorado mountains. Zoom classrooms and remote learning are an educational reality these days. Hours spent in front of a screen may not be ideal, but one advantage of remote […]

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Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice Episode about the Fairy Caves airs March 26, 7:30 p.m

This time last year, Colorado residents voted for “Fairy Caves” to be the 2020 Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (March 24, 2020) — Every year, Colorado Experience conducts a Viewers’ Choice Award contest to let viewers decide what episode Rocky Mountain PBS will produce.x According to producer Eric Hernandez, “For […]

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Dollie Barlow Landis Barnes – In Love with the Circus

My name is Dollie Barlow Landis Barnes.  I was born in O’Fallon, Illinois to my parents Frederick and Caroline Barlow in 1859.  There were six of us kids in all.  I came to Glenwood Springs in 1882 with my new husband, James Landis.  Jim was a wonderful man; strong, hard-working and a good provider.  We […]

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John B. Schutte – Glenwood Springs Local, Postmaster & Photographer

John B. Schutte (1891-1968) grew up on a ranch near Rio Blanco. He attended school in Glenwood Springs, and in 1908 was employed by the Glenwood Springs Post Office. Rising from city carrier to assistant postmaster to postmaster. Schutte worked for the postal service for more than 50 years. When not working at the post […]

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The Ghost Walk is back! Tickets go on sale October 1st

Glenwood Springs, CO: After a year hiatus the Glenwood Springs Historical Society presents its 19th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Fridays & Saturdays October 18th-19th and 25th-26th.  Tours each night will lead you up the hill by lantern light to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from […]

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Best Colorado Destination for History Buffs

Once a rowdy, frontier town originally named Defiance, Glenwood Springs often lived up to its rebellious name. From hosting visionaries and villains to witnessing triumphs and tragedies, Glenwood Springs is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in history. The Glenwood Springs Historical Society keeps the past alive for every generation at two locations in Glenwood […]

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Walk Back in Time at The Hotel Colorado

The New Historic Tours Have Started on Weekends and run through Labor Day Glenwood Springs, CO (July 22, 2019) – There is more to the 126-year-old Hotel Colorado than meets the eye. The history of the hotel is filled with stories that defy a natural explanation. In fact, there are rumors that some past guests […]

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Hike up to Doc Holliday’s Grave

By Savannah Nelson, June 17, 2019. This blog post was originally published on SunshineWithSavannah.com.   There’s a view of Glenwood Springs that’s hard to beat, and it’s in reach to locals and visitors alike. A trail leads to a series of expansive overlooks, marked by lush greenery, unexpected prayer flags, and an air of Old […]

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Glenwood Springs: Women to remember!

As historic town, Glenwood Springs has many interesting stories to tell. Often we focus on our favorite Wild West Characters such as Diamond Jack and Doc Holliday. With the help of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society we have gathered some interesting biographies of impressive ladies from Glenwood Springs. We will continue to gather stories of […]

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The History and Ghost Stories Of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is a quaint little town in the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies, tucked in at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Incorporated in 1885, it’s now home to around 10,000 people and is best known as a historic destination for vacationers who want to enjoy the natural beauty, hot […]