Heathen Creek Outfitters is bringing the Japanese practice of ‘Forest Bathing’ or Shinrin-Yoku to RMNP
According to the Cambridge dictionary a tour is a visit to a place or area especially one which you look about the place or area and learn about it. Here in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado we are very familiar with tours. Whether they be by bus, Jeep, horseback, or even haunted, we have plenty to choose from.Read full story
Is the Elkhorn Lodge in Estes Park the Disney World of Spirits? A Haunted History of the Lodge
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is widely considered one of the most haunted places in the world. But there are those that say The Stanley may not be the scariest place in Estes Park. Some locals insist the whole area of Estes may be a hot spot for paranormal activity, and many insist there is one place with a more frightening history than the Stanley, making it one of the most haunted places in town.Read full story
The amazing ‘Bacon’ bits at Meow Wolf, Denver
‘Bacon Faces’ by artist Andi Todaro at Meow Wolf DenverPicture by Jason Van Tatenhove for the Colorado Switchblade. I have found that when all the cameras and microphones are on a big story, some of the most interesting stories can be found in the peripheral spaces around that larger story. This was the case as I made my way through the guided press tour of Meow Wolf's Convergence Station in Denver.Read full story
Local women's rights activists christen new women's monument with a protest march and speeches In Estes Park
A local Estes Park 15 year old young woman steps after giving a speech to the crowd gathered at the newly dedicated Women’s monument.Jason Van Tatenhove for the Colorado Switchblade.Read full story
Former Estes Escape Room owner denied bond reduction. Video evidence confirmed.
Courtroom illustration by Jason Van Tatenhove ~ Colorado SwitchbladeJason Van Tatenhove. On Thursday, September 23, a status conference in the Larimer County Justice Court for defendant Jacobo Wright Mendoza, also known to locals as 'Kovo.'Read full story
Punk Rock is alive and well in Colorado
Plasma Canvas rehearsing - Illustration by Jason Van Tatenhove of the Colorado SwitchbladeJason Van Tatenhove. Punk Rock is alive and well in Colorado. Ok, so it may not be strictly 'punk rock,' But it's pretty damned close. I am talking about the Fort Collins-based band Plasma Canvas. Whose origins were born in the Phoenix flames of transition.Read full story
Could a blind woman running for Loveland city council see a better way forward for the beleaguered city?
Loveland City Council candidate for Ward 3Moses Street. Loveland, Colorado, has had its fair share of bad press lately, from civil suits arising from the shooting of puppies, to the violent arrest of an elderly dementia patient, to the shooting death of a 19-year-old mentally ill man by officers of the Loveland Police Department.Read full story
An open letter to the Estes Park community about protecting local journalism—opinion
My name is Jason Van Tatenhove, and I have been a member of the Estes Park community for the past four years. My family inherited our house from my aunt and uncle, who owned Longhorn Liquors in the '80s before it became Rambo Liquors. I have three daughters and a granddaughter who have come with me to Estes Park.Read full story
Local photographer captures the beauty of nature and chaos. The recent work and story of photojournalist Brett Rios
You may not know his name off the top of your head, but odds are you have already seen his striking and beautiful photos of the wildfires that went viral during the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires this summer, and his wildlife shots on local social media platforms.Read full story
Email to parents leaves many wondering if their children need to quarantine - Superintendent Rosenkrance clarifies.
Estes Park School DistrictEstes Park School District. Yesterday at approximately 4:10 pm parents of the Estes Park School district received an email that has some parents and students confused this morning.Read full story