Even here in the Roaring Fork Valley, a legal forum was held last Saturday on immigration issues and immigrants’ anxieties about their future under Trump.
Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, in an effort to reassure local Hispanics, told a local newspaper last week that his department is not about to start looking for illegal immigrants to deport.
And elsewhere in Carbondale, while similar anxieties have been reported by some Hispanic immigrants, the mood at Roaring Fork High School was one of cautious hopefulness, at least as far as three student leaders could tell. Read more >
The Corps, following months of protests by members of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes and thousands of supporters from around the country and the world, last weekend announced it would not immediately grant the final permit for the pipeline route. Read more >
At least one board member, board treasurer Susan Darrow, stressed that the decision was not part of a long-term campaign to get rid of Skinner, whose job was on the line on at least one prior occasion in the last two years — in December, 2014.
“This was not a conspiracy in any way,” said Darrow on Tuesday, after she noted that the board members had agreed to avoid making individual statements about the matter, and to stick to a prepared statement issued on Nov. 23 announcing the decision and expressing gratitude for Skinner’s service during his decade-plus at the helm. Read more >
Amos and Phyllis Bald Eagle are elders in the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and while only one small piece to the larger puzzle that currently makes up the Oceti Sakowin Camp, they are at the heart of the solution. Read more >
According to a news story in the Madison Press in London, Ohio, Harding was convicted by a six-person jury on Nov. 16, following a Jan. 13, 2016 traffic stop on I-70, after which police reported they had found more than 120 pounds of pot stuffed into plastic bags and stored in “Totes” in the back of Harding’s car. Read more >