25 episodes

Welcome to the podcast where we hear from the people who are shaping our slice of western Colorado. Wonder what cool and interesting things your neighbors in Palisade are up to? Listen for hyperlocal stories about Palisade, to learn about fun things to do, and to find out how you can help make your own backyard great. Visit postcardsfrompalisade.com for more.

Postcards From Palisade Lisa McNamara

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to the podcast where we hear from the people who are shaping our slice of western Colorado. Wonder what cool and interesting things your neighbors in Palisade are up to? Listen for hyperlocal stories about Palisade, to learn about fun things to do, and to find out how you can help make your own backyard great. Visit postcardsfrompalisade.com for more.

    E25: Palisade High School Fish Hatchery and The Razorback Suckerfish

    E25: Palisade High School Fish Hatchery and The Razorback Suckerfish

    Nestled behind Palisade High School, there are a couple small, nondescript buildings perched on the bluff above the Colorado River. You’d never guess that behind the door of a modest shed lies an efficient hatchery that is capable of raising 250 endangered razorback suckerfishes each year, carefully tended by a few dedicated student hatchery technicians.

    This small operation is measurably impacting the Colorado River by releasing these 250 fish into the river each spring during a release day event that celebrates the hard work of these students, their long-term impact on the Colorado River ecosystem, and the fish themselves.

    On today’s Postcard from Palisade, we learn all about Palisade High School’s unique fish hatchery program, the fish they raise, and the release day from the hatchery team.

    For more about the hatchery, check out their website. 

    For more about the podcast: ⁠postcardsfrompalisade.com⁠

    Music: Riverbend by Geoff Roper.

    • 43 min
    E24: Celebrating One Year With the Things that Make Palisade So Special and New Music

    E24: Celebrating One Year With the Things that Make Palisade So Special and New Music

    March marks the one year anniversary of the Postcards from Palisade Podcast! Listen to find out what’s ahead for year two, to celebrate past guests’ favorite things about Palisade, and to hear the debut of the podcast’s new intro music, written and created by a local Palisadian!

    For more about the podcast: postcardsfrompalisade.com

    Music: Riverbend by Geoff Roper.

    • 18 min
    E23: Palisade Pedicab Rises From the Ashes, with Mark Williams

    E23: Palisade Pedicab Rises From the Ashes, with Mark Williams

    Last September, a fire broke out at Mark Williams’ and Sarah Schaeffer’s place when they weren’t home. Their garage, filled with all the implements of Mark’s pedicab business, quickly burnt to the ground, while their house and neighboring structures were damaged. Luckily, trucks from every fire department around the Grand Valley quickly arrived to extinguish the flames before they spread further, but the impact to Mark’s business, Palisade Pedicab, was devastating.

    What followed was an incredible outpouring of support from the Palisade community that was wonderful to witness. On today’s Postcard from Palisade, Mark opens up about the fire, his plans for the future of Palisade Pedicab, the unexpected benefits that have come out of this difficult experience, and he shares a heartfelt thank you to the community for their support and encouragement.

    To book a pedicab tour: visit palisadepedicab.com or call 970-875-7344.

    • 18 min
    E22: The Milky Way Enters Into Palisade’s Orbit, with Kathy and Scott Gilbert

    E22: The Milky Way Enters Into Palisade’s Orbit, with Kathy and Scott Gilbert

    Have you visited The Milky Way? As of Wednesday, 2/28, Kathy and Scott Gilbert are serving up sweet treats, savory snacks, and tasty drinks from their new shop at 330 Main Street in Palisade!

    Wait, wasn’t it supposed to be called something different? We’ll get into that, along with all the yummy treats they’re planning to serve up, the fun surprises in store, and lots more, on today's episode.

    Find The Milky Way on Instagram @themilkywaypalisade

    • 18 min
    E21: Palisade Trail Guide with Rondo Buecheler of Palisade Cycle and Shuttle

    E21: Palisade Trail Guide with Rondo Buecheler of Palisade Cycle and Shuttle

    Rondo Buecheler is co-owner of Palisade Cycle and Shuttle, Palisade’s local bike and river rental shop.

    Rondo and I went on a grand tour of his life, from sleeping under the I-70 bridge and working at the Liv in the late seventies to summers spent in a dory on the Grand Canyon and winters on the slopes at Powderhorn to opening multiple successful businesses across the Grand Valley.

    We dug into the history of the Palisade Plunge trail, exciting updates on other local trails, and why Palisade is such a ridiculously amazing place to live if you love the outdoors. We also talked about the wildest things that have happened to him out on the trail, tourists and biking, his legacy and true passion, and why it is so important to strive to make your own backyard a great place. Listen and get inspired to get out and explore!

    • 49 min
    E20: Growing Palisade with the Palisade Chamber of Commerce’s Jessica Burford

    E20: Growing Palisade with the Palisade Chamber of Commerce’s Jessica Burford

    Jessica Burford, President & CEO of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, is one of the biggest boosters of Palisade businesses - and not just because it’s her job. In addition to running a few of the biggest events held in town (um, Peach Fest, anyone?!?), Jessica is working to make the Chamber the go-to place for local businesses and the Palisade community and to be the driver of thoughtful growth in our small town.

    As the snow streamed down and my old heater clanked, Jessica and I chatted about the biggest challenges facing the Palisade business community, what types of businesses she’d love to see open up here, why the Chamber’s goals always tie back to the town’s heritage, what the Chamber is doing to help fill the town’s vacant properties with productive businesses, and why she will never not answer a question from a resident or visitor, no matter how wild those questions may bee...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

KMA333 ,

Just Peachy

For locals and visitors to Palisade alike, this podcast highlights the people and businesses that make this end of the Grand Valley so wonderful!

Lizdirks ,

Love learning more about the community in Palisade!

What a great way to unwind and listen to Lisa’s gentle voice, with just the right questions as she interview’s the local businesses in Palisade. Thank you Lisa!

Buschstache ,

Excited for more episodes

This will be a great way to stay connected to Palisade from afar. Thanks.

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